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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228948/health-system-frameworks-and-performance-indicators-in-eight-countries-a-comparative-international-analysis
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Jeffrey Braithwaite, Peter Hibbert, Brette Blakely, Jennifer Plumb, Natalie Hannaford, Janet Cameron Long, Danielle Marks
OBJECTIVES: Performance indicators are a popular mechanism for measuring the quality of healthcare to facilitate both quality improvement and systems management. Few studies make comparative assessments of different countries' performance indicator frameworks. This study identifies and compares frameworks and performance indicators used in selected Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development health systems to measure and report on the performance of healthcare organisations and local health systems...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204992/the-life-experience-of-nutrition-impact-symptoms-during-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Valentina Bressan, Annamaria Bagnasco, Giuseppe Aleo, Gianluca Catania, Milko P Zanini, Fiona Timmins, Loredana Sasso
PURPOSE: In the literature, there is limited research about the changed meaning of food, the eating and the eating experience during treatment in patients with head and neck cancer. This systematic review includes findings from a qualitative research synthesis to gain a deeper understanding of the influence and experiences of dysphagia, dysgeusia, oral mucositis and xerostomia in head and neck cancer patients (HNC) and suggests recommendations for care practice. METHOD: A systematic review and meta-synthesis techniques were adopted to identify, appraise and synthesize the relevant literature regarding the experience of nutritional symptoms of HNC patients conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines...
February 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188401/-research-domain-criteria-rdoc-psychiatric-research-as-applied-cognitive-neuroscience
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H Walter
BACKGROUND: Just before the official launch of the DSM-5 in 2013, the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health was made public and is becoming increasingly more important in psychiatric research. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to clarify the conceptual approach of RDoC, to systematically discuss limitations, to present exemplary RDoC-based studies and to consider the relevance of the RDoC concepts for clinicians and scientists...
February 10, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186338/research-review-language-problems-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-systematic-meta-analytic-review
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Hannah Korrel, Kathryn L Mueller, Tim Silk, Vicki Anderson, Emma Sciberras
BACKGROUND: Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) appear to have a higher risk of language problems compared with typically developing children, although the types of language problems experienced are less clear. This review aims to establish the types of language problems experienced by children with ADHD according to systematically reviewed literature and determine the empirical evidence for language problems in children with ADHD compared with non-ADHD controls...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185873/neurofeedback-as-supplementary-training-for-optimizing-athletes-performance-a-systematic-review-with-implications-for-future-research
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Arash Mirifar, Jürgen Beckmann, Felix Ehrlenspiel
Self-regulation plays an important role in enhancing human performance. Neurofeedback is a promising noninvasive approach for modifying human brain oscillation and can be utilized in developing skills for self-regulation of brain activity. So far, the effectiveness of neurofeedback has been evaluated with regard to not only its application in clinical populations but also the enhancement of performance in general. However, reviews of the application of neurofeedback training in the sports domain are absent, although this application goes back to 1991, when it was first applied in archery...
February 6, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177083/studying-delusions-within-research-domain-criteria-the-challenge-of-configural-traits-when-building-a-mechanistic-foundation-for-abnormal-beliefs
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Angus W MacDonald
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February 8, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167616/towards-trans-diagnostic-mechanisms-in-psychiatry-neurobehavioral-profile-of-rats-with-a-loss-of-function-point-mutation-in-the-dopamine-transporter-gene
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Valentina Vengeliene, Anton Bespalov, Martin Roßmanith, Sandra Horschitz, Stefan Berger, Ana L Relo, Hamid R Noori, Peggy Schneider, Thomas Enkel, Dusan Bartsch, Miriam Schneider, Berthold Behl, Anita C Hansson, Patrick Schloss, Rainer Spanagel
The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) matrix has been developed to reorient psychiatric research towards measurable behavioral dimensions and underlying mechanisms. Here we used a new genetic rat model with a loss of function point mutation in the dopamine transporter (DAT) gene (Slc6a3_N157K) to systematically study the RDoC matrix (www.nimh.nih.gov/research-priorities/rdoc/constructs/rdoc-matrix.shtml). First, we examined the impact of the Slc6a3_N157K mutation on monoaminergic signaling. We then performed behavioral tests representing each of the five RDoC domains - negative and positive valence systems, cognitive, social, and in arousal/regulatory systems...
February 6, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166234/a-systematic-review-of-medication-non-adherence-in-persons-with-dementia-or-cognitive-impairment
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Daisy Smith, Janaka Lovell, Carolina Weller, Briohny Kennedy, Margaret Winbolt, Carmel Young, Joseph Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Adherence to medication is vital for disease management while simultaneously reducing healthcare expenditure. Older persons with cognitive impairment (CI) are at risk for non-adherence as cognitive processes are needed to manage medications. This systematic review focuses on the relationship between medication non-adherence and specific cognitive domains in persons with CI, and explores determinants of medication non-adherence. When available, relationships and factors are compared with cognitively intact populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165268/using-the-research-domain-criteria-framework-to-track-domains-of-change-in-comorbid-ptsd-and-sud
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Laura Zambrano-Vazquez, Hannah C Levy, Emily L Belleau, Emily R Dworkin, Katianne M Howard Sharp, Samantha L Pittenger, Julie A Schumacher, Scott F Coffey
OBJECTIVES: Comorbidity in diagnosis raises critical challenges for psychological assessment and treatment. The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Project, launched by the National Institutes of Mental Health, proposes domains of functioning as a way to conceptualize the overlap between comorbid conditions and inform treatment selection. However, further research is needed to understand common comorbidities (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD] and substance use disorder [SUD]) from an RDoC framework and how existing evidence-based treatments would be expected to promote change in the RDoC domains of functioning...
February 6, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165266/trauma-informed-juvenile-justice-systems-a-systematic-review-of-definitions-and-core-components
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Christopher Edward Branson, Carly Lyn Baetz, Sarah McCue Horwitz, Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood
OBJECTIVE: The U.S. Department of Justice has called for the creation of trauma-informed juvenile justice systems in order to combat the negative impact of trauma on youth offenders and frontline staff. Definitions of trauma-informed care have been proposed for various service systems, yet there is not currently a widely accepted definition for juvenile justice. The current systematic review examined published definitions of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system in an effort to identify the most commonly named core elements and specific interventions or policies...
February 6, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161994/conformation-dependent-qsar-approach-for-the-prediction-of-inhibitory-activity-of-bromodomain-modulators
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C R García-Jacas, K Martinez-Mayorga, Y Marrero-Ponce, J L Medina-Franco
Epigenetic drug discovery is a promising research field with growing interest in the scientific community, as evidenced by the number of publications and the large amount of structure-epigenetic activity information currently available in the public domain. Computational methods are valuable tools to analyse and understand the activity of large compound collections from their structural information. In this manuscript, QSAR models to predict the inhibitory activity of a diverse and heterogeneous set of 88 organic molecules against the bromodomains BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4 are presented...
February 6, 2017: SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150390/gray-matter-relationships-to-diagnostic-and-transdiagnostic-features-of-drug-and-behavioral-addictions
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Sarah W Yip, Patrick D Worhunsky, Jiansong Xu, Kristen P Morie, R Todd Constable, Robert T Malison, Kathleen M Carroll, Marc N Potenza
Alterations in neural structure have been reported in both cocaine-use disorder and gambling disorder, separately, suggesting similarities across addiction diagnoses. Individual variation in neural structure has also been associated with impulsivity, a dimensional construct implicated in addictions. This study combines categorical (diagnosis-based) and dimensional (transdiagnostic) approaches to identify neural structural alterations linked to addiction subtypes and trait impulsivity, respectively, across individuals with gambling disorder (n = 35), individuals with cocaine-use disorder (n = 37) and healthy comparison individuals (n = 37)...
February 1, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145070/a-systematic-review-of-instruments-to-identify-mental-health-and-substance-use-problems-among-children-in-the-emergency-department
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Amanda S Newton, Amir Soleimani, Scott W Kirkland, Rebecca J Gokiert
OBJECTIVE: Specialized instruments to screen and diagnose mental health problems in children and adolescents are not yet standard components of clinical assessments in emergency departments (EDs). We conducted a systematic review to investigate the psychometric properties, accuracy, and performance metrics of instruments used in the ED to identify pediatric mental health and substance use problems. METHODS: We searched seven electronic databases and the grey literature for psychometric validation studies, diagnostic studies, and cohort studies that assessed any instrument to screen for or diagnose mental illness, emotional or behavioral problems, or substance use disorders...
February 1, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131628/latent-variable-analysis-of-positive-and-negative-valence-processing-focused-on-symptom-and-behavioral-units-of-analysis-in-mood-and-anxiety-disorders
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Martin P Paulus, Murray B Stein, Michelle G Craske, Susan Bookheimer, Charles T Taylor, Alan N Simmons, Natasha Sidhu, Katherine S Young, Boyang Fan
BACKGROUND: Mood and anxiety disorders are highly heterogeneous and their underlying pathology is complex. The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) approach seeks to establish dimensionally and neuroscience-based descriptions of psychopathology that may inform better classification and treatment approaches. The current investigation sought to determine the latent variables underlying positive and negative valence processing in terms of symptoms and behavioral units of analysis. METHOD: As part of an ongoing study, individuals with mood and anxiety problems were recruited largely from primary care clinics at UCLA (n=62) and UCSD (n=58)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124571/the-dsm5-rdoc-debate-on-the-future-of-mental-health-research-implication-for-studies-on-human-stress-and-presentation-of-the-signature-bank
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S J Lupien, M Sasseville, N François, C E Giguère, J Boissonneault, P Plusquellec, R Godbout, L Xiong, S Potvin, E Kouassi, A Lesage
In 2008, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announced that in the next few decades, it will be essential to study the various biological, psychological and social 'signatures' of mental disorders. Along with this new 'signature' approach to mental health disorders, modifications of DSM were introduced. One major modification consisted of incorporating a dimensional approach to mental disorders, which involved analyzing, using a transnosological approach, various factors that are commonly observed across different types of mental disorders...
January 26, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122506/variation-in-use-of-antipsychotic-medications-in-nursing-homes-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review
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Hannah Cioltan, Samah Alshehri, Carol Howe, Jeannie Lee, Mindy Fain, Howard Eng, Kenneth Schachter, Jane Mohler
BACKGROUND: The use of antipsychotic medications (APMs) in nursing home residents in the U.S. is an increasingly prominent issue and has been associated with increased risk of hospitalization, cardiovascular events, hip fractures, and mortality, among other adverse health events. The Food and Drug Administration has placed a black box warning on these drugs, specifying that they are not meant for residents with dementia, and has asked providers to review their treatment plans. The purpose of this systematic PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses)-based review was to summarize original research studies on facility level characteristics contributing to the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes across the United States, in order to investigate the variation of use...
January 26, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117605/quality-assessment-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-using-the-agree-ii-instrument
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Alfredo J Lucendo, Ángel Arias, Olga Redondo-González, Javier Molina-Infante
BACKGROUND: High-quality evidence-based clinical practice guidelines can guide diagnosis and treatment to optimize outcomes. We aimed to systematically review the quality of international guidelines on eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). METHODS: MEDLINE and Scopus databases were searched for appropriate guidelines up to 2016. Two gastroenterologists and two methodologists independently evaluated the documents using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument...
February 1, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116767/the-effectiveness-of-environment-assessment-tools-to-guide-refurbishment-of-australian-residential-aged-care-facilities-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Samantha Neylon, Caroline Bulsara, Anne-Marie Hill
OBJECTIVE: To determine applicability of environment assessment tools in guiding minor refurbishments of Australian residential aged care facilities. METHOD: Studies conducted in residential aged care settings using assessment tools which address the physical environment were eligible for inclusion in a systematic review. Given these studies are limited, tools which have not yet been utilised in research settings were also included. Tools were analysed using a critical appraisal screen...
January 24, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116011/supplemental-milestones-for-emergency-medicine-residency-programs-a-validation-study
#19
Andrew R Ketterer, David H Salzman, Jeremy B Branzetti, Michael A Gisondi
INTRODUCTION: Emergency medicine (EM) residency programs may be 36 or 48 months in length. The Residency Review Committee for EM requires that 48-month programs provide educational justification for the additional 12 months. We developed additional milestones that EM training programs might use to assess outcomes in domains that meet this accreditation requirement. This study aims to assess for content validity of these supplemental milestones using a similar methodology to that of the original EM Milestones validation study...
January 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112769/assessing-the-current-state-of-cognitive-frailty-measurement-properties
#20
L Sargent, R Brown
BACKGROUND: Currently, an estimated 25-30% of people ages 85 or older have dementia, with a projected 115 million people worldwide living with dementia by 2050. With this worldwide phenomenon fast approaching, early detection of at-risk older adults and development of interventions focused on preventing loss in quality of life are increasingly important. A new construct defined by the International Consensus Group (I.A.N.A/I.A.G.G) as «cognitive frailty» combines domains of physical frailty with cognitive impairment and provides a framework for research that may provide a means to identify individuals with cognitive impairment caused by nonneurodegenerative conditions...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
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