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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108088/meeting-the-needs-of-sexual-and-gender-minority-youth-formative-research-on-potential-digital-health-interventions
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Jessica Steinke, Meredith Root-Bowman, Sherry Estabrook, Deborah S Levine, Leslie M Kantor
PURPOSE: Sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY) have unique risk factors and worse health outcomes than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. SGMY's significant online activity represents an opportunity for digital interventions. To help meet the sex education and health needs of SGMY and to understand what they consider important, formative research was conducted to guide and inform the development of new digital health interventions. METHODS: Semistructured interviews, in-person focus groups, and online focus groups were conducted with 92 youths (aged 15-19 years) who self-identify as nonheterosexual, noncisgender, questioning, and/or have engaged in same-sex sexual behavior...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106598/nurse-leadership-and-informatics-competencies-shaping-transformation-of-professional-practice
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Margaret Ann Kennedy, Anne Moen
Nurse leaders must demonstrate capacities and develop specific informatics competencies in order to provide meaningful leadership and support ongoing transformation of the healthcare system. Concurrently, staff informatics competencies must be planned and fostered to support critical principles of transformation and patient safety in practice, advance evidence-informed practice, and enable nursing to flourish in complex digital environments across the healthcare continuum. In addition to nurse leader competencies, two key aspects of leadership and informatics competencies will be addressed in this chapter - namely, the transformation of health care and preparation of the nursing workforce...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105842/absolute-quantification-of-h5-subtype-avian-influenza-viruses-using-droplet-digital-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification
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Yi Hu, Peng Xu, Jing Luo, Hongxuan He, Wenbin Du
Human infection with avian influenza A H5N1 viruses can cause severe diseases with high mortality rate and continues to pose a significant threat to global public health. Rapid diagnosis is needed for identifying the types of influenza viruses for making timely treatment decisions. Here, we demonstrate absolute quantification of H5-subtype influenza viruses by digital loop-mediated isothermal amplification (dLAMP) on our recently developed cross-interface emulsification (XiE) method. Our results show that XiE-based dLAMP is highly specific and displays comparable sensitivity to real-time PCR (qPCR) and digital PCR (dPCR)...
January 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105113/a-model-of-health-education-and-management-for-osteoporosis-prevention
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Liang Wang, Xiaowen Xu, Yan Zhang, Hongxia Hao, Liying Chen, Tianjiao Su, Yan Zhang, Weifeng Ma, Yuanyuan Xie, Tiantian Wang, Fan Yang, Li He, Wenjiao Wang, Xuemei Fu, Yuanzheng Ma
Osteoporosis, a chronic disease with no therapeutic cure, affects a growing number of people as the aging population in China rapidly increases. Therefore, developing an evidence-based model of health education and management for osteoporosis prevention is required. In the present study, an osteoporosis club was established, which is a novel model of health education and management for osteoporosis prevention. A unified management of membership was used based on a digitized database. A total of 436 patients with osteoporosis were randomly assigned to the osteoporosis club group or the self-management control group...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103179/theory-based-formative-research-on-an-anti-cyberbullying-victimization-intervention-message
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Matthew W Savage, Douglas M Deiss, Anthony J Roberto, Elias Aboujaoude
Cyberbullying is a common byproduct of the digital revolution with serious consequences to victims. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of empirically based methods to confront it. This study used social cognitive theory to design and test an intervention message aimed at persuading college students to abstain from retaliation, seek social support, save evidence, and notify authorities-important victim responses identified and recommended in previous research. Using a posttest-only control group design, this study tested the effectiveness of an intervention message in changing college students' perceived susceptibility to and perceived severity of cyberbullying as well as their self-efficacy, response efficacy, attitudes, and behavioral intentions toward each recommended response in future episodes of cyberbullying...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100495/probe-free-digital-pcr-quantitative-methodology-to-measure-donor-specific-cell-free-dna-after-solid-organ-transplantation
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Su Kah Goh, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Christopher Christophi, Hongdo Do, Alexander Dobrovic
BACKGROUND: Donor-specific cell-free DNA (dscfDNA) is increasingly being considered as a noninvasive biomarker to monitor graft health and diagnose graft rejection after solid-organ transplantation. However, current approaches used to measure dscfDNA can be costly and/or laborious. A probe-free droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) methodology using small deletion/insertion polymorphisms (DIPs) was developed to circumvent these limitations without compromising the quantification of dscfDNA. This method was called PHABRE-PCR (Primer to Hybridize across an Allelic BREakpoint-PCR)...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100441/assessing-the-efficacy-of-an-app-based-method-of-family-planning-the-dot-study-protocol
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Rebecca G Simmons, Dominick C Shattuck, Victoria H Jennings
BACKGROUND: Some 222 million women worldwide have unmet needs for contraception; they want to avoid pregnancy, but are not using a contraceptive method, primarily because of concerns about side effects associated with most available methods. Expanding contraceptive options-particularly fertility awareness options that provide women with information about which days during their menstrual cycles they are likely to become pregnant if they have unprotected intercourse-has the potential to reduce unmet need...
January 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096740/unanswered-clinical-questions-a-survey-of-specialists-and-primary-care-providers
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Ellen Brassil, Bridget Gunn, Anant M Shenoy, Rebecca Blanchard
OBJECTIVE: With the myriad of cases presented to clinicians every day at our integrated academic health system, clinical questions are bound to arise. Clinicians need to recognize these knowledge gaps and act on them. However, for many reasons, clinicians might not seek answers to these questions. Our goal was to investigate the rationale and process behind these unanswered clinical questions. Subsequently, we explored the use of biomedical information resources among specialists and primary care providers and identified ways to promote more informed clinical decision making...
January 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096313/opportunities-to-reduce-ct-radiation-exposure-experience-over-5-years-at-the-nih-clinical-center
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William C Kovacs, Jianhua Yao, David A Bluemke, Les R Folio
Our current study was undertaken in order to compare CT exposures during various dose-reduction initiatives at the National Institutes of Health Clinical center, to show trends in exposure reduction over a 5-y period, and to provide benchmarks that other facilities may use. Using an in-house extraction tool (Radiation Exposure Extraction Engine), we derived CT exposure data from Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) headers over 5 y. We present parameters used and compare most common exams between 2010 and 2015...
January 16, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096068/perceived-and-performed-ehealth-literacy-survey-and-simulated-performance-test
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Efrat Neter, Esther Brainin
BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) literacy of consumers is essential in order to improve information and communication technology (ICT) use for health purposes by ordinary citizens. However, performed eHealth literacy is seldom studied. Therefore, the present study assessed perceived and performed eHealth literacy using the recent conceptualization of health literacy skills. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to examine the association between perceived and performed eHealth literacies...
January 17, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094585/relationship-between-plasma-homocysteine-level-and-glaucomatous-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-defect
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Jae Yeun Lee, Joon Mo Kim, In Tae Kim, Chung Kwon Yoo, Yu Sam Won, Jung Hoon Kim, Hyun Seok Kwon, Ki Ho Park
AIMS: To investigate the association between plasma homocysteine levels and glaucomatous retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defect in South Korean population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study included subjects who underwent screening at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Health Screening Center between August 2012 and July 2013. Subjects underwent physical examination and provided samples for laboratory analysis of homocysteine. Subjects were divided equally into four quartiles (Qs) based on plasma homocysteine level...
January 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093420/incidence-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-care-homes-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Patricia N Apenteng, Fd Richard Hobbs, Andrea Roalfe, Usman Muhammad, Carl Heneghan, David Fitzmaurice
BACKGROUND: Care home residents have venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk profiles similar to medical inpatients; however, the epidemiology of VTE in care homes is unclear. AIM: To determine the incidence of VTE in care homes. DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational cohort study of 45 care homes in Birmingham and Oxford, UK. METHOD: A consecutive sample of care home residents was enrolled and followed up for 12 months. Data were collected via case note reviews of care home and GP records; mortality information was supplemented with Health and Social Care Information Centre (now called NHS Digital) cause of death data...
January 16, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093379/the-epital-care-model-a-new-person-centered-model-of-technology-enabled-integrated-care-for-people-with-long-term-conditions
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Klaus Phanareth, Søren Vingtoft, Anders Skovbo Christensen, Jakob Sylvest Nielsen, Jørgen Svenstrup, Gro Karine Rosvold Berntsen, Stanton Peter Newman, Lars Kayser
BACKGROUND: There is worldwide recognition that the future provision of health care requires a reorganization of provision of care, with increased empowerment and engagement of patients, along with skilled health professionals delivering services that are coordinated across sectors and organizations that provide health care. Technology may be a way to enable the creation of a coherent, cocreative, person-centered method to provide health care for individuals with one or more long-term conditions (LTCs)...
January 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092800/effect-of-venepuncture-process-design-on-efficiency-and-failure-rates-a-simulation-model-study-for-secondary-care
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Sean Reed, Rasa Remenyte-Prescott, Ben Rees
BACKGROUND: Healthcare aims to deliver good patient outcomes. For many clinical procedures there are multiple alternative task sequences that can be performed. These deviations can influence procedure reliability, efficiency of usage of hospital resources and risk to staff and patient safety. Venepuncture is one of the most common invasive procedures in healthcare. Literature of clinical practice shows evidence of wide variability in the procedure order and the duration of each step, which can depend on attributes, such as patient health, sampling method and staff skills...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092185/the-development-of-the-problematic-series-watchingscale-psws
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Gábor Orosz, Beáta Bőthe, István Tóth-Király
Background and aims The goal of the present study was to create a short ProblematicSeries Watching Scale (PSWS). Methods On the basis of the six components model of Griffiths ( 2005 ), six items were identifiedcovering all components of problematic series watching. Confirmatoryfactor analyses were carried out on two independent samples (N1  = 366, N2  = 752). Results The PSWS has appropriate factor structure and reliability. Theamount of free time was not, but the series watching time was associatedwith PSWS scores...
March 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089539/reperfusion-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-ischaemic-stroke-caused-by-cervical-artery-dissection
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L A Crespo Araico, R Vera Lechuga, A Cruz-Culebras, C Matute Lozano, A de Felipe Mimbrera, P Agüero Rabes, E Viedma Guiard, C Estévez Fraga, J Masjuan Vallejo
INTRODUCTION: Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is responsible for up to 20% of all ischaemic strokes in patients younger than 45. The benefits of acute-phase reperfusion therapy in these patients have yet to be confirmed. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients with CAD admitted to a comprehensive stroke centre between 2010 and 2015. We recorded baseline clinical characteristics, treatments, functional outcomes, and mortality. RESULTS: We identified 35 cases of CAD (23 carotid/12 vertebral); mean age was 43...
January 12, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088344/design-control-considerations-for-biologic-device-combination-products
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Dave Anderson, Roger Liu, J Anand Subramony, Jon Cammack
Combination products are therapeutic and diagnostic medical products that combine drugs, devices, and/or biological products with one another. Historically, biologics development involved identifying efficacious doses administered to patients intravenously or perhaps by a syringe. Until fairly recently, there has been limited focus on developing an accompanying medical device, such as a prefilled syringe or auto-injector, to enable easy and more efficient delivery. For the last several years, and looking forward, where there may be little to distinguish biologics medicines with relatively similar efficacy profiles, the biotechnology market is beginning to differentiate products by patient-focused, biologic-device based combination products...
January 11, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086893/seasonal-variation-in-geographical-access-to-maternal-health-services-in-regions-of-southern-mozambique
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Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Nadine Schuurman, Charfudin Sacoor, Helena Edith Boene, Faustino Vilanculo, Marianne Vidler, Laura Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Esperança Sevene, Khátia Munguambe, Tabassum Firoz
BACKGROUND: Geographic proximity to health facilities is a known determinant of access to maternal care. Methods of quantifying geographical access to care have largely ignored the impact of precipitation and flooding. Further, travel has largely been imagined as unimodal where one transport mode is used for entire journeys to seek care. This study proposes a new approach for modeling potential spatio-temporal access by evaluating the impact of precipitation and floods on access to maternal health services using multiple transport modes, in southern Mozambique...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081144/digital-health-tracking-physiomes-and-activity-using-wearable-biosensors-reveals-useful-health-related-information
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Xiao Li, Jessilyn Dunn, Denis Salins, Gao Zhou, Wenyu Zhou, Sophia Miryam Schüssler-Fiorenza Rose, Dalia Perelman, Elizabeth Colbert, Ryan Runge, Shannon Rego, Ria Sonecha, Somalee Datta, Tracey McLaughlin, Michael P Snyder
A new wave of portable biosensors allows frequent measurement of health-related physiology. We investigated the use of these devices to monitor human physiological changes during various activities and their role in managing health and diagnosing and analyzing disease. By recording over 250,000 daily measurements for up to 43 individuals, we found personalized circadian differences in physiological parameters, replicating previous physiological findings. Interestingly, we found striking changes in particular environments, such as airline flights (decreased peripheral capillary oxygen saturation [SpO2] and increased radiation exposure)...
January 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079592/implementation-science-the-laboratory-as-a-command-centre
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Debrah I Boeras, John N Nkengasong, Rosanna W Peeling
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent advances in point-of-care technologies to ensure universal access to affordable quality-assured diagnostics have the potential to transform patient management, surveillance programmes, and control of infectious diseases. Decentralization of testing can put tremendous stresses on fragile health systems if the laboratory is not involved in the planning, introduction, and scale-up strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: The impact of investments in novel technologies can only be realized if these tests are evaluated, adopted, and scaled up within the healthcare system with appropriate planning and understanding of the local contexts in which these technologies will be used...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
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