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Differential diagnosis and treatment of salivary secretory carcinoma and acinic cell carcinoma.

Oral Oncol 2021 Jun 19;119:105370. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Department of Medical Oncology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province 610041, PR China. Electronic address:

Secretory carcinoma (SC) and acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC) are two rare tumors originating in the salivary gland of the head and neck. Before the World Health Organization (WHO) classified SC as a new entity in 2017, the majority of SC cases were incorrectly diagnosed as AciCC. Indeed, they are similar in biological behaviors, clinical manifestations and histomorphological features. Read More

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The effects of reflexology on anxiety, depression and quality of life in patients with gynecological cancers with reference to Watson's theory of human caring.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2021 Jun 17;44:101428. Epub 2021 Jun 17.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Pamukkale University, Kınıklı Campus, Denizli, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study aimed to examine the effects of reflexology based on Watson's theory of human caring on anxiety, depression, and quality of life in gynecological cancer patients.

Material And Methods: The study was a prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled trial with a pretest-posttest and a control group. The clinical trial was conducted at a university hospital in the Aegean region between October 2016 and June 2018. Read More

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Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of a copper intrauterine contraceptive system releasing ulipristal acetate: a randomized proof-of-concept study.

Contraception 2021 Jun 19. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Population Council. 1230 York Avenue, New York City, NY, 10065, USA.

Objectives: To assess pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic outcomes of a novel copper (Cu) intrauterine system (IUS) releasing ulipristal acetate (UPA) in healthy women.

Study Design: In this single-blinded, randomized proof-of-concept study, ovulatory women received one of three Cu-IUSs releasing low-dose UPA (5, 20 or 40 µg/d) for 12 weeks. The study included a baseline cycle, three 4-week treatment-cycles and two recovery cycles. Read More

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Priapism in lymphoproliferative disorders: A systematic review.

Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Hematology and Oncology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Priapism is defined as a persistent penile erection lasting more than 4 h. We searched the literature for reviews, case reports, and series for patients with lymphoproliferative disorders who developed priapism. The search involved all the lymphoproliferative disorders included in the revised 2016 World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, multiple myeloma, Waldenström macroglobulinemia, and lymphomas. Read More

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The community-based LIVE WELL Initiative: Improving the lives of older adults.

J Prev Interv Community 2021 Jun 22:1-20. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Area Agency on Aging, United Way of Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

A collaborative partnership among community-based organizations (CBOs) could strengthen local services and enhance the capacity of a community to provide services as well as meet the diverse needs of older adults. The United Way of Tarrant County developed the LIVE WELL Initiative, partnering with six CBOs to provide nine evidence-based or evidence-informed health interventions to improve the health and lower healthcare costs of vulnerable individuals at risk for poor health. The nine programs include specific target areas, such as falls prevention, chronic disease self-management, medication management, and diabetes screening and education. Read More

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Health-related quality of life following total minimally invasive, hybrid minimally invasive or open oesophagectomy: a population-based cohort study.

Br J Surg 2021 Jun;108(6):702-708

Surgical Care Science, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Minimally invasive oesophagectomy has been shown to reduce the risk of pulmonary complications compared with open oesophagectomy, but the effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and oesophageal cancer survivorship remain unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the longitudinal effects of minimally invasive compared with open oesophagectomy for cancer on HRQoL.

Methods: All patients who had surgery for oesophageal cancer in Sweden from January 2013 to April 2018 were identified. Read More

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Type I Hypersensitivity in Ferrets Following Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Inoculum: Lessons Learned.

ILAR J 2021 Jun 23. Epub 2021 Jun 23.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

This case report discusses Type I hypersensitivity in ferrets following exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) inoculum, observed during a study investigating the efficacy of candidate COVID-19 vaccines. Following a comprehensive internal root-cause investigation, it was hypothesized that prior prime-boost immunization of ferrets with a commercial canine C3 vaccine to protect against the canine distemper virus had resulted in primary immune response to fetal bovine serum (FBS) in the C3 preparation. Upon intranasal exposure to SARS-CoV-2 virus cultured in medium containing FBS, an allergic airway response occurred in 6 out of 56 of the ferrets. Read More

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Adolescents Emotional State and Behavioral and Dietary Habit Changes during Isolation Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

J Am Coll Nutr 2021 Jun 22:1-9. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Núcleo de Estudos da Saúde do Adolescente, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Introduction: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. As an infectious disease with no specific treatment, several measures have been established to minimize the outbreak of this disease, including social isolation.

Objective: To evaluate the behavior of adolescents during the isolation period. Read More

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Application of Multi-Slice Computed Tomography for the Preoperative Diagnosis and Classification of Pulmonary Cystic Echinococcosis.

Pathogens 2021 Mar 16;10(3). Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Radiology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 201999, China.

Pulmonary cystic echinococcosis remains a serious threat to public health. A standardized, imaging-based classification method for pulmonary echinococcosis has not yet been developed despite the existence of a standardized ultrasound classification method and treatment plan for hepatic cystic echinococcosis. Chest computed tomography (CT) images from 34 cases of pulmonary cystic echinococcosis with 46 lesions were used for classification based on the World Health Organization (WHO) standardized ultrasound classification of hepatic cystic echinococcosis. Read More

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A Typology of Existing Machine Learning-Based Predictive Analytic Tools Focused on Reducing Costs and Improving Quality in Health Care: Systematic Search and Content Analysis.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Jun 22;23(6):e26391. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford, CA, United States.

Background: Considerable effort has been devoted to the development of artificial intelligence, including machine learning-based predictive analytics (MLPA) for use in health care settings. The growth of MLPA could be fueled by payment reforms that hold health care organizations responsible for providing high-quality, cost-effective care. Policy analysts, ethicists, and computer scientists have identified unique ethical and regulatory challenges from the use of MLPA in health care. Read More

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Stochastic Analysis of the Relationship between Atmospheric Variables and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in a Hot, Arid Climate.

Integr Environ Assess Manag 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Department of Meteorology, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Kuwait.

The rapid outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has affected millions of people all over the world and killed hundreds of thousands. Atmospheric conditions can play a fundamental role in the transmission of a virus. The relationship between several atmospheric variables and the transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are therefore investigated in this study, in which the State of Kuwait, which has a hot arid climate, is considered during free movement (without restriction), partial lockdown (partial restrictions) and full lockdown (full restriction). Read More

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Coping with Cystic Fibrosis: An analysis from the sibling's point of view.

Child Care Health Dev 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Clinical Psychology Unit, Rome, Italy.

Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, life-threatening condition that results in life-long morbidity and premature mortality. CF has a significant impact on healthy siblings' adaptation and well-being. Siblings of patients with a chronic disease may experience psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depression symptoms, and troubles in adaptation. Read More

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HepCCATT: a multilevel intervention for hepatitis C among vulnerable populations in Chicago.

J Public Health (Oxf) 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Academic Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL 60637, USA.

Background: Hepatitis C infection could be eliminated. Underdiagnosis and lack of treatment are the barriers to cure, especially for vulnerable populations (i.e. Read More

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Wiad Lek 2021 ;74(4):1032-1036


At all ages, skeletal muscle weakness characterizes Pompe disease, causes mobility problems and affects the respiratory system. We aimed to provide a narrative review of terminology, etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, complications, and prognosis of Pompe disease, supported with a clinical case presentation. The clinical manifestation and complications of Pompe disease are illustrated with the clinical case presentation of a late-onset form in a white child. Read More

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January 2021


Wiad Lek 2021 ;74(4):821-827


Objective: The aim is to identify the morphological features of the uterus layers in women at different time intervals of the postmortem period as diagnostic criteria for establishing the postmortem interval.

Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: In the study we used surgical and autopsy material - uterine tissue fragments. All materials were divided into two groups. Read More

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January 2021

"When a Father feels Excluded": A Qualitative Study Exploring the Role of Fathers in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program.

Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being 2021 Dec;16(1):1932026

Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

: Evidence suggests that men can play a key role in influencing maternal health behaviours, potentially affecting birthing outcomes. However, that role may not be fostered in safety net programmes like the Special Supplemental Nutrition programme for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), a programme for which men do not qualify.: The primary objective of this research was to explore the experiences, expectations, and attitudes of men towards WIC. Read More

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December 2021

School Nurses' Experiences With Health Dialogues: A Swedish Case.

J Sch Nurs 2021 Jun 22:10598405211022597. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Department of Health, Education and Technology, 5185Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

The aim of this study was to describe school nurses' experiences with health dialogues and elicit their thoughts about how schools can reach the full potential in promoting students' health literacy and learning. The phenomenological analysis resulted in four themes: (i) A golden opportunity…or not, (ii) Like a double-edged sword, (iii) Able or unable organizations, and (iv) Visions of good conditions for health and learning. School nurses' experiences revealed that health dialogues are beneficial and can be valuable tools in promoting health and learning when (1) the health dialogues are an important part of the educational assignment, (2) school nurses are valued for fulfilling the educational assignment, and their work conditions are reasonable, (3) the results from the health dialogues and health questionnaires are used systematically to promote health and learning, (4) a "whole-school approach" is used to build enabling relationships among all school staff and students. Read More

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Hypermetabolic Cerebellar Connectome in Alzheimer's Disease.

Brain Connect 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences, 423134, Human Anatomy and Cell Science, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Introduction: Hypermetabolism in the cerebellum in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) has been consistently observed but often neglected as an artefact produced by the commonly used proportional scaling procedure in the statistical parametric mapping. We hypothesize that the hypermetabolic regions are also important in disease pathology in AD.

Methods: Using FDG-PET images from 88 AD subjects and 88 age-sex matched normal controls from the publicly available ADNI database, we developed general linear model based classifier that differentiated AD patients from normal individuals (sensitivity= 87. Read More

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Nursing organisation during COVID-19: experiences of an unaided, not-for-profit quaternary care teaching hospital in India.

Nurs Manag (Harrow) 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

India reported its index case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in January 2020 and since then there has been an alarming rise in cases. In response to the worsening pandemic and the challenge presented by COVID-19 for hospitals in the public sector, the Government of India asked the country's private hospitals to reserve a percentage of their beds for COVID-19 patients. This article describes how nursing services at the Christian Medical College, Vellore - an unaided, not-for-profit quaternary care teaching hospital in Tamil Nadu, India - addressed various challenges to ensure a sustained, high-quality nursing care response to increased patient load. Read More

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Intra-aortic balloon pump on in-hospital outcomes of cardiogenic shock: findings from a nationwide registry, China.

ESC Heart Fail 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.

Aims: The real-world usage of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in various cardiogenic shocks (CS) and the association with outcomes are lacking. We aimed to investigate IABP adoption in CS in a nationwide registry in China.

Methods And Results: We retrospectively retrieved data of 30 106 CS patients (age 67. Read More

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Is elimination of HCV realistic by 2030: France.

Liver Int 2021 Jun;41 Suppl 1:45-49

Université Paris Centre, Département d'Hépatologie, Hôpital Cochin, APHP; INSERM U1223, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a plan for the elimination of viral hepatitis with a goal of reducing new hepatitis infections by 30% and 90% in 2020 and 2030, and associated mortality by 10% and 65% respectively. Actions and targets to reach these goals include improving hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination programs, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HBV, improving the safety of blood products and injections, risk reduction policies and optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis. The goal of eliminating hepatitis C virus (HCV) by 2030 is based on three main actions: increased screening, strengthening access to care and the prevention of infections and re-infections. Read More

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Pregnancy outcomes in children, adolescents, and young adults that survived cancer: A nationwide survey in Japan.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Aim: Recent advances in cancer treatment have improved the prognosis of child, adolescent, and young adult (CAYA) cancer survivors. This study aimed to examine the current status of pregnancy outcomes among female cancer survivors in Japan.

Methods: The first questionnaire was sent to 633 major tertiary institutions certified by the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology to identify institutions managing cases of pregnant cancer survivors between January 2011 and December 2015. Read More

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Rebranding School Health: The Power of Education for Health Literacy.

J Sch Health 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

School of Human Sciences, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, 62901, USA.

Background: The relationship between health and learning generally goes without question in developed countries, and has a philosophic, economic, and statutory basis. Historically, school health and school health education have evolved in response to addressing the public health needs of the times. Health literacy skills are more important now than ever. Read More

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Identifying ideal product composition of chocolate-flavored milk using preference mapping.

J Food Sci 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

CASS Food Research Centre, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends cutting down added sugar in processed foods and beverages. There is a growing concern for increased calorie intake from added sugar in flavored milk. To understand how to effectively reduce added sugar in flavored milk, the influence of other nutritional components such as percentage of fat, protein, and salt need to be accounted for as they are the determinants for color, flavor and mouthfeel attributes that ultimately influence consumer liking. Read More

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QSIPrep: an integrative platform for preprocessing and reconstructing diffusion MRI data.

Nat Methods 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is the primary method for noninvasively studying the organization of white matter in the human brain. Here we introduce QSIPrep, an integrative software platform for the processing of diffusion images that is compatible with nearly all dMRI sampling schemes. Drawing on a diverse set of software suites to capitalize on their complementary strengths, QSIPrep facilitates the implementation of best practices for processing of diffusion images. Read More

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Pathogenesis of hemorrhagic disease caused by elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 21;11(1):12998. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand.

Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus-hemorrhagic disease (EEHV-HD) is an acute fatal disease in elephants. Despite the fact that the underlying pathogenesis of EEHV-HD has been proposed, it remains undetermined as to what mechanisms drive these hemorrhagic and edematous lesions. In the present study, we have investigated and explained the pathogenesis of acute EEHV-HD using blood profiles of EEHV-HD and EEHV-infected cases, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain, special stains, immunohistochemistry, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Read More

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Sudden Death in the Young: Information for the Primary Care Provider.

Pediatrics 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

There are multiple conditions that can make children prone to having a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or sudden cardiac death (SCD). Efforts have been made by multiple organizations to screen children for cardiac conditions, but the emphasis has been on screening before athletic competition. This article is an update of the previous American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement of 2012 that addresses prevention of SCA and SCD. Read More

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TELE-critical Care verSus usual Care On ICU PErformance (TELESCOPE): protocol for a cluster-randomised clinical trial on adult general ICUs in Brazil.

BMJ Open 2021 06 21;11(6):e042302. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Critical Care Medicine, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Introduction: Daily multidisciplinary rounds (DMRs) consist of systematic patient-centred discussions aiming to establish joint therapeutic goals for the next 24 hours of intensive care unit (ICU) care. The aim of the present study protocol is to evaluate whether an intervention consisting of guided DMRs, supported by a remote specialist and audit/feedback on care performance will reduce ICU length of stay compared with a control group.

Methods And Analysis: A multicentre, controlled, cluster-randomised superiority trial including 30 ICUs in Brazil (15 intervention and 15 control), from August 2019 to June 2021. Read More

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Implicit associations related to physical disability among nursing students.

Disabil Health J 2021 Jun 8:101150. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Seattle Pacific University, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Negative beliefs about disability are associated with poorer outcomes for individuals with disabilities; understanding disability-related attitudes is critical for clinical care. Recently, interest in attitudes toward people with disabilities has increased; however, most studies focus on explicit attitudes. In contrast, the Disability Attitude Implicit Association Test (DA-IAT) is designed to evaluate respondents' underlying automatic preferences regarding physical ability. Read More

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Perspectives on Sexual Health, Sexual Health Education, and HIV Prevention From Adolescent (13-18 Years) Sexual Minority Males.

J Pediatr Health Care 2021 Jun 19. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Deputy Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Introduction: Adolescent sexual minority males (ASMM) are at disproportionate risk of HIV infection. The purpose of this study was to assess ASMM's attitudes about sexual health, barriers/facilitators to accessing HIV prevention, and actual versus ideal interactions for receiving sexual health care and information.

Method: Two online and two in-person focus groups were conducted with ASMM from across the United States. Read More

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