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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918102/the-minimal-clinically-important-difference-for-the-rasch-neuropsychiatric-inventory-irritability-and-aggression-scale-for-traumatic-brain-injury
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James F Malec, Flora M Hammond
OBJECTIVE: To determine the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) for a Rasch measure derived from the Irritability/Lability and Agitation/Aggression subscales of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI-TBI-IA). DESIGN: Distribution-based statistical methods were applied to retrospective data to determine candidates for the MCID. These candidates were evaluated by anchoring the NPI-TBI-IA to Global Impression of Change (GIC) ratings by participants, significant others, and a supervising physician...
September 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917136/nursing-students-socialisation-into-practical-skills
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Mona Ewertsson, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Karin Blomberg
Socialisation is a significant factor that shapes nursing students' learning in clinical settings. Little is known about the ways in which students learn practical skills during their clinical practice and how they are socialised into these skills. This knowledge is important for creating an optimal environment for ensuring a high standard of care and patient safety. This study aims to address this knowledge gap. An ethnographic approach was used. Data were collected by participant observations during nursing students' clinical practice in an emergency department at a university hospital in Sweden, and during informal conversations with students and their preceptors...
September 5, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916403/a-case-of-severe-acquired-hypertriglyceridemia-in-a-7-year-old-girl
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Jessica S Lilley, MacRae F Linton, Jennifer C Kelley, T Brent Graham, Sergio Fazio, Hagai Tavori
We report a case of severe type I hyperlipoproteinemia caused by autoimmunity against lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in the context of presymptomatic Sjögren's syndrome. A 7-year-old mixed race (Caucasian/African American) girl was admitted to the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital with acute pancreatitis and shock. She was previously healthy aside from asthma and history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Admission triglycerides (TGs) were 2191 mg/dL but returned to normal during the hospital stay and in the absence of food intake...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915797/effectiveness-of-a-16-month-multi-component-and-environmental-school-based-intervention-for-recovery-of-poor-income-overweight-obese-children-and-adolescents-study-protocol-of-the-health-multipliers-program
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Pollyanna Fernandes Patriota, Andrea Rocha Filgueiras, Viviane Belucci Pires de Almeida, Guilherme Aparecido Costa Alexmovitz, Carlos Eduardo da Silva, Vivian Fortuna Feres de Carvalho, Natália Carvalho, Maria Paula de Albuquerque, Semiramis Martins Alvares Domene, Wagner Luiz do Prado, Gustavo Enrique Salazar Torres, Ana Paula Reis de Oliveira, Ricardo Sesso, Ana Lydia Sawaya
BACKGROUND: Excess of weight is a serious public health concern in almost all countries, afflicting people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Studies have indicated the need for developing treatment strategies that intervene directly in the obesogenic environment. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-component and environmental school-based intervention, lasting 16 months, on the recovery of the nutritional status of low-income children and adolescents with overweight/ obesity...
September 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914731/academic-developmental-behavioral-pediatric-faculty-at-developmental-behavioral-pediatric-research-network-sites-changing-composition-and-interests
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Nancy Roizen, Ruth E K Stein, Ellen J Silver, Pamela High, Marilyn C Augustyn, Nathan J Blum
OBJECTIVE: To obtain and review workforce data, given the critical demand for developmental pediatricians (DPs). METHODS: Survey of demographics and professional activities of DP physician faculty at Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric (DBP) Research Network fellowship training sites. RESULTS: Of the eligible providers at 12 centers, 76% (n = 50) completed surveys. They were on average 50 years old and mostly female (86%), white (82%), and working full time (74%)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913915/home-use-remotely-supervised-and-remotely-controlled-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-a-systematic-review-of-the-available-evidence
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REVIEW
Ulrich Palm, Ulrike Kumpf, Nora Behler, Linda Wulf, Beatrice Kirsch, Jana Wörsching, Daniel Keeser, Alkomiet Hasan, Frank Padberg
OBJECTIVES: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is gaining growing importance in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and is currently investigated for home-based and remotely supervised applications. METHODS: Here, we systematically review the available evidence from a database search (PubMed, ICTRP, clinicaltrials.gov) from January 2000 to May 2017. RESULTS: We detected 22 original research papers, trial protocols or trial registrations dealing with tDCS as an add-on intervention to cognitive or physiotherapeutic intervention...
September 15, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910815/the-outcome-and-patterns-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-paediatric-population-of-a-developing-country-secondary-to-tv-trolley-tip-over
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Muhammad Waqas, Gohar Javed, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Badar Ujjan, Syed A Quadri, Muhammad Zubair Tahir
BACKGROUND: Television (TV) trolley tip-over incidences are common and can cause significant morbidity and mortality in children. This study was aimed at analyzing the pattern and outcomes of head injuries resulting from TV trolley tip-over. METHOD: We conducted a medical chart review of children with TV trolley tip-over head injuries from January 2009 to April 2016. We collected data on demographics, the mechanism of injury, clinical and radiological features of the injury, and outcomes...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910336/application-of-unsupervised-analysis-techniques-to-lung-cancer-patient-data
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Chip M Lynch, Victor H van Berkel, Hermann B Frieboes
This study applies unsupervised machine learning techniques for classification and clustering to a collection of descriptive variables from 10,442 lung cancer patient records in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program database. The goal is to automatically classify lung cancer patients into groups based on clinically measurable disease-specific variables in order to estimate survival. Variables selected as inputs for machine learning include Number of Primaries, Age, Grade, Tumor Size, Stage, and TNM, which are numeric or can readily be converted to numeric type...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905346/-creating-enthusiasm-for-surgery-perceptions-of-the-impact-of-undergraduate-practical-education-clerkship-for-occupational-choices
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Katrin Werwick, Anke Spura, Marc Gottschalk, Frank Meyer, Felix Walcher, Sarah König, Rüdiger Braun-Dullaeus, Philipp Stieger
Background/Aim Surgical and other disciplines have been noticing difficulties in recruiting junior staff for several years. In response to a decrease in interest within study courses, surgical associations recommend better supervision during undergraduate practical education as "clerkships" in order to increase the attractiveness of surgery. This clerkship has an initiation function, as students for the first time - albeit marginally - can act as physicians. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of clerkships on the disciplinary orientations and preferences of undergraduates' perceptions of specialist training...
September 13, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902144/implementing-low-cost-community-based-exercise-programs-for-middle-aged-and-older-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-what-are-the-benefits-for-glycemic-control-and-cardiovascular-risk
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Romeu Mendes, Nelson Sousa, Victor Machado Reis, Jose Luis Themudo-Barata
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of a long-term, community-based, combined exercise program developed with low-cost exercise strategies on glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged and older patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Participants (n = 124; 63.25 ± 7.20 years old) engaged in either a 9-month supervised exercise program (n = 39; consisting of combined aerobic, resistance, agility/balance, and flexibility exercise; three sessions per week; 70 min per session) or a control group (n = 85) who maintained their usual care...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901654/clinical-learning-environments-place-artefacts-and-rhythm
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Dale Sheehan, Tanisha Jowsey, Mariam Parwaiz, Mark Birch, Philippa Seaton, Susan Shaw, Alison Duggan, Tim Wilkinson
CONTEXT: Health care practitioners learn through experience in clinical environments in which supervision is a key component, but how that learning occurs outside the supervision relationship remains largely unknown. This study explores the environmental factors that inform and support workplace learning within a clinical environment. METHODS: An observational study drawing on ethnographic methods was undertaken in a general medicine ward. Observers paid attention to interactions among staff members that involved potential teaching and learning moments that occurred and were visible in the course of routine work...
October 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898168/practice-evaluation-strategies-among-social-workers-why-an-evidence-informed-dual-process-theory-still-matters
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Thomas D Davis
Practice evaluation strategies range in style from the formal-analytic tools of single-subject designs, rapid assessment instruments, algorithmic steps in evidence-informed practice, and computer software applications, to the informal-interactive tools of clinical supervision, consultation with colleagues, use of client feedback, and clinical experience. The purpose of this article is to provide practice researchers in social work with an evidence-informed theory that is capable of explaining both how and why social workers use practice evaluation strategies to self-monitor the effectiveness of their interventions in terms of client change...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890063/the-value-of-carotid-endarterectomy-as-a-learning-tool-for-trainees
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L M Cacioppa, R Pini, M Longhi, A Vacirca, E Gallitto, G L Faggioli, M Gargiulo, A Stella
INTRODUCTION: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) intervention needs a specific training and a sufficient learning curve to obtain optimal results in terms of outcome. A formative program was settled up in a single academic center in order to optimize training of standard CEA procedures. This study aims to evaluate the 11-year results of the teaching CEA program. METHODS: The trainees CEA teaching program is carried on during the 5-year vascular surgery residency period and it is stratified as follows: learning theory and intervention assistance (minimum 50 procedures per-year) in the first and second residency-year; performing CEA as second operator in the third and fourth residency-year (minimum 50 procedures per-year); CEA execution as first operator with attending supervision in the last residency-year...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889162/meaningful-functional-change-achieved-from-physical-therapy-provided-in-a-student-run-pro-bono-clinic
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Suzanne R O'Brien, Melissa Bulas, Alexander Metcalfe, Zachary Mix, Todd Richert, Richard Wagner
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether patients with chronic neurologic diagnoses who attended a student-run pro bono physical therapy (PT) clinic achieved the minimum detectable change (MDC) on functional measures and the factors associated with such change. METHODS: Retrospective chart review included 71 patients with a primary diagnosis of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or multiple sclerosis from 2010 to 2014. The sample was 45% female, with a mean age of 62 yrs (SD 12...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888508/functional-independence-of-children-with-myelomeningocele-is-it-associated-with-the-informal-caregivers-burden
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Karen Negrão Cavalari, Pedro Tadao Hamamoto Filho, Silvia Maria Caldeira, Helio Rubens de Carvalho Nunes, Fernanda Maria Alves Lima, Marla Andréia Garcia de Avila
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate the association between the functional independence of children after postnatal spinal dysraphism correction and informal caregivers' burden. DESIGN AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in a child neurosurgery clinic at a University hospital. We included informal caregivers of children between six months and seven-and-a-half years old who were operated on for spinal dysraphism correction due to myelomeningocele...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885871/using-the-virtual-world-of-second-life-in-veterinary-medicine-student-and-faculty-perceptions
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Mary M Pereira, Elpida Artemiou, Dee McGonigle, Anne Conan, Fortune Sithole, Kathleen Yvorchuk-St Jean
Virtual worlds are emerging technologies that can enhance student learning by encouraging active participation through simulation in immersive environments. At Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), the virtual world of Second Life was piloted as an educational platform for first-semester students to practice clinical reasoning in a simulated veterinary clinical setting. Under the supervision of one facilitator, four groups of nine students met three times to process a clinical case using Second Life...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883645/combining-biomarkers-with-emr-data-to-identify-patients-in-different-phases-of-sepsis
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Ishan Taneja, Bobby Reddy, Gregory Damhorst, Sihai Dave Zhao, Umer Hassan, Zachary Price, Tor Jensen, Tanmay Ghonge, Manish Patel, Samuel Wachspress, Jake Winter, Michael Rappleye, Gillian Smith, Ryan Healey, Muhammad Ajmal, Muhammad Khan, Jay Patel, Harsh Rawal, Raiya Sarwar, Sumeet Soni, Syed Anwaruddin, Benjamin Davis, James Kumar, Karen White, Rashid Bashir, Ruoqing Zhu
Sepsis is a leading cause of death and is the most expensive condition to treat in U.S. hospitals. Despite targeted efforts to automate earlier detection of sepsis, current techniques rely exclusively on using either standard clinical data or novel biomarker measurements. In this study, we apply machine learning techniques to assess the predictive power of combining multiple biomarker measurements from a single blood sample with electronic medical record data (EMR) for the identification of patients in the early to peak phase of sepsis in a large community hospital setting...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880184/seizure-classification-from-eeg-signals-using-transfer-learning-semi-supervised-learning-and-tsk-fuzzy-system
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Yizhang Jiang, Dongrui Wu, Zhaohong Deng, Pengjiang Qian, Jun Wang, Guanjin Wang, Fu-Lai Chung, Kup-Sze Choi, Shitong Wang
Recognition of epileptic seizures from offline EEG signals is very important in clinical diagnosis of epilepsy. Compared with manual labeling of EEG signals by doctors, machine learning approaches can be faster and more consistent. However, the classification accuracy is usually not satisfactory for two main reasons: the distributions of the data used for training and testing may be different, and the amount of training data may not be enough. Additionally, most machine learning approaches generate black-box models that are difficult to interpret...
September 1, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879556/we-are-operating-too-much
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EDITORIAL
Nicola Maffulli
With the increase of superspecialisation, there has been a recent trend for a rising number of operations for both trauma and orthopaedic ailments. This flies against the results of properly planned, well performed, adequately powered, with clinically relevant outcome measures and long enough follow-up level I studies which challenge the received wisdom that surgery is actually superior to conservative management or even supervised neglect. This editorial outlines some of these issues, and suggests that orthopaedic and trauma surgeons should actually think twice before operating on anything that comes our way...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879467/relieving-the-bottleneck-an-investigation-of-barriers-to-expansion-of-supervision-networks-at-genetic-counseling-training-programs
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Jordan Berg, Jennifer Hoskovec, S Shahrukh Hashmi, Patricia McCarthy Veach, Allison Ownby, Claire N Singletary
Rapid growth in the demand for genetic counselors has led to a workforce shortage. There is a prevailing assumption that the number of training slots for genetic counseling students is linked to the availability of clinical supervisors. This study aimed to determine and compare barriers to expansion of supervision networks at genetic counseling training programs as perceived by supervisors, non-supervisors, and Program Directors. Genetic counselors were recruited via National Society of Genetic Counselors e-blast; Program Directors received personal emails...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
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