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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526865/realization-of-large-energy-proportion-in-the-central-lobe-by-coherent-beam-combination-based-on-conformal-projection-system
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Dong Zhi, Zhixin Zhang, Yanxing Ma, Xiaolin Wang, Zilun Chen, Wuming Wu, Pu Zhou, Lei Si
In this paper, we experimentally validate a tiled-aperture conformal projection system with the largest array filling factor and element beam truncation factor to the best of our knowledge. The conformal projection system, which is made up of a hexagonal adaptive fiber-optics collimator (AFOC) array with the proximate ideal intensity distributions, is fabricated and the performance of output beam is tested and evaluated properly and carefully. Both of the active phase-locking control and precise tip-tilt control are implemented successfully in the CBC of the hexagonal seven-beam-array...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525558/electronic-clinical-quality-measure-reporting-challenges-findings-from-the-medicare-ehr-incentive-program-s-controlling-high-blood-pressure-measure
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Dawn M Heisey-Grove, Hilary K Wall, Janet S Wright
Objective: To identify physician and practice characteristics associated with high clinical and technical performance on the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) that calculates the proportion of patients with hypertension who have controlled blood pressure. Materials and Methods: The study included 268 602 physicians participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program between 2011 and 2014. Independent variables included delivery reform participation and physician, practice level, and area characteristics...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525464/the-cardiac-rehabilitation-model-improves-fitness-quality-of-life-and-depression-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Lianne B Dolan, Danielle Barry, Teresa Petrella, Lindsay Davey, Ann Minnes, Allison Yantzi, Susan Marzolini, Paul Oh
PURPOSE: Exercise is a demonstrated, therapeutic strategy for cancer survivors to minimize many treatment-induced side effects and may decrease risk of recurrence. Nonetheless, structured programs that combine exercise and education are not yet standardized within cancer care. The Health, Exercise, Active Living, Therapeutic lifestyle (HEALTh) program is a clinical exercise program based on the established cardiac rehabilitation model, but customized for female breast cancer survivors...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525404/growth-hormone-treatment-for-growth-hormone-deficiency-and-idiopathic-short-stature-new-guidelines-shaped-by-the-presence-and-absence-of-evidence
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Adda Grimberg, David B Allen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Pediatric Endocrine Society recently published new guidelines for the use of human growth hormone (hGH) and human insulin-like growth factor-I (hIGF-I) treatment for growth hormone deficiency, idiopathic short stature, and primary IGF-I deficiency in children and adolescents. This review places the new guidelines in historical contexts of the life cycle of hGH and the evolution of US health care, and highlights their future implications. RECENT FINDINGS: The new hGH guidelines, the first to be created by the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach, are more conservative than their predecessors...
May 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524031/-predictive-value-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-lactate-for-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-patients-post-neurosurgical-operation-with-blood-contaminated-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Yufang Wang, Lingyan Wang, Jingchao Li, Lei Shi, Mingli Yao, Xiangdong Guan, Bin Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of cerebrospinal lactate for the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis in patients post-neurosurgical operation (PNBM) with blood-contaminated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. 101 patients underwent neurosurgical operation and clinically suspected PNBM admitted to neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU) of the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University from October 2015 to December 2016 were enrolled...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523474/perceptions-of-successful-aging-among-older-adults-in-bangladesh-an-exploratory-study
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Iftekhar Amin
To analyze older adults' definitions of successful aging in Bangladesh. The purposively selected study sample comprised twelve participants who were aged over 60. Interviews using in-depth semi-structured questionnaires were conducted based on participants' chosen mode, either face-to-face, or by phone. Findings of this study support that successful aging is multidimensional - that is - for Bangladeshis successful aging encompasses dimensions such as adaptation to an aging body, financial security, family and intergenerational care, and social participation...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523452/training-for-leadership-roles-in-academic-medicine-opportunities-for-psychologists-in-the-aamc-lead-program
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Donna LaPaglia, Britta Thompson, Janet Hafler, Sheila Chauvin
Psychologists' roles within academic medicine have expanded well beyond research and scholarship. They are active as providers of patient care, medical education, and clinical supervision. Although the number of psychologists in academic health centers continues to grow, they represent a small portion of total medical school faculties. However, with the movement toward collaborative care models, emphasis on interprofessional teams, and increased emphasis on psychological science topics in medical curricula, psychologists are well-positioned to make further contributions...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523356/evaluation-of-height-dependent-and-height-independent-methods-of-estimating-baseline-serum-creatinine-in-critically-ill-children
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Erin Hessey, Rami Ali, Marc Dorais, Geneviève Morissette, Michael Pizzi, Nikki Rink, Philippe Jouvet, Jacques Lacroix, Véronique Phan, Michael Zappitelli
BACKGROUND: Baseline serum creatinine (bSCr) is required for diagnosing acute kidney injury (AKI). In children, bSCr is commonly defined as the lowest measurement within 3 months of admission. Measured values are often missing and estimating bSCr using height-based glomerular filtration rate (GFR) equations is problematic when height is unavailable. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including 538 children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) between 2003 and 2005 at two centers in Canada, with measured bSCr, height, and ICU-SCr values...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522162/implementing-shared-decision-making-for-diabetes-care-across-country-settings-what-really-matters-to-people
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Michela Tinelli, Panagiotis Petrou, George Samoutis, Vivie Traynor, George Olympios, Alistair McGuire
CONTEXT: Growing evidence of improved clinical outcomes and patient/professional satisfaction supports shared-decision-making (SDM) services as an effective primary care interventions for diabetes. However, only a few countries have actually adopted them (e.g. England). In other European countries (e.g. Cyprus) there is awareness that patients play a crucial role in decision-making, and SDM services could be considered as innovative strategies to promote the actual implementation of patient rights legislation and strengthen primary care...
May 10, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521799/what-are-the-differences-among-occupational-groups-related-to-their-palliative-care-specific-educational-needs-and-intensity-of-interprofessional-collaboration-in-long-term-care-homes
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S Kaasalainen, T Sussman, M Bui, N Akhtar-Danesh, R D Laporte, L McCleary, A Wickson Griffiths, K Brazil, D Parker, V Dal Bello-Haas, A Papaioannou, J O'Leary
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the differences across occupational groups related to their end-of-life care-specific educational needs and reported intensity of interprofessional collaboration in long-term care (LTC) homes. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey, based on two questionnaires, was administered at four LTC homes in Ontario, Canada using a modified Dilman's approach. The first questionnaire, End of Life Professional Caregiver Survey, included three domains: patients and family-centered communication, cultural and ethical values, effective care delivery...
May 18, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521330/pediatric-penetrating-neck-trauma-hard-signs-of-injury-and-selective-neck-exploration
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Rober A Tessler, Huong Nguyen, Christoper Newton, James Betts
BACKGROUND: Selective neck exploration and computed tomography angiography (CTA) in penetrating neck trauma have been well described in adults. However, data in the pediatric population are sparse. The extent to which these practices have been adopted in pediatric patients is unknown. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center cohort study of pediatric penetrating neck trauma for the years 2001 to 2014 in a dedicated children's hospital/Level 1 pediatric trauma center...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520756/de-novo-assembly-and-comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-the-foot-from-chinese-green-mussel-perna-viridis-in-response-to-cadmium-stimulation
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Xinhui Zhang, Zhiqiang Ruan, Xinxin You, Jintu Wang, Jieming Chen, Chao Peng, Qiong Shi
The Chinese green mussel, Perna viridis, is a marine bivalve with important economic values as well as biomonitoring roles for aquatic pollution. Byssus, secreted by the foot gland, has been proved to bind heavy metals effectively. In this study, using the RNA sequencing technology, we performed comparative transcriptomic analysis on the mussel feet with or without inducing by cadmium (Cd). Our current work is aiming at providing insights into the molecular mechanisms of byssus binding to heavy metal ions. The transcriptome sequencing generated a total of 26...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516492/telemedicine-in-dermatology-findings-and-experiences-worldwide-a-systematic-literature-review
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L Eissing, A Trettel, M Augustin
Telemedicine has become an important element of health care in many countries and profited from the technological progress of the last two decades. Due to the visual character of the dermatological specialty, teledermatology in particular participated in that development and is becoming a major tool in dermatological consultation. The objective of this article was to identify the use of teledermatology across the world based on published original articles. A systematic literature search of the Medline and Embase databases for eligible publications (predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria) and a cross-validation search were conducted...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515799/implementing-mindfulness-in-the-mainstream-making-the-path-by-walking-it
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Rebecca S Crane
There is expanding interest in mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) within the mainstream. While there are research gaps, there is empirical evidence for these developments. Implementing new evidence into practice is always complex and difficult. Particular complexities and tensions arise when implementing MBPs in the mainstream. MBPs are emerging out of the confluence of different epistemologies-contemplative teaching and practice, and contemporary Western empiricism and culture. In the process of navigating implementation and integrity, and developing a professional practice context for this emerging field, the diverse influences within this confluence need careful attention and thought...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515741/respiratory-functional-status-after-conventional-and-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Jarosław Stoliński, Robert Musiał, Dariusz Plicner, Kamil Fijorek, Michał Mędrzycki, Janusz Andres, Bogusław Kapelak
INTRODUCTION: Reports describing respiratory function of patients after conventional or minimally invasive cardiac surgery are infrequent. AIM: To compare pulmonary functional status after conventional (AVR) and after minimally invasive, through right anterior minithoracotomy, aortic valve replacement (RT-AVR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was an observational analysis of 212 patients scheduled for RT-AVR and 212 for AVR between January 2011 and December 2014 selected using propensity score matching...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515193/cost-effectiveness-of-telehealthcare-to-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-results-from-the-danish-telecare-north-cluster-randomised-trial
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Flemming Witt Udsen, Pernille Heyckendorff Lilholt, Ole Hejlesen, Lars Ehlers
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the cost-effectiveness of a telehealthcare solution in addition to usual care compared with usual care. DESIGN: A 12-month cost-utility analysis conducted alongside a cluster-randomised trial. SETTING: Community-based setting in the geographical area of North Denmark Region in Denmark. PARTICIPANTS: 26 municipality districts define randomisation clusters with 13 districts in each arm. 1225 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were enrolled, of which 578 patients were randomised to telehealthcare and 647 to usual care...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514917/advancing-health-care-quality-and-safety-through-action-learning
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Simon Mathews, Sherita Golden, Renee Demski, Peter Pronovost, Lisa Ishii
Purpose The purpose of this study is to demonstrate how action learning can be practically applied to quality and safety challenges at a large academic medical health system and become fundamentally integrated with an institution's broader approach to quality and safety. Design/methodology/approach The authors describe how the fundamental principles of action learning have been applied to advancing quality and safety in health care at a large academic medical institution. The authors provide an academic contextualization of action learning in health care and then transition to how this concept can be practically applied to quality and safety by providing detailing examples at the unit, cross-functional and executive levels...
May 2, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514910/value-based-healthcare-measurement-as-a-context-for-organizational-learning
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Patrik Nordin, Anna-Aurora Kork, Inka Koskela
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the potential of organizational learning for developing effectiveness of care. Value-based healthcare measurement recognizes patient value as a driver for improving health outcomes at the societal and individual levels. By using the action learning method, this paper examines the phases of organizational learning in a private healthcare organization that has developed a novel Big Data screening tool for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2)...
May 2, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514908/using-action-learning-sets-to-support-change-in-end-of-life-care
#19
Karen Gillett, Liz Reed, Liz Bryan
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe the delivery of facilitated action learning sets as an integral component of a multidisciplinary end-of-life care course. Design/methodology/approach The educational intervention described in this paper is delivered by specialist palliative care practitioners to those working with dying patients and their families in non-specialist settings. The programme consists of two components: the first taught/experience-based component takes place in a hospice. The second integral component involves action learning sets which are facilitated by specialist palliative care staff over a six-month period...
May 2, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514640/digital-disruption-syndromes
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Clair Sullivan, Andrew Staib
The digital transformation of hospitals in Australia is occurring rapidly in order to facilitate innovation and improve efficiency. Rapid transformation can cause temporary disruption of hospital workflows and staff as processes are adapted to the new digital workflows. The aim of this paper is to outline various types of digital disruption and some strategies for effective management. A large tertiary university hospital recently underwent a rapid, successful roll-out of an integrated electronic medical record (EMR)...
May 18, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
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