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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734682/how-have-systematic-priority-setting-approaches-influenced-policy-making-a-synthesis-of-the-current-literature
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Lydia Kapiriri, Donya Razavi
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of literature on systematic approaches to healthcare priority setting from various countries and different levels of decision making. This paper synthesizes the current literature in order to assess the extent to which program budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA), burden of disease & cost-effectiveness analysis (BOD/CEA), multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), and accountability for reasonableness (A4R), are reported to have been institutionalized and influenced policy making and practice...
July 12, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729848/the-functional-genetics-of-handedness-and-language-lateralization-insights-from-gene-ontology-pathway-and-disease-association-analyses
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Judith Schmitz, Stephanie Lor, Rena Klose, Onur Güntürkün, Sebastian Ocklenburg
Handedness and language lateralization are partially determined by genetic influences. It has been estimated that at least 40 (and potentially more) possibly interacting genes may influence the ontogenesis of hemispheric asymmetries. Recently, it has been suggested that analyzing the genetics of hemispheric asymmetries on the level of gene ontology sets, rather than at the level of individual genes, might be more informative for understanding the underlying functional cascades. Here, we performed gene ontology, pathway and disease association analyses on genes that have previously been associated with handedness and language lateralization...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728958/effectiveness-of-resistance-exercise-compared-to-aerobic-exercise-without-insulin-therapy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis
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Cybelle Nery, Silvia Regina Arruda De Moraes, Karyne Albino Novaes, Márcio Almeida Bezerra, Patrícia Verçoza De Castro Silveira, Andrea Lemos
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise has been used to mitigate the metabolic effects of diabetes mellitus. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of resistance exercise when compared to aerobic exercise without insulin therapy on metabolic and clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Papers were searched on the databases MEDLINE/PubMed, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, LILACS, and SCIELO, without language or date of publication limits...
July 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725628/perspectives-on-reflexology-a-qualitative-approach
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Nurul Haswani Embong, Yee Chang Soh, Long Chiau Ming, Tin Wui Wong
INTRODUCTION: Reflexology is the systematic practice of applying some pressure to particular points on the feet and hands to impact on health of related parts of the body. OBJECTIVE: To explore the practitioners' perspectives of reflexology in Malaysia. METHODS: Data was collected using face-to-face semi-structured interviews with practitioners in Malaysia. The interviews were conducted in the Malay language and recorded. Interview conversations were translated and transcribed verbatim...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724518/effect-of-diet-and-physical-activity-based-interventions-in-pregnancy-on-gestational-weight-gain-and-pregnancy-outcomes-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data-from-randomised-trials
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Objective To synthesise the evidence on the overall and differential effects of interventions based on diet and physical activity during pregnancy, primarily on gestational weight gain and maternal and offspring composite outcomes, according to women's body mass index, age, parity, ethnicity, and pre-existing medical condition; and secondarily on individual complications.Design Systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data (IPD). Data sources Major electronic databases from inception to February 2017 without language restrictions...
July 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722556/spanning-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-mnch-and-health-systems-research-boundaries-conducive-and-limiting-health-systems-factors-to-improving-mnch-outcomes-in-west-africa
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Irene Akua Agyepong, Aku Kwamie, Edith Frimpong, Selina Defor, Abdallah Ibrahim, Genevieve C Aryeetey, Virgil Lokossou, Issiaka Sombie
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements over time, West Africa lags behind global as well as sub-Saharan averages in its maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes. This is despite the availability of an increasing body of knowledge on interventions that improve such outcomes. Beyond our knowledge of what interventions work, insights are needed on others factors that facilitate or inhibit MNCH outcome improvement. This study aimed to explore health system factors conducive or limiting to MNCH policy and programme implementation and outcomes in West Africa, and how and why they work in context...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720339/in%C3%A2-vitro-fit-of-cad-cam-complete-arch-screw-retained-titanium-and-zirconia-implant-prostheses-fabricated-on-4-implants
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Hadi Al-Meraikhi, Burak Yilmaz, Edwin McGlumphy, William Brantley, William M Johnston
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Computer-aided designed and computer-aided manufactured (CAD-CAM) titanium and zirconia implant-supported fixed implant prostheses on 4 implants have become popular. The precision and accuracy of their interface fit has not been widely researched. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the marginal fit of zirconia and titanium implant-supported screw-retained CAD-CAM complete fixed dental prostheses (CFDP) fit with a standardized cast simulating the all-on-4 implant distribution...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718201/granulomatous-reaction-to-hyaluronic-acid-filler-material-in-oral-and-perioral-region-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Carlos Eduardo P Alcântara, Mariana S Noronha, Joanna F Cunha, Isadora L Flores, Ricardo A Mesquita
The use of cosmetic fillers agents in orofacial region has become more often used for esthetic concern. Although adverse effects are rare, some patients may develop foreign body reaction to such fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a biomaterial in the spotlight, because it is normally present in several tissues of human body. The aim of this study was to report a case of a 54-year-old white woman with granulomatous reaction to the HA located in the lips. In addition, a review of the English-language literature of all previously described cases of this condition in oral and perioral region was performed...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716965/neural-tuning-to-low-level-features-of-speech-throughout-the-perisylvian-cortex
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Julia Berezutskaya, Zachary V Freudenburg, Umut Güçlü, Marcel A J van Gerven, Nick F Ramsey
Despite a large body of research, we continue to lack a detailed account of how auditory processing of continuous speech unfolds in the human brain. Previous research showed the propagation of low-level acoustic features of speech from posterior superior temporal gyrus towards anterior superior temporal gyrus in the human brain (Hullett et al., 2016). In this study we investigate what happens to these neural representations past the superior temporal gyrus, and how they engage higher-level language processing areas, such as inferior frontal gyrus...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716112/psychosocial-interventions-for-managing-occupational-stress-and-burnout-among-medical-doctors-a-systematic-review
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Bonnie A Clough, Sonja March, Raymond J Chan, Leanne M Casey, Rachel Phillips, Michael J Ireland
BACKGROUND: Occupational stress and burnout are highly prevalent among medical doctors and can have adverse effects on patient, doctor, and organisational outcomes. The purpose of the current study was to review and evaluate evidence on psychosocial interventions aimed at reducing occupational stress and burnout among medical doctors. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted for original research articles reporting on psychosocial interventions targeting occupational stress or burnout among medical doctors, published in the English language, and with data collected at a minimum of two time points...
July 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713311/validation-of-spanish-language-evaluation-instruments-for-body-dysmorphic-disorder-and-the-dysmorphic-concern-construct
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Cristina Senín-Calderón, María Valdés-Díaz, Ma M Benítez-Hernández, Ma C Núñez-Gaitán, Salvador Perona-Garcelán, Rafael Martínez-Cervantes, Juan F Rodríguez-Testal
Dysmorphic concern (DC) refers to excessive preoccupation with a slight or imagined defect in physical appearance with social avoidance and behavior directed at controlling the defect in appearance. This study attempted to adapt the factor structure of two instruments that cover the DC construct, the Dysmorphic Concern Questionnaire (DCQ) and the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Examination Self-Report (BDDE-SR), to Spanish and establish their psychometric properties. A total of 920 subjects (62.7% women, Mage = 32...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711988/emotion-recognition-based-on-eeg-features-in-movie-clips-with-channel-selection
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Mehmet Siraç Özerdem, Hasan Polat
Emotion plays an important role in human interaction. People can explain their emotions in terms of word, voice intonation, facial expression, and body language. However, brain-computer interface (BCI) systems have not reached the desired level to interpret emotions. Automatic emotion recognition based on BCI systems has been a topic of great research in the last few decades. Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals are one of the most crucial resources for these systems. The main advantage of using EEG signals is that it reflects real emotion and can easily be processed by computer systems...
July 15, 2017: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711753/psychometric-properties-of-the-greek-version-of-the-patient-dignity-inventory-in-advanced-cancer-patients
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Efi Parpa, Sotiria Kostopoulou, Eleni Tsilika, Antonis Galanos, Stylianos Katsaragakis, Kyriaki Mystakidou
CONTEXT: The Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) is an instrument to measure dignity distressing aspects at the end of life. OBJECTIVES: The aims of the current study was the translation of the PDI in Greek language as well as to measure its psychometric aspects in a palliative care unit. METHODS: A back-translation method was obtained at the Greek version. 120 advanced cancer patients completed the Greek version of the PDI, the Greek Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (Gr-HADS), The Greek Schedule of attitudes towards hastened death (SAHD-Gr) and the Greek SF-12 (Short Form Health Survey: SF-12)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711486/assessment-of-english-french-differential-item-functioning-of-the-satisfaction-with-appearance-scale-swap-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Lisa R Jewett, Linda Kwakkenbos, Marie Hudson, Murray Baron, Brett D Thombs
The Satisfaction with Appearance Scale (SWAP) has been used to assess body image distress among people with the rare and disfiguring disease systemic sclerosis (SSc); however, it has not been validated across different languages groups. The objective was to examine differential item functioning of the SWAP among 856 Canadian English- or French-speaking SSc patients. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate the SWAP two-factor structure (Dissatisfaction with Appearance and Social Discomfort). The Multiple-Indicator Multiple-Cause model was utilized to assess differential item functioning...
July 13, 2017: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711223/role-of-sexuality-in-body-integrity-identity-disorder-biid-a%C3%A2-cross-sectional-internet-based-survey-study
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Rianne M Blom, Sija J van der Wal, Nienke C Vulink, Damiaan Denys
BACKGROUND: Body integrity identity disorder (BIID)-a strong desire for amputation or paralysis-is often accompanied by feelings and cognitions of sexual arousal, although this sexual component has been largely neglected in the recent literature. AIM: To examine the presence of BIID-related sexual arousal in subjects with BIID and explore clinical and demographic variables of subjects with BIID who do and do not possess this sexual arousal. METHODS: Eighty individuals with BIID responded to an internet-based survey we created...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706990/distinct-distributed-patterns-of-neural-activity-are-associated-with-two-languages-in-the-bilingual-brain
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Min Xu, Daniel Baldauf, Chun Qi Chang, Robert Desimone, Li Hai Tan
A large body of previous neuroimaging studies suggests that multiple languages are processed and organized in a single neuroanatomical system in the bilingual brain, although differential activation may be seen in some studies because of different proficiency levels and/or age of acquisition of the two languages. However, one important possibility is that the two languages may involve interleaved but functionally independent neural populations within a given cortical region, and thus, distinct patterns of neural computations may be pivotal for the processing of the two languages...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702945/recognising-european-cancer-nursing-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-evidence-of-effectiveness-and-value-of-cancer-nursing
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Pauline Campbell, Claire Torrens, Daniel Kelly, Andreas Charalambous, Nuria Domenech-Climent, Iveta Nohavova, Ulrika Östlund, Elisabeth Patiraki, David Salisbury, Lena Sharp, Theresa Wiseman, Wendy Oldenmenger, Mary Wells
AIM: To identify, appraise and synthesise the available evidence relating to the value and impact of cancer nursing on patient experience and outcomes. BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of literature that recognises the importance and contribution of cancer nurses, however a comprehensive review examining how cancer nurses have an impact on care quality, patient outcomes and overall experience of cancer, as well as cost of services across the entire cancer spectrum is lacking...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700086/antiseptics-for-burns
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REVIEW
Gill Norman, Janice Christie, Zhenmi Liu, Maggie J Westby, Jayne M Jefferies, Thomas Hudson, Jacky Edwards, Devi Prasad Mohapatra, Ibrahim A Hassan, Jo C Dumville
BACKGROUND: Burn wounds cause high levels of morbidity and mortality worldwide. People with burns are particularly vulnerable to infections; over 75% of all burn deaths (after initial resuscitation) result from infection. Antiseptics are topical agents that act to prevent growth of micro-organisms. A wide range are used with the intention of preventing infection and promoting healing of burn wounds. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects and safety of antiseptics for the treatment of burns in any care setting...
July 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697259/behavioral-counseling-to-promote-a-healthful-diet-and-physical-activity-for-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-adults-without-known-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-updated-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Carrie D Patnode, Corrine V Evans, Caitlyn A Senger, Nadia Redmond, Jennifer S Lin
Importance: Unhealthful dietary patterns, low levels of physical activity, and high sedentary time increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Objective: To systematically review the evidence on the benefits and harms of behavioral counseling for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults without known cardiovascular risk factors to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and PsycINFO for studies published in the English language between January 1, 2013, and May 25, 2016, and ongoing surveillance in targeted publications through March 24, 2017...
July 11, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689551/breastfeeding-is-associated-with-reduced-obesity-in-hispanic-2-to-5-year-olds-served-by-wic
#20
Shannon E Whaley, Maria Koleilat, Stephanie Leonard, Mike Whaley
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between breastfeeding (BF) and odds of childhood obesity in a large, primarily Hispanic Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) population. SETTING: A large urban WIC program in California. PARTICIPANTS: Infants enrolled in WIC born between 2004 and 2007 and observed to age 5 years (N = 39,801; 88.6% Hispanic). INTERVENTION: Level of BF: fully BF, fully formula feeding, or combination feeding...
July 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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