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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531157/hybrid-aware-model-for-senior-wellness-service-in-smart-home
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Yuchae Jung
Smart home technology with situation-awareness is important for seniors to improve safety and security. With the development of context-aware computing, wearable sensor technology, and ubiquitous computing, it is easier for seniors to manage their health problem in smart home environment. For monitoring senior activity in smart home, wearable, and motion sensors-such as respiration rate (RR), electrocardiography (ECG), body temperature, and blood pressure (BP)-were used for monitoring movements of seniors. For context-awareness, environmental sensors-such as gas, fire, smoke, dust, temperature, and light sensors-were used for senior location data collection...
May 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527207/beyond-a-differential-diagnosis-cognitive-and-morphometric-decoding-of-information-processing-speed-in-senior-adults-with-dsm-5-mild-neurocognitive-disorders
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Hanna Lu, Sandra S M Chan, Ada W T Fung, Linda C W Lam
BACKGROUND: Processing speed has been highlighted as a diagnostic item for neurocognitive disorders (NCD) in DSM-5. The utility of information processing speed (IPS) enclosed with multiscale constructs in the diagnosis of NCD warrants exploration. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the IPS with two types of measurements in the patients with NCD due to vascular disease (NCD-vascular) and NCD due to Alzheimer's disease (NCD-AD), and examine the associations between IPS measures and morphometric features...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526634/microsurgery-simulation-training-system-and-set-up-an-essential-system-to-complement-every-training-programme
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Dhalia Masud, Nadine Haram, Margarita Moustaki, Whitney Chow, Samer Saour, Pari Naz Mohanna
INTRODUCTION: Microsurgical techniques are essential in plastic surgery; however, inconsistent training practices, acquiring these skills can be difficult. To address this, we designed a standardised laboratory-based microsurgical training programme, which allows trainees to develop their dexterity, visuospatial ability, operative flow and judgement as separate components. METHOD: Thirty trainees completed an initial microsurgical anastomosis on a chicken femoral artery, assessed using the structured assessment of microsurgical skills (SAMS) method...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526619/construct-validity-of-a-simple-laparoscopic-ovarian-cystectomy-model-using-a-validated-objective-structured-assessment-of-technical-skills
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Elizabeth Britton Chahine, Chan Hee Han, Tamika Auguste
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the construct validity and inter-rater reliability of a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy simulator using a global rating scale. DESIGN: Prospective blinded observational study. DESIGN: Classification: II.3 SETTING: Academic teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 26 postgraduate year 1 - 4 gynecology and obstetrics residents were recruited. (15 junior residents, postgraduate year (PGY) 1 - 2 and 11 senior residents, PGY 3 - 4)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526028/move-the-neighbourhood-study-design-of-a-community-based-participatory-public-open-space-intervention-in-a-danish-deprived-neighbourhood-to-promote-active-living
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Charlotte Skau Pawlowski, Laura Winge, Sidse Carroll, Tanja Schmidt, Anne Margrethe Wagner, Kamilla Pernille Johansen Nørtoft, Bettina Lamm, René Kural, Jasper Schipperijn, Jens Troelsen
BACKGROUND: A limited amount of research has examined the effect of changing public open spaces on active living. This paper will present the study protocol of a community-based intervention study co-designed in an interdisciplinary collaboration with community members to develop urban installations highly tailored to promote active living among children (10-13-years-old) and seniors (>60-years-old) in a deprived neighbourhood in Copenhagen. METHODS: The study builds on a quasi-experimental study design with two sub-studies: 1) a children study and 2) a senior study...
May 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525988/positive-and-negative-influences-of-social-participation-on-physical-and-mental-health-among-community-dwelling-elderly-aged-65-70%C3%A2-years-a-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
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Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Hosoi
BACKGROUND: Although numerous investigations have indicated that social participation (SP) has positive effects on the health of older adults, there have been few studies on its negative health consequences. We examined the cross-sectional associations of the type, frequency, and autonomy for SP with physical and mental health. METHODS: The analytical subjects were 5126 males and 7006 females who were functionally independent, born between 1945 and 1949, and covered by A City's medical insurance system...
May 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522893/hearcare-hearing-and-communication-assistance-for-resident-engagement
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REVIEW
Catherine V Palmer, Reem Mulla, Elizabeth Dervin, Kathleen Costigan Coyan
Impaired hearing is related to poor health outcomes, including compromised cognitive function, in aging individuals. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition after arthritis and heart disease in older adults and the fourth most detrimental condition related to quality of life in older adults. Only 18% of aging adults who have impactful hearing loss actually use custom-fit amplification. Therefore, the majority of aging individuals entering senior living facilities will have untreated hearing loss...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521059/pediatric-clival-chordoma-a-curable-disease-that-conforms-to-collins-law
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Marcio S Rassi, M Maher Hulou, Kaith Almefty, Wenya Linda Bi, Svetlana Pravdenkova, Ian F Dunn, Timothy R Smith, Ossama Al-Mefty
BACKGROUND: Skull base chordomas in children are extremely rare. Their course, management, and outcome have not been defined. OBJECTIVE: To describe the preeminent clinical and radiological features in a series of pediatric patients with skull base chordomas and analyze the outcome of a cohort who underwent uniform treatment. We emphasize predictors of overall survival and progression-free survival, which aligns with Collins' law for embryonal tumors. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with a mean age of 10...
May 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520913/when-theatre-comes-to-engineering-design-oh-how-creative-they-can-be
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Ferris M Pfeiffer, Rachel Bauer, Steve Borgelt, Suzanne Burgoyne, Sheila Grant, Heather Hunt, Jennie Pardoe, David Schmidt
The creative process is fun, complex, and sometimes frustrating, but it is critical to the future of our nation and progress in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, as well as other fields. Thus, we set out to see if implementing methods of active learning typical to the theatre department could impact the creativity of senior capstone design students in the Bioengineering department. Senior Bioengineering capstone design students were allowed to self-select into groups. Prior to the beginning of coursework, all students completed a validated survey measuring engineering design self-efficacy...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516468/association-between-the-frequency-and-autonomy-of-social-participation-and-self-rated-health
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Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Hosoi
AIM: Although numerous studies have reported that social participation (SP) has favorable effects on older people's health, no studies have focused on the autonomy of SP. We investigated the cross-sectional relationship between the type, frequency, and autonomy of SP and self-rated health (SRH). METHODS: A postal survey was mailed to 19 354 citizens born between 1945 and 1949 in a city in Nara prefecture (response rate: 65.9%). A total of 12 157 respondents (5114 men and 7043 women) with independent basic activities of daily living made up the analytical participants...
May 18, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514133/-the-influence-of-the-israeli-legislation-on-the-relationship-between-physicians-and-pharmaceutical-companies
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Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Ariel Yankellevich, Nurit Nirel
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical-companies raises many dilemmas. There are two types of solutions to these dilemmas: self-regulation and government regulation. Our goal was to review in what way legislative intervention and self-regulation standardize and affect the relationship. In addition, we examined the positions of relevant stakeholders regarding: 1. The relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies; 2. Future measures we should take to address the ethical dilemmas inherent in this relationship...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512300/overview-of-influenza-vaccination-policy-in-beijing-china-current-status-and-future-prospects
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Yi Zhang, David J Muscatello, Quanyi Wang, Peng Yang, Jiang Wu, Chandini Raina MacIntyre
Vaccination is the best available way to prevent influenza infections and related complications. Little information is available on vaccination policy in the world's most populous country, China. In China, influenza vaccine is not included in the national immunization programme. Citizens seek the vaccine on their own. Since 2007, Beijing, ahead of most cities in China, has offered free influenza vaccine for seniors aged at least 60 years and for primary and middle school students. There has been limited evaluation of the policy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508742/caep-2016-academic-symposium-how-to-have-an-impact-as-an-emergency-medicine-educator-and-scholar
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Jason R Frank, Warren J Cheung, Jonathan Sherbino, Robert Primavesi, Robert A Woods, Glen Bandiera, Constance LeBlanc
BACKGROUND: In a time of major medical education transformation, emergency medicine (EM) needs to nurture education scholars who will influence EM education practice. However, the essential ingredients to ensure a career with impact in EM education are not clear. OBJECTIVE: To describe how to prepare EM educators for a high-impact career. METHODS: The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Academic Section commissioned an "Education Impact" working group (IWG) to guide the creation of consensus recommendations from the EM community...
May 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505477/knowledge-behavioral-practices-and-experiences-of-outdoor-fallers-implications-for-prevention-programs
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Tracy Chippendale, Victoria Raveis
OBJECTIVE: Although the epidemiology and prevention of falls has been well studied, the focus has been on indoor rather than outdoor falls. Older adults' knowledge of outdoor risk factors and their outdoor fall prevention practices have not been examined. To fill this gap, and to inform the development of a prevention program, we sought to explore the experiences and fall prevention knowledge and practices of older adults who had sustained an outdoor fall. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using random digit telephone dialing was used to survey community dwelling seniors (N=120) across the five boroughs of New York City...
May 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503194/what-are-effective-strategies-for-implementing-trauma-informed-care-in-youth-inpatient-psychiatric-and-residential-treatment-settings-a-realist-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Stephanie A Bryson, Emma Gauvin, Ally Jamieson, Melanie Rathgeber, Lorelei Faulkner-Gibson, Sarah Bell, Jana Davidson, Jennifer Russel, Sharlynne Burke
BACKGROUND: Many young people who receive psychiatric care in inpatient or residential settings in North America have experienced various forms of emotional trauma. Moreover, these settings can exacerbate trauma sequelae. Common practices, such as seclusion and restraint, put young people at risk of retraumatization, development of comorbid psychopathology, injury, and even death. In response, psychiatric and residential facilities have embraced trauma-informed care (TIC), an organizational change strategy which aligns service delivery with treatment principles and discrete interventions designed to reduce rates of retraumatization through responsive and non-coercive staff-client interactions...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501267/gender-equity-imbalance-in-electrocardiology-a-call-to-action
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EDITORIAL
E Clarke Whalen, G Xu, I Cygankiewicz, L Bacharova, W Zareba, J S Steinberg, L G Tereshchenko, A Baranchuk
Despite the increasing number of women entering the medical profession, senior positions and academic productivity in many fields of medicine remain to be men dominated. We explored gender equity in electrocardiology as perceived by recent academic productivity and also active participation (presidencies and board constituents) in both the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE) and the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ISHNE). Academic productivity was measured by authorship (first and senior) in the Journal of Electrocardiology (JECG) and the Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology (ANE) in 2015...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500764/phylogeny-is-a-powerful-tool-for-predicting-plant-biomass-responses-to-nitrogen-enrichment
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Rachel C Wooliver, Zachary H Marion, Christopher R Peterson, Brad M Potts, John K Senior, Joseph K Bailey, Jennifer A Schweitzer
Increasing rates of anthropogenic nitrogen (N) enrichment to soils often lead to the dominance of nitrophilic plant species and reduce plant diversity in natural ecosystems. Yet, we lack a framework to predict which species will be winners or losers in soil N enrichment scenarios, a framework that current literature suggests should integrate plant phylogeny, functional trade-offs, and nutrient co-limitation. Using a controlled fertilization experiment, we quantified biomass responses to N enrichment for 23 forest tree species within the genus Eucalyptus that are native to Tasmania, Australia...
May 13, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498237/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-interventions-trialed
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Kristina Lindemann, Peey-Sei Kok, Martin Stockler, Ken Jaaback, Alison Brand
OBJECTIVES: We sought to summarize the evidence for interventions aiming at enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) in ovarian cancer through a systematic review. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library for studies testing ERAS interventions in patients undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer. Study selection and data extraction were done independently by 2 reviewers with disagreements resolved by discussion with a senior, third reviewer. RESULTS: We identified 25 studies including 1648 participants with ovarian cancer...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498065/effect-of-interval-and-continuous-aerobic-training-on-basal-serum-and-plasma-bdnf-values-in-seniors-a-systematic-review-of-intervention-studies
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Lievyn Enette, Thomas Vogel, Jean Luc Fanon, Pierre Olivier Lang
The purpose of this systematic review was to provide a comprehensive analysis of the available clinical trials analyzing, in seniors, the effect of aerobic interval training (IAT) and continuous aerobic training (CAT) on peripheral Brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) concentration. We identified 14 randomized or not-randomized intervention studies published up to January 2017 through a computer-assisted search (PUBMED, Pedro, and Science direct data bases). The 5 trials considering IAT and the 9 CAT totalized 988 individuals (age range: 58...
May 12, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497755/autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-treatment-refractory-crohn-s-disease-an-analysis-of-pooled-data-from-the-astic-trial
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James O Lindsay, Mathieu Allez, Miranda Clark, Myriam Labopin, Elenor Ricart, Gerhard Rogler, Montserrat Rovira, Jack Satsangi, Dominique Farge, Christopher J Hawkey
BACKGROUND: The randomised controlled ASTIC trial showed no benefit of mobilisation and autologous haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) compared with mobilisation followed by conventional therapy using a stringent primary endpoint (steroid-free clinical remission for 3 months with no endoscopic or radiological evidence of intestinal inflammation) in patients with treatment-refractory Crohn's disease. We now assess HSCT in patients enrolled in the ASTIC trial using endpoints that are traditional for clinical trials in Crohn's disease, and identify factors that predict benefit or harm...
June 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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