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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904809/a-revision-of-tetrapod-footprints-from-the-late-carboniferous-of-the-west-midlands-uk
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Luke E Meade, Andrew S Jones, Richard J Butler
A series of sandstone slabs from Hamstead, Birmingham (West Midlands, UK), preserve an assemblage of tetrapod trackways and individual tracks from the Enville Member of the Salop Formation (late Carboniferous: late Moscovian-Kasimovian). This material has received limited previous study, despite being one of the few British sites to preserve Carboniferous tetrapod footprints. Here, we restudy and revise the taxonomy of this material, and document it using 3D models produced using photogrammetry. The assemblage is dominated by large tracks assigned to Limnopus isp...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902615/the-prognostic-significance-of-the-birmingham-vasculitis-activity-score-bvas-with-systemic-vasculitis-patients-transferred-to-the-intensive-care-unit-icu
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Federico Biscetti, Angela Carbonella, Federico Parisi, Silvia Laura Bosello, Franco Schiavon, Roberto Padoan, Elisa Gremese, Gianfranco Ferraccioli
Systemic vasculitides represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that share clinical features including respiratory distress, renal dysfunction, and neurologic disorders. These diseases may often cause life-threatening complications requiring admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of the study was to evaluate the validity and responsiveness of Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (BVAS) score to predict survival in patients with systemic vasculitides admitted to ICU.A retrospective study was carried out from 2004 to 2014 in 18 patients with systemic vasculitis admitted to 2 different Rheumatology divisions and transferred to ICU due to clinical worsening, with a length of stay beyond 24 hours...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902146/how-to-thrive-in-a-mentoring-partnership
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Mandy Day-Calder
A recent study by Louise Hunt at Birmingham City University found that mentoring relationships that are based on unrealistic expectations can result in bullying and other manipulative behaviours from students.
November 30, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898023/older-adults-outdoor-walking-inequalities-in-neighbourhood-safety-pedestrian-infrastructure-and-aesthetics
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Razieh Zandieh, Javier Martinez, Johannes Flacke, Phil Jones, Martin van Maarseveen
Older adults living in high-deprivation areas walk less than those living in low-deprivation areas. Previous research has shown that older adults' outdoor walking levels are related to the neighbourhood built environment. This study examines inequalities in perceived built environment attributes (i.e., safety, pedestrian infrastructure and aesthetics) and their possible influences on disparities in older adults' outdoor walking levels in low- and high-deprivation areas of Birmingham, United Kingdom. It applied a mixed-method approach, included 173 participants (65 years and over), used GPS technology to measure outdoor walking levels, used questionnaires (for all participants) and conducted walking interviews (with a sub-sample) to collect data on perceived neighbourhood built environment attributes...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895883/alexithymia-but-not-autism-spectrum-disorder-may-be-related-to-the-production-of-emotional-facial-expressions
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Dominic A Trevisan, Marleis Bowering, Elina Birmingham
BACKGROUND: A prominent diagnostic criterion of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relates to the abnormal or diminished use of facial expressions. Yet little is known about the mechanisms that contribute to this feature of ASD. METHODS: We showed children with and without ASD emotionally charged video clips in order to parse out individual differences in spontaneous production of facial expressions using automated facial expression analysis software. RESULTS: Using hierarchical multiple regression, we sought to determine whether alexithymia (characterized by difficulties interpreting one's own feeling states) contributes to diminished facial expression production...
2016: Molecular Autism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894211/parenting-in-infancy-and-self-regulation-in-preschool-an-investigation-of-the-role-of-attachment-history
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R S Birmingham, K L Bub, B E Vaughn
Parenting and attachment are critical in the emergence of self-regulation (SR) in preschool. However, most studies use general indexes of parenting quality, failing to explore the unique contributions of sensitivity and home quality to SR. Further, the nature of the interplay between parenting and attachment history is not well understood. Using a sample of 938 children from The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a series of structural equation models were fit to determine whether sensitivity and home quality concurrently predicted SR at 54 months, and whether attachment mediated or moderated these pathways...
November 29, 2016: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893528/management-of-older-inpatients-who-refuse-nonpsychiatric-medication-within-birmingham-and-solihull-mental-health-nhs-foundation-trust-audit
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Eno Umotong
The effects of poor medication compliance are well documented and include increased morbidity, early mortality, and financial costs to the society. According to national guidelines, when a competent patient refuses medication, the doctor on duty has a responsibility to ensure the patient understands their proposed course of action. The aims of this audit were to evaluate whether this consultation was taking place within older in-patient units across Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust when patients refuse nonpsychiatric medicines...
December 2016: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885738/a-collaborative-exploration-of-the-reasons-for-lower-satisfaction-with-services-among-bangladeshi-and-pakistani-social-care-users
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Margaret Blake, Alison Bowes, Valdeep Gill, Fatima Husain, Ghazala Mir
This study explored underlying reasons for the expression of dissatisfaction with services among Bangladeshi and Pakistani social care users in England and investigated, using a collaborative approach, how these could be addressed. In-depth interviews were conducted in Birmingham, Leeds and London during 2012-2013 with 63 Bangladeshi, Pakistani and white British service users and 24 social care managers, social workers and care workers. A further 34 cognitive interviews were conducted within the same study...
November 25, 2016: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874190/the-value-of-outsourcing-selected-cases-in-a-medical-examiner-population-a-10-year-experience
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Brandi C McCleskey, Stephanie D Reilly, Dan Atherton
Due to increasing caseloads and inadequate staffing, the burden on Coroner/Medical Examiner Offices to comply with recommended autopsy limits for forensic pathologists (FPs) has been difficult. Since 2006, pathologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have performed select autopsies for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Each case was reviewed by a state FP and scene investigator to determine appropriateness for referral. All referred cases received full postmortem examination including microscopic examination and collection of toxicological samples, and toxicology was ordered by the referring FP as appropriate...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869298/informant-questionnaire-on-cognitive-decline-in-the-elderly-iqcode-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-dementia-across-a-variety-of-healthcare-settings
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REVIEW
Jennifer K Harrison, David J Stott, Rupert McShane, Anna H Noel-Storr, Rhiannon S Swann-Price, Terry J Quinn
BACKGROUND: The Informant Questionnaire for Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) is a structured interview based on informant responses that is used to assess for possible dementia. IQCODE has been used for retrospective or contemporaneous assessment of cognitive decline. There is considerable interest in tests that may identify those at future risk of developing dementia. Assessing a population free of dementia for the prospective development of dementia is an approach often used in studies of dementia biomarkers...
November 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868289/determinants-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-anti-mag-neuropathy-a-cross-sectional-multicentre-european-study
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Emilien Delmont, Fu Liong Hiew, Julien Cassereau, Anne-Catherine Aubé-Nathier, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Shahram Attarian, Yusuf A Rajabally
Our objective was to assess determinants of quality of life (QoL) in anti-myelin associated glycoprotein antibody (MAG) neuropathy. The SF-36 questionnaire was assessed in 55 patients, from Marseille, Angers (France) and Birmingham (United Kingdom). Routine clinical evaluations included MRC sum score, INCAT sensory score, Inflammatory Rasch-built Overall Disability Score (I-RODS), ataxia score, Jamar grip dynamometry, timed 10 m-walk, Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) score, and Fatigue Severity Score (FSS)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865651/beyond-supermarkets-food-outlet-location-selection-in-four-u-s-cities-over-time
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Pasquale E Rummo, David K Guilkey, Shu Wen Ng, Barry M Popkin, Kelly R Evenson, Penny Gordon-Larsen
INTRODUCTION: Understanding what influences where food outlets locate is important for mitigating disparities in access to healthy food outlets. However, few studies have examined how neighborhood characteristics influence the neighborhood food environment over time, and whether these relationships differ by neighborhood-level income. METHODS: Neighborhood-level data from four U.S. cities (Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Oakland, CA) from 1986, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 were used with two-step econometric models to estimate longitudinal associations between neighborhood-level characteristics (z-scores) and the log-transformed count/km(2) (density) of food outlets within real estate-derived neighborhoods...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858590/turning-the-tide-or-riptide-the-changing-opioid-epidemic
#13
Stefan G Kertesz
The US opioid epidemic has changed profoundly in the last 3 years, in ways that require substantial recalibration of the US policy response. This report summarizes the changing nature of overdose deaths in Jefferson County (home to Birmingham, Alabama) using data updated through June 30, 2016. Heroin and fentanyl have come to dominate an escalating epidemic of lethal opioid overdose, while opioids commonly obtained by prescription play a minor role, accounting for no more than 15% of reported deaths in 2015...
November 18, 2016: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852703/investigating-the-impact-of-headaches-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-a-qualitative-study
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Samuel Robert Bennett, Garth Cruickshank, Antje Lindenmeyer, Simon Rhys Morris
OBJECTIVES: Headaches and facial pain have been identified as the most prevalent form of pain among patients with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common malignant primary brain tumour. Despite this, minimal research has been undertaken investigating the direct and indirect impact these headaches have on their quality of life. Therefore, in this study, we aimed at gaining a personal insight into the importance and impact that these headaches have on the quality of life of patients with glioblastoma multiforme...
November 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848003/positional-plagiocephaly-following-ventriculoperitoneal-shunting-in-neonates-and-infancy-how-serious-is-it
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Stuart A G Roberts, Joseph D Symonds, Reema Chawla, Emma Toman, Jonathan Bishop, Guirish A Solanki
PURPOSE: We test the hypothesis that ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt insertion significantly increases contralateral positional plagiocephaly. METHODS: We reviewed 339 children who had a VP shunt inserted at Birmingham Children's Hospital between 2006 and 2013, noting laterality of shunt insertion and frontal or occipital position. We ascertained the presence of post-operative positional plagiocephaly using the cranial vault asymmetry index. Multinomial logistic regression modelling was used to examine relationships between plagiocephaly, shunt position, gender and age...
November 15, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829395/improving-the-care-pathway-for-women-who-request-caesarean-section-an-experience-based-co-design-study
#16
Sara L Kenyon, Nina Johns, Sandhya Duggal, Ruth Hewston, Nicola Gale
BACKGROUND: Maternal request for Caesarean section is controversial and yet the NICE Caesarean section Guideline recommends that that if this is requested, following discussion of the risks and benefits, women should be supported in their choice. There was a desire to improve the pathway at Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust. METHODS: Experience-based co-design methodology uses service user and clinicians experiences collected using qualitative methods to jointly re-design services...
November 9, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811287/impact-of-uk-nice-clinical-guidelines-168-and-social-deprivation-on-access-to-interventional-treatment-for-symptomatic-varicose-vein-and-specialist-referral-for-leg-ulceration
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Huw Ob Davies, Matthew Popplewell, Gareth Bate, Lisa Kelly, Andreas Koutsoumpelis, Andrew W Bradbury
BACKGROUND: UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines (CG) 168, published in July 2013, aimed to improve the management of lower limb venous disease by newly recommending interventional treatment for all people affected by symptomatic varicose veins (VV) and specialist vascular referral for all people suffering from a leg ulcer (LU) that had been present for ≥2 weeks. This study aims to determine if CG168 has increased access to vascular services, particularly for the socially deprived, who might be expected to have greater need for such services...
November 2, 2016: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809565/relationship-continuity-and-emotional-well-being-in-spouses-of-people-with-dementia
#18
Gerard A Riley, Laura Evans, Jan R Oyebode
OBJECTIVES: Qualitative research has suggested that spousal experiences of discontinuity in their relationship with a person who has dementia (i.e. the relationship is experienced as radically changed) may contribute to heightened feelings of burden, entrapment, isolation, guilt and intolerance of behaviours that challenge. By contrast, continuity in the relationship may contribute to a greater sense of achievement and gratification from providing care. The present study served as a quantitative test of these suggestions...
November 3, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803220/can-blood-metal-ion-levels-be-used-to-identify-patients-with-bilateral-birmingham-hip-resurfacings-who-are-at-risk-of-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris
#19
G S Matharu, F Berryman, L Brash, P B Pynsent, D J Dunlop, R B C Treacy
AIMS: We investigated whether blood metal ion levels could effectively identify patients with bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) implants who have adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Metal ion levels in whole blood were measured in 185 patients with bilateral BHRs. Patients were divided into those with ARMD who either had undergone a revision for ARMD or had ARMD on imaging (n = 30), and those without ARMD (n = 155). Receiver operating characteristic analysis was used to determine the optimal thresholds of blood metal ion levels for identifying patients with ARMD...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794408/imaging-in-pleural-mesothelioma-a-review-of-the-13th-international-conference-of-the-international-mesothelioma-interest-group
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REVIEW
Samuel G Armato, Kevin G Blyth, Jane J Keating, Sharyn Katz, Selina Tsim, Johan Coolen, Eyjolfur Gudmundsson, Isabelle Opitz, Anna K Nowak
Imaging plays an important role in the detection, diagnosis, staging, response assessment, and surveillance of malignant pleural mesothelioma. The etiology, biology, and growth pattern of mesothelioma present unique challenges for each modality used to capture various aspects of this disease. Clinical implementation of imaging techniques and information derived from images continue to evolve based on active research in this field worldwide. This paper summarizes the imaging-based research presented orally at the 2016 International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) in Birmingham, United Kingdom, held May 1-4, 2016...
November 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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