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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033866/neural-substrate-of-group-mental-health-insights-from-multi-brain-reference-frame-in-functional-neuroimaging
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Dipanjan Ray, Dipanjan Roy, Brahmdeep Sindhu, Pratap Sharan, Arpan Banerjee
Contemporary mental health practice primarily centers around the neurobiological and psychological processes at the individual level. However, a more careful consideration of interpersonal and other group-level attributes (e.g., interpersonal relationship, mutual trust/hostility, interdependence, and cooperation) and a better grasp of their pathology can add a crucial dimension to our understanding of mental health problems. A few recent studies have delved into the interpersonal behavioral processes in the context of different psychiatric abnormalities...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033574/surgical-site-infections-following-instrumented-stabilization-of-the-spine
#2
Ulrike Dapunt, Caroline Bürkle, Frank Günther, Wojciech Pepke, Stefan Hemmer, Michael Akbar
BACKGROUND: Implant-associated infections are still a feared complication in the field of orthopedics. Bacteria attach to the implant surface and form so-called biofilm colonies that are often difficult to diagnose and treat. Since the majority of studies focus on prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) of the hip and knee, current treatment options (eg, antibiotic prophylaxis) of implant-associated infections have mostly been adapted according to these results. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate patients with surgical site infections following instrumented stabilization of the spine with regard to detected bacteria species and the course of the disease...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030831/practical-considerations-for-using-online-methods-to-engage-patients-in-guideline-development
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Sean Grant, Glen S Hazlewood, Holly L Peay, Ann Lucas, Ian Coulter, Arlene Fink, Dmitry Khodyakov
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been widely used in healthcare policy, practice, and for suggesting future research. As patients increasingly become involved in CPG development to produce patient-centered recommendations, more research is needed on methods to engage patients, particularly methods allowing for scalable engagement of large, diverse, and geographically distributed groups of patients. In this article, we discuss practical considerations for using online methods to engage patients in CPG development...
October 13, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028678/increase-in-medical-emergency-calls-and-calls-for-central-nervous-system-symptoms-during-a-severe-air-pollution-event-january-2013-jinan-city-china
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Liangliang Cui, George A Conway, Lan Jin, Jingwen Zhou, Jun Zhang, Xinwei Li, Lei Zhou, Tiantian Li, Ji Zhang
BACKGROUND: In January 2013, a continuous and severe haze event affected one third of the major cities in China, including Jinan. OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether medical emergency calls (for nonaccidental emergencies) and calls for Central Nervous System (CNS) syndromes increased during this episode compared with the previous winter months (January, February, and December) in 2011 and 2012. METHODS: Daily emergency calls were obtained from Jinan Medical Emergency Center...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027661/negotiating-ethical-paradoxes-in-conducting-a-randomized-controlled-trial-aligning-intervention-science-with-participatory-values
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Shabnam Javdani, Sukhmani Singh, Corianna E Sichel
In this article, we describe ethical tensions we have faced in the context of our work as intervention scientists, where we aim to promote social justice and change systems that impact girls involved in the juvenile legal system. These ethical tensions are, at their core, about resisting collusion with systems of control while simultaneously collaborating with them. Over the course of designing and implementing a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of an ecological advocacy intervention for girls, called ROSES, ethical paradoxes crystalized and prompted us to engage in critical reflection and action toward the aim of moving away from conducting research on legal-system-involved girls and moving toward a more democratic, participatory process of inquiry with girls...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025699/adoption-acceptability-and-effectiveness-of-a-mobile-health-app-for-personalized-prostate-cancer-survivorship-care-protocol-for-a-realist-case-study-of-the-ned-app
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Quynh Pham, Joseph A Cafazzo, Andrew Feifer
BACKGROUND: By 2030, prostate cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in North America. To mitigate this impending challenge, comprehensive support mechanisms for disease- and treatment-specific changes in health and well-being must be proactively designed and thoughtfully implemented for streamlined survivorship care. mHealth apps have been lauded as a promising complement to current outpatient treatment and monitoring strategies, but have not yet been widely used to support prostate cancer survivorship needs...
October 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021733/berkeley-screen-a-set-of-96-solutions-for-general-macromolecular-crystallization
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Jose H Pereira, Ryan P McAndrew, Giovani P Tomaleri, Paul D Adams
Using statistical analysis of the Biological Macromolecular Crystallization Database, combined with previous knowledge about crystallization reagents, a crystallization screen called the Berkeley Screen has been created. Correlating crystallization conditions and high-resolution protein structures, it is possible to better understand the influence that a particular solution has on protein crystal formation. Ions and small molecules such as buffers and precipitants used in crystallization experiments were identified in electron density maps, highlighting the role of these chemicals in protein crystal packing...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Crystallography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020364/antimicrobial-resistance-in-gram-negative-rods-causing-bacteremia-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients-intercontinental-prospective-study-of-infectious-diseases-working-party-of-the-european-bone-marrow-transplantation-group
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Diana Averbuch, Gloria Tridello, Jennifer Hoek, Malgorzata Mikulska, Hamdi Akan, Lucrecia Yanez San Segundo, Thomas Pabst, Tülay Özçelik, Galina Klyasova, Irene Donnini, Depei Wu, Zafer Gülbas, Tsila Zuckerman, Aida Botelho de Sousa, Yves Beguin, Aliénor Xhaard, Emmanuel Bachy, Per Ljungman, Rafael de la Camara, Jelena Rascon, Isabel Ruiz Camps, Antonin Vitek, Francesca Patriarca, Laura Cudillo, Radovan Vrhovac, Peter J Shaw, Tom Wolfs, Tracey O'Brien, Batia Avni, Gerda Silling, Firas Al Sabty, Stelios Graphakos, Marja Sankelo, Henrik Sengeloev, Srinivas Pillai, Susanne Matthes, Frederiki Melanthiou, Simona Iacobelli, Jan Styczynski, Dan Engelhard, Simone Cesaro
Background: This intercontinental study aimed to study Gram-negative rods (GNR) resistance in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods: GNR bacteremias occurring during six months post-HSCT (February/2014-May/2015) were prospectively collected, and analysed for rates and risk factors for resistance to fluoroquinolones, non-carbapenem anti-Pseudomonas beta-lactams (non-carbapenems), carbapenems and multidrug-resistance (MDR). Results: Sixty-five HSCT centers from 25 countries (Europe, Australia, Asia) reported data on 655 GNR episodes/704 pathogens in 591 patients (Enterobacteriaceae, 73%; non-fermentatives, 24% and 3% others)...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019046/effect-of-reminding-patients-to-complete-fecal-immunochemical-testing-a-comparative-effectiveness-study-of-automated-and-live-approaches
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Gloria D Coronado, Jennifer S Rivelli, Morgan J Fuoco, William M Vollmer, Amanda F Petrik, Erin Keast, Sara Barker, Emily Topalanchik, Ricardo Jimenez
BACKGROUND: The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends multi-component interventions, including patient reminders, to improve uptake of colorectal cancer screening. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the effectiveness of different forms of reminders for a direct-mail fecal immunochemical test (FIT) program. DESIGN: Patient-randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 2772 adults aged 50-75, not up to date with colorectal cancer screening recommendations, with a clinic visit in the previous year at any of four participating health center clinics...
October 10, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017644/-analysis-of-out-of-hospital-emergency-treatment-for-ventricular-fibrillation-between-2013-and-2016-in-shanghai
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Xingxiang Li, Feiyue Teng, Ping Xu, Minghua Li, Rongjiao Liu, Ping Fang, Jiawen Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiological features of out-of-hospital patients with ventricular fibrillation (VF) in Shanghai and to analysis factors associated with outcomes, and to provide evidence for improving the success rate of VF. METHODS: The data of patients with VF admitted to Shanghai Medical Emergency Center from January 2013 to December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. All the data were recorded including the clinical data, medical service time, return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) at scene/en route, survival to hospital discharge...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994152/genomics-of-adaptive-divergence-with-chromosome-scale-heterogeneity-in-crossover-rate
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Daniel Berner, Marius Roesti
Genetic differentiation between divergent populations is often greater in chromosome centers than in chromosome peripheries. Commonly overlooked, this broad-scale differentiation pattern is sometimes ascribed to heterogeneity in crossover rate and hence linked selection within chromosomes, but the underlying mechanisms remain incompletely understood. A literature survey across 46 organisms reveals that most eukaryotes indeed exhibit a reduced crossover rate in chromosome centers relative to the peripheries...
October 9, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993075/call-to-action-aprns-in-u-s-nursing-homes-to-improve-care-and-reduce-costs
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Marilyn J Rantz, Nancy M Birtley, Marcia Flesner, Charles Crecelius, Cathy Murray
BACKGROUND: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center sponsored the initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents. PURPOSE: Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) designed inter-professional model in nursing homes with advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). METHOD: MOQI APRN model was implemented for 4 years in 16 nursing homes in a metro area of the Midwest. Hospitalizations were reduced (40% all-cause, 58% potentially avoidable), emergency room visits (54% all-cause, 65% potentially avoidable), Medicare expenditures for hospitalizations (34% all-cause, 45% potentially avoidable), and Medicare expenditures for emergency room visits (50% all-cause, 60% potentially avoidable) for long-stay nursing home residents...
September 21, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992143/a-qualitative-study-of-sign-out-processes-between-primary-and-on-call-residents-relationships-in-information-exchange-responsibility-and-accountability
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Soo-Hoon Lee, Dale A Fisher, Heidi Mah, Wei-Ping Goh, Phillip H Phan
Objective: To review a quality improvement event on the process of sign-outs between the primary and on-call residents. Design: A retrospective qualitative study using semi-structured interviews. Setting: A tertiary academic medical center in Singapore with 283 inpatient Medicine beds served by 28 consultants, 29 registrars, 45 residents and 30 interns during the day but 5 residents and 3 interns at night. Participants: Residents, registrars and consultants...
October 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991760/centenary-of-the-birth-of-academician-prof-dr-isak-tadzer-founder-of-the-pathophysiology-and-nuclear-medicine-in-macedonia
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Borislav Karanfilski
Academician Prof. Dr. Isak Tadzer was born a hundred years ago on December 24, 1916 in Sofia. He completed the primary and secondary education at the German College in Sofia. In 1935 he began his studies at the Medical Faculty in Vienna, which he had to stop because of the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938. He returned to Bulgaria where he continued his studies and graduated from the Medical Faculty in Sofia in 1941. During the War, 1941-1944, he was forcedly mobilized and he worked as a doctor in several villages...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991116/incidence-and-operative-factors-associated-with-discretional-postoperative-mechanical-ventilation-after-general-surgery
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Juliet J Ray, Meredith Degnan, Krishnamurti A Rao, Jonathan P Meizoso, Charles A Karcutskie, Danielle B Horn, Luis Rodriguez, Richard P Dutton, Carl I Schulman, Roman Dudaryk
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation after general surgery is associated with worse outcomes, prolonged hospital stay, and increased health care cost. Postoperatively, patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) may be categorized into 1 of 3 groups: extubated patients (EXT), patients with objective medical indications to remain ventilated (MED), and patients not meeting these criteria, called "discretional postoperative mechanical ventilation" (DPMV). The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence of DPMV in general surgery patients and identify the associated operative factors...
October 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988447/online-and-call-center-referral-for-endocrine-surgical-pathology-within-institutions
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Vaninder K Dhillon, Mai G Al Khadem, Ralph P Tufano, Jonathon O Russell
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that self-referred patients to academic centers will be equally distributed between general surgery and otolaryngology departments that perform thyroid surgery. We sought to quantify disparities in the assignment of these self-referred patients who may reach an institution through call centers or online pathways. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Key words "thyroid surgery" and "thyroid cancer" were used along with the name of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-listed otolaryngology program in both Google and Bing search engines...
October 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988289/whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-wb-mri-and-brain-mri-baseline-surveillance-in-tp53-germline-mutation-carriers-experience-from-the-li-fraumeni-syndrome-education-and-early-detection-lead-clinic
#17
Jasmina Bojadzieva, Behrang Amini, Suzanne F Day, Tiffiny L Jackson, Parijatham S Thomas, Brandy J Willis, Whitney R Throckmorton, Najat C Daw, Therese B Bevers, Louise C Strong
Individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) have a significantly increased lifetime cancer risk affecting multiple organ sites. Therefore, novel comprehensive screening approaches are necessary to improve cancer detection and survival in this population. The objective of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of whole body MRI (WB-MRI) and dedicated brain MRI screening as part of a comprehensive screening clinic called Li-Fraumeni Education and Early Detection (LEAD) at MD Anderson Cancer Center...
October 7, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985768/immune-thrombocytopenia-with-multi-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-as-a-rare-presentation-of-scrub-typhus-a-case-report
#18
Abraham M Ittyachen, Saramma P Abraham, Smitha Krishnamoorthy, Anuroopa Vijayan, Jayamohan Kokkat
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus is an acute infectious illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. It is endemic to a part of the world known as the "tsutsugamushi triangle". Humans are accidental hosts in this zoonotic disease. About a third of patients admitted with scrub typhus have evidence of multi-organ dysfunction. Multi-organ dysfunction secondary to scrub typhus carries a high mortality rate. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 65-year old lady who was admitted in a Tertiary Care Center in the state of Kerala in India, with 7 day history of fever, myalgia and reduced urine output...
October 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984204/saic-an-iterative-clustering-approach-for-analysis-of-single-cell-rna-seq-data
#19
Lu Yang, Jiancheng Liu, Qiang Lu, Arthur D Riggs, Xiwei Wu
BACKGROUND: Research interests toward single cell analysis have greatly increased in basic, translational and clinical research areas recently, as advances in whole-transcriptome amplification technique allow scientists to get accurate sequencing result at single cell level. An important step in the single-cell transcriptome analysis is to identify distinct cell groups that have different gene expression patterns. Currently there are limited bioinformatics approaches available for single-cell RNA-seq analysis...
October 3, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983959/countywide-implementation-of-crisis-intervention-teams-multiple-methods-measures-and-sustained-outcomes
#20
Sheryl Kubiak, Erin Comartin, Edita Milanovic, Deborah Bybee, Elizabeth Tillander, Celeste Rabaut, Heidi Bisson, Lisa M Dunn, Michael J Bouchard, Todd Hill, Steven Schneider
The crisis intervention team (CIT) is a tool that can be used to foster pre-booking diversion of individuals with mental illness from the criminal justice system and into community treatment services. Although CIT is often implemented solely as the training of law enforcement officers, the model stipulates that CIT is a vehicle for collaboration with community stakeholders who share a similar philosophy, as well as expanded mental health services offering a 24 hour-seven days per week drop-off option for law enforcement officers...
October 5, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
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