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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350952/future-advances-in-spine-surgery-the-aospine-north-america-perspective
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Michael G Fehlings, Christopher S Ahuja, Thomas Mroz, Wellington Hsu, James Harrop
This focus issue highlights state-of-the-art techniques, equipment, and practices in the modern era of spine surgery while providing a glimpse into the next generation of patient care. A broad range of topics are presented to cover the full spectrum of the field. Degenerative diseases are discussed in a series of 3 articles on (1) pathophysiology, management, and surgical approaches to degenerative cervical myelopathy; (2) novel approaches to degenerative thoracolumbar disease (eg, interspinous process spacers, minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches); and (3) animal models and emerging therapeutics in degenerative disk disease...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344750/the-effectiveness-of-policy-interventions-for-school-bullying-a-systematic-review
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William Hall
OBJECTIVE: Bullying threatens the mental and educational well-being of students. Although anti-bullying policies are prevalent, little is known about their effectiveness. This systematic review evaluates the methodological characteristics and summarizes substantive findings of studies examining the effectiveness of school bullying policies. METHOD: Searches of 11 bibliographic databases yielded 489 studies completed since January 1, 1995. Following duplicate removal and double-independent screening based on a priori inclusion criteria, 21 studies were included for review...
2017: Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343413/development-and-implementation
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Teresa Schwendler, Cara Shipley, Nadine Budd, Angela Trude, Pamela J Surkan, Elizabeth Anderson Steeves, Priscila de Morais Sato, Thomas Eckmann, Hong Loh, Joel Gittelsohn
Higher rates of obesity and obesity-related chronic disease are prevalent in communities where there is limited access to affordable, healthy food. The B'More Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) trial worked at multiple levels of the food environment including food wholesalers and corner stores to improve the surrounding community's access to healthy food. The objective of this article is to describe the development and implementation of BHCK's corner store and wholesaler interventions through formal process evaluation...
March 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334760/twin-primer-non-enzymatic-dna-assembly-an-efficient-and-accurate-multi-part-dna-assembly-method
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Jing Liang, Zihe Liu, Xi Z Low, Ee L Ang, Huimin Zhao
DNA assembly forms the cornerstone of modern synthetic biology. Despite the numerous available methods, scarless multi-fragment assembly of large plasmids remains challenging. Furthermore, the upcoming wave in molecular biological automation demands a rethinking of how we perform DNA assembly. To streamline automation workflow and minimize operator intervention, a non-enzymatic assembly method is highly desirable. Here, we report the optimization and operationalization of a process called Twin-Primer Assembly (TPA), which is a method to assemble polymerase chain reaction-amplified fragments into a plasmid without the use of enzymes...
February 23, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327096/exploring-why-a-complex-intervention-piloted-in-general-practices-did-not-result-in-an-increase-in-chlamydia-screening-and-diagnosis-a-qualitative-evaluation-using-the-fidelity-of-implementation-model
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R Allison, D M Lecky, K Town, C Rugman, E J Ricketts, N Ockendon-Powell, K A Folkard, J K Dunbar, C A M McNulty
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in England; approximately 70% of diagnoses are in sexually active young adults aged under 25. To facilitate opportunistic chlamydia screening in general practice, a complex intervention, based on a previously successful Chlamydia Intervention Randomised Trial (CIRT), was piloted in England. The modified intervention (3Cs and HIV) aimed to encourage general practice staff to routinely offer chlamydia testing to all 15-24 year olds regardless of the type of consultation...
March 21, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323724/ebus-stat-subscore-analysis-to-predict-the-efficacy-and-assess-the-validity-of-virtual-reality-simulation-for-ebus-tbna-training-among-experienced-bronchoscopists
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Simone Scarlata, Patrizio Palermo, Piero Candoli, Ariela Tofani, Tommasangelo Petitti, Lorenzo Corbetta
BACKGROUND: Linear endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) represents a pivotal innovation in interventional pulmonology; determining the best approach to guarantee systematic and efficient training is expected to become a main issue in the forthcoming years. Virtual reality simulators have been proposed as potential EBUS-TBNA training instruments, to avoid unskilled beginners practicing directly in real-life settings. A validated and perfected simulation program could be used before allowing beginners to practice on patients...
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322631/priming-patient-safety-through-nursing-handoff-communication
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Patricia S Groves, Jacinda L Bunch, Ellen Cram, Amany Farag, Kirstin Manges, Yelena Perkhounkova, Jill Scott-Cawiezell
Understanding how safety culture mechanisms affect nursing safety-oriented behavior and thus patient outcomes is critical to developing hospital safety programs. Safety priming refers to communicating safety values intended to activate patient safety goals. Safety priming through nursing handoff communication was tested as a means by which cultural safety values may affect nursing practice. The mixed-methods pilot study setting was an academic medical center's high-fidelity simulation lab. Twenty nurses were randomized into intervention and control groups...
October 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319784/use-of-a-mixed-method-approach-to-evaluate-the-implementation-of-retention-promotion-strategies-in-the-new-york-state-wic-program
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Jackson P Sekhobo, Sanya R Peck, Youjung Byun, Marie A K Allsopp, MaryEllen K Holbrook, Lynn S Edmunds, Chengxuan Yu
This research assessed the implementation of strategies piloted at 10 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics aimed at increasing retention in the program, by enhancing participants' shopping experiences. Under WIC Retention Promotion Study: Keep, Reconnect, Thrive (WIC RPS), clinics were recruited and assigned to implement one or a combination of strategies: a standardized Shopping Orientation (SO) curriculum, a Guided Shopping Tour (GST), and a Pictorial Foods Card (PFC) from November 2012 through August 2013...
March 6, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318480/supervision-in-motivational-interviewing-an-exploratory-study
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Maria Beckman, Benjamin Bohman, Lars Forsberg, Finn Rasmussen, Ata Ghaderi
BACKGROUND: Although supervision is believed to be an important strategy for training practitioners in evidence-based practice, little is known about how it should be organized and conducted to promote implementation fidelity. AIMS: To explore supervisor behaviours that might facilitate supervisees' proficiency in motivational interviewing. METHOD: In this exploratory study, ten supervisors from a primary prevention intervention of childhood obesity responded to semi-structured interviews about their supervision behaviours...
March 20, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314707/biometrics-and-policing-a-protocol-for-multichannel-sensor-data-collection-and-exploratory-analysis-of-contextualized-psychophysiological-response-during-law-enforcement-operations
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Robert D Furberg, Travis Taniguchi, Brian Aagaard, Alexa M Ortiz, Meghan Hegarty-Craver, Kristin H Gilchrist, Ty A Ridenour
BACKGROUND: Stress experienced by law enforcement officers is often extreme and is in many ways unique among professions. Although past research on officer stress is informative, it is limited, and most studies measure stress using self-report questionnaires or observational studies that have limited generalizability. We know of no research studies that have attempted to track direct physiological stress responses in high fidelity, especially within an operational police setting. The outcome of this project will have an impact on both practitioners and policing researchers...
March 17, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304270/intervention-fidelity-in-interventions-an-integrative-literature-review
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Sarah Ibrahim, Souraya Sidani
BACKGROUND: Complex interventions are frequently used in health care by various providers. It is important for researchers and clinicians to monitor and assess intervention fidelity which refers to the degree to which an intervention is implemented as originally planned and intended to draw valid conclusions about whether the intervention produces the intended outcomes. PURPOSE: The authors undertook a review of the current literature of intervention fidelity, critically appraised the utility of the existing conceptual frameworks for intervention fidelity, and proposed an alternative framework for intervention fidelity and complex interventions...
August 1, 2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290956/multidisciplinary-in-situ-simulation-based-training-as-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-quality-improvement-project
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Monica A Lutgendorf, Carmen Spalding, Elizabeth Drake, Dennis Spence, Jason O Heaton, Kristina V Morocco
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage is a common obstetric emergency affecting 3 to 5% of deliveries, with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. Effective management of postpartum hemorrhage requires strong teamwork and collaboration. We completed a multidisciplinary in situ postpartum hemorrhage simulation training exercise with structured team debriefing to evaluate hospital protocols, team performance, operational readiness, and real-time identification of system improvements...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286668/a-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-feasibility-study-of-an-adolescent-incentive-intervention-to-increase-uptake-of-hpv-vaccination-among-girls
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Alice S Forster, Victoria Cornelius, Lauren Rockliffe, Laura A V Marlow, Helen Bedford, Jo Waller
BACKGROUND: Uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the UK is good, but there are pockets of the community who remain unprotected. Immunisation teams usually require written parental consent for a girl to receive the vaccine. Evidence suggests that uptake of the vaccine might be improved by promoting consent form return (if returned, forms are likely to grant consent). Incentivising girls to return consent forms is a promising approach to promoting consent form return. Before testing the efficacy of an incentive intervention in a randomised controlled trial (RCT), we must first establish whether the RCT is feasible...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283805/an-evidence-based-stress-management-intervention-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-caregivers-development-feasibility-and-acceptability
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Teresa L Simoneau, Kristin Kilbourn, Janet Spradley, Mark L Laudenslager
PURPOSE: Caregivers of cancer patients face challenges impacting their physical, psychological and social well-being that need attention in the form of well-designed and tested interventions. We created an eight-session individual stress management intervention for caregivers of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) recipients. This intervention, tested by randomized control trial, proved effective in decreasing distress. Herein, we describe the intervention including theoretical framework, development, and elements of fidelity...
March 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279785/epigenetic-interventions-for-epileptogenesis-a-new-frontier-for-curing-epilepsy
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Iyan Younus, Doodipala Samba Reddy
This article highlights the emerging therapeutic potential of specific epigenetic modulators as promising antiepileptogenic or disease-modifying agents for curing epilepsy. Currently, there is an unmet need for antiepileptogenic agents that truly prevent the development of epilepsy in people at risk. There is strong evidence that epigenetic signaling, which exerts high fidelity regulation of gene expression, plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of epileptogenesis and chronic epilepsy. These modifications are not hard-wired into the genome and are constantly reprogrammed by environmental influences...
March 6, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275966/evaluating-the-implementation-of-a-translational-peer-delivered-stress-management-program-for-spanish-speaking-latina-breast-cancer-survivors
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Anna María Nápoles, Jasmine Santoyo-Olsson, Anita L Stewart, Carmen Ortiz, Maria García-Jímenez
Information is needed on implementation processes involved in translating evidence-based interventions (EBIs) into health disparity communities. In an RCT, Nuevo Amanecer, a cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) program delivered by breast cancer survivors (compañeras) in community settings to Spanish-speaking Latina breast cancer survivors, was effective in improving quality of life and decreasing breast cancer concerns and depressive and bodily symptoms. Using mixed methods, we evaluated the processes of implementing Nuevo Amanecer...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272972/a-feasibility-study-using-solution-focused-coaching-for-health-promotion-in-children-and-young-people-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Amy C McPherson, Laura McAdam, Sarah Keenan, Heidi Schwellnus, Elaine Biddiss, Andrea DeFinney, Kirsten English
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a coaching intervention (Solution-Focused Coaching in pediatric rehabilitation [SFC-Peds]) related to physical activity and diet in males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. METHODS: A pre-post design was employed. Participants had five coaching sessions over 8 weeks. The first session was face-to-face, followed by four virtual sessions. Feasibility criteria included recruitment rates, attrition, and intervention fidelity...
March 8, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270460/a-positive-behavioral-approach-for-aggression-in-forensic-psychiatric-settings
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Peter Tolisano, Tracey M Sondik, Charles C Dike
Aggression toward self and others by complex patients admitted to forensic psychiatric settings is a relatively common yet extremely difficult behavior to treat. Traditional interventions in forensic inpatient settings have historically emphasized control and management over treatment. Research over the past several years has demonstrated the value of behavioral and psychosocial treatment interventions to reduce aggression and to increase prosocial skill development in inpatient forensic population. Positive behavioral support (PBS) offers a comprehensive approach that incorporates the science of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) in support of patients with challenging behaviors, including aggression and violence...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267290/great-expectations-a-framework-for-assessing-and-understanding-key-factors-affecting-student-learning-of-foundational-reading-skills
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REVIEW
Audrey-Marie Moore, Amber Gove, Karen Tietjen
This article addresses the evolution of the underlying theories of change in global education reform efforts between 1990 and 2015, informed by the shift in focus from access to quality and learning. We review recent data regarding how different types of donor interventions (i.e., structural or pedagogical) have contributed to improved reading outcomes and compare effect sizes over a series of intervention studies conducted from 2003 to 2015. Against this background, we present a framework for understanding how the intensity, frequency, and fidelity of the interventions as well as the enabling environments of reform affect the magnitude and rates at which reading and learning outcomes can be expected to improve...
March 2017: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259619/improving-adolescent-preventive-care-in-an-urban-pediatric-clinic-capturing-missed-opportunities
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Tina Kumra, Shweta Antani, Sara B Johnson, Sallie J Weaver
PURPOSE: To increase the proportion of adolescents with Medicaid who receive preventive care services in an urban pediatric clinic. METHODS: A quality improvement intervention was implemented at an urban pediatric primary care clinic between November 2013 and October 2014. The intervention systematically "flipped" acute visits into well-care visits for patients ages 12-21 years, when overdue. The primary process measure was the percentage of acute visits expanded to include well-care components out of total eligible opportunities...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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