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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712959/associations-between-long-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-glycosylated-hemoglobin-and-diabetes
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Trenton Honda, Vivian C Pun, Justin Manjourides, Helen Suh
BACKGROUND: Air pollution exposures have been shown to adversely impact health through a number of biological pathways associated with glucose metabolism. However, few studies have evaluated the associations between air pollution and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels. Further, no studies have evaluated these associations in US populations or investigated whether associations differ in diabetic as compared to non-diabetic populations. To address this knowledge gap, we investigated the associations between airborne fine particulate matter (PM2...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701968/perceived-enablers-and-barriers-to-optimal-health-among-music-students-a-qualitative-study-in-the-music-conservatoire-setting
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Rosie Perkins, Helen Reid, Liliana S Araújo, Terry Clark, Aaron Williamon
Student health and wellbeing within higher education has been documented as poor in relation to the general population. This is a particular problem among students at music conservatoires, who are studying within a unique educational context that is known to generate both physical and psychological challenges. This article examines how conservatoire students experience health and wellbeing within their institutional context, using a framework from health promotion to focus attention on perceived enablers and barriers to optimal health in relation to three levels: lifestyle, support services, and conservatoire environment...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701411/what-determines-treatment-satisfaction-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-on-insulin-therapy-an-observational-study-in-eight-european-countries
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Anne Meike Boels, Rimke C Vos, Tom G T Hermans, Nicolaas P A Zuithoff, Nicolle Müller, Kamlesh Khunti, Guy E H M Rutten
OBJECTIVE: Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) on insulin therapy are less satisfied with their diabetes treatment than those on oral hypoglycaemic therapies or lifestyle advice only. Determinants of satisfaction in patients with T2DM on insulin therapy are not clearly known. The aim of this study was to determine the association of treatment satisfaction with demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with T2DM. DESIGN: For this study we used data from the GUIDANCE (Guideline Adherence to Enhance Care) study, a cross-sectional study among 7597 patients with T2DM patients from Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK...
July 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700651/metric-based-vs-peer-reviewed-evaluation-of-a-research-output-lesson-learnt-from-uk-s-national-research-assessment-exercise
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Kushwanth Koya, Gobinda Chowdhury
PURPOSE: There is a general inquisition regarding the monetary value of a research output, as a substantial amount of funding in modern academia is essentially awarded to good research presented in the form of journal articles, conferences papers, performances, compositions, exhibitions, books and book chapters etc., which, eventually leads to another question if the value varies across different disciplines. Answers to these questions will not only assist academics and researchers, but will also help higher education institutions (HEIs) make informed decisions in their administrative and research policies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697744/e-learning-in-graduate-medical-education-survey-of-residency-program-directors
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Christopher M Wittich, Anoop Agrawal, David A Cook, Andrew J Halvorsen, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Saima Chaudhry, Denise M Dupras, Amy S Oxentenko, Thomas J Beckman
BACKGROUND: E-learning-the use of Internet technologies to enhance knowledge and performance-has become a widely accepted instructional approach. Little is known about the current use of e-learning in postgraduate medical education. To determine utilization of e-learning by United States internal medicine residency programs, program director (PD) perceptions of e-learning, and associations between e-learning use and residency program characteristics. METHODS: We conducted a national survey in collaboration with the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine of all United States internal medicine residency programs...
July 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688967/personality-factors-associated-with-resident-performance-results-from-12-accreditation-council-for-graduate-medical-education-accredited-orthopaedic-surgery-programs
#6
Donna Phillips, Kenneth A Egol, Martine C Maculatis, Kathryn S Roloff, Alan M Friedman, Brett Levine, Steven Garfin, Alexandra Schwartz, Robert Sterling, Thomas Kuivila, Steve J Paragioudakis, Joseph D Zuckerman
OBJECTIVES: To understand the personality factors associated with orthopedic surgery resident performance. DESIGN: A prospective, cross-sectional survey of orthopedic surgery faculty that assessed their perceptions of the personality traits most highly associated with resident performance. Residents also completed a survey to determine their specific personality characteristics. A subset of faculty members rated the performance of those residents within their respective program on 5 dimensions...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666591/educating-for-the-marine-environment-challenges-for-schools-and-scientists
#7
Annette Gough
Environmental education has long been recognized as critical for achieving environmental awareness, values and attitudes, skills and behaviour consistent with sustainable development and for effective participation in environmental decision-making. Since the Declaration of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment concerns about marine pollution and ecotoxicology, among other environmental challenges, should be included in environmental education. However, in the more than forty years since this significant environmental Declaration, marine education has struggled to find a place in the school curriculum of most countries, even though issues such as climate change, chemical contamination of marine environments, coastal eutrophication, and seafood safety continue to threaten human and other species' well-being...
June 27, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660354/working-with-the-hmong-population-in-a-genetics-setting-genetic-counselor-perspectives
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Aime Agather, Jennifer Rietzler, Catherine A Reiser, Elizabeth M Petty
The Hmong language lacks words for many familiar Western medical genetic concepts which may impact genetic counseling sessions with individuals of Hmong ancestry who have limited English proficiency. To study this interaction, a qualitative, semi-structured interview was designed to address genetic counselors' experiences of genetic counseling sessions working with individuals with Hmong ancestry. Genetic counselors in the three states with the largest population of Hmong individuals (California, Minnesota and Wisconsin) were invited via email to participate in a telephone interview...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654549/workload-of-team-leaders-and-team-members-during-a-simulated-sepsis-scenario
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Nancy M Tofil, Yiqun Lin, John Zhong, Dawn Taylor Peterson, Marjorie Lee White, Vincent Grant, David J Grant, Ronald Gottesman, Stephanie N Sudikoff, Mark Adler, Kimberly Marohn, Jennifer Davidson, Adam Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Crisis resource management principles dictate appropriate distribution of mental and/or physical workload so as not to overwhelm any one team member. Workload during pediatric emergencies is not well studied. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Task Load Index is a multidimensional tool designed to assess workload validated in multiple settings. Low workload is defined as less than 40, moderate 40-60, and greater than 60 signify high workloads. Our hypothesis is that workload among both team leaders and team members is moderate to high during a simulated pediatric sepsis scenario and that team leaders would have a higher workload than team members...
June 24, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651415/-investigation-of-burn-rehabilitation-development-of-china-in-2014
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M Ao, J Wu, J Chen
Objective: To further study the development of burn rehabilitation in China, so as to promote the development of burn rehabilitation in China. Methods: The questionnaire about the development of burn rehabilitation treatment was started by Specialized Committee of Burn Treatment and Rehabilitation Science of Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (hereinafter referred to as Specialized Committee) in the end of 2014, and 65 affiliations of Specialized Committee members participated in. There was a total of 26 questions, mainly focusing on problems as below: (1) General information of the burn department of the units, including the number of authorized beds, annual admitted burn patients, annual admitted patients with extremely severe burn, doctors, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and the condition of rehabilitation area and rehabilitation beds, etc...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619411/where-we-fall-down-tensions-in-teaching-social-medicine-and-global-health
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Amy Finnegan, Michelle Morse, Marisa Nadas, Michael Westerhaus
BACKGROUND: As global health interest has risen, so too has the relevance of education on the social determinants of health and health equity. Social medicine offers a particularly salient framework for educating on the social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity. SocMed and EqualHealth, 2 unique but related organizations, offer annual global health courses in Uganda, Haiti, and the United States, which train students to understand and respond to the social determinants of health through praxis, self-reflection and self-awareness, and building collaborative partnerships across difference...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619092/prevalence-and-patterns-of-use-of-mantra-mindfulness-and-spiritual-meditation-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Adam Burke, Chun Nok Lam, Barbara Stussman, Hui Yang
BACKGROUND: Despite a growing body of scientific literature exploring the nature of meditation there is limited information on the characteristics of individuals who use it. This is particularly true of comparative studies examining prevalence and predictors of use of various forms of meditation. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted using data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (n = 34,525). Three popular forms of meditation were compared-mantra, mindfulness, and spiritual-to determine lifetime and 12-month use related to key sociodemographic, health behavior, health status, and healthcare access variables...
June 15, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597704/foundation-year-one-training-in-neurosurgery-achieving-competency-a-5-year-review
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Shyam Pujara, Sandeep Solanki
INTRODUCTION: F1 doctors are a rare breed in Neurosurgery, featuring in only 4 out of 40 UK centres. It is widely perceived that Neurosurgery would only provide a highly specialised experience for F1s, limiting the opportunity to achieve the core practical and clinical competencies as highlighted by the United Kingdom Foundation Programme (UKFPO). Additionally, Health Education England have increased the number of community placements such as General Practice and Psychiatry further limiting F1 placements offered in specialities like Neurosurgery...
June 9, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597480/public-understanding-of-ebola-risks-mastering-an-unfamiliar-threat
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Baruch Fischhoff, Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Dana Rose Garfin, E Alison Holman, Roxane Cohen Silver
Ebola was the most widely followed news story in the United States in October 2014. Here, we ask what members of the U.S. public learned about the disease, given the often chaotic media environment. Early in 2015, we surveyed a representative sample of 3,447 U.S. residents about their Ebola-related beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Where possible, we elicited judgments in terms sufficiently precise to allow comparing them to scientific estimates (e.g., the death toll to date and the probability of dying once ill)...
June 8, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591461/changes-in-families-caregiving-experiences-through-involvement-as-participants-then-facilitators-in-a-family-peer-education-program-for-mental-disorders-in-japan
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Masako Kageyama, Keiko Yokoyama, Yukako Nakamura, Sayaka Kobayashi
A family peer-education program for mental disorders was developed in Japan, similar to existing programs in the United States and Hong Kong. Families that serve as facilitators in such programs may enhance their caregiving processes and, thereby, their well-being. This study's aim was to describe how families' caregiving experiences change, beginning with the onset of a family member's mental illness, through their involvement in a family group or peer-education program as participants then facilitators. Thus, this study was conducted in a family peer-education program for mental disorders in Japan...
June 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586430/national-study-of-excellence-and-innovation-in-physical-therapist-education-part-1-design-method-and-results
#16
Gail M Jensen, Terrence Nordstrom, Elizabeth Mostrom, Laurita M Hack, Janet Gwyer
Background.: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching commissioned the Preparation for the Professions Program, a qualitative study of professional education in 5 professions: medicine, nursing, law, engineering and clergy. These studies identified curricular structures, instructional practices, assessment approaches and environmental characteristics that support the preparation of professionals and led to educational reforms. The physical therapy profession has not had any in-depth, national investigation of physical therapist education since the Catherine Worthingham studies conducted more than 50 years ago...
June 6, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581305/the-roles-of-family-culture-and-social-cognitive-variables-in-the-career-interests-and-goals-of-asian-american-college-students
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Kayi Hui, Robert W Lent
Although family and cultural factors have been assumed to play important roles in the career development of Asian Americans, theory-driven research on this topic remains limited. We examined culturally relevant factors that may contribute to Asian Americans' consideration of fields in which they are overrepresented (e.g., science, technology, engineering) and underrepresented (e.g., education, social science). Drawing from social cognitive career theory, a culture-specific, social cognitive model of career interests and choice was tested in Holland's (1997) Investigative (I) and Social (S) themes...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Counseling Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576953/the-medication-optimization-value-proposition-aligning-teams-and-education-to-improve-care
#18
Jon C Easter, Darren A DeWalt
United States health care lags behind other countries in quality and cost. The present health care system is unsustainable, and there is now a quick movement toward value-based care. This article lays out essential care delivery elements, and makes the case for medication optimization to enable new value-based models. Success factors include enhancing team-based care and interdisciplinary education to achieve patient-centered care.
May 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557236/using-action-research-to-develop-midwives-skills-to-support-women-with-perinatal-mental-health-needs
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Vivienne Brady, Deirdre Madden, Ann Marie Sliney, Aoife O'Friel, Barbara McMackin, Bernie O'Callaghan, Kate Casey, Lisa Courtney, Valerie Fleming
The aim of the research was to identify and develop midwives' skills to support women with mental health needs during pregnancy, using an action research approach. BACKGROUND: A review of perinatal mental health services in a large [insert here] maternity unit revealed a high number of referred women who 'did not attend' the perinatal mental health service with few guidelines in place to support midwives in identifying and referring women for specialist help. DESIGN: Action research using cooperative inquiry involved a mental health nurse specialist and a team of midwives, who were drawn to each other in mutual concern about an area of practice...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545474/a-retrospective-study-to-assess-the-evaluation-of-living-related-kidney-donors-and-their-outcomes-following-nephrectomy-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
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A Muturi, V Kotecha, S Kanyi
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the renal replacement therapy of choice for end stage renal disease. To ensure safety regular audit of the donation process is necessary. The aim of this study was to assess the evaluation of potential living related kidney donors and document their outcomes following nephrectomy. METHODS: This was a retrospective descriptive study involving all living related kidney donors seen at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) renal unit from 2010 to 2014...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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