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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209143/collaborative-leadership-and-the-implementation-of-community-based-fall-prevention-initiatives-a-multiple-case-study-of-public-health-practice-within-community-groups
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Maureen Markle-Reid, Cathy Dykeman, Jenny Ploeg, Caralyn Kelly Stradiotto, Angela Andrews, Susan Bonomo, Sarah Orr-Shaw, Niyati Salker
BACKGROUND: Falls among community-dwelling older adults are a serious public health concern. While evidence-based fall prevention strategies are available, their effective implementation requires broad cross-sector coordination that is beyond the capacity of any single institution or organization. Community groups comprised of diverse stakeholders that include public health, care providers from the public and private sectors and citizen volunteers are working to deliver locally-based fall prevention...
February 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202950/including-non-informative-parents-in-transmission-based-association-tests
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Hemant Kulkarni, Saurabh Ghosh
The classical transmission disequilibrium test (TDT) based on a trio design uses information only on the allele transmitted by a heterozygous parent at a marker locus as homozygous parents are non-informative about linkage. However, the phenotype of an offspring depends on the alleles transmitted by both parents, irrespective of whether the parents are homozygous or heterozygous, and hence carry useful information on association. In this article, we propose modifications to the TDT procedures by incorporating transmission data on both parents in an informative trio to explore possible gain in power in detecting association...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197591/predicting-brain-network-changes-in-alzheimer-s-disease-with-link-prediction-algorithms
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Sadegh Sulaimany, Mohammad Khansari, Peyman Zarrineh, Madelaine Daianu, Neda Jahanshad, Paul M Thompson, Ali Masoudi-Nejad
Link prediction is a promising research area for modeling various types of networks and has mainly focused on predicting missing links. Link prediction methods may be valuable for describing brain connectivity, as it changes in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its precursor, mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Here, we analyzed 3-tesla whole-brain diffusion-weighted images from 202 participants in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) - 50 healthy controls, 72 with earlyMCI (eMCI) and 38 with lateMCI (lMCI) and 42 AD patients...
February 15, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194734/physical-and-physiological-profiles-of-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-athletes-a-systematic-review
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Leonardo Vidal Andreato, Francisco Javier Díaz Lara, Alexandro Andrade, Braulio Henrique Magnani Branco
BACKGROUND: Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling combat sport that has intermittency as its core element; in other words, actions of high, moderate and low intensity are interspersed during matches, requiring a high level of conditioning to support optimal levels of performance for the total match time. The athletes perform from four to six matches during a day of competition, and this number may increase if the open-class competition, which is held parallel to the competition by weight class, is considered...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194503/inequalities-by-immigrant-status-in-depressive-symptoms-in-europe-the-role-of-integration-policy-regimes
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Davide Malmusi, Laia Palència, Umar Z Ikram, Anton E Kunst, Carme Borrell
PURPOSE: We aimed to study whether country integration policy models were related to inequalities by immigrant status in depressive symptoms in Europe. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study using data from 17 countries in the sixth wave of the European Social Survey (2012), comparing subjects born either in the country of residence (non-immigrants, N = 28,333) or in a country not classified as "advanced economy" by the IMF (immigrants, N = 2041). Depressive symptoms were assessed with the eight-item version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale...
February 14, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192755/how-do-men-and-women-help-validation-of-a-multidimensional-measure-of-prosocial-behavior
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Matthew G Nielson, Laura Padilla-Walker, Erin K Holmes
The current study sought to address gender differences in prosocial behavior by creating and validating a multidimensional measure of prosocial behavior that more fully captures the ways that men help others. The new measure is directed toward family, friend, and strangers, and has five factors: defending, emotional support, inclusion, physical helping, and sharing. In Study 1, CFA analyses performed on a sample of 463 emerging adults online (mean age 23.42) revealed good model fit and divergent validity for each of the five factors...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190527/assessing-quality-of-life-in-diabetes-ii-deconstructing-measures-into-a-simple-framework
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Tricia S Tang, Fardowsa L A Yusuf, William H Polonsky, Lawrence Fisher
A growing number of instruments measuring diabetes-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have been identified in previous systematic reviews, the most recent being published in 2008. The purpose of this paper is report on an updated systematic review of diabetes-specific HRQOL measures highlighting the time period 2006-2016; to deconstruct existing diabetes-specific HRQOL measures into a simple framework for evaluating the goodness-of-fit between specific research needs and instrument characteristics; and to present core characteristics of measures not yet reported in other reviews to further facilitate scale selection...
October 26, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179370/comparing-women-s-contraceptive-preferences-with-their-choices-in-5-urban-family-planning-clinics-in-ghana
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Sarah D Rominski, Emmanuel Sk Morhe, Ernest Maya, Abukar Manu, Vanessa K Dalton
BACKGROUND: Concern about contraceptive side effects is a common reason reported by women for not using contraception or discontinuing use. We sought to characterize women's preferences related to method characteristics and side effects and to examine whether their adopted method was consistent with their stated preferences. METHODS: Between June 1, 2015, and August 31, 2015, we surveyed women attending 5 urban family planning clinics in Kumasi and Accra, Ghana, before and after their counseling sessions...
February 8, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179264/performance-of-the-asas-classification-criteria-for-axial-and-peripheral-spondyloarthritis-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alexandre Sepriano, Roxana Rubio, Sofia Ramiro, Robert Landewé, Désirée van der Heijde
OBJECTIVE: To summarise the evidence on the performance of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) classification criteria for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) (also imaging and clinical arm separately), peripheral (p)SpA and the entire set, when tested against the rheumatologist's diagnosis ('reference standard'). METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed to identify eligible studies. Raw data on SpA diagnosis and classification were extracted or, if necessary, obtained from the authors of the selected publications...
February 8, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170407/spatial-heterogeneity-and-risk-factors-for-stunting-among-children-under-age-five-in-ethiopia-a-bayesian-geo-statistical-model
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Seifu Hagos, Damen Hailemariam, Tasew WoldeHanna, Bernt Lindtjørn
BACKGROUND: Understanding the spatial distribution of stunting and underlying factors operating at meso-scale is of paramount importance for intervention designing and implementations. Yet, little is known about the spatial distribution of stunting and some discrepancies are documented on the relative importance of reported risk factors. Therefore, the present study aims at exploring the spatial distribution of stunting at meso- (district) scale, and evaluates the effect of spatial dependency on the identification of risk factors and their relative contribution to the occurrence of stunting and severe stunting in a rural area of Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166851/a-systematic-review-of-early-modelling-studies-of-ebola-virus-disease-in-west-africa
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Z S Y Wong, C M Bui, A A Chughtai, C R Macintyre
Phenomenological and mechanistic models are widely used to assist resource planning for pandemics and emerging infections. We conducted a systematic review, to compare methods and outputs of published phenomenological and mechanistic modelling studies pertaining to the 2013-2016 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemics in four West African countries - Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. We searched Pubmed, Embase and Scopus databases for relevant English language publications up to December 2015. Of the 874 articles identified, 41 met our inclusion criteria...
February 7, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164322/reference-ranges-of-placental-volume-measured-by-virtual-organ-computer-aided-analysis-between-10-and-14-weeks-of-gestation
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Daranee Meengeonthong, Suchaya Luewan, Supatra Sirichotiyakul, Theera Tongsong
OBJECTIVE: To establish the reference ranges of the placental volume between 10 and 14 weeks of gestation of Thai fetuses. METHODS: The placental volumes were acquired in normal pregnancies between 10 and 14 weeks of gestation using transabdominal three-dimensional ultrasound. The placental volume was then analyzed using VOCAL (virtual organ computer-aided analysis) technique with a rotation angle of 30°. The measured values were regressed to identify the best-fit model...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147523/effect-of-high-frequency-modes-on-singlet-fission-dynamics
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Yuta Fujihashi, Lipeng Chen, Akihito Ishizaki, Junling Wang, Yang Zhao
Singlet fission is a spin-allowed energy conversion process whereby a singlet excitation splits into two spin-correlated triplet excitations residing on adjacent molecules and has a potential to dramatically increase the efficiency of organic photovoltaics. Recent time-resolved nonlinear spectra of pentacene derivatives have shown the importance of high frequency vibrational modes in efficient fission. In this work, we explore impacts of vibration-induced fluctuations on fission dynamics through quantum dynamics calculations with parameters from fitting measured linear and nonlinear spectra...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140390/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-seroprevalence-surveys-of-ebolavirus-infection
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Hilary Bower, Judith R Glynn
Asymptomatic ebolavirus infection could greatly influence transmission dynamics, but there is little consensus on how frequently it occurs or even if it exists. This paper summarises the available evidence on seroprevalence of Ebola, Sudan and Bundibugyo virus IgG in people without known ebolavirus disease. Through systematic review, we identified 51 studies with seroprevalence results in sera collected from 1961 to 2016. We tabulated findings by study population, contact, assay, antigen and positivity threshold used, and present seroprevalence point estimates and 95% confidence intervals...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138132/breathing-space-a-practical-approach-to-the-breathless-patient
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Nicholas S Hopkinson, Noel Baxter
Breathlessness is a common symptom that may have multiple causes in any one individual and causes that may change over time. Breathlessness campaigns encourage people to see their General Practitioner if they are unduly breathless. Members of the London Respiratory Network collaborated to develop a tool that would encourage a holistic approach to breathlessness, which was applicable both at the time of diagnosis and during ongoing management. This has led to the development of the aide memoire "Breathing SPACE", which encompasses five key themes-smoking, pulmonary disease, anxiety/psychosocial factors, cardiac disease, and exercise/fitness...
December 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137541/an-integrative-review-of-breastfeeding-duration-and-influencing-factors-among-women-serving-active-duty-in-the-u-s-military
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REVIEW
Andrea L Farwell
OBJECTIVE: To determine what is known about breastfeeding duration among active-duty servicewomen and to identify factors related to military employment that facilitate or inhibit breastfeeding DATA SOURCES: Literature searches using CINAHL and MEDLINE were conducted with the keywords military and breastfeeding for articles published from January 2000 through May 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Abstracts and full-text research articles were retrieved and analyzed that met the inclusion criteria: English language, U...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130055/optimal-dose-and-fraction-number-in-sbrt-of-lung-tumours-a-radiobiological-analysis
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Ruggero Ruggieri, Pavel Stavrev, Stefania Naccarato, Nadejda Stavreva, Filippo Alongi, Alan E Nahum
The efficacy of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer for severely hypofractionated schedules is clinically proven. Tumour control probability (TCP) modelling might further optimize prescription dose and number of treatment fractions (n). To this end, we will discuss the following controversial questions. Which is the most plausible cell-survival model at doses per fraction (d) as high as 20Gy? Do clinical data support a dose-response relationship with saturation over some threshold-dose? Given the reduced re-oxygenation for severe hypofractionation, is the inclusion of tumour hypoxia in TCP modelling relevant? Can iso-effective schedules be derived by assuming a homogeneous tumour-cell population with α/β≈10Gy, or should distinct cell subpopulations, with different α/β values, be taken into account? Is there scope for patient-specific individualization of n? Despite the difficulty of providing definite answers to the above questions, reasonable suggestions for lung SBRT can be derived from the literature...
January 24, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128671/marital-status-cardiovascular-diseases-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-review-of-the-evidence
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Roberto Manfredini, Alfredo De Giorgi, Ruana Tiseo, Benedetta Boari, Rosaria Cappadona, Raffaella Salmi, Massimo Gallerani, Fulvia Signani, Fabio Manfredini, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Fabio Fabbian
BACKGROUND: There is evidence showing that marital status (MS) and marital disruption (i.e., separation, divorce, and being widowed) are associated with poor physical health outcomes, including for all-cause mortality. We checked for the available evidence on the association between MS and cardiovascular (CV) diseases, outcomes, and CV risk factors. METHODS: A search across the PubMed database of all articles, including the term "marital status" in their title, was performed...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127637/-motor-skills-and-safety-of-patients-with-bi-or-trimalleolar-ankle-injury-comparison-with-healthy-active-age-matched-control-subjects
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Dana Loudovici-Krug, Monique Benkenstein, Steffen Derlien, Norman Best
OBJECTIVE: Do patients with bi- or trimalleolar ankle injury show differences in motor skills and safety in comparison with healthy, active, age-matched control subjects? STUDY DESIGN: Prospective controlled cross-sectional study. METHODS: Inclusion of 17 patients with bi- or trimalleolar ankle injury (mean 1.5 years postsurgery) and 23 healthy, active subjects of comparable age (fitness studio). Measurement instruments: motor test procedures and questionnaires...
January 26, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125753/photographic-standards-for-patients-with-facial-palsy-and-recommendations-by-members-of-the-sir-charles-bell-society
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Katherine B Santosa, Adel Fattah, Javier Gavilán, Tessa A Hadlock, Alison K Snyder-Warwick
Importance: There is no widely accepted assessment tool or common language used by clinicians caring for patients with facial palsy, making exchange of information challenging. Standardized photography may represent such a language and is imperative for precise exchange of information and comparison of outcomes in this special patient population. Objectives: To review the literature to evaluate the use of facial photography in the management of patients with facial palsy and to examine the use of photography in documenting facial nerve function among members of the Sir Charles Bell Society-a group of medical professionals dedicated to care of patients with facial palsy...
January 26, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
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