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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104326/experiences-of-parish-nurses-in-providing-diabetes-education-and-preconception-counseling-to-women-with-diabetes
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Jessica A Devido, Willa M Doswell, Betty J Braxter, Diane L Spatz, Janice S Dorman, Martha Ann Terry, Denise Charron-Prochownik
OBJECTIVE: To explore the role and experiences of the parish nurse in providing diabetes education and preconception counseling to women with diabetes. DESIGN: Mixed-methods concurrent embedded design. SETTING: Focus groups of community-based parish nurses accessed from a regional database (Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, New York, Arizona, and Minnesota). PARTICIPANTS: Forty-eight parish nurses recruited from the Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program database in Western Pennsylvania...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104085/direct-current-stimulation-modulates-ltp-and-ltd-activity-dependence-and-dendritic-effects
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Greg Kronberg, Morgan Bridi, Ted Abel, Marom Bikson, Lucas C Parra
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been reported to improve various forms of learning in humans. Stimulation is often applied during training, producing lasting enhancements that are specific to the learned task. These learning effects are thought to be mediated by altered synaptic plasticity. However, the effects of DCS during the induction of endogenous synaptic plasticity remain largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Here we are interested in the effects of DCS applied during synaptic plasticity induction...
January 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103159/the-effects-of-stimulant-medication-and-training-on-sports-competence-among-children-with-adhd
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Amy R Altszuler, Anne S Morrow, Brittany M Merrill, Shannon Bressler, Fiona L Macphee, Elizabeth M Gnagy, Andrew R Greiner, Stefany Coxe, Joseph S Raiker, Erika Coles, William E Pelham
The current study examined the relative efficacy of behavioral sports training, medication, and their combination in improving sports competence among youth with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants were 73 youth (74% male; 81% Hispanic) between the ages of 5 and 12 diagnosed with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.) ADHD enrolled in a Summer Treatment Program (STP). The study consisted of a 2 (medication: methylphenidate, placebo) × 2 (sports training: instruction and practice, recreational play) between-groups design and was conducted over a 3-week period during the STP...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101561/wheelchair-donation-in-a-low-resources-setting-utilization-challenges-and-benefits-of-wheelchair-provided-through-a-specialized-seating-programme-in-haiti
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Emma Sumner, Colleen O'Connell, Brenda MacAlpine
OBJECTIVE: To describe a 6-month follow-up of a specialized paediatric wheelchair and seating programme in Haiti. DESIGN: Descriptive design using a structured survey and open-ended questions. METHODS: Concurrent with a seating and wheelchair programme conducted in northern Haiti, beneficiaries and their families were introduced to the study, and 86 of 91 consented to future contact. A survey was developed with input from international and local partners, and administered by face-to-face or telephone interviews...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079632/interrater-and-test-retest-reliability-and-minimal-detectable-change-of-the-balance-evaluation-systems-test-bestest-and-subsystems-with-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Elizabeth Wang-Hsu, Susan S Smith
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Falls are a common cause of injuries and hospital admissions in older adults. Balance limitation is a potentially modifiable factor contributing to falls. The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest), a clinical balance measure, categorizes balance into 6 underlying subsystems. Each of the subsystems is scored individually and summed to obtain a total score. The reliability of the BESTest and its individual subsystems has been reported in patients with various neurological disorders and cancer survivors...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074528/respiratory-motion-prediction-and-prospective-correction-for-free-breathing-arterial-spin-labeled-perfusion-mri-of-the-kidneys
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Hao Song, Dan Ruan, Wenyang Liu, V Andrew Stenger, Rolf Pohmann, Maria A Fernandez Seara, Tejas Nair, Sungkyu Jung, Jingqin Luo, Yuichi Motai, Jingfei Ma, John D Hazle, H Michael Gach
PURPOSE: Respiratory motion prediction using an artificial neural network (ANN) was integrated with pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) MRI to allow free-breathing perfusion measurements in the kidney. In this study, we evaluated the performance of the ANN to accurately predict the location of the kidneys during image acquisition. METHODS: A pencil-beam navigator was integrated with a pCASL sequence to measure lung/diaphragm motion during ANN training and the pCASL transit delay...
January 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068613/behavioral-activation-treatment-for-major-depression-a-randomized-trial-of-the-efficacy-of-augmentation-with-cognitive-control-training
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Samantha J Moshier, Michael W Otto
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with hypoactivation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a brain region involved in emotion regulation and basic cognitive control processes. Recent studies have indicated that computerized interventions designed to activate this region may reduce depressive and ruminative symptoms. In this double-blind randomized controlled trial, we tested whether one such program, called Cognitive Control Training (CCT), enhanced treatment outcomes when used in adjunct to brief behavior therapy for MDD...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065197/aligning-guidelines-and-medical-practice-literature-review-on-pediatric-palliative-care-guidelines
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Eva De Clercq, Michael Rost, Nadia Pacurari, Bernice S Elger, Tenzin Wangmo
OBJECTIVE: Palliative care for children is becoming an important subspecialty of healthcare. Although concurrent administration of curative and palliative care is recommended, timely referral to pediatric palliative care (PPC) services remains problematic. This literature review aims to identify barriers and recommendations for proper implementation of palliative care for children through the looking glass of PPC guidelines. METHOD: To identify studies on PPC guidelines, five databases were searched systematically between 1960 and 2015: Scopus, PubMed, PsycINFO, the Web of Science, and CINAHL...
January 9, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056512/palliative-care-exposure-in-internal-medicine-residency-education
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Asher Edwards, Samuel Nam
As the baby boomer generation ages, the need for palliative care services will be paramount and yet training for palliative care physicians is currently inadequate to meet the current palliative care needs. Nonspecialty-trained physicians will need to supplement the gap between supply and demand. Yet, no uniform guidelines exist for the training of internal medicine residents in palliative care. To our knowledge, no systematic study has been performed to evaluate how internal medicine residencies currently integrate palliative care into their training...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053820/effects-of-different-concurrent-resistance-and-aerobic-training-frequencies-on-muscle-power-and-muscle-quality-in-trained-elderly-men-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rodrigo Ferrari, Sandra C Fuchs, Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel, Eduardo Lusa Cadore, Cristine Lima Alberton, Ronei Silveira Pinto, Régis Radaelli, Maira Schoenell, Mikel Izquierdo, Hirofumi Tanaka, Daniel Umpierre
Muscle power is a strong predictor of functional status in the elderly population and is required to perform different daily activities. To compare the effects of different weekly training frequencies on muscle power and muscle quality induced by concurrent training (resistance + aerobic) in previously trained elderly men. Twenty-four trained elderly men (65 ± 4 years), previously engaged in a regular concurrent training program, three times per week, for the previous five months, were randomly allocated to concurrent training programs in which training was performed either twice a week (2·week(-1), n = 12) or three times per week (3·week(-1), n = 12)...
December 2016: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051768/creb-overexpression-in-dorsal-ca1-ameliorates-long-term-memory-deficits-in-aged-rats
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Xiao-Wen Yu, Daniel M Curlik, M Matthew Oh, Jerry Cp Yin, John F Disterhoft
The molecular mechanisms underlying age-related cognitive deficits are not yet fully elucidated. In aged animals, a decrease in the intrinsic excitability of CA1 pyramidal neurons is believed to contribute to age-related cognitive impairments. Increasing activity of the transcription factor cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) in young adult rodents facilitates cognition, and increases intrinsic excitability. However, it has yet to be tested if increasing CREB expression also ameliorates age-related behavioral and biophysical deficits...
January 4, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051103/maladaptive-sex-behavior-following-concurrent-methamphetamine-and-sexual-experience-in-male-rats-is-associated-with-altered-neural-activity-in-frontal-cortex
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Lindsey B Kuiper, Karla S Frohmader, Lique M Coolen
The use of psychostimulants is often associated with hypersexuality, and psychostimulant users have identified the effects of drug on sexual behavior as a reason for further use. It was previously demonstrated that methamphetamine (Meth), when administered concurrently with sexual behavior show impairment of inhibition of sexual behavior in a conditioned sex aversion (CSA) paradigm where mating is paired with illness. This is indicative of maladaptive sex behavior following Meth and sex experience. The present study examined the neural pathways activated during inhibition of sexual behavior and the effects of concurrent Meth and sexual behavior on neural activity in these pathways, using ERK phosphorylation (pERK) as neural activity marker...
January 4, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048318/we-h-brc-06-a-unified-machine-learning-based-probabilistic-model-for-automated-anomaly-detection-in-the-treatment-plan-data
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X Chang, A Kalet, S Liu, D Yang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to investigate the ability of a machine-learning based probabilistic approach to detect radiotherapy treatment plan anomalies given initial disease classes information. METHODS: In total we obtained 1112 unique treatment plans with five plan parameters and disease information from a Mosaiq treatment management system database for use in the study. The plan parameters include prescription dose, fractions, fields, modality and techniques...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043028/modulation-of-inflammatory-response-arising-from-high-intensity-intermittent-and-concurrent-strength-training-in-physically-active-males
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Paula Alves Monteiro, Eduardo Zapaterra Campos, Flaviane Poleto de Oliveira, Fernando Pierin Peres, José Cesar Rosa-Neto, Gustavo Duarte Pimentel, Fabio Santos Lira
The purposes of this study were to determine: (i) the extent of an acute session of high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) followed by a concurrent strength session (Conc) on the increase of systemic inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, and (ii) whether eight weeks of high intensity interval training plus concurrent strength training alters the acute inflammatory response and immune status. Ten recreationally active males (aged 26.9±4.3years) performed two experimental exercise sessions interspersed by eight weeks of HIIT plus concurrent strength training...
December 30, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035584/from-lab-to-real-world-heat-acclimation-considerations-for-elite-athletes
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Julia R Casadio, Andrew E Kilding, James D Cotter, Paul B Laursen
As major sporting events are often held in hot environments, increased interest in ways of optimally heat acclimating athletes to maximise performance has emerged. Heat acclimation involves repeated exercise sessions in hot conditions that induce physiological and thermoregulatory adaptations that attenuate heat-induced performance impairments. Current evidence-based guidelines for heat acclimation are clear, but the application of these recommendations is not always aligned with the time commitments and training priorities of elite athletes...
December 29, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035032/using-genotype-array-data-to-compare-multi-and-single-sample-variant-calls-and-improve-variant-call-sets-from-deep-coverage-whole-genome-sequencing-data
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Suyash S Shringarpure, Rasika A Mathias, Ryan D Hernandez, Timothy D O'Connor, Zachary A Szpiech, Raul Torres, Francisco M De La Vega, Carlos D Bustamante, Kathleen C Barnes, Margaret A Taub
MOTIVATION: Variant calling from next-generation sequencing (NGS) data is susceptible to false positive calls due to sequencing, mapping and other errors. To better distinguish true from false positive calls, we present a method that uses genotype array data from the sequenced samples, rather than public data such as HapMap or dbSNP, to train an accurate classifier using Random Forests. We demonstrate our method on a set of variant calls obtained from 642 African-ancestry genomes from the Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA), sequenced to high depth (30X)...
December 29, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033506/preconditioning-tdcs-facilitates-subsequent-tdcs-effect-on-skill-acquisition-in-older-adults
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Hakuei Fujiyama, Mark R Hinder, Azadeh Barzideh, Charis Van de Vijver, Andreea C Badache, Maria Nathalya Manrique-C, Paola Reissig, Xue Zhang, Oron Levin, Jeffery J Summers, Stephan P Swinnen
Functional motor declines that often occur with advancing age-including reduced efficacy to learn new skills-can have a substantial impact on the quality of life. Recent studies using noninvasive brain stimulation indicate that priming the corticospinal system by lowering the threshold for the induction of long-term potentiation-like plasticity before skill training may facilitate subsequent skill learning. Here, we used "priming" protocol, in which we used transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) applying the cathode over the primary motor cortex (M1) before the anode placed over M1 during unimanual isometric force control training (FORCEtraining)...
December 1, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033124/variances-in-strength-and-conditioning-practice-in-elite-rugby-union-between-the-northern-and-southern-hemispheres
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Thomas W Jones, Andrew Smith, Lindsay S Macnaughton, Duncan N French
The strength and conditioning (S&C) practices in elite Rugby Union (RU) have previously been detailed. There is also research which indicates playing styles can differ between Northern hemisphere (NH) and Southern hemisphere (SH) teams. It is not presently known if these variances in playing styles are reflected in the S&C practices of those supporting NH and SH teams. As such, the present study examines any variances in S&C practices between those supporting NH and SH elite level teams. A validated questionnaire was employed that comprised 7 sections; personal details, physical testing, strength and power development, concurrent training, unique aspects of the programme and any further relevant information regarding prescribed training programmes...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031021/the-efficacy-of-treadmill-training-with-and-without-projected-visual-context-for-improving-walking-ability-and-reducing-fall-incidence-and-fear-of-falling-in-older-adults-with-fall-related-hip-fracture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mariëlle W van Ooijen, Melvyn Roerdink, Marga Trekop, Thomas W J Janssen, Peter J Beek
BACKGROUND: The ability to adjust walking to environmental context is often reduced in older adults and, partly as result of this, falls are common in this population. A treadmill with visual context projected on its belt (e.g., obstacles and targets) allows for practicing step adjustments relative to that context, while concurrently exploiting the great amount of walking practice associated with conventional treadmill training. The present study was conducted to compare the efficacy of adaptability treadmill training, conventional treadmill training and usual physical therapy in improving walking ability and reducing fear of falling and fall incidence in older adults during rehabilitation from a fall-related hip fracture...
December 28, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018536/computer-modeling-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-technology-changes-on-resident-procedural-volume
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Tyler R Grenda, Tiffany N S Ballard, Andrea T Obi, William Pozehl, F Jacob Seagull, Ryan Chen, Amy M Cohn, Mark S Daskin, Rishindra M Reddy
BACKGROUND : As resident "index" procedures change in volume due to advances in technology or reliance on simulation, it may be difficult to ensure trainees meet case requirements. Training programs are in need of metrics to determine how many residents their institutional volume can support. OBJECTIVE : As a case study of how such metrics can be applied, we evaluated a case distribution simulation model to examine program-level mediastinoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) volumes needed to train thoracic surgery residents...
December 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
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