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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903393/-a-multi-center-study-on-the-long-term-mortality-and-related-risk-factors-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-receiving-resynchronization-therapy
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S Y Qi, D M Wang, H B Yu, C Ding, F L Tian, L S Ru, J Li, B Zhang, Y L Han
Objective: To analyze long-term mortality and patients characteristics of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with chronic heart failure. Methods: In-patients with chronic heart failure who received CRT in the three medical centers(Bethune International Peace Hospital, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command of Chinese People's Liberation Army, and 251 Hospital of People's Liberation Army)from March 2001 to June 2013 were included.Mortality and related causes, echocardiographic parameters were analyzed...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900748/-effects-of-different-genres-of-music-on-the-psycho-physiological-responses-of-undergraduates
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Hsin-Ping Lee, Yu-Chen Liu, Mei-Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: Undergraduate students face tremendous stressors from learning, interpersonal relationships, and life. Stress may cause adaptation exhaustion and stress-related disorders. While the results of recent clinical studies indicate that music interventions may alleviate stress, there is a dearth of research exploring the discrete effects of various genres of music on psycho-physiological status. PURPOSE: To explore the effects of listening to different genres of music on the psycho-physiological responses of undergraduates...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898689/the-spatial-properties-of-radical-environmental-organizations-in-the-uk-do-or-die
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Zack W Almquist, Benjamin E Bagozzi
Radical environmental groups and their members have a wide and varied agenda which often encompasses both local and global issues. In their efforts to call attention to environmental problems, communicate with like-minded groups, and mobilize support for their activities, radical environmental organizations also produce an enormous amount of text, which can be used to estimate the complex communications and task-based networks that underlie these organizations. Moreover, the tactics employed to garnish attention for these groups' agenda can range from peaceful activities such as information dissemination to violent activities such as fire-bombing buildings...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890268/-all-the-bodies-of-anorexia
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Sylvain Lambert
Anorexia is an active struggle against hunger. In this fight, the body is a real battlefield where the therapies used aim to re-establish peace. Hence the importance of an integrative 'body to body' approach between patient and caregiver.
November 2016: Soins. Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890096/entrance-and-exit-wounds-of-high-velocity-bullet-an-autopsy-analysis-in-the-event-of-dispersing-the-mass-rally-in-bangkok-thailand-may-2010
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Vichan Peonim, Smith Srisont, Jitta Udnoon, Sompong Wongwichai, Arisa Thapon, Wisarn Worasuwannarak
Fatal mass casualties by high velocity bullets (HVBs) are rare events in peaceful countries. This study presents 27 forensic autopsy cases with 32 shots fired by 5.56×45mm. HVB (M-16 rifle bullets) during the dispersing the mass rally in Bangkok Thailand, May 2010. It was found that twenty-three (71.88%) typical entrance HVB wounds had round sizes less than the bullet diameters. Most entrance wounds had microtears but no collar abrasion since a HVB has a small streamlined spitzer tip and full metal jacket...
November 2016: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886740/local-peace-and-contemporary-conflict-constructing-commonality-and-exclusion-during-war-in-afghanistan
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Daniel Karell
Despite the "local turn" in international peacekeeping and the emphasis on community-centered development during the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it remains poorly understood how local actors-both foreign and indigenous-shape local-level wartime settings. This article explores the processes and consequences of one military unit's efforts to "win hearts and minds" in Afghanistan during 2012-13. The first portion of the analysis examines original textual data with a novel methodological approach depicting the unit's perceptions of commonalities between itself and local actors...
January 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885156/namaste-care%C3%A2-a-person-centered-care-approach-for-alzheimer-s-and-advanced-dementia
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Paula McNiel, Judith Westphal
New methods of care are required to meet the needs of people with dementia and their caregivers. The Namaste Care™ program provides a person-centered approach through meaningful activities and loving touch. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of residents, staff, and family involved in the Namaste Care™ program at a long-term care facility in the United States. A descriptive approach was used to interview 14 staff members. The findings revealed six themes: peaceful sanctuary, relating their way, transforming experiences, connections and community, positive moments, and awakened to the possibilities...
November 24, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884867/narrative-medicine-and-death-in-the-icu-word-clouds-as-a-visual-legacy
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Meredith Vanstone, Feli Toledo, France Clarke, Anne Boyle, Mita Giacomini, Marilyn Swinton, Lois Saunders, Melissa Shears, Nicole Zytaruk, Anne Woods, Trudy Rose, Tracey Hand-Breckenridge, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Shelley Anderson-White, Robert Sheppard, Deborah Cook
OBJECTIVE: The Word Cloud is a frequent wish in the 3 Wishes Project developed to nurture peace and ease the grieving process for dying critically ill patients. The objective was to examine whether Word Clouds can act as a heuristic approach to encourage a narrative orientation to medicine. Narrative medicine is an approach which can strengthen relationships, compassion and resilience. DESIGN: Word Clouds were created for 42 dying patients, and we interviewed 37 family members and 73 clinicians about their impact...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884401/the-make-love-not-war-ape-bonobos-and-late-twentieth-century-explanations-for-war-and-peace
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Deborah Weinstein
Why do people fight wars? Following the devastation of the Second World War, this question became particularly pressing. Postwar scholars in the human sciences, from political science to anthropology, investigated the role of human nature in the causes of war even as they debated the very meaning of human nature itself. Among the wide-ranging efforts of postwar social and behavioral scientists to explain the causes of war, research on primate aggression became a compelling approach to studying the evolution of human warfare...
November 21, 2016: Endeavour
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878632/utility-of-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-restrictive-physiology-in-children-and-young-adults-with-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-a-comparative-echocardiography-catheterization-study
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Thomas D Ryan, Peace C Madueme, John L Jefferies, Erik C Michelfelder, Jeffrey A Towbin, Jessica G Woo, Rashmi D Sahay, Eileen C King, Roberta Brown, Ryan A Moore, Michelle A Grenier, Bryan H Goldstein
The aim of the study is to determine the utility of echocardiography in the assessment of diastolic function in children and young adults with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). RCM is a rare disease with high mortality requiring frequent surveillance. Accurate, noninvasive echocardiographic measures of diastolic function may reduce the need for invasive catheterization. Single-center, prospective, observational study of pediatric and young adult RCM patients undergoing assessment of diastolic parameters by simultaneous transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) and invasive catheterization...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876018/social-norms-and-family-planning-decisions-in-south-sudan
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Sumit Kane, Maryse Kok, Matilda Rial, Anthony Matere, Marjolein Dieleman, Jacqueline Ew Broerse
BACKGROUND: With a maternal mortality ratio of 789 per 100,000 live births, and a contraceptive prevalence rate of 4.7%, South Sudan has one of the worst reproductive health situations in the world. Understanding the social norms around sexuality and reproduction, across different ethnic groups, is key to developing and implementing locally appropriate public health responses. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in the state of Western Bahr el Ghazal (WBeG) in South Sudan to explore the social norms shaping decisions about family planning among the Fertit community...
November 22, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870422/magnetoencephalography-study-of-different-relationships-among-low-and-high-frequency-band-neural-activities-during-the-induction-of-peaceful-and-fearful-audiovisual-modalities-among-males-and-females
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Chia-Yen Yang, Ching-Po Lin
Our previous study estimated the bias from the match attributes of the auditory and visual modalities related to a peaceful mood in the male brain. However, the interactions among the four main frequency bands of neural activity remain unknown. Therefore, this study uses magnetoencephalography to explore gender differences in the perceptions of auditory and visual modalities related to peaceful and fearful moods. Instead of analyzing single frequencies, this study analyzes interactions between low-frequency phase and high-frequency amplitude to reflect neural communication...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869110/volatile-organic-compound-markers-of-psychological-stress-in-skin-a-pilot-study
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H J Martin, M A Turner, S Bandelow, L Edwards, Svetlana Riazanskaia, C L P Thomas
The forehead was studied as a possible sampling site for capturing changes in volatile organic compound (VOC) profiles associated with psychological-stress. Skin-VOCs were sampled with a polydimethylsilicone (PDMS)-coupon and the resulting VOCs were recovered and analysed with two-stage thermal desorption gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Fifteen young adult volunteers (19 years-26 years) participated in two interventions run in a randomised crossover design. One intervention, termed 'Neutral', required the participants to listen to peaceful music, the other, termed a 'paced audio serial addition task', required the participants to undertake a series of rapid mental arithmetic calculations in a challenging environment that induced a stress response...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865269/the-immunopathogenesis-of-staphylococcal-skin-infections-a-review
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P B Hill, A Imai
Staphylococcus aureus and S. pseudintermedius are the major causes of bacterial skin disease in humans and dogs. These organisms can exist as commensals on the skin, but they can also cause severe or even devastating infections. The immune system has evolved mechanisms to deal with pathogenic microorganisms and has strategies to combat bacteria of this type. What emerges is a delicate "peace" between the opposing sides, but this balance can be disrupted leading to a full blown "war". In the ferocious battle that ensues, both sides attempt to get the upper hand, using strategies that are comparable to those used by modern day armies...
December 2016: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856090/cystatin-c-and-cardiac-measures-in-children-and%C3%A2-adolescents%C3%A2-with-ckd
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Tammy M Brady, Kelly Townsend, Michael F Schneider, Christopher Cox, Thomas Kimball, Peace Madueme, Bradley Warady, Susan Furth, Mark Mitsnefes
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is highly prevalent among children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Cystatin C is an established marker of kidney function and an emerging biomarker for CVD events. We quantified the relationship between cystatin C level and cardiac structure and function over time among children with CKD and assessed whether cystatin C level and diastolic function retained an association after accounting for kidney function. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854533/tuberculosis-screening-and-control-in-the-us-military-in-war-and-peace
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James D Mancuso
Tuberculosis (TB) has a well-established association with military populations, but the association of increased TB risk during armed conflict is less certain. This historical review focuses on the evolution of screening practices, the changing epidemiology of TB, and the risk of TB among US military service members during armed conflict from 1885 to the present. Overall, deployed soldiers were not at increased risk for TB compared with nondeployed soldiers in any of these conflicts, and the risk of TB in the US military largely reflected that of the underlying US population...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852328/a-pilot-program-of-knowledge-translation-and-implementation-for-newborn-resuscitation-using-us-peace-corps-volunteers-in-rural-madagascar
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Kristin Close, Michele Karel, Michelle White
BACKGROUND: Prevention of adverse perinatal outcome using the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) neonatal resuscitation algorithm can reduce perinatal mortality in low income settings. Mercy Ships is a non-governmental organisation providing free healthcare education in sub-Saharan Africa and in an attempt to reach more rural areas of Madagascar with our neonatal resuscitation training we designed a novel approach in collaboration with US Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV). PCVs work in rural areas and contribute to locally determined public health initiatives...
November 16, 2016: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849348/reconsidering-the-economic-value-of-multiple-sclerosis-therapies
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Tiffany Shih, Craig Wakeford, Dennis Meletiche, Jesse Sussell, Adrienne Chung, Yanmei Liu, Jin Joo Shim, Darius Lakdawalla
OBJECTIVES: To illustrate a more comprehensive view of value associated with medicines treating a highly severe illness and to apply these insights to estimate the costs and benefits of 3 treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS): Avonex, Tysabri, and Tecfidera. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study spanning 2002 to 2013. We used economic theory to derive the value of therapy to patients with MS and to individuals who face the risk of contracting MS in the future, under the alternative assumptions that therapies were fully insured or paid for out of pocket...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848732/results-from-colombia-s-2016-report-card-on-physical-activity-for-children-and-youth
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Silvia A González, Maria A Castiblanco, Luis F Arias-Gómez, Andrea Martinez-Ospina, Daniel D Cohen, Gustavo A Holguin, Adriana Almanza, Diana Marina Camargo Lemos, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Iván D Escobar, Johnattan García, Rocio Gámez, Mauricio Garzon, Yaneth Herazo Beltrán, Hernan Hurtado, Oscar Lozano, Diana C Páez, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Nubia Ruiz, Gustavo Tovar, Olga L Sarmiento
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is vital to the holistic development of young people. Regular participation in PA is associated with substantial benefits for health, cognitive function, and social inclusion. Recognizing the potential of PA in the context of the current peace process in Colombia, the purpose of this article is to present the methodology and results of Colombia's second Report Card on PA for children and youth. METHODS: A group of experts on PA graded 14 PA indicators based on data from national surveys and policy documents...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847832/recurrent-parotid-carcinosarcoma-in-an-asymptomatic-patient
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Joshua Mansour, Abhishek Mangaonkar, Vamsi Kota
In this article, we present the case of a 52-year-old male with a history of parotid carcinosarcoma with initial diagnosis being 18 months prior. Initial treatment included a combination of gamma knife surgery coupled with high dosage chemotherapy and X-ray radiation therapy. At the time of follow-up, the patient presented with no complaints and had a nearly normal physical exam with the exception of some facial nerve weakness on the same side as the initial surgery. Despite being asymptomatic, the patient had a significant progression of disease that was manifested with intracranial lesions, multiple pathologic fractures, and a dramatic increase in overall tumor burden...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
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