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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036873/fighting-against-a-shortage-of-truck-drivers-in-logistics-measures-that-employers-can-take-to-promote-drivers-work-ability-and-health
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Ulrike Staats, Daniela Lohaus, Alina Christmann, Michèle Woitschek
BACKGROUND: For several years, the transportation industry has been concerned about a severe shortage of professional truck drivers. Studies investigating the reasons found that poor working conditions and stresses and strains resulting from physiological and psychological job demands have had a negative impact on drivers' health and ability to work. Nevertheless, until now, most employers have refrained from offering measures to support the work ability and well-being of drivers, mainly due to financial pressures in the industry...
October 10, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036870/development-and-validation-of-a-new-safety-climate-scale-for-petrochemical-industries
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Mohammad Javad Jafari, Davood Eskandari, Firouz Valipour, Yadollah Mehrabi, Hossein Charkhand, Mostafa Mirghotbi
BACKGROUND: While a considerable body of research has studied safety climate and its role as a leading indicator of organizational safety, much of this work has been conducted with Western manufacturing samples. OBJECTIVE: The current study puts emphasis on the cross-validation of a safety climate model in the non-Western industrial context of Iranian petrochemical industries. METHODS: The current study was performed in one petrochemical company in Iran...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036778/electronic-clinical-decision-support-tool-for-the-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-general-practice-a-pilot-study
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Jason Chiang, John Furler, Douglas Boyle, Malcolm Clark, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in Australia. Electronic medical record (EMR)-based clinical decision support (CDS) tools have the potential to support absolute CVD risk (ACVDR) evaluation and management. The objective of this study was to test the acceptability and feasibility of the Treat to Target CVD (T3CVD), an EMR-based CDS tool, for the evaluation of ACVDR in general practice. METHODS: Five general practitioners (GPs) piloted the T3CVD tool in their clinic...
October 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036768/larcs-as-first-line-contraception-what-can-general-practitioners-advise-young-women
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Meredith Temple-Smith, Lena Sanci
BACKGROUND: The use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) is globally accepted as a strategy that is successful in decreasing rates of unintended pregnancy, especially in very young women. Currently, Australia has very low uptake rates of LARC. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to explore the latest information on using LARCs as first-line contraception in young women. DISCUSSION: Low uptake of LARCs may be related to Australia's prevailing cultural norm of oral contraception, and practitioner and patient misperceptions of the safety and efficacy of LARC, which have been dispelled in recent years...
October 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036699/pain-related-acceptance-as-a-mediator-in-the-fear-avoidance-model-of-chronic-pain-a-preliminary-study
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Sophie Lykkegaard Ravn, Maria Louison Vang, Henrik Bjarke Vaegter, Tonny Elmose Andersen
Objective: The fear avoidance model has served as a popular, heuristic model in explaining the transition from acute to chronic pain. In addition, the significance of pain-related acceptance in chronic pain development and adjustment is underlined in a vast number of empirical studies. The objective of the current preliminary study was to investigate pain-related acceptance as a mediator within the key cognitive relationships proposed by the fear avoidance model of chronic pain. Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional design, bodily pain, pain catastrophizing, fear avoidance beliefs, and pain-related acceptance were assessed by questionnaires in 125 chronic pain patients in a Danish multidisciplinary pain center...
September 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036667/disnor-a-disease-network-open-resource
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Prisca Lo Surdo, Alberto Calderone, Marta Iannuccelli, Luana Licata, Daniele Peluso, Luisa Castagnoli, Gianni Cesareni, Livia Perfetto
DISNOR is a new resource that aims at exploiting the explosion of data on the identification of disease-associated genes to assemble inferred disease pathways. This may help dissecting the signaling events whose disruption causes the pathological phenotypes and may contribute to build a platform for precision medicine. To this end we combine the gene-disease association (GDA) data annotated in the DisGeNET resource with a new curation effort aimed at populating the SIGNOR database with causal interactions related to disease genes with the highest possible coverage...
October 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036635/barbara-fish-and-a-short-history-of-the-neurodevelopmental-hypothesis-of-schizophrenia
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Assen Jablensky, Thomas F McNeil, Vera A Morgan
The neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia has become a paradigm broadly accepted in today's research in schizophrenia and its spectrum. This article traces the historical development of the neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia up until the time of its explicit formulation in 1987, by Weinberger and by Murray and Lewis, with a main focus on the seminal contribution of Barbara Fish to its conception and elaboration.
July 14, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036571/atrial-flow-dynamics-as-a-determinant-of-tissue-temperature-during-balloon-cryoablation
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Justin Ghosh, Mark A McGuire
Aims: Balloon cryoablation is an accepted method of achieving pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The relationship between blood flow in the atrium and cryo energy delivery to the tissue remains poorly understood. Methods and results: Controlled cryoablations were performed in vitro using a pulmonary vein phantom constructed from bovine muscle, providing a 20 mm vein ostium. A temperature sensor was mounted within the 'vein wall' at a 1 mm tissue depth...
October 4, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036540/tackling-anti-microbial-resistance-ethical-framework-for-rational-antibiotic-use
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Jasper Littmann, Annette Rid, Alena Buyx
Background: To reduce the effect of antimicrobial resistance and to preserve antibiotic effectiveness, clinical guidelines and health policy documents call for the rational use of antibiotics, which aims to reduce unnecessary or minimally effective antibiotic use. Methods: Through ethical analysis, we show that rational use programmes can lead to ethical conflicts, because they sometimes place patients at risk of harm-for example, a delayed switch to second-line antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia can lead to substantial increases in mortality...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036470/corrigendum-to-evaluating-the-reliability-validity-acceptability-and-practicality-of-sms-text-messaging-as-a-tool-to-collect-research-data-results-from-the-feeding-your-baby-project
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September 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036457/feasibility-evaluation-of-long-term-use-of-beta-blockers-and-calcium-antagonists-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Kohei Ishibashi, Yuko Y Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Satoshi Yasuda, Wataru Shimizu, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano
Aims: Beta-blockers (BBs) and calcium antagonists (CAs) are reported to aggravate ST-segment elevation in some patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS). The feasibility of their long-term use in BrS still remains unknown. We investigated the safety of long-term use of BB and CA in BrS patients. Methods and results: Of the 360 consecutive BrS patients, 29 [5: a history of ventricular fibrillation (VF), 17: syncope, 7: asymptomatic] took BB and/or CA (BB: 22, CA: 8) for more than 1 year for the treatment of co-morbidities such as atrial tachyarrhythmia, vasospastic angina, and neurally mediated syncope...
September 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036415/transfusion-transmissible-infections-among-walk-in-blood-donors-at-kisumu-regional-blood-transfusion-centre-kisumu-county-kenya-2015
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Dominic Wamamba, Dickens Onyango, Elvis Oyugi, Evalyne Kanyina, Mark Obonyo, Jane Githuku, James Ransom
Background: Transfusion transmissible infections (TTIs) are threats to blood safety. This study investigated TTIs among volunteer blood donors at the Kisumu Regional Blood Transfusion Centre (KRBTC) in Kenya. Methods: We performed a retrospective record review of blood donor registers at KRBTC, 2015. Walk-in donors accepted for donation were analyzed to determine prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and syphilis...
September 23, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036407/prognostic-value-of-the-circumferential-resection-margin-and-its-definitions-in-esophageal-cancer-patients-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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L Depypere, J Moons, T Lerut, G De Hertogh, C Peters, X Sagaert, W Coosemans, H Van Veer, P Nafteux
The accepted importance of a positive circumferential resection margin (CRM) (defined as R1 in the TNM classification) is based on histopathology of the resection specimen obtained after primary surgery in esophageal cancer patients. The aim of this study is to look for the prognostic value of CRM after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and to compare the clinical significance of a histologically CRM < 1 mm from the cut margin (Royal College of Pathologists definition of R1) to a positive cut margin (College of American Pathologists definition of R1) and to ≥1 mm margin (R0) resections in patients with ypT3-esophageal tumors after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy...
September 27, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036384/the-response-of-a-multi-element-tissue-equivalent-proportional-counter-in-accelerator-based-high-altitude-neutron-fields
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Gloria M Orchard, Anthony J Waker
The response of a multi-element tissue equivalent proportional counter (METEPC) was investigated at the high energy neutron facility EU-CERF, in Prevessin, France. This facility was established specifically to provide reference neutron fields typical of those found at high altitude. The METEPC measurements were conducted along with a commercially available spherical tissue equivalent proportional counter (TEPC) used for comparison. The measured microdosimetric spectra were analyzed and compared for various measurement locations, with substantially different neutron energy distributions resulting from the use of iron or concrete shielding...
September 26, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036309/chiral-analysis-of-methamphetamine-in-oral-fluid-samples-a-method-to-distinguish-licit-from-illicit-drug-use
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Damon Borg, Elizabeth Kolb, Cindy Lantigua, Richard Stripp
Methamphetamine (MAMP) is a popular illicit drug abused for its central nervous system stimulating effects. MAMP is also used therapeutically in the treatment of overeating disorders, narcolepsy, attention deficit disorder, in over-the-counter (OTC) products to ease nasal congestion. MAMP exists in two enantiomeric forms, dextrorotary (d-MAMP) or levorotary (l-MAMP). The compounds are similar in chemical structure, simply differing in the orientation of functional groups around the asymmetric carbon. In part because of the availability of l-MAMP in OTC nasal inhalers, forensic guidelines require a sample to contain greater than 20% d-MAMP to consider illicit drug use when interpreting results...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036278/perceptions-of-risk-and-therapy-among-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus-a-patient-survey-study
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M W Stier, N Lodhia, J Jacobs, D Nozicka, R Kavitt, U Siddiqui, I Waxman, V J Konda
Nondysplastic Barrett's esophagus has a risk of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma as low as 0.18-0.3% per person per year, and low-grade dysplasia as low as 0.5%. While adherence to guidelines and selection of management options varies, little is known about what modifies patient decision-making. This study aims to evaluate and identify factors that influence patient perceptions of risk and decisions about management. An independently developed and piloted survey was administered to patients at an academic hospital...
September 21, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036271/cancer-hallmarks-analytics-tool-chat-a-text-mining-approach-to-organize-and-evaluate-scientific-literature-on-cancer
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Simon Baker, Imran Ali, Ilona Silins, Sampo Pyysalo, Yufan Guo, Johan Högberg, Ulla Stenius, Anna Korhonen
Motivation: To understand the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer development, significant efforts are being invested in cancer research. This has resulted in millions of scientific articles. An efficient and thorough review of the existing literature is crucially important to drive new research. This time-demanding task can be supported by emerging computational approaches based on text mining which offer a great opportunity to organize and retrieve the desired information efficiently from sizable databases...
July 14, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036250/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-the-vasoconstrictor-potency-of-topical-0-25-desoximetasone-spray-a-high-to-super-high-range-of-potency-class-i-to-class-ii-corticosteroid-formulation
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Elias Oussedik, Mohammed D Saleem, Steven R Feldman
BACKGROUND: Topical corticosteroids offer great efficacy in controlling a wide variety of dermatoses. Traditional ointment vehicles are messy and difficult to apply, which might limit adherence. Alternative vehicle formulations such as topical sprays might improve adherence due to their ease of application. The potency of desoximetasone spray is not fully characterized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relative vasoconstrictive potency of desoximetasone 0.25% topical spray formulation...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036228/factors-associated-to-acceptable-treatment-adherence-among-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-guatemala
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Brooke M Ramay, Alejandro Cerón, Luis Pablo Méndez-Alburez, Randall Lou-Meda
Pediatric patients with Chronic Kidney Disease face several barriers to medication adherence that, if addressed, may improve clinical care outcomes. A cross sectional questionnaire was administered in the Foundation for Children with Kidney Disease (FUNDANIER, Guatemala City) from September of 2015 to April of 2016 to identify the predisposing factors, enabling factors and need factors related to medication adherence. Sample size was calculated using simple random sampling with a confidence level of 95%, confidence interval of 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036217/-abc-the-awareness-body-chart-a-new-tool-assessing-body-awareness
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Ursula Danner, Alexander Avian, Tanja Macheiner, Beate Salchinger, Nina Dalkner, Frederike T Fellendorf, Armin Birner, Susanne A Bengesser, Martina Platzer, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Michel Probst, Eva Z Reininghaus
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of body awareness for health and well-being there is still a lack of valid assessment tools to scan proper body awareness. To respond to the limitations of questionnaires (reading/interpretation problems) the Awareness-Body-Chart (ABC) was designed to assess body awareness by colouring 51 regions according to their awareness. The objective of this study was to investigate the psychometric characteristics of the ABC. METHODS: In a questionnaire-study, 106 students in Graz (79 females, 27 males, age median 21 (IQR 20-23) years) filled in the ABC, furthermore a German body awareness questionnaire "KEKS", and the Beck Depression Inventory II...
2017: PloS One
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