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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926892/do-mobile-phone-applications-improve-glycemic-control-hba1c-in-the-self-management-of-diabetes-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-grade-of-14-randomized-trials
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Can Hou, Ben Carter, Jonathan Hewitt, Trevor Francisa, Sharon Mayor
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of mobile phone applications (apps) on glycemic control (HbA1c) in the self-management of diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Relevant studies that were published between 1 January 1996 and 1 June 2015 were searched from five databases: Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Embase. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated diabetes apps were included. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis and GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) of the evidence...
November 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926800/interobserver-reproducibility-of-cytologic-p16-ink4a-ki-67-dual-immunostaining-in-human-papillomavirus-positive-women
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Maria Benevolo, Elena Allia, Daniela Gustinucci, Francesca Rollo, Simonetta Bulletti, Elena Cesarini, Basilio Passamonti, Maria Rosaria Giovagnoli, Elisabetta Carico, Francesca M Carozzi, Alessandra Mongia, Giulia Fantacci, Massimo Confortini, Teresa Rubino, Cristina Fodero, Sonia Prandi, Natalina Marchi, Angelo Farruggio, Anna Coccia, Luigia Macrì, Bruno Ghiringhello, Guglielmo Ronco, Emma Bragantini, Enzo Polla, Vincenzo Maccallini, Giovanni Negri, Paolo Giorgi Rossi
BACKGROUND: The accumulation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (p16(ink4a) ) protein in a cell is associated with neoplastic progression in precancerous cervical lesions. Dual staining for p16(ink4a) and Ki-67 has been proposed as a triage test in cervical cancer screening for women who test positive for human papillomavirus DNA. In this study, interobserver reproducibility of the interpretation of this test was assessed. METHODS: Forty-two immunostained, liquid-based cytology slides were divided into 2 sets and were interpreted by 17 to 21 readers from 9 different laboratories, yielding a total of 816 reports...
December 7, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926766/teledermatology-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-skin-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Anna Finnane, Kathy Dallest, Monika Janda, H Peter Soyer
Importance: As technology becomes more commonplace in dermatological practice, it is essential to continuously review the accuracy of teledermatology devices and services compared with in-person care. The last systematic review was conducted over 5 years ago. Objective: To synthesize and assess the quality of the evidence to address 3 research questions: (1) How accurate is teledermatology for skin cancer diagnosis compared with usual care (face-to-face [FTF] diagnosis)? (2) Does teledermatology save clinician and/or patient time, compared with usual care? (3) What are the enablers and barriers to adoption of teledermatology in clinical practice for the diagnosis of skin cancer? Evidence Review: The review protocol was registered in the PROSPERO database...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926686/orthopaedic-trauma-care-capacity-assessment-and-strategic-planning-in-ghana-mapping-a-way-forward
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Barclay T Stewart, Adam Gyedu, Gavin Tansley, Dominic Yeboah, Forster Amponsah-Manu, Charles Mock, Wilfred Labi-Addo, Robert Quansah
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic conditions incur more than 52 million disability-adjusted life years annually worldwide. This burden disproportionately affects low and middle-income countries, which are least equipped to provide orthopaedic care. We aimed to assess orthopaedic capacity in Ghana, describe spatial access to orthopaedic care, and identify hospitals that would most improve access to care if their capacity was improved. METHODS: Seventeen perioperative and orthopaedic trauma care-related items were selected from the World Health Organization's Guidelines for Essential Trauma Care...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925577/the-role-of-ultrasound-compared-to-biopsy-of-temporal-arteries-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-giant-cell-arteritis-tabul-a-diagnostic-accuracy-and-cost-effectiveness-study
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Raashid Luqmani, Ellen Lee, Surjeet Singh, Mike Gillett, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Mike Bradburn, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Andreas P Diamantopoulos, Wulf Forrester-Barker, William Hamilton, Shauna Masters, Brendan McDonald, Eugene McNally, Colin Pease, Jennifer Piper, John Salmon, Allan Wailoo, Konrad Wolfe, Andrew Hutchings
BACKGROUND: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a relatively common form of primary systemic vasculitis, which, if left untreated, can lead to permanent sight loss. We compared ultrasound as an alternative diagnostic test with temporal artery biopsy, which may be negative in 9-61% of true cases. OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound with biopsy in diagnosing patients with suspected GCA. DESIGN: Prospective multicentre cohort study...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925277/identification-of-sources-of-metal-in-the-agricultural-soils-of-guanzhong-plain-northwest-china
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Wenbo Deng, Xuxiang Li, Zhisheng An, Liu Yang, Kang Hou, Yue Zhang
In this study, we conducted a comprehensive survey to assess the possible sources and distribution of metals in the agricultural soils of Guanzhong Plain, northwest China. A total of 227 samples of agricultural soil were collected to determine the content of Pb, Cr, Co, V, Ni, Zn, Cu, As and Mn by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The mean concentrations of metals were 26.2 ± 10.8 mg · kg(-1) , 71.5 ± 16.8 mg · kg(-1) , 12.7 ± 1.81 mg · kg(-1) , 85.1 ± 7.86 mg · kg(-1) , 30...
December 7, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925094/technology-for-self-care-for-ostomized-women-s-sexual-and-reproductive-health
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Andressa Ferreira Leite Ladislau Albuquerque, Ana Karina Bezerra Pinheiro, Francisca Márcia Pereira Linhares, Tatiane Gomes Guedes
Objective: to validate the technology of printed booklets on self-care for ostomized women's sexual and reproductive health. Method: a methodological study was performed with a focus on the construction and validity of a printed booklet. The content of this booklet was validated by 11 specialist judges/nurses, according to a Content Validity Index (CVI) equal to or higher than 0.80. Appearance was validated by nine ostomized women, according to an assessment of the difficulty and convenience of the educational material...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925090/storytelling-a-care-technology-in-continuing-education-for-active-ageing
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Nadia Pinheiro da Costa, Sandra Helena Isse Polaro, Eloá Aparecida Caliari Vahl, Lucia Hisako Takase Gonçalves
Objective: assessing relevance and effectiveness of care/educational technology in the form of "storytelling" as a strategy in the cultivation of active ageing (AA) for elderly users of a Basic Health Unit (BHU), from the Amazon region. Method: convergent care research (CCR) held in a BHU in Belém, state of Pará, with eight elderly ladies for testing this technology. An active ageing assessment questionnaire and WHOQOL-BREF - quality of life assessment were applied...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924656/assistive-technology-as-reading-interventions-for-children-with-reading-impairments-with-a-one-year-follow-up
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Emma Lindeblad, Staffan Nilsson, Stefan Gustafson, Idor Svensson
PURPOSE: This pilot study investigated the possible transfer effect on reading ability in children with reading difficulties after a systematic intervention to train and compensate for reading deficiencies by using applications in smartphones and tablets. The effects of using assistive technology (AT) one year after the interventions were completely studied. School related motivation, independent learning and family relations were also considered. METHOD: 35 pupils aged 10-12 years participated...
December 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924604/exploring-genome-wide-expression-profiles-using-machine-learning-techniques
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Moritz Kebschull, Panos N Papapanou
Although contemporary high-throughput -omics methods produce high-dimensional data, the resulting wealth of information is difficult to assess using traditional statistical procedures. Machine learning methods facilitate the detection of additional patterns, beyond the mere identification of lists of features that differ between groups.Here, we demonstrate the utility of (1) supervised classification algorithms in class validation, and (2) unsupervised clustering in class discovery. We use data from our previous work that described the transcriptional profiles of gingival tissue samples obtained from subjects suffering from chronic or aggressive periodontitis (1) to test whether the two diagnostic entities were also characterized by differences on the molecular level, and (2) to search for a novel, alternative classification of periodontitis based on the tissue transcriptomes...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924602/genome-wide-analysis-of-periodontal-and-peri-implant-cells-and-tissues
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Moritz Kebschull, Claudia Hülsmann, Per Hoffmann, Panos N Papapanou
Omics analyses, including the systematic cataloging of messenger RNA and microRNA sequences or DNA methylation patterns in a cell population, organ or tissue sample, are powerful means of generating comprehensive genome-level data sets on complex diseases. We have systematically assessed the transcriptome, miRNome and methylome of gingival tissues from subjects with different diagnostic entities of periodontal disease, and studied the transcriptome of primary cells ex vivo, or in vitro after infection with periodontal pathogens...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924586/rna-sequencing-analysis-of-salivary-extracellular-rna
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Blanca Majem, Feng Li, Jie Sun, David T W Wong
Salivary biomarkers for disease detection, diagnostic and prognostic assessments have become increasingly well established in recent years. In this chapter we explain the current leading technology that has been used to characterize salivary non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) from the extracellular RNA (exRNA) fraction: HiSeq from Illumina® platform for RNA sequencing. Therefore, the chapter is divided into two main sections regarding the type of the library constructed (small and long ncRNA libraries), from saliva collection, RNA extraction and quantification to cDNA library generation and corresponding QCs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924170/use-of-a-respiratory-volume-monitor-to-assess-respiratory-competence-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-after-extubation
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Stephan Ianchulev, Diane Ladd, C Marshall MacNabb, Lizeng Qin, Nathan Marengi, Jenny Freeman
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone cardiac surgery are generally mechanically ventilated postoperatively. Early postoperative extubation is currently recommended in anesthesia guidelines. No current technology can accurately, non-invasively, measure respiratory competence after extubation. Pulse oximetry has been helpful, but this is a late indicator of respiratory compromise. A novel, non-invasive, respiratory volume monitor (RVM) has been shown to deliver accurate continuous, real-time minute ventilation (MV), tidal volume (TV) and respiratory rate (RR) measurements and provide an objective measure of respiratory competence...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923707/three-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-quantification-of-glenoid-bone-loss-is-equivalent-to-3-dimensional-computed-tomography-quantification-cadaveric-study
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Adam B Yanke, Jason J Shin, Ian Pearson, Bernard R Bach, Anthony A Romeo, Brian J Cole, Nikhil N Verma
PURPOSE: To assess the ability of 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, 1.5 and 3 tesla [T]) to quantify glenoid bone loss in a cadaveric model compared with the current gold standard, 3D computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Six cadaveric shoulders were used to create a bone loss model, leaving the surrounding soft tissues intact. The anteroposterior (AP) dimension of the glenoid was measured at the glenoid equator and after soft tissue layer closure the specimen underwent scanning (CT, 1...
December 3, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923586/assessment-of-traditional-and-improved-stove-use-on-household-air-pollution-and-personal-exposures-in-rural-western-kenya
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Fuyuen Yip, Bryan Christensen, Kanta Sircar, Luke Naeher, Nigel Bruce, David Pennise, Matthew Lozier, Tamara Pilishvili, Jennifer Loo Farrar, Debbi Stanistreet, Ronald Nyagol, Justus Muoki, Lindsey de Beer, Michael Sage, Vikas Kapil
BACKGROUND: Over 40% of the world's population relies on solid fuels for heating and cooking. Use of improved biomass cookstoves (ICS) has the potential to reduce household air pollution (HAP). OBJECTIVES: As part of an evaluation to identify ICS for use in Kenya, we collected indoor air and personal air samples to assess differences between traditional cookstoves (TCS) and ICS. METHODS: We conducted a cross-over study in 2012 in two Kenyan villages; up to six different ICS were installed in 45 households during six two-week periods...
December 3, 2016: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923343/feasibility-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-multidisciplinary-home-telehealth-intervention-programme-to-reduce-falls-among-elderly-discharged-from-hospital-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alessandro Giordano, Gian Pietro Bonometti, Fabio Vanoglio, Mara Paneroni, Palmira Bernocchi, Laura Comini, Amerigo Giordano
BACKGROUND: Fall incidents are the third cause of chronic disablement in elderly according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Recent meta-analyses shows that a multifactorial falls risk assessment and management programmes are effective in all older population studied. However, the application of these programmes may not be the same in all National health care setting and, consequently, needs to be evaluated by cost-effectiveness studies before to plan this intervention in regular care...
December 7, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923064/sparse-regression-based-structure-learning-of-stochastic-reaction-networks-from-single-cell-snapshot-time-series
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Anna Klimovskaia, Stefan Ganscha, Manfred Claassen
Stochastic chemical reaction networks constitute a model class to quantitatively describe dynamics and cell-to-cell variability in biological systems. The topology of these networks typically is only partially characterized due to experimental limitations. Current approaches for refining network topology are based on the explicit enumeration of alternative topologies and are therefore restricted to small problem instances with almost complete knowledge. We propose the reactionet lasso, a computational procedure that derives a stepwise sparse regression approach on the basis of the Chemical Master Equation, enabling large-scale structure learning for reaction networks by implicitly accounting for billions of topology variants...
December 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922918/real-time-fatigue-and-free-living-physical-activity-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-cancer-survivors-and-healthy-controls-a-preliminary-examination-of-the-temporal-dynamic-relationship
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Eileen Danaher Hacker, Inah Kim, Chang Park, Tara Peters
BACKGROUND: Fatigue and physical inactivity, critical problems facing cancer survivors, impact overall health and functioning. Our group designed a novel methodology to evaluate the temporal, dynamic patterns in real-world settings. OBJECTIVE: Using real-time technology, the temporal, dynamic relationship between real-time fatigue and free-living is described and compared in cancer survivors who were treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (n = 25) and age- and gender-matched healthy controls (n = 25)...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922887/regional-cerebral-abnormalities-measured-by-frequency-domain-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-pediatric-patients-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Fenghua Tian, Christopher Jenks, Donald Potter, Darryl Miles, Lakshmi Raman
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of advanced cardio-respiratory support provided to critically ill patients with severe respiratory and/or cardiovascular failure. While children undergoing ECMO therapy have significant risk for neurological morbidity, currently there is a lack of reliable bedside tool to detect the neurologic events for patients on ECMO. This study assessed the feasibility of frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for detection of intracranial complications during ECMO therapy...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922661/fin-tiera-a-tool-for-assessing-technology-induced-errors
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Sari Palojoki, Tuuli Pajunen, Lasse Lehtonen, Kaija Saranto
BACKGROUND: Due to the complexity of healthcare processes, the potential for Health Information Systems (HIS) to cause technology-induced errors is a growing concern. Health Information Technology (HIT) errors nearly always threaten good patient care and can lead to patient harm. Instruments to allow hospitals to proactively identify areas of Electronic Health Records (EHR) safety, to set priorities and to intervene before incidents occur are currently underdeveloped. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to design a Finnish questionnaire to measure EHR users' perceptions of common EHR-related safety concerns in a specialized hospital district context through the lens of the theory of socio-technical dimensions...
December 6, 2016: Methods of Information in Medicine
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