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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428767/social-cognitive-training-improves-emotional-processing-and-reduces-aggressive-attitudes-in-ex-combatants
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Sandra Trujillo, Natalia Trujillo, Jose D Lopez, Diana Gomez, Stella Valencia, Jorge Rendon, David A Pineda, Mario A Parra
Emotional processing (EP) is a complex cognitive function necessary to successfully adjust to social environments where we need to interpret and respond to cues that convey threat or reward signals. Ex-combatants have consistently shown atypical EP as well as poor social interactions. Available reintegration programs aim to facilitate the re-adaptation of ex-combatants to their communities. However, they do not incorporate actions to improve EP and to enhance cognitive-emotional regulation. The present study was aimed at evaluating the usefulness of an intervention focused on Social Cognitive Training (SCT), which was designed to equip ex-combatants enrolled in the Social Reintegration Route with EP and social cognition skills...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427543/changes-in-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviour-following-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-copd
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Rafael Mesquita, Kenneth Meijer, Fabio Pitta, Helena Azcuna, Yvonne M J Goërtz, Johannes M N Essers, Emiel F M Wouters, Martijn A Spruit
A more profound investigation about the responses in activity levels following pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients with COPD is needed. We aimed to describe groups of patients with COPD according to patterns of change in physical activity and sedentary behaviour following PR. 90 patients with COPD (60% male; mean age 67 ± 8; median FEV1 47 (32-62) %pred) completed a comprehensive PR programme. A triaxial accelerometer was used to assess the time in sedentary behaviour, light activities and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425130/histological-grading-based-on-poorly-differentiated-clusters-pdc-is-predictive-of-tumor-response-and-clinical-outcome-in-rectal-carcinoma-treated-with-neo-adjuvant-chemo-radiotherapy
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Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Simona Lionti, Federica Domati, Giuliana Pagliani, Elisabetta Mattioli, Valeria Barresi
AIMS: The clinical outcome of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer submitted to neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) is influenced by tumour response to treatment, which is reflected by tumour regression grade (TRG) and post-treatment (y) TNM stage. Little is known on the prognostic value of pre-treatment histopathological features of the tumour which may be useful to discriminate potential non-responders and to design tailored therapeutic strategies. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prognostic role of poorly differentiated clusters (PDC) of neoplastic cells in pre-treatment biopsies of rectal cancer submitted to neo-adjuvant CRT...
April 20, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412807/-clinical-features-risk-factors-and-progresses-on-treatment-of-recurrent-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
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S S Jia, C Zhao, X S Liu, M F Zhang
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease(VKH) is a bilateral, granulomatous panuveitis associated with central nervous system, auditory, and integumentary manifestations. Clinically, VKH usually responds well to early aggressive glucocorticosteroid treatment and may be cured without any clinically significant sequelae. Some patients, however, may enter the chronic recurrent phase, which may result in marked loss of vision due to complications such as complicated cataract, secondary glaucoma and maculopathy. Recurrent VKH is mainly characterized by anterior uveitis associated with thickening of the choroid...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410543/probing-the-prostate-tumour-microenvironment-ii-impact-of-hypoxia-on-a-cell-model-of-prostate-cancer-progression
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Claire Tonry, John Armstrong, Stephen Pennington
Approximately one in six men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer every year in the Western world. Although it can be well managed and non-life threatening in the early stages, over time many patients cease to respond to treatment and develop castrate resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). CRPC represents a clinically challenging and lethal form of prostate cancer. Progression of CRPC is, in part, driven by the ability of cancer cells to alter their metabolic profile during the course of tumourgenesis and metastasis so that they can survive in oxygen and nutrient-poor environments and even withstand treatment...
February 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400402/molecular-targeted-therapies-in-adrenal-pituitary-and-parathyroid-malignancies
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Anna Angelousi, Georgios K Dimitriadis, Gn Zografos, Svenja Nölting, Gregory A Kaltsas, Ashley B Grossman
Tumourigenesis is a relatively common event in endocrine tissues. Currently, specific guidelines have been developed for common malignant endocrine tumours which also incorporate advances in molecular targeted therapies (MTT), as in thyroid cancer and gastrointestinal neuroendocrine malignancies. However, there is little information regarding the role and efficacy of MTT in the relatively rare malignant endocrine tumours mainly involving the adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex, pituitary and parathyroid glands...
April 11, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399649/perceived-discrimination-and-depressive-symptoms-among-us-latinos-the-modifying-role-of-educational-attainment
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Julia B Ward, Lydia Feinstein, Anissa I Vines, Whitney R Robinson, Mary N Haan, Allison E Aiello
OBJECTIVE: Despite growing evidence that discrimination may contribute to poor mental health, few studies have assessed this association among US Latinos. Furthermore, the interaction between discrimination and educational attainment in shaping Latino mental health is virtually unexplored. This study aims to examine the association between perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms and the modifying role of education among a population of Mexican-origin adults. DESIGN: We utilized population-based data from 629 Mexican-origin adults (mean age = 52...
April 12, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396978/a-novel-strategy-to-co-target-estrogen-receptor-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-with-hybrid-drugs-for-breast-cancer-therapy
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Irida Kastrati, Marton I Siklos, Svitlana D Brovkovych, Gregory R J Thatcher, Jonna Frasor
Nearly 75% of breast tumors express estrogen receptor (ER), and will be treated with endocrine therapy, such as selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), tamoxifen, or aromatase inhibitors. Despite their proven success, as many as 40-50% of ER+ tumors fail to respond to endocrine therapy and eventually recur as aggressive, metastatic cancers. Therefore, preventing and/or overcoming endocrine resistance in ER+ tumors remains a major clinical challenge. Deregulation or activation of the nuclear factor κB (NFκB) pathway has been implicated in endocrine resistance and poor patient outcome in ER+ tumors...
April 10, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388647/impact-of-probiotic-saccharomyces-boulardii-on-the-gut-microbiome-composition-in-hiv-treated-patients-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Judit Villar-García, Robert Güerri-Fernández, Andrés Moya, Alicia González, Juan J Hernández, Elisabet Lerma, Ana Guelar, Luisa Sorli, Juan P Horcajada, Alejandro Artacho, Giuseppe D Auria, Hernando Knobel
Dysbalance in gut microbiota has been linked to increased microbial translocation, leading to chronic inflammation in HIV-patients, even under effective HAART. Moreover, microbial translocation is associated with insufficient reconstitution of CD4+T cells, and contributes to the pathogenesis of immunologic non-response. In a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, we recently showed that, compared to placebo, 12 weeks treatment with probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii significantly reduced plasma levels of bacterial translocation (Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein or LBP) and systemic inflammation (IL-6) in 44 HIV virologically suppressed patients, half of whom (n = 22) had immunologic non-response to antiretroviral therapy (<270 CD4+Tcells/μL despite long-term suppressed viral load)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379558/orientation-of-navel-orangeworm-lepidoptera-pyralidae-larvae-and-adults-toward-volatiles-associated-with-almond-hull-split-and-aspergillus-flavus
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Daniel S Bush, Allen Lawrance, Joel P Siegel, May R Berenbaum
The navel orangeworm Amyelois transitella (Walker, 1863, Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a pest of California tree nuts, is associated with the fungus Aspergillus flavus, and previous research suggests these species are facultative mutualists. Because navel orangeworm larvae exhibit improved performance on diets containing this fungus, orientation toward hostplants infected with A. flavus may be adaptive. We conducted behavioral assays to determine if larvae respond to chemical cues produced by almond hull split and fungal infection...
March 31, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375554/inflammatory-responses-to-influenza-vaccination-at-the-extremes-of-age
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Jacqueline U McDonald, Ziyun Zhong, Helen T Groves, John S Tregoning
Age affects the immune response to vaccination, with individuals at the extremes of age responding poorly. The initial inflammatory response to antigenic materials shapes the subsequent adaptive response and so understanding is required about the effect of age on the profile of acute inflammatory mediators. In this study we measured the local and systemic inflammatory response after influenza vaccination or infection in neonatal, young adult and aged mice. Mice were immunised intramuscularly with inactivated influenza vaccine with and without the adjuvant MF59 and then challenged with H1N1 influenza...
April 4, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368802/-poor-responders-how-could-we-improve-our-results
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M Duport Percier, T Anahory, N Ranisavljevic, S Bringer-Deutsch
OBJECTIVES: Finding an efficient treatment for poor responders still poses a tremendous challenge for assisted reproductive technology. In 2011, an international consensus has been reached in Bologna on how to standardize the definition of poor ovarian response (POR) in a simple and reproducible manner. This article provides an objective assessment of the different treatment options currently available. METHODS: A search of the database PUBMED was carried out for studies published in English between October 2000 and April 2016...
February 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365535/a-systematic-review-of-the-usefulness-of-pre-employment-and-pre-duty-screening-in-predicting-mental-health-outcomes-amongst-emergency-workers
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Ruth E Marshall, Josie S Milligan-Saville, Philip B Mitchell, Richard A Bryant, Samuel B Harvey
Despite a lack of proven efficacy, pre-employment or pre-duty screening, which alleges to test for vulnerability to PTSD and other mental health disorders, remains common amongst emergency services. This systematic review aimed to determine the usefulness of different factors in predicting mental disorder amongst emergency workers and to inform practice regarding screening procedures. Systematic searches were conducted in MEDLINE, PsycINFO and EMBASE to identify cohort studies linking pre-employment or pre-duty measures in first responders with later mental health outcomes...
March 30, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359192/impact-of-individual-clinical-outcomes-on-trial-participants-perspectives-on-enrollment-in-emergency-research-without-consent
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Louisa W Whitesides, Jill M Baren, Michelle H Biros, Ross J Fleischman, Prasanthi R Govindarajan, Elizabeth B Jones, Arthur M Pancioli, Rebecca D Pentz, Victoria M Scicluna, David W Wright, Neal W Dickert
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that patients are generally accepting of their enrollment in trials for emergency care conducted under exception from informed consent. It is unknown whether individuals with more severe initial injuries or worse clinical outcomes have different perspectives. Determining whether these differences exist may help to structure post-enrollment interactions. METHODS: Primary clinical data from the Progesterone for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury trial were matched to interview data from the Patients' Experiences in Emergency Research-Progesterone for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury study...
April 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358802/knowledge-practices-and-perceptions-of-geo-helminthes-infection-among-parents-of-pre-school-age-children-of-coastal-region-kenya
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Janet Masaku, Faith Mwende, Gladys Odhiambo, Rosemary Musuva, Elizabeth Matey, Jimmy H Kihara, Isaac G Thuita, Doris W Njomo
BACKGROUND: Soil-transmitted helminthes (STHs) are common human parasitic diseases in most of the developing world particularly in Kenya. The ongoing National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP) was launched in 2012 and is currently targeting 28 of the 47 endemic Counties. In an effort to improve treatment intervention strategies among Pre-School Age Children (PSAC) attending Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC), we sought to assess parents' knowledge, perceptions and practices on worm infection...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344718/imagine-ing-interprofessional-education-program-evaluation-of-a-novel-inner-city-health-educational-experience
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Tina Hu, Kelly Anne Cox, Joyce Nyhof-Young
BACKGROUND: Poverty is a key determinant of health that leads to poor health outcomes. Although most healthcare providers will work with patients experiencing poverty, surveys among healthcare students have reported a curriculum gap in this area. This study aims to introduce and evaluate a novel, student-run interprofessional inner city health educational program that combines both practical and didactic educational components. METHODS: Students participating in the program answered pre- and post-program surveys...
February 2017: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331952/diagnostic-strategies-for-posttraumatic-osteomyelitis-a-survey-amongst-dutch-medical-specialists-demonstrates-the-need-for-a-consensus-protocol
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G A M Govaert, A W J M Glaudemans, J J W Ploegmakers, A R Viddeleer, K W Wendt, I H F Reininga
INTRODUCTION: Posttraumatic osteomyelitis (PTO) is a feared complication after surgical fracture care. Late diagnosis can result in interrupted and prolonged rehabilitation programmes, inability to work, medical dependency, unnecessary hospital admissions, and high medical and non-medical costs. Primary aim of this study was to assess preferred diagnostic imaging strategies for diagnosing PTO amongst orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians. Secondary aims were to determine the preferred serum inflammatory marker for diagnosing PTO and the existence of a local hospital protocol to diagnose and manage PTO...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296887/migrant-women-s-experiences-meanings-and-ways-of-dealing-with-postnatal-depression-a-meta-ethnographic-study
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Virginia Schmied, Emma Black, Norell Naidoo, Hannah G Dahlen, Pranee Liamputtong
AIM: To conduct a meta-ethnographic study of the experiences, meanings and ways of 'dealing with' symptoms or a diagnosis of postnatal depression amongst migrant women living in high income countries. BACKGROUND: Prevalence of postnatal depression is highest amongst women who are migrants. Yet many women do not seek help for their symptoms and health services do not always respond appropriately to migrant women's needs. Studies have reported migrant women's experiences of postnatal depression and it is timely to synthesise findings from these studies to understand how services can be improved...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289109/minding-the-gap-factors-associated-with-primary-care-coordination-of-adults-in-11-countries
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Jonathan Penm, Neil J MacKinnon, Stephen M Strakowski, Jun Ying, Michelle M Doty
PURPOSE: Care coordination has been identified as a key strategy in improving the effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of the US health care system. Our objective was to determine whether population or health care system issues are associated with primary care coordination gaps in the United States and other high-income countries. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2013 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy (IHP) survey with multivariate logistic regression analysis...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284966/the-impact-of-primary-treatment-strategy-on-vestibular-schwannoma-patient-quality-of-life
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Robert W Foley, Robert M Maweni, Hussein Jaafar, Rory McConn Walsh, Mohsen Javadpour, Daniel Rawluk
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life (QoL) in a representative sample of vestibular schwannoma patients and to ascertain the differences in outcomes associated with distinct management strategies. PATIENTS & METHODS: Vestibular Schwannoma patients attending a tertiary referral centre were asked to complete the FACT-Br Questionnaire, which assesses QoL in five domains: physical, social, emotional and functional and a brain cancer specific domain. Results were analysed in the overall cohort and in surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and conservative management subgroups...
March 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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