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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628150/-analysis-on-status-and-determinants-of-outpatient-service-utilization-of-rural-floating-population-in-beijing-at-different-residence-time
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OBJECTIVE: To study the status and identify the determinants of outpatient service utilization of rural floating population in Beijing who have different accumulated residence time. METHODS: The survey data of rural floating population health and health care services in Beijing in 2014 were used, and the migrant population aged 18 years and above were taken as the research object. Whether to use outpatient service within two weeks was taken as dependent variable, gender, age, education level, self-assessment score of socioeconomic status, accumulated residence time in Beijing, health insurance, average household income, suffering from high blood pressure or diabetes as independent variables...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625495/assessing-the-effect-of-an-intensive-2-week-surgical-training-and-innovation-program-for-high-school-students
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Brian Labadie, Roshan M Patel, Jessica Gandy Labadie, Christina Hwang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Jaime Landman
OBJECTIVE: The summer surgery program (SSP) was founded in 2012 as an educational program for students at the critical juncture between high school and college to engender interest in medicine, science, and innovation. This program has a distinct emphasis on innovation and problem solving based on real-life operative challenges identified by students during surgical observation in the operating room. The effect of the SSP regarding postsecondary education and career goals was evaluated by participants using a follow-up questionnaire...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621958/-biomedical-perspective-of-the-surrogate-motherhood
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Nicolás Jouve de la Barreda
The subrogated motherhood takes place when an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology is implanted in a surrogate, sometimes called a gestational mother, by means a contract with her. It can imply to natural families (woman and man) with or without infertility problems, or to monoparental or biparental families of the same sex. Concerning the origin of the gametes used in the IVF emerges different implications on the genetic relationship of the resulting child with the surrogate and the future parents...
May 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618826/a-marchenko-equation-for-acoustic-inverse-source-problems
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Joost van der Neut, Jami L Johnson, Kasper van Wijk, Satyan Singh, Evert Slob, Kees Wapenaar
From acoustics to medical imaging and seismology, one strives to make inferences about the structure of complex media from acoustic wave observations. This study proposes a solution that is derived from the multidimensional Marchenko equation, to learn about the acoustic source distribution inside a volume, given a set of observations outside the volume. Traditionally, this problem has been solved by backpropagation of the recorded signals. However, to achieve accurate results through backpropagation, a detailed model of the medium should be known and observations should be collected along a boundary that completely encloses the volume of excitation...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616424/evaluation-of-1-year-old-children-development-in-isfahan-city-and-its-effective-factors-using-ages-and-stages-questionnaire-in-2014
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Mehri Rejali, Soheila Pahlavni, Akbar Hassanzadeh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Attention to the development of children as the future generation that leads to the upbringing of productive human resources is an important subject. Development has dimensions that a child should acquire the skills related to them in proper age. Otherwise, he may be affected by developmental delays. There are different factors influencing children's developmental delays and this study is carried out to evaluate the developmental conditions of 1-year-old children in the Isfahan and its effective factors...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614900/computational-method-for-estimating-boundary-of-abdominal-subcutaneous-fat-for-absolute-electrical-impedance-tomography
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Tohru F Yamaguchi, Yoshiwo Okamoto
Abdominal fat accumulation is considered an essential indicator of human health. Electrical impedance tomography has considerable potential for abdominal fat imaging because of the low specific conductivity of human body fat. In this paper, we propose a robust reconstruction method for high-fidelity conductivity imaging by abstraction of the abdominal cross section using a relatively small number of parameters. Toward this end, we assume homogeneous conductivity in the abdominal subcutaneous fat area, and characterize its geometrical shape by parameters defined as the ratio of the distance from the center to boundary of subcutaneous fat to the distance from the center to outer boundary in 64 equiangular directions...
June 14, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607655/challenges-of-osce-national-board-exam-in-iran-from-participants-perspective
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Ali Emadzadeh, Yalda Ravanshad, Abass Makarem, Anoush Azarfar, Sahar Ravanshad, Shapour Badiee Aval, Hassan Mehrad-Majd, Anahita Alizadeh
BACKGROUND: The national board exam for residents in Iran is held in two parts: Multiple-choice and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The OSCE is a suitable method for evaluation of residents' clinical qualifications. However, it requires experienced human resources, accurate planning, facilities and reliable evaluation tools. OBJECTIVE: To determine the challenges of the OSCE National Board Exam in Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on all the final-year pediatrics and gynecology residents of Mashhad University of Medical Science, who participated in the board exam in September 2014...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603404/single-image-super-resolution-via-an-iterative-reproducing-kernel-hilbert-space-method
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Liang-Jian Deng, Weihong Guo, Ting-Zhu Huang
Image super-resolution, a process to enhance image resolution, has important applications in satellite imaging, high definition television, medical imaging, etc. Many existing approaches use multiple low-resolution images to recover one high-resolution image. In this paper, we present an iterative scheme to solve single image super-resolution problems. It recovers a high quality high-resolution image from solely one low-resolution image without using a training data set. We solve the problem from image intensity function estimation perspective and assume the image contains smooth and edge components...
November 2016: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600161/a-problem-solving-intervention-for-cardiovascular-disease-risk-reduction-in-veterans-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jason A Nieuwsma, Laura O Wray, Corrine I Voils, Jennifer M Gierisch, Margaret Dundon, Cynthia J Coffman, George L Jackson, Rhonda Merwin, Christina Vair, Karen Juntilla, Courtney White-Clark, Amy S Jeffreys, Amy Harris, Michael Owings, Johnpatrick Marr, David Edelman
BACKGROUND: Health behaviors related to diet, tobacco usage, physical activity, medication adherence, and alcohol use are highly determinative of risk for developing cardiovascular disease. This paper describes a study protocol to evaluate a problem-solving intervention that aims to help patients at risk for developing cardiovascular disease address barriers to adopting positive health behaviors in order to reduce cardiovascular risk. METHODS: Eligible patients are adults enrolled in Veterans Affairs (VA) health care who have not experienced a cardiovascular event but are at elevated risk based on their Framingham Risk Score (FRS)...
June 6, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598457/rural-health-care-workers-and-local-residents-health-status-in-yulong-county-of-yunnan-province-china-and-hat-yai-city-of-songkhla-mansion-thailand
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Q U Fanwei, J Yanling, V Chongsuvivatwong, T Liabsuetrakul, L Yan, C Le, J Runsheng
INTRODUCTION: To compare health status between Hat Yai city of Songkhla Province in Thailand and Yulong county of Yunnan province in China about rural health care workers and local residents, analyzing of both differences, learning from the advanced experience and practice of Thailand, adjusting policy, especially for the implementation of measures to improve the lack of human resources construction of Yulong County rural health, promote the level of rural health service of Lijiang. METHODS: A qualitative study consisting of focus group discussions and individual in-depth interviews were conducted in Rural Health Care Workers and Local Residents Health Status in Yulong County of Yunnan Province China and Hat Yai City of Songkhla Mansion Thailand from...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597173/problems-interventions-and-their-outcomes-during-the-routine-work-of-hospital-pharmacists-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Gordana Ljubojević, Branislava Miljković, Tatjana Bućma, Milica Ćulafić, Milica Prostran, Sandra Vezmar Kovačević
Background In the last 30 years, activities of hospital pharmacists have gone through significant changes. Pharmacists are increasingly involved in patient care. Objectives To explore drug-related and logistic problems, interventions, and their outcomes during routine everyday work of hospital pharmacists. Setting Institute for physical medicine and rehabilitation, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods In the period of January 2013-October 2015 a prospective observational study was performed. Medical doctors, nurses, therapists, and patients addressed pharmacists, face-to-face or by telephone, with drug-related problems (DRPs) and/or logistic issues...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593780/-complications-tension-free-vaginal-tape-surgery
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P Piškytlová
OBJECTIVE: A comprehensive overview of the potential complications associated with vaginal tape operations, which are commonly used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. DESIGN: Review article. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oblastní nemocnice Kolín, a.s. METHODS: Using medical databases were searched articles dealing with complications tension-free vaginal tape procedures. In individual cases, complications were observed their causes and solutions...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593469/a-patient-specific-aortic-valve-model-based-on-moving-resistive-immersed-implicit-surfaces
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Marco Fedele, Elena Faggiano, Luca Dedè, Alfio Quarteroni
In this paper, we propose a full computational framework to simulate the hemodynamics in the aorta including the valve. Closed and open valve surfaces, as well as the lumen aorta, are reconstructed directly from medical images using new ad hoc algorithms, allowing a patient-specific simulation. The fluid dynamics problem that accounts from the movement of the valve is solved by a new 3D-0D fluid-structure interaction model in which the valve surface is implicitly represented through level set functions, yielding, in the Navier-Stokes equations, a resistive penalization term enforcing the blood to adhere to the valve leaflets...
June 7, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591299/anxiety-and-coping-in-women-with-breast-cancer-in-chemotherapy
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Araceli Vicente da Silva, Eliana Zandonade, Maria Helena Costa Amorim
Objective: to identify the coping strategies used by women with breast cancer in chemotherapy and to verify the association with the anxiety profile presented by them. Method: cross-sectional study of the analytical type. We used a random sample of 307 women with cancer in previous chemotherapy, adjuvant or palliative treatment. The data was collected using an interview technique with form registration, active search in medical records, Scale of Mode of Confronting Problems and Inventory of Anxiety and State...
June 5, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585224/experimental-setup-for-transfer-function-measurement-to-assess-rf-heating-of-medical-leads-in-mri-validation-in-the-case-of-a-single-wire
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Alexia Missoffe, Sarra Aissani
PURPOSE: The measurement of the transfer function is a good tool to evaluate the radiofrequency heating of complex conductive wires, such as pacemaker leads. The aim is to describe precisely the design of a transfer function bench and compare the measurements to simulations. METHODS: The transfer function was measured by mean of an excitation probe and a receiving probe, both connected to a two-port vector network analyzer. The experimental results were compared with the simulated results, reproducing the excitation scheme...
June 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582925/medical-image-watermarking-using-bit-threshold-map-based-on-just-noticeable-distortion-in-discrete-cosine-transform
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Hyeon-Uk Seo, Qun Wei, Seong-Geun Kwon, Kyu-Ik Sohng
BACKGROUND: Medical images stored in a hospital system are generally confidential and integrated and require strict security. However, medical information stored on digital medical imaging systems, as well as picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), are vulnerable to attack when the data are transferred over wireless or wired communication networks. OBJECTIVE: To solve this problem, a watermarking algorithm for medical images is proposed using a bit threshold map based on just noticeable distortion (JND) in the discrete cosine transform (DCT) method...
May 26, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582895/implementation-of-integrated-circuit-and-design-of-sar-adc-for-fully-implantable-hearing-aids
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Jong Hoon Kim, Jyung Hyun Lee, Jin-Ho Cho
BACKGOUND: The hearing impaired population has been increasing; many people suffer from hearing problems. To deal with this difficulty, various types of hearing aids are being rapidly developed. In particular, fully implantable hearing aids are being actively studied to improve the performance of existing hearing aids and to reduce the stigma of hearing loss patients. It has to be of small size and low-power consumption for easy implantation and long-term use. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to implement a small size and low-power consumption successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC) for fully implantable hearing aids...
May 19, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580485/modeling-soft-permeable-matter-with-the-proper-generalized-decomposition-pgd-approach-and-verification-by-means-of-nanoindentation
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Chady Ghnatios, Christian H Mathis, Rok Simic, Nicholas D Spencer, Francisco Chinesta
Understanding sliding and load-bearing mechanisms of biphasic soft matter is crucial for designing synthetic replacements of cartilage, contact-lens materials or coatings for medical instruments. Interstitial fluid pressurization is believed to be the intrinsic load-carrying phenomenon governing the frictional properties. In this study, we have characterized permeability and identified the fluid contribution to the support of load during Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) nanoindentation of soft polymer brushes in aqueous environments, by means of the Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) approach...
June 5, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577529/the-effect-of-immunoregulation-of-streptococcus-lactis-l16-strain-upon-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Maopeng Wang, Shengjie Gong, Shouwen Du, Yilong Zhu, Fengjun Rong, Rongrong Pan, Yang Di, Chang Li, Dayong Ren, Ningyi Jin
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen that causes various infections in medical facilities. However, resistance to multiple drugs has made this infection difficult to manage. Thus, new therapeutic strategies are urgently needed to solve this worldwide public health problem. The Streptococcus lactis L16 strain was isolated from the fermented hot chili sauce. To explore whether it can be used as a protective agent against S. aureus infection, we designed a mouse model of S...
June 2, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572536/the-detection-and-significance-of-egfr-and-braf-in-cell-free-dna-of-peripheral-blood-in-nsclc
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Yang Yang, Xiaoyan Shen, Rutian Li, Jie Shen, Hang Zhang, Lixia Yu, Baorui Liu, Lifeng Wang
OBJECTIVE: Although driver mutation status is crucial to targeted therapy decision-making in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), due to unavailable or inadequate biopsies, there are still many patients with unknown mutation status. A promising way to solve this problem is liquid biopsy, such as cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in peripheral blood. Additionally, due to the little amount of cfDNA, detecting methods with high sensitivity, specificity and economy are required in clinical practice. Here, we explored the feasibility of Competitive Allele-Specific TaqMan® PCR (CastPCR) detecting driver mutations in cfDNA from plasma in lung adenocarcinoma patients...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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