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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793194/simultaneous-determination-of-18-psychoactive-agents-and-6-metabolites-in-plasma-using-lc-ms-ms-and-application-to-actual-plasma-samples-from-conscription-candidates
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Dongeun Park, Hyeyoung Choi, Moonhee Jang, Hyejin Chang, Sanghee Woo, Wonkyung Yang
In Korea, an increasing number of people attempt to evade military conscription by posing as mental health patients. To verify the authenticity of mental illness, there is a need to detect wide range of psychoactive agents in biological specimens of conscription candidates. In this study, we developed and validated a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for simultaneous determination of 18 psychoactive agents and 6 metabolites in human plasma. The method was characterized by the use of a simple, fast and cheap protein precipitation as sample preparation, a rapid run time (11min) and a low volume of plasma sample (200μL)...
April 22, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793189/effects-of-exposure-to-anti-vaping-public-service-announcements-among-current-smokers-and-dual-users-of-cigarettes-and-electronic-nicotine-delivery-systems
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Andy S L Tan, Vaughan W Rees, Justin Rodgers, Emeka Agudile, Natasha A Sokol, Kyeungyeun Yie, Ashley Sanders-Jackson
INTRODUCTION: Anti-vaping public service announcements (PSAs) are intended to discourage vaping or use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). However, vaping portrayals in PSAs may have unintended effects if they increase smoking or vaping urges. This study examined benefits and unintended effects of anti-vaping PSAs with vapor portrayals on smoking and vaping-related outcomes. METHODS: Young adult smokers (N = 171) and dual users (N = 122) aged 21-30 years were randomly assigned to view: 1) anti-vaping PSAs with vapor; 2) anti-vaping PSAs without vapor; 3) physical activity PSAs; or 4) anti-smoking PSAs with smoking cues...
May 16, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793149/educational-and-emotional-health-outcomes-in-adolescence-following-maltreatment-in-early-childhood-a-population-based-study-of-protective-factors
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Nisreen Khambati, Liam Mahedy, Jon Heron, Alan Emond
Although childhood maltreatment is associated with long-term impairment, some children function well despite this adversity. This study aimed to identify the key protective factors for good educational attainment and positive emotional health in adolescents who experienced maltreatment in early childhood. Data were analyzed from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a large UK prospective cohort study. The sample was defined by maternally reported exposure to physical or emotional maltreatment by a parent prior to 5 years...
May 21, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793112/3d-printed-membrane-as-an-alternative-to-amniotic-membrane-for-ocular-surface-conjunctival-defect-reconstruction-an-in-vitro-in-vivo-study
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Shima Dehghani, Morteza Rasoulianboroujeni, Hamed Ghasemi, Saeed Heidari Keshel, Zohreh Nozarian, Mohammad Naser Hashemian, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Golshan Latifi, Reza Ghaffari, Zhanfeng Cui, Hua Ye, Lobat Tayebi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical handling and clinical applicability of a specific 3D-printed membrane design fabricated using a gelatin, elastin and sodium hyaluronate blend for conjunctival reconstruction and compare it with amniotic membrane (AM), which is normally used in such surgeries. METHODS: 3D printing technique was employed to fabricate the membrane based on gradient design. Prior to printing, rheometry was employed to optimize the ink composition...
May 11, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792997/risk-factors-for-low-back-pain-and-sciatica-an-umbrella-review
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P Parreira, C Maher, D Steffens, M Hancock, M Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a highly prevalent condition and it is associated with significant disability and work absenteeism worldwide. A variety of environmental and individual characteristics have been reported to increase the risk of low back pain (LBP). To our knowledge, there has been no previous attempt to summarise the evidence from existing systematic reviews of risk factors for LBP and/or sciatica PURPOSE: to provide an overview of risk factors for LBP, we completed an umbrella review of the evidence from existing systematic reviews...
May 21, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792500/the-perceived-invalidation-of-emotion-scale-pies-development-and-psychometric-properties-of-a-novel-measure-of-current-emotion-invalidation
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Melissa J Zielinski, Jennifer C Veilleux
Emotion invalidation is theoretically and empirically associated with mental and physical health problems. However, existing measures of invalidation focus on past (e.g., childhood) invalidation and/or do not specifically emphasize invalidation of emotion. In this article, the authors articulate a clarified operational definition of emotion invalidation and use that definition as the foundation for development of a new measure of current perceived emotion invalidation across a series of five studies. Study 1 was a qualitative investigation of people's experiences with emotional invalidation from which we generated items...
May 24, 2018: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792343/plasma-initiated-graft-polymerization-as-an-immobilization-platform-for-metal-free-russian-propolis-ethanol-extracts-designed-specifically-for-biomaterials
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Ashwin Ambi, Carolina Vera, Nisharg Parikh, Naidel Perez, Anthony Lopez Rojas, Sanket Kumar, Christopher Stradford, Katherine Borbon, Julia Bryan, Christian Traba
The antibacterial and anti-biofilm activities of propolis have been intensively reported. However, the application of this folk remedy as a means to prevent biomedical implant contamination has yet to be completely evaluated. In response to the significant resistant and infectious attributes of biofilms, biomaterials engineered to possess specific chemical and physical properties were immobilized with metal free Russian propolis ethanol extracts (MFRPEE), a known antibacterial agent. The results obtained from this study begin to examine the application of MFRPEE as a novel alternative method for the prevention of medical and biomedical implant infections...
May 24, 2018: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792208/automated-chest-screening-based-on-a-hybrid-model-of-transfer-learning-and-convolutional-sparse-denoising-autoencoder
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Changmiao Wang, Ahmed Elazab, Fucang Jia, Jianhuang Wu, Qingmao Hu
OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we aim to investigate the effect of computer-aided triage system, which is implemented for the health checkup of lung lesions involving tens of thousands of chest X-rays (CXRs) that are required for diagnosis. Therefore, high accuracy of diagnosis by an automated system can reduce the radiologist's workload on scrutinizing the medical images. METHOD: We present a deep learning model in order to efficiently detect abnormal levels or identify normal levels during mass chest screening so as to obtain the probability confidence of the CXRs...
May 23, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792137/recent-trends-in-nanocrystals-for-pharmaceutical-applications
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Leming Sun, Yanzi Hu, Lianbing Zhang
BACKGROUND: As the quick development of modern methods and technologies currently, more and more drugs have been invented with a better efficiency. However, the poor water solubility has limited the drugs' pharmaceutical application. METHODS: Tremendous research has been put in the design and development of nanocrystals for pharmaceutical applications over the past few decades. The nanocrystals not only have the chance to solve the poor solubility problem, but also could conquer the bioavailability and even the specific delivery problems...
May 23, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792132/relationships-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-sociodemographics-and-body-mass-index-with-leisure-time-physical-activity-among-nurses
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Soohyun Nam, MinKyoung Song, Soo-Jeong Lee
Nurses have a high prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms from patient handling tasks such as lifting, transferring, and repositioning. Comorbidities such as musculoskeletal symptoms may negatively affect engagement in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA). However, limited data are available on the relationship between musculoskeletal symptoms and LTPA among nurses. The purpose of this study was to describe musculoskeletal symptoms and LTPA, and to examine the relationships of musculoskeletal symptoms, sociodemographics, and body mass index with LTPA among nurses...
May 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792129/exploring-intimate-partner-violence-before-during-and-after-pregnancy-in-bangladesh
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Md Jahirul Islam, Lisa Broidy, Paul Mazerolle, Kathleen Baird, Nurunnahar Mazumder
Intimate partner violence (IPV) against pregnant or postpartum women is known to have multiple detrimental effects on women and their children. Although results from past research suggest much continuity in trajectories of IPV, it is unclear whether pregnancy interrupts or augments these patterns. Little is known about how physical, sexual, and psychological IPV change and overlap throughout a woman's transition to parenthood. Relying on population-based data, this study examines the prevalence, co-occurring nature, and the changing patterns of physical, sexual, and psychological IPV before, during, and after pregnancy in Bangladesh...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791963/nerve-entrapment-in-ankle-and-foot-ultrasound-imaging
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Basavaraj Chari, Eugene McNally
Peripheral nerve entrapment of the ankle and foot is relatively uncommon and often underdiagnosed because electrophysiologic studies may not contribute to the diagnosis. Anatomy of the peripheral nerves is variable and complex, and along with a comprehensive physical examination, a thorough understanding of the applied anatomy is essential. Several studies have helped identify specific areas in which nerves are commonly compressed. Identified secondary causes of nerve compression include previous trauma, osteophytes, ganglion cysts, edema, accessory muscles, tenosynovitis, vascular lesions, and a primary nerve tumor...
July 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791962/nerve-entrapment-syndromes-at-the-wrist-and-elbow-by-sonography
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Andrea S Klauser, Tommaso Buzzegoli, Mihra S Taljanovic, Sylvia Strobl, Stefan Rauch, James Teh, Julia Wanschitz, Wolfgang Löscher, Carlo Martinoli
Nerve entrapment syndromes of the upper extremity are associated with structural abnormalities or by an intrinsic abnormality of the nerve. Nerve entrapment syndromes generally have a typical clinical presentation, and findings on physical examination and in conjunction with electrodiagnostic studies imaging is used to evaluate the cause, severity, and etiology of the entrapment. With the development of high-frequency linear array transducers (12-24 MHz), ultrasound (US) is incomparable in terms of spatial resolution to depict morphological aspects and changes in nerves...
July 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791649/bouts-of-exercise-elicit-discordant-testosterone-cortisol-ratios-in-runners-and-non-runners
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Thiago Paes de Barros De Luccia, José Eduardo Soubhia Natali, Alexandre Moreira, José Guilherme Chaui-Berlinck, José Eduardo Pereira Wilken Bicudo
OBJECTIVE: The testosterone:cortisol ratio (T:C) is suggested to be used in order to examine whether physical exercise generates either a "catabolic environment" or an "anabolic environment". The present study aims to evaluate the acute time-course profile of cortisol and testosterone due to an episode of physical exercise. A biphasic profile in the T:C ratio response was hypothesized. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Morning sessions of treadmill running at two different intensities (Heart Rate at 65% and 80% of the maximum cardiac reserve) were performed by 6 male non-runners (NR) and 12 trained male runners (subdivided into trained runners T1 and T2)...
May 17, 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791476/identifying-county-characteristics-associated-with-resident-well-being-a-population-based-study
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Brita Roy, Carley Riley, Jeph Herrin, Erica S Spatz, Anita Arora, Kenneth P Kell, John Welsh, Elizabeth Y Rula, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Well-being is a positively-framed, holistic assessment of health and quality of life that is associated with longevity and better health outcomes. We aimed to identify county attributes that are independently associated with a comprehensive, multi-dimensional assessment of individual well-being. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study examining associations between 77 pre-specified county attributes and a multi-dimensional assessment of individual US residents' well-being, captured by the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791295/ultrasonographic-detection-of-ingested-fishing-lines-in-loggerheads-caretta-caretta
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Delia Franchini, Carmela Valastro, Stefano Ciccarelli, Francesco Caprio, Diana Lenoci, Antonio Di Bello
Loggerhead sea turtles ( Caretta caretta) are among the most frequent victims of bycatch in drifting longlines, and the ingestion of fish hooks and fishing lines is one of the most frequent causes of death of sea turtles. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether coelomic ultrasound (US) can be decisive, not only for diagnosis but also to optimize surgical planning based on preoperative evaluation of the bowel conditions and, in addition, to see if there are characteristic sonographic findings in sea turtles associated with the ingestion of fishing lines...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791277/peer-rejection-and-internalizing-behavior-the-mediating-role-of-peer-victimization-in-preschool
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Özge Metin Aslan
The author examined the relationship among peer rejection, peer victimization, and internalizing behaviors. The author hypothesized that physical and relational victimization would have a different indirect effect on the relationship between peer rejection and internalizing behaviors. Participants were 94 preschool children (37 girls; average age 49.97 months) from two university preschools located in the northern part of the United States. The results indicated that internalizing behaviors predicted the mediating variables only regarding relational victimization...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Genetic Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791187/a-single-lab-test-to-aid-pierre-robin-sequence-severity-diagnosis
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Artur Fahradyan, Beina Azadgoli, Michaela Tsuha, Mark M Urata, Stacey H Francis
OBJECTIVE: The workup of patients with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) consists of a physical examination, O2 saturation, and polysomnography to determine the severity of respiratory obstruction and need for surgery. We suggest that capillary blood gas (CBG) may be a better physiologic representation of airway obstruction and should be routinely used in the management of patients with PRS. DESIGN: This is a multicenter study based on a retrospective review of medical records...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791169/-epicardial-fat-and-osteoprotegerin-does-a-mutual-relation-exist-pilot-study
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Markéta Sovová, Eliška Sovová, Jana Zapletalová, Markéta Kaletová, David Stejskal, Milan Sova, Michal Konečný, Vlastimil Procházka, Drahomíra Vrzalová, Lea Zarivnijová
INTRODUCTION: Epicardial fat (EPI) plays important role in development of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. According to population studies EPI represents independent risk factor of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and also for neoplasms. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a glycoprotein which have role in regulation of immune and cardiovascular systems. High serum levels of OPG are connected with high cardiovascular risk. The aim of our study was to evaluate possible correlation between EPI and OPG level in asymptomatic relatives of patients with CVD...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790815/maternal-psychosocial-stress-and-children-s-adhd-diagnosis-a-prospective-birth-cohort-study
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Lauren Okano, Yuelong Ji, Anne W Riley, Xiaobin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Examine the association of mothers' psychosocial stressors before and during pregnancy with their children's diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: This study included 2140 mother-child pairs who had at least one postnatal pediatric visit at the Boston Medical Center between 2003 and 2015. Child ADHD was determined via International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes documented in electronic medical records...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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