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This study was conducted to evaluate a computer program named Help with Adjustment to Alopecia by Image Recovery (HAAIR) that was developed to provide educational support and reduce distress in women with hair loss following chemotherapy.
Methods: Forty-five women who had been diagnosed with cancer and anticipated alopecia following treatment were randomly assigned to either the Imagining group (IG) or Standardized Care group (SCG). Patients in the IG used a computer-imaging program that created the patient’s image on a screen to simulate baldness and use of wigs whereas patients in the SCG were directed to a resource room at the Cancer Center established for women with chemotherapy-related alopecia. Assessment data using the Brief Symptom Inventory, Importance of Hair Questionnaire, and the Brief Cope were completed at baseline (T1), before chemotherapy and hair loss, following hair loss (T2), and 3 months follow-up (T3).
Results: All women were able to successfully use the touch screen computerized-imaging
program and reported that using the computer was a positive, helpful experience, thus establishing acceptability and usability. Women in both the IG: and the SCG group showed significantly lower hair loss distress scores at T2 after hair loss than at T1 with T3 distress scores increasing Selleck Autophagy inhibitor in the SCG and decreasing in the IG. Those with avoidance coping reported more distress.
Conclusion: This evaluation demonstrates that the HAAIR program is a patient-endorsed educational and supportive complement to care for women facing chemotherapy-related alopecia. Copyright (C) 2009 Selleckchem Adriamycin John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.”
“BACKGROUND: Cloud point extraction (CPE) is an attractive alternative to solvent extraction. However, comparisons between both techniques are lacking. In this paper, the extraction of uranium(VI) using 8-hydroxyquinoline (HQ) as chelating agent
was studied by CPE using Triton X-114 as non-ionic surfactant and by solvent extraction using CHCl3 as diluent. RESULTS: Using CPE, a quantitative extraction was observed for pH higher than 4.5 with a HQ/U ratio of 10. Using solvent extraction an increase in the HQ/U ratio up to 50 is necessary to obtain a near quantitative extraction. Both extraction systems were then compared with respect to the nature of extracted species, and the extraction constants determined using log-log analysis of the extraction data. In the solvent extraction system, the extracted species were identified as UO2Q2 and the corresponding extraction constant was found to be log kex = – 3.6 +/- 0.2 on the molar scale. Considering that UO2Q2 is also the extracted species in CPE, a slightly higher extraction constant, i.e. log kex = – 2.5 +/- 0.3, was found.