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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338604/radar-interferometry-for-monitoring-the-vibration-characteristics-of-buildings-and-civil-structures-recent-case-studies-in-spain
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Guido Luzi, Michele Crosetto, Enric Fernández
The potential of a coherent microwave sensor to monitor the vibration characteristics of civil structures has been investigated in the past decade, and successful case studies have been published by different research teams. This remote sensing technique is based on the interferometric processing of real aperture radar acquisitions. Its capability to estimate, simultaneously and remotely, the displacement of different parts of the investigated structures, with high accuracy and repeatability, is its main advantage with respect to conventional sensors...
March 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335431/building-a-relationship-between-robot-characteristics-and-teleoperation-user-interfaces
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Michael Mortimer, Ben Horan, Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian
The Robot Operating System (ROS) provides roboticists with a standardized and distributed framework for real-time communication between robotic systems using a microkernel environment. This paper looks at how ROS metadata, Unified Robot Description Format (URDF), Semantic Robot Description Format (SRDF), and its message description language, can be used to identify key robot characteristics to inform User Interface (UI) design for the teleoperation of heterogeneous robot teams. Logical relationships between UI components and robot characteristics are defined by a set of relationship rules created using relevant and available information including developer expertise and ROS metadata...
March 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333719/making-patients-partners-in-real-time-electronic-charting
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Stephanie D Drobny
This form of team charting builds trust with patients and improves health literacy.
April 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333557/eliciting-provider-and-patient-perspectives-on-new-obesity-management-services-in-a-team-based-primary-care-organization
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Dawna Royall, Paula Brauer, Edwoba Atta-Konadu, John J M Dwyer, A Michelle Edwards, Tracy Hussey, Nick Kates
PURPOSE: Both providers and patients may have important insights to inform the development of obesity prevention and management services in Canadian primary care settings. In this formative study, insights for new obesity management services were sought from both providers and patients in 1 progressive citywide organization (150 physicians, team services, separate offices). METHODS: Seven focus groups with interprofessional health providers (n = 56) and 4 focus groups with patients (n = 34) were conducted...
March 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332947/mothers-with-substance-and-alcohol-abuse-support-through-pregnancy-and-early-infancy
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Monica Nordenfors, Ingrid Höjer
This article is about the support given to pregnant women and mothers, at an antenatal and child welfare team in Gothenburg (Sweden), specialised on working with mothers who abuse alcohol and/or other substances. The study consists of interviews with 17 women. The aim of the article is to account for how the women experienced the support they got and how they perceived the impact. The results show the importance for the staff of finding the balance between control and support and of creating a non-judgmental attitude in order to build trusting relationships with the women...
March 23, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327571/insights-from-early-experience-of-a-rare-disease-genomic-medicine-multidisciplinary-team-a-qualitative-study
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Elizabeth Ormondroyd, Michael P Mackley, Edward Blair, Jude Craft, Julian C Knight, John Taylor, Jenny C Taylor, Andrew Om Wilkie, Hugh Watkins
Whole-exome/whole-genome sequencing (WES/WGS) has the potential to enhance genetic diagnosis of rare disease, and is increasingly becoming part of routine clinical care in mainstream medicine. Effective translation will require ongoing efforts in a number of areas including: selection of appropriate patients, provision of effective consent, pre- and post-test genetic counselling, improving variant interpretation algorithms and practices, and management of secondary findings including those found incidentally and those actively sought...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320777/converging-on-ras
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Biologists at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research have teamed up with computer scientists and physicists at the Department of Energy to tackle the problem of "undruggable" RAS. The goal is to obtain a precise understanding of how RAS is activated by interactions with the plasma membrane; this will be illuminated through supercomputer simulations that build on structural and biochemical studies of RAS.
March 20, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319979/patient-experience-a-critical-indicator-of-healthcare-performance
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Pamela H Guler
Patient experience has become a critical differentiator for healthcare organizations, and it will only grow in importance as transparency and consumerism dominate the healthcare landscape. Creating and sustaining a consistently exceptional experience that promotes patient engagement and the best outcomes is far more than just "satisfying" patients, going well beyond amenities that may be provided.Perception of care experience is often shaped by methods we use to address the biopsychosocial needs of patients...
April 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317469/policy-power-stigma-and-silence-exploring-the-complexities-of-a-primary-mental-health-care-model-in-a-rural-south-african-setting
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Rochelle Ann Burgess
The Movement for Global Mental Health's (MGMH) efforts to scale up the availability of mental health services have been moderately successful. Investigations in resource-poor countries like South Africa have pointed to the value of an integrated primary mental health care model and multidisciplinary collaboration to support mental health needs in underserved and underresourced communities. However, there remains a need to explore how these policies play out within the daily realities of communities marked by varied environmental and relational complexities...
December 2016: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302101/preventing-diabetes-in-obese-latino-youth-with-prediabetes-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Erica G Soltero, Yolanda P Konopken, Micah L Olson, Colleen S Keller, Felipe G Castro, Allison N Williams, Donald L Patrick, Stephanie Ayers, Houchun H Hu, Matthew Sandoval, Janiel Pimentel, William C Knowler, Kevin D Frick, Gabriel Q Shaibi
BACKGROUND: Obese Latino adolescents are disproportionately impacted by insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is an intermediate stage in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and represents a critical opportunity for intervention. However, to date, no diabetes prevention studies have been conducted in obese Latino youth with prediabetes, a highly vulnerable and underserved group. Therefore, we propose a randomized-controlled trial to test the short-term (6-month) and long-term (12-month) efficacy of a culturally-grounded, lifestyle intervention, as compared to usual care, for improving glucose tolerance and reducing diabetes risk in 120 obese Latino adolescents with prediabetes...
March 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301176/trajectories-on-the-path-to-reciprocity-a-theoretical-framework-for-collaborating-with-socioeconomically-disadvantaged-communities
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Maria Minas, Maria Teresa Ribeiro, James P Anglin
The importance of cultivating connection to enhance individual, relational and collective well-being is gaining attention in the current literature on building community. Although these goals are being increasingly considered, the concept of reciprocity has been less prominent than may be warranted in the field of psychology. This article presents a theoretical framework on the dynamics of reciprocity which resulted from grounded theory (GT) research involving 2 complementary studies. The first study involved 22 participants from different socioeconomic backgrounds engaged in "reflecting-team with appreciative audiences" sessions (Madsen, 2007) in Portugal...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298241/five-shared-decision-making-tools-in-5%C3%A2-months-use-of-rapid-reviews-to-develop-decision-boxes-for-seniors-living-with-dementia-and-their-caregivers
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Moulikatou Adouni Lawani, Béatriz Valéra, Émilie Fortier-Brochu, France Légaré, Pierre-Hugues Carmichael, Luc Côté, Philippe Voyer, Edeltraut Kröger, Holly Witteman, Charo Rodriguez, Anik M C Giguere
BACKGROUND: Decision support tools build upon comprehensive and timely syntheses of literature. Rapid reviews may allow supporting their development by omitting certain components of traditional systematic reviews. We thus aimed to describe a rapid review approach underlying the development of decision support tools, i.e., five decision boxes (DB) for shared decision-making between seniors living with dementia, their caregivers, and healthcare providers. METHOD: We included studies based on PICO questions (Participant, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) describing each of the five specific decision...
March 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295213/using-the-national-cancer-data-base-for-quality-evaluation-to-assess-adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-for-nonmetastatic-inflammatory-breast-cancer
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Heather Y Lin, Isabelle Bedrosian, Gildy V Babiera, Simona F Shaitelman, Henry M Kuerer, Wendy A Woodward, Naoto T Ueno, Yu Shen
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for the treatment of nonmetastatic inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) using trimodality therapy (TT) (chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy) have remained largely unchanged since 2000. However, many patients with nonmetastatic IBC do not receive TT. It is unknown how patient-level (PL) and facility-level (FL) factors contribute to TT use. METHODS: Using the National Cancer Data Base, patients with nonmetastatic IBC who underwent locoregional treatment from 2003 through 2011 were identified...
March 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288637/exploring-implementation-practices-in-results-based-financing-the-case-of-the-verification-in-benin
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Matthieu Antony, Maria Paola Bertone, Olivier Barthes
BACKGROUND: Results-based financing (RBF) has been introduced in many countries across Africa and a growing literature is building around the assessment of their impact. These studies are usually quantitative and often silent on the paths and processes through which results are achieved and on the wider health system effects of RBF. To address this gap, our study aims at exploring the implementation of an RBF pilot in Benin, focusing on the verification of results. METHODS: The study is based on action research carried out by authors involved in the pilot as part of the agency supporting the RBF implementation in Benin...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287036/collective-effectiveness-in-the-xv-de-france-selections-and-time-matter
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Adrien Sedeaud, Guillaume Saulière, Laurie-Anne Marquet, Scott Del Vecchio, Avner Bar-Hen, Jean-François Toussaint
The aim of this study was to quantify the impact of selections and shared selections in the rugby union. Players' names, positions, and number of selections were collected for all XV de France's games (1906-2014). Every team's percentage of renewal of workforce was calculated for backs and forwards. During the 1987-2014 period, all second row forwards (locks), halfbacks, and centres' shared selections (number of times when two players have competed together) were recreated. The Best vs. Rest method was applied to these remodelled dyads...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282284/increasing-the-use-of-earth-science-data-and-models-in-air-quality-management
#16
Jana B Milford, Daniel Knight
In 2010, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) initiated the Air Quality Applied Science Team (AQAST) as a 5-year, $17.5-million award with 19 principal investigators. AQAST aims to increase the use of Earth science products in air quality-related research and to help meet air quality managers' information needs. We conducted a Web-based survey and a limited number of follow-up interviews to investigate federal, state, tribal, and local air quality managers' perspectives on usefulness of Earth science data and models, and on the impact AQAST has had...
April 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272902/aligning-interprofessional-education-collaborative-sub-competencies-to-a-progression-of-learning
#17
Tina Patel Gunaldo, Kari Fitzmorris Brisolara, Alison H Davis, Robert Moore
In the United States, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) developed four core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice. Even though the IPEC competencies and respective sub-competencies were not created in a hierarchal manner, one might reflect upon a logical progression of learning as well as learners accruing skills allowing them to master one level of learning and building on the aggregate of skills before advancing to the next level. The Louisiana State University Health-New Orleans Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (CIPECP) determined the need to align the sub-competencies with the level of behavioural expectations in order to simplify the process of developing an interprofessional education experience targeted to specific learning levels...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271017/improved-delivery-of-cardiovascular-care-idocc-findings-from-narrative-reports-by-practice-facilitators
#18
Clare Liddy, Margo Rowan, Sophie-Claire Valiquette-Tessier, Paul Drosinis, Lois Crowe, William Hogg
Practice facilitation can help family physicians adopt evidence-based guidelines. However, many practices struggle to effectively implement practice changes that result in meaningful improvement. Building on our previous research, we examined the barriers to and enablers of implementation perceived by practice facilitators (PF) in helping practices to adopt the Improved Delivery of Cardiovascular Care (IDOCC) program, which took place at 84 primary care practices in Ottawa, Canada between April 2008 and March 2012...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268950/a-case-study-for-integrated-stem-outreach-in-an-urban-setting-using-a-do-it-yourself-vertical-jump-measurement-platform
#19
John F Drazan, Heather Danielsen, Matthew Vercelletto, Amy Loya, James Davis, Ron Eglash
The purpose of this study was to develop and deploy a low cost vertical jump platform using readily available materials for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and outreach in the inner city. The platform was used to measure the jumping ability of participants to introduce students to the collection and analysis of scientific data in an engaging, accessible manner. This system was designed and fabricated by a student team of engineers as part of a socially informed engineering and design class...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262553/global-health-ethics-the-case-of-maternal-and-neonatal-survival
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REVIEW
Frank W J Anderson, Timothy R B Johnson, Raymond de Vries
Through their Sustainable Development Goals the United Nations recognizes the moral significance of health, stating that the elimination of maternal and early neonatal mortality are health outcomes that should be available to all women in the world. Complete prevention requires addition of a skill set for maternal care teams that is a magnitude greater than what we have today. As universities, individuals, institutions and NGO's engage in initiatives to end preventable maternal and neonatal mortality, an expanded context of ethical imperatives becomes increasingly important...
February 10, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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