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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317970/evaluation-of-the-tp-te-interval-qtc-and-p-wave-dispersion-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-ectasia
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Ronan Conlon, Richard Tanner, Santhosh David, Gabor Szeplaki, Joseph Galvin, John Keaney, Edward Keelan, Usama Boles
Background: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is defined as a diffuse dilatation of the diameter of the ectatic segment of the coronary artery, 1.5 times greater than that of the adjacent segment. The Tp-Te interval, P-wave and QTc dispersions are relatively new electrocardiographic markers associated with an increased risk of developing arrhythmias. Despite CAE increasing in prevalence in recent years, there is a sparsity of data available about its arrhythmogenic effect. The aim of the study was to evaluate QTc, P-wave dispersion and Tp-Te and Tp-Te/QT ratio in patients with CAE...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317921/baseline-knowledge-of-potential-pet-toxins-a-survey-of-pharmacists
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Natalie W Young, Kenneth D Royal, Gigi S Davidson
Background: Consumer expenditures on their family pets are rapidly increasing, part of which can be attributed to prescription and OTC medications. In turn, community pharmacies are seeking and receiving an increased number of prescriptions for animals. Community pharmacists' ability to safely care for animal patients is relatively unexplored. Human medications, their normal dosing and even medication excipients could be lethal in some animal patients. Objective: The overarching objective of this study was to assess pharmacists' baseline knowledge of potential pet poisons...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306369/can-placing-lead-rubber-inferolateral-to-the-light-beam-diaphragm-limit-ionising-radiation-to-multiple-radiosensitive-organs
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C Hayre, H Bungay, C Jeffery, C Cobb, J Atutornu
INTRODUCTION: This article investigates a practical method of reducing the impact of scattered radiation during a lateral radiographic projection of the elbow. The light beam diaphragm (LBD) is generally accepted to limit ionising radiation using horizontal and longitudinal lead shutters, yet this article evidences further dose limitation by placing lead-rubber inferolateral to the LBD device. METHODS: Using an anthropomorphic phantom and arm construction scattered radiation was recorded at multiple radiosensitive organs...
February 2018: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302574/nurses-attitude-towards-professionalization-and-factors-influencing-it
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Masoumeh Shohani, Vahid Zamanzadeh
Introduction: Professionalism is one of the fundamental concepts in nursing and the result of the interaction with the environment and others. Nursing professionalism influences the quality of care and is affected by several factors. This study aimed to determine the attitude of nurses regarding professionalism and the factors affecting it. Methods: In this descriptive study, the attitude among nurses to professionalism has been measured through the questionnaire Hall, in five dimensions "membership in professional organizations", "public service", "a sense of calling", "self-regulation"," autonomy" and a researcher-made questionnaire about effective factors...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302572/a-comparative-study-on-the-meaning-in-life-of-patients-with-cancer-and-their-family-members
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Hadi Hassankhani, Amin Soheili, Issa Hosseinpour, Jamal Eivazi Ziaei, Mina Nahamin
Introduction: The overwhelming effects of cancer could be catastrophic for the patients and their family members, putting them at risk of experiencing uncertainty, loss, and an interruption in life. Also, it can influence their sense of meaning, a fundamental need equated with the purpose in life. Accordingly, this study aimed to compare the meaning in life (MiL) of patients with cancer and their family members. Methods: This descriptive comparative study was conducted on 400 patients with cancer and their family members admitted to university hospitals in Tabriz and Ardebil provinces, Iran...
December 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302541/anemia-in-pregnancy-and-its-associated-factors-among-primary-care-clients-in-sagamu-southwest-nigeria-a-facility-based-study
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Oluwafolahan Olugbenga Sholeye, Victor Jide Animasahun, Tessie O Shorunmu
Introduction: In Nigeria, anemia in pregnancy is one of the leading causes of poor pregnancy outcomes. This study, therefore, determined the prevalence of anemia and its associated factors, among pregnant primary care clients in Sagamu, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among 400 pregnant, primary care clients in Sagamu, selected through multi-stage sampling. Data were collected with the aid of an interviewer-administered, semi-structured questionnaire, a stadiometer, measuring tape, and a hemoglobinometer...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300696/messengers-and-messages-for-tweets-that-used-thinspo-and-fitspo-hashtags-in-2016
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Jenine K Harris, Alexis Duncan, Vera Men, Nora Shevick, Melissa J Krauss, Patricia A Cavazos-Rehg
INTRODUCTION: Twitter is widely used by young adults and is popular for seeking and sharing health information. The hashtags #thinspo and #fitspo provide a way to identify tweets designed to inspire thinness (thinspiration, thinspo) or fitness (fitspiration, fitspo). However, despite having different purposes, both terms may be associated with content that promotes eating disorders. We sought to 1) examine and compare the characteristics of senders and the content of tweets using these hashtags and 2) identify characteristics associated with engagement with a #thinspo or #fitspo tweet...
January 4, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300228/loneliness-in-multiple-sclerosis-possible-antecedents-and-correlates
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Julia M Balto, Lara A Pilutti, Robert W Motl
PURPOSE: The prevalence and possible antecedents and correlates of loneliness in multiple sclerosis (MS) was examined. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, comparative study of MS (n = 63) and healthy adults (n = 21). METHODS: Data were collected using self-reports of loneliness and antecedents and correlates and analyzed using inferential statistics. FINDINGS: Those with MS had significantly higher loneliness scores than healthy adults (p < ...
January 3, 2018: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295710/knowledge-of-danger-signs-during-pregnancy-and-subsequent-healthcare-seeking-actions-among-women-in-urban-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
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Beatrice Mwilike, Gorrette Nalwadda, Mike Kagawa, Khadija Malima, Lilian Mselle, Shigeko Horiuchi
BACKGROUND: Tanzania is among the countries with a high maternal mortality ratio. However, it remains unclear how information and education on danger signs of pregnancy translate into appropriate actions when a woman recognizes danger signs. This study aimed to determine women's knowledge of obstetric danger signs during pregnancy and their subsequent healthcare seeking actions. METHODS: The study design was a health facility-based cross-sectional study. Quantitative data were collected through interviewer-administered questionnaires...
January 3, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286605/treatment-related-quality-of-life-in-nepalese-women-with-breast-cancer
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Saraswati Bhandari, Aurawamon Sriyuktasuth, Kanaungnit Pongthavornkamol
Objective: To identify the level of quality of life and its predictors in Nepalese women with breast cancer while receiving chemotherapy. Methods: This cross-sectional study with a predictive design was conducted for a conveniently selected sample of 85 Nepalese women with primary breast cancer receiving chemotherapy at outpatient clinics of three cancer hospitals of Kathmandu, Nepal. Data were collected during December 2016 and February 2017 using demographic sheets, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Core Questionnaire and the modified Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey...
December 29, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282542/using-hidden-markov-models-to-characterise-intermittent-social-behaviour-in-fish-shoals
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Nikolai W F Bode, Michael J Seitz
The movement of animals in groups is widespread in nature. Understanding this phenomenon presents an important problem in ecology with many applications that range from conservation to robotics. Underlying all group movements are interactions between individual animals and it is therefore crucial to understand the mechanisms of this social behaviour. To date, despite promising methodological developments, there are few applications to data of practical statistical techniques that inferentially investigate the extent and nature of social interactions in group movement...
December 27, 2017: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282067/the-current-situation-of-human-resources-for-health-in-the-province-of-cabinda-in-angola-is-it-a-limitation-to-provide-universal-access-to-healthcare
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Damas Macaia, Luís Velez Lapão
BACKGROUND: Angola is among sub-Saharan African countries dealing with a crisis of Human Resources for Health (HRH). The province of Cabinda, besides the efforts, still suffers from both HRH shortage and a badly distributed health workforce. In Cabinda, one can find urban concentration and rural shortages of healthcare professionals, many rural areas' healthcare facilities often secured only by basic or medium level HRH; and difficulties in developing HRH retention strategies in rural areas where most services are covered by foreign HRH...
December 28, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281683/patterns-of-objectively-assessed-physical-activity-and-sedentary-time-are-nigerian-health-professional-students-complying-with-public-health-guidelines
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Adewale L Oyeyemi, Suleiman Muhammed, Adetoyeje Y Oyeyemi, Babatunde O A Adegoke
BACKGROUND: Understanding patterns of physical activity and sedentary time is important to effective population-wide primary prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. This study examined the patterns of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary time, and the prevalence of compliance with physical activity guidelines according to different public health recommendations in a sub-population of health professional students in Nigeria. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 102 health professional students (age = 19-34 years old, 43...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244974/the-use-of-an-antioxidant-dressing-on-hard-to-heal-wounds-a-multicentre-prospective-case-series
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B Castro, F D Bastida, T Segovia, P López Casanova, J J Soldevilla, J Verdú-Soriano
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress can contribute to impaired wound healing and chronic wounds. Our objective was to test the results of a new antioxidant dressing that could help stop the oxidative stress of cells in the wound bed. METHOD: A multicentre, prospective case study series was conducted in three Spanish hospitals. The RESVECH 2.0 index was used for healing assessment. Data from each patient was collected by the attending clinical researchers. Data analysis was performed using the statistical concept intention-to-treat (ITT)...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241516/factors-affecting-self-care-behavior-in-koreans-with-copd
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Soo Kyung Park
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of self-care in people with COPD, little is known about the effect of symptoms and symptom clusters on self-care behavior in people with exacerbated COPD. This study was designed to describe their level of self-care and to examine factors associated with self-care behavior, including symptoms and symptom clusters. METHODS: For this cross-sectional descriptive study, the researcher recruited Koreans with exacerbated COPD (N=71) from three tertiary care hospitals...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238390/modulatory-effect-of-association-of-brain-stimulation-by-light-and-binaural-beats-in-specific-brain-waves
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Mauricio Rocha Calomeni, Vernon Furtado da Silva, Bruna Brandão Velasques, Olavo Guimarães Feijó, Juliana Marques Bittencourt, Alair Pedro Ribeiro de Souza E Silva
Introduction: One of the positive effects of brain stimulation is interhemispheric modulation as shown in some scientific studies. This study examined if a type of noninvasive stimulation using binaural beats with led-lights and sound would show different modulatory effects upon Alfa and SMR brain waves of elderlies and children with some disease types. Subjects: The sample included 75 individuals of both genders, being, randomly, divided in 6 groups. Groups were named elderly without dementia diagnosis (EWD), n=15, 76±8 years, elderly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (EDP), n=15, 72±7 years, elderly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (EDA), n=15, 81±6 years...
2017: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238123/epidemiology-triggers-and-severity-of-childhood-asthma-in-ilesa-nigeria-implications-for-management-and-control
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Bankole Peter Kuti, Kehinde Oluyori Omole
Background: Knowledge about childhood asthma in a locality will assist clinicians to adequately manage the condition. This study set out to report the epidemiology, triggers of exacerbation, comorbid conditions, and severity of childhood asthma at a tertiary health facility in Nigeria and the implication of these, in management and symptoms control. Methods: Over a 15-month study period, children (aged <15 years) with physician-diagnosed asthma were consecutively recruited at the pediatric chest clinic of the hospital...
January 2017: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236840/clinical-information-systems-for-the-management-of-tuberculosis-in-primary-health-care
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Eliabe Rodrigues de Medeiros, Sandy Yasmine Bezerra E Silva, Cáthia Alessandra Varela Ataide, Erika Simone Galvão Pinto, Maria de Lourdes Costa da Silva, Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the clinical information systems used in the management of tuberculosis in Primary Health Care. METHOD: descriptive, quantitative cross-sectional study with 100 health professionals with data collected through a questionnaire to assess local institutional capacity for the model of attention to chronic conditions, as adapted for tuberculosis care. The analysis was performed through descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULTS: Nurses and the Community Health Agents were classified as having fair capacity with a mean of 6...
December 11, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225950/is-living-in-a-gas-flaring-host-community-associated-with-being-hypertensive-evidence-from-the-niger-delta-region-of-nigeria
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Omosivie Maduka, Charles Tobin-West
Background: Researchers have linked gas flaring to climate change, the hastening of the epidemiological transition and an upsurge in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases. We sought to determine if a relationship exists between residing in a gas-flaring host community and hypertension. Methods: We conducted an analytical cross-sectional household survey among residents of 600 households in three gas-flaring and three non-gas-flaring host communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223624/implementation-of-the-alarm-distress-baby-scale-as-a-universal-screening-instrument-in-primary-care-feasibility-acceptability-and-predictors-of-professionals-adherence-to-guidelines
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Johanne Smith-Nielsen, Nicole Lønfeldt, Antoine Guedeney, Mette Skovgaard Væver
BACKGROUND: Infant socioemotional development is often held under informal surveillance, but a formal screening program is needed to ensure systematic identification of developmental risk. Even when screening programs exist, they are often ineffective because health care professionals do not adhere to screening guidelines, resulting in low screening prevalence rates. OBJECTIVES: To examine feasibility and acceptability of implementing universal screening for infant socioemotional problems with the Alarm Distress Baby Scale in primary care...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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