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Joseph Sheffer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102795/an-introduction-to-qualitative-research-learning-in-the-field-fourth-edition-rossman-gretchen-and-rallis-sharon-an-introduction-to-qualitative-research-learning-in-the-field-fourth-edition-344pp-%C3%A2-38-99-sage-9781506307930-1506307930-formula-see-text
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(no author information available yet)
Covering three central ideas- research is about learning, should be purposeful and must be conducted systematically - this book proves itself to be a comprehensive guide to qualitative research.
January 23, 2017: Nurse Researcher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099967/somatosensory-tinnitus-correlation-between-cranio-cervico-mandibular-disorder-history-and-somatic-modulation
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Massimo Ralli, Giancarlo Altissimi, Rosaria Turchetta, Filippo Mazzei, Massimo Salviati, Francesca Cianfrone, Maria Patrizia Orlando, Valeria Testugini, Giancarlo Cianfrone
In a subpopulation of patients, tinnitus can be modulated by movements of the jaw or head and neck due to complex somatosensory-auditory interactions. In some of these subjects, tinnitus could be related to an underlying temporomandibular (TMJ) or craniocervical (NECK) dysfunction that, if correctly identified, could streamline treatment and increase chances of tinnitus improvement. However, it is still unclear whether somatic modulation of tinnitus could be used as a screening tool for identifying such patients...
January 19, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099963/low-molecular-weight-hydrophilic-and-lipophilic-antioxidants-in-nonmelanoma-skin-carcinomas-and-adjacent-normal-looking-skin
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Konstantina Grammenandi, Maria Kyriazi, Alexandra Katsarou-Katsari, Othon Papadopoulos, Ioanna Anastassopoulou, Georgios T Papaioannou, Alexandros Sagriotis, Michail Rallis, Howard I Maibach
Low-molecular-weight antioxidants are some of the most efficient agents of the skin defense mechanism against environmental factors, such as cosmic rays, smoke, and pollutants. The total skin concentrations of hydrophilic ascorbic and uric acids, as well as lipophilic α-tocopherol, β-carotene, and ubiquinol-10 antioxidants were determined by an HPLC-EC detector from 18 biopsies of human nonmelanoma skin carcinomas and 18 biopsies from skin areas adjacent to carcinomas. No significant differences in the concentrations of lipophilic antioxidants in both carcinomas and normal-looking skin areas adjacent to carcinomas were observed...
January 19, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078397/optimized-synthesis-of-novel-prenyl-ferulate-performed-by-feruloyl-esterases-from-myceliophthora-thermophila-in-microemulsions
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Io Antonopoulou, Laura Leonov, Peter Jütten, Gabriella Cerullo, Vincenza Faraco, Adamantia Papadopoulou, Dimitris Kletsas, Marianna Ralli, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos
Five feruloyl esterases (FAEs; EC 3.1.1.73), FaeA1, FaeA2, FaeB1, and FaeB2 from Myceliophthora thermophila C1 and MtFae1a from M. thermophila ATCC 42464, were tested for their ability to catalyze the transesterification of vinyl ferulate (VFA) with prenol in detergentless microemulsions. Reaction conditions were optimized investigating parameters such as the medium composition, the substrate concentration, the enzyme load, the pH, the temperature, and agitation. FaeB2 offered the highest transesterification yield (71...
January 11, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073361/sustainability-of-health-information-systems-a-three-country-qualitative-study-in-southern-africa
#6
Corrina Moucheraud, Amee Schwitters, Chantelle Boudreaux, Denise Giles, Peter H Kilmarx, Ntolo Ntolo, Zwashe Bangani, Michael E St Louis, Thomas J Bossert
BACKGROUND: Health information systems are central to strong health systems. They assist with patient and program management, quality improvement, disease surveillance, and strategic use of information. Many donors have worked to improve health information systems, particularly by supporting the introduction of electronic health information systems (EHIS), which are considered more responsive and more efficient than older, paper-based systems. As many donor-driven programs are increasing their focus on country ownership, sustainability of these investments is a key concern...
January 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071933/book-review-the-longest-mile-a-doctor-a-food-fight-and-the-footrace-that-rallied-a-community-against-cancer-meyer-christine-md-the-longest-mile-a-doctor-a-food-fight-and-the-footrace-that-rallied-a-community-against-cancer-berkley-ca-she-writes-press-2016
#7
Neha Bansal Etherington
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068210/how-players-exploit-variability-and-regularity-of-game-actions-in-female-volleyball-teams
#8
Ana Ramos, Patrícia Coutinho, Pedro Silva, Keith Davids, Isabel Mesquita
Variability analysis has been used to understand how competitive constraints shape different behaviours in team sports. In this study, we analysed and compared variability of tactical performance indices in players within complex I at two different competitive levels in volleyball. We also examined whether variability was influenced by set type and period. Eight matches from the 2012 Olympics competition and from the Portuguese national league in the 2014-2015 season were analysed (1496 rallies). Variability of setting conditions, attack zone, attack tempo and block opposition was assessed using Shannon entropy measures...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999783/percutaneous-tracheostomy-beware-of-the-thyroidea-ima-artery
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Pagona Kamparoudi, Dimitrios Paliouras, Apostolos S Gogakos, Thomas Rallis, Nikolaos C Schizas, Achilleas Lazopoulos, Fotios Chatzinikolaou, Pavlos Sarafis, Paschalitsa Serchan, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Eirini Sarika, Paul Zarogoulidis, Ilias Karapantzos, Nikolaos Barbetakis
Percutaneous tracheostomy is a minimally invasive operation performed in patients, in order to provide an air passage through the windpipe. A rare cause of severe bleeding during such operation is the injury of the thyroidea-ima artery. This case report presents a patient with hemorrhage after thyroidea-ima injury during percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. Surgeons should always be aware of such anatomic variation, in order to prevent urgent sternotomy.
November 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999782/successful-surgical-treatment-of-a-complicated-esophageal-perforation-by-use-of-primary-closure-and-lung-parenchyma-reinforcement
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Nikolaos C Schizas, Dimitrios Paliouras, Thomas Rallis, Apostolos S Gogakos, Achilleas Lazopoulos, Fotios Chatzinikolaou, Pavlos Sarafis, Paul Zarogoulidis, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Eirini Sarika, Ιlias Karapantzos, Charalampos Charalampidis, Nikolaos Barbetakis
Esophageal perforation (EP) is a medical condition which demands urgent confrontation with significant complications. The cause of the perforation may be common, spontaneous or iatrogenic, with conservative or surgical therapeutic strategy, which is needed in the majority of incidents, depending on the characteristics of the lesion. We report a case of a 68-year-old man, with the existence of an ulcerative lesion 31 cm approximately from the dental barrier, and a coexistent stenosis, diagnosed through esophagogastroduodenoscopy, which evolved to an extensive purulent necrotic mediastinitis, diagnosed through a thorax CT scan after the patient began to complain of asphyxiation during eating...
November 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999778/burnout-syndrome-and-job-satisfaction-in-greek-residents-exploring-differences-between-trainees-inside-and-outside-the-country
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Ilias I Salpigktidis, Dimitrios Paliouras, Apostolos S Gogakos, Thomas Rallis, Nikolaos C Schizas, Fotios Chatzinikolaou, Dimitrios Niakas, Pavlos Sarafis, Panagiotis Bamidis, Achilleas Lazopoulos, Sophia Triadafyllidou, Paul Zarogoulidis, Nikolaos Barbetakis
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to investigate the levels of burnout among Greek residents, highlighting potential differences between those practicing at home and abroad, as well as to investigate correlations with demographic, individual and labor factors. METHODS: The research was conducted on a sample of 131 residents, using an anonymous questionnaire which included demographic, individual and labor characteristics, Maslach's Burnout Inventory, questions regarding job and life satisfaction levels, working conditions and the impacts of the economic recession...
November 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998328/-apostles-of-continence-doctors-and-the-doctrine-of-sexual-necessity-in-progressive-era-america
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Timothy Verhoeven
In the first decades of the twentieth century, a group of doctors under the banner of the social hygiene movement set out on what seemed an improbable mission: to convince American men that they did not need sex. This was in part a response to venereal disease. Persuading young men to adopt the standard of sexual discipline demanded of women was the key to preserving the health of the nation from the ravages of syphilis and gonorrhoea. But their campaign ran up against the doctrine of male sexual necessity, a doctrine well established in medical thought and an article of faith for many patients...
January 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940726/depression-is-a-deadly-growing-threat-to-our-youth-time-to-rally
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Anne L Glowinski, Giuseppe D'Amelio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936856/contextual-information-and-perceptual-cognitive-expertise-in-a-dynamic-temporally-constrained-task
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Colm P Murphy, Robin C Jackson, Karl Cooke, André Roca, Nicolas Benguigui, A Mark Williams
Skilled performers extract and process postural information from an opponent during anticipation more effectively than their less-skilled counterparts. In contrast, the role and importance of contextual information in anticipation has received only minimal attention. We evaluate the importance of contextual information in anticipation and examine the underlying perceptual-cognitive processes. We present skilled and less-skilled tennis players with normal video or animated footage of the same rallies. In the animated condition, sequences were created using player movement and ball trajectory data, and postural information from the players was removed, constraining participants to anticipate based on contextual information alone...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932005/estimating-community-level-costs-of-preterm-birth
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E S Hall, J M Greenberg
OBJECTIVES: To develop generalizable methods for estimating the economic impact of preterm birth at the community level on initial hospital expenditures, educational attainment and lost earnings as well as to estimate potential savings associated with reductions in preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN: The retrospective, population-based analysis used vital statistics and population demographics from Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, in 2012. METHODS: We adjusted previously reported, mean initial hospital cost estimates (stratified by each week of gestation) to 2012 dollars using national cost-to-charge ratios...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920373/human-influences-on-evolution-and-the-ecological-and-societal-consequences
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Andrew P Hendry, Kiyoko M Gotanda, Erik I Svensson
Humans have dramatic, diverse and far-reaching influences on the evolution of other organisms. Numerous examples of this human-induced contemporary evolution have been reported in a number of 'contexts', including hunting, harvesting, fishing, agriculture, medicine, climate change, pollution, eutrophication, urbanization, habitat fragmentation, biological invasions and emerging/disappearing diseases. Although numerous papers, journal special issues and books have addressed each of these contexts individually, the time has come to consider them together and thereby seek important similarities and differences...
January 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910035/self-care-as-a-professional-imperative-physician-burnout-depression-and-suicide
#17
Catherine M Kuhn, Ellen M Flanagan
PURPOSE: Burnout has been identified in approximately half of all practicing physicians, including anesthesiologists. In this narrative review, the relationship between burnout, depression, and suicide is explored, with particular attention to the anesthesiologist. Throughout this review, we highlight our professional imperative regarding this epidemic. SOURCE: The authors searched the existing English language literature via PubMed from 1986 until present using the search terms physician burnout, depression, and suicide, with particular attention to studies regarding anesthesiologists and strategies to address these problems...
December 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905867/effects-of-lawn-tennis-association-mini-tennis-as-task-constraints-on-children-s-match-play-characteristics
#18
Anna Fitzpatrick, Keith Davids, Joseph Antony Stone
The Lawn Tennis Association's mini tennis (MT) is a modified version of tennis consisting of progressive stages; however, there have been few attempts to evaluate how MT might shape performance behaviours. Here, we examine effects of playing MT on the emergence of children's match-play behaviours in 48 junior tennis players. Performance in 1010 match-play points were filmed and coded across 4 tennis stages (MT Red, MT Orange, MT Green and Full Ball), using a notational analysis system. Recorded performance variables included rally length, first serve percentage and shot type, for the purpose of analysing inter-stage comparisons...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902505/rallying-the-troops-how-sharing-knowledge-with-grandparents-supports-the-family-of-the-preterm-infant-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#19
Anne Brødsgaard, Theresa Helth, Bente Lund Andersen, Mette Petersen
BACKGROUND: Research concludes that there is a need for educational programs for grandmothers, as well as networking opportunities; educational programs for other extended family members have long been sought by parents, relatives, and nurses in neonatal intensive care unit. PURPOSE: To describe the effect of having premature infants' extended families participating in family-centered care (FCC) groups in the neonatal intensive care unit. An intervention based on dialogue, including topics as own reactions, general knowledge about the premature infants, parenthood, and how the extended families can support the new families during hospitalization and after discharge...
November 29, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899216/poisoning-suicide-with-ingestion-of-the-pyrethroids-alpha-cypermethrin-and-deltamethrin-and-the-antidepressant-mirtazapine-a-case-report
#20
Vassiliki A Boumba, Georgios N Rallis, Theodore Vougiouklakis
This case report describes a death attributed to the intake of the pyrethroid insecticides, alpha-cypermethrin and deltamethrin, and the antidepressant mirtazapine. The autopsy findings showed absence of external traumatic injuries and internal generalized visceral congestion, edema and cyanosis. The toxicological results revealed the presence of a toxic concentration of mirtazapine (12.5mg/L and 10.7mg/L in blood and urine, respectively) and high concentrations of pyrethroids (2.46mg/L alpha-cypermethrin and 2...
November 22, 2016: Forensic Science International
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