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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329382/systemic-immunomodulating-therapies-for-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stefanie Zimmermann, Peggy Sekula, Moritz Venhoff, Edith Motschall, Jochen Knaus, Martin Schumacher, Maja Mockenhaupt
Importance: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) are rare but severe adverse reactions with high mortality. There is no evidence-based treatment, but various systemic immunomodulating therapies are used. Objectives: To provide an overview on possible immunomodulating treatments for SJS/TEN and estimate their effects on mortality compared with supportive care. Data Sources: A literature search was performed in December 2012 for articles published in MEDLINE, MEDLINE Daily, MEDLINE Inprocess, Web of Science, EMBASE, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library (Central) from January 1990 through December 2012, and updated in December 2015, in the English, French, Spanish, and German languages looking for treatment proposals for SJS/TEN...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328313/in-search-for-a-robust-design-of-environmental-sensor-networks
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Setia Budi, Ferry Susanto, Paulo de Souza, Greg Timms, Vishv Malhotra, Paul Turner
This paper presents an approach to the design of Environmental Sensor Networks (ESN) which aims at providing a robust, fit-for-purpose network with minimum redundancy. A set of near optimum ESN designs is sought using an Evolutionary Algorithm, which incorporates redundancy and robustness as fitness functions. This work can assist the decision making process when determining the number of sensor nodes and how the nodes are going to be deployed in the region of interest.
March 22, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328113/functional-equivalence-of-sleep-loss-and-time-on-task-effects-in-sustained-attention
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Bella Z Veksler, Glenn Gunzelmann
Research on sleep loss and vigilance both focus on declines in cognitive performance, but theoretical accounts have developed largely in parallel in these two areas. In addition, computational instantiations of theoretical accounts are rare. The current work uses computational modeling to explore whether the same mechanisms can account for the effects of both sleep loss and time on task on performance. A classic task used in the sleep deprivation literature, the Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT), was extended from the typical 10-min duration to 35 min, to make the task similar in duration to traditional vigilance tasks...
March 22, 2017: Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327223/why-would-we-expect-the-mind-to-work-that-way-the-fitness-costs-to-inaccurate-beliefs
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Jesse Marczyk
An adaptationist analysis of beliefs yields the prediction that we ought to expect accuracy in the cognitive systems which generate them - stereotypes or otherwise - for the most part. There are, however, some limited situations in which some inaccuracy in beliefs advertised to others might be adaptive.
January 2017: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327141/the-first-nationwide-survey-of-md-phds-in-the-social-sciences-and-humanities-training-patterns-and-career-choices
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Seth M Holmes, Jennifer Karlin, Scott D Stonington, Diane L Gottheil
BACKGROUND: While several articles on MD-PhD trainees in the basic sciences have been published in the past several years, very little research exists on physician-investigators in the social sciences and humanities. However, the numbers of MD-PhDs training in these fields and the number of programs offering training in these fields are increasing, particularly within the US. In addition, accountability for the public funding for MD-PhD programs requires knowledge about this growing population of trainees and their career trajectories...
March 21, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327116/a-tailored-online-safety-and-health-intervention-for-women-experiencing-intimate-partner-violence-the-ican-plan-4-safety-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Colleen Varcoe, Kelly Scott-Storey, Judith Wuest, James Case, Leanne M Currie, Nancy Glass, Marilyn Hodgins, Harriet MacMillan, Nancy Perrin, C Nadine Wathen
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) threatens the safety and health of women worldwide. Safety planning is a widely recommended, evidence-based intervention for women experiencing IPV, yet fewer than 1 in 5 Canadian women access safety planning through domestic violence services. Rural, Indigenous, racialized, and immigrant women, those who prioritize their privacy, and/or women who have partners other than men, face unique safety risks and access barriers. Online IPV interventions tailored to the unique features of women's lives, and to maximize choice and control, have potential to reduce access barriers, and improve fit and inclusiveness, maximizing effectiveness of these interventions for diverse groups...
March 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324780/the-longitudinal-relationship-between-control-over-working-hours-and-depressive-symptoms-results-from-slosh-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Sophie C Albrecht, Göran Kecklund, Kristiina Rajaleid, Constanze Leineweber
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial work factors can affect depressive moods, but research is inconclusive if flexibility to self-determine working hours (work-time control, WTC) is associated with depressive symptoms over time. We investigated if either sub-dimension of WTC, control over daily hours and control over time off, was related to depressive symptoms over time and examined causal, reversed-causal, and reciprocal pathways. METHODS: The study was based on four waves of the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health which is a follow-up of representative samples of the Swedish working population...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324326/the-impact-of-fabry-disease-on-reproductive-fitness
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Dawn A Laney, Virginia Clarke, Allison Foley, Eric W Hall, Scott E Gillespie, Myrl Holida, Morgan Simmons, Alexandrea Wadley
Fabry disease (FD) is a pan-ethnic, X-linked, progressive lysosomal storage disorder caused by pathogenic mutations in the GLA gene. Published case reports and abstracts suggest that decreased reproductive fitness may occur in males with FD. In order to understand the impact of FD on reproductive fitness and increase the accuracy of reproductive genetic counseling, this study examines a large, multi-centered population of individuals with FD to determine if males have reduced reproductive fitness. Study data were collected on 376 patients through two, gender-specific surveys distributed across the United States and Canada...
March 22, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324187/frontal-burr-hole-approach-for-neuroendoscopic-resection-of-craniopharyngioma-with-the-nico-myriad-device-report-of-two-cases
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Reilin J Moore, Andrea Scherer, Daniel H Fulkerson
OBJECTIVE: Craniopharyngiomas are challenging tumors to resect due to their deep location and proximity to vital structures. The perceived benefit of gross total resection may be tempered by the possibility of permanent disability. Minimally invasive techniques may reduce surgical morbidity while still allowing effective resection. The authors describe their initial experience with a neuroendoscopic transcortical, transventricular approach to two craniopharyngiomas. The surgeries were performed through a right frontal burr hole using the NICO Myriad, a side-cutting, aspiration device that fits through the working channel of a standard neuroendoscope...
March 21, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323305/exercise-to-reduce-work-related-fatigue-among-employees-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juriena D de Vries, Madelon Lm van Hooff, Sabine Ae Guerts, Michiel Aj Kompier
Objectives The present study evaluated the efficacy of an exercise intervention to reduce work-related fatigue (emotional exhaustion, overall fatigue, and need for recovery). The effects of exercise on self-efficacy, sleep, work ability, cognitive functioning and aerobic fitness (secondary outcomes) were also investigated. Methods Employees with high levels of work-related fatigue were randomly assigned to either a 6-week exercise intervention (EI; N=49) or a wait-list control group (WLC; N=47). All participants were measured pre- (T0) and post-intervention (T1)...
March 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321362/from-eggs-to-bites-do-ovitrap-data-provide-reliable-estimates-of-aedes-albopictus-biting-females
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Mattia Manica, Roberto Rosà, Alessandra Della Torre, Beniamino Caputo
BACKGROUND: Aedes albopictus is an aggressive invasive mosquito species that represents a serious health concern not only in tropical areas, but also in temperate regions due to its role as vector of arboviruses. Estimates of mosquito biting rates are essential to account for vector-human contact in models aimed to predict the risk of arbovirus autochthonous transmission and outbreaks, as well as nuisance thresholds useful for correct planning of mosquito control interventions. Methods targeting daytime and outdoor biting Ae...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320882/contributions-of-the-n-terminal-and-c-terminal-domains-of-initiation-factor-3-towards-its-functions-in-the-fidelity-of-initiation-and-anti-association-of-the-ribosomal-subunits
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Shreya Ayyub, Divya Dobriyal, Umesh Varshney
Initiation factor 3 (IF3) is one of the three conserved prokaryotic translation initiation factors essential for protein synthesis and cellular survival. Bacterial IF3 is composed of a conserved architecture of N- and C- terminal globular domains (NTD and CTD) joined by a linker region. IF3 is a ribosome anti-association factor which also modulates selection of start codon and initiator tRNA. All the functions of IF3 have been attributed to its CTD by in vitro studies. However, in vivo relevance of these findings has not been investigated...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320417/impaired-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-replicative-fitness-in-atypical-viremic-non-progressor-individuals
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Jan Weber, Richard M Gibson, Lenka Sácká, Dmytro Strunin, Jan Hodek, Jitka Weberová, Marcela Pávová, David J Alouani, Robert Asaad, Benigno Rodriguez, Michael M Lederman, Miguel E Quiñones-Mateu
BACKGROUND: Progression rates from initial HIV-1 infection to advanced AIDS vary significantly among infected individuals. A distinct subgroup of HIV-1-infected individuals-termed viremic non-progressors (VNP) or controllers-do not seem to progress to AIDS, maintaining high CD4(+) T cell counts despite high levels of viremia for many years. Several studies have evaluated multiple host factors, including immune activation, trying to elucidate the atypical HIV-1 disease progression in these patients; however, limited work has been done to characterize viral factors in viremic controllers...
March 20, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320372/effects-of-interdisciplinary-teamwork-on-patient-reported-experience-of-cancer-care
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Dominique Tremblay, Danièle Roberge, Nassera Touati, Elizabeth Maunsell, Djamal Berbiche
BACKGROUND: Interdisciplinary teamwork (ITW) is deemed necessary for quality cancer care practices. Nevertheless, variation in ITW intensity among cancer teams is understudied, and quantitative evidence of the effect of different ITW intensities among cancer teams on patients' perceived experience of care is limited. This study aims to compare patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) of cancer outpatients followed by teams characterized by high vs. low ITW intensity. METHODS: The study is designed as an ex post facto quasi-experimental study...
March 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319864/enantioselective-degradation-of-alpha-cypermethrin-and-detection-of-its-metabolites-in-bullfrog-rana-catesbeiana
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Guojun Yao, Xu Jing, Chang Liu, Peng Wang, Xueke Liu, Yinzhu Hou, ZhiQiang Zhou, Donghui Liu
Bullfrog, as a kind of amphibians, can be easily exposed to varied pollutants in the environment for the reason of its habitats and highly permeable skin. We investigated the degradation kinetics and residues of α-cypermethrin in bullfrog by two different methods of administration for the environmental monitoring the behavior of one of the most used pesticides in the amphibians. The oral administration and water exposure of α-cypermethrin on bullfrog was studied in this work. α-Cypermethrin and its main metabolites of cis-3-(2',2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane carboxylic acid (cis-DCCA) and 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA), which have been determined that having correlation with a number of epidemic diseases, were detected simultaneously...
March 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318824/a-kinetic-approach-on-hexavalent-chromium-removal-with-metallic-iron
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M Gheju, I Balcu, A Enache, A Flueras
This paper examines the mechanism of Cr(VI) removal with Fe(0), and the possible effect of various experimental parameters, from a kinetic perspective. The experimental data was analyzed using five different kinetic models: three for chemical reactions and two for adsorption processes. It was found that the process fitted well to the zero-order kinetic model for all investigated systems, excepting experiments conducted at 6 °C and those with nano-Fe(0), when the process followed the Ho's pseudo second-order model...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318258/molecular-dynamics-studies-on-liquid-vapor-interface-properties-and-structures-of-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-dimethylphosphate-water
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Tianyu Li, Zongchang Zhao, Xiaodong Zhang, Xican Sun
1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium dimethylphosphate ([Emim][Dmp])-water binary solution is one of the promising new working-pairs for absorption heat pump and absorption chillers, which are widely used to recover industrial waste heat. In the absorption process, the mass and heat transfer at the interface greatly depend on interface microscopes structure. Therefore, in order to understand the absorption process, it is very important to study the interface microscopes structure. The liquid-vapor interface properties, as well as the orientation of [Emim]+, [Dmp]-, water at the interface and its aqueous solution with different water mole fraction, were studied using classical all-atom force field by molecular dynamic simulations...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316625/microbiological-study-of-cast-posts-before-cementation
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Maricela Vallejo-Labrada, Juan Carlos Ojeda-Garces
This study identifies the most common microorganisms present in type III gold cast posts related to pulpal disease and evaluates the sterilization/disinfection method before cementation in the root canal. Forty-five type III gold cast posts were aseptically collected in sterile sealed plastic bags and taken to the microbiology laboratory to carry out the study: fifteen cast posts had no treatment, fifteen were disinfected (immersion in 70% alcohol during 15 minutes), and fifteen were autoclaved at 121°C for 15 minutes by using saturated steam under 15 psi pressure...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316280/predicting-fitness-to-practise-events-in-international-medical-graduates-who-registered-as-uk-doctors-via-the-professional-and-linguistic-assessments-board-plab-system-a-national-cohort-study
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Paul A Tiffin, Lewis W Paton, Lazaro M Mwandigha, John C McLachlan, Jan Illing
BACKGROUND: International medical graduates working in the UK are more likely to be censured in relation to fitness to practise compared to home graduates. Performance on the General Medical Council's (GMC's) Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) tests and English fluency have previously been shown to predict later educational performance in this group of doctors. It is unknown whether the PLAB system is also a valid predictor of unprofessional behaviour and malpractice...
March 20, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315995/ligand-based-virtual-screening-under-partial-shape-constraints
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Mathias M von Behren, Matthias Rarey
Ligand-based virtual screening has proven to be a viable technology during the search for new lead structures in drug discovery. Despite the rapidly increasing number of published methods, meaningful shape matching as well as ligand and target flexibility still remain open challenges. In this work, we analyze the influence of knowledge-based sterical constraints on the performance of the recently published ligand-based virtual screening method mRAISE. We introduce the concept of partial shape matching enabling a more differentiated view on chemical structure...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
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