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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716434/training-midwives-to-perform-basic-obstetric-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-rural-areas-using-a-tablet-platform-and-mobile-phone-transmission-technology-a-wfumb-coe-project
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Sudhir Vinayak, Joyce Sande, Harvey Nisenbaum, Christian Pállson Nolsøe
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a topical subject and can be applied in a variety of ways with differing outcomes. The cost of all diagnostic procedures including obstetric ultrasound examinations is a major factor in the developing world and POCUS is only useful if it can be equated to good outcomes at a lower cost than a routine obstetric examination. The aim of this study was to assess a number of processes including accuracy of images and reports generated by midwives, performance of a tablet-sized ultrasound scanner, training of midwives to complete ultrasounds, teleradiology solution transmissions of images via internet, review of images by a radiologist, communication between midwife and radiologist, use of this technique to identify high-risk patients and improvement of the education and teleradiology model components...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716194/vaccicost-a-tool-to-estimate-the-resource-requirements-for-implementing-livestock-vaccination-campaigns-application-to-peste-des-petits-ruminants-ppr-vaccination-in-senegal
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Damian Tago, Baba Sall, Renaud Lancelot, Jennifer Pradel
Vaccination is one of the main tools currently available to control animal diseases. In eradication campaigns, vaccination plays a crucial role by reducing the number of susceptible hosts with the ultimate goal of interrupting disease transmission. Nevertheless, mass vaccination campaigns may be very expensive and in some cases unprofitable. VacciCost is a tool designed to help decision-makers in the estimation of the resources required to implement mass livestock vaccination campaigns against regulated diseases...
September 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715684/enantiomeric-separation-and-quantification-of-citalopram-in-serum-by-ultra-high-performance-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Solfrid Hegstad, Hilde Havnen, Arne Helland, Berit Margrethe Hasle Falch, Olav Spigset
A method for enantiomeric separation and quantification of R/S-citalopram in serum was developed and validated using ultra-high performance supercritical fluid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPSFC-MS/MS). Sample preparation prior to UHPSFC-MS/MS analysis consisted of protein precipitation with acidic acetonitrile and filtration through a phospholipid removal plate. The UHPSFC-MS/MS method used an UPC(2) Trefoil CEL2 column with a mobile phase consisting of CO2 and methanol/acetonitrile (70:30, v/v) with 10mM ammonium acetate...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714499/governance-and-purchasing-function-under-social-health-insurance-in-nepal-looking-back-and-moving-forward
#4
V P Sapkota, U P Bhusal
Nepal is pursuing Social Health Insurance as a way of mobilizing revenues to achieve Universal Health Coverage. The Social Health Insurance governance encourages service providers to maintain quality and efficiency in services provision by practicing strategic purchasing. Social Health Security Programme is a social protection program which aspires to achieve the goals of Social Health Insurance. Social Health Security Development Committee needs to consider following experiences to function as a strategic purchaser...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714342/a-multicentre-study-of-how-goal-setting-is-practised-during-inpatient-stroke-rehabilitation
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Sarah Plant, Sarah F Tyson
OBJECTIVE: To describe goal-setting during inpatient stroke rehabilitation. DESIGN: There were two stages: an electronic questionnaire for multidisciplinary teams and an analysis of goal-setting documentation for rehabilitation patients. SETTING: Five inpatient stroke units. PARTICIPANTS: Staff involved in goal-setting and patients undergoing stroke rehabilitation. RESULTS: A total of 13 therapists and 49 patients were recruited, and 351 documented goals were examined...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713671/diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers-for-malignant-mesothelioma-an-update
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Zhongjian Chen, Giovanni Gaudino, Harvey I Pass, Michele Carbone, Haining Yang
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive and lethal cancer, mostly related to inhalation of asbestos and erionite fibers. MM is associated with poor prognosis, because of its resistance to current therapies, even if higher survival occurs in patients diagnosed and treated when at stage I of the disease. However, these do not exceed 5% of the total number of cases, due to the inadequacy of the existing biomarkers for early and accurate diagnosis. Therefore, new effective biomarkers are needed for MM detection at earlier stages and to develop tailored therapies...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713481/gerontechnologies-for-older-patients-with-heart-failure-what-is-the-role-of-smartphones-tablets-and-remote-monitoring-devices-in-improving-symptom-monitoring-and-self-care-management
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Ruth M Masterson Creber, Kathleen T Hickey, Mathew S Maurer
Older adults with heart failure have multiple chronic conditions and a large number and range of symptoms. A fundamental component of heart failure self-care management is regular symptom monitoring. Symptom monitoring can be facilitated by cost-effective, easily accessible technologies that are integrated into patients' lives. Technologies that are tailored to older adults by incorporating gerontological design principles are called gerontechnologies. Gerontechnology is an interdisciplinary academic and professional field that combines gerontology and technology with the goals of improving prevention, care, and enhancing the quality of life for older adults...
October 2016: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713242/the-distance-between-n-and-c-termini-of-tau-and-of-ftdp-17-mutants-is-modulated-by-microtubule-interactions-in-living-cells
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Cristina Di Primio, Valentina Quercioli, Giacomo Siano, Matteo Rovere, Branislav Kovacech, Michal Novak, Antonino Cattaneo
The microtubule (MT)-associated protein Tau is a natively unfolded protein, involved in a number of neurodegenerative disorders, collectively called tauopathies, aggregating in neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). It is an open question how the conversion from a MT bound molecule to an aggregation-prone Tau species occurs and, also, if and how tauopathy-related mutations affect its behavior in the cell. To address these points, we exploited a genetically encoded FRET sensor based on the full length Tau protein, to monitor in real time Tau conformational changes in different conditions in live cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712666/molecular-surveillance-of-measles-and-rubella-in-the-who-european-region-new-challenges-in-the-elimination-phase
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REVIEW
S Santibanez, J M Hübschen, M C Ben Mamou, M Muscat, K E Brown, R Myers, O Donoso Mantke, H Zeichhardt, D Brockmann, S Shulga, C P Muller, P M O'Connor, M N Mulders, A Mankertz
BACKGROUND: TheWHO European Region (EUR) has adopted the goal of eliminating measles and rubella but individual countries perform differently in achieving this goal. Measles virus spread across the EUR by mobile groups has recently led to large outbreaks in the insufficiently vaccinated resident population. As an instrument for monitoring the elimination process and verifying the interruption of endemic virus transmission, molecular surveillance has to provide valid and representative data...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712552/insights-into-head-column-field-amplified-sample-stacking-part-ii-study-of-the-behavior-of-the-electrophoretic-system-after-electrokinetic-injection-of-cationic-compounds-across-a-short-water-plug
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Jozef Šesták, Wolfgang Thormann
Part I on head-column field-amplified sample stacking comprised a detailed study of the electrokinetic injection of a weak base across a short water plug into a phosphate buffer at low pH. The water plug is converted into a low conductive acidic zone and cationic analytes become stacked at the interface between this and a newly formed phosphoric acid zone. The fundamentals of electrokinetic processes occurring thereafter were studied experimentally and with computer simulation and are presented as part II. The configuration analyzed represents a discontinuous buffer system...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712014/do-you-see-what-i-see-mobile-eye-tracker-contextual-analysis-and-inter-rater-reliability
#11
S Stuart, D Hunt, J Nell, A Godfrey, J M Hausdorff, L Rochester, L Alcock
Mobile eye-trackers are currently used during real-world tasks (e.g. gait) to monitor visual and cognitive processes, particularly in ageing and Parkinson's disease (PD). However, contextual analysis involving fixation locations during such tasks is rarely performed due to its complexity. This study adapted a validated algorithm and developed a classification method to semi-automate contextual analysis of mobile eye-tracking data. We further assessed inter-rater reliability of the proposed classification method...
July 15, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711245/feeding-of-palm-oil-fatty-acids-or-rapeseed-oil-throughout-lactation-effects-on-energy-status-body-composition-and-milk-production-in-norwegian-dairy-goats
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M Eknæs, Y Chilliard, K Hove, R A Inglingstad, L Bernard, H Volden
The objective of this experiment was to examine how supplements of rapeseed oil or palm oil fatty acids would affect milk production and composition, body lipid stores, and energy balance in 30 multiparous goats of Norwegian dairy goat breed. The experiment lasted 230 d, with 1 to 120 d in milk (DIM) for indoor feeding (P1), 120 to 200 DIM for mountain grazing (P2), and 200 to 230 DIM for indoor feeding (P3). Grass silage was fed according to appetite during indoor feeding periods. After an adjustment period (1-60 DIM) when the control diet was given to the goats, the animals were subdivided into 3 groups of 10 goats...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711112/mobile-phone-based-mood-ratings-prospectively-predict-psychotherapy-attendance
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Emma Bruehlman-Senecal, Adrian Aguilera, Stephen M Schueller
Psychotherapy nonattendance is a costly and pervasive problem. While prior research has identified stable patient-level predictors of attendance, far less is known about dynamic (i.e., time-varying) factors. Identifying dynamic predictors can clarify how clinical states relate to psychotherapy attendance and inform effective "just-in-time" interventions to promote attendance. The present study examines whether daily mood, as measured by responses to automated mobile phone-based text messages, prospectively predicts attendance in group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression...
September 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710404/assuring-quality-in-microplastic-monitoring-about-the-value-of-clean-air-devices-as-essentials-for-verified-data
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Charlotte Wesch, Anna Maria Elert, Manuel Wörner, Ulrike Braun, Roland Klein, Martin Paulus
Avoiding aerial microfibre contamination of environmental samples is essential for reliable analyses when it comes to the detection of ubiquitous microplastics. Almost all laboratories have contamination problems which are largely unavoidable without investments in clean-air devices. Therefore, our study supplies an approach to assess background microfibre contamination of samples in the laboratory under particle-free air conditions. We tested aerial contamination of samples indoor, in a mobile laboratory, within a laboratory fume hood and on a clean bench with particles filtration during the examining process of a fish...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707240/elemental-mobility-in-sulfidic-mine-tailings-reclaimed-with-paper-mill-by-products-as-sealing-materials
#15
Yu Jia, Nanna Stahre, Maria Mäkitalo, Christian Maurice, Björn Öhlander
Sealing layers made of two alkaline paper mill by-products, fly ash and green liquor dregs, were placed on top of 50-year-old sulfide-containing tailings as a full-scale remediation approach. The performance and effectiveness of the sealing layers with high water content for an oxygen barrier and low hydraulic conductivity for a sealing layer in preventing the formation of acid rock drainage were evaluated 5 years after the remediation. The leaching behavior of the covered tailings was studied using batch leaching tests (L/S ratio 10 L/kg)...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706727/pd_manager-an-mhealth-platform-for-parkinson-s-disease-patient-management
#16
Kostas M Tsiouris, Dimitrios Gatsios, George Rigas, Dragana Miljkovic, Barbara Koroušić Seljak, Marko Bohanec, Maria T Arredondo, Angelo Antonini, Spyros Konitsiotis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
PD_Manager is a mobile health platform designed to cover most of the aspects regarding the management of Parkinson's disease (PD) in a holistic approach. Patients are unobtrusively monitored using commercial wrist and insole sensors paired with a smartphone, to automatically estimate the severity of most of the PD motor symptoms. Besides motor symptoms monitoring, the patient's mobile application also provides various non-motor self-evaluation tests for assessing cognition, mood and nutrition to motivate them in becoming more active in managing their disease...
June 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706104/use-of-a-mobile-social-networking-intervention-for-weight-management-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
#17
Liliana Laranjo, Annie Y S Lau, Paige Martin, Huong Ly Tong, Enrico Coiera
INTRODUCTION: Obesity and physical inactivity are major societal challenges and significant contributors to the global burden of disease and healthcare costs. Information and communication technologies are increasingly being used in interventions to promote behaviour change in diet and physical activity. In particular, social networking platforms seem promising for the delivery of weight control interventions.We intend to pilot test an intervention involving the use of a social networking mobile application and tracking devices (Fitbit Flex 2 and Fitbit Aria scale) to promote the social comparison of weight and physical activity, in order to evaluate whether mechanisms of social influence lead to changes in those outcomes over the course of the study...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705994/wearable-brain-imaging-with-multi-modal-physiological-recording
#18
Gary E Strangman, Vladimir Ivkovic, Quan Zhang
The brain is a central component of cognitive and physical human performance. Measures including functional brain activation, cerebral perfusion, cerebral oxygenation, evoked electrical responses, and resting hemodynamic and electrical activity are all related to, or can predict health status or performance decrements. However, measuring brain physiology typically requires large, stationary machines that are not suitable for mobile or self-monitoring. Moreover, when individuals are ambulatory, systemic physiological fluctuations-e...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704063/evaluation-of-accuracy-of-six-blood-glucose-monitoring-systems-and-modeling-of-possibly-related-insulin-dosing-errors
#19
Annette Baumstark, Nina Jendrike, Stefan Pleus, Cornelia Haug, Guido Freckmann
OBJECTIVE: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (BG) is an essential part of diabetes therapy. Accurate and reliable results from BG monitoring systems (BGMS) are important especially when they are used to calculate insulin doses. This study aimed at assessing system accuracy of BGMS and possibly related insulin dosing errors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: System accuracy of six different BGMS (Accu-Chek(®) Aviva Nano, Accu-Chek Mobile, Accu-Chek Performa Nano, CONTOUR(®) NEXT LINK 2...
July 13, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702612/rapid-label-free-cd4-testing-using-a-smartphone-compatible-device
#20
Manoj Kumar Kanakasabapathy, Hardik J Pandya, Mohamed Shehata Draz, Manjyot Kaur Chug, Magesh Sadasivam, Shreya Kumar, Behzad Etemad, Vinish Yogesh, Mohammadali Safavieh, Waseem Asghar, Jonathan Z Li, Athe M Tsibris, Daniel R Kuritzkes, Hadi Shafiee
The most recent guidelines have called for a significant shift towards viral load testing for HIV/AIDS management in developing countries; however point-of-care (POC) CD4 testing still remains an important component of disease staging in multiple developing countries. Advancements in micro/nanotechnologies and consumer electronics have paved the way for mobile healthcare technologies and the development of POC smartphone-based diagnostic assays for disease detection and treatment monitoring. Here, we report a simple, rapid (30 minutes) smartphone-based microfluidic chip for automated CD4 testing using a small volume (30 μL) of whole blood...
July 12, 2017: Lab on a Chip
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