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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943889/-if-there-s-no-stability-around-them-experienced-therapists-view-on-the-role-of-patients-social-world-in-recovery-in-bipolar-disorder
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Marius Veseth, Per-Einar Binder, Signe Hjelen Stige
BACKGROUND: Recovery in severe mental illness has traditionally been described as a deeply personal process. At the same time, researchers are increasingly attending to the social nature of such processes. In this article, we aim to supplement the growing knowledge base regarding these social aspects by exploring the perspectives of experienced therapists: how do they view the role of the social world in processes of healing and growth for people with bipolar disorder? And in what ways can the social world impede recovery? METHODS: We conducted 12 semi-structured individual interviews and analyzed the resulting transcripts using a team-based thematic analysis method...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942512/altered-endothelial-nitric-oxide-signaling-as-a-paradigm-for-maternal-vascular-maladaptation-in-preeclampsia
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REVIEW
George Osol, Nga Ling Ko, Maurizio Mandalà
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to present the newest insights into what we view as a central failure of cardiovascular adaptation in preeclampsia (PE) by focusing on one clinically significant manifestation of maternal endothelial dysfunction: nitric oxide signaling. The etiology, symptoms, and current theories of the PE syndrome are described first, followed by a review of the available evidence, and underlying causes of reduced endothelial nitric oxide (NO) signaling in PE...
September 23, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942100/doppler-ultrasonography-can-be-useful-to-determine-the-etiology-of-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Ahmet Mutlu, Isa Cam, Sinem Dasli, Murat Topdag
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate clinical features of both carotid and vertebral arteries in the idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) patients and healthy individuals to contribute additional knowledge on vascular compromise theory. METHODS: This study was designed as a retrospective case control study in a tertiary referral center. 55 patients for ISSNHL and 35 healthy participants (70 ears) are involved to the study. All of the patients were evaluated for the systemic disorders and excluded other possible causes (autoimmune diseases, acoustic schwannoma, drug toxicity, etc) of ISSNHL...
September 20, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940998/more-than-just-side-effects-the-role-of-clinical-and-psychosocial-factors-in-non-adherence-to-tamoxifen
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Zoe Moon, Rona Moss-Morris, Myra S Hunter, Lyndsay D Hughes
OBJECTIVES: Tamoxifen non-adherence is apparent in up to half of breast cancer survivors and is associated with increased risk of recurrence and reduced quality of life. However, factors contributing to non-adherence in this population are currently poorly understood. This study explored the relationship between key components of the Common Sense Model of Illness Representations (CSM)/the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and intentional and unintentional non-adherence in a large sample of women prescribed tamoxifen following primary breast cancer...
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940883/development-of-a-battery-of-tests-to-measure-attitudes-and-intended-behaviours-of-dental-students-towards-people-with-disability-or-those-in-marginalised-groups
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D Faulks, A Dougall, G Ting, T Ari, J Nunn, C Friedman, J John, B Daly, V Roger-Leroi, J T Newton
INTRODUCTION: Recommended curricula in Special Care Dentistry (SCD) outline learning objectives that include the domain of attitudes and behaviours, but these are notoriously difficult to measure. The aims of this study were (i) to develop a test battery comprising adapted and new scales to evaluate values, attitudes and intentions of dental students towards people with disability and people in marginalised groups and (ii) to determine reliability (interitem consistency) and validity of the scales within the test battery...
September 22, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940355/whole-brain-inhomogeneous-magnetization-transfer-ihmt-imaging-sensitivity-enhancement-within-a-steady-state-gradient-echo-sequence
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Samira Mchinda, Gopal Varma, Valentin H Prevost, Arnaud Le Troter, Stanislas Rapacchi, Maxime Guye, Jean Pelletier, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, David C Alsop, Guillaume Duhamel, Olivier M Girard
PURPOSE: To implement, characterize, and optimize an interleaved inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT) gradient echo sequence allowing for whole-brain imaging within a clinically compatible scan time. THEORY AND METHODS: A general framework for ihMT modelling was developed based on the Provotorov theory of radiofrequency saturation, which accounts for the dipolar order underpinning the ihMT effect. Experimental studies and numerical simulations were performed to characterize and optimize the ihMT-gradient echo dependency with sequence timings, saturation power, and offset frequency...
September 23, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940184/cognitive-trajectory-changes-over-20%C3%A2-years-before-dementia-diagnosis-a-large-cohort-study
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Ge Li, Eric B Larson, Jane B Shofer, Paul K Crane, Laura E Gibbons, Wayne McCormick, James D Bowen, Mary Lou Thompson
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Longitudinal studies have shown an increase in cognitive decline many years before clinical diagnosis of dementia. We sought to estimate changes, relative to "normal" aging, in the trajectory of scores on a global cognitive function test-the Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument (CASI). DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: Community-dwelling members of a U.S. health maintenance organization. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older who had no dementia diagnosis at baseline and had at least two visits with valid CASI test score (N = 4,315)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939851/isomers-identification-of-2-hydroxyglutarate-acid-disodium-salt-2hg-by-terahertz-time-domain-spectroscopy
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Wanqing Chen, Yan Peng, Xiankai Jiang, Jiayu Zhao, Hongwei Zhao, Yiming Zhu
2-Hydroxyglutaric acid disodium salt (2HG) is a unique biomarker existing in glioma, which can be used for recognizing cancer development stage and identifying the boundary between the ordinary tissue and cancer tissue. However, the most efficient detection method for 2HG now is Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), whose testing time is at least twenty minutes and the variability of 2HG (continuous synthesis and decomposition) determines it cannot be used as the real-time image in medical surgery. In this paper, by using the Terahertz Time-domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) System, we investigate the vibration spectra of 2HG isomers and further distinguish their physical properties by using Density Functional Theory...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939661/health-education-intervention-promoting-infant-safe-sleep-in-paediatric-primary-care-randomised-controlled-trial
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Eileen M McDonald, Amanda Davani, Akisha Price, Patricia Mahoney, Wendy Shields, Rashelle J Musci, Barry S Solomon, Elizabeth A Stuart, Andrea C Gielen
BACKGROUND: Few randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have been conducted to improve infant sleep practices. There is limited research on how best to integrate safe sleep information into routine paediatric anticipatory guidance delivered at well child visits (WCVs). This protocol paper describes the design of the Safe Start Study, which aims to evaluate the impact of safe sleep interventions on parents' knowledge, beliefs and behaviours related to creating and maintaining a safe sleep environment for their infants...
September 22, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938846/predictive-value-of-traditional-measures-of-executive-function-on-broad-abilities-of-the-cattell-horn-carroll-theory-of-cognitive-abilities
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Loes van Aken, Paul T van der Heijden, Wouter Oomens, Roy P C Kessels, Jos I M Egger
The neuropsychological construct of executive functions (EFs), and the psychometric Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory of cognitive abilities are both approaches that attempt to describe cognitive functioning. The coherence between EF and CHC abilities has been mainly studied using factor-analytical techniques. Through multivariate regression analysis, the current study now assesses the integration of these latent constructs in clinical assessment. The predictive power of six widely used executive tasks on five CHC measures (crystallized and fluid intelligence, visual processing, short-term memory, and processing speed) is examined...
September 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936296/oral-lymphoepithelial-cyst-a-clinicopathological-study-of-26-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Maria Sykara, Panagiotis Ntovas, Eleni-Marina Kalogirou, Konstantinos I Tosios, Alexandra Sklavounou
INTRODUCTION: Τo describe the clinicopathological features of 26 oral lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) and review the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-six cases of oral LECs diagnosed during a 37-year period were retrospectively collected. The patients' gender and age, as well as the main clinical features of the cysts were retrieved from the requisition forms. The main microscopic features were recorded after reevaluation of all cases. Pubmed and Google Scholar electronic databases were searched with the key word "oral LEC"...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936029/silicon-nanoporous-membranes-as-a-rigorous-platform-for-validation-of-biomolecular-transport-models
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Benjamin J Feinberg, Jeff C Hsiao, Jaehyun Park, Andrew L Zydney, William H Fissell, Shuvo Roy
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), a technology that resulted from significant innovation in semiconductor fabrication, have recently been applied to the development of silicon nanopore membranes (SNM). In contrast to membranes fabricated from polymeric materials, SNM exhibit slit-shaped pores, monodisperse pore size, constant surface porosity, zero pore overlap, and sub-micron thickness. This development in membrane fabrication is applied herein for the validation of the XDLVO (extended Derjaguin, Landau, Verwey, and Overbeek) theory of membrane transport within the context of hemofiltration...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Membrane Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935393/the-effectiveness-of-psychological-interventions-on-self-care-psychological-and-health-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ying Jiang, Shefaly Shorey, Betsy Seah, Wanxian Chan, Wilson Wai San Tam, Wenru Wang
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence to determine the effects of psychological interventions on self-care and psychological and health outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS: We evaluated the effectiveness of randomized controlled trials using psychological methods or theory on self-care behaviors, anxiety and depression levels, HRQoL, and physical function. Studies published in English, from January 2006 to December 2016, were considered. We searched published and unpublished studies in the following electronic databases: CINAHL, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of Science, and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935195/the-dimensionalities-of-lesion-deficit-mapping
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Tianbo Xu, Ashwani Jha, Parashkev Nachev
Lesion-deficit mapping remains the most powerful method for localising function in the human brain. As the highest court of appeal where competing theories of cerebral function conflict, it ought to be held to the most stringent inferential standards. Though at first sight elegantly transferable, the mass-univariate statistical framework popularized by functional imaging is demonstrably ill-suited to the task, both theoretically and empirically. The critical difficulty lies with the handling of the data's intrinsically high dimensionality...
September 18, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933071/-summary-of-development-in-scientific-researches-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-twenty-years%C3%AF-1996-2015%C3%AF
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The modernization strategy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been implemented for 20 years. A great deal of basic and innovative researches have been done on basic theory of TCM, effective substance, efficacy evaluation, action mechanism, intracorporal metabolic process, safety evaluation, clinical evaluation and quality standards. As a result, a series of remarkable achievements in scientific research have been generated and promoted the interpretation of the connotation of TCM, supported the industry development of TCM and accelerated internationalization of TCM...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931309/predictors-of-smoking-cessation-in-taiwan-using-the-theory-of-planned-behavior
#16
Yu-Fang Tseng, Kuei-Lan Wang, Ching-Yun Lin, Yi-Ting Lin, Hui-Chen Pan, Chai-Jan Chang
This study aimed to explore the factors predicting the intention to quit smoking and the subsequent behavior 6 months later using the theory of planned behavior (TPB). Data were obtained from 145 smokers who attended a smoking cessation clinic in a community hospital. All participants completed a questionnaire which included demographic information, TPB-based items, perceived susceptibility and previous attempts to quit. The actual quitting behavior was obtained by follow-up phone calls 6 months later. The TPB constructs explained 34% of the variance in intention to quit smoking...
September 20, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931302/learning-metabolic-brain-networks-in-mci-and-ad-by-robustness-and-leave-one-out-analysis-an-fdg-pet-study
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Zhijun Yao, Bin Hu, Xuejiao Chen, Yuanwei Xie, Jürg Gutknecht, Dennis Majoe
This study attempted to better understand the properties associated with the metabolic brain network in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Graph theory was employed to investigate the topological organization of metabolic brain network among 86 patients with MCI, 89 patients with AD, and 97 normal controls (NCs) using 18F fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) data. The whole brain was divided into 82 areas by Brodmann atlas to construct networks. We found that MCI and AD showed a loss of small-world properties and topological aberrations, and MCI showed an intermediate measurement between NC and AD...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931174/improvement-of-radiological-teaching-effects-of-focusing-of-learning-targets-and-increased-consideration-of-learning-theory-knowledge
#18
Stefan Wirth, York-Alexander William, Marco Paolini, Kathrin Wirth, Daniel Maxien, Maximilian Reiser, Martin R Fischer
Purpose Based on evaluation and examination results of students, a necessity for improvement of so far purely instructor-based radiological teaching at the local institution was determined. Aim of our study was to use one out of eight seminars to exemplify adaptation of the teaching concept according to learning theory knowledge, to determine the resulting effects and to interpret them. Materials and methods The institutional review board approved the prospective study of the seminar conversion, which was performed after the end of the winter semester 2015/2016...
September 20, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930760/medical-education-and-health-care-delivery-a-call-to-better-align-goals-and-purposes
#19
David P Sklar, Paul A Hemmer, Steven J Durning
The transformation of the U.S. health care system is under way, driven by the needs of an aging population, rising health care spending, and the availability of health information. However, the speed and effectiveness of the transformation of health care delivery will depend, in large part, upon engagement of the health professions community and changes in clinicians' practice behaviors. Current efforts to influence practice behaviors emphasize changes in the health payment system with incentives to move from fee-for-service to alternative payment models...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929863/the-effects-of-clinical-supervision-on-supervisees-and-patients-in-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-a-systematic-review
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Sven Alfonsson, Thomas Parling, Åsa Spännargård, Gerhard Andersson, Tobias Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Clinical supervision is a central part of psychotherapist training but the empirical support for specific supervision theories or features is unclear. The aims of this study were to systematically review the empirical research literature regarding the effects of clinical supervision on therapists' competences and clinical outcomes within Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). METHOD: A comprehensive database search resulted in 4103 identified publications...
September 20, 2017: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
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