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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550911/impact-of-the-introduction-of-electronic-prescribing-on-staff-perceptions-of-patient-safety-and-organizational-culture
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James Davies, Philip H Pucher, Heba Ibrahim, Ben Stubbs
BACKGROUND: Electronic prescribing (EP) systems are online technology platforms by which medicines can be prescribed, administered, and stock controlled. The actual impact of EP on patient safety is not truly understood. This study seeks to assess the impact of the implementation of an EP system on safety culture, as well as assessing differences between clinical respondent groups and considering their implications. METHODS: Staff completed a modified Safety Attitudes Questionnaire survey, 6 weeks following the introduction of EP across surgical services in a hospital in Dorset, England...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549484/the-effects-of-a-psychological-intervention-directed-at-optimizing-immune-function-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lemmy Schakel, Dieuwke S Veldhuijzen, Henriët van Middendorp, Corine Prins, Simone A Joosten, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Leo G Visser, Andrea W M Evers
BACKGROUND: Previous research has provided evidence for the link between psychological processes and psychophysiological health outcomes. Psychological interventions, such as face-to-face or online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and serious games aimed at improving health, have shown promising results in promoting health outcomes. Few studies so far, however, have examined whether Internet-based CBT combined with serious gaming elements is effective in modulating health outcomes. Moreover, studies often did not incorporate psychophysiological or immunological challenges in order to gain insight into physiological responses to real-life challenges after psychological interventions...
May 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549476/comparing-motivational-self-regulatory-and-habitual-processes-in-a-computer-tailored-physical-activity-intervention-in-hospital-employees-protocol-for-the-paths-randomised-controlled-trial
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Dominika Kwasnicka, Corneel Vandelanotte, Amanda Rebar, Benjamin Gardner, Camille Short, Mitch Duncan, Dawn Crook, Martin S Hagger
BACKGROUND: Most people do not engage in sufficient physical activity to confer health benefits and to reduce risk of chronic disease. Healthcare professionals frequently provide guidance on physical activity, but often do not meet guideline levels of physical activity themselves. The main objective of this study is to develop and test the efficacy of a tailored intervention to increase healthcare professionals' physical activity participation and quality of life, and to reduce work-related stress and absenteeism...
May 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549058/histone-deacetylase-adaptation-in-single-ventricle-heart-disease-and-a-young-animal-model-of-right-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Weston W Blakeslee, Kimberly M Demos-Davies, Douglas D Lemon, Katharina M Lutter, Maria A Cavasin, Sam Payne, Karin Nunley, Carlin S Long, Timothy A McKinsey, Shelley D Miyamoto
BACKGROUNDHistone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are promising therapeutics for various forms of cardiac disease. The purpose of this study was to assess cardiac HDAC catalytic activity and expression in children with single ventricle heart disease of right ventricular morphology (SV), as well as in a rodent model of right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH).METHODSHomogenates of RV explants from non-failing controls and SV children were assayed for HDAC catalytic activity and HDAC isoform expression. Postnatal 1-day old rat pups were placed in hypoxic conditions and echocardiographic analysis, gene expression, HDAC catalytic activity and isoform expression studies of the RV were performed...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548881/constraints-drivers-and-implications-of-influenza-a-virus-reassortment
#5
Anice C Lowen
Influenza A viruses are constantly changing. This change accounts for seasonal epidemics, infrequent pandemics, and zoonotic outbreaks. A major mechanism underlying the genetic diversification of influenza A virus is reassortment of intact gene segments between coinfecting viruses. This exchange is possible because of the segmented nature of the viral genome. Here, I first consider the constraints and drivers acting on influenza A virus reassortment, including the likelihood of coinfection at the host and cellular levels, mixing and assembly of heterologous gene segments within coinfected cells, and the fitness associated with reassortant genotypes...
May 26, 2017: Annual Review of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548650/aflibercept-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-evaluating-its-role-as-a-primary-therapeutic-option
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M Ashraf, A A R Souka
The recent VIEW studies have demonstrated the non-inferiority of monthly and bi-monthly aflibercept in the management of wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) compared with ranibizumab. However, the current data are limited mainly to fixed dosing regimens with few studies looking at flexible dosing regimens of aflibercept in wet AMD. In addition, recent data from the VIEW 96 week extension has shown that patients being shifted from fixed dosing regimens to PRN have shown a drop in visual acuity and increase in central macular thickness...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548125/next-generation-sequencing-based-molecular-characterization-of-primary-urinary-bladder-adenocarcinoma
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Somak Roy, Dinesh Pradhan, Wayne L Ernst, Stephanie Mercurio, Yana Najjar, Rahul Parikh, Anil V Parwani, Reetesh K Pai, Rajiv Dhir, Marina N Nikiforova
Primary bladder adenocarcinoma is a rare and aggressive tumor with poor clinical outcomes and no standard of care therapy. Molecular biology of this tumor is unknown due to the lack of comprehensive molecular profiling studies. The study aimed to identify genomic alterations of clinical and therapeutic significance using next-generation sequencing and compare genomic profile of primary bladder adenocarcinoma with that of high-grade urothelial carcinoma and colorectal adenocarcinoma. A cohort of 15 well-characterized primary bladder adenocarcinoma was subjected to targeted next-generation sequencing for the identification of mutations and copy-number changes in 51 cancer-related genes...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548123/infrequently-expressed-mirnas-in-colorectal-cancer-tissue-and-tumor-molecular-phenotype
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Martha L Slattery, Frances Y Lee, Andrew J Pellatt, Lila E Mullany, John R Stevens, Wade S Samowitz, Roger K Wolff, Jennifer S Herrick
We have previously shown that commonly expressed miRNAs influenced tumor molecular phenotype in colorectal cancer. We hypothesize that infrequently expressed miRNAs, when showing higher levels of expression, help to define tumor molecular phenotype. In this study, we examine 304 miRNAs expressed in at least 30 individuals, but in <50% of the population and with a mean level of expression above 1.0 relative florescent unit. We examine associations in 1893 individuals who have the tumor molecular phenotype data as well as miRNA expression levels for both carcinoma and normal colorectal tissue...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548122/recommendations-for-reporting-tumor-budding-in-colorectal-cancer-based-on-the-international-tumor-budding-consensus-conference-itbcc-2016
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Alessandro Lugli, Richard Kirsch, Yoichi Ajioka, Fred Bosman, Gieri Cathomas, Heather Dawson, Hala El Zimaity, Jean-François Fléjou, Tine Plato Hansen, Arndt Hartmann, Sanjay Kakar, Cord Langner, Iris Nagtegaal, Giacomo Puppa, Robert Riddell, Ari Ristimäki, Kieran Sheahan, Thomas Smyrk, Kenichi Sugihara, Benoît Terris, Hideki Ueno, Michael Vieth, Inti Zlobec, Phil Quirke
Tumor budding is a well-established independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer but a standardized method for its assessment has been lacking. The primary aim of the International Tumor Budding Consensus Conference (ITBCC) was to reach agreement on an international, evidence-based standardized scoring system for tumor budding in colorectal cancer. The ITBCC included nine sessions with presentations, a pre-meeting survey and an e-book covering the key publications on tumor budding in colorectal cancer...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548044/falcon-a-highly-flexible-open-source-software-for-closed-loop-neuroscience
#10
Davide Ciliberti, Fabian Kloosterman
OBJECTIVE: Closed-loop experiments provide unique insights into brain dynamics and function. Here, we demonstrate an open-source software platform that enables high-performance real-time processing of streaming experimental data, suitable for a wide range of closed-loop experiments. APPROACH: We wrote a C++ multi-threaded software (Falcon) in which the user can load and execute an arbitrary processing graph. Each node in the graph is internally mapped to a single thread and nodes communicate with each other through thread-safe buffers...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547943/assertions-of-japanese-websites-for-and-against-cancer-screening-a-text-mining-analysis
#11
Tsuyoshi Okuhara, Hirono Ishikawa, Masahumi Okada, Mio Kato, Takahiro Kiuchi
Background: Cancer screening rates are lower in Japan than in Western countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. While health professionals publish pro-cancer-screening messages online to encourage proactive seeking for screening, anti-screening activists use the same medium to warn readers against following guidelines. Contents of pro- and anti-cancer-screening sites may contribute to readers’ acceptance of one or the other position. We aimed to use a text-mining method to examine frequently appearing contents on sites for and against cancer screening...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547293/nonsurgical-facial-rejuvenation-outcomes-and-safety-of-neuromodulator-and-soft-tissue-filler-procedures-performed-in-a-resident-cosmetic-clinic
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Ali A Qureshi, Rajiv P Parikh, Ketan Sharma, Terence M Myckatyn, Marissa M Tenenbaum
BACKGROUND: The ability to perform nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures is a core competency requirement for plastic surgery residents. However, limited data exist on training models to achieve competency in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and on outcomes of these procedures performed by residents. The purpose here is to evaluate patient-reported outcomes and safety of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures performed by plastic surgery residents. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 50 patients undergoing neuromodulator and/or soft-tissue filler injections in a resident cosmetic clinic between April and August 2016...
May 25, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545538/providing-online-weight-management-in-primary-care-a-mixed-methods-process-evaluation-of-healthcare-practitioners-experiences-of-using-and-supporting-patients-using-power
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Emily Smith, Katherine Bradbury, Lisa Scott, Mary Steele, Paul Little, Lucy Yardley
BACKGROUND: An online weight management intervention (POWeR+) combined with a small amount of primary care healthcare practitioner support is effective in helping patients to lose weight, but little is known about how practitioners interact with the POWeR+ intervention or their experiences of providing support for patients using POWeR+. The aim of this study was to explore practitioners' usage of POWeR+ and their experiences of providing support to patients using POWeR+. METHODS: Set within a randomised controlled trial of POWeR+, practitioners' usage of POWeR+ was automatically captured and a qualitative process analysis was conducted employing semi-structured telephone interviews with practitioners who provided support to patients using POWeR+...
May 25, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545190/radiation-exposure-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-fourteen-year-review-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-malaysia
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Jeevinesh Naidu, Zhiqin Wong, Shanthi Palaniappan, Chai Soon Ngiu, Raja Affendi Raja Ali
Background and Aims: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are subjected to a large amount of ionizing radiation during the course of their illness. This may increase their risk of malignancy to a greater level than that due to the disease itself. In Caucasian patients with Crohn’s disease, this has been well documented and recommendations are in place to avoid high radiation imaging protocols. However, there are limited data available on radiation exposure in Asian IBD patients.We therefore sought to identify total radiation exposure and any differences between ethnically diverse ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) patients at our centre along with determining factors that may contribute to any variation...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542555/parenting-styles-feeding-styles-and-food-related-parenting-practices-in-relation-to-toddlers-eating-styles-a-cluster-analytic-approach
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Klazine van der Horst, Ester F C Sleddens
INTRODUCTION: Toddlers' eating behaviors are influenced by the way parents interact with their children. The objective of this study was to explore how five major constructs of general parenting behavior cluster in parents of toddlers. These parenting clusters were further explored to see how they differed in the use of feeding strategies (i.e. feeding styles and food parenting practices) and by reported child eating styles. METHODS: An online survey with 1005 mothers/caregivers (legal guardians) with at least one child between 12 and 36 months old was conducted in the United States in 2012, assessing general parenting behavior, feeding style, food parenting practices and the child eating styles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542492/temporal-dynamics-of-online-petitions
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Lucas Böttcher, Olivia Woolley-Meza, Dirk Brockmann
Online petitions are an important avenue for direct political action, yet the dynamics that determine when a petition will be successful are not well understood. Here we analyze the temporal characteristics of online-petition signing behavior in order to identify systematic differences between popular petitions, which receive a high volume of signatures, and unpopular ones. We find that, in line with other temporal characterizations of human activity, the signing process is typically non-Poissonian and non-homogeneous in time...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542194/using-g6pd-tests-to-enable-the-safe-treatment-of-plasmodium-vivax-infections-with-primaquine-on-the-thailand-myanmar-border-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Angela Devine, Minnie Parmiter, Cindy S Chu, Germana Bancone, François Nosten, Ric N Price, Yoel Lubell, Shunmay Yeung
BACKGROUND: Primaquine is the only licensed antimalarial for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax infections. Many countries, however, do not administer primaquine due to fear of hemolysis in those with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. In other settings, primaquine is given without G6PD testing, putting patients at risk of hemolysis. New rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) offer the opportunity to screen for G6PD deficiency prior to treatment with primaquine. Here we assessed the cost-effectiveness of using G6PD RDTs on the Thailand-Myanmar border and provide the model as an online tool for use in other settings...
May 24, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541869/teaming-up-for-asthma-control-epr-3-compliant-school-program-in-missouri-is-effective-and-cost-efficient
#18
Benjamin Francisco, Tammy Rood, Rebekah Nevel, Paul Foreman, Sherri Homan
INTRODUCTION: Teaming Up for Asthma Control (TUAC) is a work force development intervention to improve asthma control among children by increasing the competency of school nurses and delivering guideline-based education. We hypothesized that the knowledge and skills of participating school nurses would improve and that this change would positively affect students' asthma health and reduce health care utilization cost. METHODS: Asthma education for school nurses was provided online in a pretest/posttest format or in instructor-led groups...
May 25, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540931/hyperkalemia-in-both-surgically-and-medically-treated-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism
#19
N Wada, Y Shibayama, H Umakoshi, T Ichijo, Y Fujii, K Kamemura, T Kai, R Sakamoto, A Ogo, Y Matsuda, T Fukuoka, M Tsuiki, T Suzuki, M Naruse
Hyperkalemia is an important complication of adrenalectomy for patients with primary aldosteronism (PA). The frequency of hyperkalemia after medication using mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) for PA is unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency and the risk factors of hyperkalemia after surgery and medication for PA. The data of 376 patients with PA registered in a multicentre-collaborative study in Japan, including surgically treated patients (group A; n=142) and medically treated patients with MRAs (group B; n=234) were studied...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540928/anxiety-associated-increased-cpg-methylation-in-the-promoter-of-asb1-a-translational-approach-evidenced-by-epidemiological-and-clinical-studies-and-a-murine-model
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Rebecca T Emeny, Jens Baumert, Anthony S Zannas, Sonja Kunze, Simone Wahl, Stella Iurato, Janine Arloth, Angelika Erhardt, Georgia Balsevich, Mathias V Schmidt, Peter Weber, Anja Kretschmer, Liliane Pfeiffer, Johannes Kruse, Konstantin Strauch, Michael Roden, Christian Herder, Wolfgang Koenig, Christian Gieger, Melanie Waldenberger, Annette Peters, Elisabeth B Binder, Karl-Heinz Ladwig
Epigenetic regulation in anxiety is suggested, but evidence from large studies is needed. We conducted an epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) on anxiety in a population-based cohort and validated our finding in a clinical cohort as well as a murine model. In the KORA cohort, participants (n=1522, age 32-72 years) were administered the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) instrument, whole blood DNA methylation was measured (Illumina 450 K BeadChip) and circulating levels of hs-CRP and IL-18 were assessed in the association between anxiety and methylation...
May 25, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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