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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132498/perspectives-from-practice-complexities-of-personal-care-workers
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Julie-Anne Martyn, Sally Zanella, Adele Wilkinson
Personal care workers (PCWs) make up the bulk of the workforce in residential and community care services. The knowledge and skill set needed for safe and effective practice in care settings is extensive. A diverse range of registered training organisations (RTOs) offering Certificate III and IV in Individual Support (aging, home and community) are tasked with producing job-ready PCWs. However, the curricula of these programs vary. Additionally, a national code of conduct for healthcare workers became effective in October 2015 as a governance framework for PCWs...
November 14, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129000/health-literacy-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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Rosario Caruso, Arianna Magon, Irene Baroni, Federica Dellafiore, Cristina Arrigoni, Francesco Pittella, Davide Ausili
Aim To summarize, critically review, and interpret the evidence related to the systematic reviews on health literacy (HL) amongst type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods The methodology for this study consisted of a systematic review of systematic reviews, using the PRISMA statement and flowchart to select studies, and searching on PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, and Cochrane. The search covered the period between January 2006 and June 2016. Results From the 115 identified record by the queries, only six systematic reviews were included, following a quality evaluation using AMSTAR...
November 11, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126342/-tuberculosis-among-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-tuberculosis-screening-on-arrival-and-case-management
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Martin Priwitzer
The statement of the Federal Association of Physicians of Public Health Services provides recommendations concerning tuberculosis screening of refugees and asylum seekers on arrival specific to different groups of persons (adults, children, pregnant women, unaccompanied minors), taking into account the legal background and the current recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute as well as of the German Society for Pediatric Infectiology. In addition, recommendations are given to ensure treatment success in refugees and asylum seekers with tuberculosis, to carry out contact investigations and for preventive treatment of latent tuberculosis infection among refugees and asylum seekers...
November 10, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121943/managing-intra-eu-mobility-do-who-principles-of-ethical-recruitment-have-relevance
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Réka Kovács, Edmond Girasek, Eszter Kovács, Zoltán Aszalós, Edit Eke, Károly Ragány, Zoltán Cserháti, Miklós Szócska
BACKGROUND: The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel provides for guidance in health workforce management and cooperation in the international context. This article aims to examine whether the principles of the voluntary WHO Global Code of Practice can be applied to trigger health policy decisions within the EU zone of free movement of persons. METHODS: In the framework of the Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting project (Grant Agreement: JA EUHWF 20122201 (see healthworkforce...
November 9, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120846/firesetting-and-general-criminal-recidivism-among-a-consecutive-sample-of-finnish-pretrial-male-firesetters-a-register-based-follow-up-study
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Annika Thomson, Jari Tiihonen, Jouko Miettunen, Matti Virkkunen, Nina Lindberg
The rate of criminal reoffending among firesetters varies greatly. Our aim was to investigate firesetting and general criminal recidivism in a consecutive sample of Finnish males who were sent for a forensic psychiatric examination (FPE)(1) after committing firesetting offenses. We also wanted to evaluate the relationships between psychopathy and criminal recidivism, and between schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and criminal recidivism. The sample comprised 113 firesetters with a mean age of 32.8 years, and the average follow-up time was 16...
November 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115958/to-vaccinate-or-not-to-vaccinate-perspectives-on-hpv-vaccination-among-girls-boys-and-parents-in-the-netherlands-a-q-methodological-study
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Nathalie J S Patty, Hanna Maria van Dijk, Iris Wallenburg, Roland Bal, Theo J M Helmerhorst, Job van Exel, Jane Murray Cramm
BACKGROUND: Despite the introduction of Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in national immunization programs (NIPs), vaccination rates in most countries remain relatively low. An understanding of the reasons underlying decisions about whether to vaccinate is essential in order to promote wider spread of HPV vaccination. This is particularly important in relation to policies seeking to address shortfalls in current HPV campaigns. The aim of this study was to explore prevailing perspectives concerning HPV vaccination among girls, boys, and parents, and so to identify potential determinants of HPV vaccination decisions in these groups...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114235/biofunctional-understanding-and-conceptual-control-searching-for-systematic-consensus-in-systemic-cohesion
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Asghar Iran-Nejad, Fareed Bordbar
For first generation scientists after the cognitive revolution, knowers were in active control over all (stages of) information processing. Then, following a decade of transition shaped by intense controversy, embodied cognition emerged and suggested sources of control other than those implied by metaphysical information processing. With a thematic focus on embodiment science and an eye toward systematic consensus in systemic cohesion, the present study explores the roles of biofunctional and conceptual control processes in the wholetheme spiral of biofunctional understanding (see Iran-Nejad and Irannejad, 2017b, Figure 1)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112494/proposal-for-the-creation-of-a-national-strategy-for-precision-medicine-in-cancer-a-position-statement-of-seom-seap-and-sefh
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Pilar Garrido, Azucena Aldaz, Miguel Ángel Calleja, Enrique De Álava, María Jesús Lamas, Miguel Martín, Xavier Matías-Guiu, José Palacios, Ruth Vera
Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Precision medicine is transforming clinical and biomedical research, as well as health care itself from a conceptual, as well as a methodological viewpoint, providing extraordinary opportunities to improve public health and lower the costs of the healthcare system. However, the implementation of precision medicine poses ethical-legal, regulatory, organizational and knowledge-related challenges...
November 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112342/factors-supporting-dentist-leaders-retention-in-leadership
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T Tuononen, J Lammintakanen, A L Suominen
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study factors associated with staying in a dentist leadership position. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We used an electronic questionnaire to gather data from 156 current or former Finnish dentist leaders in 2014. Principal component analysis categorized statements regarding time usage and opportunities in managerial work into five main components. Associations between these main component scores and the tendency to stay as a leader were analyzed with logistic regression...
November 10, 2017: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107055/native-and-synthetic-scaffolds-for-limbal-epithelial-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Kim N Nguyen, Samantha Bobba, Alexander Richardson, Mijeong Park, Stephanie L Watson, Denis Wakefield, Nick Di Girolamo
Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is a complex blinding disease of the cornea, which cannot be treated with conventional corneal transplants. Instead, a stem cell (SC) graft is required to replenish the limbal epithelial stem cell (LESC) reservoir, which is ultimately responsible for regenerating the corneal epithelium. Current therapies utilize limbal tissue biopsies that harbor LESCs as well as tissue culture expanded cells. Typically, this tissue is placed on a scaffold that supports the formation of corneal epithelial cell sheets, which are then transferred to diseased eyes...
October 26, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102984/how-to-adapt-existing-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines-a-case-example-with-smoking-cessation-guidelines-in-canada
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Peter Selby, Katie Hunter, Jess Rogers, Kelly Lang-Robertson, Sophie Soklaridis, Virginia Chow, Michèle Tremblay, Denise Koubanioudakis, Rosa Dragonetti, Sarwar Hussain, Laurie Zawertailo
OBJECTIVE: To develop and encourage the adoption of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for smoking cessation in Canada by engaging stakeholders in the adaptation of existing high-quality CPGs using principles of the ADAPTE framework. METHODS: An independent expert body in guideline review conducted a review and identified six existing CPGs, which met a priori criteria for quality and potential applicability to the local context. Summary statements were extracted and assigned a grade of recommendation and level of evidence by a second expert panel...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102557/textual-analysis-of-general-surgery-residency-personal-statements-topics-and-gender-differences
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Laura Ostapenko, Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, Jessica Walling Sublette, Douglas S Smink, Nora Y Osman
PURPOSE: Applicants to US general surgery residency training programs submit standardized applications. Applicants use the personal statement to express their individual rationale for a career in surgery. Our research explores common topics and gender differences within the personal statements of general surgery applicants. METHODS: We analyzed the electronic residency application service personal statements of 578 applicants (containing 3,82,405 words) from Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited medical schools to a single ACGME-accredited general surgery program using an automated textual analysis program to identify common topics and gender differences...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102388/-end-of-life-debate-citizen-s-point-of-view-about-deep-and-continuous-sedation
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J Toporski, T Jonveaux-Rivasseau, C Lamouille-Chevalier
INTRODUCTION: Sedation in palliative care meets a precise definition and corresponds to a medical practice. We assessed the comprehension of this practice by the French population. METHOD: In 2015, citizen expressed their views on the Claeys-Leonetti bill by means of a consultative forum made available on the Internet site of the National Assembly. The content of the messages filed, regarding the right to deep and continuous sedation until death was analyzed using the ALCESTE textual data analysis software, supplemented by a thematic analysis in order to identify the perception that Internet users had of this practice...
November 1, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098794/ethical-guidelines-for-publishing-in-the-journal-of-cachexia-sarcopenia-and-muscle-update-2017
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EDITORIAL
Stephan von Haehling, John E Morley, Andrew J S Coats, Stefan D Anker
This article details an updated version of the principles of ethical authorship and publishing in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (JCSM). At the time of submission to JCSM, the corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors, needs to certify adherence to these principles. The principles are as follows: All authors listed on a manuscript considered for publication have approved its submission and (if accepted) publication as provided to JCSM. No person who has a right to be recognized as author has been omitted from the list of authors on the submitted manuscript...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094761/sadness-and-ruminative-thinking-independently-depress-people-s-moods
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Azra Jahanitabesh, Brittany A Cardwell, Jamin Halberstadt
Depression and rumination often co-occur in clinical populations, but it is not clear which causes which, or if both are manifestations of an underlying pathology. Does rumination simply exacerbate whatever affect a person is experiencing, or is it a negative experience in and of itself? In two experiments we answer this question by independently manipulating emotion and rumination. Participants were allocated to sad or neutral (in Experiment 1), or sad, neutral or happy (Experiment 2) mood conditions, via a combination of emotionally evocative music and autobiographical recall...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094085/awareness-and-perception-about-cancer-among-the-public-in-chennai-india
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Vidhubala Elangovan, Swaminathan Rajaraman, Barsha Basumalik, Dhivya Pandian
Purpose: Cancer-related stigma influences the way people perceive cancer, which renders cancer control-beginning with prevention and proceeding to palliation-a challenging task. This study aimed to assess the current levels of awareness and perceptions about cancer among people with various socioeconomic status and diverse backgrounds in the city of Chennai, India. Patients and Methods: The sample population (N = 2,981; 18 to 88 years of age) was stratified into four groups: patients (n = 510), caregivers (n = 494) consulting at the Cancer Institute (Women Indian Association), college students (n = 978), and general public (n = 999)...
October 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090963/stakeholder-research-priorities-for-smoking-cessation-interventions-within-lung-cancer-screening-programs-an-official-american-thoracic-society-research-statement
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Hasmeena Kathuria, Frank C Detterbeck, Joelle T Fathi, Kathleen Fennig, Michael K Gould, Denise G Jolicoeur, Stephanie R Land, Greta M Massetti, Peter J Mazzone, Gerard A Silvestri, Christopher G Slatore, Robert A Smith, Anil Vachani, Steven B Zeliadt, Renda Soylemez Wiener
RATIONALE: Smoking cessation counseling in conjunction with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening is recommended in multiple clinical practice guidelines. The best approach for integrating effective smoking cessation interventions within this setting is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To summarize evidence, identify research gaps, prioritize topics for future research, and propose standardized tools for use in conducting research on smoking cessation interventions within the LDCT lung cancer screening setting...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084113/rhino-physiognomy-a-myth-or-science
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Abdul Wadood Mohammed, Abdul Wahab Pathath, Khalid Waleed Al-Kuwaity, Sayed Ibrahim Ali
Face reading has been practised since time immemorial by different cultures. Different personality traits have been attributed to different characters of face. It is argued that everyone uses face reading in their daily life when they choose one person to another.One would not prefer to sit beside a tidy, handsome, well-dressed man if he had narrow mean eyes. People tend to artificially change the features of their face to gain acceptance in interviews. Most of these preferences are arbitrary and are born out of the authors' preconceived cultural and social influences...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082333/understanding-online-resource-use-by-transgender-youth-and-caregivers-a-qualitative-study
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Yolanda N Evans, Samantha J Gridley, Julia Crouch, Alicia Wang, Megan A Moreno, Kym Ahrens, David J Breland
Purpose: This study assessed what online resources transgender youth and their caregivers use to acquire information about transgender health. Methods: Through a variety of settings, including subspecialty clinics, support groups, and online solicitation, we recruited caregivers of transgender youth aged 22 years or younger and self-identified transgender youth aged 14-22 years. We used a mixed methods approach of conducting in-person focus groups, interviews in person or through phone, and an online survey that allowed for increased flexibility for participants and to triangulate key themes from multiple data sources...
2017: Transgender Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077188/aflibercept-in-the-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema-a-review-and-consensus-paper
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Teresio Avitabile, Claudio Azzolini, Francesco Bandello, Francesco Boscia, Sandro De Falco, Diego Fornasari, Paolo Lanzetta, Leonardo Mastropasqua, Edoardo Midena, Federico Ricci, Giovanni Staurenghi, Monica Varano
PURPOSE: To reach a consensus, among experts, on the role of aflibercept in diabetic macular edema (DME) through literature review. METHODS: Two round tables, involving 12 Italian experts, were organized: in the first one, 6 pharmacologic and clinical questions were selected and analyzed by a systematic literature review, using a population, intervention, control, and outcomes framework; in the second one, the nominal group technique was used to discuss relevant evidence related to each question...
October 14, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
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