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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333470/history-and-perspectives-of-nuclear-medicine-in-myanmar
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Win Mar
Nuclear Medicine was established in Myanmar in 1963 by Dr Soe Myint and International Atomic Energy expert Dr R. Hochel at Yangon General Hospital. Nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic services started with Probe Scintillation Detector Systems and rectilinear scanner. In the early stage, many Nuclear Medicine specialists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spent some time in Myanmar and made significant contributions to the development of Nuclear Medicine in our country. The department participated in various IAEA technical cooperation projects and regional cooperation projects...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331972/cohort-profile-the-comparative-outcomes-and-service-utilization-trends-coast-study-among-people-living-with-and-without-hiv-in-british-columbia-canada
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Oghenowede Eyawo, Mark W Hull, Kate Salters, Hasina Samji, Angela Cescon, Paul Sereda, Viviane D Lima, Bohdan Nosyk, David G T Whitehurst, Scott A Lear, Julio S G Montaner, Robert S Hogg
PURPOSE: The Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) Study in British Columbia (BC), Canada, was designed to evaluate the determinants of health outcomes and health care services use among people living with HIV (PLHIV) as they age in the period following the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). The study also assesses how age-associated comorbidities and health care use among PLHIV may differ from those observed in the general population. PARTICIPANTS: COAST was established through a data linkage between two provincial data sources: The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Drug Treatment Program, which centrally manages cART dispensation across BC and contains prospectively collected data on demographic, immunological, virological, cART use and other clinical information for all known PLHIV in BC; and Population Data BC, a provincial data repository that holds individual event-level, longitudinal data for all 4...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329148/self-reported-health-status-differs-for-amazon-s-mechanical-turk-respondents-compared-with-nationally-representative-surveys
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Karoline Mortensen, Manuel G Alcalá, Michael T French, Tianyan Hu
BACKGROUND: Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) platform has become a data source for peer-reviewed academic research publications, with over 24,000 Google Scholar search results. Although well-developed and supportive in other disciplines, the literature in health and medicine comparing results from samples generated on MTurk to gold standard, nationally representative health and medical surveys is beginning to emerge. OBJECTIVE: To compare the demographic, socioeconomic, and self-reported health status variables in an MTurk sample to those from 2 prominent national probability surveys, including the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)...
January 11, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329104/contraception-usage-among-young-adult-men-of-a-nigerian-university
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Kola Musliudin Owonikoko, Folasade Oyindamola Oyelade, Oluwaseyi Felix Oke, Adewale Samson Adeyemi
Background Family planning services recognize reproductive health as the joint responsibility of both men and women. Efforts need to be shifted to men's own sexual health in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for reduction of maternal mortality and HIV transmission. Aims To determine the methods of contraception used by young adult men and factors that influence their choice of contraceptive. Methodology A cross-sectional descriptive study was done using structured questionnaires to extract relevant information from consented young male adult between ages of 16 and 24 years of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Nigeria...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326193/patient-satisfaction-with-hospital-care-and-nurses-in-england-an-observational-study
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Linda H Aiken, Douglas M Sloane, Jane Ball, Luk Bruyneel, Anne Marie Rafferty, Peter Griffiths
OBJECTIVES: To inform healthcare workforce policy decisions by showing how patient perceptions of hospital care are associated with confidence in nurses and doctors, nurse staffing levels and hospital work environments. DESIGN: Cross-sectional surveys of 66 348 hospital patients and 2963 inpatient nurses. SETTING: Patients surveyed were discharged in 2010 from 161 National Health Service (NHS) trusts in England. Inpatient nurses were surveyed in 2010 in a sample of 46 hospitals in 31 of the same 161 trusts...
January 11, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320539/the-impact-of-electronic-consultation-on-a-canadian-tertiary-care-pediatric-specialty-referral-system-a-prospective-single-center-observational-study
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Lillian Lai, Clare Liddy, Erin Keely, Amir Afkham, Julia Kurzawa, Nishard Abdeen, Tobey Audcent, Matthew Bromwich, Jason Brophy, Sasha Carsen, Annick Fournier, Leigh Fraser-Roberts, Hazen Gandy, Charles Hui, Donna Johnston, Kathryn Keely, Ken Kontio, Christine Lamontagne, Nathalie Major, Michael O'Connor, Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, Joe Reisman, Marjorie Robb, Lindy Samson, Erick Sell, William Splinter, Judy van Stralen, Sunita Venkateswaran, Kimmo Murto
BACKGROUND: Champlain BASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) is a web-based asynchronous electronic communication service that allows primary-care- practitioners (PCPs) to submit "elective" clinical questions to a specialist. For adults, PCPs have reported improved access and timeliness to specialist advice, averted face-to-face specialist referrals in up to 40% of cases and high provider satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the expansion of eConsult to a pediatric setting would result in similar measures of improved healthcare system process and high provider acceptance reported in adults...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316755/-investigation-on-the-application-of-gbz-t-229-2-2010-classification-of-occupational-hazards-at-workplaces-part-2-occupational-exposure-to-chemicals
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Y Lu, M Zhang, Z J Zhou
Objective: To investigate the application and effectiveness evaluation of the standard of GBZ/T 229.2-2010 in practice, and to explore the applicability, aiming to provide technical evidence for the re-vision of GBZ/T 229.2-2010. Methods: There were 2 questionnaire surveys carried out in the study, including general survey and specific survey. Databases were established and data were input with Excel 2010 and Epi-data version 3.1 software. SPSS version 19.0 software was used for data cleaning and statistical analysis...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315354/implications-of-guidelines-for-osteoporosis-and-its-treatment
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Stephen Tuck, Elizabeth A Little, Terry J Aspray
The development of clinical guidelines is now a more uniform process, with formalised methods to ensure that recommendations are based on current best available evidence from randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews. Over the past 20 years we have seen a growth in guidelines including those relating to osteoporosis, with recommendations varying between and within countries. Some guidelines are concerned with case finding and primary or secondary prevention, such as those produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE CG146, TA-160, -161, -464), while others focus on specific conditions or risk factors associated with osteoporosis, such as the menopause, coeliac disease and eating disorder...
January 5, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315192/long-term-hearing-preservation-outcomes-for-small-vestibular-schwannomas-retrosigmoid-removal-versus-observation
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Weidong Zhu, Hongsai Chen, Huan Jia, Yongchuan Chai, Jie Yang, Zhaoyan Wang, Hao Wu
OBJECTIVE: Management of small vestibular schwannomas (VSs) consists of three options: serial observation, radiosurgery, and microsurgery. The authors reported the long-term hearing outcomes after retrosigmoid tumor removal in 110 patients and hearing follow-up outcomes in 160 serial observation patients with small VSs to explore the appropriate management strategy and predictive factors of hearing preservation for small VSs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314590/taste-choice-and-timing-investigating-resident-and-carer-preferences-for-meals-in-aged-care-homes
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Rachel Milte, Julie Ratcliffe, Gang Chen, Michelle Miller, Maria Crotty
There has been little empirical investigation of the preferences of people living in aged care homes for food services. The aim of the present study was to elicit consumer preferences and their willingness to pay for food service in aged care homes. Current residents or their family members were invited to take part in the discrete choice experiment questionnaire administered via interview. Of the 109 eligible residents and 175 eligible family members approached for consent 121 (43%) participated, including 43 residents...
January 5, 2018: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310896/defining-the-key-competencies-in-radiation-protection-for-endovascular-procedures-a-multispecialty-delphi-consensus-study
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Bart Doyen, Blandine Maurel, Jonathan Cole, Heidi Maertens, Tara Mastracci, Isabelle Van Herzeele
OBJECTIVES: Radiation protection training courses currently focus on broad knowledge topics which may not always be relevant in daily practice. The goal of this study was to determine the key competencies in radiation protection that every endovascular team member should possess and apply routinely, through multispecialty clinical content expert consensus. METHODS: Consensus was obtained through a two round modified Delphi methodology. The expert panel consisted of European vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and interventional cardiologists/angiologists experienced in endovascular procedures...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303475/the-active-conceptual-framework-as-a-structural-equation-model
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Alden L Gross, Brennan R Payne, Ramon Casanova, Pega Davoudzadeh, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Sarah Farias, Tania Giovannetti, Edward H Ip, Michael Marsiske, George W Rebok, K Warner Schaie, Kelsey Thomas, Sherry Willis, Richard N Jones
Background/Study Context: Conceptual frameworks are analytic models at a high level of abstraction. Their operationalization can inform randomized trial design and sample size considerations. METHODS: The Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) conceptual framework was empirically tested using structural equation modeling (N=2,802). ACTIVE was guided by a conceptual framework for cognitive training in which proximal cognitive abilities (memory, inductive reasoning, speed of processing) mediate treatment-related improvement in primary outcomes (everyday problem-solving, difficulty with activities of daily living, everyday speed, driving difficulty), which in turn lead to improved secondary outcomes (health-related quality of life, health service utilization, mobility)...
January 5, 2018: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302926/the-cost-effectiveness-of-lubiprostone-in-chronic-idiopathic-constipation
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Becky Pennington, Emily-Ruth Marriott, Peter Lichtlen, Ayesha Akbar, Anthony J Hatswell
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of lubiprostone, prucalopride, placebo and immediate referral to secondary care in chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in an economic model that was used by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in developing guidance. METHODS: We developed a cohort state-transition model to reflect the treatment pathway in CIC from the UK NHS and personal social services perspective...
January 4, 2018: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302519/are-our-subcenters-equipped-enough-to-provide-primary-health-care-to-the-community-a-study-to-explore-the-gaps-in-workforce-and-infrastructure-in-the-subcenters-from-north-india
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M A Bashar, Sonu Goel
Background: A Sub-Centre (SC) is most peripheral and first point of contact between the primary healthcare system and the community in the rural areas. The success of any nationwide program largely depends on well-functioning SCs providing services of acceptable standards to people. Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) for SCs was prepared keeping in view the minimum standards required to provide quality and need sensitive health care to the community. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Ambala District of Haryana to assess the availability of physical infrastructure, manpower, drugs and equipment in the SCs...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301631/primary-prevention-with-statins%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-elderly
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Martin Bødtker Mortensen, Erling Falk
The burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in high-income countries is mostly borne by the elderly. With increasing life expectancy, clear guidance on sensible use of statin therapy to prevent a first and potentially devastating ASCVD event is critically important to ensure a healthy aging population. Since 2013, 5 major North American and European guidelines on statin use in primary prevention of ASCVD have been released by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, U...
January 2, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298366/getting-it-rite-impact-of-a-dedicated-hospital-medicine-curriculum-for-residents
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Doris Lin, Chirayu Shah, Steffanie Campbell, Jeffrey T Bates, Erica Lescinskas
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to improve resident confidence in inpatient care and knowledge in hospital medicine topics with a newly developed rotation and curriculum called the Resident Inpatient Training Experience. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study completed by postgraduate year-2 (PGY-2) internal medicine residents in two affiliated hospitals. Forty-six PGY-2 residents each rotated on the Resident Inpatient Training Experience service for 1 month and completed a pre- and postrotation confidential online survey...
January 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298176/untapped-potential-using-the-hrs-medicare-linked-files-to-study-the-changing-nursing-home-population
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Julie C Lima, Jessica Ogarek, Vincent Mor
BACKGROUND: Nursing home (NH) care in the United States now includes many short-term admissions to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for postacute care. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the potential of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) linked to administrative data to study this group. RESEARCH DESIGN: Descriptive retrospective panel study. SUBJECTS: HRS respondents between 2002 and 2010 linked to administrative data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
January 2, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297004/comparison-of-five-major-guidelines-for-statin-use-in-primary-prevention-in-a-contemporary-general-population
#18
Martin Bødtker Mortensen, Børge Grønne Nordestgaard
Background: Five major organizations recently published guidelines for using statins to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD): in 2013, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA); in 2014, the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE); and in 2016, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and the European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society (ESC/EAS)...
January 2, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296104/addressing-the-dual-health-epidemics-of-hiv-and-sexual-abuse-among-children-and-adolescents-in-kenya-uptake-of-hiv-counseling-and-post-exposure-prophylaxis
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Carolyne Ajema, Charity Mbugua, Peter Memiah, Camille Wood, Courtney Cook, Ronald Kotut, Lina Digolo
Purpose: Child sexual abuse and HIV are key health challenges in Kenya. In 2015, LVCT Health conducted a study aimed at assessing the quality of HIV-related services offered to child survivors of sexual violence in public health facilities. Materials and methods: A qualitative data collection approach was utilized. Qualitative data were collected through in-depth interviews with 31 providers. Quantitative methods included a retrospective review of 164 records of child survivors of rape who had accessed services 6 months prior to the commencement of the study...
2018: Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291107/hearables-feasibility-of-recording-cardiac-rhythms-from-head-and-in-ear-locations
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Wilhelm von Rosenberg, Theerasak Chanwimalueang, Valentin Goverdovsky, Nicholas S Peters, Christos Papavassiliou, Danilo P Mandic
Mobile technologies for the recording of vital signs and neural signals are envisaged to underpin the operation of future health services. For practical purposes, unobtrusive devices are favoured, such as those embedded in a helmet or incorporated onto an earplug. However, these locations have so far been underexplored, as the comparably narrow neck impedes the propagation of vital signals from the torso to the head surface. To establish the principles behind electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings from head and ear locations, we first introduce a realistic three-dimensional biophysics model for the propagation of cardiac electric potentials to the head surface, which demonstrates the feasibility of head-ECG recordings...
November 2017: Royal Society Open Science
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