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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333703/higher-fresh-gas-flow-rates-decrease-tidal-volume-during-pressure-control-ventilation
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Shazia Mohammad, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Drew Gonsalves, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Samsun Lampotang
BACKGROUND: We observed that increasing fresh gas flow (FGF) decreased exhaled tidal volume (VT) during pressure control ventilation (PCV). A literature search produced no such description whereby unintended VT changes occur with FGF changes during PCV. METHODS: To model an infant's lungs, 1 lung of a mechanical lung model (Dual Adult TTL 1600; Michigan Instruments, Inc, Grand Rapids, MI) was set at a compliance of 0.0068 L/cm H2O. An Rp50 resistor (27.2 cm H2O/L/s at 15 L/min) simulated normal bronchial resistance...
March 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332762/the-effect-of-senior-obstetric-presence-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-uk-nhs-maternity-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Holly E Reid, Dexter J L Hayes, Anja Wittkowski, Sarah Vause, Jo Whitcombe, Alexander E P Heazell
BACKGROUND: There is little consensus regarding the hypothesised link between obstetric consultant presence and maternal and neonatal outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To pool existing data on the impact of consultant presence on the outcomes of women who have given birth in UK NHS maternity units. SEARCH STRATEGY: Twelve databases, grey literature and reference lists were searched. SELECTION CRITERIA: Studies conducted in UK NHS maternity units comparing outcomes during lesser consultant presence versus increased consultant presence that reported mode of delivery and adverse maternal or neonatal outcomes...
March 23, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330965/greater-sympathoadrenal-activation-with-longer-pre-ventilation-intervals-after-immediate-cord-clamping-increases-hemodynamic-lability-at-birth-in-preterm-lambs
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Joseph J Smolich, Kelly R Kenna, Murray David Esler, Sarah E Phillips, Gavin W Lambert
This study tested the hypothesis that varying degrees of hemodynamic fluctuations seen after birth following immediate cord clamping were related to development of asphyxia with longer cord clamp-to-ventilation intervals, resulting in higher perinatal circulating levels of the catecholamines norepinephrine (NE) and epinephrine (Epi), and thus increased heart rate, blood pressures and cardiac contractility after birth. Anesthetized preterm fetal lambs were instrumented with 1) aortic (AoT) and pulmonary trunk (PT) micromanometers to obtain pressures and the maximal rate of pressure rise (dP/dtmax) as a surrogate measure of ventricular contractility, and 2) an AoT catheter to obtain samples for blood gas and catecholamine analyses...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326905/assistive-technology-unmet-needs-of-independent-living-older-hispanics-with-functional-limitations
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Elsa M Orellano-Colón, Marta Rivero-Méndez, Mauricio Lizama, Jeffrey W Jutai
PURPOSE: To identify: (1) the most frequently used assistive technology (AT) by a sample of community-living older Hispanics; (2) their AT needs; (3) the AT that would not be used by the simple; and (4) the factors associated with the willingness to use AT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a cross-sectional descriptive study design with a purposive sample of 60 individuals 70 years and older living in Puerto Rico. Data collection tools included a socio-demographic questionnaire and the Assistive Technology Card Assessment...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320916/a-systematic-review-of-the-effectiveness-of-alcohol-brief-interventions-for-the-uk-military-personnel-moving-back-to-civilian-life
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REVIEW
Sarah Wigham, A Bauer, S Robalino, J Ferguson, A Burke, D Newbury-Birch
BACKGROUND: Higher levels of alcohol consumption have been observed in the UK armed forces compared with the general population. For some, this may increase the risk of using alcohol as a coping strategy when adjusting to multiple life events occurring when moving back into civilian life. METHOD: A systematic review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of alcohol brief interventions for military personnel during transition. Electronic databases including Medline, Central, Healthcare Management Information Consortium (HMIC) and Embase, and grey literature, were searched...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320352/a-comparison-of-intrapartum-interventions-and-adverse-outcomes-by-parity-in-planned-freestanding-midwifery-unit-and-alongside-midwifery-unit-births-secondary-analysis-of-low-risk-births-in-the-birthplace-in-england-cohort
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Jennifer Hollowell, Yangmei Li, Kathryn Bunch, Peter Brocklehurst
BACKGROUND: For low risk women, there is good evidence that planned birth in a midwifery unit is associated with a reduced risk of maternal interventions compared with planned birth in an obstetric unit. Findings from the Birthplace cohort study have been interpreted by some as suggesting a reduced risk of interventions in planned births in freestanding midwifery units (FMUs) compared with planned births in alongside midwifery units (AMUs). However, possible differences have not been robustly investigated using individual-level Birthplace data...
March 21, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316920/measurement-of-ph-and-calcium-ions-release-from-different-calcium-hydroxide-pastes-at-different-intervals-of-time-atomic-spectrophotometric-analysis
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Pranab Misra, Rhythm Bains, Kapil Loomba, Abhinav Singh, V P Sharma, R C Murthy, Rakesh Kumar
AIM: To evaluate the effect of different vehicles on pH and release of calcium ions from calcium hydroxide (CH) paste from apical third of root canals. METHODS: 40 single rooted extracted human mandibular premolars were instrumented with RevoS files (MicroMega) up to ISO size 40. The teeth were divided into 4 groups on the basis of vehicle as follows: Group I - calcium hydroxide mixed with 2% chlorhexidine; Group II - calcium hydroxide mixed with propylene glycol; Group III - calcium hydroxide mixed with glycerine; and Control - calcium hydroxide mixed with double distilled water...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316270/the-prosthetist-role-expectations-scale-development-and-initial-validation-of-a-scale-for-clinical-settings
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Renee L Mackenzie, Meg E Morris, Gregory Murphy, Margaret C Hodge
BACKGROUND: The role of the prosthetist has changed substantially over the past century. In the transition from 'limb-maker' to 'clinician', the expectations of prosthetics professionals have also changed. OBJECTIVES: To develop and test a new scale capable of assessing and comparing current expectations of the roles of the prosthetist. STUDY DESIGN: Scale development and validation. METHODS: A new scale was constructed in accordance with Organizational Role Theory...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304080/maternal-age-is-a-risk-factor-for-caesarean-section-following-induction-of-labour
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Liam Dunn, Sailesh Kumar, Michael Beckmann
BACKGROUND: In Australia, more than 20% of women giving birth are 35 years or older. Advanced maternal age (AMA) is a risk factor for stillbirth, and many clinicians now recommend induction of labour (IOL) at around term gestation. The aim of this study is to determine if AMA is associated with emergency caesarean section (CS) following IOL. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was undertaken using routinely collected de-identified data. Live-born, singleton, cephalic, non-anomalous pregnancies undergoing IOL between 37 + 0 and 42 + 0 weeks were included...
March 17, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303273/practice-patterns-of-speech-language-pathologists-in-pediatric-vocal-health
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Naomi A Hartley, Maia Braden, Susan L Thibeault
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate current practices of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the management of pediatric vocal health, with specific analysis of the influence of clinical specialty and workplace setting on management approaches. Method: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association-certified clinicians providing services within the United States (1%-100% voice caseload) completed an anonymous online survey detailing clinician demographics; employment location and service delivery models; approaches to continuing professional development; and specifics of case management, including assessment, treatment, and discharge procedures...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298752/quality-of-labor-epidural-analgesia-and-maternal-outcome-with-levobupivacaine-and-ropivacaine-a-double-blinded-randomized-trial
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T Senthil Kumar, P Rani, V R Hemanth Kumar, Sunita Samal, S Parthasarathy, M Ravishankar
BACKGROUND: Quality of labor analgesia plays a vital role in the maternal outcome. Very few literature are available analyzing the quality of epidural labor analgesia. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 0.1% levobupivacaine and 0.1% ropivacaine with fentanyl as an adjuvant for epidural labor analgesia in terms of onset, duration, quality of analgesia, and degree of motor blockade. METHODOLOGY: Sixty nulliparous parturients, with singleton uncomplicated pregnancy, were recruited by continuous sampling...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295848/levels-of-unmet-needs-and-distress-amongst-adolescents-and-young-adults-ayas-impacted-by-familial-cancer
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P Patterson, F E J McDonald, K J White, A Walczak, P N Butow
PURPOSE: To describe levels of, and relationships between, distress and psychosocial unmet needs in Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) with a family member with cancer. METHODS: AYAs (12-24 years old) with a living sibling or parent with cancer participated. Participants completed demographics, the Kessler 10 (K10) distress scale and the Sibling or Offspring Cancer Needs Instruments (SCNI or OCNI). Descriptive statistics were obtained for all measures, item-level frequencies were examined to identify common unmet needs and relationships between distress and unmet needs were explored...
March 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292301/examining-the-relationship-between-therapeutic-self-care-and-adverse-events-for-home-care-clients-in-ontario-canada-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Winnie Sun, Diane M Doran, Walter P Wodchis, Elizabeth Peter
BACKGROUND: In an era of a rapidly aging population who requires home care services, clients must possess or develop therapeutic self-care ability in order to manage their health conditions safely in their homes. Therapeutic self-care is the ability to take medications as prescribed and to recognize and manage symptoms that may be experienced, such as pain. The purpose of this research study was to investigate whether therapeutic self-care ability explained variation in the frequency and types of adverse events experienced by home care clients...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283147/mhealth-interventions-in-low-income-countries-to-address-maternal-health-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Daniela Colaci, Simran Chaudhri, Ashwin Vasan
BACKGROUND: The wide availability and relative simplicity of mobile phones make them a promising instrument for delivering a variety of health-related interventions. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been tested in a variety of health delivery areas, but research has been restricted to pilot and small studies with limited generalizability. The aim of this review was to explore the current evidence on the use of mHealth for maternal health interventions in low- and low middle-income countries...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282772/does-meperidine-analgesia-affect-the-incidence-of-obstetric-lacerations-at-vaginal-delivery
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Yossi Mizrachi, Sophia Leytes, Michal Levy, Shimon Ginath, Jacob Bar, Tiberiu Ezri, Michal Kovo
PURPOSE: To study whether meperidine analgesia affects the incidence of obstetric lacerations at normal vaginal deliveries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all women with term vertex singleton pregnancies, who underwent normal vaginal deliveries, in a single tertiary hospital, between 2011 and 2015, was performed. The incidence of various obstetric lacerations was compared between deliveries with meperidine analgesia and deliveries with no analgesia...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282764/influence-of-difficulty-of-instrumentation-with-vacuum-on-the-rate-of-levator-ani-muscle-avulsion-identified-by-3-4%C3%A2-d-transperineal-ultrasound
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José Antonio García Mejido, Paloma De la Fuente Vaquero, Ana Fernández Palacín, Adriana Aquise Pino, María José Bonomi Barby, José Antonio Sainz Bueno
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of the influence of difficulty of instrumentation with vacuum on the rate of levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective observational study with 86 nulliparous women with at term gestation who required instrumentation with vacuum to complete fetal extraction. After every delivery, each explorer reported the number of vacuum tractions needed to complete fetal extraction, as well as the subjective complexity of the instrumentation...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277206/location-location-location-characteristics-and-services-of-long-stay-home-care-recipients-in-retirement-homes-compared-to-others-in-private-homes-and-long-term-care-homes
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Jeffrey W Poss, Chi-Ling Joanna Sinn, Galina Grinchenko, Jane Blums, Tom Peirce, John Hirdes
We examine recipients of publicly funded ongoing care in a single Ontario jurisdiction who reside in three different settings: long-stay home care patients in private homes and apartments, other patients in retirement homes and residents of long-term care homes, using interRAI assessment instruments. Among home care patients, those in retirement homes have higher proportions of dementia and moderate cognitive impairment, less supportive informal care systems as well as more personal care and nursing services above those provided by the public home care system, more frequent but shorter home support visits and lower than expected public home care expenditures...
February 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275923/conceptualizing-culturally-infused-engagement-and-its-measurement-for-ethnic-minority-and-immigrant-children-and-families
#18
REVIEW
Miwa Yasui, Kathleen J Pottick, Yun Chen
Despite the central role culture plays in racial and ethnic disparities in mental health among ethnic minority and immigrant children and families, existing measures of engagement in mental health services have failed to integrate culturally specific factors that shape these families' engagement with mental health services. To illustrate this gap, the authors systematically review 119 existing instruments that measure the multi-dimensional and developmental process of engagement for ethnic minority and immigrant children and families...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275034/critical-evaluation-of-the-quality-and-recommendations-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#19
Yu-Pei Chen, Ya-Qin Wang, Wen-Fei Li, Lei Chen, Cheng Xu, Tai-Xiang Lu, Ai-Hua Lin, Ji-Jin Yao, Yang-Chan Li, Ying Sun, Yan-Ping Mao, Jun Ma
Background: Given the distinct biological characteristics and regional distribution of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) compared with other head and neck cancers, and uncertainties regarding therapeutic strategies, physicians require high-quality clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to provide transparent recommendations for NPC treatment. This study aimed to critically appraise the quality of NPC CPGs and assess the consistency of their recommendations. Methods: We identified CPGs that provided recommendations on the diagnosis and management of NPC published up to December 2015...
March 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268338/origami-microfluidic-paper-analytical-devices-ompad-for-sensing-and-diagnostics
#20
Meera Punjiya, Chung Hee Moon, Yu Chen, Sameer Sonkusale
Recent research activities in the area of low-cost sensing and diagnostics that are realized on cellulosic paper substrate are presented. First a three-dimensional origami paper-based analytical device (omPAD) with multiple electrochemical sensors, an integrated sample reservoir and tight integration with a custom CMOS potentiostat is presented. Second, an optical sensor array with built-in microfluidic channel for sample delivery is presented. The sensors are fabricated using a combination of wax printing and screen-printing using a solution based approach in ambient conditions without the need for expensive fabrication equipment or a cleanroom...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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