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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442924/a-framework-for-measuring-self-management-effectiveness-and-health-care-use-among-pediatric-asthma-patients-and-families
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REVIEW
Pavani Rangachari
Asthma is associated with substantial health care expenditures, including an estimated US$56 billion per year in direct costs. A recurring theme in the asthma management literature is that costly asthma symptoms, including hospitalizations and multiple emergency department (ED)/outpatient visits, can often be prevented through patient/family adherence to the national (National Institutes of Health Expert Panel Report-3) guidelines for effective self-management of asthma, specifically 1) medication adherence and 2) environmental trigger avoidance, as outlined in the patient's personalized Asthma-Action Plan...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433519/patients-use-and-evaluation-of-an-online-system-to-annotate-radiology-reports-with-lay-language-definitions
#2
Tessa S Cook, Seong Cheol Oh, Charles E Kahn
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing availability of personal health portals has made it easier for patients to obtain their imaging results online. However, the radiology report typically is designed to communicate findings and recommendations to the referring clinician, and may contain many terms unfamiliar to lay readers. We sought to evaluate a web-based interface that presented reports of knee MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) examinations with annotations that included patient-oriented definitions, anatomic illustrations, and hyperlinks to additional information...
April 19, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431908/implementation-of-a-person-centered-medical-care-model-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility-a-pilot-evaluation
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Kathleen Abrahamson, Jaclyn Myers, Arif Nazir
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and impact of implementing a person-centered medical care model for post-acute care residents within a skilled nursing facility (SNF). DESIGN: A mixed-method (qualitative and quantitative) pilot evaluation. SETTING: An 89-bed SNF located within a large midwestern city. PARTICIPANTS: Forty SNF post-acute patients admitted to the facility during a 6-month period were enrolled in the pilot evaluation...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431457/precision-medicine-and-pharmacogenetics-what-does-oncology-have-that-addiction-medicine-does-not
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Henry R Kranzler, Rachel V Smith, Robert Schnoll, Afaf Moustafa, Emma Greenstreet-Akman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Precision, personalized or stratified medicine, which promises to deliver the right treatment to the right patient, is a topic of international interest in both the lay press and the scientific literature. A key aspect of precision medicine is the identification of biomarkers that predict the response to medications (i.e. pharmacogenetics). We examined why, despite the great strides that have been made in biomarker identification in many areas of medicine, only in oncology has there been substantial progress in their clinical implementation...
April 21, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430028/attitudes-toward-and-use-of-vibrators-in-china
#5
Shen Jing, Alixe Lay, Laura Weis, Adrian Furnham
The current study examined the relationship between traditional masculine traits and attitudes towards vibrator use, actual vibrator use and frequency of vibrator use in China. In all 235 Chinese females aged between 16 to 58 years completed a questionnaire regarding attitudes to, and personal use of, vibrators. The results showed a positive association between masculine traits and attitudes towards women's vibrator use; attitudes towards vibrator use and actual vibrator use, as well as frequency of vibrator use...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420222/how-sensors-might-help-define-the-external-exposome
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REVIEW
Miranda Loh, Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, Alberto Gotti, Spyros Karakitsios, Anjoeka Pronk, Eelco Kuijpers, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Nour Baiz, Joana Madureira, Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes, Michael Jerrett, John W Cherrie
The advent of the exposome concept, the advancement of mobile technology, sensors, and the "internet of things" bring exciting opportunities to exposure science. Smartphone apps, wireless devices, the downsizing of monitoring technologies, along with lower costs for such equipment makes it possible for various aspects of exposure to be measured more easily and frequently. We discuss possibilities and lay out several criteria for using smart technologies for external exposome studies. Smart technologies are evolving quickly, and while they provide great promise for advancing exposure science, many are still in developmental stages and their use in epidemiology and risk studies must be carefully considered...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407577/diabetes-associated-with-male-reproductive-system-damages-onset-of-presentation-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-drug-intervention
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REVIEW
Guang-Jiang Shi, Zhi-Mei Li, Jie Zheng, Jian Chen, Xiao-Xu Han, Jing Wu, Guang-Yong Li, Qing Chang, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem that affects patients' quality of life quality throughout the world due to its many complications. Reproductive dysfunction is one of the major secondary complications in both diabetic animals and human beings. Furthermore, DM has recently broken the age barrier and has been heavily diagnosed in children and young persons of reproductive age. In the past few years, many studies on DM in male reproductive functions in both diabetic men and experimental diabetic animals have been published...
April 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406248/sensory-defects-and-developmental-delay-among-children-with-congenital-rubella-syndrome
#8
Michiko Toizumi, Giang Thi Huong Nguyen, Hideki Motomura, Thanh Huu Nguyen, Enga Pham, Ken-Ichi Kaneko, Masafumi Uematsu, Hien Anh Thi Nguyen, Duc Anh Dang, Masahiro Hashizume, Lay-Myint Yoshida, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
This study investigated the features of developmental difficulties combined with sensory defects in children with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Following a large rubella outbreak in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, in 2011, we enrolled 41 children with CRS from September 2011 through May 2013. Fourteen participants died and six became untraceable by October 2013; the remaining 21 children were followed up from 2013 to 2015. Thirteen and seven participants had hearing and functional ophthalmological impairment, respectively...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389221/welfare-law-and-ethics-in-the-veterinary-intensive-care-unit-a-discussion-of-the-different-types-of-suffering-that-patients-may-endure-in-the-veterinary-intensive-care-unit-the-legal-limits-to-that-suffering-and-the-ethics-underpinning-at-what-point-that-suffering
#9
REVIEW
Peter S Fordyce
OBJECTIVES: In UK law, allowing an animal protected under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (AWA 2006) (as devolved) to suffer 'unnecessarily' may render the person responsible for it to prosecution. The act does not define suffering, although 'case law' suggests that suffering encompasses more than pain. Clinicians responsible for animals under their care in the intensive care unit (ICU) are likely to also be responsible in law for the welfare of those animals, and may be called upon to justify why any suffering was necessary, or more likely, why they did not act to end any suffering when it became 'unnecessary'...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384975/perception-of-acceptable-range-of-smiles-by-specialists-general-dentists-and-lay-persons-and-evaluation-of-different-aesthetic-paradigms
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Mainak Kanti Saha, Margie Khatri, Suparna Ganguly Saha, Sandeep Dubey, Divya Saxena, Neelam Vijaywargiya, Shubham Kala
INTRODUCTION: One of the most important goals of restorative dentistry is to restore the patient's aesthetic. Smile analysis is subjective and it differs from person to person. An aesthetic smile involves a harmonious relationship between various parameters including the hard and soft tissues. AIM: The aim of the study was to identify the acceptable range of several smiles (alone and in conjunction with the face) by specialists, general dentists as well as lay persons; and to identify the values of different criteria i...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384392/missed-opportunities-unidentified-genetic-risk-factors-in-prenatal-care
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Trissa McClatchey, Erica Lay, Melissa Strassberg, Ignatia B Van den Veyver
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal and preconception care guidelines recommend obtaining family history to screen for reproductive genetic risk. The effectiveness of this screening and subsequent referral for genetic counseling is not well established. This study describes how often pregnant women with reproductive genetic risks were not referred for prenatal genetic counseling and the indications frequently missed. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed genetic consultation medical records for first-trimester screen pretest counseling...
April 6, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377054/complete-chest-recoil-during-laypersons-cpr-is-it-a-matter-of-weight
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Enrico Contri, Stefano Cornara, Alberto Somaschini, Cinzia Dossena, Michela Tonani, Francesco Epis, Elisa Zambaiti, Ferdinando Fichtner, Enrico Baldi
INTRODUCTION: Chest compressions depth and complete chest recoil are both important for high-quality Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). It has been demonstrated that anthropometric variables affect chest compression depth, but there are no data about they could influence chest recoil. The aim of this study was to verify whether physical attributes influences chest recoil in lay rescuers. METHODS: We evaluated 1 minute of compression-only CPR performed by 333 laypersons immediately after a Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (BLS/AED) course...
March 25, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367774/the-singaporean-public-beliefs-about-the-causes-of-mental-illness-results-from-a-multi-ethnic-population-based-study
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S Pang, M Subramaniam, S P Lee, Y W Lau, E Abdin, B Y Chua, L Picco, J A Vaingankar, S A Chong
AIMS: To identify the common causal beliefs of mental illness in a multi-ethnic Southeast Asian community and describe the sociodemographic associations to said beliefs. The factor structure to the causal beliefs scale is explored. The causal beliefs relating to five different mental illnesses (alcohol abuse, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), dementia and schizophrenia) and desire for social distance are also investigated. METHODS: Data from 3006 participants from a nationwide vignette-based study on mental health literacy were analysed using factor analysis and multiple logistic regression to address the aims...
April 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367497/the-effect-of-abstract-versus-concrete-framing-on-judgments-of-biological-and-psychological-bases-of-behavior
#14
Nancy S Kim, Samuel G B Johnson, Woo-Kyoung Ahn, Joshua Knobe
Human behavior is frequently described both in abstract, general terms and in concrete, specific terms. We asked whether these two ways of framing equivalent behaviors shift the inferences people make about the biological and psychological bases of those behaviors. In five experiments, we manipulated whether behaviors are presented concretely (i.e. with reference to a specific person, instantiated in the particular context of that person's life) or abstractly (i.e. with reference to a category of people or behaviors across generalized contexts)...
2017: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359752/development-of-a-model-of-holistic-reflection-to-facilitate-transformative-learning-in-student-midwives
#15
Janice Bass, Jennifer Fenwick, Mary Sidebotham
BACKGROUND: Reflective practice is considered an essential aspect of personal and professional development, and critical reflection is considered the cornerstone of being an accountable and autonomous practitioner. Tertiary education should lay the foundations of lifelong learning by ensuring students develop into critically reflective and reflexive practitioners, who demonstrate self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal values and beliefs and their impact on the wider healthcare system...
March 27, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353007/clarifying-values-and-preferences-for-care-near-the-end-of-life-the-role-of-a-new-lay-workforce
#16
Debra K Litzelman, Thomas S Inui, Kathleen M Schmitt-Wendholt, Anthony Perkins, Wilma J Griffin, Ann H Cottingham, Steven S Ivy
Community health workers (CHWs) can engage elderly persons in advance care planning (ACP) conversations. We report how trained CHWs used Go Wish cards (GW (R) cards) to identify patients' highest priority preferences and evaluated whether engaging in ACP conversations was associated with subsequent health care utilization. A one-year long, pre-post longitudinal design was used to evaluate our educational intervention using mixed-methods. 392 patients (mean of 73.3 years, 82% women, 48% African American, 43% Caucasian) enrolled in the Aging Brain Care (ABC) program and participated in ACP discussions with CHWs...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351344/why-do-women-choose-an-unregulated-birth-worker-to-birth-at-home-in-australia-a-qualitative-study
#17
Elizabeth Christine Rigg, Virginia Schmied, Kath Peters, Hannah Grace Dahlen
BACKGROUND: In Australia the choice to birth at home is not well supported and only 0.4% of women give birth at home with a registered midwife. Recent changes to regulatory requirements for midwives have become more restrictive and there is no insurance product that covers private midwives for intrapartum care at home. Freebirth (planned birth at home with no registered health professional) with an unregulated birth worker who is not a registered midwife or doctor (e.g. Doula, ex-midwife, lay midwife etc...
March 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330379/patient-self-defined-goals
#18
Sandra Ellen Schellinger, Eric Worden Anderson, Monica Schmitz Frazer, Cindy Lynn Cain
This research, a descriptive qualitative analysis of self-defined serious illness goals, expands the knowledge of what goals are important beyond the physical-making existing disease-specific guidelines more holistic. Integration of goals of care discussions and documentation is standard for quality palliative care but not consistently executed into general and specialty practice. Over 14 months, lay health-care workers (care guides) provided monthly supportive visits for 160 patients with advanced heart failure, cancer, and dementia expected to die in 2 to 3 years...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322881/the-cost-of-implementing-two-small-media-interventions-to-promote-hpv-vaccination
#19
Siddharth S Karanth, David R Lairson, Danmeng Huang, Lara S Savas, Sally W Vernon, María E Fernández
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost of implementing lay health worker delivered print-based photonovella intervention and iPad-based tailored interactive multimedia intervention (TIMI) to promote Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake and completion among Hispanic parents of daughters 9-17years old. METHODS: We recruited 301 participants in control, 422 in photonovella, and 239 in TIMI clinics. Intervention costs were estimated using micro-costing from the societal perspective...
March 18, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301248/small-poultry-flocks-in-alberta-demographics-and-practices
#20
Chunu Mainali, Ilona Houston
The distribution, composition, and management characteristics of small "backyard" poultry flocks may have important implications in the spread of both avian diseases and zoonoses of public health concern. Although the prevalence of small poultry flocks has increased in Alberta, Canada, in recent years, there is minimal demographic information available for these populations. To gain initial epidemiologic insight into this growing population and potential areas of risk, a survey was conducted to characterize the sector...
March 2017: Avian Diseases
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