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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108882/prevalence-of-vitamin-b12-and-folate-deficiency-in-school-children-residing-at-high-altitude-regions-in-india
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Aakriti Gupta, Umesh Kapil, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Ravindra Mohan Pandey, Chander Prakash Yadav
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies among children residing at high altitude regions of Himachal Pradesh, India. METHODS: A total of 215 school children in the age group of 6-18 y were included. Biochemical estimation of serum vitamin B12 and folate levels was undertaken using chemiluminescence immunoassay method. The consumption pattern of foods high in dietary vitamin B12 and folate was recorded using Food Frequency Questionnaire...
January 21, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108872/neighborhood-disorder-and-physical-activity-among-older-adults-a-longitudinal-study
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Stephen J Mooney, Spruha Joshi, Magdalena Cerdá, Gary J Kennedy, John R Beard, Andrew G Rundle
Neighborhood physical disorder-the visual indications of neighborhood deterioration-may inhibit outdoor physical activity, particularly among older adults. However, few previous studies of the association between neighborhood disorder and physical activity have focused on this sensitive population group, and most have been cross-sectional. We examined the relationship between neighborhood physical disorder and physical activity, measured using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE), in a three-wave longitudinal study of 3497 New York City residents aged 65-75 at baseline weighted to be representative of the older adult population of New York City...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108204/the-dietary-approaches-to-stop-hypertension-diet-cognitive-function-and-cognitive-decline-in-american-older-women
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Agnes A M Berendsen, Jae H Kang, Ondine van de Rest, Edith J M Feskens, Lisette C P G M de Groot, Francine Grodstein
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between long-term adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet with cognitive function and decline in older American women. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The Nurses' Health Study, a cohort of registered nurses residing in 11 US states. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 16,144 women from the Nurses' Health Study, aged ≥70 years, who underwent cognitive testing a total of 4 times by telephone from 1995 to 2001 (baseline), with multiple dietary assessments between 1984 and the first cognitive examination...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108154/collaborative-design-of-a-health-care-experience-survey-for-persons-with-disability
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Lisa I Iezzoni, Holly Matulewicz, Sarah A Marsella, Kimberley S Warsett, Dennis Heaphy, Karen Donelan
BACKGROUND: When assessing results of health care delivery system reforms targeting persons with disability, quality metrics must reflect the experiences and perspectives of this population. OBJECTIVE: For persons with disability and researchers to develop collaboratively a survey that addresses critical quality questions about a new Massachusetts health care program for persons with disability dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. METHODS: Persons with significant physical disability or serious mental health diagnoses participated fully in all research activities, including co-directing the study, co-moderating focus groups, performing qualitative analyses, specifying survey topics, cognitive interviewing, and refining survey language...
January 8, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107822/does-training-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-and-inter-rater-agreement-in-applying-the-berlin-radiographic-definition-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Jin-Min Peng, Chuan-Yun Qian, Xiang-You Yu, Ming-Yan Zhao, Shu-Sheng Li, Xiao-Chun Ma, Yan Kang, Fa-Chun Zhou, Zhen-Yang He, Tie-He Qin, Yong-Jie Yin, Li Jiang, Zhen-Jie Hu, Ren-Hua Sun, Jian-Dong Lin, Tong Li, Da-Wei Wu, You-Zhong An, Yu-Hang Ai, Li-Hua Zhou, Xiang-Yuan Cao, Xi-Jing Zhang, Rong-Qing Sun, Er-Zhen Chen, Bin Du
BACKGROUND: Poor inter-rater reliability in chest radiograph interpretation has been reported in the context of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), although not for the Berlin definition of ARDS. We sought to examine the effect of training material on the accuracy and consistency of intensivists' chest radiograph interpretations for ARDS diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted a rater agreement study in which 286 intensivists (residents 41.3%, junior attending physicians 35...
January 20, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107748/tracing-the-sources-and-cycling-of-phosphorus-in-river-sediments-using-oxygen-isotopes-methodological-adaptations-and-first-results-from-a-case-study-in-france
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Chiara Pistocchi, Federica Tamburini, Gerard Gruau, André Ferhi, Dominique Trevisan, Jean-Marcel Dorioz
An essential aspect of eutrophication studies is to trace the ultimate origin of phosphate ions (P-PO4) associated with the solid phase of river sediments, as certain processes can make these ions available for algae. However, this is not a straightforward task because of the diversity of allochthonous and autochthonous sources that can supply P-PO4 to river sediments as well as the existence of in-stream processes that can change the speciation of these inputs and obscure the original sources. Here, we present the results of a study designed to explore the potentials, limitations and conditions for the use of the oxygen isotope composition of phosphate (δ(18)Op) extracted from river sediments for this type of tracing...
December 26, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107033/drinking-and-driving-and-perceptions-of-arrest-risk-among-california-drivers-relationships-with-dui-arrests-in-their-city-of-residence
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Kara E MacLeod, Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe, William A Satariano, Tara Kelley-Baker, John H Lacey, David R Ragland
OBJECTIVE: Addressing drinking and driving remains a challenge in the U.S. The present study aims to provide feedback on DUI in California by assessing if drinking and driving behavior is associated with the DUI arrest rates in the city in which the driver lives; if this is through perceptions that one can get arrested for this behavior; and if this differed by those drivers who would be most affected by deterrence efforts (those most likely to drink outside the home). METHODS: This study consisted of a 2012 roadside survey of 1,147 weekend nighttime drivers in California...
January 20, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106781/family-food-providers-perceptions-of-the-causes-of-obesity-and-effectiveness-of-weight-control-strategies-in-five-countries-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Anthony Worsley, Wei Wang, Rani Sarmugam, Quynh Pham, Judhiastuty Februhartanty, Stacey Ridley
The rise of the middle classes in developing countries and the associated epidemiological transition raises the importance of assessing this population group's awareness of the causes of obesity and effective weight control strategies in order to develop effective health promotion strategies. The study aimed to examine the perceptions of the causes of obesity and weight control strategies held by middle class household food providers in Melbourne, Singapore, Shanghai, Indonesia and Vietnam. An online survey was conducted in late 2013, early 2014 among 3945 respondents...
January 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106550/factors-underpinning-caregiver-burden-in-frontotemporal-dementia-differ-in-spouses-and-their-children
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Cassandra Kaizik, Jashelle Caga, Julieta Camino, Claire M O'Connor, Colleen McKinnon, Jan R Oyebode, Olivier Piguet, John R Hodges, Eneida Mioshi
The objectives of this observational study were to (1) compare spousal and child caregiver burden; (2) compare co-resident and live-out child caregiver burden; and (3) investigate factors influencing spousal and child caregiver burden. Data was collected from 90 caregivers of people with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) recruited from the Frontotemporal Dementia Research Group (Frontier) at Neuroscience Research, Australia. Of this caregiver group, 43 were spousal caregivers and 47 were child caregivers. Caregiver burden and emotional state were evaluated using the short Zarit Burden Interview and the short version of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105880/nursing-home-care-quality-a-cluster-analysis
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Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Liv Berit Fagerli
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore potential differences in how nursing home residents rate care quality and to explore cluster characteristics. Design/methodology/approach A cross-sectional design was used, with one questionnaire including questions from quality from patients' perspective and Big Five personality traits, together with questions related to socio-demographic aspects and health condition. Residents ( n=103) from four Norwegian nursing homes participated (74.1 per cent response rate)...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104506/assessing-the-risk-of-dengue-virus-transmission-in-a-non-endemic-city-surrounded-by-endemic-and-hyperendemic-areas
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Tsz Ho Kwan, Shui Shan Lee, Denise Pui Chung Chan, Manton Cheung, Kai Man Kam
OBJECTIVE: To assess the potential risk of dengue transmission in a non-endemic city using a spatial epidemiological approach METHODS: Past dengue exposure of the general population was examined by dengue virus (DENV) IgG testing of archived samples of voluntary blood donors. Vector intensities were determined by local Ovitrap Index (OI). Analyses were made in context of population statistics at both district and sub-district levels. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of DENV IgG was low at 2...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104488/satisfaction-with-communication-in-primary-care-for-spanish-speaking-and-english-speaking-parents
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Kori B Flower, Asheley C Skinner, H Shonna Yin, Russell L Rothman, Lee M Sanders, Alan Delamater, Eliana M Perrin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Effective communication with primary care physicians is important yet incompletely understood for Spanish-speaking parents. We predicted lower satisfaction among Spanish-speaking compared with English-speaking Latino and non-Latino parents. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis at 2-month well visits within the Greenlight study at 4 pediatric resident clinics. Parents reported satisfaction with 14 physician communication items using the validated Communication Assessment Tool (CAT)...
January 16, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104293/debriefing-decreases-mental-workload-in-surgical-crisis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sylvain Boet, Bharat Sharma, Ashlee-Ann Pigford, Emily Hladkowicz, Neil Rittenhouse, Teodor Grantcharov
BACKGROUND: Mental workload is the amount of mental effort involved in performing a particular task. Crisis situations may increase mental workload, which can subsequently negatively impact operative performance and patient safety. This study aims to measure the impact of learning through debriefing and a systematic approach to crisis on trainees' mental workload in a simulated surgical crisis. METHODS: Twenty junior surgical residents participated in a high-fidelity, simulated, postoperative crisis in a surgical ward environment (pretest)...
January 16, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103927/influence-of-age-and-sex-on-hospitalization-of-nursing-home-residents-a-cross-sectional-study-from-germany
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Falk Hoffmann, Guido Schmiemann
BACKGROUND: Nursing homes residents (NHR) are frequently transferred to hospitals. There is some evidence that male NHR are more often hospitalized than females, but the influence of age is less clear and predictors might differ between sexes. Analyses according to age groups between males and females have only been investigated once and none of the existing studies have conducted multivariate analyses stratified by sex. Aim of this study was to fill this gap. METHODS: We used data of the "Inappropriate Medication in patients with REnal insufficiency in Nursing homes" (IMREN) study, which was conducted between October 2014 and April 2015 in nursing homes in northwestern Germany (Bremen and Lower Saxony)...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103908/prevalence-and-determinants-of-acute-diarrhea-among-children-younger-than-five-years-old-in-jabithennan-district-northwest-ethiopia-2014
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Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh, Kassawmar Andargie, Molalign Tarekegn
BACKGROUND: Despite the global decline in death rates of children younger than five years old, the risk of a child dying before turning five years of age remains highest in the WHO African Region. The problem of child death in Ethiopia is worse, with an Ethiopian child being 30 times more likely to die by his/her fifth birthday than a child in Western Europe. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with diarrhea among children younger than five years old...
January 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103865/can-healthcare-utilization-data-reliably-capture-cases-of-chronic-respiratory-diseases-a-cross-sectional-investigation-in-italy
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A Biffi, R Comoretto, A Arfè, L Scotti, L Merlino, A Vaghi, A Pesci, R de Marco, G Corrao
BACKGROUND: Healthcare utilization data are increasingly used for chronic disease surveillance. Nevertheless, no standard criteria for estimating prevalence of high-impact diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, are available. In this study an algorithm for recognizing COPD/asthma cases from HCU data is developed and implemented in the HCU databases of the Italian Lombardy Region (about 10 million residents). The impact of diagnostic misclassification for reliably estimating prevalence was also assessed...
January 19, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103856/relationship-between-the-presence-of-baccalaureate-educated-rns-and-quality-of-care-a-cross-sectional-study-in-dutch-long-term-care-facilities
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Ramona Backhaus, Erik van Rossum, Hilde Verbeek, Ruud J G Halfens, Frans E S Tan, Elizabeth Capezuti, Jan P H Hamers
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that an increase in baccalaureate-educated registered nurses (BRNs) leads to better quality of care in hospitals. For geriatric long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, this relationship is less clear. Most studies assessing the relationship between nurse staffing and quality of care in long-term care facilities are US-based, and only a few have focused on the unique contribution of registered nurses. In this study, we focus on BRNs, as they are expected to serve as role models and change agents, while little is known about their unique contribution to quality of care in long-term care facilities...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103847/exploring-healthcare-assistants-role-and-experience-in-pain-assessment-and-management-for-people-with-advanced-dementia-towards-the-end-of-life-a-qualitative-study
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Bannin De Witt Jansen, Kevin Brazil, Peter Passmore, Hilary Buchanan, Doreen Maxwell, Sonja J McIlfatrick, Sharon M Morgan, Max Watson, Carole Parsons
BACKGROUND: Pain assessment and management are key aspects in the care of people with dementia approaching the end of life but become challenging when patient self-report is impaired or unavailable. Best practice recommends the use of observational pain assessments for these patients; however, difficulties have been documented with health professionals' use of these tools in the absence of additional collateral patient knowledge. No studies have explored the role, perspectives and experiences of healthcare assistants in pain assessment and management in dementia; this study provides insight into this important area...
January 19, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103828/housing-materials-as-predictors-of-under-five-mortality-in-nigeria-evidence-from-2013-demographic-and-health-survey
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Stephen Ayo Adebowale, Oyewale Mayowa Morakinyo, Godson Rowland Ana
BACKGROUND: Nigeria is among countries with high Under-Five Mortality (U5M) rates worldwide. Both maternal and childhood factors have been linked to U5M in the country. However, despite the growing global recognition of the association between housing and quality of life, the role of housing materials as predictors of U5M remain largely unexplored in Nigeria. This study, therefore, investigated the relationship between housing materials and U5M in Nigeria. METHODS: The study utilised the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey data...
January 19, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103212/coverage-with-tetanus-diphtheria-and-acellular-pertussis-vaccine-and-influenza-vaccine-among-pregnant-women-minnesota-march-2013-december-2014
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Alexandra Barber, Miriam Halstead Muscoplat, Anna Fedorowicz
Pertussis and influenza infections can result in severe disease in infants. The diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine is recommended for infants beginning at age 2 months, and influenza vaccine is recommended for infants aged ≥6 months. Vaccination of pregnant women induces the production of antibodies that are transferred across the placenta to the fetus and provide passive protection until infants are old enough to receive DTaP and influenza vaccines (1-3). To protect young infants before they are age-eligible for vaccination, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended since 2004 that all women who are or will be pregnant during influenza season receive inactivated influenza vaccine (1), and since 2013 that all pregnant women receive the tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine (3)...
January 20, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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