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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538045/donor-derived-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-patients-toward-a-holistic-approach
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Esther Benamu, Cameron R Wolfe, Jose G Montoya
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Solid organ demand far exceeds organ supply. Strategies to increase the donor pool include the liberalization of selection criteria without increasing the risk of unexpected donor-derived infection (DDI), a rare complication of transplantation carrying high morbidity and mortality. We review the challenging aspects in the prevention of DDI, focusing on the complexities of data sharing and efficient communication and the role infectious diseases specialists play in the process...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470137/waste-in-health-information-systems-a-systematic-review
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Nadia Awang Kalong, Maryati Yusof
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss a systematic review on waste identification related to health information systems (HIS) in Lean transformation. Design/methodology/approach A systematic review was conducted on 19 studies to evaluate Lean transformation and tools used to remove waste related to HIS in clinical settings. Findings Ten waste categories were identified, along with their relationships and applications of Lean tool types related to HIS. Different Lean tools were used at the early and final stages of Lean transformation; the tool selection depended on the waste characteristic...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419175/talent-identification-and-recruitment-in-youth-soccer-recruiter-s-perceptions-of-the-key-attributes-for-player-recruitment
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Paul Larkin, Donna O'Connor
Using the modified Delphi method, we aimed to understand the attributes youth coaches and recruiters perceive as important when identifying skilled youth performance at the entry level of representative soccer in Australia (i.e., Under 13 years). Furthermore, we also aimed to describe the current methods youth coaches and recruiters use to assess and identify these attributes in youth players. Australian regional youth technical directors and coaches (n = 20) completed a three stage process, including an initial interview and two subsequent questionnaires, whereby attributes and qualities associated with talent identification were rated and justified according to the importance for youth player performance and talent identification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323435/quantifying-selection-pressure
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Evert Haasdijk, Jacqueline Heinerman
Selection is an essential component of any evolutionary systemand analysing this fundamental force in evolution can provide relevant insights into the evolutionary development of a population. The 1990s and early 2000s saw a substantial number of publications that investigated selection pressure through methods such as takeover time and Markov chain analysis. Over the last decade, however, interest in the analysis of selection in evolutionary computing has waned. The established methods for analysis of selection pressure provide little insight when selection is based in more than comparison of fitness values...
March 21, 2017: Evolutionary Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191345/holistic-care-for-patients-during-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-a-qualitative-study
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Ali Khalafi, Nasrin Elahi, Fazlollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Weaning patients from mechanical ventilation is a complex and highly challenging process. It requires continuity of care, the overall assessment of patients, and a focus on all aspects of patients' needs by critical care nurses. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to explore holistic care while patients are being weaned from mechanical ventilation from the perspective of the critical care nurses. METHODS: The study was carried out in the intensive care units (ICUs) of six hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran, from 2014 to 2015...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163354/targeting-out-scaling-and-prioritising-climate-smart-interventions-in-agricultural-systems-lessons-from-applying-a-generic-framework-to-the-livestock-sector-in-sub-saharan-africa
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An Notenbaert, Catherine Pfeifer, Silvia Silvestri, Mario Herrero
As a result of population growth, urbanization and climate change, agricultural systems around the world face enormous pressure on the use of resources. There is a pressing need for wide-scale innovation leading to development that improves the livelihoods and food security of the world's population while at the same time addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation. A variety of promising climate-smart interventions have been identified. However, what remains is the prioritization of interventions for investment and broad dissemination...
February 2017: Agricultural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076439/predictors-of-student-productivity-in-biomedical-graduate-school-applications
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Joshua D Hall, Anna B O'Connell, Jeanette G Cook
Many US biomedical PhD programs receive more applications for admissions than they can accept each year, necessitating a selective admissions process. Typical selection criteria include standardized test scores, undergraduate grade point average, letters of recommendation, a resume and/or personal statement highlighting relevant research or professional experience, and feedback from interviews with training faculty. Admissions decisions are often founded on assumptions that these application components correlate with research success in graduate school, but these assumptions have not been rigorously tested...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049472/implementation-of-a-recovery-oriented-model-in-a-sub-acute-intermediate-stay-mental-health-unit-ismhu
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Barry G Frost, Megan Turrell, Ketrina A Sly, Terry J Lewin, Agatha M Conrad, Suzanne Johnston, Srinivasan Tirupati, Kerry Petrovic, Sadanand Rajkumar
BACKGROUND: An ongoing service evaluation project was initiated following the establishment of a new, purpose-built, 20-bed sub-acute Intermediate Stay Mental Health Unit (ISMHU). This paper: provides an overview of the targeted 6-week program, operating within an Integrated Recovery-oriented Model (IRM); characterises the clients admitted during the first 16 months; and documents their recovery needs and any changes. METHODS: A brief description of the unit's establishment and programs is initially provided...
January 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032078/adolescents-interpretation-of-the-concept-of-wellness-a-qualitative-study
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Ezihe Loretta Ahanonu, Karien Jooste
Introduction: This study sought to explore and describe the interpretation which adolescents ascribe to the term wellness at a selected high school in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Methods: A qualitative research design was utilized. Nine focus-group discussions were conducted among 58 adolescents. Sample was selected purposefully and collected data was analyzed using open coding. Results: Findings reflected adolescents' interpretations of the term wellness in the realm of holistic well-being transcending the nonexistence of illness or sickness in the body...
December 2016: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025324/defining-pharmaceutical-systems-strengthening-concepts-to-enable-measurement
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Tamara Hafner, Helena Walkowiak, David Lee, Francis Aboagye-Nyame
Pharmaceutical products are indispensable for improving health outcomes. An extensive body of work on access to and use of medicines has resulted in an assortment of tools measuring various elements of pharmaceutical systems. Until now however, there has been little attempt to conceptualize a pharmaceutical system as an entity and define its strengthening in a way that allows for measuring systems strengthening. The narrow focus of available tools limits their value in ascertaining which interventions result in stronger, more resilient systems...
May 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006739/participatory-action-inquiry-using-baccalaureate-nursing-students-the-inclusion-of-integrative-health-care-modalities-in-nursing-core-curriculum
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Roxane Raffin Chan, Michelle Schaffrath
Nurses, nursing educators and students support the inclusion of integrative health care (IHC) into nursing core curriculum as a way to create nurses who deliver nursing care to the full extent of their scope of practice and advance evidenced based IHC. Because of the holistic nature of IHC modalities, research to investigate appropriate teaching strategies and potential efficacy of learning IHC in the baccalaureate core curriculum requires a holistic approach. Therefore a phenomenological exploration using participatory action inquiry was conducted at a large Midwestern university...
January 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992830/what-prevents-chinese-parents-from-reporting-possible-cases-of-child-sexual-abuse-to-authority-a-holistic-interactionistic-approach
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Qian Wen Xie, Xiaoyue Sun, Mengtong Chen, Dong Ping Qiao, Ko Ling Chan
The reporting of suspected CSA cases to authorities in a timely manner is important in preventing continued abuse and protecting abused children at early ages. The current study seeks to explore parents' intentions of reporting their own children's CSA experiences to authorities as well as their reporting willingness when they become aware of possible CSA cases happening to children in other families. Two rounds of semi-structured interviews were conducted among a sample of 26 parents in Beijing; these parents were purposefully selected so as to be diverse in terms of gender, age, and socioeconomic status...
December 16, 2016: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879175/identifying-talented-track-and-field-athletes-the-impact-of-relative-age-effect-on-selection-to-the-spanish-national-athletics-federation-training-camps
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Javier Brazo-Sayavera, María Asunción Martínez-Valencia, Lisa Müller, Georgios Andronikos, Russell J J Martindale
This study examined the impact of relative age effect (RAE) on selection to the Spanish National Athletics Federation (RFEA) training camps (TC) between 2006 and 2013. Overall, 1,334 selected athletes at U15 years (cadet) and U17 years (juvenile) were compared against 27,711 licensed but unselected athletes for the same age groups. The results highlighted the influential role of the RAE on selection to national level track and field training camp opportunities. Interestingly, this effect was mediated by age and gender, where effects were stronger for both males and younger athletes (U15), with no evidence of RAE for older (U17) female athletes...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855698/perceptions-and-experiences-of-patients-living-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-a-systematic-review-and-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Sim Leng Ooi, Hong-Gu He, Yanhong Dong, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac deaths have become a growing major public health concern that affects the world. Despite the various etiologies, life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias attribute the main cause of sudden cardiac deaths. Therefore in certain groups of high-risk patients, the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) has been recommended as either a secondary or primary prophylactic method of prevention. OBJECTIVE: To summarise the perceptions of ICD recipients and provide an overview of their experiences with regards to the quality of life, coping strategies, and learning needs...
November 17, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27657662/the-experience-of-family-caregivers-caring-for-a-terminal-patient-at-home-a-research-review
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REVIEW
J Martín Martín, M Olano-Lizarraga, M Saracíbar-Razquin
INTRODUCTION: One of the key aspects of the care of terminal patients is care delivered in their own home. Increasingly, the process of dying is moving from hospitals to homes. Although this process is directly related to the support of the social health environment, the involvement of family caregivers is essential. Given the impact that caring for a terminally ill family member has on people's lives, it is necessary to comprehend their personal experience in a holistic way. OBJECTIVE: To reveal the experience of family caregivers who are caring for a terminal patient in their home...
December 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636751/prosthodontic-decision-making-relating-to-dentitions-with-compromised-molars-the-perspective-of-swedish-general-dental-practitioners
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E-K Korduner, I Collin Bagewitz, P Vult von Steyern, E Wolf
The aim of this investigation was to study the clinical prosthodontic decision-making process relating to dentitions with compromised molars among Swedish general dental practitioners (GDPs). Eleven Swedish GDPs were purposively selected, and all agreed to participate. Then, in-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted and covered treatment considerations concerning two authentic patient cases, initially with complete dental arches, and later, a final treatment based on a shortened dental arch (SDA) was discussed...
December 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627631/holistic-review-in-medical-school-admissions-and-selection-a-strategic-mission-driven-response-to-shifting-societal-needs
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Sarah S Conrad, Amy N Addams, Geoffrey H Young
Medical schools and residency programs have always sought excellence in the areas of education, research, and clinical care. However, these pursuits are not accomplished within a vacuum-rather, they are continually and necessarily influenced by social, cultural, political, legal, and economic forces. Persistent demographic inequalities coupled with rapidly evolving biomedical research and a complex legal landscape heighten our collective awareness and emphasize the continued need to consider medicine's social contract when selecting, educating, and developing physicians and physician-scientists...
September 13, 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614900/electrophysiological-evidence-for-parts-and-wholes-in-visual-face-memory
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John Towler, Martin Eimer
It is often assumed that upright faces are represented in a holistic fashion, while representations of inverted faces are essentially part-based. To assess this hypothesis, we recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) during a sequential face identity matching task where successively presented pairs of upright or inverted faces were either identical or differed with respect to their internal features, their external features, or both. Participants' task was to report on each trial whether the face pair was identical or different...
October 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520404/medical-educational-culture-introducing-patients-to-applicants-as-part-of-the-medical-school-interview-feasibility-and-initial-impact-show-and-tell
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Shireen Madani Sims, James W Lynch
INTRODUCTION: The College of Medicine at our institution underwent a major curricular revision in order to develop a patient-centered context for learning. The admission process was revised to reflect this change, adopting a holistic review process, with the hope of attracting students who were particularly well suited to a patient-centered curriculum and learning culture. METHODS: Patients from a single practitioner, who were accustomed to working with medical students, were asked if they would like to select the next generation of physicians...
2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458207/visualizing-the-phage-t4-activated-transcription-complex-of-dna-and-e-coli-rna-polymerase
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Tamara D James, Timothy Cardozo, Lauren E Abell, Meng-Lun Hsieh, Lisa M Miller Jenkins, Saheli S Jha, Deborah M Hinton
The ability of RNA polymerase (RNAP) to select the right promoter sequence at the right time is fundamental to the control of gene expression in all organisms. However, there is only one crystallized structure of a complete activator/RNAP/DNA complex. In a process called σ appropriation, bacteriophage T4 activates a class of phage promoters using an activator (MotA) and a co-activator (AsiA), which function through interactions with the σ(70) subunit of RNAP. We have developed a holistic, structure-based model for σ appropriation using multiple experimentally determined 3D structures (Escherichia coli RNAP, the Thermus aquaticus RNAP/DNA complex, AsiA /σ(70) Region 4, the N-terminal domain of MotA [MotA(NTD)], and the C-terminal domain of MotA [MotA(CTD)]), molecular modeling, and extensive biochemical observations indicating the position of the proteins relative to each other and to the DNA...
September 19, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
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