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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544343/levels-of-anxiety-in-parents-in-the-24-h-before-and-after-their-child-s-surgery-a-descriptive-study
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Laura Pomicino, Elena Maccacari, Sara Buchini
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To: a. investigate pre and post-operative anxiety levels in parents of surgical patients; b. identify factors that affect parental anxiety; c. analyze assistance provided and overall parental satisfaction in order to assess if and how this aspect can impact their anxiety level. BACKGROUND: Surgery as an event generates anxiety in children and their parents. Children who are anxious before surgery are likely to develop more postoperative psychological and physiological complications than those who are not...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542059/common-and-critical-components-among-community-health-assessment-and-community-health-improvement-planning-models
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Cara L Pennel, James N Burdine, John D Prochaska, Kenneth R McLeroy
Community health assessment and community health improvement planning are continuous, systematic processes for assessing and addressing health needs in a community. Since there are different models to guide assessment and planning, as well as a variety of organizations and agencies that carry out these activities, there may be confusion in choosing among approaches. By examining the various components of the different assessment and planning models, we are able to identify areas for coordination, ways to maximize collaboration, and strategies to further improve community health...
July 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541061/communication-and-connection-during-deployment-a-daily-diary-study-from-the-perspective-of-at-home-partners
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Steven R Wilson, Christina M Marini, Melissa M Franks, Shawn D Whiteman, Dave Topp, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
In this study, 87 partners of deployed National Guard service members completed daily diaries in which they recorded for up to 7 consecutive days the channels (e.g., phone) by which they communicated with their service member, the communication activities (e.g., support provision) they and their service member engaged in, and how connected they felt to their service member. Multilevel modeling was used to explore two types of associations between couples' communication activities and partners' feelings of connection for partners who communicated with their service member via phone and/or video during the week...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538463/implementation-of-a-modified-bedside-handoff-for-a-postpartum-unit
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Christine A Wollenhaup, Eleanor L Stevenson, Julie Thompson, Helen A Gordon, Gloria Nunn
The most frequent cause of sentinel events is poor communication during the nurse-to-nurse handoff process. Standardized methods of handoff do not fit in every patient care setting. The aims of this quality improvement project were to successfully implement a modified bedside handoff model, with some report outside and some inside the patient's room, in a postpartum unit. A structured educational module and champion nurses were used. The new model was evaluated based on the change in compliance, patient satisfaction, and nursing satisfaction...
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537762/creation-of-an-integrated-knowledge-translation-process-to-improve-pediatric-emergency-care-in-canada
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Robin M Featherstone, Carly Leggett, Lisa Knisley, Mona Jabbour, Terry P Klassen, Shannon D Scott, Greg Van De Mosselaer, Lisa Hartling
TREKK (Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids) was established to address knowledge needs to support care of children in general emergency departments. To achieve this goal, we developed an integrated knowledge translation (KT) process based on identified priorities to create the TREKK Evidence Repository, containing "knowledge pyramids" and Bottom Line Recommendations (summary documents) on the diagnosis and treatment of emergency pediatric conditions. The objective of this article is to describe our methods for developing and disseminating the TREKK Evidence Repository to improve pediatric emergency care in Canada...
May 24, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537486/social-media-mourning
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Jensen Moore, Sara Magee, Ellada Gamreklidze, Jennifer Kowalewski
This article uses grounded theory methodology to analyze in-depth interviews conducted with mourners who used social networking sites during bereavement. The social media mourning (SMM) model outlines how social networking sites are used to grieve using one or more of the following: (a) one-way communication, (b) two-way communication, and (c) immortality communication. The model indicates causal conditions of SMM: (a) sharing information with family or friends and (sometimes) beginning a dialog, (b) discussing death with others mourning, (c) discussing death with a broader mourning community, and (d) commemorating and continuing connection to the deceased...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536096/harnessing-facebook-for-smoking-reduction-and-cessation-interventions-facebook-user-engagement-and-social-support-predict-smoking-reduction
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Sunny Jung Kim, Lisa A Marsch, Mary F Brunette, Jesse Dallery
BACKGROUND: Social media technologies offer a novel opportunity for scalable health interventions that can facilitate user engagement and social support, which in turn may reinforce positive processes for behavior change. OBJECTIVE: By using principles from health communication and social support literature, we implemented a Facebook group-based intervention that targeted smoking reduction and cessation. This study hypothesized that participants' engagement with and perceived social support from our Facebook group intervention would predict smoking reduction...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536089/smart-devices-for-older-adults-managing-chronic-disease-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Ben Yb Kim, Joon Lee
BACKGROUND: The emergence of smartphones and tablets featuring vastly advancing functionalities (eg, sensors, computing power, interactivity) has transformed the way mHealth interventions support chronic disease management for older adults. Baby boomers have begun to widely adopt smart devices and have expressed their desire to incorporate technologies into their chronic care. Although smart devices are actively used in research, little is known about the extent, characteristics, and range of smart device-based interventions...
May 23, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529713/gap-junction-structure-unraveled-but-not-fully-revealed
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REVIEW
Eric C Beyer, Viviana M Berthoud
Gap junction channels facilitate the intercellular exchange of ions and small molecules, a process that is critical for the function of many different kinds of cells and tissues. Recent crystal structures of channels formed by one connexin isoform (connexin26) have been determined, and they have been subjected to molecular modeling. These studies have provided high-resolution models to gain insights into the mechanisms of channel conductance, molecular permeability, and gating. The models share similarities, but there are some differences in the conclusions reached by these studies...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527610/multidisciplinary-delphi-development-of-a-scale-to-evaluate-team-function-in-obstetric-emergencies-the-petra-scale
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Mrinalini Balki, David Hoppe, David Monks, Mary Ellen Cooke, Lynn Sharples, Rory Windrim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a new interdisciplinary teamwork scale, the Perinatal Emergency: Team Response Assessment (PETRA), for the management of obstetric crises, through consensus agreement of obstetric caregivers. METHODS: This prospective study was performed using expert consensus, based on a Delphi method. The study investigators developed a new PETRA tool, specifically related to obstetric crisis management, based on the existing literature and discussions among themselves...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526663/effects-of-using-child-personas-in-the-development-of-a-digital-peer-support-service-for-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Pontus Wärnestål, Petra Svedberg, Susanne Lindberg, Jens M Nygren
BACKGROUND: Peer support services have the potential to support children who survive cancer by handling the physical, mental, and social challenges associated with survival and return to everyday life. Involving the children themselves in the design process allows for adapting services to authentic user behaviors and goals. As there are several challenges that put critical requirements on a user-centered design process, we developed a design method based on personas adapted to the particular needs of children that promotes health and handles a sensitive design context...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524065/microrna-in-skin-diseases
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Tatiana G Ruksha, Anna V Komina, Nadezhda V Palkina
MicroRNAs are essential regulators of various cellular processes such as cell growth, differentiation, apoptosis, and the immune response, acting as factors for translational repression and/or degradation of target messenger RNA. Currently, microRNAs are considered as promising biomarkers and therapeutic targets for different pathological conditions. Skin may serve as a convenient model for microRNA modulation studies due to the comparatively easy access to targets cells. Cutaneous diseases are characterized by multiple intercellular communication pathways, triggered by diverse stimuli and mediated by heterogenous regulators, including microRNAs...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522962/alterations-in-cd200-cd200r1-system-during-eae-already-manifest-at-presymptomatic-stages
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Tony Valente, Joan Serratosa, Unai Perpiñá, Josep Saura, Carme Solà
In the brain of patients with multiple sclerosis, activated microglia/macrophages appear in active lesions and in normal appearing white matter. However, whether they play a beneficial or a detrimental role in the development of the pathology remains a controversial issue. The production of pro-inflammatory molecules by chronically activated microglial cells is suggested to contribute to the progression of neurodegenerative processes in neurological disease. In the healthy brain, neurons control glial activation through several inhibitory mechanisms, such as the CD200-CD200R1 interaction...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520773/development-of-the-highly-sensitive-dog-questionnaire-to-evaluate-the-personality-dimension-sensory-processing-sensitivity-in-dogs
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Maya Braem, Lucy Asher, Sibylle Furrer, Isabel Lechner, Hanno Würbel, Luca Melotti
In humans, the personality dimension 'sensory processing sensitivity (SPS)', also referred to as "high sensitivity", involves deeper processing of sensory information, which can be associated with physiological and behavioral overarousal. However, it has not been studied up to now whether this dimension also exists in other species. SPS can influence how people perceive the environment and how this affects them, thus a similar dimension in animals would be highly relevant with respect to animal welfare. We therefore explored whether SPS translates to dogs, one of the primary model species in personality research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516345/performance-and-cost-evaluation-of-health-information-systems-using-micro-costing-and-discrete-event-simulation
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Olfa Rejeb, Claire Pilet, Sabri Hamana, Xiaolan Xie, Thierry Durand, Saber Aloui, Anne Doly, Pierre Biron, Lionel Perrier, Vincent Augusto
Innovation and health-care funding reforms have contributed to the deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve patient care. Many health-care organizations considered the application of ICT as a crucial key to enhance health-care management. The purpose of this paper is to provide a methodology to assess the organizational impact of high-level Health Information System (HIS) on patient pathway. We propose an integrated performance evaluation of HIS approach through the combination of formal modeling using the Architecture of Integrated Information Systems (ARIS) models, a micro-costing approach for cost evaluation, and a Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) approach...
May 17, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514875/identification-of-novel-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase-nampt-inhibitors-using-computational-approaches
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Manish Kesherwani, Sriram Raghavan, Krishnasamy Gunasekaran, Devadasan Velmurugan
Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) is a rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of NAD. Cancer cells have elevated poly [ADP-Ribose] polymerase 1 (PARP) activity as well as the immense necessity of ATP: thereby consuming NAD at a higher rate than normal tissues. The perturbation of these intracellular processes is more sensitive and highly dependent on NAMPT to maintain the required NAD levels. Functional inhibition of NAMPT is, therefore, a promising drug target in therapeutic oncology. In this study, the importance of intermolecular contacts was realized based on contact occupancy and favorable energetic from molecular dynamic simulation to discern non-critical contacts of four different classes of potential NAMPT inhibitor bound complexes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513854/verification-of-dose-profiles-generated-by-the-convolution-algorithm-of-the-gamma-knife-%C3%A2-radiosurgery-planning-system
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Hyun-Tai Chung, Jeong-Hoon Park, Kook Jin Chun
PURPOSE: A convolution algorithm that takes into account electron-density inhomogeneity was recently introduced to calculate dose distributions for the Gamma Knife (GK) Perfexion(™) treatment planning program. The accuracies of the dose distributions computed using the convolution method were assessed using an anthropomorphic phantom and film dosimetry. METHODS: Absorbed-dose distributions inside a phantom (CIRS Radiosurgery Head Phantom, Model 605) were calculated using the convolution method of the GK treatment-planning software (Leksell Gamma Plan(®) version 10...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512692/virtual-reality-enhanced-extinction-of-phobias-and-post-traumatic-stress
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REVIEW
Jessica L Maples-Keller, Carly Yasinski, Nicole Manjin, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum
Virtual reality (VR) refers to an advanced technological communication interface in which the user is actively participating in a computer-generated 3-dimensional virtual world that includes computer sensory input devices used to simulate real-world interactive experiences. VR has been used within psychiatric treatment for anxiety disorders, particularly specific phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder, given several advantages that VR provides for use within treatment for these disorders. Exposure therapy for anxiety disorder is grounded in fear-conditioning models, in which extinction learning involves the process through which conditioned fear responses decrease or are inhibited...
May 16, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512331/entanglement-concentration-for-arbitrary-four-particle-linear-cluster-states
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Ting-Ting Song, Xiaoqing Tan, Tianyin Wang
Cluster states, whose model are a remarkably rich structure in measurement-based quantum computation, hold high degree of entanglement, while entanglement is very fragile during the process of transmission because of the inevitable interaction with the environment. We propose two entanglement concentration protocols for four-particle linear cluster states which and are susceptible to the decoherence and the imperfect communication setups. In the first protocol, POVM operators are introduced to maximize the success probability, and the second protocol is based on cross-Kerr nonlinearity which is utilized to check the parity between the original particle and the ancillary particle...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511551/theoretical-foundations-of-appeals-used-in-alcohol-abuse-and-drunk-driving-public-service-announcements-in-the-united-states-1995-2010
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Jeff Niederdeppe, Rosemary J Avery, Emily Elizabeth Namaste Miller
PURPOSE: The study identifies the extent to which theoretical constructs drawn from well-established message effect communication theories are reflected in the content of alcohol-related public service announcements (PSAs) airing in the United States over a 16-year period. DESIGN: Content analysis of 18 530 141 alcohol-abuse (AA) and drunk-driving (DD) PSAs appearing on national network and local cable television stations in the 210 largest designated marketing areas (DMAs) from January 1995 through December 2010...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
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