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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338620/a-secure-and-privacy-preserving-navigation-scheme-using-spatial-crowdsourcing-in-fog-based-vanets
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Lingling Wang, Guozhu Liu, Lijun Sun
Fog-based VANETs (Vehicular ad hoc networks) is a new paradigm of vehicular ad hoc networks with the advantages of both vehicular cloud and fog computing. Real-time navigation schemes based on fog-based VANETs can promote the scheme performance efficiently. In this paper, we propose a secure and privacy-preserving navigation scheme by using vehicular spatial crowdsourcing based on fog-based VANETs. Fog nodes are used to generate and release the crowdsourcing tasks, and cooperatively find the optimal route according to the real-time traffic information collected by vehicles in their coverage areas...
March 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338576/genetic-polymorphism-of-nucks1-is-associated-with-the-susceptibility-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Leilei Xu, Chao Xia, Weixiang Sun, Xiaodong Qin, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: A genetic association study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether NUCKS1 is a susceptible gene of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in Chinese population and to further narrate its association with the clinical phenotypes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: AIS is characterized by late onset of menarche and disturbed growth rhythm. Previous studies showed that NUCKS1 is associated with age at menarche and pubertal height growth. METHODS: SNP rs951366 of NUCKS1 was genotyped in 972 patients and 1454 healthy controls...
March 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336803/facilitating-the-ethical-use-of-health-data-for-the-benefit-of-society-electronic-health-records-consent-and-the-duty-of-easy-rescue
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Sebastian Porsdam Mann, Julian Savulescu, Barbara J Sahakian
Advances in data science allow for sophisticated analysis of increasingly large datasets. In the medical context, large volumes of data collected for healthcare purposes are contained in electronic health records (EHRs). The real-life character and sheer amount of data contained in them make EHRs an attractive resource for public health and biomedical research. However, medical records contain sensitive information that could be misused by third parties. Medical confidentiality and respect for patients' privacy and autonomy protect patient data, barring access to health records unless consent is given by the data subject...
December 28, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336000/high-intensity-cannabis-use-and-hiv-clinical-outcomes-among-hiv-positive-people-who-use-illicit-drugs-in-vancouver-canada
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Stephanie Lake, Thomas Kerr, Rielle Capler, Jeannie Shoveller, Julio Montaner, M-J Milloy
BACKGROUND: Reforms to the legal status of medical and non-medical cannabis are underway in many jurisdictions, including Canada, as are renewed efforts to scale-up HIV treatment-as-prevention (TasP) initiatives. It has been suggested that high-intensity cannabis use may be associated with sub-optimal HIV treatment outcomes. Thus, using data from a setting with a community-wide treatment-as-prevention (TasP) initiative coinciding with increasing access to medical cannabis, we sought to investigate the possible impact of high-intensity cannabis use on HIV clinical outcomes...
March 20, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334772/transparency-policies-of-the-european-medicines-agency-has-the-paradigm-shifted
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Daria Kim
This article reflects on the state of play as regards access to non-summary clinical trial data in the European Union (EU). In particular, it examines the scope of access under the recent transparency policies of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that attempt to break away from the presumptively confidential treatment of clinical trial data. In light of the emerging case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union on clinical trial data disclosure, it remains highly uncertain what data, and under what conditions, can be lawfully released by the EMA...
February 23, 2017: Medical Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332287/pretransplant-numbers-of-cd16-monocytes-as-a-novel-biomarker-to-predict-acute-rejection-after-kidney-transplantation-a-pilot-study
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Thierry P P van den Bosch, Luuk B Hilbrands, Rens Kraaijeveld, Nicolle H R Litjens, Farhad Rezaee, Daan Nieboer, Ewout W Steyerberg, Judith A van Gestel, Dave L Roelen, Marian C Clahsen-van Groningen, Carla C Baan, Ajda T Rowshani
Acute rejection is one of the major immunological determinants of kidney graft function and survival. Early biomarkers to predict rejection are lacking. Emerging evidence reveals a crucial role for the monocyte-macrophage lineage cells in the pathogenesis of rejection. We hypothesized that higher pre-transplant numbers of proinflammatory CD16+ monocytes can predict rejection. The study cohort consisted of 104 kidney transplant recipients (58 no-rejections and 46 biopsy-proven rejections), and 33 healthy individuals...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330491/orchestrating-differential-data-access-for-translational-research-a-pilot-implementation
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Marco Brandizi, Olga Melnichuk, Raffael Bild, Florian Kohlmayer, Benedicto Rodriguez-Castro, Helmut Spengler, Klaus A Kuhn, Wolfgang Kuchinke, Christian Ohmann, Timo Mustonen, Mikael Linden, Tommi Nyrönen, Ilkka Lappalainen, Alvis Brazma, Ugis Sarkans
BACKGROUND: Translational researchers need robust IT solutions to access a range of data types, varying from public data sets to pseudonymised patient information with restricted access, provided on a case by case basis. The reason for this complication is that managing access policies to sensitive human data must consider issues of data confidentiality, identifiability, extent of consent, and data usage agreements. All these ethical, social and legal aspects must be incorporated into a differential management of restricted access to sensitive data...
March 23, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327273/factors-affecting-orthopedic-residency-selection-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Jason Strelzow, Robert Petretta, Henry M Broekhuyse
BACKGROUND: Annually, orthopedic residency programs rank and recruit the best possible candidates. Little evidence exists identifying factors that potential candidates use to select their career paths. Recent literature from nonsurgical programs suggests hospital, social and program-based factors influence program selection. We sought to determine what factors influence the choice of an orthopedic career and a candidate's choice of orthopedic residency program. METHODS: We surveyed medical student applicants to orthopedic programs and current Canadian orthopedic surgery residents (postgraduate year [PGY] 1-5)...
April 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322725/gender-bias-in-scholarly-peer-review
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Markus Helmer, Manuel Schottdorf, Andreas Neef, Demian Battaglia
Peer review is the cornerstone of scholarly publishing and it is essential that peer reviewers are appointed on the basis of their expertise alone. However, it is difficult to check for any bias in the peer-review process because the identity of peer reviewers generally remains confidential. Here, using public information about the identities of 9000 editors and 43000 reviewers from the Frontiers series of journals, we show that women are underrepresented in the peer-review process, that editors of both genders operate with substantial same-gender preference (homophily), and that the mechanisms of this homophily are gender-dependent...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321963/outcomes-and-predictors-of-harmful-relapse-following-liver-transplantation-for-alcoholic-liver-disease-in-an-australian-population
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Alan J Wigg, Dileep Mangira, John W Chen, Richard W Woodman
AIMS: Limited studies of patient survival and alcoholic relapse following transplantation for alcoholic liver disease have been described in Australian populations. The aim of this study was therefore to describe these outcomes in an Australian population, to determine the association between harmful alcoholic relapse and patient survival, and to examine pre transplant variables associated with harmful relapse. METHODS: Single center, retrospective review of consecutive patients transplanted at the South Australian Liver Transplant Unit...
March 21, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321550/ethical-implications-of-the-electronic-health-record-in-the-service-of-the-patient
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Lois Snyder Sulmasy, Ana María López, Carrie A Horwitch
Electronic health records (EHRs) provide benefits for patients, physicians, and clinical teams, but also raise ethical questions. Navigating how to provide care in the digital age requires an assessment of the impact of the EHR on patient care and the patient-physician relationship. EHRs should facilitate patient care and, as an essential component of that care, support the patient-physician relationship. Billing, regulatory, research, documentation, and administrative functions determined by the operational requirements of health care systems, payers, and others have resulted in EHRs that are better able to satisfy such external functions than to ensure that patient care needs are met...
March 20, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321134/ismp-medication-error-report-analysis
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Michael R Cohen, Judy L Smetzer
These medication errors have occurred in health care facilities at least once. They will happen again-perhaps where you work. Through education and alertness of personnel and procedural safeguards, they can be avoided. You should consider publishing accounts of errors in your news-letters and/or presenting them at your inservice training programs. Your assistance is required to continue this feature. The reports described here were received through the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Errors Reporting Program...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320385/an-exploration-of-the-socio-economic-profile-of-women-and-costs-of-receiving-abortion-services-at-public-health-facilities-of-madhya-pradesh-india
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Sushanta K Banerjee, Rakesh Kumar, Janardan Warvadekar, Vinoj Manning, Kathryn Louise Andersen
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality, which primarily burdens developing countries, reflects the greatest health divide between rich and poor. This is especially pronounced for access to safe abortion services which alone avert 1 of every 10 maternal deaths in India. Primarily due to confidentiality concerns, poor women in India prefer private services which are often offered by untrained providers and may be expensive. In 2006 the state government of Madhya Pradesh (population 73 million) began a concerted effort to ensure access to safe abortion services at public health facilities to both rural and urban poor women...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320077/marginal-ulcers-after-one-anastomosis-mini-gastric-bypass-a-survey-of-surgeons
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K K Mahawar, A N Reed, Y N H Graham
Many surgeons believe that one anastomosis (mini) gastric bypass (OAGB/MGB) is associated with a high marginal ulcer (MU) rate and that this is associated with complications in a significant number of patients. The purpose of this survey was to find out the participant-reported incidence of MU after OAGB/MGB and its complications. We also aimed to understand practices in this cohort concerning prophylaxis, diagnosis, treatment and management of complications. Bariatric surgeons who perform OAGB/MGB procedures were invited to participate in a confidential, online survey using SurveyMonkey®...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319151/ethical-problems-in-an-era-where-disasters-have-become-a-part-of-daily-life-a-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-workers-in-turkey
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M Murat Civaner, Kevser Vatansever, Kayihan Pala
BACKGROUND: Natural disasters, armed conflict, migration, and epidemics today occur more frequently, causing more death, displacement of people and economic loss. Their burden on health systems and healthcare workers (HCWs) is getting heavier accordingly. The ethical problems that arise in disaster settings may be different than the ones in daily practice, and can cause preventable harm or the violation of basic human rights. Understanding the types and the determinants of ethical challenges is crucial in order to find the most benevolent action while respecting the dignity of those affected people...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318891/lessons-from-a-national-audit-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-summary-of-the-ncepod-report-treat-the-cause
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D A O'Reilly, S J McPherson, M T Sinclair, N Smith
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) is an independent organisation whose remit is to review the quality of medical and surgical care provided in the United Kingdom. We undertook a review into the care provided to patients treated for acute pancreatitis during a 6 month study period between 1st January and 30th June 2014. This included assessment of care at an organisational level, clinical level within hospitals and external peer review. From a random sample, 712 patients underwent hospital clinician review and 418 patients had external peer review...
February 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303590/psychiatric-disability-in-law-enforcement-officers
#17
Marilyn Price
Law enforcement officers all across the world are exposed to violence, confrontation, and traumatic incidents. They regularly witness death and suffering and are at risk of personal injury. Psychiatric sequelae include an increased risk for trauma-related symptoms, depression, alcohol-use disorders, and stress-related medical conditions. Law enforcement officers have been applying for early disability retirement pensions at an increased rate for stress-related psychiatric and medical conditions. As a result, law enforcement agencies are prematurely losing valuable resources, officers with training and experience...
March 17, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301275/serum-s100-protein-could-predict-altered-consciousness-in-glyphosate-or-glufosinate-poisoning-patients
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Jung-Won Lee, Young-Jin Choi, Samel Park, Hyo-Wook Gil, Ho-Yeon Song, Sae-Yong Hong
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) complications such as seizures and reduced consciousness are important in glufosinate and may occur in severe glyphosate poisoning. The aim of this study was to assess the possible role of serum S100B protein as a biochemical marker of CNS complications associated with glyphosate or glufosinate poisoning. METHODS: The study enrolled 40 patients (23 glyphosate poisoning and 17 glufosinate poisoning). Altered consciousness and seizure were observed during hospitalization...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299369/socioeconomic-status-and-treatment-outcomes-for-individuals-with-hiv-on-antiretroviral-treatment-in-the-uk-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-analyses
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Lisa S Burch, Colette J Smith, Jane Anderson, Lorraine Sherr, Alison J Rodger, Rebecca O'Connell, Anna-Maria Geretti, Richard Gilson, Martin Fisher, Jonathan Elford, Martin Jones, Simon Collins, Yusef Azad, Andrew N Phillips, Andrew Speakman, Margaret A Johnson, Fiona C Lampe
BACKGROUND: Few studies have assessed the effect of socioeconomic status on HIV treatment outcomes in settings with universal access to health care. Here we aimed to investigate the association of socioeconomic factors with antiretroviral therapy (ART) non-adherence, virological non-suppression, and virological rebound, in HIV-positive people on ART in the UK. METHODS: We used data from the Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes (ASTRA) questionnaire study, which recruited participants aged 18 years or older with HIV from eight HIV outpatient clinics in the UK between Feb 1, 2011, and Dec 31, 2012...
November 2016: Lancet Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296626/multiple-levels-of-social-influence-on-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-decision-making-and-behaviors-in-ghana
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Sneha Challa, Abubakar Manu, Emmanuel Morhe, Vanessa K Dalton, Dana Loll, Jessica Dozier, Melissa K Zochowski, Andrew Boakye, Richard Adanu, Kelli Stidham Hall
Little is known about the multi-level social determinants of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) that shape the use of family planning (FP) among young women in Africa. We conducted in-depth, semi-structured, qualitative interviews with 63 women aged 15-24 years in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. We used purposive, stratified sampling to recruit women from community-based sites. Interviews were conducted in English or local languages, recorded, and transcribed verbatim. Grounded theory-guided thematic analysis identified salient themes...
March 15, 2017: Women & Health
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