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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934729/the-effect-of-perceived-stress-on-epstein-barr-virus-antibody-titers-in-appalachian-ohio-women
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Melissa J Brook, Lisa M Christian, Erinn M Hade, Mack T Ruffin
OBJECTIVE: The Appalachian population suffers a disparate burden of chronic stress leading to high perceived stress. The study aim was to determine the association between perceived stress and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibody titers, along with the impact of perceived social support, Appalachian self-identify, and health behaviors. METHODS: Serum EBV VCA-IgG antibody titer levels from 169 female Appalachian residents (aged 18-26 years) were examined. Perceived stress, perceived social support, Appalachian self-identity, and health behaviors were assessed via self-administered questionnaires...
September 22, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934206/estimating-the-prevalence-and-intensity-of-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-among-rural-communities-in-western-tanzania-the-influence-of-sampling-strategy-and-statistical-approach
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Jared S Bakuza, Matthew J Denwood, Gamba Nkwengulila, Barbara K Mable
BACKGROUND: Schistosoma mansoni is a parasite of major public health importance in developing countries, where it causes a neglected tropical disease known as intestinal schistosomiasis. However, the distribution of the parasite within many endemic regions is currently unknown, which hinders effective control. The purpose of this study was to characterize the prevalence and intensity of infection of S. mansoni in a remote area of western Tanzania. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Stool samples were collected from 192 children and 147 adults residing in Gombe National Park and four nearby villages...
September 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933700/a-secondary-analysis-of-longitudinal-prevalence-data-to-determine-the-use-of-pressure-ulcer-preventive-measures-in-dutch-nursing-homes-2005-2014
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Martin Wf van Leen, Joseph Mga Schols, Steven Er Hovius, Ruud Jg Halfens
Pressure ulcers (PUs) are an important and distressing problem in Dutch nursing homes. A secondary analysis of longitudinal data from the Dutch National Prevalence Measurement of Care Problems (LPZ) - an annual, multicenter, point-prevalence survey - was conducted for the years 2005-2014 to determine the use of specific recommended PU preventive measures from the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 1998, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel/European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 2009, and the 2002 and 2011 Dutch PU guidelines...
September 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933196/symptoms-acceptance-of-illness-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Aleksandra Kaczan, Katarzyna Lomper, Dariusz Nowakowski, Krzysztof Dudek
INTRODUCTION: Acceptance of illness plays a key role, allowing the patient to adapt to the disease and its treatment, and to maintain their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) despite chronic conditions. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between severity of arrhythmia symptoms, acceptance of illness and HRQOL in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: The study included 99 patients (mean age 64.6) treated for atrial fibrillation...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932812/comparison-of-the-microbiota-of-older-adults-living-in-nursing-homes-and-the-community
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Mary-Claire Roghmann, Alison D Lydecker, Lauren Hittle, Robert T DeBoy, Rebecca G Nowak, J Kristie Johnson, Emmanuel F Mongodin
Our objective for this study was to characterize the microbial communities of the anterior nares (nose), posterior pharynx (throat), and skin of the femoral and subclavian areas in older adults from nursing homes and the community. Older adults (≥65 years) without antibiotic use for the past 3 months were recruited from nursing homes (NH; n = 16) and from the community (CB; n = 51). Specimens were taken from nose, throat, and skin sites for culture and bacterial profiling using 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932373/cohort-profile-update-the-amirkola-health-and-ageing-project-ahap
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Ali Bijani, Reza Ghadimi, Ebrahim Mikaniki, Farzan Kheirkhah, Seyyed Ali Mozaffarpur, Mina Motallebnejad, Haleh Esmaili, Fatemeh Majidi, Robert Graham Cumming, Seyed Reza Hosseini
The original cohort study of AHAP started in 2011 on 1616 elderly residents of Amirkola, northern part of Iran near the Caspian Sea. The main goal of this study was to comprehensively evaluate the health of the elderly in the region with the emphasis on chronic diseases such as osteoporosis. The first cohort profile was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in 2014. The phase 1 AHAP showed the elevated level of some diseases and conditions including osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, obesity, vision problems and relatively low levels of oral health...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932164/assessment-of-perceived-needs-and-preferences-with-regard-to-the-education-of-residents-in-medical-ethics-in-king-abdulaziz-university-hospital
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Ranya A Ghamri, Rajaa M Al-Raddadi
INTRODUCTION: Medical ethics is the branch of ethics that deals with moral issues in medical practice. Many postgraduate training programs have developed educational interventions in ethics to meet accreditation standards and prepare learners for certification examinations and clinical practice. The aim of this study was to assess the attitude of residents in King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) toward the need for ethics education and identify the most effective methods of teaching ethical issues...
September 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931648/targeting-epithelial-mesenchymal-plasticity-in-cancer-clinical-and-preclinical-advances-in-therapy-and-monitoring
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Sugandha Bhatia, James Monkman, Alan Kie Leong Toh, Shivashankar H Nagaraj, Erik W Thompson
The concept of epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity (EMP), which describes the dynamic flux within the spectrum of phenotypic states that invasive carcinoma cells may reside, is being increasingly recognised for its role in cancer progression and therapy resistance. The myriad of events that are able to induce EMP, as well as the more recently characterised control loops, results in dynamic transitions of cancerous epithelial cells to more mesenchymal-like phenotypes through an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), as well as the reverse transition from mesenchymal phenotypes to an epithelial one...
September 20, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931443/conversational-assessment-of-cognitive-dysfunction-among-residents-living-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Hikaru Oba, Shinichi Sato, Hiroaki Kazui, Yoshiko Nitta, Tatsuya Nashitani, Akio Kamiyama
BACKGROUND: There are some existing barriers posed by neuropsychological tests that interfere with the assessment of cognitive functioning by staff who work in long-term care facilities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of assessing cognitive function through conversation. METHODS: A total of 100 care staff was randomly selected as participants. Each staff member evaluated cognitive function in one to three residents using the Conversational Assessment of Neurocognitive Dysfunction (CANDy), which is a screening test for dementia using conversation...
September 21, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931262/assessment-of-the-interrater-reliability-of-the-congress-of-neurological-surgeons-microanastomosis-assessment-scale
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Andrew R Pines, Mohammed S Alghoul, Youssef J Hamade, Mithun G Sattur, Rami James N Aoun, Tariq K Halasa, Chandan Krishna, Samer G Zammar, Najib E El Tecle, Tarek Y El Ahmadieh, Salah G Aoun, Richard W Byrne, James S Harrop, Brian T Ragel, Daniel K Resnick, Russell R Lonser, Nathan R Selden, Bernard R Bendok
BACKGROUND: The potential for simulation-based learning in neurosurgical training has led the Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons to develop a series of simulation modules. The Northwestern Objective Microanastomosis Assessment Tool (NOMAT) was created as the corresponding assessment tool for the Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons Microanastomosis Module. The face and construct validity of the NOMAT have been previously established. OBJECTIVE: To further validate the NOMAT by determining its interrater reliability (IRR) between raters of varying levels of microsurgical expertise...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931200/social-media-in-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
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Modupe Oyewumi, John Lee, Allan Vescan
The objective of this study was to assess the current use of social media tools within Canadian otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) programs and to assess the interest within these programs to integrate social media for networking, social, and educational programs. A prospective study from September 2013 to February 2014 was performed involving residents and faculty in Canadian OHNS programs. A 26-item questionnaire was created and sent to staff and resident physicians who met the study inclusion criteria using an online survey tool (http://surveymonkey...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930765/encouraging-reflexivity-in-a-residency-leadership-development-program-expanding-outside-the-competency-approach
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Justin T Clapp, Emily K B Gordon, Dimitry J Baranov, Beulah Trey, Felice Y Tilin, Lee A Fleisher
PROBLEM: While leadership development is increasingly a goal of academic medicine, it is typically framed as competency acquisition, which can limit its focus to a circumscribed set of social behaviors. This orientation may also reinforce the cultural characteristics of academic medicine that can make effective leadership difficult, rather than training leaders capable of examining and changing this culture. Expanding leadership development so it promotes social reflexivity presents a way to bolster some of the weaknesses of the competency paradigm...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930762/competency-based-medical-education-in-the-internal-medicine-clerkship-a-report-from-the-alliance-for-academic-internal-medicine-undergraduate-medical-education-task-force
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Sara B Fazio, Cynthia H Ledford, Paul B Aronowitz, Shobhina G Chheda, John H Choe, Stephanie A Call, Scott D Gitlin, Marty Muntz, L James Nixon, Anne G Pereira, John W Ragsdale, Emily A Stewart, Karen E Hauer
As medical educators continue to redefine learning and assessment across the continuum, implementation of competency-based medical education in the undergraduate setting has become a focus of many medical schools. While standards of competency have been defined for the graduating student, there is no uniform approach for defining competency expectations for students during their core clerkship year. The authors describe the process by which an Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine task force developed a paradigm for competency-based assessment of students during their inpatient internal medicine (IM) clerkship...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930091/proposal-to-assess-printability-of-bioinks-for-extrusion-based-bioprinting-and-evaluation-of-rheological-properties-governing-bioprintability
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Naomi Claire Paxton, Willi Smolan, Thomas Böck, Ferry P W Melchels, Juergen Groll, Tomasz Juengst
The development and formulation of printable inks for extrusion-based 3D bioprinting has been a major challenge in the field of biofabrication. Inks, often polymer solutions with the addition of crosslinking to form hydrogels, must not only display adequate mechanical properties for the chosen application, but also show high biocompatibility as well as printability. Here we describe a reproducible two-step method for the assessment of the printability of inks for bioprinting, focussing firstly on screening ink formulations to assess fibre formation and the ability to form 3D constructs before presenting a method for the rheological evaluation of inks to characterise the yield point, shear thinning and recovery behaviour...
September 20, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930007/economic-assessment-of-waterborne-outbreak-of-cryptosporidiosis
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Aksana Chyzheuskaya, Martin Cormican, Raghavendra Srivinas, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Martina Prendergast, Cathal O'Donoghue, Dearbháile Morris
In 2007, a waterborne outbreak of Cryptosporidium hominis infection occurred in western Ireland, resulting in 242 laboratory-confirmed cases and an uncertain number of unconfirmed cases. A boil water notice was in place for 158 days that affected 120,432 persons residing in the area, businesses, visitors, and commuters. This outbreak represented the largest outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in Ireland. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cost of this outbreak. We adopted a societal perspective in estimating costs associated with the outbreak...
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929862/the-accuracy-of-the-computed-tomography-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-does-the-experience-of-the-radiologist-matter
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E Lietzén, P Salminen, I Rinta-Kiikka, H Paajanen, T Rautio, P Nordström, M Aarnio, T Rantanen, J Sand, J-P Mecklin, A Jartti, J Virtanen, P Ohtonen, N Ånäs, J M Grönroos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the accuracy of computed tomography in diagnosing acute appendicitis with a special reference to radiologist experience. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were collected prospectively in our randomized controlled trial comparing surgery and antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis (APPAC trial, NCT01022567). We evaluated 1065 patients who underwent computed tomography for suspected appendicitis. The on-call radiologist preoperatively analyzed these computed tomography images...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928887/association-between-periodontal-disease-and-prostate-cancer-results-of-a-12-year-longitudinal-cohort-study-in-south-korea
#17
Jae-Hong Lee, Helen Hye-In Kweon, Jung-Kyu Choi, Young-Taek Kim, Seong-Ho Choi
The incidence of prostate cancer (PC) accompanying periodontal disease (PD) is anticipated to increase due to population aging. The aim of this study was to determine the association between PD and PC using data in the National Health Insurance Service-Health Examinee Cohort (NHIS-HEC). A random stratified sample of 187,934 South Koreans was collected from the NHIS database from 2002 to 2013. We assessed the relationship between PD and PC while adjusting for potential confounding factors (sex, age, household income, insurance status, residence area, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cerebral infarction, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, smoking status, alcohol intake, and regular exercise)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928575/referrral-systems-development-and-survey-of-perioperative-and-critical-care-referral-to-anesthetists
#18
P L Narendra, Harihar V Hegde, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Dayanand G Talikoti, Samson Nallamilli
INTRODUCTION: Anesthetists come in contact with more than two-third of hospital patients. Timely referral to anesthetists is vital in perioperative and remote site settings. Delayed referrals, improper referrals, and referrals at inappropriate levels can result in inadequate preparation, perioperative complications, and poor outcome. METHODS: The self administered paper survey to delegates attending anesthesia conferences. Questions were asked on how high-risk, emergency surgical cases remote site and critical care patients were referred to anesthetists and presence of rapid response teams...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928179/comparison-of-anthropometric-indices-for-predicting-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-chinese-adults-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
#19
Haoyu Wang, Aihua Liu, Tong Zhao, Xun Gong, Tianxiao Pang, Yingying Zhou, Yue Xiao, Yumeng Yan, Chenling Fan, Weiping Teng, Yaxin Lai, Zhongyan Shan
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to distinguish the ability of anthropometric indices to assess the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Shenyang, China. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 379 residents aged between 40 and 65 were enrolled. 253 of them were free of MetS and had been followed up for 4.5 years. METHODS: At baseline, all the participants underwent a thorough medical examination...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927479/insomnia-symptoms-among-old-people-in-nursing-homes
#20
Andreas Skottheim, Hugo Lövheim, Ulf Isaksson, Per-Olof Sandman, Maria Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Insomnia symptoms are common among old people, and hypnotics and sedative drugs are often prescribed in spite of small benefits. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of insomnia symptoms and to analyze the association between insomnia symptoms, cognitive level, and prescription of hypnotics and sedatives among old people living in nursing homes. METHODS: The study comprised 2,135 people living in nursing homes in the county of Västerbotten, Sweden...
September 20, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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