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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817694/a-new-holistic-3d-non-invasive-analysis-of-cellular-distribution-and-motility-on-fibroin-alginate-microcarriers-using-light-sheet-fluorescent-microscopy
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Serena Duchi, Filippo Piccinini, Michela Pierini, Alessandro Bevilacqua, Maria Luisa Torre, Enrico Lucarelli, Spartaco Santi
Cell interaction with biomaterials is one of the keystones to developing medical devices for tissue engineering applications. Biomaterials are the scaffolds that give three-dimensional support to the cells, and are vectors that deliver the cells to the injured tissue requiring repair. Features of biomaterials can influence the behaviour of the cells and consequently the efficacy of the tissue-engineered product. The adhesion, distribution and motility of the seeded cells onto the scaffold represent key aspects, and must be evaluated in vitro during the product development, especially when the efficacy of a specific tissue-engineered product depends on viable and functional cell loading...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817498/an-interprofessional-approach-to-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-care
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Jerri L Jaffa, Marlene Dufault, Mary Lavin
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive fatal neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord, brain stem, and motor cortex that are responsible for voluntary movement. For unknown reasons, military veterans are approximately twice as likely as the public to be given a diagnosis of ALS. Currently, there is no cure for ALS. The only US Food and Drug Administration-approved disease-modifying medication is riluzole (Rilutek), which may slow ALS progression but only minimally increases survival time...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815147/triangulating-methodologies-from-software-medicine-and-human-factors-industries-to-measure-usability-and-clinical-efficacy-of-medication-data-visualization-in-an-electronic-health-record-system
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Bora Chang, Manoj Kanagaraj, Ben Neely, Noa Segall, Erich Huang
Within the last decade, use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems has become intimately integrated into healthcare practice in the United States. However, large gaps remain in the study of clinical usability and require rigorous and innovative approaches for testing usability principles. In this study, validated tools from the core functions that EHRs serve-software, medicine and human factors-were combined to holistically understand and objectively measure usability of medication data displays. The first phase of this study included 132 medical trainee participants who were randomized to one of two simulated EHR environments with either a medication list or a medication timeline visualization...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815005/phase-i-study-evaluating-the-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-a-novel-oral-dissolvable-film-containing-dexamethasone-versus-fortecortin-dexamethasone-tablets
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Zuzana Diamant, Gabriella Samuelsson Palmgren, Bengt Westrin, Leif Bjermer
Introduction: Systemic corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory agents with dexamethasone among the most potent in the class. Within (respiratory) allergy, systemic corticosteroids are usually applied in medical emergencies. In these situations, patients may experience physical or logistic problems taking tablets. To fulfil a practical unmet need for outpatients, Dexa ODF, an oral dissolvable film containing dexamethasone, was developed. Objectives: We compared the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of Dexa ODF with Fortecortin tablets in healthy subjects...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814163/protease-activated-nanomaterials-for-targeted-cancer-theranostics
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Yung-Chieh Chan, Michael Hsiao
Cancer metastasis accompanies irreversible proteolysis. Malignant cells that abnormally express extracellular proteases usually lead to a poor outcome during cancer progression. The development of protease-activated drugs is an important goal. Moreover, the specific proteolytic mechanism can be used as a diagnostic strategy. Currently, nanotechnology for use in medication has been extensively developed to exploit the physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles. For example, to improve the efficacy of cancer therapy drugs, targeted delivery has been attempted by combining a targeting ligand with a nanoparticle...
August 17, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812845/a-qualitative-assessment-of-the-evidence-utilization-for-health-policy-making-on-the-basis-of-support-tools-in-a-developing-country
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Mohammad Hasan Imani-Nasab, Hesam Seyedin, Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Reza Majdzadeh
BACKGROUND: SUPPORT tools consist of 18 articles addressing the health policy-makers so that they can learn how to make evidence-informed health policies. These tools have been particularly recommended for developing countries. The present study tries to explain the process of evidence utilization for developing policy documents in the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MoHME) and to compare the findings with those of SUPPORT tools. METHODS: A qualitative research was conducted, using the framework analysis approach...
January 8, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809740/early-successes-in-an-open-access-provincially-funded-hepatitis-c-treatment-program-in-prince-edward-island
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Daniel Smyth, Jordan W Francheville, Robin Rankin, Jeremy Beck, Connie Hoare, Stefanie Materniak, Greg German, Lisa Barrett, Natalie Bunimov-Wall
INTRODUCTION: The availability of curative hepatitis C therapies has created an opportunity to improve delivery and access. Local providers, government, industry, and community groups in Prince Edward Island developed an innovative province-wide care model. Our goal was to describe the first year of program implementation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using a community based prospective observational study design, all chronic hepatitis C referrals received from April 2015 to April 2016 were recorded in a database...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806908/changing-the-default-for-tobacco-cessation-treatment-in-an-inpatient-setting-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Babalola Faseru, Edward F Ellerbeck, Delwyn Catley, Byron J Gajewski, Taneisha S Scheuermann, Theresa I Shireman, Laura M Mussulman, Niaman Nazir, Terry Bush, Kimber P Richter
BACKGROUND: Most health care providers do not treat tobacco dependence routinely. This may in part be due to the treatment "default." Current treatment guidelines recommend that providers (1) ask patients if they are willing to quit and (2) provide cessation-focused medications and counseling only to smokers who state that they are willing to quit. The default is that patients have to "opt in" to receive cessation assistance: providers ask smokers if they are willing to quit, and only offer medications and cessation support to those who say "yes...
August 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806202/alzheimer-s-disease-caregiver-s-health-and-important-resources-next-steps-in-intervention-research
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Kharah M Ross, Judith E Carroll
In this issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, Mausbach and colleagues report that Alzheimer's disease (AD) caregivers who engage in more pleasant leisure activities had lower blood pressure over 5 years compared to those who engage in fewer leisure activities. This novel finding suggests that something as simple as taking more walks in the park or more time for reading books could protect the physical health of caregivers. In this editorial, we review possible mechanisms linking pleasant leisure activities with lower blood pressure in caregivers, and discuss potential barriers that prevent caregivers from engaging in pleasant leisure activities...
August 11, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804907/allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-isobornyl-acrylate-in-freestyle%C3%A2-libre-a-newly-introduced-glucose-sensor
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Anne Herman, Olivier Aerts, Marie Baeck, Magnus Bruze, Christophe De Block, An Goossens, Nils Hamnerius, Sara Huygens, Dominique Maiter, Dominique Tennstedt, Bernard Vandeleene, Martin Mowitz
BACKGROUND: Glucose sensors, such as FreeStyle® Libre, are innovative medical devices developed for diabetes patients as a replacement for classic glucose meters, ensuring continuous glucose monitoring without the disadvantage of regular skin finger pricks. OBJECTIVES: To report several cases of allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre, and to report on isobornyl acrylate as a culprit allergen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients presented with allergic contact dermatitis caused by FreeStyle® Libre...
August 14, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803081/building-an-outpatient-kidney-palliative-care-clinical-program
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Jennifer S Scherer, Rebecca Wright, Caroline S Blaum, Stephen P Wall
CONTEXT: A diagnosis of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), or end stage renal disease (ESRD) represents a significant life change for patients and families. Individuals often experience high symptom burden, decreased quality of life, increased health care utilization, and end-of-life care discordant with their preferences. Early integration of palliative care with standard nephrology practice in the outpatient setting has the potential to improve quality of life through provision of expert symptom management, emotional support, and facilitation of advance care planning that honors the individual's values and goals...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801485/identifying-discordance-between-senior-physicians-and-trainees-on-the-root-cause-of-ed-revisits
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Michael P Goldman, Michael C Monuteaux, Catherine Perron, Richard G Bachur
OBJECTIVE: Analysis of 72-hour ED revisits is a common emergency medicine quality assurance (QA) practice. Our aim was to compare the perceived root cause for 72-hour ED revisits between senior physicians (attendings) and trainees. We proposed that discordance in perception of why the revisit occurred would guide improvements in 72-hour revisits QA and elucidate innovative educational opportunities. METHODS: Questionnaire-based observational study conducted in an urban academic paediatric ED...
August 11, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801473/type-2-diabetes-in-the-real-world-the-elusive-nature-of-glycemic-control
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Steven V Edelman, William H Polonsky
Despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of over 40 new treatment options for type 2 diabetes since 2005, the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that the proportion of patients achieving glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) <7.0% (<53 mmol/mol) remains around 50%, with a negligible decline between the periods 2003-2006 and 2011-2014. The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set reports even more alarming rates, with only about 40% and 30% of patients achieving HbA1c <7...
August 11, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801403/equipping-community-pharmacy-workers-as-agents-for-health-behaviour-change-developing-and-testing-a-theory-based-smoking-cessation-intervention
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Liz Steed, Ratna Sohanpal, Wai-Yee James, Carol Rivas, Sandra Jumbe, Angel Chater, Adam Todd, Elizabeth Edwards, Virginia Macneil, Fraser Macfarlane, Trisha Greenhalgh, Chris Griffiths, Sandra Eldridge, Stephanie Taylor, Robert Walton
OBJECTIVE: To develop a complex intervention for community pharmacy staff to promote uptake of smoking cessation services and to increase quit rates. DESIGN: Following the Medical Research Council framework, we used a mixed-methods approach to develop, pilot and then refine the intervention. METHODS: Phase I: We used information from qualitative studies in pharmacies, systematic literature reviews and the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation-Behaviour framework to inform design of the initial version of the intervention...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801393/protocol-for-the-mwellcare-trial-a-multicentre-cluster-randomised-12-month-controlled-trial-to-compare-the-effectiveness-of-mwellcare-an-mhealth-system-for-an-integrated-management-of-patients-with-hypertension-and-diabetes-versus-enhanced-usual-care-in-india
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Dilip Jha, Priti Gupta, Vamadevan S Ajay, Devraj Jindal, Pablo Perel, David Prieto-Merino, Pramod Jacob, Jonathan Nyong, Vidya Venugopal, Kavita Singh, Shifalika Goenka, Ambuj Roy, Nikhil Tandon, Vikram Patel, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
INTRODUCTION: Rising burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes is a major challenge to the health system in India. Innovative approaches such as mobile phone technology (mHealth) for electronic decision support in delivering evidence-based and integrated care for hypertension, diabetes and comorbid depression have potential to transform the primary healthcare system. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: mWellcare trial is a multicentre, cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a mHealth system and nurse managed care for people with hypertension and diabetes in rural India...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795976/becoming-a-physician-scientist-a-view-looking-up-from-base-camp
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Rebecca D Ganetzky
The process of becoming a physician-scientist is a long and often harrowing one. The author reflects on her own experience deciding to commit to a career as a physician-scientist and setting out on that career path. She identifies the largest challenges as the lack of clear direction to becoming a physician-scientist; the long lag time between the end of graduate medical education and becoming faculty, resulting in lower wages, less job security, and conflicts with personal goals; and a tension between traditional definitions of success and her own areas of interest...
August 8, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795594/the-battle-of-worldviews-a-case-study-of-liver-fluke-infection-in-khon-kaen-thailand
#17
Sara Samiphak, S Leonard Syme
Control efforts to reduce infection from the parasitic flatworm Opisthorchis viverrini have progressed through understanding the epidemiology of Opisthorchis viverrini, antiparasitic drug developments, technological innovations, health education promoting cooking of fish, and improved hygienic defecation. Yet the problem persists. The case study method was used to examine the fundamental cause of the liver fluke infection problem. Evidence shows that the liver fluke-infected population does not care about living a long life...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795451/development-and-validation-of-a-logic-model-for-comprehensive-medication-management-services
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Samuel R A E Sousa, Sarah Joyce Shoemaker, Mariana M G do Nascimento, Marianne S Costa, Djenane Ramalho de Oliveira
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a theoretical logic model for comprehensive medication management (CMM) services. METHODS: The components of a logic model were constructed after a literature review and interviews with 4 CMM professionals. To validate the logic model, a panel of 17 CMM experts participated in three online Delphi method rounds to achieve consensus on the model. The consensus between the experts on each component of the logic model was evaluated using the Content Validity Index and Inter-rater Agreement in each of the rounds...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794665/resident-wellness-institutional-trends-over-10-years-since-2003
#19
Dongseok Choi, Andrea Cedfeldt, Christine Flores, Kimberly Irish, Patrick Brunett, Donald Girard
BACKGROUND: The surveys in this study were carried out at the Graduate Medical Education Division at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). OHSU implemented two significant wellness initiatives: a wellness program in 2004, and a policy allowing 4 half-days off each academic year to pursue personal or family health care needs in 2010. This study provides a secondary data analysis of five cross-sectional surveys of career satisfaction of resident and fellow trainees. METHODS: All trainees were surveyed five times over a 10-year period using anonymous, cross-sectional web-based survey instruments...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792580/-mental-health-in-primary-care-applying-psychiatric-knowledge-to-primary-care-or-a-whole-different-practice
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Philippe Karazivan, Marie Leclaire, Cédric Andres
BACKGROUND: In Canada and several other countries, large cohorts of patients who used to be followed in psychiatric clinics are now steered toward primary care. To support this new reality, measures have been taken and investments made in service organization, collaborative work arrangements, and teaching geared toward primary care clinicians. However, these initiatives were implemented when little was known about GPs' needs. METHODS: Using a qualitative approach, we analyzed the content of GPs' statements to explore when, why, and for what concerns GPs are inclined to collaborate with or seek advice from psychiatrists...
2017: Santé Mentale Au Québec
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