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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944981/a-qualitative-study-on-the-attributes-of-nurses-workplace-social-capital-in-japan
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Kensuke Norikoshi, Toshio Kobayashi, Keiji Tabuchi
AIM: To identify attributes of nurses' workplace social capital in Japan. BACKGROUND: Much attention has been paid to nurses' workplace social capital to improve the quality of the work environment; however, few studies are available on the attributes of nurses' workplace social capital. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 nurses at seven hospitals. Nurses reported on the attributes of workplace social capital, such as characteristics facilitating individual positive action in an organisation, which were qualitatively analysed using the Kawakita Jiro method...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944434/informal-e-waste-recycling-in-developing-countries-review-of-metal-loid-s-pollution-environmental-impacts-and-transport-pathways
#2
Michael Ackah
Crude or primitive recycling practices are often adopted in material resource recovery from E-waste in developing nations. Significant human health and environmental impacts may occur because of such practices. Literature on metal(loid)s pollution during E-waste processing is fragmented. Here, I review the health and environmental impacts of E-waste recycling operations and transport pathways of metal(loid)s, dispersed during operations. This paper is organised into five sections. Section 1 relates to the background of global E-waste generation and legal/illegal trade, citing specific cases from Ghana and other developing nations...
September 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944298/hippocampal-diencephalic-cingulate-networks-for-memory-and-emotion-an-anatomical-guide
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Emma J Bubb, Lisa Kinnavane, John P Aggleton
This review brings together current knowledge from tract tracing studies to update and reconsider those limbic connections initially highlighted by Papez (1937) for their presumed role in emotion. These connections link hippocampal and parahippocampal regions with the mammillary bodies, the anterior thalamic nuclei, and the cingulate gyrus, all structures now strongly implicated in memory functions. An additional goal of this review is to describe the routes taken by the various connections within this network...
August 4, 2017: Brain and neuroscience advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944071/prevalence-and-screening-for-anaemia-in-mild-to-moderate-crohn-s-disease-and-ulcerative-colitis-in-the-united-states-2010-2014
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Eboselume Akhuemonkhan, Alyssa Parian, Kay Miller, Stephen Hanauer, Susan Hutfless
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Anaemia affects up to 74% patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) and is correlated with decreased quality of life. The European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) recommends at least annual screening for iron-deficiency anaemia. We aimed to determine the prevalence of anaemia, frequency of anaemia screening and factors associated with anaemia in a retrospective study of mild to moderate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the USA. METHODS: Adults with at least two outpatient encounters for IBD between 2010 through 2014 who contributed laboratory information were identified from MarketScan, a US commercial claims database...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943834/cutaneous-lyme-borreliosis-guideline-of-the-german-dermatology-society
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Heidelore Hofmann, Volker Fingerle, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld, Hans-Iko Huppertz, Andreas Krause, Sebastian Rauer, Bernhard Ruf
This guideline of the German Dermatology Society primarily focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous manifestations of Lyme borreliosis. It has received consensus from 22 German medical societies and 2 German patient organisations. It is the first part of an AWMF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften e.V.) interdisciplinary guideline: "Lyme Borreliosis - Diagnosis and Treatment, development stage S3". The guideline is directed at physicians in private practices and clinics who treat Lyme borreliosis...
2017: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943365/methods-matter-a-primer-on-permanent-and-reversible-interference-techniques-in-animals-for-investigators-of-human-neuropsychology
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Andrew H Bell, Janet H Bultitude
The study of patients with brain lesions has contributed to many important advances in our understanding of the biological basis of human cognition, but also has several unavoidable limitations. Research using animal models compliments and extends human neuropsychology by addressing many of these limitations. In this review, we provide an overview of animal lesion techniques for researchers of human neuropsychology, with the aim of highlighting how these methods provide a valuable adjunct to behavioural, neuroimaging, physiological, and clinical investigations in humans...
September 21, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943267/the-effect-of-physical-activity-on-mortality-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-130%C3%A2-000-people-from-17-high-income-middle-income-and-low-income-countries-the-pure-study
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Scott A Lear, Weihong Hu, Sumathy Rangarajan, Danijela Gasevic, Darryl Leong, Romaina Iqbal, Amparo Casanova, Sumathi Swaminathan, R M Anjana, Rajesh Kumar, Annika Rosengren, Li Wei, Wang Yang, Wang Chuangshi, Liu Huaxing, Sanjeev Nair, Rafael Diaz, Hany Swidon, Rajeev Gupta, Noushin Mohammadifard, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Aytekin Oguz, Katarzyna Zatonska, Pamela Seron, Alvaro Avezum, Paul Poirier, Koon Teo, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Physical activity has a protective effect against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-income countries, where physical activity is mainly recreational, but it is not known if this is also observed in lower-income countries, where physical activity is mainly non-recreational. We examined whether different amounts and types of physical activity are associated with lower mortality and CVD in countries at different economic levels. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, we recruited participants from 17 countries (Canada, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Poland, Turkey, Malaysia, South Africa, China, Colombia, Iran, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe)...
September 21, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942277/the-role-of-bioassays-in-the-evaluation-of-ecotoxicological-aspects-within-the-pef-oef-protocols-the-case-of-wwtps
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Roberta Pedrazzani, Irma Cavallotti, Edoardo Bollati, Marta Ferreri, Giorgio Bertanza
The suitability evaluation of any industrial process should rely on economic, technical, social and, in particular, environmental aspects. The Commission Recommendation 2013/179/UE enables the improvement and the harmonization of the conventional evaluation of environmental footprints, such as LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), Carbon and Water Footprint, by suggesting the assessment of life cycle environmental performance of products and organisations (PEF, OEF). Novelty aspects reside in including new impact categories (namely, human toxicity cancer effects, human toxicity not-cancer effects and eco-toxicity)...
September 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940854/barriers-to-physical-activity-and-healthy-diet-among-breast-cancer-survivors-a-multilevel-perspective
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D Cho, C L Park
Cancer survivors engage in suboptimal levels of health behaviours and report many barriers to health behaviours, but we lack a solid understanding of the different levels of barriers and how they relate to enacted health behaviours. To address these issues, we conducted mixed-method research in 97 breast cancer survivors. Participants' barriers to physical activity (PA) and healthy diet, asked as an open-ended question, were coded as individual-level, social-level, and organisational/environmental-level for each health behaviour...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940765/consensus-achievement-of-leadership-organisational-and-individual-factors-that-influence-safety-climate-implications-for-nursing-management
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Shelly A Fischer, Jacqueline Jones, Joyce A Verran
AIM: To validate a framework of factors that influence the relationship of transformational leadership and safety climate, and to enable testing of safety chain factors by generating hypotheses regarding their mediating and moderating effects. BACKGROUND: Understanding the patient safety chain and mechanisms by which leaders affect a strong climate of safety is essential to transformational leadership practice, education, and research. METHODS: A systematic review of leadership and safety literature was used to develop an organising framework of factors proposed to influence the climate of safety...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940239/allee-effects-in-social-species
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REVIEW
E Angulo, G Luque, S D Gregory, J W Wenzel, C Bessa-Gomes, L Berec, F Courchamp
Allee effects have important implications for many aspects of basic and applied ecology. The benefits of aggregation of conspecific individuals are central to Allee effects, which have led to the widely held assumption that social species are more prone to Allee effects. Robust evidence for this assumption, however, remains rare. Further, previous research on Allee effects has failed to adequately address the consequences of the different levels of organization within social species' populations. Here, we review available evidence of Allee effects and model the role of demographic and behavioural factors that may combine to dampen or strengthen Allee effects in social species...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939165/decrease-in-nmda-receptor-signalling-activity-in-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-diminishes-defensive-behaviour-and-unconditioned-fear-induced-antinociception-elicited-by-gabaergic-tonic-inhibition-impairment-in-the-posterior-hypothalamus
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Luiz Luciano Falconi-Sobrinho, Tayllon Dos Anjos-Garcia, Ricardo de Oliveira, Norberto Cysne Coimbra
Acute γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) disinhibition in the posterior hypothalamus (PH) elicits defensive reactions that are considered anxiety- and panic attack-like behaviour, and these defensive reactions are followed by antinociception. Evidence indicates that the PH connects with the medial prefrontal cortex, particularly the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which seems to regulate these unconditioned fear-induced defensive responses. However, few studies have shown the participation of cortical regions in the control of behavioural and antinociceptive responses organised by diencephalic structures...
September 19, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938876/assessment-of-the-effect-of-larval-source-management-and-house-improvement-on-malaria-transmission-when-added-to-standard-malaria-control-strategies-in-southern-malawi-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Robert S McCann, Henk van den Berg, Peter J Diggle, Michèle van Vugt, Dianne J Terlouw, Kamija S Phiri, Aurelio Di Pasquale, Nicolas Maire, Steven Gowelo, Monicah M Mburu, Alinune N Kabaghe, Themba Mzilahowa, Michael G Chipeta, Willem Takken
BACKGROUND: Due to outdoor and residual transmission and insecticide resistance, long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) will be insufficient as stand-alone malaria vector control interventions in many settings as programmes shift toward malaria elimination. Combining additional vector control interventions as part of an integrated strategy would potentially overcome these challenges. Larval source management (LSM) and structural house improvements (HI) are appealing as additional components of an integrated vector management plan because of their long histories of use, evidence on effectiveness in appropriate settings, and unique modes of action compared to LLINs and IRS...
September 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936898/co-operation-of-employers-in-the-area-of-personal-monitoring-a-commentary-on-bir-guidance-on-the-uk-regulatory-situation
#14
Andy Rogers
The requirement for organisations to co-operate regarding doses to staff who work across organisational boundaries is well established. However, in the field of personal dosimetry there is little guidance as to how to actually achieve legal compliance. Following improvement action in the UK by the regulator, The Health & Safety Executive, a guidance document was developed by the leading professional bodies in this area. This guidance was also commented on by the HSE Specialist Inspectorate (Radiation) enabling the published guidance to represent a compliant standard...
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936897/uk-guidance-on-the-management-of-personal-dosimetry-systems-for-healthcare-staff-working-at-multiple-organisations
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Andy Rogers, Claire-Louise Chapple, Maria Murray, David Platton, John Saunderson
There has been concern expressed by the UK regulator, the Health & Safety Executive, regarding the management of occupation dose for healthcare radiation workers who work across multiple organisations. In response to this concern the British Institute of Radiology led a working group of relevant professional bodies to develop guidance in this area. The guidance addresses issues of general system management that would apply to all personal dosimetry systems, regardless of whether or not the workers within that system work across organisational boundaries, along with exploring efficient strategies to comply with legislation where those workers do indeed work across organisational boundaries...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936467/peroxisome-motility-measurement-and-quantification-assay
#16
Jeremy Metz, Inês G Castro, Michael Schrader
Organelle movement, distribution and interaction contribute to the organisation of the eukaryotic cell. Peroxisomes are multifunctional organelles which contribute to cellular lipid metabolism and ROS homeostasis. They distribute uniformly in mammalian cells and move along microtubules via kinesin and dynein motors. Their metabolic cooperation with mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is essential for the β-oxidation of fatty acids and the synthesis of myelin lipids and polyunsaturated fatty acids...
September 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936418/use-of-a-design-challenge-to-develop-postural-support-devices-for-intermediate-wheelchair-users
#17
Brenda N Onguti, Deepti Tanuku, Elizabeth J Himelfarb Hurwitz, Nathaniel C Moller, Youseph Yazdi, Shannon Egan, Eva S Bazant, Anthony Gichangi
The provision of an appropriate wheelchair, one that provides proper fit and postural support, promotes wheelchair users' physical health and quality of life. Many wheelchair users have postural difficulties, requiring supplemental postural support devices for added trunk support. However, in many low- and middle-income settings, postural support devices are inaccessible, inappropriate or unaffordable. This article describes the use of the design challenge model, informed by a design thinking approach, to catalyse the development of an affordable, simple and robust postural support device for low- and middle-income countries...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936412/test-retest-reliability-and-construct-validity-of-the-aspects-of-wheelchair-mobility-test-as-a-measure-of-the-mobility-of-wheelchair-users
#18
Karen L Rispin, Kara Huff, Joy Wee
BACKGROUND: The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test (AWMT) was developed for use in a repeated measures format to provide comparative effectiveness data on mobility facilitated by different wheelchair types. It has been used in preliminary studies to compare the mobility of wheelchairs designed for low-resource areas and is intended to be simple and flexible enough so as to be used in low-technology settings. However, to reliably compare the impact of different types of wheelchairs on the mobility of users, a measure must first be a reliable and valid measure of mobility...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936411/a-literature-review-on-work-transitioning-of-youth-with-disabilities-into-competitive-employment
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REVIEW
Madri Engelbrecht, Lynn Shaw, Lana van Niekerk
BACKGROUND: The marginalisation of youth with disabilities from employment opportunities is evident from literature in as far as they form part of the larger groups 'people with disabilities' and 'youth'. A focused view of programmes that assist youth with disabilities into employment has not been presented, despite the worldwide crisis of youth unemployment. AIM: This review aimed to identify evidence on work transition programmes that are effective in assisting people with disabilities into open labour market (competitive) employment, as well as to highlight gaps in knowledge to inform future research on this topic...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936394/intercultural-policy-in-times-of-crisis-theory-and-practice-in-the-case-of-turin-italy
#20
Tiziana Caponio, Davide Donatiello
In this article we analyse how interculturalism, intended as a new paradigm of immigrant integration policies, has been taking shape in an Italian city, i.e. Turin, in the context of the current economic crisis. We argue for the necessity of going beyond official statements on intercultural policy by undertaking a comparative analysis of policy practices in three Neighbourhood Houses (NHs, Case del quartiere), which are defined by the Municipality as open and intercultural spaces in which associations and citizens can develop activities aimed at expressing different cultural backgrounds, fostering participation and supporting social inclusion...
2017: Comparative Migration Studies
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