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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336759/standardizing-concentrations-of-adult-drug-infusions-in-indiana
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Todd A Walroth, Heather A Dossett, Meagan Doolin, Derek McMichael, Jennifer G Reddan, Dan Degnan, James Fuller
PURPOSE: A multidisciplinary, consensus-driven initiative to promote the use of standardized medication concentrations for adult drug infusions across the state of Indiana is described. METHODS: To accomplish development of the Indiana Standard Concentrations of Adult Drug Infusions List ("the Indiana List"), several available lists of i.v. concentrations were compiled, consolidated, and compared. Lists of adult standardized i.v. concentrations were primarily drawn from Indiana regional patient safety coalitions, published literature, and publicly available lists of recommended i...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333598/achieving-health-equity-through-community-engagement-in-translating-evidence-to-policy-the-san-francisco-health-improvement-partnership-2010-2016
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Kevin Grumbach, Roberto A Vargas, Paula Fleisher, Tomás J Aragón, Lisa Chung, Colleen Chawla, Abbie Yant, Estela R Garcia, Amor Santiago, Perry L Lang, Paula Jones, Wylie Liu, Laura A Schmidt
BACKGROUND: The San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (SFHIP) promotes health equity by using a novel collective impact model that blends community engagement with evidence-to-policy translational science. The model involves diverse stakeholders, including ethnic-based community health equity coalitions, the local public health department, hospitals and health systems, a health sciences university, a school district, the faith community, and others sectors. COMMUNITY CONTEXT: We report on 3 SFHIP prevention initiatives: reducing consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs), regulating retail alcohol sales, and eliminating disparities in children's oral health...
March 23, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330495/building-a-global-schistosomiasis-alliance-an-opportunity-to-join-forces-to-fight-inequality-and-rural-poverty
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Lorenzo Savioli, Marco Albonico, Daniel G Colley, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Alan Fenwick, Will Green, Narcis Kabatereine, Achille Kabore, Naftale Katz, Katharina Klohe, Philip T LoVerde, David Rollinson, J Russell Stothard, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Johannes Waltz, Xiao-Nong Zhou
Schistosomiasis, one of the 17 neglected tropical diseases listed by the World Health Organization, presents a substantial public health and economic burden. Of the 261 million people requiring preventive chemotherapy for schistosomiasis in 2013, 92% of them lived in sub-Saharan Africa and only 12.7% received preventive chemotherapy. Moreover, in 2010, the WHO reported that schistosomiasis mortality could be as high as 280 000 per year in Africa alone.In May 2012 delegates to the sixty-fifth World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA65...
March 23, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316305/the-statesmanship-of-william-crawford-gorgas-m-d-surgeon-general-medical-corps-united-states-army
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Roy E Gandy, Raven M Christopher, Charles B Rodning
If statesmanship can be characterized as a bed rock of principles, a strong moral compass, a vision, and an ability to articulate and effect that vision, then the fortitude, tenacity, imperturbability, and resilience of William Crawford Gorgas cannot be overestimated. As Chief Sanitary Officer in Cuba and as Chief Medical Officer in Panama, he actualized strategies to eradicate the vectors of yellow fever and malaria. His superiors initially pigeonholed his requisitions, refused to provide him with any authority, and clamored for his dismissal...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292816/leadership-training-in-a-family-medicine-residency-program-cross-sectional-quantitative-survey-to-inform-curriculum-development
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Erin Gallagher, Ainsley Moore, Inge Schabort
OBJECTIVE: To assess the current status of leadership training as perceived by family medicine residents to inform the development of a formal leadership curriculum. DESIGN: Cross-sectional quantitative survey. SETTING: Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont, in December 2013. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 152 first- and second-year family medicine residents. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Family medicine residents' attitudes toward leadership, perceived level of training in various leadership domains, and identified opportunities for leadership training...
March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292501/indian-health-service-pharmacists-engaged-in-opioid-safety-initiatives-and-expanding-access-to-naloxone
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Hillary Duvivier, Samantha Gustafson, Morgan Greutman, Tenzin Jangchup, Ashlee Knapp Harden, Aimee Reinhard, Keith Warshany
OBJECTIVE: To develop effective pharmacy-based interventions to mitigate harm from opioid use disorders. Programs include responsible opioid prescribing, expanded access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), naloxone, and community interventions. SETTING: Clinical pharmacists practicing at Indian Health Service (IHS) locations in the Southwest, Midwest, and Great Lakes regions. These pharmacists serve culturally diverse American Indian populations throughout the United States and interface with tribal and federal programs to impact the opioid epidemic in Indian Country...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290143/brookings-supports-breastfeeding-using-public-deliberation-as-a-community-engaged-approach-to-dissemination-of-research
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Jenn Anderson, Rebecca A Kuehl, Sara A Mehltretter Drury, Lois Tschetter, Mary Schwaegerl, Julia Yoder, Heidi Gullickson, Jamison Lamp, Charlotte Bachman, Marilyn Hildreth
Empirical evidence demonstrates myriad benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child, along with benefits to businesses that support breastfeeding. Federal and state legislation requires workplace support for pumping and provides protections for public breastfeeding. Yet, many are unaware of these laws, and thus, support systems remain underdeveloped. We used a community-based approach to spread awareness about the evidence-based benefits of breastfeeding and breastfeeding support. We worked to improve breastfeeding support at the local hospital, among local employers, and throughout the broader community...
March 13, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284492/posterior-arthroscopic-subtalar-arthrodesis-clinical-and-radiologic-review-of-19-cases
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Xavier Martín Oliva, Pedro Falcão, Raul Fernandes Cerqueira, Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto
Arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis has recently gained popularity in the treatment of primary subtalar or post-traumatic arthritis, coalition, or inflammatory diseases with subtalar arthritis. The present study reports the clinical and radiologic results of 19 patients (19 feet) who underwent posterior arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis using 2 posterior portals. A total of 19 posterior arthroscopic subtalar arthrodeses (minimum follow-up of 24 months) performed without a bone graft and with 2 parallel screws were prospectively evaluated...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284456/carpal-coalitions-on-radiographs-prevalence-and-association-with-ordering-indication
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Bastiaan T van Hoorn, Taylor Pong, Wouter F van Leeuwen, David Ring
PURPOSE: Carpal coalitions are common and usually incidental to the indication for wrist radiographs. It is not clear if, or when, carpal coalitions cause pain. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of incidental carpal coalitions by evaluating radiographs taken for various indications and to test the association of demographic variables and ordering indications with the finding of a carpal coalition. METHODS: We reviewed 1,119 posteroanterior wrist radiographs for the presence of carpal coalition...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279424/cardio-oncology-the-role-of-big-data
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Anant Mandawat, Andrew E Williams, Sanjeev A Francis
Despite its challenges, a "big data" approach offers a unique opportunity within the field of cardio-oncology. A pharmacovigilant approach using large data sets can help characterize cardiovascular toxicities of the rapidly expanding armamentarium of targeted therapies. Creating a broad coalition of data sharing can provide insights into the incidence of cardiotoxicity and stimulate research into the underlying mechanisms. Population health necessitates the use of big data and can help inform public health interventions to prevent both cancer and cardiovascular disease...
April 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277502/data-management-a-global-coalition-to-sustain-core-data
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Warwick P Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277408/hospital-standards-to-promote-optimal-surgical-care-of-the-older-adult-a-report-from-the-coalition-for-quality-in-geriatric-surgery
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Julia R Berian, Ronnie A Rosenthal, Tracey L Baker, JoAnn Coleman, Emily Finlayson, Mark R Katlic, Sandhya A Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Victoria L Tang, Thomas N Robinson, Clifford Y Ko, Marcia M Russell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to establish high-quality, valid standards to improve surgical care of the older adult. BACKGROUND: The aging population increases demand for high-quality surgical care. Building upon prior guidelines, quality indicators, and pilot projects, the Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery (CQGS) includes 58 diverse stakeholder organizations committed to improving geriatric surgery. METHODS: Using a modified RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Methodology, 44 of 58 CQGS Stakeholders twice rated validity (primary outcome) and feasibility for 308 standards, ranging from goals and decision-making, pre-operative assessment and optimization, perioperative and postoperative care, to transitions of care beyond the acute care hospital...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276056/second-family-provides-further-evidence-for-causation-of-steel-syndrome-by-biallelic-mutations-in-col27a1
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Shalini Kotabagi, Hitesh Shah, Anju Shukla, Katta M Girisha
Steel syndrome is a rare disorder of the skeleton characterized by facial dysmorphism, short stature, carpal coalition, dislocated radial heads, bilateral hip dislocation and vertical talus. Homozygous variants in COL27A1 was reported in an extending family from Puerto Rico. Here, we report a five years-old girl from a non-consanguineous family with facial dysmorphism, short stature, carpal coalition, dislocation of radial heads, bilateral hip dislocation, scoliosis and vertical talus. Exome sequencing identified two novel compound heterozygous variants c...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264469/coalition-game-based-secure-and-effective-clustering-communication-in-vehicular-cyber-physical-system-vcps
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Yan Huo, Wei Dong, Jin Qian, Tao Jing
In this paper, we address the low efficiency of cluster-based communication for the crossroad scenario in the Vehicular Cyber-Physical System (VCPS), which is due to the overload of the cluster head resulting from a large number of transmission bandwidth requirements. After formulating the issue as a coalition formation game, a coalition-based clustering strategy is proposed, which could converge into a Nash-stable partition to accomplish the clustering formation process. In the proposed strategy, the coalition utility is formulated by the relative velocity, relative position and the bandwidth availability ratio of vehicles among the cluster...
February 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257763/evolution-of-fairness-and-coalition-formation-in-three-person-ultimatum-games
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Takeshi Nishimura, Akira Okada, Yasuhiro Shirata
We consider the evolution of fairness and coalition formation in a three-person ultimatum game in which the coalition value depends on its size. Traditional game theory, which assumes selfish and rational players, predicts the largest and efficient coalition with a proposer exploiting most of the total value. In a stochastic evolutionary model (the frequency-dependent Moran process with mutations) where players make errors in estimating the payoffs and strategies of others, evolutionary selection favors the formation of a two-person subcoalition under weak selection and in the low mutation limit if and only if its coalition value exceeds a high proportion (0...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255058/promoting-animal-welfare-to-children
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The Veterinary Animal Welfare Coalition has launched a set of stickers to help children understand the five welfare needs of animals, writes Felicity Quick, BVA media officer.
March 4, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247827/an-exploratory-study-on-the-impact-of-domestic-violence-on-the-families-in-trinidad-and-tobago-the-west-indies
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Emmanuel Janagan Johnson
The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of domestic violence on the economic condition of the families. This cross-sectional study utilized a non-probability sampling procedure (purposive sampling) that included 30 women who have sought services from the Coalition Against Domestic Violence Agency. Data were collected using a questionnaire, which was comprised of 21 questions. The questions sought information on socioeconomic conditions and impact on domestic violence on the financial position. The study revealed that more of domestic violence victims were at an early age...
January 2017: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242675/legislative-coalitions-with-incomplete-information
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Tiberiu Dragu, Michael Laver
In most parliamentary democracies, proportional representation electoral rules mean that no single party controls a majority of seats in the legislature. This in turn means that the formation of majority legislative coalitions in such settings is of critical political importance. Conventional approaches to modeling the formation of such legislative coalitions typically make the "common knowledge" assumption that the preferences of all politicians are public information. In this paper, we develop a theoretical framework to investigate which legislative coalitions form when politicians' policy preferences are private information, not known with certainty by the other politicians with whom they are negotiating over what policies to implement...
February 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241749/development-and-validation-of-a-score-for-evaluating-comprehensive-stroke-care-capabilities-j-aspect-study
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Akiko Kada, Kunihiro Nishimura, Jyoji Nakagawara, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Junichi Ono, Yoshiaki Shiokawa, Toru Aruga, Shigeru Miyachi, Izumi Nagata, Kazunori Toyoda, Shinya Matsuda, Akifumi Suzuki, Hiroharu Kataoka, Fumiaki Nakamura, Satoru Kamitani, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: Although the Brain Attack Coalition recommended establishing centers of comprehensive care for stroke and cerebrovascular disease patients, a scoring system for such centers was lacking. We created and validated a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) score, adapted to Japanese circumstances. METHODS: Of the selected 1369 certified training institutions in Japan, 749 completed an acute stroke care capabilities survey. Hospital performance was determined using a 25-item score, evaluating 5 subcategories: personnel, diagnostic techniques, specific expertise, infrastructure, and education...
February 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237938/game-theoretic-analysis-of-cooperative-message-forwarding-in-opportunistic-mobile-networks
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Sujata Pal, Barun Kumar Saha, Sudip Misra
In cooperative communication, a set of players forming a coalition ensures communal behavior among themselves by helping one another in message forwarding. Opportunistic mobile networks (OMNs) require multihop communications for transferring messages from the source to the destination nodes. However, noncooperative nodes only forward their own messages to others, and drop others' messages upon receiving them. So, the message delivery overhead increases in OMN. For minimizing the overhead and maximizing the delivery rate, we propose two coalition-based cooperative schemes: 1) simple coalition formation (SCF) and 2) overlapping coalition formation (OCF) game...
February 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
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