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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631771/-dying-in-the-three-graces-arms-when-ethics-dresses-up-as-aesthetics
#1
Sandro Spinsanti
The many adjectives usually used to explain the desirable death - painless, decent, human… - do not include the term "graceful". However, this is a way that can be explored, too, if you imagine to die in the Three Graces' arms, namely in a mood that, according to Ugo Foscolo, is "between the exaggerated cheerfulness and the deep pain". The pathway turns out to be much more productive if we allow ourselves to be led by the original names of the Three Graces and by their symbology. Euphrosyne suggests the wisdom through which the mind guides our choices, especially those that show as palliative cures; Aglaea suggests the peace linked to the possibility to keep the death process under control; Talia lets us imagine a death seen as growth, as a pathway that ends at the peak of our own humanity...
June 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626433/war-or-peace-how-the-subjective-perception-of-great-power-interdependence-shapes-preemptive-defensive-aggression
#2
Yiming Jing, Peter H Gries, Yang Li, Adam W Stivers, Nobuhiro Mifune, D M Kuhlman, Liying Bai
Why do great powers with benign intentions end up fighting each other in wars they do not seek? We utilize an incentivized, two-person "Preemptive Strike Game" (PSG) to explore how the subjective perception of great power interdependence shapes defensive aggression against persons from rival great powers. In Study 1, college students from the United States (N = 115), China (N = 106), and Japan (N = 99) made PSG decisions facing each other. This natural experiment revealed that Chinese and Japanese participants (a) made more preemptive attacks against each other and Americans than against their compatriots, and that (b) greater preexisting perceptions of bilateral competition increased intergroup attack rates...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614637/renal-telemedicine-through-video-as-a-service-delivered-to-patients-on-home-dialysis-a-qualitative-study-on-the-renal-care-team-members-experience
#3
Jae-Llane Ditchburn, Alison Marshall
BACKGROUND: The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has been providing renal care through video-as-a-service (VAAS) to patients since 2013, with support from the North West NHS Shared Infrastructure Service, a collaborative team that supports information and communication technology use in the UK National Health Service. INTRODUCTION: Renal telemedicine offered remotely to patients on home dialysis supports renal care through the provision of a live high-quality video link directly to unsupported patients undergoing haemodialysis at home...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609126/fostering-narratives-of-peace-and-security
#4
Maria Kett, Simon Rushton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603700/the-type-ix-secretion-system-t9ss-highlights-and-recent-insights-into-its-structure-and-function
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REVIEW
Anna M Lasica, Miroslaw Ksiazek, Mariusz Madej, Jan Potempa
Protein secretion systems are vital for prokaryotic life, as they enable bacteria to acquire nutrients, communicate with other species, defend against biological and chemical agents, and facilitate disease through the delivery of virulence factors. In this review, we will focus on the recently discovered type IX secretion system (T9SS), a complex translocon found only in some species of the Bacteroidetes phylum. T9SS plays two roles, depending on the lifestyle of the bacteria. It provides either a means of movement (called gliding motility) for peace-loving environmental bacteria or a weapon for pathogens...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601957/examining-the-effect-of-peer-helping-in-a-coping-skills-intervention-a-randomized-controlled-trial-for-advanced-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients-and-their-family-caregivers
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Catherine E Mosher, Ekin Secinti, Shelley A Johns, Bert H O'Neil, Paul R Helft, Safi Shahda, Shadia I Jalal, Victoria L Champion
PURPOSE: At the end of life, spiritual well-being is a central aspect of quality of life for many patients and their family caregivers. A prevalent spiritual value in advanced cancer patients is the need to actively give. To address this need, the current randomized trial examined whether adding a peer helping component to a coping skills intervention leads to improved meaning in life and peace for advanced gastrointestinal cancer patients and their caregivers. Feasibility and acceptability outcomes were also assessed...
June 10, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595441/healing-spirituality-and-integrative-medicine
#7
David M Steinhorn, Jana Din, Angela Johnson
Spirituality plays a prominent role in the lives of most palliative patients whether or not they formally adhere to a specific religion and belief. As a result, the palliative care team is frequently called upon to support families who are experiencing their "dark night of the soul" and struggling to make sense of their lives during a healthcare crisis. While conventional religious practices provide a source of comfort and guidance for many of our patients, a significant number of our patients do not have a strong religious community to which to turn...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593624/-the-othello-syndrome-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-example-of-a-lesser-known-delusion
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E C Potters, J T H van Asseldonk, J J D Tilanus
Delusions are fairly common features of Parkinson's disease. Some delusions are easily recognised, but others are less well-known and can be missed by health professionals. We describe the case of a female patient with Parkinson's disease who believed, erroneously, that her partner was being unfaithful; this type of delusion is also called the Othello syndrome. After psychoeducation and the start of clozapine, the delusion faded and the relationship became more peaceful.
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593051/the-need-for-preventive-and-curative-services-for-malaria-when-the-military-is-deployed-in-endemic-overseas-territories-a-case-study-and-lessons-learned
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Sumadhya Deepika Fernando, Rahuman Booso, Priyani Dharmawardena, Arunagirinathan Harintheran, Kugapiriyan Raviraj, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Manjula Danansuriya, Rajitha Wickremasinghe
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka has been free from indigenous malaria since November 2012 and received the WHO certificate for malaria-free status in September 2016. Due to increased global travel, imported malaria cases continue to be reported in the country. Military personnel returning home from international peace-keeping missions in malaria endemic countries represent a key risk group in terms of imported malaria. The present study intended to characterize the potential causes of a malaria outbreak among the Sri Lankan security forces personnel deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR)...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589002/randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-livestock-productive-asset-transfer-programme-to-improve-economic-and-health-outcomes-and-reduce-intimate-partner-violence-in-a-postconflict-setting
#10
Nancy Glass, Nancy A Perrin, Anjalee Kohli, Jacquelyn Campbell, Mitima Mpanano Remy
BACKGROUND: Diverse economic empowerment programmes (eg, microcredit, village-led savings and loan, cash and productive asset transfers) for the poor have demonstrated mixed results as vehicles for improved economic stability, health and women's empowerment. However, limited rigorous evaluations exist on the impact of financial and non-financial outcomes of these programmes, especially in conflict-affected areas. METHODS: The team evaluated the effectiveness of an innovative livestock productive asset transfer intervention-Pigs for Peace (PFP)-on economic, health and women's empowerment outcomes with participants in households in 10 villages in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...
January 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587362/effects-of-release-and-decompression-techniques-on-nerve-roots-through-percutaneous-transforaminal-endoscopic-discectomy-on-patients-with-central-lumbar-disc-herniation
#11
Qiangjun Kang, Ximing Li, Zishen Cheng, Chang'An Liu
The clinical effects and safety of release and decompression techniques on nerve roots through percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) while treating patients with central lumbar disc herniation (CLDH) were explored. Patient cases of lumbar and leg pain treated in Bethune International Peace Hospital from July 2013 to October 2015 were collected retrospectively. The patients in these cases received imaging examinations such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Among these cases, 37 CLDH patients with no other complications were selected for this study...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581819/co-existence-of-gm-conventional-and-organic-crops-in-developing-countries-main-debates-and-concerns
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Hossein Azadi, Friedhelm Taube, Fatemeh Taheri
The co-existence approach of GM crops with conventional agriculture and organic farming as a feasible agricultural farming system has recently been placed in the center of hot debates at the EU-level and become a source of anxiety in developing countries. The main promises of this approach is to ensure "food security" and "food safety" on the one hand, and to avoid the adventitious presence of GM crops in conventional and organic farming on the other, as well as to present concerns in many debates on implementing the approach in developing countries...
June 5, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580556/-the-application-of-body-mind-spirit-integrated-psychotherapy-in-nursing-practice
#13
Fei-Hsiu Hsiao
Body-mind-spirit integrated psychotherapy reflects the core value of nursing by emphasizing the inseparable concept of body, mind, and spirit and caring for the holistic needs of the patient. Body-mind-spirit integrated psychotherapy was developed based on Western psychotherapy (positive psychology and forgiveness therapy), traditional Chinese medicine, and the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The present paper describes the holistic concepts that underpin this therapeutic approach...
June 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579705/attitude-and-practice-of-birth-attendants-regarding-the-presence-of-male-partner-at-delivery-in-nigeria
#14
Abiodun Adeniran, Kikelomo Adesina, Abiodun Aboyeji, Olayinka Balogun, Peace Adeniran, Adegboyega Fawole
BACKGROUND: Despite increasing request for the male partners' presence at delivery in developing countries, the view and practice of birth attendants remained poorly understood.This study aimed to evaluate the perception, attitude and practice of birth attendants concerning the requests in Nigeria. METHODS: A prospective, cross-sectional survey involving consenting birth attendants was conducted in six public and six private health facilities in North Central Nigeria...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555726/vector-population-growth-and-condition-dependent-movement-drive-the-spread-of-plant-pathogens
#15
Allison K Shaw, Angela Peace, Alison G Power, Nilsa A Bosque-Pérez
Plant viruses, often spread by arthropod vectors, impact natural and agricultural ecosystems worldwide. Intuitively, the movement behavior and life history of vectors influence pathogen spread, but the relative contribution of each factor has not been examined. Recent research has highlighted the influence of host infection status on vector behavior and life history. Here, we developed a model to explore how vector traits influence the spread of vector-borne plant viruses. We allowed vector life history (growth rate, carrying capacity) and movement behavior (departure and settlement rates) parameters to be conditional on whether the plant host is infected or healthy and whether the vector is viruliferous (carrying the virus) or not...
May 26, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550929/arrhythmia-and-clinical-cardiac-findings-in-children-with-anderson-fabry-disease
#16
Hunter C Wilson, Robert J Hopkin, Peace C Madueme, Richard J Czosek, Laurie A Bailey, Michael D Taylor, John L Jefferies
Anderson-Fabry Disease (AFD) is a lysosomal storage disorder that results in progressive cardiovascular hypertrophy, scarring, and arrhythmia burden; yet, the early cardiac phenotype of AFD is still poorly defined. To further characterize early cardiac features in AFD, we evaluated electrocardiographic and clinical findings contained in a local cohort of pediatric AFD patients and arrhythmia data in children enrolled in the Fabry Registry. Twenty-six local patients aged <18 years were identified (average age 9...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549470/rationale-and-protocol-paper-for-the-healthy-active-peaceful-playgrounds-for-youth-happy-study
#17
Wayne Cotton, Dean Dudley, Kirsten Jackson, Matthew Winslade, Janice Atkin
BACKGROUND: A growing body of evidence suggest an association between physical activity levels and students psychological well-being. A number of research studies have evaluated playground interventions that aim to increase physical activity levels, decrease conflict and bullying, and improve students behaviour. The HAPPY Study will evaluate the success of an intervention combining environmental modifications, teacher development, and peer support that can culminate in an easy to implement, low cost and effective model for increasing physical activity, and improving psychological well-being for children...
May 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536553/succumbing-to-the-call-of-violence-sex-linked-development-of-appetitive-aggression-in-relation-to-familial-and-organized-violence
#18
Mareike Augsburger, Danie Meyer-Parlapanis, Thomas Elbert, Corina Nandi, Manassé Bambonye, Anselm Crombach
Appetitive aggression is the attraction to violent behavior, which can peak in the experience of a combat high. In various war and conflict scenarios, members of armed groups have reported developing a desire to hunt and even kill humans. More recently, we reported that the phenomenon has also been observed in female ex-combatants with varying participation in warfare. Despite recent investigations on risk factors for appetitive aggression, sex-specific pathways in the development of appetitive aggression have not yet been delineated...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533159/distinguishing-between-spiritual-distress-general-distress-spiritual-well-being-and-spiritual-pain-among-cancer-patients-during-oncology-treatment
#19
Michael Schultz, Tehilah Meged-Book, Tanya Mashiach, Gil Bar-Sela
BACKGROUND: Spiritual distress is present in ∼25% of oncology patients. We examined the extent to which this measure is identical to a variety of other measures, such as spiritual well-being, spiritual injury, spiritual pain, and general distress. METHODS: Structured interview of oncology outpatients over 12 months, approached non-selectively. The presence or absence of spiritual distress was compared against spiritual pain and two spiritual well-being tools: FACIT-Sp-12 and the Spiritual Injury Scale (SIS)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525246/-genesis-of-specific-multisite-medical-intervention-plans-in-the-brussels-capital-region
#20
P Mols, R Schmidt, E Marion, M Luyckx
After the november 19th 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, there was a clear need to update the Medical Intervention Plans (MIP) for Mass Casualty Events (MCE) in the Brussels Capital Region (BCR), because they only offered a response to single-site MCE in a peace-time context. We compared the organisation and the resources of the BCR and cities like Paris and Lille, we discussed with our french colleagues and formed a Multisite Attack Task-force that produced a specific multisite MIP, which had to be put to use only a few days after its creation...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
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