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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784488/j-wave-syndromes-electrocardiographic-and-clinical-aspects
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Silvia G Priori, Carlo Napolitano
Early repolarization, Brugada syndrome, and pathologic J waves have been described for decades, but only recently experimental and clinical data have allowed reconciliation of Brugada and Early Repolarization under the common definition of J-wave syndromes. The concept was derived from studies showing, in both conditions, the presence of transmural dispersion of repolarization, localized conduction abnormalities, and abnormal transition between QRS and ST segment on electrocardiogram. Although several clinical studies have addressed the clinical presentation and epidemiology of J-wave syndromes, relevant knowledge gaps exist...
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778344/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-engagement-in-ward-teams-on-the-number-of-drug-related-readmissions-among-swedish-older-patients-with-dementia-or-cognitive-impairment-an-economic-evaluation
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Maria Sjölander, Lars Lindholm, Bettina Pfister, Jeanette Jonsson, Jörn Schneede, Hugo Lövheim, Maria Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Clinical pharmacists play an increasing role in the pharmacological treatment of hospital-admitted older patients with dementia or cognitive impairment. In an earlier randomised controlled trial, clinical pharmacist involvement in the ward team could significantly reduce drug-related readmissions in patient subgroups. However, the economic impact of the intervention has not been addressed so far. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the economic impact of clinical pharmacist engagement in hospital ward teams for medication therapy management in older patients with dementia or cognitive impairments...
May 16, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775974/translation-and-cultural-adaptation-of-the-short-form-food-frequency-questionnaire-for-pregnancy-into-brazilian-portuguese
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Karina Tamy Kasawara, Daiane S M Paulino, Roberta Bgeginski, Chistine L Cleghorn, Michelle F Mottola, Fernanda Garanhani Surita
OBJECTIVE:  To translate and culturally adapt the short-form Food Frequency Questionnaire (SFFFQ) for pregnant women, which contains 24 questions, into Brazilian Portuguese. METHODS:  Description of the process of translation and cultural adaptation of the SFFFQ into Brazilian Portuguese. The present study followed the recommendation of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research for translation and cultural adaptation with the following steps: 1) preparation; 2) first translation; 3) reconciliation; 4) back translation; 5) revision of back translation; 6) harmonization; 7) cognitive debriefing; 8) revision of debriefing results; 9) syntax and orthographic revision; and 10) final report...
May 18, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773700/implications-of-involving-pharmacy-technicians-in-obtaining-a-best-possible-medication-history-from-the-perspectives-of-pharmaceutical-medical-and-nursing-staff-a-qualitative-study
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Andrea Niederhauser, Chantal Zimmermann, Liat Fishman, David L B Schwappach
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, the involvement of pharmacy technicians in medication reconciliation has increasingly been investigated. The aim of this study was to assess the implications on professional roles and collaboration when a best possible medication history (BPMH) at admission is obtained by pharmacy technicians. DESIGN: Qualitative study with semistructured interviews. Data were analysed using a qualitative content analysis approach. SETTING: Internal medicine units in two mid-sized Swiss hospitals...
May 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766979/playing-it-cool-characterizing-social-play-bout-termination-and-candidate-play-signals-of-juvenile-and-infant-tibetan-macaques-macaca-thibetana
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Kaitlin R Wright, Jessica A Mayhew, Lori K Sheeran, Jake A Funkhouser, Ronald S Wagner, Li-Xing Sun, Jin-Hua Li
Play behaviors and signals during playful interactions with juvenile conspecifics are important for both the social and cognitive development of young animals. The social organization of a species can also influence juvenile social play. We examined the relationships among play behaviors, candidate play signals, and play bout termination in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) during juvenile and infant social play to characterize the species play style. As Tibetan macaques are despotic and live in groups with strict linear dominance hierarchies and infrequent reconciliation, we predicted that play would be at risk of misinterpretation by both the individuals engaged in the play bout and by those watching, possibly leading to injury of the players...
July 18, 2018: Zoological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766133/trauma-transitional-care-coordination-protecting-the-most-vulnerable-trauma-patients-from-hospital-readmission
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Erin C Hall, Rebecca Tyrrell, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
Background: Unplanned hospital readmissions increase healthcare costs and patient morbidity. We hypothesized that a program designed to reduce trauma readmissions would be effective. Methods: A Trauma Transitional Care Coordination (TTCC) program was created to support patients at high risk for readmission. TTCC interventions included call to patient (or caregiver) within 72 hours of discharge to identify barriers to care, complete medication reconciliation, coordination of appointments, and individualized problem solving...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764363/gatc-a-genetic-algorithm-for-gene-tree-construction-under-the-duplication-transfer-loss-model-of-evolution
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Emmanuel Noutahi, Nadia El-Mabrouk
BACKGROUND: Several methods have been developed for the accurate reconstruction of gene trees. Some of them use reconciliation with a species tree to correct, a posteriori, errors in gene trees inferred from multiple sequence alignments. Unfortunately the best fit to sequence information can be lost during this process. RESULTS: We describe GATC, a new algorithm for reconstructing a binary gene tree with branch length. GATC returns optimal solutions according to a measure combining both tree likelihood (according to sequence evolution) and a reconciliation score under the Duplication-Transfer-Loss (DTL) model...
May 9, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762653/recphyloxml-a-format-for-reconciled-gene-trees
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Wandrille Duchemin, Guillaume Gence, Anne-Muriel Arigon Chifolleau, Lars Arvestad, Mukul S Bansal, Vincent Berry, Bastien Boussau, François Chevenet, Nicolas Comte, Adrián A Davín, Christophe Dessimoz, David Dylus, Damir Hasic, Diego Mallo, Rémi Planel, David Posada, Celine Scornavacca, Gergely Szöllosi, Louxin Zhang, Éric Tannier, Vincent Daubin
Motivation: A reconciliation is an annotation of the nodes of a gene tree with evolutionary events-for example, speciation, gene duplication, transfer, loss, etc-along with a mapping onto a species tree. Many algorithms and software produce or use reconciliations but often using different reconciliation formats, regarding the type of events considered or whether the species tree is dated or not. This complicates the comparison and communication between different programs. Results: Here, we gather a consortium of software developers in gene tree species tree reconciliation to propose and endorse a format that aims to promote an integrative-albeit flexible-specification of phylogenetic reconciliations...
May 14, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761596/the-electronic-pharmaceutical-record-a-new-method-for-medication-reconciliation
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Camille Jurado, Violaine Calmels, Emilie Lobinet, Elodie Divol, Hélène Hanaire, David Metsu, Brigitte Sallerin
RATIONALE, AIM, AND OBJECTIVE: There are several ways to establish an accurate medication list in the hospital admission medication reconciliation (MedRec). The challenge for MedRec lies in the availability, reliability, and completeness of the data used. In France, the Electronic Pharmaceutical Record (ePR) was developed to register each medication taken by ambulatory patients, primarily to make dispensation in community pharmacies safe. We evaluated the suitability of this tool in the MedRec when patients were admitted to the hospital...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759955/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-malay-version-of-the-system-usability-scale-questionnaire-for-the-assessment-of-mobile-apps
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Muhamad Fadhil Mohamad Marzuki, Nor Azwany Yaacob, Najib Majdi Yaacob
BACKGROUND: A mobile app is a programmed system designed to be used by a target user on a mobile device. The usability of such a system refers not only to the extent to which product can be used to achieve the task that it was designed for, but also its effectiveness and efficiency, as well as user satisfaction. The System Usability Scale is one of the most commonly used questionnaires used to assess the usability of a system. The original 10-item version of System Usability Scale was developed in English and thus needs to be adapted into local languages to assess the usability of a mobile apps developed in other languages...
May 14, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759260/a-call-to-bridge-across-silos-during-care-transitions
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Fatima Sheikh, Evelyn Gathecha, Michele Bellantoni, Colleen Christmas, Justin P Lafreniere, Alicia I Arbaje
BACKGROUND: Older adults with complex medical conditions are vulnerable during care transitions. Poor care transitions can lead to poor patient outcomes and frequent readmissions to the hospital. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO SUBOPTIMAL CARE TRANSITIONS: Key factors related to ineffective care transitions, which can lead to suboptimal patient outcomes, include poor cross-site communication and collaboration; lack of awareness of patient wishes, abilities, and goals of care; and incomplete medication reconciliation...
May 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757802/assessing-unwanted-variations-in-rheumatology-clinic-previsit-rooming
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Edmond Ramly, Brad Stroik, Diane R Lauver, Heather M Johnson, Patrick McBride, Kristin Steffen Lewicki, Jon Arnason, Christie M Bartels
BACKGROUND: Rheumatologists face time pressures similar to primary care but have not generally benefitted from optimized team-based rooming during the time from the waiting room until the rheumatologist enters the room. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess current capacity for population management in rheumatology clinics; we aimed to measure the tasks performed by rheumatology clinic staff (medical assistants or nurses) during rooming. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional time-study and work-system analysis to measure rooming workflows at 3 rheumatology clinics in an academic multispecialty practice during 2014-2015...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756788/identifying-job-characteristics-related-to-employed-women-s-breastfeeding-behaviors
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Christiane Spitzmueller, Jing Zhang, Candice L Thomas, Zhuxi Wang, Gwenith G Fisher, Russell A Matthews, Lane Strathearn
For employed mothers of infants, reconciliation of work demands and breastfeeding constitutes a significant challenge. The discontinuation of breastfeeding has the potential to result in negative outcomes for the mother (e.g., higher likelihood of obesity), her employer (e.g., increased absenteeism), and her infant (e.g., increased risk of infection). Given previous research findings identifying return to work as a major risk factor for breastfeeding cessation, we investigate what types of job characteristics relate to women's intentions to breastfeed shortly after giving birth and women's actual breastfeeding initiation and duration...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755064/john-robert-seeley-i-natural-religion-i-and-the-victorian-conflict-between-science-and-religion
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Ian Hesketh
This essay examines the publishing and reception of J. R. Seeley's Natural Religion (1882), a book that sought to bring about a reconciliation between science and religion. While Natural Religion has long been overlooked, it is argued that its reception gives us insight into changing views about the relationship between science and religion in the late Victorian period. The essay also explores how the reception of the book was conditioned by its bibliographic lineage as it was signed not by Seeley, but "by the Author of Ecce Homo...
2018: Journal of the History of Ideas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754251/impact-of-medication-reconciliation-and-review-and-counselling-on-adverse-drug-events-and-healthcare-resource-use
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Amna Al-Hashar, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Tommy Eriksson, Alaa Sarakbi, Badriya Al-Zadjali, Saif Al Mubaihsi, Mohammed Al Zaabi
Background Adverse drug events from preventable medication errors can result in patient morbidity and mortality, and in cost to the healthcare system. Medication reconciliation can improve communication and reduce medication errors at transitions in care. Objective Evaluate the impact of medication reconciliation and counselling intervention delivered by a pharmacist for medical patients on clinical outcomes 30 days after discharge. Setting Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman. Methods A randomized controlled study comparing standard care with an intervention delivered by a pharmacist and comprising medication reconciliation on admission and discharge, a medication review, a bedside medication counselling, and a take-home medication list...
May 12, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751973/advancing-indigenous-primary-health-care-policy-in-alberta-canada
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Rita Henderson, Stephanie Montesanti, Lindsay Crowshoe, Charles Leduc
For Indigenous people worldwide, accessing Primary Health Care (PHC) services responsive to socio-cultural realities is challenging, with institutional inequities in healthcare and jurisdictional barriers encumbering patients, providers, and decision-makers. In the Canadian province of Alberta, appropriate Indigenous health promotion, disease prevention, and primary care health services are needed, though policy reform is hindered by complex networks and competing interests between: federal/provincial funders; reserve/urban contexts; medical/allied health professional priorities; and three Treaty territories each structuring fiduciary responsibilities of the Canadian government...
May 7, 2018: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751104/usability-evaluation-of-a-medication-reconciliation-tool-embedding-safety-probes-to-assess-users-detection-of-medication-discrepancies
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Alissa L Russ, Michelle A Jahn, Himalaya Patel, Brian W Porter, Khoa A Nguyen, Alan J Zillich, Amy Linsky, Steven R Simon
OBJECTIVE: An electronic medication reconciliation tool was previously developed by another research team to aid provider-patient communication for medication reconciliation. To evaluate the usability of this tool, we integrated artificial safety probes into standard usability methods. The objective of this article is to describe this method of using safety probes, which enabled us to evaluate how well the tool supports users' detection of medication discrepancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We completed a mixed-method usability evaluation in a simulated setting with 30 participants: 20 healthcare professionals (HCPs) and 10 patients...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745844/inferring-duplication-episodes-from-unrooted-gene-trees
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Jarosław Paszek, Paweł Górecki
BACKGROUND: One of evolutionary molecular biology fundamental issues is to discover genomic duplication events and their correspondence to the species tree. Such events can be reconstructed by clustering single gene duplications inferred by reconciling a set of gene trees with a species tree. RESULTS: Here we propose the first solutions to the genomic duplication problem in which every reconciliation with the minimal number of single gene duplications is allowed and the method of clustering called minimum episodes under the assumption that input gene trees are unrooted...
May 8, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743057/specialty-preferences-and-influencing-factors-a-repeated-cross-sectional-survey-of-first-to-sixth-year-medical-students-in-jena-germany
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Diana Grasreiner, Uta Dahmen, Utz Settmacher
BACKGROUND: Given the expected increase in those entering retirement, the number of practising physicians is predicted to decrease. Conversely, the number of physicians needed is set to increase, due to higher demands resulting from the increasing average age of the German population. This may cause a deficit in the availability and accessibility of medical care for the population in Germany, as well as in other countries. As such, there needs to be a specific focus on the next generation of physicians...
May 9, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742225/translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-pediatric-confusion-assessment-method-for-the-intensive-care-unit-into-brazilian-portuguese-for-the-detection-of-delirium-in-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Marizete Elisa Molon, Roberta Esteves Vieira de Castro, Flávia Andrea Krepel Foronda, Maria Clara Magalhães-Barbosa, Jaqueline Rodrigues Robaina, Jefferson Pedro Piva, Pedro Celiny Ramos Garcia, Arnaldo Prata-Barbosa, Elie Cheniaux, Heidi A B Smith
OBJECTIVE: To undertake the translation and cross-cultural adaption into Brazilian Portuguese of the Pediatric Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit for the detection of delirium in pediatric intensive care units, including the algorithm and instructions. METHODS: A universalist approach for the translation and cross-cultural adaptation of health measurement instruments was used. A group of pediatric critical care specialists assessed conceptual and item equivalences...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
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