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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054834/evaluation-of-web-based-continuing-professional-development-courses-aggregate-mixed-methods-model
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Arezoo Ebn Ahmady, Megan Barker, Myra Fahim, Rosa Dragonetti, Peter Selby
BACKGROUND: Many continuing professional development (CPD) Web-based programs are not explicit about underlying theory and fail to demonstrate impact. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and apply an aggregate mixed-methods evaluation model to describe the paradigm, theoretical framework, and methodological approaches used to evaluate a CPD course in tobacco dependence treatment, the Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counseling and Health (TEACH) project...
October 20, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054727/evaluation-of-immune-responses-in-dogs-to-oral-rabies-vaccine-under-field-conditions
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Todd G Smith, Max Millien, Ad Vos, Franso A Fracciterne, Kelly Crowdis, Cornelius Chirodea, Alexandra Medley, Richard Chipman, Yunlong Qin, Jesse Blanton, Ryan Wallace
During the 20th century parenteral vaccination of dogs at central-point locations was the foundation of successful canine rabies elimination programs in numerous countries. However, countries that remain enzootic for canine rabies have lower infrastructural development compared to countries that have achieved elimination, which may make traditional vaccination methods less successful. Alternative vaccination methods for dogs must be considered, such as oral rabies vaccine (ORV). In 2016, a traditional mass dog vaccination campaign in Haiti was supplemented with ORV to improve vaccination coverage and to evaluate the use of ORV in dogs...
October 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054345/the-effect-of-formal-robotic-residency-training-on-the-adoption-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-by-young-colorectal-surgeons
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David E Disbrow, Stephanie M Pannell, Beth-Ann Shanker, Jeremy Albright, Juan Wu, Amir Bastawrous, Mark Soliman, Jane Ferraro, Robert K Cleary
OBJECTIVE: The minimally invasive approach to colorectal surgery is still underused. Only 50% to 60% of colectomies and 10% to 20% of rectal resections for cancer are performed laparoscopically. The increasing adoption of the robotic platform for colorectal surgery warrants re-evaluation of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) training techniques. Although considering lessons learned from past laparoscopic training, a standardized national robotic training program for colon and rectal surgery residents was developed and implemented in 2011...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054024/social-skills-plus-relaxation-training-with-a-child-with-asd-in-the-schools
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Margaret T Floress, Kim Zoder-Martell, Rachel Schaub
A social skills plus relaxation training (SSRT) program was developed using direct training, relaxation training, and reinforcement principles. The aim was to examine the effectiveness of SSRT on increasing the frequency of three target behaviors for one 8-year-old, student classified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A multiple-baseline across behaviors design was used to evaluate the effects of SSRT. During baseline, intervention, and maintenance sessions the student's responses were videotaped and then subsequently viewed and coded after the session...
October 17, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052842/shear-stress-upregulates-regeneration-related-immediate-early-genes-in-liver-progenitors-in-3d-ecm-like-microenvironments
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Kenichiro Nishii, Erik Brodin, Taylor Renshaw, Rachael Weesner, Emma Moran, Shay Soker, Jessica L Sparks
The role of fluid stresses in activating the hepatic stem/progenitor cell regenerative response is not well understood. This study hypothesized that immediate early genes (IEGs) with known links to liver regeneration will be upregulated in liver progenitor cells (LPCs) exposed to in vitro shear stresses on the order of those produced from elevated interstitial flow after partial hepatectomy. The objectives were: (1) to develop a shear flow chamber for application of fluid stress to LPCs in 3D culture; and (2) to determine the effects of fluid stress on IEG expression in LPCs...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052316/does-an-intervention-designed-to-improve-self-management-social-support-and-awareness-of-palliative-care-address-needs-of-persons-with-heart-failure-family-caregivers-and-clinicians
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Margaret Sebern, Nasir Sulemanjee, Mark J Sebern, Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal, Carol J Whitlatch
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The study aims were to conduct a formative evaluation of the iPad-Enhanced Shared Care Intervention for Partners (iSCIP) among persons with heart failure (HF), family caregivers, and clinicians. Together, persons with HF and family caregivers are referred to as partners. BACKGROUND: There is growing awareness of the caregiver's contributions to HF self-management, social support, and reciprocal benefits of interventions that involve both partners...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051729/negative-influence-of-motor-impairments-on-upper-limb-movement-patterns-in-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy-a-statistical-parametric-mapping-study
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Cristina Simon-Martinez, Ellen Jaspers, Lisa Mailleux, Kaat Desloovere, Jos Vanrenterghem, Els Ortibus, Guy Molenaers, Hilde Feys, Katrijn Klingels
Upper limb three-dimensional movement analysis (UL-3DMA) offers a reliable and valid tool to evaluate movement patterns in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (uCP). However, it remains unknown to what extent the underlying motor impairments explain deviant movement patterns. Such understanding is key to develop efficient rehabilitation programs. Although UL-3DMA has been shown to be a useful tool to assess movement patterns, it results in a multitude of data, challenging the clinical interpretation and consequently its implementation...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050706/endocrine-sequelae-in-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Paula Casano Sancho
Thanks to the advances in cancer treatment, the five-year survival rate after childhood cancer has increased up to 80%. Therefore 1/500 young adults will be a survivor. Endocrine sequelae are most common, affecting 40-60% of survivors. The most frequent sequelae include growth failure and gonadal and thyroid diseases. Sequelae occur more frequently in survivors from central nervous system tumors, leukemia, and lymphoma. Their development will depend on the type of cancer, its location, age at diagnosis, and treatment administered...
November 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050659/community-coalitions-gender-aware-policy-and-systems-changes-to-improve-the-health-of-women-and-girls
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Shelly Kowalczyk, Suzanne M Randolph, Linda Oravecz
BACKGROUND: Addressing environmental barriers and community conditions through policy and systems change provides the foundation for creating sustainable public health change at the population level. In an effort to influence population-level change that is gender aware, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health funded the Coalition for a Healthier Community initiative supporting 10 grantees in the implementation of gender-based, public health systems approaches to improve women and girls' health...
October 17, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050352/ras-testing-and-cetuximab-treatment-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-a-setting-with-limited-health-resources
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Bin Wu, Yuan Yao, Ke Zhang, Xuezhen Ma
PURPOSE: To test the cost-effectiveness of cetuximab plus irinotecan, fluorouracil, and leucovorin (FOLFIRI) as first-line treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) from a Chinese medical insurance perspective. RESULTS: Baseline analysis showed that the addition of cetuximab increased quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) by 0.63, an increase of $17,086 relative to FOLFIRI chemotherapy, resulting in an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $27,145/QALY...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049933/systemic-autoimmune-diseases-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-bipolar-disorder-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Ling-Yi Wang, Jen-Huai Chiang, Shih-Fen Chen, Yu-Chih Shen
BACKGROUND: Studies suggested autoimmunity plays a role in the etiology of bipolar disorder (BD). This study aimed to investigate the association between systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) and the subsequent development of BD, and examine the potential risk factors for developing BD. METHODS: Patients with SADs were identified in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program (NHIP). A comparison cohort was created by matching patients without SADs with age. The SADs cohort consisted of 65,498 while the comparison cohort consisted of 261,992 patients...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049059/status-of-high-body-weight-among-nurse-family-partnership-children
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William Thorland, Dustin Currie, Claire Colangelo
PURPOSE: Increased prevalence of high levels of body weight in early childhood has become a public health concern, given its potential association with adult obesity and related comorbidities. Both socioeconomic status and race-ethnicity are related to increased prevalence. The purpose of this study was to identify additional risk factors common to children of low-income families; and to guide quality improvement initiatives within home visiting programs, potentially fostering more desirable physical development outcomes...
November 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048983/representation-of-women-and-minorities-in-clinical-trials-for-new-molecular-entities-and-original-therapeutic-biologics-approved-by-fda-cder-from-2013-to-2015
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Alice Chen, Hilary Wright, Hawi Itana, Merina Elahi, Ayomide Igun, Guoxing Soon, Anne R Pariser, Emmanuel O Fadiran
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made efforts to encourage adequate assessment of women, racial/ethnic minorities, and geriatric participants in clinical trials through regulations and guidance documents. This study surveyed the demographics of clinical trial participants and the presence of efficacy and safety analyses by sex for new drugs approved between 2013 and 2015 by the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. METHODS: New drug marketing applications submitted to FDA were surveyed for demographic data (sex, race, ethnicity, and age) and the presence of sex-based analyses for efficacy and safety...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047384/enhancing-evidence-based-diabetes-and-chronic-disease-control-among-local-health-departments-a-multi-phase-dissemination-study-with-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial-component
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Renee G Parks, Rachel G Tabak, Peg Allen, Elizabeth A Baker, Katherine A Stamatakis, Allison R Poehler, Yan Yan, Marshall H Chin, Jenine K Harris, Maureen Dobbins, Ross C Brownson
BACKGROUND: The rates of diabetes and prediabetes in the USA are growing, significantly impacting the quality and length of life of those diagnosed and financially burdening society. Premature death and disability can be prevented through implementation of evidence-based programs and policies (EBPPs). Local health departments (LHDs) are uniquely positioned to implement diabetes control EBPPs because of their knowledge of, and focus on, community-level needs, contexts, and resources. There is a significant gap, however, between known diabetes control EBPPs and actual diabetes control activities conducted by LHDs...
October 18, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045356/addressing-safe-opioid-monitoring-practices-using-an-interprofessional-approach
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Marianne L Durham, AnnMarie Egan, Ann Jankiewicz, Marcia P Murphy, Patricia Nedved, Renee Luvich, Ann Goh, Louis Fogg
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the project are to increase knowledge related to opioids and improve adherence to evidence-based interventions for sedation monitoring and assessment in adult inpatients receiving opioids for pain through delivery of an interprofessional online program. BACKGROUND: Preventable opioid-induced respiratory depression is a patient safety risk in hospitals. Sedation and respiratory assessment and monitoring guidelines and tools are available to improve practice...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045351/awareness-and-implementation-of-the-2014%C3%A2-espghan-naspghan-guideline-for-childhood-functional-constipation
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Ilan J N Koppen, M H Vriesman, M M Tabbers, C Di Lorenzo, M A Benninga
OBJECTIVE: To assess if physicians approach children with functional constipation according to the 2014 ESPGHAN/NASPGHAN guideline. METHODS: We invited pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands and the U.S. to participate in this anonymous survey using a self-developed questionnaire containing 19 multiple-choice questions concerning evaluation and treatment of children with constipation. RESULTS: We included 328 physicians (67% from the U...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044496/ncctg-n0879-alliance-a-randomized-phase-2-cooperative-group-trial-of-carboplatin-paclitaxel-and-bevacizumab%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-everolimus-for-metastatic-melanoma
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Robert R McWilliams, Jacob B Allred, Jessica A Slostad, Rajini Katipamula, Roxana S Dronca, Kandelaria M Rumilla, Lori A Erickson, Alan H Bryce, Richard W Joseph, Lisa A Kottschade, David M King, John M Leitch, Svetomir N Markovic
BACKGROUND: Despite the success of immune checkpoint and targeted therapy, many patients with melanoma ultimately require further treatment. The combination of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and bevacizumab (CPB) has demonstrated promising activity in a single-arm study. In the current study, the authors performed a randomized phase 2 study to confirm efficacy and to determine whether adding everolimus would increase the activity of the combination. METHODS: Through the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, a total of 149 patients with unresectable AJCC 6th edition stage IV melanoma were randomized from May 2010 to May 2014 to either CPB or CPB with everolimus (CPBE)...
October 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043930/associations-among-fatty-acids-desaturase-and-elongase-and-insulin-resistance-in-children
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Lori M Beccarelli, Rachel Erin Scherr, John W Newman, Alison G Borkowska, Ira J Gray, Jessica D Linnell, Carl L Keen, Heather M Young
OBJECTIVES: Fatty acid profiles and desaturase (SCD-16, SCD018, D5D, D6D) and elongase (ELOVL6) enzyme activity have been associated with adiposity and metabolic disease. While this has been studied in adults, few studies have included children. The objective of this study was to evaluate these markers in children and identify relationships with markers of metabolic health. It was hypothesized that these lipid markers would be correlated to adiposity and metabolic disease. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional analysis of fourth- and fifth-grade children (n = 86, aged 9-12) participating in a comprehensive nutrition program...
October 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043247/clinic-based-mobile-health-decision-support-to-enhance-adult-epilepsy-self-management-an-intervention-mapping-approach
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Ross Shegog, Charles E Begley
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder involving recurrent seizures. It affects approximately 5 million people in the U.S. To optimize their quality of life people with epilepsy are encouraged to engage in self-management (S-M) behaviors. These include managing their treatment (e.g., adhering to anti-seizure medication and clinical visit schedules), managing their seizures (e.g., responding to seizure episodes), managing their safety (e.g., monitoring and avoiding environmental seizure triggers), and managing their co-morbid conditions (e...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043156/transition-to-school-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Annabel Marsh, Vanessa Spagnol, Rachel Grove, Valsamma Eapen
AIM: To identify factors that promote a positive start to school for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: Web of Science, MEDLINE, Scopus, and PsychINFO searches were conducted to identify literature published after 1991 and relevant to school transition processes in children with ASD. Twenty studies were deemed eligible for inclusion. These studies evaluated a range of factors including school readiness, parent and teacher perspectives on transition practices, characteristics of children with ASD that are associated with successful transition to school and the impact of school based intervention programs...
September 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
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