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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823111/welfare-to-work-interventions-and-their-effects-on-the-mental-and-physical-health-of-lone-parents-and-their-children
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Marcia Gibson, Hilary Thomson, Kasia Banas, Vittoria Lutje, Martin J McKee, Susan P Martin, Candida Fenton, Clare Bambra, Lyndal Bond
BACKGROUND: Lone parents in high-income countries have high rates of poverty (including in-work poverty) and poor health. Employment requirements for these parents are increasingly common. 'Welfare-to-work' (WtW) interventions involving financial sanctions and incentives, training, childcare subsidies and lifetime limits on benefit receipt have been used to support or mandate employment among lone parents. These and other interventions that affect employment and income may also affect people's health, and it is important to understand the available evidence on these effects in lone parents...
August 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817338/supporting-breastfeeding-moms-at-work-how-a-doctor-s-note-can-make-the-difference
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Jessica Lee
One of the most critical junctures for community support of breastfeeding is the mother's return to work. When breastfeeding workers have access to both time and space for expressing breast milk, they are more likely to breastfeed for the recommended term, yet many mothers still struggle to access these simple accommodations in their workplace. Healthcare providers can and should aid nursing mothers in accessing these accommodations. One tangible way to offer support for continued breastfeeding upon return to work is to provide notes for lactation accommodation in the workplace...
August 17, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811885/manipulation-of-habitat-isolation-and-area-implicates-deterministic-factors-and-limited-neutrality-in-community-assembly
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Terry J Ord, Jack Emblen, Mattias Hagman, Ryan Shofner, Sara Unruh
Theory predicts deterministic and stochastic factors will contribute to community assembly in different ways: Environmental filters should regulate those species that establish in a particular area resulting in the ecological requirements of species being the primary driver of species distributions, while chance and dispersal limitation should dictate the likelihood of species reaching certain areas with the ecology of species being largely neutral. These factors are specifically relevant for understanding how the area and isolation of different habitats or islands interact to affect community composition...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809594/evaluating-health-service-quality-using-importance-performance-analysis
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Azar Izadi, Younes Jahani, Sima Rafiei, Ali Masoud, Leila Vali
Purpose Measuring healthcare service quality provides an objective guide for managers and policy makers to improve their services and patient satisfaction. Consequently, the purpose of this paper is to measure service quality provided to surgical and medical inpatients at Kerman Medical Sciences University (KUMS) in 2015. Design/methodology/approach A descriptive-analytic study, using a cross-sectional method in the KUMS training hospitals, was implemented between October 2 and March 15, 2015. Using stratified random sampling, 268 patients were selected...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806954/-usability-of-data-integration-and-visualization-software-for-multidisciplinary-pediatric-intensive-care-a-human-factors-approach-to-assessing-technology
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Ying Ling Lin, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Jessica Tomasi, Peter Laussen, Patricia Trbovich
BACKGROUND: Intensive care clinicians use several sources of data in order to inform decision-making. We set out to evaluate a new interactive data integration platform called T3™ made available for pediatric intensive care. Three primary functions are supported: tracking of physiologic signals, displaying trajectory, and triggering decisions, by highlighting data or estimating risk of patient instability. We designed a human factors study to identify interface usability issues, to measure ease of use, and to describe interface features that may enable or hinder clinical tasks...
August 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804582/how-do-patients-perceive-and-expect-quality-of-surgery-diagnostics-and-emergency-services-in-tertiary-care-hospitals-an-evidence-of-gap-analysis-from-pakistan
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Iram Fatima, Ayesha Humayun, Muhammad Imran Anwar, Adil Iftikhar, Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Shafiq
OBJECTIVES: Service quality is one of the important gears to appraise services and determine the gray areas that need improvement. In countries with a resource-poor health system, the first step of measuring quality is yet to be taken. This study seeks to inform policy makers in developing contextual service quality models by identifying service quality gaps in tertiary care teaching hospitals using patients' perspective. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed using multistage cluster sampling, and a modified version of the SERVQUAL (SERV-service, QUAL-quality) instrument was administered to determine patient's expectations and perceptions...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798716/planning-for-retirement-longitudinal-effect-on-retirement-resources-and-post-retirement-well-being
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Dannii Y Yeung, Xiaoyu Zhou
Retirement is a major life event, and a positive adjustment to retirement is essential for maintaining physical and psychological well-being in later life. Previous research demonstrates that pre-retirement planning predicts post-retirement well-being. This study further explores the underlying mechanism between planning activities and post-retirement well-being. By applying the resource-based dynamic model (Wang et al., 2011), the present longitudinal study examines whether pre-retirement planning activities can increase the total resources of retirees, including tangible, mental and social resources, and consequently contribute to better psychological and physical well-being 1 year after actual retirement...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798502/reducing-the-environmental-impact-of-clinical-laboratories
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Joseph B Lopez, David Jackson, Alistair Gammie, Tony Badrick
Healthcare is a significant contributor to environmental impact but this has received little attention. The typical laboratory uses far more energy and water per unit area than the typical office building. There is a need to sensitise laboratories to the importance of adopting good environmental practices. Since this comes at an initial cost, it is vital to obtain senior management support. Convincing management of the various tangible and intangible benefits that can accrue in the long run should help achieve this support...
February 2017: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770699/risk-and-protective-factors-for-mental-health-and-community-cohesion-after-the-2013-calgary-flood
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Erin Hetherington, Sheila McDonald, Muci Wu, Suzanne Tough
OBJECTIVE: To examine mental health and community cohesion in women living in Calgary after a natural disaster considering previously collected mental health data. METHODS: Data from an ongoing longitudinal cohort, the All Our Families study, were used to examine mental health and community cohesion 5 months after a major flood in Calgary, Canada. Participants who had completed a baseline questionnaire before the flood were eligible for inclusion in this study (N=923)...
August 3, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767596/duodenum-derived-fibromatosis-that-invaded-the-muscular-layer-of-intestinal-wall-a-rare-case-report
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Jiannan Li, Hanxiang Le, Wei Chai, Yan Zhou, Lifang Jin, Tongjun Liu, Kai Zhang
RATIONALE: Intraabdominal fibromatosis is a rare benign tumor that often affects the mesentery or retroperitoneum, and can infiltrate adjacent organs. However, it is rare for fibromatosis to arise from the small intestinal wall. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 27-year-old female with a tangible abdominal tumor is described. DIAGNOSES: The computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a 7.5 cm, small intestine-associated tumor in the right abdomen. INTERVENTIONS: The patient received tumor resection and intestinal anastomosis...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766741/the-role-of-social-license-in-conservation
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Dave Kendal, Rebecca M Ford
"Threatened species programs need a social license to justify public funding" (Zander et al. 2014). Or do they? There is growing acceptance within conservation science that community support for and engagement in ecosystem management programs is likely to lead to better conservation outcomes (Marvier & Wong 2012). However, the language used to characterize relations between conservation and the community is important, and use of the term social license may not always be a useful way to describe this relationship...
August 2, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755388/kir-on-the-cusp%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-modern-immunogenetics
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REVIEW
Francesco Colucci, James Traherne
Killer Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR) and their Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) ligands play a central role in immunity and human health. These molecules are encoded by gene families with copy number variation, extreme levels of sequence diversity and complex expression patterns. The rapid evolution of KIR and HLA genes and their associations with infectious diseases, pregnancy disorders, immunopathologies and outcome of cell transplantation has generated considerable interest from immunologists, geneticists and clinicians...
July 29, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750916/understanding-consumer-health-information-seeking-behavior-from-the-perspective-of-the-risk-perception-attitude-framework-and-social-support-in-mobile-social-media-websites
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Zhaohua Deng, Shan Liu
OBJECTIVE: This study integrates the risk perception attitude framework and social support to examine factors influencing consumers' intentions to seek health information in mobile social media websites. METHOD: We develop a research model consisting of four social support dimensions, perceived health risk, health self-efficacy, and health information-seeking intention. A survey is conducted among patients with non-serious conditions. A two-step approach of structural equation modeling is used to test the research model...
September 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750670/the-experience-of-a-nationwide-community-of-practice-to-set-up-regional-prevention-plans-in-italy
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Angela Giusti, Alberto Perra, Flavia Lombardo
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the Italian Ministry of Health decided to start the planning process to elaborate the National Plan of Prevention 2010-2012 jointly with the 21 Regions. The National Institute of Health was responsible for supporting regional planners (RPs) by an original participatory approach of a web-based Community of Practice (CoP) to set up their own Regional Plans of Prevention. In this paper, we summarise the theoretical framework adopted, the main phases characterising the lifecycle of the nationwide CoP, the evaluation approach adopted and its findings...
July 27, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749953/approaches-to-detect-genetic-effects-that-differ-between-two-strata-in-genome-wide-meta-analyses-recommendations-based-on-a-systematic-evaluation
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Thomas W Winkler, Anne E Justice, L Adrienne Cupples, Florian Kronenberg, Zoltán Kutalik, Iris M Heid
Genome-wide association meta-analyses (GWAMAs) conducted separately by two strata have identified differences in genetic effects between strata, such as sex-differences for body fat distribution. However, there are several approaches to identify such differences and an uncertainty which approach to use. Assuming the availability of stratified GWAMA results, we compare various approaches to identify between-strata differences in genetic effects. We evaluate type I error and power via simulations and analytical comparisons for different scenarios of strata designs and for different types of between-strata differences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736408/a-culture-of-understanding-reflections-and-suggestions-from-a-genomics-research-community-board
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Benjamin Kaplan, Carolyn Caddle-Steele, Gregory Chisholm, Warria A Esmond, Kadija Ferryman, Melvin Gertner, Crispin Goytia, Diane Hauser, Lynne D Richardson, Mimsie Robinson, Carol R Horowitz
There has been limited community engagement in the burgeoning field of genomics research. In the wake of a new discovery of genetic variants that increase the risk of kidney failure and are almost unique to people of African ancestry, community and clinical leaders in Harlem, New York, formed a community board to inform the direction of related research. The board advised all aspects of a study to assess the impact of testing for these genetic variants at primary care sites that serve diverse populations, including explaining genetic risk to participants...
2017: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731639/exploring-family-home-food-environments-household-resources-needed-to-utilise-weekly-deliveries-of-free-fruits-and-vegetables
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Sophie A Carty, Louise A Mainvil, John D Coveney
AIM: An adapted ethnographic approach was used to explore household factors that influence family fruit and vegetable consumption when access and cost barriers are removed. 'Structural' barriers, such as food affordability and accessibility, are likely to influence fruit and vegetable consumption in disadvantaged households, but households may require additional resources (human and social) to increase consumption. METHODS: Five low-income and five high-income households with children (N = 39 individuals) were observed in their home environment for three months...
April 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730344/bearing-fruit-flower-removal-reveals-the-trade-offs-associated-with-high-reproductive-effort-for-lowbush-blueberry
#18
Alex W Bajcz, Francis A Drummond
Past studies have shown that taxa from disparate groups often respond similarly to reduced reproductive effort. These common responses imply that high reproductive effort trades off with a consistent set of other life functions for most angiosperms, albeit modulated by their growth form and life history. However, many questions remain about reproductive trade-offs in plants, including just how many other life functions they involve, how diverse these functions may be, and how the severity of these trade-offs may vary through time...
July 20, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729312/protocol-a-grounded-theory-of-recovery-perspectives-of-adolescent-users-of-mental-health-services
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Lucianne Palmquist, Sue Patterson, Analise O'Donovan, Graham Bradley
INTRODUCTION: Policies internationally endorse the recovery paradigm as the appropriate foundation for youth mental health services. However, given that this paradigm is grounded in the views of adults with severe mental illness, applicability to youth services and relevance to young people is uncertain, particularly as little is known about young people's views. A comprehensive understanding of the experiences and expectations of young people is critical to developing youth mental health services that are acceptable, accessible, effective and relevant...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726010/robot-guidance-for-percutaneous-minimally-invasive-placement-of-pedicle-screws-for-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-is-associated-with-lower-rates-of-wound-breakdown-compared-to-conventional-fluoroscopy-guided-instrumentation
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Awad Alaid, Kajetan von Eckardstein, Nicolas Roydon Smoll, Volodymyr Solomiichuk, Veit Rohde, Ramon Martinez, Bawarjan Schatlo
Postoperative wound healing can pose a problem in patients undergoing instrumented surgery for pyogenic spondylodiscitis. Robotic guidance allows the minimally invasive placement of pedicle screws in the thoracolumbar spine. We assessed whether using this technique to perform minimally invasive surgery had an impact on wound healing in patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis when compared to conventional open fluoroscopy-guided surgery. We reviewed charts of 206 consecutive patients who underwent instrumentation for pyogenic spondylodiscitis...
July 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
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