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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092512/a-hidden-markov-model-for-seismocardiography
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Johan Wahlstrom, Isaac Skog, Peter Handel, Farzad Khosrow-Khavar, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Phyllis K Stein, Arye Nehorai
We propose a hidden Markov model approach for processing seismocardiograms. The seismocardiogram morphology is learned using the expectation-maximization algorithm, and the state of the heart at a given time instant is estimated by the Viterbi algorithm. From the obtained Viterbi sequence, it is then straightforward to estimate instantaneous heart rate, heart rate variability measures, and cardiac time intervals (the latter requiring a small number of manual annotations). As is shown in the conducted experimental study, the presented algorithm outperforms the state-of-the-art in seismocardiogrambased heart rate and heart rate variability estimation Moreover, the isovolumic contraction time and the left ventricular ejection time are estimated with mean absolute errors of about 5 [ms] and 9 [ms], respectively...
January 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092325/persistent-pain-after-motor-vehicle-collision-comparative-effectiveness-of-opioids-vs-nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-prescribed-from-the-emergency-department-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Francesca L Beaudoin, Roee Gutman, Roland C Merchant, Melissa A Clark, Robert A Swor, Jeffrey S Jones, David C Lee, David A Peak, Robert M Domeier, Niels K Rathlev, Samuel A McLean
Each year millions of Americans present to the emergency department (ED) for care after a motor vehicle collision (MVC); the majority (>90%) are discharged to home after evaluation. Acute musculoskeletal pain is the norm in this population, and such patients are typically discharged to home with prescriptions for oral opioid analgesics or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The influence of acute pain management on subsequent pain outcomes in this common ED population is unknown. We evaluated the effect of opioid analgesics vs NSAIDs initiated from the ED on the presence of moderate to severe musculoskeletal pain and ongoing opioid use at 6 weeks in a large cohort of adult ED patients presenting to the ED after MVC (n = 948)...
February 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092064/critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-implementation-lessons-learned
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Monica R McClain, John S Hokanson, Regina Grazel, Kim Naarden Van Braun, Lorraine F Garg, Michelle R Morris, Kathleen Moline, Keri Urquhart, Amy Nance, Harper Randall, Marci K Sontag
Introduction The purpose of this article is to present the collective experiences of six federally-funded critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening implementation projects to assist federal and state policy makers and public health to implement CCHD screening. Methods A qualitative assessment and summary from six demonstration project grantees and other state representatives involved in the implementation of CCHD screening programs are presented in the following areas: legislation, provider and family education, screening algorithms and interpretation, data collection and quality improvement, telemedicine, home and rural births, and neonatal intensive care unit populations...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088398/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-for-adolescents-with-functional-somatic-syndromes-a-pilot-cohort-study
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Ather Ali, Theresa R Weiss, Anne Dutton, Douglas McKee, Kim D Jones, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Wendy K Silverman, Eugene D Shapiro
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program for adolescents with widespread chronic pain and other functional somatic symptoms and to make preliminary assessments of its clinical utility. STUDY DESIGN: Three cohorts of subjects completed an 8-week MBSR program. Child- and parent-completed measures were collected at baseline and 8 and 12 weeks later. Measures included the Functional Disability Inventory (FDI), the Fibromyalgia/Symptom Impact Questionnaire-Revised (FIQR/SIQR), the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory, the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale (MASC2), and the Perceived Stress Scale...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087496/digital-pills-to-measure-opioid-ingestion-patterns-in-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-fracture-pain-a-pilot-study
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Peter R Chai, Stephanie Carreiro, Brendan J Innes, Rochelle K Rosen, Conall O'Cleirigh, Kenneth H Mayer, Edward W Boyer
BACKGROUND: Nonadherence to prescribed regimens for opioid analgesic agents contributes to increasing opioid abuse and overdose death. Opioids are frequently prescribed on an as-needed basis, placing the responsibility to determine opioid dose and frequency with the patient. There is wide variability in physician prescribing patterns because of the lack of data describing how patients actually use as-needed opioid analgesics. Digital pill systems have a radiofrequency emitter that directly measures medication ingestion events, and they provide an opportunity to discover the dose, timing, and duration of opioid therapy...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086754/making-the-most-of-mealtimes-m3-protocol-of-a-multi-centre-cross-sectional-study-of-food-intake-and-its-determinants-in-older-adults-living-in-long-term-care-homes
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Heather H Keller, Natalie Carrier, Susan Slaughter, Christina Lengyel, Catriona M Steele, Lisa Duizer, K Steve Brown, Habib Chaudhury, Minn N Yoon, Alison M Duncan, Veronique M Boscart, George Heckman, Lita Villalon
BACKGROUND: Older adults living in long term care (LTC) homes are nutritionally vulnerable, often consuming insufficient energy, macro- and micronutrients to sustain their health and function. Multiple factors are proposed to influence food intake, yet our understanding of these diverse factors and their interactions are limited. The purpose of this paper is to fully describe the protocol used to examine determinants of food and fluid intake among older adults participating in the Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3) study...
January 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080261/performance-of-hispanics-and-non-hispanic-whites-on-the-nih-toolbox-cognition-battery-the-roles-of-ethnicity-and-language-backgrounds
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Ilse Flores, Kaitlin B Casaletto, Maria J Marquine, Anya Umlauf, David J Moore, Dan Mungas, Richard C Gershon, Jennifer L Beaumont, Robert K Heaton
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the influence of Hispanic ethnicity and language/cultural background on performance on the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery (NIHTB-CB). METHOD: Participants included healthy, primarily English-speaking Hispanic (n = 93; Hispanic-English), primarily Spanish-speaking Hispanic (n = 93; Hispanic-Spanish), and English speaking Non-Hispanic white (n = 93; NH white) adults matched on age, sex, and education levels. All participants were in the NIH Toolbox national norming project and completed the Fluid and Crystallized components of the NIHTB-CB...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078441/-palliative-care-in-nursing-homes-results-of-a%C3%A2-survey-about-knowledge-and-self-efficacy-of-nursing-staff
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O Kada, H Janig, G Pinter, K Cernic, R Likar
BACKGROUND: Nursing homes are confronted more and more with palliative care patients, which present a challenge for nursing and medical personnel. Deficits in the palliative care of geriatric patients have been repeatedly demonstrated and many nursing home residents, especially those suffering from dementia, are undersupplied regarding pain management. OBJECTIVES: The present study was carried out to measure the knowledge and self-efficacy of nursing staff in the province of Carinthia (Austria) regarding palliative care of nursing home residents...
January 11, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078429/aims-and-tasks-in-parental-caregiving-for-children-receiving-palliative-care-at-home-a-qualitative-study
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Lisa M Verberne, Marijke C Kars, Antoinette Y N Schouten-van Meeteren, Diederik K Bosman, Derk A Colenbrander, Martha A Grootenhuis, Johannes J M van Delden
: In paediatric palliative care (PPC), parents are confronted with increasing caregiving demands. More children are cared for at home, and the need for PPC of children is lengthened due to technical and medical improvements. Therefore, a clear understanding of the content of parental caregiving in PPC becomes increasingly important. The objective is to gain insight into parental caregiving based on the lived experience of parents with a child with a life-limiting disease. An interpretative qualitative study using thematic analysis was performed...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076940/cervical-ripening-with-self-administered-iso-sorbide-mononitrate-vaginally-in-uncomplicated-singleton-pregnancies-at-39-weeks-gestation-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
K Attanayake, M Goonewardene
Introduction: Vaginal iso sorbide mononitrate (ISMN) is effective in pre induction cervical ripening in post dated pregnancies. Objectives: To determine the effectiveness and acceptability of ISMN self-administered vaginally at home, in causing cervical ripening in uncomplicated singleton pregnancies at 39 weeks gestation. Methods: Consecutive women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies, presenting between 01 October 2013 and 31 March 2014, with a modified Bishop score (MBS) of < 5 at a gestational age (GA) of 273 days to the University Obstetric Unit of Teaching Hospital Mahamodera Galle, were allocated by stratified (primip/multip) block randomisation to self-administer vaginally at home every other day, five doses of 60 mg of sustained release form of ISMN (ISMN-SR); (n = 72, cases), or pyridoxine 10 mgs (n=72, controls), from GA 273 to 282 days...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074357/the-longitudinal-effects-of-parenting-on-adaptive-behavior-in-children-with-fragile-x-syndrome
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Steven F Warren, Nancy Brady, Kandace K Fleming, Laura J Hahn
Several studies have reported declines in adaptive behavior amongst children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) starting in middle childhood. We examined the effects of maternal responsivity on adaptive behavior in 55 children with FXS visited 5-6 times in their homes from early through middle childhood. Our analyses indicated that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the trajectories of communication and to a lesser extent other adaptive behavior domains through middle childhood with many effects remaining significant after controlling for autism symptoms and developmental level...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073985/population-based-pertussis-incidence-and-risk-factors-in-infants-less-than-6-months-in-nepal
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Michelle M Hughes, Janet A Englund, Jane Kuypers, James M Tielsch, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Steven C LeClerq, Mark Steinhoff, Joanne Katz
BACKGROUND: Pertussis is estimated to cause 2 percent of childhood deaths globally and is a growing public health problem in developed countries despite high vaccination coverage. Infants are at greatest risk of morbidity and mortality. Maternal vaccination during pregnancy may be effective to prevent pertussis in young infants, but population-based estimates of disease burden in infants are lacking, particularly in low-income countries. The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of pertussis in infants less than 6 months of age in Sarlahi District, Nepal...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073815/costs-of-care-for-hospitalized-children-associated-with-preferred-language-and-insurance-type
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K Casey Lion, Davene R Wright, Arti D Desai, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVE: The study goal was to determine whether preferred language for care and insurance type are associated with cost among hospitalized children. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of inpatients at a freestanding children's hospital from January 2011 to December 2012. Patient information and hospital costs were obtained from administrative data. Cost differences according to language and insurance were calculated using multivariate generalized linear model estimates, allowing for language/insurance interaction effects...
January 10, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071141/psychosocial-factors-mediating-the-effect-of-the-chobi7-intervention-on-handwashing-with-soap
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Christine Marie George, Shwapon Biswas, Danielle Jung, Jamie Perin, Tahmina Parvin, Shirajum Monira, K M Saif-Ur-Rahman, Mahamud-Ur Rashid, Sazzadul Islam Bhuyian, Elizabeth D Thomas, Robert Dreibelbis, Farzana Begum, Fatema Zohura, Xiaotong Zhang, David A Sack, Munirul Alam, R Bradley Sack, Elli Leontsini, Peter J Winch
Inadequate hand hygiene is estimated to result in nearly 300,000 deaths annually, with the majority of deaths being among children younger than 5 years. In an effort to promote handwashing with soap and water treatment behaviors among highly susceptible household members of cholera patients, we recently developed the Cholera-Hospital-Based Intervention-for-7-Days (CHoBI7); chobi means picture in Bengali. This 1-week handwashing with soap and water treatment intervention is delivered by a promoter in the hospital and the home to cholera patients and their household members...
January 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070716/pharmacokinetics-and-saturable-absorption-of-gabapentin-in-nursing-home-elderly-patients
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Ghada F Ahmed, Sai Praneeth R Bathena, Richard C Brundage, Ilo E Leppik, Jeannine M Conway, Janice B Schwartz, Angela K Birnbaum
Pharmacokinetic data of gabapentin (GBP) in community-dwelling elderly patients show a significant effect of advanced age on GBP pharmacokinetics due to altered renal function. However, there are no data in elderly nursing home (NH) patients to evaluate gabapentin absorption and elimination. Our objective was to characterize the pharmacokinetics of GBP in elderly nursing home patients maintained on GBP therapy. This was a prospective pharmacokinetic study in elderly nursing home patients (≥60 years) receiving GBP for the management of chronic pain or epilepsy from seven nursing homes...
January 9, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069992/the-impact-of-neighbourhood-walkability-on-the-effectiveness-of-a-structured-education-programme-to-increase-objectively-measured-walking
#16
P Carter, D H Bodicoat, A Jones, K Khunti, M J Davies, C L Edwardson, J Henson, T Yates, E Coombes
BACKGROUND: Incorporating physical activity into daily activities is key for the effectiveness of lifestyle education interventions aimed at improving health outcomes; however, consideration of the environmental context in which individuals live is not always made. Walkability is a characteristic of the physical environment, and may be a potential facilitator to changing physical activity levels. METHODS: Using data collected during the Walking Away from Diabetes randomized controlled trial, we examined the association between the walkability of the home neighbourhood and physical activity of participants...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069285/dialysis-modality-and-readmission-following-hospital-discharge-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Jeffrey Perl, Eric McArthur, Chaim Bell, Amit X Garg, Joanne M Bargman, Christopher T Chan, Shai Harel, Lihua Li, Arsh K Jain, Danielle M Nash, Ziv Harel
BACKGROUND: Readmissions following hospital discharge among maintenance dialysis patients are common, potentially modifiable, and costly. Compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis (HD), patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) have fewer routine dialysis clinic encounters and as a result may be more susceptible to a hospital readmission following discharge. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based retrospective-cohort observational study. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: Patients treated with maintenance dialysis who were discharged following an acute-care hospitalization during January 1, 2003, to December 31, 2013, across 164 acute-care hospitals in Ontario, Canada...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069093/development-and-evaluation-of-a-nutrition-transition-ffq-for-adolescents-in-south-india
#18
Nida I Shaikh, Jennifer K Frediani, Usha Ramakrishnan, Shailaja S Patil, Kathryn M Yount, Reynaldo Martorell, Km Venkat Narayan, Solveig A Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: To develop and evaluate a Nutrition Transition-FFQ (NT-FFQ) to measure nutrition transition among adolescents in South India. DESIGN: We developed an interviewer-administered NT-FFQ comprising a 125-item semi-quantitative FFQ and a twenty-seven-item eating behaviour survey. The reproducibility and validity of the NT-FFQ were assessed using Spearman correlations, intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), and levels of agreement using Bland-Altman and cross-classification over 2 months (NT-FFQ1 and NT-FFQ2)...
January 10, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068137/meeting-evolving-workforce-needs-preparing-psychologists-for-leadership-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home
#19
Abbie O Beacham, Kristi S Van Sickle, Parinda Khatri, Mana K Ali, Daniel Reimer, Eugene W Farber, Nadine J Kaslow
Behavioral health integration in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) offers opportunities for psychologists to play leadership roles. Widespread practice transition to PCMH models of care are expected to substantially impact the psychology workforce. Conservative estimates suggest that approximately 90% of the 93,000 clinically trained psychologists would be required to meet projected need in these settings. This has implications for how health service psychologists are trained. In addition to relevant clinical competencies, they must be versed in system/program development, administration, evaluation, quality improvement, and interprofessional collaboration...
January 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068136/psychology-in-patient-centered-medical-homes-reducing-health-disparities-and-promoting-health-equity
#20
Eugene W Farber, Mana K Ali, Kristi S Van Sickle, Nadine J Kaslow
With persisting health disparities contributing to a disproportionate impact on the health and well-being of socially disenfranchised and medically underserved populations, the emerging patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model offers promise in bridging the health disparities divide. Because behavioral health care is an important component of the PCMH, psychologists have significant opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of PCMH services in settings that primarily serve medically underserved communities...
January 2017: American Psychologist
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