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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343349/modernizing-quality-of-life-assessment-development-of-a-multidimensional-computerized-adaptive-questionnaire-for-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Pierre Michel, Karine Baumstarck, Christophe Lancon, Badih Ghattas, Anderson Loundou, Pascal Auquier, Laurent Boyer
OBJECTIVE: Quality of life (QoL) is still assessed using paper-based and fixed-length questionnaires, which is one reason why QoL measurements have not been routinely implemented in clinical practice. Providing new QoL measures that combine computer technology with modern measurement theory may enhance their clinical use. The aim of this study was to develop a QoL multidimensional computerized adaptive test (MCAT), the SQoL-MCAT, from the fixed-length SQoL questionnaire for patients with schizophrenia...
March 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343300/conversion-rates-of-abstracts-presented-at-the-canadian-rheumatology-association-annual-meetings-into-full-text-journal-articles
#2
Elaine A Yacyshyn, Laura C Soong
Dissemination of research studies is important for research ideas to be transformed from initial abstracts to full publications. Analyses of the scientific impact and publication record of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Annual meeting have not been previously described. This study determines the publication rate of abstracts presented at the CRA Annual Meetings 2005-2013 to full-text journal articles and the factors associated with publication. Program records of previous CRA meetings from 2005 to 2013 were obtained...
March 25, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343279/the-independent-influences-of-heat-strain-and-dehydration-upon-cognition
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Anne M J van den Heuvel, Benjamin J Haberley, David J R Hoyle, Nigel A S Taylor, Rodney J Croft
PURPOSE: Many researchers have addressed the potential effects of hyperthermia and dehydration on cognition, often revealing contradictory outcomes. A possible reason for this inconsistency is that experiments may have been inadequately designed for such effects. In this study, the impact of hyperthermia, dehydration and their combination on cognition were evaluated in eight young males, after accounting for a range of experimental limitations. METHODS: Passive heating and thermal clamping at two mean body temperatures (36...
March 25, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343255/giving-voice-to-african-thought-in-medical-research-ethics
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Godfrey B Tangwa
In this article, I consider the virtual absence of an African voice and perspective in global discourses of medical research ethics against the backdrop of the high burden of diseases and epidemics on the continent and the fact that the continent is actually the scene of numerous and sundry medical research studies. I consider some reasons for this state of affairs as well as how the situation might be redressed. Using examples from the HIV/AIDS and Ebola epidemics, I attempt to show that the marginalization of Africa in medical research and medical research ethics is deliberate rather than accidental...
March 25, 2017: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343187/-hormonal-contraception-use-in-social-and-psychological-context
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Aleksandra Grzybek, Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this article is to consider, form psychological point of view, hormonal contraception and its effects on women's body and health. Beliefs and decisions of young women in this area are the main plane of these analyzes. This study reflects on their motivations to use or not to use hormonal contraception and rate its influence on their body. It was also verified, if there is any difference in self-esteem between women who use and who do not use hormonal contraception...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343174/mirna-analysis-in-pancreatic-cancer-the-dartmouth-experience
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Francine B de Abreu, Xiaoying Liu, Gregory J Tsongalis
Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most lethal cancers being the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in adults in the United States because of the lack of early signs and symptoms and the lack of early detection. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common histological type among pancreatic cancers, representing 80%-90% of all solid tumors of the pancreas. The majority of PDAC develops from three precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, intraductual papillary mucinous neoplasm and mucinous cystic neoplasm...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343165/student-directed-video-validation-of-psychomotor-skills-performance-a-strategy-to-facilitate-deliberate-practice-peer-review-and-team-skill-sets
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Gregory A DeBourgh, Susan K Prion
Background Essential nursing skills for safe practice are not limited to technical skills, but include abilities for determining salience among clinical data within dynamic practice environments, demonstrating clinical judgment and reasoning, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork competence. Effective instructional methods are needed to prepare new nurses for entry-to-practice in contemporary healthcare settings. Method This mixed-methods descriptive study explored self-reported perceptions of a process to self-record videos for psychomotor skill performance evaluation in a convenience sample of 102 pre-licensure students...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343056/preliminary-investigation-of-the-microwave-pyrolysis-mechanism-of-sludge-based-on-high-frequency-structure-simulator-simulation-of-the-electromagnetic-field-distribution
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Rui Ma, Nana Yuan, Shichang Sun, Peixin Zhang, Lin Fang, Xianghua Zhang, Xuxin Zhao
Under microwave irradiation, raw sludge was pyrolyzed mainly by evaporation of water, with a weight loss ratio of 84.8% and a maximum temperature not exceeding 200°C. High-temperature pyrolysis of SiC sludge could be realized, with a weight loss ratio of 93.4% and a final pyrolysis temperature of 1131.7°C. Variations between the electric field intensity distribution are the main reason for the differences of pyrolysis efficiencies. HFSS simulation showed that the electric field intensity of the raw sludge gradually decreased from 2...
February 20, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342991/transformation-of-17%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol-by-simultaneous-photo-enzymatic-process-in-humic-water
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Yun Yang, Jianhua Li, Kun Lu, Huanhuan Shi, Shixiang Gao
The fate of estrogens in surface water is mainly dependent on two processes, i.e. photodegradation and biotransformation. Each of the separate process is invariably of interest, but research on the combination of the two processes has rarely been explored. In the present work, the transformation of 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) by simultaneous photochemical and enzymatic process in water was systematically investigated. The combined transformation rate of EE2 (0.057 h(-1)) in the presence of natural organic matter (NOM) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) under simulated sunlight irradiation was markedly faster than that in the presence of NOM only (0...
March 23, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342989/patient-engagement-and-study-design-of-prop-up-a-multi-site-patient-centered-prospective-observational-study-of-patients-undergoing-hepatitis-c-treatment
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Donna M Evon, Carol E Golin, Paul Stewart, Michael W Fried, Shani Alston, Bryce Reeve, Anna S Lok, Richard K Sterling, Joseph K Lim, Nancy Reau, Souvik Sarkar, David R Nelson, K Rajender Reddy, Adrian M Di Bisceglie
BACKGROUND: New highly efficacious direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies are available to treat chronic hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection. Real-world, patient-centered data on harms and benefits associated with these therapies are needed. METHODS: PROP UP is a multi-center prospective observational study that plans to enroll 1600 patients starting treatment with recently-approved DAA regimens. Informed by extensive input from a HCV patient engagement group who prioritized outcomes most important to them, patient-reported outcomes will be characterized using surveys at five time points: Baseline (T1), treatment week 4 (T2), end of treatment (T3), 12weeks post-treatment (T4), 12months post-treatment (T5)...
March 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342906/citation-analysis-a-new-approach-to-assess-the-uptake-of-core-outcome-sets
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Karen L Barnes, Jamie J Kirkham, Mike Clarke, Paula R Williamson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate citation analysis as an approach to measuring core outcome set (COS) uptake, by assessing whether the number of citations for a COS report could be used as a surrogate measure of uptake of the COS by clinical trialists. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Citation data were obtained for COS reports published before 2010 in five disease areas (systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, sepsis and critical care, and female sexual dysfunction). Those publications identified as a report of a clinical trial were examined to identify whether or not all outcomes in the COS were measured in the trial...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342728/comparative-analysis-for-diagnostic-yield-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-cytology-and%C3%A2-histology-during-the-same-bronchoscopic%C3%A2-procedure
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Wei-Nan Li, Di-Fei Wang, Ya-Bin Zhao, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang, Guang-Ping Wu
BACKGROUND: Biopsy, brushing, and transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) are the most common methods used for the diagnosis of small cell lung cancer during the same diagnostic bronchoscopic procedure. However, it is not clear which method provides better results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 140 patients who had undergone video bronchoscopy for diagnostic purposes. Bronchial brushings were obtained from all subjects. Biopsy specimens were also obtained from all subjects, except for 6 cases that could not be sampled; the TBNA method was used for some special lesions...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342711/epidemiological-profile-and-vaccination-coverage-in-splenectomy-patients-in-a-health-area-of-murcia-1993-2012
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Yolanda Molina-Salas, Francisco José Romera-Guirado, Jaime Jesús Pérez-Martín, María Nieves Peregrín-González, David Góngora-Soria
OBJECTIVE: Splenectomy patients have a high risk of suffering severe infections, many of them preventable by vaccination. The aim of the study was to analyse the clinical epidemiological characteristics and vaccine coverage of these patients in Health Area III of the Region of Murcia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a population of patients that were splenectomised during the period 1993-2012, according to the Register of the Basic Minimum Data Set...
March 22, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342700/nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-survey-of-canadian-practice
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REVIEW
Ricky D Turgeon, Stephano J Chang, Charlotte Dandurand, Peter A Gooderham, Camille Hunt
Tobacco smoke increases the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as complications such as vasospasm. Most patients presenting with aneurysmal SAH smoke, and many survivors continue to smoke after discharge. Neurosurgeons often hesitate to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during hospitalization of patients with SAH due to concerns of inducing vasospasm. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy, and patterns of use of NRT in smokers hospitalized for SAH. We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Embase, and unpublished sources of literature to October 2016 for randomized and observational studies comparing exposure to non-exposure of smoking cessation products in the acute phase of aneurysmal SAH...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342575/performance-of-a-novel-baffled-osmotic-membrane-bioreactor-microfiltration-hybrid-system-under-continuous-operation-for-simultaneous-nutrient-removal-and-mitigation-of-brine-discharge
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Nirenkumar Pathak, Laura Chekli, Jin Wang, Youngjin Kim, Sherub Phuntsho, Sheng Li, Noreddine Ghaffour, TorOve Leiknes, Hokyong Shon
The present study investigated the performance of an integrated osmotic and microfiltration membrane bioreactor system for wastewater treatment employing baffles in the reactor. Thus, this reactor design enables both aerobic and anoxic processes in an attempt to reduce the process footprint and energy costs associated with continuous aeration. The process performance was evaluated in terms of water flux, salinity build up in the bioreactor, organic and nutrient removal and microbial activity using synthetic reverse osmosis (RO) brine as draw solution (DS)...
March 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342438/-use-of-the-term-%C3%A2-pre-embryo%C3%A2-in-the-biomedical-literature-from-its-origin-to-the-present
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Modesto Ferrer Colomer, Luis Miguel Pastor
In this article, we present a review about the use of the term ″preembryo″ in the scientific literature as well as Bioethics from its origin, back in June 1979, to the end of the year 2014. We analyze their evolution along the time comparing with other terms commonly used in embryology. Also, we show the relevant journals in which this term appears, (offering the impact index within their specific field), and the authors who use it the most. The term ″preembryo″ arose in the scientific literature in 1979, remaining for about 6 years without reappearing in the scientific literature...
January 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342423/a-bioinformatics-approach-to-designing-a-zika-virus-vaccine
#17
Sumanta Dey, Ashesh Nandy, Subhash C Basak, Papiya Nandy, Sukhen Das
The Zika virus infections have reached epidemic proportions in the Latin American countries causing severe birth defects and neurological disorders. While several organizations have begun research into design of prophylactic vaccines and therapeutic drugs, computer assisted methods with adequate data resources can be expected to assist in these measures to reduce lead times through bioinformatics approaches. Using 60 sequences of the Zika virus envelope protein available in the GenBank database, our analysis with numerical characterization techniques and several web based bioinformatics servers identified four peptide stretches on the Zika virus envelope protein that are well conserved and surface exposed and are predicted to have reasonable epitope binding efficiency...
March 10, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342411/a-simple-reason-explains-why-it-is-so-difficult-to-assess-groundwater-ages-and-contamination-ages
#18
Robert P Chapuis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342349/evaluation-of-individual-and-area-level-factors-as-modifiers-of-the-association-between-warm-season-temperature-and-pediatric-asthma-morbidity-in-atlanta-ga
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Cassandra R O'Lenick, Andrea Winquist, Howard H Chang, Michael R Kramer, James A Mulholland, Andrew Grundstein, Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have found associations between respiratory morbidity and high temperatures; however, few studies have explored associations in potentially sensitive sub-populations. METHODS: We evaluated individual and area-level factors as modifiers of the association between warm-season (May-Sept.) temperature and pediatric respiratory morbidity in Atlanta. Emergency department (ED) visit data were obtained for children, 5-18 years old, with primary diagnoses of asthma or respiratory disease (diagnoses of upper respiratory infections, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, or wheeze) in 20-county Atlanta during 1993-2012...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342334/oncogene-addiction-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-focus-on-ros1-inhibition
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REVIEW
Francesco Facchinetti, Giulio Rossi, Emilio Bria, Jean-Charles Soria, Benjamin Besse, Roberta Minari, Luc Friboulet, Marcello Tiseo
Detection of molecular aberrations driving the biology and the clinical behavior of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) allows the adoption of specific therapeutic strategies dramatically impacting disease courses. Among these, ROS1 rearrangements are present in 1-2% of lung adenocarcinomas. Thanks to similarities between ALK and ROS1 oncogenes, lessons inferred from ALK can be applied to ROS1-positive NSCLC; nevertheless, disparities exist between diseases mastered by these two fusion genes. In the absence of more common genetic alterations detected in NSCLC (e...
March 12, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
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