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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231289/rehr-an-r-package-for-manipulating-and-analysing-electronic-health-record-data
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David A Springate, Rosa Parisi, Ivan Olier, David Reeves, Evangelos Kontopantelis
Research with structured Electronic Health Records (EHRs) is expanding as data becomes more accessible; analytic methods advance; and the scientific validity of such studies is increasingly accepted. However, data science methodology to enable the rapid searching/extraction, cleaning and analysis of these large, often complex, datasets is less well developed. In addition, commonly used software is inadequate, resulting in bottlenecks in research workflows and in obstacles to increased transparency and reproducibility of the research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230561/adolescent-transition-clinic-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-quantitative-assessment-of-self-efficacy-skills
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Anat Yerushalmy-Feler, Yulia Ron, Efrat Barnea, Ayala Nachum, Shay Matalon, Margalit Dali-Levy, Iris Dotan, Shlomi Cohen
OBJECTIVES: There is no model for the process of transition of adolescents with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to the adult care protocol. We recently established a transition clinic where 17-year-old to 18-year-old IBD patients are seen by a multidisciplinary team including pediatric and adult gastroenterologists with expertise in IBD treatments, an IBD nurse, and a psychologist. We quantitatively describe this model and its benefits, and correlate demographic and transition parameters to self-efficacy in IBD adolescent patients before and after transition...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229835/-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-very-preterm-or-very-low-birth-weigth-infants-comparison-of-monochorionic-and-dichorionic-twins-with-singletons
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Adelaide Taborda, Guiomar Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Twins are associated with a delayed development and cerebral palsy. The purpose of this work was to compare the neurologic morbidity in very preterm or very low birth weight dichorionic and monochorionic twins with singletons. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of livebirths lowest through 32 weeks of gestation or very low weight infants admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a level III hospital, between 2006 and 2010...
November 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228127/a-review-of-enhanced-paramedic-roles-during-and-after-hospital-handover-of-stroke-myocardial-infarction-and-trauma-patients
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Darren Flynn, Richard Francis, Shannon Robalino, Joanne Lally, Helen Snooks, Helen Rodgers, Graham McClelland, Gary A Ford, Christopher Price
BACKGROUND: Ambulance paramedics play a critical role expediting patient access to emergency treatments. Standardised handover communication frameworks have led to improvements in accuracy and speed of information transfer but their impact upon time-critical scenarios is unclear. Patient outcomes might be improved by paramedics staying for a limited time after handover to assist with shared patient care. We aimed to categorize and synthesise data from studies describing development/extension of the ambulance-based paramedic role during and after handover for time-critical conditions (trauma, stroke and myocardial infarction)...
February 23, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228013/highly-efficient-and-safe-delivery-of-vegf-sirna-by-bio-reducible-fluorinated-peptide-dendrimers-for-cancer-therapy
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Xiaojun Cai, Haofang Zhu, Yanmei Zhang, Zhongwei Gu
RNA interference (RNAi) hold great promise in treating a wide range of diseases. However, it remains highly desirable to develop new delivery systems to circumvent complex extra- and intracellular barriers for successful clinical translation. Here, we report on a versatile polymeric vector, bio-reducible fluorinated peptide dendrimers (BFPD), for highly efficient and safe delivery of siRNA. In virtue of skillfully integrated all of the unique features of reversible cross-linking, fluorination and peptide dendrimers, this novel vector can surmount almost all extra- and intracellular barriers associated with local siRNA delivery through highly improved physiological stability and serum resistance, significantly increased intratumoral enrichment, cellular uptake, as well as successful facilitation of endosomal escape and cytosolic siRNA release...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227706/skin-mounted-accelerometer-system-for-measuring-knee-range-of-motion
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Ryan S McGinnis, Shyamal Patel, Ikaro Silva, Nikhil Mahadevan, Steve DiCristofaro, Elise Jortberg, Melissa Ceruolo, A J Aranyosi, Ryan S McGinnis, Shyamal Patel, Ikaro Silva, Nikhil Mahadevan, Steve DiCristofaro, Elise Jortberg, Melissa Ceruolo, A J Aranyosi, A J Aranyosi, Melissa Ceruolo, Ikaro Silva, Steve DiCristofaro, Elise Jortberg, Ryan S McGinnis, Shyamal Patel, Nikhil Mahadevan
Sufficient range of motion of the knee joint is necessary for performing many activities of daily living. Ambulatory monitoring of knee function can provide valuable information about progression of diseases like knee osteoarthritis and recovery after surgical interventions like total knee arthroplasty. In this paper, we describe a skin-mounted, conformal, accelerometer-based system for measuring knee angle and range of motion that does not require a skilled operator to apply devices. We establish the accuracy of this technique with respect to clinical gold standard goniometric measurements on a dataset collected from normative subjects during the performance of repeated bouts of knee flexion and extension tests...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227258/electrocardiographic-waveforms-fitness-check-device-technique-for-sudden-cardiac-death-risk-screening
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O J Escalona, M Mendoza, O J Escalona, M Mendoza, O J Escalona, M Mendoza
A novel cardiac health device technique development for reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective heart screening in preventive cardiovascular healthcare is presented. In particular, identification of apparently healthy individuals involved in sports activities (particularly in the young, age <; 35 years) who may be at-risk of sudden-cardiac-death (SCD) is mainly focused here. Nevertheless, the same device technique may be prospectively extended for detecting cardiovascular abnormalities in children and adolescents with type1-diabetes, and also in detecting patients with Brugada syndrome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227154/teaching-cardiopulmonary-auscultation-in-workshops-using-a-virtual-patient-simulation-technology-a-pilot-study
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D Pereira, P Gomes, S Faria, R Cruz-Correia, M Coimbra, D Pereira, P Gomes, S Faria, R Cruz-Correia, M Coimbra, P Gomes, R Cruz-Correia, S Faria, M Coimbra, D Pereira
Auscultation is currently both a powerful screening tool, providing a cheap and quick initial assessment of a patient's clinical condition, and a hard skill to master. The teaching of auscultation in Universities is today reduced to an unsuitable number of hours. Virtual patient simulators can potentially mitigate this problem, by providing an interesting high-quality alternative to teaching with real patients or patient simulators. In this paper we evaluate the pedagogical impact of using a virtual patient simulation technology in a short workshop format for medical students, training them to detect cardiac pathologies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226792/steady-state-visual-evoked-potential-based-brain-computer-interface-for-cognitive-assessment
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Nicolai Westergren, Rasmus L Bendtsen, Troels W Kjaer, Carsten E Thomsen, S Puthusserypady, Helge B D Sorensen, Nicolai Westergren, Rasmus L Bendtsen, Troels W Kjaer, Carsten E Thomsen, S Puthusserypady, Helge B D Sorensen, Troels W Kjaer, Nicolai Westergren, Carsten E Thomsen, Helge B D Sorensen, Rasmus L Bendtsen, S Puthusserypady
Cognitive assessment is of growing importance, with the general population getting older and a rapidly growing incidence of dementia, which is a major public health issue. Treatment of dementia must, to be most effective, start early in the disease process. Thus, early detection of cognitive decline is important. Cognitive decline may be detected using fully-automated computerized assessment. Such systems will provide inexpensive and widely available screenings of cognitive ability. The aim of this pilot study is to develop a real time steady state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) based brain-computer interface (BCI) for neurological cognitive assessment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226659/automatic-and-continuous-assessment-of-erps-for-mismatch-negativity-detection
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Narges Armanfard, Majid Komeili, James P Reilly, Richard Mah, John F Connolly, Narges Armanfard, Majid Komeili, James P Reilly, Richard Mah, John F Connolly, John F Connolly, Majid Komeili, Narges Armanfard, James P Reilly, Richard Mah
Accurate and fast detection of event related potential (ERP) components is an unresolved issue in neuroscience and critical health care. Mismatch negativity (MMN) is a component of the ERP to an odd stimulus in a sequence of identical stimuli which has good correlation with coma awakening. All of the previous studies for MMN detection are based on visual inspection of the averaged ERPs (over a long recording time) by a skilled neurophysiologist. However, in practical situations, such an expert may not be available or familiar with all aspects of evoked potential methods...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226349/-prevention-and-treatment-of-complications-related-to-the-digestive-tract-reconstruction-in-laparoscopic-gastric-cancer-surgery
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Junsheng Peng, Shi Chen
With the development of laparoscopic techniques and equipments, laparoscopic-assisted, even total laparoscopic radical surgery for gastric cancer can be performed successfully. However, the incidence of postoperative complications is higher in the laparoscopy group as compared to the open-surgery group, which is still the barrier for the total laparoscopic radical gastrectomy. Similar to open surgery, the major complications of digestive tract reconstruction after laparoscopic radical gastrectomy are anastomotic leakage, anastomotic bleeding, anastomotic stricture and stenosis of input or output loop...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225460/professional-development-perceptions-and-practices-among-u-s-physicians-a-cross-specialty-national-survey
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David A Cook, Morris J Blachman, David W Price, Colin P West, Richard A Berger, Christopher M Wittich
PURPOSE: Professional development (PD)-both for-credit continuing medical education (CME) and informal self-directed or point-of-care learning-is vital to all physicians. The authors sought to understand physicians' PD perceptions and practices and how these vary by specialty and practice type. METHOD: The authors administered an Internet and paper survey, from September 2015 to April 2016, to randomly sampled U.S. physicians. Survey items addressed perceived PD needs and barriers and how physicians identify knowledge/skills gaps...
February 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225325/application-of-mental-skills-training-in-surgery-a-review-of-its-effectiveness-and-proposed-next-steps
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Nicholas E Anton, Eric A Bean, Samuel C Hammonds, Dimitrios Stefanidis
INTRODUCTION: Mental skills training, which refers to the teaching of performance enhancement and stress management psychological strategies, may benefit surgeons. Our objective was to review the application of mental skills training in surgery and contrast it to other domains, examine the effectiveness of this approach in enhancing surgical performance and reducing stress, and provide future directions for mental skills training in surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search of MEDLINE, PubMed, PsycINFO, and ClinicalKey was performed between 1996 and 2016...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225175/would-mobile-health-be-a-solution-to-rehospitalization
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Hong Tao, Susan McRoy, Lin Wang
It has been well-established that social environmental factors can increase the risk of rehospitalization for people receiving home healthcare services. For caregivers who might be challenged to keep up with sometimes unfamiliar health monitoring tasks or to know when to seek help, mobile health technology offers the potential to enhance the skills of informal caregivers and to improve the communication between home and clinical care. This paper described our recent work to determine the usability, functionality, and style of interaction that would be needed to provide an effective and well-accepted tool...
February 22, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224866/the-governing-body-nurse-as-a-clinical-commissioning-group-nurse-leader
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Angela Dempsey, Virginia Minogue
Aim The aim of this study was to understand governing body nurses' perspective of their effect on, and leadership of, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). Method Semi-structured face-to-face and telephone interviews were conducted with a sample of governing body nurses, CCG chairs and regional chief nurses. A total of 23 individuals were interviewed. Findings Governing body nurses were overwhelmingly positive about their role and believed they had a positive effect on the CCG governing body. Specifically, they provided leadership for the quality agenda and compassionate practice...
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224400/multimodality-imaging-of-pediatric-airways-disease-indication-and-technique
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REVIEW
Nicola Stagnaro, Francesca Rizzo, Michele Torre, Giuseppe Cittadini, GianMichele Magnano
Congenital and acquired airway anomalies represent a relatively common albeit diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, even for the most skilled operators in dedicated centers. Airway malformations encompass a wide spectrum of pathologies involving the larynx, trachea and bronchi, esophagus, mediastinal vessels. These developmental lesions are often isolated but the association of two or more anomalies is not infrequent. From the traditional chest X-ray to the newest applications of Optical Coherence Tomography, non- or mini-invasive diagnostic techniques represent useful tools to integrate invasive procedures...
February 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224317/comparison-study-of-judged-clinical-skills-competence-from-standard-setting-ratings-generated-under-different-administration-conditions
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William L Roberts, John Boulet, Jeanne Sandella
When the safety of the public is at stake, it is particularly relevant for licensing and credentialing exam agencies to use defensible standard setting methods to categorize candidates into competence categories (e.g., pass/fail). The aim of this study was to gather evidence to support change to the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation standard setting design and administrative process. Twenty-two video recordings of candidates assessed for clinical competence were randomly selected from the 2014-2015 Humanistic domain test score distribution ranging from the highest to lowest quintile of performance...
February 21, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223855/perception-of-educational-value-in-clinical-rotations-by-medical-students
#18
David A Kandiah
AIM: Clinical teaching in Australian medical schools has changed to meet the needs of substantially increased medical student cohorts. As such, formal feedback from these student cohorts is needed about the value they place on the educational input from each clinical rotation. This study aims to determine which aspects of clinical placements are most educationally useful to medical students. METHODS: In this study, final year medical students from the University of Western Australia (UWA) were surveyed via an anonymous online questionnaire, identifying which clinical placements were found to be the most and the least useful to their learning and the positive aspects of these placements...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222783/walking-in-fully-immersive-virtual-environments-an-evaluation-of-potential-adverse-effects-in-older-adults-and-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Aram Kim, Nora Darakjian, James M Finley
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) has recently been explored as a tool for neurorehabilitation to enable individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) to practice challenging skills in a safe environment. Current technological advances have enabled the use of affordable, fully immersive head-mounted displays (HMDs) for potential therapeutic applications. However, while previous studies have used HMDs in individuals with PD, these were only used for short bouts of walking. Clinical applications of VR for gait training would likely involve an extended exposure to the virtual environment, which has the potential to cause individuals with PD to experience simulator-related adverse effects due to their age or pathology...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222721/patient-satisfaction-with-doctor-patient-interactions-a-mixed-methods-study-among-diabetes-mellitus-patients-in-pakistan
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Aisha Jalil, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Florian Fischer
BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction with doctor-patient interactions is an indicator of physicians' competence. The satisfaction of diabetes patients is rarely studied in public diabetes clinics of Pakistan. Thus, this study aims to analyse the association between patient satisfaction and five dimensions of medical interaction: technical expertise, interpersonal aspects, communication, consultation time, and access/availability. METHODS: A cross-sectional mixed methods study was conducted during July and August 2015 in the largest public diabetes outpatient clinic in Punjab province...
February 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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