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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144894/clinical-community-partnerships-to-identify-patients-with-food-insecurity-and-address-food-needs
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Elizabeth A Lundeen, Karen R Siegel, Holly Calhoun, Sonia A Kim, Sandra P Garcia, Natalie M Hoeting, Diane M Harris, Laura Kettel Khan, Bryce Smith, Heidi M Blanck, Kevin Barnett, Anne C Haddix
INTRODUCTION: More than 42 million people in the United States are food insecure. Although some health care entities are addressing food insecurity among patients because of associations with disease risk and management, little is known about the components of these initiatives. METHODS: The Systematic Screening and Assessment Method was used to conduct a landscape assessment of US health care entity-based programs that screen patients for food insecurity and connect them with food resources...
November 16, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141692/the-marketing-plan-and-outcome-indicators-for-recruiting-and-retaining-parents-in-the-homestyles-randomized-controlled-trial
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Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Colleen Delaney, Jennifer Martin-Biggers, Mallory Koenings, Virginia Quick
BACKGROUND: Despite the critical importance of successful recruitment and retention to study integrity, reporting of recruitment and retention strategies along with factors associated with successful recruitment and retention of participants in health-related interventions remain rare, especially for health and obesity prevention programs. Thus, the purpose of this article is to retrospectively examine the recruitment and retention marketing plan used in the online HomeStyles randomized controlled trial (RCT) and discuss outcomes associated with completion of the intervention...
November 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125206/a-comparative-analysis-and-guide-to-virtual-reality-robotic-surgical-simulators
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Danielle Julian, Alyssa Tanaka, Patricia Mattingly, Mireille Truong, Manuela Perez, Roger Smith
BACKGROUND: Since the US Food and Drug Administration approved robotically assisted surgical devices for human surgery in 2000, the number of surgeries utilizing this innovative technology has risen. In 2015, approximately 650 000 robot-assisted procedures were performed worldwide. Surgeons must be properly trained to safely transition to using such innovative technology. Multiple virtual reality robotic simulators are now commercially available for educational and training purposes. There is a need for comparative evaluations of these simulators to aid users in selecting an appropriate device for their purposes...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120559/interpersonal-skills-in-the-practice-of-food-safety-inspections-a-study-of-compliance-assistance
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Jennifer Buckely
Conducting food safety inspections requires interpersonal skills and technical expertise. This requirement is particularly important for agencies that adopt a compliance assistance approach by encouraging inspectors to assist industry in finding solutions to violations. This article describes a study of inspections that were conducted by inspectors from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Food and Dairy Division at small-scale processing facilities. Interactions between inspectors and small processors were explored through a qualitative, ethnographic approach using interviews and field observations...
December 2016: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099070/what-should-be-taught-in-secondary-schools-nutrition-and-food-systems-education-views-from-prominent-food-related-professionals-in-australia
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Sanaz Sadegholvad, Heather Yeatman, Anne-Maree Parrish, Anthony Worsley
Education can help young people to attain the knowledge and the skills that they need to make proper food choices and develop lifelong healthy eating patterns. This study explored the perspectives of prominent food-related professionals in Australia regarding essential nutrition and food systems (N&FS) education programs for adolescents during formal education. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 prominent food-related professionals in Australia. Interview transcripts were analysed thematically...
November 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092631/around-the-corner-to-better-health-a-milwaukee-corner-store-initiative
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Staci Young, Melissa DeNomie, JoAnne Sabir, Eric Gass, Jessie Tobin
PURPOSE: To discuss successes and challenges of a collaborative pilot project to increase healthy food availability in corner stores in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Lindsay Heights Healthy Corner Store Initiative aimed to help corner stores sell high-quality produce by increasing supply of healthy foods and funding minor store upgrades to facilitate change. DESIGN: Evaluation research. SETTING: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. PARTICIPANTS: Corner stores; youth and adult community members...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091821/are-gastrointestinal-and-sleep-problems-associated-with-behavioral-symptoms-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Xiao-Lei Yang, Shuang Liang, Ming-Yang Zou, Cai-Hong Sun, Pan-Pan Han, Xi-Tao Jiang, Wei Xia, Li-Jie Wu
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suffer from concurrent medical symptoms, including gastrointestinal (GI) and sleeping problems. However, there is limited information on the correlation between co-morbidities and autistic behavioral symptoms. In this study, we estimated the prevalence of GI and sleep problems in Chinese ASD children, examined the impacts of GI and sleep problems on autistic behavioral symptoms, and investigated the factors associated with GI and sleep problems. The survey included 169 ASD and 172 healthy children...
October 24, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089845/foodomics-and-food-safety-where-we-are
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REVIEW
Uroš Andjelković, Martina Šrajer Gajdošik, Dajana Gašo-Sokač, Tamara Martinović, Djuro Josić
The power of foodomics as a discipline that is now broadly used for quality assurance of food products and adulteration identification, as well as for determining the safety of food, is presented. Concerning sample preparation and application, maintenance of highly sophisticated instruments for both high-performance and high-throughput techniques, and analysis and data interpretation, special attention has to be paid to the development of skilled analysts. The obtained data shall be integrated under a strong bioinformatics environment...
September 2017: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081738/interlimb-dynamic-after-unilateral-focal-lesion-of-the-cervical-dorsal-corticospinal-tract-with-endothelin-1
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Walther A Carvalho, Carlomagno P Bahia, Jéssica C Teixeira, Walace Gomes-Leal, Antonio Pereira
Handedness is one of the most recognized lateralized behavior in humans. Usually, it is associated with manual superiority regarding performance proficiency. For instance, more than 90% of the human population is considered more skilled with the right hand, which is controlled by the left hemisphere, than with the left. However, during the performance of bimanual tasks, the two hands usually assume asymmetric roles, with one hand acting on objects while the other provides support, stabilizing the object. Traditionally, the role of the two hands is viewed as fixed...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080584/therapeutic-lifestyle-changes-for-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Celia Levesque
Diabetes mellitus is a common chronic disease affecting approximately 9% of the United States population. Successful management of diabetes demands constant self-management on the part of the patient. The patient has to balance diabetes medications, blood glucose monitoring, food intake, physical activity, and management of diabetes-related acute and chronic complications. The patient is often bombarded with misinformation from friends, relatives, and such sources as the Internet and social media. This article discusses the current recommendations for diabetes self-management education and skills including medical nutrition therapy, physical activity, smoking cessation, and assessment for diabetes distress...
December 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066177/barriers-and-strategies-for-healthy-food-choices-among-american-indian-tribal-college-students-a-qualitative-analysis
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Jill F Keith, Sherri Stastny, Ardith Brunt, Wanda Agnew
BACKGROUND: American Indian and Alaskan Native individuals experience disproportionate levels of chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and overweight and obesity that are influenced by dietary patterns and food choices. Understanding factors that influence healthy food choices among tribal college students can enrich education and programs that target dietary intake. OBJECTIVE: To build an understanding of factors that influence healthy food choices among tribal college students at increased risk for college attrition...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060010/a-roic-for-mn-tpp-cl-dop-thf-polyhema-pvc-membrane-modified-n-channel-si3n4-isfet-sensitive-to-histamine
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N L M A Samah, Khuan Y Lee, S A Sulaiman, R Jarmin
Intolerance of histamine could lead to scombroid poisoning with fatal consequences. Current detection methods for histamine are wet laboratory techniques which employ expensive equipment that depends on skills of seasoned technicians and produces delayed test analysis result. Previous works from our group has established that ISFETs can be adapted for detecting histamine with the use of a novel membrane. However, work to integrate ISFETs with a readout interfacing circuit (ROIC) circuit to display the histamine concentration has not been reported so far...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056689/inaccurate-assessment-of-canine-body-condition-score-bodyweight-and-pet-food-labels-a-potential-cause-of-inaccurate-feeding
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Philippa S Yam, Gregory Naughton, Christina F Butowski, Amanda L Root
The objectives were to investigate owners' ability to assign the correct bodyweight (BW) and body condition score (BCS) to their dog and to interpret wet and dry pet food labels by estimating how much to feed daily. One hundred and seventy-four questionnaires were completed. Owner estimated BW was compared to actual BW, correct being defined within ±10% of actual BW. Correct interpretation of the total amount of food required was determined by the number of cans (±25% of cans) required for wet food and grams (±20% of grams) for dry food, based on the dog's actual BW, the feeding guidelines on the label, and a comparison with the owner's estimate...
June 9, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048569/impulse-control-in-negative-mood-states-emotional-eating-and-food-addiction-are-associated-with-lower-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-severe-obesity
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Meredith H Rose, Evan P Nadler, Eleanor R Mackey
Objectives: Quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome to evaluate in adolescents with severe obesity, yet intrapersonal predictors of QoL are understudied. The current study assessed whether difficulty with impulse control when experiencing a negative mood (negative urgency) is associated with poorer QoL, mediated by more emotional eating and food addiction. Method: Participants consisted of 69 primarily female (71%), minority (76%) adolescents aged 13-21 (M age = 16...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043791/lyophilized-engineered-phages-for-escherichia-coli-detection-in-food-matrices
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Juhong Chen, Rachael A Picard, Danhui Wang, Sam R Nugen
Easy-to-use, low-cost, and convenient-of-transport are the key requirements for a commercial bacteria detection kit designed for resource-limited settings. Here, we report the colorimetric detection of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in food samples using freeze-dried engineered bacteriophages (phages). In this approach, we have engineered T7 phages to carry the lacZ operon driven by T7 promoter to overexpress reporter enzyme. The engineered phages were freeze-dried in a water-soluble polymer for storage and transportation...
October 18, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037663/unilateral-forelimb-sensorimotor-cortex-devascularization-disrupts-the-topographic-and-kinematic-characteristics-of-hand-movements-while-string-pulling-for-food-in-the-rat
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Ashley A Blackwell, William L Widick, Joseph L Cheatwood, Ian Q Whishaw, Douglas G Wallace
String-pulling by the rat is a bimanual act, in which an upright animal retrieves a piece of food attached to the end of the string by downward hand-over-hand movements. The present study compared the movements of string-pulling, using topographic and kinematic measures of hand movement, in control rats and rats with unilateral sensorimotor motor cortex lesion produced by removal of the pia matter. In the first week following devascularization, the rhythmicity and accuracy of string-pulling movements decomposed; however, thereafter the rhythm of bilateral alternation was restored...
October 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036884/recent-advances-in-mycotoxin-determination-for-food-monitoring-via-microchip
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REVIEW
Yan Man, Gang Liang, An Li, Ligang Pan
Mycotoxins are one of the main factors impacting food safety. Mycotoxin contamination has threatened the health of humans and animals. Conventional methods for the detection of mycotoxins are gas chromatography (GC) or liquid chromatography (LC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS), or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). However, all these methods are time-consuming, require large-scale instruments and skilled technicians, and consume large amounts of hazardous regents and solvents. Interestingly, a microchip requires less sample consumption and short analysis time, and can realize the integration, miniaturization, and high-throughput detection of the samples...
October 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026372/delivery-practices-hygiene-birth-attendance-and-neonatal-infections-in-karamoja-uganda-a-community-based-study
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Leah J Hopp
BACKGROUND: Drawing attention to home birth conditions and subsequent neonatal infections is a key starting point to reducing neonatal morbidity which are a main cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of respiratory, ophthalmic, and diarrhoeal infections in neonates; the proportion of mothers of neonates, following clean delivery practices; and to explore existing community practices during delivery and the neonatal period...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025635/how-ethiopia-achieved-millennium-development-goal-4-through-multisectoral-interventions-a-countdown-to-2015-case-study
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Jenny Ruducha, Carlyn Mann, Neha S Singh, Tsegaye D Gemebo, Negussie S Tessema, Angela Baschieri, Ingrid Friberg, Taddese A Zerfu, Mohammed Yassin, Giovanny A Franca, Peter Berman
BACKGROUND: 3 years before the 2015 deadline, Ethiopia achieved Millennium Development Goal 4. The under-5 mortality decreased 69%, from 205 deaths per 1000 livebirths in 1990 to 64 deaths per 1000 livebirths in 2013. To understand the underlying factors that contributed to the success in achieving MDG4, Ethiopia was selected as a Countdown to 2015 case study. METHODS: We used a set of complementary methods to analyse progress in child health in Ethiopia between 1990 and 2014...
November 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994868/foodborne-outbreak-simulation-to-teach-field-epidemiology-the-moroccan-field-epidemiology-training-program
#20
Imane Jroundi, Abdellatif Belarbi
BACKGROUND: Morocco in 2010 launched a new field epidemiology training program to enhance the skills of health professionals in charge of epidemiological surveillance and to investigate outbreaks; including foodborne diseases that represent a very substantial burden of disease. AIM: To apply an active learning method to teach outbreak investigation within a controled environment for field epidemiology trainees program at the Moroccan National school of public Health...
November 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
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