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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154595/predictors-of-somatic-symptom-severity-the-role-of-cumulative-history-of-trauma-and-adversity-in-a-diverse-community-sample
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Tamra Burns Loeb, Nataria T Joseph, Gail E Wyatt, Muyu Zhang, Dorothy Chin, April Thames, Yvorn Aswad
OBJECTIVE: Somatic symptoms are often reported among victims of trauma, and place a significant burden on primary care health providers. We examined the relationship between lifetime histories of trauma and adversity, including aspects not previously studied (i.e., perceived discrimination), and somatic symptoms, as well as the mediating role of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and depressive symptoms. METHOD: A multiethnic community sample of 500 male and female participants (230 African American and 270 Latino) completed measures of demographic characteristics, the University of California, Los Angeles Lifetime Adversities Screener (LADS), depressive symptoms, PTSS, and somatic symptoms...
November 20, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153043/effectiveness-of-mirror-therapy-motor-imagery-and-virtual-feedback-on-phantom-limb-pain-following-amputation-a-systematic-review
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Laura Herrador Colmenero, Jose Manuel Perez Marmol, Celia Martí-García, María de Los Ángeles Querol Zaldivar, Rosa María Tapia Haro, Adelaida María Castro Sánchez, María Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz
BACKGROUND: Phantom limb pain is reported in 50%-85% of people with amputation. Clinical interventions in treating central pain, such as mirror therapy, motor imagery, or virtual visual feedback, could redound in benefits to amputee patients with phantom limb pain. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the effectiveness of different techniques for treating phantom limb pain in amputee patients. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A computerized literature search up to April 2017 was performed using the following databases: PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, MEDLINE, ProQuest, PEDro, EBSCOhost, and Cochrane Plus...
November 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153001/understanding-parents-concerns-about-their-children-with-autism-taking-public-school-transportation-in-los-angeles-county
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Amber M Angell, Olga Solomon
There are a number of recent US news media reports of children and youth with autism becoming lost, injured, or even dying while taking public school transportation, yet research on this problem is scarce. This ethnographic study examines the experiences of 14 parents whose children with autism take public school transportation in Los Angeles County. We present two case studies of children with autism being "lost" while in transit from school to home on the bus to (1) describe how the situation was experienced, responded to, and managed by the parents; (2) consider three interrelated themes that emerged from interviews with 14 parents, related to children's safety, independence, and participation, across multiple contexts and analytic levels; and (3) discuss the findings in relation to US news media reports of incidents involving children with autism on school buses to identify specific weaknesses in school transportation infrastructure, particularly in the context of privatization, that create conditions in which children with autism can "fall through the cracks" in potentially life-threatening ways...
February 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148835/2017-white-paper-on-recent-issues-in-bioanalysis-aren-t-bmv-guidance-guidelines-scientific-part-1-lcms-small-molecules-peptides-and-small-molecule-biomarkers
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Jan Welink, Eric Yang, Nicola Hughes, Brian Rago, Eric Woolf, Jens Sydor, Laura Coppola, Brad Ackermann, Wenkui Li, Stephen C Alley, Mark Arnold, Isabella Berger, Chad Briscoe, Michael Buonarati, Mark Bustard, Mark Cancilla, Seongeun Julia Cho, Jeff Duggan, Daniela Fraier, Fabio Garofolo, Rachel Green, Sam Haidar, Lucinda Hittle, Akiko Ishii-Watabe, Rafiq Islam, Rand Jenkins, Barry Jones, John Kadavil, Sean Kassim, Olga Kavetska, Olivier Le Blaye, Anita Lee, Hanlan Liu, John Mehl, Gustavo Mendes Lima Santos, Adrien Musuku, Ragu Ramanathan, Yoshiro Saito, Natasha Savoie, Scott Summerfield, Sekhar Surapaneni, Matthew Szapacs, Nilufer Tampal, Tom Verhaeghe, Stephen Vinter, Emma Whale
The 2017 11th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (11th WRIB) took place in Los Angeles/Universal City, California from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017 with participation of close to 750 professionals from pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, contract research organizations and regulatory agencies worldwide. WRIB was once again a 5-day, weeklong event - A Full Immersion Week of Bioanalysis, Biomarkers and Immunogenicity. As usual, it was specifically designed to facilitate sharing, reviewing, discussing and agreeing on approaches to address the most current issues of interest including both small and large molecule analysis involving LCMS, hybrid LBA/LCMS and ligand-binding assay (LBA) approaches...
November 17, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144960/cervical-cancer-screening-experiences-among-chinese-american-immigrant-women-in-the-united-states
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Jin Young Seo, Junxin Li, Kun Li
OBJECTIVE: To understand the experiences and perceptions of having cervical cancer screening tests and to explore the extant barriers to having the tests among first-generation Chinese American women in the United States. DESIGN: Qualitative, descriptive, phenomenological research. SETTING: Los Angeles, California. PARTICIPANTS: Snowball and purposive sampling of 12 Chinese American immigrant women ages 20 to 65 years...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144848/watching-the-evolution-of-the-american-family-amazon-s-transparent-ecological-systems-theory-and-the-changing-dynamics-of-public-opinion
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Amy B Becker, Maureen E Todd
Using Bronfenbrenner's (1979) ecological systems theory as an organizing framework, the research closely examines the text of the Amazon Studios hit show, Transparent, and by extension the evolution of public opinion towards transgender individuals. By examining the Pfefferman family in detail and their related microsystem and macrosystem, we are able to closely unpack the transition of Jeffrey Tambor's character from Mort to Maura and the show's connections with broader developments in the Los Angeles LGBT community and the Jewish diaspora in postwar and contemporary Los Angeles...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144307/reduction-of-chromium-vi-from-aqueous-solution-by-biomass-of-cladosporium-cladosporioides
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María Teresa Garza-González, Jonathan Eduardo Ramírez-Vázquez, María de Los Ángeles García-Hernández, María Elena Cantú-Cárdenas, Adriana Liñan-Montes, Juan Francisco Villarreal-Chiu
The capacity of Cladosporium cladosporioides biomass for removal of Cr(VI) in aqueous solutions was evaluated. A 2 × 2 factorial experiment design was used to study the effects of pH and biomass doses. Lower pH values and larger biomass doses increased the capacity of C. cladosporioides biomass for removal of Cr(VI), reaching a reduction capacity of 492.85 mg g(-1), a significantly higher value compared to other biomass reported. Cr(VI) removal kinetic rates followed a pseudo-second order model, like other fungal biomass reported previously...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143775/low-cost-air-quality-monitoring-tools-from-research-to-practice-a-workshop-summary
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REVIEW
Andrea L Clements, William G Griswold, Abhijit Rs, Jill E Johnston, Megan M Herting, Jacob Thorson, Ashley Collier-Oxandale, Michael Hannigan
In May 2017, a two-day workshop was held in Los Angeles (California, U.S.A.) to gather practitioners who work with low-cost sensors used to make air quality measurements. The community of practice included individuals from academia, industry, non-profit groups, community-based organizations, and regulatory agencies. The group gathered to share knowledge developed from a variety of pilot projects in hopes of advancing the collective knowledge about how best to use low-cost air quality sensors. Panel discussion topics included: (1) best practices for deployment and calibration of low-cost sensor systems, (2) data standardization efforts and database design, (3) advances in sensor calibration, data management, and data analysis and visualization, and (4) lessons learned from research/community partnerships to encourage purposeful use of sensors and create change/action...
October 28, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142508/proteomic-characterisation-of-bovine-and-avian-purified-protein-derivatives-and-identification-of-specific-antigens-for-serodiagnosis-of-bovine-tuberculosis
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José Antonio Infantes-Lorenzo, Inmaculada Moreno, María de Los Ángeles Risalde, Álvaro Roy, Margarita Villar, Beatriz Romero, Nieves Ibarrola, José de la Fuente, Eugenia Puentes, Lucía de Juan, Christian Gortázar, Javier Bezos, Lucas Domínguez, Mercedes Domínguez
Background: Bovine purified protein derivative (bPPD) and avian purified protein derivative (aPPD) are widely used for bovine tuberculosis diagnosis. However, little is known about their qualitative and quantitative characteristics, which makes their standardisation difficult. In addition, bPPD can give false-positive tuberculosis results because of sequence homology between Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and M. avium proteins. Thus, the objective of this study was to carry out a proteomic characterisation of bPPD, aPPD and an immunopurified subcomplex from bPPD called P22 in order to identify proteins contributing to cross-reactivity among these three products in tuberculosis diagnosis...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142026/a-systematic-review-of-quality-measures-for-inflammatory-arthritis
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Matthew Cooper, Azin Rouhi, Claire E H Barber
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and quality appraisal of quality measures for inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Embase, MEDLINE, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) were searched from January 1, 2000, to October 23, 2016, using Medical Subject Headings terms for inflammatory arthritis and quality measures...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130711/combined-assessment-of-nutritional-status-in-patients-with-peritoneal-dialysis-using-bioelectrical-impedance-vectors-and-malnutrition-inflammation-score
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Elia Muñoz-Pérez, María De Los Ángeles Espinosa-Cuevas, Paola Vanessa Miranda-Alatriste, Ricardo Correa-Rotter, Ximena Atilano-Carsi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Protein energy wasting (PEW) is a common syndrome in patients with chronic kidney disease, related to changes in hydration status, decreased food intake and inflammation. There are several tools for the assessment and diagnosis of such alterations. Bioimpedance vector analysis (BIVA) assess the state of nutrition and hydration, but not the inflammatory component, while the malnutrition inflammation score (MIS) comprises the inflammatory and nutritional factors, but not the state of hydration...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129963/-if-i-was-a-different-ethnicity-would-she-treat-me-the-same-latino-parents-experiences-obtaining-autism-services
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Amber M Angell, Olga Solomon
This article reports on an ethnographic study with 12 Latino families of children on the autism spectrum related to obtaining autism services in Los Angeles County. Using critical discourse analysis of interviews, observations, and records, we consider the experiences of the Latino families in relation to: 1) A discursively constructed 'autism parent' subject position that mandates 'fighting' service systems to 'win' autism services for children, originating from White middle-class parents' socio-economic resources and social capital; 2) A neoliberal social services climate that assumes scarcity of available resources and prioritizes austerity in their authorization; and 3) A media and institutional 'cultural deficit' discourse that attributes disparities in autism services for Latino children to their parents' presumed culturally-based 'passivity...
2017: Disability & Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129614/mid-term-clinical-functional-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-105-gender-specific-patellofemoral-arthroplasties-with-or-without-the-association-of-medial-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty
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Sergio Romagnoli, Matteo Marullo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes after gender-specific patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) either isolated or combined with unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). METHODS: A total of 105 PFAs in 85 patients were reviewed: 64 knees had isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis and received an isolated PFA, and 41 knees with bicompartmental osteoarthritis were treated with medial UKA and PFA. Preoperative and postoperative clinical and functional assessment included knee range of motion, Knee Society Score, University of California Los Angeles Activity Score, Tegner Activity Level Scale, and visual analogue scale pain...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125909/calcium-phosphate-microspheres-as-a-delivery-vehicle-for-tooth-bleaching-agents
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T Mellgren, T Qin, C Öhman-Mägi, Y Zhang, B Wu, W Xia, H Engqvist
Bleaching of vital teeth has become common practice in cosmetic dentistry today. Tooth sensitivity and demineralization of the enamel are, however, common side effects associated with hydrogen and carbamide peroxide bleaching. This study investigated if calcium phosphate microspheres, which have remineralizing properties, could be used as an additive without hindering the diffusion of the bleaching agent and if the spheres could be used as a carrier for carbamide peroxide. A remineralizing agent could increase the safety of bleaching and decrease the severity of its side effects...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125624/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-clinical-trials-requiring-biopsies-with-biomarker-specific-results-for-enrollment-provide-unique-challenges
#15
Marshall L Spiegel, Jonathan W Goldman, Brian R Wolf, Danielle J Nameth, Tristan R Grogan, Aaron E Lisberg, Deborah J L Wong, Blanca A Ledezma, Melody A Mendenhall, Scott J Genshaft, Antonio J Gutierrez, Fereidoun Abtin, W Dean Wallace, Carlos R Adame, Jordan R McKenzie, Phillip A Abarca, Alice J Li, Jennifer L Strunck, Sina Famenini, James M Carroll, D Andrew Tucker, Lauren M Sauer, Nima M Moghadam, David A Elashoff, Christina D Abaya, Meghan B Brennan, Edward B Garon
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials in lung cancer increasingly require patients to provide fresh tumor tissue as a prerequisite to enrollment. The effects of this requirement on enrollment rates, enrollment durations, and patient selection have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed data generated by patients who consented to 1 or more interventional lung cancer clinical trials at the University of California-Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center between January 2013 and December 2014...
November 10, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124541/hiv-acquisition-and-transmission-potential-among-african-american-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-women-in-three-u-s-cities
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Heather A Joseph, Yi Pan, Maria Mendoza, Nina T Harawa, Jennifer Lauby, Sybil G Hosek, Ricky N Bluthenthal, Mary Milnamow, Maria Isabel Fernandez, William L Jeffries, Lisa Belcher, Gregorio A Millett
Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW) are at increased HIV risk, but few efficacious interventions meet their unique needs. Three HIV prevention interventions were evaluated with a common protocol. Baseline data were pooled to describe sexual behavior involving transmission risk with male, female, and male-to-female transgender partners and identify factors associated with transmission risk. BMSMW from Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago who reported sexual risk and bisexual behavior in the past year were recruited via modified chain referral sampling and community recruitment...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124416/prevalence-and-correlates-of-health-information-seeking-among-hispanic-and-non-hispanic-childhood-cancer-survivors
#17
Kimberly A Miller, Cynthia N Ramirez, Katherine Y Wojcik, Anamara Ritt-Olson, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Stefanie M Thomas, David R Freyer, Ann S Hamilton, Joel E Milam
PURPOSE: Childhood cancer survivors (CCS) report high unmet information needs. This study examined the prevalence of cancer-related information-seeking among CCS and investigated associations between information-seeking behavior and positive health outcomes such as follow-up care. METHODS: Participants (n = 193) were young adult CCS diagnosed with cancer in Los Angeles County, 54% of Hispanic ethnicity, with a mean age of 19.87, in remission, and at least 2 years from completion of treatment...
November 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123931/rapid-ascending-sensorimotor-paralysis-hearing-loss-and-fatal-arrhythmia-in-a-multimorbid-patient-due-to-an-accidental-overdose-of-fluoxetine
#18
Matthew Herrmann, Prissilla Xu, Antonio Liu
Background: Common side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) include tachycardia, drowsiness, tremor, nausea, and vomiting. Although SSRIs have less toxic side effects compared to more traditional antidepressants, serious and life threatening cases of SSRI overdose have been reported. We describe a 24-year-old multimorbid female who presented to the emergency department with rapid onset ascending sensorimotor paralysis, complicated by respiratory and cardiac arrest, found to have fatal levels of fluoxetine by toxicological analysis, not taken in a suicidal act...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122450/interstitial-tears-of-the-rotator-cuff-difficulty-in-preoperative-diagnosis
#19
Hwan Jin Kim, Ji Seon Park, Jung Youn Kim, Young Moon Kee, Yong Girl Rhee
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the characteristic findings of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the clinical and radiologic outcomes of interstitial tear of the rotator cuff treated with arthroscopic repair after tear completion. METHODS: Forty-one patients (14 men and 27 women; mean age, 56.5 years) with arthroscopically confirmed interstitial tears underwent single-row repair after tear completion. The minimum follow-up period was 2 years...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116326/performance-comparison-of-single-radius-versus-multiple-curve-femoral-component-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-study-using-the-lower-quarter-y-balance-test
#20
Samuel S Wellman, Mitchell R Klement, Robin M Queen
Midflexion stability after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is dependent, in part, on implant design. Midflexion performance of a single-radius (SR) design and a multi-radius, or J-curve (JC), design were compared using the Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test (YBT-LQ). Patient-reported outcomes and measures of physical performance were also compared. The authors hypothesized that the SR design would provide superior midflexion stability and, therefore, a greater reach distance in the YBT-LQ when compared with the JC design...
November 1, 2017: Orthopedics
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