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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351119/biotechnology-and-consumer-decision-making
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Joanna K Sax
Society is facing major challenges in climate change, health care and overall quality of life. Scientific advances to address these areas continue to grow, with overwhelming evidence that the application of highly tested forms of biotechnology is safe and effective. Despite scientific consensus in these areas, consumers appear reluctant to support their use. Research that helps to understand consumer decision-making and the public’s resistance to biotechnologies such as vaccines, fluoridated water programs and genetically engineered food, will provide great social value...
2017: Seton Hall Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350834/development-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-clinical-networks-engagement-tool
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Jill M Norris, Kent G Hecker, Leora Rabatach, Tom W Noseworthy, Deborah E White
BACKGROUND: Clinical networks are being used widely to facilitate large system transformation in healthcare, by engagement of stakeholders throughout the health system. However, there are no available instruments that measure engagement in these networks. METHODS: The study purpose was to develop and assess the measurement properties of a multiprofessional tool to measure engagement in clinical network initiatives. Based on components of the International Association of Public Participation Spectrum and expert panel review, we developed 40 items for testing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350627/data-staff-and-money-leadership-reflections-on-the-future-of-public-health-informatics
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Jonathon P Leider, Gulzar H Shah, Karmen S Williams, Akrati Gupta, Brian C Castrucci
CONTEXT: Health informatics can play a critical role in supporting local health departments' (LHDs') delivery of certain essential public health services and improving evidence base for decision support. However, LHDs' informatics capacities are below an optimum level. Efforts to build such capacities face ongoing challenges. Moreover, little is known about LHD leaders' desires for the future of public health informatics. OBJECTIVES: Conduct a qualitative analysis of LHDs' future informatics plans, perceived barriers to accomplishing those plans, and potential impact of future advances in public health informatics on the work of the public health enterprise...
May 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350492/addressing-stillbirth-in-india-must-include-men
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Lisa Roberts, Susanne Montgomery, Gayatri Ganesh, Harinder Pal Kaur, Ratan Singh
BACKGROUND: Millennium Development Goal 4, to reduce child mortality, can only be achieved by reducing stillbirths globally. A confluence of medical and sociocultural factors contribute to the high stillbirth rates in India. The psychosocial aftermath of stillbirth is a well-documented public health problem, though less is known of the experience for men, particularly outside of the Western context. Therefore, men's perceptions and knowledge regarding reproductive health, as well as maternal-child health are important...
March 28, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346901/boundary-work-for-implementing-adaptive-management-a-water-sector-application
#5
Blal Adem Esmail, Davide Geneletti, Christian Albert
Boundary work, defined as effort to mediate between knowledge and action, is a promising approach for facilitating knowledge co-production for sustainable development. Here, we investigate a case study of knowledge co-production, to assess the applicability of boundary work as a conceptual framework to support implementing adaptive management in the water sector. We refer to a boundary work classification recently proposed by Clark et al., (2016), based on three types of knowledge uses, i.e. enlightenment, decision-, and negotiation-support, and three types of sources, i...
March 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346487/ml2motif-reliable-extraction-of-discriminative-sequence-motifs-from-learning-machines
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Marina M-C Vidovic, Marius Kloft, Klaus-Robert Müller, Nico Görnitz
High prediction accuracies are not the only objective to consider when solving problems using machine learning. Instead, particular scientific applications require some explanation of the learned prediction function. For computational biology, positional oligomer importance matrices (POIMs) have been successfully applied to explain the decision of support vector machines (SVMs) using weighted-degree (WD) kernels. To extract relevant biological motifs from POIMs, the motifPOIM method has been devised and showed promising results on real-world data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345475/understanding-bladder-management-on-a-palliative-care-unit-a-grounded-theory-study
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Iris Gutmanis, Melissa Hay, Joshua Shadd, Janette Byrne, Sarah McCallum, Kristen Bishop, Patricia Whitfield, Cathy Faulds
BACKGROUND: Research regarding factors associated with nursing-initiated changes to bladder management at end-of-life is sparse. OBJECTIVES: To explore the process of Palliative Care Unit (PCU) nurses' approach to bladder management changes. METHODS: Nursing staff from one PCU in London, Canada were interviewed regarding bladder management care practices. A constructivist grounded theory was generated. RESULTS: Four interconnected themes emerged: humanity (compassionate support of patients); journey (making the most of a finite timeline); health condition (illness, functional decline); and context (orders, policies, supplies)...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345441/prevalence-and-cost-of-subsequent-fractures-among-u-s-patients-with-an-incident-fracture
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Jessica Weaver, Shiva Sajjan, E Michael Lewiecki, Steven T Harris, Panagiotis Marvos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and cost of subsequent fractures among patients with an incident fracture are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of, and costs associated with, subsequent fractures in the year after an incident fracture. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims database analysis using data from Humana Medicare Advantage claims (Medicare group) and Optum Insight Clinformatics Data Mart commercial claims (commercial group)...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345151/registries-in-european-post-marketing-surveillance-a-retrospective-analysis-of-centrally-approved-products-2005-2013
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Jacoline C Bouvy, Kevin Blake, Jim Slattery, Marie L De Bruin, Peter Arlett, Xavier Kurz
PURPOSE: Regulatory agencies and other stakeholders increasingly rely on data collected through registries to support their decision-making. Data from registries are a cornerstone of post-marketing surveillance for monitoring the use of medicines in clinical practice. This study was aimed at gaining further insight into the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) requests for new registries and registry studies using existing registries and to review the experience gained in their conduct. METHODS: European Public Assessment Reports were consulted to identify products for which a request for a registry was made as a condition of the marketing authorisation...
March 26, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345068/how-much-risk-are-emergency-department-patients-willing-to-accept-to-avoid-diagnostic-testing
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Jeremy Padalecki, K Tom Xu, Cynthia Smith, Lynn Carrasco, Justin Hensley, Peter B Richman
OBJECTIVES: There is a paucity of research evaluating the risk tolerance of Emergency Department (ED) patients. We hypothesized that a significant percentage of ED patients surveyed would be comfortable with ≥5% risk of adverse outcome if they avoided testing in several hypothetical scenarios. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of a convenience sample of stable inner-city ED patients. Patients completed a written survey and were asked four closed-answer questions regarding risk tolerance/willingness to refuse a test/procedure, including the following scenarios: #1: LP following CT head; #2 overnight serial troponins for rule out myocardial infarction; #3 CT for possible appendicitis, #4 parent deciding whether child should undergo head CT for low risk head injury...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345039/female-brain-size-affects-the-assessment-of-male-attractiveness-during-mate-choice
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Alberto Corral-López, Natasha I Bloch, Alexander Kotrschal, Wouter van der Bijl, Severine D Buechel, Judith E Mank, Niclas Kolm
Mate choice decisions are central in sexual selection theory aimed to understand how sexual traits evolve and their role in evolutionary diversification. We test the hypothesis that brain size and cognitive ability are important for accurate assessment of partner quality and that variation in brain size and cognitive ability underlies variation in mate choice. We compared sexual preference in guppy female lines selected for divergence in relative brain size, which we have previously shown to have substantial differences in cognitive ability...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344697/learning-by-concordance-lbc-introducing-undergraduate-students-to-the-complexity-and-uncertainty-of-clinical-practice
#12
Nicolas Fernandez, Amélie Foucault, Serge Dubé, Diane Robert, Chantal Lafond, Anne-Marie Vincent, Jeannine Kassis, Driss Kazitani, Bernard Charlin
BACKGROUND: A current challenge in medical education is the steep exposure to the complexity and uncertainty of clinical practice in early clerkship. The gap between pre-clinical courses and the reality of clinical decision-making can be overwhelming for undergraduate students. The Learning-by-Concordance (LbC) approach aims to bridge this gap by embedding complexity and uncertainty by relying on real-life situations and exposure to expert reasoning processes to support learning. LbC provides three forms of support: 1) expert responses that students compare with their own, 2) expert explanations and 3) recognized scholars' key-messages...
October 2016: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344634/an-image-analysis-pipeline-for-automated-classification-of-imaging-light-conditions-and-for-quantification-of-wheat-canopy-cover-time-series-in-field-phenotyping
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Kang Yu, Norbert Kirchgessner, Christoph Grieder, Achim Walter, Andreas Hund
BACKGROUND: Robust segmentation of canopy cover (CC) from large amounts of images taken under different illumination/light conditions in the field is essential for high throughput field phenotyping (HTFP). We attempted to address this challenge by evaluating different vegetation indices and segmentation methods for analyzing images taken at varying illuminations throughout the early growth phase of wheat in the field. 40,000 images taken on 350 wheat genotypes in two consecutive years were assessed for this purpose...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344512/computerised-decision-support-systems-to-promote-appropriate-use-of-blood-products
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Sheila A Fisher, Annemarie B Docherty, Carolyn Doree, Stephen P Hibbs, Michael F Murphy, Lise J Estcourt
This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effect of computerised decision support systems (DSSs) on transfusion practice.
February 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344386/the-sound-of-cooperation-musical-influences-on-cooperative-behavior
#15
Kevin M Kniffin, Jubo Yan, Brian Wansink, William D Schulze
Music as an environmental aspect of professional workplaces has been closely studied with respect to consumer behavior while sparse attention has been given to its relevance for employee behavior. In this article, we focus on the influence of music upon cooperative behavior within decision-making groups. Based on results from two extended 20-round public goods experiments, we find that happy music significantly and positively influences cooperative behavior. We also find a significant positive association between mood and cooperative behavior...
March 2017: Journal of Organizational Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342989/patient-engagement-and-study-design-of-prop-up-a-multi-site-patient-centered-prospective-observational-study-of-patients-undergoing-hepatitis-c-treatment
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Donna M Evon, Carol E Golin, Paul Stewart, Michael W Fried, Shani Alston, Bryce Reeve, Anna S Lok, Richard K Sterling, Joseph K Lim, Nancy Reau, Souvik Sarkar, David R Nelson, K Rajender Reddy, Adrian M Di Bisceglie
BACKGROUND: New highly efficacious direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies are available to treat chronic hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection. Real-world, patient-centered data on harms and benefits associated with these therapies are needed. METHODS: PROP UP is a multi-center prospective observational study that plans to enroll 1600 patients starting treatment with recently-approved DAA regimens. Informed by extensive input from a HCV patient engagement group who prioritized outcomes most important to them, patient-reported outcomes will be characterized using surveys at five time points: Baseline (T1), treatment week 4 (T2), end of treatment (T3), 12weeks post-treatment (T4), 12months post-treatment (T5)...
March 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342434/-mothers-talk-part-unless-told-of-voluntary-abortion
#17
José Manuel Hernández Garre, Isabel María Aznar Mula, Paloma Echevarría Pérez
The aim of the study was to investigate the experiences linked to the post-abortion syndrome in mothers who have had a voluntary abortion. A phenomenological qualitative approach to collect the experiences of mothers who had voluntarily interrupted their pregnancy was used. The research technique was the semistructured interviews with women who had contacted different association's help of the Murcia region for support after experiencing symptoms consistent with post-abortion syndrome. The testimonies show feminist or utilitarian arguments to justify the decision to abort, they talk about a system, to some extent, mercantilist that has no real intention of giving real life choices...
January 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342350/challenges-for-tree-officers-to-enhance-the-provision-of-regulating-ecosystem-services-from-urban-forests
#18
Helen J Davies, Kieron J Doick, Malcolm D Hudson, Kate Schreckenberg
Urbanisation and a changing climate are leading to more frequent and severe flood, heat and air pollution episodes in Britain's cities. Interest in nature-based solutions to these urban problems is growing, with urban forests potentially able to provide a range of regulating ecosystem services such as stormwater attenuation, heat amelioration and air purification. The extent to which these benefits are realized is largely dependent on urban forest management objectives, the availability of funding, and the understanding of ecosystem service concepts within local governments, the primary delivery agents of urban forests...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342140/correlates-of-the-third-victim-phenomenon
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REVIEW
Mark J Russ
The third victim phenomenon refers to a system-wide organizational response to a serious untoward event in health care settings. The objective of this report is to describe possible measurable correlates of this phenomenon. A serious incident on one unit in the hospital is described. Utilization of constant observation and rate of discharge in the aftermath throughout the hospital were assessed. There was a hospital-wide uptick in conservative decision making following the serious incident, exemplified by an increase in the utilization of constant observation and decreased rate of discharges...
March 25, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342083/classification-of-advanced-stages-of-parkinson-s-disease-translation-into-stratified-treatments
#20
REVIEW
Rejko Krüger, Jochen Klucken, Daniel Weiss, Lars Tönges, Pierre Kolber, Stefan Unterecker, Michael Lorrain, Horst Baas, Thomas Müller, Peter Riederer
Advanced stages of Parkinson's disease (advPD) still impose a challenge in terms of classification and related stage-adapted treatment recommendations. Previous concepts that define advPD by certain milestones of motor disability apparently fall short in addressing the increasingly recognized complexity of motor and non-motor symptoms and do not allow to account for the clinical heterogeneity that require more personalized approaches. Therefore, deep phenotyping approaches are required to characterize the broad-scaled, continuous and multidimensional spectrum of disease-related motor and non-motor symptoms and their progression under real-life conditions...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
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