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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738319/meeting-report-intercellular-interactions-in-context-towards-a-mechanistic-understanding-of-cells-in-organs
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David Bryant, Aaron Johnson
The Company of Biologists held the workshop 'Intercellular interactions in context: towards a mechanistic understanding of cells in organs' at historic Wiston House in West Sussex, UK, 5-8 February 2017. The meeting brought together around 30 scientists from disparate backgrounds - yet with a common interest of how tissue morphogenesis occurs and its dysregulation leads to pathologies - to intensively discuss their latest research, the current state of the field, as well as any challenges for the future. This report summarises the concepts and challenges that arose as key questions for the fields of cell, cancer and developmental biology...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738236/early-predictors-of-study-success-in-a-dutch-advanced-nurse-practitioner-education-program-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ercolie R Bossema, Tineke H J M Meijs, Jeroen W B Peters
BACKGROUND: Study delay and attrition are major concerns in higher education. They cost time and effort, and threaten the availability of higher qualified professionals. Knowing early what factors contribute to delay and attrition may help prevent this. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether student characteristics, including a literature study report grade as a proxy of cognitive abilities, predicted study success in a dual advanced nurse practitioner education program...
July 15, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734169/development-and-psychometric-validation-of-the-headache-screening-questionnaire-dutch-version
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Hedwig A van der Meer, Corine M Visscher, Raoul H H Engelbert, Wim M Mulleners, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Caroline M Speksnijder
BACKGROUND: Headache is a common disorder which may lead to substantial socio-economic loss. Treatment options include self-management strategies, medication and physiotherapy. Physiotherapists need to be able to screen for the presence of migraine and tension-type headache (TTH), so they can adjust their treatment strategies to the type of headache. A quick screening questionnaire to recognize migraine and TTH in the physiotherapy practice is needed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to create a headache screening questionnaire based on the ICHD-3 beta criteria for migraine and TTH, and to establish its content and criterion validity...
July 4, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728951/quality-of-life-and-cochlear-implant-results-in-adults-with-postlingual-hearing-loss
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Aline Faria de Sousa, Maria Inês Vieira Couto, Ana Claudia Martinho-Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Considering the variability of results found in the clinical population using a cochlear implant, researchers in the area have been interested in the inclusion of quality of life measures to subjectively assess the benefits of the implantation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life of adult users of cochlear implant. METHODS: A cross-sectional and clinical study in a group of 26 adults of both genders, with mean duration of cochlear implant use of 6...
July 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699806/fibromyalgia-as-a-cause-of-uncontrolled-asthma-a-case-controlled-multicenter-study
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Eva Martinez-Moragon, V Plaza, Isabel Torres, Ana Rosado, Isabel Urrutia, Xavier Casas, Belen Hinojosa, Marina Blanco-Aparicio, Julio Delgado, Santiago Quirce, Carles Sabadell, Pilar Cobellero, Ana Muñoz-Fernández
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia can affect the control of asthma when both diseases are present in a single patient. OBJECTIVES: To characterize asthma in patients with concomitant fibromyalgia to assess whether fibromyalgia is an independent factor of asthma severity that influences upon poor asthma control. We also evaluated how dyspnea is perceived by the patients in order to demonstrate that alterations in the perception of airway obstruction may be responsible for poor asthma control...
July 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668834/effects-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-on-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7-using-absorption-spectroscopy
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Dominic Z Alcantara, Ian Jerry S Soliman, Romeric F Pobre, Raouf N G Naguib
We present an analysis of the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) with 3.3 MHz carrier frequency and modulated by audio resonant frequencies on the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line in vitro using absorption spectroscopy. This involves a fluorescence dye called PrestoBlue™ Cell Viability Reagent and a spectrophotometry to test the viability of MCF-7 breast cancer cells under different PEMF treatment conditions in terms of the cell absorption values. The DNA molecule of the MCF-7 breast cancer cells has an electric dipole property that renders it sensitive and reactive to applied electromagnetic fields...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668802/anticyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies-and-rheumatoid-factor-as-risk-factors-for-10-year-cardiovascular-morbidity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-large-inception-cohort-study
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Mike L T Berendsen, Marissa C van Maaren, Elke E A Arts, Alfons A den Broeder, Calin D Popa, Jaap Fransen
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) and rheumatoid factor (RF) are risk factors for 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Analyses were performed using data from the Nijmegen early RA inception cohort, in which patients with newly diagnosed RA, consecutively included since 1985, were regularly followed up. Anti-CCP and RF were determined at baseline (diagnosis)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645495/validity-and-reliability-of-the-mytemp-ingestible-temperature-capsule
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Coen C W G Bongers, Maria T E Hopman, Thijs M H Eijsvogels
OBJECTIVES: An accurate and non-invasive measurement of core body temperature (Tc) is of great importance to quantify exercise-induced increases in Tc in athletes or to assess changes in Tc in patient populations. The use of ingestible gastrointestinal telemetric temperature capsules is widely accepted as a surrogate marker for Tc, but widespread implementation is lacking due to the high costs of these disposable capsules. A new and cheaper temperature capsule system (i.e. myTemp) was recently introduced...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637615/cancer-predisposition-syndromes-associated-with-myeloid-malignancy
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REVIEW
Emily Quinn, Kim E Nichols
The majority of myeloid malignancies are caused by sporadic somatic events rather than cancer predisposition. Nonetheless, the identification of hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes is critical when caring for patients with myeloid malignancies since detection may direct decisions related to cancer treatment and surveillance. A positive genetic test result also has important implications for other family members who can use this information to undergo their own testing to determine their cancer risk. We review the demographics, genetic mechanisms of disease, diagnostic approach, malignancy risk, and management for the following five cancer predisposition syndromes associated with myeloid malignancies: Li-Fraumeni, constitutional mismatch repair deficiency, Werner, Bloom, and Nijmegen breakage...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628474/prediction-of-human-iron-bioavailability-using-rapid-c-elisas-for-human-plasma-hepcidin
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Nicole U Stoffel, Christophe Zeder, Eloïse Fort, Dorine W Swinkels, Michael B Zimmermann, Diego Moretti
BACKGROUND: Hepcidin is the central systemic regulator of iron metabolism, but its quantification in biological fluids is challenging. Rapid, accurate and user-friendly methods are needed. Our aim was to assess the ability of hepcidin as measured by three different c-ELISA assays to predict iron bioavailability in humans. METHODS: The three assays used were commercially available DRG and Peninsula assays and the c-ELISA method performed at Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Hepcidinanalysis...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619295/effects-of-massage-therapy-on-anxiety-depression-hyperventilation-and-quality-of-life-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Reychler Gregory, Caty Gilles, Arcq Aude, Lebrun Laurie, Belkhir Leïla, Yombi Jean-Cyr, Marot Jean-Christophe
INTRODUCTION: HIV infection is often preceded or accompanied by psychiatric comorbidities. These disorders improve with complementary therapies. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of massage therapy on anxiety, depression, hyperventilation and quality of life in HIV infected patients. METHOD: Adult HIV-infected patients were randomized (n=29) in massage therapy group (one hour a week during four weeks) and control group. Anxiety and depression (HADS-A and HADS-D), hyperventilation (Nijmegen questionnaire) and quality of life (WHOQOL-HIV) were evaluated at inclusion and after 4 weeks...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606965/low-disease-activity-das28%C3%A2-3-2-reduces-the-risk-of-first-cardiovascular-event-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-time-dependent-cox-regression-analysis-in-a-large-cohort-study
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Elke Ea Arts, Jaap Fransen, Alfons A Den Broeder, Piet L C M van Riel, Calin D Popa
OBJECTIVE: Systemic inflammation appears to contribute to the excess risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of different levels of disease activity over time, particularly low disease activity and remission, on CVD risk in patients with RA. METHODS: Data from the Nijmegen early RA inception cohort were used. The primary outcome was first CVD events within the first 10 years of follow-up...
June 12, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605206/the-effect-of-a-holistic-self-management-plan-on-asthma-control
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Eirini Grammatopoulou, Emmanouil K Skordilis, Aikaterini Haniotou, Zarotis John, Spyros Athanasopoulos
The holistic self-management plan includes lifelong actions that enable patients to cope with their disease. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of a holistic self-management plan on asthma control. A 12-month controlled study was conducted. Adult patients with mild-to-moderate asthma (n = 24) who attended the emergency asthma department were randomized to two groups: One group followed four educational sessions and three personal home sessions (n = 12), while a second group received a short manual with asthma information (n = 12)...
June 12, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602152/physical-activity-and-cognitive-function-of-long-distance-walkers-studying-four-days-marches-participants
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Hans Wouters, Teun Aalbers, Martijn F H Maessen, André L M Verbeek, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, Roy P C Kessels, Maria T E Hopman, Thijs M H Eijsvogels
Studies show physical activity to be beneficial for cognitive function. However, studies usually included individuals who were not particularly inclined to exercise. Following research among master athletes, we examined associations between physical activity and cognitive function in participants of the International Nijmegen Four Days Marches. These individuals are also inclined to exercise. On 4 consecutive days >40,000 participants walk a daily distance of 30-50 km (120-200 km or 75-125 miles in total)...
July 24, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600370/substituting-physicians-with-nurse-practitioners-physician-assistants-or-nurses-in-nursing-homes-protocol-for-a-realist-evaluation-case-study
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Marleen Hermien Lovink, Anke Persoon, Anneke Jah van Vught, Lisette Schoonhoven, Raymond Tcm Koopmans, Miranda Gh Laurant
INTRODUCTION: In developed countries, substituting physicians with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses (physician substitution) occurs in nursing homes as an answer to the challenges related to the ageing population and the shortage of staff, as well as to guarantee the quality of nursing home care. However, there is great diversity in how physician substitution in nursing homes is modelled and it is unknown how it can best contribute to the quality of healthcare. This study aims to gain insight into how physician substitution is modelled and whether it contributes to perceived quality of healthcare...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572264/recommendations-for-childhood-cancer-screening-and-surveillance-in-dna-repair-disorders
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REVIEW
Michael F Walsh, Vivian Y Chang, Wendy K Kohlmann, Hamish S Scott, Christopher Cunniff, Franck Bourdeaut, Jan J Molenaar, Christopher C Porter, John T Sandlund, Sharon E Plon, Lisa L Wang, Sharon A Savage
DNA repair syndromes are heterogeneous disorders caused by pathogenic variants in genes encoding proteins key in DNA replication and/or the cellular response to DNA damage. The majority of these syndromes are inherited in an autosomal-recessive manner, but autosomal-dominant and X-linked recessive disorders also exist. The clinical features of patients with DNA repair syndromes are highly varied and dependent on the underlying genetic cause. Notably, all patients have elevated risks of syndrome-associated cancers, and many of these cancers present in childhood...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529479/in-patients-undergoing-cochlear-implantation-psychological-burden-affects-tinnitus-and-the-overall-outcome-of-auditory-rehabilitation
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Petra Brüggemann, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Katharina Klee, Stefan Gräbel, Birgit Mazurek, Heidi Olze
Cochlear implantation (CI) is increasingly being used in the auditory rehabilitation of deaf patients. Here, we investigated whether the auditory rehabilitation can be influenced by the psychological burden caused by mental conditions. Our sample included 47 patients who underwent implantation. All patients were monitored before and 6 months after CI. Auditory performance was assessed using the Oldenburg Inventory (OI) and Freiburg monosyllable (FB MS) speech discrimination test. The health-related quality of life was measured with Nijmegen Cochlear implantation Questionnaire (NCIQ) whereas tinnitus-related distress was measured with the German version of Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487670/cochlear-implantation-of-bilaterally-deafened-patients-with-tinnitus-induces-sustained-decrease-of-tinnitus-related-distress
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Steffen Knopke, Agnieszka J Szczepek, Sophia Marie Häussler, Stefan Gräbel, Heidi Olze
OBJECTIVE: Tinnitus is a common symptom of hearing impairment. Patients who are bilaterally hard of hearing are often affected by tinnitus. However, they cannot undergo any of the standard tinnitus therapies, since they rely on hearing. Cochlear implantation (CI) used to treat severe hearing disabilities, such as bilateral hearing loss, was also shown to reduce tinnitus. Our goal was to determine if CI induces sustained reduction of tinnitus. We performed prospective, longitudinal analyses of tinnitus-related distress in a uniform group of bilaterally deafened patients after CI...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477133/dna-damage-response-in-human-stem-cells-and-neural-descendants
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Jason M Beckta, Bret R Adams, Kristoffer Valerie
Glial cells are crucial for the normal function of neurons and are intricately involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases as well as neurologic malignancies. A deeper understanding of the mechanisms by which glial cells influence the development of such pathologies will undoubtedly lead to new and improved therapeutic approaches. Commercially available human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), both of which can be differentiated into neural progenitors (NPs) and various neural cell lineages, have become widely used as sources for producing normal human central nervous system (CNS) cells...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452830/first-aid-treatment-for-friction-blisters-walking-into-the-right-direction
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Lando Janssen, Neeltje A E Allard, Dominique S M Ten Haaf, Cees P P van Romburgh, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, Maria T E Hopman
OBJECTIVE: Blisters are common foot injuries during and after prolonged walking. However, the best treatment remains unclear. The aim of the study was to compare the effect of 2 different friction blister treatment regimens, wide area fixation dressing versus adhesive tape. DESIGN: A prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: The 2015 Nijmegen Four Days Marches in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2907 participants (45 ± 16 years, 52% men) were included and received 4131 blister treatments...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
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