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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938242/clinical-data-warehouse-an-effective-tool-to-create-intelligence-in-disease-management
#1
Mahtab Karami, Azin Rahimi
Clinical business intelligence tools such as clinical data warehouse enable health care organizations to objectively assess the disease management programs that affect the quality of patients' life and well-being in public. The purpose of these programs is to reduce disease occurrence, improve patient care, and decrease health care costs. Therefore, applying clinical data warehouse can be effective in generating useful information about aspects of patient care to facilitate budgeting, planning, research, process improvement, external reporting, benchmarking, and trend analysis, as well as to enable the decisions needed to prevent the progression or appearance of the illness aligning with maintaining the health of the population...
September 21, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938002/regional-endothermy-as-a-trigger-for-gigantism-in-some-extinct-macropredatory-sharks
#2
Humberto G Ferrón
Otodontids include some of the largest macropredatory sharks that ever lived, the most extreme case being Otodus (Megaselachus) megalodon. The reasons underlying their gigantism, distribution patterns and extinction have been classically linked with climatic factors and the evolution, radiation and migrations of cetaceans during the Paleogene. However, most of these previous proposals are based on the idea of otodontids as ectothermic sharks regardless of the ecological, energetic and body size constraints that this implies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937659/assessing-the-allocation-of-special-elderly-nursing-homes-in-tokyo-japan
#3
Ninglong You, Zhenjiang Shen, Tatsuya Nishino
Social welfare and public health departments require reliable assessments to enhance the rationality of phased construction of special elderly nursing homes (SENHs). This paper aims to assess the allocation of SENHs based on a beds-needed index for SENHs (BNIS). This may help departments determine the priority for approving locations of SENHs more accurately with a limited budget. Traditional assessments in Tokyo use the sphere of welfare, ward, and sphere of daily life as spatial units for estimating beds-to-elderly population ratios...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936722/kinetics-of-photosystem-ii-electron-transport-a-mathematical-analysis-based-on-chlorophyll-fluorescence-induction
#4
Agu Laisk, Vello Oja
The OJDIP rise in chlorophyll fluorescence during induction at different light intensities was mathematically modeled using 24 master equations describing electron transport through photosystem II (PSII) plus ordinary differential equations for electron budgets in plastoquinone, cytochrome f, plastocyanin, photosystem I, and ferredoxin. A novel feature of the model is consideration of electron in- and outflow budgets resulting in changes in redox states of Tyrosine Z, P680, and QA as sole bases for changes in fluorescence yield during the transient...
September 21, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934576/key-to-successful-budgeting-the-law-of-large-numbers
#5
Patrick K Lynch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933003/research-costs-investigated-a-study-into-the-budgets-of-dutch-publicly-funded-drug-related-research
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Thea van Asselt, Bram Ramaekers, Isaac Corro Ramos, Manuela Joore, Maiwenn Al, Ivonne Lesman-Leegte, Maarten Postma, Pepijn Vemer, Talitha Feenstra
BACKGROUND: The costs of performing research are an important input in value of information (VOI) analyses but are difficult to assess. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the costs of research, serving two purposes: (1) estimating research costs for use in VOI analyses; and (2) developing a costing tool to support reviewers of grant proposals in assessing whether the proposed budget is realistic. METHODS: For granted study proposals from the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), type of study, potential cost drivers, proposed budget, and general characteristics were extracted...
September 20, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932827/partitioning-based-mechanisms-under-personalized-differential-privacy
#7
Haoran Li, Li Xiong, Zhanglong Ji, Xiaoqian Jiang
Differential privacy has recently emerged in private statistical aggregate analysis as one of the strongest privacy guarantees. A limitation of the model is that it provides the same privacy protection for all individuals in the database. However, it is common that data owners may have different privacy preferences for their data. Consequently, a global differential privacy parameter may provide excessive privacy protection for some users, while insufficient for others. In this paper, we propose two partitioning-based mechanisms, privacy-aware and utility-based partitioning, to handle personalized differential privacy parameters for each individual in a dataset while maximizing utility of the differentially private computation...
May 2017: Adv Knowl Discov Data Min (2017)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932160/family-medicine-practice-in-saudi-arabia-the-current-situation-and-proposed-strategic-directions-plan-2020
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Yahia M Al-Khaldi, Essam A Al-Ghamdi, Tariq I Al-Mogbil, Hesham I Al-Khashan
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to assess the current situation of the teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in family medicine in KSA, assess the current practice of family medicine, and draw a roadmap to achieve Saudi vision 2020. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted with the support and collaboration of the Primary Health Care Department of the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia, and World Health Organization (EMRO) in November 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931844/calibrated-link-budget-of-a-silicon-photonics-wdm-transceiver-with-soa-and-semiconductor-mode-locked-laser
#9
Alvaro Moscoso-Mártir, Juliana Müller, Elmira Islamova, Florian Merget, Jeremy Witzens
Based on the single channel characterization of a Silicon Photonics (SiP) transceiver with Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) and semiconductor Mode-Locked Laser (MLL), we evaluate the optical power budget of a corresponding Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) link in which penalties associated to multi-channel operation and the management of polarization diversity are introduced. In particular, channel cross-talk as well as Cross Gain Modulation (XGM) and Four Wave Mixing (FWM) inside the SOA are taken into account...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931840/potential-bias-of-daily-soil-co2-efflux-estimates-due-to-sampling-time
#10
Alejandro Cueva, Stephen H Bullock, Eulogio López-Reyes, Rodrigo Vargas
Soil respiration (Rs) has been usually measured during daylight hours using manual chambers. This approach assumes that measurements made during a typical time interval (e.g., 9 to 11 am) represent the mean daily value; locally, this may not always be correct and could result in systematic bias of daily and annual Rs budgets. We propose a simple method, based on the temporal stability concept, to determine the most appropriate time of the day for manual measurements to capture a representative mean daily Rs value...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929883/managing-environmental-sustainability-in-a-healthcare-setting
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Karen Langstaff, Victoria Brzozowski
How does a hospital sustain its journey towards environmental sustainability? To date, most hospitals have embarked on some strategies for improving environmental performance, whether it's reducing energy or landfill waste. Environmental sustainability strategies, however, can often lose momentum or stagnate if not championed by someone whose full-time role is to assess, monitor, and bring new strategies to the table. In the face of ongoing budget deficits, it is increasingly difficult to get adequate support and buy-in for this type of role unless the leadership of the organization is committed to an environmental sustainability program...
March 2017: Healthcare Management Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929096/contaminants-in-foods-of-animal-origin-in-cameroon-a-one-health-vision-for-risk-management-from-farm-to-fork
#12
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Guy B Pouokam, B U Saha Foudjo, Chi Samuel, Philomina Fankam Yamgai, A Kamda Silapeux, Joel Taguemkam Sando, G Fankam Atonde, Chiara Frazzoli
Foods of animal origin represent an important share in the diet of Cameroonian populations. Cameroon is known to be a food basket in the west and central Africa sub-region, and an important supplier of foods on the international markets. In the meantime, food importation is continuously increasing to meet the high demand of a more westernized segment of the population. Cereals, fish, sea products, eggs, honey, shrimps, chicken, and feed ingredients are important share in the international trade of agricultural products...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927713/risk-factors-of-early-adverse-drug-reactions-with-phenytoin-a-prospective-inpatient-cohort
#13
Reinaldo Uribe-San-Martín, Ethel Ciampi, Wilhelm Uslar, Silvana Villagra, Jaime Godoy, Patricio Mellado
INTRODUCTION: Phenytoin (PHT) is an effective and inexpensive antiepileptic drug (AED). However, its use has been limited for fear of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and is being replaced by newer AED, increasing the costs and causing major budget problems, particularly for developing countries. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine ADR frequency, explore, and establish related risk factors. METHODS: Prospective data were collected from a cohort of inpatients using PHT for the first time...
September 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927575/inequity-in-healthcare-use-among-older-people-after-2008-the-case-of-southern-european-countries
#14
Lara Patrício Tavares, Francesca Zantomio
Despite the sizeable cuts in public healthcare spending, which were part of the austerity measures recently undertaken in Southern European countries, little attention has been devoted to monitoring its distributional consequences in terms of healthcare use. This study aims at measuring socioeconomic inequities in primary and secondary healthcare use experienced some time after the crisis onset in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The analysis, based on data drawn from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), focuses on older people, who generally face significantly higher healthcare needs, and whose health appeared to have worsened in the aftermath of the crisis...
September 16, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927536/reflections-on-a-career-and-on-the-history-of-genetic-toxicity-testing-in-the-national-toxicology-program
#15
Errol Zeiger
One of the highly visible aspects of the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has been its genetic toxicity testing program, which has been responsible for testing, and making publicly available, in vitro and in vivo test data on thousands of chemicals since 1979. What is less well known, however, is that this NTP program had its origin in two separate testing programs that were initiated independently at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) before the NTP was established...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927450/unit-cost-of-healthcare-services-at-200-bed-public-hospitals-in-myanmar-what-plays-an-important-role-of-hospital-budgeting
#16
Thet Mon Than, Yu Mon Saw, Moe Khaing, Ei Mon Win, Su Myat Cho, Tetsuyoshi Kariya, Eiko Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Hamajima
BACKGROUND: Cost information is important for efficient allocation of healthcare expenditure, estimating future budget allocation, and setting user fees to start new financing systems. Myanmar is in political transition, and trying to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. This study assessed the unit cost of healthcare services at two public hospitals in the country from the provider perspective. The study also analyzed the cost structure of the hospitals to allocate and manage the budgets appropriately...
September 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926776/the-impact-of-price-policy-on-demand-for-alcohol-in-rural-india
#17
Arjunan Subramanian, Parmod Kumar
Whether raising the price of addictive goods can reduce its burden is widely debated in many countries, largely due to lack of appropriate data and robust methods. Three key concerns frequently raised in the literature are: unobserved heterogeneity; omitted variables; identification problem. Addressing these concerns, using robust instrument and employing unique individual-level panel data from Indian Punjab, this paper investigates two related propositions (i) will increase in alcohol price reduce its burden (ii) since greater incomes raise the costs of inebriation, will higher incomes affect consumption of alcohol negatively...
August 24, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926598/-if-he-could-speak-he-would-be-able-to-point-out-who-does-those-things-to-him-experiences-of-violence-and-access-to-child-protection-among-children-with-disabilities-in-uganda-and-malawi
#18
Lena Morgon Banks, Susan A Kelly, Nambusi Kyegombe, Hannah Kuper, Karen Devries
INTRODUCTION: There is growing evidence that children with disabilities face an increased risk of violence globally. While child protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to violence-including formal government systems and more informal programmes and activities run by local communities or NGOs-are slowly becoming operationalised in low- and- middle-income countries, little is known about whether existing mechanisms are disability-inclusive. The aim of this study is to provide a better understanding of children with disabilities' experiences of violence and their access to available child protection mechanisms in low resource settings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926592/polish-physicians-cooperation-with-the-pharmaceutical-industry-and-its-potential-impact-on-public-health
#19
Marta Makowska
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to describe how Polish physicians cooperate with the pharmaceutical industry and show how this relationship may pose a threat to public health. METHODS: It considers the results of an online survey of 379 physicians. The survey was hosted by surveymonkey.com with links from a Polish physicians' website (Medycyna Praktyczna) between 29 October 2013 and 31 December 2013. The sample was purposive, respondents having to be physicians working in Poland...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926344/the-effect-of-severity-of-illness-on-spine-surgery-costs-across-new-york-state-hospitals-an-analysis-of-69-831-cases
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I David Kaye, Murillo Adrados, Raj J Karia, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Joseph A Bosco
STUDY DESIGN: Observational database review. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of patient severity of illness (SOI) on the cost of spine surgery among New York state hospitals. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: National health care spending has risen at an unsustainable rate with musculoskeletal care, and spine surgery in particular, accounting for a significant portion of this expenditure. In an effort towards cost-containment, health care payers are exploring novel payment models some of which reward cost savings but penalize excessive spending...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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