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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793189/effects-of-exposure-to-anti-vaping-public-service-announcements-among-current-smokers-and-dual-users-of-cigarettes-and-electronic-nicotine-delivery-systems
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Andy S L Tan, Vaughan W Rees, Justin Rodgers, Emeka Agudile, Natasha A Sokol, Kyeungyeun Yie, Ashley Sanders-Jackson
INTRODUCTION: Anti-vaping public service announcements (PSAs) are intended to discourage vaping or use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). However, vaping portrayals in PSAs may have unintended effects if they increase smoking or vaping urges. This study examined benefits and unintended effects of anti-vaping PSAs with vapor portrayals on smoking and vaping-related outcomes. METHODS: Young adult smokers (N = 171) and dual users (N = 122) aged 21-30 years were randomly assigned to view: 1) anti-vaping PSAs with vapor; 2) anti-vaping PSAs without vapor; 3) physical activity PSAs; or 4) anti-smoking PSAs with smoking cues...
May 16, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793173/ag-nanoparticles-loading-of-polypyrrole-coated-superwetting-mesh-for-on-demand-separation-of-oil-water-mixtures-and-catalytic-reduction-of-aromatic-dyes
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Sun Yihan, Liu Mingming, Zhiguang Guo
Herein, a catalytic mesh with unique wettability, high oil-water separation efficiency and excellent catalytic performance towards aromatic dyes was fabricated. Polypyrrole (PPy) was firstly pre-coated on pristine stainless-steel mesh (SSM) surface via cyclic voltammetry approach. Subsequently, a simple electrodeposition process was performed to prepare and anchor Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) onto the PPy-coated SSM surface. The PPy-coated mesh with anchored AgNPs was denoted as PPy/AgNPs-coated SSM. The obtained PPy/AgNPs-coated SSM exhibited dual superlyophobic properties and were able to achieve on-demand separation to deal with various of light oil (ρoil  < ρwater ) and heavy oil (ρoil  > ρwater )-water mixtures...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793154/juvenile-treatment-with-mglur2-3-agonist-prevents-schizophrenia-like-phenotypes-in-adult-by-acting-through-gsk3%C3%AE
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Bo Xing, Genie Han, Min-Juan Wang, Melissa A Snyder, Wen-Jun Gao
Prodromal memory deficits represent an important marker for the development of schizophrenia (SZ), in which glutamatergic hypofunction occurs in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). The mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 (LY37) attenuates excitatory N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-induced neurotoxicity, a central pathological characteristic of glutamatergic hypofunction. We therefore hypothesized that early treatment with LY37 would rescue cognitive deficits and confer benefits for SZ-like behaviors in adults. To test this, we assessed whether early intervention with LY37 would improve learning outcomes in the Morris Water Maze for rats prenatally exposed to methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM), a neurodevelopmental SZ model...
May 14, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793140/effectiveness-of-a-voluntary-family-befriending-service-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-using-the-donabedian-model
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S V Gentry, E F J Powers, N Azim, M Maidrag
OBJECTIVES: Voluntary befriending schemes operate in many countries, promoting public health by supporting vulnerable individuals and families. Use of third sector and voluntary services to complement health and social care provision is increasingly important globally in the context of economic and demographic challenges, but the evidence base around such collaborations is limited. This article reports the results of operational evaluation research seeking to use robust routine work to generate transferable findings for use by those commissioning and providing services...
May 21, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793124/how-to-manage-patellofemoral-pain-understanding-the-multifactorial-nature-and-treatment-options
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Simon Lack, Bradley Neal, Danilo De Oliveira Silva, Christian Barton
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most prevalent conditions within sports medicine, orthopaedic and general practice settings. Long-term treatment outcomes are poor, with estimates that more than 50% of people with the condition will report symptoms beyond 5 years following diagnosis. Additionally, emerging evidence indicates that PFP may be on a continuum with patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Consensus of world leading clinicians and academics highlights the potential benefit of delivering tailored interventions, specific to an individual's needs, to improve patient outcome...
April 12, 2018: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793107/biofiltration-of-methane-using-hybrid-mixtures-of-biochar-lava-rock-and-compost
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Helen La, J Patrick A Hettiaratchi, Gopal Achari, Tobin J Verbeke, Peter F Dunfield
Using hybrid packing materials in biofiltration systems takes advantage of both the inorganic and organic properties offered by the medium including structural stability and a source of available nutrients, respectively. In this study, hybrid mixtures of compost with either lava rock or biochar in four different mixture ratios were compared against 100% compost in a methane biofilter with active aeration at two ports along the height of the biofilter. Biochar outperformed lava rock as a packing material by providing the added benefit of participating in sorption reactions with CH4 ...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793102/joint-attention-in-down-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Laura J Hahn, Susan J Loveall, Madison T Savoy, Allie M Neumann, Toshikazu Ikuta
BACKGROUND: Some studies have indicated that joint attention may be a relative strength in Down syndrome (DS), but other studies have not. AIM: To conduct a meta-analysis of joint attention in DS to more conclusively determine if this is a relative strength or weakness when compared to children with typical development (TD), developmental disabilities (DD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Journal articles published before September 13, 2016, were identified by using the search terms "Down syndrome" and "joint attention" or "coordinating attention"...
May 21, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793075/newcastle-disease-virus-induces-g-0-g-1-cell-cycle-arrest-in-asynchronously-growing-cells
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Yan Wang, Rui Wang, Yanrong Li, Yingjie Sun, Cuiping Song, Yuan Zhan, Lei Tan, Ying Liao, ChunChun Meng, Xusheng Qiu, Chan Ding
The cell cycle, as a basic cellular process, is conservatively regulated. Consequently, subversion of the host cell replication cycle is a common strategy employed by many viruses to create a cellular environment favorable for viral replication. Newcastle disease virus (NDV) causes disease in poultry and is also an effective oncolytic agent. However, the effects of NDV infection on cell cycle progression are unknown. In this study, we showed that NDV replication in asynchronized cells resulted in the accumulation of infected cells in the G0 /G1 phase of the cell cycle, which benefitted the proliferation of NDV...
May 21, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793053/aggressive-fluid-and-sodium-restriction-in-decompensated-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-results-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Karina Sanches Machado d'Almeida, Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva, Gabriela Corrêa Souza, Melina Maria Trojahn, Sofia Louise Santin Barilli, Graziella Aliti, Luís Eduardo Rohde, Andreia Biolo, Luís Beck-da-Silva
OBJECTIVES: Sodium and fluid restriction is commonly prescribed for heart failure patients. However, its role in the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of a diet with sodium and fluid restriction with an unrestricted diet in patients admitted for decompensated HFpEF. METHODS: Patients were randomized to a diet with sodium (0.8 g/d) and fluid (800 mL/d) restriction (intervention group [IG]) or an unrestricted diet (control group [CG]) and followed for 7 d or hospital discharge...
March 21, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793051/promising-antileishmanial-activity-of-novel-imidazole-antifungal-drug-luliconazole-against-leishmania-major-in-vitro-and-in-silico-studies
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Azar Shokri, Mahdi Abastabar, Masoud Keighobadi, Saeed Emami, Mahdi Fakhar, Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi, Koichi Makimura, Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Hassan Mirzaei
OBJECTIVES: Pentavalent antimonials have been used for the treatment of leishmaniasis for more than 70 years; however their toxicity limits their benefits. Unfortunately, the efficacy of the first line drugs has been decreased and resistance seems to be noticeable. Luliconazole is a new azole with unique effects on fungi which has not been tested on Leishmania parasites yet. METHODS: In the present study, we evaluated cytotoxicity and anti-leishmanial activities of Luliconazole on promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania major (L...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793018/image-fusion-and-3d-roadmapping-in-endovascular-surgery
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Douglas W Jones, Lars Stangenberg, Nicholas J Swerdlow, Matthew Alef, Ruby Lo, Fahad Shuja, Marc L Schermerhorn
Practitioners of endovascular surgery have historically utilized two-dimensional (2D) intraoperative fluoroscopic imaging, with intra-vascular contrast opacification, to treat complex three-dimensional (3D) pathology. Recently, major technical developments in intraoperative imaging have made image fusion techniques possible: the creation of a 3D patient-specific vascular roadmap based on preoperative imaging which aligns with intraoperative fluoroscopy, with many potential benefits. First, a 3D model is segmented from preoperative imaging, typically a CT scan...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792986/model-based-nir-spectroscopy-implementation-for-in-line-assay-monitoring-during-a-pharmaceutical-suspension-manufacturing-process
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Maxim Verstraeten, Daan Van Hauwermeiren, Mario Hellings, Eline Hermans, Jeroen Geens, Chris Vervaet, Ingmar Nopens, Thomas De Beer
The implementation of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) instruments is generally achieved stochastically. Sub-optimal PAT locations could introduce variation in the measurements which is not related to the analyte of interest. For this reason, rational approaches should be considered to establish an optimal sensor placement where relevant measurements are possible and the impact of disturbances is minimized. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how mechanistic modelling can support appropriate sensor implementation by means of a case study...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792778/does-iron-supplementation-improve-performance-in-iron-deficient-nonanemic-athletes
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Amity Rubeor, Carmen Goojha, Jeffrey Manning, Jordan White
CONTEXT: Supplementing iron-deficient nonanemic (IDNA) athletes with iron to improve performance is a trend in endurance sports. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the benefits of iron on performance, identify a ferritin level cutoff in IDNA athletes, and determine which iron supplementation regimens are most effective. DATA SOURCES: A search of the PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, ERIC, and Cochrane databases was performed in 2014 including all articles. Citations of pertinent review articles were also searched...
May 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792771/is-blogging-a-new-form-of-communication-in-palliative-health-care-a-qualitative-research-study
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Anneli Ozanne, Ingela Henoch, Susann Strang
AIM: To illuminate experiences of living with life-threatening diseases as described in blogs and the experience of blogging about these matters. METHODS: A secondary analysis of 21 blogs was performed. RESULTS: It was difficult for bloggers to accept what they perceived to be the unacceptable aspects of having an life-threatening disease. They searched for hope and acceptance, and tried to manage their life. They felt strengthened by supportive encounters with health professionals, relatives, friends, and from their blogging...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792754/loss-of-chromosome-18q11-2-q12-1-is-predictive-for-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-treated-with-bevacizumab
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Erik van Dijk, Hedde D Biesma, Martijn Cordes, Dominiek Smeets, Maarten Neerincx, Sudipto Das, Paul P Eijk, Verena Murphy, Anna Barat, Orna Bacon, Jochen H M Prehn, Johannes Betge, Timo Gaiser, Bozena Fender, Gerrit A Meijer, Deborah A McNamara, Rut Klinger, Miriam Koopman, Matthias P A Ebert, Elaine W Kay, Bryan T Hennessey, Henk M W Verheul, William M Gallagher, Darran P O'Connor, Cornelis J A Punt, Fotios Loupakis, Diether Lambrechts, Annette T Byrne, Nicole C T van Grieken, Bauke Ylstra
Purpose Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) have limited benefit from the addition of bevacizumab to standard chemotherapy. However, a subset probably benefits substantially, highlighting an unmet clinical need for a biomarker of response to bevacizumab. Previously, we demonstrated that losses of chromosomes 5q34, 17q12, and 18q11.2-q12.1 had a significant correlation with progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with mCRC treated with bevacizumab in the CAIRO2 clinical trial but not in patients who did not receive bevacizumab in the CAIRO trial...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792735/hip-fracture-in-the-setting-of-limited-life-expectancy-the-importance-of-considering-goals-of-care-and-prognosis
#16
C Bree Johnston, Amanda Holleran, Thuan Ong, Ursula McVeigh, Elizabeth Ames
IMPORTANCE: Many older patients with a limited life expectancy experience fragility fracture of the hip, and this event is associated with increased risk of premature mortality, functional decline, and institutionalization. The treating team, in collaboration with patients and their families, must determine whether a surgical or conservative approach is in the patient's best interest when a patient has limited life expectancy. OBSERVATION: Goals of care discussions appear to be rare in the setting of fragility fracture...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792733/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-nurse-led-primary-palliative-care-for-older-adults-with-chronic-conditions-a-pilot-study
#17
Shigeko Seiko Izumi, Basilia Basin, Margo Presley, Jean McCalmont, Jon P Furuno, Brie Noble, Judith G Baggs, J Randall Curtis
BACKGROUND: Many older adults live with serious illness for years before their death. Nurse-led primary palliative care could improve their quality of life and ability to stay in their community. OBJECTIVES: To assess feasibility and acceptability of a nurse-led Transitional Palliative Care (TPC) program for older adults with serious illness. METHODS: The study was a pilot trial of the TPC program in which registered nurses assisted patients with symptom management, communication with care providers, and advance care planning...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792685/vertical-ultrafiltration-facilitated-dna-digestion-for-rapid-and-sensitive-uhplc-ms-ms-detection-of-dna-modifications
#18
Weiyi Lai, Cong Lyu, Hailin Wang
LC-MS/MS technologies provide important and powerful analytical tools for chemical structure-dependent identification and quantification of epigenetically crucial DNA modifications. To perform LC-MS/MS analysis, it is better to convert DNA to 2'-deoxynucleosides through enzymatic digestion. Here, we observed that inorganic cations Na+ and K+ and phosphate buffers, which were often found in various DNA solutions, significantly inhibited DNA digestion as catalyzed by typical set of DNase I, snake venom phosphodiesterase, and calf intestine alkaline phosphatase, leading to poor or varying performance on UHPLC-MS/MS analysis...
May 24, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792554/effect-of-acetazolamide-and-methazolamide-on-diaphragm-and-dorsiflexor-fatigue-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Paolo B Dominelli, Chris J McNeil, Tyler Dennis Vermeulen, Troy J R Stuckless, Courtney V Brown, Giulio S Dominelli, Erik Richard Swenson, Lucas J Teppema, Glen Edward Foster
Acetazolamide, a carbonic anhydrase (CA) inhibitor used clinically and to prevent acute mountain sickness, worsens skeletal muscle fatigue in animals and humans. In animals, methazolamide, a methylated analogue of acetazolamide and an equally potent CA inhibitor, reportedly exacerbates fatigue less than acetazolamide. Accordingly, we sought to determine, in humans, if methazolamide would attenuate diaphragm and dorsiflexor fatigue compared to acetazolamide. Healthy men (dorsiflexor: n=12; diaphragm: n=7) performed fatiguing exercise on three occasions, after ingesting acetazolamide (250 mg three times a day) and then in random order, methazolamide (100 mg twice a day) or placebo for 48 h...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792533/efficacy-of-the-resilience-and-adjustment-intervention-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Jeffrey S Kreutzer, Jennifer H Marwitz, Adam P Sima, Ana Mills, Nancy H Hsu, Herman R Lukow
OBJECTIVE: Examine a psychoeducational and skill-building intervention's effectiveness for individuals after traumatic brain injury (TBI), using a two-arm, parallel, randomized, controlled trial with wait-listed control. METHODS: The Resilience and Adjustment Intervention (RAI) targets adjustment challenges and emphasizes education, skill-building and psychological support. Overall, 160 outpatients were randomly assigned to a treatment or wait-list control (WLC) group...
May 24, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
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