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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656612/counterintuitive-effects-of-global-warming-induced-wind-patterns-on-primary-production-in-the-northern-humboldt-current-system
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Rodrigo Mogollón, Paulo H R Calil
It has been hypothesized that global warming will strengthen upwelling-favorable winds in the Northern Humboldt Current System (NHCS) as a consequence of the increase of the land-sea thermal gradient along the Peruvian coast. The effect of strengthened winds in this region is assessed with the use of a coupled physical-biogeochemical model forced with projected and climatological winds. Strengthened winds induce an increase in primary production of 2% per latitudinal degree from 9.5°S to 5°S. In some important coastal upwelling sites primary production is reduced...
April 14, 2018: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656511/neuropathic-pain-a-patient-centred-approach-to-measuring-outcomes
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Steve Hwang, Floortje van Nooten, Ted Wells, Aisling Ryan, Bruce Crawford, Christopher Evans, Marci English
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a complex, chronic pain state initiated by a primary lesion or dysfunction of the nervous system and presents as a variety of symptoms across multiple disease states. OBJECTIVE: To develop a patient-centred conceptual model of symptoms and impacts in subjects with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) or post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) that can inform the measurement strategy in clinical trials. METHOD: Thirty subjects with DPN or PHN participated in in-person interviews which were performed until saturation was achieved...
April 15, 2018: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656433/antifibrinolytics-for-heavy-menstrual-bleeding
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REVIEW
Alison C Bryant-Smith, Anne Lethaby, Cindy Farquhar, Martha Hickey
BACKGROUND: Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is an important physical and social problem for women. Oral treatment for HMB includes antifibrinolytic drugs, which are designed to reduce bleeding by inhibiting clot-dissolving enzymes in the endometrium.Historically, there has been some concern that using the antifibrinolytic tranexamic acid (TXA) for HMB may increase the risk of venous thromboembolic disease. This is an umbrella term for deep venous thrombosis (blood clots in the blood vessels in the legs) and pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the blood vessels in the lungs)...
April 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656405/the-cellie-coping-kit-for-children-with-injury-initial-feasibility-acceptability-and-outcomes
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M L Marsac, D Weiss, K L Kohser, J Van Allen, P Seegan, S Ostrowski-Delahanty, A McGar, F K Winston, N Kassam-Adams
PURPOSE: Physical and psychological challenges can arise from paediatric injury, which can impact child health outcomes. Evidence-based resources to promote recovery are limited. The low cost, portable Cellie Coping Kit for Children with Injury provides evidence-based strategies to help children manage injury-related challenges. This study aimed to describe intervention feasibility and explore initial outcomes (learning, quality of life [QOL], and trauma symptoms). METHODS: Three independent pilot studies were conducted...
April 15, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656321/multi-center-reproducibility-of-structural-diffusion-tensor-and-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-measures
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S Deprez, Michiel B de Ruiter, S Bogaert, R Peeters, J Belderbos, D De Ruysscher, S Schagen, S Sunaert, P Pullens, E Achten
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to assess multi-center reproducibility and longitudinal consistency of MRI imaging measurements, as part of a phase III longitudinal multi-center study comparing the neurotoxic effect following prophylactic cranial irradiation with hippocampal avoidance (HA-PCI), in comparison with conventional PCI in patients with small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: Harmonized MRI acquisition protocols from six participating sites and two different vendors were compared using both physical and human phantoms...
April 14, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656271/spanish-validation-of-a-specific-measure-to-assess-work-related-problems-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-the-multiple-sclerosis-work-difficulties-questionnaire-mswdq-23
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María L Martínez-Ginés, Jose M García-Domínguez, Lucía Forero, Neus Canal, Pablo Rebollo, Daniel Prefasi, Cynthia A Honan, Jorge Maurino
INTRODUCTION: Unemployment is a significant problem for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ-23) is a self-report tool to assess work-related problems in people with MS across three domains: physical, psychological/cognitive, and external barriers. The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the MSWDQ-23. METHODS: A multicentre, non-interventional, cross-sectional study in adult patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) or primary progressive (PPMS) multiple sclerosis (McDonald 2010 criteria) was conducted...
April 3, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656266/cortical-and-subcortical-changes-in-patients-with-premenstrual-syndrome
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Peng Liu, Ying Wei, Yingying Fan, Hai Liao, Geliang Wang, Ru Li, Gaoxiong Duan, Demao Deng, Wei Qin
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is characterized by a series of emotional, physical and behavioral symptoms. Although PMS is related to dysfunctions of the central nervous system, the neuropathological mechanism of PMS still has not been clearly established. The aim of this study is to evaluate potential differences in both cortical thickness and subcortical volumes in PMS patients compared to healthy controls (HCs). METHODS: Twenty PMS patients and twenty HCs underwent a structural magnetic resonance imaging scan and clinical assessment...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656265/classification-of-attempted-suicide-by-cluster-analysis-a-study-of-888-suicide-attempters-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Hyeyoung Kim, Bora Kim, Se Hyun Kim, C Hyung Keun Park, Eun Young Kim, Yong Min Ahn
BACKGROUND: It is essential to understand the latent structure of the population of suicide attempters for effective suicide prevention. The aim of this study was to identify subgroups among Korean suicide attempters in terms of the details of the suicide attempt. METHODS: A total of 888 people who attempted suicide and were subsequently treated in the emergency rooms of 17 medical centers between May and November of 2013 were included in the analysis. The variables assessed included demographic characteristics, clinical information, and details of the suicide attempt assessed by the Suicide Intent Scale (SIS) and Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656254/review-of-national-methodologies-for-rivers-hydromorphological-assessment-a-comparative-approach-in-france-romania-and-croatia
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REVIEW
Liliana Zaharia, Gabriela Ioana-Toroimac, Gabriela-Adina Moroşanu, Andreea-Cristina Gălie, Marinela Moldoveanu, Ivan Čanjevac, Philippe Belleudy, Mladen Plantak, Nenad Buzjak, Neven Bočić, Cédric Legout, Sylvain Bigot, Nicu Ciobotaru
Conducting hydromorphological assessments for evaluating the ecological status of rivers is a key requirement of the Directive 2000/60/EC (Water Framework Directive - WFD) within European Union (EU) Member States. This paper aims at understanding how this requirement was implemented, through an original comparative review of methodologies for rivers' hydromorphological assessment in three EU Member States, which joined the EU at different times, and with many differences in terms of hydrographic features, socio-economic and water management systems: France, Romania, and Croatia...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656252/assessing-the-effect-of-industrial-wastewater-on-soil-properties-and-physiological-and-nutritional-responses-of-robinia-pseudoacacia-cercis-siliquastrum-and-caesalpinia-gilliesii-seedlings
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Maryam Saffari Aman, Mohammad Jafari, Majid Karimpour Reihan, Babak Motesharezadeh, Salman Zare
The main aim of this study is to investigate the physical and chemical properties, including soil salinity, acidity, concentrations of macro-nutrients (phosphorus, potassium, and Calcium-Magnesium) and sodium adsorption ratio to the soil, physiological and nutritional traits of three plant species including Caesalpinia gilliesii, Robinia pseudoacacia, and Cercis siliquastrum. First, some sample were taken from the agricultural soils irrigated with wastewater. The results of initial soil test revealed that the irrigation with wastewater significantly increased sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), electrical conductivity (ECe), cation exchange capacity (CEC) of the soil (p < 0...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656016/riding-the-cell-jamming-boundary-geometry-topology-and-phase-of-human-corneal-endothelium
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Nigel H Brookes
It is important to assess the viability of eye-banked corneas prior to transplantation due to inherent senescence and known loss of endothelial cells during surgical manipulation. Corneal endothelial cells have a complex basal and paracellular shape making them challenging to accurately measure, particularly in oedematous ex vivo tissue. This study used calibrated centroidal Voronoi Diagrams to segment cells in images of these human corneas, in order to characterize endothelial geometry, topology, and phase...
April 12, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655968/mediation-of-the-bidirectional-relations-between-obesity-and-depression-among-women
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Jeffrey R Vittengl
Past research established that obesity increases risk for development of depression, and depression increases risk for development of obesity. The current study tested physical impairment (difficulty with instrumental activities of daily living), social dysfunction (low social support and high social strain), and emotional eating (using food to cope with stress) as mediators of the bidirectional, longitudinal relations between depression and obesity. A national sample of mid-life adults in the United States (N = 7108) was assessed at three time points over 18 years...
April 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655386/a-comparative-network-analysis-of-eating-disorder-psychopathology-and-co-occurring-depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-before-and-after-treatment
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Kathryn E Smith, Tyler B Mason, Ross D Crosby, Li Cao, Rachel C Leonard, Chad T Wetterneck, Brad E R Smith, Nicholas R Farrell, Bradley C Riemann, Stephen A Wonderlich, Markus Moessner
BACKGROUND: Network analysis is an emerging approach in the study of psychopathology, yet few applications have been seen in eating disorders (EDs). Furthermore, little research exists regarding changes in network strength after interventions. Therefore the present study examined the network structures of ED and co-occurring depression and anxiety symptoms before and after treatment for EDs. METHOD: Participants from residential or partial hospital ED treatment programs (N = 446) completed assessments upon admission and discharge...
April 15, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655337/five-and-six-electron-harmonium-atoms-highly-accurate-electronic-properties-and-their-application-to-benchmarking-of-approximate-1-matrix-functionals
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Jerzy Cioslowski, Krzysztof Strasburger
Electronic properties of several states of the five- and six-electron harmonium atoms are obtained from large-scale calculations employing explicitly correlated basis functions. The high accuracy of the computed energies (including their components), natural spinorbitals, and their occupation numbers makes them suitable for testing, calibration, and benchmarking of approximate formalisms of quantum chemistry and solid state physics. In the case of the five-electron species, the availability of the new data for a wide range of the confinement strengths ω allows for confirmation and generalization of the previously reached conclusions concerning the performance of the presently known approximations for the electron-electron repulsion energy in terms of the 1-matrix that are at heart of the density matrix functional theory (DMFT)...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653454/how-does-autologous-breast-reconstruction-impact-downtime
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Giovanni Zoccali, Daniel Simon Rais, Jian Farhadi
BACKGROUND:  Although autologous breast reconstruction is technically quite demanding, it offers the best outcomes in terms of durable results, patient perceptions, and postoperative pain. Many studies have focused on clinical outcomes and technical aspects of such procedures, but few have addressed the impact of various flaps on patient recovery times. This particular investigation entailed an assessment of commonly used flaps, examining the periods of time required to resume daily activities...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653443/the-role-of-clinical-examination-in-predicting-relevant-mri-findings-in-acute-knee-injuries-a-retrospective-study
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Daoud Makki, Saleem Mastan, Daniel Ness, Raghuram Thonse
The objective of this study was to delineate the usefulness of clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in acute knee injuries. We aim to establish whether the time period post acute knee injury is related to the diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination and to investigate the strength of specific clinical examination findings in predicting a clinically relevant MRI abnormality. Seventy patients were referred to fracture clinic with an acute knee injury who subsequently went on to be investigated with MRI over 12 months...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653423/combined-effects-of-physical-environmental-conditions-and-anthropogenic-alterations-are-associated-with-macrophyte-habitat-fragmentation-in-rivers-study-of-the-danube-in-serbia
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Dragana Vukov, Miloš Ilić, Mirjana Ćuk, Snežana Radulović, Ružica Igić, Georg A Janauer
We hypothesize that the physical features of river habitats and anthropogenic hydromorphological alterations influence macrophyte communities and lead to habitat fragmentation. Sampling included 1081 contiguous survey units positioned in the main channel and side arms along 588km of the Danube River, along its middle course. To identify habitat fragments, Multivariate Regression Tree analysis (MRT) was applied on macrophyte and environmental data. Indicator species analyses were combined with MRT. To identify habitat fragments on a scale larger than final MRT groups, we set thresholds for an MRT complexity parameter...
April 10, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652956/-tools-for-physical-activity-assessment-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Rodrigo Torres-Castro, Cristian Céspedes, Jordi Vilaró, Roberto Vera-Uribe, Marcelo Cano-Cappellacci, Diego Vargas
The prevalence and mortality of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is increasing in Chile, constituting a public health problem. Pulmonary and systemic consequences of COPD affect physical activity, as the disease progresses. There are multiple means for physical activity assessment, from low cost and easily applicable questionnaires to sophisticated laboratory tests. Physical inactivity is a modifiable risk factor for morbidity and mortality in patients with COPD. Physical activity interventions not only contribute to decrease the likelihood of mortality, but also protect from comorbidities, especially cardiovascular ones...
December 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652948/-psychoactive-substances-use-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-school-age-adolescents
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Fabiola Vilugrón Aravena, Carlos Alejandro Hidalgo-Rasmussen, Temístocles Molina G, María Eugenia Gras Pérez, Silvia Font-Mayolas
Background The use of psychoactive substances among adolescents is a major social and public health concern. Aim To analyze association of substance abuse and multiple drug use with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescents attending a high school in Valparaiso, Chile. Material and Methods Analytical cross-sectional study conducted in a sample of adolescents attending high school. HRQOL was assessed using KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire and substance use was measured using the Global school-based student health survey...
December 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652937/trajectories-of-maternal-depressive-symptoms-during-pregnancy-and-the-first-12-months-postpartum-and-child-externalizing-and-internalizing-behavior-at-three-years
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Dawn Kingston, Heather Kehler, Marie-Paule Austin, Muhammad Kashif Mughal, Abdul Wajid, Lydia Vermeyden, Karen Benzies, Stephanie Brown, Scott Stuart, Rebecca Giallo
BACKGROUND: Most evidence of the association between maternal depression and children's development is limited by being cross-sectional. To date, few studies have modelled trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms from pregnancy through the early postpartum years and examined their association with social emotional and behavior functioning in preschool children. The objectives of this study were to: 1) identify distinct groups of women defined by their trajectories of depressive symptoms across four time points from mid-pregnancy to one year postpartum; and 2) examine the associations between these trajectories and child internalizing and externalizing behaviors...
2018: PloS One
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