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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728008/pen-on-paper-strategy-for-point-of-care-testing-rapid-prototyping-of-fully-written-microfluidic-biosensor
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Zedong Li, Fei Li, Yue Xing, Zhi Liu, Minli You, Yingchun Li, Ting Wen, Zhiguo Qu, Xiao Ling Li, Feng Xu
Paper-based microfluidic biosensors have recently attracted increasing attentions in point-of-care testing (POCT) territories benefiting from their affordable, accessible and eco-friendly features, where technologies for fabricating such biosensors are preferred to be equipment free, easy-to-operate and capable of rapid prototyping. In this work, we developed a pen-on-paper (PoP) strategy based on two custom-made pens, i.e., a wax pen and a conductive-ink pen, to fully write paper-based microfluidic biosensors through directly writing both microfluidic channels and electrodes...
July 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727259/developing-an-aftercare-decision-aid-assessing-health-professionals-and-patients-preferences
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Linda Klaassen, Carmen Dirksen, Liesbeth Boersma, Ciska Hoving
Personalising aftercare for curatively treated breast cancer patients is expected to improve patient satisfaction with care. A patient decision aid can support women in making decisions about their aftercare trajectory, but is currently not available. The aim of this study was to assess the needs of patients and health professionals with regard to an aftercare decision aid to systematically develop such a decision aid. Focus groups with patients and individual interviews with health professionals were digitally recorded and coded using the Framework analysis...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726728/a-novel-physical-sensing-principle-for-liquid-characterization-using-paper-based-hygro-mechanical-systems-pb-hms
#3
Angel Perez-Cruz, Ion Stiharu, Aurelio Dominguez-Gonzalez
In recent years paper-based microfluidic systems have emerged as versatile tools for developing sensors in different areas. In this work; we report a novel physical sensing principle for the characterization of liquids using a paper-based hygro-mechanical system (PB-HMS). The PB-HMS is formed by the interaction of liquid droplets and paper-based mini-structures such as cantilever beams. The proposed principle takes advantage of the hygroscopic properties of paper to produce hygro-mechanical motion. The dynamic response of the PB-HMS reveals information about the tested liquid that can be applied to characterize certain properties of liquids...
July 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726156/remote-monitoring-and-consultation-of-inpatient-populations-with-diabetes
#4
REVIEW
Robert J Rushakoff, Joshua A Rushakoff, Zachary Kornberg, Heidemarie Windham MacMaster, Arti D Shah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Inpatient hyperglycemia is common and is linked to increased morbidity and mortality. We review current and innovative ways diabetes specialists consult in the management of inpatient diabetes. RECENT FINDINGS: With electronic medical records (EMRs), remote monitoring and intervention may improve the management of inpatient hyperglycemia. Automated reports allow monitoring of glucose levels and allow diabetes teams to intervene through formal or remote consultation...
September 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725532/paper-based-electrodes-for-flexible-energy-storage-devices
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REVIEW
Bin Yao, Jing Zhang, Tianyi Kou, Yu Song, Tianyu Liu, Yat Li
Paper-based materials are emerging as a new category of advanced electrodes for flexible energy storage devices, including supercapacitors, Li-ion batteries, Li-S batteries, Li-oxygen batteries. This review summarizes recent advances in the synthesis of paper-based electrodes, including paper-supported electrodes and paper-like electrodes. Their structural features, electrochemical performances and implementation as electrodes for flexible energy storage devices including supercapacitors and batteries are highlighted and compared...
July 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724511/apps-for-health-related-education-in-pharmacy-practice-needs-assessment-survey-among-patients-within-a-large-metropolitan-area
#6
Sean M Mirk, Nicole Marie Wegrzyn
BACKGROUND: Patient education resources are crucial to the effectiveness of prescribed pharmacotherapy. However, user interest and patient preference for these materials is lacking. Regardless of the field, nearly every article on designing mHealth apps references the lack of end-user involvement as a key flaw to sustainable design. The traditional paper-based methods of patient education are difficult to tailor to a patient's specific needs and learning styles, but a customizable app might be beneficial...
July 19, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723993/healthcare-and-development-a-dialog-with-the-thinking-of-celso-furtado
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Laís Silveira Costa, Ligia Bahia, Patrícia Seixas da Costa Braga
Understanding that conditions of health are dependent on more general nationwide factors relating to the level of development means admitting that 'sectorization' of health service is something that tends to limit the formation of knowledge. It also points to the importance of investigating the relationship between health and development, including issues about the processes that feed the persistence of the polarization between modernization and exclusion which has been a history of Brazil's contemporary development...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723147/quantum-dot-based-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-on-three-dimensional-origami-paper-microfluidic-chip-for-fluorescence-detection-of-phycocyanin
#8
Bowei Li, Zhong Zhang, Ji Qi, Na Zhou, Song Qin, Jaebum Choo, Lingxin Chen
In this work, we developed a novel strategy using fluorescent quantum dots (QDs) combined with molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) on three-dimensional (3D) origami paper-based microfluidic devices for specific recognition and sensitive detection of phycocyanin. This method can realize the liquid phase of QDs@MIPs being transferred to the solid-phase paper base and achieve easy portability for the analysis. Under optimal conditions, we successfully demonstrated the proposed paper@QDs@MIPs 3D microfluidic chip for the sensitive and selective detection of phycocyanin protein target in a simple and robust manner...
February 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723111/augmented-reality-for-real-time-detection-and-interpretation-of-colorimetric-signals-generated-by-paper-based-biosensors
#9
Steven M Russell, Antonio Doménech-Sánchez, Roberto de la Rica
Colorimetric tests are becoming increasingly popular in point-of-need analyses due to the possibility of detecting the signal with the naked eye, which eliminates the utilization of bulky and costly instruments only available in laboratories. However, colorimetric tests may be interpreted incorrectly by nonspecialists due to disparities in color perception or a lack of training. Here we solve this issue with a method that not only detects colorimetric signals but also interprets them so that the test outcome is understandable for anyone...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723074/paper-based-bimodal-sensor-for-electronic-skin-applications
#10
Minhyun Jung, Kyungkwan Kim, Bumjin Kim, Haena Cheong, Kwanwoo Shin, Oh-Sun Kwon, Jong-Jin Park, Sanghun Jeon
We present the development of a flexible bimodal sensor using a paper platform and ink-jet printing method, which are suited for low-cost fabrication processes and realization of flexible devices. In this study, we employed a vertically stacked bimodal device architecture in which a temperature sensor is stacked on top of a pressure sensor and operated on different principles, allowing the minimization of interference effects. For the temperature sensor placed in the top layer, we used the thermoelectric effect and formed a closed-loop thermocouple composed of two different printable inks: conductive PEDOT:PSS and silver nanoparticles on a flexible paper platform, and obtained temperature-sensing capability over a wide range (150 ℃)...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721005/evaluation-of-a-paper-based-visual-acuity-questionnaire
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Miki Uchino, Motoko Kawashima, Minako Kaido, Kazuhisa Suwaki, Yuichi Uchino, Ichiro Kawachi, Kazuno Negishi, Kazuo Tsubota
PURPOSE: To validate a paper-based visual acuity (PBVA) questionnaire. METHODS: In 2015, a cross-sectional survey was conducted among 301 young and middle-aged, mostly male, Japanese subjects. The participants were asked to self-rate their visual acuity (VA) on a scale from 1 to 5. Self-ratings of VA were categorized into three groups: good (1 and 2), normal (3), and poor (4 and 5). For objective validation, we performed a functional VA (FVA) assessment in the same subjects...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720266/strengths-and-resources-used-by-australian-and-danish-adult-patients-and-their-family-caregivers-during-treatment-for-cancer
#12
E Coyne, K B Dieperink, B Østergaard, D K Creedy
PURPOSE: Family plays an essential role in supporting the patient with cancer, however, relatively little attention has been given to understanding the strengths and resources of the family unit across different settings and countries. This study aims to investigate the strengths and resources of patients and family members in Australia and Denmark. METHODS: Using a descriptive, cross-sectional design, 232 patient and family participants from inpatient and outpatient oncology services in Australia and Denmark completed paper based surveys that included the Family Hardiness Index (FHI) and Family Crisis Orientated Personal Evaluation Scales (F-COPES), together with demographic and health information...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718093/evolvement-rules-of-basin-flood-risk-under-low-carbon-mode-part-ii-risk-assessment-of-flood-disaster-under-different-land-use-patterns-in-the-haihe-basin
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Fawen Li, Liping Wang, Yong Zhao
Land use pattern contains a large amount of information about the flood hazard-formative environments, which is the most sensitive factor in hazard-formative environments. In this paper, based on the land use pattern in 2008 (the base year) and in 2020 (the planning year), the comparative analysis of flood disaster risk changes in Haihe basin were studied by the spatial analysis function of ARCGIS and the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The results showed the flood disaster risk in Haihe basin had an obvious zonality in the space, among which low risk was located in the northwest regions, and high risk was located in the southeast regions...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717600/implementation-of-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-for-tuberculosis-in-mongolia-a-qualitative-exploration-of-barriers-and-enablers
#14
Nicole L Rendell, Solongo Bekhbat, Gantungalag Ganbaatar, Munkhjargal Dorjravdan, Madhukar Pai, Claudia C Dobler
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to identify barriers and enablers to implementation of the Xpert MTB/RIF test within Mongolia's National Tuberculosis Program. METHODS: Twenty-foursemi-structured interviews were conducted between June and September 2015 with laboratory staff and tuberculosis physicians in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar and regional towns where Xpert MTB/RIF testing had been implemented. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, translated and analysed thematically using NVIVO qualitative analysis software...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714831/improving-the-quality-of-nutrition-in-pediatric-trauma
#15
Alice Wang, Helena Pelletier, Diana Calligan, Angela Coates, Karen Allison Bailey
Purpose Nutrition plays a key role in the recovery of pediatric trauma patients. A catabolic state in trauma patients may hinder recovery and inadequate nutrition may increase morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay. The purpose of this paper is to review the current nutrition support practices for pediatric trauma patients at McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH), describe patient demographics and identify areas to improve the quality of patient care. Design/methodology/approach A retrospective chart review was conducted on pediatric trauma patients (age<18 years) identified through the trauma registry of MCH...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714173/the-use-of-advanced-web-based-survey-design-in-delphi-research
#16
Christopher Helms, Anne Gardner, Elizabeth Mcinnes
AIM: A discussion of the application of metadata, paradata and embedded data in web-based survey research, using two completed Delphi surveys as examples. BACKGROUND: Metadata, paradata and embedded data use in web-based Delphi surveys has not been described in the literature. The rapid evolution and widespread use of online survey methods imply paper-based Delphi methods will likely become obsolete. Commercially-available web-based survey tools offer a convenient and affordable means of conducting Delphi research...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712625/impact-of-survey-administration-mode-on-the-results-of-a-health-related-discrete-choice-experiment-online-and-paper-comparison
#17
Domino Determann, Mattijs S Lambooij, Ewout W Steyerberg, Esther W de Bekker-Grob, G Ardine de Wit
BACKGROUND: Electronic data collection is increasingly being used for discrete choice experiments (DCEs). OBJECTIVES: To study whether paper or electronic administration results in measurement effects. METHODS: Respondents were drawn from the same sample frame (an Internet panel) and completed a nearly identical DCE survey either online or on paper during the same period. A DCE on preferences for basic health insurance served as a case study...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709652/cooperative-path-following-control-of-multiple-nonholonomic-mobile-robots
#18
Ke-Cai Cao, Bin Jiang, Dong Yue
Cooperative path following control problem of multiple nonholonomic mobile robots has been considered in this paper. Based on the framework of decomposition, the cooperative path following problem has been transformed into path following problem and cooperative control problem; Then cascaded theory of non-autonomous system has been employed in the design of controllers without resorting to feedback linearization. One time-varying coordinate transformation based on dilation has been introduced to solve the uncontrollable problem of nonholonomic robots when the whole group's reference converges to stationary point...
July 11, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708787/factors-contributing-to-the-low-survival-among-women-with-a-diagnosis-of-invasive-cervical-cancer-in-ghana
#19
Yvonne Nartey, Philip C Hill, Kwabena Amo-Antwi, Kofi M Nyarko, Joel Yarney, Brian Cox
: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide, and more than 85% of the disease occurs in low- and middle-income countries. Although it ranks as the most common cancer in Ghanaian women, there are no data available on cervical cancer survival. METHODS: Information on women with a diagnosis of cervical cancer from 2010 to 2013 was collected from the Komfo Anokye and Korle-Bu Teaching Hospitals through review of paper-based and electronic medical records (including pathology records) at the oncology units and the departments of obstetrics and gynecology...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708114/one-size-does-not-fit-all-contextualising-family-physical-activity-using-a-write-draw-show-and-tell-approach
#20
Robert J Noonan, Stuart J Fairclough, Zoe R Knowles, Lynne M Boddy
Understanding family physical activity (PA) behaviour is essential for designing effective family-based PA interventions. However, effective approaches to capture the perceptions and "lived experiences" of families are not yet well established. The aims of the study were to: (1) demonstrate how a "write, draw, show and tell" (WDST) methodological approach can be appropriate to family-based PA research, and (2) present two distinct family case studies to provide insights into the habitual PA behaviour and experiences of a nuclear and single-parent family...
July 14, 2017: Children
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