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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164962/upholding-the-human-right-of-children-in-new-zealand-experiencing-communication-difficulties-to-voice-their-needs-and-dreams
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Elizabeth Doell, Sally Clendon
New Zealand Ministry of Education's proposal for an updated service to support children experiencing communication difficulties provides an opportunity to consider the essential criteria required for children to express their opinion, information and ideas as outlined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This commentary begins with a summary of key policies that provide strategic direction for enhancing children's rights to be actively involved in the development of services designed to support them and to communicate and participate in inclusive environments...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164547/-the-effectiveness-of-a-strategy-for-the-flexible-management-of-nursing-human-resources-a-pilot-study
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Chung-I Huang, Meei-Shiow Lu
BACKGROUND: The flexibility of a hospital's nursing-related human resource management policies affects the working willingness and retention of nurses. PURPOSE: To explore the effectiveness of a flexible nursing-related human resource management strategy. METHODS: This quasi-experimental research used a one group pretest-posttest design. Supervisors at participating hospitals attended the "Application of Flexible Nursing Human Resources Management Strategies" workshop, which introduced the related measures and assessed nurses' pretest satisfaction...
December 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163433/what-goes-around-comes-around-hsv-1-replication-in-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells
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REVIEW
Linda Grosche, Mirko Kummer, Alexander Steinkasserer
HSV-1 is a very successful human pathogen, known for its high sero-prevalence and the ability to infect a wide range of different cell types, including dendritic cells (DCs). As very potent antigen-presenting cells DCs play an important role in the induction of antiviral immune responses and therefore represent a strategic target for viral-mediated immune escape mechanisms. It is known that HSV-1 completes its gene expression profile in immature as well as in mature DCs, while lytic infection is only found in immature DCs (iDCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163287/corporate-social-responsibility-and-employee-outcomes-a-moderated-mediation-model-of-organizational-identification-and-moral-identity
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Wei Wang, Ying Fu, Huiqing Qiu, James H Moore, Zhongming Wang
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) research is not new, but its importance to today's socially conscious market environment is even more evident in recent years. This study moves beyond CSR as simply the socially responsible actions and policies of organizations and focuses on the complex psychology of CSR as it relates to individuals within the organization. Given CSR can positively affect both the individuals within the organization and the organization itself, better understanding and leveraging the mechanisms and conditions of CSR that facilitate desired employee outcomes is crucial for organizational performance...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163095/the-functional-architecture-of-the-brain-underlies-strategic-deception-in-impression-management
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Qiang Luo, Yina Ma, Meghana A Bhatt, P Read Montague, Jianfeng Feng
Impression management, as one of the most essential skills of social function, impacts one's survival and success in human societies. However, the neural architecture underpinning this social skill remains poorly understood. By employing a two-person bargaining game, we exposed three strategies involving distinct cognitive processes for social impression management with different levels of strategic deception. We utilized a novel adaptation of Granger causality accounting for signal-dependent noise (SDN), which captured the directional connectivity underlying the impression management during the bargaining game...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162572/protocol-a-cluster-randomised-control-trial-study-exploring-stigmatisation-and-recovery-based-perspectives-regarding-mental-illness-and-substance-use-problems-among-primary-healthcare-providers-across-toronto-ontario
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Akwatu Khenti, Robert Mann, Jaime C Sapag, Sireesha J Bobbili, Emily K Lentinello, Mark van der Maas, Branka Agic, Hayley Hamilton, Heather Stuart, Scott Patten, Marcos Sanches, Patrick Corrigan
INTRODUCTION: Primary care settings are often the first and only point of contact for persons with mental health and/or substance use problems. However, staff experience and training in this area are often limited. These factors as well as a multitude of other components such as structural and systemic stigma experienced by staff can lead to clients being stigmatised, leading to poorer outcomes. By developing a comprehensive intervention for primary care staff working at community health centres (CHCs) aimed at reducing stigma towards people with mental health and substance use problems (MHSUP), we sought to test an innovative and contact-based intervention consisting of staff training, raising awareness, a recovery-focused art programme and an analysis of internal policies and procedures...
November 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162150/a-content-analysis-of-dissemination-and-implementation-science-resource-initiatives-what-types-of-resources-do-they-offer-to-advance-the-field
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Doyanne Darnell, Caitlin N Dorsey, Abigail Melvin, Jonathan Chi, Aaron R Lyon, Cara C Lewis
BACKGROUND: The recent growth in organized efforts to advance dissemination and implementation (D & I) science suggests a rapidly expanding community focused on the adoption and sustainment of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although promising for the D & I of EBPs, the proliferation of initiatives is difficult for any one individual to navigate and summarize. Such proliferation may also result in redundant efforts or missed opportunities for participation and advancement. A review of existing D & I science resource initiatives and their unique merits would be a significant step for the field...
November 21, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162141/more-than-meets-the-i-the-diverse-antiviral-and-cellular-functions-of-interferon-induced-transmembrane-proteins
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REVIEW
Guoli Shi, Olivier Schwartz, Alex A Compton
The first responders of human antiviral immunity are components of the intrinsic immune response that reside within each and every one of our cells. This cell-autonomous arsenal consists of nucleic acid sensors and antiviral effectors strategically placed by evolution to detect and restrict invading viruses. While some factors are present at baseline to allow for constant surveillance of the cell interior, others are upregulated by cytokines (such as interferons) that signal a viral infection underway in neighboring cells...
November 21, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162017/public-health-educational-comprehensiveness-the-strategic-rationale-in-establishing-networks-among-schools-of-public-health
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Robert Otok, Katarzyna Czabanowska, Anders Foldspang
The establishment and continuing development of a sufficient and competent public health workforce is fundamental for the planning, implementation, evaluation, effect and ethical validity of public health strategies and policies and, thus, for the development of the population's health and the cost-effectiveness of health and public health systems and interventions. Professional public health strategy-making demands a background of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary curriculum including mutually, dynamically coherent competences - not least, competences in sociology and other behavioural sciences and their interaction with, for example, epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative methods and health promotion and disease prevention...
November 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161932/current-trends-in-in-silico-in-vitro-toxicology-and-safety-biomarkers-in-early-drug-development
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Simon Loiodice, Andre Nogueira da Costa, Franck Atienzar
The development of new medicines is a long and expensive process. Despite growing efforts in R&D over the last decades, attrition rate due to safety issues (especially cardiac and hepatic toxicity) remains a major challenge for the pharmaceutical industry. This may lead to market withdrawal or late stage halting of a drug development program. Consequently, early detection of toxicity issues is critical to avoid late-stage failures. To this end, development of predictive toxicology assays and models have become a strategic matter for drug makers...
November 21, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161574/fast-spectroscopic-monitoring-of-inhibitors-in-the-2g-ethanol-process
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Ariane S S Pinto, Marcelo P A Ribeiro, Cristiane S Farinas
One of the main challenges of second generation (2G) ethanol production is the high quantities of phenolic compounds and furan derivatives generated in the pretreatment of the lignocellulosic biomass, which inhibit the enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation steps. Fast monitoring of these inhibitory compounds could provide better control of the pretreatment, hydrolysis, and fermentation processes by enabling the implementation of strategic process control actions. We investigated the feasibility of monitoring these inhibitory compounds by ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy associated with partial least squares (PLS) regression...
November 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161025/e-h-e-b-si-c-bond-activation-by-tuning-structural-and-electronic-properties-of-phosphenium-cations
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Nemanja Đorđević, Rakesh Ganguly, Milena Petković, Dragoslav Vidović
In this work, strategic enhancement of electrophilicity of phosphenium cations for the purpose of small-molecule activation was described. Our synthetic methodology for generation of novel two-coordinate phosphorus(III)-based compounds [{C6H4(MeN)2C}2C·PR](2+) ([2a](2+), R = N(i)Pr2; [2b](2+), R = Ph) was based on the exceptional electron-donating properties of the carbodicarbene ligand (CDC). The effects of P-centered substituent exchange and increase in the overall positive charge on small substrate activation were comparatively determined by incorporating the bis(amino)phosphenium ion [((i)Pr2N)2P](+) ([1](+)) in this study...
November 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160826/the-communication-awareness-relationships-and-empowerment-c-a-r-e-model-an-effective-tool-for-engaging-urban-communities-in-community-based-participatory-research
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Joniqua Ceasar, Marlene H Peters-Lawrence, Valerie Mitchell, Tiffany M Powell-Wiley
Little is known about recruitment methods for racial/ethnic minority populations from resource-limited areas for community-based health and needs assessments, particularly assessments that incorporate mobile health (mHealth) technology for characterizing physical activity and dietary intake. We examined whether the Communication, Awareness, Relationships and Empowerment (C.A.R.E.) model could reduce challenges recruiting and retaining participants from faith-based organizations in predominantly African American Washington, D...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160438/psychiatric-admission-and-readmission-in-a-general-hospital-of-porto-alegre-sociodemographic-clinic-and-use-of-network-for-psychosocial-care-characteristics
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Gabriela Lemos de Pinho Zanardo, Luísa Horn de Castro Silveira, Cristianne Maria Famer Rocha, Kátia Bones Rocha
INTRODUCTION: The revolving door phenomenon is characterized by repeated and frequent psychiatric readmissions. OBJECTIVE: We aim to investigate sociodemographic, clinic, and follow-up characteristics in health services associated to psychiatric admissions and readmissions of inpatients in a general hospital of Porto Alegre. METHODS: It is a cross-sectional study with a sample of 96 participants. RESULTS: More than half of the sample (53...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160239/education-and-training-in-radioecology-during-the-eu-comet-project-successes-and-suggestions-for-the-future
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Clare Bradshaw, Lindis Skipperud, N Beresford, C L Barnett, Miquel Vidal
The 2014 Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for Radioecology identified that the key challenge in education and training (E&T) was "to maintain and develop a skilled workforce in Europe and world-wide, through university candidates and professionals trained within radioecology" since "scientific research in radioecology and application of that knowledge… requires scientists and workers with adequate competence and appropriate skills." Radioecology is a multidisciplinary science and E&T is needed by both students and professionals within research, industry and radiation protection...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160234/sustainability-and-integration-of-radioecology-position-paper
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Maarit Muikku, N Beresford, Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace, Almudena Real, Liisa Sirkka, Mike C Thorne, Hildegarde Vandenhove, Christine Willrodt
This position paper gives an overview of how the COMET project (COordination and iMplementation of a pan-European instrumenT for radioecology, a combined Collaborative Project and Coordination and Support Action under the EC/Euratom 7th Framework Programme) contributed to the integration and sustainability of radioecology in Europe via its support to and interaction with the European Radioecology ALLIANCE. COMET built upon the foundations laid by the FP7 project STAR (Strategic Network for Integrating Radioecology) Network of Excellence in radioecology...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160233/comet-strongly-supported-the-development-and-implementation-of-medium-term-topical-research-roadmaps-consistent-with-the-alliance-strategic-research-agenda
#17
Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace, Hildegarde Vandenhove, N Beresford, Maarit Muikku, Almudena Real
The ALLIANCE Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) initiated by the STAR Network of Excellence and integrated in the research strategy implemented by the COMET consortium, defines a long-term vision of the needs for, and implementation of, research in radioecology. This reference document, reflecting views from many stakeholders groups and researchers, serves as an input to those responsible for defining EU research call topics through the ALLIANCE SRA statement delivered each year to the EJP CONCERT (2015-2020)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159683/interaction-rates-vital-rates-background-fitness-and-replicator-dynamics-how-to-embed-evolutionary-game-structure-into-realistic-population-dynamics
#18
K Argasinski, M Broom
In this paper we are concerned with how aggregated outcomes of individual behaviours, during interactions with other individuals (games) or with environmental factors, determine the vital rates constituting the growth rate of the population. This approach needs additional elements, namely the rates of event occurrence (interaction rates). Interaction rates describe the distribution of the interaction events in time, which seriously affects the population dynamics, as is shown in this paper. This leads to the model of a population of individuals playing different games, where focal game affected by the considered trait can be extracted from the general model, and the impact on the dynamics of other events (which is not neutral) can be described by an average background fertility and mortality...
November 20, 2017: Theory in Biosciences, Theorie in Den Biowissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159217/data-on-strategically-located-land-and-spatially-integrated-urban-human-settlements-in-south-africa
#19
Walter Musakwa
In developing countries like South Africa processed geographic information systems (GIS) data on land suitability, is often not available for land use management. Data in this article is based on a published article "The strategically located land index support system for humans settlements land reform in South Africa" (Musakwa et al., 2017) [1]. This article utilities data from Musakwa et al. (2017) [1] and it goes on a step further by presenting the top 25th percentile of areas in the country that are strategically located and suited to develop spatially integrated human settlements...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159005/field-specific-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-optimization-technique-for-breast-cancer-patients-with-tissue-expanders-containing-metal-ports
#20
Maura Kirk, Gary Freedman, Thorsten Ostrander, Lei Dong
This report aims to propose and present an evaluation of a robust pencil beam scanning proton multi-field optimized treatment planning technique for postmastectomy radiation of breast cancer patients with implanted tissue expanders containing an internal metal port. Field-specific split targets were created for optimization to prevent spots from traveling through the metal port, while providing uniform coverage of the target with the use of a multi-field intensity modulated optimization approach. Two beam angles were strategically selected to provide complementary target coverage and plan robustness...
September 18, 2017: Curēus
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