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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444883/approaches-for-optimising-intravenous-iron-dosing-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Luke E Grzeskowiak, Alaa Qassim, Bill Jeffries, Rosalie M Grivell
AIMS: To examine the relationship between dose of intravenous iron administered during pregnancy according to different maternal body weight measures and subsequent treatment response. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of pregnant women with confirmed iron deficiency anaemia who received intravenous iron polymaltose at a tertiary teaching hospital in Australia from January 1(st) , 2014 to January 31(st) , 2016. Diagnosis of anaemia and/or iron deficiency, infusion dosage characteristics, and haematological parameters were collected from paper-based case notes and electronic records...
April 26, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444652/-establishment-of-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care-in-the-medical-valley-of-the-european-metropolitan-area-nuremberg
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Steven Hébert, Chara Gravou-Apostolatou, Wolfgang Rascher
Background As part of the 2007 health reform in Germany the structure of outpatient palliative care for children and adolescents was adopted for the first time and then implemented in Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2009. Methods The introduction of Pediatric Palliative Home Care (PPHC) at the Hospital for Children and Adolescents at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was retrospectively analyzed between the years 2009 to 2014. Referring medical records (paper-based and electronic) were evaluated systematically. Results Considering 69 patients within this study, 44 (63...
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442451/using-mobile-phones-to-collect-patient-data-lessons-learned-from-the-simple-study
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Sinead Duane, Meera Tandan, Andrew W Murphy, Akke Vellinga
BACKGROUND: Mobile phones offer new opportunities to efficiently and interactively collect real-time data from patients with acute illnesses, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs). One of the main benefits of using mobile data collection methods is automated data upload, which can reduce the chance of data loss, an issue when using other data collection methods such as paper-based surveys. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to explore differences in collecting data from patients with UTI using text messaging, a mobile phone app (UTI diary), and an online survey...
April 25, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441388/a-population-based-approach-for-implementing-change-from-opt-out-to-opt-in-research-permissions
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Elizabeth A Marshall, Jim C Oates, Azza Shoaibi, Jihad S Obeid, Melissa L Habrat, Robert W Warren, Kathleen T Brady, Leslie A Lenert
Due to recently proposed changes in the Common Rule regarding the collection of research preferences, there is an increased need for efficient methods to document opt-in research preferences at a population level. Previously, our institution developed an opt-out paper-based workflow that could not be utilized for research in a scalable fashion. This project was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing an electronic health record (EHR)-based active opt-in research preferences program. The first phase of implementation required creating and disseminating a patient questionnaire through the EHR portal to populate discreet fields within the EHR indicating patients' preferences for future research study contact (contact) and their willingness to allow anonymised use of excess tissue and fluid specimens (biobank)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439452/reporting-and-methodological-quality-of-meta-analyses-in-urological-literature
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Leilei Xia, Jing Xu, Thomas J Guzzo
PURPOSE: To assess the overall quality of published urological meta-analyses and identify predictive factors for high quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed to identify meta-analyses published from January 1st, 2011 to December 31st, 2015 in 10 predetermined major paper-based urology journals. The characteristics of the included meta-analyses were collected, and their reporting and methodological qualities were assessed by the PRISMA checklist (27 items) and AMSTAR tool (11 items), respectively...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438652/assessing-the-relevancy-of-highly-cited-works-in-neurosurgery-part-i-the-100-most-relevant-papers-in-neurosurgical-journals
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REVIEW
Michael A Bohl, Francisco A Ponce
Bibliometric analyses based on total citation count come with many limitations, which authors in other fields have overcome using the average number of citations per year since publication. The following study is presented in two parts. In this first part, the 100 most relevant papers in neurosurgical journals have been identified and ranked by total citations per year since publication. We queried the Web of Science database for the 1000 most-cited articles in neurosurgical journals. The number of citations per year was calculated for these 1000 articles, and the top 100 were identified...
April 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433054/technical-aspects-and-challenges-of-colorimetric-detection-with-microfluidic-paper-based-analytical-devices-%C3%AE-pads-a-review
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REVIEW
Giorgio Gianini Morbioli, Thiago Mazzu-Nascimento, Amanda M Stockton, Emanuel Carrilho
Paper-based devices are a leading alternative among the main analytical tools for point-of-care testing, due to their portability, low-cost, and ease-of-use. Colorimetric readouts are the most common method of detection in these microfluidic devices, enabling qualitative, semi-quantitative and fully quantitative analysis of multiple analytes. There is a multitude of ways to obtain a colorimetric output in such devices, including nanoparticles, dyes, redox and pH indicators, and each has unique drawbacks and benefits...
June 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429997/attitudes-toward-cognitive-enhancer-use-among-new-zealand-tertiary-students
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Sanyogita Sanya Ram, Safeera Hussainy, Marcus Henning, Kay Stewart, Maree Jensen, Bruce Russell
BACKGROUND: Cognitive enhancement is the use of prescription stimulant medicines by healthy individuals for nonmedical use in academic settings. Commonly used cognitive enhancers (CEs) include methylphenidate, amphetamines, and modafinil. To understand the motivation to use CEs, it is important to look beyond prevalence and explore the extent to which attitudes, beliefs, and intentions predict the decision to use CEs. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate what factors explain the decision to use CEs among tertiary students in New Zealand, using the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)...
April 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428623/paper-strip-embedded-graphene-quantum-dots-a-screening-device-with-a-smartphone-readout
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Ruslan Álvarez-Diduk, Jahir Orozco, Arben Merkoçi
Simple, inexpensive and rapid sensing systems are very demanded for a myriad of uses. Intrinsic properties of emerging paper-based analytical devices have demonstrated considerable potential to fulfill such demand. This work reports an easy-to-use, low cost, and disposable paper-based sensing device for rapid chemical screening with a smartphone readout. The device comprises luminescent graphene quantum dots (GQDs) sensing probes embedded into a nitrocellulose matrix where the resonance energy transfer phenomenon seems to be the sensing mechanism...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426306/machine-learning-for-social-services-a-study-of-prenatal-case-management-in-illinois
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Ian Pan, Laura B Nolan, Rashida R Brown, Romana Khan, Paul van der Boor, Daniel G Harris, Rayid Ghani
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the positive predictive value of machine learning algorithms for early assessment of adverse birth risk among pregnant women as a means of improving the allocation of social services. METHODS: We used administrative data for 6457 women collected by the Illinois Department of Human Services from July 2014 to May 2015 to develop a machine learning model for adverse birth prediction and improve upon the existing paper-based risk assessment. We compared different models and determined the strongest predictors of adverse birth outcomes using positive predictive value as the metric for selection...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424897/first-step-in-telehealth-assessment-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-an-electronic-case-history-form-for-dysphagia
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Cagla Kantarcigil, Georgia A Malandraki
The need for developing effective telehealth tools for dysphagia management is high not only for people who live in rural areas, but also for individuals with mobility/access limitations. We aimed to develop an electronic case History Tool/form (thereafter, e-HiT) for dysphagia, and compare its effectiveness with its paper-based version (PBV) on completion time, completeness, independence, and patient perceptions/satisfaction. Secondarily, we examined associations between the aforementioned variables and predictor variables, such as age, cognition, and computer/internet use...
April 19, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423784/using-statistics-and-data-mining-approaches-to-analyze-male-sexual-behaviors-and-use-of-erectile-dysfunction-drugs-based-on-large-questionnaire-data
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Zhi Qiao, Xiang Li, Haifeng Liu, Lei Zhang, Junyang Cao, Guotong Xie, Nan Qin, Hui Jiang, Haocheng Lin
The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) has been extensively studied worldwide. Erectile dysfunction drugs has shown great efficacy in preventing male erectile dysfunction. In order to help doctors know drug taken preference of patients and better prescribe, it is crucial to analyze who actually take erectile dysfunction drugs and the relation between sexual behaviors and drug use. Existing clinical studies usually used descriptive statistics and regression analysis based on small volume of data. In this paper, based on big volume of data (48,630 questionnaires), we use data mining approaches besides statistics and regression analysis to comprehensively analyze the relation between male sexual behaviors and use of erectile dysfunction drugs for unravelling the characteristic of patients who take erectile dysfunction drugs...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423773/introducing-a-method-for-transformation-of-paper-based-research-data-into-concept-based-representation-with-openehr
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Birgit Saalfeld, Erik Tute, Klaus-Hendrik Wolf, Michael Marschollek
Combining research data and clinical routine data is a chance for medical research. We present our method for the transformation of paper-based research data into a concept-based representation. With this representation the study data from research projects can be combined with data from clinical tools with less integration effort. We applied and verified our method using data from a current research study. In this paper we also show our main challenges and lessons learned. Clinical assessment data and study diaries from a long term study (n=24, 3 months observation time each, 17 different clinical assessments) stored on paper were used as the data set...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422664/diaper-embedded-urinary-tract-infection-monitoring-sensor-module-powered-by-urine-activated-batteries
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Weeseong Seo, Wuyang Yu, Tianlin Tan, Babak Ziaie, Byunghoo Jung
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections in humans. UTI is easily treatable using antibiotics if identified in early stage. However, without early identification and treatment, UTI can be a major source of serious complications in geriatric patients, in particular, those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Also, for infants who have difficulty in describing their symptoms, UTI may lead to serious development of the disease making early identification of UTI crucial. In this paper, we present a diaper-embedded, wireless, self-powered, and autonomous UTI monitoring sensor module that allows an early detection of UTI with minimal effort...
April 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422254/a-dual-enzyme-inorganic-hybrid-nanoflower-incorporated-microfluidic-paper-based-analytic-device-%C3%AE-pad-biosensor-for-sensitive-visualized-detection-of-glucose
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Xueli Zhu, Jin Huang, Jinwen Liu, Hang Zhang, Jianhui Jiang, Ruqin Yu
A novel microfluidic paper-based analytic device (μPAD) biosensor is developed for sensitive and visualized detection of glucose. This biosensor is easily fabricated using the wax printing technique, with a hybrid nanocomplex composed of dual enzymes glucose oxidase (GOx) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and Cu3(PO4)2 inorganic nanocrystals incorporated in the detection zones. The hybrid nanocomplex is found to exhibit a flower-like structure, which allows co-immobilization of these two enzymes in a biocompatible environment...
April 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421220/a-highly-selective-colorimetric-and-environment-sensitive-optical-potassium-ion-sensor
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Guangjie Song, Ruofan Sun, Jiqing Du, Meiwan Chen, Yanqing Tian
Potassium ions (K(+)) play vital roles in many biological processes and thus highly selective sensors for K(+) are critical for disease diagnosis and health monitoring. Herein, we report a colorimetric K(+) sensor (KS7) in which a hemicyanine dye was used as a fluorophore and phenylaza-[18]crown-6 lariat ether (ACLE) was utilized as a K(+) ligand. The maximum absorption peak of KS7 shifted hypsochromically by 77 nm (from 515 to 438 nm) with an isosbestic point at 452 nm upon the addition of K(+) to its aqueous solution accompanied by a color change from red to yellow...
April 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420588/comparison-of-an-electronic-versus-traditional-food-diary-for-assessing-dietary-intake-a-validation-study
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Nicholas R Fuller, Mackenzie Fong, James Gerofi, Fatima Ferkh, Chloris Leung, Lisa Leung, Shaoyu Zhang, Michael Skilton, Ian D Caterson
BACKGROUND: Paper-based estimated food diaries are often used in research to collect dietary data, despite this method being burdensome for both participants and researchers. Such food diaries are often time consuming, labour intensive, and rely on participant literacy and therefore may lead to greater rates of under-reporting. METHODS: This study assessed the validity of the 'Boden Food Plate', a novel web-based electronic application, compared to a paper-based three-day estimated food diary...
April 15, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420363/context-matters-sources-of-variability-in-weekend-physical-activity-among-families-a-repeated-measures-study
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Robert J Noonan, Stuart J Fairclough, Zoe R Knowles, Lynne M Boddy
BACKGROUND: Family involvement is an essential component of effective physical activity (PA) interventions in children. However, little is known about the PA levels and characteristics of PA among families. This study used a repeated measures design and multiple data sources to explore the variability and characteristics of weekend PA among families. METHODS: Families (including a 'target' child aged 9-11 years, their primary caregiver(s) and siblings aged 6-8 years) were recruited through primary schools in Liverpool, UK...
April 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413148/incorporating-site-less-clinical-trials-into-drug-development-a-framework-for-action
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Irl B Hirsch, Joe Martinez, E Ray Dorsey, Gerald Finken, Alexander Fleming, Chris Gropp, Philip Home, Daniel I Kaufer, Spyros Papapetropoulos
PURPOSE: Options for leveraging available telemedicine technologies, ranging from simple webcams and telephones to smartphone apps and medical-grade wearable sensors, are evolving faster than the culture of clinical research. Until recently, most clinical trials relied on paper-based processes and technology. This cost- and labor-intensive system, while slowly changing, remains an obstacle to new drug development. Alternatives that use existing tools and processes for collecting real-world data in home settings warrant closer examination...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412937/understanding-relevance-of-health-research-considerations-in-the-context-of-research-impact-assessment
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EDITORIAL
Mark J Dobrow, Fiona A Miller, Cy Frank, Adalsteinn D Brown
BACKGROUND: With massive investment in health-related research, above and beyond investments in the management and delivery of healthcare and public health services, there has been increasing focus on the impact of health research to explore and explain the consequences of these investments and inform strategic planning. Relevance is reflected by increased attention to the usability and impact of health research, with research funders increasingly engaging in relevance assessment as an input to decision processes...
April 17, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
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