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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917207/experiences-of-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-a-qualitative-study-of-adults-attending-uganda-cancer-institute
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Peter B Wampaalu, Lars E Eriksson, Allen Naamala, Rose C Nabirye, Lena Wettergren
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a global public health challenge and how patients in countries with poor healthcare infrastructure experience cancer treatment is largely unknown. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to describe adult Ugandan cancer patients' experiences of undergoing chemotherapy treatment. METHODOLOGY: Using a qualitative descriptive design, seven in-patients with varying cancer diagnoses at the Uganda Cancer Institute were interviewed about their experiences of undergoing chemotherapy treatment; the interviews were transcribed and analysed thematically...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911585/early-lung-disease-in-infants-and-pre-school-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-what-have-we-learnt-and-what-should-we-do-about-it
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Sarath C Ranganathan, Graham L Hall, Peter D Sly, Stephen M Stick, Tonia A Douglas
The past decade has seen significant advances in understanding of the pathogenesis and progression of lung disease in cystic fibrosis. Pulmonary inflammation, infection and structural lung damage manifest very early in life and is prevalent among preschool children and infants, often in the absence of symptoms or signs. Early childhood represents a pivotal period amenable to intervention strategies that could delay or prevent the onset of lung damage and alter the longer term clinical trajectory for individuals with CF...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910171/results-of-computed-tomography-in-dogs-with-suspected-wooden-foreign-bodies
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Christopher R Lamb, Elizabeth H W Pope, Karla C L Lee
Detection of wooden foreign bodies in dogs can be challenging. A retrospective, cross-sectional study was done to describe computed tomographic (CT) signs associated with wooden foreign bodies, and to estimate the accuracy of CT for detection of wooden foreign bodies. Patient records and CT images were reviewed for 72 dogs that had a history of suspected stick injury and CT of the affected body part, or possible wooden foreign object reported on CT, and had surgical exploration during the same period of hospitalization...
December 1, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910165/more-carrots-less-sticks-the-role-of-incentives-in-drug-treatment
#4
Emma Wincup
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909748/temporal-prediction-abilities-are-mediated-by-motor-effector-and-rhythmic-expertise
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Fiona C Manning, Jennifer Harris, Michael Schutz
Motor synchronization is a critical part of musical performance and listening. Recently, motor control research has described how movements that contain more available degrees of freedom are more accurately timed. Previously, we demonstrated that stick tapping improves perception in a timing detection task, where percussionists greatly outperformed non-percussionists only when tapping along. Since most synchronization studies implement finger tapping to examine simple motor synchronization, here we completed a similar task where percussionists and non-percussionists synchronized using finger tapping; movement with fewer degrees of freedom than stick tapping...
December 1, 2016: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907894/interventions-for-orthodontically-induced-white-spot-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Damian Höchli, Monika Hersberger-Zurfluh, Spyridon N Papageorgiou, Theodore Eliades
BACKGROUND: Although orthodontic white spot lesions (WSLs) are one of the most often and most evident adverse effects of comprehensive fixed appliance treatment, the efficacy of interventions for WSLs has not yet been adequately assessed in an evidence-based manner. OBJECTIVE: Aim of this systematic review was to assess the therapeutic and adverse effects of interventions to treat post-orthodontic WSLs from randomized trials in human patients. SEARCH METHODS: An unrestricted electronic search of eight databases from inception to May 2016...
October 17, 2016: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905200/induced-sputum-to-detect-lung-pathogens-in-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Pamela D'Sylva, Daan Caudri, Nicole Shaw, Lidija Turkovic, Tonia Douglas, Jane Bew, Anthony D Keil, Stephen Stick, André Schultz
INTRODUCTION: Induced sputum sampling holds promise as a method for obtaining samples representative of the lower airways in young children. Collection of induced sputum samples in young children differs from older children and adults' as pharyngeal suctioning is often required. Our aim was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of induced sputum with and without airway clearance techniques to detect lower airway pathogens in children less than age 7 with cystic fibrosis. METHODS: Microbiological culture results were compared between 61 paired induced sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from young children with cystic fibrosis...
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904220/pfna-ii-protrusion-over-the-greater-trochanter-in-the-asian-population-used-in-proximal-femoral-fractures
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Sun-Jun Hu, Shi-Min Chang, Zhuo Ma, Shou-Chao Du, Liang-Ping Xiong, Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: The treatment of proximal femoral fractures in geriatric osteoporotic patients continues to be a challenge in orthopaedic trauma. Various kinds of cephalomedullary nails, such as gamma nail, InterTan and PFNA were used clinically. The latest generation PFNA II, specially designed for Asian population, is commonly used for geriatric per-/intertrochanteric fractures. The aim of this study was to determine whether the current PFNA-II proximal segment length is suitable for the greater trochanter height, as assessed by postoperative radiograph measurements...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902906/generalized-tetanus-in-a-gyrfalcon-falco-rusticolus-with-pododermatitis
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Hugues Beaufrère, Delphine Laniesse, Paul Stickings, Robert Tierney, Thea Sesardic, Durda Slavic, Nicole Compo, Dale A Smith
A 2-yr-old male gyrfalcon ( Falco rusticolus ) was presented for severe and generalized muscle spasticity and pododermatitis. The falcon had been treated for pododermatitis over the previous 4 mo. Muscle rigidity and spasms involved the entire bird but were more severe on the right leg. The bird was also tachypneic and hyperthermic at 45 C. While the plantar pododermatitis lesions had healed, there was still a small abscess on the lateral aspect of the right foot. Clinical signs were consistent with tetanus...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902612/intubation-without-use-of-stylet-for-mcgrath-videolaryngoscopy-in-patients-with-expected-normal-airway-a-randomized-noninferiority-trial
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Hyun Jeong Kwak, Sook Young Lee, Su Youn Lee, Yong Beom Kim, Jong Yeop Kim
BACKGROUND: During McGrath videolaryngoscope (VL) intubation, a styletted endotracheal tube maintaining an upward distal tip angle is recommended by some manufacturers. However, a styletted endotracheal tube can elicit rare but potentially serious complications. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate that a nonstyletted tube with exaggerated curvature would be noninferior to a styletted tube for orotracheal intubation using McGrath VL in patients with expected normal airway, by comparing the time to intubation and ease of intubation...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900761/the-effect-of-iron-balance-on-platelet-counts-in-blood-donors
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Anne F Eder, Yu Ying Yau, Kamille West
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytosis (or, less commonly, thrombocytopenia) is associated with iron-deficiency anemia and resolves with iron therapy. Many volunteer blood donors have low iron stores, with or without anemia. Iron balance could affect platelet counts in blood donors. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Whole blood donors deferred for finger-stick hemoglobin levels less than 12.5 g/dL were evaluated by complete blood count and serum iron panel before and after oral iron treatment...
November 29, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895914/revisiting-the-internal-consistency-and-factorial-validity-of-the-8-item-morisky-medication-adherence-scale
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Arsène Zongo, Line Guénette, Jocelyne Moisan, Laurence Guillaumie, Sophie Lauzier, Jean-Pierre Grégoire
OBJECTIVE: To assess the internal consistency and factorial validity of the adapted French 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale in assessing adherence to noninsulin antidiabetic drug treatment. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: In a cross-sectional web survey of individuals with type 2 diabetes of the Canadian province of Quebec, self-reported adherence to the antidiabetes drug treatment was measured using the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8. We assessed the internal consistency of the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8 with Cronbach's alpha, and factorial validity was assessed by identifying the underlying factors using exploratory factor analyses...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895378/intravesical-foreign-body-tertiary-care-center-experience-from-pakistan
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Hussam Uddin Soomro, Imran Jalbani, Nuzhat Faruqui
Foreign body in bladder is relatively uncommon condition with variable presentations. Literature is limited to case reports and small series from region. Therefore, we planned this study to review our experience regarding intravesical foreign body. This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised 14 patients having intravesical foreign bodies from March 1989 to March 2013. Demographics, presentation, mode of insertion, type of foreign body and management were noted...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894987/a-novel-approach-for-dry-powder-coating-of-pellets-with-ethylcellulose-part-i-evaluation-of-film-formulation-and-process-set-up
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Beatrice Albertini, Serena Bertoni, Cecilia Melegari, Luisa Stella Dolci, Nadia Passerini
An innovative dry powder coating technology was developed in a high-shear granulator using ethylcellulose (E10) as polymer. Several solid plasticizers were investigated with the aim of decreasing the polymer Tg at least to the highest possible working temperature (80°C). DSC analysis of physical mixtures of E10 and plasticizers evidenced that lauric acid (LA) was the most effective plasticizer. In order to reach the target temperature a liquid plasticizer, oleic acid (OA), was introduced in the coating formulation...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893786/extending-integrate-and-fire-model-neurons-to-account-for-the-effects-of-weak-electric-fields-and-input-filtering-mediated-by-the-dendrite
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Florian Aspart, Josef Ladenbauer, Klaus Obermayer
Transcranial brain stimulation and evidence of ephaptic coupling have recently sparked strong interests in understanding the effects of weak electric fields on the dynamics of brain networks and of coupled populations of neurons. The collective dynamics of large neuronal populations can be efficiently studied using single-compartment (point) model neurons of the integrate-and-fire (IF) type as their elements. These models, however, lack the dendritic morphology required to biophysically describe the effect of an extracellular electric field on the neuronal membrane voltage...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893318/sticks-stones-and-stigma-student-bystander-behavior-in-response-to-hearing-the-word-retard
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Avery B Albert, Holly E Jacobs, Gary N Siperstein
The present study explored the prevalence of the r-word in schools and students' bystander behavior in response to hearing the word. In total, 2,297 students from 12 high schools across the country participated in this study. Results revealed the r-word was used frequently among high school students, most often toward individuals without intellectual disability (ID). Students were more likely to take an active bystander role when hearing the r-word used toward students with ID than when hearing it used toward students without ID...
December 2016: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893256/sticks-and-stones-can-break-my-bones-but-words-can-also-hurt-me-the-relationship-between-customer-verbal-aggression-and-employee-incivility
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David D Walker, Danielle D van Jaarsveld, Daniel P Skarlicki
Customer service employees tend to react negatively to customer incivility by demonstrating incivility in return, thereby likely reducing customer service quality. Research, however, has yet to uncover precisely what customers do that results in employee incivility. Through transcript and computerized text analysis in a multilevel, multisource, mixed-method field study of customer service events (N = 434 events), we found that employee incivility can occur as a function of customer (a) aggressive words, (b) second-person pronoun use (e...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890511/cuticular-microstructures-turn-specular-black-into-matt-black-in-a-stick-insect
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Doris L Maurer, Tobias Kohl, Michael J Gebhardt
The stick insect Peruphasma schultei stands out from other insects by its deep matt black cuticle. We tested whether the appearance of P. schultei is due to microstructures of the cuticle, a phenomenon that has recently been described for the velvet black scales of the Gaboon viper. The shiny black stick insect Anisomorpha paromalus served as a control. We found that the P. schultei cuticle is characterised by two different types of microstructures, tall elevations with a maximum size of 18 μm and small structures with a height of 4 μm...
November 23, 2016: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890451/sniffing-the-diagnosis-olfactory-testing-in-neurodegenerative-parkinsonism
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F Krismer, B Pinter, C Mueller, P Mahlknecht, M Nocker, E Reiter, A Djamshidian-Tehrani, S M Boesch, G K Wenning, C Scherfler, W Poewe, K Seppi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic utility of olfactory testing in patients with neurodegenerative parkinsonism. METHODS: The Sniffin' Sticks test battery for assessment of odor identification, discrimination, and threshold was applied to patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) as well as healthy controls (HC). Two different cohorts were analyzed: A PD/healthy control that included PD patients and HC as well as a PD/diseased control cohort for which patients PD, MSA and PSP were recruited...
November 21, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889585/devices-and-dressings-to-secure-peripheral-venous-catheters-a-cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nicole Marsh, Joan Webster, Gabor Mihala, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: Peripheral venous catheterisation is the most frequent invasive procedure performed in hospitalised patients; yet over 30% of peripheral venous catheters fail before treatment ends. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of peripheral venous catheter dressings and securement devices on the incidence of peripheral venous catheter failure. DATA SOURCES: We searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Register, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE; EMBASE and CINAHL for any randomised controlled trials comparing different dressings or securement devices used to stabilise peripheral venous catheters...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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