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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329395/open-access-physical-activity-programs-for-older-adults-a-pragmatic-and-systematic-review
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Laura E Balis, Thomas Strayer, NithyaPriya Ramalingam, Meghan Wilson, Samantha M Harden
Background and Objectives: Open-access, community-based programs are recommended to assist older adults in meeting physical activity guidelines, but the characteristics, impact, and scalability of these programs is less understood. The Land-Grant University Cooperative Extension System, an organization providing education through county-based educators, functions as a delivery system for these programs. A systematic review was conducted to determine characteristics of effective older adult physical activity programs and the extent to which programs delivered in Extension employ these characteristics...
January 10, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324580/the-relationship-between-skating-economy-and-performance-during-a-repeated-shift-test-in-elite-and-sub-elite-ice-hockey-players
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Nicholas R Lamoureux, Grant R Tomkinson, Benjamin J Peterson, John S Fitzgerald
The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of skating economy to fatigue during repeated high-intensity efforts of a simulated ice hockey shift. Forty-five collegiate and Junior A male ice hockey players (aged 18-24 years) performed a continuous graded exercise test using a skate treadmill. Breath-by-breath data for oxygen consumption (V[Combining Dot Above]O2) and respiratory exchange ratio were collected and used to derive energy expenditure (EE) averaged over the final 10 seconds of each stage...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310685/what-are-the-main-inefficiencies-in-trial-conduct-a-survey-of-ukcrc-registered-clinical-trials-units-in-the-uk
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Lelia Duley, Alexa Gillman, Marian Duggan, Stephanie Belson, Jill Knox, Alison McDonald, Charlotte Rawcliffe, Joanne Simon, Tim Sprosen, Jude Watson, Wendy Wood
BACKGROUND: The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Clinical Trials Units (CTUs) Network aims to support high-quality, efficient and sustainable clinical trials research in the UK. To better understand the challenges in efficient trial conduct, and to help prioritise tackling these challenges, we surveyed CTU staff. The aim was to identify important inefficiencies during two key stages of the trial conduct life cycle: (i) from grant award to first participant, (ii) from first participant to reporting of final results...
January 8, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306877/process-evaluation-of-the-data-driven-quality-improvement-in-primary-care-dqip-trial-quantitative-examination-of-variation-between-practices-in-recruitment-implementation-and-effectiveness
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Tobias Dreischulte, Aileen Grant, Adrian Hapca, Bruce Guthrie
OBJECTIVES: The cluster randomised trial of the Data-driven Quality Improvement in Primary Care (DQIP) intervention showed that education, informatics and financial incentives for general medical practices to review patients with ongoing high-risk prescribing of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antiplatelets reduced the primary end point of high-risk prescribing by 37%, where both ongoing and new high-risk prescribing were significantly reduced. This quantitative process evaluation examined practice factors associated with (1) participation in the DQIP trial, (2) review activity (extent and nature of documented reviews) and (3) practice level effectiveness (relative reductions in the primary end point)...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302091/engaging-pharmacy-students-in-research-through-near-peer-training
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Benjamin J Lee, Nathaniel J Rhodes, Marc H Scheetz, Milena M McLaughlin
Objective. To describe the implementation of a near-peer training model within a student research program. Methods. A near-peer training model was implemented in a pharmacy student research program to promote development of effective teaching skills and research competencies. Under the supervision of a research mentor, senior learners precepted junior learners in various aspects of translational research. A three-step teaching process was employed throughout the experience in which junior learners performed an assigned task, senior learners provided guidance and mentorship, and research mentors provided feedback for improvement...
November 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299226/mobility-disorders-and-pain-interrelations-that-need-new-research-concepts-and-advanced-clinical-commitments
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Sascha Sajer
This Perspective will discuss topics recently suggested by Prof. Helmut Kern, Vienna, Austria, to advance the research activities of his team, that is: Topic A, 10 years post RISE; Topic B, New research for new solutions on old research questions; Topic C, Working groups on nerve regeneration, training-parameters of seniors in different ages, muscle adaptation; and studies of connective tissue and cartilage. This Perspective summarizes some of the basic concepts and of the evidence-based tools for developing further translational research activities...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285022/recommendations-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-endometriosis-part-1-ovarian-endometrioma
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Ertan Saridogan, Christian M Becker, Anis Feki, Grigoris F Grimbizis, Lone Hummelshoj, Joerg Keckstein, Michelle Nisolle, Vasilios Tanos, Uwe A Ulrich, Nathalie Vermeulen, Rudy Leon De Wilde
Study question: What does this document on the surgical treatment of endometriosis jointly prepared by the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE), ESHRE, and the World Endometriosis Society (WES) provide? Summary answer: This document provides recommendations covering technical aspects of different methods of surgery for endometriomas in women of reproductive age. What is already known: Endometriomas (ovarian endometriotic cysts) are a commonly diagnosed form of endometriosis, owing to the relative ease and accuracy of ultrasound diagnosis...
2017: Gynecological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282327/practice-guideline-update-summary-mild-cognitive-impairment-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Ronald C Petersen, Oscar Lopez, Melissa J Armstrong, Thomas S D Getchius, Mary Ganguli, David Gloss, Gary S Gronseth, Daniel Marson, Tamara Pringsheim, Gregory S Day, Mark Sager, James Stevens, Alexander Rae-Grant
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2001 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) guideline on mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: The guideline panel systematically reviewed MCI prevalence, prognosis, and treatment articles according to AAN evidence classification criteria, and based recommendations on evidence and modified Delphi consensus. RESULTS: MCI prevalence was 6.7% for ages 60-64, 8.4% for 65-69, 10.1% for 70-74, 14.8% for 75-79, and 25.2% for 80-84...
December 27, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278045/an-evaluation-of-the-views-of-gp-specialty-trainees-on-their-involvement-in-medical-student-teaching
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Stephanie Zamoyski, Hugh Alberti
Background A recent survey in the North East of England (now Health Education England in the North East) revealed that General Practice Specialty Trainees (GPSTs) wished for more opportunities to teach. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) states that GPSTs are ideally placed to deliver undergraduate teaching. The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent GPSTs perceived a pilot of teaching medical students to be useful in their development. Methods Ethical approval was granted by Newcastle University...
December 26, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273657/optimising-technology-to-measure-functional-vision-mobility-and-service-outcomes-for-people-with-low-vision-or-blindness-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-australia-and-malaysia
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Lil Deverell, Denny Meyer, Bee Theng Lau, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Suku Sukunesan, Jahar Bhowmik, Almon Chai, Chris McCarthy, Pan Zheng, Andrew Pipingas, Fakir M Amirul Islam
INTRODUCTION: Orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists assess the functional vision and O&M skills of people with mobility problems, usually relating to low vision or blindness. There are numerous O&M assessment checklists but no measures that reduce qualitative assessment data to a single comparable score suitable for assessing any O&M client, of any age or ability, in any location. Functional measures are needed internationally to align O&M assessment practices, guide referrals, profile O&M clients, plan appropriate services and evaluate outcomes from O&M programmes (eg, long cane training), assistive technology (eg, hazard sensors) and medical interventions (eg, retinal implants)...
December 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250775/most-impactful-factors-on-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-a-geriatric-population-with-cancer
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Maria Pisu, Andres Azuero, Karina I Halilova, Courtney P Williams, Kelly M Kenzik, Elizabeth A Kvale, Grant R Williams, Karen Meneses, Margaret Sullivan, Supriya Kumar Yagnik, Hans-Peter Goertz, Gabrielle B Rocque
BACKGROUND: As the population of older adults with cancer continues to grow, the most important factors contributing to their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) remain unclear. METHODS: A total of 1457 older adults (aged ≥65 years) with cancer participated in a telephone survey. Outcomes were measured using the Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) scores of the 12-Item Short Form Survey (SF-12) from the Medical Outcomes Study (version 2)...
December 18, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244832/productivity-impact-and-collaboration-differences-between-transdisciplinary-and-traditionally-trained-doctoral-students-a-comparison-of-publication-patterns
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Anna-Sigrid Keck, Stephanie Sloane, Janet M Liechty, Barbara H Fiese, Sharon M Donovan
Transdisciplinary (TD) approaches are increasingly used to address complex public health problems such as childhood obesity. Compared to traditional grant-funded scientific projects among established scientists, those designed around a TD, team-based approach yielded greater publication output after three to five years. However, little is known about how a TD focus throughout graduate school training may affect students' publication-related productivity, impact, and collaboration. The objective of this study was to compare the publication patterns of students in traditional versus TD doctoral training programs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238244/influence-of-a-thermogenic-dietary-supplement-on-safety-markers-body-composition-energy-expenditure-muscular-performance-and-hormone-concentrations-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Grant M Tinsley, Stacie Urbina, Jacy Mullins, Jordan Outlaw, Sara Hayward, Matt Stone, Cliffa Foster, Colin Wilborn, Lem Taylor
Dietary supplementation is commonly employed by individuals seeking to improve body composition and exercise performance. The purpose of the present study was to examine the safety and effectiveness of a commercially available dietary supplement designed to promote thermogenesis and fat loss. In a randomized double-blind trial, participants were assigned to consume placebo or a multi-ingredient supplement containing caffeine, green tea extract, l-carnitine, evodiamine and other ingredients that purportedly enhance thermogenesis...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229219/computer-assisted-navigation-for-intramedullary-nail-fixation-of-intertrochanteric-femur-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryan J Lilly, Denise M Koueiter, Kelly C Graner, Gregory P Nowinski, Jason Sadowski, Kevin D Grant
INTRODUCTION: Lag screw cutout is one of the most commonly reported complications following intramedullary nail fixation of intertrochanteric femur fractures. However, its occurrence can be minimized by a well-positioned implant, with a short Tip-to-Apex Distance (TAD). Computer-assisted navigation systems provide surgeons with the ability to track screw placement in real-time. This could allow for improved lag screw placement and potentially reduce radiation exposure to the patient and surgeon...
December 7, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227050/barriers-to-accessing-atls-provider-course-for-junior-doctors-at-a-major-university-hospital-in-south-africa
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J J Odendaal, V Y Kong, T Liu, B Sartorius, G V Oosthuizen, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) is the international standard of care and forms the basis of trauma training in South Africa. Previous local studies demonstrated a low completion rate among junior doctors (JD). This study was designed to determine the reasons and identify possible barriers of JDs to accessing the ATLS course at a major university hospital. METHOD: This was a prospective study utilising a structured survey that included all JDs who were undertaking their internship training...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219076/-it-takes-more-than-a-fellowship-program-reflections-on-capacity-strengthening-for-health-systems-research-in-sub-saharan-africa
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EDITORIAL
Chimaraoke O Izugbara, Caroline W Kabiru, Djesika Amendah, Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene, Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet, Esso-Hanam Atake, Marie-Gloriose Ingabire, Stephen Maluka, Joyce N Mumah, Matilu Mwau, Mollyne Ndinya, Kenneth Ngure, Estelle M Sidze, Charles Sossa, Abdramane Soura, Alex C Ezeh
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) experiences an acute dearth of well-trained and skilled researchers. This dearth constrains the region's capacity to identify and address the root causes of its poor social, health, development, and other outcomes. Building sustainable research capacity in SSA requires, among other things, locally led and run initiatives that draw on existing regional capacities as well as mutually beneficial global collaborations. This paper describes a regional research capacity strengthening initiative-the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) program...
December 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216192/tracking-the-career-development-of-scientists-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-trained-through-tdr-s-research-capacity-strengthening-programmes-learning-from-monitoring-and-impact-evaluation
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Béatrice Halpaap, Mahnaz Vahedi, Edith Certain, Tini Alvarado, Caroline Saint Martin, Corinne Merle, Michael Mihut, Pascal Launois
The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank and WHO has been supporting research capacity strengthening in low- and middle-income countries for over 40 years. In order to assess and continuously optimize its capacity strengthening approaches, an evaluation of the influence of TDR training grants on research career development was undertaken. The assessment was part of a larger evaluation conducted by the European Science Foundation. A comprehensive survey questionnaire was developed and sent to a group of 117 trainees supported by TDR who had completed their degree (masters or PhD) between 2000 and 2012; of these, seventy seven (77) responded...
December 7, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210320/genetic-variation-in-statin-intolerance-and-a-possible-protective-role-for-ugt1a1
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Maria Alice V Willrich, Erin J Kaleta, Sandra C Bryant, Grant M Spears, Laura J Train, Sandra E Peterson, Vanda A Lennon, Stephen L Kopecky, Linnea M Baudhuin
The etiology of statin intolerance is hypothesized to be due to genetic variants that impact statin disposition and clearance. We sought to determine whether genetic variants were associated to statin intolerance. The studied cohort consisted of hyperlipidemic participants (n = 90) clinically diagnosed with statin intolerance by a cardiologist and matched controls without statin intolerance. Creatine kinase activity, lipid profiles and genetic analyses were performed on genes involved in statin metabolism and included UGT1A1 and UGT1A3 sequencing and targeted analyses of CYP3A4*22, CYP3A5*3, SLCO1B1*5 and *1b, ABCB1 c...
December 6, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209154/effects-of-two-pre-workout-supplements-on-concentric-and-eccentric-force-production-during-lower-body-resistance-exercise-in-males-and-females-a-counterbalanced-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Grant M Tinsley, Matthew A Hamm, Amy K Hurtado, Austin G Cross, Jose G Pineda, Austin Y Martin, Victor A Uribe, Ty B Palmer
Background: Pre-workout supplements purportedly enhance feelings of energy, reduce fatigue and improve exercise performance. The purpose of this study was to examine the performance effects of caffeinated and non-caffeinated multi-ingredient pre-workout supplements. Methods: In a counterbalanced, double-blind, placebo-controlled design, eccentric and concentric force production during lower body resistance exercise on a mechanized squat device were assessed after supplement ingestion...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202092/china-s-engagement-with-development-assistance-for-health-in-africa
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Mohon Shajalal, Junfang Xu, Jun Jing, Madeleine King, Jie Zhang, Peicheng Wang, Jennifer Bouey, Feng Cheng
Background: As an emerging donor in health related development across the world, particularly towards Africa, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has been increasing its influence within the field of global public health over the past few decades. Yet between the period of 2000 and 2013, little is known about the scope, scale and priority of China's grant-making programs. Methods: Based on data sourced from the China Aid Database (version-1.2), descriptive analyses were applied to analyze the features of 531 health related projects that were undertaken between 2000 and 2013...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
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