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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820970/utility-of-the-comprehensive-marijuana-motives-questionnaire-among-medical-cannabis-patients
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Kipling M Bohnert, Erin E Bonar, J Todd Arnedt, Deirdre A Conroy, Maureen A Walton, Mark A Ilgen
BACKGROUND: Little is known about motives for cannabis use among the population of adults using cannabis medically. Therefore, we evaluated the performance of the 12 factor, 36-item Comprehensive Marijuana Motives Questionnaire (CMMQ) among a sample of medical cannabis patients. METHODS: Study participants were adults ages 21years or older with scheduled appointments to obtain new or renewed medical cannabis certification from clinics in one Midwestern state (n=1116)...
August 3, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818618/ctenopharyngodon-idella-p53-mediates-between-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-pkr-at-the-transcriptional-level
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Qingli Huang, Dingkun Xie, Huiling Mao, Haizhou Wang, Zhen Wu, Keyi Huang, Yiqi Wan, Qun Xu, Chengyu Hu
p53, NF-κB and PKR are well-known to be involved in antiviral response. Although p53 has been reported in fish, its role in the regulation of NF-κB and PKR is not well understood. Here, we cloned and characterized the full length of cDNA sequence of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) p53 (Cip53) and its promoter sequence. The full length cDNA of Cip53 was 1879 bp with an ORF of 1116 bp encoding a polypeptide of 371 amino acids. Phylogenetic tree analysis revealed that Cip53 shares high homology with Dario rerio p53 (Drp53)...
August 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813260/pairing-attachment-theory-and-social-learning-theory-in-video-feedback-intervention-to-promote-positive-parenting
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REVIEW
Femmie Juffer, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marinus H van IJzendoorn
Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) is a social-learning and attachment-based intervention using video feedback to support sensitive parenting and at the same time setting firm limits. Empirical studies and meta-analyses have shown that sensitive parenting is the key determinant to promote secure child-parent attachment relationships and that adequate parental discipline contributes to fewer behavior problems in children. Building on this evidence, VIPP-SD has been tested in various populations of at-risk parents and vulnerable children (in the age range of zero to six years), as well as in the context of child care...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806573/digital-breast-tomosynthesis-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-for-tomosynthesis-detected-sonographically-occult-lesions
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Nikki S Ariaratnam, Sherrill T Little, Markus A Whitley, Kristy Ferguson
PURPOSE: To assess the utility and pathological results from DBT VAB for lesions occult on 2D mammography and breast ultrasound (US). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 1116 consecutive stereotactic biopsies was performed over 27months. DBT VAB was performed for 38 non-calcified lesions which were solely detected using DBT. Imaging findings and pathology results were reviewed. RESULTS: Pathologic findings were malignant in 8 of 38 lesions [masses (5) and distortion (3)]...
August 5, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797657/systematic-review-of-transabdominal-cerclage-placed-via-laparoscopy-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Gaby N Moawad, Paul Tyan, Tracey Bracke, Elias D Abi Khalil, Vicky Vargas, Alexis Gimovsky, Cherie Marfori
Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Multiple interventions have been put in place to minimize this occurrence. Despite current recommendations including medical management, cervical length screening, and transvaginal cerclage a substantial number of women still experience preterm birth. For those patients, experts recommend a transabdominal cerclage. In our systematic review, we compare 26 studies (1116 patients) on transabdominal cerclage placed via laparotomy (TAC-lap) to 15 studies (728 patients) on transabdominal cerclage placed via laparoscopy (TAC-lsc)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775047/mortality-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-prediction-by-the-2015-european-pulmonary-hypertension-guidelines-risk-stratification-model
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Marius M Hoeper, Tilmann Kramer, Zixuan Pan, Christina A Eichstaedt, Jens Spiesshoefer, Nicola Benjamin, Karen M Olsson, Katrin Meyer, Carmine Dario Vizza, Anton Vonk-Noordegraaf, Oliver Distler, Christian Opitz, J Simon R Gibbs, Marion Delcroix, H Ardeschir Ghofrani, Doerte Huscher, David Pittrow, Stephan Rosenkranz, Ekkehard Grünig
The 2015 European pulmonary hypertension (PH) guidelines propose a risk stratification strategy for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Low-, intermediate- and high-risk strata are defined by estimated 1-year mortality risks of <5%, 5-10% and >10%, respectively. This risk assessment strategy awaits validation.We analysed data from patients with newly diagnosed PAH enrolled into COMPERA (Comparative, Prospective Registry of Newly Initiated Therapies for Pulmonary Hypertension), a European-based PH registry...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755005/the-polarization-and-the-fundamental-sensitivity-of-39-k-133-cs-85-rb-4-he-hybrid-optical-pumping-spin-exchange-relaxation-free-atomic-magnetometers
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Jian-Hua Liu, Dong-Yang Jing, Liang-Liang Wang, Yang Li, Wei Quan, Jian-Cheng Fang, Wu-Ming Liu
The hybrid optical pumping spin exchange relaxation free (SERF) atomic magnetometers can realize ultrahigh sensitivity measurement of magnetic field and inertia. We have studied the (85)Rb polarization of two types of hybrid optical pumping SERF magnetometers based on (39)K-(85)Rb-(4)He and (133)Cs-(85)Rb-(4)He respectively. Then we found that (85)Rb polarization varies with the number density of buffer gas (4)He and quench gas N2, pumping rate of pump beam and cell temperature respectively, which will provide an experimental guide for the design of the magnetometer...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735608/school-engagement-trajectories-in-adolescence-the-role-of-peer-likeability-and-popularity
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Maaike C Engels, Hilde Colpin, Karla Van Leeuwen, Patricia Bijttebier, Wim Van Den Noortgate, Stephan Claes, Luc Goossens, Karine Verschueren
This accelerated longitudinal study examined how peer status (i.e., peer likeability and popularity) is involved in adolescents' school engagement trajectories. A large sample of students was followed from Grades 7 to 11 (N=1116; Mage=13.79years). Students' school engagement and peer status were assessed using self-reports and peer nominations, respectively. Latent growth curve modeling revealed that different engagement dimensions were differentially associated with peer status. Likeability was positively related to both behavioral and emotional engagement in Grade 7, but not to behavioral and emotional disaffection...
October 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725291/relationship-between-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-flammer-syndrome
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Katarzyna Konieczka, Hyuk Jin Choi, Simone Koch, Franz Fankhauser, Andreas Schoetzau, Dong Myung Kim
BACKGROUND: Besides intraocular pressure, vascular factors play a role in the pathogenesis of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. One of these potential vascular factors is Flammer syndrome. The purpose of the present study was to determine in a Korean population whether signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome occur more often in normal tension glaucoma patients than in control subjects. METHODS: Two hundred forty-six normal tension glaucoma patients and 1116 control subjects responded to a multiple-choice questionnaire asking about 15 signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706987/influence-of-cold-ischemia-time-in-kidney-transplants-from-small-pediatric-donors
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Liise K Kayler, Michelle Lubetzky, Xia Yu, Patricia Friedmann
BACKGROUND: Clinicians may be reluctant to transplant small pediatric kidneys that have prolonged cold ischemia time (CIT) for fear of an additional deleterious effect because pediatric grafts are thought to be more sensitive to ischemia. We aimed to assess the risks associated with transplantation of small pediatric kidneys with prolonged CIT. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study examining US registry data between 1998 and 2013 of adult first-time kidney-only recipients of small pediatric kidneys from donors weighing 10 to 20 kg, stratified by CIT levels of 0 to 18 (n = 1413), 19 to 30 (n = 1116), and longer than 30 (n = 338) hours...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690005/pediatric-emergency-department-resource-utilization-among-children-with-primary-care-clinic-contact-in-the-preceding-2-days-a-cross-sectional-study
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Christina K Grech, Molly A Laux, Heather L Burrows, Michelle L Macy, Elaine S Pomeranz
OBJECTIVES: To characterize pediatric patient contacts with their primary care clinic in the 2 days preceding a visit to the emergency department (ED) and explore how the type of clinic contact relates to ED resource use. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 368 pediatric ED visits in the first 7 days of each month, from September 2012 to August 2013. Visits were included if the family contacted their child's general pediatric clinic in the study health system in the 2 days preceding the ED visit...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687182/consistency-of-priorities-for-quality-improvement-for-nursing-homes-in-italy-and-canada-a-comparison-of-optimization-models-of-resident-satisfaction
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REVIEW
Sara Barsanti, Kevin Walker, Chiara Seghieri, Antonella Rosa, Walter P Wodchis
The paper seeks to identify aspects of care that may be easily modified to yield a desired level of improvement in residents' overall satisfaction with nursing homes, comparing data across Canada and Italy. Using a structured questionnaire, 681 and 1116 nursing home residents were surveyed in Ontario in 2009 and in Tuscany in 2012, respectively. Fourteen items were common to the surveys, including willingness to recommend (WTR), which was used as the dependent variable and measure of global satisfaction. The other analogous items were entered as covariates in ordinal logistic regression models predicting residents' WTR in each jurisdiction separately...
June 23, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686106/neonatal-screening-improves-sickle-cell-disease-clinical-outcome-in-belgium
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Phu-Quoc Lê, Alina Ferster, Laurence Dedeken, Christiane Vermylen, Anna Vanderfaeillie, Laurence Rozen, Catherine Heijmans, Sophie Huybrechts, Christine Devalck, Frédéric Cotton, Olivier Ketelslegers, Marie-Françoise Dresse, Jean-François Fils, Béatrice Gulbis
Objectives To compare the outcomes of sickle cell disease patients diagnosed through neonatal screening with those who were not. Methods In an observational multicenter study in Belgium, 167 screened and 93 unscreened sickle cell disease patients were analyzed for a total of 1116 and 958 patient-years of follow-up, respectively. Both groups were compared with propensity score analysis, with patients matched on three covariates (gender, genotype, and central Africa origin). Bonferroni correction was applied for all comparisons...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669625/clinical-risk-factors-predicting-genital-fungal-infections-with-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitor-treatment-the-abcd-nationwide-dapagliflozin-audit
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Ken Yan Thong, Mahender Yadagiri, Dennis Joseph Barnes, David Stuart Morris, Tahseen Ahmad Chowdhury, Ling Ling Chuah, Anthony Michael Robinson, Stephen Charles Bain, Karen Ann Adamson, Robert Elford John Ryder
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of type 2 diabetes with sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors may result in genital fungal infections. We investigated possible risk factors for developing such infections among patients treated with the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin. METHODS: The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) collected data on patients treated with dapagliflozin in routine clinical practice from 59 diabetes centres. We assessed possible associations of patient's age, diabetes duration, body mass index, glycated haemoglobin, renal function, patient sex, ethnicity and prior genital fungal infection, urinary tract infection, urinary incontinence or nocturia, with the occurrence of ≥1 genital fungal infection within 26 weeks of treatment...
June 29, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669533/effects-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-normokinetic-biliary-dyskinesia
#15
Kerent D Pihl, Mark W Jones, Jeffery G Deppen, Troy M Ferguson, Suzanne M Hanses
This is the largest single center retrospective study to date looking at response to laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with acalculous biliary disease. A chart review was completed on 1116 patients from 2009 to 2014 who had admitting diagnoses related to acalculous cholecystitis and biliary colic. Four hundred and seventy four patients were available for long term follow up (6 months or longer). Multiple factors were studied as related to cholescintigraphy scans with cholecystokinin administration (HIDA with CCK)...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668308/corrigendum-to-synthetic-fibers-as-microplastics-in-the-marine-environment-a-review-from-textile-perspective-with-a-focus-on-domestic-washings-sci-total-environ-598-2017-1116-1129
#16
Flavia Salvador Cesa, Alexander Turra, Julia Baruque-Ramos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645331/circadian-clock-gene-polymorphisms-in-relation-to-sleep-patterns-and-obesity-in-african-americans-findings-from-the-jackson-heart-study
#17
Pia Riestra, Samson Y Gebreab, Ruihua Xu, Rumana J Khan, Amadou Gaye, Adolfo Correa, Nancy Min, Mario Sims, Sharon K Davis
BACKGROUND: Circadian rhythms regulate key biological processes and the dysregulation of the intrinsic clock mechanism affects sleep patterns and obesity onset. The CLOCK (circadian locomotor output cycles protein kaput) gene encodes a core transcription factor of the molecular circadian clock influencing diverse metabolic pathways, including glucose and lipid homeostasis. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the associations between CLOCK single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and body mass index (BMI)...
June 23, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633075/elective-unilateral-nodal-irradiation-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-paradigm-shift
#18
A Al-Mamgani, M Verheij, M W M van den Brekel
There is a long-standing convention to irradiate the great majority of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) electively to both sides of the neck, to reduce the theoretically increased risk of contralateral regional failure (cRF). With the currently available diagnostic imaging techniques this treatment paradigm means, in our opinion, an overtreatment in considerable proportion of these patients. From all the published studies (n = 11, with 1116 patients treated in total), the incidence of cRF in patients with oropharyngeal cancer treated to one side of the neck is 2...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617554/the-study-on-specific-umbilical-blood-dc-vaccine-for-beige-nude-mice-loaded-human-colorectal-carcinoma-to-induce-anti-tumor-immunity
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Z-X Fu, J-S Han, F Liu, Z-L Zhao, D-B Li, L Shi, J-T Dong, Y Zhou, J-H Cai
OBJECTIVE: This study is to observe the immunosuppression of CD137L transfected umbilical blood Dcs (Dendritic cell) vaccine to tumor development of SCID/ Beige nude mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples of umbilical blood in the childbirth pregnant women were collected by density gradient centrifugation. Umbilical cord blood dendritic cells (Dcs) were transfected by specific CD137L via LipofectamineTM method and cells were harvested. Meanwhile, the peripheral blood of volunteers was collected to isolate Dcs, the Dcs were cultured for 5 days and hatched with SW-1116 cells antigen...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567582/serum-and-hair-zinc-levels-in-patients-with-endemic-osteochondropathy-in-china-a-meta-analysis
#20
Xi Wang, Pan Zhang, Yujie Ning, Lei Yang, Fangfang Yu, Xiong Guo
A large number of studies have shown growing interest in the zinc (Zn) levels of serum and hair samples collected from patients with Kashin-Beck disease (KBD), an endemic chronic osteochondral disease. However, inconsistent conclusions regarding the serum and hair Zn levels have been made. The aim of this study is to assess and to explore the change in serum and hair Zn levels among KBD patients. Multiple databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang database and Technology of Chongqing (VIP), were carefully searched for available studies up to January 13, 2017 in this integrated analysis...
May 31, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
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