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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231285/the-mother-s-autonomy-in-decision-making-madm-scale-patient-led-development-and-psychometric-testing-of-a-new-instrument-to-evaluate-experience-of-maternity-care
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Saraswathi Vedam, Kathrin Stoll, Kelsey Martin, Nicholas Rubashkin, Sarah Partridge, Dana Thordarson, Ganga Jolicoeur
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a new instrument that assesses women's autonomy and role in decision making during maternity care. DESIGN: Through a community-based participatory research process, service users designed, content validated, and administered a cross-sectional quantitative survey, including 31 items on the experience of decision-making. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Pregnancy experiences (n = 2514) were reported by 1672 women who saw a single type of primary maternity care provider in British Columbia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231251/empirical-lessons-regarding-contraception-in-a-protracted-refugee-setting-a-descriptive-study-from-maela-camp-on-the-thai-myanmar-border-1996-2015
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Somjet Srikanok, Daniel M Parker, Amber L Parker, Tracey Lee, Aung Myat Min, Pranee Ontuwong, Saw Oo Tan, Supachai Sirinonthachai, Rose McGready
Conflict settings and refugee camps can be chaotic places, with large and rapid population movements, exacerbated public health problems, and ad hoc health services. Reproductive health care that includes family planning is of heightened importance in such settings, however, funding and resources tend to be constrained and geared towards acute health services such as trauma management and infectious disease containment. Here we report on the complexities and challenges of providing family planning in a post-emergency refugee setting, using the example of the largest refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border, in existence now for over 30 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231177/the-goal-of-adequate-nutrition-can-it-be-made-affordable-sustainable-and-universal
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REVIEW
Ian McFarlane
Until about 1900, large proportions of the world population endured hunger and poverty. The 20th century saw world population increase from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, accompanied and to some extent made possible by rapid improvements in health standards and food supply, with associated advances in agricultural and nutrition sciences. In this paper, I use the application of linear programming (LP) in preparation of rations for farm animals to illustrate a method of calculating the lowest cost of a human diet selected from locally available food items, constrained to provide recommended levels of food energy and nutrients; then, to find a realistic minimum cost, I apply the further constraint that the main sources of food energy in the costed diet are weighted in proportion to the actual reported consumption of food items in that area...
November 30, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228962/conforming-with-current-regulation-in-turkey-regarding-the-freezing-of-oocytes-a-case-report-of-the-first-pregnancy-in-turkey-achieved-through-oocyte-vitrification
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Semra Kahraman, Kahraman Ulker, Caroline Pirkevi Çetinkaya, Yesim Kumtepe Colakoglu, Hakan K Yelke, Cihangir Yilanlioglu
OBJECTIVES: To present the first pregnancy achieved in Turkey with frozen-warmed oocytes in a case with previous nine unsuccessful assisted reproductive technology (ART) attempts. METHODS: The clinical follow-up of a 33-year-old female applying to our ART centre after a long and complicated history of infertility is described. RESULTS: In April 2013, the woman attempted our centre for her 10th ART trial. She informed us on oocyte pick-up (OPU) day that her husband had been hospitalized following a car crush in Albania and was unable to travel to our clinic to give a sperm sample...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228117/the-association-between-consecutive-days-heat-wave-and-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-in-beijing-china
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Qian Yin, Jinfeng Wang
BACKGROUND: Although many studies have examined the effects of heat waves on the excess mortality risk (ER) posed by cardiovascular disease (CVD), scant attention has been paid to the effects of various combinations of differing heat wave temperatures and durations. We investigated such effects in Beijing, a city of over 20 million residents. METHODS: A generalized additive model (GAM) was used to analyze the ER of consecutive days' exposure to extreme high temperatures...
February 23, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227592/saw-lc-coupled-resonator-wideband-vco-for-medical-telemetry
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Madhav Venkateswaran, Mark Hillig, James E Brown, Paul J Stadnik, Jeffrey A Von Arx, Brian Sutton, Larry J Stotts, Madhav Venkateswaran, Mark Hillig, James E Brown, Paul J Stadnik, Jeffrey A Von Arx, Brian Sutton, Larry J Stotts, Mark Hillig, Jeffrey A Von Arx, Madhav Venkateswaran, Brian Sutton, James E Brown, Paul J Stadnik, Larry J Stotts
Wireless links with implantable devices can help in real-time monitoring of symptoms, irregularities, implanted device efficacy and their reconfiguration. We present the design of a low-power wideband voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) to facilitate implantable wireless telemetry. A coupled SAW-LC resonator design combines high Q and spectral purity of a SAW element and tunability of an LC-tank. The designed 2.7 MHz bandwidth VCO is suitable for full duplex communication protocols in the MedRadio band with frequency agility and higher duty cycles, in conformance with FCC regulations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225305/limited-carbohydrate-refeeding-instruction-for-long-term-weight-maintenance-following-a-ketogenic-very-low-calorie-meal-plan
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J J Chang, J Bena, S Kannan, J Kim, B Burguera, S R Kashyap
OBJECTIVE: Weight loss maintenance following very-low-calorie meal plans is poorly studied. This report describes weight loss efficacy and predictors of weight loss maintenance of a ketogenic, very-low-calorie meal plan (protein-sparing modified fast, PSMF) in people with obesity. METHODS: 127 consecutive adults in the PSMF meal plan (27.2 ±19.5 weeks) and 48 adults on a conventional, hypocaloric meal plan (23.6 ±20.8 weeks) were retrospectively studied for percent weight change from baseline to end of intervention and at 6, 12, and 24 months post-intervention...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224845/-i-love-transforming-services
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With a background in critical and end of life care, Fiona Murphy has dedicated most of her 30-year nursing career to helping dying patients and their families. In 2002, she became donor liaison sister at Manchester's Royal Bolton Hospital, and her pioneering work in implementing a nurse-led bereavement and donation service saw her named Nursing Standard Nurse of the Year in 2011. She was awarded an MBE last year for services to nursing, bereavement services and organ donation, and is assistant director of nursing at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust...
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224788/coarse-grained-molecular-modeling-of-solution-structure-ensemble-of-dengue-virus-non-structural-protein-5-with-small-angle-x-ray-scattering-intensity
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Guanhua Zhu, Wuan Geok Saw, Anjaiah Nalaparaju, Gerhard Grüber, Lanyuan Lu
An ensemble modeling scheme incorporating coarse-grained simulations with experimental small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) data is applied to the dengue virus 2 (DENV2) non-structural protein 5 (NS5). NS5 serves a key role in viral replication through its two domains that are connected by a ten-residue polypeptide segment. A set of representative structures are generated from a simulated structure pool using SAXS data fitting by the non-negativity least squares (NNLS) or the standard Ensemble Optimization Method (EOM) based on a genetic algorithm (GA)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222794/potential-benefits-of-an-integrated-military-civilian-trauma-system-experiences-from-two-major-regional-conflicts
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Jeffry L Kashuk, Kobi Peleg, Elon Glassberg, Adi Givon, Irina Radomislensky, Yoram Kluger
BACKGROUND: Although differences of opinion and controversies may arise, lessons learned from military conflicts often translate into improvements in triage, resuscitation strategies, and surgical technique. Our fully integrated national trauma system, providing care for both military and civilian casualties, necessitates close cooperation between all aspects of both sectors. We theorized that lessons learned from two regional conflicts over 8 years, with resultant improved triage, reduced hospital length of stay, and sustained low mortality would aid performance improvement and provide evidence of overall trauma system maturation...
February 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222716/assessing-the-feasibility-of-introducing-health-insurance-in-afghanistan-a-qualitative-stakeholder-analysis
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Wu Zeng, Christine Kim, Lauren Archer, Omarzaman Sayedi, Mohammad Yousuf Jabarkhil, Kathleen Sears
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the health status of Afghans has improved drastically. However, the health financing system in Afghanistan remains fragile due to high out-of-pocket spending and reliance on donor funding. To address the country's health financing challenges, the Ministry of Public Health investigated health insurance as a mechanism to mobilize resources for health. This paper presents stakeholders' opinions on seven preconditions of implementing this approach, as their understanding and buy-in to such an approach will determine its success...
February 22, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221906/tracing-surrogates-for-enteric-pathogens-inoculated-on-hide-through-the-beef-harvesting-process
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Mariana Villarreal-Silva, Daniel P Genho, Irfan Ilhak, Lisa M Lucia, James S Dickson, Kerri B Gehring, Jeffrey W Savell, Alejandro Castillo
Multiple antimicrobial interventions have been validated for use during the beef postharvesting process. However, little has been done to determine the impact of the postharvest environment on pathogen contamination. In this study, surrogate microorganisms were used to simulate pathogen cross-contamination through the postharvest environment at three different abattoirs. At each abattoir, the brisket areas of 13 hide-on carcasses were inoculated after stunning, with a gelatin slurry containing a cocktail (~7 log CFU/ml) of fluorescent Escherichia coli biotype I...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221882/microbial-performance-of-food-safety-control-and-assurance-activities-in-a-fresh-produce-processing-sector-measured-using-a-microbial-assessment-scheme-and-statistical-modeling
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Patrick Murigu Kamau Njage, Chemutai Tonui Sawe, Cecilia Moraa Onyango, I Habib, Edmund Njeru Njagi, Marc Aerts, Geert Molenberghs
Current approaches such as inspections, audits, and end product testing cannot detect the distribution and dynamics of microbial contamination. Despite the implementation of current food safety management systems, foodborne outbreaks linked to fresh produce continue to be reported. A microbial assessment scheme and statistical modeling were used to systematically assess the microbial performance of core control and assurance activities in five Kenyan fresh produce processing and export companies. Generalized linear mixed models and correlated random-effects joint models for multivariate clustered data followed by empirical Bayes estimates enabled the analysis of the probability of contamination across critical sampling locations (CSLs) and factories as a random effect...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221050/young-children-s-understanding-of-the-limits-and-benefits-of-group-ownership
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Michelle Huh, Ori Friedman
Group ownership is ubiquitous-property is owned by countries, corporations, families, and clubs. However, people cannot understand group ownership by simply relying on their conceptions of ownership by individuals, as group ownership is subject to complexities that do not arise when property is individually owned. We report 6 experiments investigating whether children ages 3 to 6 (N = 540) understand group ownership. In Experiments 1 and 2 children were asked who different objects belong to, and they appropriately judged that certain objects are more likely to belong to a group than to individual people...
February 20, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219846/changing-caregiving-relationships-for-older-home-based-chinese-people-in-a-transitional-stage-trends-factors-and-policy-implications
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Lijuan Gu, Mark W Rosenberg, Juxin Zeng
BACKGROUND: In the transitional stage of socioeconomic development, the traditional practice of home-based care in China is being tested. The evolution and factors of home-based care utilization are the prerequisites for the formulation of a support policy. However, no extant research has studied home-based elder care on a national scale. AIM: This paper aims to examine changing caregiving relationships nationwide for home-based elderly individuals and investigate the changing factors of care utilization in a ten-year period, with special attention to the effects of "location" on care patterns...
February 11, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219305/biomechanical-comparison-between-cortical-screw-rod-construct-versus-pedicle-screw-rod-construct-in-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#16
Chris Chan Yin Wei, Sem Sei Haw, Elrofai Suliman Bashir, Saw Lim Beng, Rukmanikanthan Shanmugam, Kwan Mun Keong
OBJECTIVE: To compare construct stiffness of cortical screw (CS)-rod transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) construct (G2) versus pedicle screw (PS)-rod TLIF construct (G1) in the standardized porcine lumbar spine. METHODS: Six porcine lumbar spines (L2-L5) were separated into 12 functional spine units. Bilateral total facetectomies and interlaminar decompression were performed for all specimens. Non-destructive loading to assess stiffness in lateral bending, flexion and extension as well as axial rotation was performed using a universal material testing machine...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219304/solitary-thoracic-intramedullary-spinal-neurofibroma-microsurgically-extirpated-via-recapping-t-saw-laminoplasty
#17
Mamer Soriano Rosario, Hideki Murakami, Satoshi Kato, Moriyuki Fujii, Noritaka Yonezawa, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
We report the case of a 40-year-old female presenting with back pain that was complicated by a solitary intramedullary spinal cord mass at the T10-11 levels, confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography myelography. Microsurgical en bloc extirpation of the tumor approached through a recapping T-saw laminoplasty of T10 was done, and histopathology findings revealed a diagnosis of neurofibroma. Solitary spinal neurofibroma is one of the rarest tumors involving the spinal cord and is very adherent for the lack of a well-defined capsule, requiring careful dissection under microscope magnification for successful en bloc resection...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219295/no-blank-slates-pre-existing-schemas-about-pharmaceuticals-predict-memory-for-side-effects
#18
Monika K Heller, Sarah C E Chapman, Rob Horne
OBJECTIVES: Attribution of symptoms as medication side effects is informed by pre-existing beliefs about medicines and perceptions of personal sensitivity to their effects (pharmaceutical schemas). We tested whether (1) pharmaceutical schemas were associated with memory (recall/recognition) for side effect information (2) memory explained the attribution of a common unrelated symptom as a side effect. DESIGN: In this analogue study participants saw the patient leaflet of a fictitious asthma drug listing eight side effects...
April 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218398/changes-in-left-ventricular-function-after-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
#19
Christopher Franco, Andrew Starovoytov, Milad Heydari, G B John Mancini, Eve Aymong, Jacqueline Saw
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous healing of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) recovery is frequently observed clinically. However, LVEF on presentation and follow-up imaging has not been described. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that LV dysfunction improves at follow-up after initial SCAD presentation. METHODS: We included patients with nonatherosclerotic SCAD prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital, who had baseline assessment of LVEF and wall-motion abnormality (WMA) during their index presentation...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214043/-i-just-want-to-be-normal-a-qualitative-study-of-pregnant-women-s-blogs-who-present-themselves-as-overweight-or-obese
#20
Lovisa Lingetun, Madicken Fungbrant, Ing-Marie Claesson, Christina Baggens
OBJECTIVE: to describe what pregnant women who present themselves as overweight or obese write about their pregnancy in their blogs. SETTING: Swedish private blogs. DESIGN: a qualitative study, using 13 Internet blogs as the source of data. Google was used to find the blogs. The blog content was analysed using thematic analysis. FINDINGS: three main themes were identified: Pregnancy as an excuse, Perspectives on the pregnant body and Becoming a mother...
January 31, 2017: Midwifery
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