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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731294/the-bioinorganic-chemistry-of-lead-in-the-context-of-its-toxicity
#1
Wolfgang Maret
Owing to its abundance on earth and its multiple uses by humans, lead (Pb) is a major toxicant that has threatened human health for millennia and continues to do so. There is no safe level of exposure, necessitating a nuanced approach to its control in the food we consume, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Turnover in soft tissues is within days. In contrast, lead accumulates in bone and turns over with a half-life of about 30 years, though it can be mobilized from bone under physiological and pathophysiological conditions of bone resorption...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729234/mobile-phone-supported-physiotherapy-for-frozen-shoulder-feasibility-assessment-based-on-a-usability-study
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Thomas Stütz, Gerlinde Emsenhuber, Daniela Huber, Michael Domhardt, Martin Tiefengrabner, Gertie Janneke Oostingh, Ulrike Fötschl, Nicholas Matis, Simon Ginzinger
BACKGROUND: Patients with frozen shoulder show limited shoulder mobility often accompanied by pain. Common treatment methods include physiotherapy, pain medication, administration of corticosteroids, and surgical capsulotomy. Frozen shoulder often lasts from months to years and mostly affects persons in the age group of 40 to 70 years. It severely reduces the quality of life and the ability to work. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention that supports patients affected by "stage two" frozen shoulder...
July 20, 2017: JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726438/superior-pattern-detectors-efficiently-learn-activate-apply-and-update-social-stereotypes
#3
David J Lick, Adam L Alter, Jonathan B Freeman
Superior cognitive abilities are generally associated with positive outcomes such as academic achievement and social mobility. Here, we explore the darker side of cognitive ability, highlighting robust links between pattern detection and stereotyping. Across 6 studies, we find that superior pattern detectors efficiently learn and use stereotypes about social groups. This pattern holds across explicit (Studies 1 and 2), implicit (Studies 2 and 4), and behavioral measures of stereotyping (Study 3). We also find that superior pattern detectors readily update their stereotypes when confronted with new information (Study 5), making them particularly susceptible to counterstereotype training (Study 6)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724511/apps-for-health-related-education-in-pharmacy-practice-needs-assessment-survey-among-patients-within-a-large-metropolitan-area
#4
Sean M Mirk, Nicole Marie Wegrzyn
BACKGROUND: Patient education resources are crucial to the effectiveness of prescribed pharmacotherapy. However, user interest and patient preference for these materials is lacking. Regardless of the field, nearly every article on designing mHealth apps references the lack of end-user involvement as a key flaw to sustainable design. The traditional paper-based methods of patient education are difficult to tailor to a patient's specific needs and learning styles, but a customizable app might be beneficial...
July 19, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722613/why-did-zika-not-explode-in-cuba-the-role-of-active-community-participation-to-sustain-control-of-vector-borne-diseases
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Marta Castro, Dennis Perez, Maria G Guzman, Clare Barrington
As the global public health community develops strategies for sustainable Zika prevention and control, assessment of the Cuban response to Zika provides critical lessons learned. Cuba's early and successful response to Zika, grounded in the country's long-standing dengue prevention and control program, serves as a model of rapid mobilization of intersectoral efforts. Sustaining this response requires applying the evidence generated within the Cuban dengue program that active community participation improves outcomes and is sustainable and cost-effective...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716536/looking-at-hospitalized-persons-throughout-the-prism-of-the-handicap
#6
M Giral, B Boussat, F Lombard, S Stempfle, P François, D Pérennou
OBJECTIVE: To describe the disability status of non-selected hospitalized persons. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey to assess activity limitations of every person older than 18 years hospitalized in a regional university hospital covering all medical fields. Evaluators rated, on a scale from 0 to 4, 22 selected items of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), covering the 6 following domains: learning and applying knowledge, general tasks and demands, communication, mobility, self-care, and interpersonal interactions and relationships...
July 14, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714323/goal-satisfaction-improves-with-individualized-powered-wheelchair-skills-training
#7
Megan K MacGillivray, Bonita J Sawatzky, William C Miller, Francois Routhier, R Lee Kirby
PURPOSE: To determine improvements in goal satisfaction following individualized mobility-related powered wheelchair skills training and whether changes in satisfaction are maintained 3 months post-training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen powered wheelchair users, from two centres, who were randomized to the training intervention from a larger multicentre study, were included in this secondary analysis. The intervention consisted of five 30-min individualized Wheelchair Skills Training Program sessions...
July 16, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708772/successful-laparoscopic-harvesting-of-omental-pedicle-flap-for-salvage-cerebral-revascularization-in-2-adults-with-moyamoya-disease-technique-and-lessons-learned
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Max Schumm, Kathleen Simon, Rapheal Sacho, Jon C Gould
Moyamoya is an idiopathic and progressive disease that leads to occlusion of intracranial arteries. When other methods of revascularization fail, omentum can be used as an indirect bypass to improve cerebral perfusion. Laparoscopic mobilization of a pedicled omental flap with subcutaneous tunneling to the brain has been described in small case series in children. We report our techniques and outcomes in 2 adults with Moyamoya to undergo such a procedure. An omental flap based on the right gastroepiploic artery was created and intraoperative fluorescence imaging using indocyanine green was used to assess the viability of the flap and to guide lengthening of the pedicle...
July 13, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708026/visual-search-you-are-who-you-are-a-learning-curve
#9
Justin M Ericson, Dwight J Kravitz, Stephen R Mitroff
Not everyone is equally well suited for every endeavor-individuals differ in their strengths and weaknesses, which makes some people better at performing some tasks than others. As such, it might be possible to predict individuals' peak competence (i.e., ultimate level of success) on a given task based on their early performance in that task. The current study leveraged "big data" from the mobile game, Airport Scanner (Kedlin Company), to assess the possibility of predicting individuals' ultimate visual search competency using the minimum possible unit of data: response time on a single visual search trial...
January 1, 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707634/mobile-learning-app-a-novel-method-to-teach-clinical-decision-making-in-prosthodontics
#10
Saee Deshpande, Jaishree Chahande, Akhil Rathi
BACKGROUND: Prosthodontics involves replacing lost dentofacial structures using artificial substitutes. Due to availability of many materials and techniques, clinician's clinical decision-making regarding appropriate selection of prosthesis requires critical thinking abilities and is demanding. Especially during graduate training years, learners do not receive the exposure to a variety of cases, thus their clinical reasoning skills are not developed optimally. Therefore, using the trend of incorporating technology in education, we developed a mobile learning app for this purpose...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706727/pd_manager-an-mhealth-platform-for-parkinson-s-disease-patient-management
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Kostas M Tsiouris, Dimitrios Gatsios, George Rigas, Dragana Miljkovic, Barbara Koroušić Seljak, Marko Bohanec, Maria T Arredondo, Angelo Antonini, Spyros Konitsiotis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
PD_Manager is a mobile health platform designed to cover most of the aspects regarding the management of Parkinson's disease (PD) in a holistic approach. Patients are unobtrusively monitored using commercial wrist and insole sensors paired with a smartphone, to automatically estimate the severity of most of the PD motor symptoms. Besides motor symptoms monitoring, the patient's mobile application also provides various non-motor self-evaluation tests for assessing cognition, mood and nutrition to motivate them in becoming more active in managing their disease...
June 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698773/next-generation-house-call
#12
Jamie L Adams, Christopher G Tarolli, E Ray Dorsey
Just as online shopping is supplanting visits to the mall, and distance learning is part of the new wave in higher education, so is health care coming to a computer or mobile device near you. In the next few years, telehealth will increasingly become part of psychiatric and neurological care. Still to overcome is an unwieldy health care system that will need to adapt to practices that have the potential to lower costs and improve care.
January 2017: Cerebrum: the Dana Forum on Brain Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691867/an-international-survey-of-veterinary-students-to-assess-their-use-of-online-learning-resources
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Laura Gledhill, Vicki H M Dale, Sonya Powney, Gemma H L Gaitskell-Phillips, Nick R M Short
Today's veterinary students have access to a wide range of online resources that support self-directed learning. To develop a benchmark of current global student practice in e-learning, this study measured self-reported access to, and use of, these resources by students internationally. An online survey was designed and promoted via veterinary student mailing lists and international organizations, resulting in 1,070 responses. Analysis of survey data indicated that students now use online resources in a wide range of ways to support their learning...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691735/prenatal-maternal-cortisol-measures-predict-learning-and-short-term-memory-performance-in-3-but-not-5-month-old-infants
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Laura A Thompson, Gin Morgan, Cynthia A Unger, LeeAnna A Covey
Little is known about relations between maternal prenatal stress and specific cognitive processes-learning and memory-in infants. A modified crib-mobile task was employed in a longitudinal design to test relations between maternal prenatal cortisol, prenatal subjective stress and anxiety, psychosocial variables, and learning and memory in 3- and 5-month-old infants. Results revealed that maternal prenatal cortisol was affected by particular psychosocial variables (e.g., maternal age, whether or not the infant's grandmother provided childcare, financial status), but was unrelated to measures of maternal depression, anxiety, and stress...
July 10, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690444/the-benefits-of-a-real-time-web-based-response-system-for-enhancing-engaged-learning-in-classrooms-and-public-science-events
#15
Mark A Sarvary, Kathleen M Gifford
Large introduction to neuroscience classes and small science cafés have the same goal: bridging the gap between the presenter and the audience to convey the information while being engaging. Early classroom response systems became the cornerstone of flipped and engaged learning. These "clickers" helped turn lectures into dialogues, allowing the presenter to become a facilitator rather than a "sage on the stage." Rapid technological developments, especially the increase of computing power opened up new opportunities, moving these systems from a clicker device onto cellphones and laptops...
2017: Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: JUNE: a Publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686117/predicting-ischemic-stroke-after-carotid-artery-stenting-based-on-proximal-calcification-and-the-jellyfish-sign
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Nobuhiko Ichinose, Seiji Hama, Toshio Tsuji, Zu Soh, Hideaki Hayashi, Yoshihiro Kiura, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Takahito Okazaki, Daizo Ishii, Katsuhiro Shinagawa, Kaoru Kurisu
OBJECTIVE Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been considered to prevent ischemic strokes caused by stenosis of the cervical carotid artery. The most common complication of CAS is new cerebral infarction. The authors have previously reported that the jellyfish sign-the rise and fall of the mobile component of the carotid plaque surface detected by carotid ultrasonography-suggests thinning and rupture of the fibrous cap over the unstable plaque content, such as the lipid-rich necrotic core or internal plaque hemorrhage...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685368/community-based-participatory-research-for-the-study-of-air-pollution-a-review-of-motivations-approaches-and-outcomes
#17
Adwoa Commodore, Sacoby Wilson, Omar Muhammad, Erik Svendsen, John Pearce
Neighborhood level air pollution represents a long-standing issue for many communities that, until recently, has been difficult to address due to the cost of equipment and lack of related expertise. Changes in available technology and subsequent increases in community-based participatory research (CBPR) have drastically improved the ability to address this issue. However, much still needs to be learned as these types of studies are expected to increase in the future. To assist, we review the literature in an effort to improve understanding of the motivations, approaches, and outcomes of air monitoring studies that incorporate CBPR and citizen science (CS) principles...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684744/learning-new-movements-after-paralysis-results-from-a-home-based-study
#18
Camilla Pierella, Farnaz Abdollahi, Elias Thorp, Ali Farshchiansadegh, Jessica Pedersen, Ismael Seáñez-González, Ferdinando A Mussa-Ivaldi, Maura Casadio
Body-machine interfaces (BMIs) decode upper-body motion for operating devices, such as computers and wheelchairs. We developed a low-cost portable BMI for survivors of cervical spinal cord injury and investigated it as a means to support personalized assistance and therapy within the home environment. Depending on the specific impairment of each participant, we modified the interface gains to restore a higher level of upper body mobility. The use of the BMI over one month led to increased range of motion and force at the shoulders in chronic survivors...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684386/patient-driven-innovation-for-mobile-mental-health-technology-case-report-of-symptom-tracking-in-schizophrenia
#19
EDITORIAL
John Torous, Spencer Roux
This patient perspective piece presents an important case at the intersection of mobile health technology, mental health, and innovation. The potential of digital technologies to advance mental health is well known, although the challenges are being increasingly recognized. Making mobile health work for mental health will require broad collaborations. We already know that those who experience mental illness are excited by the potential technology, with many actively engaged in research, fundraising, advocacy, and entrepreneurial ventures...
July 6, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683742/impact-of-mobile-phone-based-technology-to-improve-health-population-and-nutrition-services-in-rural-bangladesh-a-study-protocol
#20
Jasim Uddin, Tuhin Biswas, Gourab Adhikary, Wazed Ali, Nurul Alam, Rajesh Palit, Nizam Uddin, Aftab Uddin, Fatema Khatun, Abbas Bhuiya
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone-based technology has been used in improving the delivery of healthcare services in many countries. However, data on the effects of this technology on improving primary healthcare services in resource-poor settings are limited. The aim of this study is to develop and test a mobile phone-based system to improve health, population and nutrition services in rural Bangladesh and evaluate its impact on service delivery. METHODS: The study will use a quasi-experimental pre-post design, with intervention and comparison areas...
July 6, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
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