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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792470/the-science-of-teamwork-progress-reflections-and-the-road-ahead
#1
Eduardo Salas, Denise L Reyes, Susan H McDaniel
We need teams in nearly every aspect of our lives (e.g., hospitals, schools, flight decks, nuclear power plants, oil rigs, the military, and corporate offices). Nearly a century of psychological science has uncovered extensive knowledge about team-related processes and outcomes. In this article, we draw from the reviews and articles of this special issue to identify 10 key reflections that have arisen in the team literature, briefly summarized here. Team researchers have developed many theories surrounding the multilayered aspects of teams, such that now we have a solid theoretical basis for teams...
May 2018: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790242/looking-for-trouble-diagnostics-expanding-disease-and-producing-patients
#2
Bjørn Hofmann
Novel tests give great opportunities for earlier and more precise diagnostics. At the same time, new tests expand disease, produce patients, and cause unnecessary harm in overdiagnosis and overtreatment. How can we evaluate diagnostics to obtain the benefits and avoid harm? One way is to pay close attention to the diagnostic process and its core concepts. Doing so reveals 3 errors that expand disease and increase overdiagnosis. The first error is to decouple diagnostics from harm, eg, by diagnosing insignificant conditions...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788529/-a-web-based-colour-vision-test-as-a-tool-for-qualitative-evaluation-of-pseudoisochromatic-pfl%C3%A3-ger-trident-colour-plates
#3
Joern Kuchenbecker
BACKGROUND: Pseudoisochromatic colour plates are constructed according to specific principles. They can be very different in quality. To check the diagnostic quality, they have to be tested on a large number of subjects, but this procedure is can be tedious and expensive. Therefore, the use of a standardised web-based test is recommended. METHODS: Eight Pflüger trident colour plates (including 1 demo plate) according to the Velhagen edition of 1980 were digitised and inserted into a web-based colour vision test (www...
May 22, 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787541/validation-of-predictive-equations-to-assess-energy-expenditure-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury
#4
Christine L Ramirez, Stacy Pelekhaty, Jennifer M Massetti, Samuel Galvagno, Laura Harmon, Isadora Botwinick, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) is devastating with morbidities compounded by inadequate nutrition. The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition recommends indirect calorimetry (IC) to evaluate energy needs in SCI because no predictive energy equations have been validated. We sought to determine the accuracy of predictive equations to predict measured energy expenditure (MEE). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed over 2 years. Patients 18 years or older with cervical SCI who received IC were included...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787298/uses-and-misuses-of-ted-kaczynski-s-mmpi
#5
Yossef S Ben-Porath
Although case studies can be a helpful didactic aid when teaching personality assessment and illustrating use of a test, they can, of course, not be used as "evidence" that a test "works" or does not work. This article, however, reviews and discusses the far more problematic uses instantiated in a case study of Ted Kaczynski's Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). A series of errors of omission and commission are identified in Butcher, Hass, Greene, and Nelson's ( 2015 ) effort to criticize the MMPI-2-RF...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786776/a-framework-for-image-based-modeling-of-acute-myocardial-ischemia-using-intramurally-recorded-extracellular-potentials
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Brett M Burton, Kedar K Aras, Wilson W Good, Jess D Tate, Brian Zenger, Rob S MacLeod
The biophysical basis for electrocardiographic evaluation of myocardial ischemia stems from the notion that ischemic tissues develop, with relative uniformity, along the endocardial aspects of the heart. These injured regions of subendocardial tissue give rise to intramural currents that lead to ST segment deflections within electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings. The concept of subendocardial ischemic regions is often used in clinical practice, providing a simple and intuitive description of ischemic injury; however, such a model grossly oversimplifies the presentation of ischemic disease-inadvertently leading to errors in ECG-based diagnoses...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786050/diagnostic-performance-of-intestinal-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#7
Bo-Jian Peng, Chuang-Yu Cao, Wei Li, Yong-Jian Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Yu-Qiang Nie, Yan-Wen Cao, Yu-Yuan Li
Background: Increasing evidence has supported the link of intestinal Fusobacterium nucleatum infection to colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the value of F. nucleatum as a biomarker in CRC detection has not been fully defined. In order to reduce the random error and bias of individual research, this meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of intestinal F. nucleatum in CRC patients and provide evidence-based data to clinical practice. Methods: An article search was performed from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases up to December 2017, using the following key words: "Fusobacterium nucleatum", "Fusobacterium spp...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783172/headspace-sorptive-extraction-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-to-measure-volatile-emissions-from-human-airway-cell-cultures
#8
Mei S Yamaguchi, Mitchell M McCartney, Angela L Linderholm, Susan E Ebeler, Michael Schivo, Cristina E Davis
The human respiratory tract releases volatile metabolites into exhaled breath that can be utilized for noninvasive health diagnostics. To understand the origin of this metabolic process, our group has previously analyzed the headspace above human epithelial cell cultures using solid phase microextraction-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME-GC-MS). In the present work, we improve our model by employing sorbent-covered magnetic stir bars for headspace sorptive extraction (HSSE). Sorbent-coated stir bar analyte recovery increased by 52 times and captured 97 more compounds than SPME...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781890/complexities-of-the-diagnostic-process
#9
Barbara Schildkrout
The diagnostic process is a highly complex, problem-solving enterprise. Yet, traditional case reports have not focused directly on this endeavor. Physicians could use the case format to present actual experiences of getting to a diagnosis. This approach would allow for modeling of nonjudgmental, self-reflective practices and also provide information to aid in studying the diagnostic endeavor. Given that diagnostic errors in medicine are widespread and constitute a serious public health problem, it is crucial for physicians to understand the diagnostic process as one step toward improving error rates...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780664/a-new-paradigm-for-tissue-diagnostics-tools-and-techniques-to-standardize-tissue-collection-transport-and-fixation
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REVIEW
Daniel R Bauer, Michael Otter, David R Chafin
Purpose of Review: Studying and developing preanalytical tools and technologies for the purpose of obtaining high-quality samples for histological assays is a growing field. Currently, there does not exist a standard practice for collecting, fixing, and monitoring these precious samples. There has been some advancement in standardizing collection for the highest profile tumor types, such as breast, where HER2 testing drives therapeutic decisions. This review examines the area of tissue collection, transport, and monitoring of formalin diffusion and details a prototype system that could be used to help standardize tissue collection efforts...
2018: Current Pathobiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777986/predicting-of-the-refractive-index-of-haemoglobin-using-the-hybrid-ga-svr-approach
#11
Tajudeen A Oyehan, Ibrahim O Alade, Aliyu Bagudu, Kazeem O Sulaiman, Sunday O Olatunji, Tawfik A Saleh
The optical properties of blood play crucial roles in medical diagnostics and treatment, and in the design of new medical devices. Haemoglobin is a vital constituent of the blood whose optical properties affect all of the optical properties of human blood. The refractive index of haemoglobin has been reported to strongly depend on its concentration which is a function of the physiology of biological cells. This makes the refractive index of haemoglobin an essential non-invasive bio-marker of diseases. Unfortunately, the complexity of blood tissue makes it challenging to experimentally measure the refractive index of haemoglobin...
April 30, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777820/accuracy-and-precision-of-quantitative-dce-mri-parameters-how-should-one-estimate-contrast-concentration
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Nicole Wake, Hersh Chandarana, Henry Rusinek, Koji Fujimoto, Linda Moy, Daniel K Sodickson, Sungheon Gene Kim
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacokinetic parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) data are sensitive to acquisition and post-processing techniques, which makes it difficult to compare results obtained using different methods. In particular, one of the most important factors affecting estimation of model parameters is how to convert MRI signal intensities to contrast agent concentration. The purpose of our study was to quantitatively compare a linear signal-to-concentration conversion (LC) as an approximation and a non-linear conversion (NLC) based on the MRI signal equation, in terms of the accuracy and precision of the pharmacokinetic parameters in T1 -weighted DCE-MRI...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776429/assessing-adhd-symptoms-in-children-and-adults-evaluating-the-role-of-objective-measures
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Theresa S Emser, Blair A Johnston, J Douglas Steele, Sandra Kooij, Lisa Thorell, Hanna Christiansen
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic guidelines recommend using a variety of methods to assess and diagnose ADHD. Applying subjective measures always incorporates risks such as informant biases or large differences between ratings obtained from diverse sources. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that ratings and tests seem to assess somewhat different constructs. The use of objective measures might thus yield valuable information for diagnosing ADHD. This study aims at evaluating the role of objective measures when trying to distinguish between individuals with ADHD and controls...
May 18, 2018: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776359/evaluation-of-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-test-rdt-use-by-community-health-workers-a-longitudinal-study-in-western-kenya
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Matthew R Boyce, Diana Menya, Elizabeth L Turner, Jeremiah Laktabai, Wendy Prudhomme-O'Meara
BACKGROUND: Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are a simple, point-of-care technology that can improve the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of malaria. They are an increasingly common diagnostic tool, but concerns remain about their use by community health workers (CHWs). These concerns regard the long-term trends relating to infection prevention measures, the interpretation of test results and adherence to treatment protocols. This study assessed whether CHWs maintained their competency at conducting RDTs over a 12-month timeframe, and if this competency varied with specific CHW characteristics...
May 18, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775815/simultaneous-magnetic-resonance-and-optical-elastography-acquisitions-comparison-of-displacement-images-and-shear-modulus-estimations-using-a-single-vibration-source
#15
Spencer T Brinker, Steven P Kearney, Thomas J Royston, Dieter Klatt
The mechanical properties of tissue are sensitive to pathological changes, which is the basis for using dynamic elastography as a diagnostic tool. The purpose of this study is a concurrent cross-modality comparison of two dynamic elastography methods, Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) and Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometry (SLDV) using a single vibration source method. Cylindrical soft tissue mimicking specimens of Plastisol and Ecoflex are stimulated with 60, 100, 150, and 250 Hz sinusoidal vibration during imaging...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775346/faraday-shielded-dc-stark-shift-free-optical-lattice-clock
#16
K Beloy, X Zhang, W F McGrew, N Hinkley, T H Yoon, D Nicolodi, R J Fasano, S A Schäffer, R C Brown, A D Ludlow
We demonstrate the absence of a dc Stark shift in an ytterbium optical lattice clock. Stray electric fields are suppressed through the introduction of an in-vacuum Faraday shield. Still, the effectiveness of the shielding must be experimentally assessed. Such diagnostics are accomplished by applying high voltage to six electrodes, which are grounded in normal operation to form part of the Faraday shield. Our measurements place a constraint on the dc Stark shift at the 10^{-20} level, in units of the clock frequency...
May 4, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774460/multi-layer-cube-sampling-for-liver-boundary-detection-in-pet-ct-images
#17
Xinxin Liu, Jian Yang, Shuang Song, Hong Song, Danni Ai, Jianjun Zhu, Yurong Jiang, Yongtian Wang
Liver metabolic information is considered as a crucial diagnostic marker for the diagnosis of fever of unknown origin, and liver recognition is the basis of automatic diagnosis of metabolic information extraction. However, the poor quality of PET and CT images is a challenge for information extraction and target recognition in PET-CT images. The existing detection method cannot meet the requirement of liver recognition in PET-CT images, which is the key problem in the big data analysis of PET-CT images. A novel texture feature descriptor called multi-layer cube sampling (MLCS) is developed for liver boundary detection in low-dose CT and PET images...
May 17, 2018: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772057/a-4d-global-respiratory-motion-model-of-the-thorax-based-on-ct-images-a-proof-of-concept
#18
H Fayad, M Gilles, T Pan, D Visvikis
PURPOSE: Respiratory motion reduces the sensitivity and specificity of medical images especially in the thoracic and abdominal areas. It may affect applications such as cancer diagnostic imaging and/or radiation therapy (RT). Solutions to this issue include modelling of the respiratory motion in order to optimize both diagnostic and therapeutic protocols. Personalised motion modeling required patient specific four dimensional (4D) imaging which in the case of 4D computed tomography (4D CT) acquisition is associated with an increased dose...
May 17, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771884/-exophthalmometry-with-computed-tomography
#19
M B Gushchina, D S Afanasyeva, S A Borzenok
Bone abnormalities of orbit seen in patients with trauma or radiolesion are accompanied by enophthalmos or exophthalmos. Conventional measurements of eyeball protrusion with Hertel's exophthalmometer or with computed tomography do not provide accurate and reliable data, especially in patients with asymmetry of lateral orbital rims. PURPOSE: To develop a method of computed exophthalmometry that provides accurate and reliable measurements in patients with various orbital conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records and computerized axial tomography scans of 25 patients' orbits without false enophthalmos or exophthalmos were analyzed posthoc...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766474/masses-of-developmental-and-genetic-origin-affecting-the-paediatric-craniofacial-skeleton
#20
REVIEW
Salvatore Stefanelli, Pravin Mundada, Anne-Laure Rougemont, Vincent Lenoir, Paolo Scolozzi, Laura Merlini, Minerva Becker
Although rare, masses and mass-like lesions of developmental and genetic origin may affect the paediatric craniofacial skeleton. They represent a major challenge in clinical practice because they can lead to functional impairment, facial deformation and disfigurement. The most common lesions include fibrous dysplasia, dermoid cysts, vascular malformations and plexiform neurofibromas. Less common lesions include torus mandibularis and torus palatinus, cherubism, nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, meningoencephalocele and nasal sinus tract...
May 15, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
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