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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502973/the-job-competency-of-radiological-technologists-in-korea-based-on-specialists-opinion-and-questionnaire-survey
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Chang-Seon Lim, Yang-Sub Lee, Yong-Dae Lee, Hyun-Soo Kim, Gye-Hwan Jin, Seong-Youl Choi, Yera Hur
Purpose: Although there are over 40,000 licensed radiological technologists (RTs) in Korea, job competency standards have yet to be defined. This study aims to clarify the job competency of Korean RTs. Methods: A task force team of 11 professional RTs were recruited in order to analyze the job competency of domestic and international RTs. A draft for the job competency of Korean RTs was prepared. A survey was then conducted sampling RTs and the attitudes of their competencies were recorded from May 21 to July 30, 2016...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495396/cardiovascular-risk-prediction-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Santiago Cedeño Mora, Marian Goicoechea, Esther Torres, Úrsula Verdalles, Ana Pérez de José, Eduardo Verde, Soledad García de Vinuesa, José Luño
INTRODUCTION: Scores underestimate the prediction of cardiovascular risk (CVR) as they are not validated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Two of the most commonly used scores are the Framingham Risk Score (FRS-CVD) and the ASCVD (AHA/ACC 2013). The aim of this study is to evaluate the predictive ability of experiencing a cardiovascular event (CVE) via these 2scores in the CKD population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective, observational study of 400 prevalent patients with CKD (stages 4 and 5 according the KDOQI; not on dialysis)...
May 8, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487157/cerebrovascular-reactivity-measured-by-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-during-breath-hold-challenge-a-systematic-review
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Adam L Urback, Bradley J MacIntosh, Benjamin I Goldstein
Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) is the cerebral hemodynamic response to a vasoactive substance. Breath-hold (BH) induced CVR has the advantage of being non-invasive and easy to implement during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We systematically reviewed the literature regarding MRI measurement of BH induced CVR. The literature was searched using MEDLINE with the search terms breath-hold; and MRI or cerebrovascular reactivity. The search yielded 2244 results and 54 articles were included. Between-group comparisons have found that CVR was higher among healthy controls than patients with various pathologies (e...
May 6, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472140/validation-of-a-diabetes-numeracy-test-in-arabic
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Hussah Alghodaier, Hoda Jradi, Najwa Samantha Mohammad, Amen Bawazir
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes Mellitus in Saudi Arabia is 24%, ranking it among the top ten Worldwide. Diabetes education focuses on self-management and relies on numeracy skills. Poor numeracy may go unrecognized and it is important to have an assessment tool in Arabic to measure such a skill in diabetes care. OBJECTIVES: To validate a 15-item Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT-15) in the Arabic Language as a tool to assess the numeracy skills of patients with diabetes and to test its properties among Saudi patients with diabetes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440983/-detection-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-healthcare-workers-on-the-basis-of-who-jnc-7-atp-iii-criteria
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Roma Rubí Rodríguez-Reyes, José Eduardo Navarro-Zarza, Tania Leticia Tello-Divicino, Isela Parra-Rojas, Oscar Zaragoza-García, Iris Paola Guzmán-Guzmán
BACKGROUND: Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements are significant parameters in the assessment of cardiovascular risk (CVR). The aim was to establish the distribution of clinical-anthropometric parameters in health care workers according to the criteria established by WHO/JNC 7/ATP III. METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional study in 350 workers of a general hospital. Definitions of anthropometric alterations were made considering the criteria established by WHO and the Asian ATP III, while altered blood pressure was defined by criteria JNC 7 and ATP III...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438483/what-role-does-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity-have-in-cardiovascular-risk
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Marco Aurelio Ramírez Huaranga, María Dolores Mínguez Sanchez, Miguel Ángel Zarca Diaz de la Espina, Pedro José Espinoza Pardos, Guillermo Romero Aguilera
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a 1.3 to 3-fold increase in mortality, being the major cause of death from cardiovascular complications (40%-50%). Therefore, the initial approach should include cardiovascular risk (CVR) assessment using algorithms adapted for this population. Although, SCOREM is an important advance, there are data indicating that subclinical atherosclerosis may be underdiagnosed. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the strength of association between carotid ultrasound and SCOREM in this population, as well as the implication of disease activity...
April 21, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435625/developing-azeri-aphasia-screening-test-and-preliminary-validity-and-reliability
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Sousan Salehi, Ali Jahan, Najva Mousavi, Mazyar Hashemilar, Zohreh Razaghi, Maryam Moghadam-Salimi
Background: As there is no standard aphasia screening tool for Azeri language yet, the aim of this study was to develop an aphasia screening test with acceptable validity and reliability. Methods: The present study was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, by literature search, the screening test was designed and to obtain validity it was peer reviewed by expert panel. After collecting experts' ratings and comments, appropriate modifications were applied. For test-retest reliability in the second phase, edited test was administered in 32 patients with brain injuries, then the retest was performed two weeks later...
October 7, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428719/safety-and-efficacy-of-tenofovir-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-related-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Soon Kyu Lee, Myeong Jun Song, Seok Hyun Kim, Byung Seok Lee, Tae Hee Lee, Young Woo Kang, Suk Bae Kim, Il Han Song, Hee Bok Chae, Soon Young Ko, Jae Dong Lee
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) as a first-line therapy in decompensated liver disease. METHODS: We enrolled 174 chronic hepatitis B-related liver cirrhosis patients treated with 300 mg/d TDF at six Korean centers. Of the 174 cirrhosis patients, 57 were assigned to the decompensated cirrhosis group and 117 were assigned to the compensated cirrhosis group. We followed the patients for 12 mo and evaluated clinical outcomes, including biochemical, virological, and serological responses...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421337/glucose-independent-association-of-adiposity-and-diet-composition-with-cardiovascular-risk-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Claudio Maffeis, Elena Fornari, Anita Morandi, Claudia Piona, Francesca Tomasselli, Mara Tommasi, Marco Marigliano
AIMS: To test the hypothesis that diet composition, adiposity and glycometabolic control could independently contribute to an increase in the cardiovascular risk (CVR) for children/adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: One hundred and eighty children/adolescents with T1D (age range 5-18 years) were enrolled. Diet (3-day weighed dietary record), physical (height, weight, waist circumference, bioelectrical impedance analysis) and biochemical (HbA1c, lipid profile) parameters were recorded...
June 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411021/improvement-in-cardiovascular-risk-in-women-after-bariatric-surgery-as-measured-by-carotid-intima-media-thickness-comparison-of-sleeve-gastrectomy-versus-gastric-bypass
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Jesús M Gómez-Martin, Enrique Aracil, Julio Galindo, Héctor F Escobar-Morreale, José A Balsa, José I Botella-Carretero
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery may diminish cardiovascular risk (CVR) and its associated mortality. However, studies that compare these effects with different techniques are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the changes in CVR as estimated by carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) after obesity surgery in women with high CVR as defined by the presence of metabolic syndrome. SETTING: Academic hospital. METHODS: We studied 40 severely obese women, of whom 20 received laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and 20 received sleeve gastrectomy (SG)...
February 3, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407184/industrial-tomato-lines-morphological-properties-and-productivity
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J V M Peixoto, C de M S Neto, L F C Campos, W de S Dourado, A P O Nogueira, A Dos R Nascimento
The tomato is the second most produced vegetable in the world, with significant participation in the human diet. In addition, the production of tomatoes generates jobs and family income. The availability of improved cultivars that provide greater profitability to the producer and satisfactorily meets the needs of the fresh fruit market and the processing industry becomes imperative due to its importance. Therefore, this study aimed to characterize and select industrial tomato lines in regard to fruit yield, number of leaf branches, and number of flower racemes (NFR)...
April 13, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390406/the-evident-diet-quality-index-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-risk-and-arterial-stiffness-in-adults
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Carmela Rodríguez-Martin, Rosario Alonso-Domínguez, María C Patino-Alonso, Manuel A Gómez-Marcos, José A Maderuelo-Fernández, Carlos Martin-Cantera, Luis García-Ortiz, José I Recio-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: We aimed to simplify information from food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) in a single parameter that allows for rapid identification of quality of patient diet and its relationship to cardiovascular risk and pulse wave velocity (PWV). METHODS: The sample from the EVIDENT study, consisting of 1553 subjects (aged 20-80 years) with no cardiovascular disease selected by random sampling among those attending primary care clinics, was used. The EVIDENT diet index (range 0-100) was calculated based on the results of a FFQ...
April 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388931/development-and-validation-of-an-arabic-questionnaire-to-assess-psychosocial-determinants-of-eating-behavior-among-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study
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Leila Itani, Hanadi Chatila, Hani Dimassi, Fikrat El Sahn
BACKGROUND: There is a scarcity of studies that evaluate the psychosocial determinants of eating behavior among adolescents in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The availability of such data is limited by the lack of valid culturally appropriate tools. The current study aims to develop and validate an Arabic questionnaire that measures psychosocial determinants of eating behavior among adolescents. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out to validate a five-scale questionnaire developed to measure nutrition-related knowledge, attitude, practices, and self-efficacy and social norms...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382060/cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-self-efficacy-in-chronic-disease-patients
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AhmadAli Eslami, Seyde-Sharbanoo Daniali, Karim Mohammadi, Negar Reisi-Dehkordi, Firoozeh Mostafavi-Darani
INTRODUCTION: Self-efficacy is an essential factor for effective self-management in chronic-disease patients. Therefore, the measurement of self-efficacy with a valid and reliable instrument is required. In this study, cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Persian version of "Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease" (SES6G) are illustrated in a sample of Iranian chronic-disease patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which translation and backward translation was performed by bilingual translators...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355354/cerebral-blood-flow-and-vasoreactivity-in-aging-an-arterial-spin-labeling-study
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R F Leoni, I A F Oliveira, O M Pontes-Neto, A C Santos, J P Leite
Regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) in young and elderly participants were assessed using pulsed arterial spin labeling (ASL) and blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in combination with inhalation of CO2. Pulsed ASL and BOLD-MRI were acquired in seventeen asymptomatic volunteers (10 young adults, age: 30±7 years; 7 elderly adults, age: 64±8 years) with no history of diabetes, hypertension, and neurological diseases. Data from one elderly participant was excluded due to the incorrigible head motion...
March 23, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353154/physiome-approach-for-the-analysis-of-vascular-flow-reserve-in-the-heart-and-brain
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REVIEW
Kyung Eun Lee, Ah-Jin Ryu, Eun-Seok Shin, Eun Bo Shim
This work reviews the key aspects of coronary and neurovascular flow reserves with an emphasis on physiomic modeling characteristics by the use of a variety of numerical approaches. First, we explain the definition of fractional flow reserve (FFR) in coronary artery and introduce its clinical significance. Then, computational researches for obtaining FFR are reviewed, and their clinical outcomes are compared. In the case of cerebrovascular reserve (CVR), in spite of substantial progress in the simulation of cerebral hemodynamics, only a few computational studies exist...
March 28, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351960/pathogenesis-of-white-matter-changes-in-cerebral-small-vessel-diseases-beyond-vessel-intrinsic-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Anne Joutel, Hugues Chabriat
Cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs) are a leading cause of age and hypertension-related stroke and dementia. The salient features of SVDs visible on conventional brain magnetic resonance images include white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) on T2-weighted images, small infarcts, macrohemorrhages, dilated perivascular spaces, microbleeds and brain atrophy. Among these, WMHs are the most common and often the earliest brain tissue changes. Moreover, over the past two decades, large population- and patient-based studies have established the clinical importance of WMHs, notably with respect to cognitive and motor disturbances...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343166/development-and-validation-of-a-yoga-module-for-parkinson-disease
#18
Noopur Kakde, Kashinath G Metri, Shivarama Varambally, Raghuram Nagaratna, H R Nagendra
Background Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, affects motor and nonmotor functions, leading to severe debility and poor quality of life. Studies have reported the beneficial role of yoga in alleviating the symptoms of PD; however, a validated yoga module for PD is unavailable. This study developed and validated an integrated yoga module(IYM) for PD. Methods The IYM was prepared after a thorough review of classical yoga texts and previous findings. Twenty experienced yoga experts, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria, were selected validating the content of the IYM...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331965/critiquing-operative-fracture-fixation-the-development-of-an-assessment-tool
#19
D H Hawkes, W J Harrison
PURPOSE: Assessments are fundamentally important for training surgeons. Currently, there are no formal means of assessing operative fracture fixation. An assessment tool has been developed which can be used by trainers to critique the quality of a trainee's operative fracture fixation. The tool is based on the AO principles of fracture management. The reliability and validity of the assessment were tested in a prospective study. METHODS: The assessment tool comprises of 4 domains focusing on the different factors pertinent to fracture fixation (reduction, stability, implant and overall impression)...
March 23, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324779/frontocingulate-cerebral-blood-flow-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-late-life-depression
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Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, Brian D Boyd, Manus J Donahue, Kimberly Albert, Warren D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Vascular pathology is common in late-life depression (LLD) and may contribute to alterations in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR). In turn, such hemodynamic deficits may adversely affect brain function and clinical course. The goal of this study was to examine whether altered cerebral hemodynamics in depressed elders predicted antidepressant response. METHODS: 21 depressed elders completed cranial 3T MRI, including a pseudo-continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pcASL) acquisition on both room air and during a hypercapnia challenge...
June 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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