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Nan Gai, Clyde Matava
Twitter is a social media platform that has been encouraged for use among anesthesiologists as a way to stimulate conversation, distribute research, enhance conference experiences, and expand journal club sessions. We aimed to establish the typical baseline use of hashtags that are not related to events such as conferences. Systematic searches were performed on Twitter, as well as through hashtag-tracking services, to identify actively used anesthesia-related hashtags. The most frequently used general anesthesia hashtags were #anesthesia and #anaesthesia...
August 10, 2018: A&A practice
Melina A Throuvala, Mark D Griffiths, Mike Rennoldson, Daria J Kuss
Adolescents' media use represents a normative need for information, communication, recreation and functionality, yet problematic Internet use has increased. Given the arguably alarming prevalence rates worldwide and the increasingly problematic use of gaming and social media, the need for an integration of prevention efforts appears to be timely. The aim of this systematic literature review is (i) to identify school-based prevention programmes or protocols for Internet Addiction targeting adolescents within the school context and to examine the programmes' effectiveness, and (ii) to highlight strengths, limitations, and best practices to inform the design of new initiatives, by capitalizing on these studies' recommendations...
August 13, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
Elia Gabarron, Eirik Årsand, Rolf Wynn
BACKGROUND: Health authorities recommend educating diabetic patients and their families and initiating measures aimed at improving self-management, promoting a positive behavior change, and reducing the risk of complications. Social media could provide valid channel to intervene in and deliver diabetes education. However, it is not well known whether the use of these channels in such interventions can help improve the patients' outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to review and describe the current existing evidence on the use of social media in interventions targeting people affected with diabetes...
August 10, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Michelle Raggatt, Cassandra J C Wright, Elise Carrotte, Rebecca Jenkinson, Kate Mulgrew, Ivanka Prichard, Megan S C Lim
BACKGROUND: Fitspiration is a popular social media trend containing images, quotes and advice related to exercise and healthy eating. This study aimed to 1) describe the types of fitspiration content that users access and how they engage with content, 2) investigate the disordered eating and exercise behaviours and psychological distress of individuals who access fitspiration, and 3) understand the perceived influence of fitspiration on health and wellbeing. METHODS: Participants who access fitspiration content were recruited via social media to complete a cross-sectional online survey...
August 10, 2018: BMC Public Health
Jane Farmer, Christine Bigby, Hilary Davis, Karen Carlisle, Amanda Kenny, Richard Huysmans
BACKGROUND: Involving consumers in producing health services is mandated in many countries. Evidence indicates consumer partnerships lead to improved service design, quality and innovation. Involving participants from minority groups is crucial because poor understanding of distinctive needs affects individuals' service experiences and outcomes. Few studies consider service compliance with consumer partnering requirements or inclusion of minority group participants. METHODS: An online survey structured by domains of the Australian National Safety and Quality in Health Service Standards (NSQHS, 2013), was conducted...
August 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Marlaine Figueroa Gray, Evette J Ludman, Tara Beatty, Abby R Rosenberg, Karen J Wernli
PURPOSE: Previous studies have called for further research to explore adolescent and young adult (AYA) decision-making in the context of advanced cancer to understand the perspectives of this understudied population. We conducted a qualitative study with patients and providers to better understand the decision-making experience of AYA patients with advanced stages of cancer. METHODS: Semistructured qualitative telephone interviews were conducted from April 2016 to October 2016...
August 10, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
Shelly Smith, Holly Buchanan
There is a noticeable gap in the literature regarding the programmatic integration of social media into health sciences education. Networked participatory scholarship theory supports the use of social media in higher education; associated benefits include promoting student engagement and real-time dissemination. This article describes the integration of social media use in a graduate online doctoral nursing program; specifically, blogging, microblogging, and ePortfolio integration are presented. The purpose is to improve students' utilization of social media as a professional tool...
August 7, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Rebecca J Bartlett Ellis, Aaron Ganci, Katharine J Head, Susan Ofner
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests pillboxes are effective for improving medication adherence. However, prior descriptive studies about pillbox use are limited to studies of older adults or condition-specific studies. This study describes characteristics of adults with chronic conditions and their use of pillboxes. METHODS: A survey questionnaire link was posted on a social media recruitment page from August 2016 to April 2017. RESULTS: The sample of 179 people was middle-age (47...
September 2018: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
Amy Bartlett, Stephen J Kolb, Allison Kingsley, Kathryn J Swoboda, Sandra P Reyna, Ai Sakonju, Basil T Darras, Richard Shell, Nancy Kuntz, Diana Castro, Susan T Iannaccone, Julie Parsons, Anne M Connolly, Claudia A Chiriboga, Craig McDonald, W Bryan Burnette, Klaus Werner, Mathula Thangarajh, Perry B Shieh, Erika Finanger, Christopher S Coffey, Jon W Yankey, Merit E Cudkowicz, Michelle M McGovern, D Elizabeth McNeil, W David Arnold, John T Kissel
Background/Aims: Recruitment and retention of research participants are challenging and critical components of successful clinical trials and natural history studies. Infants with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) have been a particularly challenging population to study due to their fragile and complex medical issues, poor prognosis and, until 2016, a lack of effective therapies. Recruitment of healthy infants into clinical trials and natural history studies is also challenging and sometimes assumed to not be feasible...
September 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
Matthew P M Graham-Brown, Cristina Vasilica, Tom Oates, Ben Light, Christian Clausner, Apostolos Antonacoloulos, Lydia Y J Chen, Paula Ormandy, Jonathan Barratt
Background: IgA nephropathy is the most common cause of glomerulonephritis in the Western world and predominantly affects young adults. Demographically these patients are the biggest users of social media. With increasing numbers of patients turning to social media to seek information and support in dealing with their disease, analysis of social media streams is an attractive modern strategy for understanding and responding to unmet patient need. Methods: To identify unmet patient need in this population, a framework analysis will be undertaken of prospectively acquired social media posts from patients with IgA nephropathy, acquired from a range of different social media platforms...
August 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
James W F Catto, Pramit Khetrapal, Gareth Ambler, Rachael Sarpong, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Melanie Tan, Andrew Feber, Simon Dixon, Louise Goodwin, Norman R Williams, John McGrath, Edward Rowe, Anthony Koupparis, Chris Brew-Graves, John D Kelly
INTRODUCTION: Bladder cancer (BC) is a common malignancy and one of the most expensive to manage. Radical cystectomy (RC) with pelvic lymphadenectomy is a gold standard treatment for high-risk BC. Reductions in morbidity and mortality from RC may be achieved through robot-assisted RC (RARC). Prospective comparisons between open RC (ORC) and RARC have been limited by sample size, use of extracorporeal reconstruction and use of outcomes important for ORC. Conversely, while RARC is gaining in popularity, there is little evidence to suggest it is superior to ORC...
August 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Abhishek Pratap, Brenna N Renn, Joshua Volponi, Sean D Mooney, Adam Gazzaley, Patricia A Arean, Joaquin A Anguera
BACKGROUND: Most people with mental health disorders fail to receive timely access to adequate care. US Hispanic/Latino individuals are particularly underrepresented in mental health care and are historically a very difficult population to recruit into clinical trials; however, they have increasing access to mobile technology, with over 75% owning a smartphone. This technology has the potential to overcome known barriers to accessing and utilizing traditional assessment and treatment approaches...
August 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Wei Zhang, Zhaohua Deng, Richard Evans, Fei Xiang, Qing Ye, Runxi Zeng
BACKGROUND: Social media has penetrated all walks of life. Chinese health care institutions are increasingly utilizing social media to connect with their patients for better health service delivery. Current research has focused heavily on the use of social media in developed countries, with few studies exploring its usage in the context of developing countries, such as China. Tertiary hospitals in China are usually located in city centers, and they serve as medical hubs for multiple regions, with comprehensive and specialized medical care being provided...
August 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Antonio Morandeira Rivas, Jerónimo Riquelme Gaona, Mario Álvarez Gallego, Eduard María Targarona Soler, Carlos Moreno Sanz
INTRODUCTION: The use and utility of social media (SM) among Spanish general surgeons is unknown. METHODS: Between October and December 2017 an online survey was carried out to the members of the Spanish Association of Surgeons, in which data on the profile of use and opinion on the usefulness of SM were collected. RESULTS: 360 valid responses were obtained, 310 from surgeons who had an active SM profile. The most popular networks were: Facebook (86%), LinkedIn (61,6%), YouTube (60,6%) and Twitter (54,2%)...
August 6, 2018: Cirugía Española
Pi Guo, Qin Zhang, Yuliang Chen, Jianpeng Xiao, Jianfeng He, Yonghui Zhang, Li Wang, Tao Liu, Wenjun Ma
BACKGROUND: China experienced an unprecedented outbreak of dengue in 2014, and the number of dengue cases reached the highest level over the past 25 years. There is a significant delay in the release of official case count data, and our ability to timely track the timing and magnitude of local outbreaks of dengue remains limited. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We developed an ensemble penalized regression algorithm (EPRA) for initializing near-real time forecasts of the dengue epidemic trajectory by integrating different penalties (LASSO, Ridge, Elastic Net, SCAD and MCP) with the techniques of iteratively sampling and model averaging...
August 4, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Hua Pang
In the last couple of years, the increasing application and popularization of mobile app have dramatically transformed people's daily political lives through offering innovative mechanisms for interpersonal communication. While a majority of past studies on WeChat have mainly focused on its characteristics, only few documents have unearthed the potential effect of using such emerging social media on facilitating political discussion and increasing political efficacy. Given those, this study adopted uses and gratifications approach to explore the possible relationships between gratifications-sought, the intensity of WeChat usage on mobile phones, online political discussion, and political efficacy among college students in China...
2018: PloS One
Michael J Gross, Len Doyal, Michael Swash
We describe our misgivings concerning the use of transcripts of covert recordings of medico-legal assessments made by claimants as evidence in actions for compensation for personal injury. These recordings raise issues of lack of trust between the claimant and the medical expert, leading to bias in the consultation that is hidden from the medical expert. In addition, there is a risk of widespread dissemination of the recording through social media to the detriment of the reputation of the medical expert, and likely interference with the probity of the court hearing...
August 8, 2018: Medico-legal Journal
Heather J Baldwin, Becky Freeman, Bridget Kelly
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether social media and online behaviours are associated with unhealthy food and beverage consumption in children. DESIGN: A cross-sectional online survey was used to assess Internet and social media use, including engagement with food and beverage brand content, and frequency of consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages. Linear regression models were used to examine associations between online behaviours, including engagement with food and beverage brand content, and consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages, adjusting for age, sex and socio-economic status...
August 8, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
Evelyn Vingilis, Zümrut Yildirim-Yenier, Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko, Jane Seeley, Christine M Wickens, Daniel H Grushka, Judy Fleiter
OBJECTIVE: YouTube features millions of videos of high risk driving behaviours and negative consequences of high risk driving ("fails"), such as injuries or deaths. Unfortunately, no information is available on YouTube viewership of these types of sites or on the effects of these videos on viewers. The purpose of this study was to examine young male drivers' perceptions of and experiences with YouTube videos of risky driving behaviours. METHODS: Using an exploratory qualitative descriptive approach, three 2-hour focus groups were conducted with young men 18-30 years of age to determine: (i) if they watch and share YouTube videos, including high risk driving videos; (ii) what effects high risk driving videos have on them and others and whether YouTube videos of negative consequences discourage high risk driving...
August 4, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
Talya Porat, Pablo Garaizar, Marta Ferrero, Hilary Jones, Mark Ashworth, Miguel A Vadillo
Background: Despite major progress in global vaccination coverage, immunization rates are falling, resulting in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This study analyses content and source of the most popular tweets related to a recent case in Spain where an unvaccinated child contracted and later died from diphtheria. Understanding the characteristics of these tweets in the context of vaccination could inform efforts by health promotion professionals to increase their reach and impact...
July 31, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
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