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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921200/testing-an-integrated-model-of-program-implementation-the-food-health-choices-school-based-childhood-obesity-prevention-intervention-process-evaluation
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Marissa Burgermaster, Heewon Lee Gray, Elizabeth Tipton, Isobel Contento, Pamela Koch
Childhood obesity is a complex, worldwide problem. Significant resources are invested in its prevention, and high-quality evaluations of these efforts are important. Conducting trials in school settings is complicated, making process evaluations useful for explaining results. Intervention fidelity has been demonstrated to influence outcomes, but others have suggested that other aspects of implementation, including participant responsiveness, should be examined more systematically. During Food, Health & Choices (FHC), a school-based childhood obesity prevention trial designed to test a curriculum and wellness policy taught by trained FHC instructors to fifth grade students in 20 schools during 2012-2013, we assessed relationships among facilitator behaviors (i...
December 5, 2016: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921190/elearning-resources-to-supplement-postgraduate-neurosurgery-training
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Martin N Stienen, Karl Schaller, Hannah Cock, Vitalie Lisnic, Luca Regli, Simon Thomson
BACKGROUND: In an increasingly complex and competitive professional environment, improving methods to educate neurosurgical residents is key to ensure high-quality patient care. Electronic (e)Learning resources promise interactive knowledge acquisition. We set out to give a comprehensive overview on available eLearning resources that aim to improve postgraduate neurosurgical training and review the available literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A MEDLINE query was performed, using the search term "electronic AND learning AND neurosurgery"...
December 5, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920722/a-new-structure-activity-relationship-sar-model-for-predicting-drug-induced-liver-injury-based-on-statistical-and-expert-based-structural-alerts
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Fabiola Pizzo, Anna Lombardo, Alberto Manganaro, Emilio Benfenati
The prompt identification of chemical molecules with potential effects on liver may help in drug discovery and in raising the levels of protection for human health. Besides in vitro approaches, computational methods in toxicology are drawing attention. We built a structure-activity relationship (SAR) model for evaluating hepatotoxicity. After compiling a data set of 950 compounds using data from the literature, we randomly split it into training (80%) and test sets (20%). We also compiled an external validation set (101 compounds) for evaluating the performance of the model...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920582/surgeons-early-experience-with-the-acessa%C3%A2-procedure-gaining-proficiency-with-new-technology
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Kelli M Braun, Mark Sheridan, Erin Z Latif, Lexy Regush, Anet Maksymowicz, Laura Weins, Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Nerissa Tyson, Marilyn J Davidson, Barry H Sanders
PURPOSE: Successful adoption of a new surgical procedure varies among practicing surgeons, and skill acquisition depends on the surgeon's innate ability, the complexity of the technique, and training. We report intraoperative and near-term postoperative outcomes from the Acessa procedure conducted by minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons new to Acessa, and report the surgeons' experiences during the training period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a postmarket, prospective, single-arm, multicenter analysis of operative and early postoperative outcomes after proctored surgical training with the Acessa device and procedure (laparoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of symptomatic fibroids) in premenopausal, menstruating women as conducted in community and university hospitals in the USA and Canada...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919741/implementation-of-a-clinical-documentation-improvement-curriculum-improves-quality-metrics-and-hospital-charges-in-an-academic-surgery-department
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Cynthia Reyes, Alissa Greenbaum, Catherine Porto, John C Russell
BACKGROUND: Accurate clinical documentation (CD) is necessary for many aspects of modern healthcare, including excellent communication, quality metrics reporting, and legal documentation. New requirements have mandated the adoption of ICD-10-CM coding systems, adding another layer of complexity to CD. A clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and ICD-10 training program was created for healthcare providers in our academic surgery department. We aimed to assess the impact of our CDI curriculum by comparing quality metrics, coding and reimbursement before and after implementation of our CDI program...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918741/knowledge-of-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jawsamong-mexican-dentists
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I Vinitzky-Brener, N-G Ibáñez-Mancera, A-M Aguilar-Rojas, A Álvarez-Jardón
BACKGROUND: Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis is an infrequent but potentially serious complication. Its treatment remains complex, and in some cases can be mutilating. Prevention, a correct diagnosis and opportune management are crucial. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was made, interviewing 410 dentists with the aim of assessing their knowledge of the subject. RESULTS: Practically all of the dental professionals (99.7%) were found to lack sufficient knowledge of the prevention, diagnosis and management of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis...
December 6, 2016: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918664/modern-techniques-and-technologies-applied-to-training-and-performance-monitoring
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William A Sands, Ashley A Kavanaugh, Steven R Murray, Jeni R McNeal, Monèm Jemni
Athlete preparation and performance continues to increase in complexity and costs. Modern coaches are shifting from reliance on personal memory, experience, and opinion to evidence from collected training load data. Training load monitoring may hold vital information for developing systems of monitoring that follow the training process with such precision that both performance prediction and day-to-day management of training become an adjunct to preparation and performance. Time series data collection and analyses in sport are still in their infancy with considerable efforts being applied in "big-data" analytics and models of the appropriate variables to monitor and methods for doing so...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918171/the-complexities-of-power-in-feminist-multicultural-psychotherapy-supervision
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Alexis V Arczynski, Susan L Morrow
The goal of the present study was to understand how current feminist multicultural supervisors understand and implement their feminist multicultural principles into clinical supervision. We addressed this aim by answering the following research question: How do self-identified feminist multicultural psychotherapy supervisors conceptualize and practice feminist supervision that is explicitly multicultural? The perspectives of 14 participant supervisors were obtained by using semistructured initial interviews, follow-up interviews, and feedback interviews and were investigated via a feminist constructivist grounded theory design and analysis...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917586/a-qualitative-perspectival-review-of-the-australian-and-new-zealand-urology-education-and-training-program
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Prem Rashid
INTRODUCTION: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) urology training program was assessed via a prospective, qualitative review to explore the challenges facing the delivery of high quality urological training now and into the future. AIM: To report the reflective considerations and opinions of leaders in the ANZ urological surgical training program. METHODS: Ethics approved semi-structured, template-based, qualitative interview techniques were employed to evaluate key aspects of the current urology training program...
December 5, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916874/advances-in-animal-cognition
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EDITORIAL
Jennifer Vonk
This editorial endorses a diverse approach to the study of animal cognition and emphasizes the theoretical and applied gains that can be made by embracing this approach. This diversity emerges from cross-talk among scientists trained in a variety of backgrounds and theoretical approaches, who study a variety of topics with a range of species. By shifting from an anthropocentric focus on humans and our closest living relatives, and the historic reliance on the lab rat or pigeon, modern students of animal cognition have uncovered many fascinating facets of cognition in species ranging from insects to carnivores...
November 30, 2016: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916530/enhanced-respiratory-chain-supercomplex-formation-in-response-to-exercise-in-human-skeletal-muscle
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Chiara Greggio, Pooja Jha, Sameer S Kulkarni, Sylviane Lagarrigue, Nicholas T Broskey, Marie Boutant, Xu Wang, Sonia Conde Alonso, Emmanuel Ofori, Johan Auwerx, Carles Cantó, Francesca Amati
Mitochondrial dysfunction is a hallmark of multiple metabolic complications. Physical activity is known to increase mitochondrial content in skeletal muscle, counteracting age-related decline in muscle function and protecting against metabolic and cardiovascular complications. Here, we investigated the effect of 4 months of exercise training on skeletal muscle mitochondria electron transport chain complexes and supercomplexes in 26 healthy, sedentary older adults. Exercise differentially modulated respiratory complexes...
November 28, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916371/errors-in-bladder-catheterization-are-residents-ready-for-complex-scenarios
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Bridget R O'Connell-Long, Rebecca D Ray, Jay N Nathwani, Rebekah M Fiers, Carla M Pugh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether junior surgical residents had successfully mastered bladder catheterization. Our hypothesis was that surgical residents would be overly confident in their abilities and underestimate the potential for case complexity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PGY 2-4 surgery residents (n = 44) were given 15 min. to complete three of four bladder catheterization simulations. Participants reported their mastery by rating confidence using a 5-point Likert scale...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915127/mindedit-a-p300-based-text-editor-for-mobile-devices
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Amr S Elsawy, Seif Eldawlatly, Mohamed Taher, Gamal M Aly
Practical application of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) requires that the whole BCI system be portable. The mobility of BCI systems involves two aspects: making the electroencephalography (EEG) recording devices portable, and developing software applications with low computational complexity to be able to run on low computational-power devices such as tablets and smartphones. This paper addresses the development of MindEdit; a P300-based text editor for Android-based devices. Given the limited resources of mobile devices and their limited computational power, a novel ensemble classifier is utilized that uses Principal Component Analysis (PCA) features to identify P300 evoked potentials from EEG recordings...
November 27, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915125/artificial-neural-networks-as-a-powerful-numerical-tool-to-classify-specific-features-of-a-tooth-based-on-3d-scan-data
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Stefan Raith, Eric Per Vogel, Naeema Anees, Christine Keul, Jan-Frederik Güth, Daniel Edelhoff, Horst Fischer
Chairside manufacturing based on digital image acquisition is gainingincreasing importance in dentistry. For the standardized application of these methods, it is paramount to have highly automated digital workflows that can process acquired 3D image data of dental surfaces. Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) arenumerical methods primarily used to mimic the complex networks of neural connections in the natural brain. Our hypothesis is that an ANNcan be developed that is capable of classifying dental cusps with sufficient accuracy...
November 27, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914975/techniques-for-chronic-monitoring-of-brain-activity-in-freely-moving-sheep-using-wireless-longitudinal-eeg-recording
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N Perentos, A U Nicol, A Q Martins, J E Stewart, P Taylor, A J Morton
BACKGROUND: Large mammals with complex central nervous systems offer new possibilities for translational research into basic brain function. Techniques for monitoring brain activity in large mammals, however, are not as well developed as they are in rodents. NEW METHOD: We have developed a method for chronic monitoring of electroencephalographic (EEG) activity in unrestrained sheep. We describe the methods for behavioural training prior to implantation, surgical procedures for implantation, a protocol for reliable anaesthesia and recovery, methods for EEG data collection, as well as data pertaining to suitability and longevity of different types of electrodes...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913599/the-effect-of-food-quality-during-growth-on-spatial-memory-consolidation-in-adult-pigeons
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M F Scriba, J Gasparini, L Jacquin, C Mettke-Hofmann, N C Rattenborg, A Roulin
Poor environmental conditions experienced during early development can have negative long-term consequences on fitness. Animals can compensate negative developmental effects through phenotypic plasticity by diverting resources from non-vital to vital traits such as spatial memory to enhance foraging efficiency. We tested in young feral pigeons (Columba livia) how diets of different nutritional value during development affect the capacity to retrieve food hidden in a spatially complex environment, a process we refer to as "spatial memory"...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913315/speech-enhancement-based-on-neural-networks-improves-speech-intelligibility-in-noise-for-cochlear-implant-users
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Tobias Goehring, Federico Bolner, Jessica J M Monaghan, Bas van Dijk, Andrzej Zarowski, Stefan Bleeck
Speech understanding in noisy environments is still one of the major challenges for cochlear implant (CI) users in everyday life. We evaluated a speech enhancement algorithm based on neural networks (NNSE) for improving speech intelligibility in noise for CI users. The algorithm decomposes the noisy speech signal into time-frequency units, extracts a set of auditory-inspired features and feeds them to the neural network to produce an estimation of which frequency channels contain more perceptually important information (higher signal-to-noise ratio, SNR)...
November 29, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912748/challenges-to-access-and-provision-of-palliative-care-for-people-who-are-homeless-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-research
#18
Briony F Hudson, Kate Flemming, Caroline Shulman, Bridget Candy
BACKGROUND: People who are homeless or vulnerably housed are a marginalized group who often experience high rates of morbidity and die young as a result of complex problems. Access to health care and support can be challenging, with access to palliative care even more so. This review presents a synthesis of published qualitative research exploring from the perspective of homeless people and those working to support them, current challenges to palliative care access and provision, in addition to suggestions for what may improve palliative care for this population...
December 3, 2016: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912031/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-preoperative-imaging-improves-surgical-success-in-laparoscopy
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Tobias Simpfendörfer, Ziyao Li, Claudia Gasch, Frederik Drosdzol, Markus Fangerau, Michael Müller, Lena Maier-Hein, Markus Hohenfellner, Dogu Teber
PURPOSE: To show the benefit of three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of preoperative imaging for surgical performance. METHODS: A laparoscopic training environment with 15 hidden lymph nodes was designed. Three of them were marked with radiographic contrast agent and were only distinguishable from unmarked nodes via CT imaging. Thirty-six surgeons were divided into two groups. To group 1 the unprocessed CT data were shown. Group 2 was additionally shown a 3D reconstruction of the anatomy...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910600/development-of-a-neural-network-technique-for-kstar-thomson-scattering-diagnostics
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Seung Hun Lee, J H Lee, I Yamada, Jae Sun Park
Neural networks provide powerful approaches of dealing with nonlinear data and have been successfully applied to fusion plasma diagnostics and control systems. Controlling tokamak plasmas in real time is essential to measure the plasma parameters in situ. However, the χ(2) method traditionally used in Thomson scattering diagnostics hampers real-time measurement due to the complexity of the calculations involved. In this study, we applied a neural network approach to Thomson scattering diagnostics in order to calculate the electron temperature, comparing the results to those obtained with the χ(2) method...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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