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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163261/a-sentence-repetition-task-for-catalan-speaking-typically-developing-children-and-children-with-specific-language-impairment
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Anna Gavarró
It is common to find that so-called minority languages enjoy fewer (if any) diagnostic tools than the so-called majority languages. This has repercussions for the detection and proper assessment of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) brought up in these languages. With a view to remedy this situation for Catalan, I developed a sentence repetition task to assess grammatical maturity in school-age children; in current practice, Catalan-speaking children are assessed with tests translated from Spanish, with disregard of the fact that the markers of SLI may differ substantially from one language to another, even between closely related languages...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160381/quality-of-communication-questionnaire-for-copd-patients-receiving-palliative-care-translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-for-use-in-brazil
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Flávia Del Castanhel, Suely Grosseman
OBJECTIVE: To translate the Quality of Communication Questionnaire (QOC) to Portuguese and adapt it for use in Brazil in COPD patients receiving palliative care. METHODS: After approval from the first author of the original QOC and the local research ethics committee, the original, 13-item version of the questionnaire was independently translated to Brazilian Portuguese by two Brazilian translators fluent in English. The two translations were analyzed by a bilingual physician and the two Brazilian translators, who reached a consensus and produced another Portuguese version of the QOC...
September 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159848/speech-deterioration-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-after-manifestation-of-bulbar-symptoms
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Tanja Makkonen, Hanna Ruottinen, Riitta Puhto, Mika Helminen, Johanna Palmio
BACKGROUND: The symptoms and their progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are typically studied after the diagnosis has been confirmed. However, many people with ALS already have severe dysarthria and loss of adequate speech at the time of diagnosis. Speech-and-language therapy interventions should be targeted timely based on communicative need in ALS. AIMS: To investigate how long natural speech will remain functional and to identify the changes in the speech of persons with ALS...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159768/the-impact-of-dealing-with-the-late-effects-of-national-socialist-terror-on-west-german-psychiatric-care
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Felicitas Söhner, Gerhard Baader
Health damages and the late effects of NS trauma were largely ignored in German-speaking countries. This paper describes how dealing with the late effects of Nazi terror influenced post-war psychiatry in West Germany and thus the development of the psychiatric reform. As part of a greater overview study of the impulses and framework conditions of the reform-orientated development of post-war psychiatry in West Germany, this analysis is based on a thorough literary and documentary analysis. The sources show that publications by Helmut Paul and Herberg [81] as well as Baeyer et al...
November 21, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155035/utility-of-anesthetic-block-for-endometrial-ablation-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jordan S Klebanoff, Nima R Patel, Nancy L Sloan
BACKGROUND: Second-generation endometrial ablation has been demonstrated safe for abnormal uterine bleeding treatment in premenopausal women, who have completed childbearing, in short-stay surgical centers and in physicians' offices. However, no standard regarding anesthesia exists and practice varies depending on physician or patient preference and hospital policy and setting. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether local anesthetic, in combination with general anesthesia, affects postoperative pain and associated narcotic use following endometrial ablation...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153739/cultural-diversification-of-communicative-gestures-through-early-childhood-a-comparison-of-children-in-english-german-and-chinese-speaking-families
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Alicia Y Kwon, Claire D Vallotton, Mechthild Kiegelmann, Kim Hughes Wilhelm
Previous literature has demonstrated cultural differences in young children's use of communicative gestures, but the results were mixed depending on which gestures were measured and what age of children were involved. This study included variety of different types of gestures and examined whether children's use of communicative gestures varies by their cultural backgrounds and ages. 714 parents of children (6-36 months old) from U.S.A. English-, German-, and Taiwan Chinese- speaking countries completed the questionnaire on their children's use of each gesture described in the survey...
November 16, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149404/the-translational-controlled-tumour-protein-tctp-biological-functions-and-regulation
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Ulrich-Axel Bommer
The Translational Controlled Tumour Protein TCTP (gene symbol TPT1, also called P21, P23, Q23, fortilin or histamine-releasing factor, HRF) is a highly conserved protein present in essentially all eukaryotic organisms and involved in many fundamental cell biological and disease processes. It was first discovered about 35 years ago, and it took an extended period of time for its multiple functions to be revealed, and even today we do not yet fully understand all the details. Having witnessed most of this history, in this chapter, I give a brief overview and review the current knowledge on the structure, biological functions, disease involvements and cellular regulation of this protein...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146633/comparison-of-outcomes-of-antibiotic-drugs-and-appendectomy-coda-trial-a-protocol-for-the-pragmatic-randomised-study-of-appendicitis-treatment
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Giana H Davidson, David R Flum, David A Talan, Larry G Kessler, Danielle C Lavallee, Bonnie J Bizzell, Farhood Farjah, Skye D Stewart, Anusha Krishnadasan, Erin E Carney, Erika M Wolff, Bryan A Comstock, Sarah E Monsell, Patrick J Heagerty, Annie P Ehlers, Daniel A DeUgarte, Amy H Kaji, Heather L Evans, Julianna T Yu, Katherine A Mandell, Ian C Doten, Kevin S Clive, Karen M McGrane, Brandon C Tudor, Careen S Foster, Darin J Saltzman, Richard C Thirlby, Erin O Lange, Amber K Sabbatini, Gregory J Moran
INTRODUCTION: Several European studies suggest that some patients with appendicitis can be treated safely with antibiotics. A portion of patients eventually undergo appendectomy within a year, with 10%-15% failing to respond in the initial period and a similar additional proportion with suspected recurrent episodes requiring appendectomy. Nearly all patients with appendicitis in the USA are still treated with surgery. A rigorous comparative effectiveness trial in the USA that is sufficiently large and pragmatic to incorporate usual variations in care and measures the patient experience is needed to determine whether antibiotics are as good as appendectomy...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141983/are-parents-who-feel-the-need-to-watch-over-their-children-s-care-better-patient-safety-partners
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Elizabeth D Cox, Kristofer Hansen, Victoria P Rajamanickam, Roger L Brown, Paul J Rathouz, Pascale Carayon, Lori L DuBenske, Linda A Buel, Michelle M Kelly
OBJECTIVES: Many parents report needing to watch over their child's hospital care to prevent mistakes. In this study, we assessed whether needing to watch over care predicts parent performance of recommended safety behaviors to reduce medication errors and health care-associated infections. METHODS: At admission, we surveyed 170 parents about their need to watch over care, demographics, and hospitalization factors. At discharge, parents were surveyed about medication awareness and hand hygiene behaviors...
November 15, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141623/low-uptake-of-aboriginal-interpreters-in-healthcare-exploration-of-current-use-in-australia-s-northern-territory
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Anna P Ralph, Anne Lowell, Jean Murphy, Tara Dias, Deborah Butler, Brian Spain, Jaquelyne T Hughes, Lauren Campbell, Barbara Bauert, Claire Salter, Kylie Tune, Alan Cass
BACKGROUND: In Australia's Northern Territory, most Aboriginal people primarily speak an Aboriginal language. Poor communication between healthcare providers and Aboriginal people results in adverse outcomes including death. This study aimed to identify remediable barriers to utilisation of Aboriginal Interpreter services at the Northern Territory's tertiary hospital, which currently manages over 25,000 Aboriginal inpatients annually. METHODS: This is a multi-method study using key stakeholder discussions, medical file audit, bookings data from the Aboriginal Interpreter Service 2000-2015 and an online cross-sectional staff survey...
November 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141267/-the-revised-version-of-standard-terminology-in-gastroenterological-endoscopy-result-of-a-consensus-project-of-the-german-society-for-gastroenterology-digestive-and-metabolic-diseases
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Alexander Meining, Werner Schmidbauer, Brigitte Schumacher, Ulrike Denzer, Martin Keuchel, Ulrich Rosien, Gero Moog, Martin Götz, Hans-Joachim Toermer, Ralf Jacobs, Jürgen Hochberger, Stefan von Delius, Markus M Lerch, Frank Lammert, Till Wehrmann
A uniform and comprehensive terminology is essential in the correct documentation of diagnostic or therapeutic endoscopic procedure. In the German-speaking world, the standard terminology available so far is based on a previous version published in 1999. Therefore, the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS) has undergone a comprehensive revision and re-structuring of the terminology. This appeared mandatory due to various changes, new diagnoses and new endoscopic procedures...
November 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129348/performance-of-the-tinnitus-functional-index-as-a-diagnostic-instrument-in-a-uk-clinical-population
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Kathryn Fackrell, Deborah A Hall, Johanna G Barry, Derek J Hoare
OBJECTIVES: The Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) has been optimised as a diagnostic tool for quantifying the functional impact of tinnitus in US veteran and civilian groups. However, the TFI has not been fully evaluated for use in other English-speaking clinical populations despite its increasingly popular uptake. Here, a prospective multi-site longitudinal validation study was conducted to evaluate psychometric properties relevant to the UK clinical population. Guided by quality criteria for the measurement properties of health-related questionnaires, we specifically evaluated three diagnostic properties relating to the degree to which the TFI (i) covers the eight dimensions proposed to be important for diagnosis, (ii) reliably distinguishes individual differences in severity of tinnitus, and (iii) reliably measures the functional impact of tinnitus...
November 9, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121308/speaking-up-does-anaesthetist-gender-influence-teamwork-and-collaboration
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A L Garden, J M Weller
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October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121299/gender-power-and-leadership-the-effect-of-a-superior-s-gender-on-respiratory-therapists-ability-to-challenge-leadership-during-a-life-threatening-emergency
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N Pattni, M D Bould, M A Hayter, D McLuckie, L M K Noble, A Malavade, Z Friedman
Background: Effective communication within teams is crucial, especially in crisis situations. Hierarchy gradients between team members can contribute to communication failures and are influenced by many factors. The effect of gender on team performance has not been well studied. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of the physician's gender on respiratory therapists' ability to effectively challenge clearly incorrect clinical decisions during a life-threatening crisis...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121196/the-role-of-phonological-working-memory-and-environmental-factors-in-lexical-development-in-italian-speaking-late-talkers-a-one-year-follow-up-study
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Andrea Marini, Milena Ruffino, Maria Enrica Sali, Massimo Molteni
Purpose: This follow-up study assessed (a) the influence of phonological working memory (pWM), home literacy environment, and a family history of linguistic impairments in late talkers (LTs); (b) the diagnostic accuracy of a task of nonword repetition (NWR) in identifying LTs; and (c) the persistence of lexical weaknesses after 10 months. Method: Two hundred ninety-three children were assessed at approximately 32 (t1) and 41 (t2) months. At t1, they were administered the Italian adaptation of the Language Development Survey, an NWR task (used to assess pWM), and questionnaires assessing home literacy environment and family history of language impairments...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116984/speaking-up-an-ethical-action-exercise
#16
James Dwyer, Kathy Faber-Langendoen
PROBLEM: Health care professionals encounter situations in which they need to speak up to prevent harm, ensure better care, and/or address unprofessional behavior. Speaking up is often difficult, especially for medical students; nonetheless, it is a skill students must practice, so they can better advocate for patients. APPROACH: The authors have designed an ethical action exercise and incorporated it into a required bioethics course that meets concurrently with third-year clerkships...
November 7, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112033/barriers-to-speaking-up-about-patient-safety-concerns
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Jason M Etchegaray, Madelene J Ottosen, Theresa Dancsak, Eric J Thomas
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the association between willingness of health-care professionals to speak up about patient safety concerns and their perceptions of two types of organizational culture (ie, safety and teamwork) and understand whether nursing professionals and other health-care professionals reported the same barriers to speaking up about patient safety concerns. METHODS: As part of an annual safety culture survey in a large health-care system, we asked health-care professionals to tell us about the main barriers that prevent them from speaking up about patient safety concerns...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109015/factors-associated-with-participation-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-in-australia-results-from-the-45-and-up-study-cohort
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Emily He, Jie-Bin Lew, Sam Egger, Emily Banks, Robyn L Ward, Valerie Beral, Karen Canfell
The Australian Government's National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) was introduced in 2006 to provide free home-based immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT) to eligible Australians turning 55 and 65years in that year. With the gradual inclusion of additional age cohorts, the rollout of the NBCSP is being implemented in the context of a degree of opportunistic screening being provided through primary care physicians. This study investigated factors associated with ever-uptake of the NBCSP and of any CRC screening using questionnaire data from Australians aged ≥45years enrolled in the 45 and Up Study...
November 3, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108919/egfr-immunohistochemistry-as-biomarker-for-antibody-based-therapy-of-squamous-nsclc-experience-from-the-first-ring-trial-of-the-german-quality-assurance-initiative-for-pathology-quip-%C3%A2
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Iver Petersen, Manfred Dietel, Wolf J Geilenkeuser, Masoud Mireskandari, Wilko Weichert, Katja Steiger, Andreas H Scheel, Reinhard Büttner, Peter Schirmacher, Arne Warth, Felix Lasitschka, Hans-Ulrich Schildhaus, Thomas Kirchner, Simone Reu, Hans Kreipe, Florian Länger, Markus Tiemann, Christoph Schulte, Korinna Jöhrens
BACKGROUND: EGFR and its downstream signaling pathway are important targets for cancer therapy. Recently, the monoclonal anti-EGFR antibody Necitumumab in combination with gemcitabine and cisplatin was approved (EMA/14106/2016) for first-line treatment of squamous non-small cell carcinoma (SqNSCLC). Eligibility was restricted to cases with positive EGFR expression. In this context, a ring trial of the Quality Assurance Initiative for Pathology (QuIP(®)) was launched to prepare the German pathology community for a reliable and reproducible, immunohistochemically based biomarker test...
September 28, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103414/using-music-to-reduce-anxiety-among-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Laura Belland, Laura Rivera-Reyes, Ula Hwang
BACKGROUND: An emergency department (ED) visit may be distressing and anxiety-provoking for older adults (age > 65 years). No studies have specifically evaluated the effect of music listening on anxiety in older adults in the ED. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the effect of music listening on anxiety levels in older ED patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: This was a randomized pilot study in the geriatric ED of an urban academic tertiary medical center...
November 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
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