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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936071/foot-conditions-among-homeless-persons-a-systematic-review
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Matthew J To, Thomas D Brothers, Colin Van Zoost
INTRODUCTION: Foot problems are common among homeless persons, but are often overlooked. The objectives of this systematic review are to summarize what is known about foot conditions and associated interventions among homeless persons. METHODS: A literature search was conducted on MEDLINE (1966-2016), EMBASE (1947-2016), and CINAHL (1982-2016) and complemented by manual searches of reference lists. Articles that described foot conditions in homeless persons or associated interventions were included...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935950/utility-and-limitations-of-using-gene-expression-data-to-identify-functional-associations
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Sahra Uygun, Cheng Peng, Melissa D Lehti-Shiu, Robert L Last, Shin-Han Shiu
Gene co-expression has been widely used to hypothesize gene function through guilt-by association. However, it is not clear to what degree co-expression is informative, whether it can be applied to genes involved in different biological processes, and how the type of dataset impacts inferences about gene functions. Here our goal is to assess the utility and limitations of using co-expression as a criterion to recover functional associations between genes. By determining the percentage of gene pairs in a metabolic pathway with significant expression correlation, we found that many genes in the same pathway do not have similar transcript profiles and the choice of dataset, annotation quality, gene function, expression similarity measure, and clustering approach significantly impacts the ability to recover functional associations between genes using Arabidopsis thaliana as an example...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935241/what-training-and-skills-will-the-ecotoxicologists-of-the-future-require
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Meagan J Harris, Duane B Huggett, Jane P Staveley, John P Sumpter
Students and academic researchers conduct a diverse range of studies that add to the growing body of ecotoxicology research. Once an academic researcher entertains an applied research topic, there is potential for that research to be used in local, state or federal regulatory decision or action. The ability of regulatory decision makers to use academic studies to inform decisions is dependent on 1) the relevance of the experiment to regulatory decisions, 2) the reliability of the laboratory and the study itself, and 3) quality reporting of data such that study relevance and reliability are evident...
December 9, 2016: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933615/immediate-release-versus-controlled-release-carbamazepine-in-the-treatment-of-epilepsy
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Graham Powell, Matthew Saunders, Alexandra Rigby, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Carbamazepine (CBZ) is a commonly used drug for epilepsy that is associated with troublesome adverse events including dizziness, double vision, drowsiness, poor co-ordination and unsteadiness. These adverse events often occur during peaks in drug plasma concentration. These adverse events may limit the daily dose of CBZ that can be tolerated and reduce the chances of seizure control in patients who require high doses. A controlled-release formulation of CBZ delivers the same dose over a longer period of time when compared to a standard immediate-release formulation, thereby reducing post-dose peaks in CBZ plasma concentration and potentially reducing adverse events...
December 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933580/headache-service-quality-evaluation-of-quality-indicators-in-14-specialist-care-centres
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Sara Schramm, Derya Uluduz, Raquel Gil Gouveia, Rigmor Jensen, Aksel Siva, Ugur Uygunoglu, Giorgadze Gvantsa, Maka Mania, Mark Braschinsky, Elena Filatova, Nina Latysheva, Vera Osipova, Kirill Skorobogatykh, Julia Azimova, Andreas Straube, Ozan Emre Eren, Paolo Martelletti, Valerio De Angelis, Andrea Negro, Mattias Linde, Knut Hagen, Aleksandra Radojicic, Jasna Zidverc-Trajkovic, Ana Podgorac, Koen Paemeleire, Annelien De Pue, Christian Lampl, Timothy J Steiner, Zaza Katsarava
BACKGROUND: The study was a collaboration between Lifting The Burden (LTB) and the European Headache Federation (EHF). Its aim was to evaluate the implementation of quality indicators for headache care Europe-wide in specialist headache centres (level-3 according to the EHF/LTB standard). METHODS: Employing previously-developed instruments in 14 such centres, we made enquiries, in each, of health-care providers (doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists) and 50 patients, and analysed the medical records of 50 other patients...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933574/-long-term-hrv-analysis-shows-stress-reduction-by-magnesium-intake
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Elmar Wienecke, Claudia Nolden
BACKGROUND: Mental pressure and stress represent an ever-increasing socio-political challenge. The heart rate variability (HRV) measurement, which has its origin in the cardiac function diagnosis, gives information on the neurovegetative activity. A low HRV shows an imbalance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic efferents and thus is an indicator of stress. METHOD: A randomized, controlled, two-armed parallel study with 100 participants and a period of 90 days was performed...
December 2016: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933424/-home-practice-is-the-program-parents-practice-of-program-skills-as-predictors-of-outcomes-in-the-new-beginnings-program-effectiveness-trial
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Cady Berkel, Irwin N Sandler, Sharlene A Wolchik, C Hendricks Brown, Carlos G Gallo, Amanda Chiapa, Anne M Mauricio, Sarah Jones
An examination of the content and processes of evidence-based programs is critical for empirically evaluating theories about how programs work, the "action theory" of the program (West et al. in American Journal of Community Psychology, 21, 571-605, 1993). The New Beginnings Program (NBP; Wolchik et al., 2007), a parenting-after-divorce preventive intervention, theorizes that program-induced improvements in parenting across three domains: positive relationship quality, effective discipline, and protecting children from interparental conflict, will reduce the negative outcomes that are common among children from divorced families...
December 8, 2016: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933031/exhaustion-experiences-in-junior-athletes-the-importance-of-motivation-and-self-control-competencies
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Gro Jordalen, Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre, Natalie Durand-Bush
Quality of motivation, self-control competencies, as well as past performance experience influence sport participation outcomes in developing athletes. Studies have shown that junior athletes high in self-determined motivation are less prone to experience burnout, while self-control competencies help developing athletes to be conscious and deliberate in their self-regulatory efforts toward elite sport performances and avoid negative sport participation outcomes. Combining the self-determination theory framework and psychosocial theories of self-regulation, the aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine how various types of motivation and self-control competencies together are associated with the development of burnout symptoms in junior athletes...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932631/dying-in-the-hospital-setting-a-meta-synthesis-identifying-the-elements-of-end-of-life-care-that-patients-and-their-families-describe-as-being-important
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Claudia Virdun, Tim Luckett, Karl Lorenz, Patricia M Davidson, Jane Phillips
BACKGROUND: Despite most expected deaths occurring in hospital, optimal end-of-life care is not available for all in this setting. AIM: To gain a richer and deeper understanding of elements of end-of-life care that consumers consider most important within the hospital setting. DESIGN: A meta-synthesis. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search of Academic Search Complete, AMED, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed, Google, Google Scholar and CareSearch for qualitative studies published between 1990 and April 2015 reporting statements by consumers regarding important elements of end-of-life hospital care...
December 8, 2016: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932546/what-can-a-participatory-approach-to-evaluation-contribute-to-the-field-of-integrated-care
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Laura Eyre, Michael Farrelly, Martin Marshall
Better integration of care within the health sector and between health and social care is seen in many countries as an essential way of addressing the enduring problems of dwindling resources, changing demographics and unacceptable variation in quality of care. Current research evidence about the effectiveness of integration efforts supports neither the enthusiasm of those promoting and designing integrated care programmes nor the growing efforts of practitioners attempting to integrate care on the ground. In this paper we present a methodological approach, based on the principles of participatory research, that attempts to address this challenge...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932338/meaning-of-living-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-a-qualitative-study
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Gabriella Marx, Maximilian Nasse, Henrikje Stanze, Sonja Owusu Boakye, Friedemann Nauck, Nils Schneider
OBJECTIVES: To explore what it means for patients to live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as an incurable and constantly progressing disease. DESIGN: Qualitative longitudinal study using narrative and semistructured interviews. This paper presents findings of the initial interviews. Analysis using grounded theory. SETTING: Lung care clinics and community care in Lower Saxony, Germany. PARTICIPANTS: 17 patients with advanced-stage COPD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) III/IV)...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932215/the-land-use-legacy-effect-towards-a-mechanistic-understanding-of-time-lagged-water-quality-responses-to-land-use-cover
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Sherry L Martin, Daniel B Hayes, Anthony D Kendall, David W Hyndman
Numerous studies have linked land use/land cover (LULC) to aquatic ecosystem responses, however only a few have included the dynamics of changing LULC in their analysis. In this study, we explicitly recognize changing LULC by linking mechanistic groundwater flow and travel time models to a historical time series of LULC, creating a land-use legacy map. We then illustrate the utility of legacy maps to explore relationships between dynamic LULC and lake water chemistry. We tested two main concepts about mechanisms linking LULC and lake water chemistry: groundwater pathways are an important mechanism driving legacy effects; and, LULC over multiple spatial scales is more closely related to lake chemistry than LULC over a single spatial scale...
December 5, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932010/bottleneck-analysis-approach-to-accelerate-newborn-care-services-in-two-regions-in-ghana-implications-for-national-newborn-care
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A E Yawson, J K Awoonor-Williams, I Sagoe-Moses, P K Aboagye, A O Yawson, L K Senaya, G Bonsu, J B Eleeza, E E A Agongo, H K Banskota
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to describe application of a data-driven approach (bottleneck analysis [BNA] approach process) to accelerate newborn care services in two regions and what effect it had on national-level newborn care interventions in Ghana. STUDY DESIGN: A mixed-method approach was used for the study. The BNA tool generated quantitative data and group discussions provided phenomenological explanations to identified service gaps. METHODS: Regional newborn care health service assessments were conducted in November 2013 through desk reviews, field and health facility visits and coaching/mentorship...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931219/influences-on-teleconsultation-project-utilization-rates-the-role-of-dominant-logic
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David L Paul, Reuben R McDaniel
BACKGROUND: This research analyzes teleconsultation from both a mechanistic and complex adaptive system (CAS) dominant logic in order to further understand the influence of dominant logic on utilization rates of teleconsultation projects. In both dominant logics, the objective of teleconsultation projects is to increase access to and quality of healthcare delivery in a cost efficient manner. A mechanistic dominant logic perceives teleconsultation as closely resembling the traditional service delivery model, while a CAS dominant logic focuses on the system's emergent behavior of learning resulting from the relationships and interactions of participating healthcare providers...
December 8, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929576/empathy-can-it-be-taught
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D Jeffrey, R Downie
There is now a societal and cultural expectation that doctors and nurses should feel, and display, empathy for their patients. Many commentators argue that medical and nursing students should be taught empathy. Empathy, however, is difficult to define: it is not the same as kindness, as it implies a degree of psychological insight into what the patient is thinking or feeling. Empathy is seen by some as a form of emotional intelligence that can be systematically developed through teaching and positive role models...
June 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929443/enabling-sdn-in-vanets-what-is-the-impact-on-security
#16
Antonio Di Maio, Maria Rita Palattella, Ridha Soua, Luca Lamorte, Xavier Vilajosana, Jesus Alonso-Zarate, Thomas Engel
The demand for safe and secure journeys over roads and highways has been growing at a tremendous pace over recent decades. At the same time, the smart city paradigm has emerged to improve citizens' quality of life by developing the smart mobility concept. Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks (VANETs) are widely recognized to be instrumental in realizing such concept, by enabling appealing safety and infotainment services. Such networks come with their own set of challenges, which range from managing high node mobility to securing data and user privacy...
December 6, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928859/mindfulness-interventions-for-psychosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
J Aust, T Bradshaw
: WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: Psychosis and the more specific diagnosis of schizophrenia constitute a major psychiatric disorder which impacts heavily on the self-esteem, functioning and quality of life of those affected. A number of mindfulness therapies have been developed in recent years, showing promising results when used with people with the disorder. WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: This review of the literature included only randomized controlled trials (RCTs), rather than other typically less robust methods of research (e...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928857/further-examination-of-predictors-of-turnover-intention-among-mental-health-professionals
#18
N J Yanchus, D Periard, K Osatuke
: WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: When mental health professionals leave organizations, detrimental effects on quality of patient care occur. Reasons for leaving include incivility, lack of autonomy, perceptions of unfair treatment and feeling psychologically unsafe at work. This paper sought to investigate additional reasons why mental health professionals intend to quit or to cognitively withdraw from their jobs. WHAT DOES THIS PAPER ADD TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: Past research on this topic is limited in its scope and data...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927843/risk-of-childhood-mortality-in-family-members-of-men-with-poor-semen-quality
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Heidi A Hanson, Erik N Mayer, Ross E Anderson, Kenneth I Aston, Douglas T Carrell, Justin Berger, William T Lowrance, Ken R Smith, James M Hotaling
STUDY QUESTION: What is the familial childhood mortality in first-degree (FDR) and second-degree relatives (SDR) of patients undergoing semen analysis (SA)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The relationship between infertility and congenital malformations (CM) in offspring is complex, with an increased risk of death due to CM in FDR, but not SDR, of men with lower semen parameters. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Semen quality is an established predictor of men's somatic health...
December 6, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927493/why-do-patients-seek-a-spine-surgeon
#20
Roy Norris, Timothy Garvey, Robert Winter
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of chief complaints (CCs) of patients seeking care at a specialty spine clinic with the diagnosis of degenerative scoliosis or lumbar stenosis. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to ascertain why patients seek care from spine surgeons. Specifically, we asked whether pain or deformity was more common. Secondarily, we studied the correlation of progressive curve magnitude with perceived functionality. BACKGROUND: Scant research is available on what leads a patient to be seen in a clinic...
September 2016: Spine Deformity
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