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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792533/efficacy-of-the-resilience-and-adjustment-intervention-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey S Kreutzer, Jennifer H Marwitz, Adam P Sima, Ana Mills, Nancy H Hsu, Herman R Lukow
OBJECTIVE: Examine a psychoeducational and skill-building intervention's effectiveness for individuals after traumatic brain injury (TBI), using a two-arm, parallel, randomized, controlled trial with wait-listed control. METHODS: The Resilience and Adjustment Intervention (RAI) targets adjustment challenges and emphasizes education, skill-building and psychological support. Overall, 160 outpatients were randomly assigned to a treatment or wait-list control (WLC) group...
May 24, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792521/problematic-video-gaming-in-a-young-spanish-population-association-with-psychosocial-health
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Carlos Buiza-Aguado, Araceli Alonso-Canovas, Celia Conde-Mateos, Juan Jose Buiza-Navarrete, Douglas Gentile
Problematic video gaming (PVG) is a concern for psychologists attending children and adolescents. Uniform diagnostic criteria are lacking, and risk factors are poorly understood. Internet gaming disorder (IGD) was included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), and scales derived from its diagnostic criteria may be helpful to assess PVG. A multicenter study was conducted in secondary schools using an IGD-derived scale (dichotomous Nine-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Scale [IGD-9]), analyzing PVG-related variables...
May 24, 2018: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789431/clinical-and-pathology-findings-associate-consistently-with-larger-glomerular-volume
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Aleksandar Denic, Jerry Mathew, Venkata V Nagineni, R Houston Thompson, Bradley C Leibovich, Lilach O Lerman, John C Lieske, Mariam P Alexander, Joshua J Augustine, Walter K Kremers, Andrew D Rule
Background Glomerular volume increases when demand exceeds nephron supply, which may lead to glomerulosclerosis. It is unclear if determinants of glomerular volume are consistent between populations that differ by severity of comorbidities. Methods We studied kidney biopsy specimens from living kidney donors ( n =2453) and patients who underwent radical nephrectomy for a renal tumor ( n =780). We scanned specimen sections into high-resolution digital images, manually traced glomerular profiles, and calculated mean glomerular volumes using the Weibel-Gomez stereologic formula (separately for nonsclerosed glomeruli and globally sclerosed glomeruli)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786516/immediate-or-deferred-adjustment-of-drug-regimens-in-multidose-drug-dispensing-systems
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Bram J Mertens, Henk-Frans Kwint, Rob J van Marum, Marcel L Bouvy
BACKGROUND: Multidose drug dispensing (MDD) is used to help patients take their medicines appropriately. Little is known about drug regimen changes within these MDD systems and how they are effectuated by the community pharmacist. Manual immediate adjustments of the MDD system could introduce dispensing errors. MDD guidelines therefore recommend to effectuate drug regimen changes at the start of a new MDD system. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, type, procedure followed, immediate necessity, and time taken to make MDD adjustments...
May 18, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785256/job-titles-classified-into-socioeconomic-and-occupational-groups-identify-subjects-with-increased-risk-for-respiratory-symptoms-independent-of-occupational-exposure-to-vapour-gas-dust-or-fumes
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Christian Schyllert, Martin Andersson, Linnea Hedman, Magnus Ekström, Helena Backman, Anne Lindberg, Eva Rönmark
Objectives : To evaluate the ability of three different job title classification systems to identify subjects at risk for respiratory symptoms and asthma by also taking the effect of exposure to vapours, gas, dust, and fumes (VGDF) into account. Background : Respiratory symptoms and asthma may be caused by occupational factors. There are different ways to classify occupational exposure. In this study, self-reported occupational exposure to vapours, gas, dust and fumes was used as well as job titles classifed into occupational and socioeconomic Groups according to three different systems...
2018: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783872/global-mental-health-and-the-national-institute-of-mental-health-research-domain-criteria
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Stevan Merill Weine, Scott Langenecker, Aliriza Arenliu
BACKGROUND: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project presents innovative ways of investigating mental illness based on behavioral and neurobiological measures of dimensional processes. Although cultural psychiatrists have critiqued RDoC's implications and limitations for its under-developed focus on context and experience, RDoC presents opportunities for synergies with global mental health. It can capture aspects of clinical or sub-clinical behavior which are less dependent upon Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771555/the-quality-of-assessments-for-childhood-psychopathology-within-a-regional-medical-center
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Adam F Sattler, Jarrod M Leffler, Nicole L Harrison, Ewa D Bieber, Joseph J Kosmach, Leslie A Sim, Stephen P H Whiteside
Accurate assessment is essential to implementing effective mental health treatment; however, little research has explored child clinicians' assessment practices in applied settings. The current study thus examines practitioners' use of evidence-based assessment (EBA) instruments (i.e., self-report measures and structured interviews), specificity of identified diagnoses (i.e., use of specific diagnostic labels vs. nonstandardized labels, not otherwise specified [NOS] diagnoses, and adjustment disorder diagnoses), and documentation of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed...
May 17, 2018: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757940/development-and-performance-evaluation-of-image-based-robotic-waxing-system-for-detailing-automobiles
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Chi-Ying Lin, Bing-Cheng Hsu
Waxing is an important aspect of automobile detailing, aimed at protecting the finish of the car and preventing rust. At present, this delicate work is conducted manually due to the need for iterative adjustments to achieve acceptable quality. This paper presents a robotic waxing system in which surface images are used to evaluate the quality of the finish. An RGB-D camera is used to build a point cloud that details the sheet metal components to enable path planning for a robot manipulator. The robot is equipped with a multi-axis force sensor to measure and control the forces involved in the application and buffing of wax...
May 14, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757389/manual-handling-of-burdens-as-a-predictor-of-birth-outcome-a-finnish-birth-register-study
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Emma Kwegyir-Afful, Reeta Lamminpää, Tuomas Selander, Mika Gissler, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Seppo Heinonen, Markku Sallmen, Kimmo Räsänen
Background: Negative effects of manual handling of burdens on pregnancy outcomes are not elucidated in Finland. This study examines the association between perinatal outcomes and occupational exposure to manual handling of burdens. Methods: The study cohort was identified from the Finnish Medical Birth Register (MBR, 1997-2014) and information on exposure from the Finnish job-exposure matrix (FINJEM) 1997-2009. The cohort included all singleton births of mothers who were classified as 'service and care workers' representing the exposure group (n=74 286) and 'clerks' as the reference (n=13 873)...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754408/the-impact-of-early-psychosocial-intervention-on-self-efficacy-of-care-recipient-carer-dyads-living-with-early-stage-dementia-a-mixed-methods-study
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G Stockwell-Smith, W Moyle, U Kellett
AIM: To evaluate the effect of a targeted community-based psychosocial intervention on self-efficacy outcomes for care recipient/carer dyads living with early-stage dementia. BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in the role of self-efficacy and self-management structures in determining positive outcomes for people with dementia. The assumption is that care recipient/carer dyads who receive early support to identify and adjust to dementia related changes will cope better in the long-term...
May 13, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754012/clinical-spectrum-of-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures-in-children-an-observational-study
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Priyanka Madaan, Sheffali Gulati, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Savita Sapra, Rajesh Sagar, Akbar Mohammad, R M Pandey, Manjari Tripathi
PURPOSE: The current study was designed to analyze the clinical spectrum of Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) in children. METHODS: Children aged 6-16years with clinically suspected PNES, confirmed by short-term VEEG (STVEEG{video electroencephalogram}) and induction were classified as per Seneviratne classification. Stressors, associated co morbidities, Verbal IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and behavioral abnormalities were assessed using HTP(House tree person) test, DSM IV (Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders) TR criteria, MISIC (Malin intelligence scale for Indian children) and CBCL (Child behaviour checklist)...
April 27, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750949/automated-beta-zone-parapapillary-area-measurement-to-differentiate-between-healthy-and-glaucoma-eyes
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Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Akram Belghith, Robert N Weinreb, Jost B Jonas, Min Hee Suh, Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Felipe A Medeiros, Christopher A Girkin, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Linda M Zangwill
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether automated assessment of beta-zone parapapillary atrophy (ßPPA) area can differentiate between glaucomatous and healthy eyes of varying axial lengths (AL). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: ßPPA was automatically identified in glaucoma and healthy eyes with enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (OCT) optic nerve head (ONH) radial B-scans. Associations with AL and the presence of glaucoma were assessed...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750280/can-sensation-of-cold-hands-predict-raynaud-s-phenomenon-or-paraesthesia
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D Carlsson, J Wahlström, L Burström, M Hagberg, R Lundström, H Pettersson, T Nilsson
Background: Raynaud's phenomenon and neurosensory symptoms are common after hand-arm vibration exposure. Knowledge of early signs of vibration injuries is needed. Aims: To investigate the risk of developing Raynaud's phenomenon and paraesthesia in relation to sensation of cold hands in a cohort of male employees at an engineering plant. Methods: We followed a cohort of male manual and office workers at an engineering plant in Sweden for 21 years...
May 10, 2018: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743328/sickness-absence-as-a-predictor-of-disability-retirement-in-different-occupational-classes-a-register-based-study-of-a-working-age-cohort-in-finland-in-2007-2014
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Laura Salonen, Jenni Blomgren, Mikko Laaksonen, Mikko Niemelä
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to examine diagnosis-specific sickness absences of different lengths as predictors of disability retirement in different occupational classes. DESIGN: Register-based prospective cohort study up to 8 years of follow-up. PARTICIPANTS: A 70% random sample of the non-retired Finnish population aged 25-62 at the end of 2006 was included (n=1 727 644) and linked to data on sickness absences in 2005 and data on disability retirement in 2007-2014...
May 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741160/adaptive-deep-brain-stimulation-for-parkinson-s-disease-using-motor-cortex-sensing
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Nicole C Swann, Coralie de Hemptinne, Margaret C Thompson, Svjetlana Miocinovic, Andrew M Miller, Ro'ee Gilron, Jill L Ostrem, Howard J Chizeck, Philip A Starr
OBJECTIVE: Contemporary deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease is delivered continuously, and adjustments based on patient's changing symptoms must be made manually by a trained clinician. Patients may be subjected to energy intensive settings at times when they are not needed, possibly resulting in stimulation-induced adverse effects, such as dyskinesia. One solution is 'adaptive' DBS, in which stimulation is modified in real time based on neural signals that co-vary with the severity of motor signs or of stimulation-induced adverse effects...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737880/new-non-invasive-indexes-of-arterial-stiffness-are-significantly-correlated-with-severity-and-complexity-of-coronary-atherosclerosis
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Hiroshi Doi, Tomoaki Ishigami, Rie Nakashima-Sasaki, Tabito Kino, Lin Chen, Kentaro Arakawa, Sae Teranaka, Shintaro Minegishi, Kaito Abe, Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Teruyasu Sugano, Kouichi Tamura
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction and increased arterial stiffness gradually develop before the manifestation of catastrophic cardiovascular events. Therefore, detection and assessment of vascular function are required to address pre-existing pathological conditions. However, the currently available diagnostic devices and methods are insufficient due to variability among investigators and the time-consuming nature of manual procedures. METHODS: Recently, novel devices were developed for the detection of both arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction in a single blood pressure measurement using a cuff-oscillometric technique (AVE-1500, Shisei Datum, Japan)...
May 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734121/factors-associated-with-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-in-midwife-led-birth-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jorunn Wik Tunestveit, Elham Baghestan, Gerd Karin Natvig, Geir Egil Eide, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen
INTRODUCTION: Obstetric anal sphincter injurie (OASI) in vaginal births are a serious complication, and are associated with maternal morbidity. Focus on modifiable factors in midwives clinical skills and competences contributing to prevent the occurrence of OASI are essential. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between OASI and factors related to midwife-led birth such as manual support of perineum, active delivery of baby's shoulders, maternal birth position, and pushing and breathing techniques in second stage of labour...
April 21, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723752/prenatal-lead-cadmium-and-mercury-exposure-and-associations-with-motor-skills-at-age-7-years-in-a-uk-observational-birth-cohort
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Caroline M Taylor, Alan M Emond, Raghu Lingam, Jean Golding
BACKGROUND: Lead and mercury are freely transferred across the placenta, while cadmium tends to accumulate in the placenta. Each contributes to adverse neurological outcomes for the child. Although prenatal heavy metal exposure has been linked with an array of neurodevelopmental outcomes in childhood, its association with the development of motor skills in children has not been robustly studied. AIMS/OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between prenatal exposure to lead, cadmium and mercury, measured as maternal blood concentrations during pregnancy, and motor skills, measured as subtests of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC) at age 7 years in a large sample of mother-child pairs enrolled in a UK observational birth cohort study (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, ALSPAC)...
April 30, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723609/advanced-vs-basic-life-support-in-the-treatment-of-out-of-hospital-cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-the-resuscitation-outcomes-consortium
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Michael Christopher Kurz, Robert H Schmicker, Brian Leroux, Graham Nichol, Tom P Aufderheide, Sheldon Cheskes, Brian Grunau, Jamie Jasti, Peter Kudenchuk, Gary M Vilke, Jason Buick, Lynn Wittwer, Ritu Sahni, Ronald Straight, Henry E Wang
BACKGROUND: Prior observational studies suggest no additional benefit from advanced life support (ALS) when compared with providing basic life support (BLS) for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We compared the association of ALS care with OHCA outcomes using prospective clinical data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC). METHODS: Included were consecutive adults OHCA treated by participating emergency medical services (EMS) agencies between June 1, 2011, and June 30, 2015...
April 30, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722861/early-and-long-term-outcomes-after-manual-and-remote-magnetic-navigation-guided-catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-tachycardia
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Pierre Qian, Kasun De Silva, Saurabh Kumar, Fazlur Nadri, Rahul Samanta, Abhishek Bhaskaran, David Ross, Gopal Sivagangabalan, Mark Cooper, Eddy Kizana, Lloyd Davis, Alan Robert Denniss, Aravinda Thiagalingam, Stuart Thomas, Pramesh Kovoor
Aims: Remote magnetic navigation (RMN) is a safe and effective means of performing ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation. It may have advantages over manual catheter ablation due to ease of manoeuvrability and catheter stability. We sought to compare the safety and efficacy of RMN vs. manual VT ablation. Methods and results: Retrospective study of procedural outcomes of 139 consecutive VT ablation procedures (69 RMN, 70 manual ablation) in 113 patients between 2009 and 2015 was performed...
May 1, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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