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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777971/symmetric-supercapacitor-sulphurized-graphene-and-ionic-liquid
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Jasmin S Shaikh, Navajsharif S Shaikh, Rohini Kharade, Sonali A Beknalkar, Jyoti V Patil, Mahesh P Suryawanshi, Pongsakorn Kanjanaboos, Chang Kook Hong, Jin Hyeok Kim, Pramod S Patil
Symmetric supercapacitor is advanced over simple supercapacitor device due to their stability over a large potential window and high energy density. Graphene is a desired candidate for supercapacitor application since it has a high surface area, good electronic conductivity and high electro chemical stability. There is a pragmatic use of ionic liquid electrolyte for supercapacitor due to its stability over a large potential window, good ionic conductivity and eco-friendly nature. For high performance supercapacitor, the interaction between ionic liquid electrolyte and graphene are crucial for better charge transportation...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775991/redefining-perinatal-experience-a-philosophical-exploration-of-a-hypothetical-case-of-gender-diversity-in-labour-and-birth
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Brianna Richardson, Sheri Price, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
OBJECTIVE AND AIMS: Using a queer phenomenological approach, the objective of this philosophical analysis is to explore the transgender experience in highly gendered clinical areas, such as the birth unit, and make recommendations on how to provide perinatal care that is inclusive of gender diversity within these areas. This paper aims to describes a hypothetical clinical experience to provide insight on the institutional barriers that currently exist and to provide nurses and midwives with pragmatic strategies to enhance gender-diverse care in general and gendered clinical areas...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773696/electroacupuncture-as-a-complement-to-usual-care-for-patients-with-non-acute-low-back-pain-after-back-surgery-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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In Heo, Man-Suk Hwang, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Jae-Heung Cho, In-Hyuk Ha, Kyung-Min Shin, Jun-Hwan Lee, Nam-Kwen Kim, Dong-Wuk Son, Byung-Cheul Shin
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this pilot study was to estimate the sample size for a large pragmatic study of the comparative effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) for low back pain (LBP) after back surgery. DESIGN: A randomised, active-controlled, assessor-blinded trial. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with recurrent or persistent LBP, defined as a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score of ≥50 mm, with or without leg pain after back surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomised to an EA plus usual care (UC) group or to a UC alone group at a 1:1 ratio...
May 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773516/lymphoedema-management-to-prevent-acute-dermatolymphangioadenitis-in-podoconiosis-in-northern-ethiopia-golbet-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
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Henok Negussie, Meseret Molla, Moses Ngari, James A Berkley, Esther Kivaya, Patricia Njuguna, Greg Fegan, Abreham Tamiru, Abebe Kelemework, Trudie Lang, Melanie J Newport, Andy McKay, Fikre Enquoselassie, Gail Davey
BACKGROUND: Podoconiosis (also known as endemic, non-filarial elephantiasis) affects about 4 million subsistence farmers in tropical Africa. Poor awareness of the condition and inadequate evidence for the efficacy of treatment mean that no government in an endemic country yet offers lymphoedema management for patients with podoconiosis. Among patients with filarial lymphoedema, trials suggest that limb care is effective in reducing the most disabling sequelae: episodes of acute dermatolymphangioadenitis...
May 14, 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772928/a-clinical-carepath-for-obese-pregnant-women-a-pragmatic-pilot-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah D McDonald, Kristen A Viaje, Rebecca A Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V Maxwell, David Small, Tracy Pearce Kelly, B H Sc Midwifery, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane
OBJECTIVES: Obese women are at increased risks for complications during pregnancy, birth and in their infants. Although guidelines have been established for the clinical care of obese pregnant women, management is sometimes suboptimal. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of implementing and testing a clinical carepath for obese pregnant women compared to standard care, in a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT). METHODS: A pragmatic pilot cluster RCT was conducted, randomly allocating eight clinics to the carepath or standard care for obese pregnant women...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769247/dementia-and-physical-activity-dapa-trial-of-moderate-to-high-intensity-exercise-training-for-people-with-dementia-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sarah E Lamb, Bart Sheehan, Nicky Atherton, Vivien Nichols, Helen Collins, Dipesh Mistry, Sukhdeep Dosanjh, Anne Marie Slowther, Iftekhar Khan, Stavros Petrou, Ranjit Lall
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effect of a moderate to high intensity aerobic and strength exercise training programme on cognitive impairment and other outcomes in people with mild to moderate dementia. DESIGN: Multicentre, pragmatic, investigator masked, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: National Health Service primary care, community and memory services, dementia research registers, and voluntary sector providers in 15 English regions. PARTICIPANTS: 494 people with dementia: 329 were assigned to an aerobic and strength exercise programme and 165 were assigned to usual care...
May 16, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768728/evaluation-of-complex-community-based-childhood-obesity-prevention-interventions
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D Karacabeyli, S Allender, S Pinkney, S Amed
BACKGROUND: Multi-setting, multi-component community-based interventions have shown promise in preventing childhood obesity; however, evaluation of these complex interventions remains a challenge. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to systematically review published methodological approaches to outcome evaluation for multi-setting community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions and synthesize a set of pragmatic recommendations. METHODS: MEDLINE, CINAHL and PsycINFO were searched from inception to 6 July 2017...
May 16, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766498/routine-language-speech-directed-to-infants-during-home-activities
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Catherine S Tamis-LeMonda, Stephanie Custode, Yana Kuchirko, Kelly Escobar, Tiffany Lo
Everyday activities are replete with contextual cues for infants to exploit in the service of learning words. Nelson's (1985) script theory guided the hypothesis that infants participate in a set of predictable activities over the course of a day that provide them with opportunities to hear unique language functions and forms. Mothers and their firstborn 13-month-old infants (N = 40) were video-recorded during everyday activities at home. Transcriptions and coding of mothers' speech to infants-time-locked to activities of feeding, grooming, booksharing, object play, and transition-revealed that the amount, diversity, pragmatic functions, and semantic content of maternal language systematically differed by activity...
May 15, 2018: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766275/implementing-cough-reflex-testing-in-a-clinical-pathway-for-acute-stroke-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
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Makaela Field, Rachel Wenke, Arman Sabet, Melissa Lawrie, Elizabeth Cardell
Silent aspiration is common after stroke and can lead to subsequent pneumonia. While standard bedside dysphagia assessments are ineffective at predicting silent aspiration, cough reflex testing (CRT) has shown promise for identifying patients at risk of silent aspiration. We investigated the impact of CRT on patient and service outcomes when embedded into a clinical pathway. 488 acute stoke patients were randomly allocated to receive either CRT or standard care (i.e. bedside assessment). Primary outcomes included confirmed pneumonia within 3 months post stroke and length of acute inpatient stay...
May 15, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765204/research-as-an-event-a-novel-approach-to-promote-patient-focused-drug-development
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Jui-Hua Tsai, Ellen Janssen, John Fp Bridges
Patient groups are increasingly engaging in research to understand patients' preferences and incorporate their perspectives into drug development and regulation. Several models of patient engagement have emerged, but there is little guidance on how to partner with patient groups to engage the disease community. Our group has been using an approach to engage patient groups that we call research as an event. Research as an event is a method for researchers to use a community-centered event to engage patients in their own environment at modest incremental cost...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761934/assessing-the-heterogeneity-of-autism-spectrum-symptoms-in-a-school-population
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Paula Morales-Hidalgo, Pere J Ferrando, Josefa Canals
The aim of the present study was to assess whether the nature of the main autistic features (i.e., social communication problems and repetitive and restrictive patterns) are better conceptualized as dimensional or categorical in a school population. The study was based on the teacher ratings of two different age groups: 2,585 children between the ages of 10 and 12 (Primary Education; PE) and 2,502 children between the ages of 3 and 5 (Nursery Education; NE) from 60 mainstream schools. The analyses were based on Factor Mixture Analysis, a novel approach that combines dimensional and categorical features and prevents spurious latent classes from appearing...
May 15, 2018: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761108/a-trial-like-alic-4-e-why-design-a-platform-response-adaptive-open-randomised-controlled-trial-of-antivirals-for-influenza-like-illness
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Christopher C Butler, Samuel Coenen, Benjamin R Saville, Johanna Cook, Alike van der Velden, Jane Homes, Menno de Jong, Paul Little, Herman Goossens, Philippe Beutels, Margareta Ieven, Nick Francis, Pieter Moons, Emily Bongard, Theo Verheij
ALIC4 E is the first publicly funded, multicountry, pragmatic study determining whether antivirals should be routinely prescribed for influenza-like illness in primary care. The trial aims to go beyond determining the average treatment effect in a population to determining effects in patients with combinations of participant characteristics (age, symptom duration, illness severity, and comorbidities). It is one of the first platform, response-adaptive, open trial designs implemented in primary care, and this article aims to provide an accessible description of key aspects of the study design...
April 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760027/case-management-in-primary-care-for-frequent-users-of-health-care-services-a-mixed-methods-study
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Catherine Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Marie-France Dubois, Pasquale Roberge, Christine Loignon, Éric Tchouaket, Mireille Lambert, Émilie Hudon, Fatoumata Diadiou, Danielle Bouliane
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the V1SAGES case management intervention (Vulnerable Patients in Primary Care: Nurse Case Management and Self-management Support) for frequent users of health care services with chronic disease and complex care needs on psychological distress and patient activation. METHODS: We used a 2-phase sequential mixed methods design. The first phase was a pragmatic randomized controlled trial with intention-to-treat analysis that measured the effects of the intervention compared with usual care on psychological distress and patient activation before and after 6 months...
May 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758018/the-work-ability-of-hong-kong-construction-workers-in-relation-to-individual-and-work-related-factors
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Jacky Y K Ng, Alan H S Chan
The shortage in Hong Kong of construction workers is expected to worsen in future due to the aging population and increasing construction activity. Construction work is dangerous and to help reduce the premature loss of construction workers due to work-related disabilities, this study measured the work ability of 420 Hong Kong construction workers with a Work Ability Index (WAI) which can be used to predict present and future work performance. Given the importance of WAI, in this study the effects of individual and work-related factors on WAI were examined to develop and validate a WAI model to predict how individual and work-related factors affect work ability...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757711/misleading-health-consumers-through-violations-of-communicative-norms-a-case-study-of-online-diabetes-education
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Derek Powell, Martin Keil, Dru Brenner, Liliana Lim, Ellen M Markman
Communication is a cooperative endeavor that goes well beyond decoding sentences' literal meaning. Listeners actively construe the meaning of utterances from both their literal meanings and the pragmatic principles that govern communication. When communicators make pragmatically infelicitous statements, the effects can be similar to paltering-misleading speech that evokes false inferences from true statements. The American Diabetes Association's (ADA's) "Diabetes Myths" website provides a real-world case study in such misleading communications...
May 1, 2018: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757315/a-multi-center-prospective-cohort-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-differential-pricing-and-health-systems-strengthening-on-access-to-medicines-and-management-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-in-ghana-a-study-protocol
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Linda Meta Mobula, Stephen Sarfo, Lynda Arthur, Gilbert Burnham, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Daniel Ansong, Edith Gavor, David Ofori-Adjei
Background: There is evidence to suggest that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in particular cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, are being recognized as forming a substantial proportion of the burden of disease among populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).  Access to treatment is likely a key barrier to the control and prevention of NCD outcomes.  Differential pricing, an approach used to price drugs based on the purchasing power of patients in different socioeconomic segments, has been shown to be beneficial and leads to improved access and affordability...
February 7, 2018: Gates open research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756084/reconsidering-the-international-association-for-the-study-of-pain-definition-of-pain
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REVIEW
Milton Cohen, John Quintner, Simon van Rysewyk
Introduction: The definition of pain promulgated by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is widely accepted as a pragmatic characterisation of that human experience. Although the Notes that accompany it characterise pain as "always subjective," the IASP definition itself fails to sufficiently integrate phenomenological aspects of pain. Methods: This essay reviews the historical development of the IASP definition, and the commentaries and suggested modifications to it over almost 40 years...
March 2018: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754895/drug-consumption-rooms-comparing-times-spaces-and-actors-in-issues-of-social-acceptability-in-french-public-debate
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Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Isabelle Cailbault
BACKGROUND: In October 2016, the first French drug consumption room (DCR) opened in Paris. We propose to examine the process through which this issue has been framed as a matter of public concern, after being ignored for almost 20 years. Our analysis of the controversy on DCRs investigates how public conversations on harm reduction evolve according to the time period (from the 1990s to the present), scale of discourse (local vs. national), and involved actors (politicians, professionals, local residents, and drug users)...
May 10, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754670/knowledge-to-action-rationale-and-design-of-the-patient-centered-care-transitions-in-heart-failure-pact-hf-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial
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Harriette G C Van Spall, Shun Fu Lee, Feng Xie, Dennis T Ko, Lehana Thabane, Quazi Ibrahim, Peter R Mitoff, Michael Heffernan, Manish Maingi, Michael C Tjandrawidjaja, Mohammad I Zia, Mohamed Panju, Richard Perez, Kim D Simek, Liane Porepa, Ian D Graham, R Brian Haynes, Dilys Haughton, Stuart J Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Heart Failure (HF) is a common cause of hospitalization in older adults. The transition from hospital to home is high-risk, and gaps in transitional care can increase the risk of re-hospitalization and death. Combining health care services supported by meta-analyses, we designed the PACT-HF transitional care model. METHODS: Adopting an integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) approach in which decision-makers and clinicians are partners in research, we implement and test the effectiveness of PACT-HF among patients hospitalized for HF...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752922/a-non-inferiority-randomized-controlled-trial-to-compare-transabdominal-and-transvaginal-sonography-for-eligibility-assessment-prior-to-medical-abortion
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Annie Fu, Caitlin E Weber, Emma Gilmore, Anne R Davis, Gregory Hirsch, Carolyn L Westhoff
OBJECTIVES: To compare transabdominal sonography (TAS) to transvaginal sonography (TVS) in medical abortion eligibility assessment; specifically to measure how often clinicians chose to order additional testing for eligibility assessment following TAS and TVS, and to look for differences by patient and clinician characteristics. Also, to compare patient acceptability between the two modalities. STUDY DESIGN: This pragmatic multi-site randomized non-inferiority trial compared TAS to TVS at 10 New York City and New Jersey health centers that provide medical abortion...
May 9, 2018: Contraception
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