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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224224/healthy-and-ready-to-learn-effects-of-a-school-based-public-health-insurance-outreach-program-for-kindergarten-aged-children
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Jade Marcus Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Rates of child insurance coverage have increased due to expansions in public programs, but many eligible children remain uninsured. Uninsured children are less likely to receive preventative care, which leads to poorer health and achievement in the long term. This study is an evaluation of a school-based health insurance outreach initiative, "Healthy and Ready to Learn," aiming to identify and enroll uninsured kindergarteners in areas of high economic need in 16 counties in North Carolina...
January 2018: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224009/itraq-based-proteomics-analysis-of-acute-lung-injury-induced-by-oleic-acid-in-mice
#2
Xiaotao Xu, Qingwei Zhu, Rong Zhang, Yan Wang, Fangfang Niu, Wenying Wang, Dawei Sun, Aizhong Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) and the pathogenesis of oleic acid (OA)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. METHODS: Eight-week-old male C57BL/6 mice were injected with OA through the tail vein and sacrificed 6 hours after OA administration to identify protein expression levels in lung tissue using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) technology...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223686/nourishing-networks-a-social-ecological-analysis-of-a-network-intervention-for-improving-household-nutrition-in-western-kenya
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Autumn L DeLorme, Erika R Gavenus, Charles R Salmen, Gor Ouma Benard, Brian Mattah, Elizabeth Bukusi, Kathryn J Fiorella
RATIONALE: A growing body of research emphasizes the need to engage social networks in maternal and child nutrition interventions. However, an understanding of how interventions functionally engage not only mothers but fathers, grandparents, friends, and other social network members remains limited. OBJECTIVE: This study uses an adaptation of a social-ecological model to analyze the multiple levels at which the Kanyakla Nutrition Program operates to change behavior...
November 20, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223530/diet-quality-of-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-and-the-impact-of-nutritional-counseling
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Andréia Silva Fernandes, Christiane Ishikawa Ramos, Fabiana Baggio Nerbass, Lilian Cuppari
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to evaluate the quality of the diet of nondialysis-dependent patients with chronic kidney disease and to investigate the impact of dietary counseling in the quality of the diet of these patients. METHODS: In the cross-sectional analysis, 3-day food records of 100 nondialysis-dependent patients with chronic kidney disease patients, in the first visit to the renal dietitians, were evaluated using the Diet Quality Index (DQI)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223469/oncological-and-functional-outcomes-of-elderly-men-treated-with-hifu-vs-minimally-invasive-radical-prostatectomy-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Paolo Capogrosso, Eric Barret, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Igor Nunes-Silva, François Rozet, Marc Galiano, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Alberto Briganti, Andrea Salonia, Francesco Montorsi, Xavier Cathelineau
AIM: To assess outcomes of whole gland high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as compared with minimally-invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) in elderly patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients aged ≥70 years with, cT1-cT2 disease, biopsy Gleason score (GS) 3 + 3 or 3 + 4 and preoperative PSA ≤10 ng/mL were submitted to either whole-gland HIFU or MIRP. Propensity-score matching analysis was performed to ensure the baseline equivalence of groups. Follow-up visits were routinely performed assessing PSA and urinary function according to the International Continence Score (ICS) and the International Prostatic Symptoms Score (IPSS) questionnaires...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223230/depth-of-focus-after-implantation-of-spherical-or-aspheric-intraocular-lenses-in-hyperopic-and-emmetropic-patients
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Gernot Steinwender, Sanja Strini, Wilfried Glatz, Gerold Schwantzer, Bertram Vidic, Oliver Findl, Andreas Wedrich, Navid Ardjomand
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether hyperopic patients with short axial length and high dioptric intraocular lens (IOL) power can achieve a higher depth of focus after implantation of a monofocal spherical or aspheric IOL than emmetropic patients. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Patients presenting for cataract surgery were divided by calculated IOL power into a hyperopic (≥22...
November 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223198/second-order-growth-mixture-modeling-in-organizational-psychology-an-application-in-the-study-of-job-performance-using-the-cusp-catastrophe-model
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Guido Alessandri, Enrico Perinelli, Evelina De Longis, Annalisa Theodorou
In recent years, research in organizational psychology has witnessed a shift in attention from a mostly variable-focused approach, to a mostly person-focused approach. Indeed, it has been widely recognized that the study of worker's heterogeneity is a meaningful and necessary task of researchers dealing with human behavior in organizational contexts. As a consequence, there has been growing interest in the application of statistical analyses able to uncover latent sub-groups of workers. The present contribution was conceived as a tutorial for the application of one of these statistical analyses, namely second-order growth mixture modeling, and to illustrate its inner links with concepts from non-linear dynamic models...
January 2018: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223192/training-needs-for-dementia-care-in-china-from-the-perspectives-of-mental-health-providers-who-what-and-how
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Ling Xu, Hsin-Yi Hsiao, Wenchen Denq, Iris Chi
BACKGROUND: Acknowledging increasing demand of dementia care for patients in China, this paper aims to understand the training needs of dementia care from the perspectives of mental health providers by examining who should be the trainees, what should be the contents of training, and how to deliver the training in China. METHODS: Using purposive sampling, data were gathered via four focus group discussions with 40 mental health providers in Beijing, China, in 2011...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223185/aiding-medical-professionals-in-fitness-to-drive-screenings-for-elderly-drivers-development-of-an-office-based-screening-tool
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Judith H J Urlings, Ariane Cuenen, Tom Brijs, Mark Lutin, Ellen M M Jongen
BACKGROUND: Elderly drivers are an increasing group in society. Previous research has found that functional and cognitive abilities are more important for driving abilities than biological age. In an attempt to conserve independent mobility for elderly drivers, many researchers have focused on elderly drivers diagnosed with cognitive decline (mild cognitive impairment or mild Dementia). This study is the first to focus on elderly drivers with cognitive complaints or suspected of diminished fitness to drive by an (in)formal caregiver as an at-risk group...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223128/child-protective-services-utilization-of-child-abuse-pediatricians-a-mixed-methods-study
#10
Rebecca Girardet, Kelly Bolton, Syed Hashmi, Emily Sedlock, Rachna Khatri, Nina Lahoti, James Lukefahr
Several children's hospitals and medical schools across Texas have child abuse pediatricians (CAPs) who work closely with child protection workers to help ensure accurate assessments of the likelihood of maltreatment in cases of suspected abuse and neglect. Since the state does not mandate which cases should be referred to a CAP center, we were interested in studying factors that may influence workers' decisions to consult a CAP. We used a mixed methods study design consisting of a focus group followed by a survey...
December 6, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223097/recent-advances-in-microtubule-stabilizing-agents
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REVIEW
Ya-Nan Cao, Ling-Li Zheng, Dan Wang, Xiao-Xia Liang, Feng Gao, Xian-Li Zhou
Highly dynamic mitotic spindle microtubules are superb therapeutic targets for a group of chemically diverse and clinically successful anticancer drugs. Microtubule-targeted drugs disrupt microtubule dynamics in distinct ways, and they are primarily classified into two groups: microtubule destabilizing agents (MDAs), such as vinblastine, colchicine, and combretastatin-A4, and microtubule stabilizing agents (MSAs), such as paclitaxel and epothilones. Systematic discovery and development of new MSAs have been aided by extensive research on paclitaxel, yielding a large number of promising anticancer compounds...
November 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223070/trusting-others-shared-reality-in-testimonial-learning
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REVIEW
Annelise Pesch, Sarah Suárez, Melissa A Koenig
Much of early learning depends on others, and the transmission of testimony presents children with a range of opportunities to learn about and from other people. Much work has focused on children's ability to select or prefer particular sources of information based on various epistemic (e.g. accuracy, reliability, perceptual access, expertise) and moral (e.g. benevolence, group membership, honesty) characteristics. Understanding the mechanisms by which such selective preferences emerge has been couched primarily in frameworks that treat testimony as a source of inductive evidence, and that treat children's trust as an evidence-based inference...
November 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223041/understanding-motivations-for-dietary-supplementation-during-pregnancy-a-focus-group-study
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Lenka Malek PhD, Wendy J Umberger PhD, Maria Makrides PhD, Carmel T Collins PhD, Shao Jia Zhou PhD
OBJECTIVE: to increase understanding of psychosocial factors (behavioural, normative and control beliefs) motivating vitamin and mineral supplement use during pregnancy. DESIGN: ten focus group discussions and two in-depth interviews were conducted using a script comprising questions based on study objectives. All discussions were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using a framework approach. SETTING: South Australia, Australia. SUBJECTS: 40 women aged 21-45 years who were either pregnant or<12 months postpartum...
November 26, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223027/burden-of-injury-of-serious-road-injuries-in-six-eu-countries
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Wendy Weijermars, Niels Bos, Ashleigh Filtness, Laurie Brown, Robert Bauer, Emmanuelle Dupont, Jean Louis Martin, Katherine Perez, Pete Thomas
BACKGROUND: Information about the burden of (non-fatal) road traffic injury is very useful to further improve road safety policy. Previous studies calculated the burden of injury in individual countries. This paper estimates and compares the burden of non-fatal serious road traffic injuries in six EU countries/regions: Austria, Belgium, England, The Netherlands, the Rhône region in France and Spain. METHODS: It is a cross-sectional study based on hospital discharge databases...
December 6, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223006/the-temple-star-transitional-model-of-care-for-epilepsy-the-outcome-of-a-quality-improvement-project
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Suzanne L Crowley, Susan Byrne, Sandra McNulty, Kim Keating, Therese Nestor, Yvonne Owen, Declan O'Rourke, Bryan Lynch, Amre Shahwan, Mary D King
OBJECTIVE: The aim and objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and views of parents on transitional and adolescent care in young adults with epilepsy, and to develop a transitional and adolescent program for epilepsy. METHODS: Data were collected from questionnaires completed by parents during focus groups exploring transitional care and inherent issues for young adults, aged 12-18years, with epilepsy. The questionnaire assessed the current knowledge and views of parents of children with epilepsy on transitional care, and following a presentation on "Transition in Epilepsy" (including themes such as self-advocacy, independent healthcare behavior, sexual health, psychosocial support, educational and vocational planning, health and lifestyle issues) assessed feedback on the proposed model of care in transitional and adolescent care...
December 6, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222950/tolerance-design-of-patient-specific-range-qa-using-the-dmaic-framework-in-proton-therapy
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Jeong-Eun Rah, Dongho Shin, Ryan P Manger, Tae Hyun Kim, Do Hoon Oh, Dae Yong Kim, Gwe-Ya Kim
PURPOSE: To implement the DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) can be used for customizing the patient-specific QA by designing site-specific range tolerances. METHODS: The DMAIC framework (process flow diagram, cause and effect, Pareto chart, control chart, and capability analysis) were utilized to determine the steps that need focus for improving the patient-specific QA. The patient-specific range QA plans were selected according to 7 treatment site groups, a total of 1437 cases...
December 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222910/associations-between-maoa-uvntr-genotype-maltreatment-maoa-methylation-and-alcohol-consumption-in-young-adult-males
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Megha Bendre, Erika Comasco, Dave Checknita, Jari Tiihonen, Sheilagh Hodgins, Kent W Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic mechanisms are candidate moderators of the effect of maltreatment on brain and behavior. Interactions between maltreatment and the Monoamine Oxidase A upstream variable number tandem repeat genotype (MAOA-uVNTR) are associated with alcohol-related problems. However, presently it is not known whether DNA methylation moderates this association. The study focused on fifty-three young adult males and aimed to determine: whether MAOA methylation moderated the association of alcohol-related problems with the interaction of MAOA-uVNTR and maltreatment; and whether alcohol consumption moderated the association of MAOA methylation with the interaction of MAOA-uVNTR and maltreatment...
December 9, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222837/low-melt-bioactive-glass-reinforced-3d-printing-akermanite-porous-cages-with-highly-improved-mechanical-properties-for-lumbar-spinal-fusion
#18
Xiurong Ke, Lei Zhang, Xianyan Yang, Juncheng Wang, Chen Zhuang, Zhouwen Jin, An Liu, Tengfei Zhao, Sanzhong Xu, Changyou Gao, Zhongru Gou, Guojing Yang
Although great strides have been made in medical technology, low back/neck pain and intervertebral disc degeneration initiated from disc degenerative disease remains a clinical challenge. Within the field of regenerative medicine therapy, we have sought to improve the biomechanical transformation of spinal fusion procedures conducted using biodegradable porous implants. Specifically, we have focused on developing mechanically strong bioceramic cages for spinal fusion and functional recovery. Herein we fabricated the akermanite (AKE) ceramic-based porous cages using low-melting bioactive glass (BG) and 3D printing technology...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222364/investigating-inpatient-medication-administration-using-the-theory-of-planned-behavior
#19
Joseph W Rogers, Marc Fleming, Joyce Tipton, Angela Ward, Kevin W Garey, Elizabeth P Pitman
PURPOSE: Results of a study to determine behavioral factors that help explain why nurses often do not obtain and administer medications from automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) "one patient at a time" are reported. METHODS: To investigate nurses' frequent failure to adhere to best-practice standards for ADC use, a 12-item questionnaire developed using information obtained from an elicitation study and a focus group session was e-mailed to 755 nurses at an academic medical center...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222339/the-biological-variation-data-critical-appraisal-checklist-a-standard-for-evaluating-studies-on-biological-variation
#20
Aasne K Aarsand, Thomas R Raas, Pilar Fernandez-Calle, Carmen Ricos, Jorge Díaz-Garzón, Niels Jonker, Carmen Perich, Elisabet González-Lao, Anna Carobene, Joana Minchinela, Abdurrahman Coŝkun, Margarita Simón, Virtudes Álvarez, William A Bartlett, Pilar Fernández-Fernández, Beatriz Boned, Federica Braga, Zoraida Corte, Berna Aslan, Sverre Sandberg
BACKGROUND: Concern has been raised about the quality of available biological variation (BV) estimates and the effect of their application in clinical practice. A European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Task and Finish Group has addressed this issue. The aim of this report is to (a) describe the Biological Variation Data Critical Appraisal Checklist (BIVAC), which verifies whether publications have included all essential elements that may impact the veracity of associated BV estimates, (b) use the BIVAC to critically appraise existing BV publications on enzymes, lipids, kidney, and diabetes-related measurands, and (c) apply metaanalysis to deliver a global within-subject BV (CVI) estimate for alanine aminotransferase (ALT)...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
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