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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910229/predictors-of-transformational-leadership-of-nurse-managers
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Ilia M Echevarria, Barbara J Patterson, Anne Krouse
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among education, leadership experience, emotional intelligence and transformational leadership of nurse managers. BACKGROUND: Nursing leadership research provides limited evidence of predictors of transformational leadership style in nurse managers. METHODS: A predictive correlational design was used with a sample of nurse managers (n = 148) working in varied health care settings...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899699/a-smartphone-based-genotyping-method-for-hepatitis-b-virus-at-point-of-care-settings
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Huiqin Jiang, Di Wu, Liuwei Song, Quan Yuan, Shengxiang Ge, Xiaoping Min, Ningshao Xia, Shizhi Qian, Xianbo Qiu
We reported a rapid, convenient, and easy-to-use genotyping method for hepatitis B virus (HBV) based on the smartphone at point-of-care (POC) settings. To perform HBV genotyping especially for genotypes A, B, C, and D, a smartphone is used to image and analyze a one-step immunoassay lateral flow strip functionalized with genotype-specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) on multiple capture lines. A light-emitting diode (LED) positioned on the top of the lateral flow strip is used to shine the multiple capture lines for excitation...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Laboratory Automation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884866/a-case-of-specific-language-impairment-in-a-deaf-signer-of-american-sign-language
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David Quinto-Pozos, Jenny L Singleton, Peter C Hauser
This article describes the case of a deaf native signer of American Sign Language (ASL) with a specific language impairment (SLI). School records documented normal cognitive development but atypical language development. Data include school records; interviews with the child, his mother, and school professionals; ASL and English evaluations; and a comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluation, and they span an approximate period of 7.5 years (11;10-19;6) including scores from school records (11;10-16;5) and a 3...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884165/implementing-an-evidence-based-computerized-decision-support-system-linked-to-electronic-health-records-to-improve-care-for-cancer-patients-the-onco-codes-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lorenzo Moja, Alessandro Passardi, Matteo Capobussi, Rita Banzi, Francesca Ruggiero, Koren Kwag, Elisa Giulia Liberati, Massimo Mangia, Ilkka Kunnamo, Michela Cinquini, Roberto Vespignani, Americo Colamartini, Valentina Di Iorio, Ilaria Massa, Marien González-Lorenzo, Lorenzo Bertizzolo, Peter Nyberg, Jeremy Grimshaw, Stefanos Bonovas, Oriana Nanni
BACKGROUND: Computerized decision support systems (CDSSs) are computer programs that provide doctors with person-specific, actionable recommendations, or management options that are intelligently filtered or presented at appropriate times to enhance health care. CDSSs might be integrated with patient electronic health records (EHRs) and evidence-based knowledge. METHODS/DESIGN: The Computerized DEcision Support in ONCOlogy (ONCO-CODES) trial is a pragmatic, parallel group, randomized controlled study with 1:1 allocation ratio...
November 25, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880825/can-simple-transmission-chains-foster-collective-intelligence-in-binary-choice-tasks
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Mehdi Moussaïd, Kyanoush Seyed Yahosseini
In many social systems, groups of individuals can find remarkably efficient solutions to complex cognitive problems, sometimes even outperforming a single expert. The success of the group, however, crucially depends on how the judgments of the group members are aggregated to produce the collective answer. A large variety of such aggregation methods have been described in the literature, such as averaging the independent judgments, relying on the majority or setting up a group discussion. In the present work, we introduce a novel approach for aggregating judgments-the transmission chain-which has not yet been consistently evaluated in the context of collective intelligence...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880065/fluctuations-in-the-emotional-intelligence-of-therapy-students-during-clinical-placements-implication-for-educators-supervisors-and-students
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Nigel Gribble, Richard K Ladyshewsky, Richard Parsons
This study investigated the changes in emotional intelligence (EI) of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech pathology students (therapy students). Clinical placements have multiple benefits including the development of interprofessional skills, enhancing practice skills and interpersonal skills. Higher EI competencies have been shown to have a positive impact on patient outcomes, teamwork skills, dealing with stress, and patient satisfaction. Data for this study were collected at two time points: before third-year therapy students commenced extended clinical placements (T1 with 261 students) and approximately 7 months later after students had completed one or more clinical placements (T2 with 109 students)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870717/an-international-comparison-of-the-instigation-and-design-of-health-registers-in-the-epidemiological-response-to-major-environmental-health-incidents
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Behrooz Behbod, Giovanni Leonardi, Yvon Motreff, Charles R Beck, Joris Yzermans, Erik Lebret, Oleg I Muravov, Tesfaye Bayleyegn, Amy Funk Wolkin, Paolo Lauriola, Rebecca Close, Helen Crabbe, Philippe Pirard
CONTEXT: Epidemiological preparedness is vital in providing relevant, transparent, and timely intelligence for the management, mitigation, and prevention of public health impacts following major environmental health incidents. A register is a set of records containing systematically collected, standardized data about individual people. Planning for a register of people affected by or exposed to an incident is one of the evolving tools in the public health preparedness and response arsenal...
January 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869239/polish-mother-and-child-cohort-study-repro_pl-methodology-of-the-follow-up-of-the-children-at-the-age-of-7
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REVIEW
Kinga Polańska, Wojciech Hanke, Anna Król, Adrianna Potocka, Małgorzata Waszkowska, Aleksandra Jacukowicz, Jolanta Gromadzińska, Wojciech Wąsowicz, Joanna Jerzyńska, Włodzimierz Stelmach, Iwona Stelmach
Effects of environmental exposures in utero and in the first years of life on early life health and development is a growing research area with major public health implications. The main aim of this work has been to provide an overview of the next step of the Polish Mother and Child Cohort Study (REPRO_PL) covering exposure, health and neurodevelopment assessments of children at 7 years of age. Details regarding methodology of the follow-up of the children are crucial for cross-cohort collaboration and a full understanding of the future research questions...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868168/use-perceptions-and-benefits-of-automotive-technologies-among-aging-drivers
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REVIEW
David W Eby, Lisa J Molnar, Liang Zhang, Renée M St Louis, Nicole Zanier, Lidia P Kostyniuk, Sergiu Stanciu
Advanced in-vehicle technologies have been proposed as a potential way to keep older adults driving for as long as they can safely do so, by taking into account the common declines in functional abilities experienced by older adults. The purpose of this report was to synthesize the knowledge about older drivers and advanced in-vehicle technologies, focusing on three areas: use (how older drivers use these technologies), perception (what they think about the technologies), and outcomes (the safety and/or comfort benefits of the technologies)...
December 2016: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860448/applicability-of-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-for-cocaine-profiling
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Cuimei Liu, Zhendong Hua, Xin Meng
For the first time in China, the chemical profiling of cocaine specimens was performed at the National Narcotics Laboratory. An ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF-MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 14 cocaine alkaloids and 5 main adulterants. Among them, ecgonine methyl ester, ecgonine, benzoylecgonine, and norcocaine were identified by comparing with the standard materials; tropacocaine, 3,4,5-trimethoxycocaine, cis and trans cinnamoylcocaine were tentatively identified based on the exact masses of protonated molecules and product ions; six unidentified alkaloids of 182/1...
November 8, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860349/irms-to-study-a-common-cocaine-cutting-agent-phenacetin
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Virginie Ladroue, Laurence Dujourdy, Fabrice Besacier, Patrick Jame
Phenacetin is a pharmaceutical closely related to acetaminophen that has been banned in France for a long time due to its nephritic and carcinogenic adverse effects. It frequently appears in cocaine seizures as a cutting agent. Following both sanitary and intelligence motivations, this molecule was chosen for this study, and stable isotopes seemed to be the most appropriate tool. A total of 228 seized samples were collected over a six-year-long period, and 8 standards of known origin were purchased. They were submitted to GC or EA-IRMS measurements, depending on their complexity...
November 17, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860108/cognitive-abilities-predict-death-during-the-next-15%C3%A2-years-in-older-japanese-adults
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Yukiko Nishita, Chikako Tange, Makiko Tomida, Rei Otsuka, Fujiko Ando, Hiroshi Shimokata
AIM: The longitudinal relationship between cognitive abilities and subsequent death was investigated among community-dwelling older Japanese adults. METHODS: Participants (n = 1060; age range 60-79 years) comprised the first-wave participants of the National Institute for Longevity Sciences-Longitudinal Study of Aging. Participants' cognitive abilities were measured at baseline using the Japanese Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised Short Form, which includes the following tests: Information (general knowledge), Similarities (logical abstract thinking), Picture Completion (visual perception and long-term visual memory) and Digit Symbol (information processing speed)...
November 17, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834924/traffic-management-for-emergency-vehicle-priority-based-on-visual-sensing
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Kapileswar Nellore, Gerhard P Hancke
Vehicular traffic is endlessly increasing everywhere in the world and can cause terrible traffic congestion at intersections. Most of the traffic lights today feature a fixed green light sequence, therefore the green light sequence is determined without taking the presence of the emergency vehicles into account. Therefore, emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police cars, fire engines, etc. stuck in a traffic jam and delayed in reaching their destination can lead to loss of property and valuable lives. This paper presents an approach to schedule emergency vehicles in traffic...
November 10, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830257/public-health-and-epidemiology-informatics
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A Flahault, A Bar-Hen, N Paragios
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this manuscript is to provide a brief overview of the scientific challenges that should be addressed in order to unlock the full potential of using data from a general point of view, as well as to present some ideas that could help answer specific needs for data understanding in the field of health sciences and epidemiology. METHODS: A survey of uses and challenges of big data analyses for medicine and public health was conducted. The first part of the paper focuses on big data techniques, algorithms, and statistical approaches to identify patterns in data...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826134/impact-of-a-collective-intelligence-tailored-messaging-system-on-smoking-cessation-the-perspect-randomized-experiment
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Rajani Shankar Sadasivam, Erin M Borglund, Roy Adams, Benjamin M Marlin, Thomas K Houston
BACKGROUND: Outside health care, content tailoring is driven algorithmically using machine learning compared to the rule-based approach used in current implementations of computer-tailored health communication (CTHC) systems. A special class of machine learning systems ("recommender systems") are used to select messages by combining the collective intelligence of their users (ie, the observed and inferred preferences of users as they interact with the system) and their user profiles. However, this approach has not been adequately tested for CTHC...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810012/power-to-the-people-addressing-big-data-challenges-in-neuroscience-by-creating-a-new-cadre-of-citizen-neuroscientists
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Jane Roskams, Zoran Popović
Global neuroscience projects are producing big data at an unprecedented rate that informatic and artificial intelligence (AI) analytics simply cannot handle. Online games, like Foldit, Eterna, and Eyewire-and now a new neuroscience game, Mozak-are fueling a people-powered research science (PPRS) revolution, creating a global community of "new experts" that over time synergize with computational efforts to accelerate scientific progress, empowering us to use our collective cerebral talents to drive our understanding of our brain...
November 2, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801432/label-free-dna-based-biosensors-using-structure-selective-light-up-dyes
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Yahui Guo, Lijun Xu, Shanni Hong, Qingqing Sun, Weirong Yao, Renjun Pei
Label-free biosensors (LFBs) have demonstrated a great potential in cost-effective applications, and most of the DNA-based LFBs are based on the principle of binding-induced structural transformation. This review is a collection of the latest reported studies, which have employed structure-selective nucleic acid dyes for the development of DNA-based LFBs. The collections in this review have been structured based on the selective binding of dyes towards specific DNA conformations, including single-stranded DNA, double-stranded DNA, triplex DNA, i-motifs and G-quadruplexes...
November 1, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798312/social-complexity-influences-brain-investment-and-neural-operation-costs-in-ants
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J Frances Kamhi, Wulfila Gronenberg, Simon K A Robson, James F A Traniello
The metabolic expense of producing and operating neural tissue required for adaptive behaviour is considered a significant selective force in brain evolution. In primates, brain size correlates positively with group size, presumably owing to the greater cognitive demands of complex social relationships in large societies. Social complexity in eusocial insects is also associated with large groups, as well as collective intelligence and division of labour among sterile workers. However, superorganism phenotypes may lower cognitive demands on behaviourally specialized workers resulting in selection for decreased brain size and/or energetic costs of brain metabolism...
October 26, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797990/cohort-profile-the-baependi-heart-study-a-family-based-highly-admixed-cohort-study-in-a-rural-brazilian-town
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Kieren J Egan, Malcolm von Schantz, André B Negrão, Hadassa C Santos, Andréa R V R Horimoto, Nubia E Duarte, Guilherme C Gonçalves, Júlia M P Soler, Mariza de Andrade, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Homero Vallada, Tâmara P Taporoski, Mario Pedrazzoli, Ana P Azambuja, Camila M de Oliveira, Rafael O Alvim, José E Krieger, Alexandre C Pereira
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major challenge to global health. The same epidemiological transition scenario is replayed as countries develop, but with variations based on environment, culture and ethnic mixture. The Baependi Heart Study was set up in 2005 to develop a longitudinal family-based cohort study that reflects on some of the genetic and lifestyle-related peculiarities of the Brazilian populations, in order to evaluate genetic and environmental influences on CVD risk factor traits...
October 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797411/antibiotic-use-in-infancy-and-neurocognitive-outcomes-in-children-the-role-of-bacterial-denitrification
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Keith Fluegge
Slykerman et al. (1) recently investigated the role of antibiotic use in early life and later adverse neurocognitive outcomes in children. The authors utilized as their cohort 871 mothers and their children at birth from the Auckland Birthweight Collaborative Study. Data on antibiotic use during early life were collected from maternal interview, and behavioral assessments and intelligence test scores were obtained at the ages of 3.5, 7, and 11. The authors reported that those individuals treated with antibiotics experienced more behavioral difficulties and depressive symptomatology during the follow-up periods...
October 31, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
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