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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727421/shallow-representation-learning-via-kernel-pca-improves-qsar-modelability
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Stefano E Rensi, Russ B Altman
Linear models offer a robust, flexible, and computationally efficient set of tools for modeling quantitative structure activity relationships (QSAR), but have been eclipsed in performance by non-linear methods. Support vector machines (SVMs) and neural networks are currently among the most popular and accurate QSAR methods because they learn new representations of the data that greatly improve modelability. In this work we use shallow representation learning to improve the accuracy of L1 regularized logistic regression (LASSO) and meet the performance of Tanimoto SVM...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726342/social-workers-perceptions-of-barriers-to-interpersonal-therapy-implementation-for-treating-postpartum-depression-in-a-primary-care-setting-in-israel
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Rena Bina, Adi Barak, Barbara Posmontier, Saralee Glasser, Tali Cinamon
Research on evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation in social work often neglects to include evaluation of application barriers. This qualitative study examined social workers' perspectives of provider- and organisational-related barriers to implementing a brief eight-session interpersonal therapy (IPT) intervention, a time-limited EBP that addresses reducing depressive symptoms and improving interpersonal functioning. Implementation took place in a primary care setting in Israel and was aimed at treating women who have postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms...
July 20, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725975/supporting-sustainability-initiatives-through-biometeorology-education-and-training
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Michael J Allen, Jennifer Vanos, David M Hondula, Daniel J Vecellio, David Knight, Hamed Mehdipoor, Rebekah Lucas, Chris Fuhrmann, Hanna Lokys, Angela Lees, Sheila Tavares Nascimento, Andrew C W Leung, David R Perkins
The International Society of Biometeorology (ISB) has covered significant breadth and depth addressing fundamental and applied societal and environmental challenges in the last 60 years. Biometeorology is an interdisciplinary science connecting living organisms to their environment, but there is very little understanding of the existence and placement of this discipline within formal educational systems and institutions. It is thus difficult to project the ability of members of the biometeorological community-especially the biometeorologists of the future-to help solve global challenges...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722593/the-benjamin-h-kean-travel-fellowship-in-tropical-medicine-assessment-of-impact-at-15-years
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Aubri S Carman, Chandy C John
The Benjamin H. Kean Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is an American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene initiative that provides medical students with funding for international clinical or research experiences lasting at least 1 month. Of the 175 Kean fellows from 1998 to 2013, 140 had current available e-mails, and 70 of the 140 (50%) responded to a survey about their fellowship experience. Alumni indicated that the Kean Fellowship had a high impact on their career plans with regard to preparation for (N = 65, 94...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721199/evidence-informed-capacity-building-for-setting-health-priorities-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-framework-and-recommendations-for-further-research
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Ryan Li, Francis Ruiz, Anthony J Culyer, Kalipso Chalkidou, Karen J Hofman
Priority-setting in health is risky and challenging, particularly in resource-constrained settings. It is not simply a narrow technical exercise, and involves the mobilisation of a wide range of capacities among stakeholders - not only the technical capacity to "do" research in economic evaluations. Using the Individuals, Nodes, Networks and Environment (INNE) framework, we identify those stakeholders, whose capacity needs will vary along the evidence-to-policy continuum. Policymakers and healthcare managers require the capacity to commission and use relevant evidence (including evidence of clinical and cost-effectiveness, and of social values); academics need to understand and respond to decision-makers' needs to produce relevant research...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720405/persistent-cognitive-and-morphological-alterations-induced-by-repeated-exposure-of-adolescent-rats-to-the-abused-inhalant-toluene
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K M Braunscheidel, J T Gass, P J Mulholland, S B Floresco, J J Woodward
While thepsychoactive inhalant toluene causes behavioral effects similarto those produced by other drugs of abuse, the persistent behavioral and anatomical abnormalities induced by toluene exposure are not well known. To mimic human "binge-like" inhalant intoxication, adolescent, male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to toluene vapor (57000 ppm) twice daily for five consecutive days. These rats remained in their home cages until adulthood (P60), when they were trained in operant boxes to respond to a palatable food reward and then challenged with several different cognitive tasks...
July 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712260/effects-of-an-integrated-health-care-program-for-children
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Ok Hyun Kim, Jin Kyung Park
PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of an integrated health care program in elementary school students. METHODS: The integrated program comprised exercises (3-4 times/week) and six sessions on nutritional and psychological education. Anthropometric measurements were recorded before the intervention. Additionally, physical fitness, dietary habits, nutrition knowledge, and psychological changes were assessed before and after the program. RESULTS: In total, 29% of the subjects were overweight and obese before the intervention (32% boys and 26% girls)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712105/evaluation-of-a-low-cost-3d-printed-model-for-bronchoscopy-training
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Matteo Parotto, Joshua Qua Jiansen, Ahmed AboTaiban, Svetlana Ioukhova, Alisher Agzamov, Richard Cooper, Gerald O'Leary, Massimiliano Meineri
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy is a fundamental procedure in anesthesia and critical care medicine. Learning this procedure is a complex task, but the use of simulation-based training provides significant advantages like enhanced patient safety. Access to bronchoscopy simulators may be limited in low resources settings. We developed a low-cost 3D printed bronchoscopy training model. METHODS: A parametric airway model was obtained from an online medical model repository and fabricated using a low-cost 3D printer...
July 16, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711117/mechanisms-of-change-during-attention-training-and-mindfulness-in-high-trait-anxious-individuals-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Peter M McEvoy, Rachel Graville, Sarra Hayes, Robert T Kane, Jonathan K Foster
The first aim of this study was to compare attention manipulation techniques deriving from metacognitive therapy (the Attention Training Technique; ATT) and mindfulness-based approaches (Mindfulness-Based Progressive Muscle Relaxation, MB-PMR) to a thought wandering control (TWC) condition, in terms of their impact on anxiety and four mechanisms: distancing, present-focused attention, uncontrollability and dangerousness, metacognitive beliefs, and cognitive flexibility (Stroop task). The second aim was to test indirect effects of the techniques on anxiety via the mechanism measures...
September 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708868/dynamics-of-tactical-behaviour-in-association-football-when-manipulating-players-space-of-interaction
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Angel Ric, Carlota Torrents, Bruno Gonçalves, Lorena Torres-Ronda, Jaime Sampaio, Robert Hristovski
The analysis of positional data in association football allows the spatial distribution of players during matches to be described in order to improve the understanding of tactical-related constraints on the behavioural dynamics of players. The aim of this study was to identify how players' spatial restrictions affected the exploratory tactical behaviour and constrained the perceptual-motor workspace of players in possession of the ball, as well as inter-player passing interactions. Nineteen professional outfield male players were divided into two teams of 10 and 9 players, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705157/ward-social-workers-views-of-what-facilitates-or-hinders-collaboration-with-specialist-palliative-care-team-social-workers-a-grounded-theory
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Janice Firn, Nancy Preston, Catherine Walshe
BACKGROUND: Inpatient, generalist social workers in discharge planning roles work alongside specialist palliative care social workers to care for patients, often resulting in two social workers being concurrently involved in the same patient's care. Previous studies identifying components of effective collaboration, which impacts patient outcomes, care efficiency, professional job satisfaction, and healthcare costs, were conducted with nurses and physicians but not social workers. This study explores ward social workers' perceptions of what facilitates or hinders collaboration with palliative care social workers...
July 14, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699818/implementing-brief-dynamic-interpersonal-therapy-dit-in-a-va-medical-center
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Cory K Chen, Christine P Ingenito, Michelle M Kehn, Nicole Nehrig, Karen S Abraham
BACKGROUND: Given increasing mental health needs in the VA, identifying strategies to deliver new services is critical. AIMS: This paper describes the process of navigating provider, patient and systems barriers of an initiative to increase choice, access and quality of psychotherapy at the VA by incorporating an evidence-based short-term, psychodynamic psychotherapy. METHODS: Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) was selected as a viable model for implementation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697785/effect-of-aquatic-physical-therapy-on-pain-perception-functional-capacity-and-quality-of-life-in-older-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Guilherme Eleutério Alcalde, Ana Carolina Fonseca, Thais Fernanda Bôscoa, Mirella Regina Gonçalves, Gabriele Candido Bernardo, Bruna Pianna, Bianca Ferdin Carnavale, Camila Gimenes, Silvia Regina Barrile, Eduardo Aguilar Arca
BACKGROUND: Aquatic therapy promotes short-term benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), and it may be the first therapeutic option for this pathological condition. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of an aquatic therapy program on pain intensity, functional ability, and quality of life in older people with knee OA. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a parallel, two-arm, open, randomized controlled clinical trial with older people with knee OA...
July 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695651/the-nurse-s-role-in-palliative-care-a-qualitative-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Ragnhild Johanne Tveit Sekse, Irene Hunskår, Sidsel Ellingsen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore how nurses, across various health systems, describe their role in providing palliative care for patients with life-threatening illnesses. BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that nurses make up the largest group of healthcare professionals, little is known about their role in palliative care, across health services. DESIGN: A qualitative systematic review of studies. METHODS: A search was made for relevant articles, published between January 2000-June 2016...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689980/the-contribution-of-area-mt-to-visual-motion-perception-depends-on-training
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Liu D Liu, Christopher C Pack
Perceptual decisions require the transformation of raw sensory inputs into cortical representations suitable for stimulus discrimination. One of the best-known examples of this transformation involves the middle temporal area (MT) of the primate visual cortex. Area MT provides a robust representation of stimulus motion, and previous work has shown that it contributes causally to performance on motion discrimination tasks. Here we report that the strength of this contribution can be highly plastic: depending on the recent training history, pharmacological inactivation of MT can severely impair motion discrimination, or it can have little detectable influence...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689518/colon-cancer-screening-is-it-time-yet
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EDITORIAL
Hadi Bhurgri, Sami Samiullah
The month of March is dedicated to Colon Cancer Awareness. Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence has been on the rise. It is currently the third most common cancer in men (746,000 cases, 10.0% of the total) and the second in women (614,000 cases, 9.2% of the total).1 Arecent meta-analysis reported a 61% risk reduction in CRC incidence with colonoscopy.2 Unlike screening programs for breast and prostate cancers, not only has CRC screening reduced mortality from colon cancer and detected early CRC, it has also decreased the incidence of CRC through detection and removal of pre-cancerous lesions...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687962/the-impact-of-goal-oriented-task-design-on-neurofeedback-learning-for-brain-computer-interface-control
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S R McWhinney, A Tremblay, S G Boe, T Bardouille
Neurofeedback training teaches individuals to modulate brain activity by providing real-time feedback and can be used for brain-computer interface control. The present study aimed to optimize training by maximizing engagement through goal-oriented task design. Participants were shown either a visual display or a robot, where each was manipulated using motor imagery (MI)-related electroencephalography signals. Those with the robot were instructed to quickly navigate grid spaces, as the potential for goal-oriented design to strengthen learning was central to our investigation...
July 8, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685350/forensic-psychiatry-milestones-experience-after-1%C3%A2-year
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Andrea Stolar, Philip J Candilis, Richard L Frierson, Laura Edgar
OBJECTIVE: In 1999, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties identified six core competencies for medical practice. In 2013, the milestones were introduced to demonstrate these educational outcomes across each specialty. This study represents the first examination of the sub-specialty Forensic Psychiatry Milestones. METHODS: Members of the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships were surveyed...
July 6, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684806/career-satisfaction-and-work-life-balance-of-specialist-orthodontists-within-the-uk-roi
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S M Al-Junaid, S J Hodges, A Petrie, S J Cunningham
Objectives To investigate factors affecting career satisfaction and work-life balance in specialist orthodontists in the UK/ROI.Design and setting Prospective questionnaire-based study.Subjects and methods The questionnaire was sent to specialist orthodontists who were members of the British Orthodontic Society.Results Orthodontists reported high levels of career satisfaction (median score 90/100). Career satisfaction was significantly higher in those who exhibited: i) satisfaction with working hours; ii) satisfaction with the level of control over their working day; iii) ability to manage unexpected home events; and iv) confidence in how readily they managed patient expectations...
July 7, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682255/visual-attention-saccadic-models-learn-to-emulate-gaze-patterns-from-childhood-to-adulthood
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Olivier Le Meur, Antoine Coutrot, Zhi Liu, Pia Rama, Adrien Le Roch, Andrea Helo
How people look at visual information reveals fundamental information about themselves, their interests and their state of mind. While previous visual attention models output static 2D saliency maps, saccadic models aim to predict not only where observers look at but also how they move their eyes to explore the scene. In this paper, we demonstrate that saccadic models are a flexible framework that can be tailored to emulate observer's viewing tendencies. More specifically, we use fixation data from 101 observers split into five age groups (adults, 8-10 y...
October 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
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