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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457556/is-markedness-a-confused-concept
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Iris Berent
It is well known that, across languages, certain phonological features are more frequent than others. But whether these facts reflect abstract universal markedness constraints or functional pressures (auditory and articulatory difficulties and lexical frequency) is unknown. Romani, Galuzzi, Guariglia, and Goslin (2017) report that the putative markedness of phonological features captures their order of acquisition and their propensity to elicit errors in patients with an apraxia of speech (but not in phonological aphasia)...
October 2017: Cognitive Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457313/modeling-the-hematocrit-distribution-in-microcirculatory-networks-a-quantitative-evaluation-of-a-phase-separation-model
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Peter M Rasmussen, Timothy W Secomb, Axel R Pries
OBJECTIVE: Theoretical models are essential tools for studying microcirculatory function. Recently, the validity of a well-established phase separation model was questioned and it was claimed that it produces problematically low hematocrit predictions and lack of red cells in small diameter vessels. We conducted a quantitative evaluation of this phase separation model to establish common ground for future research. METHODS: Model predictions were validated against a comprehensive data base with measurements from four mesenteric networks...
February 19, 2018: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457248/duty-hours-restriction-for-our-surgical-trainees-an-ethical-obligation-or-a-bad-idea
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Christopher A Adin, Callie A Fogle, Steven L Marks
To ensure patient safety and protect the well-being of interns and residents, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) issued guidelines in 2003 limiting the working hours of physician trainees. Although many supported the goals of the ACGME, institutions struggled to restructure their programs and hire staff required by this unfunded mandate. Numerous studies have analyzed the effects of duty hours restrictions on patient outcomes and physician training over the past 15 years. Most agree that duty hours restrictions improved well-being of house officers, but these improvements came at the expense of continuity, and patient hand-offs led to medical errors...
February 19, 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456450/survey-on-patient-safety-culture-in-the-republic-of-moldova-a-baseline-study-in-three-healthcare-settings
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Carmen Tereanu, Giuseppe Sampietro, Francesco Sarnataro, Dumitru Siscanu, Rodica Palaria, Victor Savin, Tatiana Cliscovscaia, Valentina Pislaru, Valeriu Oglinda, Larisa Capmare, Mugurel Stefan Ghelase, Tamara Turcanu
Background and aims: The Republic of Moldova is a small ex-soviet country in the Central Eastern European group of states, whose official language is Romanian. In countries with limited resources, quality improvement in healthcare and patient safety are very challenging. This study aims to identify which areas of the patient safety culture (PSC) need prompt intervention. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in three Moldovan healthcare settings, using the Romanian translation of the US Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture HSOPSC...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456386/perception-of-patient-safety-culture-among-health-care-providers-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-south-india
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Adhisakthi Rajalatchumi, Thanjavur S Ravikumar, Kaliaperumal Muruganandham, Mahalakshmy Thulasingam, Kalaiselvi Selvaraj, Mahendra M Reddy, Balachander Jayaraman
Introduction: Patient safety is a global concern and is the most important domains of health-care quality. Medical error is a major patient safety concern, causing increase in health-care cost due to mortality, morbidity, or prolonged hospital stay. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the perceptions on patient safety culture among health-care providers (HCPs) at a public sector tertiary care hospital in South India. Settings and Design: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted 1 year after patient safety initiatives were implemented...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454347/oncology-nurses-beliefs-and-attitudes-towards-the-double-check-of-chemotherapy-medications-a-cross-sectional-survey-study
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D L B Schwappach, Katja Taxis, Yvonne Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: Double-checking medications is a widely used strategy to enhance safe medication administration in oncology, but there is little evidence to support its effectiveness. The proliferated use of double-checking may be explained by positive attitudes towards checking among nurses. This study investigated oncology nurses' beliefs towards double-checking medication, its relation to beliefs about safety and the influence of nurses' level of experience and proximity to clinical care...
February 17, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453749/lifelong-robbery-victimisation-and-mental-disorders-at-age-18-years-brazilian-population-based-study
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Joseph Murray, Natália Peixoto Lima, Ana Carolina Oliveira Ruivo, Andrea Ramírez Varela, Caroline Cardozo Bortolotto, Elma Izze da Silva Magalhães, Franciéle Marabotti Costa Leite, Mariana Otero Xavier, Jean-Baptiste Pingault, Seena Fazel, Gregore Iven Mielke, Luciana Anselmi, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Helen Gonçalves, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes
PURPOSE: Urban violence is a major problem in Brazil and may contribute to mental disorders among victims. The aim of this study was to assess the association between robbery victimisation and mental health disorders in late adolescence. METHODS: At age 18 years, 4106 participants in the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study were assessed. A questionnaire about history of robbery victimisation was administered, the Self-Report Questionnaire was used to screen for common mental disorders, and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview was used to assess major depressive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder...
February 17, 2018: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453222/clear-lens-extraction-for-the-management-of-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-surgical-technique-and-refractive-outcomes-in-the-eagle-cohort
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Alexander C Day, David Cooper, Jennifer Burr, Paul J Foster, David S Friedman, Gus Gazzard, Jemaima Che-Hamzah, Tin Aung, Craig R Ramsay, Augusto Azuara-Blanco
BACKGROUND: To describe the surgical technique and refractive outcomes following clear lens extraction (CLE) in the Effectiveness, in Angle-closure Glaucoma, of Lens Extraction trial. METHODS: Review of prospectively collected data from a multicentre, randomised controlled trial comparing CLE and laser peripheral iridotomy. Eligible participants were ≥50 years old and newly diagnosed with (1) primary angle closure (PAC) with intraocular pressure above 30 mm Hg or (2) PAC glaucoma...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452813/incidence-characteristics-and-predictive-factors-for-medication-errors-in-paediatric-anaesthesia-a-prospective-incident-monitoring-study
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C Gariel, B Cogniat, F-P Desgranges, D Chassard, L Bouvet
BACKGROUND: Medication errors are not uncommon in hospitalized patients. Paediatric patients may have increased risk for medication errors related to complexity of weight-based dosing calculations or problems with drug preparation and dilution. This study aimed to determine the incidence of medication errors in paediatric anaesthesia in a university paediatric hospital, and to identify their characteristics and potential predictive factors. METHODS: This prospective incident monitoring study was conducted between November 2015 and January 2016 in an exclusively paediatric surgical centre...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452401/understanding-communication-breakdown-in-the-outpatient-referral-process-in-latin-america-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-use-of-clinical-correspondence-in-public-healthcare-networks-of-six-countries
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Ingrid Vargas, Irene Garcia-Subirats, Amparo-Susana Mogollón-Pérez, Marina Ferreira-de-Medeiros-Mendes, Pamela Eguiguren, Angelica-Ivonne Cisneros, María-Cecilia Muruaga, Fernando Bertolotto, María-Luisa Vázquez
An adequate use of referral and reply letters-the main form of communication between primary care (PC) and out-patient secondary care (SC)-helps to avoid medical errors, test duplications and delays in diagnosis. However, it has been little studied to date in Latin America. The aim is to determine the level and characteristics of PC and SC doctors' use of referral and reply letters and to explore influencing factors in public healthcare networks of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. A cross-sectional study was conducted through a survey of PC and SC doctors working in public healthcare networks (348 doctors per country)...
February 14, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451907/timber-isoscapes-a-case-study-in-a-mountain-area-in-the-italian-alps
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Yuri Gori, Ana Stradiotti, Federica Camin
BACKGROUND: Local timber is still one of the main sources of work and income for mountain communities. However, illegal logging is a major cause of deforestation in many countries and has significant impacts on local communities and biodiversity. Techniques for tracing timber would provide a useful tool to protect local timber industries and contribute to the fight against illegal logging. Although considerable progress has been made in food traceability, timber provenance is still a somewhat neglected research area...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451414/comparing-methods-of-misclassification-correction-for-studies-of-adolescent-alcohol-use
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Melvin D Livingston, Brad Cannell, Keith Muller, Kelli A Komro
BACKGROUND: Despite concerns over measurement error, self-report continues to be the most common measure of adolescent alcohol use used by researchers. Objective measures of adolescent alcohol use continue to advance; however, they tend to be cost prohibitive for larger studies. By combining appropriate statistical techniques and validation subsamples, the benefits of objective alcohol measures can be made more accessible to a greater number of researchers. OBJECTIVES: To compare three easily implemented methods to correct for measurement error when objective measures of alcohol use are available for a subsample of participants, regression calibration, multiple imputation for measurement error (MIME), and probabilistic sensitivity analysis (PSA), and provide guidance regarding the use of each method in scenarios likely to occur in practice...
2018: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451098/the-association-between-preaxial-polydactyly-and-radial-longitudinal-deficiency-in-syndromic-cases-a-report-on-nine-families
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Mohammad M Al-Qattan
Preaxial polydactyly and radial longitudinal deficiency are usually viewed as two different entities. We present nine families with different disorders in which both preaxial polydactyly and radial longitudinal deficiency were seen in the phenotype. This indicates that both entities may be caused by the same developmental error or insult. The pathogenesis is complex and may be related to the interactions of two signalling loops: the first loop (named as the radial longitudinal deficiency loop) contains genes/proteins responsible for the development of the radial ray; and the second loop (named as the preaxial polydactyly loop) contains the Sonic Hedgehog involved in the pathogenesis of preaxial polydactyly...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451082/the-short-term-placebo-response-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
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Ayala Cohen, Moran Plonsky-Toder, Emanuel Tirosh
To assess short-term placebo response in 6- to 13-year-old children with ADHD, children who were administered a double-blind placebo-methylphenidate trial, 1 week each, were included in the analysis. Conners' parents and Teacher Rating scales, the Aggregate Neurobehavioral Student Health and Educational Review inventory, and the Matching Familiar Figure Test were employed. A reduction of 30% or more in one or more of the teachers report subscales was observed in 18.8% of the participants. Attention test performance resulted in 58% of children exhibiting reduction in error rates and 36...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450592/under-reported-dosimetry-errors-due-to-interplay-effects-during-vmat-dose-delivery-in-extreme-hypofractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy
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Tobias Gauer, Thilo Sothmann, Oliver Blanck, Cordula Petersen, René Werner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiotherapy of extracranial metastases changed from normofractioned 3D CRT to extreme hypofractionated stereotactic treatment using VMAT beam techniques. Random interaction between tumour motion and dynamically changing beam parameters might result in underdosage of the CTV even for an appropriately dimensioned ITV (interplay effect). This study presents a clinical scenario of extreme hypofractionated stereotactic treatment and analyses the impact of interplay effects on CTV dose coverage...
February 15, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449758/an-assessment-of-forest-biomass-maps-in-europe-using-harmonized-national-statistics-and-inventory-plots
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Valerio Avitabile, Andrea Camia
Maps of aboveground forest biomass based on different input data and modelling approaches have been recently produced for Europe, opening up the possibility for several applications and products not obtainable by summary statistics. However, the accuracy assessment of the existing maps is limited by the lack of reference data consistent over the study region and representative of the maps cells. Here, we used harmonized forest biomass data for 26 European countries derived by National Forest Inventories using a common biomass definition and estimator to assess four biomass maps...
February 1, 2018: Forest Ecology and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449617/publisher-correction-affinity-purification-of-cell-specific-mitochondria-from-whole-animals-resolves-patterns-of-genetic-mosaicism
#17
Arnaud Ahier, Chuan-Yang Dai, Andrea Tweedie, Ayenachew Bezawork-Geleta, Ina Kirmes, Steven Zuryn
In the version of this Technical Report originally published, chromosome representations (indicated by black lines) were missing from Fig. 2a due to a technical error. The corrected version of Fig. 2a is shown below. This has now been amended in all online versions of the Technical Report.
February 15, 2018: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448305/development-and-validation-of-gc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneous-quantitation-of-several-antipsychotics-in-human-plasma-and-oral-fluid
#18
Tiago Rosado, David Oppolzer, Belinda Cruz, Mário Barroso, Samira Varela, Victor Oliveira, Carlos Leitão, Eugenia Gallardo
RATIONALE: Antipsychotic drugs are prescription medications used to treat psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or psychotic depression. With several antipsychotic drugs currently available all over the world, this class of drugs has quickly gotten importance in both clinical and forensic context. This work describes the development and validation of a methodology for the determination of seven antipsychotic drugs in plasma and oral fluid samples. METHODS: The antipsychotic drugs (chlorpromazine, clozapine, haloperidol, olanzapine, quetiapine, cyamemazine and, levomepromazine) were isolated from 0...
February 15, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446673/a-systematic-review-of-fatigue-in-radiology-is-it-a-problem
#19
Nadia Stec, Danielle Arje, Alan R Moody, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Pascal N Tyrrell
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review current literature regarding radiologist fatigue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was performed using PubMed. Key words and Medical Subject Heading terms were used to generate refined queries with inclusion and exclusion criteria, focusing on fatigue and error. Results were selected according to these criteria: examined radiologist fatigue and radiologic error stemming from fatigue; experimental results measured as accuracy, error, or performance; and peer-reviewed publication...
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446439/vision-screening-for-correctable-visual-acuity-deficits-in-school-age-children-and-adolescents
#20
REVIEW
Jennifer R Evans, Priya Morjaria, Christine Powell
BACKGROUND: Although the benefits of vision screening seem intuitive, the value of such programmes in junior and senior schools has been questioned. In addition there exists a lack of clarity regarding the optimum age for screening and frequency at which to carry out screening. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of vision screening programmes carried out in schools to reduce the prevalence of correctable visual acuity deficits due to refractive error in school-age children...
February 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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