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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036856/informal-care-employment-and-quality-of-life-barriers-and-facilitators-to-combining-informal-care-and-work-participation-for-healthcare-professionals
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Eveline Heitink, Yvonne Heerkens, Josephine Engels
BACKGROUND: In The Netherlands, one out of six Dutch employees has informal care tasks; in the hospital and healthcare sector, this ratio is one out of four workers. Informal carers experience problems with the combination of work and informal care. In particular, they have problems with the burden of responsibility, a lack of independence and their health. These problems can reveal themselves in a variety of mental and physical symptoms that can result in absenteeism, reduction or loss of (work) participation, reduction of income, and even social isolation...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035320/personomics-the-missing-link-in-the-evolution-from-precision-medicine-to-personalized-medicine
#2
Roy C Ziegelstein
Clinical practice guidelines have been developed for many common conditions based on data from randomized controlled trials. When medicine is informed solely by clinical practice guidelines, however, the patient is not treated as an individual, but rather a member of a group. Precision medicine, as defined herein, characterizes unique biological characteristics of the individual or of specimens obtained from an individual to tailor diagnostics and therapeutics to a specific patient. These unique biological characteristics are defined by the tools of precision medicine: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, pharmacogenomics, and other "-omics...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034826/voice-of-the-clinician-the-case-of-an-australian-health-system
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Mark J Lock, Amber L Stephenson, Jill Branford, Jonathan Roche, Marissa S Edwards, Kathleen Ryan
Purpose The Voice of the Clinician project commenced during an era when practitioner burnout, dissatisfaction, and turnover became an increasingly global health workforce concern. One key problem is clinical staff not being empowered to voice their concerns to decision-makers, as was found in this case study of an Australian public health organization. The following research question informed the present study: What is a better committee system for clinician engagement in decision-making processes? The paper aims to discuss this issue...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034663/-anthropology-engaged-against-ebola-2014-2016-approaches-contributions-and-new-questions
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Alice Desclaux, Julienne Anoko
Anthropologists contributed to the response to the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in three ways : as Ebola experts, cultural mediators between populations and caregivers, and researchers. This article presents a preliminary review of approaches, contributions and related issues based on a literature review, case studies and debates. The anthropological research discussed in this article concerns four themes : epidemiological contexts of transmission ; cultural interpretation of illness and social responses ; social construction of stakeholders' experience ; critical analysis of public health interventions...
October 2, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034353/the-default-mode-network-in-autism
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Aarthi Padmanabhan, Charles J Lynch, Marie Schaer, Vinod Menon
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by deficits in social communication and interaction. Since its discovery as a major functional brain system, the default mode network (DMN) has been implicated in a number of psychiatric disorders, including ASD. Here we review converging multimodal evidence for DMN dysfunction in the context of specific components of social cognitive dysfunction in ASD: 'self-referential processing' - the ability to process social information relative to oneself and 'theory of mind' or 'mentalizing' - the ability to infer the mental states such as beliefs, intentions, and emotions of others...
September 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034316/large-scale-network-coupling-with-the-fusiform-cortex-facilitates-future-social-motivation
#6
Amanda V Utevsky, David V Smith, Jacob S Young, Scott A Huettel
Large-scale functional networks, as identified through the coordinated activity of spatially distributed brain regions, have become central objects of study in neuroscience because of their contributions to many processing domains. Yet, it remains unclear how these domain-general networks interact with focal brain regions to coordinate thought and action. Here, we investigated how the default-mode network (DMN) and executive control network (ECN), two networks associated with goal-directed behavior, shape task performance through their coupling with other cortical regions several seconds in advance of behavior...
September 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033783/the-mechanisms-of-psychedelic-visionary-experiences-hypotheses-from-evolutionary-psychology
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Michael J Winkelman
Neuropharmacological effects of psychedelics have profound cognitive, emotional, and social effects that inspired the development of cultures and religions worldwide. Findings that psychedelics objectively and reliably produce mystical experiences press the question of the neuropharmacological mechanisms by which these highly significant experiences are produced by exogenous neurotransmitter analogs. Humans have a long evolutionary relationship with psychedelics, a consequence of psychedelics' selective effects for human cognitive abilities, exemplified in the information rich visionary experiences...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033579/general-practitioners-and-primary-care-nurses-care-for-people-with-disabilities-quality-of-communication-and-awareness-of-supportive-services
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Hannelore Storms, Kristel Marquet, Neree Claes
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) and primary-care nurses (PCNs) often feel inexperienced or inadequately educated to address unmet needs of people with disabilities (PDs). In this research, GPs' and PCNs' communication with PDs and health care professionals, as well as their awareness of supportive measures relevant to PDs (sensory disabilities excluded), was examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was sent out to 545 GPs and 1,547 PCNs employed in Limburg (Belgium)...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033557/the-correlates-of-social-capital-and-adherence-to-healthy-lifestyle-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
#9
Jialie Fang, Ji-Wei Wang, Jiang Li, Hua Li, Chunhai Shao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlates of social capital and adherence to healthy lifestyle in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: This register-based, cross-sectional study consisted of individuals diagnosed with CHD at four community health service centers, Shanghai, China, between April and July 2016 (n=609). The sociodemographic characteristics, social capital, adherence to physical activity, and nutrition data were obtained through face-to-face interviews...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033114/a-bibliometric-and-social-network-analysis-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-during-2007-2016
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Feng Huang, Quan Zhou, Bing-Jie Leng, Qiao-Ling Mao, Li-Min Zheng, Man-Zhen Zuo
BACKGROUND: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) seriously affects the life quality of old females. In the present work, we described the knowledge structure of POP in a macroscopic view, and summarized the recent research focus. METHODS: Candidates were identified through reading and screening publications from PubMed database with a MeSH term of "pelvic organ prolapse" during 2007-2016. Relevant journals and journal-affiliated countries were extracted, and essential information, such as the number of publication of each year, first authors and MeSH/subheading words, was analyzed with BICOMB...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033027/anhedonia-following-early-life-adversity-involves-aberrant-interaction-of-reward-and-anxiety-circuits-and-is-reversed-by-partial-silencing-of-amygdala-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-gene
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Jessica L Bolton, Jenny Molet, Limor Regev, Yuncai Chen, Neggy Rismanchi, Elizabeth Haddad, Derek Z Yang, Andre Obenaus, Tallie Z Baram
BACKGROUND: Anhedonia, the diminished ability to experience pleasure, is an important dimensional entity linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other emotional disorders, but its origins and mechanisms are poorly understood. We have previously identified anhedonia, manifest as decreased sucrose preference and social play, in adolescent male rats that experienced chronic early-life adversity/stress (CES). Here we probed the molecular, cellular, and circuit processes underlying CES-induced anhedonia and tested them mechanistically...
September 7, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032849/mapping-the-landscape-of-patient-centric-activities-within-clinical-research
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Mary Jo Lamberti, Josephine Awatin
PURPOSE: Although there has been more involvement by patients in the drug-development process, there are not a lot of published data that quantify patient-centric activities or that document these activities across a large scale. In order to examine the patient-centricity landscape and to quantify the adoption and implementation of these initiatives, the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development and the Drug Information Association collaborated on a research study. The study examined patient-centric activities implemented by pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and contract research organizations, as well as activities being piloted or in the planning stages...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032790/formative-qualitative-research-to-develop-community-based-interventions-addressing-low-birth-weight-in-the-plains-of-nepal
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Joanna Morrison, Sophiya Dulal, Helen Harris-Fry, Machhindra Basnet, Neha Sharma, Bhim Shrestha, Dharma Manandhar, Anthony Costello, David Osrin, Naomi Saville
OBJECTIVE: To explore the factors affecting intra-household food allocation practices to inform the development of interventions to prevent low birth weight in rural plains of Nepal. DESIGN: Qualitative methodology using purposive sampling to explore the barriers and facilitating factors to improved maternal nutrition. SETTING: Rural Dhanusha District, Nepal. SUBJECTS: We purposively sampled twenty-five young daughters-in-law from marginalised groups living in extended families and conducted semi-structured interviews with them...
October 16, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032700/improving-depression-care-for-adults-with-serious-mental-illness-in-underresourced-areas-community-coalitions-versus-technical-support
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Enrico G Castillo, Roderick Shaner, Lingqi Tang, Bowen Chung, Felica Jones, Yolanda Whittington, Jeanne Miranda, Kenneth B Wells
OBJECTIVE: Community Partners in Care (CPIC) was a group-randomized study of two approaches to implementing expanded collaborative depression care: Community Engagement and Planning (CEP), a coalition approach, and Resources for Services (RS), a technical assistance approach. Collaborative care networks in both arms involved health care and other agencies in five service sectors. This study examined six- and 12-month outcomes for CPIC participants with serious mental illness. METHODS: This secondary analysis focused on low-income CPIC participants from racial-ethnic minority groups with serious mental illness in underresourced Los Angeles communities (N=504)...
October 16, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032622/harnessing-private-sector-expertise-to-improve-complementary-feeding-within-a-regulatory-framework-where-is-the-evidence
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Marti J van Liere, Dessie Tarlton, Ravi Menon, M Yellamanda, Ietje Reerink
Global recognition that the complex and multicausal problems of malnutrition require all players to collaborate and to invest towards the same objective has led to increased private sector engagement as exemplified through the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network and mechanisms for blended financing and matched funding, such as the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact. The careful steps made over the past 5 to 10 years have however not taken away or reduced the hesitation and scepticism of the public sector actors towards commercial or even social businesses...
October 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032442/the-influence-of-peers-during-adolescence-does-homophobic-name-calling-by-peers-change-gender-identity
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Dawn DeLay, Carol Lynn Martin, Rachel E Cook, Laura D Hanish
Adolescents actively evaluate their identities during adolescence, and one of the most salient and central identities for youth concerns their gender identity. Experiences with peers may inform gender identity. Unfortunately, many youth experience homophobic name calling, a form of peer victimization, and it is unknown whether youth internalize these peer messages and how these messages might influence gender identity. The goal of the present study was to assess the role of homophobic name calling on changes over the course of an academic year in adolescents' gender identity...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032310/building-addiction-recovery-capital-through-online-participation-in-a-recovery-community
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Ana-Maria Bliuc, David Best, Muhammad Iqbal, Katie Upton
RATIONALE: This study examines how online participation in a community of recovery contributes to personal journeys of recovery. It investigates whether recovery capital building - as indicated by increased levels and quality of online social interactions - and markers of positive identity development predict retention in a recovery program designed around fostering community involvement for early stage recovery addicts. HYPOTHESES: It was predicted that online participation on the group's Facebook page and positive identity development are associated to retention in the program...
September 30, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031424/the-experience-and-influence-of-social-support-and-social-dynamics-on-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-migrant-pakistani-communities-a-qualitative-synthesis
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Farina Kokab, Sheila Greenfield, Antje Lindenmeyer, Manbinder Sidhu, Lynda Tait, Paramjit Gill
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to synthesise qualitative literature about the perceived influence and experience of social support, in relation to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in migrant Pakistani communities. METHODS: Articles were systematically reviewed, critically appraised, and analysed using an adapted meta-ethnography approach. RESULTS: Sixteen qualitative studies on health behaviours related to CVD prevention were included...
October 4, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029449/disrupted-small-world-brain-network-topology-in-pure-conduct-disorder
#19
Feng-Mei Lu, Jian-Song Zhou, Jiang Zhang, Xiao-Ping Wang, Zhen Yuan
OBJECTIVES: Conduct disorder (CD) is characterized by the violation of the rights of others or basic social rules and a repetitive, persistent pattern of antisocial and aggressive behaviors. A large number of functional and structural neuroimaging studies have identified widely abnormalities in specific brain regions in CD, but the alterations in the topological organization of functional networks among them remain largely unknown. METHODS: Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging was applied to investigate the intrinsic functional connectivity in 18 pure CD patients and eighteen typically developing healthy controls...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028828/ised-constructing-a-high-resolution-elevation-road-dataset-from-massive-low-quality-in-situ-observations-derived-from-geosocial-fitness-tracking-data
#20
Grant McKenzie, Krzysztof Janowicz
Gaining access to inexpensive, high-resolution, up-to-date, three-dimensional road network data is a top priority beyond research, as such data would fuel applications in industry, governments, and the broader public alike. Road network data are openly available via user-generated content such as OpenStreetMap (OSM) but lack the resolution required for many tasks, e.g., emergency management. More importantly, however, few publicly available data offer information on elevation and slope. For most parts of the world, up-to-date digital elevation products with a resolution of less than 10 meters are a distant dream and, if available, those datasets have to be matched to the road network through an error-prone process...
2017: PloS One
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