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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161375/health-system-factors-affecting-implementation-of-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-imci-qualitative-insights-from-a-south-african-province
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Himani Pandya, Wiedaad Slemming, Haroon Saloojee
The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy has been adopted by 102 countries including South Africa, as the preferred primary health care (PHC) delivery strategy for sick children under 5 years. Despite substantial investment to support IMCI in South Africa, its delivery remains sub-optimal, with varied implementation in different settings. There is scarce research globally, and in the local context, examining the effects of health system characteristics on IMCI implementation. This study explored key determinants of IMCI delivery in a South African province, with a specific focus on health system building blocks using a health system dynamics framework...
November 17, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156983/depressive-symptoms-and-parental-stress-in-mothers-and-fathers-25-months-after-birth
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Maude Johansson, Idor Svensson, Ulf Stenström, Pamela Massoudi
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms, feelings of incompetence and spouse relationship problems and their mutual relations. Data from a Swedish parent-infant population-based cohort 25 months after childbirth was used. A questionnaire containing Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and a modified Swedish Parental Stress Questionnaire (SPSQ) regarding depression and parental stress was answered by 646 fathers and 700 mothers. Parents with depressive symptoms experienced more feelings of incompetence and spouse relationship problems than parents without depressive symptoms...
March 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151499/effects-of-rhubarb-on-intestinal-dysmotility-in-critically-ill-patients
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Kentaro Shimizu, Mitsuru Kageyama, Hiroshi Ogura, Tomoki Yamada, Takeshi Shimazu
Intestinal dysmotility is a major problem in critically ill patients. This report describes the successful treatment of intestinal dysmotility with rhubarb as a laxative in six critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation.. Bowel movement and defecation occurred in all patients an average of 1.8 days after the administration of powdered rhubarb. In 4 patients who also had gastric reflux, the reflux volume via nasal tube was decreased an average of 3.5 days after the initiation of rhubarb treatment, and enteral nutrition was able to be started...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151169/parkinson-s-disease-experimental-models-and-reality
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REVIEW
Peizhou Jiang, Dennis W Dickson
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive movement disorder of adults and the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease. Neuropathologic diagnosis of PD requires moderate-to-marked neuronal loss in the ventrolateral substantia nigra pars compacta and α-synuclein (αS) Lewy body pathology. Nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurodegeneration correlates with the Parkinsonian motor features, but involvement of other peripheral and central nervous system regions leads to a wide range of non-motor features...
November 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150840/longitudinal-pathways-between-mental-health-difficulties-and-academic-performance-during-middle-childhood-and-early-adolescence
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Jessica Deighton, Neil Humphrey, Jay Belsky, Jan Boehnke, Panos Vostanis, Praveetha Patalay
There is a growing appreciation that child functioning in different domains, levels, or systems are interrelated over time. Here, we investigate links between internalizing symptoms, externalizing problems, and academic attainment during middle childhood and early adolescence, drawing on two large data sets (child: mean age 8.7 at enrolment, n = 5,878; adolescent: mean age 11.7, n = 6,388). Using a 2-year cross-lag design, we test three hypotheses - adjustment erosion, academic incompetence, and shared risk - while also examining the moderating influence of gender...
November 18, 2017: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148954/our-life-depends-on-this-drug-competence-inequity-and-voluntary-consent-in-clinical-trials-on-supervised-injectable-opioid-assisted-treatment
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Daniel Steel, Kirsten Marchand, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes
Supervised injectable opioid assisted treament (siOAT) prescribes injectable opioids to individuals for whom other forms of addiction treatment have been ineffective. In this article, we examine arguments that opioid-dependent people should be assumed incompetent to voluntarily consent to clinical research on siOAT unless proven otherwise. We agree that concerns about competence and voluntary consent deserve careful attention in this context. But we oppose framing the issue solely as a matter of the competence of opioid-dependent people and emphasize that it should be considered in the context of inequities in access to siOAT as a medical treatment...
December 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148114/on-the-character-and-production-of-active-participation-in-neuro-rehabilitation-an-actor-network-perspective
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Simon Horton, Kathryn Mares, Neil Coull, Fiona Poland
The importance of patients' active involvement in neuro-rehabilitation after acquired brain injury has been consistently emphasised in recent years. However, most approaches fail to show how 'active participation' is practically enacted, focusing on individualised explanations of patient choice and behaviours, or notions of inherent patient traits. Using actor-network theory (ANT) as a sensitising concept, we investigated neuro-rehabilitation practices, asking how participation is shaped through biological and socio-material specificities, how rights to knowledge and expertise are constructed, and how a body acclimatises and adjusts within an order of participation and transformation...
November 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147566/diagnosis-of-stenosis-within-the-popliteal-femoral-venous-segment-upon-clinical-presentation-with-a-venous-ulcer-and-subsequent-successful-treatment-with-venoplasty
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Emma Dabbs, Alina Sheikh, David Beckett, Mark S Whiteley
This case study reports the diagnosis and treatment of a lower limb venous ulcer with abnormal underlying venous pathology. One male patient presented with bilateral varicose veins and a right lower limb ulcer. Upon investigation, full-leg duplex ultrasonography revealed total incompetence of the great saphenous vein in the left leg. In the right leg, duplex ultrasonography showed proximal incompetence of the small saphenous vein, and dilation of the anterior accessory saphenous vein, which remained competent...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146151/a-new-two-component-compression-system-turning-an-elastic-bandage-into-an-inelastic-compression-device-interface-pressure-stiffness-and-haemodynamic-effectiveness
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Giovanni Mosti, Hugo Partsch
INTRODUCTION: Bandage application does not exert consistent compression pressure, leading to extremely variable compression when applied to patients. A new elastic bandage can exert a predefined pressure independently of healthcare providers and the size of the wrapped limb. The bandage system includes a series of non-stretchable patches that when applied to the bandage make it stiff. The aim of this work was to assess, in an experimental setting, the venous ejection fraction (EF) from the lower leg and the tolerability of this new bandage in a group of patients affected by superficial venous incompetence...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141238/rationale-redesign-of-type-iii-secretion-systems-toward-the-development-of-non-pathogenic-e-coli-for-in-vivo-delivery-of-therapeutic-payloads
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REVIEW
Coral González-Prieto, Cammie F Lesser
Transkingdom secretion systems that bacteria use to inject proteins directly into the cytosol of mammalian host cells play an essential role in the virulence of many Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Current efforts are underway to repurpose these machines as novel therapeutics; type III secretion systems as vectors for the delivery of proteins of therapeutic value including heterologous antigens for vaccine development and type IV secretion systems as vectors for DNA. While initial studies focused on the use of attenuated or replication incompetent pathogens, the recent development of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli that encode programmable type III secretion systems expands possibilities for the in vivo directed delivery of therapeutic payloads...
November 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141234/elevated-p53-activities-restrict-differentiation-potential-of-microrna-deficient-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Zhong Liu, Cheng Zhang, Maria Skamagki, Alireza Khodadadi-Jamayran, Wei Zhang, Dexin Kong, Chia-Wei Chang, Jingyang Feng, Xiaosi Han, Tim M Townes, Hu Li, Kitai Kim, Rui Zhao
Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) deficient for microRNAs (miRNAs), such as Dgcr8(-/-) or Dicer(-/-) embryonic stem cells (ESCs), contain no mature miRNA and cannot differentiate into somatic cells. How miRNA deficiency causes differentiation defects remains poorly understood. Here, we report that miR-302 is sufficient to enable neural differentiation of differentiation-incompetent Dgcr8(-/-) ESCs. Our data showed that miR-302 directly suppresses the tumor suppressor p53, which is modestly upregulated in Dgcr8(-/-) ESCs and serves as a barrier restricting neural differentiation...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141205/investigation-of-alimentary-canal-ultrastructure-following-knockdown-of-the-dicer-2-gene-in-planthoppers-reveals-the-potential-pathogenicity-of-southern-rice-black-streaked-dwarf-virus-to-its-insect-vector
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Yuyan Liu, Qianzhuo Mao, Hanhong Lan, Haitao Wang, Taiyun Wei, Qian Chen
An increasing number of studies are suggesting that plant viruses, including southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV), can adversely affect biological characteristics of insect vectors by unknown mechanisms. To study the adverse effect of SRBSDV at cellular level on the insect vector, we promoted viral infection by the disruption of the small interfering RNA (siRNA) pathway. The transmission electron microscopy was utilized to describe the ultrastructural changes that occurred in insects when the core component of the siRNA pathway, Dicer-2, was knocked down...
November 12, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140545/neobladder-vaginal-fistula-the-university-of-southern-california-experience
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Shilo Rosenberg, Gus Miranda, David A Ginsberg
AIMS: The use of orthotropic neobladder (ONB) construction in women has increased in popularity. With increasing numbers so have complications distinct to this procedure. Neobladder vaginal fistula (NVF) is a rare but challenging complication. We present our experience correcting this problem. METHODS: An IRB approved database of female patients with an ONB was retrospectively reviewed. Patients with a history of NVF were identified and charts reviewed. Our standard technique of radical cystectomy and orthotopic diversion in female patients includes interposition of omentum between the neobladder and anterior vaginal wall and sacrocolpopexy...
November 15, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133281/should-medical-assistance-in-dying-be-extended-to-incompetent-patients-with-dementia-research-protocol-of-a-survey-among-four-groups-of-stakeholders-from-quebec-canada
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Gina Bravo, Claudie Rodrigue, Vincent Thériault, Marcel Arcand, Jocelyn Downie, Marie-France Dubois, Sharon Kaasalainen, Cees M Hertogh, Sophie Pautex, Lieve Van den Block
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease and related disorders affect a growing number of people worldwide. Quality of life is generally good in the early stages of these diseases. However, many individuals fear living through the advanced stages. Such fears are triggering requests for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) by patients with dementia. Legislation was recently passed in Canada and the province of Quebec allowing MAiD at the explicit request of a patient who meets a set of eligibility criteria, including competence...
November 13, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131692/stigma-and-counter-stigma-frames-cues-and-exemplification-comparing-news-coverage-of-depression-in-the-english-and-spanish-language-media-in-the-u-s
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Weirui Wang
A content analysis was conducted to compare news coverage of depression in the English- and Spanish-language media in the United States (N = 355). The study revealed that the English-language media reported stereotypes more frequently than the Spanish-language news media. The presence of all four types of stereotypes (i.e., the mentally ill as violent, suicidal, incompetent, and weak) was associated with the increased use of the stigma frame in the English-language news media, while only the violence stereotype was associated with the increased use of the stigma frame in the Spanish-language news media...
November 13, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131672/urethral-sphincter-mechanism-incompetence-in-dogs-an-update
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Rory Applegate, Shelly Olin, Bethany Sabatino
Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) is the most common cause of acquired urinary incontinence in dogs. The pathogenesis of USMI is multifactorial and complex. Studies have shown variable results regarding the effects and timing of sterilization on the incidence of USMI. Diagnosis of USMI is often based on history, physical examination, and elimination of other differentials. Treatment options for USMI include medications, such as α-adrenergic agents and estrogen products, minimally-invasive urethral bulking procedures, surgical procedures (e...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126204/proteomic-analysis-of-germinal-vesicles-in-the-domestic-cat-model-reveals-candidate-nuclear-proteins-involved-in-oocyte-competence-acquisition
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P-C Lee, D E Wildt, P Comizzoli
STUDY QUESTION: Do nuclear proteins in the germinal vesicle (GV) contribute to oocyte competence acquisition during folliculogenesis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Proteomic analysis of GVs identified candidate proteins for oocyte competence acquisition, including a key RNA processing protein - heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein A2/B1 (hnRNPA2B1). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The domestic cat GV, which is physiologically similar to the human GV, gains the intrinsic ability to resume meiosis and support early embryo development during the pre-antral-to-antral follicle transition...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126040/5-year-results-of-the-1-5cm-incision-achilles-tendon-repair
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Samuel K K Ling, Amanda Slocum, T H Lui
BACKGROUND: To study a hypothesis that the cost-effective 1.5cm medial incision Achilles tendon repair technique will provide good functional outcomes which are maintained for over 5 years. METHOD: Prospective study of 12 consecutive cases with a minimal 5-year follow-up were recruited from April 2008 to November 2010. Cases whom were mentally incompetent or those which required concomitant procedures were excluded. Outcomes measures included the numeric pain rating scale, motor power strength, range of motion, functional scoring using the AOFAS hindfoot score and patient's self-assessment using the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS)...
June 16, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124400/characterization-of-m1-and-m2-polarization-of-macrophages-in-vascularized-human-dermo-epidermal-skin-substitutes-in-vivo
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Agnes S Klar, Katarzyna Michalak-Mićka, Thomas Biedermann, Claudia Simmen-Meuli, Ernst Reichmann, Martin Meuli
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Vascularized bio-engineered human dermo-epidermal skin substitutes (vascDESS) hold promise for treating burn patients, including those with severe full-thickness wounds. We have previously shown that vascDESS promote wound healing by enhanced influx of macrophages and granulocytes. Immediately following transplantation, macrophages infiltrate the graft and differentiate into a pro-inflammatory (M1) or a pro-healing M2 phenotype. The aim of this study was to characterize the activation state of macrophages infiltrating skin transplants at distinct time points following transplantation...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121417/transabdominal-cerclage-tac-for-patients-with-ultra-short-uterine-cervix-after-uterine-cervix-surgery-and-its-impact-on-pregnancy
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Shinichi Ishioka, Miseon Kim, Yuko Mizugaki, Saori Kon, Kyoko Isoyama, Masahito Mizuuchi, Miyuki Morishita, Tsuyoshi Baba, Takao Sekiya, Tsuyoshi Saito
AIM: Patients with an ultra-short uterine cervix as a result of large conization, repeated conization or radical trachelectomy (RT), are at high risk of preterm premature rupture of the membrane, which leads to preterm birth. We have commenced performing transabdominal cerclage (TAC) of the uterine cervix for these patients. In this study, we examined the safety of TAC and its impact on pregnancy. METHODS: We have performed TAC in 11 patients before pregnancy: in six after large cervical operations, such as repeated conization; and in five for difficulties with cervical cerclage after RT...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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