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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215960/graspable-objects-grab-attention-more-than-images-do
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Michael A Gomez, Rafal M Skiba, Jacqueline C Snow
The opportunity an object presents for action is known as an affordance. A basic assumption in previous research was that images of objects, which do not afford physical action, elicit effects on attention and behavior comparable with those of real-world tangible objects. Using a flanker task, we compared interference effects between real graspable objects and matched 2-D or 3-D images of the items. Compared with both 2-D and 3-D images, real objects yielded slower response times overall and elicited greater flanker interference effects...
December 1, 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212565/improving-quality-of-referral-letters-from-primary-to-secondary-care-a-literature-review-and-discussion-paper
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Patrick Tobin-Schnittger, Jane O'Doherty, Ray O'Connor, Andrew O'Regan
BACKGROUND: Referral letters sent from primary to secondary or tertiary care are a crucial element in the continuity of patient information transfer. Internationally, the need for improvement in this area has been recognised. This aim of this study is to review the current literature pertaining to interventions that are designed to improve referral letter quality. METHODS: A search strategy designed following a Problem, Intervention, Comparator, Outcome model was used to explore the PubMed and EMBASE databases for relevant literature...
December 7, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211018/parameter-search-algorithms-for-microwave-radar-based-breast-imaging-focal-quality-metrics-as-fitness-functions
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Declan O'Loughlin, Bárbara L Oliveira, Muhammad Adnan Elahi, Martin Glavin, Edward Jones, Milica Popović, Martin O'Halloran
Inaccurate estimation of average dielectric properties can have a tangible impact on microwave radar-based breast images. Despite this, recent patient imaging studies have used a fixed estimate although this is known to vary from patient to patient. Parameter search algorithms are a promising technique for estimating the average dielectric properties from the reconstructed microwave images themselves without additional hardware. In this work, qualities of accurately reconstructed images are identified from point spread functions...
December 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200880/estimating-the-risk-of-severe-hypoglycemic-event-related-to-glucose-lowering-treatment-among-italian-patients-with-diabetes-the-hypothesis-database
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Silvio Mazzi, Roberto Ravasio, Gabriele Forlani, Giacomo Veronese, Andrea Fabbri, Giulio Marchesini
The primary objective of this study was to estimate 1) the annual risk of undergoing a severe hypoglycemic event in Italian patients with diabetes and 2) the risk of hospitalization following such event. From the HYPOTHESIS database, powered by 46 emergency departments covering a 12-million-odd population, data were extracted of 1,922 hypoglycemic events occurring in patients with diabetes in 2011. The mean age was 71.5 (standard deviation 16.8) years, 50.1% were men, and blood glucose at the time of the event was 44...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198648/advancing-the-role-of-the-pharmacy-technician-a-systematic-review
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Ashlee N Mattingly, T Joseph Mattingly
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the findings of a literature search on advancing the role of pharmacy technicians, including the types of training identified and the potential costs and benefits to both the technician and the pharmacy. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of Scopus, Embase, and Medline was conducted on January 11, 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Original research, research reports, case studies, or association reports were included for review...
November 29, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197689/action-research-and-millennials-improving-pedagogical-approaches-to-encourage-critical-thinking
#6
Gwen Erlam, Liz Smythe, Valerie Wright-St Clair
BACKGROUND: This article examines the effects of intergenerational diversity on pedagogical practice in nursing education. While generational cohorts are not entirely homogenous, certain generational features do emerge. These features may require alternative approaches in educational design in order to maximize learning for millennial students. METHOD: Action research is employed with undergraduate millennial nursing students (n=161) who are co-researchers in that they are asked for changes in current simulation environments which will improve their learning in the areas of knowledge acquisition, skill development, critical thinking, and communication...
November 24, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197678/adipokines-inflammation-and-adiposity-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-survivors
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Tyler G Ketterl, Eric J Chow, Wendy M Leisenring, Pam Goodman, Ildi H Koves, Anna Petryk, Julia Steinberger, K Scott Baker
Adult survivors of acute leukemia in childhood have a higher than expected frequency of obesity, an increased risk for metabolic syndrome and early mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Adipose tissue has been recognized as an endocrine and paracrine organ that secretes various adipokines involved in metabolic regulation and inflammatory processes. Examine inflammatory factors [IL-6 and TNF-] and adipokines (adiponectin, leptin) in addition to body composition and adiposity in cancer survivors who underwent hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) during childhood in comparison to sibling controls...
November 29, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186632/integrating-sequence-and-gene-expression-information-predicts-genome-wide-dna-binding-proteins-and-suggests-a-cooperative-mechanism
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Shandar Ahmad, Philip Prathipati, Lokesh P Tripathi, Yi-An Chen, Ajay Arya, Yoichi Murakami, Kenji Mizuguchi
DNA-binding proteins (DBPs) perform diverse biological functions ranging from transcription to pathogen sensing. Machine learning methods can not only identify DBPs de novo but also provide insights into their DNA-recognition dynamics. However, it remains unclear whether available methods that can accurately predict DNA-binding sites in known DBPs can also identify novel DBPs. Moreover, sequence information is blind to the cellular- and disease-specific contexts of DBP activities, whereas the under-utilized knowledge from public gene expression data offers great promise...
November 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185145/development-of-a-novel-bioactive-glass-for-air-abrasion-to-selectively-remove-orthodontic-adhesives
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Ayam A Taha, Robert G Hill, Padhraig S Fleming, Mangala P Patel
OBJECTIVES: To develop a novel, bioactive glass for removing residual orthodontic adhesive via air-abrasion, following bracket debonding, and to evaluate its effectiveness against a proprietary bioactive glass 45S5(Sylc™)-air-abrasion, and a slow-speed tungsten carbide (TC) bur. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three glasses were prepared and their bioactivity was proved. One novel glass (QMAT3) was selected due to its appropriate hardness, lower than that of enamel/45S5(Sylc™)...
November 28, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182649/men-s-perspectives-of-prostate-cancer-screening-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
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Laura J James, Germaine Wong, Jonathan C Craig, Camilla S Hanson, Angela Ju, Kirsten Howard, Tim Usherwood, Howard Lau, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in men. Screening for prostate cancer is widely accepted; however concerns regarding the harms outweighing the benefits of screening exist. Although patient's play a pivotal role in the decision making process, men may not be aware of the controversies regarding prostate cancer screening. Therefore we aimed to describe men's attitudes, beliefs and experiences of prostate cancer screening. METHODS: Systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies on men's perspectives of prostate cancer screening...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182009/systematic-changes-in-preference-for-schedule-thinning-arrangements-as-a-function-of-relative-reinforcement-density
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Adam M Briggs, Jessica S Akers, Brian D Greer, Wayne W Fisher, Billie J Retzlaff
We treated destructive behavior maintained by both social-positive (i.e., access to tangibles) and social-negative (i.e., escape from demands) reinforcement in an individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder using functional communication training (FCT). We then thinned the schedule of reinforcement for the tangible function using a multiple schedule (mult FCT) and later thinned the availability of escape using a chained schedule (chain FCT). Both treatments proved effective at maintaining functional communicative responses while decreasing destructive behavior to near-zero levels...
November 1, 2017: Behavior Modification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181893/developing-inclusive-residential-care-for-older-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-trans-lgbt-people-an-evaluation-of-the-care-home-challenge-action-research-project
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Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Paul Simpson, Paul B Willis, Kathryn Almack
There have been substantial achievements in legislative and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older people and their visibility in health and social care has equally increased. These appear to have surpassed the ability of care services to meet their needs given documented concerns about the accessibility, inclusiveness and safety of care services particularly institutionalised care. This requires systemic change not easy to operationalise. This paper describes an action research initiative where six care homes belonging to a national care provider, collaborated to assess and develop their services with the support of local LGBT "Community Advisors" and academic partners...
November 27, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178466/an-approach-to-discussing-personal-and-social-identity-terminology-with-patients
#13
Alexander Sloboda, Aesha Mustafa, Justine Schober
As the United States of America becomes more socially diverse, it is more important now than ever for health care providers to become more aware of their patients' social identities. It is imperative that providers engage with their patients and see how each of them identifies personally in relation to social construction terminology. As with the terminology of human anatomy, there is a vast and diverse vocabulary concerning the anatomy of society, which is also clinically relevant to health care providers...
November 27, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177187/increasing-research-productivity-and-professional-development-in-psychology-with-a-writing-retreat
#14
Ian H Stanley, Melanie A Hom, Carol Chu, Thomas E Joiner
Writing is a core feature of the training requirements and career demands of psychology faculty members and graduate students. Within academic psychology, specifically, writing is vital for the generation of scientific knowledge through manuscripts and grant applications. Although resources exist regarding how to improve one's writing skills, few models have been described regarding how to promote a culture of writing productivity that realizes tangible deliverables, such as manuscripts and grant applications...
September 2017: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156247/humor-doesn-t-retire-improvisation-as-a-health-promoting-intervention-for-older-adults
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Lucy A Morse, Linda Xiong, Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, Seltzer Anne, Becca Barish, Lee A Lindquist
As our population ages and aging in place continues to remain a priority of older adults, identifying novel ways to promote the wellbeing of older adults and reduce isolation is of the utmost importance. The Second City is a Chicago-based comedy improvisation organization that provides training in improvisation. One of their training courses, Humor Doesn't Retire, specifically teaches adults 55 and over, on improvisation. This study sought to explore the experiences of older adults enrolled in Humor Doesn't Retire, and to characterize any benefits that older adult participants perceived following participation in the comedy improvisation course...
October 28, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155338/financial-toxicity-in-bladder-cancer-patients-reasons-for-delay-in-care-and-effect-on-quality-of-life
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Marianne M Casilla-Lennon, Seul Ki Choi, Allison M Deal, Jeannette T Bensen, Gopal Narang, Pauline Filippou, Benjamin McCormick, Raj Pruthi, Eric Wallen, Hung-Jui Tan, Michael Woods, Matthew Nielsen, Angela Smith
PURPOSE: Costly surveillance and treatment of bladder cancer can lead to financial toxicity (FT), a treatment-related financial burden. Our objective was to define the prevalence of FT among bladder cancer patients and identify delays in care and its effect on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: We identified bladder cancer patients in the UNC Health Registry/Cancer Survivorship Cohort. FT was defined as agreement with having "to pay more for medical care than you can afford...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154012/quantification-of-flood-risk-mitigation-benefits-a-building-scale-damage-assessment-through-the-rasor-platform
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Chiara Arrighi, Lauro Rossi, Eva Trasforini, Roberto Rudari, Luca Ferraris, Marcello Brugioni, Serena Franceschini, Fabio Castelli
Flood risk mitigation usually requires a significant investment of public resources and cost-effectiveness should be ensured. The assessment of the benefits of hydraulic works requires the quantification of (i) flood risk in absence of measures, (ii) risk in presence of mitigation works, (iii) investments to achieve acceptable residual risk. In this work a building-scale is adopted to estimate direct tangible flood losses to several building classes (e.g. residential, industrial, commercial, etc.) and respective contents, exploiting various sources of public open data in a GIS environment...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148115/the-actionability-of-exome-sequencing-testing-results
#18
Tanya Stivers, Stefan Timmermans
Genomic tests such as exome sequencing have recently become an option for diagnosing patients. The tests allow clinical geneticists to sequence the majority of patients' disease causing genetic variants. As a new technology, exome sequencing confronts the question of what the benefit is of this increased genetic information. Against a narrow perspective of clinical utility that emphasises tangible improvements in a patient's disease management, professional organisations have argued that genomic sequencing should be considered beneficial if it helps families and society...
November 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138317/reviewer-bias-in-single-versus-double-blind-peer-review
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Andrew Tomkins, Min Zhang, William D Heavlin
Peer review may be "single-blind," in which reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of paper authors, or "double-blind," in which this information is hidden. Noting that computer science research often appears first or exclusively in peer-reviewed conferences rather than journals, we study these two reviewing models in the context of the 10th Association for Computing Machinery International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, a highly selective venue (15.6% acceptance rate) in which expert committee members review full-length submissions for acceptance...
November 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135675/novel-strategies-to-improve-resident-selection-by-improving-cultural-fit-aoa-critical-issues
#20
Scott E Porter, Afshin E Razi, T Bennett Ramsey
Residency selection is a perennial multifactorial process that differs considerably from the recruitment processes that other professional occupations enjoy. The 2016 meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association's Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors highlighted a series of symposia that sought to present a novel manner of resident selection. Specifically, the presenters for each symposium were asked to do the following: present some general recruitment best practices in industries outside of medicine, present how branding of a program may translate into a better interview season, investigate evidence that the applicant pool to orthopaedic surgery may have changed and that residency program brands may have to reflect this, and assess our current evaluation techniques for talent identification and resident selection with respect to a specific department's appearance or brand...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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