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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334946/surmounting-difficulties-to-provide-home-based-neonatal-care-reflections-of-community-health-workers
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Abhijit Shrinivas Prabhughate, Pearl Tiwari, Shubhangi Sohoni, Vallaree Anant Morgaonkar, Ajay Gajanan Phatak, Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar, Anagha Anand Mahajani
BACKGROUND: In India, community health workers' (CHW) effectiveness in providing home-based neonatal care (HBNC) has been well documented. The nature of challenges faced and strategies adopted while providing HBNC services need to be studied in-depth. METHODS: A qualitative study to understand the challenges faced and strategies used by Sakhis (women CHW) while providing services as part of a HBNC program implemented by a non-profit organization. Data consisted of 20 in-depth interviews and three focus group discussions (FGD) with Sakhis...
January 15, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334121/the-multipotency-to-commitment-transition-mct-in-c-elegans-implications-for-reprogramming-from-cells-to-organs
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REVIEW
Erik A Spickard, Pradeep M Joshi, Joel H Rothman
In animal embryos, cells transition from a multipotential state, with the capacity to adopt multiple fates, into an irreversible, committed state of differentiation. This multipotency-to-commitment transition (MCT) is evident from experiments in which cell fate is reprogrammed by transcription factors for cell-type-specific differentiation, as has been observed extensively in C. elegans. Although factors that direct differentiation into each of the three germ layer types cannot generally reprogram cells after the MCT in this animal, transcription factors for endoderm development are able to do so in multiple differentiated cell types...
January 15, 2018: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329960/the-future-of-lgbt-cancer-care-practice-and-research-implications
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REVIEW
David Rice, Matthew B Schabath
OBJECTIVES: To synthesize state of the knowledge collected in this volume and propose future directions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cancer practice, education, research, and advocacy. DATA SOURCES: Current and extant literature. CONCLUSION: Health care disparities that are known but not yet fully elucidated in the LGBT population carry into the cancer arena. Substantially more effort is required in the domains of patient care, nursing practice, nursing and patient-facing services provider education, patient education, nursing and interprofessional research, governmental commitment, professional organization action, and patient advocacy...
January 9, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326003/the-efficacy-of-infection-prevention-and-control-committees-in-lesotho-a-qualitative-study
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Eltony Mugomeri
BACKGROUND: The implementation of the core components of infection prevention and control (IPC) recommended by the World Health Organization faces severe challenges, particularly in developing countries. Given that hospital IPC committees in these countries are the key implementers of IPC, there is a need to evaluate their effectiveness. This study qualitatively evaluated the effectiveness of IPC committees in the southern African country of Lesotho with the aim of identifying themes for policy discourse on improving IPC practice in the country...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325914/micro-cultural-customization-of-organ-donation-propagation-messages
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Anke Dunkel, Kent Nakamoto, Peter J Schulz
OBJECTIVE: Organ transplantation is plagued by limited availability of organs. This study investigated the effect of messages promoting organ donation which were customized according to the language-defined micro-cultures in Switzerland. METHODS: Community-, informative-, and emotional-oriented messages were carried by conventional flyers. A 3 × 3 between-subjects experiment was conducted with short- and long-term willingness to donate, long-term signing of organ donation card and long-term interpersonal communication on organ donation as outcome variables...
December 29, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322579/the-employee-retention-triad-in-healthcare-exploring-relationships-among-organizational-justice-affective-commitment-and-turnover-intention
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Tyrone A Perreira, Whitney Berta, Monique Hebert
BACKGROUND: Turnover in healthcare is a serious concern, as it is contributes to the global nursing shortage and is associated with declines in quality of care, patient safety, and patient outcomes. Turnover also impacts care teams and is associated with decreased staff cohesion and morale. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of the relationships between organizational justice, affective commitment and turnover intention in healthcare...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322572/burnout-among-direct-care-workers-in-nursing-homes-influences-of-organizational-work-place-interpersonal-and-personal-characteristics
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Dale E Yeatts, Gul Seckin, Yuying Shen, Michael Thompson, Dana Auden, Cynthia M Cready
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The many negative effects of burnout have prompted researchers to better understand the factors contributing to it. The purpose of this paper is to add to this body of knowledge through the study of burnout among direct care workers (DCWs) in nursing homes (NH). BACKGROUND: Perhaps the factor most often associated with employee burnout is the level of staffing-insufficient staffing results in work overload and eventually employee burnout. A closer look at research findings suggest that there are many other factors also contributing to burnout...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310790/live-tissue-antibody-injection-a-novel-method-for-imaging-ecm-in-limb-buds-and-other-tissues
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Donald A Fowler, Michael B Filla, Charles D Little, Brenda J Rongish, Hans C E Larsson
Understanding the morphogenesis and differentiation of tissues and organs from progenitor fields requires methods to visualize this process. Despite an ever-growing recognition that ECM plays an important role in tissue development, studies of ECM movement, and patterns in live tissue are scarce. Here, we describe a method in which a living limb bud is immunolabeled prior to fixation using fluorescent antibodies that recognize two ECM constituents, fibronectin and fibrillin 2. The results show that undifferentiated mesenchyme in quail embryos can be distinguished from prechondrogenic cellular condensations, in situ, via ECM antibodies-indicating the developmental transition from naïve mesenchyme to committed skeletal tissue...
2018: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310744/new-public-management-in-iran-s-health-complex-a-management-framework-for-primary-health-care-system
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Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Elaheh HaghGoshayie, Leila Doshmangir, Mahmood Yousefi
BACKGROUND: New public management (NPM) was developed as a management reform to improve the efficiency and effectiveness in public organizations, especially in health sector. Using the features of private sector management, the managers of health organizations may try to implement the elements of NPM with the hope to improve the performance of their systems. Aims Our aim in the present study was to identify the elements and infrastructures suitable for implementing NPM in the Iranian health complex...
January 9, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308354/ethnic-disparities-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-african-americans-and-hispanic-americans
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Kimberly A Forde
Chronic infection with hepatitis B affects more than 240 million persons worldwide and is a major public health concern. Despite national and global initiatives to promote hepatitis B elimination, including newborn vaccination, catch up vaccination in adolescents and high-risk adults, screening of the blood supply and treatment of those in need, both new infections and a reservoir of chronic infections continue to result in morbidity and mortality. As with many chronic diseases, racial and ethnic disparities are seen in hepatitis B virus infection...
June 2017: Current Hepatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308274/enhanced-osteogenic-commitment-of-murine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-graphene-oxide-substrate
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Jiyong Kim, Hwan D Kim, Jungha Park, Eun-Seo Lee, Eugene Kim, Seunghun S Lee, Jin-Kyung Yang, Yoon-Sik Lee, Nathaniel S Hwang
Background: Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field that attempts to restore or regenerate tissues and organs through biomimetic fabrication of scaffolds with specific functionality. In recent years, graphene oxide (GO) is considered as promising biomaterial due to its nontoxicity, high dispersity, and hydrophilic interaction, and these characteristics are key to stimulating the interactions between substrates and cells. Method: In this study, GO substrates were fabricated via chemically immobilizing GO at 1...
2018: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304107/allene-oxide-synthase-allene-oxide-cyclase-and-jasmonic-acid-levels-in-lotus-japonicus-nodules
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Anna Zdyb, Marco G Salgado, Kirill N Demchenko, Wolfram G Brenner, Małgorzata Płaszczyca, Michael Stumpe, Cornelia Herrfurth, Ivo Feussner, Katharina Pawlowski
Jasmonic acid (JA), its derivatives and its precursor cis-12-oxo phytodienoic acid (OPDA) form a group of phytohormones, the jasmonates, representing signal molecules involved in plant stress responses, in the defense against pathogens as well as in development. Elevated levels of JA have been shown to play a role in arbuscular mycorrhiza and in the induction of nitrogen-fixing root nodules. In this study, the gene families of two committed enzymes of the JA biosynthetic pathway, allene oxide synthase (AOS) and allene oxide cyclase (AOC), were characterized in the determinate nodule-forming model legume Lotus japonicus JA levels were to be analysed in the course of nodulation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302179/where-public-health-meets-human-rights-integrating-human-rights-into-the-validation-of-the-elimination-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-and-syphilis
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Eszter Kismödi, Karusa Kiragu, Olga Sawicki, Sally Smith, Sophie Brion, Aditi Sharma, Lilian Mworeko, Alexandrina Iovita
In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated a process for validation of the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis by countries. For the first time in such a process for the validation of disease elimination, WHO introduced norms and approaches that are grounded in human rights, gender equality, and community engagement. This human rights-based validation process can serve as a key opportunity to enhance accountability for human rights protection by evaluating EMTCT programs against human rights norms and standards, including in relation to gender equality and by ensuring the provision of discrimination-free quality services...
December 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302177/a-reporting-system-to-protect-the-human-rights-of-people-living-with-hiv-and-key-populations
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R Taylor Williamson, Vivian Fiscian, Ryan Ubuntu Olson, Fred Nana Poku, Joseph Whittal
People living with HIV and key populations face human rights violations that affect their access to health services, relationships in their communities, housing options, and employment. To address these violations, government and civil society organizations in Ghana developed a discrimination reporting system managed by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice that links people living with HIV and key populations to legal services. This article presents findings on how Ghanaian stakeholders built this reporting system and discusses preliminary data on its impact...
December 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300900/a-national-evaluation-of-community-based-mental-health-strategies-in-finland
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Anu Vähäniemi, Katja Warwick-Smith, Heli Hätönen, Maritta Välimäki
Objective: High-quality mental health care requires written strategies to set a vision for the future, yet, there is limited systematic information available on the monitoring and evaluation of such strategies. The aim of this nationwide study is to evaluate local mental health strategies in community-based mental health services provided by municipalities. Design and setting: Mental health strategy documents were gathered through an online search and an e-mail survey of the local authorities of all Finnish mainland municipalities (n = 320)...
December 29, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299114/stromal-cell-extracellular-vesicular-cargo-mediated-regulation-of-breast-cancer-cell-metastasis-via-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-e2-n-pathway
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Krishna C Vallabhaneni, Patrice Penfornis, Fei Xing, Yoni Hassler, Kristen V Adams, Yin-Yuan Mo, Kounosuke Watabe, Radhika Pochampally
Mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) have been used to understand the stromal cell properties in solid tumors because of their ablity to differentiate into most cell types. We investigated the role of EVs from hMSCs (hMSC-EVs) in breast cancer metastasis using MDA-MB-231 parental cell line and organotropic sub-lines. We demonstrated that hMSC-EVs significantly suppressed the metastatic potential of the parental cell line when compared to their organotropic sublines. hMSC-EVs induce dormancy in the parental cell line but not in their organotropic sub-lines and miR-205 and miR-31 from EV cargo played a role...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298458/changes-to-the-editorial-team-of-the-ijsm
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José Alberto Ramos Duarte
There have been some changes to the Board of Editors of the IJSM. Already this year, Prof. Donald Dengel of the University of Minnesota, USA, replaced editor Prof. Joseph Houmard, who had been with the journal since 2006 and chose to leave the team for professional reasons.Unfortunately, our Editor-in-Chief Prof. Appell Coriolano is fast approaching his retirement from academia and will also be leaving the IJSM editorial team. Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano joined the Editorial Board of the IJSM in 1987 and accepted the position of Assistant Editor in 1989...
January 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294781/forecasting-organized-crime-homicides-risk-terrain-modeling-of-camorra-violence-in-naples-italy
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Marco Dugato, Francesco Calderoni, Giulia Berlusconi
Mafia homicides are usually committed for retaliation, economic profit, or rivalry among groups. The variety of possible reasons suggests the inefficacy of a preventive approach. However, like most violent crimes, mafia homicides concentrate in space due to place-specific social and environmental features. Starting from the existing literature, this study applies the Risk Terrain Modeling approach to forecast the Camorra homicides in Naples, Italy. This approach is based on the identification and evaluation of the underlying risk factors able to affect the risk of a homicide...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284914/relationship-between-cybernetics-management-and-organizational-trust-among-librarians-of-mazandaran-university-of-medical-sciences
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Mitra Ghiasi, Afsaneh Shahrabi, Hasan Siamian
Background and purpose: Organization must keep current skills, abilities, and in the current field of competition, and move one step ahead of other competitors; for this purpose, must be a high degree of trust inside the organization. Cybernetic management is a new approach in management of organizations that its main task according to internal issues. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between cybernetics management and organizational trust among librarians of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284761/refugees-in-conflict-creating-a-bridge-between-traditional-and-conventional-health-belief-models
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Eran Ben-Arye, Massimo Bonucci, Michel Daher, Rejin Kebudi, Bashar Saad, Thomas Breitkreuz, Maryam Rassouli, Elio Rossi, Nahla Gafer, Omar Nimri, Mohamed Hablas, Gunver Sophia Kienle, Noah Samuels, Michael Silbermann
The recent wave of migration from Middle Eastern countries to Europe presents significant challenges to the European health profession. These include the inevitable communication gap created by differences in health care beliefs between European oncologists, health care practitioners, and refugee patients. This article presents the conclusions of a workshop attended by a group of clinicians and researchers affiliated with the Middle East Cancer Consortium, as well as four European-based health-related organizations...
December 28, 2017: Oncologist
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