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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447541/sensor-array-for-detection-of-organic-and-inorganic-contaminants-in-post-consumer-recycled-plastics-for-food-contact
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Nathan Davis, Jeffery Danes, Keith Vorst
Post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic material is made by collecting used plastic products (e.g., bottles and other plastic packaging materials) and re-processing them into solid-state pellets or flakes. Plastic recycling has positive environmental benefits, but may also carry potential drawbacks due to unwanted organic and inorganic contaminants. These contaminants can migrate into food packaging made from these recycled plastic materials. The purpose of this research was to identify economically viable real-time monitoring technologies that can be used during conversion of virgin and recycled resin feedstocks (i...
April 27, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447145/-recommendations-for-education-in-ultrasound-in-medical-intensive-care-and-emergency-medicine-position-paper-of-dgiin-degum-and-dgk
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G Michels, H Zinke, M Möckel, D Hempel, C Busche, U Janssens, S Kluge, R Riessen, M Buerke, M Kelm, R S von Bardeleben, F Knebel, H-J Busch
Point-of-care ultrasound in acute care medicine is a prerequisite for diagnosis and therapy monitoring of critically ill patients. There is currently no uniform education strategy for medical intensive care and emergency medicine. As part of the basic level, the trainee takes theoretical and clinical training covering abdominal and thoracic ultrasonography and focused cardiovascular ultrasound. In a second step, special knowledge and skills can be acquired at an expert level. This two-stage concept is intended to guarantee quality assurance in ultrasound education in medical intensive care and emergency medicine...
April 26, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445774/voxresnet-deep-voxelwise-residual-networks-for-brain-segmentation-from-3d-mr-images
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REVIEW
Hao Chen, Qi Dou, Lequan Yu, Jing Qin, Pheng-Ann Heng
Segmentation of key brain tissues from 3D medical images is of great significance for brain disease diagnosis, progression assessment and monitoring of neurologic conditions. While manual segmentation is time-consuming, laborious, and subjective, automated segmentation is quite challenging due to the complicated anatomical environment of brain and the large variations of brain tissues. We propose a novel voxelwise residual network (VoxResNet) with a set of effective training schemes to cope with this challenging problem...
April 23, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445227/a-review-of-player-monitoring-approaches-in-basketball-current-trends-and-future-directions
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Jordan L Fox, Aaron T Scanlan, Robert Stanton
Effective monitoring of players in team-sports such as basketball requires an understanding of the external demands and internal responses as they relate to training phases and competition. Monitoring of external demands and internal responses allows coaching staff to determine the dose-response associated with the imposed training load, and subsequently, if players are adequately prepared for competition. This review discusses measures reported in the literature for monitoring the external demands and internal responses of basketball players during training and competition...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443489/relationship-between-volition-physical-activity-and-weight-loss-maintenance-study-rationale-design-methods-and-baseline-characteristics
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Sune Dandanell, Anne-Marie Elbe, Gertrud Pfister, Peter Elsborg, Jørn W Helge
AIMS: To investigate the relationship between volition, physical activity and weight loss maintenance. METHODS: We recruited 84 sedentary (maximal oxygen uptake: 25 ± 5 ml/min), overweight and obese (Body mass index (BMI) 38 ± 7 m/h(2), fat 44 ± 7 %) women ( n = 55) and men ( n = 29) for an interdisciplinary prospective study with follow-up. The change in lifestyle and weight loss is promoted via a 3-month intensive lifestyle intervention at a private health school...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443345/engaging-school-mental-health-professionals-to-deliver-evidence-based-interventions-to-hispanic-families
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Maria I Tapia, Manuel A Ocasio, Yannine Estrada, Hilda Pantin, Guillermo Prado
Research has demonstrated that a number of evidence-based programs can be effectively implemented in different community settings, such as schools, to target Hispanic youth and their families; however, successful implementation of such programs represents a challenge for practitioners. This article describes experiences and strategies associated with recruiting, training, and supervising school mental health professionals in the school-based implementation of an evidence-based, family-centered prevention program for Hispanic families...
April 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442945/pulse-train-stimulation-of-primary-somatosensory-cortex-blocks-pain-perception-in-tail-clip-test
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Soohyun Lee, Eunjin Hwang, Dongmyeong Lee, Jee Hyun Choi
Human studies of brain stimulation have demonstrated modulatory effects on the perception of pain. However, whether the primary somatosensory cortical activity is associated with antinociceptive responses remains unknown. Therefore, we examined the antinociceptive effects of neuronal activity evoked by optogenetic stimulation of primary somatosensory cortex. Optogenetic transgenic mice were subjected to continuous or pulse-train optogenetic stimulation of the primary somatosensory cortex at frequencies of 15, 30, and 40 Hz, during a tail clip test...
April 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442493/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-canadian-md-phd-program-graduates-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Michael A Skinnider, Jordan W Squair, David D W Twa, Jennifer X Ji, Alexandra Kuzyk, Xin Wang, Patrick E Steadman, Kirill Zaslavsky, Ayan K Dey, Mark J Eisenberg, Ève-Reine Gagné, Kent T HayGlass, James F Lewis, Peter J Margetts, D Alan Underhill, Norman D Rosenblum, Lynn A Raymond
BACKGROUND: Combined MD/PhD programs provide a structured path for physician-scientist training, but assessment of their success within Canada is limited by a lack of quantitative data. We collected outcomes data for graduates of Canadian MD/PhD programs. METHODS: We developed and implemented a Web-based survey consisting of 41 questions designed to collect outcomes data for Canadian MD/PhD program alumni from 8 Canadian universities who had graduated before September 2015...
April 25, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442275/wellbeing-perception-and-the-impact-on-external-training-output-among-elite-soccer-players
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Shane Malone, Adam Owen, Matt Newton, Bruno Mendes, Leo Tiernan, Brian Hughes, Kieran Collins
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the investigation was to observe the impact of player wellbeing on the training output of elite soccer players. DESIGN: Prospective cohort design. METHODS: Forty-eight soccer players (age: 25.3±3.1years; height: 183±7cm; mass: 72±7kg) were involved in this single season observational study across two teams. Each morning, pre-training, players completed customised perceived wellbeing questionnaires. Global positioning technology devices were used to measure external load (total distance, total high-speed running distance, high speed running, player load, player load slow, maximal velocity, maximal velocity exposures)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441958/metformin-to-augment-strength-training-effective-response-in-seniors-masters-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Doug E Long, Bailey D Peck, Jenny L Martz, S Craig Tuggle, Heather M Bush, Gerald McGwin, Philip A Kern, Marcas M Bamman, Charlotte A Peterson
BACKGROUND: Muscle mass and strength are strong determinants of a person's quality of life and functional independence with advancing age. While resistance training is the most effective intervention to combat age-associated muscle atrophy (sarcopenia), the ability of older adults to increase muscle mass and strength in response to training is blunted and highly variable. Thus, finding novel ways to complement resistance training to improve muscle response and ultimately quality of life among older individuals is critical...
April 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441231/patient-specific-classification-of-icu-sedation-levels-from-heart-rate-variability
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Sunil B Nagaraj, Siddharth Biswal, Emily J Boyle, David W Zhou, Lauren M McClain, Ednan K Bajwa, Sadeq A Quraishi, Akeju Oluwaseun, Riccardo Barbieri, Patrick L Purdon, M Brandon Westover
OBJECTIVE: To develop a personalizable algorithm to discriminate between sedation levels in ICU patients based on heart rate variability. DESIGN: Multicenter, pilot study. SETTING: Several ICUs at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. PATIENTS: We gathered 21,912 hours of routine electrocardiogram recordings from a heterogenous group of 70 adult ICU patients. All patients included in the study were mechanically ventilated and were receiving sedatives...
April 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439886/lifebox-pulse-oximeter-implementation-in-malawi-evaluation-of-educational-outcomes-and-impact-on-oxygen-desaturation-episodes-during-anaesthesia
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V Albert, S Mndolo, E M Harrison, E O'Sullivan, I H Wilson, I A Walker
Pulse oximetry is an essential monitor for safe anaesthesia but is often not available in low-income countries. The aim of this study was to determine whether the introduction of pulse oximetry with training was feasible and could reduce the incidence of oxygen desaturation during anaesthesia in a low-income country. Pulse oximeters were donated, with training, to 83 non-physician anaesthetists in Malawi. Knowledge was tested immediately before and after training and at follow-up. Providers were asked to record the lowest peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2 ) for the first 100 cases anaesthetised after training...
April 24, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438204/evidence-on-anti-malarial-and-diagnostic-markets-in-cambodia-to-guide-malaria-elimination-strategies-and-policies
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Sochea Phok, Dysoley Lek
BACKGROUND: Understanding Cambodia's anti-malarial and diagnostic landscape in 2015 is critical for informing and monitoring strategies and policies as Cambodia moves forward with national efforts to eliminate malaria. The aim of this paper is to present timely and key findings on the public and private sector anti-malarial and diagnostic landscape in Cambodia. This evidence can serve as a baseline benchmark for guiding implementation of national strategies as well as other regional initiatives to address malaria elimination activities...
April 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438152/a-cluster-randomised-control-trial-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-the-italian-medicines-use-review-i-mur-for-asthma-patients
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Andrea Manfrin, Michela Tinelli, Trudy Thomas, Janet Krska
BACKGROUND: The economic burden of asthma, which relates to the degree of control, is €5 billion annually in Italy. Pharmacists could help improve asthma control, reducing this burden. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Medicines Use Reviews provided by community pharmacists in asthma. METHODS: This cluster randomised, multi-centre, controlled trial in adult patients with asthma was conducted in 15 of the 20 regions of Italy between September 2014 and July 2015...
April 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437786/the-effect-of-retraining-on-treatment-success-life-quality-and-metabolic-parameters-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-using-insulin-pump
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Basak Ozgen Saydam, Fatma Yilmazmis, Nalan Aydin, Belgin Bektas, Simge Yilmaz, Umit Cavdar, Secil Ozisik, Baris Akinci
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of insulin pump user retraining on treatment success, quality of life, and metabolic parameters of patients with type 1 diabetes using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 35 subjects participated in this prospective study. All patients were given insulin pump user retraining. Their knowledge level and application skills, metabolic parameters, life qualities and satisfaction from treatment were evaluated at baseline and after 6 months...
April 23, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436284/exertional-heat-illness-among-secondary-school-athletes
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Jill Rodgers, Peggy Slota, Beth Zamboni
Exertional heat illness (EHI) is a leading cause of preventable death among student athletes. While causes and preventative measures for EHI are known, school districts may not be implementing evidence-based practices. This descriptive, exploratory study explored school policies, resources, and practices of coaches in a mid-Atlantic state in the prevention and identification of EHI; 397 responded. Ninety-three percent knew of EHI, but only 52% scheduled acclimatization. Coaches reporting a heat emergency plan (56%) were significantly more likely to follow other evidence-based recommendations: altering equipment ( p < ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436158/collaborating-on-medication-errors-in-nursing
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Marketa Marvanova, Paul J Henkel
BACKGROUND: Nurse educators are faced with changing roles and expanding responsibilities for medication administration and monitoring in pursuit of improved patient safety. The aims of this study were to develop, implement and evaluate clinical simulation experiences that included, along with nursing faculty members, a pharmacist educator for the teaching of preventable medication errors in undergraduate nursing education. METHODS: Four clinical simulation scenarios using high-fidelity patient simulators were developed focusing on select medication problems in nursing practice...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434670/real-time-eutrophication-status-evaluation-of-coastal-waters-using-support-vector-machine-with-grid-search-algorithm
#18
Xianyu Kong, Yuyan Sun, Rongguo Su, Xiaoyong Shi
The development of techniques for real-time monitoring of the eutrophication status of coastal waters is of great importance for realizing potential cost savings in coastal monitoring programs and providing timely advice for marine health management. In this study, a GS optimized SVM was proposed to model relationships between 6 easily measured parameters (DO, Chl-a, C1, C2, C3 and C4) and the TRIX index for rapidly assessing marine eutrophication states of coastal waters. The good predictive performance of the developed method was indicated by the R(2) between the measured and predicted values (0...
April 20, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434455/creating-a-pediatric-joint-council-to-promote-patient-safety-and-quality-governance-and-accountability-across-johns-hopkins-medicine
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Michael Rosen, Brigitta U Mueller, Aaron M Milstone, Denise R Remus, Renee Demski, Peter J Pronovost, Marlene R Miller
BACKGROUND: Large multihospital health systems with multiple children's hospitals are relatively few in number. With a paucity of national pediatric measures for quality and patient safety, there are unique challenges to ensuring consistent levels of care across diverse health care delivery settings. At Johns Hopkins Medicine, a Pediatric Joint Council was created to help ensure high-quality and safe care across a health system encompassing two full-service children's hospitals and two community hospitals with significant pediatric volumes across two states...
May 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433757/surgical-volunteerism-or-voluntourism-are-we-doing-more-harm-than-good
#20
EDITORIAL
Faheem Ahmed, Madeline Grade, Carl Malm, Sophia Michelen, Na'eem Ahmed
The significant rise in the number of international health electives undertaken by medical students and doctors in the US, Canada and UK reflects acknowledgement of the inter-connected nature of these challenges to health systems and the drive to help solve them. However, the next generation of international volunteers often operate under a conflicting duality: whilst many of their role models have devoted their lives to global health following a similar volunteering experience, there are pervasive ethical problems associated with short-term global health work that must be identified and addressed to ensure positive outcomes for all parties involved...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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