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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428356/biological-variation-estimates-obtained-from-91-healthy-study-participants-for-9-enzymes-in-serum
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Anna Carobene, Thomas Røraas, Una Ørvim Sølvik, Marit Sverresdotter Sylte, Sverre Sandberg, Elena Guerra, Irene Marino, Niels Jonker, Gerhard Barla, William A Bartlett, Pilar Fernandez-Calle, Jorge Díaz-Garzón, Francesca Tosato, Mario Plebani, Abdurrahman Coŝkun, Mustafa Serteser, Ibrahim Unsal, Ferruccio Ceriotti
BACKGROUND: We sought to develop estimates of biological variation (BV) for 9 enzymes in blood serum as part of the European Biological Variation Study. METHODS: Ninety-one healthy study participants (38 male and 53 female, 21-69 years old) were phlebotomized in each of 10 consecutive weeks at 6 European laboratories. The same preanalytical sample-handling protocol was followed at each center before transport to San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy, for analysis...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420098/development-and-validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-knowledge-threat-and-coping-appraisal-and-intention-to-practice-healthy-behaviors-related-to-non-communicable-diseases-in-the-thai-population
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Kanittha Chamroonsawasdi, Suthat Chottanapund, Pravich Tunyasitthisundhorn, Nawaphan Phokaewsuksa, Tassanee Ruksujarit, Pawarat Phasuksathaporn
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are important issues in Thailand and health sectors are now focusing on modifiable risks that include cognitive, affective and behavioral factors. This study aimed to develop and validate a questionnaire to assess knowledge about NCDs, threat appraisal, coping appraisal and intention to practice based on protection motivation theory. Content validity was determined by the mean of the item content validity index (I-CVI) from five experts. The questionnaire was pilot tested for difficulty of knowledge items and reliability test using the Kuder-Richardson (KR)-20 and Cronbach's alpha coefficient among 30 Thai adult subjects in the health office for two sub-districts...
April 14, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403286/nursing-care-protocol-for-patients-with-a-ventricular-assist-device
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Regimar Carla Machado, Purificación Gironés, Andressa Rodrigues de Souza, Rita Simone Lopes Moreira, Camila Bomfim von Jakitsch, João Nelson Rodrigues Branco
OBJECTIVE: to develop and validate a nursing care protocol for patients with a ventricular assist device (VAD). METHOD: descriptive study, with a quantitative approach, for an instrument's methodological validation. Three stages were conducted: development of the instrument; protocol content validation according to the Delphi technique, and agreement among experts and the scientific literature. RESULTS: based on the content validation, a care protocol for patients with a VAD was created and assessed by Spanish experts...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403285/spanish-version-of-the-scale-of-attitudes-toward-alcohol-alcoholism-and-alcoholics-content-validation
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Erika Gisseth León Ramírez, Divane de Vargas, Luz Patrícia Diaz Heredia, Alejandra Sepúlveda Corzo
ABSTACT Objective: to describe the process of translation and cultural adaptation of the scale of attitudes towards alcohol, alcoholism and alcoholics into the Spanish language. METHODS: this was a methodological study, which followed the international guidelines for translation and adaptation of measurement scales. RESULTS: During the process of translation and cultural adaptation of scale of attitudes towards alcohol, alcoholism and alcoholics to the Spanish language, the items were adjusted based on semantic, idiomatic and conceptual equivalence of the expressions contained in the scale of attitudes towards alcohol, alcoholism and alcoholics...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396193/changing-medicare-utilization-of-minimally-invasive-procedures-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Anand M Prabhakar, Alexander S Misono, Rahul A Sheth, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Jennifer Hemingway, Danny R Hughes, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: To examine changes in the utilization of procedures related to treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in the Medicare population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Service-specific claims data for phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and radiofrequency (RF) and laser ablation were identified by using Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary master files from 2005 through 2014. Longitudinal national utilization rates were calculated by using annual Medicare enrollment data from 2005 through 2013...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395706/accumulation-of-content-validation-evidence-for-the-critical-thinking-self-assessment-scale
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Girija Gopinathan Nair, Laurie-Ann M Hellsten, Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Critical thinking skills (CTS) are essential for nurses; assessing students' acquisition of these skills is a mandate of nursing curricula. This study aimed to develop a self-assessment instrument of critical thinking skills (Critical Thinking Self-Assessment Scale [CTSAS]) for students' self-monitoring. METHODS: An initial pool of 196 items across 6 core cognitive skills and 16 subskills were generated using the American Philosophical Association definition of CTS...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391813/a-pc-based-shutter-glasses-controller-for-visual-stimulation-using-multithreading-in-labwindows-cvi
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Ivan Gramatikov, Kurt Simons, David Guyton, Boris Gramatikov
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," is poor vision in an eye from prolonged neurologic suppression. It is a major public health problem, afflicting up to 3.6% of children, and will lead to lifelong visual impairment if not identified and treated in early childhood. Traditional treatment methods, such as occluding or penalizing the good eye with eye patches or blurring eye drops, do not always yield satisfactory results. Newer methods have emerged, based on liquid crystal shutter glasses that intermittently occlude the better eye, or alternately occlude the two eyes, thus stimulating vision in the "lazy" eye...
May 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391615/choroidal-vascular-changes-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Lilian Hui Li Koh, Rupesh Agrawal, Neha Khandelwal, Labishetty Sai Charan, Jay Chhablani
PURPOSE: To assess the choroidal vascular changes using choroidal vascularity index (CVI) in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared to controls. METHODS: Enhanced depth imaging (EDI) optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans of 64 patients with unilateral or bilateral AMD were obtained. Images with a poorly demarcated choroidal-scleral interface (CSI) were excluded from the analysis. Foveal scans of 63 AMD eyes and 35 'normal fellow' eyes were analysed...
April 9, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382060/cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-self-efficacy-in-chronic-disease-patients
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AhmadAli Eslami, Seyde-Sharbanoo Daniali, Karim Mohammadi, Negar Reisi-Dehkordi, Firoozeh Mostafavi-Darani
INTRODUCTION: Self-efficacy is an essential factor for effective self-management in chronic-disease patients. Therefore, the measurement of self-efficacy with a valid and reliable instrument is required. In this study, cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Persian version of "Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease" (SES6G) are illustrated in a sample of Iranian chronic-disease patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which translation and backward translation was performed by bilingual translators...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380156/assessment-of-an-intervention-for-the-diffusion-of-evidence-based-nursing-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Fernanda Carolina Camargo, Helena Hemiko Iwamoto, Damiana Aparecida Trindade Monteiro, Lourraine Tavares Lorena, Gilberto de Araújo Pereira
Objective: To evaluate an intervention for the diffusion of evidence-based practice among the nurse leaders of a public teaching hospital. Methods: This is a descriptive-quantitative study based on the evaluation of workshops at a teaching hospital in the Triângulo Mineiro region of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2016, conducted from the conceptual perspective of "Diffusion of Innovation and Skills for the Use of Evidence-Based Nursing in Care Settings"...
March 30, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371403/visual-impairment-certification-due-to-diabetic-retinopathy-in-north-and-eastern-devon
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Siying Lin, Bhaskar Gupta, Natalee James, Roland H Ling
PURPOSE: To determine certifications of visual impairment (CVIs) due to diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a region that has operated diabetic screening since 1992. METHODS: A retrospective review of all CVIs due to DR was conducted, with mid-year population estimates and a diabetes prevalence model used to determine the annual incidence of certification from 2010 to 2013. For 2013, CVIs due to DR were also compared to all CVIs in the region. RESULTS: The total number of certifications due to DR was 75; 52 were sight impaired (SI) and 23 severely sight impaired (SSI) certifications; 25% of patients had type 1, and 75% had type 2 diabetes mellitus...
April 1, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370922/identification-and-content-validation-of-wound-therapy-clinical-endpoints-relevant-to-clinical-practice-and-patient-values-for-fda-approval-part-1-survey-of-the-wound-care-community
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Vickie R Driver, Lisa J Gould, Peggy Dotson, Gary W Gibbons, William W Li, William J Ennis, Robert S Kirsner, William H Eaglstein, Laura L Bolton, Marissa J Carter
Wounds that exhibit delayed healing add extraordinary clinical, economic, and personal burdens to patients, as well as to increasing financial costs to health systems. New interventions designed to ease such burdens for patients with cancer, renal, or ophthalmologic conditions are often cleared for approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) using multiple endpoints but the requirement of complete healing as a primary endpoint for wound products impedes FDA clearance of interventions that can provide other clinical or patient-centered benefits for persons with wounds...
April 3, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355316/proposal-of-nursing-care-plan-in-people-hospitalized-with-aids
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Vinicius Lino de Souza Neto, Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva, Cristiane da Costa Silva, Rosangela Vidal de Negreiros, Cintia Capistrano Teixeira Rocha, Maria Miriam Lima da Nóbrega
OBJECTIVE to elaborate and validate a proposal for a nursing care plan in people hospitalized with AIDS, in an infectious disease unit, using ICNP® version 2015. METHODS A cross-sectional study, followed by validation of content, performed with 20 nurses and 120 people, living with AIDS in an infectious disease unit of a hospital of infectious diseases in Northeast Brazil. The methodological trajectory was carried out in the following stages: elaboration of the diagnosis, nursing outcomes; Initial proposal of nursing interventions; Preparation of a care plan; And validation of the plan by field experts...
2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342202/treatment-of-chronic-venous-ulcers-experience-in-six-patients-treated-with-terminal-interruption-of-the-reflux-source-tirs
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M Mendieta-Eckert, J L Azpiazu-Macho, R Lambea-Crespo
Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are the latest manifestation of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and the leading cause of chronic leg ulcers. Compression therapy is considered the main treatment. Unfortunately, they require long-term treatment to cure and have a high rate of recurrence (up to 78%). (1,)(2) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 25, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334463/a-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-nursing-home-survey-on-patient-safety-culture
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Shu-Yuan Lin, Wei Ting Tseng, Miao-Ju Hsu, Hui-Ying Chiang, Hui-Chen Tseng
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To test the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture scale (NHSPSC) among staff in long-term care facilities. BACKGROUND: The NHSPSC scale is a standard tool for safety culture assessment in nursing homes. Extending its application to different types of long-term care facilities and varied ethnic populations is worth pursuing. DESIGN: A national random survey. METHODS: A total of 306 managers and staff completed the Chinese version of the NHSPSC scale (C-NHSPSC) among 30 long-term care facilities in Taiwan...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332295/advanced-cardiovascular-imaging-in-williams-syndrome-abnormalities-usefulness-and-strategy-for-use
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Jordan A Hills, Yuri A Zarate, Noelle R Danylchuk, Tiffany Lepard, Jean Chi-Jen Chen, Ronnie Thomas Collins
Extracardiac arterial stenoses are not uncommon in Williams syndrome (WS); however, data on the utility of advanced cardiovascular imaging (CVI) to assess these stenoses are lacking. We retrospectively reviewed the frequency, indication, and diagnostic outcomes of CVI modalities performed in patients with WS evaluated at a single institution between 2001 and 2014. Data were collected and analyzed from 34 patients (56% female) who underwent CVI during the study period. The median age was 10 years (range 1.8-33 years)...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327496/the-quality-of-nursing-in-intensive-care-a-development-of-a-rating-scale
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Rachele La Sala, Elena Galfrè, Laura Bertani, Valentina Mingolla, Silvia Murelli, Giuseppina Messina
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The evaluation of nursing care is a topic of great interest and especially crucial in intensive care contexts. However, inside the Italian scientific scenario it is still difficult to measure NSO, or Nursing Sensitive Outcomes, due to the lack of indicators or scales shared by the nursing community. The aim of the present study was therefore to develop a Quality Nursing Care Scale for the Intensive Care (ICU-I-QNCS). METHOD: From the literature review of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) quality standards, they were generated 63 items...
March 14, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326794/urothelial-tumors-and-dual-band-imaging-a-new-concept-in-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy
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Arnaud Marien, Aurélien Rock, Khaled El Maadarani, Catherine Francois, Pierre Gosset, Brigitte Mauroy, Jean-Louis Bonnal
OBJECTIVES: Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) uses a low-energy laser light source to obtain microscopic histology images of bladder tissue exposed to a fluorescent dye. To evaluate the feasibility of using CLE with two fluorophores: fluorescein (FLUO) and hexylaminolevulinate (HAL) to determine histologic and cytologic bladder cancer criteria. METHODS: Patients eligible for HAL-photodynamic diagnosis-assisted transurethral resection of bladder tumor were included...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322663/factors-affecting-korean-neonatal-infant-pain-care
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Haeyoung Min, Catherine Vincent, Alicia K Matthews, Linda L McCreary, Chang G Park, Margot Latimer
This study aimed to translate three English-language instruments-Pain Knowledge and Use (PKU), Collaboration and Satisfaction About Care Decisions (CSACD), and Environmental Complexity Scale (ECS)-into Korean and evaluate the equivalence of the instrument versions. Three Korean translators and two senior reviewers translated the instruments' 56 items using a committee approach. Eight Korean experts evaluated the cultural relevance of the translated instruments using a content validity index (CVI), and 12 Korean neonatal nurses were interviewed to assess their understanding of items...
January 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300737/setting-up-of-a-cerebral-visual-impairment-clinic-for-children-challenges-and-future-developments
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Swetha Sara Philip
AIM: The aim of this study is to describe the setting up of a cerebral visual impairment (CVI) clinic in a tertiary care hospital in South India and to describe the spectrum of cases seen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CVI clinic, set up in February 2011, receives interdisciplinary input from a core team involving a pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist, pediatric ophthalmologist, and an optometrist. All children, <18 years of age, with cerebral palsy (CP), learning disability, autism, neurodegenerative diseases, and brain trauma are referred to the clinic for functional vision assessment and opinion for further management...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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