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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436924/harnessing-the-promise-of-moral-distress-a-call-for-re-orientation
#1
Alisa Carse, Cynda Hylton Rushton
Despite over three decades of research into the sources and costs of what has become an "epidemic" of moral distress among healthcare professionals, spanning many clinical disciplines and roles, there has been little significant progress in effectively addressing moral distress. We believe the persistent sense of frustration, helplessness, and despair still dominating the clinical moral distress narrative signals a need for re-orientation in the way moral distress is understood and worked with. Most fundamentally, moral distress reveals moral investment and energy...
2017: Journal of Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435341/empowering-patients-of-a-mental-rehabilitation-center-in-a-low-resource-context-a-moroccan-experience-as-a-case-study
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Hicham Khabbache, Abdelhak Jebbar, Nadia Rania, Marie-Chantal Doucet, Ali Assad Watfa, Joël Candau, Mariano Martini, Anna Siri, Francesco Brigo, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
Mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders represent a major source of disability and premature mortality worldwide. However, in developing countries patients with MNS disorders are often poorly managed and treated, particularly in marginalized, impoverished areas where the mental health gap and the treatment gap can reach 90%. Efforts should be made in promoting help by making mental health care more accessible. In this article, we address the challenges that psychological and psychiatric services have to face in a low-resource context, taking our experience at a Moroccan rehabilitation center as a case study...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432637/polluted-pathways-mechanisms-of-metabolic-disruption-by-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals
#3
REVIEW
Mizuho S Mimoto, Angel Nadal, Robert M Sargis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Environmental toxicants are increasingly implicated in the global decline in metabolic health. Focusing on diabetes, herein, the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which metabolism disrupting chemicals (MDCs) impair energy homeostasis are discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: Emerging data implicate MDC perturbations in a variety of pathways as contributors to metabolic disease pathogenesis, with effects in diverse tissues regulating fuel utilization...
April 21, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431228/a-determined-hesitation-on-h3k27me3-empowers-stem-cells-to-differentiate
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Xin Huang, Jianlong Wang
To uncover the precise mechanisms coordinating proliferation and fate choice of stem cells, in this issue of Molecular Cell and in an accompanying paper in Cell Reports, Mazo and colleagues (Petruk et al. 2017a, 2017b) reveal that delayed accumulation of H3K27me3 on nascent DNA is essential to recruit pioneer transcription factors in stem cell differentiation.
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430572/lessons-about-so-called-difficult-patients-from-the-uk-controversy-over-patient-access-to-electronic-health-records
#5
Federica Lucivero
Increasing numbers of patients have direct access to their electronic health records (EHRs). Proponents of direct access argue that it empowers patients by making them more informed and offering them more control over their health and care. According to some proponents of patients' access to EHRs, clinicians' concerns about potential negative implications are grounded in a form of paternalism that protects clinicians' authority. This paper draws upon narratives from patients in the United Kingdom (UK) who have access to their EHRs and suggests strategies for moving beyond these controversies between proponents and critics of the system...
April 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430013/barriers-to-access-to-sterile-syringes-as-perceived-by-pharmacists-and-injecting-drug-users-implications-for-harm-reduction-in-lebanon
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Ali Ghaddar, Karine Nassar, Ghadier Elsoury
BACKGROUND: Access to sterile syringes to injecting drug users (IDU) reduces sharing behavior and prevents the transmission of HIV. OBJECTIVES: To describe the barriers to access to sterile syringes for IDUs in Lebanon from the perspectives of pharmacists and IDUs. METHODS: in this qualitative study conducted in Lebanon, data were collected from 72 syringe purchase tests at pharmacies, 64 interviewees with pharmacists and 2 focus groups with injecting drug users...
April 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429538/finding-a-partner-in-the-ocean-molecular-and-evolutionary-bases-of-the-response-to-sexual-cues-in-a-planktonic-diatom
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Swaraj Basu, Shrikant Patil, Daniel Mapleson, Monia Teresa Russo, Laura Vitale, Cristina Fevola, Florian Maumus, Raffaella Casotti, Thomas Mock, Mario Caccamo, Marina Montresor, Remo Sanges, Maria Immacolata Ferrante
Microalgae play a major role as primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Cell signalling regulates their interactions with the environment and other organisms, yet this process in phytoplankton is poorly defined. Using the marine planktonic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata, we investigated the cell response to cues released during sexual reproduction, an event that demands strong regulatory mechanisms and impacts on population dynamics. We sequenced the genome of P. multistriata and performed phylogenomic and transcriptomic analyses, which allowed the definition of gene gains and losses, horizontal gene transfers, conservation and evolutionary rate of sex-related genes...
April 21, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429075/toward-personalized-management-in-bladder-cancer-the-promise-of-novel-molecular-taxonomy
#8
REVIEW
Marie-Lisa Eich, Lars Dyrskjøt, George J Netto
Empowered by the recent advances in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics technology, an unprecedented wave of integrated transcriptomic and genomic studies have impacted the field of bladder cancer. These studies not only have confirmed previously charted genetic pathways in bladder cancer development but also have led to the discovery of numerous additional crucial driver genetic alterations. As a result, a novel genomic-based taxonomy is emerging that promises to better define clinically relevant intrinsic subtypes of bladder cancer...
April 21, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426546/methamphetamine-use-and-dependence-in-vulnerable-female-populations
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Phunnapa Kittirattanapaiboon, Soontaree Srikosai, Apisak Wittayanookulluk
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The study reviews recent publications on methamphetamine use and dependence women in term of their epidemic, physical health impact, psychosocial impacts, and also in the identified vulnerable issues. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies of vulnerable populations of women are wide ranging and include sex workers, sexual minorities, homeless, psychiatric patients, suburban women, and pregnant women, in which amphetamine type stimulants (ATSs) are the most commonly reported illicit drug used among them...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425883/transition-from-secondary-school-to-medical-school-the-role-of-self-study-and-self-regulated-learning-skills-in-freshman-burnout
#10
Joselina Barbosa, Álvaro Silva, Maria Amélia Ferreira, Milton Severo
INTRODUCTION: The transition from secondary to higher education is a challenging and demanding period for medical students. The ability to manage study time effectively and to be a self-regulated learner is essential to cope with the exponential growth of knowledge in medical education. Thus, the purpose of our study was to measure self-regulated learning skills and self-study across secondary higher education transition and to explore its effect on academic burnout in the first year of medical school...
December 30, 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424653/disentangling-stigma-from-functional-neurological-disorders-conference-report-and-roadmap-for-the-future
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Karen S Rommelfanger, Stewart A Factor, Suzette LaRoche, Phyllis Rosen, Raymond Young, Mark H Rapaport
A multidisciplinary expert review of key issues and future directions from the conference "Controversial labels and clinical uncertainties: psychogenic disorders, conversion disorder, and functional symptoms." On October 9 and 10, 2015, a conference entitled "Controversial labels and clinical uncertainties: psychogenic disorders, conversion disorder, and functional symptoms" was held at the Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. This conference brought together a select group of 30 distinguished thought leaders and practitioners, including ethicists, researchers, clinicians, humanities scholars, and advocates to discuss the unique challenges and controversies related to the diagnosis, treatment, and stigma for patients with what is currently recognized as functional ("psychogenic") neurological disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422088/clustering-by-fast-search-and-merge-of-local-density-peaks-for-gene-expression-microarray-data
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Rashid Mehmood, Saeed El-Ashram, Rongfang Bie, Hussain Dawood, Anton Kos
Clustering is an unsupervised approach to classify elements based on their similarity, and it is used to find the intrinsic patterns of data. There are enormous applications of clustering in bioinformatics, pattern recognition, and astronomy. This paper presents a clustering approach based on the idea that density wise single or multiple connected regions make a cluster, in which density maxima point represents the center of the corresponding density region. More precisely, our approach firstly finds the local density regions and subsequently merges the density connected regions to form the meaningful clusters...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421145/a-framework-for-describing-the-influence-of-service-organisation-and-delivery-on-participation-in-fetal-anomaly-screening-in-england
#13
Hyacinth O Ukuhor, Janet Hirst, S José Closs, William J Montelpare
Objective. The aim of this research was to explore the influence of service organisation and delivery on providers and users' interactions and decision-making in the context of Down's syndrome screening. Methods. A qualitative descriptive study involving online interviews conducted with a purposive sample of 34 community midwives, 35 pregnant women, and 15 partners from two maternity services in different health districts in England. Data were analysed using a combination of grounded theory principles and content analysis and a framework was developed...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420778/empowering-adolescents-who-are-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing
#14
Johnnie Sexton
The adolescent years are challenging for all kids. If hearing loss is added into the mix, the issues faced by these teens are quite complex and require some skill development in advocacy, empowerment, and independence. This article will explore the emotional journey of the individual and the family.
March 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420661/person-centred-transition-programme-to-empower-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-transition-to-adulthood-a-study-protocol-for-a-hybrid-randomised-controlled-trial-stepstones-project
#15
Mariela Acuña Mora, Carina Sparud-Lundin, Ewa-Lena Bratt, Philip Moons
INTRODUCTION: When a young person grows up, they evolve from an independent child to an empowered adult. If an individual has a chronic condition, this additional burden may hamper adequate development and independence. Transition programmes for young persons with chronic disorders aim to provide the necessary skills for self-management and participation in care. However, strong evidence on the effects of these interventions is lacking. Therefore, as part of the STEPSTONES project (Swedish Transition Effects Project Supporting Teenagers with chrONic mEdical conditionS), we propose a trial to assess the effectiveness of a structured, person-centred transition programme to empower adolescents with congenital heart disease in the transition to adulthood...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411735/a-practical-review-of-energy-saving-technology-for-ageing-populations
#16
Guy Walker, Andrea Taylor, Craig Whittet, Craig Lynn, Catherine Docherty, Bruce Stephen, Edward Owens, Stuart Galloway
Fuel poverty is a critical issue for a globally ageing population. Longer heating/cooling requirements combine with declining incomes to create a problem in need of urgent attention. One solution is to deploy technology to help elderly users feel informed about their energy use, and empowered to take steps to make it more cost effective and efficient. This study subjects a broad cross section of energy monitoring and home automation products to a formal ergonomic analysis. A high level task analysis was used to guide a product walk through, and a toolkit approach was used thereafter to drive out further insights...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409478/reversing-racial-inequities-at-the-end-of-life-a-call-for-health-systems-to-create-culturally-competent-advance-care-planning-programs-within-african-american-communities
#17
Randi Belisomo
Racial and cultural barriers inherent in health systems have made the delivery of culturally relevant end of life care that aligns with patient preferences a particular challenge across African American patient populations. The end of life experience has been cited as a public health crisis by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and this crisis is one felt even more acutely by patients of this minority race. Structural racism has limited access to the planning mechanisms proven to result in quality end of life care; thus, health systems must initiate remedies in the face of dire need, as African Americans face a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality from many serious illnesses...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409149/collaborative-implementation-strategy-for-newborn-resuscitation-and-essential-care-training-in-the-dominican-republic
#18
REVIEW
Alexandra Leader, Claudia Cadet, Davina Lazala, Wanny Roa, Olga Arroyo, Lloyd Jensen
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality accounts for 45% of under-5 mortality worldwide, with 98% of newborn deaths occurring in developing countries. The Dominican Republic (DR) demonstrates one of the highest neonatal mortality rates in Latin America despite broad access to care. Strategies to support professional capacity building and strengthen the local health care system are needed to improve neonatal outcomes in the DR. RATIONALE: Helping babies breathe (HBB) and essential care for every baby (ECEB) are evidence-based newborn resuscitation and essential care training programs that have been shown to improve providers' confidence, knowledge, and clinical skills...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408341/lipidomics-in-biomedical-research-practical-considerations
#19
Tuulia Hyötyläinen, Linda Ahonen, Päivi Pöhö, Matej Orešič
Lipids have many central physiological roles including as structural components of cell membranes, energy storage sources and intermediates in signaling pathways. Lipid-related disturbances are known to underlie many diseases and their co-morbidities. The emergence of lipidomics has empowered researchers to study lipid metabolism at the cellular as well as physiological levels at a greater depth than was previously possible. The key challenges ahead in the field of lipidomics in medical research lie in the development of experimental protocols and in silico techniques needed to study lipidomes at the systems level...
April 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407794/barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-hypertension-management-in-asmara-eritrea-patients-perspectives
#20
Merhawi Teklezgi Gebrezgi, Mary Jo Trepka, Eyob Azaria Kidane
BACKGROUND: Personal hypertension management is a cornerstone in the prevention of hypertension complications. In Eritrea, the increase in the national life expectancy rate has been accompanied by an increase in hypertension complications such as stroke. Hence, this study was designed to identify barriers and facilitates to hypertension management from the perspective of the patients. METHODS: This was a qualitative study of a total of 48 individual in-depth interviews and two focus group discussions...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
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