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Deconstructing a Leader: An in Depth Analysis of the Commonalities Between Plastic Surgery Chiefs and Chairmen.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Purpose: We sought to identify factors associated with current chiefs and chairpersons in academic plastic surgery to encourage and shape future leaders of tomorrow.

Methods: Academic chairpersons in plastic surgery (n = 94) were identified through an Internet-based search of all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited residency training programs during the year of 2015. Gender, ethnicity, academic rank, board certification, time since certification, medical school attended, residency program attended, fellowships training, advanced degrees, obtaining leadership roles at trainee's institution, and h- index were analyzed. Read More

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Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Web-Based Patient Portal Usage Among Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients: Cross-Sectional Study.

J Med Internet Res 2019 Apr 22;21(4):e11864. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Background: Kidney and liver transplant recipients must manage a complex care regimen after kidney transplant. Although the use of Web-based patient portals is known to improve patient-provider communication and health outcomes in chronic disease populations by helping patients manage posttransplant care, disparities in access to and use of portals have been reported. Little is known about portal usage and disparities among kidney and liver transplant recipients. Read More

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The Evidence Base for an Ideal Care Pathway for Frail Multimorbid Elderly: Combined Scoping and Systematic Intervention Review.

J Med Internet Res 2019 Apr 22;21(4):e12517. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

SINTEF Digital, Oslo, Norway.

Background: There is a call for bold and innovative action to transform the current care systems to meet the needs of an increasing population of frail multimorbid elderly. International health organizations propose complex transformations toward digitally supported (1) Person-centered, (2) Integrated, and (3) Proactive care (Digi-PIP care). However, uncertainty regarding both the design and effects of such care transformations remain. Read More

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Cognitive functions in Internet addiction - a review.

Psychiatr Pol 2019 Feb 28;53(1):61-79. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II.

The Internet, being generally available, is used by all age groups for professional purposes and also as a form of education and entertainment. It is, however, possible to use the Internet excessively, resulting in an addiction. Internet addiction can be classified as one of the so-called 'behavioral addictions', and until recently it has rarely been addressed in scientific publications. Read More

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February 2019

Point mutation detection by economic HRM protocol primer design.

Biochem Biophys Rep 2019 Jul 9;18:100628. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Kufa, Iraq.

Globally more than 100 million SNPs in populations. These variations approximately 4-5 million SNPs in a people genome, occur almost every 1000 nucleotides on average and present either unique or in many in individuals. They can act as genetic signs, associated with illness and respond to chemicals and drugs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrep.2019.100628DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458491PMC

Using information sources by breast cancer women treated with mastectomy.

J Educ Health Promot 2019 14;8:68. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

PhD in Information Sciences and Knowledge Studies, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Awareness of sources of information of mastectomy patients has an important role in accessibility of reliable health information sources, thus, when they get information, they can be effective in the treatment and self-care. The present study aimed to identify the sources of information used by women underwent mastectomy.

Materials And Methods: The current practical research methodology was qualitative, and research method was conventional qualitative content analysis was performed on 17 patients with breast cancer undergone mastectomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jehp.jehp_224_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6442256PMC

Risk-based monitoring: Review of the current perceptions and toward effective implementation.

Perspect Clin Res 2019 Apr-Jun;10(2):57-61

CEO, Medicines n We, Clinical Research and Healthcare Consultant, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a guidance to industry in August 2013 on risk-based approach to monitoring. This prompted industry (sponsors and contract research organizations) to brainstorm, conceptualize, and implement risk-based monitoring (RBM) in their clinical studies and programs. The acceptance and implementation across the organizations have been variable in terms of pace and methodology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/picr.PICR_18_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6463506PMC

GeoFarmer: A monitoring and feedback system for agricultural development projects.

Comput Electron Agric 2019 Mar;158:109-121

CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia.

Farmers can manage their crops and farms better if they can communicate their experiences, both positive and negative, with each other and with experts. Digital agriculture using internet communication technology (ICT) may facilitate the sharing of experiences between farmers themselves and with experts and others interested in agriculture. ICT approaches in agriculture are, however, still out of the reach of many farmers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2019.01.049DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6472546PMC

The characteristics of internet-based venue sex-seeking and mobility among money boys in Tianjin, China.

HIV Med 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.

Objectives: Internet-based venue sex-seeking is prevalent among money boys (MBs), as is a high degree of mobility, which is crucial for HIV transmission in key populations with high risks of HIV infection. However, correlation studies in MBs are scarce because of the secretive nature of this hard-to-reach subpopulation. We conducted this project to explore the characteristics of MBs. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hiv.12746
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April 2019
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Survey mode effects and insurance coverage estimates in the redesigned Gallup well-being index.

Health Serv Res 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

Objective: To test whether a change from a telephone to mail and Internet survey in January 2018 affected the sample composition and uninsured estimates in the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index.

Data Sources: Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index (2013-2018).

Study Design: Regression discontinuity analysis identified changes after the survey redesign in the estimated U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13156DOI Listing

Cyberbullying Victimization in WhatsApp Classmate Groups among Israeli Elementary, Middle, and High School Students.

J Interpers Violence 2019 Apr 22:886260519842860. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

1 Ashkelon Academic College, Israel.

In recent years children and adolescents lead their social lives in the virtual world no less than in the real one. Social networking sites such as WhatsApp play a major role as popular social communication platforms. More than 97% of Israeli youth use WhatsApp and are members of WhatsApp classmate groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260519842860DOI Listing

Evaluation of a web-based fall prevention program among people with multiple sclerosis.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2019 Apr 13;31:151-156. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Oregon Health & Science University, VA Portland Health Care System, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Falls are common and impactful in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) but currently there is no accepted standard of care for fall prevention in MS. Evidence supports that the in-person, group-based, Free from Falls (FFF) program is associated with both immediate and six-month sustained improvements in mobility and balance and a reduction in falls, but program attendance is limited by access to the class at a given time and location and by the cost and availability of trained facilitators. Therefore, we developed and evaluated an online, web-based version of FFF, Free from Falls Online (FFFO). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2019.04.015DOI Listing
April 2019
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An Efficient Reachability Query based Pruning Algorithm in E-Health Scenario.

J Biomed Inform 2019 Apr 17:103171. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University Kolkata 700032, West Bengal, India. Electronic address:

We propose a Disease-Symptom graph database for our mobile-assisted e-healthcare application. A large Disease-Symptom graph is stored in the cloud and accessed using mobile devices over the Internet. Query and search are the fundamental operations of graph databases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2019.103171DOI Listing

Behavioral and Cardiovascular Effects of a Behavioral Weight Loss Program for People Living with HIV.

AIDS Behav 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA.

We recently reported that a 12-week internet weight loss program produced greater weight losses than education control in overweight/obese people living with HIV (PLWH) (4.4 kg vs 1.0 kg; p < 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02503-xDOI Listing

Sleep myths: an expert-led study to identify false beliefs about sleep that impinge upon population sleep health practices.

Sleep Health 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Center for Healthful Behavior Change, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Health.

Introduction: False beliefs about sleep can persist despite contradicting scientific evidence, potentially impairing population health. Identifying commonly held false beliefs lacking an evidence base ("myths") can inform efforts to promote population sleep health.

Method: We compiled a list of potential myths using Internet searches of popular press and scientific literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2019.02.002DOI Listing

The Quality of Information on Combined Oral Contraceptives Available on the Internet.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Electronic address:

Objective: Combined oral contraceptives (COC) are a popular choice among women. The Internet is an accessible and popular source of information on contraception. The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of online information on COC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2019.01.024DOI Listing
April 2019
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Parenting styles, perceived social support and emotion regulation in adolescents with internet addiction.

Compr Psychiatry 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate parental attitudes, perceived social support, emotion regulation and the accompanying psychiatric disorders seen in adolescents who, having been diagnosed with Internet Addiction (IA), were referred to an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatric clinic.

Methods: Of 176 adolescents aged 12-17, 40 were included in the study group. These scored 80 or higher on Young's Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and met Young's diagnostic criteria for IA based on psychiatric interviews. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2019.03.003DOI Listing
April 2019
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Mental health literacy for autism spectrum disorder and depression.

Psychiatry Res 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Norwegian Business School (BI), Nydalveien, Olso, Norway. Electronic address:

In this study, three hundred and sixty-eight participants answered a questionnaire consisting of three vignettes describing a person with depression, severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Each vignette was followed by thirteen questions concerning the participant's knowledge about diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Participants demonstrated good mental health literacy (MHL) for depression, but were poor at diagnosing ASD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.04.004DOI Listing
April 2019
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Wireless Middleware Solutions for Smart Water Metering.

Sensors (Basel) 2019 Apr 18;19(8). Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy.

While smart metering applications have initially focused on energy and gas utility markets, water consumption has recently become the subject of increasing attention. Unfortunately, despite the large number of solutions available on the market, the lack of an open and widely accepted communication standard means that vendors typically propose proprietary data collection solutions whose adoption causes non-trivial problems to water utility companies in term of costs, vendor lock-in, and lack of control on the data collection infrastructure. There is the need for open and interoperable smart water metering solutions, capable of collecting data from the wide range of water meters on the market. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s19081853DOI Listing

Evaluation of a guided internet-based self-help intervention for older adults after spousal bereavement or separation/divorce: A randomised controlled trial.

J Affect Disord 2019 Apr 8;252:440-449. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

University of Bern, Department of Psychology, Fabrikstrasse 8, 3012 Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Background: While several internet interventions target severe prolonged grief symptoms after bereavement, no randomised controlled trial investigated interventions for prolonged grief after separation/divorce.

Methods: This randomised controlled trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a guided internet-based self-help intervention for prolonged grief symptoms after spousal bereavement or separation/divorce compared to a wait-list control group. Furthermore, we analysed whether the intervention was also efficacious for participants with milder grief symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.008DOI Listing

An internet delivered cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programme for spinal cord injury pain: A randomised controlled trial.

Eur J Pain 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

UCD, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Health Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin4.

Chronic pain is common after spinal cord injury (SCI) and dedicated SCI cognitive behavioural therapy pain management programmes (CBT-PMPs) have a growing evidence-base to support their uptake clinically. The development of internet-delivered treatment options may overcome barriers to the access and uptake of centre-based programmes. This study examines such an approach on quality of lie (QoL), pain, mood and sleep. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ejp.1402
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April 2019
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Predicting Outcomes from Engagement With Specific Components of an Internet-Based Physical Activity Intervention With Financial Incentives: Process Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Med Internet Res 2019 Apr 19;21(4):e11394. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom.

Background: Investigating participant engagement and nonusage attrition can help identify the likely active ingredients of electronic health interventions. Research on engagement can identify which intervention components predict health outcomes. Research on nonusage attrition is important to make recommendations for retaining participants in future studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/11394DOI Listing

Offline: The possible effects of Internet-related behavior on work values, expectations, & behavior among Ultra-Orthodox millennials.

J Soc Psychol 2019 ;159(2):210-224

a Jerusalem College of Technology.

This work examines differences in the work-related values, expectations, and behaviors between millennials who are significant users of technology and social media, and those who are not. We delineate the development of millennial behavior using a unique group of millennials, those in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish (known as "Haredi") community in Israel. Due to religious and community norms, many Haredi millennials were shielded from digital technology, and particularly the Internet and the various technologies associated with it, such as text messaging and social media. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2019.1570907DOI Listing
January 2019

Social Networks and Mobile Applications Use in Young Patients With Kidney Disease.

Front Pediatr 2019 3;7:45. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Hotel-Dieu de France University Medical Center, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon.

To evaluate the use and benefits of social networking sites (SNS) and mobile applications (MA) in young patients with kidney disease (KD). Pediatric KD is prevalent. The Internet is increasingly being used to communicate rapid healthcare information to children about acute and chronic diseases with greater medical care satisfaction. Read More

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https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fped.2019.00045/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fped.2019.00045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457277PMC
April 2019
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FeatSNP: An Interactive Database for Brain-Specific Epigenetic Annotation of Human SNPs.

Front Genet 2019 2;10:262. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Center of Regenerative Medicine, Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United States.

FeatSNP is an online tool and a curated database for exploring 81 million common SNPs' potential functional impact on the human brain. FeatSNP uses the brain transcriptomes of the human population to improve functional annotation of human SNPs by integrating transcription factor binding prediction, public eQTL information, and brain specific epigenetic landscape, as well as information of Topologically Associating Domains (TADs). FeatSNP supports both single and batched SNP searching, and its interactive user interface enables users to explore the functional annotations and generate publication-quality visualization results. Read More

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https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fgene.2019.00262
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.00262DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454007PMC
April 2019
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YouTube as a source of premature ejaculation.

Rev Int Androl 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Urology, Medical School of Karabuk University, Turkey.

Introduction And Objectives: To evaluate the quality of information in You Tube videos pertaining to premature ejaculation.

Materials And Methods: A search for "premature ejaculation" (PE) was performed on You Tube in August 2018. Two senior urologist viewers watched and categorized each video for their sources, suggestions and information contents (excellent, fair or poor). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.androl.2018.12.002DOI Listing

Mandatory vaccination and no fault vaccine injury compensation schemes: An identification of country-level policies.

Vaccine 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

MPH University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Background: To prevent the spread of infectious diseases, governments have implemented a number of policies, including a range of mandatory vaccination policies. In addition, some governments have implemented no fault vaccine injury compensation schemes as a legal mechanism of recourse for individuals experiencing adverse events following vaccination. We aimed to identify countries with mandatory vaccination policies that also have no fault compensation schemes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.03.065DOI Listing
April 2019
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Readability, content, quality and accuracy assessment of internet-based patient education materials relating to labor analgesia.

Int J Obstet Anesth 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Section of Obstetric Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA.

Background: With over 90% of parturients searching the internet for health information, the quality of information is important. Web-based patient education materials (PEMs) related to labor analgesia are frequently of low readability. This study compares the readability, content, quality and accuracy of labor analgesia-related PEMs from relevant healthcare society websites and the top internet search results. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959289X183027
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijoa.2019.01.003DOI Listing
January 2019
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Rural Latino health and the built environment: a systematic review.

Ethn Health 2019 Apr 19:1-26. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

b Department of Public Health Sciences , Clemson University , Clemson , USA.

Objective: This study systematically reviewed literature examining the influence of the rural built environment on Latinos' health outcomes and behaviour in the United States. A secondary aim of the study was to identify strategies developed to address challenges in the rural built environment affecting Latinos' health.

Design: This study followed the reporting guidelines set forth by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13557858.2019.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2019.1606899DOI Listing
April 2019
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State-of-the-Art Internet of Things in Protected Agriculture.

Sensors (Basel) 2019 Apr 17;19(8). Epub 2019 Apr 17.

School of Agricultural Engineering and Food Science, Shandong University of Technology, No. 12, Zhangzhou Road, Zibo 255049, Shandong, China.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has tremendous success in health care, smart city, industrial production and so on. Protected agriculture is one of the fields which has broad application prospects of IoT. Protected agriculture is a mode of highly efficient development of modern agriculture that uses artificial techniques to change climatic factors such as temperature, to create environmental conditions suitable for the growth of animals and plants. Read More

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The effect of testosterone therapy on personality traits of trans men: a controlled prospective study in Germany and Switzerland.

Psychiatry Res 2019 Apr 1;276:31-38. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Consultation-Liaison-Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Rämistrasse 100, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland.

Gender dysphoria in transgender men is generally treated with exogenous testosterone administration aiming to suppress secondary female sex characteristics and achieve masculinization. However, the effect of testosterone on the personality of transgender men remains largely unknown. Therefore, we conducted a controlled study with 23 trans men (M = 27. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2019.03.053DOI Listing
April 2019
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A text message delivered smoking cessation intervention: Design and rationale of the Text My Quit Study.

Contemp Clin Trials 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Live Inspired LLC, Washington, DC, United States.

Introduction: Smoking cessation interventions delivered through mobile technologies offer promise as an effective intervention tool. However, most existing programs have not been empirically tested, were not developed with end-user participation, and/or do not address evidence-based cognitive and behavioral variables shown to enhance smoking cessation in clinical trials. In addition, many programs tested in research trials have required users to access the internet and/or a smartphone app to access all program features, limiting the potential reach of those programs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2019.04.010DOI Listing

Geoenvironmental characteristics of bisphenol A contaminated soil after persulfate treatment with different activation/enhancement methods.

PLoS One 2019 18;14(4):e0214024. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Key Laboratory for Groundwater and Ecology in Arid and Semi-arid Areas, CGS, Xi'an, China.

Persulfate (PSF) is a strong oxidant that has been used extensively in the In-Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) technology. The geoenvironmental impact of PSF treatment is barely investigated. This situation should be carefully considered as it may affect the reutilization of contaminated soil as engineering materials. Read More

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April 2019
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Trauma-Induced Long-Term Alterations of Human T Cells and Monocytes-Results of an Explorative, Cross-Sectional Study.

Shock 2019 Apr 14. Epub 2019 Apr 14.

Department of Anesthesiology, Operative Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany.

Background: Major trauma leads to complex immune reactions, known to result in a transient immunodeficiency. The long-term consequences of severe trauma on immune function and regulation as well as its clinical impact remain unclear.

Methods: Six months (ranging from -12 to +5 days) after a major trauma event, 12 former trauma patients (ISS ≥ 16) and 12 healthy volunteers were enrolled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SHK.0000000000001358DOI Listing

Evaluating the Quality and Readability of Online Resources for Labiaplasty.

Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

From the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality, readability, and accuracy of Web-based information regarding labiaplasty and to characterize the types of Web sites providing this information.

Methods: Investigators used 3 major search engines to query the internet using the search terms labiaplasty, labia reduction, and vaginal rejuvenation. Two validated tools were used to evaluate Web sites: the JAMA benchmark tool and the DISCERN instrument. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SPV.0000000000000725DOI Listing

A Patient-Specific Single Sensor IoT-Based Wearable Fall Prediction and Detection System.

IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Falls in! older adults are a major cause of morbidity and mortality and are a key class of preventable injuries. This paper presents a patient-specific (PS) fall prediction and detection prototype system that utilizes a single tri-axial accelerometer attached to the patient's thigh to distinguish between activities of daily living (ADL) and fall events. The proposed system consists of two modes of operation: 1) fast mode for fall predication (FMFP) predicting a fall event (300msec-700msec) before occurring, 2) slow mode for fall detection (SMFD) with a 1-sec latency for detecting a fall event. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2911602DOI Listing

Wearable Sensors Reveal Menses-Driven Changes in Physiology and Enable Prediction of the Fertile Window: Observational Study.

J Med Internet Res 2019 Apr 18;21(4):e13404. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Reproductive Endocrinology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.

Background: Previous research examining physiological changes across the menstrual cycle has considered biological responses to shifting hormones in isolation. Clinical studies, for example, have shown that women's nightly basal body temperature increases from 0.28 to 0. Read More

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http://www.jmir.org/2019/4/e13404/
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April 2019
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Effects of Mock Facebook Workday Comments on Public Perception of Professional Credibility: A Field Study in Canada.

J Med Internet Res 2019 Apr 18;21(4):e12024. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.

Background: There is considerable discussion of risks to health professionals' reputations and employment from personal social media use, though its impacts on professional credibility and the health professional-client relationship are unknown.

Objective: The aim of this study was to test the extent to which workday comments posted to health professionals' personal Facebook profiles influence their credibility and affect the professional-client relationship.

Methods: In a controlled field study, participants (members of the public) reviewed randomly assigned mock Facebook profiles of health professionals. Read More

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http://www.jmir.org/2019/4/e12024/
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April 2019
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Implementing Web-Based Interventions in HIV Primary Care Clinics: Pilot Implementation Evaluation of Positive Health Check.

JMIR Form Res 2019 Apr 18;3(2):e10688. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Center for Communication Science, RTI International, Durham, NC, United States.

Background: Web-based interventions can help people living with HIV achieve better clinical outcomes and behaviors, but integrating them into clinical practice remains challenging. There is a gap in understanding the feasibility of implementing these interventions in HIV clinic settings from the clinicians' perspective.

Objective: The goal of the research was to determine whether Positive Health Check (PHC)-a Web-based, tailored video counseling tool focused on increasing patient adherence and retention in care and reducing HIV risk among HIV-positive patients-was acceptable, appropriate, and feasible for HIV primary care clinic staff to implement in clinic workflows. Read More

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Can be used to study parasitic disease? Internet searching on tick-borne encephalitis in Germany.

J Vector Borne Dis 2018 Oct-Dec;55(4):327-329

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, U.K.

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April 2019
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How and why front-line health workers (did not) use a multifaceted mHealth intervention to support maternal and neonatal healthcare decision-making in Ghana.

BMJ Glob Health 2019 8;4(2):e001153. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Ghana Health Service, Research and Development Division, Dodowa Research Centre, Accra, Ghana.

Introduction: Despite increasing use of mHealth interventions, there remains limited documentation of 'how and why' they are used and therefore the explanatory mechanisms behind observed effects on beneficiary health outcomes. We explored 'how and why' an mHealth intervention to support clinical decision-making by front-line providers of maternal and neonatal healthcare services in a low-resource setting was used. The intervention consisted of phone calls (voice calls), text messaging (short messaging service (SMS)), internet access (data) and access to emergency obstetric and neonatal protocols via an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441261PMC
March 2019
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Analysis of pre-residency research productivity, dual degree status, and gender distribution of underrepresented minorities among a current United States radiation oncology junior resident class.

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2019 May-Jun;24(3):284-287. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States.

Background: Among the most competitive medical subspecialties, representation of underrepresented minorities (African-American race and/or Hispanic ethnicity) among resident trainees has historically been low compared to their United States Census general population representation. Research productivity and dual degree status may impact residency applicant competitiveness. To date, such an analysis has yet to be performed in Radiation Oncology. Read More

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Kids Out; evaluation of a brief multimodal cluster randomized intervention integrated in health education lessons to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior among eighth graders.

BMC Public Health 2019 Apr 17;19(1):415. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, 33501, Tampere, Finland.

Background: Most Finnish adolescents are not sufficiently physically active. Health education (HE) provides beneficial starting point for physical activity (PA) promotion in schools. This study evaluates an intervention integrated into three HE lessons to increase PA and reduce sedentary behavior (SB) among eighth graders. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of Socio-Environmental Factors on Malaria Infection in Pakistan: A Bayesian Spatial Analysis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 Apr 16;16(8). Epub 2019 Apr 16.

School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi'an 710061, China.

The role of socio-environmental factors in shaping malaria dynamics is complex and inconsistent. Effects of socio-environmental factors on malaria in Pakistan at district level were examined. Annual malaria cases data were obtained from Directorate of Malaria Control Program, Pakistan. Read More

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A First Implementation of Underwater Communications in Raw Water Using the 433 MHz Frequency Combined with a Bowtie Antenna.

Sensors (Basel) 2019 Apr 16;19(8). Epub 2019 Apr 16.

United Utilities, Warrington WA5 3LP, UK.

In 2016, there were 317 serious water pollution incidents in the UK, with 78,000 locations where businesses discharge controlled quantities of pollutants into rivers; therefore, continuous monitoring is vital. Since 1998, the environment agency has taken over 50 million water samples for water quality monitoring. The Internet of Things has grown phenomenally in recent years, reaching all aspects of our lives, many of these connected devices use wireless sensor networks to relay data to internet-connected nodes, where data can be processed, analyzed and consumed. Read More

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April 2019
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Searching for a Better Online Reputation.

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Sean Price

Tex Med 2019 Apr 1;115(4):39-43. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

What people see on the internet can bring in - or drive away - patients. But most physicians are not trained in either communications or digital technology, and so have little understanding of the financial impact of search engines, social media, and review sites. Read More

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A Computer Application to Predict Adverse Events in the Short-Term Evolution of Patients With Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

JMIR Med Inform 2019 04 17;7(2):e10773. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Red de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios en Enfermedades Crónicas, Galdakao, Spain.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic disease. Exacerbations of COPD (eCOPD) contribute to the worsening of the disease and the patient's evolution. There are some clinical prediction rules that may help to stratify patients with eCOPD by their risk of poor evolution or adverse events. Read More

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April 2019
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Young People's Satisfaction With the Online Mental Health Service eheadspace: Development and Implementation of a Service Satisfaction Measure.

JMIR Ment Health 2019 Apr 17;6(4):e12169. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: Online youth mental health services are an expanding approach to meeting service need and can be used as the first step in a stepped-care approach. However, limited evidence exists regarding satisfaction with online services, and there is no standardized service satisfaction measure.

Objective: This study implemented an online youth mental health service satisfaction questionnaire within eheadspace, an online youth mental health service. Read More

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April 2019
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Comparison of Smartphone Ownership, Social Media Use, and Willingness to Use Digital Interventions Between Generation Z and Millennials in the Treatment of Substance Use: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study.

J Med Internet Res 2019 Apr 17;21(4):e13050. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University, Waco, TX, United States.

Background: Problematic substance use in adolescence and emerging adulthood is a significant public health concern in the United States due to high recurrence of use rates and unmet treatment needs coupled with increased use. Consequently, there is a need for both improved service utilization and availability of recovery supports. Given the ubiquitous use of the internet and social media via smartphones, a viable option is to design digital treatments and recovery support services to include internet and social media platforms. Read More

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Augmented Reality in Emergency Medicine: A Scoping Review.

J Med Internet Res 2019 Apr 17;21(4):e12368. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States.

Background: Augmented reality is increasingly being investigated for its applications to medical specialties as well as in medical training. Currently, there is little information about its applicability to training and care delivery in the context of emergency medicine.

Objective: The objective of this article is to review current literature related to augmented reality applicable to emergency medicine and its training. Read More

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April 2019
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