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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423996/assessing-user-acceptance-towards-automated-and-conventional-sink-use-for-hand-decontamination-using-the-technology-acceptance-model
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Carolyn H Dawson, Jamie B Mackrill, Rebecca Cain
Hand hygiene (HH) prevents harmful contaminants spreading in settings including domestic, health care and food handling. Strategies to improve HH range from behavioural techniques through to automated sinks that ensure hand surface cleaning. This study aimed to assess user experience and acceptance towards a new automated sink, compared to a normal sink. An adapted version of the technology acceptance model (TAM) assessed each mode of handwashing. A within-subjects design enabled N = 46 participants to evaluate both sinks...
April 24, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420404/development-of-a-spatial-sampling-protocol-using-gis-to-measure-health-disparities-in-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso-a-medium-sized-african-city
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Daouda Kassié, Anna Roudot, Nadine Dessay, Jean-Luc Piermay, Gérard Salem, Florence Fournet
BACKGROUND: Many cities in developing countries experience an unplanned and rapid growth. Several studies have shown that the irregular urbanization and equipment of cities produce different health risks and uneven exposure to specific diseases. Consequently, health surveys within cities should be carried out at the micro-local scale and sampling methods should try to capture this urban diversity. METHODS: This article describes the methodology used to develop a multi-stage sampling protocol to select a population for a demographic survey that investigates health disparities in the medium-sized city of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417600/a-bioinspired-mineral-hydrogel-as-a-self-healable-mechanically-adaptable-ionic-skin-for-highly-sensitive-pressure-sensing
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Zhouyue Lei, Quankang Wang, Shengtong Sun, Wencheng Zhu, Peiyi Wu
In the past two decades, artificial skin-like materials have received increasing research interests for their broad applications in artificial intelligence, wearable devices, and soft robotics. However, profound challenges remain in terms of imitating human skin because of its unique combination of mechanical and sensory properties. In this work, a bioinspired mineral hydrogel is developed to fabricate a novel type of mechanically adaptable ionic skin sensor. Due to its unique viscoelastic properties, the hydrogel-based capacitive sensor is compliant, self-healable, and can sense subtle pressure changes, such as a gentle finger touch, human motion, or even small water droplets...
April 18, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395091/morbidity-among-the-israeli-defense-force-response-team-during-nepal-post-earthquake-mission-2015
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Tamar Lachish, Aviad Bar, Heli Alalouf, Ofer Merin, Eli Schwartz
Background: On 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Soon after, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) dispatched a rapid-response team and opened a tertiary field hospital in Kathmandu. There is limited data regarding the spectrum of diseases among rescue teams to disease-stricken areas. The aim of this study was to assess the morbidity among the field-hospital staff during the mission. Methods: The rescue team was deployed for a 2-week mission in Kathmandu...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393678/children-s-perspectives-in-family-centred-hospital-care
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Shayne Rasmussen, Tineke Water, Annette Dickinson
BACKGROUND: Children's nursing has developed into its current forms in large part as a result of broader socio-political and organisational influences. Family-centred, patient centred and collaborative approaches are now well established within the lexicon of child healthcare. Children are central to this yet their role within the family-centred care approach is not clear. AIM: To ask children to share the narratives of their experience of hospitals and hospitalisation in New Zealand, in order to consider multiple factors influencing their experience in hospital...
April 10, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392599/a-call-to-promote-healthcare-justice-a-summary-of-integrated-outpatient-clinics-exemplifying-principles-of-catholic-social-teaching
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Nicole P Waters, Trenton Schmale, Allison Goetz, Jason T Eberl, Jessica H Wells
There is an urgent need to promote healthcare justice for patients as well as members of the healthcare team including physicians. In this article, we explain how principles of Catholic social teaching (i.e., dignity of the individual, common good, destination of goods, solidarity, and subsidiarity) are applied to health care, by featuring various types of outpatient clinics including free, charitable-direct primary care, hybrid, federally qualified health center, and rural health clinic. We describe how attempts have been made to improve the quality and access of health care by creating new medical schools (i...
February 2017: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390462/does-the-texas-first-dental-home-program-improve-parental-oral-care-knowledge-and-practices
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Charmaine L Thompson, Ann L McCann, Emet D Schneiderman
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Texas Medicaid First Dental Home (FDH) by comparing the oral health knowledge, practices, and opinions of participating vs. non-participating parents. METHODS: A 29-question survey (English & Spanish) was developed and administered to 165 parents of children under three years old (FDH=49, Non-FDH=116) who visited qualifying Medicaid clinics in Texas. RESULTS: Mann Whitney U tests showed that FDH parents scored higher on overall knowledge (P=0...
March 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389093/risk-factors-for-kpc-producing-enterobacteriaceae-acquisition-and-infection-in-a-healthcare-setting-with-possible-local-transmission-a-case-control-study
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K M Cronin, Y S Poy Lorenzo, M E Olenski, A E Bloch, K Visvanathan, M J Waters, K L Buising
BACKGROUND: Reports of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) in Australia were previously uncommon, with cases imported sporadically by travellers from higher prevalence countries. AIM: The study institution reported the first outbreak of KPC-Kp in Australia. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for KPC-Kp colonization and infection using a matched case-control study. METHODS: The study included all hospitalized patients with KPC-Kp colonization or infection from January 2012 to September 2015...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387271/the-healthcare-system-and-the-provision-of-oral-healthcare-in-european-union-member-states-part-7-republic-of-ireland
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N Woods, S Ahern, F Burke, K A Eaton, E Widström
The Irish oral healthcare system is a hybrid model with a public/private mix of service provision, predominantly organised on the basis of fee-per-item remuneration. The system is structured around three long standing publicly funded schemes: the Public Dental Service (PDS) for all children and adults with special needs and provided by salaried dentists, the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) for low income adults, and the Dental Treatment Benefit Scheme (DTBS) for insured persons, the latter two both provided by private independent dental practitioners...
April 7, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382192/bacteriological-aspects-of-hand-washing-a-key-for-health-promotion-and-infections-control
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Ramezan Ali Ataee, Mohammad Hosein Ataee, Ali Mehrabi Tavana, Mahmud Salesi
The aim of this review is to show the historical aspects of hands washing for healthy life and explains how can reduce the transmission of community-acquired infectious agents by healthcare workers and patients. This review article is prepared based on available database. The key words used were hands washing, risk assessment, hands hygiene, bacterial flora, contamination, infection, nosocomial, tap water, sanitizer, bacterial resistance, hands bacterial flora, washing methods, antiseptics, healthcare workers, healthcare personnel, from PubMed, ScienceDirect, Embase, Scopus, Web of Sciences, and Google Scholar...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380390/dropwise-additive-manufacturing-of-pharmaceutical-products-for-amorphous-and-self-emulsifying-drug-delivery-systems
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Elçin Içten, Hitesh S Purohit, Chelsey Wallace, Arun Giridhar, Lynne S Taylor, Zoltan K Nagy, Gintaras V Reklaitis
The improvements in healthcare systems and the advent of the precision medicine initiative have created the need to develop more innovative manufacturing methods for the delivery and production of individualized dosing and personalized treatments. In accordance with the changes observed in healthcare systems towards more innovative therapies, this paper presents dropwise additive manufacturing of pharmaceutical products (DAMPP) for small scale, distributed manufacturing of individualized dosing as an alternative to conventional manufacturing methods A dropwise additive manufacturing process for amorphous and self-emulsifying drug delivery systems is reported, which utilizes drop-on-demand printing technology for automated and controlled deposition of melt-based formulations onto inert tablets...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371107/using-clinically-acquired-mri-to-construct-age-specific-adc-atlases-quantifying-spatiotemporal-adc-changes-from-birth-to-6-year-old
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Yangming Ou, Lilla Zöllei, Kallirroi Retzepi, Victor Castro, Sara V Bates, Steve Pieper, Katherine P Andriole, Shawn N Murphy, Randy L Gollub, Patricia Ellen Grant
Diffusion imaging is critical for detecting acute brain injury. However, normal apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps change rapidly in early childhood, making abnormality detection difficult. In this article, we explored clinical PACS and electronic healthcare records (EHR) to create age-specific ADC atlases for clinical radiology reference. Using the EHR and three rounds of multiexpert reviews, we found ADC maps from 201 children 0-6 years of age scanned between 2006 and 2013 who had brain MRIs with no reported abnormalities and normal clinical evaluations 2+ years later...
March 31, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362030/effect-of-universal-chlorhexidine-decolonisation-on-the-infection-rate-in-intensive-care-patients
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Wiesława Duszyńska, Barbara Adamik, Karolina Lentka-Bera, Katarzyna Kulpa, Agata Nieckula-Schwarz, Agnieszka Litwin, Łukasz Stróżecki, Andrzej Kübler
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), particularly intensive care unit-acquired infections (HAI-ICU), are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitals. Most of these infections are caused by multidrugresistant organisms. The results of recent studies have suggested that daily bathing with chlorhexidine (CHX)-universal decolonisation can prevent ICU infections. The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of CHX bathing on the rate and type of HAI-ICU in critically ill patients...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360935/portable-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-biosensor-and-assay-for-a-highly-sensitive-and-rapid-detection-of-foodborne-bacteria-in-complex-matrices
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Yilun Luo, Evangelyn C Alocilja
BACKGROUND: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique is a powerful analytical tool in determining the presence of bacterial contaminants in complex biological samples. In this paper, a portable NMR-based (pNMR) biosensor and assay to detect the foodborne bacteria Escherichia coli O157:H7 is reported. It uses antibody-functionalized polymer-coated magnetic nanoparticles as proximity biomarker of the bacteria which accelerates NMR resonance signal decay. RESULTS: The pNMR biosensor operates at 0...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337568/hospital-microbial-surface-colonization-revealed-during-monitoring-of-klebsiella-spp-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria
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Pedro Geadas Farias, Fernando Gama, Diogo Reis, Susana Alarico, Nuno Empadinhas, José Carlos Martins, Ana Figueiredo de Almeida, Paula Vasconcelos Morais
Hospital environmental conditions, human occupancy, and the characteristics of the equipment influence the survival of microbial communities and raise a concern with regard to nosocomial infections. The objective of the present work was to use the monitoring of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp. and non-tuberculous mycobacteria as a strategy to improve knowledge on microbial colonization of non-critical equipment and surfaces, in a tertiary hospital from Central Portugal. A 3-month microbiological survey was performed in a district teaching hospital...
March 23, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335684/bone-marrow-derived-endothelial-progenitor-cell-treatment-in-a-model-of-lateral-fluid-percussion-injury-in-rats-evaluation-of-acute-and-subacute-outcome-measures
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Eugene Park, Katya J Park, Elaine Liu, Rongcai Jiang, Jian-Ning Zhang, Andrew J Baker
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) continues to be a serious healthcare issue while therapies to treat TBI remain elusive. Promising results from the use of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in numerous disease states highlight the pleiotropic capacity of this cell type. We have previously demonstrated that EPC conditioned media reduces axonal degeneration following in vitro OGD insult and concurrently improves white matter and microvascular outcome in vivo following midline fluid percussion injury. In the current study we evaluated the effectiveness of allogeneic endothelial cells derived from rat bone marrow on microvascular recovery and neuronal sparing following lateral fluid percussion injury...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333569/are-preferences-for-aggressive-medical-treatment-associated-with-healthcare-utilization-in-the-very-old
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Steven M Albert, June R Lunney, Lei Ye, Robert Boudreau, Diane Ives, Suzanne Satterfield, Cameron M Kaplan, Teresa Waters, Hilsa N Ayonayon, Susan M Rubin, Anne B Newman, Tamara Harris
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between end-of-life (EOL) treatment preferences and recent hospitalization or emergency department (ED) care in the very old. DESIGN: Quarterly telephone follow-up of participants in the EOL in the Very Old cohort. SETTING: The EOL in the Very Old Age cohort drew from 1403 participants in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) study who were alive in year 15 of follow-up. 87.5% (n = 1227) were successfully recontacted and enrolled...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298315/healthcare-on-the-water
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March 15, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297318/a-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-radiation-dose-and-image-quality-of-computed-tomography-images-using-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction
#19
Fahad Ahmed Hussain, Noor Mail, Abdulrahman M Shamy, Suliman Alghamdi, Abdelhamid Saoudi
Image quality is a key issue in radiology, particularly in a clinical setting where it is important to achieve accurate diagnoses while minimizing radiation dose. Some computed tomography (CT) manufacturers have introduced algorithms that claim significant dose reduction. In this study, we assessed CT image quality produced by two reconstruction algorithms provided with GE Healthcare's Discovery 690 Elite positron emission tomography (PET) CT scanner. Image quality was measured for images obtained at various doses with both conventional filtered back-projection (FBP) and adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) algorithms...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295134/impact-of-the-reach-ii-and-reach-va-dementia-caregiver-interventions-on-healthcare-costs
#20
Linda O Nichols, Jennifer Martindale-Adams, Carolyn W Zhu, Erin K Kaplan, Jeffrey K Zuber, Teresa M Waters
OBJECTIVE: Examine caregiver and care recipient healthcare costs associated with caregivers' participation in Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregivers Health (REACH II or REACH VA) behavioral interventions to improve coping skills and care recipient management. DESIGN: RCT (REACH II); propensity-score matched, retrospective cohort study (REACH VA). SETTING: Five community sites (REACH II); 24 VA facilities (REACH VA). PARTICIPANTS: Care recipients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers who participated in REACH II study (analysis sample of 110 caregivers and 197 care recipients); care recipients whose caregivers participated in REACH VA and a propensity matched control group (analysis sample of 491)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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