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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812961/community-managed-services-for-persons-with-intellectual-disability-andhra-pradesh-experience
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Jayanthi Narayan, Raja Pratapkumar, Sudhakara P Reddy
In resource poor settings innovative and bottom-up approaches are required to provide services to people with with disabilities. In this context, the present paper explains a community-based model of manpower development and coordination of services for people with intellectual disabilities in unified state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Women with disabilities from the village were identified, and those willing to be trained to work as community resource persons (CRPs) were selected and given hands-on training in a phased manner...
September 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812823/an-assessment-of-national-maternal-and-child-health-policy-makers-knowledge-and-capacity-for-evidence-informed-policy-making-in-nigeria
#2
Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Ermel Johnson, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest globally in the use of more rigorous processes to ensure that maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) care recommendations are informed by the best available research evidence use. The purpose of this study was to engage Nigerian MNCH policy-makers and other stakeholders to consider issues around research to policy and practice interface and to assess their existing knowledge and capacity on the use of research evidence for policy-making and practice...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758941/quick-estimation-model-for-the-concentration-of-indoor-airborne-culturable-bacteria-an-application-of-machine-learning
#3
Zhijian Liu, Hao Li, Guoqing Cao
Indoor airborne culturable bacteria are sometimes harmful to human health. Therefore, a quick estimation of their concentration is particularly necessary. However, measuring the indoor microorganism concentration (e.g., bacteria) usually requires a large amount of time, economic cost, and manpower. In this paper, we aim to provide a quick solution: using knowledge-based machine learning to provide quick estimation of the concentration of indoor airborne culturable bacteria only with the inputs of several measurable indoor environmental indicators, including: indoor particulate matter (PM2...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737759/outcome-of-universal-newborn-eye-screening-with-wide-field-digital-retinal-image-acquisition-system-a-pilot-study
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P Goyal, T R Padhi, T Das, L Pradhan, S Sutar, S Butola, U C Behera, L Jain, S Jalali
PurposeTo evaluate the outcome of universal newborn eye screening with wide-field digital retinal imaging (WFDRI) system.MethodsIn this pilot study, we examined 1152 apparently healthy newborn infants in the obstetrics and gynecology ward of a civil hospital in Eastern India over 1.5 years. The examination included external eye examination, red reflex test and fundus imaging by WFDRI (RetCam II, Clarity medical system, Pleasanton, CA, USA) by a trained optometrist. The pathologies detected, net monetary gain and skilled manpower saved were documented...
July 24, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732192/cost-and-quality-issues-in-establishing-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-program-in-developing-countries
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REVIEW
Shahrukh K Hashmi, Alok Srivastava, Walid Rasheed, Salman Adil, Tong Wu, Madan Jagasia, Amr Nassar, William Y K Hwang, Amir Ali Hamidieh, Hildegard T Greinix, Marcelo C Pasquini, Jane F Apperley, Mahmoud Aljurf
The hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) activity has grown significantly over the past two decades in both developing and developed countries. Many challenges arise in establishing new HCT programs in developing countries, due to scarcity of resources and manpower in expertise in HCT. While cost issues can potentially hinder establishment of new HCT programs in certain regions, the focus on quality and value should be included in the general vision of leadership before establishing an HCT program. The main challenge in most developing countries is the lack of trained/qualified personnel, enormous start-up costs for a tertiary care center, and quality maintenance...
July 14, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717770/national-cancer-control-programme-in-india-proposal-for-organization-of-chemotherapy-and-systemic-therapy-services
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Seema Gulia, Manju Sengar, Rajendra Badwe, Sudeep Gupta
Cancer is a major health problem in India, with an estimated incidence of 1 million cases in 2012 that is likely to double in 2035 to approximately 1.7 million. The majority of cases are diagnosed in advanced stages, and approximately two thirds of patients die as a result of their disease. The mortality-to-incidence ratio is 0.68 in India, which is far higher than that in developed countries (approximately 0.38). One of the important reasons for this discrepancy is inequitable distribution and inaccessibility of health care resources in India...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714705/professional-psychology-in-germany-national-socialism-and-the-second-world-war
#7
Wolfgang Schönpflug
Hundreds of positions for psychologists were established after the National Socialists seized power in 1933. It has accordingly been asserted that professional psychology in Germany experienced significant growth during the National Socialist period. An analysis of archival materials and of a recent collection of biographies indicates otherwise, however. German psychology, in fact, declined because of systematic persecution and a surge of emigration, a deficit that subsequent cohorts were barely able to make up until 1945...
July 17, 2017: History of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706857/synergetic-role-of-integrating-the-departments-of-cancer-registry-and-clinical-research-at-an-academic-comprehensive-cancer-center
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REVIEW
McKenzie Bedra, Tammy Vyskocil, Jennifer Emel, Crystal Edwards, Cherif Boutros
Integration of the cancer registry and clinical research departments can have a significant impact on the accreditation process of a Commission on Cancer (CoC) Program. Here in we demonstrate that the integration of both departments will benefit as there is increased knowledge, manpower and crossover in job responsibilities in our CoC-accredited Academic Comprehensive Cancer Center. In our model this integration has led to a more successful cooperative interaction among departments, which has in turn created an enhanced combined effect on overall output and productivity...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700074/socially-assistive-robots-measuring-older-adults-perceptions
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Linda M Beuscher, Jing Fan, Nilanjan Sarkar, Mary S Dietrich, Paul A Newhouse, Karen F Miller, Lorraine C Mion
To address manpower shortages, health care leaders recommend technology, including robots, to facilitate and augment processes for delivery of efficient, safe care. Little is known regarding older adults' perceptions of socially assistive robots (SARs). Using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use Technology framework, a survey was developed and tested for capturing older adults' likelihood to use SARs. The Robot Acceptance Survey (RAS) comprises three subscales: Performance Expectancy, Effort Expectancy, and Attitude...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674822/a-fully-automated-simultaneous-single-stage-separation-of-sr-pb-and-nd-using-dga-resin-for-the-isotopic-analysis-of-marine-sediments
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A Retzmann, T Zimmermann, D Pröfrock, T Prohaska, J Irrgeher
A novel, fast and reliable sample preparation procedure for the simultaneous separation of Sr, Pb, and Nd has been developed for subsequent isotope ratio analysis of sediment digests. The method applying a fully automated, low-pressure chromatographic system separates all three analytes in a single-stage extraction step using self-packed columns filled with DGA Resin. The fully automated set-up allows the unattended processing of three isotopic systems from one sediment digest every 2 h, offering high sample throughput of up to 12 samples per day and reducing substantially laboratory manpower as compared to conventional manual methods...
July 4, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673102/open-reduction-assisted-with-an-external-fixator-and-internal-fixation-with-calcaneal-locking-plate-for-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
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Hui Yao, Huading Lu, Huiqing Zhao, Lulu Lv, Gang Hou
BACKGROUND: The extensile lateral approach (ELA) has been considered to be a standard approach for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DICF) because it provides excellent exposure and allows direct reduction of the depressed posterior facet fragment. But continuous retraction during surgery needs sufficient manpower and may cause ischemia. Failure of rigid fixation of DICF will not allow for early weight bearing and may lead to a loss of reduction. To avoid these disadvantages, this study presents open reduction assisted with an external fixator and internal fixation with a calcaneal locking plate...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669152/cervical-cancer-screening-in-resource-constrained-countries-current-status-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Ruchika Gupta, Sanjay Gupta, Ravi Mehrotra, Pushpa Sodhani
Cervical cancer continues to be a major public health problem affecting large numbers of women in many developing countries. Limitations of various screening modalities and the lack of ready availability of a cost-effective point-of-care screening tool have hindered the efficient implementation of population-based screening programs in these settings. It has not proved possible for many countries to adopt cytology as a screening modality due to inadequate infrastructure and trained manpower. However, recent developments, notably design and testing of a low-cost HPV test kit and initiatives by countries like India in developing and putting into operation a framework for large-scale screening of women, have raised hopes that cervical cancer control may be possible even in resource-constrained locations...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665056/improvement-in-the-survival-rates-of-very-low-birth-weight-infants-after-the-establishment-of-the-korean-neonatal-network-comparison-between-the-2000s-and-2010s
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REVIEW
Sung Hoon Chung, Chong Woo Bae
The survival rate (SR) of very low birth weight infants (VLBWIs) and extremely low birth weight infants (ELBWIs) is a health indicator of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) outcomes. The Korean Neonatal Network (KNN) was established in 2013, and a system has been launched to manage the registration and quality improvement of VLBWIs. The SR of the VLBWIs significantly increased to 85.7% in the 2010s compared with 83.0% in the 2000s. There was also a significant increase in the SR of the ELBWIs from 66.1% to 70...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661112/-trends-in-the-rate-of-occupational-physicians-versus-manpower-in-israel-status-and-solutions
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Shlomo Moshe, Patricia Chuwers, Efrat Solomon Cohen
BACKGROUND: The specialization in occupational health was recognized in Israel in 1990. The number of specialists grew gradually over the years, yet a systematic analysis of occupational health physicians (OHP)/workers' ratio was never conducted. OBJECTIVES: To determine the trends of OHP/workers' ratio in Israel and the future activities needed in order to achieve the standards of developed countries. METHODS: The socio-demographic data was obtained by personal communication, from the Israeli Association of Occupational Medicine and Maccabi Health Services...
June 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655333/deworming-of-stray-dogs-and-wild-canines-with-praziquantel-laced-baits-delivered-by-an-unmanned-aerial-vehicle-in-areas-highly-endemic-for-echinococcosis-in-china
#15
Qing Yu, Ning Xiao, Shi-Jie Yang, Shuai Han
BACKGROUND: Canines, the definitive hosts for the parasites causing alveolar (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE), are the main source of this infections playing the key role in the transmission. The ten-year mortality rate of AE is extremely high (94%) if the patients are not given sustained treatment. The aim of this field study is to explore the possibility of delivery of praziquantel-laced baits using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aimed at deworming wild canines in the endemic areas...
June 27, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645572/longitudinal-associations-between-mental-health-conditions-and-overactive-bladder-in-women-veterans
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Catherine S Bradley, Ingrid E Nygaard, Stephen L Hillis, James C Torner, Anne G Sadler
BACKGROUND: One in 5 recently deployed US women veterans report overactive bladder symptoms. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety commonly co-occur in women with overactive bladder, but temporal relationships between these outcomes have not been well studied, and the mechanism behind this association is unknown. The Women Veterans Urinary Health Study, a nationwide longitudinal study in recently deployed women veterans, was designed to better understand relationships between overactive bladder and mental health conditions...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638389/recognition-of-orobanche-cumana-below-ground-parasitism-through-physiological-and-hyper-spectral-measurements-in-sunflower-helianthus-annuus-l
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Amnon Cochavi, Tal Rapaport, Tania Gendler, Arnon Karnieli, Hanan Eizenberg, Shimon Rachmilevitch, Jhonathan E Ephrath
Broomrape (Orobanche and Phelipanche spp.) parasitism is a severe problem in many crops worldwide, including in the Mediterranean basin. Most of the damage occurs during the sub-soil developmental stage of the parasite, by the time the parasite emerges from the ground, damage to the crop has already been done. One feasible method for sensing early, below-ground parasitism is through physiological measurements, which provide preliminary indications of slight changes in plant vitality and productivity. However, a complete physiological field survey is slow, costly and requires skilled manpower...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617057/preliminary-evaluation-of-a-point-of-care-testing-device-sicklescan%C3%A2-in-screening-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Maxwell M Nwegbu, Hezekiah A Isa, Biyaya B Nwankwo, Chinedu C Okeke, Uduak J Edet-Offong, Norah O Akinola, Adekunle D Adekile, John C Aneke, Emmanuel C Okocha, Thomas Ulasi, Usman Abjah, Ngozi I Ugwu, Angela A Okolo, Anazoeze Madu, Ifeoma Emodi, Ahmed Girei, Taiwo M Balogun, Ijeoma N Diaku-Akinwumi, Chinatu Ohiaeri, Biobele J Brown, John A Olaniyi, Abdulaziz Hassan, Sani Awwalu, Dorothy A Okoh, Obiageli E Nnodu
Sickle cell disease affects about 150,000 births annually in Nigeria. Early diagnosis is hampered by factors such as centralized and urban localization of laboratories, high cost of diagnostic equipment and inadequate skilled manpower to operate them. The need for a low-cost, portable, easy-to-use diagnostic test for sickle cell disease is critical, especially in resource-poor countries. In this study, we evaluated the performance characteristics of a novel point-of-care testing device (SickleSCAN™), and its acceptability and feasibility, as a possible screening tool for sickle cell disease...
March 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616570/a-study-of-spectrum-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-central-nepal
#19
S Laudari, G Subramanyam
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the most common cause for heart failure and associated mortalities/morbidities in the young population in developing countries like Nepal imparting huge familial, social and manpower burden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a hospital based descriptive cross-sectional study during June 2014 to April 2016 over a period of 22 months at College of Medical Sciences-Bharatpur including 235 patients with clinical and/or echocardiographic evidence of definite rheumatic heart disease...
June 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604294/war-on-two-fronts-the-fight-against-parasites-in-korea-and-vietnam
#20
Mark Harrison, Sung Vin Yim
The Vietnam War has long been regarded as pivotal in the history of the Republic of Korea, although its involvement in this conflict remains controversial. While most scholarship has focused on the political and economic ramifications of the war - and allegations of brutality by Korean troops - few scholars have considered the impact of the conflict upon medicine and public health. This article argues that the war had a transformative impact on medical careers and public health in Korea, and that this can be most clearly seen in efforts to control parasitic diseases...
July 2017: Medical History
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