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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790136/-mutual-support-beyond-suffering-and-mortality-spiritual-care-for-families-of-terminal-cancer-patients
#1
Wan-Ping Yang, Chien-Wei Liu, Sheng-Fen Sung
With the progression of cancer and the approach of death in terminal cancer patients, the suffering of the family members of patients increases drastically, often leading into a difficult spiritual journey. The needs for spiritual care in this population generally consist of: 1. Empathy: Bearing the psychological stress due to the sharing of physical pain with the patients; 2. Powerlessness: Regretting not having the power to turn the tide; 3. Loneliness: Becoming exhausted due to facing heavy physical workloads alone; 4...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788181/identification-of-aggregation-sex-pheromone-of-the-korean-monochamus-alternatus-coleoptera-cerambycidae-population-the-main-vector-of-pine-wood-nematode
#2
Hyo-Rim Lee, Sung-Chan Lee, Dong Ha Lee, Myunghee Jung, Jun-Hyeong Kwon, Min-Jung Huh, Dong-Soo Kim, Ji-Eun Lee, Il-Kwon Park
We confirmed an aggregation-sex pheromone of the Korean Monochamus alternatus Hope (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) population, which primarily transmitted the pine wood nematode in Korea. Only the M. alternatus male emitted monochamol which has been previously reported in the Chinese M. alternatus population. In field attraction testing, the monochamol+α-pinene+ethanol combination attracted more M. alternatus adult beetles than traps containing only monochamol, ethanol, or α-pinene. The bark beetle aggregation pheromone compounds of ipsenol, ipsdienol, and ipsenol+ipsdienol, did not show synergistic effects with the monochamol+α-pinene+ethanol combination...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787693/quadriceps-rate-of-torque-development-and-disability-in-persons-with-tibiofemoral-osteoarthritis
#3
Brittney A Luc-Harkey, J Troy Blackburn, Eric D Ryan, Matthew S Harkey, Hope C Davis, Brian R Gaynor, Daniel B Nissman, Jeffery T Spang, Brian Pietrosimone
Study Design Controlled laboratory study, cross-sectional. Background Declines in the ability to rapidly generate quadriceps muscle torque may underlie disability in persons with tibiofemoral osteoarthritis. Objective To determine if quadriceps rate of torque development (RTD) predicts self-reported disability and physical performance outcomes in persons with tibiofemoral osteoarthritis. Methods Quadriceps strength and RTD were assessed in 76 individuals (53% female, age = 61.83±7.11 years) with symptomatic and radiographic tibiofemoral osteoarthritis...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785539/the-effect-of-spironolactone-on-the-incidence-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-catheterization-study-design-and-rationale
#4
Alhasan Mujtaba, Mohammed A Taher, Mazin A Hazza, Hassan M Al-Rubaye, Asaad H Kata, Hamid AbdulWahab, AbdulAmeer AbdulBari, Hayder K AlRubay
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing coronary catheterization are at high risk of developing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) acute kidney injury (AKI). Several approaches have been supposed to limit such an effect but with mixed results or non-practical methods. Spironolactone is supposed to be effective as a nephroprotective agent in animal studies. This study will try to measure the effect of spironolactone on the incidence of CIN-AKI in patients undergoing coronary catheterization (angiography angioplasty)...
May 21, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784530/triplane-hallux-abducto-valgus-classification
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REVIEW
Daniel J Hatch, Robert D Santrock, Bret Smith, Paul Dayton, Lowell Weil
One of the most common procedures performed in the foot and ankle is correction of hallux abducto valgus deformity or "bunion surgery." Most foot and ankle surgeons recognize the challenges associated with defining each patient's individual deformity and selecting the optimal procedure for the best long-term results. Using current 2-dimensional algorithms that focus on the severity of the transverse plane deformity, surgical outcomes have varied. In the past 10 years, high recurrence and complication rates for popular procedures have been reported...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783560/re-long-term-effects-of-statins-blood-pressure-lowering-and-both-on-erectile-function-in-persons-at-intermediate-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease-a-substudy-of-the-heart-outcomes-prevention-evaluation-3-hope-3-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783004/-the-thing-that-really-gets-me-is-the-future-symptomatology-in-older-homeless-adults-in-the-hope-home-study
#7
Adam Bazari, Maria Patanwala, Lauren M Kaplan, Colette L Auerswald, Margot B Kushel
CONTEXT: The homeless population is aging. Older homeless adults experience premature development of age-related conditions and an elevated symptom burden. Little is known about symptom experience among older homeless adults. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the experience, understanding, and management of physical, psychological, social (e.g. loneliness), and existential (e.g. regret, loss of dignity) symptoms among older homeless adults. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews from June 2016 through March 2017 with a purposive sample of participants from the HOPE HOME cohort, a longitudinal study of homeless adults ages 50 and older...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782669/prevalence-of-active-charcot-disease-in-the-east-midlands-of-england
#8
L Metcalf, M Musgrove, J Bentley, R Berrington, D Bunting, M Mousley, J Thompson, M Sprengel, V Turtle-Savage, F Game, W Jeffcoate
AIMS: To undertake a prospective point prevalence study of the prevalence of active Charcot neuro-inflammatory osteoarthropathy (Charcot disease) in a circumscribed part of England and to audit the time elapsing between disease onset and first diagnosis. METHODS: The prevalence of active Charcot disease of the foot during a single month was assessed by specialist foot care teams at seven secondary care services in the East Midlands region of England. RESULTS: A total of 90 cases were identified, representing 4...
May 21, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779835/concerns-and-hopes-of-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-prior-to-islet-cell-transplantation-a-content-analysis
#9
Queena F Luu, Celine J Villareal, Cynthia Fritschi, Rebecca S Monson, Jose Oberholzer, Kirstie K Danielson
AIMS: Islet cell transplantation can functionally cure type 1 diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness (HU), but requires immunosuppression. This study identified the lived experiences and risk/benefit considerations of patients pre-transplant. METHODS: Content analysis identified themes from four open-ended questions pre-transplant in an islet transplant clinical trial. The sample included 23 (19 female) patients, with a mean age = 48.3 and diabetes duration = 29...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777616/regenerative-endodontics-a-review
#10
REVIEW
S G Kim, M Malek, A Sigurdsson, L M Lin, B Kahler
The European Society of Endodontology and the American Association for Endodontists have released position statements and clinical considerations for regenerative endodontics. There is increasing literature on this field since the initial reports of Iwaya et al. (2001) and Banchs & Trope (2004). Endogenous stem cells from an induced periapical bleeding and scaffolds using blood clot, platelet rich plasma or platelet rich fibrin have been utilized in regenerative endodontics. This approach has been described as a 'paradigm shift" and considered the first treatment option for immature teeth with pulp necrosis...
May 19, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775330/constraining-alternative-theories-of-gravity-using-pulsar-timing-arrays
#11
Neil J Cornish, Logan O'Beirne, Stephen R Taylor, Nicolás Yunes
The opening of the gravitational wave window by ground-based laser interferometers has made possible many new tests of gravity, including the first constraints on polarization. It is hoped that, within the next decade, pulsar timing will extend the window by making the first detections in the nanohertz frequency regime. Pulsar timing offers several advantages over ground-based interferometers for constraining the polarization of gravitational waves due to the many projections of the polarization pattern provided by the different lines of sight to the pulsars, and the enhanced response to longitudinal polarizations...
May 4, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774296/integrated-risk-mapping-and-landscape-characterisation-of-lymphatic-filariasis-and-loiasis-in-south-west-nigeria
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Tara A Brant, Patricia N Okorie, Olushola Ogunmola, Nureni Bolaji Ojeyode, S B Fatunade, Emmanuel Davies, Yisa Saka, Michelle C Stanton, David H Molyneux, J Russell Stothard, Louise A Kelly-Hope
Nigeria has the heaviest burden of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in sub-Saharan Africa, which is caused by the parasite Wuchereria bancrofti and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. LF is targeted for elimination and the national programme is scaling up mass drug administration (MDA) across the country to interrupt transmission. However, in some regions the co-endemicity of the filarial parasite Loa loa (loiasis) is an impediment due to the risk of severe adverse events (SAEs) associated with the drug ivermectin...
February 2018: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774291/significant-decline-in-lymphatic-filariasis-associated-with-nationwide-scale-up-of-insecticide-treated-nets-in-zambia
#13
M Nsakashalo-Senkwe, E Mwase, E Chizema-Kawesha, V Mukonka, P Songolo, F Masaninga, M P Rebollo, B Thomas, M J Bockarie, H Betts, J R Stothard, L A Kelly-Hope
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne disease, broadly endemic in Zambia, and is targeted for elimination by mass drug administration (MDA) of albendazole and diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) to at-risk populations. Anopheline mosquitoes are primary vectors of LF in Africa, and it is possible that the significant scale-up of malaria vector control over the past decade may have also impacted LF transmission, and contributed to a decrease in prevalence in Zambia. We therefore aimed to examine the putative association between decreasing LF prevalence and increasing coverage of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) for malaria vector control, by comparing LF mapping data collected between 2003-2005 and 2009-2011 to LF sentinel site prevalence data collected between 2012 and 2014, before any anti-LF MDA was started...
November 2017: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774167/complete-hypokalemic-quadriparesis-as-a-first-presentation-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#14
Jason An, Branko Braam
Rationale: We hope to increase awareness that hypokalemic paralysis may be the first presentation of Sjögren syndrome, for which potassium-sparing diuretics can be an effective adjunct to potassium replenishment. Presenting concerns: A 73-year-old female presented to a peripheral hospital with quadriparesis and a critically low serum potassium of 1.6 mmol/L with U waves on the electrocardiogram (ECG). The initial arterial blood gas showed a pH of 7.19, bicarbonate of 13 mEq/L, and a CO2 of 35 mm Hg...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774122/the-down-regulation-of-the-cyp2c19-gene-is-associated-with-aggressive-tumor-potential-and-the-poorer-recurrence-free-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Ryo Ashida, Yukiyasu Okamura, Keiichi Ohshima, Yuko Kakuda, Katsuhiko Uesaka, Teiichi Sugiura, Takaaki Ito, Yusuke Yamamoto, Takashi Sugino, Kenichi Urakami, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Ken Yamaguchi
Project HOPE (High-tech Omics-based Patient Evaluation) began in 2014 using integrated gene expression profiling (GEP) of cancer tissues as well as diathesis of each patient who underwent an operation at our institution. The aim of this study was to clarify the association between the expression of cytochrome P450s (CYP) genes and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present study included 92 patients. Genes with aberrant expression were selected based on a ≥10-fold difference in the expression between tumor and non-tumor tissues...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769649/organoruthenium-ii-complexes-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-and-impedes-the-age-associated-deterioration-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-through-jnk-1-daf-16-signalling
#16
G Devagi, A Mohankumar, G Shanmugam, S Nivitha, F Dallemer, P Kalaivani, P Sundararaj, R Prabhakaran
New ruthenium(II) complexes were synthesised and characterized by various spectro analytical techniques. The structure of the complexes 3 and 4 has been confirmed by X-ray crystallography. The complexes were subjected to study their anti-oxidant profile and were exhibited significantly greater in vitro DPPH radical scavenging activity than vitamin C. We found that complexes 1-4 confered tolerance to oxidative stress and extend the mean lifespan of mev-1 mutant worms and wild-type Caenorhabditis elegans. Further, mechanistic study and reporter gene expression analysis revealed that Ru(ƞ6 -p-cymene) complexes maintained the intracellular redox status and offers stress resistance through activating JNK-1/DAF-16 signaling axis and possibly by other antioxidant response pathway...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769238/strength-in-numbers-opportunities-for-enhancing-the-development-of-effective-treatments-for-type-1-diabetes-the-trialnet-experience
#17
Carla J Greenbaum, Cate Speake, Jeffrey Krischer, Jane Buckner, Peter A Gottlieb, Desmond A Schatz, Kevan C Herold, Mark A Atkinson
The early to mid-1980s were an inflection point in the history of type 1 diabetes research. Two landmark events occurred: the initiation of immune-based interventions seeking to prevent type 1 diabetes and the presentation of an innovative model describing the disorder's natural history. Both formed the basis for hundreds of subsequent studies designed to achieve a dramatic therapeutic goal-a means to prevent and/or reverse type 1 diabetes. However, the need to screen large numbers of individuals and prospectively monitor them using immunologic and metabolic tests for extended periods of time suggested such efforts would require a large collaborative network...
May 16, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768089/a-commentary-on-effects-of-regular-physical-activity-on-the-cognitive-performance-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-by-podolski-et-al-metab-syndr-relat-disord-2017-15-481-493
#18
Erin M Shellington, Sonja M Reichert, Robert J Petrella
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) imparts an increased risk for cognitive decline, specifically executive function, which is important to maintain for diabetes self-management. There is evidence to suggest that exercise improves cognition in healthy older adults; however, the literature in adults with T2DM is lacking. This commentary is in complement to Podolski et al.'s systematic review evaluating the effects of physical activity on cognitive function in adults with T2DM. We have included eight additional studies and further highlight their conclusions on the heterogeneity of the literature thus far...
May 16, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764378/grim-filter-fast-seed-location-filtering-in-dna-read-mapping-using-processing-in-memory-technologies
#19
Jeremie S Kim, Damla Senol Cali, Hongyi Xin, Donghyuk Lee, Saugata Ghose, Mohammed Alser, Hasan Hassan, Oguz Ergin, Can Alkan, Onur Mutlu
BACKGROUND: Seed location filtering is critical in DNA read mapping, a process where billions of DNA fragments (reads) sampled from a donor are mapped onto a reference genome to identify genomic variants of the donor. State-of-the-art read mappers 1) quickly generate possible mapping locations for seeds (i.e., smaller segments) within each read, 2) extract reference sequences at each of the mapping locations, and 3) check similarity between each read and its associated reference sequences with a computationally-expensive algorithm (i...
May 9, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762386/exposure-response-analysis-of-micafungin-in-neonatal-candidiasis-pooled-analysis-of-two-clinical-trials
#20
Laura L Kovanda, Thomas J Walsh, Daniel K Benjamin, Antonio Arrieta, David A Kaufman, P Brian Smith, Paolo Manzoni, Amit V Desai, Atsunori Kaibara, Peter L Bonate, William W Hope
BACKGROUND: Neonatal candidiasis causes significant morbidity and mortality in high risk infants. The micafungin dosage regimen of 10 mg/kg established for the treatment of neonatal candidiasis is based on a laboratory animal model of neonatal hematogenous Candida meningoencephalitis and pharmacokinetic (PK)-pharmacodynamic (PD) bridging studies. However, little is known about the how these PK-PD data translate clinically. METHODS: Micafungin plasma concentrations from infants were used to construct a population PK model using Pmetrics software...
June 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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