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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918118/case-report-aquatic-therapy-and-end-stage-dementia
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Bruce E Becker, Stacy Lynch
A 54-year old female, retired due to progressive cognitive decline, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's dementia. Conventional medication therapy for dementia had proven futile. Initial evaluation revealed a non-verbal female seated in a wheelchair, dependent on 2-person assist for all transfers and activities of daily living (ADLs.) She had been either non-responsive or actively resistive for both ADLs and transfers in the 6 months prior to assessment. Following a total of 17 one hour therapy sessions over 19 weeks in a warm water therapy pool, she achieved ability to tread water for 15 minutes, transfers improved to moderate to-maximum assist from seated, ambulation improved to 1000' with minimum-to-moderate assist of 2 persons...
September 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915382/oxytocin-modulates-human-communication-by-enhancing-cognitive-exploration
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Miriam de Boer, Idil Kokal, Mark Blokpoel, Rui Liu, Arjen Stolk, Karin Roelofs, Iris van Rooij, Ivan Toni
Oxytocin is a neuropeptide known to influence how humans share material resources. Here we explore whether oxytocin influences how we share knowledge. We focus on two distinguishing features of human communication, namely the ability to select communicative signals that disambiguate the many-to-many mappings that exist between a signal's form and meaning, and adjustments of those signals to the presumed cognitive characteristics of the addressee ("audience design"). Fifty-five males participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled experiment involving the intranasal administration of oxytocin...
September 8, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899200/spoken-language-and-everyday-functioning-in-5-year-old-children-using-hearing-aids-or-cochlear-implants
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Linda Cupples, Teresa Yc Ching, Laura Button, Mark Seeto, Vicky Zhang, Jessica Whitfield, Miriam Gunnourie, Louise Martin, Vivienne Marnane
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the factors influencing 5-year language, speech and everyday functioning of children with congenital hearing loss. DESIGN: Standardised tests including PLS-4, PPVT-4 and DEAP were directly administered to children. Parent reports on language (CDI) and everyday functioning (PEACH) were collected. Regression analyses were conducted to examine the influence of a range of demographic variables on outcomes. STUDY SAMPLE: Participants were 339 children enrolled in the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895928/collaborative-visual-analytics-a-health-analytics-approach-to-injury-prevention
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Samar Al-Hajj, Brian Fisher, Jennifer Smith, Ian Pike
Background: Accurate understanding of complex health data is critical in order to deal with wicked health problems and make timely decisions. Wicked problems refer to ill-structured and dynamic problems that combine multidimensional elements, which often preclude the conventional problem solving approach. This pilot study introduces visual analytics (VA) methods to multi-stakeholder decision-making sessions about child injury prevention; Methods: Inspired by the Delphi method, we introduced a novel methodology-group analytics (GA)...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886405/emotional-recognition-of-dynamic-facial-expressions-before-and-after-cochlear-implantation-in-adults-with-progressive-deafness
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Emmanuèle Ambert-Dahan, Anne-Lise Giraud, Halima Mecheri, Olivier Sterkers, Isabelle Mosnier, Séverine Samson
Visual processing has been extensively explored in deaf subjects in the context of verbal communication, through the assessment of speech reading and sign language abilities. However, little is known about visual emotional processing in adult progressive deafness, and after cochlear implantation. The goal of our study was thus to assess the influence of acquired post-lingual progressive deafness on the recognition of dynamic facial emotions that were selected to express canonical fear, happiness, sadness, and anger...
August 31, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878699/bodily-reactions-to-emotional-words-referring-to-own-versus-other-people-s-emotions
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Patrick P Weis, Cornelia Herbert
According to embodiment theories, language and emotion affect each other. In line with this, several previous studies investigated changes in bodily responses including facial expressions, heart rate or skin conductance during affective evaluation of emotional words and sentences. This study investigates the embodiment of emotional word processing from a social perspective by experimentally manipulating the emotional valence of a word and its personal reference. Stimuli consisted of pronoun-noun pairs, i.e...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871627/important-aspects-of-pharmacist-led-medication-reviews-in-an-acute-medical-ward
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Cille Bülow, Kirstine Ullitz Faerch, Helle Armandi, Birgitte Nybo Jensen, Jesper Sonne, Hanne Rolighed Christensen, Mikkel Christensen
In some hospitals, clinical pharmacists review the medication to find drug-related problems (DRPs) in acutely admitted patients. We aimed to identify the nature of identified DRPs and investigate factors of potential importance for the clinical implementation of pharmacist suggestions. In 100 randomly selected medication review notes, we retrospectively evaluated the clinical implementation and classified 1) timing and communication of the review; 2) DRPs and related suggestions for the physician; and 3) DRPs' potential clinical relevance to patients as 'beneficial', 'somewhat beneficial', 'no relevance' or 'other relevance'...
September 4, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869056/patients-autonomic-activation-during-clinical-interaction-a-review-of-empirical-studies
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Lidia Del Piccolo, Arnstein Finset
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how patients' autonomic responses are related to verbal or non-verbal communication during clinical encounters. METHODS: The SCOPUS database was searched to identify papers. Studies were included if measures of autonomic arousal were related to patients' emotions or patient-clinician interaction during clinical consultations such as psychotherapy, counseling or medical interviews. The search was conducted according to PRISMA criteria. The included studies were assessed using the 16 item quality assessment tool QATSDD...
August 28, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861935/children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-who-improve-with-fever-insights-from-the-simons-simplex-collection
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Rebecca Grzadzinski, Catherine Lord, Stephan J Sanders, Donna Werling, Vanessa H Bal
Literature indicates that some children with ASD may show behavioral improvements during fever; however, little is known about the behavioral profiles of these children. This study aims to (a) investigate the subset of children who show parent-reported behavioral improvements associated with fever and (b) compare the demographic, behavioral, and genetic characteristics of this subset of children to children whose parents report no change during fever. Parents of 2,152 children from the Simons Simplex Collection provided information about whether and in which areas their child improved during fever...
August 31, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843414/disentangling-conscious-from-unconscious-cognitive-processing-with-event-related-eeg-potentials
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B Rohaut, L Naccache
By looking for properties of consciousness, cognitive neuroscience studies have dramatically enlarged the scope of unconscious cognitive processing. This emerging knowledge inspired the development of new approaches allowing clinicians to probe and disentangle conscious from unconscious cognitive processes in non-communicating brain-injured patients both in terms of behaviour and brain activity. This information is extremely valuable in order to improve diagnosis and prognosis in such patients both at acute and chronic settings...
August 23, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830498/validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-non-communicating-children-s-pain-checklist-postoperative-version
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C Zanchi, M Massaro, G Ferrara, M Montico, F D'Osualdo, R Rutigliano, A Taddio, L Vecchi Brumatti, G Cozzi, E Barbi
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the validity and reliability of the Italian version of the Non-Communicating Children's Pain Checklist-Postoperative version (I-NCCPC-PV). METHODS: The original NCCPC-PV version was translated into Italian following the guidelines for "the translation, adaptation, and validation of instruments or scales for cross-cultural healthcare research". We tested the Italian NCCPC-PV version (I-NCCPC-PV) in 40 children (3-18 years of age) with severe to profound Intellectual Disability and no verbal communication...
August 22, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820617/patient-centeredness-in-physiotherapy-what-does-it-entail-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
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Amarins J Wijma, Anouck N Bletterman, Jacqui R Clark, Sigrid C J M Vervoort, Anneke Beetsma, Doeke Keizer, Jo Nijs, C Paul Van Wilgen
PURPOSE: The literature review is aimed at examining and summarizing themes related to patient-centeredness identified in qualitative research from the perspectives of patients and physiotherapists. Following the review, a secondary aim was to synthesize the themes to construct a proposed conceptual framework for utilization within physiotherapy. METHODS: A systematic search of qualitative studies was conducted including all articles up to 2015 September. Methodological quality was examined with a checklist...
August 18, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813534/the-computer-assisted-interview-in-my-shoes-can-benefit-shy-preschool-children-s-communication
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Karin Fängström, Raziye Salari, Maria Eriksson, Anna Sarkadi
Interviewing children is a cognitively, socially, and emotionally challenging situation, especially for young and shy children. Thus, finding methods that aid rapport and increase these children's communication is important. The present study investigated whether children's verbal and non-verbal communicative behavior developed differently during the rapport phase, depending on whether children were situationally shy or not, and whether the interview was conducted using the computer-assisted interview In My Shoes (IMS) or a Standard verbal interview...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796781/embodied-conversational-agents-for-multimodal-automated-social-skills-training-in-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Hiroki Tanaka, Hideki Negoro, Hidemi Iwasaka, Satoshi Nakamura
Social skills training, performed by human trainers, is a well-established method for obtaining appropriate skills in social interaction. Previous work automated the process of social skills training by developing a dialogue system that teaches social communication skills through interaction with a computer avatar. Even though previous work that simulated social skills training only considered acoustic and linguistic information, human social skills trainers take into account visual and other non-verbal features...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776756/longitudinal-vocabulary-development-in-australian-urban-aboriginal-children-protective-and-risk-factors
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K Short, P Eadie, J Descallar, E Comino, L Kemp
BACKGROUND: Vocabulary is a key component of language that can impact on children's future literacy and communication. The gap between Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children's reading and academic outcomes is well reported and similar to Indigenous/non-Indigenous gaps in other nations. Determining factors that influence vocabulary acquisition over time and may be responsive to treatment is important for improving Aboriginal children's communication and academic outcomes. AIM: To determine what factors influence Australian urban Aboriginal children's receptive vocabulary acquisition and whether any of these are risks or protective for vocabulary development...
August 3, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763445/communicating-with-people-living-with-dementia-who-are-nonverbal-the-creation-of-adaptive-interaction
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Maggie Ellis, Arlene Astell
Loss of verbal language production makes people with dementia appear unreachable. We previously presented a case study applying nonverbal communication techniques with a lady with dementia who could no longer speak, which we termed Adaptive Interaction. The current small-n study examines the applicability of Adaptive Interaction as a general tool for uncovering the communication repertoires of non-verbal individuals living with dementia. Communicative responses of 30 interaction sessions were coded and analysed in two conditions: Standard (Baseline) and Adaptive Interaction (Intervention)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758809/development-and-testing-an-online-near-infrared-spectroscopy-brain-computer-interface-tailored-to-an-individual-with-severe-congenital-motor-impairments
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Larissa C Schudlo, Tom Chau
PURPOSE: For non-verbal individuals, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are a potential means of communication. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a brain-monitoring modality that has been considered for BCIs. To date, limited NIRS-BCI testing has involved online classification, particularly with individuals with severe motor impairments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We tested an online NIRS-BCI developed for a non-verbal individual with severe congenital motor impairments...
July 31, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752809/psychosocial-development-in-5-year-old-children-with-hearing-loss-using-hearing-aids-or-cochlear-implants
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Cara L Wong, Teresa Y C Ching, Linda Cupples, Laura Button, Greg Leigh, Vivienne Marnane, Jessica Whitfield, Miriam Gunnourie, Louise Martin
This article reports on the psychosocial development and factors influencing outcomes of 5-year-old children with cochlear implants (CIs) or hearing aids (HAs). It further examines differences between children with CIs and HAs with similar levels of hearing loss. Data were collected as part of the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment study-a prospective, population-based study. Parents/caregivers of children completed the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire ( n = 333), the Social Skills subscale from the Child Development Inventory ( n = 317), and questionnaires on functional auditory behavior (Parents' Evaluation of Aural/oral performance of Children), and demographics...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752803/designing-and-collecting-data-for-a-longitudinal-study-the-sleman-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-hdss
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Fatwa S T Dewi, Ifta Choiriyyah, Citra Indriyani, Abdul Wahab, Lutfan Lazuardi, Agung Nugroho, Susetyowati Susetyowati, Rosalia K Harisaputra, Risalia Santi, Septi K Lestari, Nawi Ng, Mohammad Hakimi, Hari K Josef, Adi Utarini
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the methodological considerations of developing an urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS), in the Sleman District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. METHODS: 1) The Sleman District was selected because it is mostly an urban area. 2) The minimum sample size was calculated to measure infant mortality as the key variable and resulted in a sample of 4942 households. A two-stage cluster sampling procedure with probability proportionate to size was applied; first, 216 Censuses Blocks (CBs) were selected, and second, 25 households in each CB were selected...
July 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
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