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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098671/the-effects-of-effleurage-hand-massage-on-anxiety-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy
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Monica E Gensic, Brandy R Smith, Dawn M LaBarbera
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of effleurage hand massage performed by trained volunteers on reducing anxiety and pain in patients receiving treatment at a chemotherapy center in Fort Wayne, Ind., as measured by heart rate, respiratory rate, BP, visual analogue scale for anxiety (VAS-A), and visual analogue scale for pain (VAS-P). METHODS: Volunteers trained in effleurage massage gave 10-minute hand massages to 24 patients at the beginning of their chemotherapy session...
February 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098104/evaluation-of-arterial-stiffness-in-nondiabetic-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Bodanapu Mastanvalli, Kolla Praveen Kumar, Desai Madhav, P L Venkata Pakki Reddy, Shaik Mahaboob Vali
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem worldwide. Clinical and epidemiologic studies have shown that structural and functional changes that occur in major arteries are a major contributing factor to the high mortality in uremic patients. Recent studies have shown a stepwise increase of the carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) from CKD Stage 1 to Stage 5. We evaluated the cfPWV and augmentation index (AIx), as indirect markers of arterial stiffness in patients with nondiabetic CKD and compared the values with normal population; we also evaluated the relationship between various stages of CKD and arterial stiffness markers...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098018/-don-t-be-afraid-to-push-at-doors
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Alison Twycross started her nursing career in 1981, volunteering at a local hospice while doing her A levels. A registered adult, mental health and children's nurse, she has worked in nurse education for 21 years and is professor and head of children's nursing at London South Bank University. Ms Twycross has edited three books on research related to managing pain in children, and is the editor of the RCNi journal Evidence-Based Nursing.
January 18, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097873/hplc-fast-scanning-fluorimetric-detection-determination-of-risk-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatics-hydrocarbons-biomarkers-in-human-urine
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Álvaro Luque-Uría, Anunciación Espinosa-Mansilla, Isabel Durán-Merás
AIM: An HPLC method for the determination of 2-hydroxyfluorene (2-OHF), various hydroxyphenanthrene metabolites (1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 9-hydroxyphenanthrene, OHPhs), 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHPy) and 3-hydroxybenzo[a]pyrene (3-OHB[a]Py) in human urine, has been developed using fast scanning fluorimetric detection and gradient elution mode. MATERIALS & METHODS: All reagents were of analytical grade. Standard solutions were prepared separately, by exact weighing or dilution with ultrapure acetonitrile, and were stored at 4 ºC in darkness...
January 18, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097705/non-polar-lipids-accumulate-during-storage-of-transfusion-products-and-do-not-contribute-to-the-onset-of-transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury
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A L Peters, M A T Vervaart, R van Bruggen, D de Korte, R Nieuwland, W Kulik, A P J Vlaar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The accumulation of non-polar lipids arachidonic acid, 5-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (HETE), 12-HETE and 15-HETE during storage of transfusion products may play a role in the onset of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI), a syndrome of respiratory distress after transfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated non-polar lipid accumulation in red blood cells (RBCs) stored for 42 days, plasma stored for 7 days at either 4 or 20°C and platelet (PLT) transfusion products stored for 7 days...
January 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097689/investigating-magnetic-susceptibility-of-human-knee-joint-at-7-tesla
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Hongjiang Wei, Russell Dibb, Kyle Decker, Nian Wang, Yuyao Zhang, Xiaopeng Zong, Weili Lin, Daniel B Nissman, Chunlei Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the magnetic susceptibility properties of different anatomical structures within the knee joint using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). METHODS: A collagen tissue model was simulated and ex vivo animal cartilage experiments were conducted at 9.4 Tesla (T) to evaluate the B0 orientation-dependent magnetic susceptibility contrast observed in cartilage. Furthermore, nine volunteers (six healthy subjects without knee pain history and three patients with known knee injury, between 29 and 58 years old) were scanned using gradient-echo acquisitions on a high-field 7T MR scanner...
January 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097626/peer-mentors-delivering-a-physical-activity-intervention-for-cancer-survivors-effects-among-mentors
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Bernardine M Pinto, Shira Dunsiger, Kevin Stein, Chelsey Kamson
To further inform implementation efforts of a telephone-based physical activity (PA) intervention for breast cancer survivors, we assessed the PA, fatigue, mood, and quality of life of the peer mentors/coaches who delivered the program. The coaches were volunteers with the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program. The coaches (n = 18) delivered the PA intervention to 76 breast cancer survivors in a randomized controlled trial. Coaches completed assessments of PA (self-report), motivational readiness for PA, and standardized measures of psychosocial variables at the start of coaching and at study exit...
January 17, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097231/protein-disulfide-isomerase-inhibition-blocks-thrombin-generation-in-humans-by-interfering-with-platelet-factor-v-activation
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Jack D Stopa, Donna Neuberg, Maneka Puligandla, Bruce Furie, Robert Flaumenhaft, Jeffrey I Zwicker
BACKGROUND: Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) is required for thrombus formation. We previously demonstrated that glycosylated quercetin flavonoids such as isoquercetin inhibit PDI activity and thrombus formation in animal models, but whether extracellular PDI represents a viable anticoagulant target in humans and how its inhibition affects blood coagulation remain unknown. METHODS: We evaluated effects of oral administration of isoquercetin on platelet-dependent thrombin generation in healthy subjects and patients with persistently elevated anti-phospholipid antibodies...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097207/upper-arm-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Lasya Gaur, Alexander Hanna, W Patricia Bandettini, Kenneth H Fischbeck, Andrew E Arai, Ami Mankodi
We analyzed quantitative maps of T1 and T2 relaxation times and muscle fat fraction measurements in magnetic resonance imaging of the upper arm skeletal muscles and heart in ambulatory boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and age-range-matched healthy volunteer boys. The cardiac-optimized sequences detected fatty infiltration and edema in the upper arm skeletal muscles but not the myocardium in these Duchenne muscular dystrophy boys who had normal ejection fraction. Imaging the heart and skeletal muscle using the same magnetic resonance imaging methods during a single scan may be useful in assessing relative disease status and therapeutic response in clinical trials of Duchenne muscular dystrophy...
December 2016: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096689/influence-of-exercise-on-visceral-pain-an-explorative-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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Laura Jgm van Weerdenburg, Christina Brock, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Harry van Goor, Marjan de Vries, Oliver Hg Wilder-Smith
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Contradictory results have been found about the effect of different exercise modalities on pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the early effects of aerobic and isometric exercise on different types of experimental pain, including visceral pain, compared to an active control condition. METHODS: Fifteen healthy subjects (6 women, mean [standard deviation] age 25 [6.5] years) completed 3 interventions consisting of 20 minutes of aerobic cycling, 12 minutes of isometric knee extension and a deep breathing procedure as active control...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096682/decreased-mir-503-expression-in-gastric-cancer-is-inversely-correlated-with-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-and-acts-as-a-potential-prognostic-and-diagnostic-biomarker
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Daoyi Wu, Gaojian Cao, Zhenfeng Huang, Kai Jin, Haowei Hu, Jie Yu, Yu Zeng
BACKGROUND: Altered expression of miR-503 has been linked to human carcinogenesis. In this present study, we aimed to detect the potential for miR-503 as a novel biomarker for gastric cancer (GC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The relative mRNA level of miR-503 in serum and tissue of 68 GC patients and serum of 32 healthy volunteers was determined by real-time reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: The miR-503 level was significantly lower in the tissue and serum of GC than their counterparts (all P<0...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096678/risperidone-improves-interpersonal-perception-and-executive-function-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Zhenhe Zhou, Yuanyuan Zhu, Jun Wang, Hongmei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether risperidone improves social cognitive impairments and executive dysfunction in people with schizophrenia. METHODS: Fifty-six patients who met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia were allocated to a risperidone treatment group (RTG, n=28) and a typical antipsychotic treatment group (TATG, n=28). Twenty-eight healthy volunteers were recruited as the normal control group (NCG)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096674/alterations-of-white-matter-fractional-anisotropy-in-unmedicated-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Jiong Tao, Xianglan Wang, Zhiyong Zhong, Hongying Han, Sha Liu, Shenglin Wen, Nianhong Guan, Lingjiang Li
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in white matter (WM) have previously been reported in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, there was some inconsistency in the results obtained for altered regions of WM. The aim of this study was to investigate fractional anisotropy (FA) in the WM of the whole brain in patients with OCD by using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). METHODS: In total, 28 unmedicated patients with OCD and 28 healthy volunteers underwent DTI scan...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096499/when-eye-movements-express-memory-for-old-and-new-scenes-in-the-absence-of-awareness-and-independent-of-hippocampus
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Christine N Smith, Larry R Squire
Eye movements can reflect memory. For example, participants make fewer fixations and sample fewer regions when viewing old versus new scenes (the repetition effect). It is unclear whether the repetition effect requires that participants have knowledge (awareness) of the old-new status of the scenes or if it can occur independent of knowledge about old-new status. It is also unclear whether the repetition effect is hippocampus-dependent or hippocampus-independent. A complication is that testing conscious memory for the scenes might interfere with the expression of unconscious (unaware), experience-dependent eye movements...
February 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096299/exosomes-from-eosinophils-autoregulate-and-promote-eosinophil-functions
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José Antonio Cañas, Beatriz Sastre, Carla Mazzeo, Mar Fernández-Nieto, José Manuel Rodrigo-Muñoz, Andrés González-Guerra, Manuel Izquierdo, Pilar Barranco, Santiago Quirce, Joaquín Sastre, Victoria Del Pozo
Eosinophils are able to secrete exosomes that have an undefined role in asthma pathogenesis. We hypothesized that exosomes released by eosinophils autoregulate and promote eosinophil function. Eosinophils of patients with asthma (n = 58) and healthy volunteers (n = 16) were purified from peripheral blood, and exosomes were isolated and quantified from eosinophils of the asthmatic and healthy populations. Apoptosis, adhesion, adhesion molecules expression, and migration assays were performed with eosinophils in the presence or absence of exosomes from healthy and asthmatic individuals...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096060/nutritional-status-and-bioelectrical-phase-angle-assessment-in-adult-crohn-disease-patients-receiving-anti-tnf%C3%AE-therapy
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Sara Emerenziani, Livia Biancone, Michele Pier Luca Guarino, Paola Balestrieri, Elisa Stasi, Mentore Ribolsi, Maria Paola Rescio, Annamaria Altomare, Silvia Cocca, Francesco Pallone, Michele Cicala
BACKGROUND: Altered body composition is frequently observed in Crohn's disease (CD) patients. AIMS: To investigate the nutritional status, and the effect of different therapeutic regimes in adult CD patients. METHODS: Fat free mass (FFM) and BIA-derived phase angle (PhA) were assessed in 45 CD patients, 22 on conventional therapy (CT) and 23 on maintenance therapy with infliximab (MT). Nutritional status was also assessed in 12 CD patients before and following the induction protocol with infliximab...
December 30, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095952/neck-and-shoulder-muscle-activation-among-experienced-and-inexperienced-pilots-in-gz-exposure
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Tuomas Honkanen, Juha Oksa, Matti J Mäntysaari, Heikki Kyröläinen, Janne Avela
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to compare differences in electromyography (EMG) activation of the neck and shoulder muscles between groups of inexperienced and experienced pilots during controlled +Gz exposure in a centrifuge. METHODS: The subjects were volunteer cadets (inexperienced group) and lieutenants (experienced group) undergoing their first centrifuge training. The first group did not have any high performance aircraft (HPA) experience, while the latter one had a 1-yr experience of intense flying of HPA...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095786/ctrc-gene-polymorphism-p-g60-c-180-c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-in-acute-pancreatitis
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Dorota Koziel, Stanislaw Gluszek, Artur Kowalik, Malgorzata Chlopek
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between the presence of p.G60 = polymorphism (c.180C > T; rs497078) CTRC and the incidence together with the clinical course of acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: Two hundred ninety-nine people suffering from AP and 417 healthy volunteers were subjected to the study. DNA was isolated from blood samples. RESULTS: CTRC p.G60 = polymorphism (c.180C > T) occurred more frequently in the AP group (p = 0...
January 17, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095744/the-effects-of-age-on-the-learning-and-forgetting-of-primacy-middle-and-recency-components-of-a-multi-trial-word-list
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Jason W Griffin, Samantha E John, Jason W Adams, Cara A Bussell, Jessica L Saurman, Brandon E Gavett
The serial position effect reveals that recall of a supraspan list of words follows a predictable pattern, whereby words at the beginning (primacy) and end (recency) of a list are recalled more easily than words in the middle. This effect has typically been studied using single list-learning trials, but in neuropsychology, multi-trial list-learning tests are more commonly used. The current study examined trends in learning for primacy, middle, and recency effects across multiple trials in younger and older age cohorts...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095569/efficacy-of-a-hand-regimen-in-skin-barrier-protection-in-individuals-with-occupational-irritant-contact-dermatitis
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Laura Jordan
BACKGROUND: Occupational irritant contact dermatitis (OICD) is a dif cult and hard to manage condition. It occurs more frequently in certain occupations where contact with harsh chemicals, use of alcohol-based disinfectants, and frequent hand washing heightens the risk. Treatment for OICD includes patient education in addition to physical, topical, and systemic therapies. OBJECTIVE: To review the pathogenesis and treatment options for OICD and evaluate the ef cacy of a selective skin-care regimen involv- ing a hand protectant cream alone as well as combined with a repair cream and speci c cleanser...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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