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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332061/design-and-implementation-of-an-advanced-telemedicine-model-for-the-rural-people-of-bangladesh
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Uzzal Kumar Prodhan, Mohammad Zahidur Rahman, Israt Jahan
OBJECTIVES: Telemedicine based healthcare service faces different difficulties especially in the remote people of Bangladesh. The objective of this study was to implement an advanced telemedicine model in order to provide the healthcare services for the rural people of Bangladesh. METHODS: We developed the telemedicine model using an ardunio based low cost portable telemedicine tool kit by interfacing android application. Then we collected ECG, blood pressure, temperature, concentration of glucose in blood, SPO2, body position, airflow, height and weight through our developed model...
January 5, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331250/inferred-joint-multigram-models-for-medical-term-normalization-according-to-icd
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Alicia Pérez, Aitziber Atutxa, Arantza Casillas, Koldo Gojenola, Álvaro Sellart
BACKGROUND: Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are written using spontaneous natural language. Often, terms do not match standard terminology like the one available through the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). OBJECTIVE: Information retrieval and exchange can be improved using standard terminology. Our aim is to render diagnostic terms written in spontaneous language in EHRs into the standard framework provided by the ICD. METHODS: We tackle diagnostic term normalization employing Weighted Finite-State Transducers (WFSTs)...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330643/antihypertensive-medication-and-dementia-risk-in-older-adult-african-americans-with-hypertension-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Michael D Murray, Hugh C Hendrie, Kathleen A Lane, Mengjie Zheng, Roberta Ambuehl, Shanshan Li, Frederick W Unverzagt, Christopher M Callahan, Sujuan Gao
BACKGROUND: African Americans are especially at risk of hypertension and dementia. Antihypertensive medications reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, but may also reduce the risk of dementia. OBJECTIVE: To assess the longitudinal effects of antihypertensive medications and blood pressure on the onset of incident dementia in a cohort of African Americans. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. PARTICIPANTS: 1236 community-dwelling patients from an inner-city public health care system, aged 65 years and older, with a history of hypertension but no history of dementia, and who had at least three primary care visits and a prescription filled for any medication...
January 12, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327603/a-qualitative-investigation-into-the-patient-centered-goal-setting-practices-of-allied-health-clinicians-working-in-rehabilitation
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Lisa J Cameron, Lisa M Somerville, Catherine E Naismith, Dina Watterson, Valentina Maric, Natasha A Lannin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the ways clinicians engage rehabilitation patients in patient-centered goal setting and identify factors influencing the goal-setting process. DESIGN: Ethnographic study utilizing observed practice-thematic analysis. SETTING: Four rehabilitation wards of a large metropolitan hospital in Melbourne, Australia. SUBJECTS: Participants included 17 rehabilitation patients, 18 allied health clinicians and one family member...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326146/prior-authorization-requirements-for-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-inhibitors-across-us-private-and-public-payers
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Jalpa A Doshi, Justin T Puckett, Michael S Parmacek, Daniel J Rader
BACKGROUND: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9is) are an innovative treatment option for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who require further lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. However, the high costs of these agents have spurred payers to implement utilization management policies to ensure appropriate use. We examined prior authorization (PA) requirements for PCSK9is across private and public US payers...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322645/faecal-escherichia-coli-as-biological-indicator-of-spatial-interaction-between-domestic-pigs-and-wild-boar-sus-scrofa-in-corsica
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S A Barth, S Blome, D Cornelis, J Pietschmann, M Laval, O Maestrini, L Geue, F Charrier, E Etter, C Menge, M Beer, F Jori
On the Mediterranean island of Corsica, cohabitation between sympatric domestic pigs and Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa) is common and widespread and can facilitate the maintenance and dissemination of several pathogens detrimental for the pig industry or human health. In this study, we monitored a population of free-ranging domestic pigs reared in extensive conditions within a 800-ha property located in Central Corsica which was frequently visited by a sympatric population of wild boar between 2013 and 2015...
January 10, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321039/strategies-to-control-hiv-and-hcv-in-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-guangdong-province-china-a-system-dynamic-modeling-study
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Xia Zou, Yong Xu, Wen Chen, Yinghua Xia, Yin Liu, Cheng Gong, Li Ling
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) participants remain high. Optimized HIV and HCV prevention strategies for MMT clinics in resource-limited regions are urgently needed. This study aims to develop an MMT system dynamic model (SDM) to compare and optimize HIV and HCV control strategies in the MMT system. METHODS: We developed an MMT-SDM structure based on literature reviews...
January 10, 2018: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320943/management-training-in-global-health-education-a-health-innovation-fellowship-training-program-to-bring-healthcare-to-low-income-communities-in-central-america
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Andrea M Prado, Andy A Pearson, Nathan S Bertelsen
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional education is increasingly recognized as essential for health education worldwide. Although effective management, innovation, and entrepreneurship are necessary to improve health systems, business schools have been underrepresented in global health education. Central America needs more health professionals trained in health management and innovation to respond to health disparities, especially in rural communities. OBJECTIVE:   This paper explores the impact of the Health Innovation Fellowship (HIF), a new training program for practicing health professionals offered jointly by the Central American Healthcare Initiative and INCAE Business School, Costa Rica...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317385/development-and-evaluation-of-a-mobile-personalized-blood-glucose-prediction-system-for-patients-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Evgenii Pustozerov, Polina Popova, Aleksandra Tkachuk, Yana Bolotko, Zafar Yuldashev, Elena Grineva
BACKGROUND: Personalized blood glucose (BG) prediction for diabetes patients is an important goal that is pursued by many researchers worldwide. Despite many proposals, only a few projects are dedicated to the development of complete recommender system infrastructures that incorporate BG prediction algorithms for diabetes patients. The development and implementation of such a system aided by mobile technology is of particular interest to patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), especially considering the significant importance of quickly achieving adequate BG control for these patients in a short period (ie, during pregnancy) and a typically higher acceptance rate for mobile health (mHealth) solutions for short- to midterm usage...
January 9, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317381/using-social-media-for-the-promotion-of-education-and-consultation-in-adolescents-who-have-undergone-kidney-transplant-protocol-for-a-randomized-control-trial
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Claudiana Pase, Andréia Dias Mathias, Clotilde Druck Garcia, Clarissa Garcia Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Falling ill represents a traumatic experience especially in adolescence, since in addition to the moments of ambiguity and contradictions that this period brings, there is coping with the disease. Renal transplantation provides a better quality of life but the dependence on dialysis is replaced by the greater responsibility of self-care. With advances in technology, contemporary communication methods are a strategic mechanism for the approximation of the adolescent and the multiprofessional team...
January 9, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315420/e-cigarette-marketing-and-communication-how-e-cigarette-companies-market-e-cigarettes-and-the-public-engages-with-e-cigarette-information
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Lauren Collins, Allison M Glasser, Haneen Abudayyeh, Jennifer L Pearson, Andrea C Villanti
Introduction: Given the lack of regulation on marketing of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in the U.S. and the increasing exchange of e-cigarette-related information online, it is critical to understand how e-cigarette companies market e-cigarettes and how the public engages with e-cigarette information. Methods: Results are from a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature on e-cigarettes via a PubMed search through June 1, 2017. Search terms included: "e-cigarette*" OR "electronic cigarette" OR "electronic cigarettes" OR "electronic nicotine delivery" OR "vape" OR "vaping...
January 5, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315278/a-qualitative-study-of-hr-ohs-stress-interventions-in-australian-universities
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Silvia Pignata, Anthony H Winefield, Carolyn M Boyd, Chris Provis
To enhance the understanding of psychosocial factors and extend research on work stress interventions, we investigated the key human resource (HR)/occupational health and safety (OHS) stress interventions implemented at five Australian universities over a three-year period. Five senior HR Directors completed an online survey to identify the intervention strategies taken at their university in order to reduce stress and enhance employee well-being and morale. We also explored the types of individual-, organization-, and individual/organization-directed interventions that were implemented, and the strategies that were prioritized at each university...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314328/nurse-to-nurse-shift-handoffs-on-medical-surgical-units-a-process-within-the-flow-of-nursing-care
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Katherine M Ernst, Sara A McComb, Cathaleen Ley
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to qualitatively investigate the medical-surgical nurse shift handoff as a process within the workflow of the exchanging nurses. Specifically, this study sought to identify the ideal handoff, ways the handoff deviated from ideal, and subsequent effect on nursing care. BACKGROUND: The functions as well as information content of the handoff have been studied. However, typical studies look at the handoff as an isolated activity utilizing nurse perceptions as the primary measure of quality...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313498/the-delegation-of-tasks-in-the-era-of-e-health-to-support-community-interventions-in-maternal-and-child-health-lessons-learned-from-the-pact-denbaya-project
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C-O Bagayoko, M Niang, A Anne, D Traoré, H Sangho, A-K Traoré, A Geissbuhler
The PACT-Denbaya project (Program for community access to telemedicine for families) aimed to help improve the health of mothers and child in rural communities through the delegation of obstetric-gynecologic and pediatric tasks, supported by teleconsultations. This operational research took place in 6 community health centers in the Dioïla health district in Mali. Our method was based of the delegation of tasks, supported by teleconsultations. Experts in pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology provided a week-long training program to general practitioners and midwives, in the management of the most common problems in the field and in the use of the "Bogou" teleconsultation and "Dudal" tele-education platforms to ensure exchanges and follow-up...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306110/quantifying-nmr-relaxation-correlation-and-exchange-in-articular-cartilage-with-time-domain-analysis
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Sarah E Mailhiot, Fangrong Zong, James E Maneval, Ronald K June, Petrik Galvosas, Joseph D Seymour
Measured nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) transverse relaxation data in articular cartilage has been shown to be multi-exponential and correlated to the health of the tissue. The observed relaxation rates are dependent on experimental parameters such as solvent, data acquisition methods, data analysis methods, and alignment to the magnetic field. In this study, we show that diffusive exchange occurs in porcine articular cartilage and impacts the observed relaxation rates in T1-T2 correlation experiments. By using time domain analysis of T2-T2 exchange spectroscopy, the diffusive exchange time can be quantified by measurements that use a single mixing time...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305937/of-mice-and-men-traces-of-life-in-the-death-registries-of-the-1630-plague-in-milano
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Alfonsina D'Amato, Gleb Zilberstein, Svetlana Zilberstein, Benedetto Luigi Compagnoni, Pier Giorgio Righetti
The death registries of the plague epidemic of 1630, stored at the Archivio di Stato of Milano, have been interrogated via the EVA film technology (ethyl vinyl acetate film studded with crushed strong anion and cation exchangers as well as C8 resins). The EVA diskettes have been left in contact with the lower right margins of 11 different pages pertaining to the peak months of the raging disease (June through end of September) for 60-90min and then the captured material, after elution and digestion, analysed by mass spectrometry...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304498/low-cost-measurement-techniques-to-characterize-the-influence-of-home-heating-fuel-on-carbon-monoxide-in-navajo-homes
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Joanna Gordon Casey, John Ortega, Evan Coffey, Michael Hannigan
A large fraction of the global population relies on the inefficient combustion of solid fuels for cooking and home heating, resulting in household exposure to combustion byproducts. In the southwestern United States, unhealthy air quality has been observed in some homes that use solid fuels as a primary source of heat on the Navajo Nation. In order to better understand how home heating fuel choice can influence indoor air quality in this region, we used recently developed low-cost electrochemical sensors to measure carbon monoxide (CO) air mole fractions continuously inside and outside 41 homes in two communities on the Navajo Nation...
January 2, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302992/intercountry-consensus-building-lessons-from-developing-a-chronic-conditions-self-management-support-framework
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Susan L Mills, Shabnam Ziabakhsh, Teresa J Brady, Janaki Jayanthan, Peter M Sargious
Self-management support initiatives that aim to improve the self-care of chronic conditions are considered a key part of a health promotion strategy for addressing the impacts of long-term illness. Given the growth of these activities and still evolving evidence base, thoughtful intercountry collaborations with subject matter experts can be an effective way to expedite building self-management support capacity, promoting the advancement of evidence, and developing effective policies and programs. The challenge is to find an effective consensus building process that promotes linkages between researchers and health promotion decisions makers across vast geographical boundaries and limited resources...
January 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301600/preliminary-application-of-wcx-magnetic-bead-based-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-in-analyzing-the-urine-of-renal-clear-cell-carcinoma
#19
De-Xin Dong, Zhi-Gang Ji, Han-Zhong Li, Wei-Gang Yan, Yu-Shi Zhang
Objective To evaluate the application of weak cation exchange (WCX) magnetic bead-based Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in detecting differentially expressed proteins in the urine of renal clear cell carcinoma (RCCC) and its value in the early diagnosis of RCCC.Methods Eleven newly diagnosed patients (10 males and 1 female, aged 46-78, mean 63 years) of renal clear cell carcinoma by biopsy and 10 healthy volunteers (all males, aged 25-32, mean 29.7 years) were enrolled in this study...
December 30, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301480/made-in-denmark-scientific-mobilities-and-the-place-of-pedagogy-in-global-health
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Branwyn Poleykett
Transnational Global Health programmes planned and financed in the North and executed in the Global South usually involve some transfer of capacity between sites or capacity building in place. Capacity investment in the form of skills, knowledge, experience and equipment is often assumed to 'flow' between countries, laboratories and institutions, following the trajectories of mobile subjects in the knowledge economy. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Danish and East African scientists, this paper considers the mobilities that underpin scientific capacity building, drawing attention to the paradoxical in ways in which these programmes produce stasis and fixity, as well as mobility and exchange...
January 5, 2018: Global Public Health
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