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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630814/normative-emotional-responses-to-behavior-analysis-jargon-or-how-not-to-use-words-to-win-friends-and-influence-people
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Thomas S Critchfield, Karla J Doepke, L Kimberly Epting, Amel Becirevic, Derek D Reed, Daniel M Fienup, Jamie L Kremsreiter, Cheryl L Ecott
It has been suggested that non-experts regard the jargon of behavior analysis as abrasive, harsh, and unpleasant. If this is true, excessive reliance on jargon could interfere with the dissemination of effective services. To address this often discussed but rarely studied issue, we consulted a large, public domain list of English words that have been rated by members of the general public for the emotional reactions they evoke. Selected words that behavior analysts use as technical terms were compared to selected words that are commonly used to discuss general science, general clinical work, and behavioral assessment...
June 2017: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628402/calcium-bioavailability-from-mineral-waters-with-different-mineralization-in-comparison-to-milk-and-a-supplement
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Theresa Greupner, Inga Schneider, Andreas Hahn
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare the bioavailability of calcium from 3 mineral waters with different concentrations of minerals with that of milk and a calcium supplement. METHODS: A single-center, randomized controlled trial with a crossover design with 21 healthy men and women was conducted at the Institute of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Leibniz University Hannover. The participants consumed the 5 test products providing 300 mg of calcium each on 5 examination days with 1-week wash-out phases in between...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625430/sensorimotor-and-executive-function-slowing-in-anesthesiology-residents-after-overnight-shifts
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George W Williams, Bairavi Shankar, Eliana M Klier, Alice Z Chuang, Salma El Marjiya-Villarreal, Omonele O Nwokolo, Aanchal Sharma, Anne B Sereno
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Medical residents working overnight call shifts experience sleep deprivation and circadian clock disruption. This leads to deficits in sensorimotor function and increases in workplace accidents. Using quick tablet-based tasks, we investigate whether measureable executive function differences exist following a single overnight call versus routine shift, and whether factors like stress, rest and caffeine affect these measures. DESIGN: A prospective, observational, longitudinal, comparison study was conducted...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622536/peer-review-in-forensic-science
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Kaye N Ballantyne, Gary Edmond, Bryan Found
Peer review features prominently in the forensic sciences. Drawing on recent research and studies, this article examines different types of peer review, specifically: editorial peer review; peer review by the scientific community; technical and administrative review; and verification (and replication). The article reviews the different meanings of these quite disparate activities and their utility in relation to enhancing performance and reducing error. It explains how forensic practitioners should approach and use peer review, as well as how it should be described in expert reports and oral testimony...
May 25, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621268/assessment-of-oral-hygiene-knowledge-practices-and-concepts-of-tobacco-usage-among-engineering-students-in-bhubaneswar-odisha-india
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Alokenath Bandyopadhyay, Lipsa Bhuyan, Abikshyeet Panda, Kailash C Dash, Malvika Raghuvanshi, Shyam S Behura
AIM: This study aimed to assess oral hygiene-related knowledge and practices among engineering students of Bhubaneswar city and also to evaluate the concepts about the side effects of tobacco usage among those students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted using a self-administered, close-ended questionnaire to assess the oral hygiene knowledge and practices and study the concepts on tobacco usage among 362 engineering students of Bhubaneswar city, Odisha, India...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619448/the-future-of-pharmaceutical-quality-and-the-path-to-get-there
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Lawrence X Yu, Michael Kopcha
While six sigma quality has long been achieved in other industries, it is rarely seen in the pharmaceutical sector. However, consumers and patients deserve six sigma quality pharmaceuticals with minimal risks of shortages or recalls. We propose that the future of pharmaceutical quality is six sigma, meaning that no more than 3.4 defects occur per million opportunities. We discuss the path to get there, including economic drivers, performance-based regulation, Quality by Design, advanced manufacturing technologies, and continuous improvement and operational excellence...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612838/drinking-water-consumption-patterns-among-adults-sms-as-a-novel-tool-for-collection-of-repeated-self-reported-water-consumption
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Melle Säve-Söderbergh, Jonas Toljander, Irene Mattisson, Agneta Åkesson, Magnus Simonsson
Studies have shown that the average drinking water consumption ranges between 0.075 and 3 L/day for adults with both national and regional differences. For exposure assessment of drinking water hazards, country-specific drinking water consumption data including sources of the consumed water may therefore be warranted. To estimate the amount and source of drinking water consumed among adults in Sweden, we collected self-reported estimates using both traditional methods (telephone interviews, web questionnaire) and a novel method (Short Message Service, SMS questionnaires) in a population from an average sized Swedish municipality...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602597/performance-comparison-of-10-different-classification-techniques-in-segmenting-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-aging
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Mahsa Dadar, Josefina Maranzano, Karen Misquitta, Cassandra J Anor, Vladimir S Fonov, M Carmela Tartaglia, Owen T Carmichael, Charles Decarli, D Louis Collins
INTRODUCTION: White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are areas of abnormal signal on magnetic resonance images (MRIs) that characterize various types of histopathological lesions. The load and location of WMHs are important clinical measures that may indicate the presence of small vessel disease in aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Manually segmenting WMHs is time consuming and prone to inter-rater and intra-rater variabilities. Automated tools that can accurately and robustly detect these lesions can be used to measure the vascular burden in individuals with AD or the elderly population in general...
June 10, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599375/multiple-effects-of-probiotics-on-different-types-of-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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Xia Wang, Qi-Fang Juan, Yu-Wei He, Li Zhuang, Yuan-Yuan Fang, Yong-Hong Wang
BACKGROUND: A systematic review and meta-analysis was designed to evaluate the effect of probiotics on diabetes and its associated risk factors. METHODS: We systematically searched the Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science to June 2016. We also hand-searched the citation lists of included studies and previously identified systematic reviews to identify further relevant trials. Our primary outcome variables included glucose, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and insulin...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593605/online-webcam-based-eye-tracking-in-cognitive-science-a-first-look
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Kilian Semmelmann, Sarah Weigelt
Online experimentation is emerging in many areas of cognitive psychology as a viable alternative or supplement to classical in-lab experimentation. While performance- and reaction-time-based paradigms are covered in recent studies, one instrument of cognitive psychology has not received much attention up to now: eye tracking. In this study, we used JavaScript-based eye tracking algorithms recently made available by Papoutsaki et al. (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2016) together with consumer-grade webcams to investigate the potential of online eye tracking to benefit from the common advantages of online data conduction...
June 7, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585690/satisfying-america-s-fruit-gap-summary-of-an-expert-roundtable-on-the-role-of-100-fruit-juice
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REVIEW
Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Mario G Ferruzzi, Victor L Fulgoni, Robert Murray, Elizabeth Pivonka, Taylor C Wallace
The 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) recognize the role of 100% fruit juice in health and in helping people meet daily fruit recommendations and state that 100% fruit juice is a nutrient-dense beverage that should be a primary choice, along with water and low-fat/fat-free milk. The DGAs note that children are consuming 100% fruit juice within recommendations (that is, 120 to 180 mL/d for children aged 1 to 6 y and 236 to 355 mL/d for children aged 7 to 18 y). Evidence shows that compared to nonconsumers, those who consume 100% fruit juice come closer to meeting daily fruit needs and have better diet quality...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585584/dietary-practices-and-severity-of-depression-comparative-study-among-housewives-and-working-women-in-karachi
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Lubna Raza, Tahira Mohsin Ali, Abid Hasnain
OBJECTIVE: To compare levels of depression and locate difference in effects of dietary practices on depression severity in housewives and working women. METHODS: This comparative, cross-sectional study was conducted at the University of Karachi and the Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, from January to April 2015. Convenient sampling method was used. Participants included educated women, comprising housewives and working women aged 35-45 years. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data about participants' dietary habits...
June 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581262/what-factors-impact-consumer-perception-of-the-effectiveness-of-health-information-sites-an-investigation-of-the-korean-national-health-information-portal
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Ji Tae Choung, Yoon Seong Lee, Heui Sug Jo, Minsun Shim, Hun Jae Lee, Su Mi Jung
Lay public's concerns around health and health information are increasing. In response, governments and government agencies are establishing websites to address such concerns and improve health literacy by providing better access to validated health information. Since 2011, the Korean government has constructed the National Health Information Portal (NHIP) website run in collaboration with the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (KAMS). This study therefore aimed to 1) examine consumer use of NHIP, with respect to the usage patterns, evaluation on health information provided, and perceived effectiveness of the site; and 2) identify factors that may impact perceived effectiveness of the site...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571460/correlative-imaging-across-microscopy-platforms-using-the-fast-and-accurate-relocation-of-microscopic-experimental-regions-farmer-method
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Toan Huynh, Matthew K Daddysman, Ying Bao, Alan Selewa, Andrey Kuznetsov, Louis H Philipson, Norbert F Scherer
Imaging specific regions of interest (ROIs) of nanomaterials or biological samples with different imaging modalities (e.g., light and electron microscopy) or at subsequent time points (e.g., before and after off-microscope procedures) requires relocating the ROIs. Unfortunately, relocation is typically difficult and very time consuming to achieve. Previously developed techniques involve the fabrication of arrays of features, the procedures for which are complex, and the added features can interfere with imaging the ROIs...
May 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561036/review-of-techniques-and-studies-characterizing-the-release-of-carbon-nanotubes-from-nanocomposites-implications-for-exposure-and-human-health-risk-assessment
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REVIEW
Michael Kovochich, Cha-Chen David Fung, Raghavendhran Avanasi, Amy K Madl
Composites made with engineered nanomaterials (nanocomposites) have a wide range of applications, from use in basic consumer goods to critical national defense technologies. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are a popular addition in nanocomposites because of their enhanced mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. Concerns have been raised, though, regarding potential exposure and health risks from nanocomposites containing CNTs because of comparisons to other high aspect ratio fibers. Assessing the factors affecting CNT release from composites is therefore paramount for understanding potential exposure scenarios that may occur during product handling and manipulation...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558763/an-analysis-of-policy-success-and-failure-in-formal-evaluations-of-australia-s-national-mental-health-strategy-1992-2012
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Francesca C Grace, Carla S Meurk, Brian W Head, Wayne D Hall, Meredith G Harris, Harvey A Whiteford
BACKGROUND: Heightened fiscal constraints, increases in the chronic disease burden and in consumer expectations are among several factors contributing to the global interest in evidence-informed health policy. The present article builds on previous work that explored how the Australian Federal Government applied five instruments of policy, or policy levers, to implement a series of reforms under the Australian National Mental Health Strategy (NMHS). The present article draws on theoretical insights from political science to analyse the relative successes and failures of these levers, as portrayed in formal government evaluations of the NMHS...
May 30, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552378/default-rules-are-better-than-active-choosing-often
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REVIEW
Cass R Sunstein
In recent years, governments have become keenly interested in behavioral science; new findings in psychology and behavioral economics have led to bold initiatives in areas that involve poverty, consumer protection, savings, health, the environment, and much more. Private institutions have used behavioral findings as well. But there is a pervasive and insufficiently explored question: when is it best to ask people to make active choices, and when is it best to use a default rule, which means that people need not make any choice at all? The answer depends on a form of cost-benefit analysis, which means that it is necessary to investigate whether choosing is a burden or a pleasure, whether learning is important, and whether a default rule would satisfy the informed preferences or all of most people...
May 25, 2017: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545781/tests-for-serum-transglutaminase-and-endomysial-antibodies-do-not-detect-most-patients-with-celiac-disease-and-persistent-villous-atrophy-on-gluten-free-diets-a-meta-analysis
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Jocelyn A Silvester, Satya Kurada, Andrea Szwajcer, Ciarán P Kelly, Daniel A Leffler, Donald R Duerksen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Tests to measure serum endomysial antibodies (EMA) and antibodies to tissue transglutaminase (tTG) were developed to screen for celiac disease in patients consuming gluten. However, they are commonly used to monitor patients on a gluten-free diet (GFD). We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the sensitivity and specificity of tTG IgA and EMA IgA assays in identifying patients with celiac disease who have persistent villous atrophy despite a GFD. METHODS: We searched PUBMED, EMBASE, BIOSIS, SCOPUS, clinicaltrials...
May 22, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535398/nurses-occupational-physical-activity-levels-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Stephanie E Chappel, Simone J J M Verswijveren, Brad Aisbett, Julie Considine, Nicola D Ridgers
BACKGROUND: Nurses' physical performance at work has implications both for nurses' occupational health and patient care. Although nurses are the largest healthcare workforce, are present 24-hours a day, and engage in many physically demanding tasks, nurses' occupational physical activity levels are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to examine nurses' occupational physical activity levels, and explore how nurses accumulate their physical activity during a shift...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531308/challenges-of-research-recruitment-in-a-university-setting-in-england
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Claudia Vadeboncoeur, Charlie Foster, Nick Townsend
The recruitment is an integral part of most research projects in medical sciences involving human participants. In health promotion research, there is increasing work on the impact of environments. Settings represent environments such as schools where social, physical and psychological development unfolds. In this study, we investigated weight gain in students within a university setting. Barriers to access and recruitment of university students within a specific setting, in the context of health research are discussed...
May 20, 2017: Health Promotion International
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