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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331971/a-study-protocol-for-a-non-randomised-comparison-trial-evaluating-the-feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-a-mobile-cognitive-behavioural-programme-with-integrated-coaching-for-anxious-adults-in-primary-care
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Eva Szigethy, Francis Solano, Meredith Wallace, Dina L Perry, Lauren Morrell, Kathryn Scott, Megan Jones Bell, Megan Oser
INTRODUCTION: Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and subclinical GAD are highly prevalent in primary care. Unmanaged anxiety worsens quality of life in patients seen in primary care practices and leads to increased medical utilisation and costs. Programmes that teach patients cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques have been shown to improve anxiety and to prevent the evolution of anxiety symptoms to disorders, but access and engagement have hampered integration of CBT into medical settings...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329530/design-and-evaluation-of-a-mobile-application-to-assist-the-self-monitoring-of-the-chronic-kidney-disease-in-developing-countries
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Alvaro Sobrinho, Leandro Dias da Silva, Angelo Perkusich, Maria Eliete Pinheiro, Paulo Cunha
BACKGROUND: The chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide critical problem, especially in developing countries. CKD patients usually begin their treatment in advanced stages, which requires dialysis and kidney transplantation, and consequently, affects mortality rates. This issue is faced by a mobile health (mHealth) application (app) that aims to assist the early diagnosis and self-monitoring of the disease progression. METHODS: A user-centered design (UCD) approach involving health professionals (nurse and nephrologists) and target users guided the development process of the app between 2012 and 2016...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326184/assessing-the-effectiveness-of-a-patient-centred-computer-based-clinic-intervention-health-e-you-salud-itu-to-reduce-health-disparities-in-unintended-pregnancies-among-hispanic-adolescents-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-control-trial
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Kathleen P Tebb, Felicia Rodriguez, Lance M Pollack, Sang Leng Trieu, Loris Hwang, Maryjane Puffer, Sally Adams, Elizabeth M Ozer, Claire D Brindis
INTRODUCTION: Teen pregnancy rates in the USA remain higher than any other industrialised nation, and pregnancies among Hispanic adolescents are disproportionately high. Computer-based interventions represent a promising approach to address sexual health and contraceptive use disparities. Preliminary findings have demonstrated that the Health-E You/Salud iTu, computer application (app) is feasible to implement, acceptable to Latina adolescents and improves sexual health knowledge and interest in selecting an effective contraceptive method when used in conjunction with a healthcare visit...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316905/app-technology-to-increase-physical-activity-among-patients-with-diabetes-type-2-the-diacert-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stephanie E Bonn, Christina Alexandrou, Kristin Hjörleifsdottir Steiner, Klara Wiklander, Claes-Göran Östenson, Marie Löf, Ylva Trolle Lagerros
BACKGROUND: Physical activity can decrease the risk of complications related to diabetes type 2. Feasible and scalable strategies to implement support for a healthy lifestyle for patients in primary care are needed. The aim of the DiaCert-study is to evaluate a digital healthcare platform and the effect of a 12-week long smartphone-app physical activity intervention aiming at increasing physical activity (primary outcome) and improve levels of HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin), blood lipids, blood pressure, body composition, as well as other lifestyle factors and overall health in patients with diabetes type 2...
January 10, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287301/-position-paper-of-the-ag-digital-health-dnvf-on-digital-health-applications-framework-conditions-for-use-in-health-care-structural-development-and-science
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Horst Christian Vollmar, Ursula Kramer, Hardy Müller, Maria Griemmert, Guido Noelle, Matthias Schrappe
The term "digital health" is currently the most comprehensive term that includes all information and communication technologies in healthcare, including e-health, mobile health, telemedicine, big data, health apps and others. Digital health can be seen as a good example of the use of the concept and methodology of health services research in the interaction between complex interventions and complex contexts. The position paper deals with 1) digital health as the subject of health services research; 2) digital health as a methodological and ethical challenge for health services research...
December 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284911/the-most-common-smartphone-applications-used-by-medical-students-and-barriers-of-using-them
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Mohamad Jebraeily, Zahra Zare Fazlollahi, Bahlol Rahimi
Introduction: Medical knowledge is rapidly expanding and updating. It is very important that students can timely access to information and the latest scientific evidence without any time and place limitation. The smartphone is one of ICT tools that adopted greatly by healthcare professionals. Today, the most medical sciences universities have provided smartphone as an educational aid tool and acquisition licenses for medical apps resources in training of their students. Aim: This research was conducted to determine common smartphone applications among medical students of Urmia University of medical sciences and to identify barriers in using them...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275969/mobile-applications-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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M Rodríguez Mariblanca, R Cano de la Cuerda
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common developmental disorders. Technological development has enabled a transformation of the healthcare sector, which can offer more individualised, participatory, and preventive services. Within this context of new technology applied to the healthcare sector, mobile applications, or apps, constitute a very promising tool for the management of children with CP. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to perform a systematic review of the information published about various mobile applications either directly related to CP or with potential to be useful in the context of the disease, and to describe, analyse, and classify these applications...
December 21, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247099/evidence-assessing-the-diagnostic-performance-of-medical-smartphone-apps-a-systematic-review-and-exploratory-meta-analysis
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Rahel Buechi, Livia Faes, Lucas M Bachmann, Michael A Thiel, Nicolas S Bodmer, Martin K Schmid, Oliver Job, Kenny R Lienhard
OBJECTIVE: The number of mobile applications addressing health topics is increasing. Whether these apps underwent scientific evaluation is unclear. We comprehensively assessed papers investigating the diagnostic value of available diagnostic health applications using inbuilt smartphone sensors. METHODS: Systematic Review-MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science inclusive Medical Informatics and Business Source Premier (by citation of reference) were searched from inception until 15 December 2016...
December 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245244/effect-of-joint-mobilization-techniques-for-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jiao Xu, Juan Zhang, Xue-Qiang Wang, Xuan-Lin Wang, Ya Wu, Chan-Cheng Chen, Han-Yu Zhang, Zhi-Wan Zhang, Kai-Yi Fan, Qiang Zhu, Zhi-Wei Deng
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become the most preferred procedure by patients for the relief of pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. TKA patients aim a speedy recovery after the surgery. Joint mobilization techniques for rehabilitation have been widely used to relieve pain and improve joint mobility. However, relevant randomized controlled trials showing the curative effect of these techniques remain lacking to date. Accordingly, this study aims to investigate whether joint mobilization techniques are valid for primary TKA...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233290/an-evaluation-of-the-opportunities-for-collaborative-practice-occurring-in-and-the-impact-of-interprofessional-education-on-advanced-pharmacy-practice-experiences
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Elena M Umland, Jonathan Valenzano, Caitlin Brown, Carolyn Giordano
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the impact of interprofessional (IP) education (IPE) programs during the first three years of a four-year doctor of pharmacy program on student preparedness and ability to function as a collaborative team member and to garner student feedback on collaboration experienced during the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY: Likert scale based statements and open-ended questions were added to the student course evaluations for the APPEs for two graduating classes of students...
May 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233285/assessment-of-clinical-and-educational-interventions-that-advanced-pharmacy-practice-experience-appe-students-contributed-to-a-family-medicine-residency-program
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Tatum Mead, Derek Pilla
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The literature firmly establishes that clinical interventions made by pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations contribute significantly to cost-savings realized by the hosting practice sites. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) specifies the experiential curricula include opportunities for students to learn about, from, and with other members of the healthcare team through interprofessional education activities...
May 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233280/implementation-of-a-longitudinal-early-immersion-student-pharmacist-health-system-internship-program
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Lindsey B Amerine, John M Valgus, Joseph D Moore, Justin R Arnall, Scott W Savage
PURPOSE: The initiation, implementation, and benefits of a longitudinal early immersion student pharmacist health system internship are described. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY: A two-year longitudinal internship experience was implemented to provide exposure into distributional operations, direct patient care activities, and health-system pharmacy administration. The intent of the program was to create an opportunity for student pharmacists to enhance the quality of their education with practical experience by immersing them early in their careers within the healthcare system...
May 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204434/a-qualitative-study-of-patients-experiences-of-participating-in-space-for-copd-a-self-management-programme-of-activity-coping-and-education
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Lindsay D Apps, Samantha L Harrison, Katy E Mitchell, Johanna E A Williams, Nicky Hudson, Sally J Singh
The aim of this study was to understand experiences of participation in a supported self-management programme for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There is a wealth of clinical trials examining the outcomes of self-management interventions for individuals with COPD, but current understanding regarding patients' perspectives of such complex interventions is limited. Further insight may help to tailor self-management interventions and maximise patient engagement. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with individuals participating in a self-management programme, SPACE for COPD...
October 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188454/a-narrative-review-of-the-impact-of-interventions-in-acute-kidney-injury
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REVIEW
Lynne Sykes, Rob Nipah, Philip Kalra, Darren Green
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is independently associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and is thus an important challenge facing physicians in modern healthcare. This narrative review assesses the impact of strategies employed to tackle AKI following the 2009 NCEPOD report on acute kidney injury (Sterwart et al. Acute kidney injury: adding insult to injury, pp 1-22, 2009). There is scarce and heterogeneous research into hard end points such as mortality and AKI progression for AKI interventions. This review found that e-alerts have varying effects on mortality and AKI progression, but decrease the incidence of contrast-induced AKI...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181235/systematic-review-of-data-mining-applications-in-patient-centered-mobile-based-information-systems
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Mina Fallah, Sharareh R Niakan Kalhori
Objectives: Smartphones represent a promising technology for patient-centered healthcare. It is claimed that data mining techniques have improved mobile apps to address patients' needs at subgroup and individual levels. This study reviewed the current literature regarding data mining applications in patient-centered mobile-based information systems. Methods: We systematically searched PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science for original studies reported from 2014 to 2016...
October 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170970/smartphones-in-clinical-practice-doctors-experience-at-two-dublin-paediatric-teaching-hospitals
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Taha S El Hadidy, Abdulrahman E Alshafei, Alan E Mortell, Eva M Doherty
INTRODUCTION: We conducted a study at two main centres for paediatric surgery in the Republic of Ireland, Temple Street Children's University Hospital (TSCUH) and Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC). AIM: The aim of the study was to assess doctors' opinions, frequency and methods of smartphone use in clinical practice. METHODS: Doctors (n = 265) at the two hospitals were invited to complete a 12-item survey. Descriptive statistics were calculated accordingly...
November 23, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158662/medication-management-apps-usable-by-older-adults
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Rachel E Stuck, Amy W Chong, Tracy L Mitzner, Wendy A Rogers
For older adults, managing medications can be a burden and could lead to medication non-adherence. To decrease risks associated with medication non-adherence, healthcare providers may recommend medication reminder apps as an assistive tool. However, these apps are often not designed with consideration of older adults' needs, capabilities, and limitations. To identify whether available apps are suitable for older adults, we conducted an in-depth cognitive walkthrough and a heuristic evaluation of the most commonly downloaded medication reminder app...
September 2017: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society ... Annual Meeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148112/big-data-and-data-science-in-healthcare-what-nurses-and-midwives-need-to-know
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EDITORIAL
Siobhan O'Connor
The evolution of technology in contemporary society has been accelerating in recent decades, with smaller, more interconnected hardware devices and software applications becoming the norm. As desktop computing paved the way for mobile platforms, which are now transitioning to wearable devices and other sensors, it is inevitable these electronic tools will advance into the realm of nanotechnology and biotechnology in the years to come. As the proliferation of information and communication technology continues it has led to a tsunami of digital data (Bates et al, 2014), which is being collected on many aspects of life...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144022/collagen-a-review-on-its-sources-and-potential-cosmetic-applications
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REVIEW
María Isabela Avila Rodríguez, Laura G Rodríguez Barroso, Mirna Lorena Sánchez
Collagen is a fibrillar protein that conforms the conjunctive and connective tissues in the human body, essentially skin, joints, and bones. This molecule is one of the most abundant in many of the living organisms due to its connective role in biological structures. Due to its abundance, strength and its directly proportional relation with skin aging, collagen has gained great interest in the cosmetic industry. It has been established that the collagen fibers are damaged with the pass of time, losing thickness and strength which has been strongly related with skin aging phenomena [Colágeno para todo...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
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