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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538869/potential-mechanisms-linking-probiotics-to-diabetes-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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Maryam Miraghajani, Somayeh Shahraki Dehsoukhteh, Nahid Rafie, Sahar Golpour Hamedani, Sima Sabihi, Reza Ghiasvand
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Some studies have suggested a wide range of possible mechanisms through which probiotics may play a role in diabetes prevention and treatment. However, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. We conducted this study to review the potential mechanisms suggested for the effect of probiotics in diabetes. DESIGN AND SETTING: Narrative review conducted at the Food Security Research Center of Isfahan. METHODS: A search in the electronic databases MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane Library, Web of Science and Google scholar was performed up to October 2016...
March 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504991/tablet-e-logbooks-four-thousand-clinical-cases-and-complications-e-logged-by-14-nondoctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
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Shristi Shah, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering, Stephen Knoble, Indra Rai
BACKGROUND: To meet the need for essential surgery across rural Nepal, anesthesia at district level is delivered by nondoctor anesthetists. They require support to maintain confidence and competence, and upgraded professional registration to secure their status. To meet these needs, a distance-blended learning course was pioneered and delivered. A core course requirement was to log all clinical cases; these were logged on a new e-logbook. METHODS: Fourteen nondoctor anesthesia providers working in 12 different districts across Nepal were enrolled in the 1-year course...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489549/secure-and-energy-efficient-data-transmission-system-based-on-chaotic-compressive-sensing-in-body-to-body-networks
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Haipeng Peng, Ye Tian, Jurgen Kurths, Lixiang Li, Yixian Yang, Daoshun Wang
Applications of wireless body area networks (WBANs) are extended from remote health care to military, sports, disaster relief, etc. With the network scale expanding, nodes increasing, and links complicated, a WBAN evolves to a body-to-body network. Along with the development, energy saving and data security problems are highlighted. In this paper, chaotic compressive sensing (CCS) is proposed to solve these two crucial problems, simultaneously. Compared with the traditional compressive sensing, CCS can save vast storage space by only storing the matrix generation parameters...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465807/evaluation-models-and-criteria-of-the-quality-of-hospital-websites-a-systematic-review-study
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REVIEW
Fatemeh Rangraz Jeddi, Hamidreza Gilasi, Sahar Khademi
INTRODUCTION: Hospital websites are important tools in establishing communication and exchanging information between patients and staff, and thus should enjoy an acceptable level of quality. The aim of this study was to identify proper models and criteria to evaluate the quality of hospital websites. METHODS: This research was a systematic review study. The international databases such as Science Direct, Google Scholar, PubMed, Proquest, Ovid, Elsevier, Springer, and EBSCO together with regional database such as Magiran, Scientific Information Database, Persian Journal Citation Report (PJCR) and IranMedex were searched...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460274/understanding-policy-persistence-the-case-of-police-drug-detection-dog-policy-in-nsw-australia
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Caitlin E Hughes, Alison Ritter, Kari Lancaster, Robert Hoppe
BACKGROUND: Significant research attention has been given to understanding the processes of drug policy reform. However, there has been surprisingly little analysis of the persistence of policy in the face of opposition and evidence of ineffectiveness. In this article we analysed just such a case - police drug detection dog policy in NSW, Australia. We sought to identify factors which may account for the continuation of this policy, in spite of counter-evidence and concerted advocacy...
April 28, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453714/evaluating-the-effect-of-integrated-microfinance-and-health-interventions-an-updated-review-of-the-evidence
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Lara M J Lorenzetti, Sheila Leatherman, Valerie L Flax
Background: Solutions delivered within firm sectoral boundaries are inadequate in achieving income security and better health for poor populations. Integrated microfinance and health interventions leverage networks of women to promote financial inclusion, build livelihoods, and safeguard against high cost illnesses. Our understanding of the effect of integrated interventions has been limited by variability in intervention, outcome, design, and methodological rigour. This systematic review synthesises the literature through 2015 to understand the effect of integrated microfinance and health programs...
June 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441940/clinical-records-anonymisation-and-text-extraction-crate-an-open-source-software-system
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REVIEW
Rudolf N Cardinal
BACKGROUND: Electronic medical records contain information of value for research, but contain identifiable and often highly sensitive confidential information. Patient-identifiable information cannot in general be shared outside clinical care teams without explicit consent, but anonymisation/de-identification allows research uses of clinical data without explicit consent. RESULTS: This article presents CRATE (Clinical Records Anonymisation and Text Extraction), an open-source software system with separable functions: (1) it anonymises or de-identifies arbitrary relational databases, with sensitivity and precision similar to previous comparable systems; (2) it uses public secure cryptographic methods to map patient identifiers to research identifiers (pseudonyms); (3) it connects relational databases to external tools for natural language processing; (4) it provides a web front end for research and administrative functions; and (5) it supports a specific model through which patients may consent to be contacted about research...
April 26, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433677/montreal-accord-on-patient-reported-outcomes-use-series-paper-9-anonymization-and-ethics-considerations-for-capturing-and-sharing-patient-reported-outcomes-pro
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L Arbuckle, E Moher, S J Bartlett, S Ahmed, K El Emam
BACKGROUND: Patient reported outcomes (PRO) are collected with consent for care, however using the data for any other purpose requires consent for that additional purpose, or the anonymization of the data. Collecting explicit consent to use this data for secondary purposes, before the patient completes a PRO, can also bias the responses. OBJECTIVE: We consider the ethical and security issues related to the collection of data at the point of care or in the population, and the aggregation and integration of PRO data with administrative databases to facilitate decision-making and comparative effectiveness research...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414020/modifying-alcohol-consumption-to-reduce-obesity-macro-development-and-feasibility-trial-of-a-complex-community-based-intervention-for-men
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Iain K Crombie, Kathryn B Cunningham, Linda Irvine, Brian Williams, Falko F Sniehotta, John Norrie, Ambrose Melson, Claire Jones, Andrew Briggs, Peter M Rice, Marcus Achison, Andrew McKenzie, Elena Dimova, Peter W Slane
BACKGROUND: Obese men who consume alcohol are at a greatly increased risk of liver disease; those who drink > 14 units of alcohol per week have a 19-fold increased risk of dying from liver disease. OBJECTIVES: To develop an intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in obese men and to assess the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to investigate its effectiveness. DESIGN OF THE INTERVENTION: The intervention was developed using formative research, public involvement and behaviour change theory...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406572/review-article-workplace-violence-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shradha Nikathil, Alexander Olaussen, Robert A Gocentas, Evan Symons, Biswadev Mitra
Patient or visitor perpetrated workplace violence (WPV) has been reported to be a common occurrence within the ED. No universal definition of violence or recording of such events exists. In addition ED staff are often reluctant to report violent incidents. The true incidence of WPV is therefore unclear. This systematic review aimed to quantify WPV in EDs. The association of WPV to drug and alcohol exposure was explored. The databases MEDLINE, Embase, PsycInfo and the Cochrane Library were searched from their commencement to 10 March 2016...
June 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389420/the-reviews-are-in-a-qualitative-content-analysis-of-consumer-perspectives-on-apps-for-bipolar-disorder
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Jennifer Nicholas, Andrea S Fogarty, Katherine Boydell, Helen Christensen
BACKGROUND: The delivery of mobile health (mHealth) services is acceptable to mental health consumers. However, despite the benefits of accessibility, cost-effectiveness, anonymity, and ability to tailor content to individual needs, consumer engagement remains a hurdle for uptake and continued use. This may be unsurprising as few studies have examined app content from the consumer perspective or assessed consumer preferences for the content of apps for mental health management. An opportunity to examine consumer perspectives exists in using naturally generated data that is publically available in the Google Play and Apple app stores...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375590/medicaid-program-disproportionate-share-hospital-payments-treatment-of-third-party-payers-in-calculating-uncompensated-care-costs-final-rule
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This final rule addresses the hospital-specific limitation on Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments under section 1923(g)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (Act), and the application of such limitation in the annual DSH audits required under section 1923(j) of the Act, by clarifying that the hospital-specific DSH limit is based only on uncompensated care costs. Specifically, this rule makes explicit in the text of the regulation, an existing interpretation that uncompensated care costs include only those costs for Medicaid eligible individuals that remain after accounting for payments made to hospitals by or on behalf of Medicaid eligible individuals, including Medicare and other third party payments that compensate the hospitals for care furnished to such individuals...
April 3, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347445/scoping-review-and-evaluation-of-sms-text-messaging-platforms-for-mhealth-projects-or-clinical-interventions
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Sarah J Iribarren, William Brown, Rebecca Giguere, Patricia Stone, Rebecca Schnall, Nancy Staggers, Alex Carballo-Diéguez
OBJECTIVES: Mobile technology supporting text messaging interventions (TMIs) continues to evolve, presenting challenges for researchers and healthcare professionals who need to choose software solutions to best meet their program needs. The objective of this review was to systematically identify and compare text messaging platforms and to summarize their advantages and disadvantages as described in peer-reviewed literature. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted using four steps: 1) identify currently available platforms through online searches and in mHealth repositories; 2) expand evaluation criteria of an mHealth mobile messaging toolkit and integrate prior user experiences as researchers; 3) evaluate each platform's functions and features based on the expanded criteria and a vendor survey; and 4) assess the documentation of platform use in the peer-review literature...
May 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343648/women-s-experiences-of-undergoing-total-knee-joint-replacement-surgery
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Åsa Engström, Jonas Boström, Ann-Christin Karlsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to describe women's experiences of undergoing total knee joint replacement surgery. DESIGN: A qualitative approach was used. METHOD: A content analysis of the text from interviews with five women was conducted. FINDINGS: The time before surgery was marked by the experience of constant pain, which affected the women negatively in their everyday lives. During surgery, the information provided by the staff gave each woman a sense of security; the women handed over responsibility to the staff and experienced a sensation of relief...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335044/semi-automated-de-identification-of-german-content-sensitive-reports-for-big-data-analytics
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Hannes Seuss, Peter Dankerl, Matthias Ihle, Andrea Grandjean, Rebecca Hammon, Nicola Kaestle, Peter A Fasching, Christian Maier, Jan Christoph, Martin Sedlmayr, Alexander Cavallaro, Matthias Hammon
Purpose Projects involving collaborations between different institutions require data security via selective de-identification of words or phrases. A semi-automated de-identification tool was developed and evaluated on different types of medical reports natively and after adapting the algorithm to the text structure. Materials and Methods A semi-automated de-identification tool was developed and evaluated for its sensitivity and specificity in detecting sensitive content in written reports. Data from 4671 pathology reports (4105 + 566 in two different formats), 2804 medical reports, 1008 operation reports, and 6223 radiology reports of 1167 patients suffering from breast cancer were de-identified...
March 23, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277055/patients-experiences-of-a-computerised-self-help-program-for-treating-depression-a-qualitative-study-of-internet-mediated-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-in-primary-care
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Anna Holst, Shabnam Nejati, Cecilia Björkelund, Maria C M Eriksson, Dominique Hange, Marie Kivi, Carl Wikberg, Eva-Lisa Petersson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore primary care patients' experiences of Internet mediated cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) depression treatment. DESIGN: Qualitative study. Data were collected from focus group discussions and individual interviews. SETTING: Primary care. METHOD: Data were analysed by systematic text condensation by Malterud. SUBJECTS: Thirteen patients having received iCBT for depression within the PRIM-NET study...
March 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273224/emergency-cricothyrotomy-temporary-measure-or-definitive-airway-a-systematic-review
#17
Marina Barguil Macêdo, Ruggeri Bezerra Guimarães, Sahâmia Martins Ribeiro, Kátia Maria Marabuco DE Sousa
Being a fast and safe method in the hands of well trained professionals in both prehospital and intrahospital care, Cricothyrotomy has been broadly recommended as the initial surgical airway in the scenario "can't intubate, can't ventilate", and is particularly useful when the obstruction level is above or at the glottis. Its prolonged permanence, however, is an endless source of controversy. In this review we evaluate the complications of cricothyrotomy and the need of its routine conversion to tracheotomy through a search on PubMed, LILACS and SciELO electronic databases with no restriction to the year or language of the publication...
December 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264792/enhancing-mhealth-technology-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home-environment-to-activate-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-multisite-feasibility-study-protocol
#18
Ronald Gimbel, Lu Shi, Joel E Williams, Cheryl J Dye, Liwei Chen, Paul Crawford, Eric A Shry, Sarah F Griffin, Karyn O Jones, Windsor W Sherrill, Khoa Truong, Jeanette R Little, Karen W Edwards, Marie Hing, Jennie B Moss
BACKGROUND: The potential of mHealth technologies in the care of patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions has captured the attention of clinicians and researchers. Efforts to date have incorporated a variety of tools and techniques, including Web-based portals, short message service (SMS) text messaging, remote collection of biometric data, electronic coaching, electronic-based health education, secure email communication between visits, and electronic collection of lifestyle and quality-of-life surveys...
March 6, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264630/female-sex-workers-empowerment-strategies-amid-hiv-related-socioeconomic-vulnerabilities-in-cameroon
#19
Charles W Cange, Matthew LeBreton, Karen Saylors, Serge Billong, Ubald Tamoufe, Pamella Fokam, Stefan Baral
Research has consistently demonstrated that female sex workers use a variety of empowerment strategies to protect one another and their families. This study examines the strategies Cameroonian sex workers employ to do so. In-depth interviews and focus-group discussions were conducted with 100 sex workers. Coded texts were analysed for recurring themes. Sex workers reported being concerned with physical violence and sexual assault and demands from authorities for bribes to avoid fines and/or imprisonment. Women described strategies such as 'looking out for' each other when faced with security threats...
March 7, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180984/beyond-a-moral-obligation-a-legal-framework-for-emergency-and-essential-surgical-care-and-anesthesia
#20
Kashmira S Chawla, Lainie Rutkow, Kent Garber, Adam L Kushner, Barclay T Stewart
BACKGROUND: Access to quality and timely emergency and essential surgical care and anesthesia (EESCA) is an integral component of the right to health as reinforced by the ratification of the World Health Assembly Resolution 68.15. However, this resolution is merely a guideline and has not been able to bolster the necessary political will to promote EESCA. Our objective was to evaluate international treaties, which carry legal obligations, for EESCA-related text, and develop a human rights-based framework to support EESCA advancement and advocacy...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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