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2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934985/importance-of-specimen-pretreatment-for-the-low-level-detection-of-mycobacterial-lipoarabinomannan-in-human-serum
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Lars B Laurentius, Alexis C Crawford, Timothy S Mulvihill, Jennifer H Granger, Ryan Robinson, John S Spencer, Delphi Chatterjee, Kimberly E Hanson, Marc D Porter
Patient care and prevention of disease outbreaks rely heavily on the performance of diagnostic tests. These tests are typically carried out in serum, urine, and other complex sample matrices, but are often plagued by a number of matrix effects such as nonspecific adsorption and complexation with circulating proteins. This paper demonstrates the importance of sample pretreatment to overcome matrix effects, enabling the low-level detection of a disease marker for tuberculosis (TB). The impact of pretreatment is illustrated by detecting a cell wall component unique to mycobacteria, lipoarabinomannan (LAM)...
December 9, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933181/what-are-the-pros-and-cons-of-electronically-monitoring-inhaler-use-in-asthma-a-multistakeholder-perspective
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Sam Howard, Alexandra Lang, Sarah Sharples, Dominick Shaw
INTRODUCTION: Electronic monitoring devices (EMDs) are the optimal method for collecting objective data on inhaler use in asthma. Recent research has investigated the attitudes of patients with asthma towards these devices. However, no research to date has formally considered the opinions of stakeholders and decision-makers in asthma care. These individuals have important clinical requirements that need to be taken into account if EMDs are to be successfully provisioned, making collecting their opinions on the key barriers facing these devices a valuable process...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932337/development-of-a-critical-appraisal-tool-to-assess-the-quality-of-cross-sectional-studies-axis
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Martin J Downes, Marnie L Brennan, Hywel C Williams, Rachel S Dean
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop a critical appraisal (CA) tool that addressed study design and reporting quality as well as the risk of bias in cross-sectional studies (CSSs). In addition, the aim was to produce a help document to guide the non-expert user through the tool. DESIGN: An initial scoping review of the published literature and key epidemiological texts was undertaken prior to the formation of a Delphi panel to establish key components for a CA tool for CSSs...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929696/development-of-instructional-competencies-for-assessing-and-managing-suicide-risk-for-baccalaureate-nursing-education-a-modified-delphi-study
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Abigail Kotowski, Carol Roye
Suicide is a major health problem and a leading cause of death throughout the world. A primary goal for suicide prevention is reforming health professional education in order to increase the competence of health professionals in assessing and managing suicide risk. Nursing leadership is involved in this reform, yet nurses frequently lack the competence to care for patients in suicidal crisis. An identified gap in baccalaureate nursing education is instructional competencies for assessing and managing suicide risk...
December 8, 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928532/collagen-extracted-from-persian-gulf-squid-exhibits-anti-cytotoxic-properties-on-apple-pectic-treated-cells-assessment-in-an-in-vitro-bioassay-model
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Ladan Delphi, Houri Sepehri, Elaheh Motevaseli, Mohammad Reza Khorramizadeh
BACKGROUND: Collagen-based three-dimensional (3D) in vitro systems have been introduced to study the physiological states of cells. As a biomolecule, collagen is usually extracted from terrestrial animals whilst aquatic animals like squid contain large amounts of collagen. METHODS: In order to make effective use of marine organisms, we selected Persian Gulf squid in 2015 to extract the required collagen. Then, a 3D culture system based on the extracted collagen was applied to investigate cellular mechanisms in a native microenvironment...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927866/expert-consensus-on-metrics-to-assess-the-impact-of-patient-level-antimicrobial-stewardship-interventions-in-acute-care-settings
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Rebekah W Moehring, Deverick J Anderson, Ronda L Cochran, Lauri A Hicks, Arjun Srinivasan, Elizabeth Dodds Ashley
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) positively impact patient care, but metrics to assess ASP impact are poorly defined. We used a modified Delphi approach to select relevant metrics for assessing patient-level interventions in acute care settings for the purposes of internal program decision-making. An expert panel rated 90 candidate metrics on a 9-point Likert scale for association with four criteria: improved antimicrobial prescribing, improved patient care, utility in targeting stewardship efforts, and feasibility in hospitals with electronic health records...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927795/recommendations-for-evaluating-practice-related-activities-of-pharmacy-faculty-a-delphi-consensus
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Stuart T Haines, Seena L Haines, Eric J MacLaughlin, Jenny A Van Amburgh
OBJECTIVE: To develop definitions of who pharmacy practice faculty and partners are, identify indicators to measure practice-related activities, and provide guidance for evaluating pharmacy practice faculty. METHODS: A 4-round, online Delphi was conducted. Panelists with experience evaluating pharmacy practice faculty were invited. Consensus was achieved when there was agreement by at least 70% of panelists. Round 1: Panelists were asked to identify the essential distinguishing characteristics of pharmacy practice faculty and practice partners as well as metrics that could be used to measure practice productivity and quality...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927020/development-of-a-measure-of-therapy-provision-for-spasticity-management-in-the-paretic-lower-limb-the-leg-therapy-recording-schedule-legts
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Stephen Ashford, Diana Jackson, Lynne Turner-Stokes
PURPOSE: In rehabilitation studies, it is critical to understand the constituents of interventions. First, to enable replication of the work and second, to identify what treatments work best. The development of a tool to describe and quantify therapy interventions in the context of focal spasticity management is presented. METHODS: Potential intervention categories were identified from: (a) retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from a cohort of patients (n = 62) receiving physical interventions in the context of botulinum toxin (BoNT) injection for leg spasticity and (b) cognitive de-briefing with Patient and Carer Advisory Group (PCAG) of patient and carer dyads (n = 8)...
December 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926926/a-robust-design-capture-recapture-analysis-of-abundance-survival-and-temporary-emigration-of-three-odontocete-species-in-the-gulf-of-corinth-greece
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Nina Luisa Santostasi, Silvia Bonizzoni, Giovanni Bearzi, Lavinia Eddy, Olivier Gimenez
While the Mediterranean Sea has been designated as a Global Biodiversity Hotspot, assessments of cetacean population abundance are lacking for large portions of the region, particularly in the southern and eastern basins. The challenges and costs of obtaining the necessary data often result in absent or poor abundance information. We applied capture-recapture models to estimate abundance, survival and temporary emigration of odontocete populations within a 2,400 km2 semi-enclosed Mediterranean bay, the Gulf of Corinth...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924983/detection-of-the-tuberculosis-antigenic-marker-mannose-capped-lipoarabinomannan-in-pretreated-serum-by-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
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Alexis C Crawford, Lars B Laurentius, Timothy S Mulvihill, Jennifer H Granger, John S Spencer, Delphi Chatterjee, Kimberly E Hanson, Marc D Porter
The ability to detect tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a global health care priority. This paper describes the development and preliminary assessment of the clinical accuracy of a heterogeneous immunoassay that integrates a serum pretreatment process with readout by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for the low-level detection of mannose-capped lipoarabinomannan (ManLAM). ManLAM is a major virulence factor in the infectious pathology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that has been found in the serum and other body fluids of infected patients...
December 7, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924753/referral-criteria-for-outpatient-specialty-palliative-cancer-care-an-international-consensus
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David Hui, Masanori Mori, Sharon M Watanabe, Augusto Caraceni, Florian Strasser, Tiina Saarto, Nathan Cherny, Paul Glare, Stein Kaasa, Eduardo Bruera
Although outpatient specialty palliative-care clinics improve outcomes, there is no consensus on who should be referred or the optimal timing for referral. In response to this issue, we did a Delphi study to develop consensus on a list of criteria for referral of patients with advanced cancer at secondary or tertiary care hospitals to outpatient palliative care. 60 international experts (26 from North America, 19 from Asia and Australia, and 11 from Europe) on palliative cancer care rated 39 needs-based criteria and 22 time-based criteria in three iterative rounds...
December 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924420/-austrian-guideline-for-palliative-sedation-therapy-long-version-results-of-a%C3%A2-delphi-process-of-the-austrian-palliative-society-opg
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Dietmar Weixler, Sophie Roider-Schur, Rudolf Likar, Claudia Bozzaro, Thomas Daniczek, Angelika Feichtner, Christoph Gabl, Bernhard Hammerl-Ferrari, Maria Kletecka-Pulker, Ulrich H J Körtner, Hilde Kössler, Johannes G Meran, Aurelia Miksovsky, Bettina Pusswald, Thomas Wienerroither, Herbert Watzke
BACKGROUND: Palliative sedation therapy (PST) is an important and ethically accepted therapy in the care of selected palliative care patients with otherwise unbearable suffering from refractory distress. PST is increasingly used in end-of-life care. Austria does not have a standardized ethical guideline for this exceptional practice near end of life, but there is evidence that practice varies throughout the country. OBJECTIVE: The Austrian Palliative Society (OPG) nominated a multidisciplinary working group of 16 palliative care experts and ethicists who established the national guideline on the basis of recent review work with the aim to adhere to the Europeans Association of Palliative Care's (EAPC) framework on palliative sedation therapy respecting Austrians legal, structural and cultural background...
December 6, 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924193/practice-guidelines-for-propofol-sedation-by-non-anesthesiologists-the-korean-society-of-anesthesiologists-task-force-recommendations-on-propofol-sedation
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REVIEW
Hyun Kang, Duk Kyung Kim, Yong-Seon Choi, Young-Chul Yoo, Hyun Sik Chung
In South Korea, as in many other countries, propofol sedation is performed by practitioners across a broad range of specialties in our country. However, this has led to significant variation in propofol sedation practices, as shown in a series of reports by the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists (KSA). This has led the KSA to develop a set of evidence-based practical guidelines for propofol sedation by non-anesthesiologists. Here, we provide a set of recommendations for propofol sedation, with the aim of ensuring patient safety in a variety of clinical settings...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923779/a-multidisciplinary-model-to-guide-employment-outcomes-among-people-living-with-spinal-cord-injuries-in-south-africa-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Ntsikelelo Pefile, Joyce Mothabeng, Saloshni Naidoo
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) often results in complete or partial loss of functioning of the upper and/or lower limbs, leading to the affected individual experiencing difficulties in performing activities of daily living. This results in reduced participation in social, religious, recreational, and economic activities (employment). The South Africa legal framework promotes the employment and assistance of people with disabilities. However, rehabilitation interventions focus mainly on impairments and activity limitations, with few attempts to prepare those with SCI to return to gainful employment...
December 6, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923407/nets-1hd-study-protocol-for-development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-use-in-determining-the-overall-success-of-hirschsprung-s-disease-treatment
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Benjamin Allin, Timothy Bradnock, Simon Kenny, Gregor Walker, Marian Knight
BACKGROUND: Use of core outcome sets in research has been proposed as a method for countering the problems caused by heterogeneity of outcome measure reporting. Heterogeneity of outcome measure reporting occurs in Hirschsprung's disease (HD) research and is limiting the development of a robust evidence base to support clinical practice. METHODS: Candidate outcome measures have been identified through a systematic review. These outcome measures will form the starting point for a three-phase online Delphi process to be carried out in parallel by three panels of experts...
December 7, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919640/the-french-human-biomonitoring-program-first-lessons-from-the-perinatal-component-and-future-needs
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Clémentine Dereumeaux, Clémence Fillol, Marie-Aline Charles, Sébastien Denys
This paper presents a progress report of the French human biomonitoring (HBM) program established in 2010. This program has been designed to provide a national representative estimation of the French population's exposure to various environmental chemicals and to study the determinants of exposure. This program currently consists in two surveys: a perinatal component related to a selection of 4145 pregnant women who have been enrolled in the Elfe cohort (the French Longitudinal Study since Childhood) in 2011, and a general population survey related to adults aged 18-74 years and children as from 6 years (Esteban)...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919257/global-priorities-for-research-and-the-relative-importance-of-different-research-outcomes-an-international-delphi-survey-of-malaria-research-experts
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Jo-Ann Mulligan, Lesong Conteh
BACKGROUND: As global research investment increases, attention inevitably turns to assessing and measuring the outcomes and impact from research programmes. Research can have many different outcomes such as producing advances in scientific knowledge, building research capacity and, ultimately, health and broader societal benefits. The aim of this study was to test the use of a Delphi methodology as a way of gathering views from malaria research experts on research priorities and eliciting relative valuations of the different types of health research impact...
December 6, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918925/biosphere-reserves-attributes-for-success
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Chu Van Cuong, Peter Dart, Marc Hockings
Biosphere reserves established under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program aim to harmonise biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Concerns over the extent to which the reserve network was living up to this ideal led to the development of a new strategy in 1995 (the Seville Strategy) to enhance the operation of the network of reserves. An evaluation of effectiveness of management of the biosphere reserve network was called for as part of this strategy. Expert opinion was assembled through a Delphi Process to identify successful and less successful reserves and investigate common factors influencing success or failure...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915356/the-future-of-clinical-education-using-the-delphi-technique-to-study-allied-health-deans-perspectives-on-definitions-and-goals
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Barbara D Romig, Ann W Tucker, Anne M Hewitt, Julie O'Sullivan Maillet
BACKGROUND: Allied health (AH) clinical education provides future health professionals with the experiences necessary to develop the healthcare competencies required for success in their individual fields. There is limited information and consensus on the purposes of clinical education, including its definition and goals, and its comprehensive role in AH clinical training. This study explored whether consensus could be achieved in the definition, goals, and factors impacting AH clinical education...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
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