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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934677/evaluation-of-participatory-planning-lessons-from-hungarian-natura-2000-management-planning-processes
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Eszter Kovács, Eszter Kelemen, Gabriella Kiss, Ágnes Kalóczkai, Veronika Fabók, Barbara Mihók, Boldizsár Megyesi, György Pataki, Barbara Bodorkós, Bálint Balázs, Györgyi Bela, Katalin Margóczi, Ágnes Roboz, Dániel Molnár
Stakeholder participation in nature conservation policies and especially in the management of protected areas has gained importance in the last decades. These changes are underlined by democratic principles and the perceived contribution of stakeholder involvement to the effectiveness of conservation management. Evaluating participatory processes is essential to learn about the past and thus increase the quality of future processes. The evaluation can be useful for the organisations responsible for planning and management, stakeholders and policy makers as well...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930783/retrospective-analysis-of-the-effect-of-hering-law-on-outcomes-of-surgical-correction-of-ptosis
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Er Pan, Jiangang Yu, Shengchang Zhang, Yunfei Nie, Qin Li
INTRODUCTION: Several factors may influence aesthetic outcomes of ptosis surgery, especially in patients with asymmetrical ptosis. We retrospectively assessed the effect of Hering law on surgical outcomes of patients with asymmetrical ptosis. METHODS: Patients with mild to moderate asymmetrical ptosis (N = 300) who underwent advancement or plication of upper eyelid aponeurosis between January 2014 and July 2016 were enrolled. Fifty patients (group A) underwent surgery without taking into consideration the impact of Hering law...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927941/gaming-the-system-creation-of-a-random-case-generating-game-for-use-in-morning-report
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Pallavi Kamra, Emily C Borman-Shoap, Lei Zhang, Michael B Pitt
BACKGROUND: Case-based morning reports are a staple of residency education. Little is known about the role of game-based learning in facilitating case-based discussions. OBJECTIVES: Compare an educational game that can be used for creating impromptu case-based sessions to traditional morning report. METHODS: We created a game called Differential Diagnosis Slot Machine, which allows participants to quickly generate theoretical cases for discussion...
September 16, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925929/canadian-guidelines-for-controlled-pediatric-donation-after-circulatory-determination-of-death-summary-report
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Matthew J Weiss, Laura Hornby, Bram Rochwerg, Michael van Manen, Sonny Dhanani, V Ben Sivarajan, Amber Appleby, Mary Bennett, Daniel Buchman, Catherine Farrell, Aviva Goldberg, Rebecca Greenberg, Ram Singh, Thomas A Nakagawa, William Witteman, Jill Barter, Allon Beck, Kevin Coughlin, Alf Conradi, Cynthia Cupido, Rosanne Dawson, Anne Dipchand, Darren Freed, Karen Hornby, Valerie Langlois, Cheryl Mack, Meagan Mahoney, Deepak Manhas, Christopher Tomlinson, Samara Zavalkoff, Sam D Shemie
OBJECTIVES: Create trustworthy, rigorous, national clinical practice guidelines for the practice of pediatric donation after circulatory determination of death in Canada. METHODS: We followed a process of clinical practice guideline development based on World Health Organization and Canadian Medical Association methods. This included application of Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation methodology. Questions requiring recommendations were generated based on 1) 2006 Canadian donation after circulatory determination of death guidelines (not pediatric specific), 2) a multidisciplinary symposium of national and international pediatric donation after circulatory determination of death leaders, and 3) a scoping review of the pediatric donation after circulatory determination of death literature...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918654/stakeholders-perceptions-sought-to-inform-the-development-of-a-low-cost-mobile-robot-for-older-adults-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Justine S Sefcik, Michelle J Johnson, Mark Yim, Tessa Lau, Nicholas Vivio, Caio Mucchiani, Pamela Z Cacchione
Creative solutions are needed to support community-dwelling older adults residing in a variety of settings including their house, apartment, or Supportive Apartment Living (SAL) to promote independence and reduce the risk of nursing home replacement. The objective of this study was to gain an understanding of older adults' needs for physical, mental, and social activities to support the design and functionality of a low-cost mobile assistive robot. A qualitative descriptive study was designed which included three stakeholder focus groups (caregivers, clinicians, and older adults)...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918160/shopping-for-food-with-children-a-strategy-for-directing-their-choices-toward-novel-foods-containing-vegetables
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Xavier Allirot, Edurne Maiz, Elena Urdaneta
Involving children in the different steps of meal preparation has been suggested as a strategy for enhancing dietary habits in childhood. It has previously been shown that involving children in cooking can increase their willingness to taste novel foods and direct their food choices towards foods containing vegetables. The objective of the present study was to assess the effect of involving children in food purchasing on food choices, intake, liking and appetite. A between-subject experiment was conducted with 86 children (from 8 to 10 years old)...
September 13, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913928/a-new-complementary-approach-for-oral-health-and-diabetes-management-health-coaching
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Ayse Basak Cinar, Ruth Freeman, Lone Schou
BACKGROUND: Health coaching (HC) is based on 'partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential' to adopt healthy lifestyles through 'building awareness and empowerment'. This study's objective is to assess, for the first time to our knowledge, the effectiveness of HC compared with health education (HE) using clinical and subjective measures among type 2 diabetes (DM2) patients in Turkey and Denmark...
September 14, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902773/reduced-tcr-signalling-contributes-to-impaired-th17-responses-in-tolerant-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Estefania Nova-Lamperti, Marco Romano, Sofia Christakoudi, Manohursingh Runglall, Reuben McGregor, Paula Mobillo, Yogesh Kamra, Tjir-Li Tsui, Sonia Norris, Susan John, Dominic A Boardman, Robert I Lechler, Giovanna Lombardi, Maria P Hernandez-Fuentes
BACKGROUND: The development of spontaneous kidney transplant tolerance has been associated with numerous B cell-related immune alterations. We have previously shown that tolerant recipients exhibit reduced B cell receptor (BCR) signalling and higher IL-10 production than healthy volunteers. However, it is unclear whether CD4T cells from tolerant recipients also display an antiinflammatory profile that could contribute to graft maintenance. METHODS: CD4T cells were isolated from kidney transplant recipients who were identified as being tolerant recipients, patients with chronic-rejection or healthy volunteers...
September 12, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902768/economic-and-clinical-outcomes-resulting-from-the-stage-4-chronic-kidney-disease-case-management-quality-improvement-initiative
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Beverly Everett, Liana D Castel, Matthew McGinnis, Amy Beresky, Rudolph C Cane, Tasha Cooper, Rajesh K Davda, Donna Farmer, Stella M John, Denise L Sollars, John F Rausch
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a costly and burdensome public health concern. The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact on outcomes and utilization of a pilot program to identify and engage beneficiaries with CKD at risk for progression from Stage 4 to Stage 5. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTINGS: A quality improvement initiative was conducted to assess the impact of case management on costs and outcomes among 7,720 Cigna commercial medical beneficiaries with Stage 4 CKD enrolled in the United States between January 2012 and October 2012...
September 11, 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902764/development-of-a-prognostic-model-that-predicts-survival-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-ampullary-cancer
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Michael Feretis, Tengyao Wang, Satheesh Iype, Adam Duckworth, Rebecca Brais, Bristi Basu, Neville V Jamieson, Emmanuel Huguet, Anita Balakrishnan, Asif Jah, Raaj K Praseedom, Simon J Harper, Siong-Seng Liau
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to (i) identify independent predictors of survival after pancreaticoduodenectomy for ampullary cancer and (ii) develop a prognostic model of survival. METHODS: Data were analyzed retrospectively on 110 consecutive patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy between 2002 and 2013. Subjects were categorized into 3 nodal subgroups as per the recently proposed nodal subclassification: N0 (node negative), N1 (1-2 metastatic nodes), or N2 (≥3 metastatic nodes)...
September 12, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902669/alpps-improves-resectability-compared-with-conventional-two-stage-hepatectomy-in-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-liver-metastasis-results-from-a-scandinavian-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-ligro-trial
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Per Sandström, Bård I Røsok, Ernesto Sparrelid, Peter N Larsen, Anna L Larsson, Gert Lindell, Nicolai A Schultz, Bjorn A Bjørnbeth, Bengt Isaksson, Magnus Rizell, Bergthor Björnsson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate if associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) could increase resection rates (RRs) compared with two-stage hepatectomy (TSH) in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). BACKGROUND: Radical liver metastasis resection offers the only chance of a cure for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) and an insufficient future liver remnant (FLR) volume are traditionally treated with chemotherapy with portal vein embolization or ligation followed by hepatectomy (TSH)...
September 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902007/a-comparison-of-error-rates-between-intravenous-push-methods-a-prospective-multisite-observational-study
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John B Hertig, Daniel D Degnan, Catherine R Scott, Janelle R Lenz, Xiaochun Li, Chelsea M Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Current literature estimates the error rate associated with the preparation and administration of all intravenous (IV) medications to be 9.4% to 97.7% worldwide. This study aims to compare the number of observed medication preparation and administration errors between the only commercially available ready-to-administer product (Simplist) and IV push traditional practice, including a cartridge-based syringe system (Carpuject) and vials and syringes. METHODS: A prospective, multisite, observational study was conducted in 3 health systems in various states within the United States between December 2015 and March 2016 to observe IV push medication preparation and administration...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901301/expert-consensus-workshop-report-guideline-for-three-dimensional-printing-template-assisted-computed-tomography-guided-125-i-seeds-interstitial-implantation-brachytherapy
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Junjie Wang, Fujun Zhang, Jinhe Guo, Shude Chai, Guangjun Zheng, Kaixian Zhang, Anyan Liao, Ping Jiang, Yuliang Jiang, Zhe Ji
Radioactive 125I seeds (RIS) interstitial implantation brachytherapy has been a first-line treatment for early-stage cancer of the prostate gland. However, its poor accuracy and homogeneity has limited its indication and hampered its popularization for a long time. Intriguingly, scholars based in China introduced computed tomography (CT)-guided technology to improve the accuracy and homogeneity of RIS implantation and broadened the indications. Then, they creatively designed and introduced three-dimensional printing coplanar template (3D-PCT) and 3D printing noncoplanar template (3D-PNCT) into the practice of RIS implantation...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898302/-belief-system-regarding-cannabis-its-use-and-consequences-users-versus-non-users-in-colombian-university-students
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Gonzalo Galván, Álvaro Sánchez-Carballo, Ileana Gómez-Morales, Oscar Humánez-Julio, Manuel Guerrero-Martelo, Francisco Vásquez De la Hoz
Descriptive and comparative study of cross-sectional that had as objective to evaluate and compare the beliefs about cannabis, its use and potential consequences between two groups of Colombian university students, matched by gender and age. The frst group consisted of ordinary consumers of cannabis (n=35) the second group consisted of students that have never tried cannabis (n=35). The results showed that the group of consumers presents a moderate risk of abuse and only the 20% fulflled dependence criteria...
November 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892513/placebo-can-enhance-creativity
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Liron Rozenkrantz, Avraham E Mayo, Tomer Ilan, Yuval Hart, Lior Noy, Uri Alon
BACKGROUND: The placebo effect is usually studied in clinical settings for decreasing negative symptoms such as pain, depression and anxiety. There is interest in exploring the placebo effect also outside the clinic, for enhancing positive aspects of performance or cognition. Several studies indicate that placebo can enhance cognitive abilities including memory, implicit learning and general knowledge. Here, we ask whether placebo can enhance creativity, an important aspect of human cognition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891894/dentoalveolar-effects-of-early-orthodontic-treatment-in-patients-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Diana Cassi, Alberto Di Blasio, Mauro Gandolfinini, Marisabel Magnifico, Francesca Pellegrino, Maria Grazia Piancino
No agreement exists on the most appropriate timing of orthodontic treatment in patients with cleft lip and palate. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of early orthodontic treatment on development of the dental arches and alveolar bone.A dental casts analysis was performed on 28 children with cleft lip and palate before orthodontic treatment (T0; mean age, 6.5 ± 1.7) and at the end of active treatment (T1; mean age, 9.2 ± 2.1 years). The considered variables were: intercanine and intermolar distances; dental arch relationships, evaluated according to the modified Huddart/Bodenham system...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890001/association-between-resting-state-brain-network-topological-organization-and-creative-ability-evidence-from-a-multiple-linear-regression-model
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Bingqing Jiao, Delong Zhang, Aiying Liang, Bishan Liang, Zengjian Wang, Junchao Li, Yuxuan Cai, Mengxia Gao, Zhenni Gao, Song Chang, Ruiwang Huang, Ming Liu
Previous studies have indicated a tight linkage between resting-state functional connectivity of the human brain and creative ability. This study aimed to further investigate the association between the topological organization of resting-state brain networks and creativity. Therefore, we acquired resting-state fMRI data from 22 high-creativity participants and 22 low-creativity participants (as determined by their Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking scores). We then constructed functional brain networks for each participant and assessed group differences in network topological properties before exploring the relationships between respective network topological properties and creative ability...
September 7, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886709/improving-the-production-of-applied-health-research-findings-insights-from-a-qualitative-study-of-operational-research
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Sonya Crowe, Simon Turner, Martin Utley, Naomi J Fulop
BACKGROUND: Knowledge produced through applied health research is often of a form not readily accessible to or actionable by policymakers and practitioners, which hinders its implementation. Our aim was to identify research activities that can support the production of knowledge tailored to inform policy and practice. To do this, we studied an operational research approach to improving the production of applied health research findings. METHODS: A 2-year qualitative study was conducted of the operational research contribution to a multidisciplinary applied health research project that was successful in rapidly informing national policy...
September 8, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885381/characteristics-of-medical-adverse-events-near-misses-associated-with-laparoscopic-thoracoscopic-surgery-a-retrospective-study-based-on-the-japanese-national-database-of-medical-adverse-events
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Takashige Abe, Sachiyo Murai, Yasuyuki Nasuhara, Nobuo Shinohara
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to clarify the characteristics of adverse events/near misses during laparoscopic/thoracoscopic surgery. METHODS: Using relevant key words for minimally invasive surgeries, 540 records were identified in the database of the Japan Council for Quality Health Care. After data review and the classification of adverse events, 746 events associated with laparoscopic (laparo group) and/or thoracoscopic (thoraco group) surgery were identified...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885273/a-comparative-study-of-video-endoscopic-inguinal-lymphadenectomy-and-conventional-open-inguinal-lymphadenectomy-for-treating-vulvar-cancer
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Menglei Zhang, Limei Chen, Xuyin Zhang, Jingxin Ding, Keqin Hua
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to compare the complications, oncological outcomes, cosmetic satisfaction, and quality of life experienced by women with vulvar cancer undergoing video endoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy (VEIL) versus conventional open inguinal lymphadenectomy (COIL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-eight consecutive patients with vulvar cancer who underwent COIL (n = 27) or VEIL (n = 21) at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China between 2003 and 2016 were included in this retrospective cohort study...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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