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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530413/inverting-the-power-dynamic-the-process-of-first-sessions-of-psychotherapy-with-therapists-of-color-and-non-latino-white-patients
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Lia Okun, Doris F Chang, Gregory Kanhai, Jordan Dunn, Hailey Easley
The present study is the first to apply Trawalter, Richeson, and Shelton's (2009) stress and coping framework to qualitatively examine interracial interactions in initial sessions of psychotherapy. The sample included 22 dyads: 15 therapists of color administering various treatment modalities to 15 treatment-seeking non-Latino White (NLW) patients and a comparison group of 7 intraracial (NLW-NLW) dyads. In Phase 1, videorecordings of the first session of treatment were analyzed using inductive thematic analysis (TA) to describe patient and therapist behaviors...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527493/impact-of-total-laryngectomy-on-return-to-work
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Jose Miguel Costa, Montserrat López, Jacinto García, Xavier León, Miquel Quer
INTRODUCTION: Total laryngectomy is one of the most mutilating oncological operations. There are no specific studies evaluating return to work after this surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on a sample of 116 laryngectomized patients who were disease- free and had a minimum follow-up of 2 years from total laryngectomy. A survey was conducted to find out their employment situation before and after surgery. At the time of surgery, 62 (53%) were working, 40 (35%) were retired and 14 (12%) were in a disability situation...
May 17, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527317/fully-automatic-segmentation-of-left-ventricular-anatomy-in-3-d-lge-mri
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Tanja Kurzendorfer, Christoph Forman, Michaela Schmidt, Christoph Tillmanns, Andreas Maier, Alexander Brost
The current challenge for electrophysiology procedures, targeting the left ventricle, is the localization and qualification of myocardial scar. Late gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI) is the current gold standard to visualize regions of myocardial infarction. Commonly, a stack of 2-D images is acquired of the left ventricle in short-axis orientation. Recently, 3-D LGE-MRI methods were proposed that continuously cover the whole heart with a high resolution within a single acquisition. The acquisition promises an accurate quantification of the myocardium to the extent of myocardial scarring...
May 8, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523636/informing-materials-drugs-as-tools-for-exploring-cancer-mechanisms-and-pathways
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Etienne Vignola-Gagné, Peter Keating, Alberto Cambrosio
This paper builds on previous work that investigated anticancer drugs as 'informed materials', i.e., substances that undergo an informational enrichment that situates them in a dense relational web of qualifications and measurements generated by clinical experiments and clinical trials. The paper analyzes the recent transformation of anticancer drugs from 'informed' to 'informing material'. Briefly put: in the post-genomic era, anti-cancer drugs have become instruments for the production of new biological, pathological, and therapeutic insights into the underlying etiology and evolution of cancer...
June 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523116/obstacles-and-problems-of-ethical-leadership-from-the-perspective-of-nursing-leaders-a-qualitative-content-analysis
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Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Tahereh Ashktorab, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh
In the nursing profession, leadership plays a significant role in creating motivation and thus enabling nurses to provide high quality care. Ethics is an essential component of leadership qualifications and the ethical leader can help create an ethical atmosphere, offer ethical guidance, and ensure the occupational satisfaction of personnel through prioritizing moralities. However, some issues prevent the implementation of this type of leadership by nursing leaders. The aim of this study was to identify and describe some problems and obstacles in ethical leadership faced by nursing leaders, and to help them achieve more accurate information and broader perspective in this field...
2017: Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515747/revascularization-in-ischemic-heart-failure-with-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-the-impact-of-complete-revascularization
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Łukasz Pyka, Michał Hawranek, Mariusz Gąsior
Heart failure is a growing problem worldwide, with coronary artery disease being the underlying cause of over two-thirds of cases. Revascularization in this group of patients may potentially inhibit the progressive damage to the myocardium and lead to improved outcomes, but data in this area are scarce. This article emphasizes the role of qualification for revascularization and selection of method (percutaneous coronary intervention vs. coronary artery bypass grafting) and subsequently focuses on the issue of completeness of revascularization in this group of patients...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513515/relationship-between-knowledge-and-quality-of-asthma-care-among-physicians-in-south-west-nigeria
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B Adeniyi, O Ilesanmi, D Obaseki, O Desalu, B Betiku, G Erhabor
INTRODUCTION: Adequate knowledge of asthma management and adherence to international guidelines are known to increase the quality of care offered by Physicians. We conducted this study to assess the level of asthma knowledge and quality of care among physicians practicing in Ondo State. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional survey of 96 physicians from various specialties participating in a continuous professional development (CPD) lecture using adapted questionnaires...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512177/evaluation-of-novel-process-indicators-for-rapid-monitoring-of-hydrogen-peroxide-decontamination-processes
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Neil P McLeod, Melanie Clifford, J Mark Sutton
Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores on stainless steel discs are routinely used as Biological Indicators (BIs) for the validation of hydrogen peroxide bio-decontamination processes. Given ongoing concerns about the reliability and response time of BIs, we explored the potential for an enzyme-based approach decontamination process evaluation. Thermostable adenylate kinase (tAK) enzyme was coated onto a solid support and exposed to hydrogen peroxide vapour, in parallel with standard commercial 6-log BIs, during a series of vapour-phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP) cycles in a flexible film isolator...
May 15, 2017: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508764/current-incidence-of-different-morphological-types-of-malignant-metastases-to-the-spine-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: Malignant tumours particularly often metastasise to the spine, causing considerable pain and limiting the patient's physical function. Standard therapy consists in surgical treatment with adjuvant radiotherapy. The qualification for surgery is a multifaceted process and detailed analysis of the morphology of the metastasis is a key factor. Numerous types of classification of metastatic lesions exist, among which the Tomita system, based on MRI findings, appears to be the most practical...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508359/evolving-relevance-of-neuroproteomics-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Simone Lista, Henrik Zetterberg, Sid E O'Bryant, Kaj Blennow, Harald Hampel
Substantial progress in the understanding of the biology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been achieved over the past decades. The early detection and diagnosis of AD and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases, however, remain a challenging scientific frontier. Therefore, the comprehensive discovery (relating to all individual, converging or diverging biochemical disease mechanisms), development, validation, and qualification of standardized biological markers with diagnostic and prognostic functions with a precise performance profile regarding specificity, sensitivity, and positive and negative predictive value are warranted...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503223/hospital-and-community-pharmacists-perception-of-the-scope-barriers-and-challenges-of-pharmacy-practice-based-research-in-nigeria
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Titilayo O Fakeye, Rasaq Adisa, Rashidat T Olukotun, Paul K Morawo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate perception, extent of involvement and barriers to pharmacy practice-based research among community and hospital pharmacists in Ibadan, Oyo state, southwestern Nigeria. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was carried out among 65 hospital and 86 community pharmacists with at least five-year post-qualification experience, using pre-tested questionnaire. Socio-demographic information, extent of involvement, relevance and scope, as well as barriers to pharmacy practice-based research were explored...
January 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502929/multifocal-colonic-wall-abscesses-during-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-tnf-%C3%AE-therapy-for-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis-a-very-rare-manifestation-of-infectious-complications
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Toshiro Fukui, Mio Takahashi, Takashi Okazaki, Takashi Tomiyama, Norimasa Fukata, Yugo Ando, Kazuichi Okazaki
A 24-year-old woman was transferred to our hospital under suspicion of an exacerbation of her known ulcerative colitis. Colonoscopy revealed an edematous swelling and multifocal discharge of pus throughout the descending colon, concurrent with active ulcerative colitis findings in the rectum and sigmoid colon. Computed tomography showed a thickened wall and multifocal abscesses within the wall of the descending colon. Two weeks after starting antimicrobial therapy, she was discharged home. This is the first case report of multifocal colonic wall abscesses...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500447/-certification-guidelines-and-qualification-courses
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R Loose, M Wucherer
German regulations require a license for using ionizing radiation in medicine. This license-called "Fachkunde"-varies for different medical procedures such as CT, fluoroscopy, radiography, or mammography. The required frequencies and training times also vary for different medical disciplines such as radiology, cardiology, vascular surgery, traumatology, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy, among others. The quality criteria for a specific license require a minimum training time under supervision and a minimum frequency of a wide range of procedures...
May 12, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499116/postgraduate-alcohol-and-other-drug-practitioner-training-in-new-zealand-significant-influences
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Peter J Adams, Doug Sellman, David Newcombe, Simon Adamson, Sam White, Daryle Deering, Fraser Todd
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to present a case study of the evolution of postgraduate-level training programs for alcohol and other drug (AOD) practitioners provided by two universities in New Zealand. METHOD: The case study compiles details on relevant treatment contexts and systems in New Zealand and key milestones and significant developments in postgraduate AOD practitioner programs in two locations over a 30-year period. The details were compiled by the authors, all of whom were closely involved with the development of the training programs...
May 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499106/alcohol-and-cigarette-use-from-ages-23-to-55-links-with-health-and-well-being-in-the-long-term-national-child-development-study
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Jeremy Staff, Jennifer Maggs
OBJECTIVE: Using longitudinal data from the National Child Development Study, an ongoing study of a nationally representative British cohort born in 1958 (n = 9,137; 51% female), we examined how patterns of alcohol and cigarette use from young adulthood (age 23) to midlife (age 55) are associated with health and well-being. METHOD: We first used a nonparametric multilevel latent class specification to identify eight unique paths of alcohol and cigarette use from ages 23 to 55, and then assessed how these long-term latent paths related to overall health, heart problems, chronic illness, and quality of life at midlife...
May 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495569/journal-of-pharmaceutical-sciences-notes-plasma-lipidomics-of-healthy-japanese-adults-reveals-gender-and-age-related-differences
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Keiko Maekawa, Kazuo Okemoto, Masaki Ishikawa, Rieko Tanaka, Yuji Kumagai, Yoshiro Saito
Lipid metabolites in the blood are expected to be biomarker candidates to reflect disease states and responses to therapeutic drugs. However, their profiles are influenced by subject background, which may lead to confounding results. This study aimed to evaluate whether age and gender affect lipid metabolite levels in the plasma of healthy Japanese adults. Comprehensive lipidomic analysis was performed using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for overnight-fasted volunteers consisting of four groups of 15 subjects each: young males (25-35 years old), elderly males (55-64 years old), young females (25-35 years old), and elderly females (55-65 years old)...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494477/new-zealand-plastic-surgeons-life-time-contribution-to-peer-reviewed-literature
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Tess Brian, Brandon Adams
AIM: The New Zealand Medical Association commits the New Zealand doctor to evidence-based medicine, scholarship, teaching, collaboration and communication. To assess this commitment, one measure, contribution to the peer-reviewed literature, was examined for one group of New Zealand doctors: plastic surgeons. METHOD: Plastic surgeons with a current practising certificate were identified on the New Zealand medical register (April 2016). Scopus database was searched for publications by each...
May 12, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494090/transconvolution-based-equalization-of-positron-energy-effects-for-the-use-of-68-ge-68-ga-phantoms-in-determining-18-f-pet-recovery
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George A Prenosil, Michael Hentschel, Markus Fürstner, Thomas Krause, Thilo Weitzel, Bernd Klaeser
PURPOSE: Avoiding measurement variability from (18) F phantom preparation by using (68) Ge/(68) Ga phantoms for the determination of (18) F recovery curves (RC) in clinical quality assurance measurements and for PET/CT site qualification in multicentre clinical trials. METHODS: RCs were obtained from PET/CT measurements of seven differently sized phantom spheres filled either with (18) F or with (68) Ga. RCs for the respective other isotope were then determined by two different methods: In the first method, images were convolved with positron range transconvolution functions derived from positron annihilation distributions found in literature...
May 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493628/the-confidence-of-undergraduate-dental-students-when-carrying-out-prosthodontic-treatment-and-their-perception-of-the-quality-of-prosthodontic-education
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J Puryer, K Woods, J Terry, J Sandy, A J Ireland
INTRODUCTION: Despite the falling number of edentulous patients within the UK, there is still a large demand for the provision of removable prostheses. On qualification, dentists should have the knowledge and skills to provide these prostheses, but previous studies have shown that final-year dental undergraduate confidence in treating denture patients is lacking. AIM: To explore undergraduate dental student confidence whilst carrying out prosthodontic treatment, and to explore their perceptions of the quality of their prosthodontic education...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487667/when-is-a-test-score-fair-for-the-individual-who-is-being-tested-effects-of-different-scoring-procedures-across-multiple-attempts-when-testing-a-motor-skill-task
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Arve Vorland Pedersen, Håvard Lorås
Tests or test batteries used for assessing motor skills, either in research studies or in clinical settings, apply a variety of procedures for scoring performances, including everything from one to ten attempts, of which the best is scored or an average is computed. The rationale behind scoring procedures is rarely stated, and it seems that the number of attempts allowed is decided without much qualification from research. It is uncertain whether procedures fairly capture an individual's skill level. Thus, the validity of the tests may be compromised...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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