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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639809/the-advantage-of-being-oneself-the-role-of-applicant-self-verification-in-organizational-hiring-decisions
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Celia Moore, Sun Young Lee, Kawon Kim, Daniel M Cable
In this paper, we explore whether individuals who strive to self-verify flourish or flounder on the job market. Using placement data from 2 very different field samples, we found that individuals rated by the organization as being in the top 10% of candidates were significantly more likely to receive a job offer if they have a stronger drive to self-verify. A third study, using a quasi-experimental design, explored the mechanism behind this effect and tested whether individuals who are high and low on this disposition communicate differently in a structured mock job interview...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632241/nursing-support-of-home-hospice-caregivers-on-the-day-of-patient-death
#2
Margaret F Clayton, Jennifer Hulett, Kirandeep Kaur, Maija Reblin, Andrew Wilson, Lee Ellington
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe nurse-caregiver communication on the day of patient death.
. DESIGN: A descriptive secondary analysis of 44 audio-recorded home hospice nursing visits on day of death.
. SETTING: Nine hospices in Utah, Oregon, and Massachusetts.
. SAMPLE: 42 caregiver-patient dyads, 27 hospice nurses.
. METHODS: Transcripts of audio recordings were coded for supportive nursing communication and relative time spent in physical, psychosocial, and spiritual discussion...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632018/exploring-the-learnability-and-usability-of-a-near-field-communication-based-application-for-semantic-enrichment-in-children-with-language-disorders
#3
Maria Luisa Lorusso, Emilia Biffi, Massimo Molteni, Gianluigi Reni
Recently, a few software applications (apps) have been developed to enhance vocabulary and conceptual networks to address the needs of children with language impairments (LI), but there is no evidence about their impact and their usability in therapy contexts. Here, we try to fill this gap presenting a system aimed at improving the semantic competence and the structural knowledge of children with LI. The goal of the study is to evaluate learnability, usability, user satisfaction and quality of the interaction between the system and the children...
February 13, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625302/pharmacogenetics-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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Ruth Landau, Richard Smiley
The 21st century has been billed as the era of "precision/personalized medicine." Genetic investigation of clinical syndromes may guide therapy as well as reveal previously unknown biological or pharmacological pathways that may result in novel drug therapies. Several clinical issues in obstetrics and obstetric anesthesiology have been targets for genetic investigations. These include evaluation of the genetic effects on preterm labor and the progression of labor, spinal anesthesia-induced hypotension and the response to medications used to treat hypotension, and the effect of gene variants on pain and analgesic responses...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620638/evaluation-of-the-color-stability-of-methyl-methacrylate-and-nylon-base-polymer
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Fahimeh Hamedi Rad, Tahereh Ghaffari, Raana Tamgaji
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Evaluation of the color stability of materials used for the fabrication of the base of complete and partial removable dentures provides important information in relation to their clinical service. The color stability of nylon-based polymers as denture bases, compared to that of acrylic resins, has not been extensively evaluated since to date. PURPOSE: The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate the color stability of conventional polymethyl methacrylate and nylon-based polymer materials used for the fabrication of the base of complete and partial removable dentures...
June 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616097/updated-report-on-tools-to-measure-outcomes-of-clinical-trials-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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REVIEW
Dejan B Budimirovic, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Craig A Erickson, Scott S Hall, David Hessl, Allan L Reiss, Margaret K King, Leonard Abbeduto, Walter E Kaufmann
OBJECTIVE: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) has been the neurodevelopmental disorder with the most active translation of preclinical breakthroughs into clinical trials. This process has led to a critical assessment of outcome measures, which resulted in a comprehensive review published in 2013. Nevertheless, the disappointing outcome of several recent phase III drug trials in FXS, and parallel efforts at evaluating behavioral endpoints for trials in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has emphasized the need for re-assessing outcome measures and revising recommendations for FXS...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616091/price-and-distribution-policies-in-healthcare-marketing-in-romania
#7
B I Coculescu, E C Coculescu, V L Purcărea
There is a principle similar to the theory of exchange in the marketing of health services, meaning that what is delivered to the target market (i.e. the beneficiaries) must be equal to or greater than what is to be received (i.e. the price). The price level in the marketing mix is influenced by how the consumer perceives the respective medical service and is quantified in the profit and the turnover of the organization respectively. The cost of the medical act as a whole is the value of all the tangible and intangible variables associated with it, and the planning, distribution and promotion of the product must be taken into account in the price setting...
April 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608251/rna-processing-as-an-alternative-route-to-attack-glioblastoma
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Fabiana Marcelino Meliso, Christopher G Hubert, Pedro A Favoretto Galante, Luiz O Penalva
Genomic analyses have become an important tool to identify new avenues for therapy. This is especially true for cancer types with extremely poor outcomes, since our lack of effective therapies offers no tangible clinical starting point to build upon. The highly malignant brain tumor glioblastoma (GBM) exemplifies such a refractory cancer, with only 15 month average patient survival. Analyses of several hundred GBM samples compiled by the TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) have produced an extensive transcriptomic map, identified prevalent chromosomal alterations, and defined important driver mutations...
June 12, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605025/fingerprint-change-not-visible-but-tangible
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Francesca V Negri, Annamaria De Giorgi, Cecilia Bozzetti, Anna Squadrilli, Pier Giorgio Petronini, Francesco Leonardi, Luigi Bisogno, Luciano Garofano
Hand-foot syndrome, a chemotherapy-induced cutaneous toxicity, can cause an alteration in fingerprints causing a setback for cancer patients due to the occurrence of false rejections. A colon cancer patient was fingerprinted after not having been able to use fingerprint recognition devices after 6 months of adjuvant chemotherapy. The fingerprint images were digitally processed to improve fingerprint definition without altering the papillary design. No evidence of skin toxicity was present. Two months later, the situation returned to normal...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601109/support-buffers-financial-strain-s-effect-on-health-related-quality-of-life
#10
Lorra Garey, Lorraine R Reitzel, Amber M Anthenien, Michael S Businelle, Clayton Neighbors, Michael J Zvolensky, David W Wetter, Darla E Kendzor
OBJECTIVES: Financial strain represents a perceived inability to meet financial needs and obligations and is associated with poorer health outcomes. Distinct facets of perceived social support may mitigate the deleterious effects of financial strain on health. In the present study, we examined the extent to which appraisal, belonging, and tangible social support ameliorate the effects of financial strain on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: A community sample (N = 238; 67...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598516/intratumor-cisplatin-nephrotoxicity-in-combined-laser-induced-thermal-therapy-for-cancer-treatment
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Marcel N Palumbo, Onivaldo Cervantes, Cecilia Eugênio, Flávia T P Hortense, João C Ribeiro, Ana Amélia P Paolini, Antônio C Tedesco, Joel A Sercarz, Marcos B Paiva
INTRODUCTION: Thermal ablation of tumors by Nd:YAG laser has been growing as a multidisciplinary subspecialty defined as laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT), and has been increasingly accepted as a minimally invasive method for palliation of advanced or recurrent cancer. Previous studies have shown that adjuvant chemotherapy can potentiate laser thermal ablation of tumors leading to improved palliation in advanced cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate nephrotoxicity by early markers of renal function in treating head and neck cancer using intra-tumor injections of cisplatin combined with laser-induced thermal therapy (CDDP-LITT)...
June 9, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596418/err%C3%AE-maintains-mitochondrial-oxidative-metabolism-and-constitutes-an-actionable-target-in-pgc1%C3%AE-elevated-melanomas
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Pere Puigserver, Chi Luo, Eduardo Balsa, Ajith Thomas, Maximilian Hatting, Mark Jedrychowski, Steven P Gygi, Hans R Widlund
The uncontrolled growth of tumors provides metabolic dependencies that can be harnessed for therapeutic benefit. Although tumor cells exhibit these increased metabolic demands due to their rapid proliferation, these metabolic processes are general to all cells, and furthermore, targeted therapeutic intervention can provoke compensatory adaptation that alters tumors' characteristics. As an example, a subset of melanomas depends on the transcriptional coactivator PGC1α function to sustain their mitochondrial energy-dependent survival...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579262/contact-forces-in-the-tibiofemoral-joint-from-soft-tissue-tensions-implications-to-soft-tissue-balancing-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Matthias A Verstraete, Patrick A Meere, Gaia Salvadore, Jan Victor, Peter S Walker
Proper tension of the knee's soft tissue envelope is important during total knee arthroplasty; incorrect tensioning potentially leads to joint stiffness or instability. The latter remains an important trigger for revision surgery. The use of sensors quantifying the intra-articular loads, allows surgeons to assess the ligament tension at the time of surgery. However, realistic target values are missing. In the framework of this paper, eight non-arthritic cadaveric specimens were tested and the intra-articular loads transferred by the medial and lateral compartment were measured using custom sensor modules...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574325/service-quality-patient-satisfaction-and-loyalty-in-the-bangladesh-healthcare-sector
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Selim Ahmed, Kazi Md Tarique, Ishtiaque Arif
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate service quality, patient satisfaction and loyalty in Bangladesh's healthcare sector. It identifies healthcare quality conformance, patient satisfaction and loyalty based on demographics such as gender, age and marital status. It examines the differences between public and private healthcare sectors regarding service quality, patient satisfaction and loyalty. Design/methodology/approach The authors distributed 450 self-administered questionnaires to hospital patients resulting in 204 useful responses (45...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573593/databases-repositories-and-other-data-resources-in-structural-biology
#15
Heping Zheng, Przemyslaw J Porebski, Marek Grabowski, David R Cooper, Wladek Minor
Structural biology, like many other areas of modern science, produces an enormous amount of primary, derived, and "meta" data with a high demand on data storage and manipulations. Primary data come from various steps of sample preparation, diffraction experiments, and functional studies. These data are not only used to obtain tangible results, like macromolecular structural models, but also to enrich and guide our analysis and interpretation of various biomedical problems. Herein we define several categories of data resources, (a) Archives, (b) Repositories, (c) Databases, and (d) Advanced Information Systems, that can accommodate primary, derived, or reference data...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571299/patient-centered-outcomes-in-periodontal-treatment-an-evidenced-based-approach
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REVIEW
Ekta Bharatbhai Shah, Bhavesh Bhupendrabhai Modi, Monali Amit Shah, Deepak Harishbhai Dave
Transformation of research into clinical practice is the most challenging step in evidence based dental practice. Designing the most reliable research with applicable endpoint evaluation is very important as it can lead to successful research outcomes that can be accepted in clinical practice. In the periodontal research few accepted endpoints are used frequently as they are believed to be the gold standard in measuring the periodontal disease and the treatment outcomes. However, a wide range of endpoints used are surrogate endpoints and these endpoints have no direct correlation with the patient centered outcomes...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571167/gap-between-the-expectations-and-perceptions-of-students-regarding-the-educational-services-offered-in-a-school-of-nursing-and-midwifery
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Fariba Asefi, Masoumeh Delaram, Fatemeh Deris
INTRODUCTION: Awareness of students' opinions about the various aspects of training provided is an essential factor to evaluate the quality of education. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the gap between the students' expectations and perceptions from the educational services provided to them in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 320 students were selected by stratified random sampling method and data were collected by SERVQUAL questionnaire to examine the areas of assurance, responsiveness, empathy, tangibles and confidence...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571017/can-we-better-integrate-the-role-of-anti-doping-in-sports-and-society-a-psychological-approach-to-contemporary-value-based-prevention
#18
Andrea Petróczi, Paul Norman, Sebastian Brueckner
In sport, a wide array of substances with established or putative performance-enhancing properties is used. Most substances are fully acceptable, whilst a defined set, revised annually, is prohibited; thus, using any of these prohibited substances is declared as cheating. In the increasingly tolerant culture of pharmacological and technical human enhancements, the traditional normative approach to anti-doping, which involves telling athletes what they cannot do to improve their athletic ability and performance, diverges from the otherwise positive values attached to human improvement and enhancement in society...
2017: Medicine and Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570649/antioxidant-agents-for-delaying-diabetic-kidney-disease-progression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Davide Bolignano, Valeria Cernaro, Guido Gembillo, Rossella Baggetta, Michele Buemi, Graziella D'Arrigo
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is a key player in the genesis and worsening of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). We aimed at collecting all available information on possible benefits of chronic antioxidant supplementations on DKD progression. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. POPULATION: Adults with DKD (either secondary to type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus). SEARCH STRATEGY AND SOURCES: Cochrane CENTRAL, Ovid-MEDLINE and PubMed were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-RCTs without language or follow-up restriction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570379/promoting-evidence-based-practice-at-a-primary-stroke-center-a-nurse-education-strategy
#20
Christina Anne Case
BACKGROUND: Promoting a culture of evidence-based practice within a health care facility is a priority for health care leaders and nursing professionals; however, tangible methods to promote translation of evidence to bedside practice are lacking. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to design and implement a nursing education intervention demonstrating to the bedside nurse how current evidence-based guidelines are used when creating standardized stroke order sets at a primary stroke center, thereby increasing confidence in the use of standardized order sets at the point of care and supporting evidence-based culture within the health care facility...
July 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
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