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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142787/sleep-apnea-symptoms-and-cardiovascular-disease-risks-among-haitian-medical-students
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Diana M Rosenthal, Donaldson F Conserve, Dodley Severe, Michaele A Gedeon, Ferdinand Zizi, Georges Casimir, Samy I McFarlane, Girardin Jean Louis
Sleep apnea is a prevalent sleep disorder that disproportionately affects blacks and has been previously studied among Caribbean-born blacks in Brooklyn, New York, but there has been negligible research in the Caribbean, specifically Haiti, and developing countries on this pressing health issue. A total of 373 medical students (mean age=20.6 years ± 2.3 years) from a medical school in Haiti participated in this study. Participants were administered a questionnaire assessing their sleep health and cardiovascular outcomes...
April 2017: Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140814/visual-snow-syndrome-what-we-know-so-far
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Francesca Puledda, Christoph Schankin, Kathleen Digre, Peter J Goadsby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We provide an overview of the neurological condition known as visual snow syndrome. Patients affected by this chronic disorder suffer with a pan-field visual disturbance described as tiny flickering dots, which resemble the static noise of an untuned television. RECENT FINDINGS: The term 'visual snow' has only appeared in the medical literature very recently. The clinical features of the syndrome have now been reasonably described and the pathophysiology has begun to be explored...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131386/education-school-type-and-screen-time-were-associated-with-overweight-and-obesity-in-2-930-adolescents
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Dieter Furthner, Margit Ehrenmueller, Roland Lanzersdorfer, Gerhard Halmerbauer, Klaus Schmitt, Ariane Biebl
AIM: This cross-sectional study analysed the influence of socioeconomic factors on screen time, overweight and obesity. METHODS: We asked adolescents aged 10, 14 and 17 from 10 school types in urban and rural regions in Upper Austria to complete questionnaires from December 2012 to February 2013. Their parents were also asked to complete questionnaires. RESULTS: The questionnaires were completed by 2,930 adolescents and 2,209 parents. Total weekend screen time was significantly associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) in 10-year-old boys (p<0...
November 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125325/communicating-risk-information-in-direct-to-consumer-prescription-drug-television-ads-a-content-analysis
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Helen W Sullivan, Kathryn J Aikin, Jon Poehlman
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) television ads for prescription drugs are required to disclose the product's major risks in the audio or audio and visual parts of the presentation (sometimes referred to as the "major statement"). The objective of this content analysis was to determine how the major statement of risks is presented in DTC television ads, including what risk information is presented, how easy or difficult it is to understand the risk information, and the audio and visual characteristics of the major statement...
November 10, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123061/properties-and-potential-optoelectronic-applications-of-lead-halide-perovskite-nanocrystals
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REVIEW
Maksym V Kovalenko, Loredana Protesescu, Maryna I Bodnarchuk
Semiconducting lead halide perovskites (LHPs) have not only become prominent thin-film absorber materials in photovoltaics but have also proven to be disruptive in the field of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs). The most important feature of LHP NCs is their so-called defect-tolerance-the apparently benign nature of structural defects, highly abundant in these compounds, with respect to optical and electronic properties. Here, we review the important differences that exist in the chemistry and physics of LHP NCs as compared with more conventional, tetrahedrally bonded, elemental, and binary semiconductor NCs (such as silicon, germanium, cadmium selenide, gallium arsenide, and indium phosphide)...
November 10, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122571/360%C3%A2-operative-videos-a-randomised-cross-over-study-evaluating-attentiveness-and-information-retention
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Cuan M Harrington, Dara O Kavanagh, Gemma Wright Ballester, Athena Wright Ballester, Patrick Dicker, Oscar Traynor, Arnold Hill, Sean Tierney
OBJECTIVE: Although two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional videos have traditionally provided foundations for reviewing operative procedures, the recent 360º format may provide new dimensions to surgical education. This study sought to describe the production of a high quality 360º video for an index-operation (augmented with educational material), while evaluating for variances in attentiveness, information retention, and appraisal compared to 2D. DESIGN: A 6-camera synchronised array (GoPro Omni, [California, United States]) was suspended inverted and recorded an elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 2016...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119813/school-age-children-s-perception-of-the-hospital-experience
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Handan Boztepe, Sevil Çınar, Ayşe Ay
In order to determine the perception of hospital experiences among school-age children's (6-12 years), a descriptive and cross-sectional study was performed in 130 children hospitalized in a pediatric hospital with different diagnoses. Data were collected using a pediatric information form, questionnaire form, scale for attitudes towards hospital and healthcare personnel, and sources of anxiety generating thoughts scale (SAGTS). Children's expectations of the nurses were to be well treated (62%), to perform painless procedures (20%), to play games together (12%), to be capable of their job (10%), and to be cheerful (10%)...
June 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119131/bedtime-use-of-technology-and-associated-sleep-problems-in-children
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Caitlyn Fuller, Eric Lehman, Steven Hicks, Marsha B Novick
Children comprise one of the largest consumer groups of technology. Sleep is fundamental to optimal functioning during childhood, including health and behavior. The purpose of this study was to explore bedtime electronic use and its impact on 3 health consequences-sleep quantity and quality, inattention, and body mass index. Parents of 234 children, ages 8 to 17 years, were surveyed to quantify hours of technology use (computer, video games, cell phone, and television), hours of sleep, and inattentive behaviors...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113089/predicting-physical-activity-and-healthy-nutrition-behaviors-using-social-cognitive-theory-cross-sectional-survey-among-undergraduate-students-in-chongqing-china
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Xianglong Xu, Yang Pu, Manoj Sharma, Yunshuang Rao, Yilin Cai, Yong Zhao
(1) Background: Generally suggested public health measures to reduce obesity were to limit television (TV) viewing, enhance daily physical activities, enable the consumption of fruit and vegetables, and reduce sugar-sweetened beverage intake. This study analyzed the extent to which selected social cognitive theory constructs can predict these behaviors among Chinese undergraduate students. (2) Methods: This cross-sectional study included 1976 undergraduate students from six universities in Chongqing, China...
November 5, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112721/tailored-communications-for-obesity-prevention-in-pediatric-primary-care-a-feasibility-study
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Julie A Wright, Jessica A Whiteley, Bonnie L Watson, Sherri N Sheinfeld Gorin, Laura L Hayman
Recommendations for the prevention of childhood obesity encourage providers to counsel parents and their children on healthy diet and activity behaviors. This study evaluated the feasibility of a theory-based, tailored communication intervention for obesity prevention (Team Up for Health) delivered during a well-child visit. A two-armed randomized controlled trial was used. Parents of children aged 4-10 years were recruited from a list of patients due for a well-child visit at a pediatric primary care clinic...
November 2, 2017: Health Education Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111446/high-and-low-use-of-electronic-media-during-nighttime-before-going-to-sleep-a-comparative-study-between-adolescents-attending-a-morning-or-afternoon-school-shift
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Arturo Arrona-Palacios
This study compared the effects of time spent on electronic media devices during nighttime before going to sleep on the sleep-wake cycle, daytime sleepiness, and chronotype in 568 Mexican students (288 girls, mean age = 14.08) attending a double school shift system (287 from morning shift and 281 from afternoon shift). Students completed anonymous self-report questionnaires. Results suggest that high exposure to an electronic media device may have an impact on their sleep-wake cycle, regardless of their school shift...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109889/a-case-report-on-vt-from-tv-dvt-and-pe-from-prolonged-television-watching
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Alan Lucerna, James Espinosa, Lindsey Ackley, Philip Carhart, Douglas Stranges, Risha Hertz
Pulmonary embolus (PE) and deep vein thrombosis are diagnoses that are commonly made in the emergency department. Well known risk factors for thromboembolic events include immobility, malignancy, pregnancy, surgery, and acquired or inherited thrombophilias, obesity, cigarette smoking, and hypertension. We present a case of a 59-year-old female who watched TV and developed leg swelling and was found to have PE and DVT.
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108205/-investigation-and-analysis-of-the-knowledge-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-among-residents-in-hebei-province-china
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Q F Liang, Y D Wang, C Y Zhao
Objective: To investigate the knowledge of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among medical staff and general population in Hebei Province, China, understand the degree of awareness of NAFLD among residents, standardize the diagnosis and treatment of NAFLD, improve the correct awareness of NAFLD among general population, promote the establishment of a reasonable lifestyle, and scientifically and effectively control the incidence and mortality rates of NAFLD. Methods: The investigation was performed in 30 hospitals and neighboring schools and communities in Hebei Province, and a questionnaire survey on the knowledge of NAFLD was performed for 1 300 medical workers and 2 000 persons from the general population...
October 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103799/american-college-of-allergy-asthma-immunology-position-paper-on-the-use-of-telemedicine-for-allergists
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Tania Elliott, Jennifer Shih, Chitra Dinakar, Jay Portnoy, Stanley Fineman
The integration of telecommunications and information systems in health care first began 4 decades ago with 500 patient consultations performed via interactive television. The use of telemedicine services and technology to deliver health care at a distance is increasing exponentially. Concomitant with this rapid expansion is the exciting ability to provide enhancements in quality and safety of care. Telemedicine enables increased access to care, improvement in health outcomes, reduction in medical costs, better resource use, expanded educational opportunities, and enhanced collaboration between patients and physicians...
November 2, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101091/recruiting-women-to-a-mobile-health-smoking-cessation-trial-low-and-no-cost-strategies
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Kristopher J Abbate, Melanie D Hingle, Julie Armin, Peter Giacobbi, Judith S Gordon
BACKGROUND: Successful recruitment of participants to mobile health (mHealth) studies presents unique challenges over in-person studies. It is important to identify recruitment strategies that maximize the limited recruitment resources available to researchers. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe a case study of a unique recruitment process used in a recent mHealth software app designed to increase smoking cessation among weight-concerned women smokers...
November 3, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099476/assessment-of-a-health-promotion-model-on-obese-turkish-children
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Berna Eren Fidanci, Nalan Akbayrak, Filiz Arslan
BACKGROUND: Studies of childhood obesity have shown that fostering healthy life behaviors is more important than losing weight. However, studies reporting this result did not use a theoretical nursing model, which offers a systematic approach and scientific basis for studying the concepts and principles of nursing practice. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of an intervention that is based on Nola J. Pender's Health Promotion Model (HPM) on the healthy life behaviors and self-confidence of obese children...
December 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093050/screen-violence-and-youth-behavior
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REVIEW
Craig A Anderson, Brad J Bushman, Bruce D Bartholow, Joanne Cantor, Dimitri Christakis, Sarah M Coyne, Edward Donnerstein, Jeanne Funk Brockmyer, Douglas A Gentile, C Shawn Green, Rowell Huesmann, Tom Hummer, Barbara Krahé, Victor C Strasburger, Wayne Warburton, Barbara J Wilson, Michele Ybarra
Violence in screen entertainment media (ie, television, film, video games, and the Internet), defined as depictions of characters (or players) trying to physically harm other characters (or players), is ubiquitous. The Workgroup on Media Violence and Violent Video Games reviewed numerous meta-analyses and other relevant research from the past 60 years, with an emphasis on violent video game research. Consistent with every major science organization review, the Workgroup found compelling evidence of short-term harmful effects, as well as evidence of long-term harmful effects...
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093037/digital-media-anxiety-and-depression-in-children
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Elizabeth Hoge, David Bickham, Joanne Cantor
There are growing concerns about the impact of digital technologies on children's emotional well-being, particularly regarding fear, anxiety, and depression. The 2 mental health categories of anxiety and depression will be discussed together because there is significant symptom overlap and comorbidity. Early research has explored the impact of traditional media (eg, television, movies) on children's acute fears, which can result in anxieties and related sleep disturbances that are difficult to remedy. More recent research deals with the interactive nature of newer media, especially social media, and their impacts on anxiety and depression...
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093033/digital-screen-media-and-cognitive-development
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REVIEW
Daniel R Anderson, Kaveri Subrahmanyam
In this article, we examine the impact of digital screen devices, including television, on cognitive development. Although we know that young infants and toddlers are using touch screen devices, we know little about their comprehension of the content that they encounter on them. In contrast, research suggests that children begin to comprehend child-directed television starting at ∼2 years of age. The cognitive impact of these media depends on the age of the child, the kind of programming (educational programming versus programming produced for adults), the social context of viewing, as well the particular kind of interactive media (eg, computer games)...
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092014/children-s-exposure-to-food-advertising-the-impact-of-statutory-restrictions
#20
Rosa Whalen, Joanne Harrold, Simon Child, Jason Halford, Emma Boyland
Evidence demonstrating links between exposure to unhealthy food marketing, poor eating behaviours and paediatric obesity has led to calls for regulatory change in many countries, including the UK. However no official monitoring system exists to inform international debate on food advertising policy. This study systematically explores food advertising on UK television in 2010 (post-regulation) and compare this to 2008 (mid-regulation) to assess if food adverts improved in nutritional quality after implementation of regulations...
October 30, 2017: Health Promotion International
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