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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806374/long-acting-reversible-contraception-among-homeless-women-veterans-with-chronic-health-conditions-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#1
Lori M Gawron, Andrew Redd, Ying Suo, Warren Pettey, David K Turok, Adi V Gundlapalli
BACKGROUND: US women Veterans are at increased risk of homelessness and chronic health conditions associated with unintended pregnancy. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provision of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) can assist in healthy pregnancy planning. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate perinatal risk factors and LARC exposure in ever-homeless women Veterans. RESEARCH DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of women Veterans using VHA administrative data from fiscal years 2002-2015...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795798/a-two-photon-and-deep-red-emission-ratiometric-fluorescent-probe-with-a-large-emission-shift-and-signal-ratios-for-sulfur-dioxide-ultrafast-response-and-applications-in-living-cells-brain-tissues-and-zebrafishes
#2
Yanyan Ma, Yonghe Tang, Yuping Zhao, Shiying Gao, Weiying Lin
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a dangerous environmental pollutant. Excessive intake of it may cause some respiratory diseases and even lung cancer. The development of effective methods for detecting of SO2 is of great importance for environment and physiology. Herein, we have designed and synthesized a novel two-photon (TP) and deep-red emission ratiometric fluo-rescent probe (CP) for detecting of SO2. Notably, the novel probe CP exhibited ultrafast response to SO2 in less than 5 sec-onds, and displayed a great emission shift (195 nm) and a large emission signal ratio variation (enhancement from 0...
August 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777826/cerebrospinal-fluid-b-cells-and-disease-progression-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-longitudinal-prospective-study
#3
Sebastian Wurth, Bettina Kuenz, Gabriel Bsteh, Rainer Ehling, Franziska Di Pauli, Harald Hegen, Michael Auer, Viktoria Gredler, Florian Deisenhammer, Markus Reindl, Thomas Berger
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that B cells play an important role in disease pathology of multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this prospective observational study was to determine the predictive value of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) B cell subtypes in disease evolution of patients with MS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 128 patients were included between 2004 and 2012. Median follow up time was 7.9 years (range 3.3-10.8 years). 10 patients were lost to follow-up. 32 clinically isolated syndrome- (CIS), 25 relapsing remitting MS- (RRMS), 2 secondary progressive MS- (SPMS) and 9 primary progressive MS- (PPMS) patients were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767919/assessment-of-operative-times-of-multiple-surgical-specialties-in-a-public-university-hospital
#4
Altair da Silva Costa
Objective: To evaluate the indicators duration of anesthesia, operative time and time patients stay in the operating rooms of different surgical specialties at a public university hospital. Methods: It was done by a descriptive cross-sectional study based on the operating room database. The following stages were measured: duration of anesthesia, procedure time and patient length of stay in the room of the various specialties. We included surgeries carried out in sequence in the same room, between 7:00 a...
April 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756343/ptsd-symptoms-are-associated-with-visual-retrieval-performance-in-oef-oif-ond-veterans
#5
Darrin M Aase, Julia A DiGangi, Joseph M Babione, Christopher Schroth, David M Levy, Amy E Kennedy, Eric Proescher, Justin E Greenstein, Robert Walters, Holly Passi, Scott A Langenecker, K Luan Phan
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with poorer performance on neuropsychological tests in veterans. However, prior studies have generally compared individuals with PTSD to control groups, often excluding individuals with moderate symptoms. The present study evaluated neuropsychological performance among OEF/OIF/OND veterans as a function of overall PTSD severity, while also exploring potential associations between cognitive performance and PTSD symptom clusters. Using a brief neuropsychological battery, clinical interviews, and self-report instruments, we evaluated neuropsychological and psychiatric functioning in 90 OEF/OIF/OND veterans...
July 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750675/differential-role-of-csf-fatty-acid-binding-protein-3-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-alzheimer-s-disease-core-biomarkers-in-lewy-body-disorders-and-alzheimer-s-dementia
#6
Davide Chiasserini, Leonardo Biscetti, Paolo Eusebi, Nicola Salvadori, Giulia Frattini, Simone Simoni, Naomi De Roeck, Nicola Tambasco, Erik Stoops, Hugo Vanderstichele, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Brit Mollenhauer, Paolo Calabresi, Lucilla Parnetti
BACKGROUND: Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease with dementia (PDD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) share clinical and molecular features. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers may help the characterization of these diseases, improving the differential diagnosis. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of five CSF biomarkers across a well-characterized cohort of patients diagnosed with AD, DLB, PDD, and Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: A total of 208 patients were enrolled in 3 European centers...
July 28, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746557/occupational-burnout-syndrome-in-the-nursing-context-an-integrative-literature-review
#7
Mateus Estevam Medeiros-Costa, Regina Heloísa Maciel, Denise Pereira do Rêgo, Lucimar Lucas de Lima, Maria Eliziane Pinto da Silva, Julyana Gomes Freitas
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the scientific production on Burnout Syndrome in the Nursingcontext, systematizing the location where the studies were carried out, the related constructs, the employed methods and their main results. METHOD: An integrative review of the literature with a bibliometric approach of articles published in Portuguese, Spanish and English between 2005 and 2016. RESULTS: 106 articles wereincluded. Mostinvolvedprevalence, and were descriptive, quantitative studies performed in hospitals...
July 20, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698670/urinary-extracellular-domain-of-neurotrophin-receptor-p75-as-a-biomarker-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-a-chinese-cohort
#8
Rui Jia, Stephanie Shepheard, Jiaoting Jin, Fangfang Hu, Xing Zhao, Li Xue, Li Xiang, Huaguang Qi, Qiumin Qu, Feng Guo, Mary-Louise Rogers, Jingxia Dang
To comprehensively assess whether p75(ECD) in urine could be a candidate biomarker for ALS evaluation. Urine samples were collected from 101 ALS patients, 108 patients with other neurological disease (OND) and 97 healthy controls. 61 ALS patients were followed up with clinical data including ALSFRS-r every 6 to 12 months, 23 ALS patients died and 17 ALS patients lost touch during follow up period. Enzyme-linked immunoassay was employed to determine urine p75(ECD) concentration. The ALSFRS-r was employed to assess the severity of ALS...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678923/cardiac-amyloidosis-and-its-new-clinical-phenotype-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#9
Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge, Celso Vale Souza, Thais Ribeiro de Andrade
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is now an emerging cardiovascular epidemic, being identified as the main phenotype observed in clinical practice. It is more associated with female gender, advanced age and comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and chronic kidney disease. Amyloidosis is a clinical disorder characterized by the deposition of aggregates of insoluble fibrils originating from proteins that exhibit anomalous folding. Recently, pictures of senile amyloidosis have been described in patients with HFpEF, demonstrating the need for clinical cardiologists to investigate this etiology in suspect cases...
July 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672256/reduced-lateral-prefrontal-cortical-volume-is-associated-with-performance-on-the-modified-iowa-gambling-task-a-surface-based-morphometric-analysis-of-previously-deployed-veterans
#10
Nicholas D Fogleman, Farah Naaz, Lindsay K Knight, Teodora Stoica, Samantha C Patton, Jennifer H Olson-Madden, Meghan C Barnhart, Trisha A Hostetter, Jeri Forster, Lisa A Brenner, Marie T Banich, Brendan E Depue
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are two of the most common consequences of combat deployment. Estimates of comorbidity of PTSD and mTBI are as high as 42% in combat exposed Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veterans. Combat deployed Veterans with PTSD and/or mTBI exhibit deficits in classic executive function (EF) tasks. Similarly, the extant neuroimaging literature consistently indicates abnormalities of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) and amygdala/hippocampal complex in these individuals...
June 28, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661934/associations-among-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-substance-use-and-affective-attentional-processing-in-oef-oif-ond-veterans
#11
Gabrielle I Liverant, Melissa M Amick, Shimrit K Black, Michael Esterman, Blair E Wisco, Molly C Gibian, Brian P Marx, Regina E McGlinchey
The majority of research examining affective attentional bias in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has not examined the influence of co-occurring psychiatric disorders. This study examined the individual and interactive effects of PTSD symptoms and substance use disorders (SUDs) on affective attentional processing among 323 veterans deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Participants were divided into those with SUD (SUD+, n = 46) and those without (SUD-, n = 277). Substance use disorder was determined using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658364/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-human-brucellosis-in-livestock-professionals
#12
Franco Cazembe Mufinda, Fernando Boinas, Carla Nunes
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to estimate the seroprevalence of human brucellosis in livestock professionals and analyze the factors associated with brucellosis focusing on sociodemographic variables and the variables of knowledge and practices related to the characteristics of the activities carried out in livestock. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional seroepidemiological study with a population of 131 workers of butchers, slaughter rooms, and slaughterhouse and 192 breeders sampled randomly in Namibe province, Angola...
June 22, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636398/ultrafast-carrier-trapping-in-thick-shell-colloidal-quantum-dots
#13
Ankit Jain, Oleksandr Voznyy, Marek Korkusinski, Pawel Hawrylak, Edward H Sargent
It has previously been found that Auger processes can lead to femtosecond carrier trapping in quantum dots, limiting their performance in optoelectronic applications that rely on radiative recombination. Using atomistic simulations, we investigate whether a shell can protect carriers from Auger-assisted trapping. For these studies we investigate CdSe/CdS core-shell quantum dots having total diameters reaching up to 10 nm. We find trapping lifetimes as fast as 1 ps for 2 nm shells, and we report that shells as thick as 6 nm are required to suppress trapping fully...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632031/mr-imaging-of-the-anterior-visual-pathway-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-correlation-with-octopus-101-perimetry-and-spectralis-optical-coherence-tomography-findings
#14
Mehmet Giray Ersoz, Yeliz Pekcevik, Emre Ayintap, İrfan Botan Gunes, Duygu Kunak Mart, Ersin Yucel, Gamze Türe
PURPOSE: To investigate structural changes in the visual pathway measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its relationship with the clinical severity of glaucoma in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 28 patients with POAG and 26 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers. All the subjects underwent spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the peripapillary retina nerve fiber layer (RNFL). The optic nerve diameter (OND), chiasma height (Ch), and lateral geniculate nucleus height (LGNh) were measured bilaterally using a 1...
February 28, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616896/high-resolution-transbulbar-ultrasonography-helping-differentiate-intracranial-hypertension-in-bilateral-optic-disc-oedema-patients
#15
Qian Chen, Weimin Chen, Min Wang, Xinghuai Sun, Yan Sha, Zhenxin Li, Guohong Tian
PURPOSE: The enlargement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) has been proven to be related with raised intracranial pressure (ICP). No prospective study has been focused on utilizing retrobulbar ultrasonography in optic disc oedema patient presented to ophthalmologist. METHODS: High-resolution transbulbar ultrasonography was performed in a cohort of patient presented with bilateral optic disc oedema. The subarachnoid space of optic nerve (SAS), ONSD and optic nerve diameter (OND) was measured prior to other ancillaries including lumbar puncture...
June 14, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595276/premorbid-iq-predicts-postconcussive-symptoms-in-oef-oif-ond-veterans-with-mtbi
#16
Jada J Stewart-Willis, Daniel Heyanka, Zoe Proctor-Weber, Heather England, Maya Bruhns
Objective: Extant literature has demonstrated that symptoms of postconcussive syndrome (PCS) persist well beyond the expected 3-month post-injury recovery period in a minority of individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Suboptimal performance on validity measures and pre- and post-injury psychosocial stressors - rather than actual mTBI or current cognitive functioning - have been identified as predictors of chronic PCS. Whether premorbid IQ has any influence on chronic PCS has been understudied, in the context of established psychogenic etiologies...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578182/a-confirmatory-factor-analysis-of-the-ptsd-checklist-5-in-veteran-and-college-student-samples
#17
Jasmine R Eddinger, Meghan E McDevitt-Murphy
An important change in the conceptualization of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been the shift from a three-factor model used in the DSM-IV-TR to the current four-factor model used in DSM-5. Early research initially supported the three-factor model, but most recent data suggest a four-factor model provides the best fit. Still other research has examined evidence for a five-factor model that would include depression sequelae. By way of a confirmatory factor analysis, we demonstrate the reliability of DSM-5 PTSD criteria clustering in a sample of 124 OEF/OIF/OND Veterans treated at a VAMC (49% white, 89% men) and a sample of 737 college students (48% white, 78% women)...
September 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578025/multimarker-risk-stratification-approach-at-multiple-sclerosis-onset
#18
Lidia Fernández-Paredes, Armanda Casrouge, Jérémie Decalf, Clara de Andrés, Luisa Maria Villar, Rebeca Pérez de Diego, Bárbara Alonso, José Carlos Álvarez Cermeño, Rafael Arroyo, Marta Tejera-Alhambra, Joaquín Navarro, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Margarita López Trascasa, Ansgar Seyfferth, Maria Angel García Martínez, Roberto Álvarez Lafuente, Matthew L Albert, Silvia Sánchez-Ramón
Delay in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) stems from the lack of specific clinical and analytical markers to assist in the early diagnosis and prediction of progressive course. We propose a decision-tree model that better defines early at onset MS patients and those with the progressive form by analysing a 12-biomarkers panel in serum and CSF samples of patients with MS, other neurological diseases (OND) and healthy contols. Thus, patients at onset of neurological disease were first classified by serum IL-7 levels <141pg/ml (OR=6...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545005/the-efficacy-of-trauma-management-therapy-a-controlled-pilot-investigation-of-a-three-week-intensive-outpatient-program-for-combat-related-ptsd
#19
Deborah C Beidel, B Christopher Frueh, Sandra M Neer, Carl W Lejuez
Despite the 8-18.5% of returning Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) veterans who are suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), few receive empirically supported treatments. Among those that do, the dropout rate is high and more than 50% retain their diagnosis after treatment. This study evaluated the efficacy of Trauma Management Therapy (TMT), delivered in a 3-week intensive outpatient (IOP) format. TMT combines virtual-reality augmented individual exposure therapy with a group intervention to address social isolation, anger, and depression...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517950/gender-differences-in-service-utilization-among-operations-enduring-freedom-iraqi-freedom-and-new-dawn-veterans-affairs-patients-with-severe-mental-illness-and-substance-use-disorders
#20
Janelle M Painter, Emily Brignone, Amanda K Gilmore, Keren Lehavot, Jamison Fargo, Ying Suo, Tracy Simpson, Marjorie E Carter, Rebecca K Blais, Adi V Gundlapalli
Severe mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUD) are among the more chronic and costly mental health conditions treated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Service use patterns of returning veterans with SMI and SUD have received little attention. We examined gender differences in the utilization of VA services among a national sample of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) VA patients with SMI, SUD, and their comorbidity (SMI/SUD) in their first year of established VA care (N = 24,166)...
May 18, 2017: Psychological Services
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