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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036997/-mean-blood-pressure-among-the-adults-in-china-2010-2012-based-on-the-results-of-mercury-sphygmomanometer-and-converted-electronic-sphygmomanometer
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D M Yu, P Fu, W T Yu, H J Guo, X G Yang, W H Zhao, L Y Zhao
Objective: To analyze the average systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) among adults aged 18 years old and above in China between 2010 and 2012; and to compare the difference in the results measured by mercury sphygmomanometer and converted electronic sphygmomanometer. Methods: The data was collected from Chinese Nutrition and Health Surveillance in 2010-2012. 120 428 adults aged 18 years old and above were selected from 150 survey counties (districts) of 31 provinces in China Mainland, by multi-stage stratified and probability proportion to size (PPS) cluster randomization sampling method...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036995/-association-of-alcohol-use-and-incidence-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-middle-aged-and-elderly-male-population-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Y Z Zhang, Y Q Yu, Y Yuan, M A He, T C Wu
Objective: To investigate the association between alcohol use and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the middle-aged and elderly male population. Methods: All participants were from Dongfeng-Tongji cohort, 27 009 retired employees from Dongfeng Motor Corporation in Hubei Province were enrolled in the Dongfeng-Tongji cohort baseline survey in 2008. In baseline study, information of alcohol use and other covariates were collected by semi-structured questionnaire and all participants completed physical examination including the test of fasting glucose and blood lipid levels...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036956/-the-diagnostic-value-of-neuron-specific-enolase-central-nervous-system-specific-protein-and-interleukin-6-in-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
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Q Feng, L Wu, Y H Ai, S Y Deng, M L Ai, L Huang, Z Y Liu, L N Zhang
Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of neuron-specific enolase(NSE), central nervous system specific protein(S100β), interleukin-6(IL-6) in sepsis-associated encephalopathy(SAE). Methods: Clinical data of patients admitted to ICU and diagnosed with sepsis were collected from January 2015 to June 2016 in Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. SAE was defined as cerebral dysfunction in the presence of sepsis that also fulfilled the exclusion criteria. The acute physiology and chronic health score (APACHE Ⅱ), sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA), NSE, S100β, IL-6, ICU stay time and 28-day mortality were compared between the two groups...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036887/reference-intervals-for-non-fasting-cvd-lipids-and-inflammation-markers-in-pregnant-indigenous-australian-women
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Tracy L Schumacher, Christopher Oldmeadow, Don Clausen, Loretta Weatherall, Lyniece Keogh, Kirsty G Pringle, Kym M Rae
Indigenous Australians experience high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The origins of CVD may commence during pregnancy, yet few serum reference values for CVD biomarkers exist specific to the pregnancy period. The Gomeroi gaaynggal research project is a program that undertakes research and provides some health services to pregnant Indigenous women. Three hundred and ninety-nine non-fasting samples provided by the study participants (206 pregnancies and 175 women) have been used to construct reference intervals for CVD biomarkers during this critical time...
October 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036868/a-modified-job-demand-control-support-model-for-active-duty-police
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Elisabeth Elgmark Andersson, Louise Bæk Larsen, Nerrolyn Ramstrand
BACKGROUND: The Job demand control support model (JDCS) is one of the most widely used theoretical models relating job characteristics to health and wellbeing. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the predictive power of the JDCS model for determining job satisfaction and fatigue in uniformed Swedish police. An additional aim was to determine if predictive power of the model would be improved with the addition of two occupation specific items. METHODS: Questionnaire data, based upon the Swedish Work Environment Survey were collected from Swedish police (n = 4244)...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036659/derivation-of-occupational-thresholds-of-toxicological-concern-for-systemically-acting-noncarcinogenic-organic-chemicals
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Sandrine F Chebekoue, Kannan Krishnan
Many substances in workplace do not have occupational exposure limits. The threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) principle is part of the hierarchy of approaches useful in occupational health risk assessment. The aim of this study was to derive occupational TTCs (OTTCs) reflecting the airborne concentrations below which no significant risk to workers would be anticipated. A reference dataset consisting of the 8-h threshold limit values-Time-Weighted Average for 280 organic substances was compiled. Each substance was classified into low (class I), intermediate (class II), or high (class III) hazard categories as per Cramer rules...
August 2, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036656/relative-biological-effectiveness-of-neutrons-derived-from-the-excess-relative-risk-model-with-the-atomic-bomb-survivors-data-managed-by-hiroshima-university
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Kenichi Satoh, Hiroshi Yasuda, Hideshi Kawakami, Satoshi Tashiro
According to an analysis of the Life Span Study cohort data conducted by the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the sex-averaged excess relative risk (ERR) of all solid cancers was 0.42 Gy-Eq-1. On the other hand, analysis of the atomic bomb survivors (ABS) cohort data at Hiroshima University indicated the ERR value was 0.28 Gy-Eq-1 in Hiroshima. In both cases, initial radiation doses were derived from the dosimetry system DS02, in which the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of neutrons was assumed to be a constant value of 10...
September 23, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036568/rhetoric-of-representation-the-disempowerment-and-empowerment-of-consumer-leaders
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Brett Scholz, Stephanie J Stewart, Julia Bocking, Brenda Happell
Policy mandates consumer involvement in decisions at all levels of the mental health system. One barrier to this involvement is the expectation that consumers involved in systemic work represent broader consumer experiences. To examine how the rhetoric of 'representation' was used in relation to consumer involvement in mental health, a qualitative exploratory design was employed using interviews for data collection. Participants were consumers (n = 6) working with public or private mental health organizations in Australia, and colleagues (n = 3) or managers (n = 5) of these consumers...
September 28, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036514/radon-in-workplaces-czech-approach-to-eu-bss-implementation
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I Fojtíková, I Ženatá, J Timková
The European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom of December 2013 established inter alia the uniform basic safety standards for the health protection of individuals being subject to occupational exposure. In Article 54, a new obligation is introduced-to regulate radon exposure in workplaces. The EU Member States are obliged to set national reference value for radon in workplaces, delineate the areas where the regulation will be applied and determine the concerned types of workplaces. The presented article shows the Czech approach to implementation of this obligation in national legislation and the first design of regulator's control activities to set the obligation in practice...
September 22, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036325/it-s-all-in-the-timing-calibrating-temporal-penalties-for-biomedical-data-sharing
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Weiyi Xia, Zhiyu Wan, Zhijun Yin, James Gaupp, Yongtai Liu, Ellen Wright Clayton, Murat Kantarcioglu, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Bradley A Malin
Objective: Biomedical science is driven by datasets that are being accumulated at an unprecedented rate, with ever-growing volume and richness. There are various initiatives to make these datasets more widely available to recipients who sign Data Use Certificate agreements, whereby penalties are levied for violations. A particularly popular penalty is the temporary revocation, often for several months, of the recipient's data usage rights. This policy is based on the assumption that the value of biomedical research data depreciates significantly over time; however, no studies have been performed to substantiate this belief...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036276/multimorbidity-will-it-stand-the-test-of-time
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Joanna C Ford, John A Ford
The concept of multimorbidity has risen in popularity over the past few years. It is use has led to, or coincided with, an increased recognition that patients often have more than one health problem which should not be treated in isolation. The motivation for more holistic, person-centred care that lies behind multimorbidity is to be welcomed. The 2016 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence multimorbidity management guideline helpfully makes recommendations in key areas that are important in the care of patients with complicated medical problems...
September 26, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036217/-abc-the-awareness-body-chart-a-new-tool-assessing-body-awareness
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Ursula Danner, Alexander Avian, Tanja Macheiner, Beate Salchinger, Nina Dalkner, Frederike T Fellendorf, Armin Birner, Susanne A Bengesser, Martina Platzer, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Michel Probst, Eva Z Reininghaus
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of body awareness for health and well-being there is still a lack of valid assessment tools to scan proper body awareness. To respond to the limitations of questionnaires (reading/interpretation problems) the Awareness-Body-Chart (ABC) was designed to assess body awareness by colouring 51 regions according to their awareness. The objective of this study was to investigate the psychometric characteristics of the ABC. METHODS: In a questionnaire-study, 106 students in Graz (79 females, 27 males, age median 21 (IQR 20-23) years) filled in the ABC, furthermore a German body awareness questionnaire "KEKS", and the Beck Depression Inventory II...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036020/novel-methods-for-device-and-adherence-monitoring-in-asthma
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Matteo Bonini, Omar S Usmani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The article aims to provide an updated and evidence-based review of the innovative electronic health interventions to monitor and improve inhaler technique and adherence to recommended therapy in asthma. RECENT FINDINGS: Out of the 290 articles identified by the search strategy, 23 manuscripts fulfilled the review inclusion criteria. Included studies mainly addressed m-health, electronic reminders, telemedicine, and inhaler tracker interventions...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036013/patient-experience-based-value-sets-are-they-stable
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A Simon Pickard, Yu-Ting Hung, Fang-Ju Lin, Todd A Lee
BACKGROUND: Although societal preference weights are desirable to inform resource-allocation decision-making, patient experienced health state-based value sets can be useful for clinical decision-making, but context may matter. OBJECTIVE: To estimate EQ-5D value sets using visual analog scale (VAS) ratings for patients undergoing knee replacement surgery and compare the estimates before and after surgery. METHODS: We used the Patient Reported Outcome Measures data collected by the UK National Health Service on patients undergoing knee replacement from 2009 to 2012...
October 13, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035903/the-future-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology-macra-electronic-health-records-and-more
#15
Deborah A Wing
There is immense change affecting obstetrical and gynecologic medical practice at this moment in time-involving reimbursement with the shift from volume-based to value-based care, increasing regulation, and workforce sustainability. Aspects to be reviewed in this chapter include reimbursements and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), electronic medical records, physician satisfaction surveys, maintenance of certification, and physician burnout.
October 13, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035732/development-and-validation-of-an-automated-delirium-risk-assessment-system-auto-delras-implemented-in-the-electronic-health-record-system
#16
Kyoung-Ja Moon, Yinji Jin, Taixian Jin, Sun-Mi Lee
BACKGROUND: A key component of the delirium management is prevention and early detection. OBJECTIVE: To develop an automated delirium risk assessment system (Auto-DelRAS) that automatically alerts health care providers of an intensive care unit (ICU) patient's delirium risk based only on data collected in an electronic health record (EHR) system, and to evaluate the clinical validity of this system. DESIGN: Cohort and system development designs were used...
September 23, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035711/childhood-adversity-social-support-and-telomere-length-among-perinatal-women
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Amanda M Mitchell, Jennifer M Kowalsky, Elissa S Epel, Jue Lin, Lisa M Christian
Adverse perinatal health outcomes are heightened among women with psychosocial risk factors, including childhood adversity and a lack of social support. Biological aging could be one pathway by which such outcomes occur. However, data examining links between psychosocial factors and indicators of biological aging among perinatal women are limited. The current study examined the associations of childhood socioeconomic status (SES), childhood trauma, and current social support with telomere length in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in a sample of 81 women assessed in early, mid, and late pregnancy as well as 7-11 weeks postpartum...
October 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035646/electronic-health-record-portals-adoption-empirical-model-based-on-utaut2
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Jorge Tavares, Amélia Goulão, Tiago Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The future of healthcare delivery is becoming more citizen centered, as today's user is more active and better informed. Governmental institutions are promoting the deployment and use of online services such as Electronic Health Record (EHR) portals. This makes the adoption of EHR portals an important field to study and understand. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to understand the factors that drive individuals to adopt EHR portals. METHODS: This study applies the extended unified theory of acceptance and usage technology (UTAUT2) to explain patients' individual adoption of EHR portals...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035571/flavonoids-in-fruits-and-vegetables-after-thermal-and-nonthermal-processing-a-review
#19
Maruf Ahmed, Jong-Bang Eun
Consumers currently demand more nutritious food, which is minimally processed and naturally produced. Flavonoids are one of the major plant metabolites found throughout the plant kingdom, especially in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids exert tremendous positive effects on health and protect against various diseases. Fruits and vegetables are difficult to store for a long period, owing to their perishable nature even at low temperatures. Therefore, processing is necessary to prolong their shelf lives and increase nutritional values...
October 16, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035417/relative-performance-of-three-stream-bed-stability-indices-as-indicators-of-stream-health
#20
Paul C Kusnierz, Christopher M Holbrook
Bed stability is an important stream habitat attribute because it affects geomorphology and biotic communities. Natural resource managers desire indices of bed stability that can be used under a wide range of geomorphic conditions, are biologically meaningful, and are easily incorporated into sampling protocols. To eliminate potential bias due to presence of instream wood and increase precision of stability values, we modified a stream bed instability index (ISI) to include measurements of bankfull depth (d bf) and median particle diameter (D 50) only in riffles and increased the pebble count to decrease variability (i...
October 16, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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