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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771367/effectiveness-of-and-user-experience-with-web-based-interventions-in-increasing-physical-activity-levels-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Rachel Dennett, Hilary Gunn, Jennifer A Freeman
Background: Supporting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to achieve and maintain recommended levels of physical activity is important but challenging. Web-based interventions are increasingly being used to deliver targeted exercise programs and promote physical activity. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to systematically review current evidence regarding the effectiveness and user experience of web-based interventions in increasing physical activity in people with MS...
May 15, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767742/bed-management-team-with-kanban-web-based-application
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Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha, Ana Kelly Lima da Cruz Santos, Antônia Celia de Castro Alcântara, Carmen Sulinete Suliano da Costa Lima, Sabrina Gabriele Maia Oliveira Rocha, Roberto Melo Cardoso, Jair Rodrigues Cremonin
Objective: To measure the effectiveness of the bed management process that uses a web-based application with Kanban methodology to reduce hospitalization time of hospitalized patients. Design: Before-after study was performed. Setting: The study was conducted between July 2013 and July 2017, at the Unimed Regional Hospital of Fortaleza, which has 300 beds, of which 60 are in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is accredited by International Society for Quality in Healthcare...
May 15, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765458/analysis-of-web-based-learning-methods-in-emergency-medicine-randomized-controlled-trial
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Piotr Leszczyński, Joanna Gotlib, Zbigniew Kopański, Arkadiusz Wejnarski, Stanisław Świeżewski, Robert Gałązkowski
Introduction: In medical education, Web-based learning is increasingly used as a complement to practical classes. The objective of the study was to perform a comparative analysis of three different forms of e-learning course on emergency medicine in terms of an indicator of knowledge growth and students' satisfaction. Material and methods: For the purpose of the study, we developed and implemented a tool in the form of an online course: A - non-animated presentation, B - video, C - interactive video...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753295/major-depressive-disorder-in-epilepsy-clinics-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Minjung Kim, Young-Soo Kim, Do-Hyung Kim, Tae-Won Yang, Oh-Young Kwon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although depression is a frequent psychiatric comorbidity in people with epilepsy (PWE), its prevalence has been underestimated. Comorbid depression has negative impacts on treatment outcomes and quality of life (QOL). It also causes various problems in PWE, such as fatigue, irritability, and suicidality. This meta-analysis was performed to estimate the frequency of major depression disorder (MDD) in clinics managing PWE. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and SCOPUS to identify studies...
May 9, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747583/effect-of-the-wecareadvisor%C3%A2-on-family-caregiver-outcomes-in-dementia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Helen C Kales, Laura N Gitlin, Barbara Stanislawski, H Myra Kim, Katherine Marx, Molly Turnwald, Claire Chiang, Constantine G Lyketsos
BACKGROUND: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are universal and associated with multiple negative outcomes. This pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluated the effect of using the WeCareAdvisor, an innovative web-based tool developed to enable family caregivers to assess, manage, and track BPSD. METHODS: This RCT enrolled 57 dementia family caregivers from community and clinical settings in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland...
May 10, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743225/ambulatory-antibiotic-stewardship-through-a-human-factors-engineering-approach-a-systematic-review
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Sara C Keller, Pranita D Tamma, Sara E Cosgrove, Melissa A Miller, Heather Sateia, Julie Szymczak, Ayse P Gurses, Jeffrey A Linder
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, most antibiotics are prescribed in ambulatory settings. Human factors engineering, which explores interactions between people and the place where they work, has successfully improved quality of care. However, human factors engineering models have not been explored to frame what is known about ambulatory antibiotic stewardship (AS) interventions and barriers and facilitators to their implementation. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and searched OVID MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, and CINAHL to identify controlled interventions and qualitative studies of ambulatory AS and determine whether and how they incorporated principles from a human factors engineering model, the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety 2...
May 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733305/fatty-acid-13c-isotopologue-profiling-provides-insight-into-trophic-carbon-transfer-and-lipid-metabolism-of-invertebrate-consumers
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Ralph Menzel, Rainer Nehring, Dilara Simsek, Liliane Ruess
Fatty acids (FAs) are useful biomarkers in food web ecology because they are typically assimilated as a complete molecule and transferred into consumer tissue with minor or no modification, allowing the dietary routing between different trophic levels. However, the FA trophic marker approach is still hampered by the limited knowledge in lipid metabolism of the soil fauna. This study used entirely labelled palmitic acid (13 C16:0, 99 atom%) as a tracer in fatty acid metabolism pathways of two widespread soil Collembola, Protaphorura fimata and Heteromurus nitidus...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724548/risk-of-bias-assessment-of-systematic-reviews-regarding-dental-implant-placement-in-smokers-an-umbrella-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Olavo B de Oliveira-Neto, Fabiano Timbo Barbosa, Celio Fernando de Sousa-Rodrigues, Fernando Jose Camello de Lima
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Although dental implant treatment has a high success rate, patient-related factors may cause implant failure. In this context, smoking is associated with adverse effects on implant osseointegration. In spite of systematic reviews addressing this topic, the risk of bias in these reviews must be assessed to inform readers whether the studies were conducted with methodological rigor and whether their recommendations are viable in daily clinical practice. PURPOSE: The purpose of this umbrella systematic review was to assess the risk of bias of systematic reviews regarding dental implant placement in smokers...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721679/the-association-of-household-food-insecurity-with-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ahmed A Abdurahman, Eshetu E Chaka, S Nedjat, Ahmed Reza Dorosty, R Majdzadeh
BACKGROUND: The link between household food insecurity and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus still remains controversial. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the association between household food insecurity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: EMBASE, PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Scopus databases were searched up to March 2017. The selection of studies, data extraction and assessing the risk of bias in the included studies were carried out by two reviewers independently...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719344/meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-in-the-treatment-of-depression
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REVIEW
Yanyan Wei, Junjuan Zhu, Shengke Pan, Hui Su, Hui Li, Jijun Wang
Background: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a new type of physiotherapy technology that has been widely used in the research of depression. Although many clinical trials have found that compared to the placebo interventions, rTMS has a significant effect on the improvement of depressive symptoms, the outcomes remain inconsistent due to differences in rTMS treatment frequency, parameter settings, and site for stimulation. Aims: This study systematically evaluated the safety and efficacy of rTMS combined with antidepressants for the treatment of depression in Chinese and English randomized, double-blind and sham controlled trials and explored the possible related factors affecting the efficacy and safety...
December 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695373/impact-of-the-growing-healthy-mhealth-program-on-maternal-feeding-practices-infant-food-preferences-and-satiety-responsiveness-quasi-experimental-study
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Catherine Georgina Russell, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Rachel A Laws, Gavin Abbott, Miaobing Zheng, Sharyn J Lymer, Sarah Taki, Eloise-Kate V Litterbach, Kok-Leong Ong, Karen J Campbell
BACKGROUND: Infancy is an important life stage for obesity prevention efforts. Parents' infant feeding practices influence the development of infants' food preferences and eating behaviors and subsequently diet and weight. Mobile health (mHealth) may provide a feasible medium through which to deliver programs to promote healthy infant feeding as it allows low cost and easy access to tailored content. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the effects of an mHealth intervention on parental feeding practices, infant food preferences, and infant satiety responsiveness...
April 25, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674373/study-protocol-quantitative-fibronectin-to-help-decision-making-in-women-with-symptoms-of-preterm-labour-quids-part-2-uk-prospective-cohort-study
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Sarah Jane Stock, Lisa M Wotherspoon, Kathleen Anne Boyd, Rachel K Morris, Jon Dorling, Lesley Jackson, Manju Chandiramani, Anna L David, Asma Khalil, Andrew Shennan, Victoria Hodgetts Morton, Tina Lavender, Khalid Khan, Susan Harper-Clarke, Ben Mol, Richard D Riley, John Norrie, Jane Norman
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the QUIDS study is to develop a decision support tool for the management of women with symptoms and signs of preterm labour, based on a validated prognostic model using quantitative fetal fibronectin (fFN) concentration, in combination with clinical risk factors. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study will evaluate the Rapid fFN 10Q System (Hologic, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA) which quantifies fFN in a vaginal swab. In QUIDS part 2, we will perform a prospective cohort study in at least eight UK consultant-led maternity units, in women with symptoms of preterm labour at 22+0  to 34+6 weeks gestation to externally validate a prognostic model developed in QUIDS part 1...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674310/the-interactive-child-distress-screener-development-and-preliminary-feasibility-testing
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Sonja March, Jamin Day, Kirsty Zieschank, Michael Ireland
BACKGROUND: Early identification of child emotional and behavioral concerns is essential for the prevention of mental health problems; however, few suitable child-reported screening measures are available. Digital tools offer an exciting opportunity for obtaining clinical information from the child's perspective. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the initial development and pilot testing of the Interactive Child Distress Screener (ICDS). The ICDS is a Web-based screening instrument for the early identification of emotional and behavioral problems in children aged between 5 and 12 years...
April 19, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664334/influence-of-reminder-therapy-for-controlling-bacterial-plaque-in-patients-undergoing-orthodontic-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Igor Felipe Pereira Lima, Walbert de Andrade Vieira, Ítalo de Macedo Bernardino, Pedro Augusto Costa, Anderson Paulo Barbosa Lima, Matheus Melo Pithon, Luiz Renato Paranhos
OBJECTIVE: To assess the scientific evidence regarding the influence of reminder therapy on plaque index, gingival index, and white spots in patients subjected to orthodontic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized clinical trials were searched in the electronic databases LILACS, PubMed, SciELO, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, LIVIVO, and Cochrane Library. The databases OpenThesis and OpenGrey were used to capture the "gray literature," preventing selection and publication biases...
April 17, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663896/molecular-interaction-and-computational-analytical-studies-of-pinocembrin-for-its-antiangiogenic-potential-targeting-vegfr-2-a-persuader-of-metastasis
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Neha Sharma, Mala Sharma, Eram Shakeel, Qazi M Sajid Jamal, Mohammad A Kamal, Usman Sayeed, Mohammad K A Khan, Mohammad H Siddiqui, Jamal M Arif, Salman Akhtar
BACKGROUND: Designing a novel antagonist against VEGFR-2 is being applied currently to inhibit cancer growth and metastasis. Because of the unexpected side effects incurred by the contemporary anticancer medications, the focus has been laid towards identifying natural compounds that might carry the potential to inhibit tumor progression. VEGR-2 remains an important target for anticancer drug development as it is the master regulator of vascular growth. OBJECTIVE: The study focuses on virtual screening of compounds from plants of Asteraceae family that bears antiangiogenic potential and thus, inhibiting VEGFR-2 using a computational approach...
April 16, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661752/a-novel-information-retrieval-tool-to-find-hospital-care-team-members-development-and-usability-study
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Kyle Morawski, Craig Monsen, Sukhjit Takhar, Adam Landman
BACKGROUND: Hospital communication among members of a patient's care team is a central part of clinical workflow and consumes a large amount of a health care provider's time. Oftentimes the complexity of hospital care leads to difficulty in finding the appropriate contact, which can lead to inefficiencies and frustration. Squire is a Web-based information retrieval app created to improve the speed and efficiency in reaching the appropriate team member during the care of a hospitalized patient...
April 16, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660957/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-educational-interventions-for-children-and-adolescents-with-acquired-brain-injury
#17
Mark A Linden, Ann E Glang, Audrey McKinlay
BACKGROUND: Children with brain injuries face significant challenges in their recovery. One of the greatest is transitioning from hospital/home to school where they face issues such as reintegration, lack of understanding and catching up with missed work. Many children struggle with their altered circumstances and require additional supports to meet the academic demands of systems which are ill equipped to teach them. OBJECTIVE: To summarise the best available evidence for the use of educational interventions to improve academic attainment in childhood survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI)...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656835/trauma-quality-improvement-reducing-triage-errors-by-automating-the-level-assignment-process
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David P Stonko, Dillon C O Neill, Bradley M Dennis, Melissa Smith, Jeffrey Gray, Oscar D Guillamondegui
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients are triaged by the severity of their injury or need for intervention while en route to the trauma center according to trauma activation protocols that are institution specific. Significant research has been aimed at improving these protocols in order to optimize patient outcomes while striving for efficiency in care. However, it is known that patients are often undertriaged or overtriaged because protocol adherence remains imperfect. The goal of this quality improvement (QI) project was to improve this adherence, and thereby reduce the triage error...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626641/platelet-rich-plasma-versus-hyaluronic-acid-in-patients-with-hip-osteoarthritis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Ye Ye, Xiang Zhou, Shuiwei Mao, Jun Zhang, Bingmin Lin
BACKGROUND: This study aims to compare the efficacy of intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for treating hip osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We performed systematic searches in PubMed, EmBase, ScienceDirect Web of science and the Cochrane Library for relevant literature published in or before February 2018. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. The risk of bias assessment was performed using the tool recommended in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (version 5...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626044/efficacy-of-iron-supplementation-on-fatigue-and-physical-capacity-in-non-anaemic-iron-deficient-adults-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#20
Brett L Houston, Daryl Hurrie, Jeff Graham, Brittany Perija, Emily Rimmer, Rasheda Rabbani, Charles N Bernstein, Alexis F Turgeon, Dean A Fergusson, Donald S Houston, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski
OBJECTIVE: Iron supplementation in iron-deficiency anaemia is standard practice, but the benefits of iron supplementation in iron-deficient non-anaemic (IDNA) individuals remains controversial. Our objective is to identify the effects of iron therapy on fatigue and physical capacity in IDNA adults. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). SETTING: Primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Adults (≥18 years) who were iron deficient but non-anaemic...
April 5, 2018: BMJ Open
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