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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106578/imia-educational-recommendations-and-nursing-informatics
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John Mantas, Arie Hasman
The updated version of the IMIA educational recommendations has given an adequate guidelines platform for developing educational programs in Biomedical and Health Informatics at all levels of education, vocational training, and distance learning. This chapter will provide a brief introduction of the recommendations pinpointing aspects for developing and assessing educational programs. We will provide a review of the existing feedback we have acquired during the IMIA site visits of accrediting educational programs at a worldwide level and discuss implementations issues...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093961/submental-ultrasonographic-parameters-among-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Suat Bilici, Acioglu Engin, Yigit Ozgur, Celebi Ozlem Onerci, Yasak Ahmet Gorkem, Yardimci Aytul Hande
Objective This study aimed to determine the value of submental ultrasonography (US) parameters for diagnostic workup among patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to determine whether there is a correlation between US findings and the severity of OSA. Study Design Cross-sectional analysis. Setting Tertiary education hospital. Subjects and Methods The study included 147 patients with suspected OSA who underwent submental US to evaluate various parameters following overnight polysomnography. US findings were compared with the apnea-hypopnea index and other parameters...
January 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092000/direct-and-indirect-effects-of-wastewater-use-and-herd-environment-on-the-occurrence-of-animal-diseases-and-animal-health-in-pakistan
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Ehsan Elahi, Liqin Zhang, Muhammad Abid, Muhammad Tariq Javed, Han Xinru
The use of wastewater for rearing domestic animals is a common phenomenon in most of the developing countries like Pakistan that face a serious shortage of freshwater resources. However, most of the literature has only focused on the indirect effects of wastewater use on animal health or productivity, and literature on the direct effects of wastewater use is rare. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the direct and indirect effects of wastewater usage on the prevalence of animal diseases and animal health in Pakistan...
January 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086910/identifying-youth-friendly-service-practices-associated-with-adolescents-use-of-reproductive-healthcare-services-in-post-conflict-burundi-a-cross-sectional-study
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Imelda K Moise, Jaclyn F Verity, Joseph Kangmennaang
BACKGROUND: Very little is known about reproductive health service (RHS) availability and adolescents' use of these services in post-conflict settings. Such information is crucial for targeted community interventions that aim to improve quality delivery of RHS and outcomes in post-conflict settings. The objectives of this study therefore was to examine the density of RHS availability; assess spatial patterns of RHC facilities; and identify youth-friendly practices associated with adolescents' use of services in post-conflict Burundi...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078729/achieving-full-scope-of-practice-readiness-using-evidence-for-psychotherapy-teaching-in-web-and-hybrid-approaches-in-psychiatric-mental-health-advanced-practice-nursing-education
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Kathleen T McCoy
: Radical changes in role, education, and practice have affected how education of advance practice nurses and practice deliverables occur. PURPOSE: This article examines the effects of distance education upon the teaching/learning of psychotherapy in integrating Web-based technology and platforms. DESIGN AND METHODS: With the advent and proliferation of online programs of study, the question begs: How do distance-linked programs successfully introduce, practice, and supervise one-to-one and group psychotherapy training? FINDINGS: By employing evidence-based education strategies, technology, and strong interpersonal skills and evidence-based therapies, a charter Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice program paved an innovative and successful path...
January 12, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077113/a-possible-dose-response-association-between-distance-to-farmers-markets-and-roadside-produce-stands-frequency-of-shopping-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-and-body-mass-index-among-customers-in-the-southern-united-states
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Stephanie B Jilcott Pitts, Jedediah Hinkley, Qiang Wu, Jared T McGuirt, Mary Jane Lyonnais, Ann P Rafferty, Olivia R Whitt, Nancy Winterbauer, Lisa Phillips
BACKGROUND: The association between farmers' market characteristics and consumer shopping habits remains unclear. Our objective was to examine associations among distance to farmers' markets, amenities within farmers' markets, frequency of farmers' market shopping, fruit and vegetable consumption, and body mass index (BMI). We hypothesized that the relationship between frequency of farmers' market shopping and BMI would be mediated by fruit and vegetable consumption. METHODS: In 15 farmers' markets in northeastern North Carolina, July-September 2015, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 263 farmers' market customers (199 provided complete address data) and conducted farmers' market audits...
January 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076918/disparities-in-supports-for-student-wellness-promotion-efforts-among-secondary-schools-in-minnesota
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Nicole Larson, Michael O'Connell, Cynthia S Davey, Caitlin Caspi, Martha Y Kubik, Marilyn S Nanney
BACKGROUND: We examined whether there are differences in the presence of supports for student wellness promotion (1) between schools in city, suburban and rural locations and, (2) among rural schools, according to distance from a metropolitan center. METHODS: The analysis was conducted in a sample of 309 secondary schools using 2012 Minnesota School Health Profiles surveys and National Center for Educational Statistics Common Core Data. Scores for overall support addressed school health improvement coordination (range: 0-29), collaboration on health education activities (range: 0-5), and teachers' professional preparation (range: 0-7)...
February 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072708/life-threatening-motor-vehicle-crashes-in-bright-sunlight
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Donald A Redelmeier, Sheharyar Raza
: Bright sunlight may create visual illusions that lead to driver error, including fallible distance judgment from aerial perspective. We tested whether the risk of a life-threatening motor vehicle crash was increased when driving in bright sunlight.This longitudinal, case-only, paired-comparison analysis evaluated patients hospitalized because of a motor vehicle crash between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2014. The relative risk of a crash associated with bright sunlight was estimated by evaluating the prevailing weather at the time and place of the crash compared with the weather at the same hour and location on control days a week earlier and a week later...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062410/distance-learning-for-updating-health-professionals-in-palliative-care-a-systematic-review
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Anderson Luiz Carvalho Taroco, Tania Cristina de Oliveira Valente, Camila Soares Carbogim
OBJECTIVES: To review literature regarding online educational initiatives in palliative care which are targeted to update health professionals and prepare distance courses suitable for a Brazilian context. METHODS: 7 databases (PubMed, Cochrane Library, LILACS, SCIELO, CINAHL, Science Direct and Scopus) were reviewed for published papers between January 2004 and August 2014 using the PRISMA methodology. Included studies focused on health professionals and had at least part of the course in a distance learning approach...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060226/barriers-to-care-and-1-year-mortality-among-newly-diagnosed-hiv-infected-people-in-durban-south-africa
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Ingrid V Bassett, Sharon M Coleman, Janet Giddy, MFamMed, Laura M Bogart, Christine E Chaisson, Douglas Ross, Moses J E Flash, Tessa Govender, Rochelle P Walensky, Kenneth A Freedberg, Elena Losina
BACKGROUND: Prompt entry into HIV care is often hindered by personal and structural barriers. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of self-perceived barriers to healthcare on 1-year mortality among newly diagnosed HIV-infected individuals in Durban, South Africa. METHODS: Prior to HIV testing at four outpatient sites, adults (≥18y) were surveyed regarding perceived barriers to care including: 1) service delivery; 2) financial; 3) personal health perception; 4) logistical; and 5) structural...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054427/social-and-biophysical-variation-in-regional-timber-harvest-regimes
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Jonathan R Thompson, Charles D Canham, Luca Morreale, David B Kittredge, Brett Butler
In terms of adult tree mortality, harvesting is the most prevalent disturbance in northeastern United States forests. Previous studies have demonstrated that stand structure and tree species composition are important predictors of harvest. We extend this work to investigate how social factors further influence harvest regimes. By coupling the Forest Inventory and Analysis database to U.S. Census and National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS) data, we quantify social and biophysical variation in the frequency and intensity of harvesting throughout a twenty-state region in the northeastern U...
January 5, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050150/risk-stratification-treatment-selection-and-transplant-eligibility-in-multiple-myeloma-a-qualitative-study-of-the-perspectives-and-self-reported-practices-of-oncologists
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T W LeBlanc, A Howson, W Turell, P Sheldon, S C Locke, S A Tuchman, C Gasparetto, S Kaura, Z M Khan, A P Abernethy
BACKGROUND: Since the early 2000s, treatment options for multiple myeloma have rapidly expanded, adding significant complexity to the management of this disease. To our knowledge, no systematic qualitative research on clinical decision-making in multiple myeloma has been published. We sought to characterize how physicians view and implement guidelines and incorporate novel approaches into patient care. METHODS: We designed a semi-structured qualitative interview guide informed by literature review and an expert advisory panel...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047890/su-c-brb-04-delineation-uncertainty-maps-proof-of-concept-study-for-recurrent-gynaecological-cancers
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D Bernstein, C Kamerling, S Nill, A Taylor, U Oelfke
PURPOSE: To create a novel infrastructure which allows clinicians to record their GTV delineation uncertainty; to generate delineation uncertainty maps from this data and compare them to clinical GTVs. METHODS: A contouring concept was developed in which clinicians draw up to two GTV boundaries per CT slice corresponding to the inner and outermost possible boundaries the GTV may have.A new uncertainty contouring tool was implemented in our research treatment planning system (TPS, DynaPlan) to accommodate these contour pairs and the derivation of delineation probability maps...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047458/mo-ab-bra-08-a-modular-multi-source-x-ray-tube-for-novel-computed-tomography-applications
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B Walker, J Radtke, G Petry, R Swader, G Chen, K Eliceiri, T Mackie
PURPOSE: To develop and build a practical implementation of an x-ray line source for the rapidly increasing number of multi-source imaging applications in CT. METHODS: An innovative x-ray tube was designed using CST Particle Studio, ANSYS, and SolidWorks. A slowly varying magnetic field is synchronized with microsecond gating of multiple thermionic electron sources. Electrostatic simulations were run to optimize the geometry of the optics and prevent electrode arcing...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045804/prevalence-of-hazardous-occupational-noise-exposure-hearing-loss-and-hearing-protection-usage-among-a-representative-sample-of-working-canadians
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Katya Feder, David Michaud, James McNamee, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Hugh Davies, Tony Leroux
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hearing loss (HL), self-reported occupational noise exposure, and hearing protection usage among Canadians. METHODS: In-person household interviews were conducted with 3666 participants, aged 16 to 79 years (1811 males) with 94% completing audiometry and distortion-product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) evaluations. Occupational noise exposure was defined as hazardous when communicating with coworkers at an arm's length distance required speaking in a raised voice...
January 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041659/-predictive-factors-of-lost-to-follow-up-status-during-tuberculosis-treatment-in-brazzaville
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E L P Bemba, R G Bopaka, R Ossibi-Ibara, S N Toungou, B K Ossale-Abacka, F H Okemba-Okombi, J Mboussa
INTRODUCTION: The abandonment of TB treatment has consequences both individual by increasing the risk of drug resistance and collective seeding entourage. The aim of this study is to determine the risk factors to be lost sight of during TB treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: He acted in a prospective cohort study of patients with microbiologically confirmed tuberculosis, beginning TB treatment and followed for six months. The comparative study between 75 patients lost (PL) and 108 no-patients lost (NPL)...
December 29, 2016: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035471/maternal-residential-proximity-to-nuclear-facilities-and-low-birth-weight-in-offspring-in-texas
#17
Xi Gong, F Benjamin Zhan, Yan Lin
Health effects of close residential proximity to nuclear facilities have been a concern for both the general public and health professionals. Here, a study is reported examining the association between maternal residential proximity to nuclear facilities and low birth weight (LBW) in offspring using data from 1996 through 2008 in Texas, USA. A case-control study design was used together with a proximity-based model for exposure assessment. First, the LBW case/control births were categorized into multiple proximity groups based on distances between their maternal residences and nuclear facilities...
December 29, 2016: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034693/distance-education-and-diabetes-empowerment-a-single-blind-randomized-control-trial
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Vahid Zamanzadeh, Mohammad Zirak, Masomeh Hemmati Maslakpak, Naser Parizad
AIMS: Diabetes is one of the biggest problems in healthcare systems and kills many people every year. Diabetes management is impossible when only utilizing medication. So, patients must be educated to manage their diabetes. This study aims to assess the effect of education by telephone and short message service on empowering patients with type 2 diabetes (primary outcome). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in the Urmia diabetes association in Iran...
December 21, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032255/treatment-recommendations-for-schizophrenia-major-depression-and-alcohol-dependence-and-stigmatizing-attitudes-of-the-public-results-from-a-german-population-survey
#19
Sven Speerforck, Georg Schomerus, Herbert Matschinger, Matthias C Angermeyer
In addition to mental health literacy, several potentially conflicting emotions and attitudes among the public are hypothesized to guide their recommendations for specific mental health treatments. It is unclear whether evidence-based treatment strategies are guided by pro-social or stigmatizing attitudes and emotions. In a representative population survey in Germany (n = 3642), we asked respondents to what extent they would recommend psychotropic medication, psychotherapy and relaxation techniques for a person with mental illness described in an unlabelled vignette...
December 28, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028418/buccal-corridors-a-fact-or-a-myth-in-the-eyes-of-laymen
#20
Omnia A Elhiny, Asmaa Y Harhash
AIM: This study aimed to investigate laymen knowledge of the existence of the buccal corridor and whether it was an important factor for them in judging smile attractiveness and the effect of introducing the knowledge to them on their further judgment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine subjects were randomly selected with variable buccal corridor percentages. They were coached to smile in a posed fashion and full face smile photographs were taken from a standardised distance...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
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