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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421162/r-ideal-a-framework-for-systematic-clinical-evaluation-of-technical-innovations-in-radiation-oncology
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Helena M Verkooijen, Linda G W Kerkmeijer, Clifton D Fuller, Robbert Huddart, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Marcel Verheij, Stella Mook, Arjun Sahgal, Emma Hall, Chris Schultz
The pace of innovation in radiation oncology is high and the window of opportunity for evaluation narrow. Financial incentives, industry pressure, and patients' demand for high-tech treatments have led to widespread implementation of innovations before, or even without, robust evidence of improved outcomes has been generated. The standard phase I-IV framework for drug evaluation is not the most efficient and desirable framework for assessment of technological innovations. In order to provide a standard assessment methodology for clinical evaluation of innovations in radiotherapy, we adapted the surgical IDEAL framework to fit the radiation oncology setting...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419501/stakeholders-views-of-the-introduction-of-assistive-technology-in-the-classroom-how-family-centred-is-australian-practice-for-students-with-cerebral-palsy
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P Karlsson, C Johnston, K Barker
BACKGROUND: With family-centred care widely recognized as a cornerstone for effective assistive technology service provision, the current study was undertaken to investigate to what extent such approaches were used by schools when assistive technology assessments and implementation occurred in the classroom. METHOD: In this cross-sectional study, we compare survey results from parents (n = 76), school staff (n = 33) and allied health professionals (n = 65) with experience in the use of high-tech assistive technology...
April 17, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418342/transsexual-mastectomy-selection-of-appropriate-technique-according-to-breast-characteristics
#3
Hüsamettin Top, Serkan Balta
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous mastectomy for female- to-male transsexuals is usually the first surgical pro- cedure in sexual reassignment. The main objective of subcutaneous mastectomy is to create an aesthetically pleasing male chest contour by removing all glandular tissue while minimizing chest wall scars. AIMS: In this paper, we present our experience with subcutaneous mastectomy performed in female-to- male transsexual patients. The authors recommend their point of view to aid in selecting the most suitable subcutaneous mastectomy technique depending on breast characteristics...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416416/flow-function-of-pharmaceutical-powders-is-predominantly-governed-by-cohesion-not-by-friction-coefficients
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Lap Yin Leung, Chen Mao, Ishan Srivastava, Ping Du, Chia-Yi Yang
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the flow function (FFc) of pharmaceutical powders, as measured by rotational shear cell, is predominantly governed by cohesion, but not friction coefficients. Driven by an earlier report showing an inverse correlation between FFc and the cohesion divided by the corresponding pre-consolidation stress [Wang et al. 2016. Powder Tech. 294:105-112], we performed analysis on a large dataset containing 1130 measurements from a ring shear tester, and identified a near-perfect inverse correlation between the FFc and cohesion...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408899/abusive-supervision-and-job-dissatisfaction-the-moderating-effects-of-feedback-avoidance-and-critical-thinking
#5
Jing Qian, Baihe Song, Bin Wang
Although research on the antecedents of job dissatisfaction has been developed greatly, we know little about the role of abusive supervision in generating job dissatisfaction. The contingencies under which abusive supervision relates to employees' job dissatisfaction are still unknown. The present study aimed to fill this research gap by empirically exploring the abusive supervision-job dissatisfaction relationship as well as examining the moderating roles of feedback avoidance and critical thinking on this relationship...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408058/security-high-tech-individual-extra-light-device-mask-2-0-cad-cam-evolution
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V Ramieri, V Vellone, S Crimi, P Cascone
In 2008, we presented our security "high-tech" individual extra-light device mask (SHIELD), a protective shield based on the face cast of an injured soccer player that can be customised. It allows a shortened convalescent period, is comfortable, fits well, and allows the patient to continue to play at a professional level in their chosen sport or activity in the shortest time possible. It has been used often in both amateur and professional categories of many sports, and we now present an update.
April 10, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406112/doctors-of-tomorrow-an-innovative-curriculum-connecting-underrepresented-minority-high-school-students-to-medical-school
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Jordan Derck, Kate Zahn, Jonathan F Finks, Simanjit Mand, Gurjit Sandhu
BACKGROUND: Racial minorities continue to be underrepresented in medicine (URiM). Increasing provider diversity is an essential component of addressing disparity in health delivery and outcomes. The pool of students URiM that are competitive applicants to medical school is often limited early on by educational inequalities in primary and secondary schooling. A growing body of evidence recognizing the importance of diversifying health professions advances the need for medical schools to develop outreach collaborations with primary and secondary schools to attract URiMs...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403093/jejunojejunal-intussusception-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-in-a-situs-inversus-totalis-patient-a-case-report
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Guangyi Jiang, Baojuan Fu, Sheng Lv, Junjie Hong, Xiujun Cai
INTRODUCTION: Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is an uncommon clinical manifestation. Patients with SIT typically have malformation in the thorax and abdomen. The incidence of SIT ranges from 1/10,000 to 1/20,000 (Al-Jumaily and Hoche. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2001;11:229). Jejunojejunal intussusception is a rare complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Intussusception in adult cases accounts for 5% of adult intestinal obstruction cases, while in children, the occurrence is high and the majority of them are idiopathic cases...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402189/going-non-viral-the-sleeping-beauty-transposon-system-breaks-on-through-to-the-clinical-side
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Michael Hudecek, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Sandra Johnen, Matthias Renner, Gabriele Thumann, Zoltán Ivics
Molecular medicine has entered a high-tech age that provides curative treatments of complex genetic diseases through genetically engineered cellular medicinal products. Their clinical implementation requires the ability to stably integrate genetic information through gene transfer vectors in a safe, effective and economically viable manner. The latest generation of Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon vectors fulfills these requirements, and may overcome limitations associated with viral gene transfer vectors and transient non-viral gene delivery approaches that are prevalent in ongoing pre-clinical and translational research...
April 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397148/the-correct-diagnosis-and-therapeutic-management-of-tear-dysfunction-recommendations-of-the-p-i-c-a-s-s-o-board
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REVIEW
Maurizio Rolando, Emilia Cantera, Rita Mencucci, Pierangela Rubino, Pasquale Aragona
PURPOSE: To describe a standard approach to manage tear dysfunction (TD), in order to obtain a clinically favourable outcome. TD is a highly prevalent, yet largely underdiagnosed, condition that affects from 5 to 30% of the population above 50 years old. Left untreated, TD is associated with eye discomfort and ocular surface disease, substantially affecting quality of life. Although the prevalence of this problem is increasing significantly, a standard approach to its prevention and treatment is not available yet...
April 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393657/pharmacist-and-technician-perceptions-of-tech-check-tech-in-community-pharmacy-practice-settings
#11
Timothy P Frost, Alex J Adams
OBJECTIVE: Tech-check-tech (TCT) is a practice model in which pharmacy technicians with advanced training can perform final verification of prescriptions that have been previously reviewed for appropriateness by a pharmacist. Few states have adopted TCT in part because of the common view that this model is controversial among members of the profession. This article aims to summarize the existing research on pharmacist and technician perceptions of community pharmacy-based TCT. DATA SOURCES: A literature review was conducted using MEDLINE (January 1990 to August 2016) and Google Scholar (January 1990 to August 2016) using the terms "tech* and check," "tech-check-tech," "checking technician," and "accuracy checking tech*...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378300/development-of-a-shared-decision-making-model-in-a-community-mental-health-center
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REVIEW
Shreedhar Paudel, Neeta Sharma, Astha Joshi, Melinda Randall
Shared Decision Making (SDM) is an essential component of recovery oriented treatment for clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses. SDM has been found to be effective in improving outcome of treatment of non-psychiatric ailments, and studies of SDM in community mental health settings are limited. We designed and implemented a low tech SDM program in a non-academic community mental health center and evaluated the outcome on decisional certainty and satisfaction with services. The results suggest that SDM can be effectively integrated with evidence based psychiatric rehabilitation practices utilizing already existing resources...
April 4, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375161/implications-for-a-wireless-external-device-system-to-study-electrocorticography
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David Rotermund, Jonas Pistor, Janpeter Hoeffmann, Tim Schellenberg, Dmitriy Boll, Elena Tolstosheeva, Dieter Gauck, Heiko Stemmann, Dagmar Peters-Drolshagen, Andreas Kurt Kreiter, Martin Schneider, Steffen Paul, Walter Lang, Klaus Richard Pawelzik
Implantable neuronal interfaces to the brain are an important keystone for future medical applications. However, entering this field of research is difficult since such an implant requires components from many different areas of technology. Since the complete avoidance of wires is important due to the risk of infections and other long-term problems, means for wirelessly transmitting data and energy are a necessity which adds to the requirements. In recent literature, many high-tech components for such implants are presented with remarkable properties...
April 4, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374710/-the-possibilities-of-treatment-of-recurrent-colorectal-cancer-with-sacral-invasion
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E R Musaev, A V Polynovsky, A O Rasulov, V F Tsaryuk, D V Kuz'michev, E A Sushentsov, S S Balyasnikova, D I Safronov
AIM: To describe current methods of surgical treatment of rare form of recurrent rectal cancer with sacral invasion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The article presents the methodology for the treatment of patients with recurrent colorectal cancer and sacral invasion using preoperative chemoradiotherapy followed by high-tech surgery of recurrent tumor removal with sacral resection at various levels (including high intersection at S1 level). CONCLUSION: It was concluded that chemoradiotherapy is indicated in patients with recurrent colorectal cancer if it was not made at the first stage of treatment...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372387/note-nanomechanical-characterization-of-soft-materials-using-a-micro-machined-nanoforce-transducer-with-an-fib-made-pyramidal-tip
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Z Li, S Gao, U Brand, K Hiller, N Wollschläger, F Pohlenz
The quantitative nanomechanical characterization of soft materials using the nanoindentation tech-nique requires further improvements in the performances of instruments, including their force resolution in particular. A micro-machined silicon nanoforce transducer based upon electrostatic comb drives featuring the force and depth resolutions down to ∼1 nN and 0.2 nm, respectively, is described. At the end of the MEMS transducer's main shaft, a pyramidal tip is fabricated using a focused ion beam facility. A proof-of-principle setup with this MEMS nanoindenter has been established to measure the mechanical properties of soft polydimethylsiloxane...
March 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370697/-selecting-appraising-recommending-and-using-mobile-applications-apps-in-nursing
#16
EDITORIAL
Caleb Ferguson, Debra Jackson
It's more than likely that a patient, their family member or a colleague may have recently asked you "Is there an app for that?" Mobile technology is inescapable. It is pervasive in almost every aspect of daily life. Wherever we look, people are often hunched over and fully immersed by a small 6 x 3 inch screen, whether it be walking on the street, travelling on the bus, at the coffee shop or in the clinic waiting room. Mobile devices have infiltrated most aspects of our lives and offer quick, adaptive tech-based solutions to many previously administrative, repetitive or otherwise time-consuming tasks...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366013/do-impairments-predict-hand-dexterity-after-distal-radius-fractures-a-6-month-prospective-cohort-study
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Pavlos Bobos, Emily A Lalone, Ruby Grewal, Joy C MacDermid
BACKGROUND: The relationship of routinely measured grip and motion measures may be related to hand dexterity. This has not yet been thoroughly examined following a distal radius fracture (DRF). The purpose of this study was to investigate if impairments in range of motion (ROM) and grip strength predict hand dexterity 6 months following a DRF. METHODS: Patients with DRFs were recruited from a specialized hand clinic. Hand grip was assessed with a J-Tech dynamometer; ROM was measured using standard landmarks and a manual goniometer...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362356/severe-pneumonia-caused-by-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-successfully-managed-with-extracorporeal-life-support-in-a-comorbid-former-preterm-infant
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Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, Lorenza Pugni, Ernesto Leva, Andrea Artoni, Simona Neri, Chiara Baracetti, Mauro Cotza, Valerio Gentilino, Leonardo Terranova, Susanna Esposito, Fabio Mosca
Influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is a global health burden, leading to significant pediatric morbidity and mortality. Prematurity, young age and comorbidities are important risk factors for unfavorable outcomes. Preventive strategies, such as healthcare workers and household contacts vaccination as well as the implementation of infection control practices during the epidemic season, are crucial to protect the most vulnerable populations. Early diagnosis, timely administration of antiviral drugs and supportive therapy are crucial to lead to a complete recovery...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358251/boundary-pushing-healthcare-tech
#19
Joseph Sheffer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351064/the-early-tech-development-course-experiential-commercialization-education-for-the-medical-academician
#20
Jonathan Servoss, Connie Chang, Jonathan Fay, Kevin Ward
PROBLEM: Research produced by medical academicians holds promise for developing into biomedical innovations in therapeutics, devices, diagnostics, and health care information technology; however, the road to biomedical innovation is fraught with risk, including the challenge of moving from basic research insight onto a viable commercialization path. Compounding this challenge is the growing demand on medical academicians to be more productive in their clinical, teaching, and research duties within a resource-constrained environment...
April 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
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