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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339886/optimal-method-of-measuring-the-t-peak-to-t-end-interval-for-risk-stratification-in-primary-prevention
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Todd M Rosenthal, Daniel Masvidal, Freddy M Abi Samra, Michael L Bernard, Sammy Khatib, Glenn M Polin, Paul A Rogers, Joel Q Xue, Daniel P Morin
Aims: Several published investigations demonstrated that a longer T-peak to T-end interval (Tpe) implies increased risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT/VF) and mortality. Tpe has been measured using diverse methods. We aimed to determine the optimal Tpe measurement method for screening purposes. Methods and results: We evaluated 305 patients with LVEF ≤ 35% and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implanted for primary prevention. Tpe was measured using seven different methods described in the literature, including six manual methods and the automated algorithm '12SL', and was corrected for heart rate...
February 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333562/information-on-early-menopause-is-the-internet-the-place-to-search
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J Aleksova, M Kuczynska-Burggraf, S Ranasinha, A Vincent
OBJECTIVE: Early menopause (EM), menopause before 45 years, affects up to 10% of women. The internet was perceived by women with EM to be the best source of information regarding EM; however, the reality is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the quality and content of easily accessible websites relating to EM. METHODS: The keyword 'early menopause' was used for a web search using Google. The first two pages of results, plus an additional five websites, were analyzed for website quality and content by two independent reviewers according to published methodology...
March 23, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326967/development-and-validation-of-a-remote-home-safety-protocol
#3
Sergio Romero, Mi Jung Lee, Ivana Simic, Charles Levy, Jon Sanford
AIM: Environmental assessments and subsequent modifications conducted by healthcare professionals can enhance home safety and promote independent living. However, travel time, expense and the availability of qualified professionals can limit the broad application of this intervention. Remote technology has the potential to increase access to home safety evaluations. PURPOSE: This study describes the development and validation of a remote home safety protocol that can be used by a caregiver of an elderly person to video-record their home environment for later viewing and evaluation by a trained professional...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321845/hidradenitis-suppurativa-gains-increasing-interest-on-world-wide-web-a-source-for-patient-information
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Schapoor Hessam, Johannes Salem, Falk G Bechara, Axel Haferkamp, Axel Heidenreich, Pia Paffenholz, Michael Sand, Igor Tsaur, Hendrik Borgmann
BACKGROUND: Gathering health information from Internet websites is increasingly utilized by patients. No data exist about hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)-related online health information. Thus, we aimed to study the quality, popularity, readability, and timeliness of the most frequented websites on HS. METHODS: Google Trends was used to evaluate the public interest in HS. An Internet search on Google was performed for the terms "hidradenitis suppurativa," "acne inversa," and "Verneuil's disease...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321169/inflammatory-bowel-disease-an-evaluation-of-health-information-on-the-internet
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Samy A Azer, Thekra I AlOlayan, Malak A AlGhamdi, Malak A AlSanea
AIM: To evaluate the quality and accuracy of websites written to the public on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and assess their readability level. METHODS: Google™, Bing™, and Yahoo™ search engines were searched independently by three researchers in December 2014. Only English-language websites were selected on the basis of predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Researchers independently evaluated the quality of each website by using the DISCERN and the HONcode instruments...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319616/dna-probes-for-monitoring-dynamic-and-transient-molecular-encounters-on-live-cell-membranes
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Mingxu You, Yifan Lyu, Da Han, Liping Qiu, Qiaoling Liu, Tao Chen, Cuichen Sam Wu, Lu Peng, Liqin Zhang, Gang Bao, Weihong Tan
Cells interact with the extracellular environment through molecules expressed on the membrane. Disruption of these membrane-bound interactions (or encounters) can result in disease progression. Advances in super-resolution microscopy have allowed membrane encounters to be examined, however, these methods cannot image entire membranes and cannot provide information on the dynamic interactions between membrane-bound molecules. Here, we show a novel DNA probe that can transduce transient membrane encounter events into readable cumulative fluorescence signals...
March 20, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302547/feasibility-of-using-mobile-ecg-recording-technology-to-detect-atrial-fibrillation-in-low-resource-settings
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Grahame F Evans, Arianna Shirk, Peter Muturi, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: Screening for atrial fibrillation (AF), a major risk factor for stroke that is on the rise in Africa, is becoming increasingly critical. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the feasibility of using mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) recording technology to detect AF. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we used the Kardia Mobile ECG Recorder (AliveCor, Mountain View, California) to screen 50 African adults (66% women; mean age 54...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302053/a-fast-and-efficient-python-library-for-interfacing-with-the-biological-magnetic-resonance-data-bank
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Andrey Smelter, Morgan Astra, Hunter N B Moseley
BACKGROUND: The Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank (BMRB) is a public repository of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopic data of biological macromolecules. It is an important resource for many researchers using NMR to study structural, biophysical, and biochemical properties of biological macromolecules. It is primarily maintained and accessed in a flat file ASCII format known as NMR-STAR. While the format is human readable, the size of most BMRB entries makes computer readability and explicit representation a practical requirement for almost any rigorous systematic analysis...
March 17, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300485/the-lack-of-dominance-and-choice-deferral-choosing-to-defer-to-cope-with-the-feeling-of-being-out-of-control
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Xiaoming Li, Qiuling Ye, Guoqing Yang
The present study aimed to explore whether emotional dominance can also account for choice deferral. This research manipulated emotional dominance through the difference in attractiveness among current alternatives in Experiment 1 and the readability of fonts for describing current options in Experiment 2, to investigate the role of dominance in choice deferral. The results revealed that increasingly submissive decision environments were related to more choice of deferral options. Mediation analyses indicated that dominance could mediate the effects of experimental manipulations on choice deferral, and that the actual choice of a deferral option was associated with more increase in dominance of retrospective emotion...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289942/structured-reporting-of-mri-of-the-shoulder-improvement-of-report-quality
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Sebastian Gassenmaier, Marco Armbruster, Florian Haasters, Tobias Helfen, Thomas Henzler, Sedat Alibek, Dominik Pförringer, Wieland H Sommer, Nora N Sommer
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of structured reports (SRs) in comparison to non-structured narrative free text (NRs) shoulder MRI reports and potential effects of both types of reporting on completeness, readability, linguistic quality and referring surgeons' satisfaction. METHODS: Thirty patients after trauma or with suspected degenerative changes of the shoulder were included in this study (2012-2015). All patients underwent shoulder MRI for further assessment and possible surgical planning...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287524/a-web-tool-for-generating-high-quality-machine-readable-biological-pathways
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Miguel Ramirez-Gaona, Ana Marcu, Allison Pon, Jason Grant, Anthony Wu, David S Wishart
PathWhiz is a web server built to facilitate the creation of colorful, interactive, visually pleasing pathway diagrams that are rich in biological information. The pathways generated by this online application are machine-readable and fully compatible with essentially all web-browsers and computer operating systems. It uses a specially developed, web-enabled pathway drawing interface that permits the selection and placement of different combinations of pre-drawn biological or biochemical entities to depict reactions, interactions, transport processes and binding events...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282340/readability-assessment-of-pcori-public-abstracts-in-relation-to-accessibility
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Jacqueline L Hollada, Mary Zide, William Speier, Debra L Roter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281091/accuracy-and-readability-of-websites-on-kidney-and-bladder-cancers
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Samy A Azer, Maha M Alghofaili, Rana M Alsultan, Najla S Alrumaih
The aim of this study was to assess the scientific accuracy and the readability level of websites on kidney and bladder cancers. The search engines Google™, Yahoo™ and Bing™ were searched independently by assessors in November 2014 using the following keywords: "bladder cancer", "kidney cancer", "patient bladder cancer", "patient kidney cancer" and "bladder and kidney cancer". Only English-language websites were selected on the bases of predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Assessors independently reviewed the findings and evaluated the accuracy and quality of each website by using the DISCERN and the LIDA instruments...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280400/telemedicine-delivery-of-patient-education-in-remote-ontario-communities-feasibility-of-an-advanced-clinician-practitioner-in-arthritis-care-acpac-led-inflammatory-arthritis-education-program
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Kelly Warmington, Carol Flewelling, Carol A Kennedy, Rachel Shupak, Angelo Papachristos, Caroline Jones, Denise Linton, Dorcas E Beaton, Sydney Lineker
OBJECTIVE: Telemedicine-based approaches to health care service delivery improve access to care. It was recognized that adults with inflammatory arthritis (IA) living in remote areas had limited access to patient education and could benefit from the 1-day Prescription for Education (RxEd) program. The program was delivered by extended role practitioners with advanced training in arthritis care. Normally offered at one urban center, RxEd was adapted for videoconference delivery through two educator development workshops that addressed telemedicine and adult education best practices...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271020/a-readability-comparison-of-anti-versus-pro-influenza-vaccination-online-messages-in-japan
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Tsuyoshi Okuhara, Hirono Ishikawa, Masahumi Okada, Mio Kato, Takahiro Kiuchi
Historically, anti-vaccination sentiment has existed in many populations. Mass media plays a large role in disseminating and sensationalizing vaccine objections, especially via the medium of the Internet. Based on studies of processing fluency, we assumed that anti-influenza vaccination online messages to be more readable and more fluently processed than pro-influenza vaccination online messages, which may consequently sway the opinions of some audiences. The aim of this study was to compare readability of anti- and pro-influenza vaccination online messages in Japan using a measure of readability...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270870/readability-of-healthcare-literature-for-gastroparesis-and-evaluation-of-medical-terminology-in-reading-difficulty
#16
Andrew Meillier, Shyam Patel
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis is a chronic condition that can be further enhanced with patient understanding. Patients' education resources on the Internet have become increasingly important in improving healthcare literacy. We evaluated the readability of online resources for gastroparesis and the influence by medical terminology. METHODS: Google searches were performed for "gastroparesis", "gastroparesis patient education material" and "gastroparesis patient information"...
February 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268150/-global-analysis-of-the-readability-of-the-informed-consent-forms-used-in-public-hospitals-of-spain
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M I Mariscal-Crespo, M V Coronado-Vázquez, M V Ramirez-Durán
PURPOSE: To analyse the readability of informed consent forms (ICF) used in Public Hospitals throughout Spain, with the aim of checking their function of providing comprehensive information to people who are making any health decision no matter where they are in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive study was performed on a total of 11,339 ICF received from all over Spanish territory, of which 1617 ICF were collected from 4 web pages of Health Portal and the rest (9722) were received through email and/or telephone contact from March 2012 to February 2013...
March 3, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263895/shortening-the-incubation-time-for-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-by-disk-diffusion-for-enterobacteriaceae-how-short-can-it-be-and-are-the-results-accurate
#18
Wouter van den Bijllaardt, Anton G Buiting, Johan W Mouton, Anouk E Muller
The standard incubation time for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) by disk diffusion is primarily based on laboratory working hours rather than growth and kill characteristics of bacteria. Faster AST results could result in better patient outcomes and reduced costs by initiating earlier appropriate therapy. The earliest possible reading moment for disk diffusion using established disk zone diameter breakpoints for Enterobacteriaceae was determined with a special focus on the accuracy of the results...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260222/going-beyond-the-concept-of-readability-to-improve-comprehension-of-patient-education-materials
#19
Marco Masoni, Maria Renza Guelfi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258768/quality-assessment-of-websites-providing-educational-content-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Harish Rajashekarappa Siddhanamatha, Eric Heung, Maria de Los Angeles Lopez-Olivo, Noha Abdel-Wahab, Ana Ojeda-Prias, Irmgard Willcockson, Amye Leong, Maria Eugenia Suarez-Almazor
OBJECTIVE: We performed an environmental scan of currently available websites providing educational information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and evaluated the quality of these websites. METHODS: We searched three separate search engines, Google, Bing, and Ask.com, on August 27, 2015, using two search terms, "arthritis" and "rheumatoid." Only patient education websites were included. Two independent investigators evaluated the accuracy, completeness, technical elements, design and esthetics, readability, usability, and accessibility of the websites...
January 18, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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