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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089173/use-of-interactive-ibooks-for-patient-education-in-otology
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Omid Moshtaghi, Yarah M Haidar, Ronald Sahyouni, Ramin Rajaii, Afsheen Moshtaghi, Amin Mahmoodi, Yaser Ghavami, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
INTRODUCTION: Physicians in the ambulatory setting face challenges in adequately educating patients in a brief office encounter. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of an iPad-based interactive educational module (iBook) in various otologic pathologies. METHODS: Patients presenting with symptoms of tinnitus, dizziness, hearing loss, or cochlear implant evaluation were included. In total, 44 patients received the iBook and 22 patients served as controls...
December 29, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080262/processing-speed-test-validation-of-a-self-administered-ipad-%C3%A2-based-tool-for-screening-cognitive-dysfunction-in-a-clinic-setting
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Stephen M Rao, Genna Losinski, Lyla Mourany, David Schindler, Bernadett Mamone, Christine Reece, Danielle Kemeny, Sridar Narayanan, Deborah M Miller, Francois Bethoux, Robert A Bermel, Richard Rudick, Jay Alberts
BACKGROUND: Cognitive dysfunction is common in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and has important consequences for daily activities, yet, unlike motor function, is not routinely assessed in the clinic setting. We developed the Processing Speed Test (PST), a self-administered iPad(®)-based tool to measure MS-related deficits in processing speed. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the PST is valid for screening cognitive dysfunction by comparing it to the paper-and-pencil Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT)...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067181/pediatric-information-seeking-behaviour-information-needs-and-information-preferences-of-health-care-professionals-in-general-emergency-departments-results-from-the-translating-emergency-knowledge-for-kids-trekk-needs-assessment
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Shannon D Scott, Lauren Albrecht, Lisa M Given, Lisa Hartling, David W Johnson, Mona Jabbour, Terry P Klassen
: The majority of children requiring emergency care are treated in general emergency departments (EDs) with variable levels of pediatric care expertise. The goal of the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) initiative is to implement the latest research in pediatric emergency medicine in general EDs to reduce clinical variation. OBJECTIVES: To determine national pediatric information needs, seeking behaviours, and preferences of health care professionals working in general EDs...
January 9, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059231/improving-color-reproduction-accuracy-of-a-mobile-liquid-crystal-display
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Eric Kirchner, Ivo van der Lans, Francisco M Martínez-Verdú, Esther Perales
The default method for color representation on displays involves sRGB as device-independent encoding color space. For improving color reproduction accuracy, we develop a device-specific display characterization model for the Apple iPad Air 2. In separate articles, we will evaluate the same method for other devices and for other display technologies. This model is combined with an easy-to-implement new method to account for the influence of illuminance from ambient light. The combination is called the mobile display characterization and illumination model (MDCIM) for the iPad Air 2, representing modern liquid crystal displays...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045616/integrating-oncology-massage-into-chemoinfusion-suites-a-program-evaluation
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Jun J Mao, Karen E Wagner, Christina M Seluzicki, Audra Hugo, Laura K Galindez, Heather Sheaffer, Kevin R Fox
OBJECTIVE: This article reports on the development, implementation, and evaluation of an integrative clinical oncology massage program for patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer in a large academic medical center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe the development and implementation of an oncology massage program embedded into chemoinfusion suites. We used deidentified program evaluation data to identify specific reasons individuals refuse massage and to evaluate the immediate impact of massage treatments on patient-reported outcomes using a modified version of the Distress Thermometer delivered via iPad...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045324/evaluation-of-tablet-pc-as-a-tool-for-teaching-tooth-brushing-to-children
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F Salama, I Abobakr, N Al-Khodair, M Al-Wakeel
AIM: This study evaluated the effect of a single time tooth brushing instruction using video on a tablet PC (Apple iPad) compared to operator presentation using jaw model for plaque removal. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included a convenience sample of 100 children divided into two groups. For Group 1 brushing was demonstrated to the child by the operator with the use of a jaw model. This demonstration was videotaped for subsequent use in Group 2 using a tablet PC (Apple iPad)...
December 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039290/measuring-the-prevalence-and-impact-of-poor-menstrual-hygiene-management-a-quantitative-survey-of-schoolgirls-in-rural-uganda
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Julie Hennegan, Catherine Dolan, Maryalice Wu, Linda Scott, Paul Montgomery
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to describe Ugandan schoolgirls' menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices and estimate the prevalence of inadequate MHM. Second, to assess the relative contribution of aspects of MHM to health, education and psychosocial outcomes. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of survey data collected as part of the final follow-up from a controlled trial of reusable sanitary pad and puberty education provision was used to provide a cross-sectional description of girls' MHM practices and assess relationships with outcomes...
December 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039022/a-single-blind-randomized-control-trial-of-adjunctive-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-for-chronic-pain-among-patients-receiving-specialized-inpatient-multimodal-pain-management
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G Janice Jimenez-Torres, Benjamin L Weinstein, Cory R Walker, J Christopher Fowler, Philippa Ashford, Jeffrey J Borckardt, Alok Madan
Available treatments for chronic pain (CP) are modestly effective or associated with iatrogenic harm. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a minimally-invasive brain stimulation technique that may be an effective, adjunctive treatment to non-opioid therapies. In this randomized control trial (RCT), we compare adjunctive active versus sham tDCS among patients in a multimodal inpatient pain management program. The primary objectives of the RCT are to improve pain tolerance and subjective pain experience METHODS AND DESIGN: Patients admitted to the Pain Management Program at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas are eligible for this trial...
December 27, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982714/technology-assisted-language-intervention-for-children-who-are-deaf-or-hard-of-hearing-a-pilot-study-of-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-for-enhancing-language-development
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Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Susan Wiley, Rose McAuley, Laura Smith, Sandra Grether
PURPOSE: Pilot study to assess the effect of augmentative and alternative communication technology to enhance language development in children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five children ages 5-10 years with permanent bilateral hearing loss who were identified with language underperformance participated in an individualized 24-week structured program using the application TouchChat WordPower on iPads(®). Language samples were analyzed for changes in mean length of utterance, vocabulary words and mean turn length...
December 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974466/steps-for-shigella-gatekeeper-mxic-function-in-hierarchical-type-iii-secretion-regulation
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A Dorothea Roehrich, Enrica Bordignon, Selma Mode, Da-Kang Shen, Xia Liu, Maria Pain, Isabel Murillo, Isabel Martinez-Argudo, Richard B Sessions, Ariel J Blocker
Type III secretion systems are complex nanomachines used for injection of proteins from Gram-negative bacteria into eukaryotic cells. While they are assembled when the environmental conditions are appropriate, they only start secreting upon contact with a host cell. Secretion is hierarchical: first, the pore-forming translocators are released, next, effector proteins are injected. Hierarchy between these protein classes is mediated by a conserved gate-keeper protein, MxiC in Shigella. As its molecular mechanism of action is still poorly understood, we used its structure to guide site-directed mutagenesis and dissect its function...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974056/a-pilot-study-using-apps-as-a-novel-strategy-for-the-management-of-challenging-behaviors-seen-in-people-living-in-residential-care
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Samantha M Loi, Angela Mazur, David Huppert, Bernadette Hoy, Jodie Swan, Nicola T Lautenschlager
BACKGROUND: Many adults living in residential care will demonstrate challenging behaviors. Non-pharmacological strategies are recommended as first-line treatment. Using applications (apps) is a novel approach to managing these behaviors, and has yet to be assessed in this group. This paper describes a pilot study to test apps as a novel non-pharmacological strategy to manage challenging behaviors in adults living in residential care. METHODS: A non-blinded, non-randomized crossover trial design was implemented which compared apps to a control situation and usual care to determine whether apps were able to decrease challenging behaviors...
December 15, 2016: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965190/creating-live-interactions-to-mitigate-barriers-climb-a-mobile-intervention-to-improve-social-functioning-in-people-with-chronic-psychotic-disorders
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Bruno Biagianti, Danielle Schlosser, Mor Nahum, Josh Woolley, Sophia Vinogradov
BACKGROUND: Numerous psychosocial interventions for individuals with chronic psychotic disorders (CPD) have shown positive effects on social cognitive and functional outcome measures. However, access to and engagement with these interventions remains limited. This is partly because these interventions require specially trained therapists, are not available in all clinical settings, and have a high scheduling burden for participants, usually requiring a commitment of several weeks. Delivering interventions remotely via mobile devices may facilitate access, improve scheduling flexibility, and decrease participant burden, thus improving adherence to intervention requirements...
December 13, 2016: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934187/3d-printed-microfluidic-device-with-microporous-mn2o3-modified-screen-printed-electrode-for-real-time-determination-of-heavy-metal-ions
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Ying Hong, Meiyan Wu, Guangwei Chen, Ziyang Dai, Yizhou Zhang, Guosong Chen, Xiaochen Dong
Fabricating portable devices for the determination of heavy metal ions is an ongoing challenge. Here, a 3D printing approach was adopted to fabricate a microfluidic electrochemical sensor with the desired shape in which the model for velocity profiles in microfluidic cells was built and optimized by the finite element method (FEM). The electrode in the microfluidic cell was a flexible screen-printed electrode (SPE) modified with porous Mn2O3 derived from manganese containing metal-organic framework (Mn-MOF)...
December 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920969/examining-the-effects-of-video-modeling-and-prompts-to-teach-activities-of-daily-living-skills
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Catarina Aldi, Alexandra Crigler, Kelly Kates-McElrath, Brian Long, Hillary Smith, Kim Rehak, Lisa Wilkinson
Video modeling has been shown to be effective in teaching a number of skills to learners diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In this study, we taught two young men diagnosed with ASD three different activities of daily living skills (ADLS) using point-of-view video modeling. Results indicated that both participants met criterion for all ADLS. Participants did not maintain mastery criterion at a 1-month follow-up, but did score above baseline at maintenance with and without video modeling. • Point-of-view video models may be an effective intervention to teach daily living skills...
December 2016: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920732/the-ipad-as-a-research-tool-for-the-understanding-of-english-plurals-by-english-chinese-and-other-l1-speaking-3-and-4-year-olds
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Nan Xu Rattanasone, Benjamin Davies, Tamara Schembri, Fabia Andronos, Katherine Demuth
Learning about what young children with limited spoken language know about the grammar of their language is extremely challenging. Researchers have traditionally used looking behavior as a measure of language processing and to infer what overt choices children might make. However, these methods are expensive to setup, require specialized training, are time intensive for data analysis and can have considerable dropout rates. For these reasons, we have developed a forced choice task delivered on an iPad based on our eye-tracking studies with English monolinguals (Davies et al...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913722/impact-of-a-multidisciplinary-round-visit-for-the-management-of-dysphagia-utilizing-a-wi-fi-based-wireless-flexible-endoscopic-evaluation-of-swallowing
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Koichi Sakakura, Masayuki Tazawa, Natsuko Otani, Masato Takagi, Mariko Morita, Minori Kurosaki, Tomoko Chiyoda, Yuri Kanai, Ayaka Endo, Takaaki Murata, Masato Shino, Yuki Yokobori, Kenji Shirakura, Naoki Wada, Kazuaki Chikamatsu
OBJECTIVES: The management of dysphagia requires a multidisciplinary approach, especially in large-scale hospitals. We introduce a novel protocol using a Wi-Fi-based flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) system and aim to verify its effectiveness in evaluation and rehabilitation of inpatients with dysphagia. METHOD: We conducted novel Wi-Fi-based FEES at the bedside using 3 iPads as monitors and recorders. Functional outcomes of swallowing in 2 different hospitals for acute care with conventional wired or wireless FEES were compared retrospectively...
January 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913721/application-based-hearing-screening-in-the-elderly-population
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Leonid Livshitz, Reem Ghanayim, Carmi Kraus, Raymond Farah, Ella Even-Tov, Yaniv Avraham, Adi Sharabi-Nov, Peter Gilbey
OBJECTIVES: The effects of age-related hearing loss are severe. Early detection is essential for maximum benefit. However, most hearing-impaired adults delay obtaining treatment. Diagnostic hearing testing at an appropriate facility is impractical, and new methods for screening audiometry aim to provide easy access for patients and reliable outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine the accuracy of application-based hearing screening in an elderly population. METHODS: The uHear application was downloaded to an iPad...
January 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909420/using-touchscreen-tablets-to-help-young-children-learn-to-tell-time
#18
Fuxing Wang, Heping Xie, Yuxin Wang, Yanbin Hao, Jing An
Young children are devoting more and more time to playing on handheld touchscreen devices (e.g., iPads). Though thousands of touchscreen apps are claimed to be "educational," there is a lack of sufficient evidence examining the impact of touchscreens on children's learning outcomes. In the present study, the two questions we focused on were (a) whether using a touchscreen was helpful in teaching children to tell time, and (b) to what extent young children could transfer what they had learned on the touchscreen to other media...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906071/are-digital-interventions-for-smoking-cessation-in-pregnancy-effective-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Sarah Ellen Griffiths, Katherine E Brown, Emily Anne Fulton, Ildiko Tombor, Felix Naughton
BACKGROUND: Behavioural support for smoking cessation in pregnancy can be effective; however, many pregnant women face barriers to seeking support to stop smoking. Some digital interventions have been found to be effective for smoking cessation in the general population and may be effective for supporting cessation in pregnancy due to their flexibility and the potential for personalisation. To date, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of digital interventions for smoking cessation in pregnancy...
December 1, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901299/first-steps-in-validating-the-pediatric-anesthesia-parent-satisfaction-paps-survey
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Sarah J Milliken-Glabe, Jeannie Zuk, Sonja I Ziniel, Kara A Bjur, Monica Alvarez, Judit M Szolnoki, Norah R Janosy
BACKGROUND: In the last few decades, patient satisfaction has become a critical component of quality assessment and is being incorporated into payment for performance plans. However, assessment of satisfaction with anesthesia services is problematic and few validated satisfaction tools have been published. Assessing parent satisfaction with pediatric anesthesia services is even more challenging. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to develop, implement, and start validating a set of survey questions that evaluate parental satisfaction with the pediatric anesthesia services in order to identify strengths and potential areas for improvement...
November 30, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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