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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223113/comparisons-of-severity-classification-systems-for-oropharyngeal-dysfunction-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-relations-with-other-functional-profiles
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Yu-Ra Goh, Ja Young Choi, Seon Ah Kim, Jieun Park, Eun Sook Park
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between various classification systems assessing the severity of oropharyngeal dysphagia and communication function and other functional profiles in children with cerebral palsy (CP). This is a prospective, cross-sectional, study in a university-affiliated, tertiary-care hospital. We recruited 151 children with CP (mean age 6.11 years, SD 3.42, range 3-18yr). The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System (EDACS) and the dysphagia scales of Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS), Swallow Function Scales (SFS), and Food Intake Level Scale (FILS) were used...
December 6, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223027/burden-of-injury-of-serious-road-injuries-in-six-eu-countries
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Wendy Weijermars, Niels Bos, Ashleigh Filtness, Laurie Brown, Robert Bauer, Emmanuelle Dupont, Jean Louis Martin, Katherine Perez, Pete Thomas
BACKGROUND: Information about the burden of (non-fatal) road traffic injury is very useful to further improve road safety policy. Previous studies calculated the burden of injury in individual countries. This paper estimates and compares the burden of non-fatal serious road traffic injuries in six EU countries/regions: Austria, Belgium, England, The Netherlands, the Rhône region in France and Spain. METHODS: It is a cross-sectional study based on hospital discharge databases...
December 6, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222993/supplementation-of-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-affects-temporal-but-not-spatial-visual-attention
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Anna Leonte, Lorenza S Colzato, Laura Steenbergen, Bernhard Hommel, Elkan G Akyürek
In a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled experiment, the acute effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) supplementation on temporal and spatial attention in young healthy adults were investigated. A hybrid two-target rapid serial visual presentation task was used to measure temporal attention and integration. Additionally, a visual search task was used to measure the speed and accuracy of spatial attention. While temporal attention depends primarily on the distribution of limited attentional resources across time, spatial attention represents the engagement and disengagement by relevant and irrelevant stimuli across the visual field...
December 6, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222894/international-hospital-accreditation-and-clinical-nutrition-service-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-south-korea-results-of-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
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Mi Hyang Um, Eun Soon Lyu, Song Mi Lee, Yoo Kyoung Park
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Beginning in 2007, 29 hospitals in South Korea have received accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI). The present study aimed to identify differences in clinical nutrition service provisions between JCI accredited acute care hospitals and non-accredited acute care hospitals. A survey questionnaire was sent to all 43 acute care hospitals in South Korea. METHODS: A total of 35 sets of clinical nutrition service surveys, 234 sets of clinical dietitian job satisfaction surveys, and five-day daily work logs from 129 clinical dietitians were received...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222883/the-geriatric-nutritional-risk-index-predicts-mortality-in-nonagenarians-and-centenarians-receiving-home-care
#5
Hui Wang, Shan Hai, Yan Zhou, Ping Liu, Bi-Rong Dong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing prevalence of malnutrition in old people is related to the risk of illness and death. A number of screening tools to detect malnutrition have been used in the elderly to assess nutritional status and predict prognosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ability of the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) to assess nutritional status and predict mortality in very old home-care people by using a cross-sectional study of Chinese older people aged 90-105 years...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222768/thai-norms-for-name-image-and-category-agreement-object-familiarity-visual-complexity-manipulability-and-age-of-acquisition-for-480-color-photographic-objects
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A J Benjamin Clarke, Jason D Ludington
Normative databases containing psycholinguistic variables are commonly used to aid stimulus selection for investigations into language and other cognitive processes. Norms exist for many languages, but not for Thai. The aim of the present research, therefore, was to obtain Thai normative data for the BOSS, a set of 480 high resolution color photographic images of real objects (Brodeur et al. in PLoS ONE 5(5), 2010.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010773 ). Norms were provided by 584 Thai university students on eight dimensions: name agreement, object familiarity, visual complexity, category agreement, image agreement, two types of manipulability (graspability and mimeability), and age of acquisition...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222601/monitoring-small-pioneer-trees-in-the-forest-tundra-ecotone-using-multi-temporal-airborne-laser-scanning-data-to-model-height-growth
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Marius Hauglin, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Terje Gobakken, Erik Næsset
Monitoring of forest resources through national forest inventory programmes is carried out in many countries. The expected climate changes will affect trees and forests and might cause an expansion of trees into presently treeless areas, such as above the current alpine tree line. It is therefore a need to develop methods that enable the inclusion of also these areas into monitoring programmes. Airborne laser scanning (ALS) is an established tool in operational forest inventories, and could be a viable option for monitoring tasks...
December 8, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222570/narrative-language-sampling-in-typical-development-implications-for-clinical-trials
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Marie Moore Channell, Susan J Loveall, Frances A Conners, Danielle J Harvey, Leonard Abbeduto
Purpose: This study examined cross-sectional age-related trajectories of expressive language variables (syntactic complexity, lexical diversity, unintelligibility, dysfluency, and talkativeness) derived from a narrative language sampling procedure. Method: Narrative samples were analyzed from 103 typically developing individuals, ages 4-21 years. Results: Results showed that this procedure was effective for the entire age range, with participants producing an utterance on virtually every page of the wordless picture books used to prompt the narrative...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222008/gait-speed-validity-of-measurement-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-lung-disease-including-prognostic-and-practical-implications
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Thomas E Dolmage, Rachael A Evans, Roger S Goldstein
Gait speed is used increasingly to predict function and future well-being among healthy elderly as well as for those with long term medical conditions. When selecting outcome measures such as walk speed, it is important to include the circumstances under which the measurement is made in order to avoid bias and ensure accurate recommendations. We completed a retrospective chart review of walk test results from patients with chronic lung disease to demonstrate the practical implications of reporting gait speed from either a standing or walking start...
December 5, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221545/-globalhealth-twitter-conversations-on-malaria-hiv-tb-ncds-and-ntds-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Ashley M Jackson, Jennifer O Ahweyevu, Jordan H Grizzle, Jingjing Yin, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, Juliet N Sekandi, King-Wa Fu
BACKGROUND: Advocates use the hashtag #GlobalHealth on Twitter to draw users' attention to prominent themes on global health, to harness their support, and to advocate for change. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe #GlobalHealth tweets pertinent to given major health issues. METHODS: Tweets containing the hashtag #GlobalHealth (N = 157,951) from January 1, 2014, to April 30, 2015, were purchased from GNIP Inc. We extracted 5 subcorpora of tweets, each with 1 of 5 co-occurring disease-specific hashtags (#Malaria, #HIV, #TB, #NCDS, and #NTDS) for further analysis...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221543/community-health-workers-in-diabetes-prevention-and-management-in-developing-countries
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Halimatou Alaofè, Ibitola Asaolu, Jennifer Ehiri, Hayley Moretz, Chisom Asuzu, Mobolanle Balogun, Olayinka Abosede, John Ehiri
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence regarding the effect of community health worker (CHW) interventions for prevention and management of the burgeoning epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The objective of this review was to critically appraise evidence regarding the effectiveness of CHW interventions for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in LMICs. METHODS: To identify studies that reported the effect of CHW interventions for prevention and management of T2DM in LMICs, Medline/PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science (Science and Social Science Citation Indices), EBSCO (PsycINFO and CINAHL), POPLINE, the Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group's Specialized Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Grey literature (Google, Google Scholar), and reference lists of identified articles were searched from inception to May 31, 2017...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221542/ability-to-pay-for-future-national-health-financing-scheme-among-malaysian-households
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Azimatun Noor Aizuddin, Syed Mohamed Aljunid
BACKGROUND: Malaysia is no exception to the challenging health care financing phenomenon of globalization. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to assess the ability to pay among Malaysian households as preparation for a future national health financing scheme. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving representative samples of 774 households in Peninsular Malaysia. FINDINGS: A majority of households were found to have the ability to pay for their health care...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221514/yield-of-brain-mri-in-clinically-diagnosed-epilepsy-in-the-kingdom-of-bhutan-a-prospective-study
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Veronica Bruno, Joshua P Klein, Dechen Nidup, Damber K Nirola, Lhab Tshering, Sonam Deki, Sarah J Clark, Kristin A Linn, Russell T Shinohara, Chencho Dorji, Dili Ram Pokhrel, Ugyen Dema, Farrah J Mateen
BACKGROUND: People with epilepsy (PWE) in low- and middle-income countries may not access the health resources that are considered optimal for epilepsy diagnosis. The diagnostic yield of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been well studied in these settings. OBJECTIVES: To report the diagnostic yield of brain MRI and identify clinical associations of abnormal MRI findings among PWE in a neurocysticercosis-endemic, resource-limited setting and to identify the proportion and putative structural brain causes of drug-resistant epilepsy...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221481/association-of-body-mass-index-with-knee-cartilage-damage-in-an-asymptomatic-population-based-study
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Alvin Keng, Eric C Sayre, Ali Guermazi, Savvakis Nicolaou, John M Esdaile, Anona Thorne, Joel Singer, Jacek A Kopec, Jolanda Cibere
BACKGROUND: Cartilage changes are an important early finding of osteoarthritis (OA), which can exist even before symptoms. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of knee cartilage damage on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in an asymptomatic population-based cross-sectional study and to evaluate the association of body mass index (BMI) with cartilage damage. METHODS: Subjects, aged 40-79 years, without knee pain (n = 73) were recruited as a random population sample and assessed for BMI (kg/m2), including current BMI (measured), past BMI at age 25 (self-reported) and change in BMI...
December 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221456/effect-of-multimorbidity-on-quality-of-life-in-adult-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bijan Shad, Asieh Ashouri, Tolou Hasandokht, Fatemeh Rajati, Arsalan Salari, Moona Naghshbandi, Fardin Mirbolouk
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to describe the effect of multimorbidity on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A cross-sectional study with a simple sampling method of 296 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery in a referral hospital of the northern part of Iran was conducted between April, 2015 and September, 2016. Multimorbidity was defined as the presence of at least two chronic diseases based on self-reporting and medical records...
December 8, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221033/flexible-manipulation-of-terahertz-wave-reflection-using-polarization-insensitive-coding-metasurfaces
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Li Jiu-Sheng, Zhao Ze-Jiang, Yao Jian-Quan
In order to extend to 3-bit encoding, we propose notched-wheel structures as polarization insensitive coding metasurfaces to control terahertz wave reflection and suppress backward scattering. By using a coding sequence of "00110011…" along x-axis direction and 16 × 16 random coding sequence, we investigate the polarization insensitive properties of the coding metasurfaces. By designing the coding sequences of the basic coding elements, the terahertz wave reflection can be flexibly manipulated. Additionally, radar cross section (RCS) reduction in the backward direction is less than -10dB in a wide band...
November 27, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220988/toward-high-performance-nanoscale-optoelectronic-devices-super-solar-energy-harvesting-in-single-standing-core-shell-nanowire
#17
Jian Zhou, Yonggang Wu, Zihuan Xia, Xuefei Qin, Zongyi Zhang
Single nanowire solar cells show great promise for next-generation photovoltaics and for powering nanoscale devices. Here, we present a detailed study of light absorption in a single standing semiconductor-dielectric core-shell nanowire (CSNW). We find that the CSNW structure can not only concentrate the incident light into the structure, but also confine most of the concentrated light to the semiconductor core region, which boosts remarkably the light absorption cross-section of the semiconductor core. The CSNW can support multiple higher-order HE modes, as well as Fabry-Pérot (F-P) resonance, compared to the bare nanowire (BNW)...
November 27, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220739/lonelier-than-ever-loneliness-of-older-people-over-two-decades
#18
Lena Dahlberg, Neda Agahi, Carin Lennartsson
To live with feelings of loneliness has negative implications for quality of life, health and survival. This study aimed to examine changes in loneliness among older people, both with regard to prevalence rates, and socio-demographic, social and health-related correlates of loneliness. This study had a repeated cross-sectional design and was based on the nationally representative Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD). Analyses of trends in loneliness covered the years 1992, 2002, 2004, 2011 and 2014, and included people aged 77 years or older (n=2 572)...
November 16, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220710/life-satisfaction-and-its-associated-factors-among-money-boys-in-china
#19
A Zhang, J Yan, G Yang, X Tan, X Wang, S Tan
OBJECTIVES: Money Boy (MB) is a unique term used in China referring to a specialized population of men who sell sex to other men. Life satisfaction can influence one's health-related behaviors. The aim of our study was to find out the situation of MBs' life satisfaction and its associated factors. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study among MBs was conducted between July and December 2013 in Hunan province, China. METHODS: Respondent-driven sampling method was used for recruitment, with the initial seven 'seeds' found from a gay dating website, and 234 participants were enrolled into the study...
December 5, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220492/hbv-derived-synthetic-long-peptide-can-boost-cd4-and-cd8-t-cell-responses-in-chronic-hbv-patients-ex-vivo
#20
Yingying Dou, Nadine van Montfoort, Aniek van den Bosch, Robert A de Man, Gijs G Zom, Willem-Jan Krebber, Cornelis J M Melief, Sonja I Buschow, Andrea M Woltman
Background: Vaccination with Synthetic Long Peptides (SLP ®) is a promising new treatment strategy for chronic HBV (CHB). SLP can induce broad T cell responses for all HLA types. Here we investigated the ability of a prototype HBV-core (HBc)-sequence-derived SLP to boost HBV-specific T cells in CHB patients ex vivo. Methods: HBc-SLP was used to assess cross-presentation by monocyte-derived DC(moDC) and BDCA1+ blood myeloid DC (mDC) to engineered HBV-specific CD8+ T cells...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
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