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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096911/depression-and-catastrophizing-predict-suicidal-ideation-in-tertiary-care-patients-with-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
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Dean A Tripp, J Curtis Nickel, Adrijana Krsmanovic, Michel Pontari, Robert Moldwin, Robert Mayer, Lesley K Carr, Claire C Yang, Jorgen Nordling
INTRODUCTION: We sought to evaluate psychosocial factors as predictors of suicidal ideation (SI) in a tertiary care outpatient sample of women suffering from interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). METHODS: The patients are women managed at tertiary care centres (n=190). Controls were recruited from the community (n=117). Both groups completed questionnaires on demographics, pain (McGill Pain Questionnaire), IC/BPS symptoms, and psychological variables...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092727/sitting-ducks-face-chronic-disease-an-analysis-of-newspaper-coverage-of-sedentary-behaviour-as-a-health-issue-in-australia-2000-2012
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Josephine Y Chau, Catriona Bonfiglioli, Amy Zhong, Zeljko Pedisic, Michelle Daley, Bronwyn McGill, Adrian Bauman
Issue addressed: This study examines how sedentary behaviour (too much sitting) was covered as a health issue by Australian newspapers and how physical activity was framed within this newspaper coverage.Methods: Articles featuring sedentary behaviour published in Australian newspapers between 2000 and 2012 were analysed for content and framing. Main outcome measures were volume, number and content of newspaper articles; framing and types of sedentary behaviour; responsibility for the problem of and solutions to high levels of sedentary behaviour; and physical activity mentions and how it was framed within sedentary behaviour coverage...
January 12, 2017: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092555/progressive-shape-distribution-encoder-for-3d-shape-retrieval
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Jin Xie, Fan Zhu, Guoxian Dai, Ling Shao, Yi Fang
Since there are complex geometric variations with 3D shapes, extracting efficient 3D shape features is one of the most challenging tasks in shape matching and retrieval. In this paper, we propose a deep shape descriptor by learning shape distributions at different diffusion time via a progressive shape-distribution-encoder (PSDE). First, we develop a shape distribution representation with the kernel density estimator to characterize the intrinsic geometry structures of 3D shapes. Then, we propose to learn a deep shape feature through an unsupervised PSDE...
January 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055940/deep-nonlinear-metric-learning-for-3-d-shape-retrieval
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Jin Xie, Guoxian Dai, Fan Zhu, Ling Shao, Yi Fang
Effective 3-D shape retrieval is an important problem in 3-D shape analysis. Recently, feature learning-based shape retrieval methods have been widely studied, where the distance metrics between 3-D shape descriptors are usually hand-crafted. In this paper, motivated by the fact that deep neural network has the good ability to model nonlinearity, we propose to learn an effective nonlinear distance metric between 3-D shape descriptors for retrieval. First, the locality-constrained linear coding method is employed to encode each vertex on the shape and the encoding coefficient histogram is formed as the global 3-D shape descriptor to represent the shape...
December 28, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055246/validation-of-a-semi-automated-technique-to-accurately-measure-abdominal-fat-distribution-using-ct-and-mri-for-clinical-risk-stratification
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Mohammed Abdul Waduud, Amal Sharaf, Iain Roy, Rosario Lopez-Gonzalez, Andrew Hart, David McGill, Giles Roditi, John Biddlestone
OBJECTIVES: A valid method for accurate quantification of abdominal fat distribution (AFD) using both computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is described. This method will be primarily useful in the prospective risk stratification of patients undergoing reconstructive breast surgery. Secondary applications in many other clinical specialities are foreseen. METHODS: 15 sequential patients who had undergone breast reconstruction following both CT and MRI imaging (30 scans) were retrospectively identified at our single centre...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047670/su-f-p-20-predicting-waiting-times-in-radiation-oncology-using-machine-learning
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A Joseph, D Herrera, T Hijal, L Hendren, A Leung, J Wainberg, M Sawaf, M Gorshkov, R Maglieri, M Keshavarz, J Kildea
PURPOSE: Waiting times remain one of the most vexing patient satisfaction challenges facing healthcare. Waiting time uncertainty can cause patients, who are already sick or in pain, to worry about when they will receive the care they need. These waiting periods are often difficult for staff to predict and only rough estimates are typically provided based on personal experience. This level of uncertainty leaves most patients unable to plan their calendar, making the waiting experience uncomfortable, even painful...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039031/worsening-of-memory-deficit-induced-by-energy-dense-diet-in-a-rat-model-of-early-alzheimer-s-disease-is-associated-to-neurotoxic-a%C3%AE-species-and-independent-of-neuroinflammation
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Pamela V Martino Adami, Pablo Galeano, Marina L Wallinger, Celia Quijano, Alejandro Rabossi, Eleonora S Pagano, Natividad Olivar, Carlos Reyes Toso, Daniel Cardinali, Luis I Brusco, Sonia Do Carmo, Rafael Radi, Goar Gevorkian, Eduardo M Castaño, A Claudio Cuello, Laura Morelli
Diet is a modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the mechanisms linking alterations in peripheral metabolism and cognition remain unclear. Since it is especially difficult to study long-term effects of high-energy diet in individuals at risk for AD, we addressed this question by using the McGill-R-Thy1-APP transgenic rat model (Tg(+/-)) that mimics presymptomatic AD. Wild-type and Tg(+/-) rats were exposed during 6months to a standard diet or a Western diet (WD), high in saturated fat and sugar...
December 27, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922756/translation-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-a-korean-version-of-the-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-specific-quality-of-life-revised
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Juyeon Oh, Gwi-Ryung Son Hong, Seung Hyun Kim, Jung A Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to translate the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Specific Quality of Life - Revised instrument (ALSSQOL-R) into Korean and to examine the psychometric properties of the Korean amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) population. METHODS: The translation involved forward and backward translation. The psychometric properties of the Korean version of the ALSSQOL-R (K-ALSSQOL-R) were tested by patients in an ALS multidisciplinary clinic in Korea (n = 120)...
December 6, 2016: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868336/vascular-imaging-for-hemodialysis-vascular-access-planning
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Rita L McGill, Robin Ruthazer, Eduardo Lacson, Klemens B Meyer, Dana C Miskulin, Daniel E Weiner
Introduction Central venous catheters (CVC) increase risks associated with hemodialysis (HD), but may be necessary until an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or graft (AVG) is achieved. The impact of vascular imaging on achievement of working AVF and AVG has not been firmly established. Methods Retrospective cohort of patients initiating HD with CVC in 2010-2011, classified by exposure to venography or Doppler vein mapping, and followed through December 31, 2012. Standard and time-dependent Cox models were used to determine hazard ratios (HRs) of death, working AVF, and any AVF or AVG...
November 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866172/what-does-the-wraml2-core-battery-measure-utilizing-exploratory-and-confirmatory-techniques-to-disclose-higher-order-structure
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Ryan J McGill, Stefan C Dombrowski
The present study examined the factor structure of the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning-Second Edition (WRAML2) core battery with participants from the normative sample aged 9 to 90 years (n = 880) using higher order exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic techniques that were not reported in the in the WRAML2 Administration and Technical Manual Exploratory factor analysis results suggested only one factor, whereas confirmatory factor analysis results favored the three factors posited by the test authors...
November 19, 2016: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864922/estimates-of-local-biodiversity-change-over-time-stand-up-to-scrutiny
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Mark Vellend, Maria Dornelas, Lander Baeten, Robin Beauséjour, Carissa D Brown, Pieter De Frenne, Sarah C Elmendorf, Nicholas J Gotelli, Faye Moyes, Isla H Myers-Smith, Anne E Magurran, Brian J McGill, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Caya Sievers
We present new data and analyses revealing fundamental flaws in a critique of two recent meta-analyses of local-scale temporal biodiversity change. First, the conclusion that short-term time series lead to biased estimates of long-term change was based on two errors in the simulations used to support it. Second, the conclusion of negative relationships between temporal biodiversity change and study duration was entirely dependent on unrealistic model assumptions, the use of a subset of data, and inclusion of one outlier data point in one study...
November 19, 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861810/the-effects-of-mother-participation-in-relationship-education-on-coparenting-parenting-and-child-social-competence-modeling-spillover-effects-for-low-income-minority-preschool-children
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Francesca Adler-Baeder, Chelsea Garneau, Brian Vaughn, Julianne McGill, Kate Taylor Harcourt, Scott Ketring, Thomas Smith
Although suggestions are that benefits of relationship and marriage education (RME) participation extend from the interparental relationship with parenting and child outcomes, few evaluation studies of RME test these assumptions and the relationship among changes in these areas. This quasi-experimental study focuses on a parallel process growth model that tests a spillover hypothesis of program effects and finds, in a sample of low-income minority mothers with a child attending a Head Start program, that increases in mother reports of coparenting agreement for RME participants predict decreases in their reports of punitive parenting behaviors...
November 14, 2016: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826632/inhibition-of-pannexin1-channels-alleviates-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity
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Michaël Maes, Mitchell R McGill, Tereza Cristina da Silva, Chloé Abels, Margitta Lebofsky, James L Weemhoff, Taynã Tiburcio, Isabel Veloso Alves Pereira, Joost Willebrords, Sara Crespo Yanguas, Anwar Farhood, Alain Beschin, Jo A Van Ginderachter, Silvia Penuela, Hartmut Jaeschke, Bruno Cogliati, Mathieu Vinken
Pannexins constitute a relatively new family of transmembrane proteins that form channels linking the cytoplasmic compartment with the extracellular environment. The presence of pannexin1 in the liver has been documented previously, where it underlies inflammatory responses, such as those occurring upon ischemia-reperfusion injury. In the present study, we investigated whether pannexin1 plays a role in acute drug-induced liver toxicity. Hepatic expression of pannexin1 was characterized in a mouse model of acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity...
November 8, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809949/psychometric-testing-of-the-spiritual-well-being-scale-mandarin-version-in-taiwanese-cancer-patients
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Woung-Ru Tang, Chen-Yi Kao
OBJECTIVE: The spiritual well-being of terminally ill cancer patients is an important indicator of the quality of their lives and of the quality of hospice care, but no validated tools are available for assessing this indicator in Taiwan. METHOD: The present cross-sectional study validated the Spiritual Well-Being Scale-Mandarin version (SWBS-M) by testing its psychometric properties in 243 cancer patients from five teaching hospitals throughout Taiwan. Construct validity was tested by factor analysis and hypothesis testing...
November 4, 2016: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802497/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-components-and-polyneuropathy-in-an-obese-population
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Brian C Callaghan, Rong Xia, Evan Reynolds, Mousumi Banerjee, Amy E Rothberg, Charles F Burant, Emily Villegas-Umana, Rodica Pop-Busui, Eva L Feldman
Importance: Past studies have shown an association between metabolic syndrome and polyneuropathy, but the precise components that drive this association remain unclear. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of polyneuropathy stratified by glycemic status in well-characterized obese and lean participants and investigate the association of specific components of metabolic syndrome with polyneuropathy. Design, Setting, and Participants: We performed a cross-sectional, observational study from November 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014, in obese participants (body mass index [calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared] of 35 or more with no comorbid conditions or 32 or more with at least 1 comorbid condition) from a weight management program and lean controls from a research website...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797775/optimizing-chip-seq-peak-detectors-using-visual-labels-and-supervised-machine-learning
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Toby Dylan Hocking, Patricia Goerner-Potvin, Andreanne Morin, Xiaojian Shao, Tomi Pastinen, Guillaume Bourque
MOTIVATION: Many peak detection algorithms have been proposed for ChIP-seq data analysis, but it is not obvious which algorithm and what parameters are optimal for any given dataset. In contrast, regions with and without obvious peaks can be easily labeled by visual inspection of aligned read counts in a genome browser. We propose a supervised machine learning approach for ChIP-seq data analysis, using labels that encode qualitative judgments about which genomic regions contain or do not contain peaks...
October 24, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714945/preferred-frequencies-and-waveforms-for-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-patients-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomized-and-placebo-controlled-crossover-trial
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N Kriek, J G Groeneweg, D L Stronks, D de Ridder, F J P M Huygen
BACKGROUND: Conventional tonic spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an effective treatment for patients with therapy-resistant complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Although the therapeutic effect of SCS can diminish over time due to tolerance, pain control can be regained by changing the pulse width and the amplitude and/or by increasing the stimulation frequency. This multicentre, double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled crossover trial was conducted to investigate whether more effective pain reduction is achieved with different frequencies (trial registration, current controlled trials, ISRCTN 36655259)...
October 7, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669668/is-the-experience-of-pain-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorder-associated-with-the-presence-of-comorbidity
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Corine M Visscher, Erin A van Wesemael-Suijkerbuijk, Frank Lobbezoo
The aim of this study was to explore the association between the presence of comorbidities and the pain experience in individual patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). This clinical trial comprised 112 patients with TMD pain. For all participants the presence of the following comorbid factors was assessed: pain in the neck; somatization; impaired sleep; and depression. Pain experience was evaluated using the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ). For each subject the TMD-pain experience was assessed for three dimensions - sensory, affective, and evaluative - as specified in the MPQ...
October 2016: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485243/weight-related-goal-setting-in-a-telephone-based-preventive-health-coaching-program-demonstration-of-effectiveness
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Blythe J O'Hara, Joanne Gale, Bronwyn McGill, Adrian Bauman, Lana Hebden, Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Michelle Maxwell, Philayrath Phongsavan
PURPOSE: This study investigated whether participants in a 6-month telephone-based coaching program, who set physical activity, nutrition, and weight loss goals had better outcomes in these domains. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design. SETTING: The Australian Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service (GHS), a free population-wide telephone health-coaching service that includes goal setting as a key component of its coaching program. PARTICIPANTS: Consenting GHS coaching participants who had completed coaching between February 2009 and December 2012 (n = 4108)...
August 2, 2016: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27438401/lumbar-discectomy-generic-outcome-measures-for-specific-outcome-prediction-a-short-term-observational-pilot-study
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Errikos A Koen, Petros D Antonarakos, Labrini T Katranitsa, Kostas E Poulis, Thomas M Apostolou, Evangelos A Christodoulou, Anastasios G Christodoulou
STUDY DESIGN: We followed a longitudinal observational design with 2 assessment points, presurgery and postsurgery, in 83 consecutive patients undergoing single-level lumbar discectomy. OBJECTIVE: Prognostic data can be gathered from commonly used generic outcome measures to identify patients at risk of persistent leg pain-associated chronicity, following lumbar discectomy SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: Suboptimal results observed, following open lumbar discectomy, have been connected to the interplay among presurgery pain characteristics, functional and psychosocial adaptations like persistent pain, disability, and depression...
July 19, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
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