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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691263/evaluation-of-a-one-dose-package-medication-support-system-for-community-based-elderly-patients-and-eldercare-facilities
#1
Ryoji Suzuki, Takashi Hasegawa
PURPOSE: Results of an evaluation of a one-dose package medication support system (ODP-MSS) for medication support and telecare home monitoring of elderly persons are reported. METHODS: ODP-MSS units were provided to 10 elderly patients living at home, with adherence assistance provided by family members or other medication supporters in response to telephone alerts. In addition, ODP-MSS units were installed in 2 group homes. At the end of the designated study periods, device data logs were analyzed, and study participants were interviewed or surveyed regarding the impact of ODP-MSS use...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691111/helping-patients-help-themselves-supporting-the-healthcare-journey
#2
Moriah E Ellen, Ruth Shach, Ran D Balicer
Patients often feel lost when navigating the health care system, and poor care coordination leads to negative patient outcomes, consumes resources and makes diseases more difficult to treat. Patients and citizens have become eager to take health care decision making into their own hands. To this end, solutions have been proposed which assist patients by providing them with more information and enabling them to take a more active role in their care. These include enlisting a patient navigator, consumer engagement, process mapping, decision aids, and clinical pathways...
April 14, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689183/manual-feeding-device-experiences-of-people-with-a-neurodisability
#3
Anne Mandy, Tara Sims, Graham Stew, Dominic Onions
OBJECTIVE: Neurological bilateral upper limb weakness can result in self-feeding difficulties and reliance on care providers. Mealtimes become time consuming and frustrating. In this exploratory inquiry, we examined the experiences of users of a feeding device. METHOD: Semistructured interviews were either conducted by telephone or administered via email to explore quality of life, changes to independence, benefits and limitations, and psychological impact of the equipment...
May 2018: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688916/gastrointestinal-bleeding-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-lvad-locating-the-leak-and-identifying-outcomes
#4
Sarah Malik, Shahbaz A Malik, Laura L Ulmer, Lokesh K Jha, Michael S Strupp, Eugenia Raichlin, Elizabeth R Lyden, Alexander T Hewlett
BACKGROUND AND GOALS: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a significant complication following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. We evaluated the incidence, predictors, endoscopic findings, and outcomes of GIB in LVAD recipients. STUDY: Retrospective review of 205 adult patients undergoing HeartMate II LVAD implantation from January 2012 to June 2016. Patients were reviewed and separated into GIB (n=57; 28%) and non-GIB (n=148; 72%) groups. RESULTS: Median time to GIB was 55 (range, 3 to 730) days...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687748/magnetic-resonance-conditional-paramagnetic-choke-for-suppression-of-imaging-artifacts-during-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#5
Kevin J Wu, T Stan Gregory, Brian L Boland, Wujun Zhao, Rui Cheng, Leidong Mao, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
Higher risk patient populations require continuous physiological monitoring and, in some cases, connected life-support systems, during magnetic resonance imaging examinations. While recently there has been a shift toward wireless technology, some of the magnetic resonance imaging devices are still connected to the outside using cabling that could interfere with the magnetic resonance imaging's radio frequency during scanning, resulting in excessive heating. We developed a passive method for radio frequency suppression on cabling that may assist in making some of these devices magnetic resonance imaging compatible...
April 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687248/a-versatile-and-sensitive-lateral-flow-immunoassay-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Laura Anfossi, Fabio Di Nardo, Margherita Profiti, Chiara Nogarol, Simone Cavalera, Claudio Baggiani, Cristina Giovannoli, Giulia Spano, Ezio Ferroglio, Walter Mignone, Sergio Rosati
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a zoonotic infectious disease with a severe impact on humans and animals. Infection is transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies, and several domestic and wild mammals act as reservoirs for the infection, so the prompt detection of infected hosts is crucial to preventing and controlling the spread of the disease and its transmission to humans. A rapid and portable tool for VL diagnosis based on the lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) technology is described herein. The device exploits a highly specific chimeric recombinant antigen as the recognition element for capturing anti-leishmanial antibodies, and protein A labelled with gold nanoparticles as the signal reporter...
April 23, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687166/device-assisted-tensioning-is-associated-with-lower-rates-of-graft-failure-when-compared-to-manual-tensioning-in-acl-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Laura Morrison, Chloe Haldane, Darren de Sa, Fawaz Findakli, Nicole Simunovic, Olufemi R Ayeni
PURPOSE: To describe (1) the current graft tensioning practices in ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and, (2) the failure rates with the use of manual tensioning, or device-assisted tensioning at the time of graft fixation. METHODS: The electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched independently by two reviewers from database inception to search date on January 21, 2017. Inclusion criteria were studies reporting graft tensioning method and rate of graft failure...
April 23, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686860/traditional-methods-v-new-technologies-dilemmas-for-dietary-assessment-in-large-scale-nutrition-surveys-and-studies-a-report-following-an-international-panel-discussion-at-the-9th-international-conference-on-diet-and-activity-methods-icdam9-brisbane-3-september
#8
B Amoutzopoulos, T Steer, C Roberts, J E Cade, C J Boushey, C E Collins, E Trolle, E J de Boer, N Ziauddeen, C van Rossum, E Buurma, D Coyle, P Page
The aim of the present paper is to summarise current and future applications of dietary assessment technologies in nutrition surveys in developed countries. It includes the discussion of key points and highlights of subsequent developments from a panel discussion to address strengths and weaknesses of traditional dietary assessment methods (food records, FFQ, 24 h recalls, diet history with interviewer-assisted data collection) v. new technology-based dietary assessment methods (web-based and mobile device applications)...
2018: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686644/technological-approaches-for-neurorehabilitation-from-robotic-devices-to-brain-stimulation-and-beyond
#9
Marianna Semprini, Matteo Laffranchi, Vittorio Sanguineti, Laura Avanzino, Roberto De Icco, Lorenzo De Michieli, Michela Chiappalone
Neurological diseases causing motor/cognitive impairments are among the most common causes of adult-onset disability. More than one billion of people are affected worldwide, and this number is expected to increase in upcoming years, because of the rapidly aging population. The frequent lack of complete recovery makes it desirable to develop novel neurorehabilitative treatments, suited to the patients, and better targeting the specific disability. To date, rehabilitation therapy can be aided by the technological support of robotic-based therapy, non-invasive brain stimulation, and neural interfaces...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686556/usefulness-of-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-noncompaction
#10
Helen Hashemi, Fayez S Raza, David M Harmon, Tony Alias, Joost Felius, Melody J Sherwood
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a multifactorial structural abnormality of the myocardial wall characterized by prominent trabeculae and deep trabecular recesses. LVNC may present as a congenital or acquired defect characterized by 2 distinct tissue layers: a spongy, noncompacted inner myocardium and a thin, compacted outer myocardium. Patients with LVNC are prone to thromboembolic events, either due to deep trabeculations in the noncompacted myocardium or due to arrhythmias accompanying the defect...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686029/initial-right-ventricular-dysfunction-severity-identifies-severe-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-phenotype-with-worse-early-and-overall-outcomes-a-24-year-cohort-study
#11
Andrew Peters, Mara Caroline, Huaqing Zhao, Matthew R Baldwin, Paul R Forfia, Emily J Tsai
BACKGROUND: Outcomes in peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) vary. We sought to determine whether severity of left or right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) at PPCM diagnosis differentially associates with adverse outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a single-center retrospective cohort study of 53 patients with PPCM. The primary outcome was a composite of left ventricular assist device implantation, cardiac transplantation, or death. We used Kaplan-Meier curves to examine event-free survival and Cox proportional hazards models to examine associations of left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction <30%, LV end-diastolic diameter ≥60 mm, and moderate-to-severe RVD at PPCM diagnosis with the primary outcome...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684939/loose-lipped-mobile-device-intelligent-personal-assistants-a-discussion-of-information-gleaned-from-siri-on-locked-ios-devices
#12
Graeme Horsman
The forensic analysis of mobile handsets is becoming a more prominent factor in many criminal investigations. Despite such devices frequently storing relevant evidential content to support an investigation, accessing this information is becoming an increasingly difficult task due to enhanced effective security features. Where access to a device's resident data is not possible via traditional mobile forensic methods, in some cases it may still be possible to extract user information via queries made to an installed intelligent personal assistant...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684743/neuroendocrine-neoplasms-of-rectum-a-management-update
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REVIEW
Emilio Bertani, Davide Ravizza, Massimo Milione, Sara Massironi, Chiara Maria Grana, Dario Zerini, Alessandra Nella Piccioli, Giuseppe Spinoglio, Nicola Fazio
The estimated annual incidence of R-NENs is 1.04 per 100,000 persons although the real incidence may be underestimated, as not all R-NEN are systematically reported in registers. Also the prevalence has increased substantially, reflecting the rising incidence and indolent nature of R-NENs, showing the highest prevalence increase among all site of origin of NENs. The size of the tumor reveals the behavior of R-NENs where the risk for metastatic spread increases for lesions > 10 mm. Applying the WHO 2010 grading system to whole NENs originating in the gastroenteropancreatic system, R-NENs are classified as Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors (WD-NET), which contain NET G1 and NET G2, and Poorly-Differentiated Carcinomas (PD-NEC) enclosing only G3 neoplasms for which the term carcinoma is applied...
April 6, 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683986/people-with-hemianopia-report-difficulty-with-tv-computer-cinema-use-and-photography
#14
Francisco M Costela, Sarah S Sheldon, Bethany Walker, Russell L Woods
SIGNIFICANCE: Our survey found that participants with hemianopia report more difficulties watching video in various formats, including television (TV), on computers, and in a movie theater, compared with participants with normal vision (NV). These reported difficulties were not as marked as those reported by people with central vision loss. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to survey the viewing experience (e.g., frequency, difficulty) of viewing video on TV, computers and portable visual display devices, and at the cinema of people with hemianopia and NV...
April 20, 2018: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683872/social-support-moderates-the-relationship-between-perceived-stress-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#15
Martha Abshire, Stuart D Russell, Patricia M Davidson, Chakra Budhathoki, Hae-Ra Han, Kathleen L Grady, Shashank Desai, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb
BACKGROUND: Living with a left ventricular assist device has significant psychosocial sequelae that affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to (1) describe psychosocial indicators of stress including perceived stress, depression, fatigue, and coping; (2) examine relationships among stress indicators by level of perceived stress; (3) examine relationships among indicators of stress and clinical outcomes; and (4) test the moderation of social support on the relationship between stress and clinical outcomes...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683412/225-intracranial-aneurysms-treated-with-the-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-lvis-stent-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#16
Wei Su, Yisen Zhang, Junfan Chen, Jian Liu, Gary Rajah, Xinjian Yang
Background For the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, the low-profile visualized intraluminal support (LVIS) stent is a new generation of highly visible-braided stent that was recently introduced in China. Here, we report our single-center retrospective experience of safety and efficacy utilizing LVIS for stent-assisted coiling of intracranial aneurysms. Methods We included 218 patients with intracranial aneurysms consecutively treated with LVIS SR stents at our center in this study. Postoperative and follow-up embolization scores, procedural complications, clinical and angiographic findings at mid-term follow-up, as well as recurrence rate, preoperative and follow-up mRS scores were analyzed...
April 23, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683315/all-printed-self-aligned-carbon-nanotube-thin-film-transistors-on-imprinted-plastic-substrates
#17
Donghoon Song, Fazel Zare Bidoky, Woo Jin Hyun, Steven Brett Walker, Jennifer A Lewis, C Daniel Frisbie
We present a self-aligned process for printing thin film transistors (TFTs) on plastic with singled walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) networks as the channel material. The SCALE process (self-aligned capillarity assisted lithography for electronics) combines imprint lithography with inkjet printing. Specifically, inks are jetted into imprinted reservoirs, where they then flow into narrow device cavities due to capillarity. Here, we incorporate a composite high-k gate dielectric and an aligned conducting polymer gate electrode in the SCALE process to enable a smaller areal footprint than prior designs that yields low voltage SWCNT TFTs with average p-type carrier mobilities of 4 cm2 /V·s and ON/OFF current ratios of 104 ...
April 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682962/skyrmions-in-magnetic-tunnel-junctions
#18
Xueying Zhang, Wenlong Cai, Xichao Zhang, Zilu Wang, Zhi Li, Yu Zhang, Kaihua Cao, Na Lei, Wang Kang, Yue Zhang, Haiming Yu, Yan Zhou, Weisheng Zhao
In this work, we demonstrate that skyrmions can be nucleated in the free layer of a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions (DMI) by a spin-polarized current with the assistance of stray fields from the pinned layer. The size, stability and number of created skyrmions can be tuned by either the DMI strength or the stray field distribution. The interaction between the stray field and the DMI effective field is discussed. The size of the skyrmion is calculated using the concept of Laplace pressure...
April 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682761/in-vitro-hemodynamic-evaluation-of-ecg-synchronized-pulsatile-flow-using-i-cor-pump-as-short-term-cardiac-assist-device-for-neonatal-and-pediatric-population
#19
Madison Force, Morgan Moroi, Shigang Wang, Allen R Kunselman, Akif Ündar
The objective of this study was to assess the hemodynamic properties of the i-cor ECG-synchronized cardiac assist system for off-label use as a short-term cardiac assist device for neonatal and pediatric patients and compare nonpulsatile to pulsatile flow with different amplitudes. The circuit consisted of the i-cor diagonal pump with 3 feet of ¼ inch arterial and venous tubing and a soft-shell reservoir, primed with lactated Ringer's solution and human packed red blood cells (hematocrit 42%). Trials were conducted with three different sets of cannulas (8-Fr arterial 10-Fr venous, 10-Fr arterial 12 Fr-venous, and 12-Fr arterial 14-Fr venous) with increasing flow rates at varying pseudo-patient pressures (40, 60, 80, and 100 mm Hg) and under nonpulsatile mode and pulsatile mode with pulsatile amplitudes 2000, 2500, and 3000 rpm at 36°C...
April 22, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681957/mechanical-circulatory-support-is-effective-to-treat-pulmonary-hypertension-in-heart-transplant-candidates-disqualified-due-to-unacceptable-pulmonary-vascular-resistance
#20
Michał Zakliczyński, Jerzy Pacholewicz, Izabela Copik, Marcin Maruszewski, Tomasz Hrapkowicz, Roman Przybylski, Marian Zembala
Introduction: High pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) candidates is a risk factor of right ventricle failure after the procedure. However, the increase of PVR may be a consequence of the life-threatening deterioration of the left ventricle function. The use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) seems to be the best solution, but it is reimbursed only in active OHT candidates. Aim: We performed a retrospective analysis of MCS effectiveness in maintaining PVR at values accepted for OHT...
March 2018: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
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