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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212952/the-challenge-of-conditional-reimbursement-stopping-reimbursement-can-be-more-difficult-than-not-starting-in-the-first-place
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E J van de Wetering, Job van Exel, Werner B F Brouwer
BACKGROUND: Conditional reimbursement of new health technologies is increasingly considered as a useful policy instrument. It allows gathering more robust evidence regarding effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new technologies without delaying market access. Nevertheless, the literature suggests that ending reimbursement and provision of a technology when it proves not to be effective or cost-effective in practice may be difficult. OBJECTIVES: To investigate how policymakers and the general public in the Netherlands value removing a previously reimbursed treatment from the basic benefits package relative to not including a new treatment...
January 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212109/sustainable-exposure-prevention-through-innovative-detection-and-remediation-technologies-from-the-niehs-superfund-research-program
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Heather F Henry, William A Suk
Innovative devices and tools for exposure assessment and remediation play an integral role in preventing exposure to hazardous substances. New solutions for detecting and remediating organic, inorganic, and mixtures of contaminants can improve public health as a means of primary prevention. Using a public health prevention model, detection and remediation technologies contribute to primary prevention as tools to identify areas of high risk (e.g. contamination hotspots), to recognize hazards (bioassay tests), and to prevent exposure through contaminant cleanups...
February 17, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210381/practical-and-sustainable-teledermatology-and-teledermatopathology-specialty-care-in-cameroon-africa
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Anne Nguyen, Donna Tran, Mason Uemura, Richard L Bardin, Paul K Shitabata
Teledermatology is a rapidly expanding niche within telemedicine still in its infancy. It has become increasingly more feasible in recent years with the expansion of information and communication technologies. Here, the authors present the details of their collaboration and propose a model for constructing a teledermatology network. In the year 2014, the authors' Dermatopathology institute in Torrance, California, partnered with Mbingo Baptist Hospital, a tertiary referral center in Cameroon, Africa. During this time, 145 cases were received...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187009/older-adults-perceptions-of-and-preferences-for-a-fall-risk-assessment-system-exploring-stages-of-acceptance-model
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Colleen Galambos, Marilyn Rantz, Jessie Back, Jung Sim Jun, Marjorie Skubic, Steven J Miller
Aging in place is a preferred and cost-effective living option for older adults. Research indicates that technology can assist with this goal. Information on consumer preferences will help in technology development to assist older adults to age in place. The study aim was to explore the perceptions and preferences of older adults and their family members about a fall risk assessment system. Using a qualitative approach, this study examined the perceptions, attitudes, and preferences of 13 older adults and five family members about their experience living with the fall risk assessment system during five points in time...
February 9, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186051/evaluation-of-electronic-prescribing-decision-support-system-at-a-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospital-the-user-acceptance-perspective
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Abdurahman Omar, Johan Ellenius, Synnöve Lindemalm
This study aims to evaluate pediatrician's acceptance, perception and use of Electronic Prescribing Decision Support Systems (EPDSS) at a tertiary care using Extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM2). Qualitative research methodology was applied. Semi-structured questions were developed according to TAM2 model. Pediatricians perceived that the EPDSS is useful and they showed a favorable attitude. However, perceived ease of use and output quality appeared to affect use of EPDSS. Concerns were expressed about complicated screens, difficulty to read and view medication overview of the patient, the navigation requires many clicks and medication system don't meet their need...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178214/enabling-secure-xmpp-communications-in-federated-iot-clouds-through-xep-0027-and-saml-sasl-sso
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Antonio Celesti, Maria Fazio, Massimo Villari
Nowadays, in the panorama of Internet of Things (IoT), finding a right compromise between interactivity and security is not trivial at all. Currently, most of pervasive communication technologies are designed to work locally. As a consequence, the development of large-scale Internet services and applications is not so easy for IoT Cloud providers. The main issue is that both IoT architectures and services have started as simple but they are becoming more and more complex. Consequently, the web service technology is often inappropriate...
February 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154316/effect-of-frame-design-and-veneering-material-on-biomechanical-behavior-of-zirconia-dental-crowns-veneered-with-overpressing-ceramics
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Liliana Porojan, Florin Topală, Sorin Porojan, Cristina Savencu
The objective of this investigation was to compare alternative framework designs of molar zirconia crowns veneered with various overpressing ceramics and to predict the biomechanical behavior based on the stress evaluation. The hypothesis of the study is that the zirconia framework design and type of the veneering material, using the same technological procedure, may influence the biomechanical behavior of the restorations. Three geometric models with differential coping designs (uniform thickness, cutback and buccal reduction) were developed and two types of hot-pressed ceramics (leucite and lithium disilicate reinforced) were analyzed for the veneers...
February 1, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139155/nurses-experiences-of-the-use-of-an-internet-based-support-system-for-adolescents-with-depressive-disorders
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Marjo Kurki, Minna Anttila, Marita Koivunen, Mauri Marttunen, Maritta Välimäki
BACKGROUND: Internet-based applications are potentially useful and effective interventions to reach and support adolescents with mental health problems. Adolescents' commitment to the use of a new Internet-based intervention is closely related to the support they receive from healthcare professionals. This study describes nurses' experiences of the use of an Internet-based support system for adolescents with depressive disorders. METHOD: Qualitative descriptive study design including individual interviews with nine nurses at two psychiatric outpatient clinics...
January 31, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131722/development-and-empirical-user-centered-evaluation-of-semantically-based-query-recommendation-for-an-electronic-health-record-search-engine
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David A Hanauer, Danny T Y Wu, Lei Yang, Qiaozhu Mei, Katherine B Murkowski-Steffy, V G Vinod Vydiswaran, Kai Zheng
OBJECTIVE: The utility of biomedical information retrieval environments can be severely limited when users lack expertise in constructing effective search queries. To address this issue, we developed a computer-based query recommendation algorithm that suggests semantically interchangeable terms based on an initial user-entered query. In this study, we assessed the value of this approach, which has broad applicability in biomedical information retrieval, by demonstrating its application as part of a search engine that facilitates retrieval of information from electronic health records (EHRs)...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129823/application-of-polyurethane-based-devices-as-sorption-desorption-phases-for-microextraction-analysis-the-all-in-one-microextraction-concept
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M P B Mourão, I Silva, C Almeida, N R Neng, J M F Nogueira
In this work, polyurethane-based (PU) devices having cylindrical geometry soaked with suitable organic solvents are proposed for microextraction analysis. This novel analytical approach (PU microextraction; PUμE) operates under the floating sampling technology for extraction, followed by mechanical compression using a manual syringe for back-extraction. To test the performance of the PUμE method, two series of priority contaminants were used as model compounds (group #1: metalaxyl-M, penconazole and tebuconazole; group #2: atrazine, terbuthylazine, alachlor and benzo[a]pyrene) and extracted from aqueous samples followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124261/genetic-disorders-of-dental-development-tales-from-the-bony-crypt
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REVIEW
Sylvia A Frazier-Bowers, Siddharth R Vora
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The ebb and flow of genetic influence relative to the understanding of craniofacial and dental disorders has evolved into a tacit acceptance of the current genetic paradigm. This review explores the science behind craniofacial and dental disorders through the lens of recent past and current findings and using tooth agenesis as a model of advances in craniofacial genetics. RECENT FINDINGS: Contemporary studies of craniofacial biology takes advantage of the technological resources stemming from the genomic and post-genomic eras...
January 26, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118918/acceptance-model-of-a-hospital-information-system
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P W Handayani, A N Hidayanto, A A Pinem, I C Hapsari, P I Sandhyaduhita, I Budi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to develop a model of Hospital Information System (HIS) user acceptance focusing on human, technological, and organizational characteristics for supporting government eHealth programs. This model was then tested to see which hospital type in Indonesia would benefit from the model to resolve problems related to HIS user acceptance. METHOD: This study used qualitative and quantitative approaches with case studies at four privately owned hospitals and three government-owned hospitals, which are general hospitals in Indonesia...
March 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113672/a-robotic-coach-architecture-for-elder-care-rocare-based-on-multi-user-engagement-models
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Jing Fan, Dayi Bian, Zhi Zheng, Linda Beuscher, Paul A Newhouse, Lorraine C Mion, Nilanjan Sarkar
The aging population with its concomitant medical conditions, physical and cognitive impairments, at a time of strained resources, establishes the urgent need to explore advanced technologies that may enhance function and quality of life. Recently, robotic technology, especially socially assistive robotics has been investigated to address the physical, cognitive, and social needs of older adults. Most system to date have predominantly focused on one-on-one human robot interaction (HRI). In this paper, we present a multi-user engagement-based robotic coach system architecture (ROCARE)...
September 13, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113039/smartphone-application-for-unhealthy-alcohol-use-a-pilot-study
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Nicolas Bertholet, Jean-Bernard Daeppen, Jennifer McNeely, Vlad Kushnir, John A Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Technology-delivered interventions are useful tools for addressing unhealthy alcohol use. Smartphones in particular offer opportunities to deliver interventions at the user's convenience. We developed a smartphone application with 5 modules (personal feedback, self-monitoring of drinking, designated driver tool, blood alcohol content calculator, information). We assessed its acceptability and associations between use and drinking outcomes. METHODS: 130 adults with unhealthy alcohol use (>14 (men)/ >7 (women) drinks/week or > = 1 episode/month with 6 or more drinks) recruited in Switzerland (n = 70) and Canada (n = 60) were offered to use the application...
January 23, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103818/a-qualitative-study-to-identify-barriers-to-deployment-and-student-training-in-the-use-of-automated-external-defibrillators-in-schools
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Line Zinckernagel, Carolina Malta Hansen, Morten Hulvej Rod, Fredrik Folke, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Student training in use of automated external defibrillators and deployment of such defibrillators in schools is recommended to increase survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Low implementation rates have been observed, and even at schools with a defibrillator, challenges such as delayed access have been reported. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to the implementation of defibrillator training of students and deployment of defibrillators in schools...
January 19, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102368/novel-electron-phonon-relaxation-pathway-in-graphite-revealed-by-time-resolved-raman-scattering-and-angle-resolved-photoemission-spectroscopy
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Jhih-An Yang, Stephen Parham, Daniel Dessau, Dmitry Reznik
Time dynamics of photoexcited electron-hole pairs is important for a number of technologies, in particular solar cells. We combined ultrafast pump-probe Raman scattering and photoemission to directly follow electron-hole excitations as well as the G-phonon in graphite after an excitation by an intense laser pulse. This phonon is known to couple relatively strongly to electrons. Cross-correlating effective electronic and phonon temperatures places new constraints on model-based fits. The accepted two-temperature model predicts that G-phonon population should start to increase as soon as excited electron-hole pairs are created and that the rate of increase should not depend strongly on the pump fluence...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076659/an-empirical-agent-based-model-to-simulate-the-adoption-of-water-reuse-using-the-social-amplification-of-risk-framework
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Venu Kandiah, Andrew R Binder, Emily Z Berglund
Water reuse can serve as a sustainable alternative water source for urban areas. However, the successful implementation of large-scale water reuse projects depends on community acceptance. Because of the negative perceptions that are traditionally associated with reclaimed water, water reuse is often not considered in the development of urban water management plans. This study develops a simulation model for understanding community opinion dynamics surrounding the issue of water reuse, and how individual perceptions evolve within that context, which can help in the planning and decision-making process...
January 11, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070464/the-acceptability-of-tv-based-game-platforms-as-an-instrument-to-support-the-cognitive-evaluation-of-senior-adults-at-home
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Carlos Rivas Costa, Manuel José Fernández Iglesias, Luis Eulogio Anido Rifón, Miguel Gómez Carballa, Sonia Valladares Rodríguez
INTRODUCTION: The computing capabilities of state-of-the-art television sets and media centres may facilitate the introduction of computer-assisted evaluation at home. This approach would help to overcome the drawbacks of traditional pen-and-paper evaluations administered in clinical facilities, as they could be performed in a more comfortable environment, the subject's home, and they would be more flexible for designing complex environments for the evaluation of neuropsychological constructs that are difficult to assess through traditional testing...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068149/moderating-factors-influencing-adoption-of-a-mobile-chronic-disease-management-system-in-china
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Zhangxiang Zhu, Yongmei Liu, Xiaoling Che, Xiaohong Chen
Mobile chronic disease management systems (MCDMS) have become increasingly important in recent years, but in China, challenges remain for their adoption. Existing empirical studies have not completely explored the adoption behavior of potential MCDMS users. This article presents a study in which we investigated factors that influence chronically ill patients in China and their families to adopt or decline to use MCDMS. We applied a research model based on the technology acceptance model (TAM) as well as four contextual constructs (perceived disease threat, perceived risk, initial trust, and technology anxiety) to a survey of 279 potential MCDMS service participants in China...
January 9, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059562/spatial-and-contrast-resolution-of-ultralow-dose-dentomaxillofacial-ct-imaging-using-iterative-reconstruction-technology
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Gerlig Widmann, Alexander Bischel, Andreas Stratis, Hilde Bosmans, Reinhilde Jacobs, Eva-Maria Gassner, Wolfgang Puelacher, Ruben Pauwels
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine how iterative reconstruction technology (IRT) influences contrast and spatial resolution in ultralow dose dentomaxillofacial computed tomography (CT) imaging. METHODS: A polymethyl methacrylate phantom with various inserts was scanned using a reference protocol at CTDIvol 36.56 mGy, a sinus protocol at 18.28 mGy, and ultralow dose protocols at 4.17, 2.36, 0.99, and 0.53 mGy. All datasets were reconstructed using filtered back projection (FBP) and the following IRTs: adaptive statistical iterative reconstructions (ASIR-50, ASIR-100), and model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR)...
January 6, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
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