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  1. The clinical investigator-subject relationship: a contextual approach

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    Resnik David B

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Background The nature of the relationship between a clinical investigator and a research subject has generated considerable debate because the investigator occupies two distinct roles: clinician and scientist. As a clinician, the investigator has duties to provide the patient with optimal care and undivided loyalty. As a scientist, the investigator has duties to follow the rules, procedures and methods described in the protocol. Results and conclusion In this article, I present a con...

  2. Research and Clinical Practice Relationship

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    Ashammakhi N

    2008-01-01

    To The Editor: I highly value and greet the authors for their editorial. Many important issues related to medical education and its future in Libya have been discussed in this paper [1]. One important point that has been addressed and I feel deserves attention is the “abnormal” relationship between clinical practice and research in Libya. From discussions with colleagues, this problem somehow has evolved from a misconception about educational and training systems that may have occurred in the...

  3. Research and clinical practice relationship

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    Ashammakhi N

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available To The Editor: I highly value and greet the authors for their editorial. Many important issues related to medical education and its future in Libya have been discussed in this paper [1]. One important point that has been addressed and I feel deserves attention is the “abnormal” relationship between clinical practice and research in Libya. From discussions with colleagues, this problem somehow has evolved from a misconception about educational and training systems that may have occurred in the past. It may also be related to the lack of attention to research that has long existed in Libya [2,3]. The other aspect, shared with many other developing countries, is the misconception of research as unimportant or a luxury aspect of medicine. When it comes to understanding how a system (including healthcare can be updated and developed, the answer is vague! One important reason is a lack of understanding of the impact that research has on developing methods. In developed countries, research is the main academic distinction that leads to appointments for coveted positions in the system and is an important factor for academic promotion. In Libya, there remain arguments about who will be awarded Chair of university clinical departments. Such a post should no doubt be given to those with established academic achievements. When highly qualified persons are at the top of the pyramid this leads to further progress and enhanced research and advancement. The authors have discussed the point of having proper search committees for leadership and faculty positions. I believe that it will help eliminate the current stagnation and help to create innovative solutions. This should lead to improved medical education, health services, and ultimately impact the quality of life of all Libyan citizens.

  4. Clinical Relationships Extraction Techniques from Patient Narratives

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    Wafaa Tawfik Abdel-Moneim

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The Clinical E-Science Framework (CLEF project was used to extract important information from medical texts by building a system for the purpose of clinical research, evidence-based healthcare and genotype-meets-phenotype informatics. The system is divided into two parts, one part concerns with the identification of relationships between clinically important entities in the text. The full parses and domain-specific grammars had been used to apply many approaches to extract the relationship. In the second part of the system, statistical machine learning (ML approaches are applied to extract relationship. A corpus of oncology narratives that hand annotated with clinical relationships can be used to train and test a system that has been designed and implemented by supervised machine learning (ML approaches. Many features can be extracted from these texts that are used to build a model by the classifier. Multiple supervised machine learning algorithms can be applied for relationship extraction. Effects of adding the features, changing the size of the corpus, and changing the type of the algorithm on relationship extraction are examined.

  5. The Relationship between Clinical Competence and Clinical Self-efficacy among Nursing and Midwifery Students

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    Shahla Mohamadirizi; Shahnaz Kohan; Fatemeh Shafei; Soheila Mohamadirizi

    2015-01-01

    Introduction  Self-efficacy in clinical performance had an important role in applying competencies; also competencies and self-efficacy in clinical performance influenced to quality care of nursing and midwifery students. So the present study aimed to define the relationship between clinical competencies and clinical self-efficacy among nursing and midwifery students. Materials and Methods  This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 150 of nursing and midwifery students in Isfahan Universit...

  6. Relationship between MRI and clinical findings in the acromioclavicular joint

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    Objective: To determine the relationship between the magnetic resonance (MR) appearance of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint and the physical findings. Design: A total of 116 consecutive patients underwent routine MR imaging (MRI) of the shoulder over an 18-month period. All MR studies were interpreted by a blinded, experienced musculoskeletal radiologist. Eleven variables were studied: the presence of osteophytes; fluid in the joint; fluid outside the joint; high signal in the clavicle or in the acromion; fluid in the subacromial bursa; irregularity of the joint margins; bulging of the capsule; widening of the joint; the age of the patient; and the presence of a rotator cuff tear. The clinical information was supplied by an experienced shoulder surgeon blinded to the MRI findings. A control group of 23 normal volunteers was also studied. Results: The only statistically significant correlation (P=0.0249) was between high signal in the distal clavicle and degenerative changes found clinically. A weaker relationship existed between fluid in the joint and the clinical examination and between increasing degenerative changes and advancing age. Otherwise, no material relationship was found between any of the other MR abnormalities and the clinical picture. Conclusion: There appears to be no real correlation between the MR appearances and the clinical findings in the AC joint. (orig.)

  7. Pharmacist-patient relationship development in an ambulatory clinic setting.

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    Hermansen, C J; Wiederholt, J B

    2001-01-01

    We investigated the pharmacist-patient relationship, conceptualizing its interpersonal constructs and dynamics using social exchange principles. The constructs of felt indebtedness (FI), collaborative willingness (CW), interpersonal relationship quality (IRQ), medication use beliefs (MUBs), and critical interpersonal incidents (CII) between pharmacist and patient were proposed, measured, and modeled. Patient responses were collected using interviews and mail surveys in 2 pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinics. Higher IRQ levels predicted greater FI toward and CW with pharmacists (p pharmacists, and not their therapy, may lead to increased interpersonal exchange and patient collaboration in care. PMID:11550853

  8. Learning to be a midwife in the clinical environment; tasks, clinical practicum hours or midwifery relationships.

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    Ebert, Lyn; Tierney, Olivia; Jones, Donovan

    2016-01-01

    Discussions continue within the midwifery profession around the number of and type of clinical experiences required to ensure competent midwifery graduates. Introduction of the three year Bachelor of Midwifery in Australia, almost two decades ago, was intended to reduce the pressure students were under to complete their academic requirements whilst ensuring students developed midwifery practice that encapsulates the philosophical values of midwifery. Currently, midwifery students are mandated to achieve a minimum number of clinical skills and Continuity of Care Experience (CCE) relationships in order to register upon completion of their degree. To achieve these experiences, universities require students to complete a number of clinical practicum hours. Furthermore students are required to demonstrate competent clinical performance of a number of clinical skills. However, there is no evidence to date that a set number of experiences or hours ensures professional competence in the clinical environment. The aim of this paper is to promote discussion regarding the mandated requirements for allocated clinical practicum hours, specified numbers of clinical-based skills and CCE relationships in the context of learning to be a midwife in Australia. PMID:26409311

  9. Relationship between Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Convergence Insufficiency

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    Bade, Annette; Boas, Mark; Gallaway, Michael; Mitchell, G. Lynn; Scheiman, Mitchell; Kulp, Marjean T.; Cotter, Susan A.; Rouse, Michael

    2014-01-01

    Purpose The percentage of children who are symptomatic has been shown to increase with the number of signs of convergence insufficiency (CI). Our goal was to investigate whether there is a relationship between the severity of the clinical signs of CI and symptom level reported in children with 3-sign symptomatic CI. Methods The Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) enrolled 221 children with symptomatic CI from ages 9 to 17 years. Inclusion criteria included the following three signs of CI: (1) exophoria at near at least 4Δ greater than at distance, (2) insufficient positive fusional vergence (PFV) at near, and (3) a receded near point of convergence (NPC) of ≥ 6cm break. The relationships between the severity of each sign of CI (mild, moderate and severe) and the level of symptoms as measured by the Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey (CISS) at baseline were evaluated. Results Mean CISS scores were not significantly different between mild, moderate or severe exophoria (p=0.60), PFV blur (p=0.99), Sheard's criterion (p=0.89) or NPC break (p=0.84). There was also no difference in the frequency of subjects scoring at mild, moderate or severe levels on the CISS and the severity of each sign of CI. Correlations between individual clinical signs and the CISS score were very low and not statistically significant. Conclusions Among symptomatic children with a CISS score ≥ 16 and three clinical signs of CI, there is no further association between the severity of the clinical signs and their level of symptoms. PMID:23958713

  10. The relationship between job stress, burnout and clinical depression.

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    Iacovides, A; Fountoulakis, K N; Kaprinis, St; Kaprinis, G

    2003-08-01

    The definition and phenomenological features of 'burnout' and its eventual relationship with depression and other clinical conditions are reviewed. Work is an indispensable way to make a decent and meaningful way of living, but can also be a source of stress for a variety of reasons. Feelings of inadequate control over one's work, frustrated hopes and expectations and the feeling of losing of life's meaning, seem to be independent causes of burnout, a term that describes a condition of professional exhaustion. It is not synonymous with 'job stress', 'fatigue', 'alienation' or 'depression'. Burnout is more common than generally believed and may affect every aspect of the individual's functioning, have a deleterious effect on interpersonal and family relationships and lead to a negative attitude towards life in general. Empirical research suggests that burnout and depression are separate entities, although they may share several 'qualitative' characteristics, especially in the more severe forms of burnout, and in vulnerable individuals, low levels of satisfaction derived from their everyday work. These final issues need further clarification and should be the focus of future clinical research. PMID:12880934

  11. Relationship Between Histopathology and Clinical Prognosis of Invasive Pituitary Adenoma

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    LIYong; SHUKai; DONGFangyong; WANFeng; LEITing; LILing

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To study the relationship between histopathology and clinical prognosis of invasive pituitary adenoma subjected to transsphenoidal surgery. Methods: The enrolled were 82 patients with invasive pituitary adenomas undergoing transsphenoidal surgery during Jan. 2000 May 2003 in our department with full MR imaging findings, pathology data and follow-up information. The follow-up duration was 5-30 months. Results: MR imaging findings of invasive pituitary adenoma included: depression of the sellar floor, involvement of sphenoid sinus and cavernous sinus, breakthrough of diaphragma sellae,encasement of internal carotid artery, etc. Pathological examination revealed that the invasion rate of dura in sella turcica was the highest among the structures around tumor. Pituitary adenoma apoplexy was found in 20 cases (24.4%). The total removal rate for PRL-secreting adenomas was significantly lower than that for non-secreting adenomas (P<0.01), but non-, GH-, ACTH-secreting adenomas had no significant differences. The recurrence rate of PRL-secreting adenornas was higher than that of non- and GH-secreting adenomas (P<0.05). Conclusion: Among invasive pituitary adenomas, the therapeutic effects of nonand GH-secreting pituitary adenomas are better than that of PRL-secreting adenomas. Invasive biological behaviors of invasive pituitary adenomas result in radical operation failure and postoperative recurrence.

  12. The relationships between clinical variables and renal parenchymal disease in pediatric clinically suspected urinary tract infection

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    Jung Lim Byun

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose : To evaluate the significance of clinical signs and laboratory findings as predictors of renal parenchymal lesions and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR in childhood urinary tract infection (UTI. Methods : From July 2005 to July 2008, 180 patients admitted with a first febrile UTI at the Pediatric Department of Konkuk University Hospital were included in this study. The following were the clinical variables: leukocytosis, elevated C-reactive protein (CRP, positive urine nitrite, positive urine culture, and fever duration both before and after treatment. We evaluated the relationships between clinical variables and dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA scan and voiding cystourethrography (VCUG results. Results : VCUG was performed in 148 patients; of them, 37 (25.0% had VUR: 18 (12.2% had low-grade (I-II VUR, and 19 (10.5% had high-grade (III-V VUR. Of the 95 patients who underwent DMSA scanning, 29 (30.5% had cortical defects, of which 21 (63.6% had VUR: 10 (30.3%, low-grade (I-II VUR; and 11 (33.3%, high-grade VUR. Of the 57 patients who were normal on DMSA scan, 8 (14.0% had low-grade VUR and 6 (10.5% had high-grade VUR. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of the DMSA scan in predicting high-grade VUR were 64.7%, 69.9%, 33.3%, and 89.5%, respectively. Leukocytosis, elevated CRP, and prolonged fever (?#243;6 hours after treatment were significantly correlated with the cortical defects on DMSA scans and high-grade VUR. Conclusion : Clinical signs, including prolonged fever after treatment, elevated CRP, and leukocytosis, are positive predictors of acute pyelonephritis and high-grade VUR.

  13. The Effects of Childhood Abuse on Relationship Quality: Gender Differences and Clinical Implications

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    Larsen, Carly D.; Sandberg, Jonathan G.; Harper, James M.; Bean, Roy

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between self-reported childhood physical and sexual abuse, romantic relationship quality, possible gender differences, and clinical implications. Three hundred thirty-eight women and 296 men who sought services at a university mental health clinic in the northeast region of the United States completed a…

  14. Developing more open and equitable relationships with industry to improve advancements in clinical research in dermatology.

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    Campa, M; Ryan, C; Menter, A

    2016-06-01

    Relationships between physicians, scientists, and the pharmaceutical industry can be complicated by conflicts of interest. Honest and equitable relationships, however, are essential to the advancement of dermatologic clinical research. Several factors can increase transparency in clinical trials including preregistration of clinical trials, reporting of all data produced from clinical trials, non-industry ownership of clinical trial data, clarity of statistical methods and publication of both positive and negative results. Through collaborative, scientifically rigorous studies, physicians and industry can achieve significant advances in dermatologic care. PMID:27317287

  15. Patient Language - Evaluating its Relationship to a Clinical Thesaurus

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    Brown, Philip J. B.; Price, Colin; Cox, Yvette

    1997-01-01

    The expression of clinical concepts in language patients use is of great potential use in both the recording and use of information. Sections of the Read Thesaurus have been examined and terms extracted from shared records and health promotional material to see how well client language is supported.

  16. Relationship between practice counselling and referral to outpatient psychiatry and clinical psychology.

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    Cape, J; Parham, A.

    1998-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Although reduction in the use of secondary care mental health services is a suggested benefit of counselling in general practice, there has been little empirical investigation of this relationship. AIM: To investigate the relationship between the provision of counselling in general practice and the use of outpatient psychiatry and clinical psychology services across a geographical area. METHOD: Information on referrals to outpatient psychiatry and clinical psychology from all gene...

  17. Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Clinical Competencies of Nursing Students in Tabriz Nursing and Midwifery School

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    Rahkar Farshi Mahni

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Preparing students to take over job responsibilities is one of the most challenging duties of nursing schools. The focus of nursing education should be on helping students to achieve high levels of competence in nursing care and identify factors for reinforcing it. Since desirable results have not been reported on clinical competencies of nursing students, achieving skills to control their emotions could be effective. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI and clinical competencies. Methods: In this correlational study, all nursing students in semesters 6, 7 and 8 were studied after determining the sample size in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. The data were collected using three questionnaires of demographic data, the Emotional Intelligence Sharing – Sybrya and a short clinical competence. The data analysis was done through descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS 18. Results: The results of the present study showed that the total EI score and clinical competence of students was more than moderate. The relationship between total EI and clinical competence was significant. Among the subscales of EI, there was a significant relationship between social skills and clinical competence. Conclusion: The relationship between the total emotional intelligence score and clinical competence of students in this study indicated the necessity and importance of emotions in decision-making to act properly within a clinical setting. Therefore, taking part in courses designed for learning skills of emotion perception and stress management in the workplace seem to be essential.

  18. Relationship between Genomic Types of Escherichia coli and Clinical Diseases

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    Meiying YI; Ruen LIU; Hanju HUANG

    2008-01-01

    In this study, by analysis of genome structures of E. coli, the relationships Between the genomic types of E. coli and the associated diseases were investigated. Samples of sputum, urine and other excretions from patients with different infective diseases were collected. And 62 E. coli strains were isolated from these samples. Intact bacterial genomic DNA was cleaved with I-CeuI, separated by pulsed field gel electrophoresis and then typed on the basis of cleavage map. The results showed that 7 I-CeuI sites were found in all the genome structures of the 62 E. coli, indicating that there were 7 rrn operons in the genomes. The size of genome ranged from 4500 kb to 5000 kb. According to thegenome structures, 62 E. coli strains were divided into 30 genome types. It was concluded that genome structures of E. coli isolated from the patients with different infective diseases varied to some extent, suggesting that some genome types of E. coli were closely related to some infective diseases.

  19. Relationship between oral clinical conditions and daily performances

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    Andréa Silveira Gomes

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to assess the impact of oral status on the daily performances of civil servants from the Public Works and Waste Management Department of the city of Porto Alegre, located in Southern Brazil. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a representative sample composed of 276 civil servants with ages ranging from 35 to 44 years. The Oral Impacts on Daily Performances index developed was employed to measure impacts caused by oral clinical conditions. Oral examinations were performed after the interviews. Multinomial Logistic Regression Analysis was used. After adjusting for sex and educational level, the results showed that the subjects with high DMFT scores were 5.8 times (95% CI = 2.1-16.1 more likely to have high impacts on their everyday life than those with low DMFT scores. Subjects that presented some coronal caries were 4.3 times (95% CI = 1.9-9.8 more likely to have high impacts on their everyday life than those with no coronal caries. Dental status assessed through the DMFT index and coronal caries are important indicators of impacts on the everyday life of the studied population.

  20. Reflections on the supervised relationship and interaction in nursing clinical training

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    Inês Alves da Rocha e Silva Rocha

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This reflection fits into the area of Clinical Supervision in Nursing focusing on relationships that the student develops during clinical training. It seems that in clinical training the student not only learns but also consolidates verbal, procedural and attitudinal contents. The relationship established with peers, teachers and tutors will contribute to their professional identity. It is underlined the importance of the contribution of clinical supervision for the development of a reflective thinking in students in Portugal, as highlighted here, which influences the changes in nursing practices, as well as ensuring the quality and safety of the care provided. The characteristics that the tutor must have to improve the development of the students are also explained as well as the possible solutions for the existing limitations of clinical training contexts.

  1. Relationship between Angiographic Late Loss and 5-Year Clinical Outcome after Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation

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    Yang, Young-June; Shin, Sanghoon; Kim, Byeong-Keuk; Kim, Jung-Sun; Shin, Dong-Ho; Ko, Young-Guk; Choi, Donghoon; Jang, Yangsoo; Hong, Myeong-Ki

    2012-01-01

    Purpose Currently, insufficient data exist to evaluate the relationship between angiographic late loss (LL) and long-term clinical outcome after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. In this study, we hypothesized that angiographic LL between 0.3 and 0.6 mm correlate with favorable long-term clinical outcomes. Materials and Methods Patients were enrolled in the present study if they had undergone both DES implantation in single coronary vessel and a subsequent follow-up angiogram (n=634). Th...

  2. An Inverse Relationship Between Ceramide Synthesis and Clinical Severity in Patients with Psoriasis

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    Cho, Yunhi; Lew, Bark-Lynn; Seong, Kyunghwa; Kim, Nack-In

    2004-01-01

    Ceramides play major roles in maintaining the epidermal barrier. It has been sus-pected that the depletion of ceramides, associated with disrupted barrier function in the epidermis, leads to the clinical manifestation of dryness and inflammation seen in patients with psoriasis. The aim of the present study was to determine the relation-ship between the level of ceramide synthesis in the epidermis and the clinical severity in patients with psoriasis. Samples from lesional and unlesional epider...

  3. Prevalence of herpesviruses in gingivitis and chronic periodontitis: relationship to clinical parameters and effect of treatment

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    Rucha Shah; Dhoom Singh Mehta

    2016-01-01

    Background: Assess the prevalence of herpesviruses in healthy subjects, gingivitis, and chronic periodontitis patients, to assess the relationship between the prevalence of herpesviruses and periodontal clinical parameters, and to evaluate the effect of phase-I therapy on the level of viral detection. Materials and Methods: Hundred patients consisting of 20 healthy subjects, 40 gingivitis, and 40 chronic periodontitis were included in the study. Clinical parameters recorded included plaque in...

  4. A Qualitative Study of School Social Workers' Clinical and Professional Relationships when Reporting Child Maltreatment

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    Chanmugam, Amy

    2009-01-01

    This qualitative study explored school social workers' relationships during instances of abuse and neglect reporting, focusing on reports made for children and adolescents already receiving school social work services. Although school social workers frequently file abuse and neglect reports, little is known about how they manage clinical and…

  5. Relationship between somatic cell count status and subsequent clinical mastitis in Dutch dairy cows

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    Borne, van den B.H.P.; Vernooij, J.C.M.; Lupindu, A.M.; Schaik, van G.; Frankena, K.; Lam, T.J.G.M.; Nielen, M.

    2011-01-01

    High composite somatic cell counts (CSCC) in dairy cows may develop into clinical mastitis (CM), suggesting that prevention or intervention of high CSCC may prevent CM later in lactation. The objective of this study was to quantify the relationship between high CSCC in dairy cows and the first subse

  6. Relationship between clinical findings of temporomandibular disorders and magnetic resonance imaging

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    Iizuka, Yasuyuki; Miura, Hiroyuki; Ishikawa, Fujiro; Kikuchi, Shiori; Konishi, Nobuhiro; Sakamaki, Kimio [Iwate Medical Univ., Morioka (Japan). School of Dentistry

    1996-04-01

    The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and clinical findings of patients having symptoms of temporomandibular disorders, and to consider the possibility to grasp the internal derangement of the TMJ from clinical findings. Subjects were 80 patients who visited to ask orthodontic treatment 16 males and 64 females. The average age was 22 years and 4 months. We performed a investigation of both their previous and present illness. In addition, to decide the correct condition concerning the internal derangement of the TMJ, patients were given MRI examinations (G. E. medical system Signa 1.5 Tesla) before orthodontic treatment. Results were as follows: The three symptoms of temporomandibular disorders-noise, pain, and abnormal mandibular movement, were not related to constant disk displacement. It seemed difficult to infer and obtain the diagnosis of the condition of internal derangement of the TMJ only from clinical findings. In a dental clinics having no medical imaging instrument such as MRI, it was, however, considered that the following items will make it possible to define the condition of internal derangements of the TMJ from clinical findings. As to respects concerning clinical findings, it is necessary to consider the previous illness as well as present illness. TMJ noise indicates a higher relationship to the disk displacement in MRI findings. The temporomandibular joint with plural symptoms indicated a higher incidence of disk displacement examined by MR Imaging than that with a single symptom. (author).

  7. Relationship between clinical findings of temporomandibular disorders and magnetic resonance imaging

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    The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and clinical findings of patients having symptoms of temporomandibular disorders, and to consider the possibility to grasp the internal derangement of the TMJ from clinical findings. Subjects were 80 patients who visited to ask orthodontic treatment 16 males and 64 females. The average age was 22 years and 4 months. We performed a investigation of both their previous and present illness. In addition, to decide the correct condition concerning the internal derangement of the TMJ, patients were given MRI examinations (G. E. medical system Signa 1.5 Tesla) before orthodontic treatment. Results were as follows: The three symptoms of temporomandibular disorders-noise, pain, and abnormal mandibular movement, were not related to constant disk displacement. It seemed difficult to infer and obtain the diagnosis of the condition of internal derangement of the TMJ only from clinical findings. In a dental clinics having no medical imaging instrument such as MRI, it was, however, considered that the following items will make it possible to define the condition of internal derangements of the TMJ from clinical findings. As to respects concerning clinical findings, it is necessary to consider the previous illness as well as present illness. TMJ noise indicates a higher relationship to the disk displacement in MRI findings. The temporomandibular joint with plural symptoms indicated a higher incidence of disk displacement examined by MR Imaging than that with a single symptom. (author)

  8. The clinical profile and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation: relationships among clinical features, epidemiology, and mechanisms.

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    Andrade, Jason; Khairy, Paul; Dobrev, Dobromir; Nattel, Stanley

    2014-04-25

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia (estimated lifetime risk, 22%-26%). The aim of this article is to review the clinical epidemiological features of AF and to relate them to underlying mechanisms. Long-established risk factors for AF include aging, male sex, hypertension, valve disease, left ventricular dysfunction, obesity, and alcohol consumption. Emerging risk factors include prehypertension, increased pulse pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, high-level physical training, diastolic dysfunction, predisposing gene variants, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and congenital heart disease. Potential risk factors are coronary artery disease, kidney disease, systemic inflammation, pericardial fat, and tobacco use. AF has substantial population health consequences, including impaired quality of life, increased hospitalization rates, stroke occurrence, and increased medical costs. The pathophysiology of AF centers around 4 general types of disturbances that promote ectopic firing and reentrant mechanisms, and include the following: (1) ion channel dysfunction, (2) Ca(2+)-handling abnormalities, (3) structural remodeling, and (4) autonomic neural dysregulation. Aging, hypertension, valve disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction, obesity, smoking, diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction, and endurance exercise training all cause structural remodeling. Heart failure and prior atrial infarction also cause Ca(2+)-handling abnormalities that lead to focal ectopic firing via delayed afterdepolarizations/triggered activity. Neural dysregulation is central to atrial arrhythmogenesis associated with endurance exercise training and occlusive coronary artery disease. Monogenic causes of AF typically promote the arrhythmia via ion channel dysfunction, but the mechanisms of the more common polygenic risk factors are still poorly understood and under intense investigation. Better recognition of the clinical epidemiology of AF, as well as an improved appreciation of

  9. The relationship between attachment styles and internalizing or externalizing symptoms in clinical and nonclinical adolescents

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    Fernando Lacasa

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Studies regarding the relationship between attachment and psychopathology during adolescence have been performed separately for clinical and nonclinical adolescents and have used different assessment measures, which together might produce a methodological bias that increases the association between attachment and psychopathology. With the aim of avoiding this bias, the present study used identical measures to explore the relationship between attachment styles and internalizing or externalizing symptoms in clinical and nonclinical samples of adolescents. The sample consisted of 258 adolescents, 129 clinical and 129 nonclinical, aged between 14 and 18 years. The adolescents in each sample were matched for age, gender, and socioeconomic status. Attachment was assessed using the CaMir Q-sort, and psychopathological symptoms were assessed by means of the Youth Self Report (YSR. The relationships between attachment and psychopathology were similar for clinical and nonclinical adolescents. A preoccupied attachment style predicted internalizing and externalizing symptoms, somatic complaints, anxious-fearful behavior, verbal aggression, attention-seeking behavior, and thinking problems. Compared to previous studies, this research has made it possible to identify broader, stronger, and more specific associations between preoccupied attachment style and psychopathological symptoms in adolescents.

  10. Relationship between the scannographic appearance and the clinical course in sharp pancreatitis

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    Relationship between computed tomography appearance and clinical course in acute pancreatitis. A review of the CT's of patients admitted to Hospital Universitario de San Ignacio with acute pancreatitis. On the first stage of the study, an inter-observer variability for CT interpretation was analysed. The second part is a correlation between findings on early CT examinations (less than 48 hrs) and clinical course, using the Balthazar staging system, the CT severity index and the clinical Ranson staging and apache index, and comparing clinical course defined as probability of death, days of hospitalisation on the critical care unit (CCU) and prolonged stay at the CCU. The CT severity index and the Ranson staging demonstrated a greater correlation with the clinical course of pancreatitis. There was not an adequate correlation between clinical course and the apache II staging system. Even though the Balthazar staging system and the severity index correlate well with each other, the latter has a better association with the outcome of patients and severity of the disease. The percentage of necrosis on CT cannot be used as a sole parameter for severity, because it is not present in a significant number of patients and it does not relate well, on its own, with the clinical severity scales nor with hospitalisation times. The determination of the number of positive CT findings has a direct correlation with the other radiological staging systems and with the Ranson scale, and could be easily interpreted and standardized

  11. When a man encounters a woman, Satan is also present: clinical relationships in Bedouin society.

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    Mass, M; al-Krenawi, A

    1994-07-01

    Professional encounters in Bedouin society between male therapists and their female clients are discussed in terms of the conflict between clinical precepts and Bedouin codes of social conduct. The effects of the conflict on the transference relationship are examined by means of case presentations, and rules of conduct acceptable in both the professional realm and Bedouin society are proposed as an avenue toward resolution. PMID:7977659

  12. Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Clinical Competencies of Nursing Students in Tabriz Nursing and Midwifery School

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    Rahkar Farshi Mahni; Vahidi Maryam; Jabraeili Mahnaz

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Preparing students to take over job responsibilities is one of the most challenging duties of nursing schools. The focus of nursing education should be on helping students to achieve high levels of competence in nursing care and identify factors for reinforcing it. Since desirable results have not been reported on clinical competencies of nursing students, achieving skills to control their emotions could be effective. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the relationship betwee...

  13. Exploration of the relationship between self-compassion, alexithymia and emotion regulation in a clinical population.

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    Rusk, Dorothy Alice

    2015-01-01

    Background: Negative forms of self-relating such as self-criticism and self-judgement are known to contribute to poor mental health across diagnoses including eating disorders. Negative self-relating can lead to avoidance or suppression of emotions, and poor attachment relationships can lead to deficits in self-reassuring abilities. Self-compassion is a construct which is gaining attention in clinical research as a potentially important and healthy way of relating to the self i...

  14. Relationship between radiological grading and clinical status in knee osteoarthritis. a multicentric study

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    Hernández-Vaquero Daniel

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Controversy exists regarding the relationship between radiographic findings and clinical status in knee osteoarthritis. Although the surgical indication for total knee arthroplasty (TKA should be based on pain, clinical status, and the deterioration of quality of life, the radiographic study is the most commonly used criterion for preoperative evaluation. The objective of this study is to find out the relationship between the Ahlbäck classification and clinical status in patients undergoing TKA. Methods 1329 protocols were collected from preoperative studies in four multicentric working groups (the Interax, Duracon, Scorpio, and Triathlon Spanish groups in 30 Spanish hospitals. Mean age was 70.4 years (SD: 6.8; range: 35 to 98; 76.3% of patients were women. Patients entered the study whenever the surgeon found that medical treatment was insufficient to control pain and functional limitation. Data were collected using electronic Case Report Forms, and included Ahlbäck grading scores, Hospital for Special Surgery Knee Score (HSS, SF-12, and other clinical and epidemiologic variables. Results According to the Ahlbäck grading system, patients were divided as follows: 243 grade I (18.3%, 358 grade II (26.9%, 416 grade III (31.3%, 241 grade IV (18.1%, and 71 grade V (5.3%. As for HSS, the following scores were obtained: Conclusions We found a relationship between Ahlbäck grading and the preoperative clinical score. The range of variability of the HSS score between the different Ahlbäck grades is small.

  15. What is the relationship between emotional intelligence and dental student clinical performance?

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    Victoroff, Kristin Zakariasen; Boyatzis, Richard E

    2013-04-01

    Emotional intelligence has emerged as a key factor in differentiating average from outstanding performers in managerial and leadership positions across multiple business settings, but relatively few studies have examined the role of emotional intelligence in the health care professions. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and dental student clinical performance. All third- and fourth-year students at a single U.S. dental school were invited to participate. Participation rate was 74 percent (100/136). Dental students' EI was assessed using the Emotional Competence Inventory-University version (ECI-U), a seventy-two-item, 360-degree questionnaire completed by both self and other raters. The ECI-U measured twenty-two EI competencies grouped into four clusters (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management). Clinical performance was assessed using the mean grade assigned by clinical preceptors. This grade represents an overall assessment of a student's clinical performance including diagnostic and treatment planning skills, time utilization, preparation and organization, fundamental knowledge, technical skills, self-evaluation, professionalism, and patient management. Additional variables were didactic grade point average (GPA) in Years 1 and 2, preclinical GPA in Years 1 and 2, Dental Admission Test academic average and Perceptual Ability Test scores, year of study, age, and gender. Multiple linear regression analyses were conducted. The Self-Management cluster of competencies (b=0.448, pemotional self-control, achievement orientation, initiative, trustworthiness, conscientiousness, adaptability, and optimism. In this sample, dental students' EI competencies related to Self-Management were significant predictors of mean clinical grade assigned by preceptors. Emotional intelligence may be an important predictor of clinical performance, which has important implications for

  16. The Relationship between Immediate Relevant Basic Science Knowledge and Clinical Knowledge: Physiology Knowledge and Transthoracic Echocardiography Image Interpretation

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    Nielsen, Dorte Guldbrand; Gotzsche, Ole; Sonne, Ole; Eika, Berit

    2012-01-01

    Two major views on the relationship between basic science knowledge and clinical knowledge stand out; the Two-world view seeing basic science and clinical science as two separate knowledge bases and the encapsulated knowledge view stating that basic science knowledge plays an overt role being encapsulated in the clinical knowledge. However, resent…

  17. Psychosocial function in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: Relationship to neurocognition and clinical symptoms.

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    Simonsen, Carmen; Sundet, Kjetil; Vaskinn, Anja; Ueland, Torill; Romm, Kristin Lie; Hellvin, Tone; Melle, Ingrid; Friis, Svein; Andreassen, Ole A

    2010-09-01

    In line with a dimensional approach to psychopathology, we examined whether psychosocial function and its relationship to neurocognition and clinical symptoms differ across schizophrenia and bipolar disorder subgroups with and without a history of affective or psychotic episodes. From the TOP study, a heterogeneous sample of individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders without (n = 60) and with a history of affective episodes (n = 54); individuals with bipolar spectrum disorders with (n = 64) and without a history of psychosis (n = 56) and healthy controls (n = 268) participated. Psychosocial functioning was measured with the Social Functioning Scale (self-rated) and the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (clinician-rated), neurocognition with a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery, and symptoms with Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology, Young Mania Rating Scale, and Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale. Clinician-rated functioning was poorer in schizophrenia groups than in bipolar groups, but self-rated functioning was similar across all clinical groups and poorer than in controls. Neurocognition and current clinical symptoms were associated with psychosocial function in bivariate analyses, but current symptoms had a greater independent contribution to functioning than neurocognition across clinical groups in multivariate analyses. Despite differences in neurocognition and psychosocial function, groups showed the same pattern in prediction of functioning irrespective of DSM-IV or clinical definition. PMID:20509984

  18. The relationship between serial CT findings and clinical course of purulent meningitis

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    We reviewed the CT examinations and clinical records of 31 patients of purulent meningitis to evaluate the relation of CT findings to pathogenic bacteria and clinical course. The most frequently observed abnormal CT finding was an enlargement of the subarachnoid space and ventricles. There was no relationship between those abnormal CT findings and pathogenic bacteria. Enlargement of ventricles, low density area of the white matter and subdural effusion suggested the necessity of the surgical treatment or poor prognosis. The patients with convulsion or re-elevation of CRP had a tendency to show an exacerbation of such abnormalities. On the contrary, abnormal CT findings improved in the patients without convulsion or with decrease of CRP. We conclude that a follow-up CT examination is indicated in cases developing convulsion or re-elevation of CRP. (author)

  19. Structural and biomechanical aspects of equine sacroiliac joint function and their relationship to clinical disease.

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    Goff, L M; Jeffcott, L B; Jasiewicz, J; McGowan, C M

    2008-06-01

    Pain originating from the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) in horses has long been associated with poor performance, yet specific diagnosis of sacroiliac dysfunction (SID) has been difficult to achieve. Clinical presentation of SID appears to fall into two categories. The first, presenting as pain and poor performance, is responsive to local analgesia of periarticular structures with poorly defined pathology. The second presents primarily as poor performance with bony pathological changes as a result of chronic instability. Diagnostic tests based on biomechanics as well as manual provocation for SIJ pain have formed the basis of tests currently used to diagnose SIJ dysfunction in humans. This review summarises the anatomy and biomechanics of the equine SIJ and current biomechanical, innervation and motor control concepts in human SID. The relationship between abnormal SIJ motion and altered neuromotor control with clinical disease of the equine SIJ are discussed. Future utilisation of these principles to develop new diagnostic and management tools for the equine SID is promising. PMID:17493851

  20. A survey on relationships between thyroid hormone levels and clinical findings in dairy calf diarrhea

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    Ali Hajimohammadi

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    Full Text Available Calf diarrhea is an important disease that occurs in association with the interaction of various infectious agents and calf susceptibility. The economic losses is associated with death loss and treatment costs, reduction of live weight gain, and reduction of productive life span, which may be considerable. Thyroid hormones previously thought mainly in thermoregulation and energy metabolism. Recently, several studies have challenged on their roles in the metabolic response of animals to certain conditions such as nutritional, environmental, or disease state. The aim of the present study was to survey relationships between thyroid hormones in calves with diarrhea in the different clinical features. Holstein calves (50 within 1 day to 2 months old with signs of diarrhea and healthy calves (40 with similar age and sex were selected. Standard clinical examinations and also dehydration degree assessment were carried out on each calf and recorded accordingly. Calves with clinical signs of diarrhea were divided in different groups based on the severity of the clinical findings, fever and degree of dehydration. Blood samples were taken from the jugular vein from all calves into vacutainer tubes for serum collection.T4, fT4, T3 and fT3 concentrations were measured by validated methods. A significant increase in T4, T3 and fT3 in diarrheic calves was observed (P<0.05. Thyroid hormones in calves with severe clinical signs decreased significantly (P<0.001 compared to calves with moderate or mild systemic clinical signs. Thyroid hormones between febrile diarrheic calves compared to afebrile diarrheic calves had no significant changes. Diarrheic calves with severe dehydration compared to diarrheic calves with mild and moderate dehydration had significant decreases in their thyroid hormones (P<0.001.

  1. Relationship between clinical and pathologic findings in patients with chronic liver diseases

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    Lun-Gen Lu; Jun Ye; Xiong Cai; Cheng-Wei Chen; Ji-Yao Wang; Shan-Ming Wu; Jin-Shui Zhu; Xia-Qiu Zhou; Min-De Zeng; Yi-Min Mao; Ji-Qiang Li; De-Kai Qiu; Jing-Yuan Fang; Ai-Ping Cao; Mo-Bin Wan; Cheng-Zhong Li

    2003-01-01

    AIM: To explore the relationship between clinical findings of patients with chronic liver diseases and the pathologic grading and staging of liver tissues.METHODS: The inflammatory activity and fibrosis of consecutive liver biopsies from 200 patients were determined according to the diagnosis criteria of chronic hepatitis in China established in 1995. A comparative analysis was carried out for 200 patients with chronic liver diseases by comparing their clinical manifestations, serum biochemical markers with the grading and staging of liver tissues.RESULTS: It was revealed that age, index of clinical symptoms and physical signs were obviously relevant to the pathologic grading and staging of liver tissues (P<0.05). Blood platelet, red blood cells, aspartate aminotransferase (AST),N-terminal procollagen Ⅲ (PⅢ NP) were apparently correlated with the degree of inflammation. PGA (prothrombin time,GGT, apoprotein A1) index, PGAA (PGA+△2-macroglobublin)index, albumin and albumin/globulin were relevant to both inflammation and fibrosis. Hyaluronic acid (HA) was an accurate variable for the severity of hepatic inflammation and fibrosis. The combination of serum markers for fibrosis could increase the diagnostic accuracy. It was notable that viral replication markers were not relevant to the degree of inflammation and fibrosis.CONCLUSION: There is a good correlation between clinical findings and the pathologic grading and staging of liver tissues, which may give aid to the noninvasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis.

  2. The relationships between initial clinical features and prognosis in 14 cases of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage syndrome

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    Diffuse pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is caused by various disorders and is a medical emergency that often results in acute respiratory failure requiring prompt diagnosis and aggressive treatment. However, the relationships between the prognosis and the initial clinical feature in DAH remain unclear. We investigated the relationships between initial clinical features and prognosis in 14 cases of DAH. We examined 14 patients with DAH about laboratory data, CT scan findings, treatment and outcome. Three of 14 patients died of acute respiratory failure due to DAH. In the laboratory data on admission, the patients with over 230 IU/L of serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels had a poor outcome. In pulmonary function data on admission, the patients with under 300 of PaO2/FiO2 (P/F) ratio had poor outcome. On CT scan findings on admission, the patients with consolidation shadows had a poor outcome compared to the patients with ground-glass shadows. In our data, serum LDH concentration, P/F ratio and CT scan findings on admission are important factors in the prognosis of DAH. (author)

  3. Relationship between ABO blood groups and malaria with clinical outcome in rural area of South India

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    Gayathri B.N.

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Background A number of studies have shown that susceptibility to several infectious diseases is related to the patient’s blood group. Although the relationship between blood group and susceptibility to malaria has been studied by several researchers, the results have been contradictory. Since malaria has re-emerged as a major problem in India during the past few years, it would be useful to know whether there is any relationship between blood group and infection. Objectives The study will be undertaken to correlate the blood groups and clinical presentations in malaria patients and to understand the differential host susceptibility in malaria. Method Over a period of 4 years malaria positive samples identified by peripheral smear (thin and thick smears will be evaluated in this study. Haemoglobin, total leucocyte count, differential leucocyte count and platelet count of each patient done on an automated cell counter will be retrieved from the data. Blood group was determined by forward and reverse method. The demographic details of the patients and clinical details were obtained from case records of the patients. Malarial species and the severity of clinical course were correlated with blood groups Results A total of 205 patients were included in the study, of which 123 cases were positive for plasmodium falciparum and 78 cases were positive for P. vivax infection and 4 patients had mixed infection. The results of blood groups showed 33 -‘A’ group, 84 -‘B’ group, 70 -‘O’ group and 18 were ‘AB’ group. When the clinical courses between different groups were compared using the following parameters for severe infection- a parasitic load of > 10/1000 RBCs, severe anemia with haemoglobin 101o F and the other organ involvement, it was observed that there was no significant relationship between ABO blood group and malaria in our population, this could be due to various demographic reasons. Conclusions The present study indicate that

  4. Severe visceral leishmaniasis in children: the relationship between cytokine patterns and clinical features

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    Monica Elinor Alves Gama

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction The relationship between severe clinical manifestations of visceral leishmaniasis (VL and immune response profiles has not yet been clarified, despite numerous studies on the subject. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between cytokine profiles and the presence of immunological markers associated with clinical manifestations and, particularly, signs of severity, as defined in a protocol drafted by the Ministry of Health (Brazil. Methods We conducted a prospective, descriptive study between May 2008 and December 2009. This study was based on an assessment of all pediatric patients with VL who were observed in a reference hospital in Maranhão. Results Among 27 children, 55.5% presented with more than one sign of severity or warning sign. Patients without signs of severity or warning signs and patients with only one warning sign had the highest interferon-gamma (IFN-γ levels, although their interleukin 10 (IL-10 levels were also elevated. In contrast, patients with the features of severe disease had the lowest IFN-γ levels. Three patients who presented with more than two signs of severe disease died; these patients had undetectable interleukin 2 (IL-2 and IFN-γ levels and low IL-10 levels, which varied between 0 and 36.8pg/mL. Conclusions Our results showed that disease severity was associated with low IFN-γ levels and elevated IL-10 levels. However, further studies with larger samples are needed to better characterize the relationship between disease severity and cytokine levels, with the aim of identifying immunological markers of active-disease severity.

  5. The relationships between preoperative urodynamic parameters and clinical outcomes in urinary stress incontinence

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    Yaşar Bozkurt

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of present study was to evaluate the influence of urodynamic parameters on preoperative and postoperative clinical pictures in stress incontinence.Charts of patients, who were operated for stress incontinence using autologous rectus fascia sling between March 1999 and January 2005 in Tepecik Training and Research Hospital Urology Clinic, were evaluated retrospectively.A total of 41 patients were divided into two subgroups as, pure (10 patients and mixed stress incontinence (31 patients groups. Mean age of patients was 50.4 (33-70 years. Fifteen patients had intrinsic sphincter insufficiency (ISI. Mixed incontinence group had lower volume for first sensation and more detrusor overactivity than pure group. ISI did not alter the success of operation. Urodynamically no relationship was found between detrusor pressure and postoperative postvoiding residual urine (P>0.05.In conclusion, urodynamic evaluation before surgery was not related to preoperative and postoperative clinical picture of patients, but first sensation of bladder is only predictive for the success in fascial sling surgery.

  6. Prevalence of herpesviruses in gingivitis and chronic periodontitis: relationship to clinical parameters and effect of treatment

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    Rucha Shah

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    Full Text Available Background: Assess the prevalence of herpesviruses in healthy subjects, gingivitis, and chronic periodontitis patients, to assess the relationship between the prevalence of herpesviruses and periodontal clinical parameters, and to evaluate the effect of phase-I therapy on the level of viral detection. Materials and Methods: Hundred patients consisting of 20 healthy subjects, 40 gingivitis, and 40 chronic periodontitis were included in the study. Clinical parameters recorded included plaque index, gingival index, sulcus bleeding index, probing depth, and clinical attachment level. The gingivitis and chronic periodontitis patients received phase-I periodontal therapy including oral hygiene instructions, full mouth scaling for gingivitis patients and scaling and root planing for chronic periodontitis patients. Gingival crevicular fluid (GCF was collected, and the presence of herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1, HSV-2, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein–Barr virus (EBV was analyzed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR. Recording of periodontal parameters as well as GCF collection was performed at baseline and 6 weeks postphase-I therapy. Results: At baseline, the levels of HSV-1 and EBV detection were lower in healthy controls as compared to gingivitis (P < 0.05 and chronic periodontitis cases (P < 0.001. Phase-I therapy led to reduction in the amount of HSV-1 and EBV in gingivitis patients (P < 0.05 and for HSV-1, human cytomegalovirus and EBV in chronic periodontitis patients (P < 0.05 in comparison to baseline. The prevalence of EBV in chronic periodontitis patients was positively associated with increased gingival index, probing depth and loss of clinical attachment (P < 0.05. Conclusions: Higher prevalence of HSV-1 and EBV viruses in GCF of gingivitis and chronic periodontitis suggests a strong association between these viruses and periodontal diseases and periodontal therapy can lead to a reduction in herpesviruses at infected sites.

  7. Association of Clinical Researchers and Educators a statement on relationships between physicians and industry.

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    Weber, Michael A; Black, Henry R; Fonseca, Rafael; Garber, Jeffrey; Gonzalez-Campoy, J Michael; Kimmelstiel, Carey; Markowitz, Avi B; Nakayama, Don; Stell, Lance K; Stossel, Thomas P

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    Collaborations between physicians, particularly those in academic medicine, and industries that develop pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and diagnostic tests have led to substantial advances in patient care. At the same time, there is a strong awareness that these relationships, however beneficial they may be, should conform to established principles of ethical professional practice. Through a writing committee drawn from diverse disciplines across several institutions, the Association of Clinical Researchers and Educators (ACRE) has written a code of conduct to provide guidance to physicians in observing these principles. Our recommendations are not intended to be prescriptive or inflexible, but rather to be of assistance to physicians in making their own personal decisions on whether, or how, to be involved in research, education, or other collaborations with industry. PMID:22982801

  8. Relationship between ultrasound elastography and myofibroblast distribution in breast cancer and its clinical significance.

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    Hao, Yi; Guo, Xia; Ma, Binlin; Zhu, Lin; Liu, Lisha

    2016-01-01

    The study investigated the relationship between ultrasound elastography (USE) scoring and myofibroblast distribution with expression features of α-SMA +/CD34- in patients of Uyghur and Han ethnicities with breast masses in Xinjiang, China. The data was used to evaluate its clinical significance in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. A total of 300 patients with breast masses were included in the study, which involved conventional sonography and USE, with histopathologic diagnosis as the reference standard. Myofibroblast distribution was investigated by detecting the expression levels of α-SMA and CD34 in lesions using immunohistochemistry and real-time PCR. Out of 300 lesions, 185 were histologically malignant and 115 benign. The mean elasticity score for malignant lesions was significantly higher than for benign lesions. The expression level of α-SMA was elevated while the expression level of CD34 was lower in malignancies, compared with benign lesions. The expression of α-SMA was positively associated with the USE scores, while a negative relationship was observed between CD34 expression and USE scoring. The combination of USE and molecular diagnosis provides a promising modality for the early diagnosis and evaluation of the risks in particular types of breast cancer. PMID:26846996

  9. Hypoglycaemia in severe malaria, clinical associations and relationship to quinine dosage

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    Kivaya Esther

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hypoglycaemia is an independent risk factor for death in severe malaria and a recognized adverse treatment effect of parenteral quinine. In 2006 our hospital changed quinine treatment policy from 15 mg/kg loading (plus 10 mg/kg 12-hourly to 20 mg/kg loading (plus 10 mg/kg 8-hourly to comply with new WHO guidelines. This presented us with the opportunity to examine whether there was any dose relationship of quinine and hypoglycaemia occurrence. Methods Retrospective case notes review of all children admitted to hospital with severe falciparum malaria between April 2002 - July 2009, before and after the introduction of the new WHO quinine regimen. Four-hourly bedside glucose levels were measured until intravenous quinine was discontinued. Clinical events immediately preceding or concurrent with each episode of hypoglycaemia (glucose Results 954 children received the old quinine regime and 283 received the new regime. We found no evidence of an increased prevalence of hypoglycaemia ( Conclusion There was no evidence to indicate a dose relationship between quinine and occurrence of hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia concurred with severity features, disruption of glucose infusion and transfusion. Careful glucose monitoring should be targeted to these complications where resources are limited.

  10. [Clinical study of the relationship between the lateral recesses and the nerve roots].

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    Lian, P; Sun, R; Jia, L

    1997-04-01

    To explicate the relationship and the clinical signification between the normal or narrow lateral recesses and the nerve roots, we measured the diameter of the entrans zone of the lateral recess, the interval between the upper articular processes and the interval between the nerve root and ab line on 50 normal cases, 43 narrow cases and 32 stenosis cases with VIDS image analysis system. The results showed that the nerve root was in the center side of the ab line in the normal station, with the degrees of the degeneration and cohesion ncreasing, the nerve root was in the lateral recess side of the ab line, and was compressed by the lateral recess. The authors considered that the real clinical signification of the entrance zone of the lateral recess was danger to the nerve root, but the deciding factors were the degrees of the degeneration and cohesion of the upper articular processes. The pathological conditions that resulted in the stenosis of the lateral recess and dangered the nerve root such as disc, flavum ligament and posterior port of the fibra ring were discussed in the article. PMID:10374545

  11. Episiotomy and its relationship to various clinical variables that influence its performance

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    Ballesteros-Meseguer, Carmen; Carrillo-García, César; Meseguer-de-Pedro, Mariano; Canteras-Jordana, Manuel; Martínez-Roche, Mª Emilia

    2016-01-01

    Objective: to understand the episiotomy rate and its relationship with various clinical variables. Method: a descriptive, cross-sectional, analytic study of 12,093 births in a tertiary hospital. Variables: Parity, gestational age, start of labor, use of epidural analgesia, oxytocin usage, position during fetal explusion, weight of neonate, and completion of birth. The analysis was performed with SPSS 19.0. Results: the global percentage of episiotomies was 50%. The clinical variables that presented a significant association were primiparity (RR=2.98), gestational age >41 weeks (RR=1.2), augmented or induced labor (RR=1.33), epidural analgesia use (RR=1,95), oxytocin use (RR=1.58), lithotomy position during fetal expulsion (RR=6.4), and instrumentation (RR=1.84). Furthermore, maternal age ≥35 years (RR=0.85) and neonatal weight <2500 g (RR=0.8) were associated with a lower incidence of episiotomy. Conclusions: episiotomy is dependent on obstetric interventions performed during labor. If we wish to reduce the episiotomy rate, it will be necessary to bear in mind these risk factors when establishing policies for reducing this procedure. PMID:27224064

  12. A Short Version of the Revised ‘Experience of Close Relationships Questionnaire’: Investigating Non-Clinical and Clinical Samples

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    Aim: This study seeks to investigate the psychometric properties of the short version of the revised ‘Experience of Close Relationships’ questionnaire, comparing non-clinical and clinical samples. Methods: In total 702 subjects participated in this study, of whom 531 were non-clinical participants and 171 were psychiatric patients. They completed the short version of the revised ‘Experience of Close Relationships’ questionnaire (ECR-R-18), the Perceived Stress Scale-10(PSS-10), the Rosenberg ...

  13. Relationship between sensitization system of endotoxin and severe burn sepsis and its clinical significance

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    Full Text Available Objective To explore the relationship between the changes of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein(LBP and CD14 as a sensitization system of endotoxin and severe burn sepsis,and investigate the clinical significance of the relationship.Methods Thirty-five severe burn patients( > 30% TBSA were involved in present study and divided into sepsis group(n=19 and non-sepsis group(n=16 based on the definition and diagnosis standard of sepsis.The blood samples were collected on day 1,3,5,7,14,21 and 28 after burn and the plasma levels of LBP,soluble CD14(sCD14 and interleukin-6(IL-6 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA.Eleven healthy blood donors were chosen as controls.Results Plasma levels of LBP,sCD14 and IL-6 were markedly elevated in severe burn patients compared with those in controls(P < 0.01.LBP levels were significantly higher in sepsis group than in non-sepsis group on day 3,14,21 and 28 after burn(P < 0.05 or 0.01.Plasma levels of sCD14 and IL-6 elevated significantly in sepsis group than in non-sepsis group during later stage,especially on day 14 to 28 after burn(P < 0.05 or 0.01.In addition,there existed a significant positive correlation between sCD14/IL-6 and LBP levels(P < 0.05 or 0.01.Conclusions Endotoxin sensitization system participates in the postburn pathophysiological processes.Dynamically monitoring the levels of LBP and sCD14 may be helpful to understand the development of postburn sepsis.

  14. Relationship of Clinical Nursing Competence to Nursing Occupational Experience in Hospice/Palliative Care Nurses in Japan

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    Aim: The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between the clinical nursing competence and nursing occupational experience in hospice/palliative care nurses (HPN) in Japan. Methods: A mail survey using an anonymous self-administered questionnaire was conducted on clinical nursing competence regarding communication, care and prediction of worsening of symptoms with the authors’ previous research as a framework. The subjects were nurses working in hospice/palliative care units...

  15. Study on the Relationship between Blood Stasis Syndrome and Clinical Pathology in 227 Patients with Primary Glomerular Disease

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    李深; 饶向荣; 王素霞; 张改华; 李晓玫; 戴希文; 陈可冀

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    To investigate the relationship between the severity of Chinese medicine(CM) bloodstasis syndrome(BSS) with clinical features and renal lesion indexes of the primary glomerular disease. Methods:An epidemiological survey was conducted to collect the data of 227 patients diagnosed as chronic primary glomerular diseases,and their severity of BSS were scored three days before renal biopsies were performed.The following clinical indexes were analyzed:age,course of glomerular diseases,24-h urine protein ration...

  16. The relationship between cognition and the non-cognitive clinical findings in Turkish patients with Parkinson’s disease

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    ÖZDİLEK, Betul; KENANGİL, Gulay

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     The study intended to examine the relationship between cognition and the clinical features at the onset of Parkinson disease (PD) in Turkish patients. Fifty patients were included and their cognitive status was evaluated by using the Turkish version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA-TR) test. Clinical findings were obtained by using all of the subparts of the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). Disease severity was measured using the Hoehn and Yahr staging scale, and t...

  17. The relationship between MR images and clinical findings in neuronal migration disorders

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    Onuma, Akira; Kobayashi, Yasuko [Takuto Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children, Sendai (Japan); Iinuma, Kazuie

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    Among the variable manifestating conditions of neuronal migration disorders, mental retardation, motor disturbance and epilepsy are the main features of developmental disabilities. We analyzed the relationship between clinical symptoms and magnetic resonance (MR) images, including surface anatomy scan (SAS). Thirty-nine patients (23 males, 16 females; mean age 6.1 years) with neuronal migration disorders were studied. The diagnoses were cerebral palsy in 23 cases, mental retardation in 4, West syndrome in 4, Fukuyama type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) in 6, Walker-Warburg syndrome in 1 and Dubowitz syndrome in 1. Cortical dysplasias were classified into the following 7 groups, mainly based on the SAS findings: complete agyria (AG 1), mixture of agyria and pachygyria (AG 2), bilateral complete pachygyria (BP 1), diffuse pachygyria with marked widening of the bilateral superior frontal gyrus (BP 2), unilateral pachygyria with hemispheric atrophy or hemimegalencephaly (UP), focal cortical dysplasia (FP) and other findings such as solitary schizencephaly (Others). Most cases of AG 1 and AG 2 showed spastic quadriplegia (6/7) and symptomatic generalized epilepsy (5/7), whereas cases of BP 1 showed spasticity only in 1/8 and epilepsy in 7/8. Hemiplegia was observed in 6/7 of UP, 2/8 of FP and 2/4 of Others. Partial epilepsy was observed in 2/7 of UP and 1/8 of FP. Intellectual level was variable in BP 1, UP, FP and Others, but all cases showed severe mental retardation in AG 1, AG 2 and BP 2. BP 2 was observed in all cases of typical FCMD (5/5). The birth weight was less than 2,500 g in 6/7 of UP. The structural findings well correlated with clinical symptoms and epileptic seizure types. The surface anatomy scan was a very useful technique for detecting cortical dysplasias. (author)

  18. Ferrokinetic study of splenic erythropoiesis: Relationships among clinical diagnosis, myelofibrosis, splenomegaly, and extramedullary erythropoiesis

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    Beguin, Y.; Fillet, G.; Bury, J.; Fairon, Y. (Univ. of Liege (Belgium))

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    Splenic erythropoiesis was demonstrated by surface counting of {sup 59}Fe in 129 of 1,350 ferrokinetic studies performed over a 15 year period. These 129 studies were carried out in 108 patients, including 40 with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), 24 with agnogenic myeloid metaplasia (AMM), 18 with polycythemia vera (PV), six with a myelodysplastic syndrome, five with acute leukemia, three with prostate or breast carcinoma, two each with aplastic anemia or Hodgkin's disease, and one each with idiopathic thrombocythemia, multiple myeloma, chronic renal failure, or treated hypopituitarism. Splenomegaly was present in 83% of the studies and hepatomegaly in 72%. Grade II-III myelofibrosis was demonstrated in 62% of the cases. Hepatic erythropoiesis was present in 77% of the studies (only 38% in PV), and marrow erythropoiesis was undetectable in 33%. Total erythropoiesis was about twice normal (range 0.2 to 8 times normal) but was ineffective to varying degrees in 86% of the studies. Relationships between organomegaly, myelofibrosis, and extramedullary erythropoiesis, as well as differences among clinical disorders, are discussed. Differences observed between CML in chronic or blastic phase suggested that the erythroid cell line was involved in the proliferative process. It is concluded that splenic erythropoiesis (1) is encountered in a variety of clinical conditions; (2) is not necessarily associated with splenomegaly or myelofibrosis, even in the myeloproliferative disorders; (3) is part of a predominantly extramedullary (in the liver as well as in the spleen), expanded, and largely inefficient total erythropoiesis; and (4) can be evaluated in a semiquantitative manner by surface counting.

  19. The relationship between MR images and clinical findings in neuronal migration disorders

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    Among the variable manifestating conditions of neuronal migration disorders, mental retardation, motor disturbance and epilepsy are the main features of developmental disabilities. We analyzed the relationship between clinical symptoms and magnetic resonance (MR) images, including surface anatomy scan (SAS). Thirty-nine patients (23 males, 16 females; mean age 6.1 years) with neuronal migration disorders were studied. The diagnoses were cerebral palsy in 23 cases, mental retardation in 4, West syndrome in 4, Fukuyama type congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD) in 6, Walker-Warburg syndrome in 1 and Dubowitz syndrome in 1. Cortical dysplasias were classified into the following 7 groups, mainly based on the SAS findings: complete agyria (AG 1), mixture of agyria and pachygyria (AG 2), bilateral complete pachygyria (BP 1), diffuse pachygyria with marked widening of the bilateral superior frontal gyrus (BP 2), unilateral pachygyria with hemispheric atrophy or hemimegalencephaly (UP), focal cortical dysplasia (FP) and other findings such as solitary schizencephaly (Others). Most cases of AG 1 and AG 2 showed spastic quadriplegia (6/7) and symptomatic generalized epilepsy (5/7), whereas cases of BP 1 showed spasticity only in 1/8 and epilepsy in 7/8. Hemiplegia was observed in 6/7 of UP, 2/8 of FP and 2/4 of Others. Partial epilepsy was observed in 2/7 of UP and 1/8 of FP. Intellectual level was variable in BP 1, UP, FP and Others, but all cases showed severe mental retardation in AG 1, AG 2 and BP 2. BP 2 was observed in all cases of typical FCMD (5/5). The birth weight was less than 2,500 g in 6/7 of UP. The structural findings well correlated with clinical symptoms and epileptic seizure types. The surface anatomy scan was a very useful technique for detecting cortical dysplasias. (author)

  20. Structure-activity relationship studies on clinically relevant HIV-1 NNRTIs.

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    Rawal, R K; Murugesan, V; Katti, S B

    2012-01-01

    In addition to the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), protease inhibitors (PIs) and integrase inhibitors (INIs), nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) have contributed significantly in the treatment of HIV-1 infections. More than 60 structurally different classes of compounds have been identified as NNRTIs, which are specifically inhibiting HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT). Five NNRTIs (nevirapine, delavirdine, efavirenz, etravirine and rilpivirine) have been approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clinical use. The NNRTIs bind with a specific 'pocket' site of HIV-1 RT (allosteric site) that is closely associated with the NRTI binding site. Due to mutations of the amino acid residues surrounding the NNRTI-binding site, NNRTIs are notorious for rapidly eliciting resistance. Though, the emergence of resistant HIV strains can be circumvented if the NNRTIs are used either alone or in combination with NRTIs (AZT, 3TC, ddI, ddC, TVD or d4T) and PIs (Indinavir, nelfinavir, saquinavir, ritonavir and lopinavir etc.) as shown by both a decrease in plasma HIV-1 RNA levels and increased CD4 T-cells. Here we are going to discuss recent advances in structure activity relationship studies on nevirapine, delavirdine, efavirenz, etravirine, rilpivirine and 4-thiazolidinones (privileged scaffold) HIV-1 NNRTIs. PMID:22998569

  1. Clinical analysis of the risk factors for recurrence of HCC and its relationship with HBV

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    Di-Peng Ou; Lian-Yue Yang; Geng-Wen Huang; Yi-Ming Tao; Xiang Ding; Zhi-Gang Chang

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To comprehend the risk factors of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its relationship with the infection patterns of hepatitis B virus (HBV). METHODS: All materials of 270 cases of postoperative HCC were statistically analyzed by SPSS software. Recurrence and metastasis were classified into early (≤2 years) and late phase (>2 years). Risk factors for recurrence and metastasis after surgery in each group were analyzed.RESULTS: Out of 270 cases of HCC, 162 cases were followed up in which recurrence and metastasis occurred in 136 cases. There were a lot of risk factors related to recurrence and metastasis of HCC; risk factors contributing to early phase recurrence were serum AFP level, vascular invasion, incisal margin and operative transfusion, gross tumor classification and number of intrahepatic node to late phase recurrence. The HBV infective rate of recurrent HCC was 94.1%, in which "HBsAg, HBeAb, HBcAb" positive pattern reached 45.6%. The proportion of HBV infection in solitary large hepatocellular carcinoma (SLHCC) evidently decreased compared to nodular hepatocellular carcinoma (NHCC) (P<0.05).CONCLUSION: The early and late recurrence and metastasis after hepatectomy of HCC were associated with different risk factors. The early recurrence may be mediated by vascular invasion and remnant lesion, the late recurrence by tumor's clinical pathology propert, as multicentric carcinogenesis or intrahepatic carcinoma denovo. HBV replication takes a great role in this process. From this study, we found that SLHCC has more satisfactory neoplasm biological behavior than NHCC.

  2. The relationship between emotional intelligence and depression in a clinical sample

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    Luke A. Downey

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Although depression is a commonly occurring mental illness, research concerning strategies for early detection and prophylaxis has not until now focused on the possible utility of measures of Emotional Intelligence (EI as a potential predictive factor. The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between EI and a clinical diagnosis of depression in a cohort of adults. Methods: Sixty-two patients (59.70% female with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of a major affective disorder and 39 aged matched controls (56.40% female completed self-report instruments assessing EI and depression in a cross-sectional study. Results: Significant associations were observed between severity of depression and the EI dimensions of Emotional Management (r = -0.56 and Emotional Control (r = -0.62. The results show a reduced social involvement, an increased prior institutionalization and an increased incidence of "Schizophrenic Psychosis" and "Abnormal Personalities" in the sub-group of repeated admissions. Conclusions: Measures of EI may have predictive value in terms of early identification of those at risk for developing depression. The current study points to the potential value of conducting further studies of a prospective nature.

  3. The relationship between radiological features and clinical manifestation and dental expenses of keratocystic odontogenic tumor

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    Min, Jung Hyun; Huh, Kyung Heo; Heo, Min Suk; Choi, Soon Chul; Lee, Sam Sun; Bae, Kwang Hak [Dept. of School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Jin Woo [Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dankook University College of Dentistry, Cheonan (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-06-15

    This study was performed to identify correlations between keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) data from CT sections, and data on the KCOT clinical manifestation and resulting dental expenses. Following local Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, a seven-years of retrospective study was performed regarding patients with KCOTs treated at the Seoul National University Dental Hospital. A total of 180 KCOT were included in this study. The following information was collected: age, gender, location and size of the lesion, radiological features, surgical treatment provided and dental expenses. There was no significant association between the size of the KCOT and age, gender, and presenting preoperative symptoms. In both jaws, it was unusual to find KCOTs under 10 mm. The correlation between the number of teeth removed and the size of the KCOT in the tooth bearing area was statistically significant in the mandible, whereas in the maxilla, no significant relationship was found. Dental expenses compared with the size of the KCOT were found to be significant in both jaws. The size of KCOT was associated with a significant increase in dental expenses for both jaws and the number of teeth removed from the mandible. These findings emphasize the importance of routine examinations and early detection of lesions, which in turn helps preserving anatomical structures and reducing dental expenses.

  4. The relationship between radiological features and clinical manifestation and dental expenses of keratocystic odontogenic tumor

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    This study was performed to identify correlations between keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) data from CT sections, and data on the KCOT clinical manifestation and resulting dental expenses. Following local Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, a seven-years of retrospective study was performed regarding patients with KCOTs treated at the Seoul National University Dental Hospital. A total of 180 KCOT were included in this study. The following information was collected: age, gender, location and size of the lesion, radiological features, surgical treatment provided and dental expenses. There was no significant association between the size of the KCOT and age, gender, and presenting preoperative symptoms. In both jaws, it was unusual to find KCOTs under 10 mm. The correlation between the number of teeth removed and the size of the KCOT in the tooth bearing area was statistically significant in the mandible, whereas in the maxilla, no significant relationship was found. Dental expenses compared with the size of the KCOT were found to be significant in both jaws. The size of KCOT was associated with a significant increase in dental expenses for both jaws and the number of teeth removed from the mandible. These findings emphasize the importance of routine examinations and early detection of lesions, which in turn helps preserving anatomical structures and reducing dental expenses.

  5. Exploring the Dimensions of Doctor-Patient Relationship in Clinical Practice in Hospital Settings

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    Saurabh RamBiharilal Shrivastava

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    Full Text Available The Doctor-Patient Relationship (DPR is a complex concept in the medical sociology in which patients voluntarily approach a doctor and thus become a part of a contract in which they tends to abide with the doctor’s guidance. Globally, the DPR has changed drastically over the years owing to the commercialization and privatization of the health sector. Furthermore, the dynamics of the DPR has shown a significant change because of the formulation of consumer protection acts; clauses for professional misconduct and criminal negligence; establishment of patient forums and organizations; massive expansion of the mass media sector leading to increase in health awareness among people; and changes in the status of the doctors. Realizing the importance of DPR in the final outcome and quality of life of the patient, multiple measures have been suggested to make a correct diagnosis and enhance healing. To conclude, good DPR is the crucial determinant for a better clinical outcome and satisfaction with the patients, irrespective of the socio-cultural determinants.

  6. Financial Relationships between Organizations That Produce Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Biomedical Industry: A Cross-Sectional Study.

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Financial relationships between organizations that produce clinical practice guidelines and biomedical companies are vulnerable to conflicts of interest. We sought to determine whether organizations that produce clinical practice guidelines have financial relationships with biomedical companies and whether there are associations between organizations' conflict of interest policies and recommendations and disclosures provided in guidelines.We conducted a cross-sectional survey and review of websites of 95 national/international medical organizations that produced 290 clinical practice guidelines published on the National Guideline Clearinghouse website from January 1 to December 31, 2012. Survey responses were available for 68% (65/95 of organizations (167/290 guidelines, 58%, and websites were reviewed for 100% (95/95 of organizations (290/290 guidelines, 100%. In all, 63% (60/95 of organizations producing clinical practice guidelines reported receiving funds from a biomedical company; 80% (76/95 of organizations reported having a policy for managing conflicts of interest. Disclosure statements (disclosing presence or absence of financial relationships with biomedical companies were available in 65% (188/290 of clinical practice guidelines for direct funding sources to produce the guideline, 51% (147/290 for financial relationships of the guideline committee members, and 1% (4/290 for financial relationships of the organizations producing the guidelines. Among all guidelines, 6% (18/290 disclosed direct funding by biomedical companies, 40% (117/290 disclosed financial relationships between committee members and biomedical companies (38% of guideline committee members, 773/2,043, and 1% (4/290 disclosed financial relationships between the organizations producing the guidelines and biomedical companies. In the survey responses, 60 organizations reported the procedures that they included in their conflict of interest policies (158 guidelines

  7. The relationship between the angiographic findings and the clinical features of carotid artery plaque.

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    Kim, D I; Lee, S J; Lee, B B; Kim, Y I; Chung, C S; Seo, D W; Lee, K H; Ko, Y H; Kim, D K; Do, Y S; Byun, H S

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the histological characteristics of atheromatous carotid plaque, and to analyze the relationship between the angiographic findings and the clinical features. We retrospectively reviewed 55 cases of carotid endarterectomy for extracranial internal carotid artery stenosis, who were treated at our institute from January 1995 to December 1997. The histological examination included hematoxylin-eosin staining, Masson-trichrome staining, and immunostaining for antismooth muscle antibody and anti-CD68 antibody. The main compositions of the carotid plaque included synthetic type vascular smooth muscle cells and extracellular matrix. The histological findings showed ulceration in 49 (89.1%) cases, calcium deposits in 42 (76.4%) cases, and an inflammatory reaction in 44 (80.0%) cases. Neurological abnormalities were strongly associated with plaque ulceration (P = 0.045) and an inflammatory reaction (P = 0.013), whereas no correlation existed regarding calcium deposits (P = 0.173). The angiographic findings showed ulceration in 46 (83.6%) cases. Plaque ulceration in the angiography findings showed no statistically significant correlation with the histologic findings (P = 0.410) and preoperative neurologic abnormalities (P = 0.059). All of the atherosclerotic risk factors such as hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and myocardial infarction had no statistically significant correlation with the histological features of the carotid plaque. In conclusion, the main compositions of carotid plaque were synthetic-type vascular smooth muscle cells and extracellular matrix. The histological ulceration and inflammatory reaction of the plaque showed a statistically significant correlation with the preoperative neurologic symptoms, whereas no correlation was seen in the calcium deposits. Angiographic ulceration showed no correlation with the histological findings or preoperative neurologic abnormalities. In addition, the

  8. Defining the relationship between Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate and clinical disease: statistical models for disease burden estimation

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clinical malaria has proven an elusive burden to enumerate. Many cases go undetected by routine disease recording systems. Epidemiologists have, therefore, frequently defaulted to actively measuring malaria in population cohorts through time. Measuring the clinical incidence of malaria longitudinally is labour-intensive and impossible to undertake universally. There is a need, therefore, to define a relationship between clinical incidence and the easier and more commonly measured index of infection prevalence: the "parasite rate". This relationship can help provide an informed basis to define malaria burdens in areas where health statistics are inadequate. Methods Formal literature searches were conducted for Plasmodium falciparum malaria incidence surveys undertaken prospectively through active case detection at least every 14 days. The data were abstracted, standardized and geo-referenced. Incidence surveys were time-space matched with modelled estimates of infection prevalence derived from a larger database of parasite prevalence surveys and modelling procedures developed for a global malaria endemicity map. Several potential relationships between clinical incidence and infection prevalence were then specified in a non-parametric Gaussian process model with minimal, biologically informed, prior constraints. Bayesian inference was then used to choose between the candidate models. Results The suggested relationships with credible intervals are shown for the Africa and a combined America and Central and South East Asia regions. In both regions clinical incidence increased slowly and smoothly as a function of infection prevalence. In Africa, when infection prevalence exceeded 40%, clinical incidence reached a plateau of 500 cases per thousand of the population per annum. In the combined America and Central and South East Asia regions, this plateau was reached at 250 cases per thousand of the population per annum. A temporal

  9. Detection of human herpes viruses in patients with chronic and aggressive periodontitis and relationship between viruses and clinical parameters

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    Das, Sushma; Krithiga, G Shobha Prakash; Gopalakrishnan, S.

    2012-01-01

    Background and Aims: Recent microbiological researches have revealed the possible role of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), Epstein barr virus (EBV), and herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) in the etiopathogenesis of periodontal diseases. The present pilot study has been undertaken to detect the presence of these viruses in chronic periodontitis, aggressive periodontitis, and healthy individuals and to determine the relationship between these viruses and the clinical parameters. Materials and ...

  10. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOPATHOLOGY & SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND CLINICAL VARIABLES IN COPD AND BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

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    Mayank; Sameer; Manju; Rajinderpal; Kuldeep Singh

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    This is a cross sectional comparative case control study assessing the Relationship between psychopathology and socio demographic and clinical variables in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Bronchial Asthma in comparison to healthy individuals. The investigation reveals that there is psychopathology in all the three groups. The psychopathology is significantly more in patients with COPD. Psychopathology in COPD patients is related to age, duration, severity ...

  11. CPTAC Establishes Formal Relationships with Two Academic Institutions in Taiwan - Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research

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    The National Cancer Institute's Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) has entered into memorandum of understandings (MOUs) with Chang Gung University and Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan.

  12. Relationship of neuroimaging to typical sleep times during a clinical reasoning task: a pilot study

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    Durning, S.J.; Kelly, W.; Costanzo, M.E.; Artino, A.R.; Vleuten, C.P.M. van der; Beckman, T.J.; Roy, M.J.H.M. van; Holmboe, E.S.; Wittich, C.M.; Schuwirth, L.

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    BACKGROUND: Sleep deprivation and fatigue have been associated with medical errors, clinical performance decrements, and reduced quality of life for both practicing physicians and medical students. Greater understanding of the impact of sleep quantity on clinical reasoning could improve patient care

  13. Distinct features of circulating microparticles and their relationship to clinical manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Nielsen, Christoffer T; Østergaard, Ole; Johnsen, Christina; Jacobsen, Søren; Heegaard, Niels Henrik Helweg

    2011-01-01

    Characterization of the abundance, origin, and annexin V (AnxV)-binding capabilities of circulating microparticles (MPs) in SLE patients and healthy controls and to determine any associations with clinical parameters.......Characterization of the abundance, origin, and annexin V (AnxV)-binding capabilities of circulating microparticles (MPs) in SLE patients and healthy controls and to determine any associations with clinical parameters....

  14. Delineation of Streptococcus dysgalactiae, its subspecies, and its clinical and phylogenetic relationship to Streptococcus pyogenes

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    Jensen, Anders; Kilian, Mogens

    2011-01-01

    The close phylogenetic relationship of the important pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae and several species of commensal streptococci, particularly Streptococcus mitis and Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae, and the recently demonstrated sharing of genes and phenotypic traits previously considered...

  15. The relationship between South Korean clinical nurses' attitudes toward organizations and voluntary turnover intention: A path analysis.

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    Kim, Jong Kyung; Chang, Sun Ju

    2015-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between attitudes toward their organizations and voluntary turnover intention among South Korean clinical nurses. Data from a total of 312 clinical nurses in six hospitals in South Korea were collected for the study. Both hierarchical multiple regression analysis and path analysis were used to analyse the data. The overall fit of the hypothetical model was good. Voluntary turnover intention was found to have significant direct pathways to job embeddedness and organizational commitment. Organizational commitment and satisfaction with organizational rewards had indirect pathways to voluntary turnover intention through job embeddedness. All variances explained 62.3% of the voluntary turnover intention scores. The findings suggest that greater job embeddedness, organizational commitment and satisfaction with organizational rewards lead to lower voluntary turnover intention among clinical nurses in South Korea. PMID:24666586

  16. Relationship between ABO blood groups and malaria with clinical outcome in rural area of South India

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    Gayathri B.N.; Harendra Kumar M.L.; Gomathi. N.; Jeevan Shetty; Reethesh R. P.

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    Background A number of studies have shown that susceptibility to several infectious diseases is related to the patient’s blood group. Although the relationship between blood group and susceptibility to malaria has been studied by several researchers, the results have been contradictory. Since malaria has re-emerged as a major problem in India during the past few years, it would be useful to know whether there is any relationship between blood group and infection. Objectives The study will be...

  17. The doctor-patient relationship as a toolkit for uncertain clinical decisions.

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    Diamond-Brown, Lauren

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    Medical uncertainty is a well-recognized problem in healthcare, yet how doctors make decisions in the face of uncertainty remains to be understood. This article draws on interdisciplinary literature on uncertainty and physician decision-making to examine a specific physician response to uncertainty: using the doctor-patient relationship as a toolkit. Additionally, I ask what happens to this process when the doctor-patient relationship becomes fragmented. I answer these questions by examining obstetrician-gynecologists' narratives regarding how they make decisions when faced with uncertainty in childbirth. Between 2013 and 2014, I performed 21 semi-structured interviews with obstetricians in the United States. Obstetricians were selected to maximize variation in relevant physician, hospital, and practice characteristics. I began with grounded theory and moved to analytical coding of themes in relation to relevant literature. My analysis renders it evident that some physicians use the doctor-patient relationship as a toolkit for dealing with uncertainty. I analyze how this process varies for physicians in different models of care by comparing doctors' experiences in models with continuous versus fragmented doctor-patient relationships. My key findings are that obstetricians in both models appealed to the ideal of patient-centered decision-making to cope with uncertain decisions, but in practice physicians in fragmented care faced a number of challenges to using the doctor-patient relationship as a toolkit for decision-making. These challenges led to additional uncertainties and in some cases to poor outcomes for doctors and/or patients; they also raised concerns about the reproduction of inequality. Thus organization of care delivery mitigates the efficacy of doctors' use of the doctor-patient relationship toolkit for uncertain decisions. These findings have implications for theorizing about decision-making under conditions of medical uncertainty, for understanding

  18. Distinct features of circulating microparticles and their relationship to clinical manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus

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    Nielsen, Christoffer T; Østergaard, Ole; Johnsen, Christina;

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    Characterization of the abundance, origin, and annexin V (AnxV)-binding capabilities of circulating microparticles (MPs) in SLE patients and healthy controls and to determine any associations with clinical parameters....

  19. Modelling the relationship of clinical governance and informatics: matching competencies to aid development

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    Full Text Available The authors outline an a priori model relating clinical and informatics competencies. They discuss the implications for both informatics training and governance, suggesting areas for research, and recommend a joined-up approach to assessment and delivery.

  20. Modelling the relationship of clinical governance and informatics: matching competencies to aid development

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    The authors outline an a priori model relating clinical and informatics competencies. They discuss the implications for both informatics training and governance, suggesting areas for research, and recommend a joined-up approach to assessment and delivery.

  1. The Relationship between Clinical and Chemical Hyperandrogenism in 14-18-Years- Old Girls

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    Tahereh Naderi; Marzieh Akbarzadeh; Mohammad Hossain Dabbaghmanesh; Hamidreza Tabatabaee; Zahra Zareh

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    Background: One of the most common endocrine disorders in women's medicine is the increased androgen and the symptoms of increased androgens in women such as polycystic ovary syndrome. The two main components to diagnose this syndrome are menstrual disorder and clinical or laboratory hyperandrogenism, but other causes should be ruled out in order to confirm the diagnosis. This study aims to examine clinical Hyperandrogenism in female students of 14 to 18 years old in Shiraz in 2010.Materials ...

  2. Atypical ultrasound features of parathyroid tumours may bear a relationship to their clinical and biochemical presentation

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    Chandramohan, Anuradha; Sathyakumar, Kirthi; John, Reetu Amrita; Manipadam, Marie Therese; Abraham, Deepak; Thomas V Paul; Thomas, Nihal; Paul, M. J.

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    Objectives To describe atypical ultrasound features of parathyroid lesions and correlate them with clinical presentation and histopathology. Materials and methods Retrospective review of 264 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent ultrasound imaging prior to parathyroidectomy was performed. Patients with atypical ultrasound findings (n = 26) were identified; imaging findings were correlated with clinical presentation and histopathology. Results Twenty-one (80 %) lesions were a...

  3. Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abusewith Bipolar Mood Disorders and Relationship with ClinicalCourse

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    Ali Reza Shafiee-Kandjani; Javad Golmirzaei; Salam Bakhshi; Shahrokh Amiri; Mohammad Ali Ghoreishizadeh

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    "n Objective: Patients with bipolar mood disorder constitute a relatively large number of individuals hospitalized in psychiatric hospitals. This disorder is highly co-morbid with other psychiatric disorders and may effect their clinical course. The goal of this study was to determine the co-occurrence rate of anxiety disorders and substance abuse with bipolar mood disorders and their impact on clinical course. "n Methods: 153 bipolar patients (type I) were selected among the hospitalize...

  4. The Relationship of Asperger's Characteristics and Schizotypal Personality Traits in a Non-Clinical Adult Sample

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    Hurst, Ruth M.; Nelson-Gray, Rosemery O.; Mitchell, John T.; Kwapil, Thomas R.

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    The study examines the relationship between Asperger's Disorder (AD) and Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD), mutually exclusive but similar diagnoses ["DSM-IV-TR;" American Psychiatric Association (2000). "Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders." Washington, DC: Author]. The literature and comparison of diagnostic criteria…

  5. Relationship between obesity and the risk of clinically significant depression: Mendelian randomisation study.

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    2014-07-01

    Obesity has been shown to be associated with depression and it has been suggested that higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of depression and other common mental disorders. However, the causal relationship remains unclear and Mendelian randomisation, a form of instrumental variable analysis, has recently been employed to attempt to resolve this issue.

  6. The Relationship between Continuing Education and Perceived Competence, Professional Support, and Professional Value among Clinical Psychologists

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    Bradley, Stacy; Drapeau, Martin; DeStefano, Jack

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: Continuing education is one of the means by which professionals maintain and increase their level of competence. However, the relationship between continuing education and the professional's sense of personal competence and other practice-related variables remains unclear. This study examined practicing psychologists' continuing…

  7. The Relationship between Explanatory Style and Posttraumatic Growth after Bereavement in a Non-Clinical Sample

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    Ho, Samuel M. Y.; Chu, Kwung Wing; Yiu, Jessie

    2008-01-01

    The relationship between explanatory style and self-perceived posttraumatic growth was examined among 105 undergraduates in Hong Kong who had experienced bereavement in the past 6 years. Individuals who tended to attribute positive events to internal, global, and stable factors reported more posttraumatic growth than individuals who tended to…

  8. Population Relationship of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Isolates Derived from Aquaculture Ponds, a Seafood Market, Restaurants, and Clinical Samples.

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    Gao, Lei; Deng, Yi Qin; Chen, Chang; Ke, Chang Wen; Li, Bo Sheng; Long, Yun Ying; Liu, Zhu Hong; Wei, Lu

    2016-06-01

    To study the relationship between environmental and clinical populations of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, we collected in total 86 isolates from Southern China during one and a half years. Sixty-eight isolates were recovered from aquaculture ponds, a seafood market, and restaurants, and 18 isolates were recovered from clinical samples. Virulence gene analysis revealed that 25 isolates (14 clinical and 11 environmental) tested positive for tdh, but only 4 carried trh. Interestingly, none of the tdh(+) environmental isolates was recovered from ponds. Both environmental and clinical tdh(+) isolates, except for one clinical isolate, harbor type III secretion system 2α (T3SS2α) and T3SS2β-related genes, including vopB2α, which was previously suggested to be absent from environmental strains. More than 70% of clinical isolates carried the pandemic marker of new toxRS (GS-PCR(+)), which was not present in the environmental isolates. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and multilocus sequence typing analysis showed a high degree of genetic diversity within the environmental isolates. In contrast, the clinical population formed a tight cluster that differed from the environmental isolates. These findings suggest that the pandemic strains of V. parahaemolyticus may not directly originate from marine animals. Rather the environments where they are maintained could serve as reservoirs for toxigenic, but not pandemic strains. These environments provide an ideal place for generation of new toxigenic strains through DNA exchange, which was revealed by extensive recombination events in recA sequences of the environmental isolates. PMID:27166752

  9. Biofilm formation in clinical isolates of nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii and its relationship with multidrug resistance

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    Ebrahim Babapour; Azam Haddadi; Reza Mirnejad; Seyed-Abdolhamid Angaji; Nour Amirmozafari

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    Objective: To check biofilm formation by Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) clinical isolates and show their susceptibility to different antibiotics and investigate a possible link between establishment of biofilm and multidrug resistance. Methods: This study was performed on clinical samples collected from patients with nosocomial infections in three hospitals of Tehran. Samples were initially screened by culture and biochemical tests for the presence of different species of Acinetobacter. Iden-tifications were further confirmed by PCR assays. Their susceptibilities to 11 antibiotics of different classes were determined by disc diffusion method according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines. The ability to produce biofilm was investigated using methods:culture on Congo red agar, microtiter plate, and test tube method. Results: From the overall clinical samples, 156 specimens were confirmed to contain A. baumannii. The bacteria were highly resistant to most antibiotics except polymyxin B. Of these isolates, 10.26% were able to produce biofilms as shown on Congo red agar. However, the percentage of bacteria with positive biofilm in test tube, standard microtiter plate, and modified microtiter plate assays were 48.72%, 66.66%, and 73.72%, respec-tively. At least 92%of the biofilm forming isolates were multidrug resistant. Conclusions: Since most of the multidrug resistant strains produce biofilm, it seems necessary to provide continuous monitoring and determination of antibiotic susceptibility of clinical A. baumannii. This would help to select the most appropriate antibiotic for treatment.

  10. Psychiatric clinical course strengthens the student-patient relationships of baccalaureate nursing students.

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    Ketola, J; Stein, J V

    2013-02-01

    Psychiatric nursing teaches students how to engage and communicate with patients who have severe emotional distress. Nurses need this knowledge as the majority of patients encountered in hospitals are distressed. This study explores the impact of a psychiatric clinical course in helping students learn to relate to distressed patients. The study used a mixed research methodology to survey 67 baccalaureate students about their experiences in the placement portion of the psychiatric nursing course. The pre-clinical questions focused on students' anticipation regarding individuals with mental illness and how the clinical experience would affect them as nurses and as individuals. The post-clinical questions asked how the clinical experience affected them. The students stated that their time with patients had changed them. Ninety-nine per cent were no longer frightened of the patients. Students realized the patients were distressed and were glad to help them. This work sensitized them to the individual rather than the generic patient. It initiated a process in self-awareness, in sensitivity to the feelings of another person and in communication skills. These are steps in the development of an empathetic presence. The students recognized the need for these skills in all nursing. The authors recommend strategies to assist students in developing an empathetic presence. PMID:22413758

  11. Clinical relationships tested by iatrogenicity: the case of haemophiliac patients faced with the epidemic of transfusional AIDS.

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    Fillion, Emmanuelle

    2008-11-01

    After being victims of a serious iatrogenous damage, what kind of relationship can patients rebuild with the world of medicine? In this article, I examine this question in terms of the contaminated blood affair in France. Using a qualitative study of haemophiliac patients and their families as a base, I looked at the changes in their modes of commitment to medicine, from the period preceding contamination with AIDS through blood transfusion, until the present day. It would seem that the experience of iatrogenous injustice was at the root of a major reconfiguration: all of the patients looked back over their trajectories, examined their relationship with the medical world and changed their positions, but without necessarily drawing the same conclusions or taking the same stances. This article looks at the change from relationships essentially based on cooperation to relationships that are more negotiated. It also shows the current diversity in forms of commitment: they are the fruit of critical work, carried out by patients and their families, which reassesses both the cognitive and moral bases of medical legitimacy. The analysis of the reconfiguration of the relationships that haemophiliac patients have had with the medical world in the aftermath of the contaminated blood affair is enlightening in two ways. First of all, the current medical world would appear to be deeply marked by health scandals and the victims have become prime actors. Secondly, the experience of iatrogenicity asks, with especial acuteness, the question of confidence that is at the core of any clinical relationship. It thus has a heuristic value of general scope. PMID:18715682

  12. Multiple sclerosis and corpus callosum atrophy: Relationship of MRI findings to clinical data

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    Among 110 patients (45 men, 65 women), aged 15 to 66, with clinical and/or biological diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), severe to moderate corpus callosum (CC) atrophy was observed in 67 (60%) patients. Correlation between CC atrophy, brain atrophy, duration and severity of clinical symptoms, and high signal white matter areas, was carried out in 90 patients. Mean age was 46 years for patients with severe CC atrophy, and 33 years for those without atrophy. Mean duration of the disease was 14 years in patients with severe atrophy, and 5 years in patients without atrophy. Severity of clinical symptoms is more pronounced in patients with severe CC atrophy. Numerous or large white matter high signal areas are observed in patients with severe CC atrophy on T2-weighted images. CC atrophy appears earlier than brain atrophy in the course of MS. (orig.)

  13. The relationships among clinical depression, suicide, and other actions that may hasten death.

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    Werth, James L

    2004-01-01

    Clinical depression and other psychological disorders have been associated with suicidal ideation, attempts, and deaths. Because of the link between suicide and mental illness, whenever discussion of "assisted suicide" arises, the possibility that major depression is affecting the decision arises. This article examines the literature on clinical depression as it relates to suicide, "assisted suicide," and other decisions that will hasten death (i.e. withholding and withdrawing treatment, terminal sedation, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking). Ethical and legal considerations when working with individuals who are considering taking an action that would hasten death are also briefly reviewed. The article ends with practice and policy recommendations. PMID:15378592

  14. Relationship between autonomic cardiovascular control, case definition, clinical symptoms, and functional disability in adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome: an exploratory study

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    Wyller Vegard B

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS is characterized by severe impairment and multiple symptoms. Autonomic dysregulation has been demonstrated in several studies. We aimed at exploring the relationship between indices of autonomic cardiovascular control, the case definition from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC criteria, important clinical symptoms, and disability in adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome. 38 CFS patients aged 12–18 years were recruited according to a wide case definition (ie. not requiring accompanying symptoms and subjected to head-up tilt test (HUT and a questionnaire. The relationships between variables were explored with multiple linear regression analyses. In the final models, disability was positively associated with symptoms of cognitive impairments (p

  15. Building relationships with physicians. Internal marketing efforts help strengthen organizational bonds at a rural health care clinic.

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    Peltier, J W; Boyt, T; Westfall, J E

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    Physician turnover is costly for health care organizations, especially for rural organizations. One approach management can take to reduce turnover is to promote physician loyalty by treating them as an important customer segment. The authors develop an information--oriented framework for generating physician loyalty and illustrate how this framework has helped to eliminate physician turnover at a rural health care clinic. Rural health care organizations must develop a more internal marketing orientation in their approach to establishing strong relationship bonds with physicians. PMID:10173904

  16. Relationship between Histological and Clinical Course of Psoriasis: A Pilot Investigation by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy during Goeckerman Treatment.

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    Archid, Rami; Duerr, Hans Peter; Patzelt, Alexa; Philipp, Sandra; Röwert-Huber, Hans-Joachim; Ulrich, Martina; Meinke, Martina Claudia; Knorr, Fanny; Lademann, Jürgen

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    Alterations of the skin microvasculature are known to play an important role in the development and maintenance of psoriatic skin lesions. In this study, we investigated lesional skin in 11 psoriatic patients during a modified Goeckerman treatment using reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) to study the relationship between clinical clearance and histological normalization of psoriatic skin and the significance of histological abnormalities on the course of disease. The treatment regimen resulted in a significant reduction of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) as well as capillary and papillary diameters (p RCM findings as successor of the PASI in the monitoring of psoriasis. PMID:26841099

  17. The Relationship Between Depression and Marital Maladjustment in a Clinic Population: A Multitrait--Multimethod Study

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    Coleman, Ronald E.; Miller, Alma G.

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    Depression and marital maladjustment measures were taken of all couples attending a clinic. A significant correlation between depression and marital maladjustment was found for self-report data and was replicated by therapists' ratings. Marital ratings of either spouse were related to men's depression ratings, and minimally related to women's.…

  18. The relationship between cognitive reserve and the clinical stage of HIV infection.

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    Alvarez-Tostado, Pablo; Inozemtseva, Olga; Aguiñiga, Miguel A; López, Enrique; Matute, Esmeralda

    2016-05-01

    The objective of this study was to determine whether the effect of cognitive reserve (CR) on neuropsychological functioning differs according to the clinical stage of HIV infection. A sample of 34 HIV-positive individuals aged 23-49, with a minimum of 9 years of formal education, was assessed. Participants were grouped according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) clinical stages (A = 10, B = 16, C = 8). CR was calculated for each clinical stage group in accordance with estimates of premorbid IQ, years of education, and occupational attainment. The sum of these three variables was then transformed into z-scores. Individuals above the median were classified as having "High" CR (HCR), those below the median were classified as "Low" CR (LCR). Participants completed an evaluation of cognitive and executive functions based on selected, modified tasks from the HIV University of Miami Annotated Neuropsychological test in Spanish (HUMANS). Assessment included the following domains: attention, memory (visual, verbal, and working memory), executive functions (cognitive flexibility, switching), language (naming), and visual constructive skills (block design). HCR outperformed LCR in all cognitive domains. Comparison of HCR and LCR in each clinical stage revealed that the effect of CR was stronger in stage B than in stages A and C, suggesting that this effect does indeed vary among stages. PMID:26711542

  19. Relationship Between Upper Respiratory Tract Influenza Test Result and Clinical Outcomes Among Critically Ill Influenza Patients

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    Reddy, Krishna P.; Bajwa, Ednan K.; Parker, Robert A.; Andrew B Onderdonk; Walensky, Rochelle P.

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    Among critically ill patients with lower respiratory tract (LRT)-confirmed influenza, we retrospectively observed worse 28-day clinical outcomes in upper respiratory tract (URT)-negative versus URT-positive subjects. This finding may reflect disease progression and highlights the need for influenza testing of both URT and LRT specimens to improve diagnostic yield and possibly inform prognosis.

  20. Carbon-13 magnetic resonance chemical shift additivity relationships of clinically used furocoumarins and furchromones

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    The natural abundance carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of various clinically used furocoumarins and furochromones have been studied. The assignments of carbon chemical shift values were based on the theory of chemical shift, additivity rules, SFORD spectra and model compounds. (author)

  1. The Relationship of Anxiety to Personality and Clinical Characteristics of a Prison Population.

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    Richmond, Bert O.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Administered the Clinical Analysis Questionnaire and the What I Think and Feel test to 159 male prisoners. Participants reported low levels of anxiety and an absence of debilitating personality characteristics, suggesting the absence of a criminal personality that is a separate and distinct type of personality. (JAC)

  2. The Relationship between Athletic Training Student Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Instructor Supervision: A Pilot Study

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    Kabay, Michele R.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to 1) assess the critical thinking skill level of the athletic training student at onset and end of the clinical education experience 2) to examine the influence of the students' critical thinking skills and the CIs' supervision responses to the changes in the students' critical thinking skills and 3) to compare the…

  3. How Conceptual Frameworks Influence Discovery and Depictions of Emotions in Clinical Relationships

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    Duchan, Judith Felson

    2011-01-01

    Although emotions are often seen as key to maintaining rapport between speech-language pathologists and their clients, they are often neglected in the research and clinical literature. This neglect, it is argued here, comes in part from the inadequacies of prevailing conceptual frameworks used to govern practices. I aim to show how six such…

  4. The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy, and Clinical Performance in Associate Degree Nursing Students

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    Rice, Eileen W.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore self-efficacy, an individual's beliefs about his or her ability to perform a series of tasks, and emotional intelligence, an individual's ability to perceive, use, understand, and manage emotions, as predictors for successful clinical performance in nursing students. The participants were 49 female and 7…

  5. Poststroke Shoulder Pain in Turkish Stroke Patients: Relationship with Clinical Factors and Functional Outcomes

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    Barlak, Aysegul; Unsal, Sibel; Kaya, Kurtulus; Sahin-Onat, Sule; Ozel, Sumru

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this study was to assess the possible causes of hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) in Turkish patients with stroke, to identify the correlation between HSP and clinical factors, and to review the effects of HSP on functional outcomes. A total of 187 consecutive patients with stroke were evaluated for the presence of HSP and for the…

  6. A Study on Sub-Clinical Narcissistic Personality Score and Its Relationship with Academic Performance-An Indian Experience

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    Vaidhyanatha Balaji

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Sub-clinical narcissism is the presence of narcissistic personality traits in otherwise normal people. People with high levels of these traits said to have inflated self-esteem and possibly a high egotism. A 40 itemed Narcissistic Personality Inventory is used to measure this type of personality traits. Those individuals who score above 20 points from the available 40 points of NPI-40 Inventory is considered to be having higher levels of Subclinical Narcissism and prone to exhibit socially dislikeable personality traits. This study tried to address the relationship between supposedly negative personality traits of Sub-clinical Narcissism using NPI-40 Score against past and present academic performance of a group of students in a Private University setup. The study included 202 participants from a Business School Division of a Private University. Analysis showed that only at the current academic levels of the respondents, NPI-40 scores were significantly correlating with their academic performance. Research implications are discussed.

  7. A randomized clinical trial of online-biblio relationship education for expectant couples.

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    Kalinka, Christina J; Fincham, Frank D; Hirsch, Abigail H

    2012-02-01

    This study evaluated the efficacy of a self-paced, Internet-based marriage and relationship skills education program ("Power of Two Online"). The program integrated an online intervention with print supplemental resources. New and expectant parents (n = 79) were randomly assigned to the 2-month intervention or placebo-control group. Assessments were conducted at baseline, 1-month, and 2-month follow-up intervals. Latent growth curve modeling was used to examine differences between conditions for marital satisfaction and conflict management. Participants who received the intervention reported trajectories of improved marital satisfaction and improved marital conflict management over time relative to controls. Implications for widespread dissemination of marriage and relationship education as a primary prevention tool are discussed. PMID:22309819

  8. The relationship of childhood bullying and paranoid thinking in a clinical population: the role of mediators

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    Chaudhry, Khadija

    2012-01-01

    A wealth of research evidence has been accumulating over the last two decades, highlighting the association of childhood trauma and psychosis. The literature review evaluates empirical evidence and builds upon the previous literature reviews in this area. In addition, the literature review examines the theoretical bases and the underlying psychological factors that contribute to the relationship between childhood trauma and psychosis. It concluded that despite a large body of literature on th...

  9. Relationship between initial clinical presentation and the molecular cytogenetic classification of myeloma

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    Greenberg, Alexandra J; Rajkumar, S. Vincent; Therneau, Terry M.; Singh, Preet P; Dispenzieri, Angela; Kumar, Shaji K.

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    Multiple Myeloma (MM) consists of several distinct cytogenetic subtypes, and we hypothesized that each subtype may have a unique mode of initial presentation and end-organ damage. We studied 484 patients with newly diagnosed MM were to determine the relationship between specific myeloma-defining event (MDE) and the cytogenetic subtype. Patients were divided into 4 non-overlapping groups based on the MDE at diagnosis: isolated renal failure, isolated anemia, isolated lytic bone disease, or a c...

  10. Professionalism, fidelity and relationship-preservation: Navigating disagreement and frustration in clinical encounters

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    Rentmeester, Christy A.

    2013-01-01

    In February 2012, The Wall Street Journal summarized cases and research documenting growth in the numbers of physicians who ask families to leave their practices due to parental refusal of vaccines for pediatric patients.1 Some physicians ask families to leave because they feel that they have a professional obligation to maintain a standard of care that is unattainable when parents refuse vaccines for their children. Others struggle with how to maintain a therapeutic relationship with a child...

  11. Relationship between clinical signs and postmortem test status in cattle experimentally infected with the bovine spongiform encephalopathy agent

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Various clinical protocols have been developed to aid in the clinical diagnosis of classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, which is confirmed by postmortem examinations based on vacuolation and accumulation of disease-associated prion protein (PrPd in the brain. The present study investigated the occurrence and progression of sixty selected clinical signs and behaviour combinations in 513 experimentally exposed cattle subsequently categorised postmortem as confirmed or unconfirmed BSE cases. Appropriate undosed or saline inoculated controls were examined similarly and the data analysed to explore the possible occurrence of BSE-specific clinical expression in animals unconfirmed by postmortem examinations. Results Based on the display of selected behavioural, sensory and locomotor changes, 20 (67% orally dosed and 17 (77% intracerebrally inoculated pathologically confirmed BSE cases and 21 (13% orally dosed and 18 (6% intracerebrally inoculated but unconfirmed cases were considered clinical BSE suspects. None of 103 controls showed significant signs and were all negative on diagnostic postmortem examinations. Signs indicative of BSE suspects, particularly over-reactivity and ataxia, were more frequently displayed in confirmed cases with vacuolar changes in the brain. The display of several BSE-associated signs over time, including repeated startle responses and nervousness, was significantly more frequent in confirmed BSE cases compared to controls, but these two signs were also significantly more frequent in orally dosed cattle unconfirmed by postmortem examinations. Conclusions The findings confirm that in experimentally infected cattle clinical abnormalities indicative of BSE are accompanied by vacuolar changes and PrPd accumulation in the brainstem. The presence of more frequently expressed signs in cases with vacuolar changes is consistent with this pathology representing a more advanced stage of disease. That

  12. Potential Relationship between Season of Birth and Clinical Characteristics in Major Depressive Disorder in Koreans: Results from the CRESCEND Study

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    Park, Seon-Cheol; Sakong, Jeong-Kyu; Koo, Bon Hoon; Kim, Jae-Min; Jun, Tae-Youn; Lee, Min-Soo; Kim, Jung-Bum; Yim, Hyeon-Woo

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    We aimed to examine the potential relationship between season of birth (SOB) and clinical characteristics in Korean patients with unipolar non-psychotic major depressive disorder (MDD). Using data from the Clinical Research Center for Depression (CRESCEND) study in South Korea, 891 MDD patients were divided into two groups, those born in spring/summer (n=457) and those born in autumn/winter (n=434). Measurement tools comprising the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, Scale for Suicidal Ideation, Clinical Global Impression of severity, Social and Occupation Functional Assessment Scale, WHO Quality of Life assessment instrument-abbreviated version, Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, and Temperament and Character Inventory were used to evaluate depression, anxiety, overall symptoms, suicidal ideation, global severity, social function, quality of life, drinking, and temperament and character, respectively. Using independent t-tests for continuous variables and χ2 tests for discrete variables, the clinical characteristics of the two groups were compared. MDD patients born in spring/summer were on average younger at onset of first depressive episode (t=2.084, p=0.038), had greater loss of concentration (χ2=4.589, p=0.032), and were more self-directed (t=2.256, p=0.025) than those born in autumn/winter. Clinically, there was a trend for the MDD patients born in spring/summer to display the contradictory characteristics of more severe clinical course and less illness burden; this may have been partly due to a paradoxical effect of the 5-HT system. PMID:26996582

  13. Clinical anxiety, cortisol and interleukin-6: evidence for specificity in emotion-biology relationships.

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    O'Donovan, Aoife

    2012-02-01

    Anxiety confers increased risk for inflammatory diseases, and elevated inflammatory activity in anxious individuals may contribute to this increased risk. One complication, however, is that anxiety could be associated with inflammatory activity either through a specific anxiety pathway or through a more general negative emotionality pathway. To investigate, we measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol, the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6), and the systemic inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP), as well as depression and neuroticism, in clinically anxious and non-anxious adults. Compared with non-anxious participants, clinically anxious participants exhibited significantly lower levels of morning cortisol and significantly higher levels of IL-6, independent of age, sex, and depressive symptoms. These group differences were robust when controlling for neuroticism. Conversely, the groups had equivalent levels of CRP in all analyses. Results are indicative of anxiety-specific effects on inflammatory activity, and highlight a pathway by which anxiety may increase risk for inflammatory diseases.

  14. An investigation of the relationship between functional impairment and autistic traits in a clinical population

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    Varrall, R.

    2011-01-01

    Aims: Based on theories of dimensionality and fractionation of the autistic triad, this study investigates the role of autistic traits in adaptive functioning. The suitability of current diagnostic thresholds and classification criteria are explored with particular interest in partial and mild sub-threshold autistic presentations. Method: Seventy-two young people (mean age = 11.03 years), referred for assessment at a specialist autism spectrum disorder (ASD) clinic were administered the Vinel...

  15. The Relationship between Stress Levels and Biological Responses in a Clinical Nursing Practicum

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    Chikamura, Chiho; Iida, Tadayuki; Ishizaki, Fumiko; Aoi, Satomi; Kobayashi, Toshio; Kataoka, Tsuyoshi

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    We evaluated the association between the stress levels and biological responses of nursing students in a clinical practicum. The subjects consisted of 28 third-year nursing students at the nursing department of College A. The degree of stress was evaluated using the Japanese version of the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). As parameters of biological responses, serum estrogen, salivary cortisol, and salivary IgA were measured. These measurements were performed twice (before and during the...

  16. The Relationship Between Thyroxine Level and Short Term Clinical Outcome Among Sick Newborn Infants

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Premature and critically sick infants frequently experience several interventions, including blood transfusions, parentral nutrition, and prescriptions during hospitalization that could affect the result of thyroid function test. This study aims to investigate the correlation between thyroxine level and clinical short term outcome among the newborn infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU. We assessed serum levels of thyroxine and thyroid stimulating hormone of 99 neonates who were admitted in the NICU from September 1st 2004 to March 30th 2005. Number of patients with low thyroxin level (less than 6.5 µg/dl was determined and the relation between serum total thyroxine level and birth weight, gestational age, duration of hospitalization, clinical diagnosis, and final outcome was investigated. Short term outcome was considered as duration of hospitalization and discharge alive from hospital. Prevalence of hypothyroxinemia was 26 percent. Later assessment of thyroxine level within 3 weeks revealed normal level of this parameter (8.12 µg/dl ±1.36. Patients with lower gestational age and lower birth weight had lower thyroxine level (7.15 µg/dl ±2.56, and P=0.03, 6.72 µg/dl ±3.03, and P=0.08. Low thyroxine level was not associated with adverse short-term clinical outcome (mortality rates; 3(11% and 9(12%, and duration of hospitalization among 17.7±9.8 vs 16.7± 13.0 in patients with hypothyroxinemia and low thyroxine level respectively. Hypothyroxinemia has considerable prevalence in neonatal intensive care setting and is related with lower birth weight and gestational age. Whether thyroxin levels are a marker or mediator of short term clinical outcome remains to be determined by further studies.

  17. Preventing Wounds from Healing: Clinical Prevalence and Relationship to Borderline Personality

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    Sansone, Randy A.; Sansone, Lori A.

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    In medico-economic studies, wound care has been shown to be expensive but is seemingly unavoidable given an aging population and the high community rates of diabetes and obesity. Astonishingly, however, some impaired wound resolution is intentional or purposeful. According to our review of seven clinical samples, the prevalence of preventing wounds from healing varies from 0.8 percent in a cardiac-stress-testing sample to 13.3 percent in a psychiatric inpatient sample. These variations in pre...

  18. Relationship between the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 and angiogenesis in glioma and its clinical significance

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    Objective To explore the role and significance of matrix metalloproteinase-9(MMP-9)in angiogenesis through observing the relationship between the expression of MMP-9 and microvessel density(MVD)in glioma.Methods The expressions of MMP-9 and CD34 in 10 cases of normal brain tissues and 58 cases of glioma(14 cases of grade Ⅰ,20 cases of grade Ⅱ,15 cases of grade Ⅲ,and 9 cases of grade Ⅳ)were detected by immunohistochemical streptavidin-peroxidase technique.The positive cells of MMP-9 and the positive microves...

  19. Mothers' and Fathers' Ratings of Family Relationship Quality: Associations with Preadolescent and Adolescent Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in a Clinical Sample

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    Queen, Alexander H.; Stewart, Lindsay M.; Ehrenreich-May, Jill; Pincus, Donna B.

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    This study examined the independent associations among three family relationship quality factors--cohesion, expressiveness, and conflict--with youth self-reported depressive and anxiety symptoms in a clinical sample of anxious and depressed youth. Ratings of family relationship quality were obtained through both mother and father report. The…

  20. Radiological compromise and their relationship with the clinical course in the patients with pneumonia acquired in the community assisted in the Hospital San Juan de Dios de Bogota

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    In order to establish the relationship between the initial radiographic findings of patients with community - acquired pneumonia and their clinical course, a prospective study of 204 patients with this diagnosis was performed we found a statistically significant relationship between radiographic findings and the development of complications or death

  1. [Conflicts of interest in clinical practice. Ethical analysis of some relationships with the pharmaceutical industry].

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    Salas, Sofía P; Osorio F, Marcial; Vial C, Pablo; Rehbein V, Ana María; Salas A, Camila; Beca I, Juan Pablo

    2006-12-01

    Sometimes, the prescription practice of physicians can be influenced by factors that are not related to scientific evidence due to the appearance of several conflicts of interest. These conflicts cause social concern and have prompted actions to regulate the ethics of individual and corporative activities related to healthcare. We analyzed the ethical problems involved in the physician-industry relationship. For this purpose, we considered as the main actors related to this problem, the pharmaceutical industry and their marketing strategies, medical doctors and the independence and objectivity that should guide prescriptions and, finally, patients and their right to receive prescriptions based on scientific evidence. From the point of view of the Bioethics principles, Beneficence would not be respected when gifts or other donations received from the industry affect doctor's independence. Non Maleficence principle could be jeopardized if there is an increased risk of treatment failure and finally Justice could be altered if there is a cost increase for either patients or health institutions. As a conclusion, we consider that the presence of conflicts of interest in the relationship of physicians with the pharmaceutical industry is an important ethical problem. In consequence, this group endorses the recommendations of the Chilean Association of Medical Scientific Societies and advices to include ethical guidelines on this topic in the curriculum of medical schools. PMID:17277877

  2. The relationships among heart rate variability, executive functions, and clinical variables in patients with panic disorder.

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    Hovland, Anders; Pallesen, Ståle; Hammar, Åsa; Hansen, Anita Lill; Thayer, Julian F; Tarvainen, Mika P; Nordhus, Inger Hilde

    2012-12-01

    Heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced in patients who suffer from panic disorder (PD). Reduced HRV is related to hypoactivity in the prefrontal cortex (PFC), which negatively affects executive functioning. The present study assessed the relationships between vagally mediated HRV at baseline and measures of executive functioning in 36 patients with PD. Associations between these physiological and cognitive measures and panic-related variables were also investigated. HRV was measured using HF-power (ms(2)), and executive functions were assessed with the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) and the Color-Word Interference Test (CWIT) from the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS). Panic-related variables comprised panic frequency, panic-related distress, and duration of PD. Performance on the neuropsychological measures correlated significantly with HRV. Both panic-related distress and duration of PD were inversely related with measures of HRV and cognitive inhibition. The current findings support the purported relationship between HRV and executive functions involving the PFC. PMID:23069273

  3. Performance-based interpretation bias in clinically anxious youths: relationships with attention, anxiety, and negative cognition.

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    Rozenman, Michelle; Amir, Nader; Weersing, V Robin

    2014-09-01

    This preliminary investigation sought to examine basic interpretive biases, as assessed via performance-based means, in the context of anxious symptomatology, attention, and negative cognition in children and adolescents. At a single assessment, 26 youths diagnosed with primary separation anxiety, social phobia, or generalized anxiety disorder completed performance-based assessments of interpretation and attention. Youths and parents also completed diagnostic interviews and youths completed a measure of negative self-statements. Components of interpretation (threat-valence judgments and speed of responding) were examined, and interpretation was explored as a correlate of youth anxiety, attention bias, and negative self-statements. Results found percentage of negative interpretations endorsed as the strongest predictor of anxiety symptoms; this index was also correlated with attention bias. Slower rejection of benign interpretations was also associated with youth-reported negative self-statements.This initial investigation provides support for a relationship between interpretation bias and anxiety and preliminary evidence for a relationship between attention and interpretation biases. Continued research dismantling the stages of basic cognition within the chain of information processing may provide a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders in youths and lead to continued development and refinement of cognitive interventions. PMID:25022771

  4. Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abusewith Bipolar Mood Disorders and Relationship with ClinicalCourse

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available "n Objective: Patients with bipolar mood disorder constitute a relatively large number of individuals hospitalized in psychiatric hospitals. This disorder is highly co-morbid with other psychiatric disorders and may effect their clinical course. The goal of this study was to determine the co-occurrence rate of anxiety disorders and substance abuse with bipolar mood disorders and their impact on clinical course. "n Methods: 153 bipolar patients (type I were selected among the hospitalized patients at Razi Psychiatric Hospital in Tabriz, Iran, from September 2007 to October 2008 through convenience sampling method. The participants were evaluated by a structured clinical interview based on DSM-IV criteria (SCID, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD and Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS. Results: Co-morbidity of anxiety disorders was 43% . Occurrence of anxiety disorders was 26% for obsessive-compulsive disorder, 24.8% for generalized anxiety disorder, 3.9% for phobia and 2% for panic disorder. Co-morbidity of substance abuse was 7.2% and the highest occurrence of substance abuse was 5.2% for alcoholism and 3.9% for opium. No significant difference was observed between the severity of disease and duration of hospitalization in bipolar patients with or without anxiety disorder. The severity of disease and duration of hospitalization in bipolar patients with substance abuse was higher compared to bipolar patients without substance abuse (P<0.05. "nConclusions: This study suggests that there is a high co-morbidity between anxiety disorders and substance abuse with bipolar disorder. Further, this study suggests that co-occurrence of substance abuse disorder with bipolar disorder increases the severity of the disease and duration of hospitalization.

  5. Relationship of the clinical characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis to work capacity and efficiency

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    O Yu Vakulenko; O A Krichevskaya; D V Goryachev; Sh. F. Erdes

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    Objective: to study the impact of the clinical characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on work efficiency. Subjects and methods. One hundred and thirty-seven patients (116 women and 21 men) with RA were examined. Their mean age was 52.03+13.17 years; mean age at disease onset was 42.12+14.43 years. Median RA duration was 84 (range 24-174) months. DAS 28 for RA was moderate. The HAQ score was 1.42+0.82. Results. Fifty-nine (43%) of the 137 patients were in work. Absenteeism was 28.2%. It ...

  6. Spectral analysis of systemic and cerebral cardiovascular variabilities in preterm infants: relationship with clinical risk index for babies (CRIB)

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    Frequency spectrum analysis of circulatory signals has been proposed as a potential method for clinical risk assessment of preterm infants by previous studies. In this study, we examined the relationships between various spectral measures derived from systemic and cerebral cardiovascular variabilities and the clinical risk index for babies (CRIB II). Physiological data collected from 17 early low birth weight infants within 1–3 h after birth were analysed. Spectral and cross-spectral analyses were performed on heart rate variability, blood pressure variability and cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy measures such as oxygenated and deoxygenated haemoglobins (HbO2 and HHb) and tissue oxygenation index (TOI). In addition, indices related to cardiac baroreflex sensitivity and cerebral autoregulation were derived from the very low, low- and mid-frequency ranges (VLF, LF and MF). Moderate correlations with CRIB II were identified from mean arterial pressure (MAP) normalized MF power (r = 0.61, P = 0.009), LF MAP–HHb coherence (r = 0.64, P = 0.006), TOI VLF percentage power (r = 0.55, P = 0.023) and LF baroreflex gain (r = −0.61, P = 0.01 after logarithmic transformation), with the latter two parameters also highly correlated with gestational age (r = −0.75, P = 0.0005 and r = 0.70, P = 0.002, respectively). The relationships between CRIB II and various spectral measures of arterial baroreflex and cerebral autoregulation functions have provided further justification for these measures as possible markers of clinical risks and predictors of adverse outcome in preterm infants

  7. Clinical NECR in 18F-FDG PET scans: optimization of injected activity and variable acquisition time. Relationship with SNR

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    The injected activity and the acquisition time per bed position for 18F-FDG PET scans are usually optimized by using metrics obtained from phantom experiments. However, optimal activity and time duration can significantly vary from a phantom set-up and from patient to patient. An approach using a patient-specific noise equivalent count rate (NECR) modelling has been previously proposed for optimizing clinical scanning protocols. We propose using the clinical NECR on a large population as a function of the body mass index (BMI) for deriving the optimal injected activity and acquisition duration per bed position. The relationship between the NEC and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) was assessed both in a phantom and in a clinical setting. 491 consecutive patients were retrospectively evaluated and divided into 4 BMI subgroups. Two criteria were used to optimize the injected activity and the time per bed position was adjusted using the NECR value while keeping the total acquisition time constant. Finally, the relationship between NEC and SNR was investigated using an anthropomorphic phantom and a population of 507 other patients. While the first dose regimen suggested a unique injected activity (665 MBq) regardless of the BMI, the second dose regimen proposed a variable activity and a total acquisition time according to the BMI. The NEC improvement was around 35% as compared with the local current injection rule. Variable time per bed position was derived according to BMI and anatomical region. NEC and number of true events were found to be highly correlated with SNR for the phantom set-up and partially confirmed in the patient study for the BMI subgroup under 28 kg m−2 suggesting that for the scanner, the nonlinear reconstruction algorithm used in this study and BMI < 28 kg m−2, NEC, or the number of true events linearly correlated with SNR2. (paper)

  8. Shear mechanics of the TMJ disc: relationship to common clinical observations.

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    Juran, C M; Dolwick, M F; McFetridge, P S

    2013-02-01

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex hinge and gliding joint that induces significant shear loads onto the fibrocartilage TMJ disc during jaw motion. The purpose of this study was to assess regional variation in the disc's shear loading characteristics under physiologically relevant loads and to associate those mechanical findings with common clinical observations of disc fatigue and damage. Porcine TMJ discs were compressed between an axially translating bottom platen and a 2.5-cm-diameter indenter within a hydrated testing chamber. Discs were cyclically sheared at 0.5, 1, or 5 Hz to 1, 3, or 5% shear strain. Within the anterior and intermediate regions of the disc when sheared in the anteroposterior direction, both shear and compressive moduli experienced a significant decrease from instantaneous to steady state, while the posterior region's compressive modulus decreased approximately 5%, and no significant loss of shear modulus was noted. All regions retained their shear modulus within 0.5% of instantaneous values when shear was applied in the mediolateral direction. The results of the disc's regional shear mechanics suggest an observable and predictable link with the common clinical observation that the posterior region of the disc is most often the zone in which fatigue occurs, which may lead to disc damage and perforation. PMID:23166043

  9. Relationship between elevated soluble CD74 and severity of experimental and clinical ALI/ARDS

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    Wu, Guosheng; Sun, Yu; Wang, Kang’an; Chen, Zhengli; Wang, Xingtong; Chang, Fei; Li, Ting; Feng, Ping; Xia, Zhaofan

    2016-01-01

    CD74 is expressed on the cell surface of pulmonary macrophages and contributes to macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF)-induced inflammatory response in acute lung injury (ALI). A circulating form of CD74 (soluble CD74, sCD74) was recently discovered in autoimmune liver disease. Using two murine ALI models and cells culture, we examined the presence of sCD74 in circulation and alveolar space and preliminarily assessed the biological function of sCD74. The concentrations of sCD74 were increased in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluids (BALF) of murine ALI models. The elevated levels of sCD74 in BALF positively correlated with lung permeability and inflammation. In addition, sCD74 is secreted by macrophages in response to MIF stimulation and itself can stimulate the production of inflammatory cytokines. Our clinical study confirmed some findings of basic research. Moreover, we also found Day 3 serum sCD74 levels were associated with worse clinical outcomes. In conclusion, higher serum sCD74 levels may reflect more severe lung injury and may be used to help physicians determine prognosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). PMID:27444250

  10. Towards generating a patient's timeline: extracting temporal relationships from clinical notes.

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    Nikfarjam, Azadeh; Emadzadeh, Ehsan; Gonzalez, Graciela

    2013-12-01

    Clinical records include both coded and free-text fields that interact to reflect complicated patient stories. The information often covers not only the present medical condition and events experienced by the patient, but also refers to relevant events in the past (such as signs, symptoms, tests or treatments). In order to automatically construct a timeline of these events, we first need to extract the temporal relations between pairs of events or time expressions presented in the clinical notes. We designed separate extraction components for different types of temporal relations, utilizing a novel hybrid system that combines machine learning with a graph-based inference mechanism to extract the temporal links. The temporal graph is a directed graph based on parse tree dependencies of the simplified sentences and frequent pattern clues. We generalized the sentences in order to discover patterns that, given the complexities of natural language, might not be directly discoverable in the original sentences. The proposed hybrid system performance reached an F-measure of 0.63, with precision at 0.76 and recall at 0.54 on the 2012 i2b2 Natural Language Processing corpus for the temporal relation (TLink) extraction task, achieving the highest precision and third highest f-measure among participating teams in the TLink track. PMID:24212118

  11. Reinitiating Warfarin: Relationships Between Dose and Selected Patient, Clinical and Hospital Measures

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    Leonhard, Lucas G.; Berg, Richard L.; Burmester, James K.; Mazza, Joseph J.; Schmelzer, John R.; Yale, Steven H.

    2015-01-01

    Background Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant used in the long-term treatment/prevention of venothromboembolic disease. Patients undergoing elective surgical and non-surgical procedures may require temporary warfarin discontinuation followed by reinitiation after their procedure. Because little information is available regarding best methods for warfarin reinitiation, we investigated current practices to inform management decisions. Methods Subjects were required to have a known and stable warfarin dose prior to discontinuation, which was operationalized by requiring, within 7-days prior to discontinuation, that they have at least one INR in therapeutic range (2.0–3.5), no INR(s) out of range, and no more than a 15% change in warfarin dose. Stable dose prior to discontinuation was defined as the average daily dose received in the 7 days immediately prior to discontinuation. Reinitiation dose was defined as the average daily dose received in the first 3 days after warfarin was restarted. Subjects were divided into three groups based on whether they received approximately the same, a higher, or a lower dose at reinitiation and were also grouped by calendar time into three distinct periods that reflected differing levels of availability of electronic and patient care data that may impact reinitiation dose decisions. These groupings facilitated analyses and descriptions of trends in reinitiation dosing and supported other analyses, including tests for association between dose group and selected subject demographic, clinical, medication and hospitalization measures. All study data were abstracted from Marshfield Clinic electronic patient care and administrative databases and electronic patient care databases from Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital (Marshfield, WI). Results We identified 205 subjects with warfarin temporarily discontinued between 1994 and 2012: 99 subjects in same dose group, 32 subjects in the low group, and 74 subjects in the high group. Because

  12. Clinical study of the relationship between arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) and cerebral infarction

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    To clarify the relationship between arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) and cerebral infarction (CI), brain CT was performed and the risk factors for atherosclerosis were assessed. Thirty-five male and 5 female patients with intermittent claudication and/or leg ulceration were angiographically diagnosed as having ASO. According to CT findings, these patients were divided into three groups [no low-density areas (NLDA), hemorrhage, and infarction (CI)]. CI was subdivided as lacunar, cortical, and watershed infarction. Thirteen patients were in the NLDA group and 26 in the CI group (17 lacunar, 3 cortical and 6 mixed infarcts), indicating a CI incidence of 65%. Comparing the risk factors of the CI group with those of the NLDA group, hypertension (53.8%), diabetes (34.6%), and cigarette smoking (69.2%) was often seen in the CI group, although hypercholesterolemia (53.8%) and ischemic heart disease (42.3%) was the same in both groups. Multivariate analysis revealed that smoking had the strongest effect on the occurrence of CI in ASO patients. Furthermore, the number of combined risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, smoking, hypercholesterolemia) had a significant positive correlation with cortical infarction. As to the chronological relationship between the onset of ASO and CI, CI was present in 14 of 27 ASO patients on CT when the ischemic leg symptoms appeared, while symptomatic cortical infarction preceded ASO in 5 patients. CI patients increased gradually over a decade to 26 out of 40, among whom 16 patients with lacunae had silent infarcts. These findings suggested that ASO is frequently associated with CI, not only due to atherosclerosis of the main trunks of the cerebral vessels, but also due to arteriolosclerosis of the perforating arteries. (author)

  13. Staff perception of interprofessional working relationships after a work redesign intervention in a Danish orthopaedic hand unit outpatient clinic.

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    de Beijer, Anke Elisabeth; Hansen, Torben Bæk; Stilling, Maiken; Jakobsen, Flemming

    2016-03-01

    There is evidence that clinical pathways improve quality of care; however, knowledge is limited concerning the influence on and the benefits experienced by the interprofessional teams working with these pathways. Our working methods in a hand unit in an orthopaedic outpatient clinic in Denmark were redesigned to include, among other changes, the introduction of clinical pathways. Changes included standardising treatment and communication methods, delegating tasks from medical specialists to nurses, and providing nurses with their own consultation room. Using focus group interviews before and after the implementation of the new working methods, we investigated staff-perceived experiences of the effects on working relationships and the utilisation of professional skills and attitudes, resulting from the mentioned change in working methods. The results were changes in daily communication methods among healthcare staff and improvements in the actual communication and collaborative problem solving skills concerning standard patients with simple hand pathology; however, there are still challenges for patients with more complex hand pathology. Though this new interprofessional arrangement improves the use of nurse and medical specialist professional competencies, it also requires a high degree of trust among the team members. PMID:27026187

  14. Relationship of the clinical characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis to work capacity and efficiency

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to study the impact of the clinical characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis (RA on work efficiency. Subjects and methods. One hundred and thirty-seven patients (116 women and 21 men with RA were examined. Their mean age was 52.03+13.17 years; mean age at disease onset was 42.12+14.43 years. Median RA duration was 84 (range 24-174 months. DAS 28 for RA was moderate. The HAQ score was 1.42+0.82. Results. Fifty-nine (43% of the 137 patients were in work. Absenteeism was 28.2%. It was equal to 0 in 28 of the 59 working subjects. The mean presenteeism was 42.3±27.9%. The reduction of overall work efficiency was 54.8±34.4%. The day-to-day activity determined in all the patients was reduced by 53.6±25.7%. Absenteeism turned out to be negatively related to RA duration (R = 0.26. DAS 28 scores were directly related to all WPAI indicators: absenteeism (R = 0.28, presenteeism (R = 0.63, lower overall work efficiency (R = 0.47, day-to-day activity (R = 0.64. The WPAI indicators (R >0.5, exclusive of absenteeism, were noted to have the strongest correlation with VAS pain intensity. The HAQ score was unassociated with absenteeism, but its association with presenteeism, lower overall work efficiency, and day-to-day activity proved to be high (R = 0.65; R = 0.43; R = 0.75, respectively. The correlation of the WPAI components with the transformed index of a patient's physical state (SF-36 PCS was much higher than that with mental one (MCS. Conclusion. RA activity had a major influence on work efficiency. Presenteeism was much stronger related to the clinical characteristics of RA than with absenteeism. All WPAI scores were associated with activity, degree of functional defect, quality-of-life values, and fatigability. At the same time, absenteeism was least related to the clinical characteristics of RA.

  15. Relationship of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder with major depression: Relevance to clinical practice

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD and depressive disorder are fairly common; symptoms do overlap, often under-identified and under-emphasized, particularly in rural India. Objective: The objective was to assess the occurrence of PMS and PMDD in a sample of students and staff of a nursing college and to find their correlation with depression. Materials and Methods: A prospective cohort study; Tertiary Care Hospital in Rural India (Wardha, Maharashtra; 118 female nursing students or staff aged between 18 and 40 years, who were likely to stay within the institution for the study period. The participants were rated on Penn daily symptom report prospectively for a period of 3-month. Those who scored positive were applied diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 4 th edition, text revision (DSM-IV TR criteria for PMDD; and were applied primary care evaluation of mental disorders depression screening followed by DSM-IV TR criteria for depression. Severity of depression was measured using Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Results: Main outcome measures were frequency and severity of depression in individuals with PMS and PMDD and their clinical and sociodemographic correlation. The age range of the sample was 18-37 years. Some PMS symptoms were observed in 67%; diagnosis of PMDD in 10%; depressive symptoms in 28% of the sample. 46.4% of those with depressive symptoms had major depression. The diagnosis of major depression was significantly associated with the severity of PMS symptoms as well as the presence of PMDD. Conclusion: Premenstrual syndrome is present in a substantial proportion of young females. Concurrent depression is increased by the severity of PMS symptoms and the presence of PMDD. Gynecologist needs to screen such subjects for depression and refer to mental-health professional early, in routine clinical practice.

  16. The relationship of local and distant failure from endometrial cancer: defining a clinical paradigm

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    PURPOSE: The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) has recently activated a phase III protocol (no. 156) that randomizes women with intermediate risk endometrial cancer to pelvic irradiation (RT) vs. chemotherapy (cisplatin, doxorubicin). This study design presumes that chemotherapy will be able to control local disease, or that local disease is a minimal problem and that distant metastases arise independent of local failure. Recently, statistical methods have been developed to rigorously assess the relationship between local and distant failures. Such methodology has successfully been applied to a variety of tumors including those arising in the prostate, breast, and cervix. To date, no published data are available to generate an hypothesis to characterize the relationship between local and distant failure for endometrial cancer. The present analysis was undertaken to determine the effect of loco-regional control on subsequent metastatic dissemination among women with pathologically staged endometrial cancer treated by hysterectomy followed by adjuvant radiotherapy. METHODS: The series consisted of 394 patients with FIGO stages I-IVa endometrial cancer who were surgically staged prior to irradiation [median external beam dose 46 Gy +/- brachytherapy (median vaginal surface dose=30 Gy)]. The duration of follow-up ranged from 2 to 80 months, with a median of 50 months. Multiple factors were evaluated to determine the associations with distant relapse including FIGO pathological stage, grade, histopathologic subtype (adeno, vs papillary/papillary-serous/clear cell), depth of myometrial penetration, age, and local disease status. Time dependent survival models were generated to assess the influence of local failure on distant metastases. RESULTS: For the entire series, the 5 year actuarial rates of local and distant failures were 9% and 20%, respectively. Women who failed locally had a >6-fold risk of failing distantly compared to those who remained locally controlled (p=0

  17. Clinical Study of the Relationship between Eczema TCM Syndrome Types and TCM constitution

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    Full Text Available Objective To investigate the relationship between Eczema TCM syndrome types and TCM constitutional. Methods 100 cases of eczema were randomly selected and numbered, then sum up the results of report after using DSO1- A system that collect lingual, facial and sphygmic to identify the types of TCM constitution. Finally, the results were analyzed. Results The results show that the nine types of moderate physical quality account for 58.3% of spreading damp-heat pattern , Phlegm-dampness constitution 25.7% of the pattern of spleen vacuity with damp-heat, and yin deficiency 32.1% of the pattern of blood vacuity and wind-dryness. Conclusion There was a correlation between Eczema TCM syndrome types and TCM constitutional. Spreading damp-heat pattern was associated with moderate physical quality. The pattern of spleen vacuity with damp-heat was connected to Phlegm-dampness constitution. The pattern of blood vacuity and wind-dryness had relation with yin deficiency.

  18. Case-control approach application for finding a relationship between candidate genes and clinical mastitis in Holstein dairy cattle.

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    Bagheri, Masoumeh; Moradi-Sharhrbabak, M; Miraie-Ashtiani, R; Safdari-Shahroudi, M; Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R

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    Mastitis is a major source of economic loss in dairy herds. The objective of this research was to evaluate the association between genotypes within SLC11A1 and CXCR1 candidate genes and clinical mastitis in Holstein dairy cattle using the selective genotyping method. The data set contained clinical mastitis records of 3,823 Holstein cows from two Holstein dairy herds located in two different regions in Iran. Data included the number of cases of clinical mastitis per lactation. Selective genotyping was based on extreme values for clinical mastitis residuals (CMR) from mixed model analyses. Two extreme groups consisting of 135 cows were formed (as cases and controls), and genotyped for the two candidate genes, namely, SLC11A1 and CXCR1, using polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) and polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP), respectively. Associations between single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotypes with CMR and breeding values for milk and protein yield were carried out by applying logistic regression analyses, i.e. estimating the probability of the heterogeneous genotype in the dependency of values for CMR and breeding values (BVs). The sequencing results revealed a novel mutation in 1139 bp of exon 11 of the SLC11A1 gene and this SNP had a significant association with CMR (P G and these genotypes had significant relationships with CMR. Overall, the results showed that SLC11A1 and CXCR1 are valuable candidate genes for the improvement of mastitis resistance as well as production traits in dairy cattle populations. PMID:26126595

  19. Nicotine dependence in the mental disorders, relationship with clinical indicators, and the meaning for the user

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to identify the degree of nicotine dependence among patients with schizophrenia and other mental disorders hospitalized in a general hospital, correlating these indices with clinical indicators and the meaning for the user.METHOD: the study was performed in the psychiatric unit of a general hospital, interviewing 270 patients with mental disorders using a questionnaire and the application of the Fagerstrom test. A descriptive statistical analysis of the data and thematic analysis of the content were performed.RESULTS: among the 270 patients with mental disorders, 35.6% were smokers; of whom, 53.2% presented high or very high nicotine dependence. Of the 96 smokers, 32 (33.3% were schizophrenic, among whom, 59.4% presented high or very high dependence. Higher levels of dependence were also found among the 59 elderly people (61.5% and 60 subjects with somatic comorbidities (62.5%. Meanings of smoking for the subjects: helps to forget problems and face daily conflicts; alleviates side effects of the medications; self-control; distraction; part of life.CONCLUSION: more intense tobacco dependence among schizophrenic patients is justified due to it helping them to cope with the difficulties of the disease. Nurses occupy a strategic position in the care.

  20. The relationship between organizational culture and implementation of clinical practice guidelines: a narrative review.

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    Dodek, Peter; Cahill, Naomi E; Heyland, Daren K

    2010-01-01

    The context in which critical care providers work has been shown to be associated with adherence to recommendations of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Consideration of contextual factors such as organizational culture may therefore be important when implementing guidelines. Organizational culture has been defined simply as "how things are around here" and encompasses leadership, communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, and other domains. This narrative review highlights the results of recent quantitative and qualitative studies, including studies on adherence to nutrition guidelines in the critical care setting, which demonstrate that elements of organizational culture, such as leadership support, interprofessional collaboration, and shared beliefs about the utility of guidelines, influence adherence to guideline recommendations. Outside nutrition therapy, there is emerging evidence that strategies focusing on organizational change (eg, revision of professional roles, interdisciplinary teams, integrated care delivery, computer systems, and continuous quality improvement) can favorably influence professional performance and patient outcomes. Consequently, future interventions aimed at implementing nutrition guidelines should aim to measure and take into account organizational culture, in addition to considering the characteristics of the patient, provider, and guideline. Further high quality, multimethod studies are required to improve our understanding of how culture influences guideline implementation, and which organizational change strategies might be most effective in optimizing nutrition therapy. PMID:21097767

  1. Relationship between imaging and pathological features and clinical factors in surgical cases of temporal lobe epilepsy

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    Uesugi, Hideji; Matsuda, Hiroshi; Onuma, Teiichi [National Hospital for Mental, Nervous and Muscular Disorders, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kodaira, Tokyo (Japan); Shimizu, Hiroyuki; Arai, Nobutaka; Nakayama, Hiroshi; Maehara, Taketoshi; Yanashita, Akira

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    The relationships between imaging, pathology and presumed causes in surgical cases of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) was studied. The subject was 62 patients. MRI, PET and SPECT were performed. Hematoxylin and eosin was used for pathological judgement. On MRI, mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) was detected in 48 of 52 patients (92%); 32 (62%) had high-signal intensity on T2-weighted images; 31 (60%) had atrophy {l_brace}23 (44%) had high-signal intensity on T2+atrophy{r_brace}; 5 (10%) had calcified lesions; and 2 (4%) had cystic lesions. On PET and SPECT, abnormal cerebral blood flow was noted in 33 of 36 (92%). On pathological findings (61 cases), Ammon`s horn sclerosis (AHS), tumors, gliosis in lateral temporal and meningeal inflammatory finding were detected in 42 (69%), 10 (23%) and 8 (13%) cases, respectively, whereas 2 showed no abnormalities. The 2 patients with normal pathology showed both high-signal intensity and atrophy on MRI. The presumed causes of TLE were encephalitis/meningitis and/or suspected of these diseases in 15 patients (24%), injuries at birth in 5 (8%), and none in 42 (68%). The presumed causes in the 43 patients with AHS were encephalitis/meningitis in 11, injuries at birth in 3, and none in 29. Of the 15 patients in whom encephalitis/meningitis was estimated as the causes of TLE, only 6 (40%) had pathological evidence of meningeal inflammatory finding. Of the 42 patients in whom cause could not be determined, 2 had pathological evidence of meningeal inflammatory finding. (K.H.)

  2. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOPATHOLOGY & SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND CLINICAL VARIABLES IN COPD AND BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This is a cross sectional comparative case control study assessing the Relationship between psychopathology and socio demographic and clinical variables in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD and Bronchial Asthma in comparison to healthy individuals. The investigation reveals that there is psychopathology in all the three groups. The psychopathology is significantly more in patients with COPD. Psychopathology in COPD patients is related to age, duration, severity of illness and steroid medication. It is found that psychopathology in bronchial asthma patients are more than those of healthy controls but there is no significant difference. The psychopathology is significantly related to relate to age, marital status, occupational status, and smoking. Duration severity of illness and steroid medication.

  3. The Curious Case of the De-ICD: Negotiating the Dynamics of Autonomy and Paternalism in Complex Clinical Relationships.

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    Pullman, Daryl; Hodgkinson, Kathleen

    2016-08-01

    This article discusses the response of our ethics consultation service to an exceptional request by a patient to have his implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) removed. Despite assurances that the device had saved his life on at least two occasions, and cautions that without it he would almost certainly suffer a potentially lethal cardiac event within 2 years, the patient would not be swayed. Although the patient was judged to be competent, our protracted consultation process lasted more than 8 months as we consulted, argued with, and otherwise cajoled him to change his mind, all to no avail. Justifying our at times aggressive paternalistic intervention helped us to reflect on the nature of autonomy and the dynamics of the legal, moral, and personal relationships in the clinical decision-making process. PMID:27366835

  4. APOE Effects on Default Mode Network in Chinese Cognitive Normal Elderly: Relationship with Clinical Cognitive Performance.

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    Full Text Available Functional connectivity in default mode network (DMN may be changed in Alzheimer's disease (AD patients and related risk populations, such as amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI patients and APOE ε4 carriers. Exploring DMN changes and related behavioral performance of APOE ε4 population might provide valuable evidence for better understanding the development of AD.Subjects were enrolled from a population-based cohort established in a multi-center study in China. Forty-nine cognitive normal individuals were enrolled after standardized cognitive evaluations, MRI examination and APOE genotyping. Regions of interest (ROI-based functional connectivity analyses were performed, and voxel-based analyses were used to validate these findings. The correlation between DMN functional connectivity and behavioral performance was further evaluated between APOE ε4ε3 and ε3ε3 carriers.Comparing to ε3ε3 carriers, functional connectivity between left parahippocampal gyrus and right superior frontal cortex (LPHC-R.Sup.F, left parahippocampal gyrus and medial prefrontal cortex (ventral (LPHC-vMPFC were significantly increased in ε4ε3 carriers, while connectivity between cerebellar tonsils and retrosplenial was decreased. LPHC-R.Sup.F connectivity was positively correlated with the changes of delay recall from baseline to follow-up (r = 0.768, p = 0.009, while LPHC-vMPFC connectivity had a positive correlation with MMSE at baseline (r = 0.356, p = 0.018, and a negative correlation with long-delayed recognition at follow-up (r = -0.677, p = 0.031. Significantly increased functional connectivity in vMPFC was confirmed in voxel-based analyses by taking LPHC as seed region.APOE ε4 carriers present both increased and decreased functional connectivity in DMN, which is correlated with clinical cognitive performances. DMN changes might be an early sign for cognitive decline.

  5. Biofilm synthesis and its relationship with genetic characteristics in clinical methicillin-resistant staphylococci

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    2015-09-01

    types and, among them, one major PFGE type (C consisting of 77/106 strains (72.6%. MLST identified five sequence types: ST5, ST30, ST80, ST225 and ST239. One major PFGE type (h was identified in S. haemolyticus. A clonal relationship was found concerning fnbA carriage in MRSA, ica carriage in MRSE, and antimicrobial susceptibility in both groups reinforcing the aspect of clonal expansion in hospital settings.

  6. Relationship Between Blood Fibrinogen Concentration and Pathological Features of Cancer Patients: A 139-case Clinical Study

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    Da-Yong Lu

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    Full Text Available Angiogenesis and coagulation are among the most consistent host responses to the presence of a malignant tissue. Pathological angiogenesis and coagulation are often occurred in patients with solid tumors, especially in the occurrence of neoplasm metastasis and as targets for anti-metastatic drugs such as antiangiogenesis agents, coagulation-mediated agents and anticancer drugs. Since fibrinogen (Fib is the most abundant and key haemostatic protein taking part in angiogenesis and coagulation, its biological and pathophysiological roles in cancer patients are intriguing. To continue foundational and translational research on Fib-related cancer pathogenesis, a phase II survey of 139 patients was carried out at the Central Hospital of Jing-An district and Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. The mean BFC of the cancer patients in this survey was overall about 35-50% greater than that in the normal population. This study showed that the mean BFC was higher in patients with long-distance metastases (N1M1 patients than in patients with no sign of long-distance metastases (N0M0 patients. Mean BFCs were 4.42 g/L (n= 21 in patients with lung cancer, 4.36 g/L, and in patients with hepatic cancer (n=5, and 4.63 g/L in patients with stomach cancer (n=8, all higher than the average value of the cancer patients overall (4.16 g/L. However, patients with bowel and colon cancers 3.79 g/L (n=16 showed lower than them. BFC levels increased with increasing cancer duration (latency > 1 year. There was a slight decrease in BFC after one or two treatment cycles, but a more marked decrease after surgery. We propose that the BFC level in cancer patients may be influenced by and related to many aspects of cancer progression such as metastatic conditions, tumor origins, patient’s pathological stage and disease latency. As an important first-hand pathologic-therapeutics relationship study, it provides evidence for the potentiality of a new approach of Fib-targeted as

  7. Relationship between whole-body tumor burden, clinical phenotype, and quality of life in patients with neurofibromatosis.

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    Merker, Vanessa L; Bredella, Miriam A; Cai, Wenli; Kassarjian, Ara; Harris, Gordon J; Muzikansky, Alona; Nguyen, Rosa; Mautner, Victor F; Plotkin, Scott R

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    Patients with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), NF2, and schwannomatosis share a predisposition to develop multiple nerve sheath tumors. Previous studies have demonstrated that patients with NF1 and NF2 have reduced quality of life (QOL), but no studies have examined the relationship between whole-body tumor burden and QOL in these patients. We administered a QOL questionnaire (the SF-36) and a visual analog pain scale (VAS) to a previously described cohort of adult neurofibromatosis patients undergoing whole-body MRI. One-sample t-tests were used to compare norm-based SF-36 scores to weighted population means. Spearman correlation coefficients and multiple linear regression analyses controlling for demographic and disease-specific clinical variable were used to relate whole-body tumor volume to QOL scales. Two hundred forty-five patients (142 NF1, 53 NF2, 50 schwannomatosis) completed the study. Subjects showed deficits in selected subscales of the SF-36 compared to adjusted general population means. In bivariate analysis, increased tumor volume was significantly associated with pain in schwannomatosis patients, as measured by the SF-36 bodily pain subscale (rho = -0.287, P = 0.04) and VAS (rho = 0.34, P = 0.02). Regression models for NF2 patients showed a positive relationship between tumor burden and increased pain, as measured by the SF-36 (P = 0.008). Patients with NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis suffer from reduced QOL, although only pain shows a clear relationship to patient's overall tumor burden. These findings suggest that internal tumor volume is not a primary contributor to QOL and emphasize the need for comprehensive treatment approaches that go beyond tumor-focused therapies such as surgery by including psychosocial interventions. PMID:24664633

  8. Folie à Deux – A Clinical Case of Folie Imposée in a Mother/Child Relationship

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    Marta Nascimento

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Even though the origin of the concept of shared delusion is not consensual, the term folie a deux was introduced in 1877 by two french researchers – Lasègue and Falret. According to the original concept, a person (inductor, cognitively dominant, develops a delusional idea that progressively imposes to a second person (induced, with whom he keeps a close relationship. The four psychopathologic subtypes known – folie imposée, folie simultanée, folie communiquée and folie induite, were described in the final of the XIX century, but its classification and conceptualization was assigned to the american researcher Gralnick (1942. Aim, materials and methods: It is intended to highlight some clinical aspects of the shared delusion disorder, its epidemiological and psycopathogenic characterization and therapeutical approach. In order to achieve it, the authors presented a clinical case report and respective non systematic literature review. Results: It is a case of shared delusion of the type folie imposée in a pair mother/son. The inductor (son suffers from bipolar disorder and asperger syndrome and shared with his mother (induced and carer a persecutory delusion. Conclusions: It is highlighted the importance of a social isolation context and close contact between both members in the genesis of the disease; it is discussed the subject of the cognitive dominance between the inductor and the induced and the implications of the separation of the pair mother/son, as primary therapeutic action.

  9. Alexithymia and its relationships with body checking and body image in a non-clinical female sample.

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    De Berardis, Domenico; Carano, Alessandro; Gambi, Francesco; Campanella, Daniela; Giannetti, Paola; Ceci, Anna; Mancini, Enrico; La Rovere, Raffaella; Cicconetti, Alessandra; Penna, Laura; Di Matteo, Danilo; Scorrano, Barbara; Cotellessa, Carla; Salerno, Rosa Maria; Serroni, Nicola; Ferro, Filippo Maria

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    The aim of the present study was to evaluate in a non-clinical sample of undergraduate women, the relationships between alexithymia, body checking and body image, identifying predictive factors associated with the possible risk of developing an Eating Disorder (ED). The Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), Body Checking Questionnaire (BCQ), Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26), Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ), Interaction Anxiousness Scale (IAS), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were completed by 254 undergraduate females. We found that alexithymics had more consistent body checking behaviors and higher body dissatisfaction than nonalexithymics. In addition, alexithymics also reported a higher potential risk for ED (higher scores on EAT-26) when compared to nonalexithymics. Difficulty in identifying and describing feelings subscales of TAS-20, Overall appearance and Specific Body Parts subscales of BCQ as well as lower self-esteem was associated with higher ED risk in a linear regression analysis. Thus, a combination of alexithymia, low self-esteem, body checking behaviors and body dissatisfaction may be a risk factor for symptoms of ED at least in a non-clinical sample of university women. PMID:17606227

  10. Folie à Deux – A Clinical Case of Folie Imposée in a Mother/Child Relationship

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    Marta Nascimento

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Even though the origin of the concept of shared delusion is not consensual, the term folie a deux was introduced in 1877 by two french researchers – Lasègue and Falret. According to the original concept, a person (inductor, cognitively dominant, develops a delusional idea that progressively imposes to a second person (induced, with whom he keeps a close relationship. The four psychopathologic subtypes known – folie imposée, folie simultanée, folie communiquée and folie induite, were described in the final of the XIX century, but its classification and conceptualization was assigned to the american researcher Gralnick (1942. Aim, materials and methods: It is intended to highlight some clinical aspects of the shared delusion disorder, its epidemiological and psycopathogenic characterization and therapeutical approach. In order to achieve it, the authors presented a clinical case report and respective non systematic literature review. Results: It is a case of shared delusion of the type folie imposée in a pair mother/son. The inductor (son suffers from bipolar disorder and asperger syndrome and shared with his mother (induced and carer a persecutory delusion. Conclusions: It is highlighted the importance of a social isolation context and close contact between both members in the genesis of the disease; it is discussed the subject of the cognitive dominance between the inductor and the induced and the implications of the separation of the pair mother/son, as primary therapeutic action.

  11. The relationship between early life stress and microstructural integrity of the corpus callosum in a non-clinical population

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Robert Paul1, Lorrie Henry2, Stuart M Grieve3, Thomas J Guilmette2,4, Raymond Niaura4, Richard Bryant5, Steven Bruce1, Leanne M Williams3,6, Clark C Richard7, Ronald A Cohen4, Evian Gordon3,71University of Missouri, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA; 2Providence College, Providence, RI, USA; 3The Brain Resource International Database, The Brain Resource Company, Ultimo, NSW, Australia; 4Brown Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Providence, RI, USA; 5School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 6Brain Dynamics Centre, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia; 7Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, AustraliaBackground: Previous studies have examined the impact of early life stress (ELS on the gross morphometry of brain regions, including the corpus callosum. However, studies have not examined the relationship between ELS and the microstructural integrity of the brain.Methods: In the present study we evaluated this relationship in healthy non-clinical participants using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI and self-reported history of ELS.Results: Regression analyses revealed significant reductions in fractional anisotropy (FA within the genu of the corpus callosum among those exposed to the greatest number of early life stressors, suggesting reduced microstructural integrity associated with increased ELS. These effects were most pronounced in the genu of the corpus callosum compared to the body and splenium, and were evident for females rather than males despite no differences in total ELS exposure between the sexes. In addition, a further comparison of those participants who were exposed to no ELS vs. three or more ELS events revealed lower FA in the genu of the corpus callosum among the ELS-exposed group, with trends of FA reduction in the body and the whole corpus callosum. By contrast, there were no relationships between ELS

  12. Relationship between linguistic functions and cognitive functions in a clinical study of Chinese patients with post-stroke aphasia

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    YU Zeng-zhi; JIANG Shu-jun; BI Sheng; LI Jun; LEI Di; SUN Li-ling

    2013-01-01

    Background There has been a long debate among scholars surrounding the relationship between language and cognition.The worldwide study of aphasia is actively exploring the function of language from cognitive point of view.This study aimed to investigate the relationship between linguistic functions and cognitive functions in a clinical study of Chinese patients with post-stroke aphasia.Methods Cognitive functions of 63 Chinese patients with aphasia following a stroke were assessed with the Chinese version of the second edition of Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment (LOTCA) battery and their linguistic functions were tested with the Western Aphasia Battery (WAB) Scale,respectively.The correlation between the results observed on the LOTCA battery and those on the WAB was analyzed.Aphasia quotient,performance quotient,cortical quotient,and linguistic function of the patients were compared.Then,each language function was analyzed by way of dependent adopt multiple regression analysis.Results The total score of 63 patients as shown on the LOTCA battery was significantly correlated with the aphasia quotient,performance quotient,and cortical quotient observed on the WAB Scale (P <0.05,P <0.01).However,the correlation between visuomotor organization under LOTCA and repeat under WAB was not significant (P >0.05).The attention of LOTCA and WAB's spontaneous speech,repeat,naming,and aphasia quotient was not relevant either (P>0.05).In addition,correlations between the results observed on the LOTCA battery and the WAB were significant (P<0.05,P <0.01).Among the significant variables finally entered into the standardized canonical discriminant functions,main factors affected the aphasia.Multiple regression analysis showed that orientation,spatial perception,and visual perception had a notable influence on aphasia quotient and naming.Orientation and thinking operation was found to have a notable influence on spontaneous speech.Spatial perception and

  13. Clinical impact of the temporal relationship between depression and type 2 diabetes: the Fremantle diabetes study phase II.

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    David G Bruce

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The clinical features of type 2 diabetes may differ depending on whether first depression episode precedes or follows the diagnosis of diabetes. METHODS: Type 2 patients from the observational community-based Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II underwent assessment of lifetime depression using the Brief Lifetime Depression Scale (developed and validated for this study supplemented by information on current depression symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire, 9-item version and use of antidepressants. Patients were categorized as never depressed (Group 1, having had depression before diabetes diagnosis (Group 2, diagnosed with depression and diabetes within 2 years of each other (Group 3 and having depression after diabetes diagnosis (Group 4. RESULTS: Of 1391 patients, 20.8% were assigned to Group 2, 6.0% to Group 3 and 14.5% to Group 4. In Group 2, depression occurred a median 15.6 years before diabetes onset at age 37.2±14.7 years. These patients had similar clinical characteristics to never depressed patients except for reduced self-care behaviours and having more symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. In Group 4, depression occurred a median 9.9 years after diabetes onset at age 59.8±13.0 years. These patients had long duration diabetes, poor glycaemic control, more intensive management and more diabetic complications. Group 4 patients had more current depression than Group 2 but were less likely to be receiving antidepressants. CONCLUSIONS/INTERPRETATION: The clinical features of depression and type 2 diabetes are heterogeneous depending on their temporal relationship. There may be corresponding differences in the pathogenesis of depression in diabetes that have implications for diagnosis and management.

  14. Comparison of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis Strains isolated from water and clinical samples: antimicrobial susceptibility and genetic relationships.

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    Full Text Available Enterococci are part of the normal intestinal flora in a large number of mammals, and these microbes are currently used as indicators of fecal contamination in water and food for human consumption. These organisms are considered one of the primary causes of nosocomial and environmental infections due to their ability to survive in the environment and to their intrinsic resistance to antimicrobials. The aims of this study were to determine the biochemical patterns and antimicrobial susceptibilities of Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium isolates from clinical samples and from water (groundwater, water from the Xochimilco wetland, and treated water from the Mexico City Metropolitan Area and to determine the genetic relationships among these isolates. A total of 121 enterococcus strains were studied; 31 and 90 strains were isolated from clinical samples and water (groundwater, water from the Xochimilco wetland, and water for agricultural irrigation, respectively. Identification to the species level was performed using a multiplex PCR assay, and antimicrobial profiles were obtained using a commercial kit. Twenty-eight strains were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE. E. faecium strains isolated from water showed an atypical biochemical pattern. The clinical isolates showed higher resistance to antibiotics than those from water. Both the enterococci isolated from humans, and those isolated from water showed high genetic diversity according to the PFGE analysis, although some strains seemed to be closely related. In conclusion, enterococci isolated from humans and water are genetically different. However, water represents a potential route of transmission to the community and a source of antimicrobial resistance genes that may be readily transmitted to other, different bacterial species.

  15. Relationship of academic courses and clinical internships to performance on the National Qualified Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NQEX-RPN)

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    2014-01-01

    Background: Success in the National Qualified Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NQEX-RPN) is a critical issue for each nursing student and every nursing school. However, to date, little research has been conducted regarding the degree of risk for licensure failure associated with specific academic courses and clinical internships in Mainland China. Objective: This study aimed to explore the relationship of academic courses and clinical internships to performance on the NQEX-R...

  16. The Relationship between Apoptosis and the Expression of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen and the Clinical Stages in Gastric Carcinoma

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    The relationship between the apoptosis and the expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and the clinical stages in gastric cancers was studied. By using terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated nick end labelling (TUNEL) technique and PCNA immunohistochemical staining, the apoptosis and the expression of PCNA in tissue of gastric carcinoma were assayed in situ, the index of apoptosis (AI), index of PCNA (PI) and the rate of AI/PI were calculated. AI and PI in gastric cancer tissues were (6.5±3.7) % and (49.8±15.9) % respectively, and the rate of AI/PI was 0.13±0.05, which were obviously different from those of normal gastric mucosa in paragastric cancer (P<0.01). With the advanced TNM stages of gastric carcinoma, the AI was decreased, PI was increased and the rate of AI/PI decreased in gastric carcinoma. There was significant difference in them between the gastric cancer tissues and normal gastric mucosa in pericarcinoma in TNM stage Ⅱ to Ⅳ (P<0.05). It was suggested that the decreased apoptotic cells and the increased proliferating cells were obviously related to the tumor genesis and tumor progression in gastric carcinoma. The AI, PI and the rate of AI/PI would become the prognostic factors in advanced gastric carcinoma.

  17. Relationship Between Bone Minerals Density and Some Characteristics of Postmenopausal Women who Were Visiting Orthopedics Clinics - Original Investigation

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    Full Text Available Aim: Frequency of osteoporosis that depending different factors in postmenopausal women is increase. So our study was done to determine the relationship between some habits of the postmenopausal women and bone mineral density. Material and Methods: The study was done as descriptive a hospital in Gaziantep between the dates 3 July - 8 August, 2006. The comprehension of the study is all patients who applied to orthopedics clinics, and sampling consists of 70 patients who wanted to join study, and postmenopausal, hadn’t taken steroid and calcitonin treatment more than last one year. Before study, informed approwal was taken from patients and institution. Data of the study were collected using questionnaire form. Density of bone minerals was grouped according to the standarts of WHO as normal (t>-1.0, osteopenic (t0.05. Conclusion: It was seen that majority of patients didn’t make sports regularly, and the risk of having osteoporosis was higher who were getting older. For this reason, it can be suggested that to prevent osteoporosis especially in postmenopausal women necessary education should be given. (From the World of Osteoporosis 2007;13:75-9

  18. Evaluating the relationship between cannabis use and IQ in youth and young adults at clinical high risk of psychosis.

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    Buchy, Lisa; Seidman, Larry J; Cadenhead, Kristin S; Cannon, Tyrone D; Cornblatt, Barbara A; McGlashan, Thomas H; Perkins, Diana O; Stone, William; Tsuang, Ming T; Walker, Elaine F; Woods, Scott W; Bearden, Carrie E; Mathalon, Daniel H; Addington, Jean

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    Among people with psychosis, those with a history of cannabis use show better cognitive performance than those who are cannabis naïve. It is unknown whether this pattern is present in youth at clinical high risk (CHR) of psychosis. We evaluated relationships between IQ and cannabis use while controlling for use of other substances known to impact cognition in 678 CHR and 263 healthy control (HC) participants. IQ was estimated using the Vocabulary and Block Design subtests of the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence. Drug and alcohol use severity and frequency were assessed with the Alcohol and Drug Use Scale, and we inquired participants' age at first use. CHR were further separated into early and late age at onset of cannabis use sub-groups, and low-, moderate- and high-frequency sub-groups. No significant differences in IQ emerged between CHR or HC cannabis users vs. non-users, or between use frequency groups. CHR late-onset users showed significantly higher IQ than CHR early-onset users. Age at onset of cannabis use was significantly and positively correlated with IQ in CHR only. Results suggest that age at onset of cannabis may be a more important factor for IQ than use current use or use frequency in CHR. PMID:26626949

  19. Relationship between alcohol consumption and clinical manifestation of patients with fatty liver:a single-center study

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    Xiu-FangWang; MinYue

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Fatty liver is a common chronic liver disease worldwide. It is associated with an increasing morbidity in China in recent years. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of drinking alcohol on the hemoglobin and biochemical values of patients with fatty liver. METHODS: We investigated the clinical and laboratory data of 669 patients with fatty liver. Of the 669 patients, 166 consumed alcohol more than 60 g per week for at least 2 years, and 503 did not have a history of long-term alcohol consumption. We further analyzed the relationship between alcohol consumption and clinicalcharacteristicsofthesepatients. RESULTS: The values of aspartate transaminase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), and hemoglobin in the long-term consumption group were significantly higher than those in the non long-term consumption group (P CONCLUSION: Alcohol consumption is associated with significantly increased values of AST, GGT, and hemoglobin in patients with fatty liver, suggesting their potential roles in hepatic steatosis.

  20. The Relationship between Childhood Sexual Abuse, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alexithymia in Two Outpatient Samples: Examination of Women Treated in Community and Institutional Clinics

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    McLean, Linda M.; Toner, Brenda; Jackson, Jennifer; Desrocher, Mary; Stuckless, Noreen

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    Relationships between trauma variables, complex post-traumatic stress disorder (complex PTSD), affect dysregulation, dissociation, somatization, and alexithymia were studied in 70 women with early-onset sexual abuse treated in community-based private (n = 25) or clinic outpatient settings (n = 45). Measures were the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20…

  1. Relationship between haemagglutination-inhibiting antibody titres and clinical protection against influenza: development and application of a bayesian random-effects model

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    Megas Françoise

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Antibodies directed against haemagglutinin, measured by the haemagglutination inhibition (HI assay are essential to protective immunity against influenza infection. An HI titre of 1:40 is generally accepted to correspond to a 50% reduction in the risk of contracting influenza in a susceptible population, but limited attempts have been made to further quantify the association between HI titre and protective efficacy. Methods We present a model, using a meta-analytical approach, that estimates the level of clinical protection against influenza at any HI titre level. Source data were derived from a systematic literature review that identified 15 studies, representing a total of 5899 adult subjects and 1304 influenza cases with interval-censored information on HI titre. The parameters of the relationship between HI titre and clinical protection were estimated using Bayesian inference with a consideration of random effects and censorship in the available information. Results A significant and positive relationship between HI titre and clinical protection against influenza was observed in all tested models. This relationship was found to be similar irrespective of the type of viral strain (A or B and the vaccination status of the individuals. Conclusion Although limitations in the data used should not be overlooked, the relationship derived in this analysis provides a means to predict the efficacy of inactivated influenza vaccines when only immunogenicity data are available. This relationship can also be useful for comparing the efficacy of different influenza vaccines based on their immunological profile.

  2. Expression of Yes-associated protein in non-small cell lung cancer and its relationship with clinical pathological factors

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    SU Li-li; MA Wei-xia; YUAN Jian-feng; SHAO Yang; XIAO Wei; JIANG Shu-juan

    2012-01-01

    Background Yes-associated protein(YAP)plays an important role in signal transduction and gene transcription regulation in normal cells,with elevated and over-expressed YAP levels observed in various malignant tumors.The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of YAP in non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC),and to study the possible relationship of YAP expression with the occurrence and development of NSCLC.Methods YAP expression was assessed in 40 cases of NSCLC tumor tissues by immunohistochemistry,and their protein and mRNA levels were evaluated through Western blotting and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction(PCR),respectively.Normal lung tissues obtained from the same patient were used as control.Statistical analysis was performed to correlate the YAP expression to clinical pathological factors,such as tumor type,stage and grade.Results YAP-positive expression was found in 28(70%)of the 40 cases of NSCLC,which included 10 cases of squamous cell carcinoma(25%),17 cases of adenocarcinoma(42.5%)and 1 case of squamous adenocarcinoma(2.5%).In the 28 YAP-positive cases,19 cases showed lymph node metastasis and were classified in TNM stage Ⅱ+Ⅲ(47.5%);the other nine cases showed no lymph node metastasis(22.5%)and were classified in the TNM stage Ⅰ.There was no relationship between YAP expression and patients'age,gender or tumor histological grades.However,YAP showed significant over expression in late period of T stage(P=0.012),TNM stage(P=0.039),and lymph node metastasis(P=0.013),respectively.Notably,YAP-positive expression was significantly higher in adenocarcinoma than that in squamous cell carcinoma(P=0.041).Conclusions Over-expression of YAP was associated with NSCLC,especially lung adenocarcinoma.The high YAP expression in late period of tumor stage and lymph node metastasis may indicate that YAP expression could be an early marker for NSCLC tumorigenesis.

  3. Semicircular canal dehiscence: Frequency and distribution on temporal bone CT and its relationship with the clinical outcomes

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    Elmali, Muzaffer, E-mail: muzafel@yahoo.com.tr [Department of Radiology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun (Turkey); Polat, Ahmet Veysel, E-mail: veyselp@hotmail.com [Department of Radiology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun (Turkey); Kucuk, Harun, E-mail: hardrmd@yahoo.com [Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun (Turkey); Atmaca, Sinan, E-mail: sinanatmaca@yahoo.com [Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun (Turkey); Aksoy, Ahmet, E-mail: toxocara47@hotmail.com [Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun (Turkey)

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    Purpose: In this study, we aimed to investigate the frequency of SCD and its distribution and relationship with clinical outcomes on thin-section CT of the temporal bone. Materials and methods: Digital temporal bone CT images of 850 consecutive patients (1700 temporal bone CTs, 5100 SCs) who presented with a range of complaints such as vertigo, deafness, ear pain, fullness, and discharge between January 2008 and December 2011 were re-evaluated. Axial and oblique coronal reconstruction images of the temporal bone were made with a reconstruction thickness of 0.5 mm. Additionally, superior SC was evaluated in two perpendicular planes. Results: Out of 850 patients, 70 had completely normal temporal bone CT. Ninety-three patients had at least one SCD. In the temporal bone-based evaluation, 119 (26 bilateral, 67 unilateral) of 1700 temporal bones (7%) showed dehiscence. The SC-based evaluation revealed 125 SCD (2.5%) in 5100 SCs. The total number and rates of SCD were as follows: superior 103 (82.4%), posterior 13 (10.4%), and lateral nine (7.2%). Twenty of the 93 patients with SCD (21.5%) revealed no other findings on their temporal bone CTs. We determined a significant correlation between vestibular complaints, conductive hearing loss and SCD but there was no correlation between mixed, sensorineural hearing loss and SCD. Conclusion: We determined the frequency of SCD in 11% of patients and 7% of temporal bones. With regards to the distribution, the superior SC showed the highest dehiscence rate (82.4%). We found a significant correlation between vestibular symptoms, conductive hearing loss and SCD.

  4. Dimensional ultrasonographic relationship of the right lobe of pancreas with associated anatomic landmarks in clinically normal dogs.

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    Wickramasekara Rajapakshage, Bandula Kumara; Ellearaewe Garuhamilage, Janaka Pradeep Kumara; De Silva, Dona Daphney Niranjala; Dangolla, Ashoka

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this prospective study was to establish the ultrasonographic characteristics of the dimension of the right pancreatic lobe with that of the associated anatomic landmarks in healthy dogs. Ultrasonographic examinations were performed on 25 dogs. The thickness of the right pancreatic lobe was compared with that of mural thickness of duodenum, diameter of duodenum, pancreatic duct, abdominal aorta, portal vein, caudal vena cava, and length and width of the right kidney and right adrenal gland. The correlation between each pancreatic parameter and the dimensions of the anatomical landmarks were assessed using linear regression analysis and Pearson's correlation coefficient (r) test. Significant, but weak linear correlations were observed between thickness of right pancreatic lobe with that of duodenum mural thickness (r=0.605, R(2)=0.339, P=0.001); duodenum diameter (r=0.573, R(2)=0.299, P=0.003); and right adrenal gland length (r=0.508, R(2)=0.052, P=0.01). There was no significant dimensional relationship with other selected anatomic landmarks. The ratio between the thickness of right pancreatic lobe and the mural thickness of duodenum, diameter of duodenum and length of right adrenal gland were 2.88 ± 0.53, 1.27 ± 0.27 and 0.81 ± 0.15, respectively. Calculating the ratio of thickness of the right pancreatic lobe with the dimension of significantly correlated anatomic landmarks is a useful and simple method for evaluating the size of the right pancreatic lobe in dogs in clinical practice. PMID:26234888

  5. The relationship between baseline Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment subscale scores and implementation of hepatitis prevention services in substance use disorders treatment clinics: a case study

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    Hagedorn Hildi J

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment (ORCA is a measure of organizational readiness for implementing practice change in healthcare settings that is organized based on the core elements and sub-elements of the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS framework. General support for the reliability and factor structure of the ORCA has been reported. However, no published study has examined the utility of the ORCA in a clinical setting. The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between baseline ORCA scores and implementation of hepatitis prevention services in substance use disorders (SUD clinics. Methods Nine clinic teams from Veterans Health Administration SUD clinics across the United States participated in a six-month training program to promote evidence-based practices for hepatitis prevention. A representative from each team completed the ORCA evidence and context subscales at baseline. Results Eight of nine clinics reported implementation of at least one new hepatitis prevention practice after completing the six-month training program. Clinic teams were categorized by level of implementation-high (n = 4 versus low (n = 5-based on how many hepatitis prevention practices were integrated into their clinics after completing the training program. High implementation teams had significantly higher scores on the patient experience and leadership culture subscales of the ORCA compared to low implementation teams. While not reaching significance in this small sample, high implementation clinics also had higher scores on the research, clinical experience, staff culture, leadership behavior, and measurement subscales as compared to low implementation clinics. Conclusions The results of this study suggest that the ORCA was able to measure differences in organizational factors at baseline between clinics that reported high and low implementation of practice

  6. Relationships between serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism, platelet serotonin transporter binding and clinical phenotype in suicidal and non-suicidal adolescent inpatients.

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    Zalsman, G; Anderson, G M; Peskin, M; Frisch, A; King, R A; Vekslerchik, M; Sommerfeld, E; Michaelovsky, E; Sher, L; Weizman, A; Apter, A

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    Relationships between the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR), platelet serotonin transporter (SERT) binding and clinical phenotype were examined in 32 suicidal and 28 non-suicidal Ashkenazi Israeli adolescent psychiatric inpatients. The 5-HTTLPR polymorphism was not associated with transporter binding or with suicidality or other clinical phenotypes. However, in the suicidal group, a significant positive correlation between platelet SERT density and anger scores (n=32, r=.40; p=.027) and a negative correlation between platelet count and trait anxiety (n=32, r=-.42; p=.034) were observed. PMID:15657646

  7. MITRAL ANNULAR CALCIFICATION IN ELDERLY PATIENTS: RELATIONSHIP WITH CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS AND RISK FACTORS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES CAUSED BY ATHEROSCLEROSIS

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    Full Text Available The aim – to study the association of the mitral annular calcification (MAC with traditional risk factors and clinical manifestations of atherosclerosisin patients aged over 65 years without diabetes.Materials and methods. The prospective study included 100 patients over 65 years with MAC consistently identified among 910 ambulatory patients after transthoracic Doppler echocardiography in relation to the symptoms of cardiovascular disease. The comparison group consisted of 65 consecutively examined patients aged over 65 with no MAC.Results. When comparing risk factors in patients with and without MAC, MAC statistically significant differences was found with age (72,4 ± 5,4 and 70,2 ± 4,3 years, respectively; p = 0,006, the incidence of hypertension of moderate and severe degree (99 % and 90.8 % of patients, p = 0.012, levels of total cholesterol – TC (6,91 ± 0,92 and 6,2 ± 0,90 mmol / l, p = 0.0008 and lipoproteinlow density (3,57 ± 0,95 and 2,96 ± 0,96 mmol / l, p = 0.004 in subgroups of patients aged 65 to 70 years. In multivariate analysis remained statistically significant association of MAC only with age (p = 0,025, β = 0,173 and total cholesterol levels (p = 0,040; β = 0,160. Averages of the coefficient of atherogenicity of blood lipids, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, C-reactive protein, body mass index, waist circumference, the frequency of smoking, and risk assessment on a scale of SCORE in groups of patients with and without MAC did not differ significantly. In patients with MAC was higher incidence of myocardial infarction (p = 0.024 and more often than in patients without MAC, diagnosed coronary heart disease (p = 0.029. In the multivariate analysis adjusted for age and total cholesterol level is set significantly associated with the presence and extent of MAC with symptomatic atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (p < 0,00001; β = 0,410.Conclusion. In patients with MAC older than 65 years without diabetes

  8. Investigation of the Relationship Between Clinical and EEG Findings of Photosensitive Epilepsy and GABA Receptor Alpha 1 Subunit (GABRA1) Gene Mutations

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    Yavuz, E.N.; Demirkan, A.; Moen, S.; Ozdemir, O.; Catal, S.; Bebek, N.; Ozbek, U; Baykan, B.

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    Objective: Although photosensitive epilepsy (PE) is commonly observed, its pathophysiology has not been clarified yet. However, relevant literature indicates that genetic factors play an important role. Our aim was to investigate whether there is a relationship between the clinical and electroencephalographic (EEG) features and the possible mutations/polymorphisms in the GABA receptor alpha 1 subunit (GABRA1) gene in patients with PE by scanning this gene. Methods: 54 patients diagnosed as ha...

  9. Frequency distribution of blood groups in diabetic patients and non diabetic patients in Shiraz Nader Kazemi clinic and the relationship between blood groups and diabetes (2010-2011)

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    Seyyed Mansour Kashfi; Ali Khani jeihooni; Raha Afshariani; Hamid Reza Tabatabaei; Mryam Yazdankhah

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    Background & Objective: Genetic background and blood groups are important factors in creating diabetes disease. The aim of the present study was to review the frequency distribution of blood groups in diabetic and non-diabetic patients and the relationship between blood groups and diabetes.   Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study included 379 diabetic patients (325 cases with type II diabetes and 54 cases with type I diabetes) who had clinic files as the case group and 702 cases ran...

  10. Mobile and Fixed Computer Use by Doctors and Nurses on Hospital Wards: Multi-method Study on the Relationships Between Clinician Role, Clinical Task, and Device Choice

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    Andersen, Pia; Lindgaard, Anne-Mette; Prgomet, Mirela; Creswick, Nerida; Westbrook, Johanna I.

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    Background Selecting the right mix of stationary and mobile computing devices is a significant challenge for system planners and implementers. There is very limited research evidence upon which to base such decisions. Objective We aimed to investigate the relationships between clinician role, clinical task, and selection of a computer hardware device in hospital wards. Methods Twenty-seven nurses and eight doctors were observed for a total of 80 hours as they used a range of computing devices...

  11. Analysis of the relationship between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis within a local clinical system: a cross-sectional observational pilot study.

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    Kudo, Chieko; Shin, Wee Soo; Minabe, Masato; Harai, Kazuo; Kato, Kai; Seino, Hiroaki; Goke, Eiji; Sasaki, Nobuhiro; Fujino, Takemasa; Kuribayashi, Nobuichi; Pearce, Youko Onuki; Taira, Masato; Maeda, Hiroshi; Takashiba, Shogo

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    It has been revealed that atherosclerosis and periodontal disease may have a common mechanism of "chronic inflammation". Several reports have indicated that periodontal infection is related to atherosclerosis, but none have yet reported such an investigation through the cooperation of local clinics. This study was performed in local Japanese clinics to examine the relationship between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis under collaborative medical and dental care. A pilot multicenter cross-sectional study was conducted on 37 medical patients with lifestyle-related diseases under consultation in participating medical clinics, and 79 periodontal patients not undergoing medical treatment but who were seen by participating dental clinics. Systemic examination and periodontal examination were performed at baseline, and the relationships between periodontal and atherosclerosis-related clinical markers were analyzed. There was a positive correlation between LDL-C level and plasma IgG antibody titer to Porphyromonas gingivalis. According to the analysis under adjusted age, at a cut-off value of 5.04 for plasma IgG titer to Porphyromonas gingivalis, the IgG titer was significantly correlated with the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). This study suggested that infection with periodontal bacteria (Porphyromonas gingivalis) is associated with the progression of atherosclerosis. Plasma IgG titer to Porphyromonas gingivalis may be useful as the clinical risk marker for atherosclerosis related to periodontal disease. Moreover, the application of the blood examination as a medical check may lead to the development of collaborative medical and dental care within the local medical clinical system for the purpose of preventing the lifestyle-related disease. PMID:25119713

  12. Study of the relationship and importance of clinical semiology, axial computed tomography and electroneuromyography in lumbar radioculopathies

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    Murade Emílio Cezar Mamede; Hungria Neto José Soares; Avanzi Osmar

    2002-01-01

    The authors evaluated forty-three patients with clinical suspect of lumbar radiculopathy caused by disk hernia, concerning to clinical semiology, computed tomography and electromyography were studied and their correlations. The clinical semiology was altered in 100,0% of the patients, the computed tomography in 90,7% and the electromyography in 88,7%. The correlation among the three exams didnt show any prevalency among any of the possible associations. The authors emphasize the importance of...

  13. The relationship development assessment - research version: preliminary validation of a clinical tool and coding schemes to measure parent-child interaction in autism.

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    Larkin, Fionnuala; Guerin, Suzanne; Hobson, Jessica A; Gutstein, Steven E

    2015-04-01

    The aim of this project was to replicate and extend findings from two recent studies on parent-child relatedness in autism (Beurkens, Hobson, & Hobson, 2013; Hobson, Tarver, Beurkens, & Hobson, 2013, under review) by adapting an observational assessment and coding schemes of parent-child relatedness for the clinical context and examining their validity and reliability. The coding schemes focussed on three aspects of relatedness: joint attentional focus (Adamson, Bakeman, & Deckner, 2004), the capacity to co-regulate an interaction and the capacity to share emotional experiences. The participants were 40 children (20 with autism, 20 without autism) aged 6-14, and their parents. Parent-child dyads took part in the observational assessment and were coded on these schemes. Comparisons were made with standardised measures of autism severity (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, ADOS: Lord, Rutter, DiLavore, & Risi, 2001; Social Responsiveness Scale, SRS: Constantino & Gruber, 2005), relationship quality (Parent Child Relationship Inventory, PCRI: Gerard, 1994) and quality of parent-child interaction (Dyadic Coding Scales, DCS: Humber & Moss, 2005). Inter-rater reliability was very good and, as predicted, codes both diverged from the measure of parent-child relationship and converged with a separate measure of parent-child interaction quality. A detailed profile review revealed nuanced areas of group and individual differences which may be specific to verbally-able school-age children. The results support the utility of the Relationship Development Assessment - Research Version for clinical practice. PMID:24366957

  14. Relationship between Homesickness and Test Anxiety in Non-Native Students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences International Branch in the Clinical and Physiopathology Course In 2013

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    Azizi, Saman

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: Anxiety is an emotional and physiological response to the internal felling of overall danger that is easily resolved. The aim of this study has been to determine the relationship between exam anxiety and the feeling of homesickness among non-native students. Methodology: The present study is cross-sectional and the subjects in this study are 80 non-native male and female PhD candidates in clinical and physiopathology majors in 2013 academic year that have been evaluated with the help of Persian homesickness questionnaire and Sarason’s test anxiety questionnaire and the data was analyzed using Pearson’s correlation coefficient. Results: With regard to the Pearson’s correlation coefficient there is a significant and reverse relationship between the desire to return to home and exam anxiety (r=0.0344, p=0.004) and there is a significant and reverse relationship between the Compatibility and exam anxiety (r=0.428, p<0.0001) and there is a significant and direct relationship between the feeling of alone and exam anxiety (r=0.888, p<0.0001). Discussion & Conclusion: There is a significant relationship between the feeling of homesickness and exam anxiety and the mental health of non-native students will be deteriorated by the feeling of homesickness and anxiety. PMID:26925920

  15. The relationship between clinical stage, prognosis and myocardial damage in patients with Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy. Five-year follow-up study

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    The evaluation of myocardial damage by [123I]15-(p-iodophenyl)-3-(R,S)-methylpentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) imaging, which represents free fatty acid metabolism, has not been reported in patients with Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy (DMD). To date, the relationship between clinical stage, prognosis and myocardial damage has not been evaluated by radionuclear cardiac imaging. The main goal of this study was to elucidate the relationship of quantitative indices of myocardial damage obtained by radionuclear cardiac imaging ([201Tl] and [123I]BMIPP) to clinical stage and incidence of severe cardiac events in patients with Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy (DMD). The study population consisted of 28 male patients with DMD. The average age at the beginning of observation was 19.1±7.4 yrs. Nuclear tomographic imaging was performed using [201Tl] and [123I]BMIPP. The mid-ventricular short axial slices were classified into four anatomical regions, and the normalized count data in these areas (TL, BM) were obtained. The endpoint was the occurrence of heart failure during the follow up period. Thirteen cases of heart failure occurred during the 5-year follow-up period, including three cases with cardiac death due to congestive heart failure. Clinical staging correlated directly with TL (p=0.0118) and BM (p=0.0401) in the whole left ventricle. In regional TL analysis, an association was observed only in the septum (p=0.0151), and in the anterior (p=0.0361) region. The only discrepancy between the tracer parameters (TL-BM) in the septum was observed with the radionuclear cardiac values, which exhibited a relationship with cardiac events (p=0.0124). This discordance, TL201Tl] in this area was representative of the clinical stage, and TL-BM correlated well with the prognosis. (author)

  16. Is there a linear relationship between the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale and the Clinical Global Impression-Schizophrenia scale? A retrospective analysis

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    Morishita Shigeru

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS is widely used for evaluating patients with schizophrenia, it has limited value in estimating the clinical weight of individual symptoms. The aim of this study was 4-fold: 1 to investigate the relationship of the BPRS to the Clinical Global Impression-Schizophrenia Scale (CGI-SCH, 2 to express this relationship in mathematical form, 3 to seek significant symptoms, and 4 to consider a possible modified BPRS subscale. Methods We evaluated 150 schizophrenia patients using the BPRS and the CGI-SCH, then examined the scatter plot distribution of the two scales and expressed it in a mathematical equation. Next, backward stepwise regression was performed to select BPRS items that were highly associated with the CGI-SCH. Multivariate regression was conducted to allocate marks to individual items, proportional to their respective magnitude. We assessed the influence of modifications to the BPRS in terms of Pearson's r correlation coefficient and r-squared to evaluate the relationship between the two scales. Utilizing symptom weighting, we assumed a possible BPRS subscale. Results By plotting the scores for the two scales, a logarithmic curve was obtained. By performing a logarithmic transformation of the BPRS total score, the curve was modified to a linear distribution, described by [CGI-SCH] = 7.1497 × log10[18-item BPRS] - 6.7705 (p Conclusions Limited within our data, a logarithmic relationship was assumed between the two scales, and not only individual items of the BPRS but also their weightings were considered important for a linear relationship and improvement of the BPRS for evaluating schizophrenia.

  17. The study of relationship between reported temporomandibular symptoms and clinical dysfunction index among university students in Shiraz

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    Mahroo Vojdani; Farideh Bahrani; Parnian Ghadiri

    2012-01-01

    Background: This study was designed to evaluate the correlation between subjective data obtained from a questionnaire and clinical examination among students in Shiraz university of medical sciences. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional prospective study, the samples consisted of 200 subjects, with equal distribution between males and females. Subjects′ ages ranged from 18 to 30 years (24.07±2.93). A functional evaluation was performed using the Helkimo clinical dysfunction (Di)...

  18. A clinical investigation of the relationship between the quality of conventional complete dentures and the patients’ quality of life

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    Sara A. Alfadda; Hayam A. Al-Fallaj; Al-Banyan, Hajar A.; Ruba M. Al-Kadhi

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    Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a correlation between the clinical quality of conventional complete dentures and patient quality of life. Materials and methods: This study included a random sample of 32 completely edentulous patients (15 males and 17 females) who were treated with conventional complete dentures. Using a validated questionnaire, three investigators evaluated the dentures independently on the basis of seven clinical parameters: esthetic...

  19. Relationship Between Clinical and Pathologic Features of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ and Patient Age: An Analysis of 657 Patients

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    Collins, Laura C.; Achacoso, Ninah; Nekhlyudov, Larissa; Fletcher, Suzanne W; Haque, Reina; Quesenberry, Charles P; Puligandla, Balaram; Alshak, Najeeb S.; Goldstein, Lynne C.; Gown, Allen M.; Schnitt, Stuart J.; Habel, Laurel A

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    Prior studies have shown that young patient age at diagnosis is associated with an increased risk of local recurrence (LR) among women with DCIS treated with breast-conserving therapy. Whether this can be explained by differences in clinical or pathologic features of DCIS according to age is an unresolved issue. We compared clinical and pathologic features of DCIS among 657 women in four age groups:

  20. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Patients With Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis: Is There a Relationship Between Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities of the Common Extensor Tendon and the Patient's Clinical Symptom?

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    Qi, Liang; Zhang, Yu-Dong; Yu, Rong-Bin; Shi, Hai-Bin

    2016-02-01

    The aim of the study is to determine the inter-reliability and intra-observer reliability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for lateral epicondylitis and investigate whether there is a potential relationship between MRI abnormalities of the common extensor tendon (CET) and its clinical symptom.The study group comprised 96 consecutive patients (46 men and 50 women) with a clinical diagnosis of chronic lateral epicondylitis, which were examined on 3.0 T MR. An MRI scoring system was used to grade the degree of tendinopahty. Three independent musculoskeletal radiologists, who were blinded to the patients' clinical information, scored images separately. Clinical symptoms were assessed using the Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE).Of all the patients, total 96 elbows had MRI-assessed tendinopathy, including 38 (39.6%) with grade 1, 31 (32.3%) with grade 2, and 27 (28.1%) with grade 3. Inter-observer reliability and intra-observer agreement for MRI interpretation of the grades of tendinopathy was good, and a positive correlation between the grades of tendinopathy and PRTEE was determined.MRI is a reliable tool in determining radiological severity of chronical lateral epicondylitis. The severity of MR signal changes positively correlate with the patient's clinical symptom. PMID:26844506

  1. Students' reflections on the relationships between safe learning environments, learning challenge and positive experiences of learning in a simulated GP clinic.

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    Young, J E; Williamson, M I; Egan, T G

    2016-03-01

    Learning environments are a significant determinant of student behaviour, achievement and satisfaction. In this article we use students' reflective essays to identify key features of the learning environment that contributed to positive and transformative learning experiences. We explore the relationships between these features, the students' sense of safety in the learning environment (LE), the resulting learning challenge with which they could cope and their positive reports of the experience itself. Our students worked in a unique simulation of General Practice, the Safe and Effective Clinical Outcomes clinic, where they consistently reported positive experiences of learning. We analysed 77 essays from 2011 and 2012 using an immersion/crystallisation framework. Half of the students referred to the safety of the learning environment spontaneously. Students described deep learning experiences in their simulated consultations. Students valued features of the LE which contributed to a psychologically safe environment. Together with the provision of constructive support and immediate, individualised feedback this feeling of safety assisted students to find their own way through clinical dilemmas. These factors combine to make students feel relaxed and able to take on challenges that otherwise would have been overwhelming. Errors became learning opportunities and students could practice purposefully. We draw on literature from medical education, educational psychology and sociology to interpret our findings. Our results demonstrate relationships between safe learning environments, learning challenge and powerful learning experiences, justifying close attention to the construction of learning environments to promote student learning, confidence and motivation. PMID:25952645

  2. Stress-Reactive Rumination, Negative Cognitive Style, and Stressors in Relationship to Depressive Symptoms in Non-Clinical Youth

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    Rood, Lea; Roelofs, Jeffrey; Bogels, Susan M.; Meesters, Cor

    2012-01-01

    The role of cognitive vulnerability in the development of depressive symptoms in youth might depend on age and gender. The current study examined cognitive vulnerability models in relationship to depressive symptoms from a developmental perspective. For that purpose, 805 youth (aged 10-18, 59.9% female) completed self-report measures.…

  3. The Role of Loneliness in the Relationship between Anxiety and Depression in Clinical and School-Based Youth

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    Ebesutani, Chad; Fierstein, Matthew; Viana, Andres G.; Trent, Lindsay; Young, John; Sprung, Manuel

    2015-01-01

    Identifying mechanisms that explain the relationship between anxiety and depression are needed. The Tripartite Model is one model that has been proposed to help explain the association between these two problems, positing a shared component called negative affect. The objective of the present study was to examine the role of loneliness in relation…

  4. An Exploratory Study of the Relationships between Educational, Clinical, and Personal Exposure to Suicide, and Suicide Intervention Skill

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    Raper, James D.

    2010-01-01

    This study explored the relationships between counseling students' past experiences with suicide and suicide intervention skill. Specific past experiences included personal thoughts of suicide, exposure to others' suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and exposure to suicide as a counselor or counselor in training. The amount and type of educational…

  5. Stress-reactive rumination, negative cognitive style, and stressors in relationship to depressive symptoms in non-clinical youth

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    L. Rood; J. Roelofs; S.M. Bögels; C. Meesters

    2012-01-01

    The role of cognitive vulnerability in the development of depressive symptoms in youth might depend on age and gender. The current study examined cognitive vulnerability models in relationship to depressive symptoms from a developmental perspective. For that purpose, 805 youth (aged 10-18, 59.9% fem

  6. The relationship between knowledge of hiv, self-perceived vulnerability and sexual risk behavior among community clinic workers in chile

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    Cabieses, Baltica; Ferrer, Lilian; Villarroel, Luis; Tunstall, Helena; Norr, Kathleen

    2012-01-01

    Objective Testing the hypothesis of an association between knowledge and sexual risk behaviour (SRB) amongst community-clinic workers in Chile, explained by the confounding effect of self-perceived vulnerability to HIV. Methods A cross-sectional survey was analyzed; it was nested within a quasiexperimental study of 720 community-clinic workers in Santiago. The SRB score combined the number of sexual partners and condom use (coded as “high”/”low” SRB). Knowledge of HIV (a 25-item index) was co...

  7. Relationship between knowledge of hiv, self-perceived vulnerability and sexual risk behaviours among community clinic workers in chile

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    Cabieses Valdes, Baltica; Ferrer Lagunas, Lilian; Villarroel del Pino, Luis; Tunstall, Helena; Norr, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To test the hypothesis of an association between knowledge and sexual risk behaviours (SRB) among community-clinic workers in Chile, explained by the confounding effect of self-perceived vulnerability to HIV. Methods: Analysis of a cross-sectional survey, nested within a quasi-experimental study of 720 community-clinic workers in Santiago. The SRB score combined number of sexual partners and condom use, coded as “high”/“low” SRB. The Knowledge of HIV, a 25-item index, was coded as ...

  8. Relationships between high-stakes clinical skills exam scores and program director global competency ratings of first-year pediatric residents

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    Erik E. Langenau

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Responding to mandates from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME and American Osteopathic Association (AOA, residency programs have developed competency-based assessment tools. One such tool is the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP program directors’ annual report. High-stakes clinical skills licensing examinations, such as the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level 2-Performance Evaluation (COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE, also assess competency in several clinical domains.The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between program director competency ratings of first-year osteopathic residents in pediatrics and COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE scores from 2005 to 2009.The sample included all 94 pediatric first-year residents who took COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE and whose training was reviewed by the ACOP for approval of training between 2005 and 2009. Program director competency ratings and COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE scores (domain and component were merged and analyzed for relationships.Biomedical/biomechanical domain scores were positively correlated with overall program director competency ratings. Humanistic domain scores were not significantly correlated with overall program director competency ratings, but did show moderate correlation with ratings for interpersonal and communication skills. The six ACGME or seven AOA competencies assessed empirically by the ACOP program directors’ annual report could not be recovered by principal component analysis; instead, three factors were identified, accounting for 86% of the variance between competency ratings.A few significant correlations were noted between COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE scores and program director competency ratings. Exploring relationships between different clinical skills assessments is inherently difficult because of the heterogeneity of tools used and overlap of constructs within the AOA and ACGME core competencies.

  9. Between the empowered self and the social costs: Arab abused women's perceptions of their relationship with social workers in community health clinics in Israel.

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    Buchbinder, Eli; Barakat, Rouzin

    2014-01-01

    Abused women seek help from medicine services extensively. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 12 married Arab-Israeli abused women about their relationships with social workers in community health clinics. Analysis reveals that women's evaluation of the impact of encounters with social workers is bipolar. On one pole are the difficulties and stressors derived from the cultural limitations that are placed on their ability to bring changes. On the other pole are the benefits--awareness in coping with repressive social powers and empowerment as competent choosers. The discussion elaborates the conflicts and paradoxes inherent in the nature of the interventions with abused women in a collectivistic culture. PMID:24717186

  10. Relationships between organohalogen contaminants and blood plasma clinical-chemical parameters in chicks of three raptor species from Northern Norway

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    Sonne, Christian; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Herzke, Dorte; Jaspers, Veerle L.B.; Covaci, Adrian; Halley, Duncan J.; Moum, Truls; Eulaers, Igor; Eens, Marcel; Ims, Rolf A.; Hanssen, Sveinn A.; Erikstad, Kjell Einar; Johnsen, Trond; Schnug, Lisbeth; Riget, Frank Farsø; Jensen, Asger Lundorff

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    Organohalogen contaminants (OHCs) may affect various physiological parameters in birds including blood chemistry. We therefore examined blood plasma clinical-chemical parameters and OHCs in golden eagle, white-tailed eagle and goshawk chicks from Northern Norway. Correlation analyses on pooled da...

  11. On the Relationship between Autistic Traits and Executive Functioning in a Non-Clinical Dutch Student Population

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    Maes, Joseph HR; Vissers, Constance ThWM; Egger, Jos IM; Eling, Paul ATM

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    We examined the association between autistic traits and different aspects of executive functioning (EF), using non-clinical Social Science and Science students as participants. Autistic traits, and associated personality traits, were measured using the Autism Quotient (AQ) and the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), respectively. EF was…

  12. An Exploration of the Relationship between Clinical Decision-Making Ability and Educational Preparation among New Graduate Nurses

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    Blount, Kamilah V.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the impact of accelerated nursing direct entry master's programs on the development of clinical decision-making skills of new graduate nurses that completed the Performance Based Development System (PBDS) assessment during the study period of 2008-2012 at a healthcare organization. Healthcare today is practiced in a…

  13. Magnetic resonance imaging-based measures of atlas position: Relationship to canine atlantooccipital overlapping, syringomyelia and clinical signs.

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    Cerda-Gonzalez, S; Bibi, K F; Gifford, A T; Mudrak, E L; Scrivani, P V

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    Canine atlantooccipital overlapping (AOO) is characterized by a decreased distance between the dorsal arch of the atlas and the supraoccipital bone. Current diagnostic criteria for this condition are subjective and clinician-dependent; objective criteria are needed to allow a reliable and reproducible diagnosis in clinical and research settings and assess clinical significance. We propose four standardized MRI-based measurements to objectively assess the proximity of the atlas to the foramen magnum. Inclusion criteria for dogs in this study were bodyweight 5 months, and availability of a complete MRI study performed with the craniocervical junction in extension. Exclusion criteria were space-occupying lesions and poor image quality (i.e. unclear bony margins). Measurements also included blinded determinations of skull type, presence of craniocervical junction anomalies and presence and severity of syringomyelia. Clinical status at the time of imaging was noted. Measurements were obtained in 271 dogs; these were reproducible and reliable. Findings varied by skull type: dolichocephalic dogs had smaller foramen magnum, whereas brachycephalic dogs had more cranially and dorsally positioned atlas bodies in comparison to the other skull types. Measurements also increased with increases in bodyweight. This study demonstrated a close association between AOO, syringomyelia and clinical signs. Toy and small breed dogs (including Cavalier King Charles spaniels) showed higher than previously reported prevalence of AOO; its occurrence was also associated with lower bodyweights within the study population of <15 kg toy/small breed dogs. PMID:26857868

  14. Relationship between perception of facial emotions and anxiety in clinical depression : Does anxiety-related perception predict persistence of depression?

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    Bouhuys, AL; Geerts, E; Mersch, PPA

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    Within the framework of interpersonal theories on depression, it was postulated 1) that an anxiety-related mood-congruent bias with respect to the perception of facial expressions could be demonstrated in clinically depressed patients; 2) that the perception of negative facial emotions would be asso

  15. Ensure the Safety of Clinical Medicine, Harmonious Doctor-patient Relationship%保证临床用药安全,和谐医患关系

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    2014-01-01

    通过临床中存在的用药不安全之事例,指出医生,药师,护士在工作中应如何预防错误用药,尽量预防差错事故的发生,确保临床用药安全,提高医疗服务质量,为构建和谐医患关系而努力。%The existing in clinical medication unsafe case, said doctors, pharmacists, nurses should be how to prevent medication er ors at work, try to prevent accidents, ensure the safety of clinical use, improve the quality of medical service, and strive to build a harmonious relationship between doctors and patients.

  16. RELATIONSHIP OF GENE’S POLYMORPHISM OF TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 4 WITH CLINICAL AND IMMUNOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN ATOPIC ASTHMA

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    Lyakhovskaya, N.

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    Bronchial asthma is an example of multifactorial disease that occurs in the interaction of environmental factors and genetic predisposition. The aim of the study was to evaluate the significance of polymorphism Asp299Gly change A to G at position 896 (rs4986790) TLR4 gene and its relationship with the immunoregulatory factors in the mechanisms of atopic asthma (AA). Materials and Methods: We examined 45 people AA patients. The diagnosis of the AA and its severity is set in accordance with the...

  17. Relationship between clinical and patient-reported outcomes in a phase 3 trial of tofacitinib or MTX in MTX-naïve patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Fleischmann, Roy; Strand, Vibeke; Wilkinson, Bethanie; Kwok, Kenneth; Bananis, Eustratios

    2016-01-01

    Objective To compare the relationship between clinical measures and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with tofacitinib or methotrexate (MTX). Methods In a phase 3 randomised controlled trial, patients (N=956) who were MTX-naïve or had received ≤3 doses were randomised and received tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg twice daily or MTX titrated to 20 mg/week. Outcomes included: per cent of patients achieving American College of Rheumatology 70% responses (ACR70), ACR50, low disease activity (LDA) by Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI ≤11) and Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI ≤10), remission by SDAI (≤3.3) and CDAI (≤2.8), patient-reported Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI scores <0.5), pain and global assessment of disease activity. Results At month 6, most patients who achieved LDA/remission by one definition achieved LDA/remission with others; however, discordance between measures was greater with MTX than with tofacitinib. As expected, concordance between CDAI and SDAI responses was high. Overall, patients achieving LDA or ACR50 responses reported less improvement in PROs (HAQ-DI, pain and patient global assessment) compared with clinical measures (tender and swollen joint counts). Conclusions Variability in levels of responses between clinical outcomes and PROs should be considered when setting treat-to-target goals in patients with RA. Trial registration number NCT01039688; Post-results. PMID:27175296

  18. Exploration of a possible relationship between examiner stringency and personality factors in clinical assessments: a pilot study

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    Finn, Yvonne; Cantillon, Peter; Flaherty, Gerard

    2014-01-01

    Background The reliability of clinical examinations is known to vary considerably. Inter-examiner variability is a key source of this variability. Some examiners consistently give lower scores to some candidates compared to other examiners and vice versa – the ‘hawk- dove’ effect. Stable examiner characteristics, such as personality factors, may influence examiner stringency. We investigated whether examiner stringency is related to personality factors. Methods We recruited 12 examiners to vi...

  19. Relationship between the chest radiograph, regional lung function studies, exercise tolerance, and clinical condition in cystic fibrosis.

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    Coates, A L; Boyce, P; Shaw, D. G.; Godfrey, S; Mearns, M

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    This study evaluated the accuracy of the interpretation of the chest film in delineating localised abnormalities of ventilation and perfusion, as well as the overall severity of airways obstruction, exercise tolerance, and clinical condition in children with cystic fibrosis. Radiographic findings in various regions of the chest film were compared with the functional values obtained with regional lung function tests which evaluated the arrival and disappearance of boluses of radioactive nitrog...

  20. Relationship between serologic response and clinical symptoms in children with enterovirus 71-infected hand-foot-mouth disease

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    Shen, Jun; Zhao, Chao; Cao, Ping; Shi, Peng; Cao, Lingfeng; Zhu, Qirong

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed to explore the correlation between clinical symptoms, including rash and fever, and serum antibody reaction to enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection in children hospitalized due to hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD). From May 2014 to July 2014, a total of 547 children hospitalized due to HFMD in Children’s Hospital of Fudan University were enrolled retrospectively. RNA levels of EV71 and CA16 in fecal, serum, and cerebrospinal fluid specimens were measured using quantitative real-time ...

  1. The relationship between clinical indicators, coping styles, perceived support and diabetes-related distress among adults with type 2 diabetes

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    Karlsen, Bjørg; Oftedal, Bjørg; Bru, Edvin

    2012-01-01

    Aim: This article is a report of a cross-sectional study examining the degree to which clinical indicators, coping styles and perceived support from healthcare professionals and family are related to diabetes-related distress. Background: Many people with type 2 diabetes experience high levels of distress stemming from concerns and worries associated with their disease. Diabetes-related distress has predominantly been studied in relation to diabetes management and metabolic contro...

  2. Evaluation of the Cerebral State Index in Cats under Isoflurane Anaesthesia: Dose-Effect Relationship and Prediction of Clinical Signs

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    Joana R. Sousa

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The performance of the cerebral state index (CSI in reflecting different levels of isoflurane anaesthesia was evaluated in ten cats subjected to four end-tidal isoflurane concentrations (EtIso, each maintained for 15 minutes (0.8%, 1.2%, 1.6%, or 2.0% EtIso. The CSI, hemodynamic data, ocular reflexes, and eye position were recorded for each EtIso concentration. Pharmacodynamic analysis of CSI with EtIso was performed, as well as prediction probability analysis with a clinical scale based on the eye reflexes. The CSI values showed great variability. Between all parameters, burst suppression ratio showed the better fitting with the sigmoidal concentration-effect model (R2=0.93 followed by CSI (R2=0.82 and electromyographic activity (R2=0.79. EtIso was the variable with better prediction of the clinical scale of anaesthesia (prediction probability value of 0.94. Although the CSI values decrease with increasing isoflurane concentrations, the huge variability in CSI values may be a strong limitation for its use in cats and it seems to be no better than EtIso as a predictor of clinical signs.

  3. The study of relationship between reported temporomandibular symptoms and clinical dysfunction index among university students in Shiraz

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    Mahroo Vojdani

    2012-01-01

    With respect to gender, women (80% were more affected than men (62%. A significant relationship was found between gender and the occurrence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD (P<0.05. The correlation coefficient (r between the reported symptoms (Ai and recorded signs (Di was 0.53. There were positive correlation coefficient between Di and Ai. They were statistically significant (P<0.001. Conclusions: A high prevalence of signs and symptoms of TMD among students in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences was seen, which was greater in women. Despite suffering from TMD, students were not aware of their disorders.

  4. On Better Estimating and Normalizing the Relationship between Clinical Parameters: Comparing Respiratory Modulations in the Photoplethysmogram and Blood Pressure Signal (DPOP versus PPV

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    Paul S. Addison

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    Full Text Available DPOP (ΔPOP or Delta-POP is a noninvasive parameter which measures the strength of respiratory modulations present in the pulse oximeter waveform. It has been proposed as a noninvasive alternative to pulse pressure variation (PPV used in the prediction of the response to volume expansion in hypovolemic patients. We considered a number of simple techniques for better determining the underlying relationship between the two parameters. It was shown numerically that baseline-induced signal errors were asymmetric in nature, which corresponded to observation, and we proposed a method which combines a least-median-of-squares estimator with the requirement that the relationship passes through the origin (the LMSO method. We further developed a method of normalization of the parameters through rescaling DPOP using the inverse gradient of the linear fitted relationship. We propose that this normalization method (LMSO-N is applicable to the matching of a wide range of clinical parameters. It is also generally applicable to the self-normalizing of parameters whose behaviour may change slightly due to algorithmic improvements.

  5. On better estimating and normalizing the relationship between clinical parameters: comparing respiratory modulations in the photoplethysmogram and blood pressure signal (DPOP versus PPV).

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    Addison, Paul S; Wang, Rui; Uribe, Alberto A; Bergese, Sergio D

    2015-01-01

    DPOP (ΔPOP or Delta-POP) is a noninvasive parameter which measures the strength of respiratory modulations present in the pulse oximeter waveform. It has been proposed as a noninvasive alternative to pulse pressure variation (PPV) used in the prediction of the response to volume expansion in hypovolemic patients. We considered a number of simple techniques for better determining the underlying relationship between the two parameters. It was shown numerically that baseline-induced signal errors were asymmetric in nature, which corresponded to observation, and we proposed a method which combines a least-median-of-squares estimator with the requirement that the relationship passes through the origin (the LMSO method). We further developed a method of normalization of the parameters through rescaling DPOP using the inverse gradient of the linear fitted relationship. We propose that this normalization method (LMSO-N) is applicable to the matching of a wide range of clinical parameters. It is also generally applicable to the self-normalizing of parameters whose behaviour may change slightly due to algorithmic improvements. PMID:25691912

  6. Bacterial communities in women with bacterial vaginosis: high resolution phylogenetic analyses reveal relationships of microbiota to clinical criteria.

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    Sujatha Srinivasan

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Bacterial vaginosis (BV is a common condition that is associated with numerous adverse health outcomes and is characterized by poorly understood changes in the vaginal microbiota. We sought to describe the composition and diversity of the vaginal bacterial biota in women with BV using deep sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene coupled with species-level taxonomic identification. We investigated the associations between the presence of individual bacterial species and clinical diagnostic characteristics of BV. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Broad-range 16S rRNA gene PCR and pyrosequencing were performed on vaginal swabs from 220 women with and without BV. BV was assessed by Amsel's clinical criteria and confirmed by Gram stain. Taxonomic classification was performed using phylogenetic placement tools that assigned 99% of query sequence reads to the species level. Women with BV had heterogeneous vaginal bacterial communities that were usually not dominated by a single taxon. In the absence of BV, vaginal bacterial communities were dominated by either Lactobacillus crispatus or Lactobacillus iners. Leptotrichia amnionii and Eggerthella sp. were the only two BV-associated bacteria (BVABs significantly associated with each of the four Amsel's criteria. Co-occurrence analysis revealed the presence of several sub-groups of BVABs suggesting metabolic co-dependencies. Greater abundance of several BVABs was observed in Black women without BV. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The human vaginal bacterial biota is heterogeneous and marked by greater species richness and diversity in women with BV; no species is universally present. Different bacterial species have different associations with the four clinical criteria, which may account for discrepancies often observed between Amsel and Nugent (Gram stain diagnostic criteria. Several BVABs exhibited race-dependent prevalence when analyzed in separate groups by BV status which may contribute to increased

  7. Relationship between acne vulgaris and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in a clinical sample of women.

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    Bilgic, Ayhan; Bilgic, Özlem; Çolak, Rukiye Sivri; Altınyazar, Hilmi Cevdet

    2016-04-01

    Acne vulgaris has recently been reported to be associated with elevated rates of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in epidemiological studies. This report examines childhood and current attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in a clinical sample of female adults. Ninety-one women with acne vulgaris and 53 controls were included in this study. The aforementioned symptoms were measured in participants. No significant differences were found between patients and controls in any of the measurements. Contrary to the findings of epidemiological studies, this study did not uncover a link between acne vulgaris and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. PMID:27192533

  8. Relationship between the clinical characteristics of osteomyelitis and the finding of extraosseous fat on MRI in pediatric patients

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    MRI is frequently utilized to evaluate patients for osteomyelitis. The findings of intramedullary and extramedullary fat globules as well as extramedullary fat-fluid levels can help improve the specificity of MRI for this diagnosis. To correlate these MRI findings with the clinical characteristics in children with osteomyelitis. A retrospective electronic medical record search for pediatric patient charts from March 2004 to November 2009 that contained the word ''osteomyelitis'' in the ''principal diagnosis'' portion of the international classification of disease (ICD) billing code. Each electronic chart was reviewed. MRI examinations of selected children were reviewed by a pediatric radiologist, a general radiologist and a transitional year resident. A total of 10 patients/11 MRI studies were included. Five of the 11 had the MRI finding of extramedullary globular fat signal. There was a significantly increased likelihood of seeing this finding in children of pubertal or postpubertal age compared to those of prepubertal age (p < 0.05). This study provides evidence that the MRI finding of extramedullary fat globules in children with acute osteomyelitis is associated with the clinical characteristic of being within or above the age range for puberty. (orig.)

  9. Cigarette smoking in male patients with chronic schizophrenia in a Chinese population: prevalence and relationship to clinical phenotypes.

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    Xiang Yang Zhang

    Full Text Available The high prevalence of smoking in schizophrenia of European background may be related to smoking's reducing clinical symptoms and medication side effects. Because smoking prevalence and its associations with clinical phenotypes are less well characterized in Chinese than European patients with schizophrenia, we assessed these smoking behaviors using clinician-administered questionnaires and the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND in 776 Chinese male schizophrenia and 560 control subjects. Patients also were rated on the Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS, the Simpson and Angus Extrapyramidal Symptom Rating Scale (SAES, and the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS. We found that the schizophrenia patients had a higher lifetime incidence of smoking (79% vs 63%, were more likely to be heavy smokers (61% vs 31%, and had lower smoking cessation rates (4% vs 9% (all p0.05 than the non-smoking patients. These results suggest that Chinese males with schizophrenia smoke more frequently than the general population. Further, smokers with schizophrenia may display fewer negative symptoms and possibly less parkinsonism than non-smokers with schizophrenia.

  10. Relationship between the clinical characteristics of osteomyelitis and the finding of extraosseous fat on MRI in pediatric patients

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    Mattis, Tod A. [Spectrum Health Helen Devos Children' s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI (United States); Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Radiology, Grand Rapids, MI (United States); Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI (United States); Borders, Heather L.; Ellinger, Doug M.; Junewick, Joseph J. [Spectrum Health Helen Devos Children' s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI (United States); Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Radiology, Grand Rapids, MI (United States); Advanced Radiology Services, Grand Rapids, MI (United States)

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    MRI is frequently utilized to evaluate patients for osteomyelitis. The findings of intramedullary and extramedullary fat globules as well as extramedullary fat-fluid levels can help improve the specificity of MRI for this diagnosis. To correlate these MRI findings with the clinical characteristics in children with osteomyelitis. A retrospective electronic medical record search for pediatric patient charts from March 2004 to November 2009 that contained the word ''osteomyelitis'' in the ''principal diagnosis'' portion of the international classification of disease (ICD) billing code. Each electronic chart was reviewed. MRI examinations of selected children were reviewed by a pediatric radiologist, a general radiologist and a transitional year resident. A total of 10 patients/11 MRI studies were included. Five of the 11 had the MRI finding of extramedullary globular fat signal. There was a significantly increased likelihood of seeing this finding in children of pubertal or postpubertal age compared to those of prepubertal age (p < 0.05). This study provides evidence that the MRI finding of extramedullary fat globules in children with acute osteomyelitis is associated with the clinical characteristic of being within or above the age range for puberty. (orig.)

  11. Systematic review and meta-analysis: the relationship between the Helicobacter pylori dupA gene and clinical outcomes

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    Shiota Seiji

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background In 2005, the first disease-specific Helicobacter pylori virulence factor that induced duodenal ulcer and had a suppressive action on gastric cancer has been identified, and was named duodenal ulcer promoting gene (dupA. However, the importance of the dupA gene on clinical outcomes is conflicting in subsequent studies. The aim of this study was to estimate the magnitude of the risk for clinical outcomes associated with dupA gene. Methods A meta-analysis of case-control studies which provided raw data on the infection rates with the dupA-positive H. pylori detected by polymerase chain reaction was performed. Results Seventeen studies with a total of 2,466 patients were identified in the search. Infection with the dupA-positive H. pylori increased the risk for duodenal ulcer by 1.41-fold (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.12-1.76 overall. Subgroup analysis showed that the summary odds ratio (OR was 1.57 (95% CI, 1.19-2.06 in Asian countries and 1.09 (95% CI, 0.73-1.62 in Western countries. There was no association between the presence of the dupA gene and gastric cancer and gastric ulcer. Publication bias did not exist. Conclusion Our meta-analysis confirmed the importance of the presence of the dupA gene for duodenal ulcer, especially in Asian countries.

  12. The relationship between different types of dissociation and psychosis-like experiences in a non-clinical sample.

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    Humpston, Clara S; Walsh, Eamonn; Oakley, David A; Mehta, Mitul A; Bell, Vaughan; Deeley, Quinton

    2016-04-01

    This study investigated whether detachment-type dissociation, compartmentalisation-type dissociation or absorption was most strongly associated with psychosis-like experiences in the general population. Healthy participants (N=215) were tested with the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES, for detachment-related dissociative experiences); the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility (HGSHS: A, for dissociative compartmentalisation); the Tellegen Absorption Scale (TAS, for non-clinical 'functional' dissociative experience); and two measures of psychotic-like experiences, the 21-item Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (PDI-21) and the Cardiff Anomalous Perceptions Scale (CAPS). In multiple regression analyses, DES and TAS but not HGSHS: A scores were found to be significantly associated with PDI-21 and CAPS overall scores. A post hoc hierarchical cluster analysis checking for cluster overlap between DES and CAPS items, and the TAS and CAPS items showed no overlap between items on the DES and CAPS and minimal overlap between TAS and CAPS items, suggesting the scales measure statistically distinct phenomena. These results show that detachment-type dissociation and absorption, but not compartmentalisation-type dissociation are significantly associated with psychosis-like experiences in a non-clinical population. PMID:26896781

  13. Relationship between striatal [123I]β-CIT binding and four major clinical signs in Parkinson's disease

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    We investigated the correlation between clinical severity and striatal [123I]β-CIT binding in 12 patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD: 6 men and 6 women, age: 65±7 years, Hoehn-Yahr stage: 1 to 3). The clinical severity of PD patients was measured with the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) after withdrawal of antiparkinsonian medication at least 12 hours before assessment. [123I]β-CIT binding in the caudate and putamen was measured at 3 hours [V''3 (day 1)], and at 24 hours [V''3 (day 2)] after tracer injection with small square ROIs. The specific striatal uptake index (day 2) was calculated with large square ROIs that encompassed the whole striatum. The best correlation (r=-0.82, p3 (day 2) and the motor UPDRS scores. When the motor UPDRS scores were divided into four subscales, bradykinesia was the only sign that correlated significantly with putamenal V''3 (day 2) (r=-0.81, p123I]β-CIT SPECT is a useful marker of disease severity in PD with potential utility in the serial monitoring of disease progression. (author)

  14. Moral Reasoning among HEC Members: An Empirical Evaluation of the Relationship of Theory and Practice in Clinical Ethics Consultation.

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    Wasserman, Jason Adam; Stevenson, Shannon Lindsey; Claxton, Cassandra; Krug, Ernest F

    2015-01-01

    In light of the ongoing development and implementation of core competencies in bioethics, it is important to proceed with a clear sense of how bioethics knowledge is utilized in the functioning of hospital ethics committees (HECs). Without such an understanding, we risk building a costly edifice on a foundation that is ambiguous at best. This article examines the empirical relationship between traditional paradigms of bioethics theory and actual decision making by HEC members using survey data from HEC members. The assumption underlying the standardization of qualifications and corresponding call for increased education of HEC members is that they will base imminent case decisions on inculcated knowledge. Our data suggest, however, that HEC members first decide intuitively and then look for justification, thereby highlighting the need to re-examine the pedagogical processes of ethics education in the process of standardizing and improving competencies. PMID:26132057

  15. Inverse relationship between body mass index and coronary artery calcification in patients with clinically significant coronary lesions

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    Kovacic, Jason C.; Lee, Paul; Baber, Usman; Karajgikar, Rucha; Evrard, Solene M.; Moreno, Pedro; Mehran, Roxana; Fuster, Valentin; Dangas, George; Sharma, Samin K.; Kini, Annapoorna S.

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    Aims Mounting data support a ‘calcification paradox’, whereby reduced bone mineral density is associated with increased vascular calcification. Furthermore, reduced bone mineral density is prevalent in older persons with lower body mass index (BMI). Therefore, although BMI and coronary artery calcification (CAC) exhibit a positive relationship in younger persons, it is predicted that in older persons and/or those at risk for osteoporosis, an inverse relationship between BMI and CAC may apply. We sought to explore this hypothesis in a large group of patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods and Results We accessed our single-center registry for 07/01/1999 to 06/30/2009, extracting data on all patients that underwent PCI. To minimize bias we excluded those at the extremes of age or BMI and non-Black/Hispanic/Caucasians, leaving 9,993 study subjects (age 66.6±9.9 years). Index lesion calcification (ILC) was analyzed with respect to BMI. Comparing index lesions with no angiographic calcification to those with the most severe, mean BMI decreased by 1.11 kg.m−2; a reduction of 3.9% (P<0.0001). By multivariable modeling, BMI was an independent inverse predictor of moderate-severe ILC (m-sILC; Odds Ratio [OR] 0.967, 95%CI 0.953–0.980, P<0.0001). Additional fully adjusted models identified that, compared to those with normal BMI, obese patients had an OR of 0.702 for m-sILC (95%CI 0.596–0.827, P<0.0001). Conclusions In a large group of PCI patients, we identified an inverse correlation between BMI and index lesion calcification. These associations are consistent with established paradigms and suggest a complex interrelationship between BMI, body size and vascular calcification. PMID:22204865

  16. Clinical outcomes of multidrug resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and the relationship with type III secretion system in patients with diabetic foot.

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    Zhang, Jinghang; Chu, Yuejie; Wang, Penghua; Ji, Xiaoyan; Li, Xiwen; Wang, Chao; Peng, Yue

    2014-09-01

    The objective was to analyze the clinical outcomes of multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRPA) infection and determine the relationship between type III secretion system (TTSS) and MDRPA in diabetic foot (DF) patients. A total of 117 patients infected with P aeruginosa were recruited and grouped into MDRPA and non-MDRPA group according to antimicrobial susceptibility testing. TTSS genes were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Potential risk factors for MDRPA infection were examined using univariate and multivariate analyses. Clinical outcomes were compared on the basis of MDRPA or TTSS virulence gene. Previous antibiotic therapy, previous hospitalization and osteomyelitis were associated with MDRPA infection. MDRPA group had a higher amputation/toe rate (32.6% vs 16.2%) and lower healing rate (20.9% vs 41.9%) than non-MDRPA group (P = .032). A significantly higher proportion of exoU was present in MDRPA group (75.0% vs 25.0%, P infected with exoU isolates had a lower healing rate and higher amputation/toe rate (25.0% vs 65.2%, 33.3% vs 8.7%, P infected with exoS isolates. The exoU gene was predominance among MDRPA strains. The poor clinical outcomes of MDRPA infection in patients with DF were attributable to exoU gene. PMID:25106442

  17. RELATIONSHIP OF THE STAFF LOYALTY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DENTAL CLINIC OF THE KRASNOYARSK STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER V.F. VOYNO-YASENETSKY

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    Full Text Available We used the NPS methodology (Net Promoter Score developed by Fred Reichheld to determine loyalty of KRASSMU dental clinic staff. The method makes it possible using only 2 questions to evaluate not only the level of employees’ loyalty to the organization, but also to identify the approaches of increasing or retaining this level.The doctors, nurses, administrative and general service staff - all in all 60 employees were involved in the survey. As a result of the survey the level of NPS of the KRASSMU dental clinic staff is as following: 2.9% are promoters with a high degree of loyalty, 41.4% with an average degree of loyalty; the group of critics includes employees with a low degree of loyalty - 45.7%, totally not loyal - 10%. Thus the NPS index is -11.4%.Despite the negative NPS index the job performance standards of the dental clinic are increasing every year. It is achieved by the reward of the staff, satisfaction of needs, honest relationship in case of fulfillment of the terms of contract, the favorable environmental conditions in the workplace, as well as a qualitative monitoring the work of staff.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-9-30

  18. Analysis of the relationship between occlusal and clinical parameters and the need for incisor reduction in confined horses - a retrospective study

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    Luiz Fernando Rapp de Oliveira Pimentel

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the relationship between occlusal and clinical parameters and the need for incisor shortening in horses. It was based on the retrospective analysis of the dental charts of 75 confined horses. Body condition score, shape of incisors, presence of dysmastication, excursion to molar contact (EMC distance before and after cheek teeth occlusal adjustment were evaluated. History of difficult to riding, dysmastication and digestive problems was also considered. The initial measurement of lateral excursion to molar contact (EMC revealed incisor occlusal surface abnormalities in 45 (60% horses and long incisors (EMC>15mm in five (6.6% horses. Considering clinical examination and history data the need for reduction of incisor length was significant when EMC exceeded 15mm (P<0.0001 and when based on dental shape, clinical history of dysmastication and/or digestive problems or body condition score was also significant (P<0.05. In confined horses, the decision to shorten and align the incisor teeth should be based on observation and history of dysmastication and digestive problems, body condition score, incisors shape and EMC distance. The need for incisor reduction should be determined before dental intervention and reassessed following cheek teeth oclusal adjustment

  19. Clinical, physical and lifestyle indicators and relationship with cognition and mood in aging: a cross-sectional analysis of distinct educational groups

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    Nadine Correia Santos

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available It is relevant to unravel the factors that may mediate the cognitive decline observed during aging. Previous reports indicate that education has a positive influence on cognitive performance, while age, female gender and, especially, depressed mood were associated with poorer performances across multiple cognitive dimensions (memory and general executive function. Herein, the present study aimed to characterize the cognitive performance of community-dwelling individuals within distinct educational groups categorized by the number of completed formal school years: less than 4, 4, completed primary education, and more than 4. Participants (n = 1051 were randomly selected from local health registries and representative of the Portuguese population for age and gender. Neurocognitive and clinical assessments were conducted in local health care centers. Structural equation modeling was used to derive a cognitive score, and hierarchical linear regressions were conducted for each educational group. Education, age and depressed mood were significant variables in directly explaining the obtained cognitive score, while gender was found to be an indirect variable. In all educational groups, mood was the most significant factor with effect on cognitive performance. Specifically, a depressed mood led to lower cognitive performance. The clinical disease indices cardiac and stroke associated with a more negative mood, while moderate increases in BMI, alcohol consumption and physical activity associated positively with improved mood and thus benefitted cognitive performance. Results warrant further research on the cause-effect (longitudinal relationship between clinical indices of disease and risk factors and mood and cognition throughout aging.

  20. Relationship between toxicities and clinical benefits of newly approved tyrosine kinase inhibitors in thyroid cancer: A meta-analysis of literature

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    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this meta-analysis was to analyze the relationship of toxicities and clinical benefits of newly approved lenvatinib and sorafenib to thyroid cancer (TC in patients. Materials and Methods: Three major medical databases, PubMed, EMBASE, and ISI web of science were systematically searched to identify all studies on lenvatinib and sorafenib in TC. A meta-analysis was performed to clarify the toxicities and clinical benefits of newly Food and Drug Administration (FDA approved lenvatinib and sorafenib to thyroid cancer. Results: Ten studies (n = 749 were included which evaluated the toxicities and clinical benefits of newly FDA approved lenvatinib and sorafenib to thyroid cancer. 537 (71.7% of the 749 patients bearing TC (radioiodine-refractory, differentiated thyroid cancer clinical benefits from lenvatinib or sorafenib, and serious adverse events occurred in 430 (57.4% of the 749 patients ([risk ratio (RR = 1.27, 95% confidence interval (CI = (1.05–1.53, P = 0.01]. While 31 (4.1% of the 749 patients died due to various reasons, that mainly accounts for severe bleeding events and cardiac arrest. The clinical benefit is obvious compared to deaths ([RR = 17.06, 95% CI = (12.08–24.11, P < 0.001]. Subgroup analyses were then conducted according to cancer type (radioiodine-refractory thyroid cancer [RR-TC] and TC. We found that in treating RR-TC, the clinical benefits are close to toxicities. While in treating TC, the clinical benefits are better than toxicities. And we found that sorafenib and lenvatinib might be proper to deal with TC (benefits rate 79.7% compared to RR-TC (benefits rate 69.5%, taking consider of toxicities. Conclusions: Lenvatinib and sorafenib are useful in the treatment of TC. Although, their toxicities remain high (57.4% in the patients, the death rate is controlled (4.1%. Take consider of toxicities, lenvatinib, and sorafenib are more useful for TC compared to RR-TC.

  1. Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationship of anesthetic drugs: from modeling to clinical use [version 1; referees: 4 approved

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    Valerie Billard

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    Full Text Available Anesthesia is a combination of unconsciousness, amnesia, and analgesia, expressed in sleeping patients by limited reaction to noxious stimulations. It is achieved by several classes of drugs, acting mainly on central nervous system. Compared to other therapeutic families, the anesthetic drugs, administered by intravenous or pulmonary route, are quickly distributed in the blood and induce in a few minutes effects that are fully reversible within minutes or hours. These effects change in parallel with the concentration of the drug, and the concentration time course of the drug follows with a reasonable precision mathematical models based on the Fick principle. Therefore, understanding concentration time course allows adjusting the dosing delivery scheme in order to control the effects.   The purpose of this short review is to describe the basis of pharmacokinetics and modeling, the concentration-effects relationship, and drug interactions modeling to offer to anesthesiologists and non-anesthesiologists an overview of the rules to follow to optimize anesthetic drug delivery.

  2. Selection of glutamate-rich protein long synthetic peptides for vaccine development: antigenicity and relationship with clinical protection and immunogenicity.

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    Theisen, M; Dodoo, D; Toure-Balde, A; Soe, S; Corradin, G; Koram, K K; Kurtzhals, J A; Hviid, L; Theander, T; Akanmori, B; Ndiaye, M; Druilhe, P

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    Antibodies against three long synthetic peptides (LSPs) derived from the glutamate-rich protein (GLURP) of Plasmodium falciparum were analyzed in three cohorts from Liberia, Ghana, and Senegal. Two overlapping LSPs, LR67 and LR68, are derived from the relatively conserved N-terminal nonrepeat region (R0), and the third, LR70, is derived from the R2 repeat region. A high prevalence of antibody responses to each LSP was observed in all three areas of endemic infection. Levels of cytophilic immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies against both GLURP regions were significantly correlated with protection from clinical P. falciparum malaria. Protected children from the Ghana cohort possessed predominantly IgG1 antibodies against the nonrepeat epitope and IgG3 antibodies against the repeat epitope. T-cell proliferation responses, studied in the cohort from Senegal, revealed that T-helper-cell epitopes were confined to the nonrepeat region. When used as immunogens, the LR67 and LR68 peptides elicited strong IgG responses in outbred mice and LR67 also induced antibodies in mice of different H-2 haplotypes, confirming the presence of T-helper-cell epitopes in these constructs. Mouse antipeptide antisera recognized parasite proteins as determined by immunofluorescence and immunoblotting. This indicates that synthetic peptides derived from relatively conserved epitopes of GLURP might serve as useful immunogens for vaccination against P. falciparum malaria. PMID:11500389

  3. Relationship Between Metabolic Syndrome and Clinical Features, and Its Personal-Social Performance in Patients with Schizophrenia.

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    Saatcioglu, Omer; Kalkan, Murat; Fistikci, Nurhan; Erek, Sakire; Kilic, Kasim Candas

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolic syndrome (MS) criteria and also to investigate the effects of MS on medical treatment, clinical course and personal and social performance in patients with schizophrenia. One hundred-sixteen patients with schizophrenia were included in the study. Measurements of MS were calculated in all patients. Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms, Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms, Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia, Personal and Social Performance Scale (PSP) were applied. The frequency of MS according to IDF criteria was 42.2 % among the patients. There was no significant difference between patients with and without MS in terms of age. The ratios of MS were 62.5 % for the group taking typical and atypical antipsychotics together and 35.7 % for the group taking two or more atypical antipsychotics together. The duration of disorder in patients with MS was higher than those without MS. Furthermore there was no significant difference between the schizophrenic patients with and without MS, in terms of PSP scores. Our findings showed that the duration of illness, high scores of BMI, use of clozapine or concurrent use of typical and atypical antipsychotics, depressive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia were significant risk factors for the development of MS. PMID:26174109

  4. Women with TSC: Relationship between Clinical, Lung Function and Radiological Features in a Genotyped Population Investigated for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

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    Full Text Available The advent of pharmacological therapies for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM has made early diagnosis important in women with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC, although the lifelong cumulative radiation exposure caused by chest computer tomography (CT should not be underestimated. We retrospectively investigated, in a cohort of TSC outpatients of San Paolo Hospital (Milan, Italy 1 the role of pulmonary function tests (PFTs for LAM diagnosis, 2 the association between LAM and other features of TSC (e.g. demography, extrapulmonary manifestations, genetic mutations, etc., and 3 the characteristics of patients with multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia (MMPH. Eighty-six women underwent chest CT scan; pulmonary involvement was found in 66 patients (77%; 49% LAM with or without MMPH, and 28% MMPH alone. LAM patients were older, with a higher rate of pneumothorax, presented more frequently with renal and hepatic angiomyolipomas, and tended to have a TSC2 mutation profile. PFTs, assessed in 64% of women unaffected by cognitive impairments, revealed a lower lung diffusion capacity in LAM patients. In multivariate analysis, age, but not PFTs, resulted independently associated with LAM diagnosis. Patients with MMPH alone did not show specific clinical, functional or genetic features. A mild respiratory impairment was most common in LAM-TSC patients: In conclusions, PFTs, even if indicated to assess impairment in lung function, are feasible in a limited number of patients, and are not significantly useful for LAM diagnosis in women with TSC.

  5. The relationship between the TMJ internal derangement state including rotational displacement and perforation and the clinical characteristics

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    This study was designed to reveal the correlationship between the internal derangement state of TMJ and clinical characteristics including pain and mandibular dysfuntion. One hundred and twenty five subjects with TMJ signs and symptoms were chosen for two years. The level of pain and mandibular dysfuntion were evaluated by Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Craniomandibular Index (CMI). The diagnostic categories of TMJ internal derangement were determined by arthrography and they included normal disc position, anterior disc displacement with reduction (ADDR), rotational disc displacement with reduction (RDDR), andterior disc displacement without reduction (ADDNR), and rotational disc displacement without reduction (RDDNR). Also disc perforation was used as a criteria to divide the diagnostic subgroups. The obtained results were as follows ; 1. The patient distribution of each group was 5 in normal disc position (4%), 40 in ADDR (32%), 30 in RDDR (24%), 34 in ADDNR (27%), and 16 in RDDNR (13%). 2. Perforation was observed in 8% of ADDR, 10% of RDDR, 32% of ADDNR, and 19% of RDDNR. 3. CMI of perforation group was higher than that of reduction or normal group(p0.05).

  6. The relationship between serum antioxidant vitamins, magnesium levels, and clinical parameters in patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome.

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    Sakarya, Sukran Tastan; Akyol, Yesim; Bedir, Abdulkerim; Canturk, Ferhan

    2011-08-01

    We proposed to assess serum antioxidant vitamins and magnesium (Mg) levels in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) in comparison to healthy controls. Additionally, the association between the serum antioxidant vitamins, magnesium levels, and clinical parameters in FM patients was also investigated. Forty female patients, aged between 30 and 50 years, were diagnosed with FM according to ACR-1990 criteria, and 40 healthy controls were included in the present study. Socio-demographic characteristics of participants, accompanying symptoms, and number of tender points (TP) of the patients were recorded. The intensity of pain was measured using the visual analogue scale (VAS). The functional status and depression levels were evaluated with Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), respectively. Serum vitamins A, C, and E and Mg levels were measured. There were no significant differences in the levels of vitamins A, C, and E and Mg between control subjects and patients with fibromyalgia (p > 0.05). In addition, no statistically significant correlations were found between mean levels of serum vitamins A, C, and E, and Mg and number of TP, scores of VAS, FIQ, and BDI in patients with FM (p > 0.05). According to the results of this study, it was asserted that other complex mechanism may play an important role in the pathophysiology of FM without plasma antioxidant vitamins and Mg levels. PMID:21347604

  7. Relationship between clinical factors and the incidence of toxicity after intra-arterial chemoradiation for head and neck cancer

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    Background and purpose: Concomitant chemoradiation is more and more used for advanced head and neck cancer. It improves local control and survival compared to radiotherapy alone, but goes along with serious toxicity. This study was set up to determine the relationship between patient-, tumour- and treatment-related factors and acute/late toxicity after concomitant chemoradiation. Patients and methods: One hundred and twenty-five consecutive patients with newly diagnosed inoperable stage III and IV head and neck cancer were enrolled for intra-arterial chemoradiation. There were 28 women (22%) and 97 men (78%) and the mean age was 55 years (range 30-80). One hundred and nine patients had stage IV disease (87%), 16 patients (13%) had stage III disease. Statistical analyses were performed to identify an association between factors and acute/late toxicity. Results: There were eight treatment-related deaths (6%). Severe acute toxicity (grade 3-4), mainly mucositis and dysphagia as categorized by the RTOG toxicity criteria, was recorded in 51% of the patients. Leucopenia (grade 3-4) occurred in 39% and aspiration pneumonia in 20% of patients. Tracheotomy was necessary in 15 (12%) patients. Neurological complications during treatment occurred in 3 (2%) patients. Severe late toxicity occurred in 34% of the patients. The most important of these were pneumonia (14%), osteoradionecrosis (9%) and swallowing problems with permanent percutaneous gastrostomy (20%). Statistical analysis did show a significant association between site and severe acute mucositis (p = 0.007), site and osteoradionecrosis (p = 0.014) and age and xerostomia (p = 0.004). Conclusions: Chemoradiation is frequently associated with serious toxicity. Oral cavity tumours and older age are related to acute mucositis/osteoradionecrosis and xerostomia, respectively

  8. The relationships between serum cytokine levels and tumor infiltrating immune cells and their clinical significance in colorectal cancer.

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    Väyrynen, Juha P; Kantola, Tiina; Väyrynen, Sara A; Klintrup, Kai; Bloigu, Risto; Karhu, Toni; Mäkelä, Jyrki; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Karttunen, Tuomo J; Tuomisto, Anne; Mäkinen, Markus J

    2016-07-01

    Increased inflammatory cell infiltration correlates to improved survival in colorectal cancer (CRC). Development and progression of CRC is associated with alterations in serum cytokine levels but their significance is not well defined. In this study, we investigated the relationships between the serum levels of 13 cytokines and the densities of eight types of tumor infiltrating inflammatory cells and their impact on disease-free survival (DFS), cancer-specific survival (CSS) and overall survival (OS) in a prospectively recruited group of 147 CRC patients. There were strong positive correlations between the serum concentrations of different cytokines, as well as between the different types of tumor infiltrating immune cells, whereas the associations between serum cytokines and tumor infiltrating immune cells were generally weak. High serum IL-12 levels associated with increased densities of peritumoral CD8(+) T cells, intraepithelial CD3(+) T cells and intratumoral neutrophils, while high serum CCL4 levels associated with increased densities of peritumoral CD68(+) cells. In multivariate survival models, increased infiltration of intraepithelial CD3(+) T cells and increased serum CCL4 associated with improved DFS, whereas higher intratumoral CD83(+) dendritic cell density and increased serum interferon gamma levels associated with improved CSS and OS. Also high density of peritumoral CD3(+) T cells associated with improved CSS. In conclusion, serum cytokines and tumor infiltrating immune cells in CRC represent entities with high intragroup correlations but relatively weak intergroup correlations. The results suggest that tumor infiltrating CD3(+) T cells, CD83(+) dendritic cells, serum CCL4 and serum interferon gamma represent relevant markers of disease outcome. PMID:26874795

  9. Conversion of the energy-subtracted CT number to electron density based on a single linear relationship: an experimental verification using a clinical dual-source CT scanner

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    Tsukihara, Masayoshi; Noto, Yoshiyuki; Hayakawa, Takahide; Saito, Masatoshi

    2013-05-01

    In radiotherapy treatment planning, the conversion of the computed tomography (CT) number to electron density is one of the main processes that determine the accuracy of patient dose calculations. However, in general, the CT number and electron density of tissues cannot be interrelated using a simple one-to-one correspondence. This study aims to experimentally verify the clinical feasibility of an existing novel conversion method proposed by the author of this note, which converts the energy-subtracted CT number (ΔHU) to the relative electron density (ρe) via a single linear relationship by using a dual-energy CT (DECT). The ΔHU-ρe conversion was performed using a clinical second-generation dual-source CT scanner operated in the dual-energy mode with tube potentials of 80 kV and 140 kV with and without an additional tin filter. The ΔHU-ρe calibration line was obtained from the DECT image acquisition for tissue substitutes in an electron density phantom. In addition, the effect of object size on ΔHU-ρe conversion was also experimentally investigated. The plot of the measured ΔHU versus nominal ρe values exhibited a single linear relationship over a wide ρe range from 0.00 (air) to 2.35 (aluminum). The ΔHU-ρe conversion performed with the tin filter yielded a lower dose and more reliable ρe values that were less affected by the object-size variation when compared to the corresponding values obtained for the case without the tin filter.

  10. Relationship of LRP-human major vault protein to in vitro and clinical resistance to anticancer drugs.

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    Izquierdo, M A; Scheffer, G L; Flens, M J; Shoemaker, R H; Rome, L H; Scheper, R J

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    Multidrug resistance (MDR) has been related to two members of the ABC-superfamily of transporters, P-glycoprotein (Pgp) and Multidrug Resistance-associated Protein (MRP). We have described a 110 kD protein termed the Lung Resistance-related Protein (LRP) that is overexpressed in several non-Pgp MDR cells lines of different histogenetic origin. Reversal of MDR parallels a decrease in LRP expression. In a panel of 61 cancer cell lines which have not been subjected to laboratory drug selection, LRP was a superior predictor for in vitro resistance to MDR-related drugs when compared to Pgp and MRP, and LRP's predictive value extended to MDR unrelated drugs, such as platinum compounds. LRP is widely distributed in clinical cancer specimens, but the frequency of LRP expression inversely correlates with the known chemosensitivity of different tumour types. Furthermore, LRP expression at diagnosis has been shown to be a strong and independent prognostic factor for response to chemotherapy and outcome in acute myeloid leukemia and ovarian carcinoma (platinum-based treatment) patients. Recently, LRP has been identified as the human major protein. Vaults are novel cellular organelles broadly distributed and highly conserved among diverse eukaryotic cells, suggesting that they play a role in fundamental cell processes. Vaults localise to nuclear pore complexes and may be the central plug of the nuclear pore complexes. Vaults structure and localisation support a transport function for this particle which could involve a variety of substrates. Vaults may therefore play a role in drug resistance by regulating the nucleocytoplasmic transport of drugs. PMID:8862006

  11. Relationship between time to positivity of blood culture with clinical characteristics and hospital mortality in patients with Escherichia coli bacteremia

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    BO Shi-ning; BO Jian; NING Yong-zhong; ZHAO Yu; LU Xiao-lin; YANG Ji-yong; ZHU Xi; YAO Gai-qi

    2011-01-01

    Background Previous studies indicated that the time to positivity (TTP) of blood culture is a parameter correlating with degree of the bacteremia and outcome in patients with bloodstream infections caused by Escherichia coli (E.co/i). The objective of this study was to further investigate the diagnostic and prognostic power of using TTP to predict E. coli bacteremia.Methods A retrospective cohort study at two university hospitals was conducted. We retrieved all the medical records of those with E. coli bloodstream infection according to the records generated by their microbiology departments.Univariate and multivariate analyses were applied to identify clinical factors correlating with fast bacterial growth and significant prognostic factors for hospital mortality.Results Medical records of 353 episodes of E. coli bacteremia diagnosed between January 1,2007 and December 31,2009 were retrieved in the investigation. Univariate analysis demonstrated that the TTP≤7 hours group is associated with higher incidence of active malignancies (41.7% vs. 27.2%, P=0.010), neutropenia (30% vs.14.3%, P=0.007), primary bacteremia (55.0% vs. 33.4%, P=0.002), and poorer outcome (hospital mortality 43.3% vs.11.9%, P=0.000) than the TTP >7 hours group. Multivariate analysis revealed that the significant predictors of hospital mortality, in rank order from high to low, were TTP (for TTP <7 hours, odds ratio (OR): 4.886; 95% confidence interval (CI): 2.572-9.283; P=0.000),neutropenia (OR: 2.800; 95% CI:1.428-5.490; P=0.003), comedication of steroids or immunosuppressive agents (OR:2.670; 95% CI: 0.971-7.342; P=0.057).Conclusions Incidence of malignancies, neutropenia and primary bacterernia correlates with fast bacterial growth in patients with E. coli bacteremia. The parameter of TTP has been identified as a variable of highest correlation to hospital mortality and therefore can be potentially utilized as a mortality prognostic marker.

  12. Two new mutations of the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) gene associated with haemolytic anaemia: clinical, biochemical and molecular relationships.

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    Zarza, R; Pujades, A; Rovira, A; Saavedra, R; Fernandez, J; Aymerich, M; Vives Corrons, J L

    1997-09-01

    In two unrelated Spanish males with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and haemolytic anaemia, and two different novel point mutations in the G6PD gene, have been identified. A C to T transition at nucleotide 406 resulting in a (136) Arg to Cys substitution and a C to G transition at nucleotide 1155 resulting in a (385) Cys to Trp substitution. These two molecular defects have not been described before and are designated G6PD Valladolid 406 C-->T and G6PD Madrid 1155 C-->G. In vitro biochemical characterization of both mutant enzymes showed important differences in their molecular properties according to their different clinical behaviour. In G6PD Valladolid, the mutation of which is located in exon 5, the normal in vitro heat stability may explain its mild clinical expression (low-grade haemolysis interrupted by an acute haemolytic crisis at age 70). In G6PD Madrid, the mutation, located in exon 10, results in a deficient variant associated with neonatal jaundice and life-long chronic nonspherocytic haemolytic anaemia (CNSHA). This finding further emphasizes the importance of this specific region of the G6PD gene in the stabilization of the G6PD molecule. Putative relationships between these single point mutations and the molecular properties of the mutant enzymes are also discussed. PMID:9332310

  13. Study on thd relationship between serum fibrosis markers levels, bone marrow scintigraphy patterns and clinical staging in patients with chronic ldiopathic myelofibrosis (CIMF)

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    Objective: To study the changes of serum fibrosis markers levels and the pattern of bone marrow scintigraphy and their relationship with clinical stages in patients with chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis (CIMF). Methods: Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) (with ELISA), serum typeIII procollagen (PCIII), type IV collagen (C-IV), and laminin (LN) (with RIA) were detected in 46 with patients with chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis and 34 controls. Bone marrow scintigraphy 99m Tc-sulfur colloid was performed in the 46 CIMF patients. Results: Five fibrosis markers in patients with CIMF were significantly higher than those in controls. There were significantly differences among the levels in different stages, especially with sclerotic stage in CIMF patients. The imaging patterns were classified into three types according to the radio-distribution and activity of bone marrow: 13 cases of increased imaging in 14 patients of cellular stage, 17 cases with creased expansion imaging in 19 patients of collagen fiber stage and 13 cases (100%) with totally depressed imaging in patients of sclerotic stage. Conclusion: As the disease progressed, the serum fibrosis markers levels gradually incroased and the scintigraphy patterns corresponded well to the clinical staging. (authors)

  14. Virus-specific immune response in HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B: relationship with clinical profile and HBsAg serum levels.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AIMS: The immune impairment characterizing chronic hepatitis B (cHBV infection is thought to be the consequence of persistent exposure to viral antigens. However, the immune correlates of different clinical stages of cHBV and their relation with different levels of HBsAg have not been investigated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between HBV-specific T cells response and the degree of in vivo HBV control and HBsAg serum levels in HBeAg-HBeAb+ cHBV. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 42 patients with different clinical profiles (treatment-suppressed, inactive carriers and active hepatitis of cHBV, 6 patients with resolved HBV infection and 10 HBV-uninfected individuals were tested with overlapping peptides spanning the entire HBV proteome. The frequency and magnitude of HBV-specific T cell responses was assessed by IFNγ ELISPOT assay. Serum HBsAg was quantified with a chemiluminescent immunoassay. RESULTS: The total breadth and magnitude of HBV-specific T cell responses did not differ significantly between the four groups. However, inactive carriers targeted preferentially the core region. In untreated patients, the breadth of the anti-core specific T cell response was inversely correlated with serum HBsAg concentrations as well as HBV-DNA and ALT levels and was significantly different in patients with HBsAg levels either above or below 1000 IU/mL. The same inverse association between anti-core T cell response and HBsAg levels was found in treated patients. CONCLUSIONS: Different clinical outcomes of cHBV infection are associated with the magnitude, breadth and specificity of the HBV-specific T cell response. Especially, robust anti-core T cell responses were found in the presence of reduced HBsAg serum levels, suggesting that core-specific T cell responses can mediate a protective effect on HBV control.

  15. Relationship between pathogenic, clinical, and virulence factors of Staphylococcus aureus in infective endocarditis versus uncomplicated bacteremia: a case-control study.

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    Gallardo-García, M M; Sánchez-Espín, G; Ivanova-Georgieva, R; Ruíz-Morales, J; Rodríguez-Bailón, I; Viñuela González, V; García-López, M V

    2016-05-01

    Pathogenic factors of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) in the development of infective endocarditis (IE) have not been sufficiently investigated. The purpose of this study was to analyze the pathogenesis and virulence factors of SA in patients with IE as compared to patients with uncomplicated bacteremia (un-BAC). This is a retrospective case-control study (2002-2014) performed at a tertiary hospital in Spain. Clinical and epidemiological factors were analyzed. We assessed the presence of toxin genes [toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (tst-1) and enterotoxins A (etA), B (etB), and D (etD)] and the potential relationship between accessory gene regulator (agr) groups and the development of IE confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Twenty-nine patients with IE were compared with 58 patients with uncomplicated S. aureus bacteremia (SAB). As many as 75.9 % of patients had community-acquired IE (p infection and severe sepsis or septic shock and IE. Also, a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of vancomycin ≥1.5 μg/ml was found to be associated with IE. The agr group I was prevalent (55.2 % vs. 31.0 %; p = 0.030). No association was observed between toxin genes (tst-1, etA, etB, and etD) and IE. The superantigen (SAg) most frequently found in SA isolates was tst-1 (12.6 %). We found no association between toxin genes and IE, probably due to the small sample size. However, a direct relationship was found between agr I and the development of IE, which suggests that agr I strains may have more potential to cause IE. PMID:26951263

  16. Craving for Food in Virtual Reality Scenarios in Non-Clinical Sample: Analysis of its Relationship with Body Mass Index and Eating Disorder Symptoms.

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    Ferrer-Garcia, Marta; Gutierrez-Maldonado, Jose; Treasure, Janet; Vilalta-Abella, Ferran

    2015-09-01

    Virtual reality (VR) technology has been successfully used to study the influence of specific and contextual food-related cues on emotional, cognitive and behavioural responses in patients with eating disorders (ED) and healthy controls. Following this research line, the present study assesses the effect on reported food craving of the type of food (low calorie versus high calorie) and the presence or absence of other people (private versus social context) in VR environments. Relationships between craving and body mass index (BMI) and ED symptoms are also explored. Eighty-seven female students were exposed to four VR scenarios presented in random order: a low-calorie kitchen, a high-calorie kitchen, a low-calorie restaurant and a high-calorie restaurant. After 2 minutes of exposure to each virtual scenario, food craving was assessed. Repeated measures analyses of covariance were conducted to assess changes in food craving following exposure to the different VR environments. Time elapsed since the last meal was introduced as a covariate to control for responses produced by food deprivation. Correlation and hierarchical multiple regression analyses were also conducted to assess the relationship between reported food craving and BMI and ED symptoms. Participants experienced higher levels of food craving after exposure to high-calorie foods (in both the kitchen and restaurant environments) than after exposure to low-calorie foods. Being alone in the kitchen or with friends in the restaurant had no effect on reported craving. Overall, neither BMI nor ED symptoms were related with reported food craving; only in the restaurant with low-calorie food was a significant negative correlation found between BMI and food craving. The results suggest that cue exposure in virtual environments is an effective procedure for inducing food craving in healthy controls and may be useful as a research and therapeutic tool in clinical populations. PMID:26095041

  17. Relationship between nasolaryngoscopic findings and pH probe esophageal monitoring in children with clinical manifestations of extra-esophageal reflux

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    Oliveira, Neide Fatima Cordeiro Diniz

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The gastroesophageal reflux diagnosis, mainly in patients with atypical manifestations, has been receiving increasing importance. Objective: To relate the nasolaryngoscopic findings with prolonged pH probe esophageal monitoring in children with clinical manifestations of extra-esophageal reflux. Method: Transversal prospective clinical study, in which we evaluated 44 children from one to 12 years old, of both genders, by means of nasolaryngoscopy. All were submitted to pH probe monitoring for research of hidden reflux due to cases of otitis, sinusitis, asthma, laryngitis and/or dysphonia in the last 12 months. Results: Out of 44 children, 15 (34% presented with normal pH monitoring and 29 (66% with altered monitoring. Out of 29 with altered pH monitoring, 19 (65.5% were boys and 10 (34.5% were girls. There was no statistically significant difference between gender and the positive results of pH monitoring, in spite of a discreet predominance of occurrence in the male population. All children had smaller adenoids than 75% of the cavity of concha aerial column. Six presented with purulent secretion in nasal cavity. Eight (18% had nodes in vocal cords and five (11% of whom had an altered pH monitoring and three (7% of whom were normal. We found at least one alteration upon nasolaryngoscopy in 80% of the 15 children with normal pH monitoring and in 89.7% of the 29 who had an altered pH monitoring. Conclusion: The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux in children with recurrent respiratory and otorhinolaryngological affections was high. However, the data obtained didn't show any statistically significant difference (p<0.05 among the nasolaryngoscopic findings, associated or not with gastroesophageal reflux, confirmed by pH monitoring. Therefore, no relationship was found between the pathological gastric acid reflux and nasolaryngoscopic alterations.

  18. Relationship between clinical features of Parkinson`s disease and presynaptic dopamine transporter binding assessed with [{sup 123}I]IPT and single-photon emission tomography

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    Tatsch, K. [Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Munich (Germany); Schwarz, J. [Department of Neurology, University of Munich (Germany); Mozley, P.D. [Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania (United States)]|[Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania (United States); Linke, R. [Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Munich (Germany); Pogarell, O. [Department of Neurology, University of Munich (Germany); Oertel, W.H. [Department of Neurology, University of Munich (Germany); Fieber, R.S. [Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Munich (Germany); Hahn, K. [Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Munich (Germany); Kung, H.F. [Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania (United States)

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    IPT [N-(3-iodopropen-2-yl)-2{beta}-carbomethoxy-3{beta}-(4-chlorophenyl) tropane] is a new cocain analogue which allows the presynaptic dopamine transporters to be imaged with single-photon emission tomography (SPET) as early as 1-2 h post injection. In the present study [{sup 123}I]IPT SPET was performed in patients with Parkinson`s disease (PD) to analyse the relationship between specific dopamine tansporter binding and clinical features of the disease. Twenty-six PD patients (Hoehn and Yahr stages I-IV, age range 40-79 years) and eight age-matched controls were studied. SPET imaging was performed 90-120 min after injection of 160-185 MBq [{sup 123}I]IPT using a triple-head camera. For semiquantitative evaluation of specific [{sup 123}I]IPT binding, ratios between caudate, putamen and background regions were calculated. Specific [{sup 123}I]IPT uptake was significantly reduced in PD patients compared to controls. Most patients showed a marked asymmetry with a more pronounced decrease in [{sup 123}I]IPT binding on the side contralateral to the predominant clinical findings. The putamen was always more affected than the caudate. [{sup 123}I]IPT binding was significantly correlated with disease duration (r=-0.7, P<0.0001) but not with the age of PD patients (r=-0.10, P=0.61). Specific [{sup 123}I]IPT uptake in the caudate and putamen, and putamen to caudate ratios, decreased with increasing Hoehn and Yahr stage. (orig./AJ). With 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. The relationship between cognitive impairment and in vivo metabolite ratios in patients with clinical Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study

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    Waldman, A.D. [Department of Imaging, Charing Cross Hospital and Dementia Research Group, University College London, Fulham Palace Road, W6 8RF, London (United Kingdom); Rai, G.S. [Department of Care of Older People, Whittington Hospital, Highgate Hill, London (United Kingdom)

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    Previous magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) studies have shown increased myo-inositol (MI) and decreased N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) levels in the parieto-occipital lobes of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared to those with other dementias and normal subjects. This study aimed to establish the quantitative relationship between metabolite ratios and degree of cognitive impairment in patients with mild to moderate AD and sub-cortical ischaemic vascular dementia (SIVD). Forty-four older people with clinical dementia were recruited from a memory clinic and followed up for 2.0-3.5 years; 20 cases were finally classified as probable AD, 18 as SIVD and 6 as mixed type. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and short echo time single voxel automated MRS from the mesial parieto-occipital lobes were performed at the time of initial referral. Spearman rank correlation coefficients were calculated for MMSE scores and measured metabolite ratios MI/Cr, NAA/Cr, Cho/Cr and NAA/MI. The AD group showed a significant correlation between MMSE and NAA/MI (r=0.54, P=0.014) and NAA/Cr (r=0.48, P=0.033), and a negative, non-significant association with MI/Cr (r=-0.41, P=0.072). MI/Cr was negatively correlated with NAA/Cr (r=-0.51, P=0.021). Neither Cho/Cr ratios nor age correlated with cognitive function. The SIVD group showed no correlation between any of the measured metabolite ratios and MMSE score. This study reinforces the specific association between reduced NAA and increased MI levels in the parieto-occipital region and cognitive impairment in AD. MRS may have a role in evaluating disease progression and therapeutic monitoring in AD, as new treatments become available. (orig.)

  20. Investigation of the Relationship Between Gross Tumor Volume Location and Pneumonitis Rates Using a Large Clinical Database of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients

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    Vinogradskiy, Yevgeniy, E-mail: yvinogra@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Tucker, Susan L. [Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Liao Zhongxing [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Martel, Mary K. [Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

    2012-04-01

    Purpose: Studies have suggested that function may vary throughout the lung, and that patients who have tumors located in the base of the lung are more susceptible to radiation pneumonitis. The purpose of our study was to investigate the relationship between gross tumor volume (GTV) location and pneumonitis rates using a large clinical database of 547 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. Methods and Materials: The GTV centroids of all patients were mapped onto one common coordinate system, in which the boundaries of the coordinate system were defined by the extreme points of each individual patient lung. The data were qualitatively analyzed by graphing all centroids and displaying the data according to the presence of severe pneumonitis, tumor stage, and smoking status. The centroids were grouped according to superior-inferior segments, and the pneumonitis rates were analyzed. In addition, we incorporated the GTV centroid information into a Lyman-Kutcher-Burman normal tissue complication probability model and tested whether adding spatial information significantly improved the fit of the model. Results: Of the 547 patients analyzed, 111 (20.3%) experienced severe radiation pneumonitis. The pneumonitis incidence rates were 16%, 23%, and 21% for the superior, middle, and inferior thirds of the lung, respectively. Qualitatively, the GTV centroids of nonsmokers were notably absent from the superior portion of the lung. In addition, the GTV centroids of patients who had Stage III and IV clinical staging were concentrated toward the medial edge of the lung. The comparison between the GTV centroid model and the conventional dose-volume model did not yield a statistically significant difference in model fit. Conclusions: Lower pneumonitis rates were noted for the superior portion of the lung; however the differences were not statistically significant. For our patient cohort, incorporating GTV centroid information did not lead to a statistically significant improvement

  1. Investigation of the Relationship Between Gross Tumor Volume Location and Pneumonitis Rates Using a Large Clinical Database of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients

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    Purpose: Studies have suggested that function may vary throughout the lung, and that patients who have tumors located in the base of the lung are more susceptible to radiation pneumonitis. The purpose of our study was to investigate the relationship between gross tumor volume (GTV) location and pneumonitis rates using a large clinical database of 547 patients with non–small-cell lung cancer. Methods and Materials: The GTV centroids of all patients were mapped onto one common coordinate system, in which the boundaries of the coordinate system were defined by the extreme points of each individual patient lung. The data were qualitatively analyzed by graphing all centroids and displaying the data according to the presence of severe pneumonitis, tumor stage, and smoking status. The centroids were grouped according to superior–inferior segments, and the pneumonitis rates were analyzed. In addition, we incorporated the GTV centroid information into a Lyman–Kutcher–Burman normal tissue complication probability model and tested whether adding spatial information significantly improved the fit of the model. Results: Of the 547 patients analyzed, 111 (20.3%) experienced severe radiation pneumonitis. The pneumonitis incidence rates were 16%, 23%, and 21% for the superior, middle, and inferior thirds of the lung, respectively. Qualitatively, the GTV centroids of nonsmokers were notably absent from the superior portion of the lung. In addition, the GTV centroids of patients who had Stage III and IV clinical staging were concentrated toward the medial edge of the lung. The comparison between the GTV centroid model and the conventional dose–volume model did not yield a statistically significant difference in model fit. Conclusions: Lower pneumonitis rates were noted for the superior portion of the lung; however the differences were not statistically significant. For our patient cohort, incorporating GTV centroid information did not lead to a statistically significant

  2. The relationship between cognitive impairment and in vivo metabolite ratios in patients with clinical Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study

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    Previous magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) studies have shown increased myo-inositol (MI) and decreased N-acetyl aspartate (NAA) levels in the parieto-occipital lobes of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared to those with other dementias and normal subjects. This study aimed to establish the quantitative relationship between metabolite ratios and degree of cognitive impairment in patients with mild to moderate AD and sub-cortical ischaemic vascular dementia (SIVD). Forty-four older people with clinical dementia were recruited from a memory clinic and followed up for 2.0-3.5 years; 20 cases were finally classified as probable AD, 18 as SIVD and 6 as mixed type. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and short echo time single voxel automated MRS from the mesial parieto-occipital lobes were performed at the time of initial referral. Spearman rank correlation coefficients were calculated for MMSE scores and measured metabolite ratios MI/Cr, NAA/Cr, Cho/Cr and NAA/MI. The AD group showed a significant correlation between MMSE and NAA/MI (r=0.54, P=0.014) and NAA/Cr (r=0.48, P=0.033), and a negative, non-significant association with MI/Cr (r=-0.41, P=0.072). MI/Cr was negatively correlated with NAA/Cr (r=-0.51, P=0.021). Neither Cho/Cr ratios nor age correlated with cognitive function. The SIVD group showed no correlation between any of the measured metabolite ratios and MMSE score. This study reinforces the specific association between reduced NAA and increased MI levels in the parieto-occipital region and cognitive impairment in AD. MRS may have a role in evaluating disease progression and therapeutic monitoring in AD, as new treatments become available. (orig.)

  3. The relationship of platelet count, mean platelet volume with metabolic syndrome according to the criteria of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists: a focus on gender differences.

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    Park, Byoung-Jin; Shim, Jae-Yong; Lee, Hye-Ree; Jung, Dong-Hyuk; Lee, Jung-Hyun; Lee, Yong-Jae

    2012-01-01

    Metabolic syndrome (MS) is becoming globally prevalent and it is clinically important because of its association with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Recently, platelet count has been linked to insulin resistance and MS in addition to being a marker of hemostasis. Also, mean platelet volume (MPV) has been known to represent platelet activity. Platelet counts and MPV are modified by various biosocial and lifestyle factors such as race, age, gender, smoking habit, alcohol consumption, and physical activity. Thus, the direction and magnitude of this association may differ by gender. In this regard, proper interpretion of platelet counts and MPV by gender could be important in the people with MS. We examined the relationship between platelet counts, MPV, and MS through gender-specific analyses for 3827 Korean adults (2169 men and 1658 women) in a health examination program. In women, platelet counts were significantly higher in subjects with MS compared to in those without MS (p < 0.001), whereas MPV was significantly lower (p = 0.001). However, no such trend was observed in men. Multiple regression analyses also showed that MS is positively associated with platelet counts and inversely associated with MPV, independently of confounding variables only in women. The results suggest that platelet counts and MPV might be a surrogate marker associated with clustered MS in women. PMID:21736420

  4. Relationship between expression of leptin receptors mRNA in breast tissue, plasma leptin level in breast cancer patients with obesity and clinical pathologic data

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    In order to investigate the expression of leptin receptors mRNA in breast tissue and plasma leptin levels in breast cancer patients with obesity and their relationship with clinical pathologic data, 124 subjects who were either obesity or had suffered from breast benign disease with obesity, or breast cancer with obesity were entered into this study. The levels of plasma leptin in all subjects were determined and leptin receptors mRNA expression levels were measured by RT-PCR in breast tissue of breast cancer patients with obesity and breast benign disease with obesity. The results showed that plasma leptin levels in breast cancer patients with obesity were significantly higher than those in breast benign disease with obesity and obesity patients alone (P<0.05). The expression of the leptin receptor long form [-Lep-R(L)-] mRNA and the leptin receptor short form [-Lep-R(S)-] mRNA in breast tissue of breast cancer patients with obesity were significantly higher than that in breast tissue of breast benign disease patients with obesity (P<0.05). The plasma leptin level had remarkable positive correlation with the expressions of the Lep-R(L) mRNA and the Lep-R(S) mRNA. The plasma leptin level and leptin receptors mRNA expression levels in patients were not correlated with the axillary node metastasis, menopause, the TNM stage or pathological type. Therefore, leptin may have a promoting effect on the carcinogenesis of breast cancer. (authors)

  5. [Investigation of the presence of class 1, 2, 3 integrons and their relationships with antibiotic resistance in clinical Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolates].

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    Usta, Egemen; Eroğlu, Cafer; Yanık, Keramettin; Karadağ, Adil; Güney, Akif Koray; Günaydın, Murat

    2015-01-01

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an opportunistic emergent pathogen causing hospital-acquired infections. It is resistant to majority of the broad spectrum antibiotics due to several mechanisms which significantly limit the treatment options. Although the relationship between integrons, mobile genetic elements which play role in transferring resistance genes, and the antibiotic resistance in different gram-negative bacteria have been investigated, the data are limited in Turkey especially for S.maltophilia. The aims of this study were to detect the presence of different classes of integrons and plasmids in clinical isolates of S.maltophilia and to investigate the antibiotic resistance profiles of those isolates. One hundred S.maltophilia strains isolated from various clinical samples (32 sputum, 25 tracheal aspirates, 9 urine and blood, 7 exudates and catheters, 4 sterile body fluids and wounds, 2 CSF, 1 conjunctiva) in our microbiology laboratory during January 2011-September 2012, were included in the study. The isolates were identified by VITEK2 Compact (BioMerieux, France) or Phoenix 100 (BD, USA) automatized systems, and the susceptibilities of the strains to levofloxacin, chloramphenicol, ceftazidime and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazol (SXT) were evaluated via broth microdilution method according to the CLSI recommendations. Class 1 (intI-1), class 2 (intI-2), class 3 (intI-3) integron gene cassettes and integron 5'-3' conserved gene regions (intI-5'-3'CS) were investigated by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using specific primers in all of the strains. Nucleotide sequence analysis of PCR products was performed in case of positive result, and the presence and size of plasmids were further investigated. The susceptibility rates of S.maltophilia strains to ceftazidime, chloramphenicol, SXT and levofloxacin were found as 24%, 66%, 93% and 95%, respectively, while MIC(50) and MIC(90) values were 64-128 µg/ml, 8-16 µg/ml, 1/19-2/38 µg/ml and 1-2 µg

  6. Episodes of clinical mastitis and its relationship with duration of treatment and seasonality in crossbred cows maintained in organized dairy farm

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    Full Text Available Aim: Present study aimed to evaluate the different episodes of clinical mastitis (CM and influence of duration of treatment and seasonality on the occurrence of different episodes of CM in crossbred cows. Materials and Methods: A total of 1194 lactation data of crossbred CM cows were collected from mastitis treatment record from 2002 to 2012. Data of CM cows were classified into types of episodes (pattern of repeated or multiple episodes occurrence and number of episodes (magnitude of multiple cases. Types of episodes were divided as single (clinical cure by a single episode of treatment, relapse (retreatment of the same cow within 21 days, recurrence (new CM at least 21 days after treatment, and both (relapse and recurrence. The season was classified as winter (December to March, summer (April to June, rainy (July to September, and autumn (October to November. The difference between incidences of different types of CM episodes and the association between number or type of CM episodes with duration of treatment and seasons of CM occurrence were analyzed by Chi-square test. Results: Among 1194 animals suffered with CM, 53, 16, and 18% had the single episode, relapse, and recurrence, respectively; while 13% suffered by both relapse and recurrence. We estimated the duration of treatment and found 80% of the cows treated 1-8 days, in which 65% treated for 1-4 days, while 35% cows were treated for 5-8 days. Further, 12% cows treated for 9-15 days and 7.5% cows treated >15 days. The relationship between duration of treatment and different episodes of CM revealed that 1-8 days treated cows were mostly cured by the single episode with less relapse and recurrence. In contrast, the incidences of recurrence and relapse episodes were higher in cows treated for more than 9 days. The highest incidence of relapse was noticed in winter (36% than other seasons (10-28%, while the recurrence was less during autumn (9% compared to other seasons (20-40%. Conclusion

  7. A STUDY OF SOME PARAMETERS OF THE EXTERNAL RESPIRATORY FUNCTION AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE CLINICAL ACTIVITY IN PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

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    Full Text Available Pulmonary pathology is diagnosed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA. The external respiratory function (ERF examination is widely used to assess the functional capacity of the lungs. Objective. To evaluate ERF in patients with RA. Material and methods. The study included 155 patients with RA. A MasterScreen Body plethysmograph (Erich Jaeger was used to determine the ERF parameters (diffusing lung capacity, DLC; forced inspiratory vital capacity, FIVC; forced expiratory volume in 1 second, FEV1; total lung capacity, TLC; the FEV1/FIVC ratio, and the modified Tiffeneau index. DLC was measured by the single-breath method. ERF parameters were represented as a percentage of the appropriate value for a given gender, age, and height of the patient. Results. Of the 155 examined patients with RA, a decrease in the DLC parameter was detected in 107 (69%, while in 87 (81% patients, the decrease was less than 10% of the proper values. An analysis of the state of the ERF parameters revealed a decrease in FEV1 in 48 (31% patients, FIVC in 41 (27% patients, and TLC in 36 (23% patients. The restrictive type of lung ventilation was determined in 27% of patients, bronchial obstruction in 31% of patients, an iso- lated decrease in DLC in 12% of patients with RA. In 31% of cases, no deviations of the ERF parameters from normal values were found. A statistically significant negative correlation between the clinical activity of RA and the DLC level (r = -0.59; p<0.05 was found. Conclusion. The study revealed a high frequency of variation in the ERF parameters in patients with RA. In most cases, the variation was demonstrated by DLC. The obstructive changes were prevalent among RA patients. The high percentage of smokers among RA patients with the obstructive type of ventilation may indicate the influence of smok- ing on the development of bronchial obstruction. Our work revealed the significant relationship between the degree of RA activity and the DLC value.

  8. Clinical Analysis of the Relationship between Cirrhosis and Hepatic Diabetes%肝硬化与肝源性糖尿病临床关系分析

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    李洪昌; 陈丽虹; 廖浩峰

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the relationship between cirrhosis and hepatic diabetes.Method:42 cases of liver cirrhosis complicated by diabetes as the observation group,the same period 40 cases of cirrhosis without diabetes mellitus as the control group.The clinical manifestations of the two groups,liver function in cirrhotic patients before and after treatment in diabetic patients with cirrhosis fasting glucose,TB,ALT and occurrence of complications were compared and analyzed.Result:The polydipsia,polyphagia,polyuria and anorexia of the observation group were significantly more than those of the control group,and there were significant differences(P<0.05).The blood sugar level to normal in the majority,while the Class B with hepatic diabetes common.cirrhotic patients with diabetes treated a month of fasting blood glucose,TB,ALT were significantly lower than before treatment,and there were statistically significant differences(P<0.05).Hepatic encephalopathy,hepatorenal syndrome,spontaneous bacterial peritonitis of the observation group were significantly more than those of the control group,and there were statistically significant differences(P<0.05).Conclusion:Cirrhosis and hepatic diabetes is closely related to liver cirrhosis clinical manifestations in diabetic patients is more complex,takes active and effective in the treatment of primary liver disease is particularly important with strict control of blood sugar,can reduce complications, has important significance.%目的:探讨肝硬化与肝源性糖尿病的临床关系。方法:选择42例肝硬化并发糖尿病患者作为观察组,选择同期40例肝硬化未并发糖尿病患者作为对照组。对比分析两组患者临床表现,肝硬化患者肝功能分级,肝硬化糖尿病患者治疗前后空腹血糖、TB、ALT及并发症发生情况。结果:观察组多饮、多食、多尿及纳差患者均显著多于对照组,且差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);A级以对照组居多,

  9. Determining Whether a Definitive Causal Relationship Exists Between Aripiprazole and Tardive Dyskinesia and/or Dystonia in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, Part 3: Clinical Trial Data.

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    Preskorn, Sheldon H; Macaluso, Matthew

    2016-03-01

    This series of columns has 3 main goals: (1) to explain class warnings as used by the United States Food and Drug Administration, (2) to increase awareness of movement disorders that may occur in patients treated with antipsychotic medications, and (3) to understand why clinicians should refrain from immediately assuming a diagnosis of tardive dyskinesia/dystonia (TD) in patients who develop abnormal movements during treatment with antipsychotics. The first column in the series presented a patient who developed abnormal movements while being treated with aripiprazole as an augmentation strategy for major depressive disorder (MDD) and reviewed data concerning the historical background, incidence, prevalence, and risk factors for tardive and spontaneous dyskinesias, the clinical presentations of which closely resemble each other. The second column in the series reviewed the unique mechanism of action of aripiprazole and preclinical studies and an early-phase human translational study that suggest a low, if not absent, risk of TD with aripiprazole. This column reviews clinical trial data to assess whether those data support the conclusion that aripiprazole has a low to absent risk of causing TD when used as an augmentation strategy to treat MDD. To date, no randomized, placebo-controlled trials have established a definitive link between exposure to aripiprazole and TD in patients with MDD. One long-term, open-label, safety trial examined aripiprazole as an augmentation strategy in individuals with MDD and found a rare occurrence (4/987, 0.4%, the confidence interval of which overlaps with zero) of an adverse event termed TD. In all 4 cases, the observed movements resolved within weeks of aripiprazole discontinuation, suggesting that they were either amenable to treatment or represented an acute syndrome rather than TD. No cases of TD were reported in the registration trials for the MDD indication for aripiprazole. These data were presented in a pooled analysis of

  10. Relationship between Para Clinical Findings of First Seizure and One Year Recurrence Rate in Children Admitted at Shaheed Sadoughi Hospital-Yazd

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    Introduction: Seizure is the most common pediatric neurology problem that occurs in 10% of children. The purpose of this study was to determine the recurrence rate of seizures after one year and its relationship with paraclinical findings of the first attack. Methods : In a historical cohort analytic study , 131 children with first seizure admitted to Shaheed Sadoughi Hospital between March 2004 to August 2005 were evaluated for recurrence rate during one year and its relationship with serum ...

  11. Relationship of academic courses and clinical internships to performance on the National Qualified Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NQEX-RPN

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    2014-12-01

    Conclusion: Surgical-medicine nursing, Community health care, Computer basics and clinical internships are beneficial in assisting students and educators to identify the risk of students' performance in the NQEX-RPN.

  12. The Relationship between Self-Efficacy for Behaviors that Promote Healthy Weight and Clinical Indicators of Adiposity in a Sample of Early Adolescents

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    Steele, Michael M.; Daratha, Kenn B.; Bindler, Ruth C.; Power, Thomas G.

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    Objective: Examine the relationship between self-efficacy and various measures of adiposity in a sample of teens. Methods: A total of 132 teens were selected from schools participating in an existing research study titled Teen Eating and Activity Mentoring in Schools (TEAMS). Teens completed demographic questionnaires and healthy eating-specific…

  13. Students' Reflections on the Relationships between Safe Learning Environments, Learning Challenge and Positive Experiences of Learning in a Simulated GP Clinic

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    Young, J. E.; Williamson, M. I.; Egan, T. G.

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    Learning environments are a significant determinant of student behaviour, achievement and satisfaction. In this article we use students' reflective essays to identify key features of the learning environment that contributed to positive and transformative learning experiences. We explore the relationships between these features, the students'…

  14. The Relationship between Intake of Dairy Products and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Women Who Referred to Isfahan University of Medical Science Clinics in 2013

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    2014-01-01

    Conclusions: The findings of this study indicated that ovarian disease and medication use is directly linked to PCOS. Dairy consumption was not significantly correlated with PCOS. However, after adjustment for confounders, there was an direct relationship between milk consumption and risk of PCOS.

  15. Childhood adversity as a moderator of the relationship between emotional reactivity and the occurrence of anxiety and depression in a non-clinical group

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    The obtained results are only partially explained within the temperamental risk factor model. A different pattern of relationships between the intensity of the temperamental trait and the occurrence of anxiety and depression depending on the amount of reported adversity may result from the cumulative effect of the negative consequences of this type of experience.

  16. Systematic review and meta-analysis: the relationship between the Helicobacter pylori dupA gene and clinical outcomes

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    Shiota Seiji; Matsunari Osamu; Watada Masahide; Hanada Katsuhiro; Yamaoka Yoshio

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    Abstract Background In 2005, the first disease-specific Helicobacter pylori virulence factor that induced duodenal ulcer and had a suppressive action on gastric cancer has been identified, and was named duodenal ulcer promoting gene (dupA). However, the importance of the dupA gene on clinical outcomes is conflicting in subsequent studies. The aim of this study was to estimate the magnitude of the risk for clinical outcomes associated with dupA gene. Methods A meta-analysis of case-control stu...

  17. Expression and Effects of Oncostatin M and Its Receptor in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tissues and the Relationship between Clinical Data%原发性肝细胞癌OSM、OSMR表达与临床资料关系及意义

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    钱俊甫

    2014-01-01

    ObjectiveTo resarech the expression of oncostatin M and its receptor in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues,tissues surrounding hepatoma and the relationship between clinical data, to explore possiblely mechanisms and signiifcance by which they affect hepatocellular carcinoma.MethodsELISA immunohistochemistry and ELISA absorbance method was used to detect the expression of oncostatin M and its receptor in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues and tissues surrounding hepatoma in 30 patients with corroborative HCC thyough pathology , 5 normal liver tissue and 6 cases tissue of Hemangiomas. Routinely testing the level of AFP, AST, ALT, TBIL in patients with preoperative serum, distinguishing different groups by sex, age, Child classiifcation, AFP, HBsAg, liver cirrhosis, TNM stage, tumor pseudocapsule situation whether in 30 cases patients with HCC. Analysised the relationship between clinical data and oncostatin M and its receptor in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues,tissues surrounding hepatoma by variance analysis and Logistic regression, to resarech expression and effects of oncostatin M and its receptor in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues and the relationship between clinical data.Results①The expression of OSM and OSMR in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues and tissues surrounding hepatoma are unrelated with the groups of sex, age, Child classiifcation, HBsAg, liver cirrhosis in patients with HCC(P>0.05).②The expression of OSM and OSMR in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues and tissues surrounding hepatoma are interrelated with the AFP,TNM stage, tumor pseudocapsule situation whether in patients with HCC(P0.05);②肝癌及癌旁组织中OSM、OSMR表达与AFP、TNM分期、肿瘤有无假包膜相关(P<0.05)。结论 OSM、OSMR与HCC发生、发展密切相关;肝癌及癌旁组织中OSM、OSMR表达与AFP、TNM分期、肿瘤无假包膜密切相关。

  18. Development of a Weight Loss Mobile App Linked With an Accelerometer for Use in the Clinic: Usability, Acceptability, and Early Testing of its Impact on the Patient-Doctor Relationship

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    Choo, Seryung; Jung, Se Young; Kim, Sarah; Kim, Jeong Eun; Han, Jong Soo; Kim, Sohye; Kim, Jeong Hyun; Kim, Jeehye; Kim, Yongseok; Kim, Dongouk; Steinhubl, Steve

    2016-01-01

    Background Although complications of obesity are well acknowledged and managed by clinicians, management of obesity itself is often difficult, which leads to its underdiagnosis and undertreatment in hospital settings. However, tools that could improve the management of obesity, including self-monitoring, engagement with a social network, and open channels of communication between the patient and doctor, are limited in a clinic-based setting. Objective The objective of our study was to evaluate the usability and acceptability of a newly developed mobile app linked with an accelerometer and its early effects on patient-doctor relationships. Methods From September 2013 to February 2014, we developed a mobile app linked with an accelerometer as a supportive tool for a clinic-based weight loss program. The app used information from electronic health records and delivered tailored educational material. Personal goal setting, as well as monitoring of weight changes and physical activity combined with feedback, are key features of the app. We also incorporated an interactive message board for patients and doctors. During the period of March 2014 to May 2014, we tested our mobile app for 1 month in participants in a hospital clinic setting. We assessed the app’s usability and acceptability, as well as the patient-doctor relationship, via questionnaires and analysis of app usage data. Results We recruited 30 individuals (18 male and 12 female) for the study. The median number of log-ins per day was 1.21, with the most frequently requested item being setting goals, followed by track physical activities and view personal health status. Scales of the depth of the patient-doctor relationship decreased from 27.6 (SD 4.8) to 25.1 (SD 4.5) by a Wilcoxon signed rank test (P=.02). Conclusions A mobile phone app linked with an accelerometer for a clinic-based weight loss program is useful and acceptable for weight management but exhibited less favorable early effects on patient

  19. 99mTc-MIBI scintigraphy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma: clinical validation of the relationship between 99mTc-MIBI uptake and P-glycoprotein expression in tumour tissue

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    Technetium-99m hexakis-2-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) and thallium-201 imaging was performed in a patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which is a well-known tumour type demonstrating P1-glycoprotein (PGP) overexpression. Two scintigraphic patterns - Tl(+)/MIBI(-) in primary tumour and Tl(+)/MIB(+) in metastatic tumour - were observed, suggesting high- and low-level PGP expression, respectively. Immunochemical study for PGP revealed strong staining of the primary tumour cells. This case clinically validates the previously suggested relationship between 99mTc-MIBI uptake and PGP expression. (orig.)

  20. Establishing the Validity of the Affirmative Training Inventory: Assessing the Relationship between Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Affirmative Training and Students' Clinical Competence

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    Carlson, Thomas Stone; McGeorge, Christi R.; Toomey, Russell B.

    2013-01-01

    This study established the validity and factor structure of the Affirmative Training Inventory (ATI; T. S. Carlson, C. R. McGeorge & M. Rock, unpublished) as a measure of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) affirmative clinical training. Additionally, this study examined the latent associations among the subscales of the ATI and the Sexual…

  1. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and aggression in non-clinical children: Relationships with self-report and performance-based measures of attention and effortful control

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    P.E.H.M. Muris (Peter); E. van der Pennen (Els); R. Sigmond (Rianne); B.N. Mayer (Birgit)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractThis study investigated the relation between the regulative trait of effortful control, and in particular attention control, and psychopathological symptoms in a sample of 207 non-clinical children aged 8-12 years. For this purpose, children completed self-report scales for measuring reg

  2. Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, and Aggression in Non-Clinical Children: Relationships with Self-Report and Performance-Based Measures of Attention and Effortful Control

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    Muris, Peter; van der Pennen, Els; Sigmond, Rianne; Mayer, Birgit

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the relation between the regulative trait of effortful control, and in particular attention control, and psychopathological symptoms in a sample of 207 non-clinical children aged 8-12 years. For this purpose, children completed self-report scales for measuring regulative traits and various types of psychopathological…

  3. On Better Estimating and Normalizing the Relationship between Clinical Parameters: Comparing Respiratory Modulations in the Photoplethysmogram and Blood Pressure Signal (DPOP versus PPV)

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    2015-01-01

    DPOP (ΔPOP or Delta-POP) is a noninvasive parameter which measures the strength of respiratory modulations present in the pulse oximeter waveform. It has been proposed as a noninvasive alternative to pulse pressure variation (PPV) used in the prediction of the response to volume expansion in hypovolemic patients. We considered a number of simple techniques for better determining the underlying relationship between the two parameters. It was shown numerically that baseline-induced signal error...

  4. Helium ventilation in obstructive respiratory diseases : evaluation of ventilation/perfusion relationships with the MIGET : from the animal model to the clinical application

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    Watremez, Christine

    2010-01-01

    To briefly guide the reader along this thesis on the contribution of helium ventilation in bronchospastic diseases, we provide a short outline in five steps as following: - First, we will review briefly the basis of asthma disease and COPD. - Second, we will describe some respiratory measurements we have at one’s disposal to evaluate the level of the disease and the extent of therapy effect. - Third, we will make a recall of measurement of the ventilation-perfusion relationships by t...

  5. Atopy patch tests in young adult patients with atopic dermatitis and controls: dose-response relationship, objective reading, reproducibility and clinical interpretation

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    Bygum, Anette; Mørtz, Charlotte G; Andersen, Klaus Ejner

    2003-01-01

    The clinical interpretation and reproducibility of atopy patch tests was studied in 23 selected young adult patients with atopic dermatitis and 25 healthy controls using standard inhalant allergens. Non-invasive measurements were used for objective assessment of test reactions and the participants...... were retested after 6 weeks. Ten of 19 (53%) evaluable patients with atopic dermatitis had at least one positive atopy patch test. However, there was no clear clinical relevance of the atopy patch test results when related to patient history and distribution of dermatitis. Reproducible and dose......-dependent results were obtained with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, grass and cat with a reproducibility rate of 0.69 to 0.81 in patients and 0.60-0.96 in controls. A unique finding was a significant positive correlation between a positive atopy patch test, allergen dose and increase in transepidermal water loss...

  6. The relationship between baseline Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment subscale scores and implementation of hepatitis prevention services in substance use disorders treatment clinics: a case study

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    Hagedorn Hildi J; Heideman Paul W

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background The Organizational Readiness to Change Assessment (ORCA) is a measure of organizational readiness for implementing practice change in healthcare settings that is organized based on the core elements and sub-elements of the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) framework. General support for the reliability and factor structure of the ORCA has been reported. However, no published study has examined the utility of the ORCA in a clinical sett...

  7. Relationships between high-stakes clinical skills exam scores and program director global competency ratings of first-year pediatric residents

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    Langenau, Erik E.; Pugliano, Gina; Roberts, William L.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Responding to mandates from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA), residency programs have developed competency-based assessment tools. One such tool is the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) program directors’ annual report. High-stakes clinical skills licensing examinations, such as the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level 2-Performance Evaluation (COMLEX-USA Le...

  8. Clinical significance of serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 and its relationship with blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes

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    2013-01-01

    Objective To study the relationship between serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) and blood glucose level in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) .Methods Totally 784 T2DM patients and 197 healthy controls were enrolled in this study.Age,duration,body mass index (BMI) ,systolic blood pressure (SBP) ,diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ,levels of fasting blood glucose (FBG) ,postprandial blood glucose (PBG) ,hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) ,total cholesterol (TC) ,triglyceride (TG) ,

  9. Relationship between Para Clinical Findings of First Seizure and One Year Recurrence Rate in Children Admitted at Shaheed Sadoughi Hospital-Yazd

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Seizure is the most common pediatric neurology problem that occurs in 10% of children. The purpose of this study was to determine the recurrence rate of seizures after one year and its relationship with paraclinical findings of the first attack. Methods : In a historical cohort analytic study , 131 children with first seizure admitted to Shaheed Sadoughi Hospital between March 2004 to August 2005 were evaluated for recurrence rate during one year and its relationship with serum levels of sodium, potassium , glucose, calcium , Hb , MCV and PMN during the first attack. Results: 79.4% of cases were in febrile seizure group and 20.6% in first unprovoked seizure group (FUS.Of the total, 27.84 % of patients had seizure recurrence ( 27.9% in febrile and 25.9% in afebrile group. Mean survival recurrence rate was 10.11±0.32 SD months (10.25±0.33 SD months in febrile group and 9.57±0.83 SD months in FUS. Survival analysis showed that seizures recurred later in older patients. Younger age and lower Hb levels in the febrile seizure group and lower MCV in the FUS group were associated with an increased risk of recurrence. Conclusion: In this study, anemia and microcytic RBC were risk factors for seizure recurrence. Therefore, more studies should be done so as to decrease seizure recurrence by treating and preventing anemia.

  10. Identification, expression, and biochemical characterization of N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulfatase mutations and relationship with clinical phenotype in MPS-VI patients

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    Litjens, T.; Brooks, D.A.; Hopwood, J.J. [Women`s and Children`s Hospital, North Adelaide (Australia)] [and others

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    Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis type VI (MPS-VI), is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by the defective degradation of dermatan sulfate due to the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-4-sulfatase (4S). The clinical severity of MPS-VI ranges in a continuum from mildly affected to severely affected patients. Mutations in MPS-VI patient samples were identified by chemical cleavage and direct DNA sequencing of PCR products derived from patient cDNA. Five amino acid substitutions were identified (T92M, R95Q, Y210C, H393P, and L498P), individually introduced into the wild-type 4S cDNA by site-directed in vitro mutagenesis, and transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells. Three of the five mutations (R95Q, Y210C, and H393P) were observed in > 1 of 25 unrelated MPS-VI patients; however, the mutations were not found in 20 control individuals. The residual 4S activity and protein (biochemical phenotype) were determined for each mutant in order to confirm their identity as mutations and to dissect the contribution of each mutant allele to the overall clinical phenotype of the patient. For each patient, the combined biochemical phenotypes of the two 4S mutant alleles demonstrated a good correspondence with the observed clinical phenotype (with the possible exception of a patient who was a compound heterozygote for T92M and L498P). This preliminary correspondence between genotype and the phenotype in MPS-VI may, with further refinement, contribute to the assessment of therapeutic approaches for MPS-VI patients. 30 refs., 4 tabs.

  11. The Relationship of Proper Skin Cleansing to Pathophysiology, Clinical Benefits, and the Concomitant Use of Prescription Topical Therapies in Patients with Acne Vulgaris.

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    Levin, Jacquelyn

    2016-04-01

    Patients often perceive the cause of their acne to be related to a lack of proper cleansing, therefore many patients attempt to treat their acne either alone or with prescription therapy by frequent aggressive cleansing with harsh cleansing agents. Altered epidermal barrier function, inflammation, and Propionibacterium acnes are related to acne vulgaris (AV) pathophysiology; proper cleansing can favorably modulate the development of AV. The available clinical studies support gentle cleansing in AV by showing the ability to contribute to improving AV lesion counts and severity and minimizing the irritation seen with topical AV therapies such as retinoids and BP. PMID:27015773

  12. RELATIONSHIP OF THE STAFF LOYALTY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DENTAL CLINIC OF THE KRASNOYARSK STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER V.F. VOYNO-YASENETSKY

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    Татьяна Леонидовна Маругина; Анатолий Кузьмич Яркин; Вадим Валентинович Федотов; Екатерина Сергеевна Загородних

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    We used the NPS methodology (Net Promoter Score) developed by Fred Reichheld to determine loyalty of KRASSMU dental clinic staff. The method makes it possible using only 2 questions to evaluate not only the level of employees’ loyalty to the organization, but also to identify the approaches of increasing or retaining this level.The doctors, nurses, administrative and general service staff - all in all 60 employees were involved in the survey. As a result of the survey the level of NPS of the ...

  13. Relationship Between Oral Health Related Quality of Life and Dental Condition in Patients Referring to Yazd Dental University and Yazd Khatamolanbia Clinic

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    farzane Vaziri; Ahmad Haerian; Mohammad Ali Morowati Sharifabadi; Elaheh Amirian

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Oral health related quality of life - United Kingdom (OHQoL-UK) questionnaire is one of the instrument which measure both positive and negative aspect of Oral Health related Quality of Life (OHQoL) at the same time. The aim of this study is to evaluate OHQoL with remaining teeth and other variable using OHQoL-UK questionnaire. Method and Material: This cross-sectional study was done on 150 patients referring to Yazd dental university and Khatamolanbia clinic; They were random...

  14. The relationship of Vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphisms and clinical outcome in advanced gastric cancer patients treated with FOLFOX: VEGF polymorphism in gastric cancer

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    The aim of this study is to evaluate the associations between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and clinical outcome in advanced gastric cancer patients treated with oxaliplatin, 5-fluorouracil, and leucovorin (FOLFOX). Genomic DNA was isolated from whole blood, and six VEGF (−2578C/A, -2489C/T, -1498 T/C, -634 G/C, +936C/T, and +1612 G/A) gene polymorphisms were analyzed by PCR. Levels of serum VEGF were measured using enzyme-linked immunoassays. Patients with G/G genotype for VEGF -634 G/C gene polymorphism showed a lower response rate (22.2%) than those with G/C or C/C genotype (32.3%, 51.1%; P = 0.034). Patients with the VEGF -634 G/C polymorphism G/C + C/C genotype had a longer progression free survival (PFS) of 4.9 months, compared with the PFS of 3.5 months for those with the G/G (P = 0.043, log-rank test). By multivariate analysis, this G/G genotype of VEGF -634 G/C polymorphism was identified as an independent prognostic factor (Hazard ratio 1.497, P = 0.017). Our data suggest that G/G genotype of VEGF -634 G/C polymorphism is related to the higher serum levels of VEGF, and poor clinical outcome in advanced gastric cancer patients

  15. Relationship of the area measurement of the large endolymphatic duct and sac syndrome as well as the clinical symptoms with CT and MR imaging results

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    Park, Ji Sang; Hong, Hyun Sook; Lee, Jong Sea; Kim, Dae Ho; Lee, Hae Kyung; Yi, Beom Ha; Cha, Jang Gyu; Park, Seong Jin; Kim, Shi Chan [Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate the CT and MRI findings of the large endolymphatic duct or sac syndrome (LEDS) and its associated anomalies, with clinical features. We retrospectively reviewed the MR and CT images of 52 ears obtained from 26 patients with LEDS. We reviewed the clinical findings, audiology testing, and treatment results. The degree of hearing loss was classified from normal to profound, based on pure tone audiometry. The largest areas were measured at each endolymphatic duct and analyzed to determine whether a correlation exists with the degree of hearing loss. We also analyzed the differences in measurements between CT and MRI findings. All 26 patients had some degree of sensorineural hearing loss, which resulted in 18 ears to undergo a cochlear implantation. One patient was diagnosed with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Five patients had a sudden hearing loss onset. Ten ears had incomplete cochlear partitions, whereas 28 ears had enlarged vestibules. All patients had severe to profound hearing loss. We found no statistical correlation between the size of the largest area of the endolymphatic duct and the degree of hearing loss. The mean area of the endolymphatic ducts, as per an MRI examination, revealed slightly greater areas than the CT findings, although the differences were not significant. Enlarged vestibules and incomplete partitions of the cochlea were common anomalies associated with LEDS. We found no statistical correlation between the largest area of the endolymphatic duct or sac with the degree of hearing loss.

  16. Relationship of the area measurement of the large endolymphatic duct and sac syndrome as well as the clinical symptoms with CT and MR imaging results

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    To evaluate the CT and MRI findings of the large endolymphatic duct or sac syndrome (LEDS) and its associated anomalies, with clinical features. We retrospectively reviewed the MR and CT images of 52 ears obtained from 26 patients with LEDS. We reviewed the clinical findings, audiology testing, and treatment results. The degree of hearing loss was classified from normal to profound, based on pure tone audiometry. The largest areas were measured at each endolymphatic duct and analyzed to determine whether a correlation exists with the degree of hearing loss. We also analyzed the differences in measurements between CT and MRI findings. All 26 patients had some degree of sensorineural hearing loss, which resulted in 18 ears to undergo a cochlear implantation. One patient was diagnosed with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Five patients had a sudden hearing loss onset. Ten ears had incomplete cochlear partitions, whereas 28 ears had enlarged vestibules. All patients had severe to profound hearing loss. We found no statistical correlation between the size of the largest area of the endolymphatic duct and the degree of hearing loss. The mean area of the endolymphatic ducts, as per an MRI examination, revealed slightly greater areas than the CT findings, although the differences were not significant. Enlarged vestibules and incomplete partitions of the cochlea were common anomalies associated with LEDS. We found no statistical correlation between the largest area of the endolymphatic duct or sac with the degree of hearing loss

  17. Relationship of circulating cell-free DNA levels to cell-free fetal DNA levels, clinical characteristics and laboratory parameters in preeclampsia

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of our study was to examine whether increased circulating total cell-free DNA levels are related to the clinical characteristics and standard laboratory parameters of preeclamptic patients, to markers of inflammation, endothelial activation or injury, oxidative stress and to cell-free fetal DNA levels. Methods Circulating total cell-free DNA was measured by real-time quantitative PCR in plasma samples obtained from 67 preeclamptic and 70 normotensive pregnant women. Standard laboratory parameters, C-reactive protein, plasma von Willebrand factor antigen, plasma fibronectin, plasma malondialdehyde and cell-free fetal DNA levels were also determined. Results and Conclusion Circulating total cell-free and fetal deoxyribonucleic acid levels were significantly elevated in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia (median: 11.395 vs. 32.460 and 0.001 vs. 0.086 pg/μl; P < .001. The quantity of plasma total cell-free DNA did not correlate with most of the laboratory parameters, except for serum aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase activities (correlation coefficient: 0.31; P = 0.012 and 0.46; P < .001. There was no correlation with clinical characteristics, including body mass index. The releases of both free fetal and total cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid were found to be affected in preeclampsia. Hepatocellular necrosis seems to be responsible - at least partly - for increased circulating total DNA levels in preeclampsia, as suggested by the significant correlation with liver enzyme activities.

  18. Clinical value of periventricular low-intensity areas detected by fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR). Relationships between perinatal vital parameter and neonatal MRI

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    A follow-up study was performed to assess the correlation among the incidence of periventricular low intensities (PVLI) on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) FLAIR (fluid attenuated inversion recovery) imaging, clinical evidence of perinatal insults that may cause white matter damage, and the outcome of the infants. We evaluated periventricular white matter lesions of 329 neonates whose MRI were obtained before two months corrected age. The detective rate of periventricular abnormalities on FLAIR imaging was significantly higher than that of T1-T2 weighted imaging. The most typical lesion detected on FLAIR imaging was periventricular low intensities (PVLI), frequently observed in the neonates with a history of preterm labour, very low birth weight, birth asphyxia and severe respiratory failure. Although we could not characterize the risk factors of PVLI, the incidence of PVLI had a strong correlation with the scores of motor and developmental tests at 12 and 36-months corrected age. In conclusion, FLAIR imaging, detecting the border zone damage of white matter, would be a strong tool to pick out neonates at high risk of neurological disturbances from those without clinical evidence of neurological insults in the neonatal period. (author)

  19. The clinical study on the relationship between growth hormone secretion and pituitary magnetic resonance imaging findings in children with short stature

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    The relationship between pituitary size evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and pituitary function was studied in 104 boys and 81 girls with short stature. Eighteen boys and 10 girls had normal secretion of growth hormone (GH) based on growth hormone provocative tests. Their height and volume of pituitary gland with normal anatomy were significantly correlated with their age. The pituitary height of girls was higher than that of boys. Sixty boys and 29 girls had growth hormone deficiency (GHD), and 3 boys of them had multiple pituitary deficiencies (MPHD) with pituitary interruption syndrome (transected pituitary stalk, severe small anterior lobe, ectopic posterior lobe). Pituitary height of the groups with GHD were almost less than normal groups. Thirteen girls with Turner syndrome out of 81 girls with short stature showed no difference in pituitary height compared to normal girls. (author)

  20. Relationship of Epstein-Barr virus and interleukin 10 promoter polymorphisms with the risk and clinical outcome of childhood Burkitt lymphoma.

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    Carolina Minnicelli

    Full Text Available Epstein-Barr virus (EBV is an important environmental factor associated to the development of Burkitt lymphoma (BL in endemic and intermediate risk regions. However, little is known about the contribution of genetic constitution to the development and clinical response of the disease. The aim of this work was to investigate the role of EBV and Interleukin 10 (IL10 single nucleotide polymorphisms (-1082A/G, -819C/T, -592C/A and microsatellites (IL10.R and IL10.G in susceptibility and clinical outcome in pediatric BL patients, in a region with intermediate EBV association frequency. The frequencies of IL10 promoter Single nucleotide polymorphisms -1082A/G, -819C/T, -592C/A, and IL10.R and IL10.G microsatellites were compared in 62 pediatric patients and 216 healthy donors. IL10 -1082GG and GCC/GCC genotypes were more frequent in patients than in controls, and associated to a higher risk of BL development (GG genotype OR 2.62, 95% CI, 1.25-5.51; P = 0.008; Pc = 0.024. EBV was detected in tumor samples by EBER-ISH in 54.1% of cases. EBV+ patients exhibited a better event free survival (EFS (P = 0.019 than EBV- patients. Carriers of IL10 R3-GCC had worse EFS (P = 0.028. Our results suggest a risk effect and an independent prognostic value of IL10 polymorphisms and EBV in childhood BL patients.

  1. 白癜风光疗疗效与临床的关系%Relationship between the efficacy of phototherapy and clinical factors in patients with vitiligo

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    邱实; 许爱娥

    2013-01-01

    白癜风是一种色素脱失性疾病,以皮肤或黏膜色素减退为特征,多为后天发病,可见于任何年龄,以青壮年多见,部分患者有明显的季节性,一般春末夏初病情加重,冬季缓解.任何部位均可发病,但好发于暴露部位.该病治疗困难,影响美观,给患者带来精神心理压力.目前运用较广泛的有308 nm准分子激光、窄谱中波紫外线和氦氖激光等,临床应用发现,光疗的疗效与白癜风分型、部位、病程、治疗次数、皮肤类型和红斑反应等相关.%Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder characterized by cutaneous or mucous hypopigmentation.It is usually acquired,and may occur at any age,but is more common in young adults.In some patients with vitiligo,the condition gets worse at late spring and early summer,but better in winter.It may affect any body sites with a predilection for exposed sites.Vitiligo can bring psychical and mental stress to patients by affecting their appearance,however,it still remains difficult to treat.At present,commonly used phototherapy for vitiligo includes 308-nm excimer laser,narrow band-ultraviolet B,helium neon laser,etc.Clinical practice has suggested that the efficacy of phototherapy is associated with the type,site,clinical course of vitiligo,as well as treatment sessions,skin types and erythema reaction of patients.

  2. Viral load of equine herpesviruses 2 and 5 in nasal swabs of actively racing Standardbred trotters: Temporal relationship of shedding to clinical findings and poor performance.

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    Back, Helena; Ullman, Karin; Treiberg Berndtsson, Louise; Riihimäki, Miia; Penell, Johanna; Ståhl, Karl; Valarcher, Jean-François; Pringle, John

    2015-09-30

    The equine gamma herpesviruses 2 and 5 (EHV-2 and -5) have frequently been observed in the equine population and until recently presumed low to nonpathogenic. However, recent reports linking presence of equine gamma herpesviruses with clinical signs of mild to severe lung disease, suggest that the role of these viruses in respiratory disease and poor performance syndrome is still unclear. Moreover, baseline data regarding the temporal pattern of shedding of EHV-2 and EHV-5 within stables and within individual actively racing horses have been lacking. In a prospective longitudinal study, we followed elite racing Standardbred trotters at monthly intervals for 13 months, to investigate whether the amount of EHV-2 and EHV-5 shedded in nasal secretions varied over time within and between individual horses. Sixty-six elite horses were investigated by analyzing nasal swabs and serum samples, a health check and evaluation of athletic performance monthly during the study period. Nasal swabs were analyzed with two newly developed qPCR assays for EHV-2 and EHV-5, respectively. Of 663 samples, 197 (30%) were positive for EHV-2 and 492 (74%) positive for EHV-5. Furthermore, 176 (27%) of the samples were positive for both EHV-2 and EHV-5 simultaneously. There was considerable variation in the amount and frequency of shedding of EHV-2 and EHV-5 within and between individual horses. Viral load varied seasonally, but neither EHV-2 nor EHV-5 viral peaks were associated with clinical respiratory disease and/or poor performance in racing Standardbred trotters. PMID:26093774

  3. Clinical significance of miR-140-5p and miR-193b expression in patients with breast cancer and relationship to IGFBP5

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    Gökçe Güllü

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The functional role of IGFBP5 in breast cancer is complicated. Experimental and bioinformatics studies have shown that IGFBP5 is targeted by miR-140-5p and miR-193b, although this has not yet been proven in clinical samples. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of miR-140-5p and miR-193b in breast cancer and adjacent normal tissue and assess its correlation with IGFBP5 and the clinicopathological characteristics of the tumors. IGFBP5 protein expression was analyzed immunohistochemically and IGFBP5, miR-140 and miR-193b mRNA expression levels were analyzed with real-time RT-PCR. Tumor tissue had higher miR-140-5p expression than adjacent normal tissue (p = 0.015. Samples with no immunohistochemical staining for IGFBP5 showed increased miR-140-5p expression (p = 0.009. miR-140-5p expression was elevated in invasive ductal carcinomas (p = 0.002, whereas basal-like tumors had decreased expression of miR-140-5p compared to other tumors (p = 0.008. Lymph node-positive samples showed an approximately 13-fold increase in miR-140-5p expression compared to lymph node-negative tissue (p = 0.049. These findings suggest that miR-140-5p, but not miR-193b, could be an important determinant of IGFBP5 expression and clinical phenotype in breast cancer patients. Further studies are needed to clarify the expressional regulation of IGFBP5 by miR-140-5p.

  4. Relationship between innate immunity, soluble markers and metabolic-clinical parameters in HIV+ patients ART treated with HIV-RNA<50 cp/mL

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    Chiara Dentone

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The persistence of immune activation and inflammation in HIV patients with HIV-RNA (VL undetectable causes many co-morbidities [1–3]. The aim of this study is to correlate monocytes (m and NK cell activation levels, soluble markers and oxidative stress with clinical, biochemical and metabolic data in HIV-1 infected patients with VL≤50 copies (cp/mL on antiretroviral therapy. Materials and Methods: Multicentre, cross-sectional study in patients with VL≤50 cp/mL and on antiretroviral therapy by at least six months. We studied: activation/homing markers (CD38, HLA-DR, CCR-2, PDL-1 on inflammatory, intermediate, proinflammatory m; activatory receptors NKp30, NKp46 and HLA-DR on NK cells; soluble inflammatory (sCD14, adiponectina, MCP-1 and stress oxidative markers (dRoms, antiRoms. Univariate analyses are performed with non-parametric and Pearson tests. The significant correlations were adjusted for possible known confounding factors (smoking, Cytomegalovirus IgG serology, Raltegravir, Protease Inhibitor [PI] therapy and HCV-RNA with multivariate analysis. Results: In the 68 patients the positive correlation between age and antiRoms was significant also after adjustment for PI use (p=0.05. The% CD8+T was associated with% proinflammatory m (p=0.043 and with their expression of CCR2 mean fluorescence intensity (MFI (p=0.012. The% NKp46+ was positively correlated with CD4+T count (p=0.001. The fibrinogen was positively associated with dRoms (p=0.052 and the positive correlation between triglycerides and antiRoms has been confirmed (p<0.001; the impact of antiRoms on HDL/triglycerides ratio (p=0.006 was observed after adjustment for PI use. The BMI was associated with smoking (p=0.011. Only the maraviroc-treated patients showed minimal arterial pressure, fibrinogen and antiRoms lower (p=0.001, 0.004 e 0.006 and sCD14 values higher (p=0.029. Conclusions: Patients with long history of HIV infection and stable immunological and

  5. Prevalence and clinical impact of sensitization to latex and fruits in dentistry students at the University of Antioquia, and its relationship with allergy to fruits

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    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the prevalence and clinical impact of sensitization to latex and to five tropical fruits (banana, avocado, kiwi, pineapple and passion fruit in dentistry students. Methods: Analytical cross-sectional study of 128 dentistry students at University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. Information was collected by means of a questionnaire and skin prick tests with latex and fruits were done. Results: All students reported having had contact with latex. Nine of them informed at least one episode of adverse reaction to contact with latex without proof of sensitization to it. Five reported at least one reaction with one of the fruits, but skin prick tests were negative. Four of the 14 students who reported gastrointestinal symptoms were sensitized to latex or to one of the tested fruits. Overall, latex sensitization rate was 3.1%. Conclusion: This percentage of sensitization to latex is lower than that in other studies; this may be due to the expression of immune mechanisms other than IgE mediation. We failed to demonstrate a higher sensitization rate to latex as students advanced in their career. The association between gastrointestinal symptoms and sensitization to both fruit and latex is to be emphasized.

  6. Modelling PK/QT relationships from Phase I dose-escalation trials for drug combinations and developing quantitative risk assessments of clinically relevant QT prolongations.

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    Sinclair, Karen; Kinable, Els; Grosch, Kai; Wang, Jixian

    2016-05-01

    In current industry practice, it is difficult to assess QT effects at potential therapeutic doses based on Phase I dose-escalation trials in oncology due to data scarcity, particularly in combinations trials. In this paper, we propose to use dose-concentration and concentration-QT models jointly to model the exposures and effects of multiple drugs in combination. The fitted models then can be used to make early predictions for QT prolongation to aid choosing recommended dose combinations for further investigation. The models consider potential correlation between concentrations of test drugs and potential drug-drug interactions at PK and QT levels. In addition, this approach allows for the assessment of the probability of QT prolongation exceeding given thresholds of clinical significance. The performance of this approach was examined via simulation under practical scenarios for dose-escalation trials for a combination of two drugs. The simulation results show that invaluable information of QT effects at therapeutic dose combinations can be gained by the proposed approaches. Early detection of dose combinations with substantial QT prolongation is evaluated effectively through the CIs of the predicted peak QT prolongation at each dose combination. Furthermore, the probability of QT prolongation exceeding a certain threshold is also computed to support early detection of safety signals while accounting for uncertainty associated with data from Phase I studies. While the prediction of QT effects is sensitive to the dose escalation process, the sensitivity and limited sample size should be considered when providing support to the decision-making process for further developing certain dose combinations. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26991506

  7. EGFR Mutations in Surgically Resected Fresh Specimens from 697 Consecutive Chinese Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Their Relationships with Clinical Features

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available We aimed to reveal the true status of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR mutations in Chinese patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC after lung resections. EGFR mutations of surgically resected fresh tumor samples from 697 Chinese NSCLC patients were analyzed by Amplification Refractory Mutation System (ARMS. Correlations between EGFR mutation hotspots and clinical features were also explored. Of the 697 NSCLC patients, 235 (33.7% patients had tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKIs sensitive EGFR mutations in 41 (14.5% of the 282 squamous carcinomas, 155 (52.9% of the 293 adenocarcinomas, 34 (39.5% of the 86 adenosquamous carcinomas, one (9.1% of the 11 large-cell carcinomas, 2 (11.1% of the 18 sarcomatoid carcinomas, and 2 (28.6% of the 7 mucoepidermoid carcinomas. TKIs sensitive EGFR mutations were more frequently found in female patients (p < 0.001, non-smokers (p = 0.047 and adenocarcinomas (p < 0.001. The rates of exon 19 deletion mutation (19-del, exon 21 L858R point mutation (L858R, exon 21 L861Q point mutation (L861Q, exon 18 G719X point mutations (G719X, including G719C, G719S, G719A were 43.4%, 48.1%, 1.7% and 6.8%, respectively. Exon 20 T790M point mutation (T790M was detected in 3 squamous carcinomas and 3 adenocarcinomas and exon 20 insertion mutation (20-ins was detected in 2 patients with adenocarcinoma. Our results show the rates of EGFR mutations are higher in all types of NSCLC in Chinese patients. 19-del and L858R are two of the more frequent mutations. EGFR mutation detection should be performed as a routine postoperative examination in Chinese NSCLC patients.

  8. The relationship between psychological contract and the satisfaction of recruitment commitment among clinical nurses%临床护士心理契约与招聘承诺实现满意度关系的研究

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    刘晓丹; 吴世菊; 彭宇阁; 宫健美

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To explore the relationship between psychological contract and the satisfaction of recruitment commitment among clinical nurses, and to propose targeted recruitment programs from the perspective of psychological contract.Methods:Psychological Contract Questionnaire for nurses and Satisfaction of Recruitment Commitment Questionnaire for nurses were used to investigate and the results wereanalyzed by statistical methods.Results: There was a positive relationship (P <0.01)between the developmental and real responsibility of hospital and the satisfaction of recruitment commitment of nurses.Conclusion: The commitment of developmental and real responsibility of hospital should be improved.%目的:了解护士心理契约与护士的招聘承诺实现满意度之间的关系,从心理契约的角度提出针对性的护士招聘方案.方法:采用"护士心理契约调查问卷"及"护士招聘承诺实现满意度调查问卷"对护士进行调查,并对结果进行统计分析.结果:医院的发展责任及现实责任与护士的招聘承诺实现满意度呈正相关(P<0.01).结论:医院在现实责任及发展责任方面作出的承诺有待完善.

  9. 临床护理人员情绪智力与工作绩效关系调查%Investigation on the relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance of clinical nursing staff

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    张磊; 孙晓晶; 刘堃; 张林

    2011-01-01

    [目的]了解护理人员情绪智力分布状况,探讨情绪智力与工作绩效的关系.[方法]对7所医院629名护理人员的情绪智力及工作绩效进行测量,探求情绪智力与工作绩效的关系.[结果]护理人员情绪智力整体水平较高;年龄、职称对护士情绪智力有一定影响;情绪智力4个维度与工作绩效关系密切;当情绪智力4维度全部进入回归模型时,能够解释总变异的27.6%.[结论]护理管理者应加强对临床护理人员情绪智力的培养,进一步提高工作绩效.%Objective:To know about the distribution status of emotional in telligence of nursing staffs and to probe into the relationship between emo tional intelligence and job performance. Methods: Emotional intelligence and job performance of 629 nursing staff from 7 hospitals were measured. Then the relationships between emotional intelligence and job performance were probed. Results:Emotional intelligence of nursing staff was at a high level. Age and professional title of nursing staff had some impacts on emotional in telligence. There were close relationships between four dimensions of emo tional intelligence and job performance. When all four dimensions of emotion al intelligence were considered into the regression model, emotional intelli gence could explain 27. 6% of the total variance. Conclusion:Nursing admin istrators should strengthen the cultivation of emotional intelligence of clinical nursing staff so as to enhance their job performance a step further.

  10. Osteoporotic compression fracture of the thoracolumbar spine and sacral insufficiency fracture: incidence and analysis of the relationship according to the clinical factors

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    Kong, Jeong Hwa; Park, Ji Sun; Ryu, Kyung Nam [Kyunghee University Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-11-15

    To evaluate the incidence of sacral insufficiency fracture in osteoporotic patient with compression fracture of the thoracolumbar (T-L) spine on magnetic resonance image (MRI), and to analyze the correlation of variable clinical factors and the incidence of sacral insufficiency fracture. We retrospectively reviewed 160 patients (27 men, 133 women; age range of 50 to 89 years) who underwent spinal MRI and had compression fracture of the T-L spine. Compression fractures due to trauma or tumor were excluded. We evaluated the incidence of sacral insufficiency fracture according to the patients' age, sex, number of compression fractures, and the existence of bone marrow edema pattern of compression fracture. During the same period, we evaluated the incidence of spinal compression fracture in the patients of pelvic insufficiency fracture. Out of the 160 patients who had compression fracture in the T-L spine, 17 (10.6%) had insufficiency fracture of the sacrum. Compression fracture occurred almost 5 times more frequently in women (27:133), but the incidence of sacral insufficiency fracture was 2/27 for men (7.4%) and 15/133 for women (11.3%), with no statistically significant difference ({rho} = 0.80). According to age, the ratio of insufficiency fracture to compression fracture was 0% (0/23) in the 50's, 10.6% (7/66) in the 60's, 12.5% (7/56) in the 70's, and 20.0% (3/15) in the 80's. In respect of single and multiple compression fracture, the incidence of sacral insufficiency fracture was 8/65 for men (12.3%) and 9/95 for women (9.5%), showing no significant difference ({rho} = 0.37). In the patients with and without compression fracture with bone marrow edema, insufficiency fracture occurred in 5/76 (6.6%) and 12/84 (14.3%), respectively. On the other hand, of the 67 patients who had pelvic insufficiency fracture, 27 (40.3%) also had spinal compression fracture. About 10% of the patients with osteoporotic compression fracture in the T/L spine

  11. Molecular sources of residual cardiovascular risk, clinical signals, and innovative solutions: relationship with subclinical disease, undertreatment, and poor adherence: implications of new evidence upon optimizing cardiovascular patient outcomes

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    2013-10-01

    would be cardioprotective. When LDL cholesterol is aggressively lowered to targets, low HDL cholesterol levels are still inversely related to MCVE. The efflux capacity, or ability to relocate cholesterol out of macrophages, is believed to be a major antiatherogenic mechanism responsible for reduction in MCVE mediated in part by healthy HDL. HDL cholesterol is a complex molecule with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic, antiplatelet, and vasodilatory properties, among which is protection of LDL from oxidation. HDL-associated paraoxonase-1 has a major effect on endothelial function. Further, HDL promotes endothelial repair and progenitor cell health, and supports production of nitric oxide. HDL from patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disease may fail to protect or even become proinflammatory or pro-oxidant. Mendelian randomization and other clinical studies in which raising HDL cholesterol has not been beneficial suggest that high plasma levels do not necessarily reduce cardiovascular risk. These data, coupled with extensive preclinical information about the functional heterogeneity of HDL, challenge the “HDL hypothesis”, ie, raising HDL cholesterol per se will reduce MCVE. After the equivocal AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome With Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes study and withdrawal of two major cholesteryl ester transfer protein compounds, one for off-target adverse effects and the other for lack of efficacy, development continues for two other agents, ie, anacetrapib and evacetrapib, both of which lower LDL cholesterol substantially. The negative but controversial HPS2-THRIVE (the Heart Protection Study 2-Treatment of HDL to Reduce the Incidence of Vascular Events trial casts further doubt on the HDL cholesterol hypothesis. The growing impression that HDL functionality, rather than abundance, is clinically important is supported by experimental evidence highlighting

  12. Analysis of relationship between occupational stress and burnout of the clinical nurses in Changsha%长沙市临床护士职业压力与职业倦怠的相关性研究

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    席明霞; 卿利敏; 李丹; 黄冬枚

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨长沙市临床护士职业压力与职业倦怠的关系,为医院临床护理管理者预防和干预临床护士职业压力和职业倦怠提供依据.方法 采用临床护士一般资料调查表、职业压力问卷和职业倦怠问卷对长沙市5所综合性医院的412名临床护士进行问卷调查.结果 临床护士职业压力总均分为(3.77±0.48)分,其中人际关系得分为(3.93±0.56)分居首位;职业倦怠总均分为(3.82±0.40)分,其中情感衰竭得分为(3.27±0.58)分居首位,职业压力和职业倦怠均处于高水平;低成就感与职业压力及其患者态度和职业发展维度呈正相关(P<0.05),情感衰竭与职业压力及其人际关系、患者态度、危重患者、职业发展维度呈正相关(P<0.05),职业倦怠及其人格解体维度与职业压力及其各维度均呈正相关(P<0.05).结论 长沙市临床护士的职业压力和职业倦怠均处于高水平,应引起医院管理者和社会的重视.%Objective To explore the relationship between occupational stress and the job burnout of clinical nurses in Changsha so as to provide the reference of prevention and intervention of occupational stress and the job bumout for the managers in hospitals. Methods A total of 412 clinical nurses in 5 general hospitals were recruited, and a general information questionnaire, Occupational Stress Scale and job Bumout Scale were employed. Results The mean score of occupational stress was (3.77 ± 0. 48) and the highest was the dimension of interpersonal relationship (3. 93 ± 0. 56). The mean score of job bumout was (3.82 ±0.40) and the highest was the dimension of emotional exhaustion (3.27 ±0.58). The scores of occupational stress and job bumout were at a high level. The score of low accomplishment was positively correlated with the occupational pressure (P < 0.05), and the score of emotional exhaustion was positively correlated with interpersonal relationship,patients'attitude,patients with

  13. Clinical value of detection level of serum PCT in AECOPD and its relationship with lung function%AECOPD血清PCT检测的临床价值及其与肺功能的关系

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    呼新建; 常晓悦; 边喜明; 丁丽芳; 贾小青; 杜淑珍

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨AECOPD血清PCT检测的临床价值及与肺功能的关系.方法 选取56例AECOPD住院患者,采用酶免法测定血清PCT水平并行痰细菌半定量培养,与同期COPD稳定期及健康成人做对照;AECOPD血清PCT浓度分别与炎症指标、FEV1%预计值行相关分析.按COPD分级标准将AECOPD再次分组,比较血清PCT浓度.结果 AECOPD患者血清PCT水平明显增高,与痰培养结果无明显关系,血清PCT水平与炎症指标呈正相关,与FEV1%预计值呈负相关,肺功能严重损害血清PCT水平明显升高.结论 血清PCT水平对判断AECOPD下呼吸道细菌感染及严重程度有一定的临床价值,与肺功能急性损害有关.%Objective To investigate the clinical value of detection serum PCT in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the relationship with lung function.Methods The serum PCT level of 56 AECOPD inpatients and 20 stable patients and 20 healthy adults was measured by ELISA, and the 56 AECOPD inpatients were simultaniously done semi-quantitative sputum culture,their levels of serum PCT level was compared and analyzed.The correlation between the serum PCT of AECOPD patients with inflammatory markers, FEV1 % prediction were analyzed.AECOPD patients according to COPD grading standards wound be grouped again, and compared the serum PCT concentrations.Results The serum PCT level of AECOPD significatly increased, and no significant relationship with sputum culture results ,and positively correlated with inflammatory markers,and negatively correlated with FEV1 % prediction ,serum PCT level significatly increased while lung function seriously damaged.Conclusions The serum PCT level is some clinical value for judging AECOPD combined lower respiratory tract bacterial infections and the severity, and it is related with acute lung function damaging.

  14. The level of learning motivation and teacher-student relationship among nursing students during clinical practice%护理实习学生学习动机和师生关系的研究

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    任艳; 胡晓莹

    2012-01-01

    目的 调查护理实习学生的学习动机和师生关系状况,探讨其影响因素,并分析两者的关系.方法 采用方便抽样法,抽取江西省3家三级甲等医院的护理实习学生489名为对象,应用一般情况调查表、师生关系问卷、学习动机量表对其进行问卷调查.结果 学习动机各维度评分为:深层动机(3.52±0.55)分,成就动机(3.33±0.57)分,表层动机(3.10±0.49)分;亲密性为深层动机、学习动机最强影响因子;支持性为成就动机最强影响因子;择业意向对深层动机、成就动机有预测作用.师生关系各维度评分为;支持性(3.68:±0.75)分,满意性(3.62±0.66)分,亲密性(3.21±0.69)分,冲突性(1.63±0.52)分;表层动机对师生关系有负向预测作用,是支持性、冲突性的重要预测因子;成就动机、深层动机对师生关系有较强的正向预测作用,其中,深层动机是支持性、满意度、亲密性和冲突性的重要预测因子,成就动机是支持性的重要预测因子;择业意向、亲属从医情况、医院性质、年龄、学历对师生关系也有较强的预测作用.结论 护理实习学生的师生关系和学习动机受多种因素影响,师生关系和学习动机是相互促进的,培养护理学生学习兴趣和构建融洽师生关系是必要的.%Objective To investigate the level of learning motivation and teacher-student relationship among nursing students during clinical practice,and to analyze their influencing factors, and the relationship. Methods Totally 489 nursing students were recruited from three 3-A hospitals in Jiangxi province. They were investigated by using Learning Motivation Scale and Teacher-Student Relationship Questionnaire. Results The factor scores of learning motivation were ranked as deep motivation (3.52±0.55),achievement motivation(3.33±0.57) and superficial motivation(3.10±0.49). Intimacy was the strongest influencing factor of deep motivation and general learning

  15. Clinical studies about the relationship between atrial fibrillation and serum uric acid in patients with chronic heart failure%慢性心衰患者血尿酸和房颤关系的临床研究

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    覃玉花; 唐开奖; 宋星慧

    2014-01-01

    目的:研究慢性心衰(Chronic Heart Failure,CHF)伴房颤、(Atrial Fibrillation,AF)和伴窦性心律患者之间血尿酸( SUA)的关系,并评价AF的危险因素。方法选取280例CHF病人,其中82人为AF组、198人为窦律组;样本入选后,详细记录入选者的一般临床资料,并测定其临床生化指标,经心脏超声测定其左心室射血分数( LVEF),并对两组样本基本资料和所测临床数据进行比较。结果 AF组与窦律组相比,AF组年龄、SUA、hs-CRP和LVEF明显高于窦律组( P<0.05)。结论 AF的发生与SUA水平升高有关,可能是高尿酸血症介导了炎症的激活和氧化应激。我们的研究证明AF患者SUA和hs-CRP是明显升高的。%Objective To discuss the relationship of serum uric acid ( SUA) between arterial fibrillation ( AF) and normal sinus rhythm in chronic heart failure ( CHF ) patients and evaluating the risk factors of AF . Methods Totally 280 patients with CHF were included in the study .Of all, 82 patients had AF and 198 patients were in normal sinus .Recording the clinical features of patients enrolled in detailed , measuring clinical and biochemical indexes and determining left ventricular ejection fraction by echocardiography , then compared the basic data and the clinical data of the two groups .Results Comparing patients with AF and normal sinus rhythm , we found that age , SUA, hs-CRP and LVEF were significantly higher in patients group with AF ( P<0.05). Conclusions The occurrence of AF associated with elevated levels of SUA .The reason is maybe mediated by activation of hyperuricemia inflammation and oxidative stress . We have shown that patients with AF have significantly higher SUA .

  16. Study on the relationship between spiral CT Imaging findings and the clinical stages of stomach cancer%胃癌螺旋CT影像学表现与临床分期关系的研究

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    庞殿中

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the relationship beween the imaging futures and the clinical stage in patients with gastric cancer so as to assess the prcoperauve staging and to facilitate the treatment. Methods: 45 patients with pathologically confirmed gastric cancer patients underwent the preoperative low tension of water filling phase enhanced helical CT scan. The CT maximal diameter and thickness, strengthening side, and the thickness of peritumoral low density zone on three-dimensional image were compared with the intraoperative and postoperative pathological findings. Results;The thickness of lesionsi strengthened degree, and tumor low density zone thickness of the stomach cancer are closely related to the clinical stage. Conclusion: Enhanced spiral CT examination for gastric cancer can precisely assess the preoperative staging of gastric cancer and benefit to surgical selection and evaluation of prognosis.%目的:探讨胃癌患者CT影像学表现与胃癌临床分期关系的研究,做好胃癌患者术前分期评估,以利治疗.方法:采用西门子6层螺旋CT.对45例经病理证实为胃癌患者,术前行低张力水充盈螺旋CT三期增强扫描,将CT三维图像上肿瘤最大直径与厚度、强化方程度、肿瘤瘤周低密度区厚度.与术中大体病理及术后病理进行对照.结果:成像后病灶厚度、强化程度及瘤周低密度区厚度与胃癌临床分期密切相关(P<0.05).结论:增强螺旋CT对胃癌检查,可以为明确胃癌术前分期、选择术式及评估预后作出选择.

  17. Lipid status and its relationship with hormones and anthropometric indices in Hirsute women

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    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Relationships among lipids, hormones and anthropometric indices of patients in a reproductive endocrinology outpatient clinic were investigated. Subjects were divided into 2 groups according to their hirsutism score (Hirsute score>=8, N=102; And non-hirsute score<8, N=83. Weight (Wt, height (Ht, waist (W and hip (H circumferences were measured in all women and serum levels of lipids, hormones and glucose were determined in about one half of them. Hirsute women were heavier and had higher waist to hip ratio (WHR and waist to height ratio, increased LDL and decreased progesterone levels (In all cases, P<0.04. In 26 subjects with a high serum androgen level (Testosterone, and"or androstenedione and/or DHEAS there was a significant correlation between triglyceride and testosterone levels (P<0.02. Multiple regression analysis showed that WHR was an independent variable for cholesterol and LDL; Age for triglyceride; Glucose for HDL; And androstenedione for the LDL/HDL ratio. It is concluded that altered blood lipid profiles in women with hirsutism and"or hyperandrogenism may be the result of obesity, testosterone or androstenedione blood levels.

  18. Relationship between Stressor and Self-efficacy of Nursing Undergraduates in Initial Stage of Clinical Practice%本科护生实习初期压力源与自我效能感的相关性研究

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    雷慧; 王燕

    2011-01-01

    目的 了解本科护生临床实习初期压力源与自我效能感现状及两者的相关性.方法 采用自制的本科护生临床实习压力源问卷及一般自我效能感量表对170名本科护生进行问卷调查.结果 本科护生临床实习初期压力源依次为:自身知识与技能、工作性质与内容、自身及就业、病人护理、教学组织与管理、医院环境与人际关系;一般自我效能感总均分为(2.57±0.46)分,高于中间分2.5水平;各压力源得分与自我效能感均呈负相关( r=-0.61~-0.30,P<0.001).结论 本科护生临床实习初期压力源与自我效能感呈负相关.护理教育工作者应重视培养临床实习本科护生的自我效能感,加强本科护生实习前护士职业素质及护理操作技能培训,实习中尤其是实习初期的心理支持,提高本科护生的自我效能感,以减轻临床实习压力,提高实习质量.%Objective To probe into the relation between stressors and self-efficacy of nursing undergraduates during their initial stage of clinical practice. Methods A total of 170 nursing undergraduates were surveyed with General Self-efficacy Scale (GSES)and a self-designed stressors questionnaire. Results The stressors in their initial stage of clinical practice included the followings in sequence: knowledge and skill, jobs, employment, patient nursing, teaching organization and management environment of hospital and interpersonal relationship. The score of GSES of nursing students was (2.57 ±0.46) which was above the moderate level of 2.5. There was negative correlation between each stressor and self-efficacy of nursing students (r=-0.61 ~-0.30, P<0.001). Conclusion There is negative correlation between stressors and self-efficacy of nursing undergraduates during their initial stage of clinical practice.Importance should be attached to enhance self-efficacy and professional quality of nursing of nursing students. Psychological support is expected during

  19. Abusive Relationships

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  20. HLA-B等位基因与新疆地区鼻咽癌相关性及其临床意义%HLA-B alleles and nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Xinjiang, China:relationship and clinical significance

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    胡云辉; 刘凯; 耿晓涛; 王若峥

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨HLA⁃B等位基因多态性与新疆地区鼻咽癌的关系及其临床意义。方法纳入226例患者作为鼻咽癌组,207例健康志愿者作为健康对照组。采用PCR⁃SSP法对HLA⁃B等位基因进行检测。采用χ2检验两组之间、汉族和维吾尔族之间、鼻咽癌不同临床特征之间HLA⁃B等位基因频率差异。 Kaplan⁃Meier 法计算生存率并 Logrank 单因素分析与 HLA⁃B 等位基因频率关系。结果鼻咽癌组HLA⁃B∗46等位基因频率高于健康对照组( P=0.000),且HLA⁃B∗46等位基因频率在汉族存在差异性(P=0.000),而维吾尔族未发现差异性(P>0.05)。<30岁组HLA⁃B∗44等位基因频率高于≥30岁组( P=0.029);分化型非角化性癌和T1+T2期HLA⁃B∗48等位基因频率分别高于未分化型非角化性癌和T3+T4期( P=0.029)。鼻咽癌5年OS、DFS、DMFS、LRFS率与HLA⁃B∗46(P=0.118~0.502)、HLA⁃B∗44(P=0.761~0.804)及HLA⁃B∗48(P=0.308~0.727)表达状态无关。结论 HLA⁃B∗46等位基因可能为新疆地区汉族鼻咽癌的易感基因,而HLA⁃B∗44可能与较早发病年龄有关,HLA⁃B∗48可能与病理类型及T分期有关。故HLA⁃B等位基因可能与鼻咽癌发生、发展有关。%Objective To explore the relationship between HLA⁃B allele polymorphisms and nasopharyngeal carcinoma ( NPC) in Xinjiang, China and its clinical significance. Methods A total of 226 patients were assigned to NPC group, while 207 healthy volunteers were assigned to control group. PCR amplification with sequence⁃specific primers was used to determine HLA⁃B alleles. Comparison of HLA⁃B allele frequency between the above two groups, between Han and Uygur populations, and between patients with various clinical characteristics of NPC was made by chi⁃square test. The Kaplan⁃Meier method was used to calculate the survival rates and the log⁃rank univariate

  1. 腹膜透析患者门诊随访频率与生存率关系的研究%Relationship between follow-up frequency at the outpatient clinic and their survival in peritoneal dialysis patients

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    杨桂鲜; 韩庆烽; 周晓玲; 孙庆华; 聂建东; 孙玲华; 史均宝; 何培丽

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between follow-up frequency at the outpatient clinic and their survival in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Method We recruited 202 incident patients who started PD between September 2006 and September 2008. They were divided into two groups according to the follow-up frequency: once a month in a group (one month group), and once more than a month in another group (more than one month group). Their general information and clinical data including laboratory examinations, nutrition status, complications and outcome after PD for 3 months and at the endpoint of the study were analyzed. Results At the beginning of PD, there were no significant differences in these parameters between the two groups, except that patients from rural area were different in the two groups (X2 = 10.629, P=0.005). At the end-point of the study, patients in the more than one month group had higher rate of hypertension (X2=15.561, P=0.000), lower serum albumin (t=2.219, P=0.028), higher serum phosphorus (t=-3366, P=0.001), and higher rate of malnutrition evaluated by SGA (X2=3.859, P=0.046), as compared with those in the one month group. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis demonstrated that survival rate and technical survival rate were significantly higher in the one month group than in the more than one month group (P=0.001 and P-0.002, respectively). Cox regression analysis showed that age, serum albumin, Kt/V and CCI were the independent factors affecting survival in PD patients, and that the follow-up frequency at the outpatient clinic was not included in the independent factors for survival (X2 = 40.673, P= 0.000). Conclusion The follow-up frequency at the outpatient clinic was unrelated to survival of PD patients. However, lower follow-up frequency at outpatient clinics may associate with malnutrition and more complications leading to poorer prognosis. We recommend the follow-up frequency of once a month for PD patients.%目的 探讨腹膜透析患

  2. Clinical Research on the Relationship between Insulin Resistance and Colorectal Cancer%胰岛素抵抗与结直肠癌关系的临床研究

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    叶帅; 陈明卫; 李永翔; 余昌俊; 汪圣毅

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between insulin resistance and colorectal cancer( CRC ). Methods A case-control study was performed to compare the clinical data of the CRC group (patients with newly diagnosed CRC, re=312) and the control group (adults in healthy examination, n=286), including blood fasting glucose and insulin levels, insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR), body mass index (BMI), family history of diabetes and CRC, personal habits of smoking and drinking, serum cholesterol, triglyceride and adiponectin levels. Results (1 )Compared with the control group, BMI and the proportion of CRC family history in the CRC group increased markedly (P0.05). (2)Logistic analysis showed that the age, gender, diabetes history, smoking, drinking, blood lipid, FPG, BMI, WHR and adiponectin had no marked relationship with CRC, but FINS (OR=4.37, 95%CI=3.21~7.23), HOMA-IR(OR=6.68, 95% CI=3.79~9.53), colorectal cancer family history (OR =2.31, 95% CI=1.83~5.64) had significant relationship with CRC. Conclusion There may be some relationship between IR and CRC. IR is an independent risk factor for CRC.%目的 探讨胰岛素抵抗(IR)与结直肠癌(CRC)发病的关系,为CRC病因学探索及CRC的预防研究提供思路.方法 收集新诊断的312例CRC患者的临床资料作为病例组,选择286名健康体检者作为对照组.比较两组人群间空腹血糖(FPG)、空腹胰岛素水平(FINS)、稳态模型胰岛素抵抗指数(HOMA-IR)、体质指数(BMI)、腰臀比(WHR)、糖尿病家族史、结直肠癌家族史、吸烟、饮酒等生活行为以及血脂、血脂联素水平等方面的差异.结果 CRC组BMI、CRC家族史比例均高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05,P<0.01),且CRC组和对照组lnHNS、lnHOMA-IR分别为(2.92±0.51)、(2.46±0.45) mU/L和(1.49±0.51)、(1.02±0.41),差异有统计学意义(P<0.05,P<0.01),而CRC组脂联素水平[(10.1±2.9)mg/L]明显低于对照组[(13.2±2.6)mg/L

  3. Analysis of relationship between age at onset and clinical features of migraine%发病年龄与偏头痛临床特点的关系分析

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    冯智英; 李颖; 邹静; 李焰生

    2011-01-01

    目的 分析发病年龄与偏头痛临床特点的关系,为临床判断偏头痛的预后提供参考.方法 收集门诊诊断为偏头痛的连续患者447例,其中先兆性偏头痛(MA组)62例,无先兆性偏头痛(MO组)385例.记录两组患者的年龄、性别、头痛发病年龄(AAO)、首次就诊年龄、病程、家族史以及头痛强度、频率和持续时间等相关资料.两组患者按AAO进行再分组(≤18岁为未成年组,>18岁为成年组),分别对AAO与家族史和头痛强度、频率、持续时间的关系进行统计学分析.结果 MA组和MO组患者中女性分别占81.3%和66.1% (P <0.05),两组患者的首次就诊年龄、病程和头痛持续时间比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).在MO患者中,未成年组与成年组的首次就诊年龄、病程、家族史及头痛频率和持续时间比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).多变量Logistic回归分析发现,就诊年龄、病程、家族史、头痛频率是独立危险因素.结论 起病早、家族史明显、头痛严重的偏头痛患者,预后较差;在中国人群中,AAO可作为反映偏头痛预后的指标之一.%Objective To investigate the relationship between age at onset (AAO) and clinical features of migraine so as to provide references for prognosis estimation of migraine. Methods Four hundred and forty-seven consecutive patients with migraine were enrolled, among whom 62 were migraine with aura ( MA group), and 385 were migraine without aura ( MO group). The related data about age, gender, AAO, age of first diagnosis, course of disease, family history, intensity of migraine, frequency of migraine and duration of migraine of patients in two groups were recorded. Patients in both groups were subdivided into immaturity group ( ^ 18 years old) and adult group( > 18 years old) respectively. The relationship between AAO and family history, intensity of migraine, frequency of migraine and duration of migraine was statistically

  4. A clinical study on the relationship between oral hygiene and chronic gastritis.%口腔卫生与慢性胃炎关系的临床研究

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    陈发明; 孙海花; 刘民; 张修平; 邓玲玲

    2001-01-01

    目的:为探讨口腔卫生与慢性胃炎的关系。方法:76例胃粘膜幽门螺杆菌(Helicobacterpylori,Hp)检测阳性慢性胃炎患者为慢性胃炎组,72例健康自愿者组成对照组,对所有受检者进行口腔卫生检查,并对其牙菌斑Hp进行检测,比较两组的差别;慢性胃炎组随机分成A、B两组后接受抗Hp治疗,A组同时进行口腔治疗与口腔教育,B组为对照,3月后观察抗Hp治疗的疗效,比较两组的差别。结果:慢性胃炎组口腔卫生状况明显较对照组差(P<0.01),且口腔卫生状况与慢性胃炎程度有关(P<0.05);牙菌斑Hp检测结果亦显示口腔卫生愈差、慢性胃炎愈严重,Hp阳性率愈高。3月后A组的疗效明显优于B组。结论:口腔卫生好坏与慢性胃炎的发病密切相关,Hp寄生于牙菌斑可能是导致慢性胃炎发病和复发的一个重要因素。%Objective:To investigate the relationship between oral hygieneand chronic gastritis.Methods:76 patients with chronic gastritis (Helicobacter pylori polymerase chain reaction detection were positive, Hp-PCR positive) and 72 controls were studied their oral hygiene and the Hp in their dental plaque.Chronic gastritis patients were received anti-Hp therapy and then divided into 2(A and B)groups.A group was treated by supergingival subgingival curettage,and received oral health education while B group was compared.Results:There were significant differences of Hp positive rate and debris index(DI),calculus index(CI),plaque index(PLI),gingival index(GI) between chronic gastritis group and control group(P<0.01),and they all related with the severity of chronic gastritis(P<0.01).Oral hygiene treatment and oral health education are benefit for anti-Hp therapy of chronic gastritis.Concusions:It is indicated that the relationship between oral hygiene and chronic gastritis is close clinically,Hp in dental plaque perhaps is one of the way to Hp infecton.

  5. Friendship relationships

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    Horst Heidbrink

    2007-01-01

    Within the last years the psychological interest in the issue of friendship has evidently risen. This article gives an overview of the current research on friendship whereas within this outline, new - partially unpublished research results from the Institute of Psychology at the University of Hagen - are presented. The Research Colloquium “Interpersonal Relationships”1 particularly focused on gender differences. Moreover the cultural dependence of amicable relationships is discussed in detail...

  6. Relationships Economics

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    Israelsen, L. Dwight; Ratliff, Richard L.

    1999-01-01

    The concept of the importance of healthy relationships in the economic system can be traced back to Adam Smith's writings of the last quarter of the 18th century. Smith believed that self-interest, the profit motive, competition, and frequent human interaction in the marketplace, within the framework of the rule of law, would induce market participants to develop moral virtues of honesty, generosity, and trust. Sellers who failed to develop these attributes would lose customers to competitors...

  7. Relationship between completement 3 and the clinical and pathological features of diabetic nephropathy%补体C3与糖尿病肾病临床病理的关系

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    杨莉莉; 刘东伟; 刘章锁

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨补体C3与糖尿病肾病临床与病理的关系.方法 选择116例于郑州大学第一附属医院肾脏内科经肾穿刺活检证实为糖尿病肾病的患者为研究对象,搜集患者肾活检病理资料,分析不同肾脏病理类型补体C3沉积的阳性率;进而以补体C3为依据,分为C3阳性组和阴性组,分别搜集两组的病史、相关实验室检查等临床及病理资料,比较不同组别患者临床和病理资料的差异.结果 补体C3在糖尿病肾病不同病理类型沉积的阳性率比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);补体C3沉积阳性组在病程、24h尿蛋白定量和糖化血红蛋白均高于补体C3沉积阴性组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);补体C3沉积阳性组较阴性组有较高的活动指数(6.5±1.9 vs4.5±1.2)和较低的慢性指数(4.8±1.7 vs5.9±2.4),差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 补体C3在糖尿病肾病患者肾脏的沉积率较高,可能参与糖尿病肾病的发病及影响患者预后.%Objective To investigate the relationship between complement 3 and the clinical pathological features of diabetic nephropathy.Methods Pathological materials were collected from 116 patients with renal biopsy-proven diabetic nephropathy,and the deposition rate of complement 3 among different pathological types was analyzed.And then based on whether the renal biopsy speciments were deposited by complement 3,the cases were divided into two groups and the clinical pathological features between the two groups were compared.Results There was no significant difference of the deposition rate of complement 3 among different pathological types (P > 0.05).The group with complement 3 deposited has longer disease history,heavier proteinuria,and higher glycosylated hemoglobin (P < 0.05).Also the group with complement 3 deposited had higher activitation index and lower chronic index (P < 0.05).Conclusions The deposition rate of complement 3 was high in diabetic nephropathy

  8. Relationships of magnetic resonance imaging characters and clinic presentations of children cerebral palsy%儿童脑性瘫痪MRI特征与临床表现的相关性

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    王莹; 王海宝; 余永强; 徐丽艳; 陈玉萍

    2014-01-01

    目的通过分析脑性瘫痪( CP)患儿磁共振表现与其类型、粗大运动功能分级( GMFCS)及出生胎龄的关系,探讨MRI在小儿CP临床诊断中的价值。方法收集143例CP患儿的临床和MRI资料,回顾性分析其间相关性。结果MRI表现为室周白质损伤(PWMI)52例,弥漫性脑损伤31例,脑发育异常19例,局灶性脑血管意外11例,正常24例,无法分类性病变6例。不同类型MRI表现的GMFCS分布差异有统计学意义(χ2=87.974,P =0.000, Fisher 精确检验)。 PWMI的患儿中,早产儿多见,且主要为双瘫及偏瘫, GMFCSⅠ~Ⅲ级较多。弥漫性脑损伤中,四肢瘫及不随意运动型常见,GMFCS多为重度障碍。脑发育异常及局灶性脑血管意外足月儿多见,GMFCS显示为前者重度障碍多见,后者轻度障碍多见。结论 CP患儿MRI表现与CP类型、GM-FCS、出生胎龄有密切关系,对CP的早期诊断及预后评估有重要价值。%Objective To explore the valuation of MRI in clinic diagnosis of children cerebral palsy( CP) by tes-ting relationships between types of CP, gross motor function( GMFCS) ,gestational age at birth and MRI findings of the brain. Methods The clinic and MRI data were collected and their correlations were analyzed. Results A-mong 143 cases of cerebral palsy,52 cases were periventricular white matter injury( PWMI) ,31 cases were diffusive encephalopathy,19 cases were brain malformations,11 cases were focal cerebral vascular accident,24 cases were normal and 6 cases were unclassifiable. Distributions of GMFCS were significantly different among various neuroim-aging findings(χ2 =87.974,P=0.000,Fisher exact test). For PWMI, preterm infants were mainly involved with spastic diplegia or spastic hemiplegia, and GMFCS levels wereⅠ~Ⅲ. Diffusive encephalopathy was most com-monly shown in dyskinetic CP and spastic quadriplegia,and GMFCS levels were Ⅳ~Ⅴ. Brain malformations and focal cerebral vascular accident were common in term infant

  9. The Clinical Supervision Process.

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    Ramsey, MaryLou

    This document defines clinical supervision as an intensive, interpersonally-focused, one-to-one relationship in which one person is designated to facilitate the development of therapeutic competence in the other person. Ways in which supervision is similar to, and different from, therapy are explained. The following stages in the clinical…

  10. CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

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    Assessment of the health status of animals through measurement of cellular, biochemical, and macromolecular constituents in blood, secretions, and excretions has been variously referred to as clinical chemistry, clinical biochemistry, or clinical pathology. he genesis of this dis...

  11. How to Connect the Gap between Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice

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    SHANG Hong-cai; XU Hong-juan; CHEN Jing; ZHANG Bo-li; LI You-ping; Mike J Clarke

    2008-01-01

    Clinical research methods have been rapidly developing, and the design of clinical trials including traditional Chinese medicine is advancing. To a certain extent, all of these ensure that the results of clinical research are objective and scientific, but whether these results and the resulting guidelines or consensus have much practical significance on clinical practice is still controversial. The authors engage in both clinical practice and clinical research; they strongly feel that it is necessary to discuss the relationship between clinical trials and clinical practice. This essay discusses this relationship in four parts.

  12. Age and Clinical Dengue Illness

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    Egger, Joseph R.; Paul G Coleman

    2007-01-01

    The relationship between age and risk for classic dengue fever has never been quantified. We use data from clinical patients to show that the relative risk of having classical disease after primary dengue virus infection increases with age. This relationship has implications for strategies aimed at controlling dengue fever.

  13. Clinical biophysics

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    Anbar, M.; Spangler, R.A.; Scott, P.

    1985-01-01

    Chapters are included on clinical decision making, principles of biomedical engineering, computers and their medical uses, clinical radiobiology, diagnostic x-ray radiology, clinical applications of ultrasonics, nuclear medicine, NMR imaging, diagnostic imaging, bioelectric techniques in diagnosis and therapy, biophysical aspects of the clinical laboratory, and biophysical aspects of modern surgery.

  14. Relationship between genotypes and clinical phenotypes in patients from 7 hemophilia A families%7个血友病A家系基因型与临床表型分析

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    梁伟玲; 韦红英; 廖宁; 周竣荔

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study the mutation types of factor VIII (FVIII) gene in patients from 7 hemophilia A (HA) families and the relationship between FVIII gene mutations and clinical phenotypes. Methods A total of 8 patients from 7 HA families were recruited. The activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and factor VIII coagulant activity (VIII:C) in these patients were measured. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was performed to analyze FVIII gene intron 1 and 22 inversions. For patients without the FVIII intron inversions, direct sequencing was performed to determine their mutation types and other related members of their families were also tested by PCR and sequencing to analyze the corresponding mutation sites. Results The ranges of APTT and VIII:C of the 8 patients were 91.6-131 seconds and 0.8%-2%, respectively. FVIII gene intron 22 inversion was not detected, while intron 1 inversion was detected in one patient. There were 5 types of mutations in FVIII gene detected in the remaining 7 patients, including 6 patients with mutations in exon 14 and 1 patient with mutation in exon 23;all of the 5 types of mutations were single nucleotide mutations. Among the detected mutations in FVIII gene, p.His1202LeufsX16 (c.3666delA) detected in one patient was found to be a previously unreported mutation in FVIII gene. Conclusions FVIII gene exon 14 is a hot-spot mutation region and p.His1202LeufsX16 is found to be a novel mutation in FVIII gene.%目的:确定各家系凝血因子Ⅷ(FⅧ)基因突变类型,了解基因突变与临床表型的关系。方法对7个家系患者进行活化部分凝血酶原时间(APTT)及凝血因子Ⅷ凝结活性(FⅧ:C)检测,再采用PCR方法对7个血友病A家系患者进行内含子22、内含子1倒位检测,对检测结果阴性患者采用直接测序法确定基因突变类型,并对家系相关成员进行相应位点的扩增与测序。结果8例血友病A患者APTT为91.6~131 s,FⅧ:C为0.8%~2%

  15. 妊娠期糖尿病临床治疗及其对妊娠结局的关系研究%Research of clinical treatment for gestational diabetes mellitus and its relationship with pregnancy outcome

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    关秀娟

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨妊娠期糖尿病临床治疗方法,并分析与妊娠结局的关系。方法60例妊娠期糖尿病孕妇为研究对象,将其随机分为研究组与对照组,每组30例。研究组为入院治疗的孕妇,对照组为同期未入院治疗的孕妇。给予研究组孕妇饮食指导、胰岛素、控制血糖等对症治疗,比较两组围生儿并发症发生率及孕妇分娩方式。结果研究组围生儿并发症发生率为10.0%,明显低于对照组的63.3%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。研究组顺产率为60.0%,明显高于对照组的23.3%(P<0.05);研究组剖宫产率为40.0%,明显低于对照组的76.7%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论及时诊断妊娠期糖尿病并入院治疗,能有效控制孕妇血糖,降低围生儿并发症发生率,改善孕妇分娩方式。%Objective To investigate clinical treatment methods for gestational diabetes mellitus, and to analyze its relationship with pregnancy outcome. Methods A total of 60 pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus as the study subjects were randomly divided into research group and control group, with 30 cases in each group. The research group contained pregnant women treated in hospital, and control group contained pregnant women at the same period not in hospital. Symptomatic treatment of diet guide, insulin, and blood glucose control was given to the research group. Comparison was made on complications of perinatal infant and delivery ways between the two groups. Results The research group had incidence of complications of perinatal infant as 10.0%, which was much lower than 63.3%of the control group, and the difference had statistical significance (P<0.05). Eutocia rate was 60.0%in the research group, and that was much higher than 23.3%in the control group(P<0.05);The research group also had lower caesarean section rate as 40.0%than 76.7%of the control group, and the differences had statistical significance (P<0

  16. Digital Relationships

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    Ledborg Hansen, Richard

    as authentic members of temporary organizations the students also displayed a clear inability to connect to the presentations of each other. This apparent high skillset in presenting but low skillset in relating led us to formulate a thesis of Facebook behavior aimed at describing and suggesting the presence......-­rich information and highly interesting communication are sky-­high and rising. With a continuous increase in digitized communication follows a decrease in face-­to-­face encounters and our ability to engage in inter-­personal relationships are suffering for it (Davis, 2013). The behavior described in this paper...... for the same reasons – that the growing amount of digitized communication “out there” represents data waiting to be sifted, analyzed and decoded. In this paper “Facebook behavior” refers to a particular behavior characterized by presenting your self and representations of selected self in the hope of getting...

  17. Crisis of the clinical method

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    Miguel Moreno Rodríguez

    2010-01-01

    This is an opinion paper. The author identifies an universal crisis of the clinical method, with dangerous consequences in the practice of medicine. Among its main causes, there are discussed: a deterioration in the doctor-patient relationship, the undervaluation of clinics, the overvaluation of technology, and the indifference for general medicine. A call for attention is made for the restoration of clinical method values and to permanent seed its principles in all medical students and young...

  18. MRI in temporal lobe epilepsy. Correlation between EEG, SPECT and clinical features

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    Uesugi, Hideji; Onuma, Teiichi; Matsuda, Hiroshi; Ishida, Shiro [National Center Hospital for Mental, Nervous and Muscular Disorders, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kodaira, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-02-01

    The relationship between MRI, SPECT, EEG and clinical features in temporal lobe epilepsy was investigated. Subjects were 162 patients (84 males, 78 females) whose average age was 38.1{+-}12.1 years. SPECT was carried out in 45 patients. The results were as follows: abnormal MR images were obtained in 36% of the group without epileptic discharge, and in 42% of the group with temporal spikes. There was no correlation between epileptic discharge in EEG and MRI abnormality. The lateralities of epileptic discharge and MRI were in disagreement in 9 of 39 patients (23%), indicating that determining the epileptic focus from scalp EEG was difficult. There was no correlation between the basic activity in EEG and abnormality in MRI. The rate of abnormal SPECT (89%) was higher than that of abnormal MRI (40%). The rate of the group with ictal automatism (52%) was higher than that of the group without ictal automatism (35%). The rate of abnormal MR images was high in the group with encephalitis (73%). The rate was higher in the group with febrile convulsion (62%) than in the group without it (28%). The rate of the abnormal MR images was higher in the group with a seizure frequency of at least several mal/month (48%) than in the group with a seizure frequency of less than several mal/year (29%). (author).

  19. MRI in temporal lobe epilepsy. Correlation between EEG, SPECT and clinical features

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    The relationship between MRI, SPECT, EEG and clinical features in temporal lobe epilepsy was investigated. Subjects were 162 patients (84 males, 78 females) whose average age was 38.1±12.1 years. SPECT was carried out in 45 patients. The results were as follows: abnormal MR images were obtained in 36% of the group without epileptic discharge, and in 42% of the group with temporal spikes. There was no correlation between epileptic discharge in EEG and MRI abnormality. The lateralities of epileptic discharge and MRI were in disagreement in 9 of 39 patients (23%), indicating that determining the epileptic focus from scalp EEG was difficult. There was no correlation between the basic activity in EEG and abnormality in MRI. The rate of abnormal SPECT (89%) was higher than that of abnormal MRI (40%). The rate of the group with ictal automatism (52%) was higher than that of the group without ictal automatism (35%). The rate of abnormal MR images was high in the group with encephalitis (73%). The rate was higher in the group with febrile convulsion (62%) than in the group without it (28%). The rate of the abnormal MR images was higher in the group with a seizure frequency of at least several mal/month (48%) than in the group with a seizure frequency of less than several mal/year (29%). (author)

  20. 职业暴露与肺癌临床特征的相关性分析%Relationship between clinical characteristics of lung cancer patients regarding their occupational exposure

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    刘英宇; 王红阳; 张蕾

    2013-01-01

    目的 分析职业暴露人群肺癌发生及其特征.方法 对唐山市2110名有从事石棉、煤焦油、烟尘、重金属、橡胶等相关职业且年龄≥20岁的居民进行问卷调查(包括一般情况、工作年限、吸烟史和吸烟程度),另外收集378例医院就诊的肺癌患者,其中有职业暴露史149例,将其一般情况、肺外病变临床表现、胸部影像学、病理类型、伴随疾病和肿瘤转移情况等与其他职业患者比较.结果 在2110名有职业暴露的研究对象中,肺癌患者共621例(29.43%).男性患病率高于女性,但差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).调查显示,年龄、吸烟年限、吸烟程度以及从事职业暴露的工作年限均为肺癌患病的重要因素(P<0.01).两组患者在肺外病变临床表现的发生率和表现形式上的差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05);胸部影像学表现为阻塞性肺气肿,职业暴露组(36.91%)高于其他职业组(18.78%),差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);病理类型为鳞癌的概率,职业暴露组(36.24%)高于其他职业组(28.38%),但差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);后期肿瘤胸膜转移,职业暴露组(14.09%)也高于其他职业组(7.42%)(P<0.05).结论 职业暴露人群中吸烟程度重、年长者和职业暴露年限高者肺癌的发生率高,临床影像学表现多为阻塞性肺气肿,病理类型以鳞癌和后期肿瘤胸膜转移为多见.%Objective To study the relationship between clinical characteristics of lung cancer patients and their occupational exposure.Methods 2110 workers (≥20 years) who had been engaged in occupation that were exposed to risk factors of lung cancer,were asked to fill in questionnaires which included social demographic characteristics,length of service,smoking history and habits etc.378 cases with lung cancer admitted in the Tangshan Worker' s Hospital were selected and their clinical data including general information,symptoms or signs other than lungs

  1. Clinical Trials

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    Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers ... prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease. Clinical trials may also compare a new treatment to a ...

  2. Relationship between

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    TIAN; Lide

    2001-01-01

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  3. 婴幼儿病毒感染与腹泻相关临床参数的关系分析%Analysis of relationship between viral infection and diarrhea-related clinical parameters in infants

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    施前锋; 潘新娣; 王叶萍; 邵伟芳; 钱娇赟; 孙爱华

    2015-01-01

    目的:研究婴幼儿病毒感染与腹泻相关临床参数的关系,为婴幼儿病毒性腹泻的诊治和预防提供依据。方法收集124例5岁以下腹泻患儿血液和粪便进行常规检测,采用免疫金层析技术检测粪便标本的轮状病毒,实时荧光定量PCR(RT‐PCR)检测粪便标本轮状病毒、星状病毒、腺病毒及诺如病毒的表达水平,对结果采用SPSS16.0软件进行统计分析。结果124例腹泻患儿中免疫金层析技术和 RT‐PCR检测轮状病毒阳性率分别为37.9%和46.0%;RT‐PCR检测星状病毒、腺病毒及诺如病毒感染率分别为41.10%、19.40%和15.32%;重叠感染91例,其中轮状病毒与星状病毒重叠感染28例最为常见;急性胃肠炎患儿病毒感染率明显高于胃肠功能紊乱患儿(P<0.05);病毒感染在1岁以下腹泻患儿更常见(P<0.05),病毒感染腹泻患儿粪便性状常见水样;胃肠功能紊乱患儿血液C‐反应蛋白(CRP)>10、白细胞(WBC)>10×109/L和粪便WBC阳性比例均明显高于急性胃肠炎患儿(P<0.05)。结论 RT‐PCR可以提高腹泻患儿轮状病毒检出率,轮状病毒为腹泻患儿特别是<1岁患儿急性胃肠炎的主要病毒性因素,病毒性感染引起的腹泻以水样便更常见,胃肠功能紊乱患儿血像变化比急性胃肠炎患儿明显。%OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between viral infection and diarrhea‐related clinical parame‐ters in infants so as to provide reference for diagnose and prevention of this disease .METHODS Blood and feces samples were collected for routine examination from 124 diarrhea children less than 5 years of age .Test of rotavir‐us (RVs) in feces samples was carried out by immuno‐gold chromatography and the expression levels of four virus (rotavirus ,astrovirus ,adenovirus ,norovirus) in the feces samples were detected by RT‐PCR .The results were

  4. 复发性口腔溃疡中医分型与临床因素的相关性研究%Relationship between TCM Syndrome Types and Clinical Factors in Patients with Recurrent Oral Ulcer

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    胡建东; 孙靖; 薛鸾; 王丹; 李国陵; 朴雪梅; 吴香香

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To analyze the relationship between three TCM syndromes of recurrent oral ulcers with clinical factors such as eating habits,sleep quality, constipation, serum immunoglobulin,serum complement,serum iron. Methods: According to TCM syndrome differentiation, fifty patients with recurrent oral ulcers were assigned to three groups: syndrome of heat retention of heart and spleen, syndrome of hyperactivity of fire due to yin deficiency, and syndrome of deficiency of both qi and blood. Each patient was required to fulfill a questionnaire about eating habits,sleep quality and constipation. Meanwhile, blood test such as serum immunoglobulin, serum complement, the serum iron was conducted in all the subjects. Results:The course of the disease in patients with recurrent oral ulcers in the syndrome of deficiency of both qi and blood group was significantly longer than that the other two groups(P <0. 05) ;the serum levels of IgA in syndrome of heat retention of heart and spleen group were higher than those in syndrome of hyperactivity of fire due to yin deficiency group ( P < 0.05 ) , and syndrome of deficiency of both qi and blood group ( P < 0. 05 ) ; the serum complement - 3 ( C3 ) levels in syndrome of heat retention of heart and spleen group were notably lower than that in syndrome of deficiency of both qi and blood group(P <0.05) ;the serum iron levels in syndrome of deficiency of both qi and blood group Were significantly lower than that in syndrome of heat retention of heart and spleen group ( P < 0. 05 ) ; there were more eating disorder patients in syndrome of heat retention of heart and spleen group and syndrome of hyperactivity of fire due to yin deficiency group than syndrome of deficiency of both qi and blood group (P <0. 05) ;there were more constipation patients in syn-drome of heat retention of heart and spleen group than syndrome of hyperactivity of fire due to yin deficiency group-and syndrome of deficiency of both qi and blood group( P < 0

  5. Clinical Research and Clinical Trials

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  6. The therapeutic relationship after psychiatric admission.

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    Roche, Eric

    2014-03-01

    The therapeutic relationship is one of the most central and important factors in the treatment of mental health disorders. A better therapeutic relationship is associated with service engagement, medication adherence, and satisfaction with services. This study aimed to compare the demographic and clinical factors associated with the therapeutic relationship in voluntarily and involuntarily admitted psychiatric service users. We found that individuals who had been admitted involuntarily, who had a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder, and who reported higher levels of perceived pressures on admission were more likely to have a poorer therapeutic relationship with their consultant psychiatrist. Greater levels of insight and treatment satisfaction, together with higher levels of procedural justice experienced on admission, were associated with a better therapeutic relationship. We found that the level of perceived coercion on admission was not related to the therapeutic relationship. Targeted interventions to improve the therapeutic relationship, particularly for involuntarily admitted service users, are discussed.

  7. Development of a Weight Loss Mobile App Linked With an Accelerometer for Use in the Clinic: Usability, Acceptability, and Early Testing of its Impact on the Patient-Doctor Relationship

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    Choo, Seryung; Kim, Ju Young; Jung, Se Young; Kim, Sarah; Kim, Jeong Eun; Han, Jong Soo; Kim, Sohye; Kim, Jeong Hyun; Kim, Jeehye; Kim, Yongseok; Kim, Dongouk; Steinhubl, Steven

    2016-01-01

    Background Although complications of obesity are well acknowledged and managed by clinicians, management of obesity itself is often difficult, which leads to its underdiagnosis and undertreatment in hospital settings. However, tools that could improve the management of obesity, including self-monitoring, engagement with a social network, and open channels of communication between the patient and doctor, are limited in a clinic-based setting. Objective The objective of our study was to evaluat...

  8. The Relationship of Neurocognition and Negative Symptoms to Social and Role Functioning Over Time in Individuals at Clinical High Risk in the First Phase of the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study

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    Meyer, Eric C.; Carrión, Ricardo E.; Cornblatt, Barbara A.; Addington, Jean; Cadenhead, Kristin S.; Cannon, Tyrone D.; McGlashan, Thomas H; Perkins, Diana O.; Ming T. Tsuang; Walker, Elaine F.; Woods, Scott W.; Heinssen, Robert; Seidman, Larry J.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: Impaired social, role, and neurocognitive functioning are preillness characteristics of people who later develop psychosis. In people with schizophrenia, neurocognition and negative symptoms are associated with functional impairment. We examined the relative contributions of neurocognition and symptoms to social and role functioning over time in clinically high-risk (CHR) individuals and determined if negative symptoms mediated the influence of cognition on functioning. Methods: S...

  9. 跖腱膜炎与功能性腓肠肌挛缩关系的临床观察%Clinical research of the relationship between plantar fasciitis and gastrocnemius contracture

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    王海有; 张建中; 金合

    2012-01-01

    目的 研究跖腱膜炎与腓肠肌挛缩的关系.方法 对2010年9月~2010年1 1月足踝外科门诊收治的20人跖腱膜炎患者和31人正常足进行对比研究.结果 29足跖腱膜炎中16例(55.2%)合并腓肠肌挛缩.62正常足中 11例(17.7%)合并腓肠肌挛缩.结论 跖腱膜炎与腓肠肌挛缩关系密切,跖腱膜炎的患者多伴有腓肠肌挛缩.%Objective To study the relationship between plantar fasciitis and gastrocnemius contracture. Methods 20 outpatients with plantar fasciitis were compared with 31 normal people during Sep to Nov 2010 in Foot and ankle surgery department of Tongren hospital. Results 16 of 29 feet with plantar fasciitis ( 55.2% )had gastrocnemius contracture compared with 11 of 62 normal feet ( 17.7% ). Conclusion There is a close relationship between plantar fasciitis and gastrocnemius contracture. A plantar fasciitis patient is more likely to suffer gastorcnemius contracture.

  10. Study on the Clinical Relationship between Blood Glucose, Glycated Hemoglobin Level and Acute Cerebral Infarction%血糖、糖化血红蛋白水平与急性脑梗死临床关系的探讨

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    袁勇

    2012-01-01

      Objective To investigate acute patient of brain infarct blood sugar competence and clinical relation. Methods Empty stomach blood sugar level when admitting to hospital divide into normal blood sugar group,high blood sugar group, at random according to patient, Before treating, after treating,flawed or damaged to go on and give a mark to nervous system,Observe blood sugar, glycosylated hemoglobin have illness coming on the total mark and clinical relation. Results Acute brain infarct blood sugar level high,and have illness coming on and flawed or damaged to give a mark either high nervous system of patient,the worse its clinical curative effect is. Conclusion High bloods sugars accompany high glycosylated hemoglobin increase acute brain nervous system of infarct damage especially with have illness coming on. Lower candy treatment may improve acute brain clinical curative effect of infarct effectively,Prevent and treat high blood sugar to prevent brain infarct effective measure one of actively.%  目的探讨血糖、糖化血红蛋白水平与急性脑梗死患者的临床关系。方法对收治的78例急性脑梗死患者的临床资料进行回顾性分析,根据入院时空腹血糖水平分为正常血糖组、高血糖组,病情好转后对所有患者进行神经系统缺损评分,观察血糖、糖化血红蛋白和临床的关系。结果急性脑梗死患者高血糖组与正常血糖组相比,其神经系统缺损评分高,总有效率低。结论高血糖尤其伴高糖化血红蛋白会增加急性脑梗死神经系统损伤,预后差。故积极预防和治疗高血糖是预防脑梗死的有力措施之一。

  11. RELATIONSHIPS AMONGST SELF-COMPASSION, SELF-ESTEEM AND SCHIZOTYPY

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    Marshall, Nicola

    2014-01-01

    Aims and Objectives The primary aim of the research was to investigate the nature of the relationships between self-compassion, self-esteem and schizotypy using a non-clinical sample. A secondary aim was to investigate the mechanisms which help to explain any relationships found. In utilising a non-clinical sample the study aimed to determine whether relationships exist between the variables prior to the onset of psychosis within a continuum approach to schizotypy. A final objective was to...

  12. Clinical Research

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    Christensen, Irene

    2016-01-01

    This paper is about the logic of problem solving and the production of scientific knowledge through the utilisation of clinical research perspective. Ramp-up effectiveness, productivity, efficiency and organizational excellence are topics that continue to engage research and will continue doing so...... for years to come. This paper seeks to provide insights into ramp-up management studies through providing an agenda for conducting collaborative clinical research and extend this area by proposing how clinical research could be designed and executed in the Ramp- up management setting....

  13. Clinical Characteristics and Features of Frequent Idiopathic Ventricular Premature Complexes in the Korean Population

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    Hwang, Jin Kyung; Park, Seung-Jung; On, Young Keun; Kim, June Soo; Park, Kyoung-Min

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objectives Frequent ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) increase the risk of cardiomyopathy (CMP). However, most data regarding VPCs have been obtained from Western population and in-hospital patient-based studies. The objective of this study was to define the clinical characteristics and features of idiopathic VPCs in the Korean population. Subjects and Methods We investigated subjects undergoing transthoracic echocardiography and documented VPC burdens >1% by Holter monito...

  14. Clinical research on relevant relationship between cervical vertigo and instability and treatment based on differentiation in TCM%中药鼻饲防治心肺复苏后并发急性肾损伤体会

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    周燕红; 金晓玲; 朱丽娟

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨中医药对心肺复苏后急性肾损伤的防治作用。方法:选取符合条件的心肺复苏后自主循环恢复的患者共23例,在常规进一步治疗的基础上,予中药汤剂鼻饲。结果:23例观察病例,有14例死亡,死亡率为60.9%,有6例发生AKI ,发生率为26.1%。结论:中药在防治心肺复苏后并发急性肾损伤可能有一定积极的意义。%Objective: To investigate the treatment based on differentiation in TCM through studying the relevant relationship between cervical vertigo and instability. Methods: 50 cases with cervical vertigo from January 2012 to January 2014 were selected, 31 cases of male patients and 19 cases of female patients. Age range was between 30-75, an average of 60.3 years old. All 50 cases of patients were analyzed on the the relevant relationship between cervical vertigo and instability and TCM differentiation in order to make sure the cervical instability and incidence of this disease. Patients were divided into a control group and a research group, the characteristic of the disease as well as the differences of classification in TCM were analyzed. Results: 30 patients in the control group had no cervical instability, the incidence was 0%, 50 cases of patients in the research group, 36 cases with cervical instability, the incidence was 72%. Neck 2-7 vertebral backup Angle of(6.75 ± 0.89). Conclusion:Cervical vertigo patients of cervical vertebral rear within 7 ° will not produce the prototype of vertigo. Treatment based on differentiation in TCM has a great effect.

  15. A Relationship Strategy Perspective on Relationship Portfolios

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    Ritter, Thomas; Andersen, Henrik

    2014-01-01

    The paper develops a three-dimensional portfolio model for business relationships which distinguishes among six different categories. Based on assessments of customer profitability, customer commitment, and growth potential, the positioning of a given customer relationship in the portfolio allows...... managers to determine appropriate customer relationship strategies and appropriate performance indicators. Results from applying the portfolio model are reported and managerial implications and future research are discussed....

  16. Personality and Sibling Relationships.

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    Furman, Wyndol; Lanthier, Richard P.

    1996-01-01

    This study examined the role personality variables play in sibling relationships. It proposed that the characteristics of sibling relationships are influenced by: family constellation variables such as birth order, gender, and age spacing; parent-child relationships including quality of relationship and parent management of siblings; and the…

  17. Ethical dilemmas in clinical genetics.

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    Young, I D

    1984-01-01

    This paper discusses the results of a survey of medical and paramedical opinion relating to various difficult ethical issues in clinical genetics. These include the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship, prenatal diagnosis and termination, and Huntington's chorea. It is suggested that this method provides a useful means of assessing what is ethically acceptable in contemporary society.

  18. Relationship between quality of life and clinical status in patients with gastrointestinal cancer Relación entre calidad de vida y estadio clínico en pacientes con cáncer gastrointestinal

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    Ricardo Sánchez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: previous studies with patients having cancer have shown that quality of life scores depend on the clinical stage of the disease (the more advanced the disease, the worst quality of life. Methods: in a prospective study we studied 317 patients with gastric or colorectal cancer attending the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología between 2010 and 2011; the patients completed the EORTC QLQ-C30 before receiving treatment. This instrument measures quality of life in 15 domains. Scores of each domain were compared according to tumor stage. Differential Item Functioning was measured across neoplasm staging and tumor localization. Results: 145 patients (45.7% were diagnosed with colorectal cancer. According to clinical staging, differences in quality of life scores were observed in 4 of 15 domains (physical and social functioning, anorexia. Most of the differences in quality of life domains depended on tumor localization (patients with colorectal cancer had the highest scores in quality of life and sex (women reported better scores. These differences seemed to be independent of item properties. The construct was more adequately measured with items that explore the construct using a general approach. Conclusion: in this group of patients with colorectal and gastric cancer quality of life scores were more related with tumor localization than with clinical stage.Introducción: la calidad de vida de pacientes con cáncer varía según el estadio clínico de la enfermedad, siendo peor en estadios avanzados. Métodos: estudio prospectivo en el que se evaluaron 317 pacientes con cáncer colorrectal o gástrico que asistieron al Instituto Nacional de Cancerología durante los años 2010 y 2011 y que no habían iniciado tratamiento. Se utilizó el cuestionario EORTC QLQ C-30, un instrumento que mide calidad de vida en 15 dominios. Se compararon las puntuaciones para cada dominio según el estadio tumoral. Adicionalmente se realizó un análisis de

  19. Study on relationship between employment pressure and professional self-concept of nursing students in clinical practice%临床实习护生就业压力与专业自我概念的关系研究

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    吕芳菲; 李春芳

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the employment pressure and professional self - concept of nursing students in clinical practice, and know about the correlation between them, so as to provide theoretical evidences for the employment guidance for nursing students. Methods: A total of 171 nursing students were investigated by using the self - made general situation questionnaire, college students employment pressure questionnaire and nursing professional self - concept scale. Results:The total score of employment pressure of nursing students in the clinical internship was(2. 75 + 0. 67) ,6 factors scores from high to low by turns respectively were Lack of job search assistance, employment competition environment, employment psychological expectations, contradiction between professional supply and demand, professional quality evaluation and self - awareness and positioning; in the general information, the family economic status and learning achievement were the major factors influencing the employment pressure; the professional self -concept score of nursing students was (2. 83 + 0. 46), wherein the flexibility score was the highest, satisfaction score was the lowest; in the general information, the learning achievement was the main factor affecting the professional self - concept; nursing students' employment pressure level was negatively correlated with professional self - concept(Pclinical practical nursing students may influence the employment stress, hospitals should actively cultivate students good professional self - concept, and take corresponding measures to alleviate the employment pressure of nursing students, so as to help them employment smoothly.%[目的]调查实习护生的就业压力与专业自我概念水平,了解二者的相关性,为护生的就业指导提供理论依据.[方法]采用自制一般情况调查表、大学生就业压力问卷和护理专业自我概念量表对171名

  20. Development of Adolescent Relationships

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    Goede, I.H.A. de

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation on “Development of Adolescent Relationships” addresses relationships with parents, friends, and romantic partners in adolescence from a developmental perspective. By studying both parent-adolescent relationships and peer relationships at the same time, as well as interrelations between these types of relationships, this dissertation provides more information on the processes taking place in relationships during adolescence. Findings indicate that parent-adolescent relationsh...

  1. Clinical Analysis of the Relationship between Balanced Chromosomal Translocation and Abnormal Pregnancy%染色体平衡易位携带者引起不良孕育的临床分析

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    沈红霞; 尹坤

    2015-01-01

    目的:通过对2450例有自然流产、死胎、畸胎、少精等不良孕育史的患者的染色体结果调查,探讨平衡易位与不良孕育史的关系。方法:取外周血进行淋巴细胞培养,染色体G显带分析。结果:2450例患者中检出染色体平衡易位22例(罗伯逊易位3例),占0.90%。患者表现为自然流产、死胎、畸形儿、少精等不良孕育史。结论:染色体平衡易位是导致患者不良孕育史的重要原因之一。对这类人群进行遗传优生和产前诊断及辅助生殖指导等有针对性的检查和临床干预是非常必要的。%Objective: To investigate 2 450 patients' chromosomes with a history of abnormal pregnancy such as spontaneous abortion, fetal death, teratism, and oligospermia and to explore the relationship between balanced chromosomal translocation and abnormal pregnancy. Methods:Chromosomal analysis was made by peripheral lymphocytes culture and G-banding. Results:22 cases of balanced translocation were discovered(3 cases of robertsonian translocation)accounting for 0.90%. Spontaneous abortion, fetal death, teratism, and oligospermia were main manifestations of abnormal pregnancy. Conclusion:Balanced chromosomal translocation was a major reason for abnormal pregnancy. Examination of heredity and prepotency, prenatal diagnosis, guidance on assisted production were necessary for balanced chromosomal translocation carriers.

  2. Willis环变异与颅内动脉瘤关系的临床探讨%Clinical study of the relationship between Willis arterial loop variation and intracranial aneurysms

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    杨帆

    2016-01-01

    目的 探究CT血管成像技术显示Willis环的变异情况与颅内动脉瘤发生的关系.方法 分析2014年1月至2014年12月四川医科大学附属第一医院收治的144例颅内动脉瘤患者的数字血管造影资料,根据所有患者动脉瘤所在部位,将患者分为前交通动脉瘤组和后交通动脉瘤组,比较两组患者的性别、年龄、颅内动脉瘤瘤体的长径情况,探讨颅内动脉瘤与Willis环分型的关系.并与手术结果比较,分析其敏感性与特异性.结果 通过CT血管成像共检出144例颅内动脉瘤患者,其中前交通动脉瘤患者68例,后交通动脉瘤患者76例,两组患者在性别分布、年龄分布、瘤体长径差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);前交通动脉瘤组中,A1段纤细或缺如率达79.41%,而后交通动脉瘤组中A1段纤细或缺如率仅为52.63%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);前交通动脉瘤组中双侧胚胎型大脑后动脉率63.24%,后交通动脉瘤组中右侧或左侧(单侧)胚胎型大脑后动脉率59.21%.两组患者CT血管显像(CTA)检查结果敏感性与特异性差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 CT血管成像能够较为准确的诊断出颅内动脉瘤;前交通动脉瘤的发生与A1段纤细、缺如以及双侧胚胎型大脑后动脉关系较为紧密,而后交通动脉瘤的发生与单侧胚胎型大脑后动脉的关系更为密切.%Objective To explore the relationship between the changes of the cerebral arterial circle of Willis and the occurrence of intracranial aneurysms in the diagnosis of digital angiography.Methods From December 2014 to January 2014,144 cases of intracranial aneurysms were treated in the First Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical University.According to the location of the aneurysm of all patients,the patients were divided into the anterior communicating artery and the posterior communicating artery aneurysms.The relationship between two groups of patients was compared by the

  3. Influence of Nonverbal Behavior on Doctor-Patient Relationship in Clinical Activities——Based on the Survey Data of Five Top-Class Hospitals in X City%诊疗中非言语行为对医患关系的影响——基于某市5所三甲医院的调查研究

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    孙咏莉; 王晓燕; 梁立智; 关丽征; 宋晓霞; 焦峰

    2011-01-01

    There is a significant difference in expectation of speech tone, gestures, distance, eye contact, facial expressions, standing and sitting posture in clinical activities between doctors and patients, that was shown in this investigation. And these unmatched non - verbal elements to some extent influenced the construction of harmonious Doctor - Patient Relationship.%本次调查发现,在诊疗活动中,医患双方对医务人员讲话的语气、手势、问诊距离、眼神、表情、职业坐姿和职业站姿等非言语行为要素的期待存在明显差异,这些不匹配的非言语行为要素在一定程度上影响了和谐医患关系的构建.

  4. The relationship between the Bispectral Index (BIS) and the Observer Alertness of Sedation Scale (OASS) scores during propofol sedation with and without ketamine: a randomized, double blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial.

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    De Oliveira, Gildasio S; Kendall, Mark C; Marcus, R-Jay; McCarthy, Robert J

    2016-08-01

    Prior studies have examined the static effect of intravenous ketamine on the BIS Index for sedation but it remains unknown if the BIS Index is a reliable method to track sedation levels in the presence of ketamine. The major objective of the current investigation was to compare the BIS Vista Index ability to track varying depths of sedation as determined by OASS scores in a standardized anesthetic regimen with and without ketamine. The study was a randomized, double blinded clinical trial. Patients undergoing breast surgery under sedation with propofol were randomized to receive ketamine (1.5 μg kg min(-1)) or saline. Infusion data was used to estimate propofol plasma concentrations (Cp). The main outcome of interest was the correlation between the BIS Vista Index with the OASS score. Twenty subjects were recruited and fifteen completed the study. Four hundred fifty-five paired data points were included in the analysis. Model performance (Nagelkerke R(2)) of the multinomial logistic regression model was 0.57 with the c-statistic of 0.87 (95 % CI 0.82-0.91). Compared to awake the odds ratio for BIS values predicting moderate sedation in the saline/propofol group 1.19 (95 % CI 1.12-1.25) but only 1.06 (95 % CI 1.02-1.1) in the ketamine/propofol group (P = 0.001). There was no difference in the odds for BIS values to predict deep sedation between groups (P = 0.14). The BIS monitor can be used to monitor sedation level even when ketamine is used with propofol as part of the sedation regimen. However, ketamine reduces the value of the BIS in predicting moderate sedation levels. PMID:26219614

  5. CT Study and Clinical Significance of Anatomical Relationship between Optic Nerve and Sphenoid Sinus%视神经与蝶窦解剖关系及其临床意义的CT研究

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    孙佳琦; 朱海涛; 石晓云; 徐金; 王冬青; 姜平; 宋慧慧; 罗香; 张铖; 朱习文; 李月峰; 赵晨晧; 顾丙新; 马丽

    2011-01-01

    目的:通过CT观察并探讨视神经与蝶窦关系的变化规律,为视神经管减压术提供依据.方法:随机选择鼻窦无明显异常的成人头部CT扫描350例,观察视神经隆凸的出现率,根据蝶窦内有无隆凸,将其分为视神经隆凸组和非隆凸组,各组随机选择30例进行蝶窦体积测量,比较两组之间体积的差异.在计算机上用Mimics软件勾画蝶窦、视神经等结构的轮廓,软件自动给出蝶窦的体积和三维重建图.结果:蝶窦腔内有视神经隆凸56例(16%),其中24侧的视神经直接裸露在蝶窦内,35例伴前床突气化.后者中有21侧气化的前床突腔隙与蝶窦腔融合,视神经游离于蝶窦腔内;19侧气化的前床突腔隙与后筛窦融合,视神经行走于筛窦内.无视神经隆凸组的蝶窦体积为(15.26±11.22)cm3,有视神经隆凸的蝶窦体积为(26.72±5.77)cm3.两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).通过蝶窦、视神经的三维立体重建模型的观察,其有48%的视神经主要与蝶窦相邻,有52%的视神经主要与后筛窦相邻.结论:视神经隆凸与蝶窦体积相关,体积越大,视神经隆凸的出现率就高,从而提示是否实施经蝶窦的视神经减压术等内镜手术蝶窦体积是其考虑的主要因素之一.部分受试者的视神经与蝶窦接触较少,如经蝶窦入路有可能难以寻找视神经.%Objective: To explore the variation rule of the relationship between the optic nerve( ON )and sphenoid sinuses( SS ) by computed tomography and provide the surgery basis for optic nerve canal decompression. Methods:350 CT scans of adult heads without nasal sinuses abnormity were randomly selected and incidence of optic nerve protrusion in the sphenoid sinus was observed . According to with or without protrusion , two groups were formed and 30 of each group were randomly selected . Volume of sphenoid sinus was measured and the volume between two groups were compared ,the outline of sphenoid sinus and

  6. The Ontology of Clinical Research (OCRe): An Informatics Foundation for the Science of Clinical Research

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    Sim, Ida; Tu, Samson W.; Carini, Simona; Lehmann, Harold P.; Pollock, Brad H.; Peleg, Mor; Wittkowski, Knut M.

    2013-01-01

    To date, the scientific process for generating, interpreting, and applying knowledge has received less informatics attention than operational processes for conducting clinical studies. The activities of these scientific processes — the science of clinical research — are centered on the study protocol, which is the abstract representation of the scientific design of a clinical study. The Ontology of Clinical Research (OCRe) is an OWL 2 model of the entities and relationships of study design pr...

  7. Clinical cases

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    This presentation is about clinical cases and the contribution of the PET - CT Fag application in the diagnosis and treatment of different types of cancer. The cases presented were: neck diseases, epidermoid carcinoma, liver damage and metastasize, lymphoma, thrombosis, colonic cancer and lung disease

  8. Clinical analysis of the relationship between insight and psychiatric medication compliance%自知力与精神病患者服药依从性关系的临床分析

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    樊素琴; 邱松伟

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨自知力与精神病患者服药依从性的关系.方法:2012 年 11 月-2014 年 11 月收治精神病患者 50例,随机分为试验组和对照组,每组 25 例,试验组在常规治疗的基础上实施自知力教育,对照组只给予常规治疗,治疗前后,采用简明精神病量表(BPRS)与自制力、治疗态度问卷(ITAQ)测试并评估.比较对照组与试验组的服药依从性变化、患者的自知力恢复情况与患者家属满意率.结果:治疗前试验组BPRS和ITAQ得分同对照组比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),治疗后,试验组BPRS得分明显小于对照组(P0.05). After treatment, BPRS score of the experimental group was significantly lower than that of control group(P<0.05);experimental group ITAQ scores were significantly greater than in the control group(P<0.05);medication compliance in the experimental group was significantly better than the control group(P<0.05);the experimental group patients satisfaction rate of 96% were better than those of the control group 76% ,and there was significant difference between the groups(P<0.05).Conclusion:The insight education can improve psychiatric patients insight,so as to improve the compliance of patients with psychiatric medication, promotion of family members of patients satisfaction rate,won a reputation for the hospital,so it is worth the clinical promotion.

  9. 耳鸣临床特征与主观心理严重程度的关系%The relationship between clinical characteristics of tinnitus and subjective psychology

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    王涂路; 李颖雯; 李松键; 冯娟

    2012-01-01

    目的 了解耳鸣匹配频率及听力下降的关系及THI和VAS对耳鸣患者评价的相关性.方法 对70例以主观性耳鸣为第一主诉的耳鸣患者了解病史,进行耳科常规检查及纯音听阈、耳鸣匹配检查,并由患者填写耳鸣残疾评估量表(tinnitus handicap inventory,THI)及视觉模拟量表(visual-analogue scale VAS),综合分析各项结果.结果 在70例耳鸣患者中高音调(4 000~8 000Hz)42例,中音调(1 000~3 000Hz)16例,低音调(125~750 Hz) 12例;其与患者听力下降的最高频率(rs=0.455,P=0.000)差异有统计学意义.而不同频率及响度大小与VAS和THI评分量表差异无统计学意义.结论 不同耳鸣的频率与听力下降最高频率具有相关性,VAS和THI评分量表两者具有相关性,二者与耳鸣的主频及响度相关性不大.%OBJECTIVE To know the relationship between tinnitus matching frequency and hearing loss, and the correlativity between THI and VAS to evaluate the tinnitus patients. METHODS 70 patients with the subjective tinnitus as the first chief complain were selected, and we performed the otology routine examination, pure-tone hearing threshold test, tinnitus matching test. The tinnitus handicap inventory and visual梐nalogue scales were completed by the patients, and finally we made a comprehensive analysis on the results. RESULTS There were 42 high-pitched (4 000-8 000 Hz) patients, 16 medium loudness (1 000-3 000 Hz) patients, 12 low in tune (125-7S0 Hz) patients among the 70 tinnitus patients; It had the statistical significance with the highest frequency (r, =0.455, P = 0.000) of the hearing loss patients, but different frequencies and loudness sizes havd no statistic significance of the THI and VAS rating scales. CONCLUSION Different tinnitus frequencies have the correlativity with the highest frequency of hearing loss; THI and VAS rating scales have correlativity, while the two rating scales have little relevance with tinnitus dominant frequencies

  10. Clinical observation on the relationship between human papiliomavirus infection and Ureaplasma urealyticum infection%人乳头瘤病毒与解脲支原体感染关系的临床观察

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    公立平; 王义; 杨东梅

    2011-01-01

    Objective To explore the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) infection. Methods There 177 cervical sampales were collected and detected for HPV and UU infectionss in gynecology and obstetrics outpatients. UU infection was screened with PCR,HPV DNA and genotyping were conducted with PCR. The patients negative for UU were as control group,and those positive for UU positive were as the observation group. Results The infection rate of UU and HPV were 29.3%(52/177),31.6%(56/177),respectedly. 21 different kind subtype of HPV was recorded. There were 31 high-risk and probably high-risk HPV cases (55.4%)(including HPV 16 in 8 cases,HPV 58 in 5 cases,HPV 31 in 4 cases,HPV 53 in 4 cases,HPV 33 in 3 cases,HPV 52 in 2 cases,HPV 66 in 2 cases,HPV 3in 2 cases,HPV 51 in 1 cases,HPV 56 in 1 cases,HPV 68 in 1 cases). The were 16 low-risk HPV cases (28.6%)(including HPV 6 in 4 cases,HPV 42 in 4 cases,HPV 54 in 3 cases,HPV 70 in 3 cases,HPV 61 inl cases, HPV 81 in 1 cases). There were also 7 unknown-risk HPV cases(13.4%)(including HPV 87 in 3 cases,HPV 84 in 2 cases, HPV 74 in 1 cases,HPV 30 in 1 cases. The HPV positive rates in the observation group and control group were 42.3%(22/ 52) and 27.2%(34/125) showing significant difference (P<0.05). Conclusion HPV infection is associated with UU infection. UU infection may increase the chance of HPV infection.%目的 探讨人乳头瘤病毒(HPV)感染与解脲支原体(UU)感染的关系.方法 对177例妇产科门诊就诊患者,采用PCR技术检测筛查UU,检查HPVDNA及其基因分型,观察其感染率,又设UU检出阳性者为观察组,设UU检出阴性者为对照组,两组进行HPV阳性率的对比分析.结果 UU的感染率为29.3%(52/177);HPV的感染率为31.6%(56/177),共检出21个不同的亚型,HPV高危型和可能高危型31例,占55.4%(31/56);HPV低危型16例,占28.6%(16/56);未知危险型7例,占13.4%(7/56);观察组HPV阳性率为42

  11. 子宫颈腺癌中HPV感染与发病年龄的临床分析%Clinical analysis of HPV infection in cervical adenocarcinoma and its relationship with age of onset

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    吴斌; 于晓红

    2015-01-01

    Purpose To discuss the relationship between age of onset and the HPV types infection in cervical adenocarcinoma. Meth-ods This study included 120 specimens of cervical adenocarcinoma in Jiangxi Maternal and Child Health Hospital. The specimen blocks were sliced by sandwich method. DNA was amplified by SPF10-PCR method. DNA genotyping was used with LiPA method. All biopsy specimens had pathologic diagnosis. The HPV infection of cervical adenocarcinoma specimens was analyzed. Results 120 ade-nocarcinoma cases were included in this study. HPV positive rate was 77. 5% (93/120). HPV 18 was the most prevalent type, which took up 43. 01% (40/93) of the total HPV positive cases, as same as HPV 16, which took up 43. 01%(40/93) of the total HPV pos-itive cases. The average ages of HPV 16 and HPV 18 were 43. 41 and 41. 06 years old respectively, other HPV types were 46. 85 years old, which showed statistically difference (F=3. 58, P=0. 032). Conclusion HPV 18 and HPV 16 are two most prevalent HPV types in cervical adenocarcinoma. The cases of HPV 18 infection are younger than other HPV-types infection.%目的:探讨子宫颈腺癌中人乳头状瘤病毒( human papillomavirus, HPV)型别感染及其与发病年龄的关系。方法收集江西省妇幼保健院存档的子宫颈腺癌标本120例,采用三明治技术进行蜡块切片,应用SPF10-PCR技术进行DNA扩增,使用反向杂交线型探针检测技术( LiPA)的方法进行HPV分型,对所有切片进行病理阅片和诊断,分析子宫颈腺癌标本的HPV感染情况。结果120例子宫颈腺癌标本中,HPV阳性率为77.5%(93/120)。子宫颈腺癌中HPV 16、18均为其主要型别,HPV 16、18在子宫颈腺癌HPV阳性患者中均占43.01%(40/93)。感染HPV 16、18患者的平均年龄分别为43.41、41.06岁,感染HPV其他型别的患者平均年龄为46.85岁,差异有统计学意义(F=3.58,P=0.032)。结论 HPV 16、18为子宫颈腺癌的主要型别,腺癌中HPV 18感染的患者

  12. Clinical Implications of Incomplete Pancreas Divisum

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    Terumi Kamisawa; Yuyang Tu; Naoto Egawa; Kouji Tsuruta; Aatsutake Okamoto

    2006-01-01

    Context Incomplete pancreas divisum is a pancreatic anomaly that results in an inadequate communication between the ventral and dorsal pancreatic ducts. Although the relationship between complete pancreas divisum and pancreatitis has been contentious, clinical implications of incomplete pancreas divisum have not been noted. Objective This study was done to investigate the clinical significance of incomplete pancreas divisum. Patients and...

  13. Using Clinical Cases to Teach General Chemistry

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    Dewprashad, Brahmadeo; Kosky, Charles; Vaz, Geraldine S.; Martin, Charlotte L.

    2004-01-01

    A clinical study was designed and used to show the relationship of health and medicine, in a typical clinical scenario, where many chemical principles are involved and that an integrated knowledge of chemistry and biology is essential to the understanding, diagnosing and treating of illnesses. A case study would be a positive learning experience…

  14. 脉压与冠状动脉病变严重程度关系的临床观察%Clinical observation of the relationship between pulse pressure and coronary artery lesions

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    詹莉; 林德鸿

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the correlation between pulse pressure and severity of coronary artery lesions. Methods The 24h non-invasive ambulatory blood pressure of 231 patients with coronary heart disease diagnosed by CAG, including 165 male patients and 66 female ones at the age of 33-72 years(average 51.13±11.62) were measured and divided into, based on ambulatory blood pressure, Group Ⅰ, Ⅱ and Ⅲ with pulse pressure < 40mmHg(59patients), 40-60 mmHg (107 patients) and >60 mmHg(65 patients),respectively. Severity of coronary artery lesions was assessed by coronary artery disease count. Results The incidence rates of the of coronary artery lesions of two branches in patients complicated with hypertension were 43.2% and 9.1%. and the three branches of coronary artery Lesions were 27.6% and 11.2%, obviously higher than those without having hypertention, The incidence rates of patients with 3 branches of coronary artery lesions in the pulse pressure < 40mmHg group and 40-60 mmHg group and > 60 mmHg group were 8.7%、23.5%、42.7% and in the patients can be, according to different pulse pressure. Conclusion The pulse pressure reflecting large artery elasticity is closely associated with the severity of coronary artery lLesions. It is also a risk signal indicating cardiac vascular disease for guiding early clinical intervention.%目的 观察脉压与冠状动脉病变严重程度的相关性.方法 231例经冠状动脉造影确诊的冠心病患者,男165例,女66例,年龄33~ 72岁,平均(51.13±11.62)岁.行24h无创动态血压监测,按动态脉压分为三组:脉压<40mmHg组(59例)、40~60 mmHg组(107)、>60 mmHg组(65).冠状动脉病变严重程度用冠状动脉病变支数来评价.结果 合并高血压的患者冠状动脉双支(43.2%比9.1%)及三支(27.6%比11.2%)血管病变的患病率显著高于非高血压组;三组不同脉压的患者相比,脉压< 40mmHg组、40~60 mmHg组、>60 mmHg组的患者冠

  15. A clinical study on relationship of dental caries and removable partial denture of the aged patients%老年患者基牙龋病与可摘局部义齿关系的临床研究

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    李行懿; 陈娜; 刘聪

    2011-01-01

    Objective To characterize (patterns of caries after placing RPD. Methods A total of 95 patients were included in this study. A clinical examination of caries lesions on abutment teeth was conducted by me. Results The incidence of caries on abutment teeth and on nonabutment teeth were respectively 23. 67% and 3. 45%. ( P < 0.05). 27.49% of abutment teeth had new caries on the posterior oral cavity, onlyl3.89% of that on the anterior oral cavity. (P<0. 05). The incidence of caries on proximal surfaces adjacent to dentures was 25. 72% , under denture rests was 9. 33% , on root surfaces was 3. 02% , on tooth surfaces in contact with denture clasps was 1. 36% . The incidence of caries on abutment teeth of three groups classified by the oral hygienic habit were respectively 8. 91% 、24. 09%、44. 29% (P<0.01). Conclusion RPD wearers had more caries incidence. Abutment teeth had a higher of incidence of caries than nonabutment teeth. On the posterior oral cavity, abutment teeth had more caries incidence. Proximal surfaces adjacent to dentures abutment teeth had more caries incidence. Proximal surfaces adjacent to dentures were at highest risk of being decayed, surfaces under denture rests were next. The incidence of root caries on abutment teeth significantly increased. The incidence of caries on tooth surfaces in contact with denture clasps was not high.%目的 观察老年患者戴用可摘局部义齿2-3年后的龋病发病情况及其临床特点.方法 对95例戴用可摘局部义齿2-3年患者的基牙和非基牙的龋齿发病情况进行检查.结果 基牙龋齿发病率23.67%高于非基牙3.45%(P<0.05).口腔后部基牙龋齿发病率27.49%高于口腔前部基牙13.89%(P<0.05).基牙邻接面龋发病率25.72%,支托窝龋发病率9.33%,根面龋发病率3.02%,卡环龋发病率1.36%.口腔卫生习惯优、良、差三级的基牙龋齿发病率分别为8.91%、24.09%、44.29%,差异有显著性(P<0.01).结论 患者戴用可摘局部义齿后易患龋

  16. 血清鸢尾素水平与糖尿病肾病及其临床代谢参数的关系%Relationship among irisin, diabetic nephropathy and it′s clinical metabolic parameters

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    杨梅丽; 陈培红; 金华; 谢心苗; 高婷; 杨莉丽; 于雪梅

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨血清鸢尾素水平与糖尿病肾病(DN)及其临床代谢参数的关系。方法54例2型糖尿病患者中,合并DN 8例( DN组),肾小球滤过率( GFR)正常者46例(对照组)。检测两组身高、体质量、BMI、血压、骨骼肌量、体脂肪量、体脂百分比、血糖、血脂、肝肾功能指标及血清鸢尾素水平;采用Pearson相关分析法及多元线性回归分析法分析鸢尾素水平与代谢参数的相关性。结果 DN组肌酐水平高于对照组,鸢尾素水平低于对照组( P均<0.05)。鸢尾素水平与HbA1C(r=0.269,P<0.05)、GFR(r=0.327,P<0.05)、收缩压(β=0.485,P<0.05)、TC (β=1.737,P<0.05)呈正相关关系,与LDL-C呈负相关关系(β=-1.370,P<0.05)。结论 DN患者血清鸢尾素水平降低,其可能参与了DN糖脂代谢紊乱、肾功能损伤的发生。%Objective To investigated the association among serum irisin level , diabetic nephropathy ( DN) and it′s clinical metabolic parameters .Methods A total of 54 subjects with diagnosed type 2 diabetes were involved in this study , including 8 DN patients (DN group) and 46 normal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) patients (control group).Height , weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, skeletal muscle, body fat mass, body fat percentage, blood glucose , se-rum lipid, hepatic function , kidney function and irisin level were measured .The association between serum irisin and met-abolic parameters was analyzed by Pearson bivariate correlation and multiple linear regression analysis .Results Compared with control group, the serum creatinine level of DN group increased and the irisin level decreased (P<0.05).Irisin level was positively correlated with HbA1C(r=0.269,P<0.05), GFR(r=0.327, P<0.05), systolic pressure(β=0.485, P<0.05), total cholesterol(β=1.737, P<0.05).Irisin level was negatively correlated with LDL-C(β=-1.370, P<0

  17. Ancestral Relationships Using Metafounders

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    Legarra, Andres; Christensen, Ole Fredslund; Vitezica, Zulma G;

    2015-01-01

    Recent use of genomic (marker-based) relationships shows that relationships exist within and across base population (breeds or lines). However, current treatment of pedigree relationships is unable to consider relationships within or across base populations, although such relationships must exist...... due to finite size of the ancestral population and connections between populations. This complicates the conciliation of both approaches and, in particular, combining pedigree with genomic relationships. We present a coherent theoretical framework to consider base population in pedigree relationships....... We suggest a conceptual framework that considers each ancestral population as a finite-sized pool of gametes. This generates across-individual relationships and contrasts with the classical view where each population is considered as an infinite, unrelated pool. Several ancestral populations may be...

  18. Fading Customer Relationships

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    Åkerlund, Helena

    2004-01-01

    This dissertation is based on the assumption that fading customer relationships are important phenomena to understand in order for companies to prevent a future relationship termination, manage a desired relationship termination, or manage the situation where the relationship strength temporarily or permanently has weakened but where the customer still stays with the same service provider. It is assumed that fading could take different forms and develop through a range of different proces...

  19. Intimate Relationships and Psychopathology

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    Whisman, Mark A.; Baucom, Donald H.

    2012-01-01

    Relationship functioning and individual mental health and well-being are strongly associated with one another. In this article, we first review the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between relationship discord and various types of psychopathology, We then review findings suggesting that relationship discord is associated with poorer…

  20. Building Relationships through Exchange

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    Primavera, Angi; Hall, Ellen

    2011-01-01

    From the moment of birth, children form and develop relationships with others in their world based on exchange. Children recognize that engaging in such encounters offers them the opportunity to enter into a relationship with another individual and to nurture that relationship through the exchange of messages and gifts, items and ideas. At Boulder…

  1. Clinical biochemistry

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    Alexander, W. C.; Leach, C. S.; Fischer, C. L.

    1975-01-01

    The objectives of the biochemical studies conducted for the Apollo program were (1) to provide routine laboratory data for assessment of preflight crew physical status and for postflight comparisons; (2) to detect clinical or pathological abnormalities which might have required remedial action preflight; (3) to discover as early as possible any infectious disease process during the postflight quarantine periods following certain missions; and (4) to obtain fundamental medical knowledge relative to man's adjustment to and return from the space flight environment. The accumulated data presented suggest that these requirements were met by the program described. All changes ascribed to the space flight environment were subtle, whereas clinically significant changes were consistent with infrequent illnesses unrelated to the space flight exposure.

  2. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, Triiodotyronine and Thyroxine Concentrations and Their Relationship with Metabolic Parameters, Anthropometric Variables and Body Composition in Premenopausal Euthyroid Obese Women

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    Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi; Mohammadreza Eshraghian; Seyyed Ali Keshavar; Ali Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: This study was performed to evaluate the potential relationships of thyroid hormones, metabolic parameters, and anthropometric variables with body composition in premenopausal women. Material and Method: A total of 84 women with a mean age of 35.12±8.11 years were investigated. Subjects with a history of diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, chronic liver, and renal disease were excluded from the study. In all subjects, anthropometric parameters were evaluated and body com...

  3. The relationship between complement 3 and IgAN in clinic and pathology%C3与IgA肾病临床及病理的关系

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    吴萍; 邹军; 陈舜杰; 周波; 蒋更如

    2015-01-01

    Objectives By Oxford pathological classification and analysis of circulating complement complement 3 (C3),renal C3 deposition,and clinical laboratory tests,we discussed the correlation between complement C3 and immunoglobin A nephropathy (IgAN) in pathogenesis.Methods A retrospective study of 558 IgAN cases at Xinhua Hospital from January of 2000 through December of 2013 was performed.All 558 IgAN diagnoses were made and confirmed by renal needle biopsy.Results Compared to patients who had circulating C3 < 0.9,patients with circulating C3 level > 0.9 showed statistically significant decreases in serum creatinine [(100.92 ± 105.31) μmol/L vs (157.58 ± 208.39) μmol/L,t =-2.283,P =0.025],blood urea nitrogen [(5.69 ± 2.88) mmol/L vs (7.69 ± 5.90) mmoL/L,t =-2.81,P =0.006];besides,other parameters like IgA,body weight,body mass index (BMI),cholesterol,triglyceride,serum IgA/C3 ratio,albumin,and estimated glomeruli filtrate rate (eGFR) also presented statistically significant differences between two patient groups;no statistically significant differences were observed between two groups in glomerular mesangial cell proliferation,capillary endothelial proliferation,segmental glomerular sclerosis or adhesions,renal tubule atrophy,tubulointerstitial fibrosis,and formation of glomerular crescent;meanwhile,no statistically significant differences were observed between two groups in mesangial depositions of IgA,IgG,IgM,and complement C3;meanwhile the blood level of C3 between C3 deposition negative group,deposition 2 + and 3 + subgroup showed statistically significant differences (2.493 and 2.782;0.013 and 0.006),nevertheless,prognostic indices in Oxford classification,such as mesangial cell proliferation,capillary endothelial proliferation,segmental glomerular sclerosis or adhesions,renal tubule atrophy and tubulointerstitial fibrosis,were also statistically different between two patient groups (Pearson Square test result was 50.782,35.141,21.105,30.182,respectively

  4. 广东潮州地区强直性脊柱炎患者 HLA-B27的检测与临床相关性研究%Investigation of the relationship between clinical manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis and HLA-B27 antigen in Chaozhou, Guangdong Province

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    刘潮坚; 蔡拉加; 石昭宏; 林剑雄

    2013-01-01

      目的检测强直性脊柱炎(Ankylosing spondylitis,AS)患者 HLA-B27抗原表达情况,并分析其与临床情况的关系.方法选择我院2008年5月到2011年5月期间150例 AS 患者,按 HLA-B27抗原表达分为两组:HLA-B27阳性组(n=108)及 HLA-B27阴性组(n=42).分别检测两组血标本血沉、C 反应蛋白、α1-酸性糖蛋白水平,并检查心电图、骨盆正位片和腰椎正侧位,比较两组的发病年龄、性别比、临床症状.结果① HLA-B27阴性组以31~45岁年龄段为主(占阴性组52.4%),阳性组以16~30岁年龄段为主(占阳性组57.4%);② HLA-B27阳性组较阴性组全身症状更为严重(P0.05);③ HLA-B27阴性组较多表现为在窦缓和/或传导阻滞,而 HLA-B27阳性组则较多表现为左室高电压(P0.05).结论 AS 患者临床症状与 HLA-B27抗原有很高的相关性,HLA-B27抗原阴性患者与阳性患者相比病情较轻,预后较好.%Objective To investigate the relationships between clinical manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and HLA-B27 antigen by analyzing the expression level of HLA-B27 antigen. Methods During May 2008 and May 2011, 150 AS patients attended our study. According to the expression level of HLA-B27 antigen, these patients were classified into two groups: HLA-B27 negative group and HLA-B27 positive group. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), CRP, and α1-AGP, electrocardiogram, anterioposterior radiograph of pelvis, anterior and lateral lumbar vertebral X ray were also examined. The age of onset, sex proportion, and clinical manifestation were compared in the two groups. Results ① HLA-B27 negative expression mainly ranged from 31 to 45 years old (52.4%), but positive expression group mainly ranged from 16 to 30 years old (57.4%). ② The rate of systemic symptom such as fever, night sweat, and fatigue were higher in HLA-B27 positive group than that in negative group(P0.05). ③ The major clinical symptom in HLA-B27 negative patients were sinus

  5. Exploratory analyses of the association of MRI with clinical, laboratory and radiographic findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Emery, Paul; van der Heijde, Désirée; Østergaard, Mikkel;

    2011-01-01

    Evaluate relationships between MRI and clinical/laboratory/radiographic findings in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).......Evaluate relationships between MRI and clinical/laboratory/radiographic findings in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)....

  6. Educational climate seems unrelated to leadership skills of clinical consultants responsible of postgraduate medical education in clinical departments

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    Malling, Bente Vigh; Mortensen, Lene S.; Scherpbier, Albert J J;

    2010-01-01

    The educational climate is crucial in postgraduate medical education. Although leaders are in the position to influence the educational climate, the relationship between leadership skills and educational climate is unknown. This study investigates the relationship between the educational climate in...... clinical departments and the leadership skills of clinical consultants responsible for education....

  7. Evaluating the effect of early clinical exposure in improving medical students' cognitive aspects of the doctor-patient relationship%早期临床接触活动对改善医学生医患关系认知的效果评价

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    赵华翔; 吕强; 张瑞; 梁蓓蕾; 范娅琦; 杜文治; 王俐媛; 孔祥秦

    2014-01-01

    目的:探究早期临床接触活动在改善医学生对当前医患关系认知方面的效果。方法采用简单随机抽样,从西安交通大学医学院已参与早期临床接触活动的2010级(n=280)和未参与该活动的2011级(n=280)本科生中,各抽取140名进行问卷调查;调查数据用Microsoft Excel录入计算机,并用SPSS对2个年级的数据行卡方检验/Fisher精确检验。应用焦点小组访谈法、深度访谈法对学生、带教教师、辅导员、从事医患关系研究的专家进行访谈,用主题分析法对收集资料进行整理分析。问卷调查和访谈涉及的主要内容为:活动细节、活动参与度/兴趣、对医患关系总体认知、专业热爱度、择业观、活动对医学生医患关系认知方面的作用及对于活动的建议和意见。结果2010级收回有效问卷134份,2011级124份。2010级学生早期临床接触活动参与率为94.0%(126/134),2011级对该活动感兴趣的学生占76.6%(95/124)。2010级学生在医患关系认知方面优于2011级(P=0.0192);早期临床接触活动对2个年级学生专业热爱度影响差异无统计学意义(P=0.7372),对其择业观影响差异有统计学意义(P=0.0002)。访谈主题词聚类为“活动前准备不够充分”“时间安排不够合理”“带教教师”“激发职业自豪感”。结论早期临床接触活动可以有效改善医学生对当前医患关系的认知,但活动实施方法和相应政策方面尚存在不足,需要后期探究和改善。%Objective This paper explored the effect of the early clinical exposure in im-proving medical students' cognitive aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. Methods (1)From 280 undergraduate students of Grade 2010 who participated in early clinical exposure of Xi'an Jiaotong University College of Medicine and 280 undergraduate students of Grade 2011 who did not participate in the early clinical exposure

  8. Maintaining Relationship Based Procurement

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Alliance and relationship projects are increasingin number and represent a large pool of work. Tobe successful relationship style contracts dependon soft-dollar factors, particularly the participants'ability to work together within an agreedframework, generally they are not based on lowbid tendering. Participants should be prepared todo business in an open environment based ontrust and mutually agreed governance. Theresearch evaluates relationship maintenance inthe implementation phase of constructionalliances - a particular derivative of relationshipstyle contracts. To determine the factors thatcontribute to relationship maintenance forty-nineexperienced Australian alliance projectmanagers were interviewed. The main findingswere; the development of relationships early inthe project form building blocks of success fromwhich relationships are maintained and projectvalue added; quality facilitation plays animportant part in relationship maintenance and ahybrid organisation created as a result of alliancedevelopment overcomes destructiveorganisational boundaries. Relationshipmaintenance is integral to alliance project controland failure to formalise it and pay attention toprocess and past outcomes will undermine analliance project's potential for success.

  9. 农村某基层医院护士工作压力与社会支持的相关性研究%The relationship between working pressure and social support among clinical nurses of grass-roots hospitals in Shantou rural area

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    徐友芳; 万君; 马燕君

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: To investigate working pressure and social support among clinical nurses of grass-roots hospital in Shantou, to explore the relationship between the two variables, and to provide references for managers to take targeted measures. Methods: We investigated 288 clinical nurses of grass-roots hospitals in Shantou rural area by questionnaires. Results: The mean score of working pressure was 2.81± 0.43 and in a moderate to high level. The main pressure sources were low salary and other benefits and high work-load. Working pressure negatively related to social support. Objective support was the main influencing factor of working pressure. Conclusions: Managers should pay more attention to the negative impact of the high work-load among clinical nurses in grass-roots hospitals in rural area, provide substantial and emotional support to nurses, and reduce working pressure to stabilize the nursing team, to improve clinical nurses' physical and psychological health, and to enhence working efficiency and nursing quality in grass-roots hospitals.%目的:调查基层医院临床护士工作压力及社会支持情况,并探讨两者的相关性,为管理者制订针对性的干预措施提供依据.方法:采用问卷调查法,以汕头农村地区某基层医院的288名在岗临床护士作为对象进行调查.结果:临床护士的工作压力总均分为(2.81±0.43)分,呈中等偏高水平;最大的压力源是工资及其他的福利待遇低,其次是工作量太大;工作压力与社会支持水平呈负相关;客观支持是护士工作压力的影响因素.结论:管理者应重视农村地区基层医院临床护士工作压力过高带来的负面影响,在物质和情感等方面提供支持,降低其工作压力,为稳定护理队伍,提高基层医院临床护士身心健康水平、工作效率及护理质量起到积极的促进作用.

  10. Relationship between work stress, positive coping style and anxiety on clinical doctors%医生工作压力源、应对方式与焦虑的关系--对西安三家医院调查研究

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    朱红强; 周茜; 杨玉东; 闫小飞; 孙彦; 苏景宽

    2014-01-01

    目的:本研研究探讨临床医生工作压力、积极应对方式和焦虑的关系,探讨管理对策,为促进医务人员身心健康制定相应防治对策,提供依据。方法:采用随机抽样的方法抽取临床医生352名,运用工作压力源表、积极应对方式量表以及焦虑量表对临床医生进行调查,使用SPSS统计软件对调查研究结果进行归纳,统计分析。结果:临床医生工作压力、积极应对方式以及焦虑存在着密切的关系,回归分析表明积极应对方式在临床医生工作压力和焦虑的关系中存在着完全中介作用。结论:临床医生的工作压力对焦虑的影响完全是通过积极应对方式对其焦虑产生间接作用,强调了积极应对方式在减少医生焦虑的重要性。%Objective:To explore the relationship between work stress , positive coping style and anxiety .Methods:283 Clinical doc-tors were asked to complete the work stress scale , positive coping style scale and anxiety scale .Results:Work stress was positively related to positive coping style and negatively related to anxiety on clinical doctors .Hierarchical regression analysis shown that positive coping style fully mediated the influence of work stress on anxiety on clinical doctors .Conclusion:Clinical doctors with work stress were more positively to cope with things , which decrease on their anxiety .It might be importance for decrease doctors 'anxiety to experience more positive coping style .

  11. Clinical research in allied health.

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    Selker, L G

    1994-01-01

    Allied health professionals in nutrition and medical dietetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology and audiology play both unique and key cross-cutting roles in the furtherance of clinical research. Clinical research in nutrition and medical dietetics uniquely focuses on food nutrient intake and the metabolic utilization of nutrients. Clinical research in occupational therapy has a special focus on the relationship of impairment to disability, the adaptation to disability and the maximization of function. Physical therapy clinical research uniquely targets movement dysfunction and its evaluation and treatment within the context of quality and effective care. Clinical research in speech-language pathology and audiology is singular in its focus on deafness and hearing disorders, voice, speech, language and related disorders, and intersections among these and other neurological and physical conditions. Thus, all of these disciplines are making unique contributions to clinical research. Clinical research in these allied health professions is much more than the above specific foci. Inasmuch as these disciplines are rooted in practice, their contributions to research are inherently clinical. Many, if not most, of these contributions represent further validations of clinical practice or its underlying knowledge base. This means that, at a macro level, clinical research in allied health is very much "applied" research. Within allied health clinical research, this emphasis is redoubled at the "person," or individual level, where considerable attention is given to concepts of function and effectiveness. Clinical research in allied health has played a key cross-cutting role through its emphasis on collaboration. Possibly due to their professional maturation within multidisciplinary academic units, allied health professionals have demonstrated a level of comfort with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations unique within many

  12. Clinical arthrography

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    Arndt, R.; Horns, J.W.; Gold, R.H.; Blaschke, D.D.

    1985-01-01

    This book deals with the method and interpretation of arthrography of the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, hip, wrist, and metacarpophalangeal, interphalangeal, and temporomandibular joints. The emphasis is on orthopaedic disorders, usually of traumatic origin, which is in keeping with the application of arthrography in clinical practice. Other conditions, such as inflammatory and degenerative diseases, congenital disorders and, in the case of the hip, arthrography of reconstructive joint surgery, are included. Each chapter is devoted to one joint and provides a comprehensive discussion on the method of arthrography, including single and double contrast techniques where applicable, normal radiographic anatomy, and finally, the interpretation of the normal and the abnormal arthrogram.

  13. 脑瘫足内、外翻的发生与脑瘫临床类型关系的探讨%A Study on the Relationship Between the Clinical Types of the Foot Inner and Outer of Cerebral Palsy and Cerebral Palsy

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    张涛

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨脑瘫足内、外翻的发生与脑瘫临床类型的关系。方法选取2011年2月~2014年2月我科收治的脑瘫患儿510例,设计调查表,统计各临床类型脑瘫足内、外翻发生情况,找出发生规律。结果痉挛型脑瘫足内、外翻发生率分别为76.7%和68.0%,共济失调型和肌张力低下型脑瘫足外翻发生率分别为40.0%和50.0%。结论共济失调型和肌张力低下型脑瘫足外翻发生率最高,而痉挛型脑瘫足内、外翻发生率均偏高。%Objective To study the relationship between the clinical types of cerebral palsy foot inner and outer relationship and cerebral palsy.Methods From February 2011 to February 2014, 510 cases of children with cerebral palsy at our department were selected, to design the questionnaire, to count up the occurrence of the situation about the clinical types of cerebral palsy in the foot inner and outer and to ifnd out the occurrence of the law.Results The incidence rate of the inner and outer foot of spasm cerebral palsy were 76.7% and 68.0% respectively, The incidence rates of ataxia type and the outer foot of hypotonic cerebral palsy were 40.0% and 50.0% respectively. Conclusion The incidence rate of ataxia and the outer foot of hypotonic cerebral palsy was highest, the incidence rate of the inner and outer foot of spasm cerebral palsy is on the high side.

  14. 深圳市三级医院临床护士工作满意度与离职倾向的关系研究%Relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention of clinical nurses at tertiary hospital in Shenzhen

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    吴清香; 彭卫群; 王琦; 丁小容

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨深圳市三级医院临床护士的工作满意度与离职倾向的关系及其影响因素.方法 采用问卷调查法,对深圳市3家非营利性三级综合性医院646名临床护士进行工作满意度和离职倾向的问卷调查.结果 内、外在满意度和总满意度与离职倾向的pearson相关系数r分别为-0.49、-0.57、-0.56(均P<0.01);不同工龄的临床护士工作满意度得分差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),不同年龄、工龄和任职方式的临床护士离职倾向得分差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).结论 临床护士的工作满意度与离职倾向呈显著负相关,即满意度越高,离职倾向越低;人口特征因素对临床护士的工作满意度和离职倾向分别有不同的影响.建议医院及护理管理者应结合护士的具体情况,采取多种激励手段相结合,从而有效地提高临床护士的工作满意度,降低离职率,稳定护理队伍.%Objective To discuss the relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention of clinical nurses at tertiary hospitals in Shenzhen. Methods By survey method, 646 clinical nurses were investigated about their job satisfaction and turnover intention in 3 tertiary hospitals in Shenzhen. Results The Pearson correlation coefficient of job satisfaction and turnover intention were -0.49, -0.57, -0.56 (P<0.01) . The difference in the scores of job satisfaction of clinical nurses with different length of service had statistical significance (P <0. 05) . The difference in the scores of turnover intention of clinical nurses with different age, length of service and duty had statistical significance (P<0.01) . Conclusions There is negative relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention. Population characteristics factors have different influence on job satisfaction and turnover intention. The managers should take different motivator to improve job satisfaction effectually according to the different conditions of nurses, reduce

  15. Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists

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    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists share an inevitable, if rather uneasy, relationship. So very much like a modern marriage. Can't do without it, can't get out of it. Both sides contemplate divorce often. Think of separation by mutual consent. Even keep threatening as they rave and rant. Have secret, and not so secret, flings on the side. But, like the proverbial homing bird, or the conservative Indian arranged marriage, have no option but to stick it out with each other. Psychiatrists are otherwise good people. But that does not make them immune to handling clinical psychologists with the condescending tolerance and patronizing acceptance that teachers, for example, have towards rambling students. Or the rich have towards the poor. This does not take long to get converted into exasperation and smirky asides in the less charitable amongst the psychiatrists. Not that clinical psychologists are very helpful in motivating the psychiatrists to change for the better. For they, like most people in their position, over react and get aggressive when confronted with this attitude. And understandably so. However, it is time both realized their attitudes were not helpful either for mutual interaction, or growth of the Mental Health Movement at large. We can understand why psychiatrists behave the way they do. They are exposed to this same condescending-patronising attitude from their own peers in the medical profession. Their medical colleagues have yet to develop a feeling of healthy respect for psychiatry. Psychiatrists, no doubt, feel this is unjustified, but their peers are still in a position to deny them the respect and acceptance they seek. What they get from their medical colleagues, they unwittingly pass on to their clinical psychologist colleagues. But understanding why it occurs does not absolve them of their responsibility to behave more rationally, rather than emotionally, with the latter. [No abstract available.

  16. Mismatched: ADHD Symptomatology and the Teacher-Student Relationship

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    Rogers, Maria; Bélanger-Lejars, Véronique; Toste, Jessica R.; Heath, Nancy L.

    2015-01-01

    The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and their teachers, and to examine whether this relationship was associated with children's academic motivation. The sample comprised 35 children with clinically elevated levels of ADHD symptoms and 36 children…

  17. GLOBAL RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

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    Er.Kirtesh Jailia,; Mrs.Manisha jailia; Er.Priyanka Jailia

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we are going to discuss about the concept of Global relationship management. This is an important concept because now a day the whole business community is moving globally, means the geographical boundaries are of no more concern for the business communities. The global thinking of the business communities leads to the global relationship hence it is important for them to effectively manage such global relationship so that they can achieve what they want. The main concern is ove...

  18. Customer relationship marketing

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    2006-01-01

    Customer relationship marketing has become an interesting choice of strategy for companies in today’s competitive markets. Different positioning strategies like price and product quality are easy to imitate, eluding the importance of sustainable competitive advantage. The customers need to be attracted and bonded towards the store through relationships. The paper discusses several factors affecting relationship marketing and the advantages with this strategy. Through the the...

  19. Clinical guidelines.

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    Uppal, Elaine

    2016-01-01

    This article is part of the Advancing practice series which is aimed at exploring practice issues in more depth, considering topics that are frequently encountered and facilitating the development of new insights. Elaine Uppal focuses on the importance of all midwives developing guideline writing skills to ensure that local, national and international midwifery/maternity guidelines are up to date, relevant and reflect midwifery knowledge alongside 'gold' standard evidence. The article aims to consider the development, use and critical appraisal of clinical guidelines. It will define and explain guidelines; discuss their development and dissemination; and consider issues relating to their use in practice. Techniques to critique and develop guidelines using the AGREE tool will be outlined in the form of practice challenges to be undertaken by the individual or in a group. PMID:26975126

  20. Governing IT outsourcing relationships

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    Kuhlmann, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Hauptbeschreibung The dynamics of the relationship between service recipient and service provider in IS outsourcing relationships recently gained increased attention as relationships are believed to have a considerable influence on IS outsourcing success. This study adds to this growing field of interest by developing an IS outsourcing relationship framework in the form of a process model. Three rather disjointed areas of research, namely contractual governance, relational norms, and control, have been set in a common context by interrelating them as the three main governance modes

  1. Sexuality and embodiment in relationships

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    Barker, Meg; Langdridge, Darren

    2013-01-01

    In general what sets 'a relationship' (of the kind this book, and relationship therapy more broadly, focuses on) apart from other kinds of relationships (friendships, collegiate relationships, family relationships and so forth) is often taken to be the fact that it is 'sexual'. The phrases 'romantic relationship', 'intimate relationship' and 'sexual relationship' tend to be used interchangeably. Indeed, in popular magazines, television programmes and self-help books, the quantity and quality ...

  2. Effects of job satisfaction and life satisfaction on the relationship between emotional intelligence and work engagement of clinical nurses%工作满意度和生活满意度在临床护士情绪智力和工作投入关系中的作用

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    冯婷; 闫晓飞; 胡雪慧; 苏景宽

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨工作满意度和生活满意度在临床护士情绪智力和工作投入关系中的作用,为管理者采取针对性的措施提升护士工作投入提供有效依据. 方法 采用情绪智力量表、工作满意度量表、生活满意度量表和工作投入量表,对西安市某三级甲等医院使用随机抽样方法选取的380 名临床护士进行调查,采用SPSS 16. 0统计软件对数据进行分析. 结果 发放问卷380份,收回问卷378份,经过初步分析,剔除无效问卷14 份,则有效问卷364 份. 364 名护士情绪智力的总分为(60. 41 ± 8. 11)分,生活满意度总分为(19. 26 ± 6. 85)分;工作满意度总分为(71. 85 ± 10. 21)分;工作投入总分为(82. 18 ± 16. 62)分. 临床护士的情绪智力、生活满意度和工作满意度与工作投入均呈正相关( r=0. 40~0. 65,P<0. 01),临床护士的情绪智力对工作投入有直接的预测作用,工作满意度、生活满意度均在临床护士情绪智力与工作投入的关系中存在部分中介作用. 结论 工作满意度、生活满意度均在临床护士情绪智力与工作投入的关系中存在部分中介作用,护理管理者应有效提升临床护士的情绪智力,帮助护士从个人角度创造更高的工作满意度和生活满意度,有益于临床护士工作投入水平的提高.%Objective To explore the effects of job satisfaction and life satisfaction on the relationship between emotional intelligence and work engagement of the clinical nurses, in order to provide effective evidence of corresponding measures for managers to enhance nurses′work engagement. Methods A total of 380 clinical nurses were selected randomly from a tertiary referral hospital in Xi′an, who were investigated by emotional intelligence scale, job satisfaction scale, life satisfaction scale, and work engagement scale. Results We distributed 380 questionnaires, collected 378, and rejected 14 invalid one after analysis, so it was total 364

  3. Number Relationships in Preschool

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    Jung, Myoungwhon

    2011-01-01

    When a child understands number relationships, he or she comprehends the meaning of numbers by developing multiple, flexible ways of representing them. The importance of developing number relationships in the early years has been highlighted because it helps children build a good foundation for developing a more sophisticated understanding of…

  4. The Crucial Coaching Relationship

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    Scales, Peter C.

    2016-01-01

    One of the most powerful ways to boost the payoff from school sports lays in helping coaches build developmental relationships with student-athletes. Developmental relationships are close connections through which young people develop character skills to discover who they are, gain the ability to shape their own lives, and learn how to interact…

  5. Relationship Building Blocks

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    Santabarbara, Todd; Erbe, Ryan; Cooper, Scott

    2009-01-01

    Intimate or romantic relationships for young people today play an integral role in their health and quality of life. Between the ages of 11 and 13 students become more interested in the opposite sex and as a result they begin to develop more intimate relationships. Around this age students are learning to deal with these feelings of attraction and…

  6. A Comparison of the Correlational Structures and Elevation Patterns of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) and Clinical Scales

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    Wallace, Amanda; Liljequist, Laura

    2005-01-01

    The relationship between the MMPI-2 restructured clinical scales and the original clinical scales was evaluated using an outpatient clinical sample (N = 150). Similar patterns of correlations to those reported by Tellegen et al. in 2003, such as high correlations between the restructured scales and their original scale counterparts and lower…

  7. Organizational Relationship Termination Competence

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    Ritter, Thomas; Geersbro, Jens

    2011-01-01

    organizational termination in order to improve our understanding of the management of termination. The impact of these termination dimensions on the percentage of unwanted customers is developed and tested using PLS on data gathered from a cross-sectional survey of more than 800 sales representatives. We find...... relationship termination are found to significantly affect a firm's relationship termination competence. The findings suggest that managers should regard termination as a legitimate option in customer relationship management. In order to decrease the number of unwanted customers, managers must accept......Most firms are involved in a number of customer relationships that drain the firm's resources. However, many firms are hesitant to address this problem. This paper investigates customer relationship termination at the organizational level. We develop and analyze the organizational dimensions of...

  8. Study on the relationship among psychological resilience, work stress, and anxiety and depression of psychiatric clinical staff%精神科医护人员心理韧性、工作压力与焦虑抑郁情绪关系

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    文超; 蒋春雷; 谭莉娜; 李桂克; 刘博

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the psychological resilience of psychiatric clinical staffs and its relationship among work stress, and anxiety and depression .Methods Two hundred and twenty psychiatric clinical workers in 4 hospitals in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were sampled and tested by Chinese Version of Connor -Davidson Resilience Scale , Clinical Staff Occupational Stressors Scale , Self Rating Anxiety Scale and Self Rating Depress Scale .According to the scores of psychological resilience , the subjects were divided into 3 groups of high resilience , medium resilience and low resilience.Results There job stress scores of high resilience group were lower than those of the medium and low resilience groups ( P <0.01 ) .And the anxiety and depression scores among different resilience groups were also significantly different (P<0.05), showing high resilience group clinical workers ’ anxiety and depression emotion [ the standardized regression coefficient (β) were -0.255, -0.325;P<0.01];work stress could positively predict the psychiatric clinical workers’ anxiety and depression emotion (βwere 0.247, 0.185;P<0.01); mediation effects of resilience among work stress and anxiety, depression emotion were significant (P<0.01).The mediating effect inspection results showed βof anxiety and depression to work stress dropped from 0.298 and 0.258 to 0.210 and 0.144 respectively after using the psychological resilience as a mediating variable .Conclusion Resilience and work stress are significant predictors of anxiety and depression emotion of psychiatric clinical staff , and the resilience partially mediates the relationship among work stress and anxiety , depression.%目的:探讨精神科医护人员心理韧性、工作压力与焦虑抑郁情绪的关系。方法采用心理韧性量表、临床医护人员工作压力源量表、焦虑自评量表

  9. cbIC型甲基丙二酸血症基因型与临床表型及疗效的关系%Relationship of genotypes with clinical phenotypes and outcomes in children with cobalamin C type combined methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria

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    宇亚芬; 黎芳; 麻宏伟

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveTo analyze mutation types, clinical features, and treatment outcomes of cobalamin C (cblC) type combined methylmalonic aciduria and homocystinuria (MMA-HC) and to investigate the relationship of genotypes with clinical phenotypes and outcomes.MethodsThe clinical data of 16 Chinese children diagnosed with cblC type MMA-HC by gene analysis were retrospectively analyzed. According to the onset age, the patients were classified into early onset (≤1 year) and late onset (>1 year). According to the clinical phenotype, the patients were classiifed into mild, moderate, and severe groups. All the patients were treated with vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) or hydroxocobalamin, betaine, folate, vitamin B6, and L-carnitine.ResultsFifteen patients belonged to the early onset type, including 11 in the severe group and 4 in the moderate group. The remaining one belonged to the late onset type. Seven reported mutations and two novel mutations (c.445_446delTG and c.349G>c) were detected. The c.609G>A and c.658_660delAAG were the most common mutations detected in 13 (81%) out of 16 patients. The genotype caused by compound heterozygous mutations of these two alleles (c.609 G>A/c.658_660delAAG) was the most common in the patients, detected in 4 (25%) out of 16 patients. Patients with this genotype had severe microcephaly and eye diseases and these clinical manifestations were not improved after the treatment. The patient with late-onset cblC type MMA-HC had normal clinical phenotypes after treatment. In the 15 early onset patients, the more severe the clinical phenotype, the worse the treatment outcome.ConclusionsThe cblC type MMA-HC mainly manifests as early onset in China and c.609G >A and c.658_660delAAGare the most common mutations causing this disease. The clinical phenotypes are associated with the outcomes in children with cblC type MMA-HC.%目的:分析cbIC型甲基丙二酸血症伴同型半胱氨酸血症(合并型MMA)基因突变情况、临床特点及治疗

  10. 儿童青少年淋巴系统恶性肿瘤患者血清血管内皮生长因子水平与临床关系%Relationship between serum VEGF level and clinical feature in children and adolescent with lymphoid malignancy

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    罗文标; 孙晓非; 张昌卿; 夏奕; 甄子俊; 王智辉; 凌家瑜; 郑磊; 林慧

    2008-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between serum-VEGF(sVEGF)and clinical features in children and adolescent patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma(NHL) and acute lymphoblagtic leukemia(ALL).Methods The sVEGF in 101 of pretreated NHL and ALL patients were detected by enzymelinked inununosorbent assay(ELISA).The sVEGF prior and post-treatment were compared in 61 patients who achieved complete remission(CR).Results The median sVEGF was 567.70 ng/L in 81 prior-treated NHL patients.It was significantly higher than that in normal controls(P<0.001).The median sVEGF wag 253.90 ng/L in 49 patients with CR,which was significantly different compared to pretherapeutic level(P<0.001),whereag no statistical difference was observed compared to the normal controls. No relationships were found between sVEGF and clinical indexes such as clinical stage,"B"symptoms,gender,performance status(PS)score,bulk and serum lactate dehydrogenage (LDH)et al in untreated NHL patients.The median sVEGF was 198.60 ng/L in 20 untreated ALL patients.which wag no statistically different in comparison with that of normal controls.And the median sVEGF wag 181.73 ng/L in 12 of the CR ALL patients.which wag not statistically different in comparison with that in prior-treatment group or normal controls.Conclusion This study showed that the sVEGF in untreated children and adoleseent patients with NHL were higher than that of normal controls.The high sVEGF dmpped after achieving CR.There was no relationship between the level of sVEGF and clinical characteristics in the NHL patients.The sVEGF level in untreated ALL patients wag not difierent compared to that of the normal controls.and there was no change for sVEGF after chemotherapy in ALL patients.%目的 探讨儿童青少年非霍奇金淋巴瘤(NHL)和急性淋巴细胞性白血病(ALL)患者血清血管内皮生长因子(sVEGF)水平与临床的关系.方法 使用ELISA法检测101例3个月~20岁NHL和ALL患者初诊时sVEGF水平,并对

  11. Second generation plant health clinics in Uganda

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    Danielsen, Solveig; Matsiko, Frank; Mutebi, Emmanuel;

    of clinic operation were well understood by all organisations, there were no common standards for record keeping, data management, monitoring and reporting, either internally in the clinic organisations or externally from the backstopping institutions. There was also no functional system to refer samples...... to measure performance and health outcomes. The modified plant health system model was based on six system components: Service delivery, Plant health workforce, Plant health information, Input supply, Finance, and Policy, governance and leadership. As plant clinic performance indicators we used Clinic...... to enhance the coverage of existing extension services. Many factors influenced the performance of plant health clinics, from practical, everyday concerns of clinic staff to the policy framework that shapes public sector activities and relationships with the NGO and private sectors. While the basic aspects...

  12. Relationship of Simple Renal Cyst to Hypertension

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    Kim, Su-Mi; Chung, Tae-Heum; Oh, Myoung-Soon; Kwon, Sung-Gul; Bae, Sung-Jin

    2014-01-01

    Background Simple renal cyst is the most common cystic deformation found in adults. However, there were a few systematic Korean reports for the clinical symptoms and complications of simple renal cysts. The author's purpose was to determine the relationship between simple renal cysts diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonography and hypertension. Methods Among 13,482 persons who took a routine physical examination at Ulsan University Hospital in 2002, 5,127 persons who took medical examinations agai...

  13. 医科院校临床医学专业学生家庭功能与考试焦虑的关系研究%Studying on the relationship between family function and test anxiety among clinical medical students in medical college

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    孔令玲; 于国华; 张骞; 曲海英; 徐娜

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨临床医学专业学生家庭功能与考试焦虑的关系。方法采用整群取样,从山东省某医学院校选取645名大学生为被试,应用家庭功能评定量表、考试焦虑量表进行调查。结果存在考试焦虑不适感的学生占61.2%;高家庭功能组和低家庭功能组在考试焦虑水平上存在显著性差异(t=-5.15,P<0.01);临床医学专业学生家庭功能与考试焦虑存在显著正相关(t=0.238,P<0.01);多元回归显示,总的功能和角色两个因子对考试焦虑有显著的预测作用(β=0.145,β=0.131;P均<0.01)。结论家庭功能是影响临床医学专业学生考试焦虑的一个重要因素。%Objective To explore the relationship between family function and test anxiety among clinical medical students .Meth-ods Totally 645 clinical graduates in some medical university of Shandong were selected with cluster sampling and investingated with Family Assessment Device and Test Anxiety .Results 38.8%of participants had test anxiety discomforts .There were significant differ-ence on test anxiety between high family function group and low family function group (t=-5.15,P<0.01).There was positive corre-lation between family function and test anxiety (t=0.238,P<0.01).Multi-regression analysis showed that:general function and explic-it character could predict test anxiety (β=0.145,β=0.131;respective,P﹤0.01).Conclusion There is close correlation between family function and test anxiety and family function has a great influence on test anxiety of the students .

  14. A Solid Relationship

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    2006-01-01

    May 21 marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. This bilateral relationship has stood the test of time and may well serve as an exemplary model in contemporary international relations.

  15. Expect Respect: Healthy Relationships

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    ... Listen Español Text Size Email Print Share Expect Respect: Healthy Relationships Page Content Article Body Signs of ... good about what happens when they are together. Respect You ask each other what you want to ...

  16. Teaching and Clinical Efficiency: Competing Demands

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    Colletti, James E; Flottemesch, Thomas J.; O'Connell, Tara; Ankel, Felix K; Asplin, Brent R.

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: Teaching ability and efficiency of clinical operations are important aspects of physician performance. In order to promote excellence in education and clinical efficiency, it would be important to determine physician qualities that contribute to both. We sought to evaluate the relationship between teaching performance and patient throughput times. Methods: The setting is an urban, academic emergency department with an annual census of 65,000patient visits. Previous ana...

  17. Clinical Psychology and Research: epistemological notes

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    Emanuela Coppola; Carmela Mento

    2013-01-01

    The paper proposes a reflection on the relationship between clinical psychology and research, highlighting the constant epistemological crossing the two practices, empirical and professional. The paper warns against the pitfalls of reductionism that, in both cases, may impact the effectiveness of therapeutic results. In fact, both in clinical practice and is in psychological research, the mere application of techniques contradicts the specificity of the object of study (the mind) which, rathe...

  18. Human-Forest Relationships

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    Ritter, Eva; Dauksta, Dainis

    2012-01-01

    The relationship between forests and people goes back to the early development of civilisation. However, parallel with technical innovations and an increasing urbanisation of the society, an alienation from nature has taken place......The relationship between forests and people goes back to the early development of civilisation. However, parallel with technical innovations and an increasing urbanisation of the society, an alienation from nature has taken place...

  19. Customer Relationship Management

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    Conf. univ. dr. Enache Elena; Asist. univ. drd. Marin Carmen; Conf. univ. dr. Vechiu Camelia

    2010-01-01

    The most significant changes in the practice of marketing during the last decade in the shift in emphasis from a transaction orientation to the customer relationship management (CRM). Customer relationship management is a strategy of organization to identifying the main desire of the customer and the behaviour commercial business, the beneficial use of information acquired in order to improve relations with these factors, with the objective of increasing customer satisfaction requirements.

  20. Interaction, Relationships And Networks

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    Benson-Rea, M

    1999-01-01

    This paper presents four case studies which have been selected to represent different insights into the strategic evaluation of relationships within one industry. From an analysis of how each of the case study firms has formed its networks of relationships, within its overall approach to industry strategy, we discuss how the interactions are evaluated, with a particular emergent focus on social or actor bonds. The strategy literature models strategy formation processes and content. The networ...

  1. Romantic Relationships and Love

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    Hasan Atak; Nuray Tastan

    2012-01-01

    Intimacy or love is completely defined as a personal relationship or sometimes a specific component of personal relationships or even a particular emotion that someone feels for another. Love is appearing as a psychological concept in the area of psychology in recent years. The definition of love depends on culture and people. Love comes with the concepts such as intimacy, attachment, respect and mature love. In this context, love is evaluated conceptually in this paper in order to fill the l...

  2. RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

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    2012-01-01

    The main feature of the present situation regarding communication is the impregnation of the social with technology. Computer-mediated communication systems has led to the crystallization of a strong specific interactions. This article describes how human relationships constitues the ontological pillar of society and social relations form the axis irradiance of sociology. Overall, as social agents in social space, people come in a variety of social relationships. Thus, a distinct note of the ...

  3. RELATIONSHIP MARKETING - THEORETICAL CONSIDERATION

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    Iacob Catoiu; Mihai Tichindelean

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the paper is to propose a set of research perspectives for therelationship marketing theory. A comprehensive literature review is undertaken which entails threedifferent understandings of relationship marketing. First, relationship marketing is considered as amarketing strategy within the unifying theory of the service dominant logic. Second, relationshipmarketing is presented as the new understanding or paradigm of marketing. Third, relationshipmarketing theory is correlated a...

  4. The Relationship of Personality to Eating Disorders

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper highlights a variety of personality disorders in individuals with eating disorder and also emphasizes the importance of identifying clinically meaningful eating disorders subtypes based on concurrent personality disorder. The relationship between personality disorders and eating disorders is an important issue as this association has implications for assessment and treatment. Different hypotheses concerning the relationship between personality disorders and eating disorders will be reviewed. The prevalence rates of concomitant personality disorder diagnoses in eating disorder patients is highlighted to illustrate some of the pertinent conceptual issues concerning the meaning of the co-occurrence of separately defined diagnostic entities. The literature review reveals a robust finding that patients with ersonality pathology have a poorer response to treatment of Axis I disorders than those without such pathology. It is also argued that therapeutic relationship deserves more attention in the assessment and treatment of eating disorder patients with a co morbid personality disorder.

  5. Educational climate seems unrelated to leadership skills of clinical consultants responsible of postgraduate medical education in clinical departments

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    Malling, Bente Vigh; Mortensen, Lene Sundahl; Scherpbier, Albert J J;

    2010-01-01

    The educational climate is crucial in postgraduate medical education. Although leaders are in the position to influence the educational climate, the relationship between leadership skills and educational climate is unknown. This study investigates the relationship between the educational climate ...... clinical departments and the leadership skills of clinical consultants responsible for education.......The educational climate is crucial in postgraduate medical education. Although leaders are in the position to influence the educational climate, the relationship between leadership skills and educational climate is unknown. This study investigates the relationship between the educational climate in...

  6. Human Factor in Therapeutic Relationship

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    AKDOĞAN, Ramazan; Esra CEYHAN

    2011-01-01

    Therapeutic relationship is a professional relationship that has been structured based on theoretical props. This relationship is a complicated, wide and unique relationship which develops between two people, where both sides\\' personality and attitudes inevitably interfere. Therapist-client relationship experienced through transference and counter transference, especially in psychodynamic approaches, is accepted as the main aspect of therapeutic process. However, the approaches without dynam...

  7. Human Factor in Therapeutic Relationship

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    Ramazan Akdogan; Esra Ceyhan

    2011-01-01

    herapeutic relationship is a professional relationship that has been structured based on theoretical props. This relationship is a complicated, wide and unique relationship which develops between two people, where both sides' personality and attitudes inevitably interfere. Therapist-client relationship experienced through transference and counter transference, especially in psychodynamic approaches, is accepted as the main aspect of therapeutic process. However, the approaches without dynamic...

  8. Impact of QRS duration on the relationship between left ventricle lead electrical delay and clinical response after cardiac resynchronization therapy%QRS时限对左心室导线电延迟与心脏再同步治疗长期疗效相关性的影响

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    樊晓寒; 华伟; 陈柯萍; 孙欣; 杨新伟; 刘志敏; 郑黎辉; 张澍

    2014-01-01

    目的 探讨QRS时限是否影响左心室导线电延迟(LVLED)与心脏再同步治疗(CRT)长期疗效的相关性.方法 前瞻性入选2011年10月至2013年3月在阜外心血管病医院成功植入CRT患者,在围术期测量Q波起始到左心室导线感知波最高峰的时间间距(QLV)反映LVLED.根据患者基线QRS时限分为宽QRS组(≥150 ms)和窄QRS组(<150 ms),基线及术后定期检查超声心动图及随访情况.CRT有反应定义为术后最后1次随访时左心室射血分数提高≥0.05.结果 共入选93例患者,81例患者完成(15±3)个月的随访.平均年龄(60.1±10.4)岁,72%为左束支阻滞,80%为非缺血性心肌病,37.0%为女性.宽QRS组61例,窄QRS组20例.宽QRS组的QLV显著长于窄QRS组[(109.9±38.1) ms对(77.5±37.6) ms,P<0.05].整体CRT有反应率为66.7%.宽QRS组CRT有反应率显著高于窄QRS组(72.1%对50%,P<0.05).在宽QRS组,CRT有反应率随QLV四分位分组显著增加(57.0%,73.3%,80.0%,87.5%,P=0.017).但窄QRS组QLV四分位组间CRT有反应率差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).多因素回归分析校正年龄、性别、束支阻滞和缺血性心肌病后,宽QRS组长QLV与CRT有反应显著相关(OR4.12,95% CI 2.17~8.68,P=0.012).但窄QRS组QLV与CRT反应无相关性(P>0.05).结论 只有当基线QRS时限≥150 ms时,应用LVLED指导左心室导线位置有助于提高CRT的长期疗效.%Objective The left ventricle lead electrical delay (LVLED)has been associated with reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization therapy(CRT).The impact of QRS duration on the relationship between LVLED and CRT clinical response remains unclear.Methods We prospectively enrolled a series of consecutive patients undergoing CRT implantation according to standard clinical indications.The LVLED was measured from the onset of the surface electrco cardiogram QRS complex to the first large peak of the unipolar LV tip to can intracardiac electrogram during spontaneous

  9. Correlative Analysis of the Relationships and Differences on D-dimer, Fibrinogen and Antithrombin Ⅲ Between Varied Clinical Periods of Cerebral Infarction%D-D、Fb和AT-Ⅲ在脑梗死不同时期的变化及相关性分析

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    徐威香; 武蓉珍; 胡晓蕾

    2012-01-01

    目的:探讨血浆D-二聚体(D-D)、纤维蛋白原(Fb)和抗凝血酶Ⅲ(AT-Ⅲ)在脑梗死(CI)不同时期的变化及其临床意义.方法:根据临床特征,对260例CI患者进行分组,其中CI急性期组80例、进展期组41例、非进展期组65例、康复期组74例;90例体检健康者为正常对照组.采用SYSMEX CA7000血凝仪分别检测其血浆D-D、Fb和AT-Ⅲ水平.结果:CI急性期、进展期、非进展期患者D-D、Fb含量均明显高于正常对照组(P<0.01),AT-Ⅲ低于正常对照组(P<0.01);脑梗死组中,D-D与AT-Ⅲ呈负相关(P<0.01),D-D与Fb呈正相关(P<0.01),AT-Ⅲ与Fb无相关性.结论:CI患者D-D、Fb、AT-Ⅲ变化显著,D-D升高伴随AT-Ⅲ含量降低,提示D-D、Fb、AT-Ⅲ共同参与了梗死发生发展的病理生理过程,可作为CI临床危险分级和病情监测的指标.%Objective To investigate the differences and its clinical significance of D-dimer, fibrinogen and antithrombin Ⅲ between varied clinical periods of cerebral infarction( CI). Methods 328 CI patients were rolled into the study, and they were divided into four groups due to their different clinical periods as follows: group acute period (80) , group progressing(41) , group non-pro-gressing(65) , group convalescence(74). And, 90 healthy volunteers were rolled into the normal control group. Their plasma D-dimer, fibrinogen and antithrombin HI were detected on SYSMEX CA7000 automatic coagulation analyzer. Results D-dimer and fibrinogen of CI patients in the acute, progressing and non-progressing periods were significantly higher (P <0.01) than those of healthy volunteers, while antithrombin Ⅲ of them was significantly lower (P<0.01) than that of healthy volunteers. In CI patients, D-dimer correlated negatively with antithrombin Ⅲ, while positively with fibrinogen. No significant relationship was observed between antithrombin Ⅲ and fibrinogen. ConclUSin D-dimer, fibrinogen and antithrombin Ⅲ of CI patients varied significantly

  10. Managing inter-organizational relationships

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    Hald, Kim Sundtoft

    2005-01-01

    strengthened orweakened by partner- comfortability and dependability. Then we show how partnersperceived attraction towards an industrial company can be managed using a combinationof structural- and behavioral adjustments.Key words: Inter-organizational relationships; Relationship Management; Relationship...

  11. Writing clinical scenarios for clinical science questions.

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    Smith, Phil Em; Mucklow, John C

    2016-04-01

    Written knowledge assessments for physicians in training typically involve multiple-choice questions that use a clinical scenario in a single-best-answer format. The Royal College of Physicians Part 1 MRCP(UK) examination includes basic sciences themes that are challenging to assess through a clinical scenario. A realistic clinical setting based on everyday clinical practice and integral to the question is the clearest demonstration that the knowledge being assessed is clinically relevant. However, without special attention to detail, the scenario in a clinical science question can appear redundant or artificial. Reading unnecessary material frustrates candidates and threatens the reputation of the assessment. In this paper we discuss why a clinical scenario is important for basic science questions and offer advice on setting realistic and plausible clinical scenarios for such questions. PMID:27037383

  12. [Mental Health and relationships].

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    Spivacow, Miguel Alejo

    2012-01-01

    After acknowledging that the diversity of cultural, historical and theoretical perspectives has given place to multiple definitions of mental health, the author circumscribes the goal of this article to reflecting on mental health from the viewpoint of human relationships in intersubjective milieux. The basic assumption that guides this paper is that the subject's psychic structure is constituted and developed in a relational matrix. Conceptualized in a relational context, the individual's mental health needs to take into account each member's developmental stage and asymmetrical position in a relationship. In the theoretical and therapeutic approach proposed here, drive renunciation, negative pacts, and intersubjective work are described as basic concepts in the analysis of relational links. Drive renunciation is defined as the operation that excludes certain drives derivatives from explicit relational interchange in order to maintain the structure and stability of the relationship. Negative pacts are defined as the configurations of reciprocal libidinal investments that give form to drive renunciation. The concept of intersubjective work places the emphasis on the interaction of the poles of the relationship, on how what one does influences the other's response. Thus, in the therapeutic context, intersubjective work accounts for each member's processes of symbolization and working through in the interchange and reciprocal impact of each member on the transformation of the relationship. Finally, the complexities around the formulation of therapeutic goals are emphasized and the occasional need of an interdisciplinary therapeutic plan is highlighted. PMID:22880195

  13. Participating in Clinical Trials

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  14. Risk Management in the NHS: Governance, Finance and Clinical Risk

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    This paper explores this theme – the inter-relationship between good governance, financial incentives and clinical risk management – and presents evidence gleaned from views expressed by key decision takers within the NHS.

  15. Antecedents of Customer Relationship Termination

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    To end business relationships, or to more actively terminate relationships, has long been acknowledged as part of customer relationship management. However, compared to other elements such as initiation and maintenance of relationships, little is known about the termination of business...... relationships as a managerial task. This paper contributes by (1) developing a conceptualization of relationship termination competence and (2) analyzing its antecedents. The empirical results identify termination acceptance, definition non-customers, organizational relationship termination routines, and...... motivation as significant antecedents. Because of this, managers need to develop their organizations in order to use relationship termination as a vital strategy....

  16. Cross border relationships

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    Singla, Rashmi; Sriram, Sujata

    2010-01-01

    which they were born. These movements also imply human relationships across the borders in different contexts with various cultural, psychological consequences. Relationships of members of migrant groups with each other, and also with the host community have important implications on the health and well......-being of not just the migrant population, but also the host communities. These relationships represent the microcosm of societal and cultural integration and cohesion at the broader levels. Studies of how and how well migrants, especially youth handle migration indicate transformations in paradigms as both...... borders in the context of modernity such as will also be discussed. In the backdrop of polarisation of populations into us and them, still there are increasing trends towards intermarriage, which challenge the idea of who belongs together and earlier taboos against such mixing. The symposia will explore...

  17. Internet mediated adolescent relationships

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    Full Text Available This paper aims to contribute towards the comprehension of the adhesion of adolescent to digital technologies and their usage in the search for or consolidation of relationships with their peers. The objective was to analyze the role of blogs in the maintenance and establishment of relationships among adolescents from the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Three boys’ blogs and three girls’ blogs were selected, and five pages of each blog were selected, in a total of 30 pages. Categories were elaborated from reading the posts left at the 30 pages and subsequently used to classify and quantify the posts. Messages and comments left at the blogs had a positive affective connotation, in search for approximation and contact with the blog owner. Messages were also noted for gender differences. It was concluded that some determined patterns of offline interaction guided the establishment of online relationships.

  18. Special Issue on Clinical Supervision: A Reflection

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    Bernard, Janine M.

    2010-01-01

    This special issue about clinical supervision offers an array of contributions with disparate insights into the supervision process. Using a synergy of supervision model, the articles are categorized as addressing the infrastructure required for adequate supervision, the relationship dynamics endemic to supervision, or the process of delivering…

  19. Case Studies: Windows onto Clinical Supervision.

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    1993-01-01

    By examining the structures and activities common to six case studies of clinical teacher supervision, this article identifies five conditions that facilitate changes in teacher thinking and behavior: development of a supportive, collegial relationship; teacher control over supervision products; continuity over time; focused, descriptive records…

  20. Romantic Relationships and Love

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    Full Text Available Intimacy or love is completely defined as a personal relationship or sometimes a specific component of personal relationships or even a particular emotion that someone feels for another. Love is appearing as a psychological concept in the area of psychology in recent years. The definition of love depends on culture and people. Love comes with the concepts such as intimacy, attachment, respect and mature love. In this context, love is evaluated conceptually in this paper in order to fill the lack of the papers on this subject in Turkey. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the theories that have different approaches about love.

  1. Internet mediated adolescent relationships

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    This paper aims to contribute towards the comprehension of the adhesion of adolescent to digital technologies and their usage in the search for or consolidation of relationships with their peers. The objective was to analyze the role of blogs in the maintenance and establishment of relationships among adolescents from the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Three boys’ blogs and three girls’ blogs were selected, and five pages of each blog were selected, in a total of 30 pages. Categories were e...

  2. Participating in Clinical Trials

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  7. Positive interventions in clinical practice.

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    Rashid, Tayyab

    2009-05-01

    Mainstream psychotherapy has made huge strides in treating symptoms and disorders, but it has largely overlooked happiness as a therapeutic goal despite frequently hearing from clients, "Doctor, I want to be happy." This issue of Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session describes a number of positive interventions for specific clinical problems, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, loss, grief, and relationship distress. Although the name may suggest it, positive interventions do not imply that rest of psychotherapies are negative. Neither are negatives denied nor minimized. Distinct from self-help recipes proffering instant changes, positive psychology interventions refer to systematic approaches to overcome challenges by using clients' strengths and assets. A hybrid psychotherapy-coaching model and strength-based assessment can ask a client "What is right with you?" All articles are supplemented with rich case illustrations. PMID:19294745

  8. Statistical literacy for clinical practitioners

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    This textbook on statistics is written for students in medicine, epidemiology, and public health. It builds on the important role evidence-based medicine now plays in the clinical practice of physicians, physician assistants and allied health practitioners. By bringing research design and statistics to the fore, this book can integrate these skills into the curricula of professional programs. Students, particularly practitioners-in-training, will learn statistical skills that are required of today’s clinicians. Practice problems at the end of each chapter and downloadable data sets provided by the authors ensure readers get practical experience that they can then apply to their own work.  Topics covered include:   Functions of Statistics in Clinical Research Common Study Designs Describing Distributions of Categorical and Quantitative Variables Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing Documenting Relationships in Categorical and Quantitative Data Assessing Screening and Diagnostic Tests Comparing Mean...

  9. Exploring Clinical Overview

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    Clinical overview is explored at four emergency departments (EDs) during the introduction of a new IT system to support hereof. Important aspects of clinical overview are described for the clinical practice and for the further development of the IT system.......Clinical overview is explored at four emergency departments (EDs) during the introduction of a new IT system to support hereof. Important aspects of clinical overview are described for the clinical practice and for the further development of the IT system....

  10. Educational climate seems unrelated to leadership skills of clinical consultants responsible of postgraduate medical education in clinical departments

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    Scherpbier Albert JJ; Mortensen Lene S; Malling Bente; Ringsted Charlotte

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    Abstract Background The educational climate is crucial in postgraduate medical education. Although leaders are in the position to influence the educational climate, the relationship between leadership skills and educational climate is unknown. This study investigates the relationship between the educational climate in clinical departments and the leadership skills of clinical consultants responsible for education. Methods The study was a trans-sectional correlation study. The educational clim...

  11. Creating Good Relationships: Responsiveness, Relationship Quality, and Interpersonal Goals

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    Perceived partner responsiveness is a core feature of close, satisfying relationships. But how does responsiveness originate? Can people create relationships characterized by high responsiveness, and consequently, higher quality relationships? We suggest that goals contribute to cycles of responsiveness between people, improving both people’s relationship quality. The present studies examine 1) how interpersonal goals initiate responsiveness processes in close relationships, 2) the self-perpe...

  12. Future requirements. Clinical investigations

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    2002-01-01

    Biocompatability, Cariology, Clinical trials, Dental materials, Helath services research, Human, Pedodontics......Biocompatability, Cariology, Clinical trials, Dental materials, Helath services research, Human, Pedodontics...

  13. Diasporic Relationships and Processes

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    Singla, Rashmi

    2010-01-01

    How does moving across the geographical borders affect the relationships of diaspora members both here – in the country of residence and there- in the country of origin? The article delineates some of the processes through gendered experiences of the young adults perceived as active actors based an...

  14. Customer Relationship Management.

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    Fayerman, Michael

    2002-01-01

    Presents an approach increasingly employed by businesses to track and respond to their customers to provide better and faster services: customer relationship management. Discusses its applicability to the operations of higher education and institutional research and the role it plays in the knowledge management framework. (EV)

  15. Relationship Marketing in Educational Services

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    2012-01-01

    This article aims to analyze the existence of relationship marketing in educational services. This type of marketing focuses on building a lasting relationship with the customer and continuous communication with it. Relationship marketing can focus on the university's relationship with the end consumer (companies that hire graduates) and other client organizations (schools, universities, research centers).

  16. Conflict resolution in adolescent relationships

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    2008-01-01

    Conflict is an inevitable feature of social relationships. When people interact, disagreements may arise. Especially in close relationships, people sometimes disagree. Although conflict might jeopardize relationships, conflict is not necessarily detrimental. The way conflicts are handled is important in determining whether conflicts are functional or dysfunctional. Moreover, the way conflicts are handled might reveal information about the nature of relationships and their developmental status...

  17. 非临床群体思想融合信念、元认知和强迫症状的关系%Study on the Relationship among Thought Fusion beliefs,Meta-cognitions and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Non-clinical Population

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    张樱樱; 童辉杰

    2015-01-01

    Objective:The aim of the study was to explore the relationship among fusion beliefs ,meta-cognitions and obsessive -compulsive symptoms in the non -clinical population .Methods:456 partici-pants were tested through the using of Thought -Fusion Instrument ( TFI ) , Meta -cognitions Question-naire-30 ( MCQ-30 ) and Padua Inventory ( PI ) .Data was analyzed by using Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis .Results:Thought-fusion beliefs ,meta-cognitive beliefs were positively cor-related with obsessive -compulsive symptoms ( r=0.354 -0.468,P<0.01).There were also positive correlations between subscales of thought -fusion beliefs and meta -cognitive beliefs and obsessive -compulsive symptoms(r=0.207~0.395,P<0.01).In regression analysis,Thought -Action Fusion, negative beliefs of worry ,Thought-Object Fusion and cognitive confidence entered into regression equa-tion.They could explain 26 .9% variation of the obsessive -compulsive symptoms .Conclusion:The thought fusion beliefs and meta -cognitions have significant predictive effect on obsessive -compulsive symptoms in the non-clinical group .The results support the meta -cognitive model of obsessive -com-pulsive disorder .%目的:探讨非临床群体思想融合、元认知与强迫症状之间的关系。方法:选取456名被试采用思想融合问卷( TFI)、元认知问卷( MCQ)和帕多瓦量表( PI)进行评定,对数据进行皮尔逊相关和多元回归分析。结果:思想融合信念、元认知信念与强迫症状存在显著性正相关(r=0.354~0.468,P<0.01);其中,思想融合各个因子、元认知各个因子与强迫症状也存在显著性正相关(r=0.207~0.395,P<0.01);回归分析中,思想-行为融合、担忧的消极信念、思想-客体融合与认知自信4个因子进入回归方程,能解释强迫症状26.9%的变化。结论:非临床群体的思想融合信念、元认知对强迫症状有显著

  18. The clinical study of relationship among different bundle bronch conduction with Doppler echocardiography ventricular arrhythmia in dilated cardiomyopathy%扩张型心肌病束支传导阻滞与心脏多普勒 超声指标、室性心律失常相关关系的研究

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    吴敏; 马守国; 曹玉珍; 张效东; 南静; 尹军; 袁慧敏; 石文芳

    2001-01-01

    Objective To study the relationship among different bundle bronch conduction with Doppler echocardiography,ventricular arrhythmia(VA) and other clinical materials in dilated cardiomyopathy(DCM).Methods 140 patients were divided into five groups according to different bundle bronch conduction in 12-leads electrocardiograme(groups CLBBB,CRBBB,CRBBB+LAFB,LAFB and normal bundle bronch conduction NBBC).By receivel clinical materials and measured parameters of Doppler echocardiography,24 hours ambulatory electrocardiograme before drug treatment in every group.The correlation between these data were assessed.Results Using statistic analyses showed that among different bundle bronch conduction groups in patients with DCM,the sick duration,the NYHA functional class,the heart thorax ratio,ther LV end-diastotic and end -systolic volume,the LV ejection fraction,the peak E velocity,E/A ratio and above I owns Ⅱ degree VA in groups CLBBB,CRBBB,CRBBB+LAFB were more serious than those in groups LAFB and NBBC.Conclusion Our data provide relevant information among different bundle bronch conduction groups,CLBBB、 CRBBB and CRBBB+LAFB are associated with the risk parameters of Doppler echocardiography,ventricular arrhythmia.%目的探讨扩张型心肌病(DCM)病人束支传导功能状态与心脏多普勒超声指标、室性心律失常的关系。方法根据140例DCM病人十二导体表心电图表现分为束支传导功能异常和束支传导功能正常5组,采集临床资料和心脏多普勒超声显像、24 h动态心电图、X线心脏摄片等检查结果进行组间统计学处理,评价束支传导功能状态与心脏多普勒超声指标、室性心律失常及其它临床指标的关系。结果 DCM束支传导异常组(CLBBB、CRBBB、CRBBB+LAFB)较束支传导功能正常组和单纯LAFB组NYHA心功能分级、X线心胸比、病程年限、心脏多普勒超声指标、Lown氏Ⅲ级以上室性心律失常发生率有显著统计学差异。

  19. 颈内动脉狭窄或闭塞患者侧支循环开放与临床表现的关系%Relationship between opening of collateral circulation and clinical manifestations in patients with stenosis or occlusion of ICA

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    李锦; 袁栋才; 张俊领; 王佳《中文作者六》=吴丹丹《中文作者六》=李玉妹

    2011-01-01

    Objective To analyze the relationship between opening of the collateral circulation and clinical manifestations during stenosis or occlusion of internal carotid artery. Methods Eighty-six patients with stenosis or occlusion of internal carotid artery detected by transcranial Doppler (TCD) and checked by digital subtraction angiography were selected. The patients were divided into four groups according to the opening situation of the collateral circulation:the group of opening 3 collateral circulation (Group l),the group of opening anterior or posterior communicating collateral circulation (Group 2), the group of opening ophthalmic artery collateral circulation (Group 3) ,the group of no collateral circulation opening (Group 4). The situation of opening of collateral circulation in each group was analyzed and compared. Results Compared with the symptoms of opening collateral circulation of ophthalmic artery,the symptoms of opening anterior communicating artery and posterior communicating artery were milder and prognosis was better. Conclusion TCD measures the collateral circulation of stenosis or occlusion of internal carotid artery sensitively and specifically. The situation of opening of collateral circulation is closely related with prognosis. The evaluation of collateral circulation has important clinical significance.%摘要:目的 分析颈内动脉严重狭窄或闭塞时,侧支循环开放与临床的关系.方法 选择经颅多普勒超声检测颈内动脉严重狭窄或闭塞、再经数字减影血管造影检查证实的患者86例,根据侧支循环开放情况分为4组:前交通、后交通和眼动脉侧支循环开放组(Ⅰ组)17例,前交通或后交通动脉侧支循环开放组(Ⅱ组)27例,眼动脉侧支循环开放组(Ⅲ组)28例,无侧支循环开放组(Ⅳ组)14例.分析各组患者侧支循环开放情况并进行比较.结果 86例患者共检出阳性侧支循环139条,前交通动脉侧支循环开放57条,占41.0

  20. A dimensão regulatória da Psicologia clínica: o impacto da racionalidade dominante nas relações terapêuticas The regulatory dimension of clinical psychology: the impact of the dominant rationality in therapeutic relationships

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    Full Text Available O projeto de se submeter, de diferentes modos, ao paradigma dominante na ciência produziu uma considerável dimensão regulatória da psicologia clínica que coincidiu com diversos momentos de exclusão da subjetividade. Esse enfoque é baseado, em termos gerais, sobre três problemas. Primeiramente, há o problema da legitimidade, segundo o qual, em função de um conhecimento pretensamente confiável e de noções universalistas, os sentidos singulares dos pacientes seriam substituídos por noções consagradas pelas teorias. O segundo problema é o da competência em que as teorias clínicas estariam muito mais imbuídas de noções voltadas à doença, ao déficit e à incapacidade, o que permitiria poucas opções quanto aos eventuais recursos dos pacientes. O terceiro problema seria o do consumo, no qual a ausência de uma discussão crítica sobre o mesmo permitiria a criação de uma cultura em que tanto os serviços quanto o conhecimento seriam consumidos como produtos. O artigo é concluído com o esboço de alguns pontos rumo a uma ética interna que possa estabelecer as relações entre as dimensões separadas no conhecimento e melhor refletir as conseqüências deste na sociedade.This work shows that the project of submitting oneself in different ways to the dominant paradigm in science has produced a considerable regulatory dimension of clinical psychology that has coincided with various moments of subjectivity exclusion. Such focus is in general terms based on three problems. Firstly, there is the problem of legitimacy, which states that due to a pretentiously trustful knowledge and to universalistic notions, patients' singular senses would be substituted with notions once successfully recognized by theories. The second problem is the competence in which the clinical theories would be a lot more empowered with notions regarding sickness, deficit, and incapacity, which would allow for few options in relation to occasional retreat

  1. Context of Acceptability of Topical Microbicides: Sexual Relationships

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    Koo, Helen P.; Woodsong, Cynthia; Dalberth, Barbara T.; Viswanathan, Meera; Simons-Rudolph, Ashley

    2005-01-01

    Domains central to the effects of sexual relationships on the acceptability of a vaginal protection method were explored in 14 focus groups and 38 in-depth interviews with women and men recruited from a health department’s sexually transmitted infections (STI) and family planning clinics. Findings indicate that acceptability depended on a couple’s relationship type, classified as serious, casual, or “new.” Potential barriers to communication about product use may be overcome through direct or...

  2. Relationship between Problem Solving and Assertiveness Skills among Nursing Students

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    Naiemeh Seyedfatemi; Zeinab Moshirabadi; Leili Borimnejad; Hamid Haghani

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      Background & Aim: The nature of clinical practice has altered in recent years. It has been affected by different kinds of problem-solving models' so, the problem-solving skill is necessary in practice for nurse practitioners. Besides assertiveness is a critical element which persuades nurses and nursing students to establish good relationships and use their knowledge and professional skills effectively. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between problem solving and asserti...

  3. Relationship between CD44,CD133 + cells expression and clinical characteristics in breast cancer%乳腺癌中 CD44、CD133+细胞表达及其与临床特征相关性研究

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    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between CD44,CD133 + cells expression and clinical characteristics in breast canc-er,which would provide basis for clinical diagnosis and treatment,prognosis. Methods The pathology specimens of 200 cases of breast(25 cases of breast hyperplasia,22 cases of atypical hyperplasia,153 cases of breast cancer)and 30 cases of normal breast tissue were included as the study subject. The CD44,CD133 + expression in different breast lesions were detected by immunohistochemical staining. The expression of CD44, CD133 + in different clinical and pathological characteristics of breast cancer were analyzed. Results The positive expression rate of CD44、CD133 + in breast cancer were both significantly higher than those of breast hyperplasia,atypical hyperplasia( P ﹤ 0. 05). The dual expression rate of CD133 + ,CD44 in breast cancer,breast Hyperplasia,atypical hyperplasia was 58. 2% ,32. 0% ,18. 2%( P = 0. 00),respectively. The expression level of CD44,CD133 + increased with histological grade,TNM staging increasing( P ﹤ 0. 05). The expression level of CD44 CD133 + in recurrent breast cancer was significantly higher than that in non recurrent breast cancer( P ﹤ 0. 05). Conclusion There was some correlation between expression levels of CD44,CD133 + and clinical pathological characteristics of breast cancer. Therefore,a combined analysis of CD44,CD133 + expression is useful for evaluation of malignant degree and prognosis of breast cancer,which can be a direction in study of breast cancer therapy.%目的:探讨乳腺癌中 CD44、CD133+细胞表达与临床特征的相关性,为临床诊治、预后评估提供依据。方法收集乳腺病理标本200例(乳腺增生25例,不典型增生22例,乳腺癌153例)及正常乳腺组织30例。采用免疫组织化学染色测定乳腺不同病变组织中的 CD44、CD133+表达情况,分析乳腺癌不同临床病理特征的 CD44、CD133+表达水平。结果 CD44、CD133+

  4. Relationship between screen rates of microvascular complications and the level of diabetic knowledge in type 2 diabetic patients from Beijing community clinics%北京市社区2型糖尿病患者微血管并发症筛查率与糖尿病知识水平的关系

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    赵文惠; 许树强; 肖建中; 张金苹; 帅瑛; 王娜; 李静; 李玉凤; 阮丹杰; 马力; 杨文英

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between screening rates of microvascular complications and the level of diabetic knowledge in type 2 diabetic patients from Beijing community clinics. Methods From May of 2013 to December of 2014 we performed screenings of microvascular complications in type 2 diabetic patients from community clinics with residency over half a year in Beijing. Data were collected from questionnaires about previous screening of diabetic retinopathy, microalbuminuria and diabetic foot and diabetic knowledge scores. Logistic regressions were used to estimate the association of different levels of diabetic knowledge scores with screen rates of microvascular complications. Results Data were collected from in 1 185 type 2 diabetic patients with male of 476(41.6%), female of 709(58.4%), mean age of (59±9) years,mean diabetes duration of (7±6) years. The screening rates of diabetic retinopathy, microalbuminuria and diabetic foot were 49.5%(586/1 185), 75.3%(892/1 185)and 41.1%(487/1 185)in type 2 diabetic patients from community clinics, respectively. The screening rates were higher in those patient with high level of diabetic knowledge than those of low level (diabetic retinopathy 70.9%(334/471)vs 35.3%(252/714);microalbuminuria 88.5%(417/471) vs 66.5%(475/714);diabetic foot 66.2%(312/471)vs 24.5%(175/714),P<0.001). After adjusting age, gender, diabetic duration, insurance and educational level, in corresponding to the low level of diabetic knowledge, the odds ratios (95%CI) of screening diabetic retinopathy, microalbuminiuia and diabetic foot were 2.65 (2.00-3.51), 2.46(1.73-3.49), 3.74 (2.82-4.95) in high level patients, respectively. Conclusions The screening rates of microvascular complications were associated with the level of diabetic knowledge, independent from general educational level in type 2 diabetic patients from Beijing community clinics. Our study suggested that increasing the screening rates of microvascular complications could

  5. 颈内动脉重度狭窄或闭塞患者颅内侧支循环与临床表现的关系%Relationship between collateral circulation and clinical manifestation after severe stenosis or occlusion of in- ternal carotid artery

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    朱惠萍; 李常红; 杜志华; 房艳玲; 于逢春

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the relationship between collateral circulation and clinical manifestation after se-vere stenosis or occlusion of internal carotid artery. Methods According to the clinical manifestation, 78 cases of ICA ste-nosis or occlusion confirmed by digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were divided into two groups:asymptomatic group (n=31) and symptomatic group (n=47). Collateral circulation pathway in circle of Willis and the mean flow velocity of the middle cerebral arteries (MVMCA) were measured by Transcranial Doppler Ultrasonography (TCD). The correlation of the types of intracranial collateral circulation and clinical manifestation was analyzed. Results ① The collateral circulation opening rate of severe stenosis or occlusion of internal carotid artery in 78 cases of patients was 70.5%(55/78). The collat-eral patency rate (27/31, 87.1% of patients) was higher in asymptomatic group than in the symptomatic group (28/47, 59.6%of patients)(P<0.01).②Collateral patency of anterior communicating artery (ACoA)in asymptomatic group (24/31, 77.4%of patients) was higher than that in symptomatic group (20/47, 42.6%of patients) (P<0.01). Collateral patency of ophthalmic artery (OA) in symptomatic group (21/47, 44.7%of patients) was higher than that in asymptomatic group(6/31, 19.4%of patients)(P<0.05). The opening rate of ACoA was significantly higher than that of either the posterior commu-nicating artery (PCoA) or OA collateral circulation in asymptomatic group (P<0.05).③The mean flow velocity of the af- fected side middle cerebral arteries (MVMCA) in asymptomatic group (51.58±12.36cm/s) was significantly higher than that in symptomatic group (32.23±10.31cm/s) (P<0.01). Conclusion The clinical manifestation is closely related to arterial circle of Willis collateral circulation opening after severe stenosis or occlusion of internal carotid artery and collateral patency of anterior communicating artery is the major collateral supply vessel.%

  6. Children and Clinical Studies: Why Clinical Studies Are Important

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  7. Cugini's syndrome: its clinical history and diagnosis

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    Laura Gasbarrone

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: This article deals with the description and diagnosis of a new nosographic syndrome, which received the eponym of "Cugini's syndrome" by the name of the Author who discovered its clinical picture. This syndrome is characterized by the binomial: "minimal target organ damage associated to monitoring prehypertension". CLINICAL HISTORY AND DIAGNOSIS: Between the years 1997 and 2002, the Author published a series of investigations regarding some office normotensives who inexplicably showed incipient signs of target organ damage (TOD. Investigated via ambulatory (A blood (B pressure (P monitoring (M, these subjects were surprisingly found not to be hypertensive. Neverthless, the office normotensives with TOD exibited the daily mean level of their systolic (S and diastolic (D BP (DML SBP/DBP significantly more elevated as compared to true normotensives. Because of these ABPM findings, the Author realized that the investigated subjects were false normotensives whose TOD was associated with a monitoring prehypertension (ABPM-diagnosable prehypertension alias monitoring prehypertension alias masked prehypertension. The year after the last Cugini's investigation, the INC-7 Reports introduced the term: "prehypertension" in its classification of arterial hypertension, as an office sphygmomanometric condition in between office normotension and office hypertension. The ABPM cut-off upper limits for a differential diagnosis between monitoring normotension, prehypertension and hypertension are reported, as calculated by the Author in its collection of ABPMs. The eponym of "Cugini's syndrome" was assigned in 2007 and confirmed in 2009. CONCLUSIVE REMARKS: The monitoring prehypertension is a further condition of discrepancy between office sphygmomanometry and ABPM, as per a masked prehypertension, whose diagnosis has to be immediately diagnosed, for preventing the onset of a TOD. There are reported the present investigations dealing with the possible

  8. Clinical Trials in Vision Research

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    ... Eye Health Information > Clinical Trials in Vision Research Clinical Trials in Vision Research Listen Clinical studies depend on ... vision research in the United States. Basics of Clinical Trials What is a clinical trial? Clinical trials are ...

  9. Pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain

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    Kjøgx, Heidi; Zachariae, Robert; Pfeiffer-Jensen, Mogens; Kasch, Helge; Svensson, Peter; Jensen, Troels S.; Vase, Lene

    2014-01-01

    Background: Pain frequency has been shown to influence sensitization, psychological distress, and pain modulation. The present study examined if pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain. Method: A non-clinical (247 students) and a clinical (223 pain patients) sample completed the Danish versions of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS), Beck Depression Inventory, and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and rated pain intensity, unpleasantness and frequency. Results: In both samples, high pain frequency was found to moderate the association between pain catastrophizing and pain intensity, whereas low pain frequency did not. The psychometric properties and the factor structure of the Danish version of the PCS were confirmed. Conclusions: This is the first study to validate the Danish version of the PCS and to show that pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and reported pain in both non-clinical and clinical populations. PMID:25646089

  10. Pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain

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    Full Text Available Background Pain frequency has been shown to influence sensitization, psychological distress and pain modulation. The present study examined if pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain. Method A non-clinical (247 students and a clinical (223 pain patients sample completed the Danish versions of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale, Beck Depression Inventory and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and rated pain intensity, unpleasantness and frequency Results In both samples, high pain frequency was found to moderate the association between pain catastrophizing and pain intensity, whereas low pain frequency did not. The psychometric properties and the factor structure of the Danish version of the PCS were confirmed.Conclusions This is the first study to validate the Danish version of the PCS and to show that pain frequency moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and reported pain in both non-clinical and clinical populations.

  11. Good clinical practice in clinical interventional studies

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    Pieterse, Herman; Diamant, Zuzana

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    Good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines should always be implemented and obeyed in clinical interventional studies. In this mini-review, we will address several burning questions relating to GCP in a concise ‘frequently asked questions’ format.While compliance to current rules and regulations is our mission, we also wish to play devil’s advocate attempting to translate the rules into sizeable chunks using a high dose of common sense.Keywords: clinical interventional studies; quality; safety; ...

  12. Study of the relationship and importance of clinical semiology, axial computed tomography and electroneuromyography in lumbar radioculopathies Estudo da relação e da importância entre a semiologia clínica, tomografia axial computadorizada e eletroneuromiografia nas radiculopatias lombares

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    Emílio Cezar Mamede Murade; José Soares Hungria Neto; Osmar Avanzi

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    The authors evaluated forty-three patients with clinical suspect of lumbar radiculopathy caused by disk hernia, concerning to clinical semiology, computed tomography and electromyography were studied and their correlations. The clinical semiology was altered in 100,0% of the patients, the computed tomography in 90,7% and the electromyography in 88,7%. The correlation among the three exams didn´t show any prevalency among any of the possible associations. The authors emphasize the import...

  13. Relationship Maintenance on Facebook: Development of a Measure, Relationship to General Maintenance, and Relationship Satisfaction

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    Dainton, Marianne

    2013-01-01

    Previous research indicates that the primary reason college students use Facebook is for relationship maintenance. The present study sought to determine the relationship between Facebook maintenance and general maintenance efforts in college student romantic relationships, as well as the impacts of such behaviors on the relationship. Survey data…

  14. [Pain disorders in traumatized individuals - neurophysiology and clinical presentation].

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    Egloff, N; Hirschi, A; von Känel, R

    2012-01-18

    This overview portrays the salient physiological mechanisms being involved in the clinical manifestation of chronic pain in traumatized patients. A «hypermnesia-hyperarousal-model» is purported to support the neurophysiologic plausibility of the trauma-pain-relationship. We discuss seven characteristic clinical pain entities which alone or in combination can be found in patients with a previous psychological trauma. PMID:22252590

  15. Etiological relationships in atopy

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    Thomsen, Simon Francis; Kyvik, Kirsten Ohm; Backer, Vibeke

    2008-01-01

    The genetics of asthma and atopy has been studied frequently in twin populations from various parts of the world. However, emphasis has been put on univariate analysis of questionnaire data, whereas clinical and intermediate traits only sporadically have been studied, especially in multivariate s...

  16. Exploring Entrepreneurial Network Relationships

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    2003-01-01

    explores four different strategies for dealing with network relations; the research oriented strategy, the incubator strategy, the industrial partnering strategy, and the policy-oriented strategy. The research-oriented strategy is narrowly focusing on how a biotechnology firm transforms their scientific...... of bringing the technologies from an experimental stage at a research lab to be able handle industrial processes and full-scale production. Last but not least the policy oriented strategy focus on problem of having products approved by the public authorities.Theoretically the article draws upon network...... theories and a dynamic view of network relations. That is done in order to capture the nature of the relationships between different types of actors, but also in order to emphasize the informal nature of some of these relationships.The article has a dual purpose; 1) From a corporate point of view...

  17. Establishing effective working relationships.

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    2016-02-24

    This article, the second in a series of 11, provides support and offers advice to new and existing mentors and practice teachers to enable them to progress in their role and develop a portfolio of evidence. In particular, the article discusses how to establish effective working relationships and emphasises the importance of the student-mentor or student-practice teacher relationship. It examines the essential qualities, attributes and characteristics of an effective mentor or practice teacher. The article provides learning activities and suggests ways in which mentors and practice teachers can undertake various self-assessments, enabling them to gather relevant evidence to demonstrate how they can meet and maintain the requirements for these roles as stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. PMID:26907148

  18. Relationship quality in Europe

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    Wiik, Kenneth Aarskaug; Lappegård, Trude; Keizer, Renske

    2010-01-01

    In this study, we utilize data from the first wave of the Generations and Gender Surveys to investigate relationship quality among currently married and cohabiting individuals aged 18 to 55 (N = 41, 666) in eight European countries (Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Russia, and the Netherlands). Controlling for a range of characteristics of respondents and their partners, the analyses show that cohabitors in general more often have breakup plans and are less satisfied than ...

  19. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

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    Gray, Paul; Byun, Jongbok

    2008-01-01

    In order to maintain in a market economy with the competition becoming increasingly tough, with consumer preferences and demands more sophisticated and diverse, a company must manage in the best possible way the relations with the existing and potential customers to know their preferences, attitudes, purchasing behaviour, motivations, in order to attract the proper clients for their company products. These goals may be achieved by implementing a strategy called “Customer Relationship Manageme...

  20. Meaning in couples relationships.

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    Rodrigues T.F.

    2014-01-01

    Based on psycholinguistics and L. Vygotsky’s (2007) theories on sign, meaning and sense categories, as later discussed by A. Leontiev (2004, 2009), we present a case study that focuses on the intricacies of a love relationship for a woman who remained in a painful marriage. Interview material is presented in a Relational-Historical Psychology theoretical framework to provide central categories of meaning and sense. This is understood as a privileged method for apprehending the uniqueness of a...

  1. MEANING IN COUPLES RELATIONSHIPS

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    Rodrigues, Tâmara

    2014-01-01

    Based on psycholinguistics and L. Vygotsky’s (2007) theories on sign, meaning and sense categories, as later discussed by A. Leontiev (2004, 2009), we present a case study that focuses on the intricacies of a love relationship for a woman who remained in a painful marriage. Interview material is presented in a Relational-Historical Psychology theoretical framework to provide central categories of meaning and sense. This is understood as a privileged method for apprehending the uniqueness of a...

  2. FRANCHISE RELATIONSHIP: FRANCHISEES’ SATISFACTION

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    Zlatica Kavic; Mario Sercer

    2014-01-01

    Franchise as business method especially popular become in second half od 20th century (Khams, 2013.,78).Since than as a significant factor in business growth and lever of economic development attracts researches attention. In contest of franchise way of doing business, relation between franchisor and franchisee is crucial for success, not only for the individual member of franchise but for entire franchise system. Franchise relationship actually begins with meeting the needs of clients throug...

  3. Exploring Entrepreneurial Network Relationships

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    Norus, Jesper

    2004-01-01

    In the recent years the successful collaborative arrangements and relationships between university, industry and public institutions have become a mantra in transforming new scientific knowledge into new innovations and business ventures. The fit between these very different actor groups has been treated as a contingent factor. However only little attention have been giving to a specific focus on the strategies that new business ventures have obtained to establish the fit between small firms,...

  4. Vygotsky theories & meaningful relationships

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    Robert, Michelle Suzanne

    2005-01-01

    This Project contains two main topics: "The Vygotsky Theories" and "Meaningful Relationships". Both were selected to be taught to teachers, principals, managing officials and supervisors in Mexico's context, all of which will be done in workshops under my supervision and care. The first theme: "The Vygotsky's Theories" explains his Theories and Notions on "Early Childhood Education", "Social Development Theory"; "Learning and Development of Preschool Children" and "The Zone of Proximal Develo...

  5. Overcoming difficult conversations in clinical supervision

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    Full Text Available Brett Williams,1 Christine King,1 Tanya Edlington,21Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Monash University, Franskton, VIC, 2The Conversation Clinic Pty Ltd, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Background: Clinical supervisors are responsible for managing many facets of clinical learning and face a range of challenges when the need for "difficult" conversations arises, including the need to manage conflict and relationships. Methods: Spotlight on Conversations Workshop was developed to improve the capacity of clinical supervisors to engage in difficult conversations. They were designed to challenge the mindset of clinical supervisors about difficult conversations with students, the consequences of avoiding difficult conversations, and to offer activities for practicing difficult conversations. Preworkshop, postworkshop, and 4-month follow-up evaluations assessed improvements in knowledge, intent to improve, and confidence along with workshop satisfaction. Results: Nine workshops were delivered in a range of locations across Victoria, Australia, involving a total of 117 clinical supervisors. Preworkshop evaluations illustrated that more than half of the participants had avoided up to two difficult conversations in the last month in their workplace. Postworkshop evaluation at 4 months showed very high levels of satisfaction with the workshop's relevancy, content, and training, as well as participants' intention to apply knowledge and skills. Also shown were significant changes in participants' confidence to have difficult conversations not only with students but also with other peers and colleagues. In follow-up in-depth interviews with 20 of the 117 participants, 75% said they had made definite changes in their practice because of what they learned in the workshop and another 10% said they would make changes to their practice, but had not had the opportunity yet to do so. Conclusion: We conclude that the Spotlight on

  6. The Siren song of vocal fundamental frequency for romantic relationships

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available A multitude of factors contribute to why and how romantic relationships are formed as well as whether they ultimately succeed or fail. Drawing on evolutionary models of attraction and speech production as well as integrative models of relationship functioning, this review argues that paralinguistic cues (more specifically the fundamental frequency of the voice that are initially a strong source of attraction also increase couples’ risk for relationship failure. Conceptual similarities and differences between the multiple operationalizations and interpretations of vocal fundamental frequency are discussed and guidelines are presented for understanding both convergent and non-convergent findings. Implications for clinical practice and future research are discussed.

  7. Investigating subjective attributes of quality for videos displayed with local backlight dimming

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    Mantel, Claire; Bech, Søren; Forchhammer, Søren; Korhonen, Jari; Pedersen, Jesper Melgaard

    , Change over time and Grain) vary significantly depending on the backlight dimming algorithm. Predicting global quality grades from the attributes using Partial Least Square (PLS) regression does not provide satisfying results. However, the attributes can be represented through objective measures and a......This paper investigates what composes the quality of videos displayed on LCD with local backlight dimming. In a sub- jective experiment, participants assessed the level of nine attributes defined using the Qualitative Descriptive Anal- ysis method. Results show that three attributes (Contrast...... similar model mixing attributes and one objective measure can predict global quality satisfyingly....

  8. Abortion and anxiety: what's the relationship?

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    Steinberg, Julia Renee; Russo, Nancy F

    2008-07-01

    Using data from the United States National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) and the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS), we conducted secondary data analyses to examine the relationship of abortion, including multiple abortions, to anxiety after first pregnancy outcome in two studies. First, when analyzing the NSFG, we found that pre-pregnancy anxiety symptoms, rape history, age at first pregnancy outcome (abortion vs. delivery), race, marital status, income, education, subsequent abortions, and subsequent deliveries accounted for a significant association initially found between first pregnancy outcome and experiencing subsequent anxiety symptoms. We then tested the relationship of abortion to clinically diagnosed generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder, using NCS data. Contrary to findings from our analyses of the NSFG, in the NCS analyses we did not find a significant relationship between first pregnancy outcome and subsequent rates of GAD, social anxiety, or PTSD. However, multiple abortions were found to be associated with much higher rates of PTSD and social anxiety; this relationship was largely explained by pre-pregnancy mental health disorders and their association with higher rates of violence. Researchers and clinicians need to learn more about the relations of violence exposure, mental health, and pregnancy outcome to avoid attributing poor mental health solely to pregnancy outcomes. PMID:18468755

  9. Relationship between JAK2 gene V617F mutation and clinical characteristics in patients with BCR-ABL-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms%BCR-ABL阴性的骨髓增殖性肿瘤JAK2基因V617F突变分析

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    张燕香; 魏蓉

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨BCR-ABL阴性的骨髓增殖性肿瘤(myeloproliferative neoplasms,MPN)患者蛋白质酪氨酸激酶基因(JAK2)V617F突变的发生率及其与患者临床特征的关系.方法:抽提65例MPN患者骨髓细胞DNA(其中真性红细胞增多症28例,特发性血小板增多症30例,特发性骨髓纤维化7例),应用等位基因特异性PCR技术(allele specific PCR,AS-PCR)分析JAK2基因V617F突变的发生率,并分析此突变与外周血细胞计数及血栓发生率等临床特征的关系.结果:65例MPN患者的V617F突变阳性率为64.62% (42/65).其中真性红细胞增多症患者的阳性率为75.00% (21/28),其白细胞及血小板计数较非突变者均显著增高(P<0.001);特发性血小板增多症患者该突变的阳性率为56.67% (17/30),其白细胞计数和血红蛋白水平均较非突变者显著增高(P<0.05);而7例特发性骨髓纤维化患者中4例被检出此突变阳性,其白细胞、血小板计数及血红蛋白水平与非突变者比较,差异则无统计学意义.同时,携带V617F突变的MPN患者血栓发生率明显高于非突变者(P<0.05).结论:JAK2基因V617F突变是我国BCR-ABL阴性MPN患者主要的分子遗传标志,可作为临床诊断的指标之一,而此突变对临床特征有一定影响.%Objective:To investigate the relationship between V617F mutation in JAK2 gene and clinical characteristics in patients with BCR-ABL-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).Methods:Sixty-five patients with MPN,including 28 subjects with polycythemia vera (PV),30 subjects with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and 7 subjects with idiopathic myelofibrosis (IMF) were enrolled in this study.Bone marrow cell DNA was extracted from MPN patients,and V617F mutation in JAK2 gene was identified by allele specific PCR (AS-PCR).The correlation between V617F mutation and clinical characteristics such as peripheral blood cell count and incidence of thrombosis were analyzed.Results:Of the 65 patients

  10. Predictors of Successful Clinical Performance in Associate Degree Nursing Students.

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    Rice, Eileen

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore self-efficacy and emotional intelligence (EI) as predictors for successful clinical performance in nursing students. Students (n = 56) from 5 associate degree in nursing (ADN) schools in 2 Northeastern states participated in the study. Findings demonstrated significant relationships among EI, self-efficacy, and student-rated clinical competence. The findings from this study support the importance of fostering clinical self-efficacy and building EI abilities in ADN students. PMID:25628244

  11. Clinical research and medical care: towards effective and complete integration

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    2015-01-01

    Background Despite their close relationship, clinical research and medical care have become separated by clear boundaries. The purpose of clinical research is to generate generalizable knowledge useful for future patients, whereas medical care aims to promote the well-being of individual patients. The evolution towards patient-centered medicine and patient-oriented research, and the gradual standardization of medicine are contributing to closer ties between clinical research and medical pract...

  12. Clinical Trial Results: A Clinical Trial Bazaar!

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    Fojo, Antonio Tito; Bates, Susan E.

    2014-01-01

    The Oncologist’s Clinical Trial Results section welcomes both positive and negative results in an effort to share information, speed discovery, and inform the field. Clinical Trial Results submissions have shown how succinctly the salient features of a submission can be presented, with more in-depth information to be found online.

  13. Brand relationships: A study of five relationship constructs

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    Bergkvist, Lars; Bech-Larsen, Tino

    This study investigates the relationships between the five brand relationship constructs sense of community, brand identification, brand love, brand loyalty, and active engagement. Structural equation modelling with partial least squares showed provided support for six relational hypotheses. An...

  14. Clinical Predictors of Psychopathology

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    2010-04-01

    -reported tension/anxiety/stress present at least 14 days of the past four weeks, a sensation of sadness/despair at least 14 days of the past two weeks, three or more physical symptoms, and relationships troubles. This research sought to identify clinical characteristics associated with psychopathology in a sample of Mexico City’s general population. Our goal was to find predictors that would in the detection of mental health problems amongst non-psychiatric patients.

  15. Relationship Between Personality Types Conceptualized by C. G. Jung and Emotional Intelligence

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The main aim of this study is to present the results from a study of the relationship between personality types described by C. G. Jung and emotional intelligence. The investigated subjects were 150 at the age of 18 – 50. The methods of research were MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Bulgarian adaptation (Rusinova, 1992 and one psychological questionnaire measuring emotional intelligence -Bulgarian adaptation (Stoyanova, 2008. The received data indicated that the functions of thinking and sensing, and introversion correlated inversely with the factors of emotional intelligence “Sharing emotions and empathy”, “Motivation to overcome difficulties and optimisms” and extroversion correlated proportionally with them. The function feeling correlated proportionally with the factor “Sharing emotions and empathy” and it correlated inversely with the factor “Recognition of nonverbal expression of emotion of the other people”.

  16. Defining Clinical Excellence in Adult Infectious Disease Practice.

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    Chida, Natasha M; Ghanem, Khalil G; Auwaerter, Paul G; Wright, Scott M; Melia, Michael T

    2016-09-01

    Clinical excellence should be recognized, particularly in the current climate that appropriately prioritizes relationship-centered care. In order to develop a recognition model, a definition of clinical excellence must be created and agreed upon. A paradigm recently suggested by C. Christmas describes clinical excellence through the following domains: diagnostic acumen, professionalism and humanism, communication and interpersonal skills, skillful negotiation of the healthcare system, knowledge, taking a scholarly approach to clinical practice, and having passion for clinical medicine. This work references examples of infectious disease (ID) clinical excellence across Christmas' domains and, in doing so, both examines how the definition of clinical excellence applies to ID practice and highlights the importance of ID physicians. Emphasizing such aspirational standards may not only inspire trainees and practicing physicians to pursue their own fulfilling clinical ID careers, it may also encourage health systems to fully value outstanding ID physicians who labor tirelessly to provide patients with exceptional care. PMID:27419186

  17. Relationship between progression of visual field defect and intraocular pressure in primary open-angle glaucoma

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    Naito T.; Yoshikawa K; Mizoue S; Nanno M; Kimura T; Suzumura H; Shiraga F

    2015-01-01

    Tomoko Naito,1 Keiji Yoshikawa,2 Shiro Mizoue,3 Mami Nanno,4 Tairo Kimura,5 Hirotaka Suzumura,6 Fumio Shiraga1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama, Japan; 2Yoshikawa Eye Clinic, Tokyo, Japan; 3Department of Ophthalmology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan; 4Kagurazaka Minamino Eye Clinic, 5Ueno Eye Clinic, 6Suzumura Eye Clinic, Tokyo, Japan Purpose: To analyze the relationship between intraocular press...

  18. A Concept Annotation System for Clinical Records

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    Kang, Ning; Afzal, Zubair; Singh, Bharat; Schuemie, Martijn J; van Mulligen, Erik M; Kors, Jan A

    2010-01-01

    Unstructured information comprises a valuable source of data in clinical records. For text mining in clinical records, concept extraction is the first step in finding assertions and relationships. This study presents a system developed for the annotation of medical concepts, including medical problems, tests, and treatments, mentioned in clinical records. The system combines six publicly available named entity recognition system into one framework, and uses a simple voting scheme that allows to tune precision and recall of the system to specific needs. The system provides both a web service interface and a UIMA interface which can be easily used by other systems. The system was tested in the fourth i2b2 challenge and achieved an F-score of 82.1% for the concept exact match task, a score which is among the top-ranking systems. To our knowledge, this is the first publicly available clinical record concept annotation system.

  19. Links between clinical audit and contracting systems.

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    Lord, J; Littlejohns, P

    1995-01-01

    In 1989, a programme of clinical audit was introduced throughout the UK National Health Service (NHS), in an attempt to improve care through the application of quality methodology to clinical issues. However, the role of clinical audit in the new NHS "internal market" is unclear. Reviews evidence on the development of audit and concludes that it has operated largely in isolation, under professional control. Central policy is now advocating greater purchaser and provider management involvement in audit, enabling feedback from and to service provision and management decisions. Where there are constructive local relationships the opening up of audit should be beneficial, but these do not always exist. Discusses a range of models for the interaction of clinical audit with wider NHS management systems. Recommends a split system of professionally controlled background audit and collaborative shared audits to balance conflicting goals. PMID:10143993

  20. Communicating clinical nursing issues through the newspaper.

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    Kalisch, B J; Kalisch, P A

    1981-01-01

    The information quality of nursing news is a critical factor in gaining public support for the acquisition of scarce resources necessary to undergird clinical nursing practice. A content analysis of 3,098 newspaper articles about nursing in 1978 was employed to examine the treatment of clinical nursing news. Among the variables studied were practice settings, educational levels, role clarity, professional activities, nurse-physician relationships, and degree of favorable image. Results revealed that the quality of news about clinical nursing varied by specialties, with maternity nursing and pediatric nursing news shown to be more progressive and community health nursing and medical-surgical nursing revealed as quite traditional. Psychiatric nursing received an inordinately low level of news coverage. Recommendations are offered to assist improvement in the amount and quality of news treatment of clinical nursing. PMID:6908956

  1. Children and Clinical Studies: Why Clinical Studies Are Important

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    Full Text Available ... Children & Clinical Studies NHLBI Trials Clinical Trial Websites Children and Clinical Studies Learn more about Children and Clinical Studies Importance of Children in Clinical Studies Children have often had to ...

  2. An ambiguous relationship

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    Søndergaard Larsen, Lene; Hedegaard Larsen, Birte; Birkelund, Regner

    2013-01-01

    findings from qualitative studies. Data consisted of seven qualitative studies published as one book, four scientific articles and two doctoral theses from Scotland, UK, Norway and Denmark. The analysis and synthesis were conducted with inspiration from both Sandelowski and Barroso and Ian Dey’s approach...... and volunteered participation. Typically, the social interaction was experienced as giving and was referred to in positive terms but recurrently, the opposite was experienced too. The ambiguity of the relationship clearly emerged in all of the synthesized themes presented in this article. Implications...

  3. Library/vendor relationships

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    2014-01-01

    A view of the mutual dependence between libraries and vendorsAs technology advances, libraries are forced to reach beyond their own resources to find effective ways to maintain accuracy and superior service levels. Vendors provide databases and integrated library systems that perform those functions for profit. Library/Vendor Relationships examines the increasing cooperation in which libraries find they must participate in, and vice versa, with the vendors that provide system infrastructure and software. Expert contributors provide insights from all sides of this unique collaboration, offering

  4. Clinical analysis of relationship between urinary tract infection and congenital malformalities of urinary tract in children%小儿泌尿系统感染与先天性泌尿系统畸形关系的临床分析

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    郑方芳; 刘晓红; 莫樱; 蒋小云; 宋洁; 周传新

    2016-01-01

    Objective To analyze the relationship between urinary tract infection (UTI)and congenital malformalities of urinary tract in children.Methods From January 2003 to December 2014,a total of 295 children with UTI in the First and the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were included in the study.They were divided into malformalities group (n = 85,with congenital malformalities of urinary tract)and non-malformation group (n = 210,without congenital malformalities)according to their imageological examination results.The study protocol was approved by the Ethical Review Board of Investigation in Human Being of First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University and Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University.Informed consent was obtained from each participant′ parents.The clinical features were compared between two groups,including gender,age,fever,white blood cell count,erythrocyte sedimentation rate,frequency of infection, abnormal renal function and combination with other congenital malformalities. There were no significant differences between two groups in UTI severity and hospital stay (P >0.05). Results There were significant differences in gender,age≤30 days,frequency of infection (more than twice)and combination with other congenital malformalities(χ2 = 10.678,4.466,6.745,3.466;P 0.05)。结果两组 UTI 患儿在性别、发病年龄≤30 d、感染次数≥2次、合并其他先天性畸形方面比较,差异均有统计学意义(χ2=10.678、4.466、6.745、3.466,P <0.05)。畸形组患儿先天性泌尿系统畸形类型以膀胱输尿管返流为主(18.8%),其次为先天性肾积水(15.3%)和输尿管狭窄(11.8%)等。随访53例患儿中,10例(18.9%)接受手术治疗,其中,仅1例(1.89%)输尿管狭窄患儿于术后6个月复发 UTI。结论小儿UTI 与先天性泌尿系统畸形密切相关,反复 UTI、合并其他先天性畸形、发病年龄≤30 d的男性 UTI 患儿罹患先天性泌尿系统畸形的可能性较高。

  5. Relationship Marketing in Professional Services

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    Bains, Nimrita

    2005-01-01

    This research examines relationship marketing within professional services in general and architectural services in particular. The architectural industry in professional services has received little attention from researchers and represents a significant gap in the marketing literature on relationship marketing. Architectural services is an important context for researching relationships as the projects tend to extend over a long period of time and the architectural firm-client relationships...

  6. Parental Relationships in Fragile Families

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    McLanahan, Sara; Beck, Audrey N.

    2010-01-01

    As nonmarital childbearing escalated in the United States over the past half century, fragile families—defined as unmarried couples with children—drew increased interest from researchers and policy makers. Sara McLanahan and Audrey Beck discuss four aspects of parental relationships in these families: the quality of parents’ intimate relationship, the stability of that relationship, the quality of the co-parenting relationship among parents who live apart, and nonresident fathers’ involvement...

  7. Interpersonal relationships in early adulthood

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    Kočevar, Zala

    2014-01-01

    Interpersonal relationships in early adulthood, in people aged 25 to 30 vary considerably among individuals. Some place emphasis on partnership, and others on relations with friends. Even the relationship with parents and siblings are experienced by young adults in a variety of ways. Some have frequent and regular contact with their parents while some no longer have any relationship with their parents. These are two frequent situations hiding much more in between. Relationships are complex an...

  8. Stress in Junior Medical Students: Relationship to Personality and Performance.

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    Linn, Bernard S.; Zeppa, Robert

    1984-01-01

    A study of student stress before and after a clinical clerkship examined the relationship of favorable or unfavorable stress, as perceived by the student, to locus of control and self-esteem. The major finding was an association of unfavorable stress with poor academic performance. Stress management training is recommended. (MSE)

  9. Multicultural Counseling beyond the Relationship: Expanding the Repertoire with Techniques

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    Hanna, Fred J.; Cardona, Betty

    2013-01-01

    Multicultural counseling approaches variously focus on the counseling relationship. Relatively few discuss clinical techniques and strategies to any significant extent. This article explores enhancing multicultural counseling by offering an array of techniques and strategies based on addressing oppression and increasing psychological freedom.…

  10. Intimate partner relationship distress in the DSM-5.

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    Foran, Heather M; Whisman, Mark A; Beach, Steven R H

    2015-03-01

    Over the past 40 years, a large body of literature has documented intimate partner relationship distress as a primary reason for seeking mental health services as well as an integral factor in the prognosis and treatment of a range of mental and physical health conditions. In recognition of its relevance to clinical care, the description of intimate partner relationship distress has been expanded in the DSM-5. Nonetheless, this is irrelevant if the DSM-5 code for intimate partner relationship distress is not reliably used in clinical practice and research settings. Thus, with the goal of dissemination in mind, the purpose of this paper was to provide clinicians and researchers with specific guidelines on how to reliably assess intimate partner relationship distress and how this information can be used to inform treatment planning. In addition to the implications for direct clinical care, we discuss the importance of reliable assessment and documentation of intimate partner relationship distress for future progress in epidemiology, etiology, and public health research. PMID:25582661

  11. THE IMPACT OF RELATIONSHIP QUALITY ON INCREASED ELECTRONIC COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The increased electronic cooperative relationships of retailers and their opinions regarding focal firms are important factors in enhancing the value-added relationships between supplier and retailer. The principal purpose of this study is to organize and analyze the major factors affecting the electronic cooperative relationships between supplier and retailer. After reviewing the relevant literature, we integrate three constructs to identify factors affecting retailer willingness and apply an electronic exchange platform to increase cooperative relationships with their product suppliers. This study presents nine hypotheses based on data collected through a questionnaire survey of retailers in the Taiwanese automobile industry. This study uses a structural equation model to test the hypotheses using data from the respondents. Results show that relationship commitment is directly and positively related to increased electronic cooperative relationships, and increased electronic cooperative relationships are indirectly and positively related to trust, satisfaction, perceived service characteristics, coordination, and perceived adaptation.

  12. Early tetrapod relationships revisited.

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    Ruta, Marcello; Coates, Michael I; Quicke, Donald L J

    2003-05-01

    In an attempt to investigate differences between the most widely discussed hypotheses of early tetrapod relationships, we assembled a new data matrix including 90 taxa coded for 319 cranial and postcranial characters. We have incorporated, where possible, original observations of numerous taxa spread throughout the major tetrapod clades. A stem-based (total-group) definition of Tetrapoda is preferred over apomorphy- and node-based (crown-group) definitions. This definition is operational, since it is based on a formal character analysis. A PAUP* search using a recently implemented version of the parsimony ratchet method yields 64 shortest trees. Differences between these trees concern: (1) the internal relationships of aïstopods, the three selected species of which form a trichotomy; (2) the internal relationships of embolomeres, with Archeria crassidisca and Pholiderpeton scut collapsed in a trichotomy with a clade formed by Anthracosaurus russelli and Pholiderpeton attheyi; (3) the internal relationships of derived dissorophoids, with four amphibamid species forming an unresolved node with a clade consisting of micromelerpetontids and branchiosaurids and a clade consisting of albanerpetontids plus basal crown-group lissamphibians; (4) the position of albenerpetontids and Eocaecilia micropoda, which form an unresolved node with a trichotomy subtending Karaurus sharovi, Valdotriton gracilis and Triadobatrachus massinoti; (5) the branching pattern of derived diplocaulid nectrideans, with Batrachiderpeton reticulatum and Diceratosaurus brevirostris collapsed in a trichotomy with a clade formed by Diplocaulus magnicornis and Diploceraspis burkei. The results of the original parsimony run--as well as those retrieved from several other treatments of the data set (e.g. exclusion of postcranial and lower jaw data; character reweighting; reverse weighting)--indicate a deep split of early tetrapods between lissamphibian- and amniote-related taxa. Colosteids, Crassigyrinus

  13. Participating in Clinical Trials

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    Full Text Available ... Trials About Clinical Trials A Research Study With Human Subjects A clinical trial is a research study ... lifestyle changes, such as exercising more, getting more sleep, keeping mentally active, or eating nutritious foods, can ...

  14. Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Outpatient clinical laboratory services are paid based on a fee schedule in accordance with Section 1833(h) of the Social Security Act. The clinical laboratory fee...

  15. NIH Clinical Centers

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The NIH Clinical Center consists of two main facilities: The Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, which opened in 2005, houses inpatient units, day hospitals,...

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    Full Text Available ... trial is to find out if an experimental drug, therapy, medical device, lifestyle change, or test will ... disease. Phases of Clinical Trials Clinical trials of drugs are usually described based on their phase. The ...

  17. HISTIOCYTOSIS X: CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS

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    E. Y. Ponomareva

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    Full Text Available Two clinical cases of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis X have been analyzed demonstrating lung and other inner organ pathology, common clinical and X-ray features but different life prognosis.

  18. HISTIOCYTOSIS X: CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS

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    E. Y. Ponomareva; A. P. Rebrov; E. E. Archangelskaja; A. A. Roshchina; R. N. Steshenko; A. S. Bukia; N. V. Dvornikova; N. N. Moskaleva

    2014-01-01

    Two clinical cases of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis X have been analyzed demonstrating lung and other inner organ pathology, common clinical and X-ray features but different life prognosis.

  19. Research Areas - Clinical Trials

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    Information about NCI programs and initiatives that sponsor, conduct, develop, or support clinical trials, including NCI’s Clinical Trial Network (NCTN) and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) initiatives.

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    Information about NCI programs and initiatives that sponsor, conduct, develop, or support clinical trials, including NCI’s Clinical Trial Network (NCTN) and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) initiatives.