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BACKGROUND The evaluation of interventions and policies designed to promote resilience, and research to understand the determinants and associations, require reliable and valid measures to ensure data quality. This paper systematically reviews the psychometric rigour of resilience measurement scales developed for use in general and clinical populations. (More)
OBJECTIVES Much is known about the factors making caring for a spouse with dementia burdensome. However, relatively little is known about factors that help some spouses become resilient. We define resilience as 'the process of negotiating, managing and adapting to significant sources of stress or trauma'. We aimed to assess whether spousal dementia carers(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In infants with moderate to severe neonatal encephalopathy, whole-body cooling at 33°C to 34°C for 72 hours is standard care with a number needed to treat to prevent a adverse outcome of 6 to 7. The precise brain temperature providing optimal neuroprotection is unknown. METHODS After a quantified global cerebral hypoxic-ischemic(More)
Lympho-epithelial Kazal-type-related inhibitor (LEKTI) is recognized as a serine protease inhibitor and is thought to play a key role in skin barrier function through the inhibition of kallikrein (KLK) activities and regulation of skin desquamation. LEKTI has a total of 15 potential inhibitory domains, and we hypothesize that it has other potential targets(More)
Lympho-Epithelial Kazal-Type-related Inhibitor (LEKTI) has been demonstrated to be an inhibitor of various kallikreins and is thought to play a role in the regulation of skin desquamation. In order to identify and investigate the potential of LEKTI to interact with other proteins, a method was developed using immobilised proteins onto arrays and(More)
Neonatal hypoxic ischaemic (HI) injury frequently causes neural impairment in surviving infants. Our knowledge of the underlying molecular mechanisms is still limited. Protein deimination is a post-translational modification caused by Ca(+2) -regulated peptidylarginine deiminases (PADs), a group of five isozymes that display tissue-specific expression and(More)
AIM The study examined cross-sectionally and longitudinally psychological wellbeing in the context of marital status, gender, and age. METHOD Measures were taken eight years apart for three groups: married at both interviews; widowed at both interviews; and married at first interview but widowed at third. Data were analysed using multiple regression(More)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by autoreactive T- and B-cell responses to the highly conserved enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC). In this study we have examined the breakdown of T-cell tolerance to self-PDC using a mouse model. Female SJL/J mice were sensitized intraperitoneally with foreign-PDC(More)
This study examined whether young women who make implicit associations between underweight models and positive attributes report elevated eating disorder symptoms. Ninety nine female undergraduates completed a weight based implicit association test (IAT) and self report measures of body dissatisfaction, thin-ideal internalization and eating disorder(More)
Wolfram syndrome is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder also known as DIDMOAD (diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, optic atrophy and deafness). The majority of cases are caused by mutations in the WFS1 gene. WFS1 is located at 4p16.1 and encodes wolframin, a transmembrane endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein involved in the negative regulation of ER(More)