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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926418/hemispheric-dominance-for-stereognosis-in-a-patient-with-an-infarct-of-the-left-postcentral-sensory-hand-area
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Jorge Moll, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza
The concept of left hemispheric dominance for praxis, speech, and language has been one of the pillars of neurology since the mid-19th century. In 1906, Hermann Oppenheim reported a patient with bilateral stereoagnosia (astereognosis) caused by a left parietal lobe tumor and proposed that the left hemisphere was also dominant for stereognosis. Surprisingly, few cases of bilateral stereoagnosia caused by a unilateral cerebral lesion have been documented in the literature since then. Here we report a 75-year-old right-handed man who developed bilateral stereoagnosia after suffering a small infarct in the crown of the left postcentral gyrus...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899296/caring-science-conscious-dying-an-emerging-metaparadigm
#2
William Rosa, Tarron Estes, Jean Watson
Caring science is an extant theory of human relationship, guiding the profession of nursing with the understanding and application of a moral-ethical praxis that promotes, protects, and provides human dignity throughout the life continuum. Over the past 30 or more years, caring science has transformed nursing by calling for a heightened ethical perspective of human dignity in how nurses practice, educate, research, and evolve the profession. Conscious dying is a framework rooted in a human caring ontology, which strives to deepen the nurse healer's awareness in tending to a patient's dying and death, returning death to its sacred place in the cycle of life...
January 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899268/linking-the-unitary-paradigm-to-policy-through-a-synthesis-of-caring-science-and-integrative-nursing
#3
Mary S Koithan, Mary Jo Kreitzer, Jean Watson
The principles of integrative nursing and caring science align with the unitary paradigm in a way that can inform and shape nursing knowledge, patient care delivery across populations and settings, and new healthcare policy. The proposed policies may transform the healthcare system in a way that supports nursing praxis and honors the discipline's unitary paradigm. This call to action provides a distinct and hopeful vision of a healthcare system that is accessible, equitable, safe, patient-centered, and affordable...
July 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893455/-enjoying-the-kick-locating-pleasure-within-the-drug-consumption-room
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Tristan Duncan, Cameron Duff, Bernadette Sebar, Jessica Lee
BACKGROUND: Harm reduction policy and praxis has long struggled to accommodate the pleasures of alcohol and other drug use. Whilst scholars have consistently highlighted this struggle, how pleasure might come to practically inform the design and delivery of harm reduction policies and programs remains less clear. The present paper seeks to move beyond conceptual critiques of harm reduction's 'pleasure oversight' to more focused empirical analysis of how flows of pleasure emerge, circulate and, importantly, may be reoriented in the course of harm reduction practice...
September 8, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877756/jigsaw-puzzles-as-cognitive-enrichment-pace-the-effect-of-solving-jigsaw-puzzles-on-global-visuospatial-cognition-in-adults-50-years-of-age-and-older-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patrick Fissler, Olivia C Küster, Laura S Loy, Daria Laptinskaya, Martin J Rosenfelder, Christine A F von Arnim, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
BACKGROUND: Neurocognitive disorders are an important societal challenge and the need for early prevention is increasingly recognized. Meta-analyses show beneficial effects of cognitive activities on cognition. However, high financial costs, low intrinsic motivation, logistic challenges of group-based activities, or the need to operate digital devices prevent their widespread application in clinical practice. Solving jigsaw puzzles is a cognitive activity without these hindering characteristics, but cognitive effects have not been investigated yet...
September 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875464/changes-in-tryptophan-catabolite-trycat-pathway-patterning-are-associated-with-mild-impairments-in-declarative-memory-in-schizophrenia-and-deficits-in-semantic-and-episodic-memory-coupled-with-increased-false-memory-creation-in-deficit-schizophrenia
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Buranee Kanchanatawan, Solaphat Hemrungrojn, Supaksorn Thika, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Kiat Ruxrungtham, André F Carvalho, Michel Geffard, George Anderson, Michael Maes
Evidence indicates that schizophrenia and in particular negative symptoms and deficit schizophrenia are accompanied by neurocognitive impairments and changes in the patterning of the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway. This cross-sectional study was carried out to examine the associations between cognitive functions (as measured with Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's disease (CERAD)) and TRYCAT pathway patterning in patients with (n = 40) and without (n = 40) deficit schizophrenia and normal controls (n = 40)...
September 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862006/-30-years-of-the-cochlear-implantations-in-the-czech-republic
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Jan Bouček, Jan Kluh, Zdeněk Čada, Jan Vokřál, Libor Černý, Tomáš Tichý, Jiří Skřivan, Jan Betka, Jan Plzák
Cochlear implant is the unique sensory neuroprosthesis and still the only one used in clinical praxis. The function of the inner ear is replaced with direct electrical stimulation of the cochlear nerve. It is 30 years since the first cochlear implantation has been performed with the Czech single-channel cochlear neuroprosthesis. There are more than one thousand users of cochlear implants in the Czech Republic nowadays. Cochlear implants have become a standard of care of patients with severe hearing loss. It allows user inclusion to the society with only a minimum of obstacles...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831937/-pain-reduction-during-vaccination-of-young-children
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B van Vreeswijk, N G P Bos-Veneman, S A Reijneveld
- Children have the right to pain mitigation during vaccination.- There are several simple, non-costly and safe interventions to effectively reduce pain during vaccination.- To improve the Dutch vaccination praxis, it is essential to train professionals in the use of these interventions.- Using the vaccination technique described in the guideline of the Dutch National Immunisation Programme results in pain reduction.- As a pain-reducing intervention at every vaccination procedure, the healthcare professional can give the child and parents a feeling of being in control by explaining about the vaccination procedure, pain and pain reduction and by vaccinating in calm, low-stimulus surroundings...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819790/contemplative-meditation-and-neuroscience-prospects-for-mental-health
#9
Denis Larrivee, Luis Echarte
Numerous studies show that personal spirituality developed through prayer positively influences mental health. Phenomenological and neuroscientific studies of mindfulness, an Eastern meditative prayer form, reveal significant health benefits now yielding important insights useful for guiding treatment of psychological disorders. By contrast, and despite its practice for millennia, Christian meditation is largely unrepresented in studies of clinical efficacy. Resemblances between mindfulness and disciplinary acts in Christian meditation taken from the ancient Greek practice of askesis suggest that Christian meditation will prove similarly beneficial; furthermore, psychological and neuroscientific studies suggest that its retention of a dialogical and transcendent praxis will additionally benefit social and existential psychotherapy...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813358/crisis-transitions-in-athletes-current-emphases-on-cognitive-and-contextual-factors
#10
REVIEW
Natalia B Stambulova
During the last decade, the field of athlete career research has seen much expansion. Researchers established the holistic lifespan and ecological approaches, introduced cultural praxis of athletes' careers paradigm, and updated the taxonomy of athletes' transitions. However, recent transition research focused mainly on the transition process and factors contributing to successful transitions, while crisis-transitions and factors contributing to ineffective coping have been largely ignored. The aim of this paper is to facilitate relevant research and practice through (1) positioning athletes' developmental crises within the context of the current transition literature, (2) introducing two new approaches (termed 'cognitive turn' and 'cultural turn') with a potential to enhance our understanding of the phenomenon, and (3) outlining crisis-coping interventions...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799212/excess-psychosocial-burden-in-women-with-diabetes-and-premature-acute-coronary-syndrome
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T M Peters, R Pelletier, H Behlouli, A M Rossi, L Pilote
AIM: Diabetes is a stronger risk factor for acute coronary syndrome for women than men. We investigate whether behavioural and psychosocial factors contribute to the disparity in acute coronary syndrome risk and outcomes among women with diabetes relative to women without diabetes and men. METHODS: Among 939 participants in the GENESIS-PRAXY cohort study of premature acute coronary syndrome (age ≤ 55 years), we compared the prevalence of traditional and non-traditional factors by sex and Type 2 diabetes status...
August 11, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793933/can-cognitive-assessment-really-discriminate-early-stages-of-alzheimer-s-and-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-at-initial-clinical-presentation
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Sophia Reul, Hubertus Lohmann, Heinz Wiendl, Thomas Duning, Andreas Johnen
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychological testing is considered crucial for differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). In-depth neuropsychological assessment revealed specific dysfunctions in the two dementia syndromes. However, a significant overlap of cognitive impairments exists in early disease stages. We questioned whether a standard neuropsychological assessment at initial clinical presentation can delineate patients with AD versus bvFTD...
August 9, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791577/-barbie-doll-syndrome-a-case-report-of-body-dysmorphic-disorder
#13
Maria Gruber, Rebecca Jahn, Karin Stolba, Michael Ossege
BACKGROUND: This case report aims to present a 37-year-old women striving to shape her body like a Barbie doll of which she has been fascinated since childhood. She could hardly tolerate any deviation from this beauty ideal. She has been admitted to the psychosomatic ward due to an eating disorder. METHODS: The ICD-10 and DSM-5 criteria were established for axis I disorders and the German version of the SCID II interview (for DSM-4) was applied for axis II disorders...
August 8, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767265/professors-principals-and-textbooks-from-the-midwifery-school-in-zadar
#14
REVIEW
Jovan Maksimović, Marko Maksimović
Midwifery in Dalmatia was highly undeveloped at the beginning of the XIX century. The health report from 1813 suggested that there were only 48 midwives in the whole province, and none of them with a degree from the midwifery school. After abolishing the Central Schools ("Ecoles Centrales"), which were founded at the time of French reign, and which had the university range, the professors who stayed in Zadar continued their work and teaching in the Midwifery School, which was founded in 1820 according to the decision made by Emperor Franz I, and started working in 1821...
June 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766459/subjective-cognitive-complaints-and-neuropsychological-performance-in-former-smokers-with-and-without-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#15
Amanda M Brunette, Kristen E Holm, Frederick S Wamboldt, Elizabeth Kozora, David J Moser, Barry J Make, James D Crapo, Kimberly Meschede, Howard D Weinberger, Kerrie L Moreau, Russell P Bowler, Karin F Hoth
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the association of perceived cognitive difficulties with objective cognitive performance in former smokers. We hypothesized that greater perceived cognitive difficulties would be associated with poorer performance on objective executive and memory tasks. METHOD: Participants were 95 former smokers recruited from the COPDGene study. They completed questionnaires (including the Cognitive Difficulties Scale [CDS] and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS]), neuropsychological assessment, and pulmonary function testing...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765808/altered-praxis-network-underlying-limb-kinetic-apraxia-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-fmri-study
#16
Stefanie Kübel, Katharina Stegmayer, Tim Vanbellingen, Manuela Pastore-Wapp, Manuel Bertschi, Jean-Marc Burgunder, Eugenio Abela, Bruno Weder, Sebastian Walther, Stephan Bohlhalter
Parkinson's disease (PD) patients frequently suffer from dexterous deficits impeding activities of daily living. There is controversy whether impaired fine motor skill may stem from limb kinetic apraxia (LKA) rather than bradykinesia. Based on classical models of limb praxis LKA is thought to result when premotor transmission of time-space information of skilled movements to primary motor representations is interrupted. Therefore, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) we tested the hypothesis that dexterous deficits in PD are associated with altered activity and connectivity in left parieto-premotor praxis network...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760684/bericht-aus-der-praxis-practice-report-how-to-successfully-establish-pal-in-medical-education-10-tips-to-succeed-in-pal-based-courses-in-undergraduate-medical-education-ugme
#17
Matthias Hofer, Kathrin Klein, Bastian Malzkorn, Alice Martin, Christian Weigel, Ole Martin
This article aims to provide useful suggestions for the implementation of new courses with peer-assisted learning (PAL) in undergraduate medical education (UGME). It presents 10 key tips for needs assessment, clarification of goals and objectives for internal marketing, the choice of teaching formats, fund raising, recruiting of educators, qualification of peer tutors, the fun factor, how to establish a structured and longitudinal curriculum, assessment methods and motivation, collecting feedback and the use of its results...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748365/urticaria-and-angioedema-an-update-on-classification-and-pathogenesis
#18
REVIEW
Susanne Radonjic-Hoesli, Kathrin Scherer Hofmeier, Sara Micaletto, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Andreas Bircher, Dagmar Simon
Urticaria is a common, mast cell-driven disease presenting with wheals or angioedema or both. In the last years, urticaria has increasingly attracted notice to clinicians and researchers, last but not least inspired by the approval of omalizumab, an anti-IgE antibody, for urticaria treatment. There is wide consensus on the clinical classification based on duration and elicitation. However, the pathogenesis is incompletely understood. This review summarizes current guidelines for the management and novel insights in the pathogenesis of urticaria with special focus on their impact on clinical praxis...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744790/cognitive-evaluation-of-patients-with-glaucoma-and-its-comparison-with-individuals-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Stephanie Toledo Piza Maurano, Delson José da Silva, Marcos P Ávila, Leopoldo Magacho
PURPOSE: To evaluate the cognitive performance of patients with glaucoma and compare it to individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional and case-control study. All subjects were assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and its subtests verbal fluency, word list memory, delayed recall of the word list, word list recognition test, Boston naming and constructive praxis from Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD)...
July 25, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739300/the-critical-shoulder-angle-is-associated-with-osteoarthritis-in-the-shoulder-but-not-rotator-cuff-tears-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#20
Arnar O Bjarnison, Thomas J Sørensen, Thomas Kallemose, Kristoffer W Barfod
BACKGROUND: In 2013 Moor et al introduced the concept of the critical shoulder angle (CSA) and suggested that an abnormal CSA was a leading factor in development of rotator cuff tear (RCT) and osteoarthritis (OA) of the shoulder. This study assessed whether the CSA was associated with RCT and OA and tested the inter- and intrarater reliability of the CSA when measuring RCT and OA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed as a retrospective case-control study...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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