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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453911/validation-of-biomechanical-deformable-image-registration-in-the-abdomen-thorax-and-pelvis-in-a-commercial-radiotherapy-treatment-planning-system
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Michael Velec, Joanne L Moseley, Stina Svensson, Björn Hårdemark, David A Jaffray, Kristy K Brock
PURPOSE: The accuracy of deformable image registration tools can vary widely between imaging modalities and specific implementations of the same algorithms. A biomechanical model-based algorithm initially developed in-house at an academic institution was translated into a commercial radiotherapy treatment planning system and validated for multiple imaging modalities and anatomic sites. METHODS: Biomechanical deformable registration (Morfeus) is a geometry driven algorithm based on the finite element method...
April 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453824/professional-attitudes-toward-incident-reporting-can-we-measure-and-compare-improvements-in-patient-safety-culture
#2
Pierfrancesco Tricarico, Luigi Castriotta, Claudio Battistella, Fabrizio Bellomo, Giovanni Cattani, Lucrezia Grillone, Stefania Degan, Daniela De Corti, Silvio Brusaferro
Objective: To establish categories of professionals' attitudes toward incident reporting by analyzing the trends in incident reporting while accounting for general risk indicators. Design: The incident reporting system was evaluated over 6 years. Reporting rates, stratified by year and profession, were estimated using the non-mandatory reported events/full-time equivalent (NM-IR/FTE) rate. Other indicators were collected using the hospital's official database. Staff attitudes toward self-reporting were analyzed...
April 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453780/variation-in-maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-genes-influence-response-to-interventions-for-diabetes-prevention
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Liana K Billings, Kathleen A Jablonski, A Sofia Warner, Yu-Chien Cheng, Jarred B McAteer, Laura Tipton, Alan R Shuldiner, David A Ehrmann, Alisa K Manning, Dana Dabelea, Paul W Franks, Steven E Kahn, Toni I Pollin, William C Knowler, David Altshuler, Jose C Florez
CONTEXT: Variation in genes that cause Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) has been associated with diabetes incidence and glycemic traits. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether genetic variation in MODY genes leads to differential responses to insulin-sensitizing interventions. DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized clinical trial, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), involving 27 U...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453429/anti-microbial-coating-innovations-to-prevent-infectious-diseases-amici-cost-action-ca15114
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Colum P Dunne, Minna M Keinänen-Toivola, Anne Kahru, Birgit Teunissen, Hulya Olmez, Isabel Gouveia, Luis Melo, Kazimierz Murzyn, Martina Modic, Merja Ahonen, Pete Askew, Theofilos Papadopoulos, Christian Adlhart, Francy R L Crijns
Worldwide, millions of patients are affected annually by healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), impacting up to 80,000 patients in European Hospitals on any given day. This represents not only public health risk, but also an economic burden. Complementing routine hand hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfection, antimicrobial coatings hold promise based, in essence, on the application of materials and chemicals with persistent bactericidal or -static properties onto surfaces or in textiles used in healthcare environments...
April 28, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453424/a-multicomponent-library-resource-model-to-enhance-academic-global-health-education-among-residency-programs
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Rupa R Patel, Sandhiya Ravichandran, Michelle M Doering, Angela C Hardi
Global health is becoming an increasingly important component of medical education. Medical libraries have an opportunity to assist global health residents with their information needs, but first it is important to identify what those needs are and how best they can be addressed. This article reports a collaboration between global health faculty and an academic medical librarian to assess the information needs of global health pathway residents and how assessment data are used to create a multicomponent program designed to enhance global health education...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453422/health-sciences-library-support-of-a-university-common-reading-program-a-case-study
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Frances A Delwiche
Common reading programs have become increasingly popular on college and university campuses as a means for increasing student engagement, retention, and success. This article describes the characteristics, goals, and benefits of common reading programs and provides examples from the literature of academic library involvement in them. Finally, an example is provided of how one academic health sciences library participated in its institution's First-Year Summer Reading program.
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453417/experience-challenges-and-opportunities-of-being-fully-embedded-in-a-user-group
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Lin Wu, Joel Thornton
Embedded librarian models can assume different forms and levels, depending on patron needs and a library's choice of delivery services. An academic health sciences library decided to enhance its service delivery model by integrating a librarian into the College of Pharmacy, approximately 250 miles away from the main library. This article describes the embedded librarian's first-year experience, challenges, and opportunities working as a library faculty in the college. The comparison of one-year recorded statistics on preembedded and postembedded activities demonstrated the effectiveness and impact of such an embedded librarian model...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453415/connecting-the-libraries-and-athletics-through-instruction-and-outreach
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Lara Sapp, K T L Vaughan
This column describes the approaches taken by librarians and staff at James Madison University (JMU) Libraries & Educational Technologies (LET) to extend library support to university athletics. The model resembles that used for outreach to academic programs and was first adapted to the semi-clinical, nonacademic Strength & Conditioning Department, then to JMU Athletics as a whole. Librarians offered targeted instructional sessions, orientations, and asynchronous learning modules embedded in the learning management system...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453358/bereavement-service-preferences-of-surviving-family-members-variation-among-next-of-kin-with-depression-and-complicated-grief
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Alissa Banyasz, Rachel Weiskittle, Amanda Lorenz, Lauren Goodman, Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio
BACKGROUND: Research indicates that bereavement services reduce distress and support adjustment in the bereaved, particularly those experiencing significant levels of depression or grief. However, the service use of bereaved individuals and whether utilization differs among those experiencing depression and complicated grief currently remain unclear. Research is needed to clarify the preferences of the bereaved, including specific bereaved subgroups. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the bereavement service preferences of bereaved family members whose loved one died in the hospital and identify group differences in service use among individuals with and without depression and complicated grief, considering time since the death of the patient...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449386/influence-of-a-two-to-six-year-physical-education-intervention-on-scholastic-performance-the-champs-study-dk
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Anna Bugge, Sören Möller, Jakob Tarp, Charles H Hillman, Rodrigo Antunes Lima, Anne Kaer Gejl, Heidi Klakk, Niels Wedderkopp
AIM: To investigate the influence of a school-based intervention with a tripling of physical education (PE) lessons from two (90 min) to six lessons per week (270 min) on scholastic performance. METHODS: This study is part of the CHAMPS study-DK, a quasi-experimental study that began in 2008. The intervention group consisted of six schools and the control group consisted of four matched schools (mean age at baseline = 8.4 years, kindergarten class-4(th) grade). Academic performance was extracted from the national test system from 2010- 2014 (Math and Danish were measured at 3(rd) and 6(th) , and 2(nd) , 4(th) and 6(th) grades, respectively)...
April 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449097/creating-a-culture-of-collaboration-a-brief-history-of-academic-neurosurgery-in-washington-dc
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Alan Siu, Christopher J Neal, Hasan R Syed, Daniel R Felbaum, M Nathan Nair, Kevin M McGrail, Anthony J Caputy, Donald C Shields
Clinical neurosurgery has been practiced in the US capital for just over 100 years. As former residents and fellows of Drs. Harvey Cushing and Walter Dandy moved to the region, hospitals at Georgetown and George Washington Universities became early adopters of this new surgical discipline. Later academic neurosurgery programs were established at the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed Medical Center, and Children's National Medical Center. Neurosurgical pioneers at these institutions developed new technologies and diagnostic procedures which continue to inform our current practice...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449016/a-critical-exploration-of-a-collaborative-kaupapa-m%C3%A4-ori-consistent-research-project-on-physician-assisted-dying
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Phillipa Malpas, Anneka Anderson, Julie Wade, Rawiri Wharemate, Dolly Paul, Pio Jacobs, Takawai Jacobs, Jim Rauwhero, Danielle Lunistra
AIM: This paper critically explores the research approach undertaken by Māori and tauiwi researchers working alongside kaumātua within the context of physician-assisted dying. We critically explore the collaborative process we undertook in framing the research context and discuss the rewards and challenges that emerged. METHOD: The research this critical discussion draws on undertook a qualitative Kaupapa Māori consistent research approach and drew on the principles of an Interface Research approach...
April 28, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448882/baccalaureate-student-nurses-study-habits-prior-to-admission-to-nursing-program-a-descriptive-qualitative-study
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Rhea Faye D Felicilda-Reynaldo, Jonas Preposi Cruz, Louise Bigley, Kathryn Adams
BACKGROUND: Faculty continue to observe students struggling as they adapt their study strategies to learn nursing core content. OBJECTIVES: This study described the study habits of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students prior to admission to the program. DESIGN: This study used a descriptive qualitative research design. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: A purposive sample of 19 BSN students (juniors [n=10] and seniors [n=9]) from a 4-year public Midwestern university were included in this study...
April 18, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448775/exploring-electronic-medical-record-and-self-administered-medication-risk-screening-tools-in-a-primary-care-clinic
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Mark J Makowsky, Ken Cor, Tat Wong
BACKGROUND: Electronic medical record (EMR) screening for indicators of medication risk could improve efficiency in identifying primary care clinic patients in need of clinical pharmacist care compared with patient self-reporting. OBJECTIVES: To (a) compare the performance of an EMR medication risk assessment questionnaire (MRAQ) with a self-administered (SA) MRAQ and (b) explore each tool's ability to predict indicators of health behavior, health status, and health care utilization...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448762/bone-turnover-in-osteoporotic-women-during-long-term-oral-bisphosphonates-treatment-implications-for-treatment-failure-and-drug-holiday-in-the-real-world
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Yair Liel, Ygal Plakht, Muhammad Abu-Tailakh
OBJECTIVE: Little data exists to support concerns over bone turnover suppression during prolonged oral bisphosphonates treatment and on consequences of the recommended "drug holiday". This study was set to assess bone resorption rates in postmenopausal osteoporotic women on prolonged oral bisphosphonates treatment, and in response to switching to "drug holiday", intravenous bisphosphonate or continuation of oral bisphosphonates. METHODS: Frequency distribution of the bone resorption marker urinary deoxypyridinoline cross-links (uDPD), was obtained retrospectively from 211 osteoporotic women attended at an academic hospital endocrine clinic, treated for >2 years with oral bisphosphonates...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448698/characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-suicide-and-deaths-among-college-students-a-23-year-serial-prevalence-study-of-data-from-8-2-million-japanese-college-students
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Chiyoko Uchida, Mai Uchida
OBJECTIVE: Suicide is a leading cause of death for college students. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors of suicide among college students that could improve university services to help prevent college suicide. METHODS: We conducted a 23-year serial prevalence study of the prevalence and characteristics of death and suicide among 8,262,314 Japanese college students. We analyzed rates of suicide from the 1989 to 1990 academic year through the 2011-2012 academic year and characterized suicide among this population, focusing on students' sex and psychiatric and academic backgrounds to identify risk factors for suicide...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448598/a-low-volume-polyethylene-glycol-solution-was-associated-with-an-increased-suboptimal-bowel-preparation-rate-but-had-similar-recommendations-for-an-early-repeat-colonoscopy-procedure-times-and-adenoma-detection-rates
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Sam C Hankins, Bryan B Brimhall, Vineel Kankanala, Gregory L Austin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Low-volume polyethylene glycol (PEG) bowel preparations are better tolerated by patients than high-volume preparations and may achieve similar preparation quality. However, there is little data comparing their effects on a recommendation for an early repeat colonoscopy (because of a suboptimal preparation), procedure times, adenoma detection rate (ADR), and advanced adenoma detection rate (AADR). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of outpatient colonoscopies performed during a one-year period at a single academic medical center in which low-volume MoviPrep® (n = 1841) or high-volume Colyte® (n = 1337) was used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448455/snacking-quality-is-associated-with-secondary-school-academic-achievement-and-the-intention-to-enroll-in-higher-education-a-cross-sectional-study-in-adolescents-from-santiago-chile
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Paulina Correa-Burrows, Yanina Rodríguez, Estela Blanco, Sheila Gahagan, Raquel Burrows
Although numerous studies have approached the effects of exposure to a Western diet (WD) on academic outcomes, very few have focused on foods consumed during snack times. We explored whether there is a link between nutritious snacking habits and academic achievement in high school (HS) students from Santiago, Chile. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 678 adolescents. The nutritional quality of snacks consumed by 16-year-old was assessed using a validated food frequency questionnaire. The academic outcomes measured were HS grade point average (GPA), the likelihood of HS completion, and the likelihood of taking college entrance exams...
April 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448195/design-characteristics-of-the-corrona-japan-rheumatoid-arthritis-registry
#19
Hisashi Yamanaka, Mitsumasa Kishimoto, Dimitrios A Pappas, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Joel M Kremer, Yoshiya Tanaka
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective is to prospectively study the comparative safety and effectiveness of older and newer classes of nonbiologic DMARDs (Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs), biologic DMARDs and targeted synthetic therapies approved for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a real-world patient population in Japan. METHODS: Prospective, multicenter, noninterventional, observational study across geographic distribution of both private and public institutions for patients with RA who are newly prescribed one of the following medications: (1) methotrexate; (2) anti-TNF biologic DMARDs; (3) non-TNF biologic DMARDs; and (4) approved JAK inhibitors at the time of enrollment into the registry...
April 27, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448174/a-school-based-peer-led-social-marketing-intervention-to-engage-spanish-adolescents-in-a-healthy-lifestyle-we-are-cool-som-la-pera-study-a-parallel-cluster-randomized-controlled-study
#20
Magaly Aceves-Martins, Elisabet Llauradó, Lucia Tarro, David Moriña, Ignasi Papell-Garcia, Jordi Prades-Tena, Helle Kettner-Høeberg, Francesc Puiggròs, Lluís Arola, Amy Davies, Montse Giralt, Rosa Solà
BACKGROUND: Encouraging adolescents to adopt healthy lifestyles can be challenging. The aim of the "Som la Pera" study was to engage adolescents by applying new strategies to increase both their fruit and vegetable consumption and their physical activity (PA) while reducing their sedentary behavior. METHODS: In disadvantaged neighborhoods of Reus (Spain), two high schools were randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 170 adolescents 13- to 16-year-olds) and two were assigned to the control group (n = 223 adolescents 13- to 16-year-olds)...
April 27, 2017: Childhood Obesity
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