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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692085/-application-of-non-invasive-microelectrode-ion-flux-estimation-technique-in-crop-stress-physiology
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Ke Liu, Bing Lin Zhang, Wen Ying Zhang, Yun Bo Zhang, Xiao Hai Tian
Non-invasive microsensing technique has been widely used in evaluating the adaptive responses of plant cells and tissues to abiotic stresses. One of the representative techniques is the microelectrode ion flux estimation (MIFE), which allows concurrent quantification of net fluxes with high spatial and temporal resolution. More importantly, this technique permits simultaneous recording of ion concentration and mobility with less intervention to the in situ physiological status. With the availability of such advanced technique, the last three decades have seen a significant progress towards the role of ion signaling in a variety of abiotic stresses including salinity, extreme temperature, osmotic stress, hypoxia, and drought...
February 2018: Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao, the Journal of Applied Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691887/correlate-of-burden-and-coping-ability-of-caregivers-of-older-adults-with-chronic-illness-in-nigeria
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Joel Olayiwola Faronbi
AIM: Caring for older adults with chronic illness is associated with enormous physical and psychological stress on the informal caregivers. This study assessed burden experienced by caregivers of older adults with chronic illness, explored coping strategies of caregivers in relation to identified chronic conditions and determined the influence of caregiver's burden, caregiver's characteristics and older adult's characteristics on their coping ability. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional, correlational study, and data were collected among 325 caregivers of older adults living with chronic illness in Osun State, Nigeria, using a checklist, Katz IADL, Zarit Burden Interview and Brief Cope Scale...
April 25, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691197/a-community-pharmacy-intervention-for-opioid-medication-misuse-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gerald Cochran, Craig Field, Jordan Karp, Amy L Seybert, Qi Chen, Whitney Ringwald, Valerie Hruschak, Sunita Chickering, Joelle Kincman, Amanda Jaber, Ralph Tarter
OBJECTIVES: Community pharmacy continues to play a crucial role in the national response to the opioid epidemic. The purpose of this article is to describe the protocol for a pilot study that is examining the feasibility and acceptability of the Motivational Intervention-Medication Therapy Management (MI-MTM) model. This study also examines the preliminary clinical effect of MI-MTM for improving opioid medication misuse and patient activation in self-management of health conditions that increase risk for misuse...
April 21, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690786/feasibility-study-to-assess-the-effect-of-a-brief-mindfulness-intervention-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Linda Perkins-Porras, Muhammad Riaz, Adeoba Okekunle, Svitlana Zhelezna, Indranil Chakravorty, Michael Ussher
Psychological distress is common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study aimed to assess whether a 10-minute mindfulness intervention reduces distress and breathlessness, improves mood and increases mindfulness among hospital inpatients following acute exacerbation of COPD.Fifty patients were recruited following an acute admission. The immediate effects of a 10-minute mindfulness-based body scan were compared with a control intervention. Participants were randomized to receive either a mindfulness-based body scan ( n = 24) or a control condition ( n = 26) via a 10-minute audio recording...
January 1, 2018: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689111/inter-relationships-between-objective-handwriting-features-and-executive-control-among-children-with-developmental-dysgraphia
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Sara Rosenblum
OBJECTIVE: To describe handwriting and executive control features and their inter-relationships among children with developmental dysgraphia, in comparison to controls. METHOD: Participants included 64 children, aged 10-12 years, 32 with dysgraphia based on the Handwriting Proficiency Screening Questionnaire (HPSQ) and 32 matched controls. Children copied a paragraph onto paper affixed to a digitizer that supplied handwriting process objective measures (Computerized Penmanship Evaluation Tool (ComPET)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687352/an-autopsy-report-of-an-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-arising-in-the-trachea
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Gargi Kapatia, Kirti Gupta, Oshan Shrestha, Anil Kumar, Ashish Bhalla
While adenoid cystic carcinoma is a common malignancy to arise within the salivary glands (21.9%) (Kokemueller et al. in Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 33:25-31, 2004), it is seldom encountered as a tracheal mass and represents < 1% of all lung cancers. Tracheal tumors are an uncommon cause of dyspnoea due to their relatively rare occurrence (Baydur and Gottlieb in JAMA 234:829-831, 1975). They pose considerable diagnostic challenge clinically as their symptoms mimics more commoner ailments like asthma and chronic bronchitis...
April 23, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686983/systematic-multimethod-assessment-of-adaptations-across-four-diverse-health-systems-interventions
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Borsika A Rabin, Marina McCreight, Catherine Battaglia, Roman Ayele, Robert E Burke, Paul L Hess, Joseph W Frank, Russell E Glasgow
Background: Many health outcomes and implementation science studies have demonstrated the importance of tailoring evidence-based care interventions to local context to improve fit. By adapting to local culture, history, resources, characteristics, and priorities, interventions are more likely to lead to improved outcomes. However, it is unclear how best to adapt evidence-based programs and promising innovations. There are few guides or examples of how to best categorize or assess health-care adaptations, and even fewer that are brief and practical for use by non-researchers...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686448/a-culturally-tailored-community-health-worker-intervention-leads-to-improvement-in-patient-centered-outcomes-for-immigrant-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Nadia S Islam, Laura C Wyatt, M D Taher, Lindsey Riley, S Darius Tandon, Michael Tanner, B Runi Mukherji, Chau Trinh-Shevrin
IN BRIEF This article reports results from a patient-centered intervention to improve management of type 2 diabetes in the New York City Bangladeshi community. The DREAM (Diabetes Research, Education, and Action for Minorities) intervention is a randomized trial among Bangladeshi immigrants with type 2 diabetes comparing those enrolled in a community health worker (CHW) intervention to those in usual care. Participants in the intervention group received five group-based educational sessions and two one-on-one visits delivered by a trained CHW, whereas those in the control group received only the first group educational session...
April 2018: Clinical Diabetes: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684566/eltrombopag-for-the-treatment-of-of-refractory-pure-red-cell-aplasia-after-major-abo-incompatible-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Alessandro Busca, Chiara Dellacasa, Luisa Giaccone, Sara Manetta, Lucia Biale, Laura Godio, Semra Aydin, Moreno Festuccia, Lucia Brunello, Benedetto Bruno
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCS) is a well-recognized complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Many therapeutic options are available to treat this condition, including erythropoietin, rituximab, bortezomib, plasma exchange, immunoadsorption, donor lymphocyte infusion, mesenchymal stem cells, anti-thymocyte globulin and high-dose steroids; however treatment outcomes are often variable and can sometimes lead to disappointing results. In this brief article we report our experience with two patients with PRCA after major AB0-incompatible HSCT who were resistant to multiple therapeutic interventions and who eventually benefited from treatment with eltrombopag, a thrombopoietin mimetic approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura or severe aplastic anemia (SAA), refractory to immunosuppressive agents or not eligible to HSCT...
April 20, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683840/enhancing-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-practices-via-an-educational-intervention
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Rebecca Newman, Tasleem Katchi, Michael Karass, Melissa Gennarelli, Jason Goutis, Alina Kifayat, Shantanu Solanki, Srikanth Yandrapalli, Leanne Forman, Christopher Nabors
BACKGROUND: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV involves using antiretroviral drugs to prevent individuals at high risk from acquiring HIV infection. Most practicing primary care providers believe PrEP to be safe and effective, but less than half have prescribed or referred for PrEP. Attitudes and prescribing patterns among house officers have not been well described previously. STUDY QUESTION: Can an educational intervention enhance HIV PrEP practices among internal medicine house officers? STUDY DESIGN: This study relied on a pretest/posttest design...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683053/multidisciplinary-prerounding-meeting-as-a-continuous-quality-improvement-tool-leveraging-to-reduce-continuous-benzodiazepine-use-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Alexander H Flannery, Melissa L Thompson Bastin, Ashley Montgomery-Yates, Corrine Hook, Evan Cassity, Phillip M Eaton, Peter E Morris
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based medicine often has many barriers to overcome prior to implementation in practice, hence the importance of continuous quality improvement. We report on a brief (≤10 minutes) multidisciplinary meeting prior to rounds to establish a dashboard for continuous quality improvement and studied the success of this meeting on a particular area of focus: continuous infusion benzodiazepine minimization. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a large academic medical center over a 4-month period...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682808/stress-alcohol-and-infection-during-early-development-a-brief-review-of-common-outcomes-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Pablo Nicolás Surkin, Heather Brenhouse, Terrence Deak, Ana Clara Liberman, Mercedes Lasaga
Although stress is an adaptive physiological response to deal with adverse conditions, its occurrence during early stages of life such as infancy or adolescence can induce adaptations in multiple physiological systems, including the reproductive axis (HPG), the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the limbic cortex and the immune system. These early changes have consequences in adult life, as seen in the physiological and behavioral responses to stress. This review highlights the impact of several stress challenges incurred at various stages of development (peri-natal, juvenile, adolescent periods) and how developmental timing of early life stress confers unique physiological adaptations that may persist across the lifespan...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682345/the-effect-of-interpersonal-counseling-for-subthreshold-depression-in-undergraduates-an-exploratory-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ami Yamamoto, Emi Tsujimoto, Reiko Taketani, Noa Tsujii, Osamu Shirakawa, Hisae Ono
Background: Subthreshold depression and poor stress coping strategies are major public health problems among undergraduates. Interpersonal counseling (IPC) is a brief structured psychological intervention originally designed for use in primary care to treat depressive patients whose symptoms arose from current life stress. Objectives: This study examined the efficacy of IPC in treating subthreshold depression and coping strategies among undergraduates in school counseling...
2018: Depression Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679923/testing-a-motivational-model-of-delivery-modality-and-incentives-on-participation-in-a-brief-alcohol-intervention
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Clayton Neighbors, Lindsey M Rodriguez, Lorra Garey, Mary M Tomkins
OBJECTIVES: The current research evaluated delivery modality and incentive as factors affecting recruitment into a personalized normative feedback (PNF) alcohol intervention for heavy drinking college students. We also evaluated whether these factors were differentially associated with participation based on relevance of the intervention (via participants' drinking levels). METHOD: College students aged 18-26 who endorsed at least one heavy drinking episode and one alcohol-related consequence in the past month (N = 2059; 59...
March 28, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679397/development-of-tools-to-measure-dignity-for-older-people-in-acute-hospitals
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Marcelle Tauber-Gilmore, Christine Norton, Sue Procter, Trevor Murrells, Gulen Addis, Lesley Baillie, Pauline Velasco, Preet Athwal, Saeema Kayani, Zainab Zahran
BACKGROUND: Dignity is a concept that applies to all patients. Older patients can be particularly vulnerable to experiencing a loss of dignity in hospital. Previous tools developed to measure dignity have been aimed at palliative and end of life care. No tools for measuring dignity in acute hospital care have been reported. OBJECTIVES: To develop tools for measuring patient dignity in acute hospitals. SETTING: A large UK acute hospital. We purposively selected 17 wards where at least 50% of patients are 65 or over...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679183/effects-of-respiratory-and-applied-muscle-tensing-interventions-on-responses-to-a-simulated-blood-draw-among-individuals-with-high-needle-fear
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Jennifer M Kowalsky, Robert Conatser, Thomas Ritz, Christopher R France
Fear of blood and needles increases risk for presyncopal symptoms. Applied muscle tension can prevent or attenuate presyncopal symptoms; however, it is not universally effective. This study examined the effects of applied muscle tension, a respiratory intervention, and a no treatment control condition, on presyncopal symptoms and cerebral oxygenation, during a simulated blood draw with individuals highly fearful of needles. Participants (n = 95) completed questionnaires, physiological monitoring, and two trials of a simulated blood draw with recovery...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679106/social-support-intervention-to-promote-resilience-and-quality-of-life-in-women-living-in-karachi-pakistan-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Saima S Hirani, Colleen M Norris, K Jessica Van Vliet, Sander Veldhuyzen Van Zanten, Rozina Karmaliani, Gerri Lasiuk
OBJECTIVES: This study tested the efficacy of a 6-week social support intervention for enhancing resilience and quality of life among women living in low socioeconomic areas of Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: One hundred and twenty women were randomly allocated to the intervention (n = 60) or control group (n = 60). Women in the intervention group attended a 6-week social support program, while those in the control group attended a single mental health awareness session...
April 21, 2018: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678962/open-label-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation-of-a-brief-letter-from-a-gp-on-unscheduled-medical-contacts-associated-with-the-start-of-the-school-year-the-pleasant-trial
#18
Steven A Julious, Michelle J Horspool, Sarah Davis, Matthew Franklin, W Henry Smithson, Paul Norman, Rebecca M Simpson, Heather Elphick, Oscar Bortolami, Cindy Cooper
BACKGROUND: Asthma is seasonal with peaks in exacerbation rates in school-age children associated with the return to school following the summer vacation. A drop in prescription collection in August is associated with an increase in the number of unscheduled contacts after the school return. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a public health intervention delivered in general practice reduced unscheduled medical contacts in children with asthma. DESIGN: Cluster randomised trial with trial-based economic evaluation...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678296/impact-of-a-low-intensity-and-broadly-inclusive-ed-care-coordination-intervention-on-linkage-to-primary-care-and-ed-utilization
#19
Sean D Foster, Kim Hart, Christopher J Lindsell, Christopher N Miller, Michael S Lyons
OBJECTIVE: We aim to evaluate the effectiveness of a broadly inclusive, comparatively low intensity intervention linking ED patients to a primary care home. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated ED patients referred for primary care linkage in a large, urban, academic ED. A care coordination specialist performed a brief interview to gauge access barriers and provide a clinic referral with optional scheduling assistance. Data were abstracted from program records and the electronic medical record...
April 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676956/high-intensity-interval-training-after-stroke-an-opportunity-to-promote-functional-recovery-cardiovascular-health-and-neuroplasticity
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Jennifer Crozier, Marc Roig, Janice J Eng, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Joyce Fung, Michelle Ploughman, Damian M Bailey, Shane N Sweet, Nicholas Giacomantonio, Alexander Thiel, Michael Trivino, Ada Tang
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability. Individuals poststroke possess less than half of the cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as their nonstroke counterparts, leading to inactivity, deconditioning, and an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Preserving cardiovascular health is critical to lower stroke risk; however, stroke rehabilitation typically provides limited opportunity for cardiovascular exercise. Optimal cardiovascular training parameters to maximize recovery in stroke survivors also remains unknown...
April 1, 2018: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
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