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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345071/jolt-accentuation-and-its-value-as-a-sign-in-diagnosis-of-meningitis-in-patients-with-fever-and-headache
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Mani Mofidi, Narges Negaresh, Davood Farsi, Mahdi Rezai, Babak Mahshidfar, Saeed Abbasi, Peyman Hafezimoghadam
OBJECTIVES: Meningitis is an important disease among the patients being visited in Emergency Departments (EDs). There are many signs to diagnose it with different sensitivity and specificity reported in previously done studies. Current study tries to evaluate diagnostic accuracy of "Jolt accentuation" in the diagnosis (Dx.) of meningitis in patients with fever and headache. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 48 adult patients, who were referred to two teaching EDs for fever and headache and were diagnosed as suspected meningitis, were included in this prospective observational study...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245876/validation-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-early-childhood-oral-health-impact-scale-ecohis
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Nada J Farsi, Azza A El-Housseiny, Deema J Farsi, Najat M Farsi
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the adverse effects of oral health problems on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is essential to ensure the well-being of children. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) is an instrument that was designed to assess caregivers' perceptions of OHRQoL in preschool children. Although it has been translated into many languages, it has yet to be validated in Arabic. Therefore, this study aimed to translate this questionnaire to Arabic (A-ECOHIS) and test its psychometric properties...
February 28, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220314/supportive-care-organization-in-france-a-national-in-depth-survey-among-patients-and-oncologists
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Florian Scotté, Christian Hervé, Pauline Leroy, Jean-Marc Tourani, René-Jean Bensadoun, Marie-Eve Bugat, Fadila Farsi, Nicolas Jovenin, Moïse Namer, Christophe Tournigand, Sophie Morin, Cloé Brami, Stéphane Oudard, Alexandre Saadi, Ivan Krakowski
PURPOSE: Medical doctors' (MDs), but not patients', perception of supportive care in cancer (SCC) in France has been previously assessed in a national survey. This study evaluated MDs and patients' perceptions of the SCC organization and implementation in France. METHODS: The French SCC Association conducted two observational studies: study 1 (S1), containing a 30-point questionnaire sent to 2263 MDs, and study 2 (S2), containing a 40-point questionnaire sent to 2000 patients...
February 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176195/melanoma-diagnosis-and-management-after-the-introduction-of-a-pigmented-lesion-clinic-in-the-mid-west-of-ireland
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M Lynch, E Tierney, L Roche, J Quigley, M Farsi, B Ramsay, C Hackett, K Ahmad
BACKGROUND: A pigmented lesion clinic (PLC) was introduced and Consultant Dermatology posts were increased in the Mid-West of Ireland with the aim of improving early detection of melanoma. METHODS: We analysed retrospectively the invasive melanomas excised in the Mid-West of Ireland over a 2-year period prior to (2010-2011) and after (2013-2014) the advent of the PLC. RESULTS: The number of melanomas excised almost doubled from 54 (2010-2011) to 107 (2013-2014)...
February 8, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158190/survival-impact-of-centralization-and-clinical-guidelines-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma-a-prospective-and-exhaustive-population-based-cohort
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Olfa Derbel, Pierre Etienne Heudel, Claire Cropet, Pierre Meeus, Gualter Vaz, Pierre Biron, Philippe Cassier, Anne-Valérie Decouvelaere, Dominique Ranchere-Vince, Olivier Collard, Eric De Laroche, Philippe Thiesse, Fadila Farsi, Dominic Cellier, François-Noel Gilly, Jean-Yves Blay, Isabelle Ray-Coquard
PURPOSE: The outcome of sarcoma has been suggested in retrospective and non-exhaustive studies to be better through management by a multidisciplinary team of experts and adherence to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). The aim of this prospective and exhaustive population based study was to confirm the impact of adherence to CPGs on survival in patients with localized sarcoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Between 2005 and 2007, all evaluable adult patients with a newly diagnosis of localized sarcoma located in Rhone Alpes region (n = 634), including 472 cases of soft-tissue sarcoma (STS), were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146054/recruitment-of-refugees-for-health-research-a-qualitative-study-to-add-refugees-perspectives
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Patricia Gabriel, Janusz Kaczorowski, Nicole Berry
Research is needed to understand refugees' health challenges and barriers to accessing health services during settlement. However, there are practical and ethical challenges for engaging refugees as participants. Despite this, there have been no studies to date specifically investigating refugee perspectives on factors affecting engagement in health research. Language-concordant focus groups in British Columbia, Canada, with four government-assisted refugee language groups (Farsi/Dari, Somali, Karen, Arabic) inquired about willingness to participate in health research...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097173/contributing-factors-to-high-risk-sexual-behaviors-among-iranian-adolescent-girls-a-systematic-review
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Zainab Alimoradi, Nourossadat Kariman, Masoumeh Simbar, Fazlollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a period of overwhelming changes and challenges, which expose the adolescents to high-risk behaviors. Risky sexual relationship is one of these behaviors that entails physical risks and psychosocial harms. Various factors have been recognized to shape sexual behaviors in adolescents. This paper is an attempt to investigate the factors contributing to high-risk sexual behaviors in Iranian adolescent girls. METHODS: A literature review of the research published by Iranian authors, in Farsi or English language in local and foreign journals, was conducted using PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Scientific Information Database (SID), IranMedex, IranDoc, and Google Scholar...
January 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088199/strategies-to-reduce-the-stigma-toward-people-with-mental-disorders-in-iran-stakeholders-perspectives
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Arsia Taghva, Zahra Farsi, Yavar Javanmard, Afsaneh Atashi, Ahmad Hajebi, Ahmad Ali Noorbala
BACKGROUND: Stigma affects all aspects of mental disorders, and is the most important risk factor for promoting mental health. The aim of this study was to explore strategies effective in reducing the stigma toward people with mental disorders in Iran. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted from 2013 to 2016. All participants were recruited by purposive sampling method. The majority of them were stakeholders of mental health in Iran. Data were collected through eight individual interviews, two focus groups, and six written narratives...
January 14, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058236/the-iranian-version-of-the-copenhagen-psychosocial-questionnaire-copsoq-for-assessment-of-psychological-risk-factors-at-work
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Mohammad Aminian, Iman Dianat, Anvar Miri, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi
Background: The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) is a widely used tool for evaluation of psychosocial risk factors at work. The aims of this study were to describe the short version of Farsi COPSOQ and to present its psychometric properties. Methods: A total of 427 administrative health care staff participated in this descriptive methodological study. Forward-backward procedure was adopted to translate the questionnaire from English into Farsi. Content validity was assessed by a panel of 10 experts...
2017: Health Promotion Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056933/study-protocol-for-movediabetes-a-trial-to-promote-physical-activity-for-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-in-primary-health-care-in-oman
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Thamra S Alghafri, Saud M Alharthi, Yahya M Al-Farsi, Angela M Craigie, Maureen Mcleod, Annie S Anderson
BACKGROUND: Benefits of physical activity in the management of diabetes are well documented. However, evidence on the effectiveness of interventions integrating physical activity in diabetes care is sparse especially in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The results from this study will increase our understanding of the use of multi-component interventions aimed at increasing physical activity levels in inactive adults with type 2 diabetes in primary health care in Oman. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is a one year 1:1 cluster randomized controlled trial of the MOVEdiabetes programme (intervention) versus usual care in eight primary health care centres in Oman...
January 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045886/the-effects-of-kangaroo-care-on-the-sleep-and-wake-states-of-preterm-infants
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Farideh Bastani, Nahid Rajai, Zahra Farsi, Heidelise Als
BACKGROUND: Developing interventions that improve deep sleep and quit awake is important to improve the quality of care that is provided to preterm infants. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of kangaroo care and in-arms-holding on the sleep and wake states of preterm infants. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial design was employed in 2011-2012. Seventy-two stable preterm infants with gestational ages of 32-37 weeks and their mothers were recruited from the neonatal intensive care unit of Valiasr Hospital in Tehran, Iran...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024622/synthesis-of-a-novel-thermo-ph-sensitive-nanogel-based-on-salep-modified-graphene-oxide-for-drug-release
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Ghasem Rezanejade Bardajee, Zari Hooshyar, Maryam Farsi, Akram Mobini, Golnaz Sang
Nanogels (NGs) are three-dimensional water soluble cross-linked hydrogel materials in the nanoscale size range with a high loading capacity for guest molecules and act as drug carrier systems. In the present work, a new type of thermo/pH sensitive NG comprising salep modified graphene oxide (SMGO) with branched N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) and acrylic acid (AA) was prepared. The SMGO/P(NIPAM-co-AA) NGs exhibited nanoporous structure and spherical particles with diameters about 82nm as characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011333/effect-of-simulation-training-on-the-development-of-nurses-and-nursing-students-critical-thinking-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery, Najmeh Sharifi
OBJECTIVE: To gain insight into the existing scientific evidence on the effect of simulation on critical thinking in nursing education. DESIGN: A systematic literature review of original research publications. DATA SOURCES: In this systematic review, the papers published in English and Farsi databases of PubMed, Science Direct, ProQuest, ERIC, Google Scholar and Ovid, MagIran and SID, from 1975 to 2015 were reviewed by two independent researchers...
December 20, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004035/reliability-and-factorial-structure-of-the-farsi-version-of-the-arabic-scale-of-death-anxiety-in-an-iranian-middle-aged-sample
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Mahboubeh Dadfar, Fazel Bahrami
The present study aimed to explore the psychometric properties of the Arabic Scale of Death Anxiety (ASDA) in an Iranian middle-aged sample. A sample of 55 volunteer Iranian persons took part in the study. Cronbach's alpha of the ASDA was found to be high (0.91) and Spearman-Brown and Guttman Split-Half coefficients were 0.86. The factor analysis of the ASDA items yielded five factors accounting for 72.49% of the total variance and labeled (F1) fear of death and fear of dead people; (F2) fear of postmortem events and fear of tombs; (F3) fear of lethal disease; (F4) preoccupation with after death, and death fear in sleep; and (F5) fear of deprivation of own ones...
2016: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003900/relapse-of-multiple-myeloma-presenting-as-lower-lip-numbness
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Yusra M Al-Riyami, Abdulaziz Bakathir, Khalil Al-Farsi, Faisal Al-Azri
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an uncommon malignancy characterised by the proliferation of clonal plasma cells. There are few published reports describing the extramedullary presentation of MM manifesting primarily in the head and neck region. In addition, the occurrence of an isolated relapse of MM in these sites is exceedingly rare. We report a 56-year-old female who presented to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2010 with sudden-onset numbness of the lower lip. She had a history of MM in remission following chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995207/electrocardiographic-changes-in-patients-with-tramadol-induced-idiosyncratic-seizures
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Peyman Hafezi Moghadam, Najmeh Zarei, Davood Farsi, Saeed Abbasi, Mani Mofidi, Mahdi Rezai, Babak Mahshidfar
OBJECTIVES: To assess ECG changes in patients with tramadol-induced seizure(s) and compare these changes in lower and higher than 500 mg tramadol doses as a main goal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In an analytical-cross sectional manner over 1 year, 170 patients with idiosyncratic seizure(s) after using tramadol, were studied. Full data were recorded for each patient. ECGs were taken from all the patients on admission and 1 h later and were assessed for findings. RESULTS: 70 of 170 patients (41...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971954/why-should-we-focus-on-a-structured-model-of-secure-digital-exchanges-to-incorporate-new-documents-in-electronic-patient-records
#17
L Perrier, M Plantier, F Farsi, P Vandenbergh, H Spacagna, F Gomez, P Biron, T Durand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957315/validating-the-farsi-version-of-the-pregnancy-worries-and-stress-questionnaire-pwsq-an-exploratory-factor-analysis
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Fariba Navidpour, Mahrokh Dolatian, Sara Shishehgar, Farideh Yaghmaei, Hamid Alavi Majd, Seyed Saeed Hashemi
INTRODUCTION: Biological, environmental, inter- and intrapersonal changes during the antenatal period can result in anxiety and stress in pregnant women. It is pivotal to identify potential stressors and prevent their foetal and maternal consequences. The present study was conducted to validate and examine the factor structure of the Farsi version of the Pregnancy Worries and Stress Questionnaire (PWSQ). METHODS: In 2015, 502 Iranian healthy pregnant women, referred to selected hospitals in Tehran for prenatal care at 8-39 weeks of pregnancy, were recruited through a randomized cluster sampling...
October 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943196/imaging-activity-dependent-signaling-dynamics-at-the-neuronal-synapse-using-fret-based-biosensors
#19
Zohreh Farsi, Andrew Woehler
In this chapter, we introduce the combined use of FRET-based biosensors and synaptic markers as an effective tool for studying intracellular signaling pathways in small synaptic terminals of neuronal cells. The approach is based on the unmixing of excitation/emission spectral fingerprints of a FRET donor and acceptor pair, as well as a lipophilic styryl dye, FM1-43, loaded into presynaptic terminals. The destaining of FM1-43 during evoked release provides a map to guide the sampling of fluorescence for FRET analysis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936837/using-the-locus-of-slack-logic-to-determine-whether-inhibition-of-return-in-a-cue-target-paradigm-is-delaying-early-or-late-stages-of-processing
#20
Maryam Kavyani, Alireza Farsi, Behrouz Abdoli, Raymond M Klein
Inhibition of return (IOR) is a phenomenon characterized by slower responses to targets at cued locations relative to those at uncued locations. Based on the results of previous research, it has been suggested that IOR affects a process at the input end of the processing continuum when it is generated while the reflexive oculomotor system is suppressed (cf. Satel, Hilchey, Wang, Story, & Klein, 2013). To test this theory, we employed a modified psychological refractory period paradigm designed to elicit input IOR with visual stimuli, allowing us to use the locus-of-slack logic to determine whether an early or late stage of processing was inhibited by IOR...
March 2017: Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Revue Canadienne de Psychologie Expérimentale
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