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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749322/integration-of-slack-a-cloud-based-team-collaboration-application-into-research-coordination
#1
Miriam Gofine, Sunday Clark
Practitioners of epidemiology require efficient real-time communication and shared access to numerous documents in order to effectively manage a study. Much of this communication involves study logistics and does not require use of Protected Health Information. Slack is a team collaboration app; it archives all direct messages and group conversations, hosts documents internally, and integrates with the Google Docs application. Slack has both desktop and mobile applications, allowing users to communicate in real-time without the need to find email addresses or phone numbers or create contact lists...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749314/designing-health-information-technology-tools-to-prevent-gaps-in-public-health-insurance
#2
Jennifer D Hall, Rose L Harding, Jennifer E DeVoe, Rachel Gold, Heather Angier, Aleksandra Sumic, Christine A Nelson, Sonja Likumahuwa-Ackman, Deborah J Cohen
BACKGROUND: Changes in health insurance policies have increased coverage opportunities, but enrollees are required to annually reapply for benefits which, if not managed appropriately, can lead to insurance gaps. Electronic health records (EHRs) can automate processes for assisting patients with health insurance enrollment and re-enrollment. OBJECTIVE: We describe community health centers' (CHC) workflow, documentation, and tracking needs for assisting families with insurance application processes, and the health information technology (IT) tool components that were developed to meet those needs...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748430/inicu-integrated-neonatal-care-unit-capturing-neonatal-journey-in-an-intelligent-data-way
#3
Harpreet Singh, Gautam Yadav, Raghuram Mallaiah, Preetha Joshi, Vinay Joshi, Ravneet Kaur, Suneyna Bansal, Samir K Brahmachari
Neonatal period represents first 28 days of life, which is the most vulnerable time for a child's survival especially for the preterm babies. High neonatal mortality is a prominent and persistent problem across the globe. Non-availability of trained staff and infrastructure are the major recognized hurdles in the quality care of these neonates. Hourly progress growth charts and reports are still maintained manually by nurses along with continuous calculation of drug dosage and nutrition as per the changing weight of the baby...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746518/interruptions-and-their-effects-on-the-dynamics-of-the-nursing-work
#4
Renata Longhi Sassaki, Márcia Galan Perroca
Objectives: To investigate the nurses' perception about interruptions during the workflow and their implications on the professional practice environment. Methods: A survey was conducted with 133 nurses in a school hospital in the state of São Paulo from October 2015 to March 2016, through the use of a self-administered questionnaire. For data analysis, Chi-square and Fischer tests have been used. Results: Most of the nurses have reported frequent and recurring interruptions during their work activities...
July 20, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745623/a-standardized-approach-for-multispecies-purification-of-mammalian-male-germ-cells-by-mechanical-tissue-dissociation-and-flow-cytometry
#5
Ana C Lima, Min Jung, Jannette Rusch, Abul Usmani, Alexandra M Lopes, Donald F Conrad
Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) has been one of the methods of choice to isolate enriched populations of mammalian testicular germ cells. Currently, it allows the discrimination of up to 9 murine germ cell populations with high yield and purity. This high-resolution in discrimination and purification is possible due to unique changes in chromatin structure and quantity throughout spermatogenesis. These patterns can be captured by flow cytometry of male germ cells stained with fluorescent DNA-binding dyes such as Hoechst-33342 (Hoechst)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745621/investigating-protein-sequence-structure-dynamics-relationships-with-bio3d-web
#6
Shashank Jariwala, Lars Skjærven, Xin-Qiu Yao, Barry J Grant
We demonstrate the usage of Bio3D-web for the interactive analysis of biomolecular structure data. The Bio3D-web application provides online functionality for: (1) The identification of related protein structure sets to user specified thresholds of similarity; (2) Their multiple alignment and structure superposition; (3) Sequence and structure conservation analysis; (4) Inter-conformer relationship mapping with principal component analysis, and (5) comparison of predicted internal dynamics via ensemble normal mode analysis...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745564/patient-and-clinician-perspectives-of-an-integrated-electronic-medication-prescribing-and-dispensing-system-a-qualitative-study-at-a-multisite-australian-hospital-network
#7
Grace Lau, Jayde Ho, Susan Lin, Karen Yeoh, Tiffany Wan, Marisa Hodgkinson
BACKGROUND: While clinician attitudes towards electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) systems have been widely studied, little is known about the perspectives of patients, despite being the primary beneficiaries of these systems. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to explore and compare patient and clinician attitudes towards an integrated e-prescribing and dispensing system, in order to guide improvements in system implementation, service delivery and enhancements to system functionality...
January 1, 2017: HIM Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743780/supply-chain-optimization-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Jonathan Labuhn, Philip Almeter, Christopher McLaughlin, Philip Fields, Benjamin Turner
PURPOSE: A successful supply chain optimization project that leveraged technology, engineering principles, and a technician workflow redesign in the setting of a growing health system is described. SUMMARY: With continued rises in medication costs, medication inventory management is increasingly important. Proper management of central pharmacy inventory and floor-stock inventory in automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) can be challenging. In an effort to improve control of inventory costs in the central pharmacy of a large academic medical center, the pharmacy department implemented a supply chain optimization project in collaboration with the medical center's inhouse team of experts on process improvement and industrial engineering...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743638/efficient-3d-ctf-correction-for-cryo-electron-tomography-using-novactf-improves-subtomogram-averaging-resolution-to-3-4-%C3%A3
#9
Beata Turoňová, Florian K M Schur, William Wan, John A G Briggs
Cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) allows cellular ultrastructures and macromolecular complexes to be imaged in three-dimensions in their native environments. Cryo-electron tomograms are reconstructed from projection images taken at defined tilt-angles. In order to recover high-resolution information from cryo-electron tomograms, it is necessary to measure and correct for the contrast transfer function (CTF) of the microscope. Most commonly, this is performed using protocols that approximate the sample as a two-dimensional (2D) plane...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742931/dynamics-of-lipids-and-metabolites-during-the-cell-cycle-of-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#10
Jessica Jüppner, Umarah Mubeen, Andrea Leisse, Camila Caldana, Henrike Brust, Martin Steup, Marion Herrmann, Dirk Steinhauser, Patrick Giavalisco
Metabolites and lipids are the final products of enzymatic processes, distinguishing the different cellular functions and activities of single cells or whole tissues. Understanding these cellular functions within a well-established model system, requires a systemic collection of molecular and physiological information. In the current report, the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was selected to establish a comprehensive workflow for the detailed multi-omics analysis of a synchronously growing cell culture system...
July 25, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742392/t-gowler-discovering-generalized-process-models-within-texts
#11
Ahmed Halioui, Petko Valtchev, Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo
Contemporary workflow management systems are driven by explicit process models specifying the interdependencies between tasks. Creating these models is a challenging and time-consuming task. Existing approaches to mining concrete workflows into models tackle design aspects related to the diverging abstraction levels of the tasks. Concrete workflow logs represent tasks and cases of concrete events-partially or totally ordered-grounding hidden multilevel (abstract) semantics and contexts. Relevant generalized events could be rediscovered within these processes...
August 2017: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741788/molecular-analysis-of-single-circulating-tumour-cells-following-long-term-storage-of-clinical-samples
#12
Barbara Mesquita, Dominic G Rothwell, Deborah J Burt, Francesca Chemi, Fabiola Fernandez-Gutierrez, Daniel Slane-Tan, Jenny Antonello, Mathew Carter, Louise Carter, Marina Parry, Lynsey Franklin, Richard Marais, Fiona Blackhall, Caroline Dive, Ged Brady
The CellSearch® semi-automated CTC enrichment and staining system has been established as the "gold standard" for CTC enumeration with CellSearch® CTC counts recognized by the FDA as prognostic for a number of cancers. We and others have gone on to show that molecular analysis of CellSearch® CTCs isolated shortly after CellSearch® enrichment provides another valuable layer of information that has potential clinical utility including predicting response to treatment. Although CellSearch® CTCs can be readily isolated after enrichment, the process of analysing a single CellSearch® patient sample, which may contain many CTCs, is both time consuming and costly...
July 25, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739118/single-cell-based-automated-quantification-of-therapy-response-of-invasive-cancer-spheroids-in-organotypic-3d-culture
#13
Cornelia Veelken, Gert-Jan Bakker, David Drell, Peter Friedl
Organotypic in vitro culture of 3D spheroids in extracellular matrix represent a promising cancer therapy prediction model for personalized medicine screens, due to their controlled experimental conditions and physiological similarities to in vivo models. As in tumors in vivo, 3D invasion cultures identify intratumor heterogeneity of growth, invasion and apoptosis induction by cytotoxic therapy. We here combine in vitro 3D spheroid invasion culture with irradiation and automated nucleus-based segmentation for single cell analysis to quantify growth, survival, apoptosis and invasion response during experimental radiation therapy...
July 21, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738677/quantitation-of-87-proteins-by-nlc-mrm-ms-in-human-plasma-workflow-for-large-scale-analysis-of-biobank-samples
#14
Melinda Rezeli, Karin Sjödin, Henrik Lindberg, Olof Gidlöf, Bertil Lindahl, Tomas Jernberg, Jonas Spaak, David Erlinge, György Marko-Varga
A multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) assay was developed for precise quantitation of 87 plasma proteins including the three isoforms of apolipoprotein E (APOE) associated with cardiovascular diseases using nanoscale liquid chromatography separation and stable isotope dilution strategy. The analytical performance of the assay was evaluated and we found an average technical variation of 4.7 % in 4 - 5 orders of magnitude dynamic range (≈ 0.2 mg/L to 4.5 g/L) from whole plasma digest. Here, we report a complete workflow, including sample processing adapted to 96-well plate format and normalization strategy for large-scale studies...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738590/extracellular-matrix-characterization-in-plaques-from-carotid-endarterectomy-by-a-proteomics-approach
#15
N Ucciferri, S Rocchiccioli, L Comelli, M Marconi, M Ferrari, G Pelosi, A Cecchettini
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is a fundamental component of multicellular organisms. Alteration of its structure and/or molecular composition are associated with several pathologies, among the others with atherosclerosis. To determine how the overall ECM architecture of a tissue as complex as the atheroma may change under varying pathological conditions constitutes a great technical challenge. This entails removing cell components and solubilisation of fibrillar proteins in order to allow enzymatic digestion and mass spectrometry analyses...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738588/maldi-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-imaging-mass-spectrometry-ims-of-skin-aspects-of-sample-preparation
#16
Cristiana Santos de Macedo, David M Anderson, Kevin L Schey
MALDI (matrix assisted laser desorption ionization) Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS) allows molecular analysis of biological materials making possible the identification and localization of molecules in tissues, and has been applied to address many questions on skin pathophysiology, as well as on studies about drug absorption and metabolism. Sample preparation for MALDI IMS is the most important part of the workflow, comprising specimen collection and preservation, tissue embedding, cryosectioning, washing, and matrix application...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738203/early-detection-monitoring-for-aquatic-non-indigenous-species-optimizing-surveillance-incorporating-advanced-technologies-and%C3%A2-identifying-research-needs
#17
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Anett S Trebitz, Joel C Hoffman, John A Darling, Erik M Pilgrim, John R Kelly, Emily A Brown, W Lindsay Chadderton, Scott P Egan, Erin K Grey, Syed A Hashsham, Katy E Klymus, Andrew R Mahon, Jeffrey L Ram, Martin T Schultz, Carol A Stepien, James C Schardt
Following decades of ecologic and economic impacts from a growing list of nonindigenous and invasive species, government and management entities are committing to systematic early- detection monitoring (EDM). This has reinvigorated investment in the science underpinning such monitoring, as well as the need to convey that science in practical terms to those tasked with EDM implementation. Using the context of nonindigenous species in the North American Great Lakes, this article summarizes the current scientific tools and knowledge - including limitations, research needs, and likely future developments - relevant to various aspects of planning and conducting comprehensive EDM...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738050/intralesional-therapy-consensus-statements-for-best-practices-in-administration-from-the-melanoma-nursing-initiative%C3%A2
#18
Virginia Seery
BACKGROUND: Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) is the first intralesional therapy for melanoma approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This oncolytic viral immunotherapy has improved outcomes for patients with locoregional recurrent melanoma and is showing promise in combination with systemic therapies. 
. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to provide oncology nurses with expert guidance on best practices in incorporating intralesional therapy for patients diagnosed with melanoma in practice...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735487/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-acute-leukemia
#19
Eric Konnick, Christina M Lockwood, David Wu
Mutation profiling of acute leukemias is a valuable tool for identifying genetic mutations with prognostic, predictive, therapeutic, and diagnostic utility. Technological advances, such as massively parallel sequencing, have allowed laboratories to assess for variation across dozens or hundreds of genes simultaneously with relatively low cost per target.Here, we describe a procedure for designing and using a TruSeq Custom Amplicon assay targeting genes involved in acute leukemias. This method is a fully customizable, amplicon-based assay for targeted resequencing, allowing interrogation of selected genomic regions of interest...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735416/super-resolution-microscopical-localization-of-dopamine-receptors-1-and-2-in-rat-hippocampal-synaptosomes
#20
Andras G Miklosi, Giorgia Del Favero, Tanja Bulat, Harald Höger, Ryuichi Shigemoto, Doris Marko, Gert Lubec
Although dopamine receptors D1 and D2 play key roles in hippocampal function, their synaptic localization within the hippocampus has not been fully elucidated. In order to understand precise functions of pre- or postsynaptic dopamine receptors (DRs), the development of protocols to differentiate pre- and postsynaptic DRs is essential. So far, most studies on determination and quantification of DRs did not discriminate between subsynaptic localization. Therefore, the aim of the study was to generate a robust workflow for the localization of DRs...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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