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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216869/do-not-resuscitate-order-the-experiences-of-iranian-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-team-members
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Abdolghader Assarroudi, Fatemeh Heshmati Nabavi, Abbas Ebadi, Habibollah Esmaily
BACKGROUND: One dilemma in the end-of-life care is making decisions for conducting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This dilemma is perceived in different ways due to the influence of culture and religion. This study aimed to understand the experiences of CPR team members about the do-not-resuscitate order. METHODS: CPR team members were interviewed, and data were analyzed using a conventional content analysis method. RESULTS: Three categories and six subcategories emerged: "The dilemma between revival and suffering" with the subcategories of "revival likelihood" and "death as a cause for comfort;" "conflicting situation" with the subcategories of "latent decision" and "ambivalent order;" and "low-quality CPR" with the subcategories of "team member demotivation" and "disrupting CPR performance...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207536/cervical-plexus-anesthesia-versus-general-anesthesia-for-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Dalong Yang, Tao Wang, Qian Wang, Lijun Zhang, Wenyuan Ding
Both general anesthesia (GA) and cervical plexus anesthesia (CPA) can be used for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of anesthetic techniques on perioperative mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing cervical surgery.From January 2008 to December 2015, 356 patients who underwent 1-level ACDF for cervical spinal myelopathy were prospectively reviewed. They were assigned to receive GA (group A) and CPA (group B). The analgesic efficacy of the block was assessed by anesthesia preparation time, the maximum heart rate, and mean arterial blood pressure changes compared with the baseline, time of postoperative revival, and duration of recovery stay...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202319/the-women-s-empower-survey-women-s-knowledge-and-awareness-of-treatment-options-for-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-remains-inadequate
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Michael Krychman, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Sebastian Mirkin, Sheryl A Kingsberg
INTRODUCTION: Postmenopausal women's knowledge about vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and available treatment options has historically been inadequate. Recent direct-to-consumer marketing and educational efforts would have been expected to increase awareness and treatment options. AIM: To compare results of the Women's EMPOWER survey with other available VVA surveys to assess progress in women's understanding and approaches to treatment of VVA. METHODS: The Women's EMPOWER survey, an internet-based survey of US women with VVA symptoms, assessed women's awareness of VVA and their behaviors and attitudes associated with symptom treatment...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196347/disentangling-life-darwin-selectionism-and-the-postgenomic-return-of-the-environment
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Maurizio Meloni
In this paper, I analyze the disruptive impact of Darwinian selectionism for the century-long tradition in which the environment had a direct causative role in shaping an organism's traits. In the case of humans, the surrounding environment often determined not only the physical, but also the mental and moral features of individuals and whole populations. With its apparatus of indirect effects, random variations, and a much less harmonious view of nature and adaptation, Darwinian selectionism severed the deep imbrication of organism and milieu posited by these traditional environmentalist models...
February 11, 2017: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193622/from-imitation-to-inspiration-biomimicry-experiences-a-revival-driven-by-a-more-systematic-approach-to-explore-nature-s-inventions-for-human-use
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192605/stagewise-generalized-estimating-equations-with-grouped-variables
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Gregory Vaughan, Robert Aseltine, Kun Chen, Jun Yan
Forward stagewise estimation is a revived slow-brewing approach for model building that is particularly attractive in dealing with complex data structures for both its computational efficiency and its intrinsic connections with penalized estimation. Under the framework of generalized estimating equations, we study general stagewise estimation approaches that can handle clustered data and non-Gaussian/non-linear models in the presence of prior variable grouping structure. As the grouping structure is often not ideal in that even the important groups may contain irrelevant variables, the key is to simultaneously conduct group selection and within-group variable selection, that is, bi-level selection...
February 13, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190871/heating-mechanisms-of-the-solar-corona
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Takashi Sakurai
The solar corona is a tenuous outer atmosphere of the Sun. Its million-degree temperature was discovered spectroscopically in the 1940s, but its origin has been debated since then without complete convergence. Currently there are two classes of models; the wave theory and the microflare/nanoflare theory. Both models have merits and disadvantages, but the essential issues are nearly pinned down. Recent revival of the wave theory is one of the many contributions from Japanese solar observing satellite Hinode launched in 2006...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190698/therapeutic-effects-of-cannabinoids-in-animal-models-of-seizures-epilepsy-epileptogenesis-and-epilepsy-related-neuroprotection
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REVIEW
Evan C Rosenberg, Pabitra H Patra, Benjamin J Whalley
The isolation and identification of the discrete plant cannabinoids in marijuana revived interest in analyzing historical therapeutic claims made for cannabis in clinical case studies and anecdotes. In particular, sources as old as the 11th and 15th centuries claimed efficacy for crude marijuana extracts in the treatment of convulsive disorders, prompting a particularly active area of preclinical research into the therapeutic potential of plant cannabinoids in epilepsy. Since that time, a large body of literature has accumulated describing the effects of several of the >100 individual plant cannabinoids in preclinical models of seizures, epilepsy, epileptogenesis, and epilepsy-related neuroprotection...
February 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187606/mycophagous-gall-midges-diptera-cecidomyiidae-lestremiinae-micromyinae-winnertziinae-porricondylinae-first-records-in-sweden-and-descriptions-of-closely-related-new-species-from-elsewhere
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Mathias Jaschhof, Catrin Jaschhof
Thirty species of gall midges, Cecidomyiidae, of the mycophagous subfamilies Lestremiinae, Micromyinae, Winnertziinae, and Porricondylinae are reported from Sweden for the first time, including several extremely seldom collected species. Genera newly found in Sweden are Allaretella Meyer & Spungis (in Lestremiinae), Tekomyia Möhn (in Micromyinae), Nikandria Mamaev (in Winnertziinae), Arctepidosis Mamaev, Dallaiella Mamaev, Epicola Spungis, and Lamellepidosis Mamaev (all in Porricondylinae). Peromyia trimera (Edwards, 1938) stat...
January 30, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183098/sponges-of-the-guyana-shelf
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Rob W M VAN Soest
Sponges collected on the Guyana Shelf, predominantly in Suriname offshore waters, by Dutch HMS 'Snellius' O.C.P.S. 1966, HMS 'Luymes' O.C.P.S. II 1969, and HMS 'Luymes' Guyana Shelf 1970 expeditions are described in this study. Sponges were obtained by trawling, dredging or grabbing on sandy, muddy, shelly, and fossil reef bottoms at 88 stations between 19 and 681 m depth. A total of 351 samples were identified to species level, each consisting of one or more specimens of a given species from each individual station (together comprising 547 individuals and fragments)...
January 12, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183085/reviving-research-on-medication-attitudes-for-improving-pharmacotherapy-focusing-on-adherence
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Carlos De Las Cuevas, Jose de Leon
There is little current interest in research into patients' attitudes toward medications. In the 1960s, psychiatric researchers including Uhlenhuth, Rickels and Covi focused on this area, but this research topic needs to be revived in the 21st century. The Health Belief Model may hold potential for doing this. This model was initially developed by 2 health psychologists, Rosenstock and Becker, to explain why patients did not follow medical interventions. The application of this model to study medication adherence in psychiatric outpatients has provided multiple findings including the conclusions that adherence is associated with: (1) the balance between internal and external health control beliefs, (2) psychological reactance, (3) patients' attitudes toward prescribed drug treatment in general and (4) the balance between the necessity of taking medications versus the concerns derived from adverse drug reactions (ADRs)...
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182620/the-revival-of-an-old-marker-cd4-cd8-ratio
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Giuseppe Bruno, Annalisa Saracino, Laura Monno, Gioacchino Angarano
The effectiveness of modern antiretroviral therapies (ART) transformed HIV infection into a chronic disease characterized by a persistent condition of inflammation and immune activation. For this reason, even thought AIDS-related mortality has been reduced with an increased life expectancy, patients living with HIV infection are more likely to develop non-AIDS events despite the achievement of a complete suppression of HIV replication. Hence, the scientific community feels the need to find new biomarkers which would be suitable in clinical practice for identifying patients who require a close monitoring because of an increased risk of developing comorbidities...
February 9, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182463/reflections-on-the-journal-of-applied-psychology-for-2009-to-2014-infrastructure-operations-innovations-impact-evolution-and-desirable-directions
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Steve W J Kozlowski
In this reflection on my experiences as editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, I consider 6 foci including (a) information on the background, infrastructure, and mechanics of running this top-tier journal; (b) statistics on journal operations across the 7 years of editorial activity (i.e., incoming plus 6 years on the masthead); (c) innovations that my senior editorial team introduced (i.e., transparency via supplemental materials, revival of monographs, initiation of integrative conceptual reviews); (d) impact and influence with respect to articles, authors, and institutions; (e) latent sematic analysis findings to illustrate the evolution and change of journal content over a 33-year comparison period (i...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181513/corrigendum-entanglement-revive-and-information-flow-within-the-decoherent-environment
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Jia-Dong Shi, Dong Wang, Liu Ye
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179496/cutting-edge-chromatin-accessibility-programs-cd8-t-cell-memory
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Christopher D Scharer, Alexander P R Bally, Bhanu Gandham, Jeremy M Boss
CD8 T cell memory is characterized by rapid recall of effector function, increased proliferation, and reduced activation requirements. Despite the extensive functional characterization, the molecular mechanisms that facilitate these enhanced properties are not well characterized. In this study, the assay for transposase-accessible chromatin sequencing was employed to map the cis-regulatory elements in CD8 T cells responding to acute and chronic lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infections. Integration of chromatin accessibility profiles with gene expression data identified unique regulatory modules that were enriched for distinct combinations of transcription factor-binding motifs...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169001/emerging-approaches-to-tuberculosis-drug-development-at-home-in-the-metabolome
#16
REVIEW
Robert S Jansen, Kyu Y Rhee
Once considered a crowning achievement of modern drug development, tuberculosis (TB) chemotherapy has proven increasingly unable to keep pace with the spread of the pandemic and rise of drug resistance. Efforts to revive the TB drug development pipeline have, in the meantime, faltered. Closer analysis reveals key experimental deficiencies that have hindered our ability to 'reverse engineer' knowledge of antibiotic mechanisms into rational drug development. Here, we discuss the emerging potential of metabolomics; the systems level study of small molecule metabolites, to help overcome these gaps and serve as a unique biochemical bridge between the phenotypic properties of chemical compounds and biological targets...
February 3, 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162982/revival-of-old-antibiotics-needs-the-state-of-evidence-and-expectations
#17
Hiba Zayyad, Noa Eliakim-Raz, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
The gap between the emergence of antibiotic resistance and new antibiotic development has drawn attention to old antibiotics whose spectrum of coverage frequently comprises highly resistant bacteria. However, these antibiotics have frequently not undergone the structured process of antibiotic development of modern antibiotics, from pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) studies establishing safe and effective dosing, establishment of susceptibility breakpoints, to clinical trials establishing clinical safety and effectiveness...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155618/host-defense-peptides-and-cancer-perspectives-on-research-design-and-outcomes
#18
Laszlo Otvos
Antimicrobial peptides (AMP) inhibit the proliferation of bacteria and frequently protect experimental animals from bacterial challenge. If the mode of action is membrane disintegration, one would expect that AMP can also kill cancer cells whose membrane structure lies between those of normal and bacterial cells. However, an ever-increasing number of reports suggest that AMP, with their newer name, host-defense peptides (HDP), do not directly kill bacteria under in vitro conditions when small molecule antibacterials are bactericidal...
February 2, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155142/single-cell-cytochemistry-illustrated-by-the-demonstration-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-in-erythrocytes
#19
Anna L Peters, Cornelis J F van Noorden
Cytochemistry is the discipline that is applied to visualize specific molecules in individual cells and has become an essential tool in life sciences. Immunocytochemistry was developed in the sixties of last century and is the most frequently used cytochemical application. However, metabolic mapping is the oldest cytochemical approach to localize activity of specific enzymes, but in the last decades of the previous century and the first decade of the present century it almost became obsolete. The popularity of this approach revived in the past few years...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153939/replace-restore-revive-the-keys-to-recovery-after-exercise
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Jonathan M Peake, Simon C Gandevia
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February 2, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
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