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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088071/discrete-quasi-linear-viscoelastic-damping-analysis-of-connective-tissues-and-the-biomechanics-of-stretching
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Behzad Babaei, Aaron J Velasquez-Mao, Stavros Thomopoulos, Elliot L Elson, Steven D Abramowitch, Guy M Genin
The time- and frequency-dependent properties of connective tissue define their physiological function, but are notoriously difficult to characterize. Well-established tools such as linear viscoelasticity and the Fung quasi-linear viscoelastic (QLV) model impose forms on responses that can mask true tissue behavior. Here, we applied a more general discrete quasi-linear viscoelastic (DQLV) model to identify the static and dynamic time- and frequency-dependent behavior of rabbit medial collateral ligaments. Unlike the Fung QLV approach, the DQLV approach revealed that energy dissipation is elevated at a loading period of ∼10s...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086771/naturalistic-study-of-guideline-implementation-tool-use-via-evaluation-of-website-access-and-physician-survey
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Melissa J Armstrong, Gary S Gronseth, Richard Dubinsky, Sonja Potrebic, Rebecca Penfold Murray, Thomas S D Getchius, Carol Rheaume, Anna R Gagliardi
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines support decision-making at the point-of-care but the onus is often on individual users such as physicians to implement them. Research shows that the inclusion of implementation tools in or with guidelines (GItools) is associated with guideline use. However, there is little research on which GItools best support implementation by individual physicians. The purpose of this study was to investigate naturalistic access and use of GItools produced by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) to inform future tool development...
January 13, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081033/performance-aspects-and-physiological-responses-in-male-amateur-boxing-competitions-a-brief-review
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Maamer Slimani, Helmi Chaabène, Philip Davis, Emerson Franchini, Karim Chamari
Boxing is one of the most popular striking combat sports in the world. The aim of this review was to present data concerning performance analysis (time-motion and technical/tactical analysis) and physiological responses (i.e., blood lactate concentration [BLC], heart rate and/or oxygen consumption) during novice and elite male simulated and official amateur boxing competitions in any age category. The present review shows that boxing competition is a high-intensity intermittent striking combat sport. Typically, the activity-to-rest ratio was higher in elite (18:1) than novice (9:1) boxers and significant differences were observed between rounds (1 round=16:1, 2 round=8:1, and 3 round=6:1) in novice boxers...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078455/retention-of-laparoscopic-and-robotic-skills-among-medical-students-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Megan S Orlando, Lauren Thomaier, Melinda G Abernethy, Chi Chiung Grace Chen
BACKGROUND: Although simulation training beneficially contributes to traditional surgical training, there are less objective data on simulation skills retention. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the retention of laparoscopic and robotic skills after simulation training. METHODS: We present the second stage of a randomized single-blinded controlled trial in which 40 simulation-naïve medical students were randomly assigned to practice peg transfer tasks on either laparoscopic (N = 20, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Venture Technologies Inc...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077347/translating-e-mental-health-into-practice-what-are-the-barriers-and-enablers-to-e-mental-health-implementation-by-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-health-professionals
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James Bennett-Levy, Judy Singer, Simon DuBois, Kelly Hyde
BACKGROUND: With increasing evidence for the effectiveness of e-mental health interventions for enhancing mental health and well-being, a growing challenge is how to translate promising research findings into service delivery contexts. A 2012 e-mental health initiative by the Australian Federal Government (eMHPrac) has sought to address the issue through several strategies, one of which has been to train different health professional workforces in e-mental health (e-MH). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to report on the barriers and enablers of e-MH uptake in a cohort of predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals (21 Indigenous, 5 non-Indigenous) who occupied mainly support or case management roles within their organizations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076592/assessment-of-laparoscopic-skills-of-gynecology-and-obstetrics-residents-after-a-training-program
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Carla Ferreira Kikuchi Fernandes, José Maria Cordeiro Ruano, Lea Mina Kati, Alberto Sinhiti Noguti, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Marair Gracio Ferreira Sartori
Objective: To evaluate laparoscopic skills of third-year Gynecology and Obstetrics residents after training at a training and surgical experimentation center. Methods: Use of a prospective questionnaire analyzing demographic data, medical residency, skills, competences, and training in a box trainer and in pigs. Results: After the training, there was significant improvement in laparoscopic skills according to the residents (before 1.3/after 2...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075695/lessons-from-launching-the-diabetes-prevention-program-in-a-large-integrated-health-care-delivery-system-a-case-study
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Colin D Rehm, Melinda E Marquez, Elizabeth Spurrell-Huss, Nicole Hollingsworth, Amanda S Parsons
There is urgent need for health systems to prevent diabetes. To date, few health systems have implemented the evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), and the few that have mostly partnered with community-based organizations to implement the program. Given the recent decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reimburse for diabetes prevention, there is likely much interest in how such programs can be implemented within large health systems or how community partnerships can be expanded to support DPP implementation...
January 11, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069959/climatic-regulation-of-the-neurotoxin-domoic-acid
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S Morgaine McKibben, William Peterson, A Michelle Wood, Vera L Trainer, Matthew Hunter, Angelicque E White
Domoic acid is a potent neurotoxin produced by certain marine microalgae that can accumulate in the foodweb, posing a health threat to human seafood consumers and wildlife in coastal regions worldwide. Evidence of climatic regulation of domoic acid in shellfish over the past 20 y in the Northern California Current regime is shown. The timing of elevated domoic acid is strongly related to warm phases of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the Oceanic Niño Index, an indicator of El Niño events. Ocean conditions in the northeast Pacific that are associated with warm phases of these indices, including changes in prevailing currents and advection of anomalously warm water masses onto the continental shelf, are hypothesized to contribute to increases in this toxin...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066022/feasibility-and-utility-of-short-course-fellowship-training-in-brain-stimulation-techniques-perspective-of-the-trainee-and-trainer
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Sujita Kumar Kar, Urvakhsh Meherwan Mehta, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, Jagadisha Thirthalli, Bangalore N Gangadhar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065992/challenges-surrounding-return-to-play-rtp-for-the-sports-clinician-a-case-highlighting-the-need-for-a-thorough-three-step-rtp-model
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Roger Menta, Kevin D'Angelo
Return-to-play (RTP) is a multifactorial process of retuning an injured athlete back to competition when risk for re-injury is minimized. Traditionally, these decisions are made by medical practitioners based on experience or anecdotal evidence. RTP decisions continue to be a challenging task for the medical practitioner. In the interest of advancing sports medicine for the betterment of athletes, improving the RTP decision-making process with a new paradigm has been suggested.1 It stands to clarify the intricacies used by clinicians when making RTP decisions by providing insight into the multiple factors that must be considered; not only by the athlete and medical practitioner, but all relevant parties (i...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063773/the-implementation-of-a-naloxone-rescue-program-in-university-students
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Shannon G Panther, Brenda S Bray, John R White
OBJECTIVE: Responding to the nationwide opioid overdose epidemic, Washington State University initiated a naloxone safety net project intending to increase awareness of opioid overdose, increase the availability of naloxone, and examine university students' perceptions regarding the usefulness of a novel, large-group audience-training model. SETTING: A Washington State University campus. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: In September 2014, university students were recruited to attended a large-group audience training event which included opioid overdose prevention, recognition, and first response...
January 4, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057388/evaluation-of-focused-obstetric-ultrasound-examinations-by-health-care-personnel-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-guatemala-kenya-pakistan-and-zambia
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Robert O Nathan, Jonathan O Swanson, David L Swanson, Elizabeth M McClure, Victor Lokomba Bolamba, Adrien Lokangaka, Irma Sayury Pineda, Lester Figueroa, Walter López-Gomez, Ana Garces, David Muyodi, Fabian Esamai, Nancy Kanaiza, Waseem Mirza, Farnaz Naqvi, Sarah Saleem, Musaku Mwenechanya, Melody Chiwila, Dorothy Hamsumonde, Dennis D Wallace, Holly Franklin, Robert L Goldenberg
Prior studies have suggested that obstetrical (OB) ultrasound in low- and middle-income countries has aided in detection of high-risk conditions, which in turn could improve OB management. We are participating in a cluster-randomized clinical trial of OB ultrasound, which is designed to assess the effect of basic OB ultrasound on maternal mortality, fetal mortality, neonatal mortality, and maternal near-miss in 5 low-income countries. We designed a 2-week course in basic OB ultrasound, followed by 12 weeks of oversight, to train health care professionals with no prior ultrasound experience to perform basic OB ultrasound to screen for high-risk pregnancies...
November 10, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051071/update-on-a-previously-reported-male-with-a-flna-missense-mutation
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Maie Walsh, Geoffrey Hebbard, Alison Trainer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050595/cervical-cancer-prevention-training-in-south-east-asian-lmics
#14
Joseph Soon-Yau Ng, Ida Ismail-Pratt
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a confederation of 10 sovereign states occupying approximately 1.7 million square miles of Southeast Asia with an estimated population of just under 630 million. Southeast Asia continues to have one of the world's highest rates of cervical cancer-related death. Organised training in cervical cancer screening is essential but lacking in low to middle income countries (LMICs). Systematic training of local doctors is an essential part of an effective screening program and an effective strategy to reduce cervical cancer-related mortality...
February 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050189/the-effect-of-life-skills-training-on-mental-health-of-iranian-middle-school-students-a-preliminary-study
#15
Saman Jamali, Sekineh Sabokdast, Hamid Sharif Nia, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Sima Beik, Kelly-Ann Allen
Objective: This research aimed to study the effect of life skill training on mental health of Iranian middle school students. Method: This experimental study was conducted In 2015 on 100 students of city of Ghaemshahr (North of Iran), who were randomly selected and divided into two equal groups of intervention (n = 50) and control (n = 50). Qualified trainers provided eight sessions (two sessions a week for 2 hours) of life skills training to the intervention group for one month. The control group did not participate in any training sessions during the same period...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039649/or-fire-virtual-training-simulator-design-and-face-validity
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Denis Dorozhkin, Jaisa Olasky, Daniel B Jones, Steven D Schwaitzberg, Stephanie B Jones, Caroline G L Cao, Marcos Molina, Steven Henriques, Jinling Wang, Jeff Flinn, Suvranu De
BACKGROUND: The Virtual Electrosurgical Skill Trainer is a tool for training surgeons the safe operation of electrosurgery tools in both open and minimally invasive surgery. This training includes a dedicated team-training module that focuses on operating room (OR) fire prevention and response. The module was developed to allow trainees, practicing surgeons, anesthesiologist, and nurses to interact with a virtual OR environment, which includes anesthesia apparatus, electrosurgical equipment, a virtual patient, and a fire extinguisher...
December 30, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035033/cross-validation-of-hs-gc-ms-to-quantify-total-carbon-dioxide-in-horse-plasma
#17
Brendan Heffron, Jennifer Bash, A Karl Larsen
The use of alkinizing agents by trainers to counteract the accumulation of lactic acid in racehorses has been well documented. A by-product of this administration is elevated total carbon dioxide (tCO2) concentrations. Most regulatory authorities have set the threshold for tCO2 in plasma at 37 mM. The quantification of tCO2 often presents a challenge to laboratories due to the instrumentation required, which can be expensive to use and maintain. The Beckman DxC 600 (Brea, CA) is currently used in our laboratory for tCO2 quantification...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032576/informing-the-process-of-consent-for-surgery-identification-of-key-constructs-and-quality-factors
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N Mark Bagnall, Philip H Pucher, Maximilian J Johnston, Sonal Arora, Thanos Athanasiou, Omar Faiz, Lord Ara Darzi
BACKGROUND: Informed consent is a fundamental requirement of any invasive procedure. Failure to obtain appropriate and informed consent may result in unwanted or unnecessary procedures, as well as financial penalty in case of litigation. The aim of this study was to identify key constructs of the consent process which might be used to determine the performance of clinicians taking informed consent in surgery. METHODS: A multimodal methodology was used. A systematic review was conducted in accordance with PRISMA guidelines to identify evidence-based components of the consent process...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032227/development-of-a-standardized-curriculum-concept-for-continuing-training-in-hernia-surgery-german-hernia-school
#19
R Lorenz, B Stechemesser, W Reinpold, R Fortelny, F Mayer, W Schröder, F Köckerling
INTRODUCTION: The increasingly more complex nature of hernia surgery means that training programs for young surgeons must now meet ever more stringent requirements. There is a growing demand for improved structuring and standardization of education and training in hernia surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2011, the concept of a Hernia School was developed in Germany and has been gradually implemented ever since. That concept comprises the following series of interrelated, tiered course elements: Hernie kompakt (Hernia compact), Hernie konkret (Hernia concrete), and Hernie complex (Hernia complex)...
December 28, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028278/-feasibility-study-of-a-one-day-educational-program-to-train-advance-care-planning-facilitators-acpfs-in-regional-areas
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Mitsunori Nishikawa, Hisayuki Miura, Sanae Oya, Tomonari Kato, Hiroyuki Nagae, Yoshiyuki Osada, Tetsuya Watanabe, Sachiko Matsuoka, Yasuro Otsuka, Mie Yamaguchi, Kazuko Watanabe, Katsutoshi Kito, Hatsue Ooi, Naoko Suzuki
Promoting advance care planning in regional areas is important. Education For Implementing End-of-Life Discussion(EFIELD) is a two-day educational program for Advance Care Planning Facilitators(ACPFs)developed by the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology. Unfortunately, some trainers experience difficulties implementing the content of the program, and some trainees feel the program is too long for implementation in many regional areas. The purpose of the research is to clarify the feasibility of ACPFs education using a one-day program in regional areas...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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