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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456286/examining-thematic-similarity-difference-and-membership-in-three-online-mental-health-communities-from-reddit-a-text-mining-and-visualization-approach
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Albert Park, Mike Conway, Annie T Chen
Objectives: Social media, including online health communities, have become popular platforms for individuals to discuss health challenges and exchange social support with others. These platforms can provide support for individuals who are concerned about social stigma and discrimination associated with their illness. Although mental health conditions can share similar symptoms and even co-occur, the extent to which discussion topics in online mental health communities are similar, different, or overlapping is unknown...
January 2018: Computers in Human Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438733/pre-validation-of-an-in-vitro-skin-irritation-test-for-medical-devices-using-the-reconstructed-human-tissue-model-epiderm%C3%A2
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Helena Kandarova, Jamin A Willoughby, Wim H De Jong, Silvia Letasiova, Tatiana Milasova, Michael A Bachelor, Bridget Breyfogle, Yuki Handa, Liset De la Fonteyne, Kelly P Coleman
Assessment of dermal irritation is an essential component of the safety evaluation of medical devices. Reconstructed human epidermis (RhE) models have replaced rabbit skin irritation testing for neat chemicals and their mixtures (OECD Test Guideline 439). However, this guideline cannot be directly applied to the area of medical devices (MD) since their non-toxicity assessment is largely based on the testing of MD extracts that may have very low irritation potential. Therefore, the RhE-methods previously validated with neat chemicals needed to be modified to reflect the needs for detection of low levels of potential irritants...
February 10, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437756/pre-post-mixed-methods-feasibility-study-of-the-workingwell-mobile-support-tool-for-individuals-with-serious-mental-illness-in-the-usa-a-pilot-study-protocol
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Joanne Nicholson, Spenser M Wright, Alyssa M Carlisle
INTRODUCTION: Successful competitive employment has been found to be related to enhanced self-esteem, higher quality of life and reduced mental health service use for individuals living with serious mental illnesses (SMIs) including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. The effectiveness of the individual placement and support model has been demonstrated in multiple randomised controlled trials in many countries. The management of stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace may be effectively enhanced through digital mental health interventions...
February 6, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420766/military-medic-performance-with-employment-of-a-commercial-intraosseous-infusion-device-a-randomized-crossover-study
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Brett Gendron, Aaron Cronin, Jonathan Monti, Andrew Brigg
Background: Obtaining intraosseous (IO) access remains an invaluable skill in the management and resuscitation of patients on the battlefield. The U.S. Army Combat Medic is currently trained to utilize a sternal IO device (FAST1® Intraosseous Infusion System); however, the Arrow® EZ-IO® Intraosseous Vascular Access System offers unique benefits including ease of use, reload ability, and placement location versatility. Studies have demonstrated high success rates in the operational settings using the EZ-IO® System; however, no prospective studies have been conducted to assess the performance of U...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420695/daily-and-nondaily-oral-preexposure-prophylaxis-in-men-and-transgender-women-who-have-sex-with-men-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-prevention-trials-network-067-adapt-study
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Robert M Grant, Sharon Mannheimer, James P Hughes, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Avelino Loquere, Anupong Chitwarakorn, Marcel E Curlin, Maoji Li, K Rivet Amico, Craig W Hendrix, Peter L Anderson, Bonnie J Dye, Mark A Marzinke, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Laura McKinstry, Vanessa Elharrar, Michael Stirratt, James F Rooney, Susan H Eshleman, Janet M McNicholl, Frits van Griensven, Timothy H Holtz
Background: Nondaily dosing of oral preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) may provide equivalent coverage of sex events compared with daily dosing. Methods: At-risk men and transgender women who have sex with men were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 dosing regimens: 1 tablet daily, 1 tablet twice weekly with a postsex dose (time-driven), or 1 tablet before and after sex (event-driven), and were followed for coverage of sex events with pre- and postsex dosing measured by weekly self-report, drug concentrations, and electronic drug monitoring...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415674/observations-on-the-health-of-infants-at-a-time-of-rapid-societal-change-a-longitudinal-study-from-birth-to-fifteen-months-in-abu-dhabi
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Hazel Gardner, Katherine Green, Andrew S Gardner, Donna Geddes
BACKGROUND: Rapid economic and cultural transition in the United Arab Emirates has been accompanied by a rise in chronic disease. Early childhood is known to affect health outcomes in adulthood. This prospective longitudinal study examined the general health of Emirati infants born in a government maternity hospital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in October 2002. METHODS: One hundred twenty-five women, who had recently given birth, were interviewed as part of a larger study encompassing a wide range of cultural, social, and behavioural aspects of health...
February 7, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407178/voltammeric-monitoring-of-linezolid-meropenem-and-theophylline-in-plasmas
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Ali K Attia, Medhat A Al-Ghobashy, Ghada M El-Sayed, Samah M Kamal
Treatment of healthcare associated Pneumonia (HCAP) caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) requires therapeutic protocols formed of linezolid (LIN) either alone or in combination with meropenem (MERO) and theophylline (THEO). The inter-individual pharmacokinetic variations require the development of reliable therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) tools especially in immunocompromised patients. A sensitive square wave voltammetric sensor using multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) modified carbon paste electrode in Britton-Robinson buffer was developed and validated...
January 25, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404850/mabal-a-novel-deep-learning-architecture-for-machine-assisted-bone-age-labeling
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Simukayi Mutasa, Peter D Chang, Carrie Ruzal-Shapiro, Rama Ayyala
Bone age assessment (BAA) is a commonly performed diagnostic study in pediatric radiology to assess skeletal maturity. The most commonly utilized method for assessment of BAA is the Greulich and Pyle method (Pediatr Radiol 46.9:1269-1274, 2016; Arch Dis Child 81.2:172-173, 1999) atlas. The evaluation of BAA can be a tedious and time-consuming process for the radiologist. As such, several computer-assisted detection/diagnosis (CAD) methods have been proposed for automation of BAA. Classical CAD tools have traditionally relied on hard-coded algorithmic features for BAA which suffer from a variety of drawbacks...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391360/gapp2-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-efficacy-of-gabapentin-for-the-management-of-chronic-pelvic-pain-in-women-study-protocol
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Katy Vincent, Andrew Baranowski, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Judy Birch, Ying Cheong, Roman Cregg, Jane Daniels, Catherine A Hewitt, Gary J Macfarlane, Lee Middleton, Wojciech Szubert, Irene Tracey, Amanda C de C Williams, Andrew W Horne
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects more than 1 million UK women with associated healthcare costs of £158 million annually. Current evidence supporting interventions when no underlying pathology is identified is very limited and treatment is frequently inadequate. Gabapentin (a GABA analogue) is efficacious and often well tolerated in other chronic pain conditions. We have completed a successful pilot randomised controlled trial Gabapentin for Pelvic Pain 1 (GaPP1) and here describe the protocol for our definitive multicentre trial to assess the efficacy of gabapentin in the management of CPP in women Gabapentin for Pelvic Pain 2 (GaPP2)...
January 31, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389482/the-influence-of-ball-juggling-on-emotional-states-blood-pressure-and-sleep-quality-among-medical-students-during-end-of-year-exam-preparation
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Manal Hasan Zainaldeen, Nebras Ebrahim Hasan, Fatema Ahmed Hamza Ahmed Ali, Hasan Saeed Altahoo, Fiza Rashid-Doubell, Salim Fredericks
Juggling-exposure therapy has been employed in the management of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. However, there is little evidence of the effectiveness of juggling-exposure in improving emotional states in subclinical conditions. This study aimed at evaluating the effect of a course of juggling on emotional states, sleep quality and blood pressure among medical students at a critical stage of their academic training. Blood pressure, psychometric and quality of sleep assessments were performed pre- and post-examination period for two groups of students: juggling-exposed (n = 9) and non-juggling-exposed (n = 11)...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379737/bipolar-transurethral-enucleation-and-resection-of-the-prostate-whether-it-is-ready-to-supersede-turp
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Peng Xu, Abai Xu, Binshen Chen, Shaobo Zheng, Yawen Xu, Hulin Li, Haiyan Shen, Chunxiao Liu
Objective: According to the EAU Guidelines, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has so far still been considered as the gold standard for surgical treatment for patients with obstructing clinical benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). However, its relatively high rate of complications and postoperative recurrence necessitates further modification and innovation on the surgery technique. We reported the patient outcomes with our technique. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 52 patients with obstructing clinical BPH who underwent bipolar transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate (B-TUERP) between March 2015 and September 2015...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378601/tissue-expression-of-retinoic-acid-receptor-alpha-and-crabp2-in-metastatic-nephroblastomas
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Ana Paula Percicote, Gabriel Lazaretti Mardegan, Elizabeth Schneider Gugelmim, Sergio Ossamu Ioshii, Ana Paula Kuczynski, Seigo Nagashima, Lúcia de Noronha
BACKGROUND: Nephroblastoma or Wilms tumor is the most frequent kidney cancer in children and accounts for 98% of kidney tumors in this age group. Despite favorable prognosis, a subgroup of these patients progresses to recurrence and death. The retinoic acid (RA) pathway plays a role in the chemoprevention and treatment of tumors due to its effects on cell differentiation and its antiproliferative, anti-oxidant, and pro-apoptotic activities. Reports describe abnormal cellular retinoic acid-binding protein 2 (CRABP2) expression in neoplasms and its correlation with prognostic factors and clinical and pathological characteristics...
January 22, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359415/interprofessional-education-evaluation-of-a-radiation-therapy-and-medical-physics-student-simulation-workshop
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Yobelli A Jimenez, David I Thwaites, Prabhjot Juneja, Sarah J Lewis
INTRODUCTION: Interprofessional education (IPE) involves two or more professions engaged in learning with, from and about each other. An initiative was undertaken to explore IPE for radiation therapy (RT) and medical physics (MP) students through a newly developed workshop based around simulated learning. The aims of this study were to explore RT and MP students' perceptions of working as part of a collaborative team and of their own and the other group's professional roles. Student perceptions of the simulation education tool, the virtual environment for radiotherapy training (VERT) system, were also investigated...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315473/a-before-and-after-observational-study-of-a-protocol-for-use-of-the-c-mac-videolaryngoscope-with-a-frova-introducer-in-pre-hospital-rapid-sequence-intubation
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S Ångerman, H Kirves, J Nurmi
Results using videolaryngoscopy in pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation are mixed. A bougie is not commonly used with videolaryngoscopy. We hypothesised that using videolaryngoscopy and a bougie as core elements of a standardised protocol that includes a drugs and a laryngoscopy algorithm would result in a high first-pass tracheal intubation success rate. We employed videolaryngoscopy (C-MAC) combined with a bougie (Frova intubating introducer) in an anaesthetist-staffed helicopter emergency medical service...
January 8, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310418/improvements-in-osteoporosis-testing-and-care-are-found-following-the-wide-scale-implementation-of-the-ontario-fracture-clinic-screening-program-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Dorcas E Beaton, Muhammad Mamdani, Hong Zheng, Susan Jaglal, Suzanne M Cadarette, Earl R Bogoch, Joanna E M Sale, Rebeka Sujic, Ravi Jain
We evaluated a system-wide impact of a health intervention to improve treatment of osteoporosis after a fragility fracture. The intervention consisted of assigning a screening coordinator to selected fracture clinics to identify, educate, and follow up with fragility fracture patients and inform their physicians of the need to evaluate bone health. Thirty-seven hospitals in the province of Ontario (Canada) were assigned a screening coordinator. Twenty-three similar hospitals were control sites. All hospitals had orthopedic services and handled moderate-to-higher volumes of fracture patients...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288323/impact-of-holistic-review-on-student-interview-pool-diversity
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Christina J Grabowski
Diversity in the physician workforce lags behind the rapidly changing US population. Since the gateway to becoming a physician is medical school, diversity must be addressed in the admissions process. The Association of American Medical Colleges has implemented a Holistic Review Initiative aimed at assisting medical schools with broadening admission criteria to include relevant, mission-driven attributes and experiences in addition to academic preparation to identify applicants poised to meet the needs of a diverse patient population...
December 29, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231747/practice-patterns-to-improve-pre-and-post-transplant-medication-adherence-in-heart-transplant-centres-a-secondary-data-analysis-of-the-international-bright-study
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Yuliya Senft, Monika Kirsch, Kris Denhaerynck, Fabienne Dobbels, Remon Helmy, Cynthia L Russell, Lut Berben, Sabina De Geest
BACKGROUND: As medication non-adherence is a major risk factor for poor post-transplant outcomes, we explored how adherence is assessed, enhanced and integrated across the transplant continuum. AIM: The aim of this study was to study practice patterns regarding pre- and post-transplant medication adherence assessment and interventions in international heart transplant centres. METHODS: We used data from the Building Research Initiative Group: chronic illness management and adherence in heart transplantation (BRIGHT) study, a cross-sectional study conducted in 36 heart transplant centres in 11 countries...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226111/comparison-of-electronic-learning-versus-lecture-based-learning-in-improving-emergency-medicine-residents-knowledge-about-mild-induced-hypothermia-after-cardiac-arrest
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Maryam Soleimanpour, Farzad Rahmani, Mehrad Naghizadeh Golzari, Alireza Ala, Hamid Reza Morteza Bagi, Robab Mehdizadeh Esfanjani, Hassan Soleimanpour
Background: The process of medical education depends on several issues such as training materials, students, professors, educational fields, and the applied technologies. The current study aimed at comparing the impacts of e-learning and lecture-based learning of mild induced hypothermia (MIH) after cardiac arrest on the increase of knowledge among emergency medicine residents. Methods: In a pre- and post-intervention study, MIH after cardiac arrest was taught to 44 emergency medicine residents...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183367/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-hypertension-among-adults-in-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Henok Asresahegn, Frew Tadesse, Ermias Beyene
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a growing public health problem in many developing countries including Ethiopia. It is a silent killer and most patients are detected to have it incidentally when they are admitted to hospital for unrelated disease or subjected to pre-employment or preoperative medical checkups. Information on the prevalence of hypertension and its associated factors is to be considered vital to focus and improve prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases. The study design was a cross-sectional survey...
November 28, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176032/predictive-validity-of-pre-admission-assessments-on-medical-student-performance
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Al-Awwab Dabaliz, Samy Kaadan, M Marwan Dabbagh, Abdulaziz Barakat, Mohammad Abrar Shareef, Mohamad Al-Tannir, Akef Obeidat, Ayman Mohamed
Objectives: To examine the predictive validity of pre-admission variables on students' performance in a medical school in Saudi Arabia. Methods: In this retrospective study, we collected admission and college performance data for 737 students in preclinical and clinical years. Data included high school scores and other standardized test scores, such as those of the National Achievement Test and the General Aptitude Test. Additionally, we included the scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
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