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Sonya Nicholl, Holly Seale, Sue Campbell-Lloyd
BACKGROUND: In 2014, a high school-based measles supplementary immunisation activity (SIA) took place in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, in response to a large number of adolescents being identified as undervaccinated or unvaccinated against measles. The program focused on areas of NSW where previous measles outbreaks had occurred and where large numbers of undervaccinated adolescents lived. More than 11 000 students were vaccinated in 2014, and the program continued in 2015, when more than 4000 students in Years 11 and 12 were vaccinated...
June 14, 2018: Public Health Research & Practice
Giulia Lara Poerio, Emma Blakey, Thomas J Hostler, Theresa Veltri
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) describes the experience of tingling sensations in the crown of the head, in response to a range of audio-visual triggers such as whispering, tapping, and hand movements. Public interest in ASMR has risen dramatically and ASMR experiencers watch ASMR videos to promote relaxation and sleep. Unlike ostensibly similar emotional experiences such as "aesthetic chills" from music and awe-inspiring scenarios, the psychological basis of ASMR has not yet been established...
2018: PloS One
Fiona Chance-Larsen, Kenneth Chance-Larsen, Anestis Divanoglou, Andrew Baird
BACKGROUND: Nonspecific low back pain (LBP) can progress to chronic disability and prolonged absence from work. Despite clinical and professional guidelines, physiotherapists often fail to address return to work outcomes. AIMS: The aim of this exploratory study was to determine whether an e-learning resource tailored to physiotherapy practice could affect physiotherapists' attitudes and beliefs regarding return to work advice for their patients. DESIGN: A prospective interventional cohort study (pilot)...
June 20, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Laura Hokkanen, Sandra Lettner, Fernando Barbosa, Marios Constantinou, Lauren Harper, Erich Kasten, Sara Mondini, Bengt Persson, Nataliya Varako, Erik Hessen
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to analyze the current European situation of specialist education and training within clinical neuropsychology, and the legal and professional status of clinical neuropsychologists in different European countries. METHOD: An online survey was prepared in 2016 by a Task Force established by the European Federation of Psychological Associations, and representatives of 30 countries gave their responses. Response rate was 76%. RESULTS: Only three countries were reported to regulate the title of clinical neuropsychologist as well as the education and practice of clinical neuropsychologists by law...
June 20, 2018: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Lamya Alnaim
Nowadays, medical information regarding various diseases and disorders is available online. The Internet has become the first choice for the patient when it comes to gathering detailed information about a disease or problem. Therefore, in view of this frequent occurrence, the information that is provided online needs to be accurate; providing comprehensive facts, transparency, and quality. A study was carried out to determine the accuracy of information related to breast cancer on various websites. Websites which share information online about breast cancer, in the Arabic language, were selected...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
M Barone, A Cogliandro, R Salzillo, V Tambone, P Persichetti
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of the current study were: (1) to perform a systematic review of the existing scientific literature on appearance and any subsequently related disorders and (2) to research in the literature the correlation between the role of appearance and patient's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review protocol was developed a priori in accordance with the Preferred Reporting for Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses-Protocols (PRISMA-P) guidance...
June 19, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Jong Hun Lee, Yu Gil Park, Eun Soo Park
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin is used extensively, and its use for aesthetic indications in the lower face and neck is now becoming increasingly popular. It is the ideal alternative to surgical procedures for patients who are too young for facelift surgery or who are unwilling to take recuperation time. We review current approaches to BTX A treatment for horizontal neck lines. METHODS: Subjects were 20 women with an average age of 43 with mild to moderate horizontal neck lines but have had no treatment by BTX A for the past 3 months...
June 19, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Song Zhang, Hongyu Xue
BACKGROUND: The epicanthus, a lengthways cambered skinfold around the inner canthus, is particularly common in Orientals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcomes for patients with epicanthus after the application of a new surgical technique. METHODS: A total of 753 patients with epicanthus underwent epicanthoplasty in our hospital from October 2009 to March 2017 and were enrolled in this study. All patients were treated with upper arch flap combined with extended incision of the lower eyelid surgical method, and the effects of the surgery were assessed by photographic analysis and satisfaction surveys...
June 19, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Sebastian Farr, Thierry G Guitton, David Ring
Background  Patients with Madelung deformity exhibit a spectrum of mild to severe deformity and distortion of wrist geometry. It may be difficult to reliably distinguish mild Madelung deformity from normal. Purpose  This study thus tested the reliability of the diagnosis of mild Madelung deformity on a single posteroanterior (PA) radiograph. Materials and Methods  An online survey was sent to hand and wrist surgeons of the Science of Variation Study Group for evaluation of 25 PA wrist radiographs comprising five adults with suspected mild Madelung deformity and 20 radiographs without any evident wrist pathology...
July 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
Lorena Santamaria, Christopher James
Phase synchronisation between different neural groups is considered an important source of information to understand the underlying mechanisms of brain cognition. This Letter investigated phase-synchronisation patterns from electroencephalogram (EEG) signals recorded from ten healthy participants performing motor imagery (MI) tasks using schematic emotional faces as stimuli. These phase-synchronised states, named synchrostates, are specific for each cognitive task performed by the user. The maximum and minimum number of occurrence states were selected for each subject and task to extract the connectivity network measures based on graph theory to feed a set of classification algorithms...
June 2018: Healthcare Technology Letters
Wenfei Xue, Guochen Duan, Xiaopeng Zhang, Hua Zhang, Qintao Zhao, Zhifei Xin
Background: Although limited resection was once considered the surgical treatment for patients with Phase IA non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), there has been an ongoing controversial surgical indication for wedge resection and segmentectomy in recent years. The objective of this study was to compare overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) of segmentectomy and wedge resection for early stage NSCLC, using a meta-analysis. Methods: Systematic research was conducted using four online databases to search for studies published before 2017...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Donghua Chen, Runtong Zhang, Kecheng Liu, Lei Hou
Patient-reported posts in Online Health Communities (OHCs) contain various valuable information that can help establish knowledge-based online support for online patients. However, utilizing these reports to improve online patient services in the absence of appropriate medical and healthcare expert knowledge is difficult. Thus, we propose a comprehensive knowledge discovery method that is based on the Unified Medical Language System for the analysis of narrative posts in OHCs. First, we propose a domain-knowledge support framework for OHCs to provide a basis for post analysis...
June 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Rupali J Limaye, Naheed Ahmed, Saori Ohkubo, Anne Ballard
BACKGROUND: To address unmet needs for family planning and advance women's rights, US federal foreign aid recipients must ensure compliance with the family planning legislative and policy requirements. Because many health providers work in rural and remote settings, blended learning, which combines in-person and online experiences, is a promising approach for strengthening their compliance knowledge. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined the effect of blended learning that included three components (online course, in-person training and conference call) on retention of family planning compliance knowledge...
April 2018: BMJ Sex Reprod Health
Sheri Madigan, Vanessa Villani, Corry Azzopardi, Danae Laut, Tanya Smith, Jeff R Temple, Dillon Browne, Gina Dimitropoulos
PURPOSE: The objective of this meta-analysis was to provide a synthesis of studies examining the prevalence of unwanted online exposure and solicitation of a sexual nature among youth, and to determine if prevalence varies by youth age, gender, year of study data collection, or study geographical location. METHOD: Eligible studies from January 1990 to January 2016 were identified utilizing a comprehensive search strategy. Included studies examined the prevalence of unwanted online exposure and solicitation in youth who ranged from 12 to 16...
June 16, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Damien Driot, Lucile Figuet, Jordan Birebent, Sandra Coste, Geneviève Durrieu, Julien Jacquot, Michel Bismuth
OBJECTIVE: General practitioners (GPs) report little adverse drug reactions (ADR), although it is mandatory in France. The objective was to evaluate the satisfaction of the GPs who participated to a pharmacovigilance ADR declaration support network via a clinical research assistant (CRA) moving to their GP office in the French South-West region of Midi-Pyrénées. STUDY DESIGN: A satisfaction questionnaire was sent to the 59 active GPs of this network in November 2016...
April 28, 2018: Thérapie
Toan Thanh Thi Do, Mai Dinh Le, Thanh Van Nguyen, Bach Xuan Tran, Huong Thi Le, Hinh Duc Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Tho Dinh Tran, Carl A Latkin, Roger C M Ho, Melvyn W B Zhang
BACKGROUND: As smartphone becomes increasingly prevalent and affordable, more youths today can own a smartphone device and download applications in various application stores. Smartphone applications have been proven to be useful for youths in various aspects. However, there has been a paucity of data looking into the preferences of Vietnamese youths and adolescents with regards to health-related applications and their receptiveness towards smartphone apps. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the receptiveness and preferences of health-related smartphone applications (mHealth apps) among online Vietnamese youths and adolescents...
June 19, 2018: BMC Public Health
Gianluca Pellino, Matteo Frasson, Alvaro García-Granero, Pablo Granero-Castro, José Luis Ramos Rodríguez, Blas Flor-Lorente, José Bargallo Berzosa, Natalia Alonso Hernández, Francisco Javier Labrador Vallverdú, Pedro Antonio Parra Baños, Guillermo Ais Conde, Eduardo Garcia-Granero
AIM: Reports detailing the morbidity-mortality after left colectomy are sparse and do not allow to draw definitive conclusions. We aimed to identify risk factors for anastomotic leak, perioperative mortality and complications following left colectomy for colonic malignancies. METHOD: We undertook a STROBE-compliant analysis of left colectomies included in the National prospective online database. Forty-two variables were analyzed as potential independent risk factors for anastomotic leak, post-operative morbidity and mortality...
June 19, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Débora Cecatto Ferreira, Ana Lúcia de Toffoli, Edvaldo Vasconcelos Soares Maciel, Fernando Mauro Lanças
Solid-phase extraction coupled online with high performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry was successfully applied to determine low concentrations of ceftiofur antibiotic in bovine milk samples. A silica-anchored ionic liquid was applied as sorbent material to be used as extraction phase in the proposed online system. The material was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy. In order to improve the system reproducibility, the following experimental parameters were optimized: organic solvent percentage, time and sample loading flow rate...
June 19, 2018: Electrophoresis
Brendan J Miller, Elvis I Seman, Robert T O'Shea, Paul H Hakendorf, Tran T T Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: To compare current practice in the management of female pelvic organ prolapse in Australia and New Zealand with that in 2007, and assess the impact on practice of the withdrawal of Prolift® and Prosima® mesh kits in 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In early 2015, two invitations to participate in a survey, including a link to Surveymonkey, were emailed to 2506 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) trainees and fellows...
June 19, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Anna Maria Alexandrou, Timo Saarinen, Jan Kujala, Riitta Salmelin
During natural speech perception, listeners must track the global speaking rate, that is, the overall rate of incoming linguistic information, as well as transient, local speaking rate variations occurring within the global speaking rate. Here, we address the hypothesis that this tracking mechanism is achieved through coupling of cortical signals to the amplitude envelope of the perceived acoustic speech signals. Cortical signals were recorded with magnetoencephalography (MEG) while participants perceived spontaneously produced speech stimuli at three global speaking rates (slow, normal/habitual, and fast)...
June 19, 2018: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
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