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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793140/effectiveness-of-a-voluntary-family-befriending-service-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-using-the-donabedian-model
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S V Gentry, E F J Powers, N Azim, M Maidrag
OBJECTIVES: Voluntary befriending schemes operate in many countries, promoting public health by supporting vulnerable individuals and families. Use of third sector and voluntary services to complement health and social care provision is increasingly important globally in the context of economic and demographic challenges, but the evidence base around such collaborations is limited. This article reports the results of operational evaluation research seeking to use robust routine work to generate transferable findings for use by those commissioning and providing services...
May 21, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792473/cognitive-and-affective-associations-with-an-ecologically-valid-test-of-theory-of-mind-across-the-lifespan
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Emilie Johansson Nolaker, Kim Murray, Francesca Happé, Rebecca A Charlton
OBJECTIVES: Many studies have demonstrated that theory of mind (ToM) ability declines with increasing age. Research has found that ToM-age associations are often mediated by other cognitive abilities particularly executive function. However, older adults rarely complain about real-world ToM difficulties. It has been suggested that older adults may perform better in real-world situations compared with experimental settings. METHOD: We examined performance on the Strange Stories Film Task (SSFT) which has been designed to assess ToM using naturalistic, video scenarios...
May 24, 2018: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792388/cerebral-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-could-be-managed-by-using-tramadol
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Ibrahim Akkurt, Cansel Cetin, Ahmet Melih Erdogan, Gungor Cagdas Dincel, Aslı Fahriye Ceylan, Ucler Kisa, Jonathan Oppong, Adem Akkurt, Mustafa Ogden, Bulent Bakar
OBJECTIVES: No valid treatment modality that will repair stroke damage and provide neurological recovery has yet been identified in literature. Studies demonstrated that adequate quality of life could be provided if post-stroke pain could be treated sufficiently and timely. Besides its pain relief effects, tramadol has oedema-reducing and anti-inflammatory properties. With these in mind, this study investigated the influence of tramadol in acute and/or chronic ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury...
May 24, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792236/evaluation-of-gamma-radiation-induced-biochemical-changes-in-skin-for-dose-assesment-a-study-on-small-experimental-animals
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Sandeep Kumar Soni, Mitra Basu, Priyanka Agrawal, Aseem Bhatnagar, Neelam Chhillar
OBJECTIVE: Researchers have been evaluating several approaches to assess acute radiation injury/toxicity markers owing to radiation exposure. Keeping in mind this background, we assumed that whole-body irradiation in single fraction in graded doses can affect the antioxidant profile in skin that could be used as an acute radiation injury/toxicity marker. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with CO-60 gamma radiation (dose: 1-5 Gy; dose rate: 0.85 Gy/minute)...
May 24, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791741/diffusing-and-scaling-evidence-based-interventions-eight-lessons-for-early-child-development-from-the-implementation-of-perinatal-home-visiting-in-south-africa
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Mark Tomlinson, Xanthe Hunt, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
Most low- and middle-income countries lack resources with which to implement public health programs. As such, there is a necessity to facilitate programing that judiciously makes use of what resources there are. However, despite evidence for the efficacy of many interventions, translating these into real-world effectiveness, and then into scalability, is complex and has often been neglected. We draw on a case study of Philani+ (a maternal and child health intervention implemented in South Africa) to distil eight features of health programing that aid intervention effectiveness...
May 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791307/symptomatic-pneumocephalus-a-rare-complication-of-discal-herniation-s-surgery
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Ghassen Gader, Nadhir Karmeni, Imed Ben Saïd, Hafedh Jemel
Context We report the case of a 40-year-old woman with no pathological history, operated from an L4-L5 disc herniation by a left unilateral approach. The dura mater enveloping the left L5 root was accidentally injured at its lateral face causing a breach with CSF leakage. This breach could not be sutured. A few hours after waking, the patient presented an agitation followed by three generalized tonico-clonic seizures. Cerebral imaging revealed pneumocephalus. The patient was hospitalized in an intensive care unit...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790965/rotavirus-vaccines-mind-your-ps-and-gs
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David I Bernstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790957/cultivating-collaborations-site-specific-design-for-embodied-science-learning
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Katherine Gill, Jocelyn Glazier, Betsy Towns
Immersion in well-designed outdoor environments can foster the habits of mind that enable critical and authentic scientific questions to take root in students' minds. Here we share two design cases in which careful, collaborative, and intentional design of outdoor learning environments for informal inquiry provide people of all ages with embodied opportunities to learn about the natural world, developing the capacity for understanding ecology and the ability to empathize, problem-solve and reflect. Embodied learning, as facilitated by and in well-designed outdoor learning environments, leads students to develop new ways of seeing, new scientific questions, new ways to connect with ideas, with others and new ways of thinking about the natural world...
May 21, 2018: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790850/-the-practical-considerations-of-antidepressant-use-during-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding
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Peter Dome, Gabor Faludi
Main indications of antidepressants (ADs) as major depressive disorder (MDD) and different kinds of anxiety disorders are quite prevalent during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Due to the possible hazards of in utero and breast milk exposition of ADs, both psychiatrists and mothers frequently have concerns about the use of ADs during the periods of pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, we should also bear in mind that affective disorders left untreated during these periods are also associated with health risks for the mother and the baby as well...
March 2018: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790568/-social-cognition-and-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-epilepsy-treated-with-eslicarbazepine-acetate
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L Abraira, A Sanabria, G Ortega, M Quintana, E Santamarina, J Salas-Puig, M Toledo
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is accompanied by cognitive disorders, frequently aggravated by the use of antiepileptic drugs, which can affect social empathy. AIM: To analyse the impact of treatment with eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL) on social cognition and prefrontal cognitive functions in adults with focal epilepsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective single-centre study with patients aged between 18 and 65 years with focal seizures treated with ESL...
June 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790321/an-enquiry-into-young-men-at-risk-of-suicide-in-the-uk
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Ewout van Sabben, Laila Paulsen-Becejac
Men are at a higher risk of suicide; 70% of people who die by suicide are men. By exploring some of the reasons behind suicide in young men aged 15-29 years old, this article will look at not just the influence of perceived physical strength, but also their mental state of mind. The article combines information from the World Health Organization, research conducted in other countries and the information available in the UK, to hopefully benefit and encourage further research to be carried out. Men's mental health is at the forefront of many campaigns, but there is still a lack of understanding about why suicide occurs...
May 23, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790268/ask-me-children-s-experiences-of-pain-explored-using-the-draw-write-and-tell-method
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Nicole Pope, Mary Tallon, Gavin Leslie, Sally Wilson
PURPOSE: Pain management within emergency departments (ED) remains challenging. Given that unrelieved pain in children is linked to a number of negative physiological and psychological consequences, optimal management of children's pain is paramount. Many studies exploring children's pain have adopted quantitative methods or sought the perspectives of adults. Compared to adults, studies examining children's views on pain and pain management are limited. This study aimed to explore children's pain experiences, their perception of pain management and expectations of the role of the nurse...
May 23, 2018: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790135/-spiritual-care-of-patients-with-depression
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Chia-Chan Kao, Yu-Hua Lin
Spiritual care is a component of holistic care. Patients with depression often experience body-mind-spirit health problems and may suffer from spiritual crises, particularly during the acute stage of a diseases, due to low self-esteem, negative attitudes toward life goals, daily life issues, and beliefs caused by physical, psychological, and occupational dysfunctions. Nonetheless, psychical care is the main treatment for patients with depression. This paper focuses on patients with depression and addresses the concepts of spiritual needs and spiritual care, identifying the factors that influence spiritual needs, the essentials of spiritual intervention, and the health effects of spiritual intervention outcomes on patients with depression...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790134/-hiv-stigma-and-spiritual-care-in-people-living-with-hiv
#15
Chia-Hui Yu, Yi-Chi Chiu, Su-Fen Cheng, Nai-Ying Ko
HIV infection has been a manageable and chronic illness in Taiwan since the highly active antiretroviral therapy was introduced in 1997. HIV infection is a stigmatized disease due to its perceived association with risky behaviors. HIV often carries a negative image, and people living with HIV(PLWH) face discrimination on multiple fronts. Internalized HIV stigma impacts the spiritual health of people living with HIV in terms of increased levels of shame, self-blame, fear of disclosing HIV status, and isolation and decreased value and connections with God, others, the environment, and the self...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790123/language-experience-shapes-relational-knowledge-of-compound-words
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Daniel Schmidtke, Christina L Gagné, Victor Kuperman, Thomas L Spalding
Prior studies of noun-noun compound word processing have provided insight into the human capacity for conceptual combination (Gagné and Shoben Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 23(1), 71 1997; Spalding, Gagné, Mullaly & Ji Linguistische Berichte Sonderheft, 17, 283-315 2010). These studies conclude that relational interpretations of compound words are proposed and appraised by the language system during online word recognition. However, little is known about how the capacity for creating new meanings from existing conceptual units develops within an individual mind...
May 22, 2018: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789641/diurnal-blood-pressure-changes
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Kei Asayama, Michihiro Satoh, Masahiro Kikuya
The definition of diurnal blood pressure changes varies widely, which can be confusing. Short-term blood pressure variability during a 24-h period and the dipping status of diurnal blood pressure can be captured by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and these metrics are reported to have prognostic significance for cardiovascular complications. Morning blood pressure surge also indicates this risk, but its effect may be limited to populations with specific conditions. Meanwhile, the combined use of conventional office blood pressure and out-of-office blood pressure allows us to identify people with white-coat and masked hypertension...
May 23, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788309/rethinking-the-outpatient-medication-list-increasing-patient-activation-and-education-while-architecting-for-centralization-and-improved-medication-reconciliation
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Frank Pandolfe, Adam Wright, Warner V Slack, Charles Safran
Objective: Identify barriers impacting the time consuming and error fraught process of medication reconciliation. Design and implement an electronic medication management system where patient and trusted healthcare proxies can participate in establishing and maintaining an inclusive and up-to-date list of medications. Methods: A patient-facing electronic medication manager was deployed within an existing research project focused on elder care management funded by the AHRQ, InfoSAGE, allowing patients and patients' proxies the ability to build and maintain an accurate and up-to-date medication list...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788182/global-distribution-of-genetic-traits-gadget-web-server-polygenic-trait-scores-worldwide
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Aroon T Chande, Lu Wang, Lavanya Rishishwar, Andrew B Conley, Emily T Norris, Augusto Valderrama-Aguirre, I King Jordan
Human populations from around the world show striking phenotypic variation across a wide variety of traits. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are used to uncover genetic variants that influence the expression of heritable human traits; accordingly, population-specific distributions of GWAS-implicated variants may shed light on the genetic basis of human phenotypic diversity. With this in mind, we developed the GlobAl Distribution of GEnetic Traits web server (GADGET http://gadget.biosci.gatech.edu). The GADGET web server provides users with a dynamic visual platform for exploring the relationship between worldwide genetic diversity and the genetic architecture underlying numerous human phenotypes...
May 18, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788160/mind-the-eye-squirter-an-anthia-sexmaculata-sexmaculata-related-necrotic-burn
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Olivier Aoun, Mickaël François, Jean-Paul Demoncheaux, Christophe Rapp
We report the case of an Anthia sexmaculata sexmaculata-associated necrotic burn in a French expatriate in Mauritania. Anthia spp.-related injury is a common though underreported health issue in the Sahelo-Saharan area. Deployed soldiers and travellers should be aware of these beetles when adventuring in this region.
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
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