Month: September 2021

Peer Support Needs of Adolescents with Cancer in Pediatrics: A Canadian Mixed Methods Study

J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2021 Sep 30. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2021.0122. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Adolescents with cancer (AWC) in pediatrics may not have adequate opportunities for peer support. This mixed methods study aimed to characterize peer support needs of AWC during or shortly after treatment. Ten AWC with median age 16.5 (range 14-18) years …

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Primary Melanocytomas of the Spinal Cord: Case Studies and Rehabilitation Perspectives

Arch Rehabil Res Clin Transl. 2021 Aug 5;3(3):100143. doi: 10.1016/j.arrct.2021.100143. eCollection 2021 Sep. ABSTRACT Primary melanocytomas of the central nervous system are rare tumors arising from leptomeningeal melanocytes. Only 29 cases have been reported in the literature. Presenting symptoms may include insidious onset of back pain, slowly progressive neurologic deficits such as weakness and sensory …

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Clinical interpretation and cutoff scores for manual ability measured by the ABILHAND questionnaire in people with stroke

Top Stroke Rehabil. 2021 Sep 30:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2021.1978631. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The ABILHAND questionnaire is recommended to assess perceived manual ability after stroke; however, more knowledge on interpretability is needed to improve the clinical applicability. OBJECTIVES: To determine clinically meaningful cutoff scores for different levels of perceived manual ability, assessed by ABILHAND, …

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The crystal structure and thermal expansion of novel substitutionally disordered Ca10TM0.5(VO4)7 (TM = Co, Cu) orthovanadates

Dalton Trans. 2021 Sep 30. doi: 10.1039/d1dt02446a. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The whitlockite-related materials have attracted researchers’ attention because of their potential application in various fields, especially in optoelectronics. In the present work, the structure of novel whitlockite-related oxides Ca10TM0.5(VO4)7 (TM = Co, Cu) is studied at room and high temperatures, using X-ray powder …

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Time Organization Patterns of Adolescents: Agreement between Self- Report and Parent Report

Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2021 Sep 29:1-14. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2021.1982839. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT AIMS: Occupational therapy services include measurement and promotion of time organization as important for adolescents’ daily life management and well-being into adulthood. This study examined the internal consistency reliability of the Time Organization and Participation Scale (TOPS) among adolescents and their …

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Computer-Assisted Cognitive Training for Patients with Severe Mental Illness: a Retrospective Study

East Asian Arch Psychiatry. 2021 Sep;31(3):71-80. doi: 10.12809/eaap2097. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of eight 45-minute sessions of computer-assisted cognitive training programme (CCTP) on improving the cognitive and functional performance of patients with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). METHODS: Medical records of 16 women and 13 men aged 26 to 62 (mean, 46.34) years who …

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Development of coronary dysfunction in adult progeny after maternal engineered nanomaterial inhalation during gestation

Sci Rep. 2021 Sep 29;11(1):19374. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-98818-8. ABSTRACT Maternal exposure to environmental contaminants during pregnancy can profoundly influence the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in adult offspring. Our previous studies have demonstrated impaired cardiovascular health, microvascular reactivity, and cardiac function in fetal and young adult progeny after maternal inhalation of nano-sized titanium dioxide (nano-TiO2) aerosols …

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Effect of pain neuroscience education and exercise on presenteeism and pain intensity in health care workers: A randomized controlled trial

J Occup Health. 2021 Jan;63(1):e12277. doi: 10.1002/1348-9585.12277. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: Decreased workforce productivity has a significant economic impact on healthcare systems. Presenteeism, the practice of working at reduced potential, is more harmful than absenteeism. Present workers most often experience musculoskeletal pain that is not mitigated by general exercise or stretching. We aimed to assess whether a …

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Nuclear medicine staff exposure to ionising radiation in 18F-FDG PET/CT practice: a preliminary retrospective study

Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. 2021 Sep 28;72(3):216-224. doi: 10.2478/aiht-2021-72-3517. ABSTRACT This retrospective study provides an insight into the levels of radiation exposure of six nuclear medicine (NM) staff (four technologists and two nurses) performing routine diagnostic 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) at the University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska, Department of …

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Diagnosing and Treating Insomnia in Adults and Older Adults

J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 28;82(6):EI20008AH5C. doi: 10.4088/JCP.EI20008AH5C. ABSTRACT Insomnia, the most prevalent sleep-wake disorder, affects 6% to 10% of adults. It may result in interpersonal and occupational problems and has a deleterious effect on quality of life. Patients may experience difficulty with sleep onset, sleep maintenance, or both. Insomnia disorder is commonly comorbid with …

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