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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443441/well-being-is-every-nurse-s-top-priority-unless-it-s-our-own
#1
Jane Bates
The recent survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror painted a depressing picture of working in today's NHS.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424028/church-based-recruitment-to-reach-korean-immigrants-an-integrative-review
#2
Chorong Park, Myoungock Jang, Soohyun Nam, Margaret Grey, Robin Whittemore
Although the Korean church has been frequently used to recruit Korean immigrants in research, little is known about the specific strategies and process. The purpose of this integrative review was to describe recruitment strategies in studies of Korean immigrants and to identify the process of Korean church-based recruitment. Thirty-three studies met inclusion criteria. Four stages of church-based recruitment were identified: initiation, endorsement, advertisement, and implementation. This review identified aspects of the church-based recruitment process in Korean immigrants, which are different from the Black and Hispanic literature, due to their hierarchical culture and language barriers...
April 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410498/smartstart-results-of-a-large-point-of-entry-study-into-preloading-alcohol-and-associated-behaviours
#3
Grant J Devilly, Corey Allen, Kathleen Brown
BACKGROUND: There is a growing trend of preloading with alcohol before entering entertainment districts. It is claimed that this occurs to save money and that preloading may be a good indicator of harmful drinking and risk taking behaviours more generally. No study has collected data from a large sample as the participants entered entertainment districts and measured blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels and self-reported drinking and risk taking behaviours in a systematic way. METHODS: In this research, police and academics worked together to gauge the breadth and depth of preloading behaviours...
April 11, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410471/toxicity-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-to-chlorella-vulgaris-beyerinck-beijerinck-1890-trebouxiophyceae-chlorophyta-under-changing-nitrogen-conditions
#4
Suleiman Dauda, Mathias Ahii Chia, Sunday Paul Bako
The broad application of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (n-TiO2) in many consumer products has resulted in the release of substantial quantities into aquatic systems. While n-TiO2 have been shown to induce some unexpected toxic effects on aquatic organisms such as microalgae, the influence of changing nutrient conditions on the toxicity of the metal has not been investigated. We evaluated the toxicity of n-TiO2 to Chlorella vulgaris under varying nitrogen conditions. Limited nitrogen (2.2μM) decreased growth and biomass (dry weight and pigment content), while lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde content), glutathione S-transferase activity (GST) and peroxidase (POD) activity were increased...
March 27, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409006/analysis-of-weekend-effect-on-30-day-mortality-among-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#5
Rebecca Noad, Michael Stevenson, Niall A Herity
OBJECTIVES: Several publications have demonstrated increased 30-day mortality in patients admitted on Saturdays or Sundays compared with weekdays. We sought to determine whether this was true for two different cohorts of patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-day mortality data were obtained for 3757 patients who had been admitted to the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust with acute MI between 2009 and 2015. They were subdivided into those presenting with ST elevation MI (n=2240) and non-ST elevation MI (n= 1517)...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407443/the-effect-of-training-on-noise-reduction-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
#6
Mujde Calikusu Incekar, Serap Balci
PURPOSE: Noise, an environmental stimulus, is especially important in the neurobehavioral development of newborns and brain development of infants at high risk. Conditions in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may cause certain sensory stimuli that are not appropriate for the development of newborns, especially preterm infants. This study was conducted in order to determine noise levels in the NICU and to evaluate the effect of training provided for noise control. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study was conducted as a pretest-posttest quasiexperimental design between September and November 2014 in a 30-bed NICU of a tertiary hospital in Istanbul...
April 13, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402420/the-effect-of-health-insurance-and-health-facility-upgrades-on-hospital-deliveries-in-rural-nigeria-a-controlled-interrupted-time-series-study
#7
Daniëlla Brals, Sunday A Aderibigbe, Ferdinand W Wit, Johannes C M van Ophem, Marijn van der List, Gordon K Osagbemi, Marleen E Hendriks, Tanimola M Akande, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Constance Schultsz
Background : Access to quality obstetric care is considered essential to reducing maternal and new-born mortality. We evaluated the effect of the introduction of a multifaceted voluntary health insurance programme on hospital deliveries in rural Nigeria. Methods : We used an interrupted time-series design, including a control group. The intervention consisted of providing voluntary health insurance covering primary and secondary healthcare, including antenatal and obstetric care, combined with improving the quality of healthcare facilities...
April 11, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398477/elective-embryo-transfers-on-day-6-reduce-implantation-compared-with-transfers-on-day-5
#8
V Poulsen, H J Ingerslev, K Kirkegaard
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a difference in pregnancy rates between embryos transferred electively on Day 5 and Day 6, respectively? SUMMARY ANSWER: The chance of pregnancy is significantly reduced (odds ratio (OR): 0.34; 95% CI 0.22-0.52) if transfer is performed on Day 6 compared with Day 5. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Several studies report that Day 5 transfers have higher implantation rates (IRs) when compared with Day 6 transfers. These studies were based on non-elective Day 6 transfers, where transfers on Day 6 were performed with developmentally delayed embryos...
April 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393542/examining-maternal-age-breastfeeding-self-efficacy-and-health-locus-of-control-in-psychological-wellbeing-of-mothers
#9
Abiodun Musbau Lawal, Erhabor Sunday Idemudia
We investigated the direct and interaction influence of maternal age, breastfeeding self-efficacy (BSE), health locus of control (HLOC) on six dimensions of psychological wellbeing of breastfeeding mothers in Lagos, Nigeria. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 291 mothers attending health facilities in two suburb local government areas. The survey included socio-demographics (maternal age, marital status, ethnicity, education level and position of the baby currently breastfeeding), breastfeeding self-efficacy, health locus of control and psychological wellbeing scales...
April 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391588/exploring-multilevel-factors-for-family-engagement-in-home-visiting-across-two-national-models
#10
Amanda D Latimore, Lori Burrell, Sarah Crowne, Kristen Ojo, Fallon Cluxton-Keller, Sunday Gustin, Lakota Kruse, Daniela Hellman, Lenore Scott, Annette Riordan, Anne Duggan
The associations of family, home visitor and site characteristics with family engagement within the first 6 months were examined. The variation in family engagement was also explored. Home visiting program participants were drawn from 21 Healthy Families America sites (1707 families) and 9 Nurse-Family Partnership sites (650 families) in New Jersey. Three-level nested generalized linear mixed models assessed the associations of family, home visitor and site characteristics with family receipt of a high dose of services in the first 6 months of enrollment...
April 8, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367491/alpha-amylase-inhibition-and-antioxidative-capacity-of-some-antidiabetic-plants-used-by-the-traditional-healers-in-southeastern-nigeria
#11
Sunday O Oyedemi, Blessing O Oyedemi, Ifeoma I Ijeh, Princemartins E Ohanyerem, Roger M Coopoosamy, Olayinka A Aiyegoro
Oxidative stress plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome including diabetes mellitus (DM). The inhibition of alpha-amylase is an important therapeutic target in the regulation of postprandial increase of blood glucose in diabetic patients. The present study investigated the alpha-amylase inhibitory and antioxidant potential of selected herbal drugs used in the treatment of DM by the traditional healers in Isiala Mbano and Ikwuano regions of southeastern Nigeria. Antioxidant activity was evaluated in terms of free radical scavenging, reducing power, and total phenolic (TPC) and flavonoid content (TFC) in consonance with the TLC profiling...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362643/simulation-of-a-novel-schedule-for-intensivist-staffing-to-improve-continuity-of-patient-care-and-reduce-physician-burnout
#12
Alon Geva, Christopher P Landrigan, Meredith G van der Velden, Adrienne G Randolph
OBJECTIVE: Despite widespread adoption of in-house call for ICU attendings, there is a paucity of research on optimal scheduling of intensivists to provide continuous on-site coverage. Overnight call duties have traditionally been added onto 7 days of continuous daytime clinical service. We designed an alternative ICU staffing model to increase continuity of attending physician care for patients while also decreasing interruptions to attendings' nonclinical weeks. DESIGN: Computer-based simulation of a 1-year schedule...
March 30, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361393/limited-evidence-of-individual-differences-in-holistic-processing-in-different-versions-of-the-part-whole-paradigm
#13
Mackenzie A Sunday, Jennifer J Richler, Isabel Gauthier
The part-whole paradigm was one of the first measures of holistic processing and it has been used to address several topics in face recognition, including its development, other-race effects, and more recently, whether holistic processing is correlated with face recognition ability. However the task was not designed to measure individual differences and it has produced measurements with low reliability. We created a new holistic processing test designed to measure individual differences based on the part-whole paradigm, the Vanderbilt Part Whole Test (VPWT)...
March 30, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360268/biodiversity-redistribution-under-climate-change-impacts-on-ecosystems-and-human-well-being
#14
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Gretta T Pecl, Miguel B Araújo, Johann D Bell, Julia Blanchard, Timothy C Bonebrake, I-Ching Chen, Timothy D Clark, Robert K Colwell, Finn Danielsen, Birgitta Evengård, Lorena Falconi, Simon Ferrier, Stewart Frusher, Raquel A Garcia, Roger B Griffis, Alistair J Hobday, Charlene Janion-Scheepers, Marta A Jarzyna, Sarah Jennings, Jonathan Lenoir, Hlif I Linnetved, Victoria Y Martin, Phillipa C McCormack, Jan McDonald, Nicola J Mitchell, Tero Mustonen, John M Pandolfi, Nathalie Pettorelli, Ekaterina Popova, Sharon A Robinson, Brett R Scheffers, Justine D Shaw, Cascade J B Sorte, Jan M Strugnell, Jennifer M Sunday, Mao-Ning Tuanmu, Adriana Vergés, Cecilia Villanueva, Thomas Wernberg, Erik Wapstra, Stephen E Williams
Distributions of Earth's species are changing at accelerating rates, increasingly driven by human-mediated climate change. Such changes are already altering the composition of ecological communities, but beyond conservation of natural systems, how and why does this matter? We review evidence that climate-driven species redistribution at regional to global scales affects ecosystem functioning, human well-being, and the dynamics of climate change itself. Production of natural resources required for food security, patterns of disease transmission, and processes of carbon sequestration are all altered by changes in species distribution...
March 31, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357942/half-of-nurses-say-they-want-to-quit-the-profession
#15
Erin Dean
More than half of nurses are considering quitting the NHS as work pressures continue to ratchet up, an exclusive survey by RCNi's Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror has revealed.
March 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356642/the-effects-of-preceding-exercise-on-myocardial-damage-in-rats
#16
Seung Hee Hyun, Young Mi Kim, Su Jin Park
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise on myocardial injury in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Two groups of rats were trained with either moderate- or high-intensity treadmill running for four weeks. Subsequently, the concentrations of cardiac troponin and the N-terminal of prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were examined following a single bout of prolonged intensive exercise (lasting 3 h). [Subjects and Methods] The study included 40 six-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 150-180 g each...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343451/the-association-between-the-day-of-the-week-of-milestones-in-the-care-pathway-of-patients-with-hip-fracture-and-30-day-mortality-findings-from-a-prospective-national-registry-the-national-hip-fracture-database-of-england-and-wales
#17
Adrian Sayers, Michael R Whitehouse, James R Berstock, Karen A Harding, Michael B Kelly, Timothy J Chesser
BACKGROUND: Recent publications indicate increased mortality in patients admitted to hospital at the weekend, but these findings may be subject to inadequate adjustment for case-mix and the complexities of resource provision. Hip fractures generally occur in a frail comorbid population with a consistent diagnosis precipitating admission as an emergency. We therefore aimed to examine the association between the day of the week of milestones in the care pathway and 30-day mortality in this population...
March 27, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331412/a-review-of-the-pseudobarbus-afer-peters-1864-species-complex-teleostei-cyprinidae-in-the-eastern-cape-fold-ecoregion-of-south-africa
#18
Albert Chakona, Paul H Skelton
The Eastern Cape redfin, Pseudobarbus afer, has long been considered to be a single widespread and variable species occurring in multiple isolated river systems in the Cape Fold Ecoregion (CFE) at the southern tip of Africa. Mitochondrial cytochrome b and control region sequence data of individuals from populations currently assigned to Pseudobarbus afer across the species' distribution range revealed existence of four deeply divergent taxonomic units: (i) the Mandela lineage confined to the Sundays, Swartkops and Baakens river systems, (ii) the Krom lineage endemic to the Krom River system, (iii) the St Francis lineage occurring in the Gamtoos and adjacent river systems, and (iv) the Forest lineage occurring in several coastal river systems from the Tsitsikamma to the Klein Brak River system...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330212/paper-wasp-nest-mediated-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-for-antimicrobial-catalytic-anticoagulant-and-thrombolytic-applications
#19
Agbaje Lateef, Monsurat A Akande, Sunday A Ojo, Bolaji I Folarin, Evariste B Gueguim-Kana, Lorika S Beukes
Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using nest extract of paper wasp (Polistes sp) was investigated in this work. The AgNPs were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and evaluated for antibacterial, antifungal, dye degradation, blood anticoagulation, and blood clot dissolution (thrombolytic) activities. The crystalline polydispersed AgNPs with size range of 12.5-95.55 nm absorbed maximally at 428 nm and showed anisotropic structures of sphere, triangle, hexagon, rod, and rhombus...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329930/-commuting-mode-specific-exposure-to-pm-2-5-in-urban-area-of-guangzhou
#20
X J Lyu, Z H Li, X Li, W L Zeng, P Yang, Q X Lin, J Y Zheng, X L Du, Y Z Gu, Y Q Zhao, R S Xie, T Liu, H L Lin, W J Ma
Objective: To find the differences in PM(2.5) exposure level in the context of four commuting modes (by walk, bicycle, bus and subway) in Guangzhou. Methods: The PM(2.5) exposure assessment was carried out from January to December 2015 in Guangzhou. PM(2.5) was measured by using SidePak individual dust meter (AM510, TSI Inc. USA) with time interval of 1 minute. Our measurement was taken on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in the second week of each month and the samples were collected in the morning (07:00-09:00), afternoon (11:00-13:00) and evening (17:00-19:00)...
March 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
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