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Dayna S Henry, Nicole Aydt Klein, Monica Kempland, Sarah Rose Oswalt, Molly A Rexilius
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the proportion of higher education institutions in the U.S. that require a personal health course (PHC) for graduation and to describe the nature of such requirements. PARTICIPANTS: This study included a random sample of public and private institutions of higher education (IHE) with undergraduate programs within the U. S. (N = 310). Data were collected between September 2014 and May 2015. METHODS: University catalogs were accessed from the institutions' public websites to determine whether a PHC was offered, and whether it was exclusively or optionally required for graduation...
September 23, 2016: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Y-Q He, J-M Zhu, Y-N Zhao, L Liu, H Zeng, P Yang
Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (IHES) is a rare disease involving multiple vital organ systems. Here we present the case of a 42-year-old man who had IHES associated with simultaneously occurring endomyocardial fibrosis, thrombi, and pulmonary and skin infiltration. The patient was referred to our hospital with electrocardiographic and biochemical cardiac marker abnormalities suggesting acute coronary syndrome. The patient's condition aggravated within one month, but was greatly improved with the combination therapy of glucocorticoids, hydroxyurea, warfarin and standard treatment for heart failure...
March 10, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
Marie Oriishi, Masahiro Hagiwara, Ryo Yamanaka, Toshiyuki Ohya, Kazunori Asaba, Takashi Kawahara, Yasuhiro Suzuki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Jane R Rosenman, Philip R Fischer, Grace M Arteaga, Manasi Hulyalkar, Sabrina M Butteris, Michael B Pitt
Resident participation in international health electives (IHEs) has been shown to be beneficial, yet not all residents have the opportunity to participate. We sought to determine whether participating in simulated global health cases, via the standardized Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations (SUGAR) curriculum, was useful for all pediatric residents, not merely those planning to go on an IHE. Pediatric residents in our program took part in 2 SUGAR cases and provided feedback via an online survey. Thirty-six of 40 residents participated (90%); 72% responded to the survey...
2016: Global Pediatric Health
Pedro Matos, Luis A Bastiao Silva, Tiago Marques Godinho, Carlos Costa
The standardization of data structures for clinical observations in medical imaging environments is a relatively recent effort. DICOM standard defines a set of supplements for different medical reports denominated as Structured Reports (SR). In 2013, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) also followed this trend by publishing the profile Management of Radiology Report Templates (MRRT). However, the generalized adoption of these normalized reports has been delayed due to several factors. In fact, numerous medical institutions still use proprietary formats that do not promote sharing and remote access...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Björn Schreiweis, Tobias Bronsch, Katharina E Stein, Stefan Nöst, Lakshmi S Aguduri, Antje Brandner, Peter Pensold, Nicolas Weiss, Nilay Yüksekogul, Björn Bergh, Oliver Heinze
Making clinical information available for research is not only relevant for healthcare institutions, but also for regional EHRs, as cross-sectorial information can be made accessible. In the INFOPAT (INFOrmation technology for PATient-oriented health care in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region) project we are thus implementing both, a regional personal cross-enterprise electronic health record (PEHR) and a regional research platform (RRP) based on information from the PEHR. IHE profiles are implemented to achieve interoperability between healthcare institutions electronic medical records (EMR) and PEHR on the one hand, as well as PEHR and RRP on the other hand...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Nilay Yüksekogul, Björn Schreiweis, Nicolas Weiss, Lakshmi S Aguduri, Antje Brandner, Tobias Bronsch, Peter Pensold, Katharina E Stein, Axel Helmer, Björn Bergh, Oliver Heinze
Providing patients with access to their medical data has recently evolved as a topic in several countries. Different approaches are possible. For example patient portals are used for patient access towards medical data. The University Hospital Heidelberg is engaged in a research project to develop a personal cross-enterprise electronic health record (PEHR). The objective of this work is to describe the architecture and implementation of a component called IHE Connector which represents the native IHE-based integration between the patient portal and the PEHR core components...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Nicolas Weiss, Lakshmi S Aguduri, Nilay Yüksekogul, Björn Schreiweis, Antje Brandner, Tobias Bronsch, Peter Pensold, Katharina E Stein, Björn Bergh, Oliver Heinze
Giving the patient full control over his medical data electronically remains one of the most discussed topics in healthcare today. The INFOPAT project in the Rhine-Neckar region focuses on a personal cross-enterprise electronic health record (PEHR) in which the patient plays a major role. Thus, he should be provided with the possibility of granting access to his medical data which could be realized using a consent creator service. This paper presents a user interface concept for such a service as well as aspects for the technical implementation...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Antje Brandner, Björn Schreiweis, Lakshmi S Aguduri, Tobias Bronsch, Aline Kunz, Peter Pensold, Katharina E Stein, Nicolas Weiss, Nilay Yüksekogul, Björn Bergh, Oliver Heinze
Over the last years we stepwise implemented our vision of a personal cross-enterprise electronic health record (PEHR) in the Rhine-Neckar-Region in Germany. The patient portal is one part of the PEHR architecture with IHE connectivity. The patient is enabled to access and manage his medical record by use of the patient portal. Moreover, he can give his consent regarding which healthcare providers are allowed to send data into or read data from his medical record. Forthcoming studies will give evidence for improvements and further requirements to develop...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Peter Pensold, Gerd Schneider, Lakshmi S Aguduri, Antje Brandner, Tobias Bronsch, Björn Schreiweis, Katharina E Stein, Nicolas Weiss, Nilay Yüksekogul, Björn Bergh, Oliver Heinze
A patient portal with access to a personal cross-enterprise electronic health record (PEHR) had to be developed for the project "INFormation technology for PATient-oriented healthcare in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region" (INFOPAT). Liferay was chosen as the platform technology in previous researches. Multiple portlets for patients, study members, security officers and administrators had been developed in Java. In this paper all portlets are presented. For three portlets the communication between them, Liferay and the PEHR are described in detail...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
David A Clunie, Don K Dennison, Dawn Cram, Kenneth R Persons, Mark D Bronkalla, Henri Rik Primo
This white paper explores the technical challenges and solutions for acquiring (capturing) and managing enterprise images, particularly those involving visible light applications. The types of acquisition devices used for various general-purpose photography and specialized applications including dermatology, endoscopy, and anatomic pathology are reviewed. The formats and standards used, and the associated metadata requirements and communication protocols for transfer and workflow are considered. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of metadata capture in both order- and encounter-based workflow...
October 2016: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
Hiroshi Suito, Hiroyuki Nunome, Yasuo Ikegami
Many coaches often instruct swimmers to keep the elbow in a high position (high elbow position) during early phase of the underwater stroke motion (pull phase) in front crawl, however, the high elbow position has never been quantitatively evaluated. The aims of this study were (1) to quantitatively evaluate the "high elbow" position, (2) to clarify the relationship between the high elbow position and required upper limb configuration and (3) to examine the efficacy of high elbow position on the resultant swimming velocity...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
Vernon Bond, Bryan H Curry, Richard G Adams, Thomas Obisesan, Sudhakar Pemminati, Vasavi R Gorantla, Kishan Kadur, Richard M Millis
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive individuals are known to exhibit greater increases in blood pressure during an isometric handgrip exercise (IHE) than their normotensive counterparts. AIM: This study tests the hypothesis that, compared to normotensive individuals, prehypertensive individuals exhibit an exaggerated response to IHE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, the effects of IHE were compared in matched prehypertensive vs. normotensive healthy African-American females...
June 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
Jihong Lee, Kyung Hwan Kim, Ok Suk Lee, Tae-Lim Choi, Hee-Seung Lee, Hyotcherl Ihee, Jeong-Hun Sohn
As a guide for selective reactions toward either Z- or E-alkene in a metathesis reaction, the relative preference of metathesis Ru catalysts for each stereoisomer was determined by a method using time-dependent fluorescence quenching. We found that Ru-1 prefers the Z-isomer over the E-isomer, whereas Ru-2 prefers the E-isomer over the Z-isomer. The Z/E-alkene preference of the catalysts precisely predicted the Z/E isomeric selectivity in the metathesis reactions of diene substrates possessing combinations of Z/E-alkenes...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
Simran K Bhandari, Jiaxiao Shi, Miklos Z Molnar, Scott A Rasgon, Stephen F Derose, Csaba P Kovesdy, David A Calhoun, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Steven J Jacobsen, John J Sim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We directly compared sleep apnoea (SA) rates and risk of cardiovascular and mortality outcomes among SA patients with resistant hypertension (RH) and non-RH within a large diverse hypertension population. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2010 among hypertensive adults (age ≥ 18 years) was performed within an integrated health system. Rates of SA in RH and non-RH were determined. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were used to calculate OR for SA...
July 18, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Amnon Shabo, Mor Peleg, Enea Parimbelli, Silvana Quaglini, Carlo Napolitano
BACKGROUND: Implementing a decision-support system within a healthcare organization requires integration of clinical domain knowledge with resource constraints. Computer-interpretable guidelines (CIG) are excellent instruments for addressing clinical aspects while business process management (BPM) languages and Workflow (Wf) engines manage the logistic organizational constraints. OBJECTIVES: Our objective is the orchestration of all the relevant factors needed for a successful execution of patient's care pathways, especially when spanning the continuum of care, from acute to community or home care...
July 13, 2016: Methods of Information in Medicine
Tara N Richards
It has been more than a decade since Karjane, Fisher, and Cullen reviewed a nationally representative sample of Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and documented "sexual assault on college campuses" and "what colleges are doing about it." The current research aimed to examine the current state of IHE's response to campus sexual assault as well as any changes in IHE's response over the previous decade. To this end, the present study provides a comparison of data reported in Karjane et al. and 2015 data from a statistically equivalent sample (n = 820)...
July 10, 2016: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Kyoungsoo Kim, Taekyoung Lee, Yonghyun Kwon, Yongbeom Seo, Jongchan Song, Jung Ki Park, Hyunsoo Lee, Jeong Young Park, Hyotcherl Ihee, Sung June Cho, Ryong Ryoo
Three-dimensional graphene architectures with periodic nanopores—reminiscent of zeolite frameworks—are of topical interest because of the possibility of combining the characteristics of graphene with a three-dimensional porous structure. Lately, the synthesis of such carbons has been approached by using zeolites as templates and small hydrocarbon molecules that can enter the narrow pore apertures. However, pyrolytic carbonization of the hydrocarbons (a necessary step in generating pure carbon) requires high temperatures and results in non-selective carbon deposition outside the pores...
July 7, 2016: Nature
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On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee, I extend a warm welcome to the IMIA-NI members, students, practitioners, informatics researchers, industry partners, and others interested in health and nursing informatics who have come to attend the NI 2016, 13th International Congress on Nursing Informatics. NI 2016 is a biennial conference of the IMIA-NI and the leading scientific meeting for health and nursing informatics research and practice. NI 2016 presents work not only from the discipline of nursing but also from many other disciplines and specialties including both basic and applied informatics...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Melanie Danielle Crispin, Kevin J Chan, Nicole Winter, Michael Hii
Oesophageal apoplexy or intramural haematoma of the oesophagus (IHE) is a rare condition with a pattern of presentation that can mimic sinister pathologies. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, and the exclusion of an oesophageal perforation or oesophageal malignancy is important. Investigations include computer topography (CT) and contrast swallow studies as well as a gastroscopy. Management is mainly supportive with resolution of symptoms typically occurring rapidly. We present two cases of this rare condition, with accompanying images...
August 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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