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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060653/a-robust-automatic-mechanism-for-electrocardiogram-interpretation-in-telehealthcare
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Te-Wei Ho, Feipei Lai
Telehealthcare has become increasingly popular in clinical practice as a means of providing ubiquitous healthcare through long-term informative interactions and health monitoring. We have delivered a synchronized telehealthcare program since 2009. We have implemented a web-based clinical decision support system with a knowledge-based electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition mechanism as an augmentation service to assist medical practitioners doing decision making in clinical practice. To evaluate the capability and usage limits of this automatic ECG interpretation, the aim of this study was to validate the stability and robustness of proposed mechanism using stress testing through six simulation scenarios...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983476/from-population-databases-to-research-and-informed-health-decisions-and-policy
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Yossy Machluf, Orna Tal, Amir Navon, Yoram Chaiter
BACKGROUND: In the era of big data, the medical community is inspired to maximize the utilization and processing of the rapidly expanding medical datasets for clinical-related and policy-driven research. This requires a medical database that can be aggregated, interpreted, and integrated at both the individual and population levels. Policymakers seek data as a lever for wise, evidence-based decision-making and information-driven policy. Yet, bridging the gap between data collection, research, and policymaking, is a major challenge...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904798/patterns-of-residual-hiv-1-rna-shedding-in-the-seminal-plasma-of-patients-on-effective-antiretroviral-therapy
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Christophe Pasquier, Marie Walschaerts, Stéphanie Raymond, Nathalie Moinard, Karine Saune, Myriam Daudin, Jacques Izopet, Louis Bujan
BACKGROUND: More and more HIV-1-infected men on effective antiretroviral treatment (ART) have unprotected sex in order to procreate. The main factor influencing transmission is seminal HIV shedding. While the risk of HIV transmission is very low, it is difficult to assess in individuals. Nevertheless, it should be quantified. RESULTS: We retrospectively analysed seminal plasma HIV-1 shedding by 362 treated HIV-infected men attending a medically assisted reproduction centre (1998-2013) in order to determine its frequency, the impact of the antiretroviral regimen on HIV shedding, and to identify shedding patterns...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853112/outcomes-of-a-military-regional-multispecialty-synchronous-telehealth-platform-and-the-importance-of-the-dedicated-patient-presenter
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Kirk H Waibel, Stephanie J Garner, Irfan Bojicic, Robin Smith
Implementing a successful multispecialty synchronous telehealth program requires identifying and overcoming numerous barriers. One key aspect of synchronous telehealth involves the telehealth presenter; however, the impact that a dedicated patient presenter has supporting routine multispecialty synchronous telehealth is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of telehealth encounters conducted from a single regional medical center over a two-year period to 12 outlying health clinics which provided one of 3 levels of patient presenter support: category 1 locations had a dedicated telehealth registered nurse, category 2 locations had a nondedicated registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse, and category 3 locations were supported by an Army medic (military occupational specialty 68W)...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790966/randomized-controlled-study-of-a-remote-flipped-classroom-neuro-otology-curriculum
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Frederick Robert Carrick, Mahera Abdulrahman, Ahmed Hankir, Maksim Zayaruzny, Kinda Najem, Palita Lungchukiet, Roger A Edwards
CONTEXT: Medical Education can be delivered in the traditional classroom or via novel technology including an online classroom. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that learning in an online classroom would result in similar outcomes as learning in the traditional classroom when using a flipped classroom pedagogy. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. A total of 274 subjects enrolled in a Neuro-otology training program for non-Neuro-otologists of 25 h held over a 3-day period...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764890/the-impact-of-a-retail-prescription-synchronization-program-on-medication-adherence
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Charmaine Girdish, William Shrank, Sarah Freytag, David Chen, Doug Gebhard, Andrew Bunton, Niteesh Choudhry, Jennifer Polinski
OBJECTIVES: To understand the impact of prescription synchronization, offered through the ScriptSync® program at CVS pharmacies nationwide, on adherence and reducing visits to the pharmacy. DESIGN: Cohort study, conducted between March 26, 2015, and December 18, 2015. Program enrollment occurred in August 2015, with a 120-day baseline period preceding enrollment and a 120-day follow-up period. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: CVS retail community pharmacies across the United States...
July 29, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697744/e-learning-in-graduate-medical-education-survey-of-residency-program-directors
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Christopher M Wittich, Anoop Agrawal, David A Cook, Andrew J Halvorsen, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Saima Chaudhry, Denise M Dupras, Amy S Oxentenko, Thomas J Beckman
BACKGROUND: E-learning-the use of Internet technologies to enhance knowledge and performance-has become a widely accepted instructional approach. Little is known about the current use of e-learning in postgraduate medical education. To determine utilization of e-learning by United States internal medicine residency programs, program director (PD) perceptions of e-learning, and associations between e-learning use and residency program characteristics. METHODS: We conducted a national survey in collaboration with the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine of all United States internal medicine residency programs...
July 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662759/a-project-to-promote-adherence-to-blood-pressure-medication-among-people-who-use-community-pharmacies-in-rural-montana-2014-2016
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Carrie S Oser, Crystelle C Fogle, James A Bennett
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacists can assist patients in managing their blood pressure levels. We assessed whether adherence to blood pressure medication improved among people who used community pharmacies in rural Montana after pharmacists initiated consultations and distributed educational materials developed for the Million Hearts Initiative's "Team Up. Pressure Down." (TUPD) program. METHODS: From 2014 to 2016, the Cardiovascular Health Program at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services conducted a statewide project to evaluate an intervention for adherence to blood pressure medication administered through community pharmacies...
June 29, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478999/integration-of-tactical-ems-in-the-national-park-service
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William Will R Smith
The National Park Service (NPS) has domestic responsibility for emergency medical services (EMS) in remote and sometimes tactical situations in 417 units covering over 34 million hectares (84 million acres). The crossover between conflicting patient care priorities and complex medical decision making in the tactical, technical, and wilderness/remote environments often has many similarities. Patient care in these diverse locations, when compared with military settings, has slightly different variables but often similar corresponding risks to the patients and providers...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438565/improvements-in-oocyte-competence-in-superovulated-mice-following-treatment-with-cilostazol-ovulation-of-immature-oocytes-with-high-developmental-rates
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Ahmed M Taiyeb, Saeeda A Muhsen-Alanssari, William L Dees, Jill Hiney, Michael E Kjelland, Duane C Kraemer, Mundhir T Ridha-Albarzanchi
Exogenous administration of superovulatory hormones negatively affects oocyte competence in mammals. Phosphodiesterase 3A inhibitors were found to improve competence of oocytes matured in vitro in several species, including humans. This study was therefore designed to define oocyte maturation synchronization and competence, in vivo, using superovulated mice treated with cilostazol, a selective phosphodiesterase 3A inhibitor. Swiss Webster mice were superovulated and treated orally with 7.5mg cilostazol once or twice to result in ovulation of immature oocytes at the metaphase I (MI) or germinal vesicle (GV) stage, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408171/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-a-residency-in-an-independent-pharmacy-in-rural-mississippi
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Meagan Brown, Laurie Fleming, Mary Jean Sewell, Leigh Ann Ross
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) community pharmacy residency program on clinical pharmacy service implementation and enhancement in a rural Mississippi community. SETTING: An independent rural community pharmacy in Canton, MS. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION AND INNOVATION: Delivery of clinical pharmacy services provided by PGY1 community residents 1 day a week to an underserved population during an 18-month period...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397055/study-on-multi-density-contrast-agent-fillers-of-duct-casting-based-on-ct-three-dimensional-reconstruction
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Hai-Long Huang, Jin-Jun Chen, Yu Wang, Xiao-Yu Chen, Da-Cong Gong
The three-dimensional visualization model of human body duct is based on virtual anatomical structure reconstruction with duct angiography, which realizes virtual model transferred from two-dimensional, planar and static images into three-dimensional, stereoscopic and dynamic ones repectively. In recent years, the multi-duct segmentation and division of the same specimen (or organ) is the focus of attention shared by surgeons and clinical anatomists. On the basis of 4.22 g/cm(3) body bone density, this study has screened out metal oxide contract agent with different density for infusion and modeling, as well as compared and analyzed the effects of three-dimensional image of CT virtual bronchoscopy (CTVB), three-dimensional image of CT maximum intensity projection and three-dimensional model...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178576/the-association-of-pre-treatment-hpv-subtypes-with-recurrence-of-vin
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Giorgio Bogani, Fabio Martinelli, Antonino Ditto, Mauro Signorelli, Francesca Taverna, Claudia Lombardo, Valentina Chiappa, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Dario Recalcati, Cono Scaffa, Stefania Perotto, Ilaria Sabatucci, Alice Indini, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether pre-treatment HPV types are associated with recurrence of high-grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN2+). STUDY DESIGN: Data of consecutive patients with pretreatment HPV DNA test undergoing treatment for VIN2+ were retrospectively collected. Risk factors promoting the risk of VIN2+ persistence and recurrence were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier and Cox hazard proportional models. RESULTS: 64 patients had pretreatment vulvar-vaginal HPV DNA test...
April 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117707/the-basic-act-for-suicide-prevention-effects-on-longitudinal-trend-in-deliberate-self-harm-with-reference-to-national-suicide-data-for-1996-2014
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Miharu Nakanishi, Kaori Endo, Shuntaro Ando
A suicide prevention strategy was launched in Japan in 2006 to address the high suicide rate, which had increased considerably since 1998. The national strategy from 2007 involved the enhancement of psychiatric treatment services at emergency medical facilities and supportive observation by individuals close to patients. The national suicide rate has decreased gradually since 2008; however, national information regarding the number of patients who had engaged in deliberate self-harm was absent. Therefore, the present study examined the longitudinal trend in hospital admissions due to deliberate self-harm in Japan...
January 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089522/the-impact-of-medication-synchronization-on-quality-care-criteria-in-an-independent-community-pharmacy
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Jessica L Hinson, Gretchen K Garofoli, Betsy M Elswick
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of a comprehensive medication synchronization program in an independent community pharmacy by (1) evaluating changes in Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP) scores and (2) examining the change in monthly prescription volume. SETTING: Independent community pharmacy in Morgantown, WV. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Waterfront Family Pharmacy is a single-location independent community pharmacy located in Morgantown, WV...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047828/su-f-t-563-delivered-dose-reconstruction-of-moving-targets-for-gated-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat
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H Chung, C Jeong, S Cho, B Cho
PURPOSE: Actual delivered dose of moving tumors treated with gated volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) may significantly differ from the planned dose assuming static target. In this study, we developed a method which reconstructs actual delivered dose distribution of moving target by taking into account both tumor motion and dynamic beam delivery of gated VMAT, and applied to abdominal tumors. METHODS: Fifteen dual-arc VMAT plans (Eclipse, Varian Medical Systems) for 5 lung, 5 pancreatic, and 5 liver cancer patients treated with gated VMAT stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) were studied...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047795/su-f-e-11-perception-and-implementation-of-collaborative-documentation-technologies-among-medical-physics-educators-and-industry-professionals-a-current-practice-survey
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Angela N Johnson
PURPOSE: Collaboration on documents and manuscripts plays a central role in conveying medical physics concepts between interdisciplinary teams, necessary for knowledge-building, acquiring funding, and translating scientific concepts to applied medical solutions. Conventional tools and emerging internet-based solutions are used in generating and disseminating physics documents among teams. This research aimed to gain insights on how medical physics professionals and educators are using collaborative documentation software and team practices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776388/the-effects-of-equine-assisted-activities-and-therapy-on-resting-state-brain-function-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-pilot-study
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Jae Hyun Yoo, Yunhye Oh, Byongsu Jang, Jihye Song, Jiwon Kim, Seonwoo Kim, Jiyoung Lee, Hye-Yeon Shin, Jeong-Yi Kwon, Yun-Hee Kim, Bumseok Jeong, Yoo-Sook Joung
Objective: Equine-assisted activities and therapy (EAA/T) have been used as adjunct treatment options for physical and psychosocial rehabilitation. However, the therapeutic effects on resting-state brain function have not yet been studied. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of EAA/T on participants with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by comparing resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) signals and their clinical correlates. Methods: Ten participants with ADHD participated in a 12-week EAA/T program without any medication...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720333/evaluation-of-a-refill-synchronization-program-in-two-community-pharmacies
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David F Blackburn, David Tran, Courtney Quiring
OBJECTIVES: To describe medication adherence by the proportion of days covered before and after enrollment in a refill synchronization program. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of medication adherence in 2 pharmacies offering a refill synchronization program. The study population consisted of individuals who received 2 or more medications from any of 15 predefined medication classes within 6 months of enrollment in the synchronization program. Medication adherence and refill consolidation were measured over 6 months before and after enrollment...
November 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706085/design-and-construction-of-a-bilateral-haptic-system-for-the-remote-assessment-of-the-stiffness-and-range-of-motion-of-the-hand
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Fabio Oscari, Roberto Oboe, Omar Andres Daud Albasini, Stefano Masiero, Giulio Rosati
The use of haptic devices in the rehabilitation of impaired limbs has become rather popular, given the proven effectiveness in promoting recovery. In a standard framework, such devices are used in rehabilitation centers, where patients interact with virtual tasks, presented on a screen. To track their sessions, kinematic/dynamic parameters or performance scores are recorded. However, as Internet access is now available at almost every home and in order to reduce the hospitalization time of the patient, the idea of doing rehabilitation at home is gaining wide consent...
October 1, 2016: Sensors
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