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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635973/deconstructing-decisions-to-initiate-maintain-or-discontinue-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-mixed-methods-study
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Shirley M Bluethmann, Caitlin C Murphy, Jasmin A Tiro, Michelle A Mollica, Sally W Vernon, Leona Kay Bartholomew
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) has been shown to improve survival in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer survivors, but as many as half do not complete recommended treatment. Management of medication-related side effects and engagement with providers are two potentially modifiable factors, but their associations with adherence are not well understood. The aims were to build on survey results to qualitatively explore survivors' experiences with prescribed AET to (a) describe appraisal and management of AET side effects and (b) deconstruct decisions to initiate, discontinue, or maintain AET...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635570/quality-dementia-care-prerequisites-and-relational-ethics-among-multicultural-healthcare-providers
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Gerd Sylvi Sellevold, Veslemøy Egede-Nissen, Rita Jakobsen, Venke Sørlie
BACKGROUND: Many nursing homes appear as multicultural workplaces where the majority of healthcare providers have an ethnic minority background. This environment creates challenges linked to communication, interaction and cultural differences. Furthermore, the healthcare providers have varied experiences and understanding of what quality care of patients with dementia involves. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to illuminate multi-ethnic healthcare providers' lived experiences of their own working relationship, and its importance to quality care for people with dementia...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635507/cochlear-implant-effectiveness-in-postlingual-single-sided-deaf-individuals-what-s-the-point
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Mareike Finke, Hanna Bönitz, Björn Lyxell, Angelika Illg
OBJECTIVES: By extending the indication criteria for cochlear implants (CI), the population of CI candidates increased in age, as well as range and type of hearing loss. This qualitative study identified factors that contributed to seek CI treatment in single-sided deaf individuals and gained insights how single-sided deafness (SSD) and hearing with a CI affect their lives. DESIGN: An open-ended questionnaire and a standardised inventory (IOI-HA) were used. Qualitative data reflecting the reasons to seek CI treatment and the individual experiences after CI switch-on were collected...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634724/darma-software-for-dual-axis-rating-and-media-annotation
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Jeffrey M Girard, Aidan G C Wright
Continuous measurement systems provide a means of measuring dynamic behavioral and experiential processes as they play out over time. DARMA is a modernized continuous measurement system that synchronizes media playback and the continuous recording of two-dimensional measurements. These measurements can be observational or self-reported and are provided in real-time through the manipulation of a computer joystick. DARMA also provides tools for reviewing and comparing collected measurements and for customizing various settings...
June 20, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634517/introduction-of-a-quality-improvement-curriculum-in-the-department-of-internal-medicine-lincoln-medical-center
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Usha Venugopal, Moiz Kasubhai, Vikram Paruchuri
Community hospitals with limited resources struggle to engage physicians in Quality improvement initiatives. We introduced Quality Improvement (QI) curriculum for residents in response to ACGME requirements and surveyed the residents understanding of QI and their involvement in QI projects before and after the introduction of the curriculum. The current article describes our experiences with the process, the challenges and possible solutions to have a successful resident led QI initiative in a community hospital...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633954/resident-challenges-with-daily-life-in-chinese-long-term-care-facilities-a-qualitative-pilot-study
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Yuting Song, Kezia Scales, Ruth A Anderson, Bei Wu, Kirsten N Corazzini
As traditional family-based care in China declines, the demand for residential care increases. Knowledge of residents' experiences with long-term care (LTC) facilities is essential to improving quality of care. This pilot study aimed to describe residents' experiences in LTC facilities, particularly as it related to physical function. Semi-structured open-ended interviews were conducted in two facilities with residents stratified by three functional levels (n = 5). Directed content analysis was guided by the Adaptive Leadership Framework...
June 17, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633357/matter-an-r-package-for-rapid-prototyping-with-larger-than-memory-datasets-on-disk
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Kylie A Bemis, Olga Vitek
Summary: We introduce matter , an R package for direct interactions with larger-than-memory datasets, stored in an arbitrary number of files of any size. matter is primarily designed for datasets in new and rapidly evolving file formats, which may lack extensive software support. matter enables a wide variety of data exploration and manipulation steps, and is extensible to many bioinformatics applications. It supports reproducible research by minimizing the need of converting and storing data in multiple formats...
June 15, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632891/estimating-the-size-of-an-open-population-using-sparse-capture-recapture-data
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Richard Huggins, Jakub Stoklosa, Cameron Roach, Paul Yip
Sparse capture-recapture data from open populations are difficult to analyze using currently available frequentist statistical methods. However, in closed capture-recapture experiments, the Chao sparse estimator (Chao, 1989, Biometrics 45, 427-438) may be used to estimate population sizes when there are few recaptures. Here, we extend the Chao (1989) closed population size estimator to the open population setting by using linear regression and extrapolation techniques. We conduct a small simulation study and apply the models to several sparse capture-recapture data sets...
June 20, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632647/high-osteogenic-potential-of-adipose-and-muscle-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-spinal-ossification-model-mice
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Xizhe Liu, Gentaro Kumagai, Kanichiro Wada, Toshihiro Tanaka, Toru Asari, Kazuki Oishi, Taku Fujita, Hiroki Mizukami, Ken-Ichi Furukawa, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
STUDY DESIGN: Basic experiments in a mouse model of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). OBJECTIVE: To assess the osteogenic potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) obtained from muscle and adipose tissue in Tiptoe-walking (ttw) mice, in which cervical OPLL compresses the spinal cord and causes motor and sensory dysfunction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In humans, MSCs have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cervical OPLL...
June 19, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632091/a-phenomenological-study-of-romantic-love-for-women-in-late-life
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Teresa J Moore, Joanni L Sailor
Romantic love in late life is often beneficial, though not without challenges. Financial concerns and objections of adult children can interfere with a late-life individual's decision to commit to a romantic relationship. In this study, the experience of romantic love for women who enter committed relationships in later life was examined. Fourteen women between the ages of 65 and 84 who had lived the experience of romantic love in late life were interviewed. By using Moustakas's qualitative Transcendental Phenomenological method, several themes emerged to provide a description of the phenomena...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Women & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631680/-the-influence-of-retinoids-on-the-regeneration-of-an-open-osteal-wound
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F V Semenov, G K Leonov
The objective of the present study was to elucidate the influence of retinoid-based pharmaceutical products on the process of regeneration of the tissues surrounding an open osteal wound under the experimental conditions. The experiments were carried out using 20 'Sovetskaya shinshilla' rabbits (12 males and 8 females). The animals with the modelled open osteal wound underwent daily treatment by the placement of the dressings impregnated with a mixture of dioxo-methyltetrahydropyrimidine and chloramphenicol ointments supplemented by 0...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631526/lifetime-experience-with-classic-psychedelics-predicts-pro-environmental-behavior-through-an-increase-in-nature-relatedness
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Matthias Forstmann, Christina Sagioglou
In a large-scale ( N = 1487) general population online study, we investigated the relationship between past experience with classic psychedelic substances (e.g. LSD, psilocybin, mescaline), nature relatedness, and ecological behavior (e.g. saving water, recycling). Using structural equation modeling we found that experience with classic psychedelics uniquely predicted self-reported engagement in pro-environmental behaviors, and that this relationship was statistically explained by people's degree of self-identification with nature...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631275/a-typology-of-interprofessional-teamwork-in-acute-geriatric-care-a-study-in-55-units-in-belgium
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Ruth D Piers, Karen J J Versluys, Johan Devoghel, Sophie Lambrecht, André Vyt, Nele J Van Den Noortgate
OBJECTIVES: To explore the quality of interprofessional teamwork in acute geriatric care and to build a model of team types. DESIGN: Cross-sectional multicenter study. SETTING: Acute geriatric units in Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: Team members of different professional backgrounds. MEASUREMENTS: Perceptions of interprofessional teamwork among team members of 55 acute geriatric units in Belgium were measured using a survey covering collaborative practice and experience, managerial coaching and open team culture, shared reflection and decision-making, patient files facilitating teamwork, members' belief in the power of teamwork, and members' comfort in reporting incidents...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631233/interval-robotic-cytoreduction-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Sarah A Ackroyd, Sajeena Thomas, Cynthia Angel, Richard Moore, Philip J Meacham, Brent DuBeshter
The objective of this study is to review our experience with robotic interval cytoreduction following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer. We retrospectively reviewed patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and interval robotic cytoreduction (IRC) between 2011 and 2016 at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Demographic information, chemotherapy treatment, operative results, and follow-up were extracted from medical records. Twenty-nine patients underwent IRC after a mean of 3...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630898/polymeric-lithography-editor-editing-lithographic-errors-with-nanoporous-polymeric-probes
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Pradeep Ramiah Rajasekaran, Chuanhong Zhou, Mallika Dasari, Kay-Obbe Voss, Christina Trautmann, Punit Kohli
A new lithographic editing system with an ability to erase and rectify errors in microscale with real-time optical feedback is demonstrated. The erasing probe is a conically shaped hydrogel (tip size, ca. 500 nm) template-synthesized from track-etched conical glass wafers. The "nanosponge" hydrogel probe "erases" patterns by hydrating and absorbing molecules into a porous hydrogel matrix via diffusion analogous to a wet sponge. The presence of an interfacial liquid water layer between the hydrogel tip and the substrate during erasing enables frictionless, uninterrupted translation of the eraser on the substrate...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630755/advances-in-hip-arthroplasty-surgery-what-is-justified
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Luigi Zagra
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery has shown dramatic changes in terms of increased number of procedures and of technical development in recent years. It has been described as "the operation of the 20(th) century" for the excellent results, the high satisfaction of the patients and the improvement of the quality of life.A lot of variations have been introduced over the last few decades in THA especially in terms of indications (both in younger and older patients), techniques and devices (approaches, tissue preservation, biomaterials and industrial finishing), per-operative management (blood loss and pain control) and post-operative protocols (the so called "fast track" surgery)...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630514/editors-perspectives-on-enhancing-manuscript-quality-and-editorial-decisions-through-peer-review-and-reviewer-development
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Kristin K Janke, Andrew S Bzowyckyj, Andrew P Traynor
Objectives. To identify peer reviewer and peer review characteristics that enhance manuscript quality and editorial decisions, and to identify valuable elements of peer reviewer training programs. Methods. A three-school, 15-year review of pharmacy practice and pharmacy administration faculty's publications was conducted to identify high-publication volume journals for inclusion. Editors-in-chief identified all editors managing manuscripts for participation. A three-round modified Delphi process was used. Rounds advanced from open-ended questions regarding actions and attributes of good reviewers to consensus-seeking and clarifying questions related to quality, importance, value, and priority...
May 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629911/combined-mass-spectrometry-imaging-and-top-down-microproteomics-reveals-evidence-of-a-hidden-proteome-in-ovarian-cancer
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Vivian Delcourt, Julien Franck, Eric Leblanc, Fabrice Narducci, Yves-Marie Robin, Jean-Pascal Gimeno, Jusal Quanico, Maxence Wisztorski, Firas Kobeissy, Jean-François Jacques, Xavier Roucou, Michel Salzet, Isabelle Fournier
BACKGROUND: Recently, it was demonstrated that proteins can be translated from alternative open reading frames (altORFs), increasing the size of the actual proteome. Top-down mass spectrometry-based proteomics allows the identification of intact proteins containing post-translational modifications (PTMs) as well as truncated forms translated from reference ORFs or altORFs. METHODS: Top-down tissue microproteomics was applied on benign, tumor and necrotic-fibrotic regions of serous ovarian cancer biopsies, identifying proteins exhibiting region-specific cellular localization and PTMs...
June 3, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629896/randomized-phase-ii-study-of-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-panitumumab-followed-by-consolidation-chemotherapy-in-potentially-operable-locally-advanced-stage-iiia-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nrg-oncology-rtog-0839
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Martin J Edelman, Chen Hu, Quynh-Thu Le, Jessica S Donington, Warren D D'Souza, Adam P Dicker, Billy W Loo, Elizabeth M Gore, Gregory M M Videtic, Nathaniel R Evans, Joseph W Leach, Maximilian Diehn, Steven J Feigenberg, Yuhchyau Chen, Rebecca Paulus, Jeffrey D Bradley
INTRODUCTION: Multimodality therapy has curative potential in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LASCLC). Mediastinal nodal sterilization (MNS) after induction chemoradiotherapy (CRT) can serve as an intermediate marker for efficacy. NRG Oncology RTOG 0229 demonstrated the feasibility and efficacy of combining full dose radiation (61.2Gy) with chemotherapy followed by resection and chemotherapy. Based upon that experience and evidence that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies are radiosensitizing, we explored adding panitumumab to CRT followed by resection and consolidation chemotherapy in LANSCLC with a primary endpoint of MNS...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629390/results-of-the-first-interim-analysis-of-the-rapper-ii-trial-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-ambulation-and-functional-exercise-programs-in-the-rex-powered-walking-aid
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Nick Birch, Jon Graham, Tom Priestley, Chris Heywood, Mohamed Sakel, Angela Gall, Andrew Nunn, Nada Signal
BACKGROUND: The RAPPER II study investigates the feasibility, safety and acceptability of using the REX self-stabilising robotic exoskeleton in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) who are obligatory wheelchair users. Feasibility is assessed by the completion of transfer into the REX device, competency in achieving autonomous control and completion of upper body exercise in an upright position in the REX device. Safety is measured by the occurrence of serious adverse events. Device acceptability is assessed with a user questionnaire...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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