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Protective effects of Astragalin on spermatogenesis in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in male mice by improving antioxidant activity and inhibiting inflammation.

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 7;110:561-570. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Pharmacology, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, 750004, China; Ningxia Hui Medicine Modern Engineering Research Center and Collaborative Innovation Center, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, 750004, China. Electronic address:

Spermatogenic dysfunction is a common complication in men with diabetes and is the most important manifestation of diabetes-related male reproduction damage. Astragalin (AG) is one of the main flavonoids from Cuscuta chinensis, which has rich pharmacological activities. This study aimed to establish whether AG may contribute to the recovery from spermatogenic dysfunction. Read More

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December 2018

Coming ready or not! An integrative review examining new graduate nurses' transition in acute care.

Int J Nurs Pract 2018 Dec 9:e12714. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Rural Health, University of Newcastle, Taree, Australia.

Aims: To synthesize the scientific evidence about new graduate nurses' transition to practice in the acute care setting and consider implications for nurses and nursing practice.

Background: Despite the vast amount of literature on new graduate nurses' transition to practice, the transition of new graduate nurses is a global issue and remains at the forefront of discussions within the nursing community.

Design: An integrative review. Read More

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December 2018

Releasing latent compassion through an innovative compassion curriculum for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.

J Adv Nurs 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Sweet Potato Consultancy, Bedfordshire, SS18 9BJ.

Aims: To evaluate the impact of a curriculum based on the Compassionate Mind Model designed to facilitate the expression of compassion in Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.

Background: The Compassionate Mind Model identifies that fear of compassion creates a barrier to the flow of compassion. There is some evidence linking self-compassion to compassionate care but no previous research has explored this potential with post registration specialist community public health nursing students. Read More

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December 2018

Psychometric properties of Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire in a population-based sample of Polish nurses.

J Adv Nurs 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Division of Teaching and Outcomes of Education, Faculty of Health Science, Medical University of Warsaw, Żwirki i Wigury 61, 02-091, Warsaw, Poland.

Aim: The purpose of the study was to adapt and evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the Polish language version of the Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire (ALSAQ) intended for use among registered nurses.

Design: A cross-sectional study where the ALSAQ was administered to a representative group of 3,299 Polish registered nurses was carried out between September and November 2017.

Methods: Linguistic-cultural adaptation of the ALSAQ was carried out according to the WHO guidelines. Read More

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December 2018

A NEW COMPREHENSIVE PROCEDURE FOR CUSTOM-MADE TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENTS: MEDICAL IMAGING, JOINT MODELING, PROSTHESIS DESIGN, AND 3D PRINTING.

J Orthop Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Movement Analysis Laboratory, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy.

Many failures in total joint replacement are associated to prosthesis-to-bone mismatch. With recent additive-manufacturing, i.e. Read More

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December 2018

Effectiveness of self-management program in people with chronic kidney disease: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial.

J Adv Nurs 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.

Aims: To examine the effectiveness of a self-management intervention compared with usual care in adults with chronic kidney disease on self-management, knowledge, self-efficacy, health-related quality of life and blood pressure.

Design: A parallel group randomized controlled trial.

Methods: Patients aged ≥ 18 years with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5 were recruited between November 2015 - June 2016. Read More

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December 2018
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Psychosocial interventions for pain management in older adults with dementia: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.

J Adv Nurs 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

School of Nursing and Midwifery & Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia.

Aim: To assess the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on pain in older adults living with dementia.

Design: A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

Data Sources: Scopus, ProQuest, EBSCO (CINAHL and MEDLINE), PubMed, OVID (PsycINFO), Web of Science and Cochrane Library were searched from their inception up to 2 May 2018. Read More

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December 2018

Dressings and topical agents for preventing pressure ulcers.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 6;12:CD009362. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland, D2.

Background: Pressure ulcers, localised injuries to the skin or underlying tissue, or both, occur when people cannot reposition themselves to relieve pressure on bony prominences. These wounds are difficult to heal, painful, expensive to manage and have a negative impact on quality of life. Prevention strategies include nutritional support and pressure redistribution. Read More

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December 2018
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Health service provider responses to indigenous peoples with cancer: An integrative review.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2018 Dec 9:e12975. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Indigenous populations around the world have a higher burden of cancer incidence, severity and mortality. This integrative review aims to identify and appraise the evidence of health providers' responses to the issue of indigenous peoples with cancer. A surprisingly small number of studies were found (n = 9) that reported on programmes and interventions for indigenous people with cancer, the majority of which were from the USA. Read More

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December 2018

Lipophagy in nonliver tissues and some related diseases: Pathogenic and therapeutic implications.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Basic nursing, Nursing College, University of South China, Hengyang, China.

Lipid autophagy (lipophagy) is defined as a selective autophagy process in which some intracellular lipid droplets are selectively degraded by autophagic lysosomes pathway. The occurrence of lipophagy was first discovered in liver tissues. Additionally, abundant evidence indicated that the occurrence of hepatic lipophagy has been implicated in many liver diseases including fatty liver diseases, nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases, liver fibrosis, and liver cirrhosis. Read More

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December 2018

Benchmarking life quality support interventions in long-term care using the Long-Term Care Quality of Life scale.

Nurs Health Sci 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

We aimed to develop a graphical procedure for benchmarking quality of life care results using the Long-Term Care Quality of Life (LTC-QoL) scale. While clinical care quality benchmarking is now well established, similar research for quality of life (QOL) aged care benchmarking has received scant attention. Data from 10 facilities utilizing the LTC-QoL scale were analysed to establish baseline statistics for developing a graphical procedure for QOL benchmarking. Read More

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December 2018
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Impact of a nurse-led sleep programme on the sleep quality and depressive symptomatology among older adults in nursing homes: A non-randomised controlled study.

Int J Older People Nurs 2018 Dec 7:e12215. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Public Health Nursing Department, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Sleep problems are much more prevalent in nursing home residents than in their community-dwelling counterparts. Cognitive behavioural therapy is likely to improve sleep quality in older adults. However, these interventions have a narrow scope to generalise to nursing home practice, and there are minimal data on the effectiveness of the integration of cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing in nursing home settings. Read More

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December 2018

Organisation of health services for preventing and treating pressure ulcers.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 9;12:CD012132. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 121 St. Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland, 2.

Background: Pressure ulcers, which are a localised injury to the skin, or underlying tissue, or both, occur when people are unable to reposition themselves to relieve pressure on bony prominences. Pressure ulcers are often difficult to heal, painful, expensive to manage and have a negative impact on quality of life. While individual patient safety and quality care stem largely from direct healthcare practitioner-patient interactions, each practitioner-patient wound-care contact may be constrained or enhanced by healthcare organisation of services. Read More

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December 2018
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Nurses' organizational communication satisfaction, emotional labor, and prosocial service behavior: A cross-sectional study.

Nurs Health Sci 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.

In this study, we investigated nurses' organizational communication satisfaction and emotional labor in an attempt to identify the factors that influence nurses' prosocial service behavior in Korea. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 145 nurses at two Korean tertiary hospitals in 2017. Most participants (89%) were female, and the mean age was 28. Read More

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December 2018

Eight-week interval in flushing and locking port-a-cath in cancer patients: A single-institution experience and systematic review.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2018 Dec 10:e12978. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, Medical Oncology, University of Brescia at ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy.

Port-a-cath (PAC) system is one of the most frequently employed venous accesses for administration of chemotherapy and supportive care. To prevent late complications, the latest guidelines recommend flushing/locking procedures every four weeks. In this retrospective study, we evaluate the frequencies of late complications with a eight-week flushing/locking procedure compared to the standard one. Read More

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December 2018

Determining the motivations of family members to undertake cardiopulmonary resuscitation training through grounded theory.

J Adv Nurs 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Capital Medical University, School of Nursing.

Aims: To explore the motivation of family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death for undertaking cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.

Background: Home cardiac arrests are associated with poor outcomes because few family members learn CPR. Little is known about factors that motivate family members to participate in CPR training. Read More

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December 2018

Incidence, severity, longitudinal trends and predictors of acute and chronic oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy in Taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer.

Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2018 Dec 10:e12976. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Lin-Ko, Taiwan.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal incidence, severity, pattern of changes or predictors of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (OXAIPN) in Taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer. A longitudinal repeated measures study design was employed, and 77 participants were recruited from the colorectal and oncology departments of two teaching medical centres in Taiwan. Physical examinations were performed, and self-reports regarding adverse impacts of OXAIPN and quality of life were obtained at five time points throughout 12 cycles of chemotherapy (C/T). Read More

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December 2018

Toll-like receptor 2 regulates metabolic reprogramming in gastric cancer via superoxide dismutase 2.

Int J Cancer 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of General Surgery, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200080, China.

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play critical roles in host defence following recognition of conserved microbial- and host-derived components, and their dysregulation is a common feature of various inflammation-associated cancers, including gastric cancer (GC). Despite the recent recognition that metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer, the molecular effectors of altered metabolism during tumorigenesis remain unclear. Here, using bioenergetics function assays on human GC cells, we reveal that ligand-induced activation of TLR2, predominantly through TLR1/2 heterodimer, augments both oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) and glycolysis, with a bias towards glycolytic activity. Read More

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December 2018

Nursology Revisited and Revived.

J Adv Nurs 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

It could be that nursing might develop as a discipline without using a word to describe its characteristic mode of thinking, but it will have to make the mode explicit and it will have to have the same meaning for nurses anywhere. Should the nursing profession require to use a word, I propose the word nursology for the study of nursing, so that the logical pattern of derivation of an adverb could be followed. (p. Read More

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December 2018

Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: Report from an American College of Cardiology, American Geriatrics Society, and National Institute on Aging Workshop.

J Am Geriatr Soc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Cardiovascular Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Objectives: To identify the top priority areas for research to optimize pharmacotherapy in older adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Design: Consensus meeting.

Setting: Multidisciplinary workshop supported by the National Institute on Aging, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Geriatrics Society, February 6-7, 2017. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of a stress coping course for psychological resilience among a group of university nursing students.

Perspect Psychiatr Care 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: This study was conducted to evaluate a stress coping course for psychological resilience among a group of university nursing students.

Design And Methods: This was a quantitative study that had a pretest/posttest design without a control group. Data were collected from 78 first-year nursing students using a Stress Self-assessment Checklist and the Psychological Resilience Questionnaire (PRQ). Read More

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December 2018

An on-site health home for homeless men in addiction recovery.

Authors:
Mary Lashley

Public Health Nurs 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Community Health Nursing, Towson University, Fallston, Maryland.

Patients with comorbid substance abuse, mental health disorders, and chronic health conditions face difficult challenges when attempting to access health care. A large gospel rescue mission developed an onsite wellness center, based on an integrated, embedded practice health home model, to promote health care access among homeless men in addiction recovery. The center model integrated primary care with behavioral health, specialty care referrals, and wellness services to address the multifaceted needs of the population. Read More

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December 2018

Elective neck dissection in metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma to the parotid gland: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia.

Current management of metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) to the parotid is surgical excision and postoperative radiotherapy. In the node-negative neck, there is debate about the role of elective neck dissection (END), irradiation or observation. This systematic review assesses the prevalence of occult cervical disease and the evidence for END. Read More

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December 2018

Look at my pearly white teeth: Exploring adolescents' oral health behavior.

Public Health Nurs 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

College of Health and Human Services, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Informed by grounded theory, this study explored adolescent oral health behaviors to determine what factors influence them and to develop a substantive theory explaining the social process behind the behaviors identified. Multiple types of data were collected and analyzed simultaneously: demographic and oral health questionnaires, 16 individual interviews, eight small group discussions, field notes, and investigator memoing. Participants were 37 Midwestern adolescents aged 13-18, and most were White or African-American females 14 years of age whose parents had at least a high school education. Read More

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December 2018

Dysglycemia among youth with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal glycemic control in The Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) trial.

Pediatr Diabetes 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Objective: To examine the prevalence and correlates of non-severe hypoglycemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal glycemic control, an understudied topic in this group.

Methods: Seven days of blinded continuous glucose monitor data were analyzed in 233 adolescents at baseline of the Flexible Lifestyle Empowering Change (FLEX) trial (13-16 years, type 1 diabetes duration >1 year, and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) 8-13% [64-119 mmol]). Incidence of clinical hypoglycemia (54-69 mg/dL) and clinically serious hypoglycemia (<54 mg/dL) was defined as number of episodes ≥15 min. Read More

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December 2018

Achieving consensus on the undergraduate curriculum of public health nursing in Turkey.

Public Health Nurs 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Community Health Nursing, Florence Nightingale Nursing Faculty, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to construct a consensus on the undergraduate learning objectives and topics for public health nursing (PHN) in Turkey.

Design: A three-round e-mail-based Delphi study was conducted between May and July 2015 with a national sample.

Sample: Ninety-one academics from 54 universities were invited as experts to participate by e-mail. Read More

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December 2018

An In-depth Perspective of Aortic Arch Branching in Fetal Vascular Rings Using Spatiotemporal Image Correlation Combined With High-definition Flow Imaging: Report of 4 Cases.

J Ultrasound Med 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

On the basis of 2-dimensional fetal echocardiographic findings, we investigated 4 different fetal vascular ring cases using spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) combined with high-definition (HD) flow imaging. An in-depth 3-dimensional perspective of aortic arch branching (ie, the brachiocephalic arteries) was created by application of glass body and HDlive flow rendering algorithms (GE Healthcare, Zipf, Austria). Additionally, complete (U- or O-shaped) or incomplete (C-shaped) vascular rings were clearly differentiated in utero, and articulations around the trachea and esophagus were more easily imaged. Read More

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December 2018

INPUT: An academic-practice partnership to an underserved rural community.

Public Health Nurs 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Blue Ridge Health, Sylva, North Carolina.

The INPUT project is a model partnership that changed the way health care was offered to the underserved in rural Western North Carolina. Grant funding provided a full-time Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to a free clinic and created clinical placements for FNP students. Students had opportunities to learn about unique aspects of care for vulnerable, underserved populations to encourage them to consider working in rural communities. Read More

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December 2018

Safeguarding older adults with dementia, depression, and delirium in a temporary disaster shelter.

Nurs Forum 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Center of Innovation in Long-Term Services and Supports, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI.

Natural disasters impact people of every age in the communities where they occur, with older adults being a vulnerable subset of the population. Most disaster shelter volunteer nurses are experienced in addressing common health needs of older adult clients such as diabetes, hypertension, and pulmonary disease. These nurses also have the requisite training to respond to more acute medical events, including the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. Read More

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December 2018
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Addressing a Gap in Healthcare Access for Transition-Age Youth with Autism: A Pilot Educational Intervention for Family Nurse Practitioner Students.

J Autism Dev Disord 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Departments of Family Medicine & Community Health and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA, 01655, USA.

A mixed-methods randomized controlled trial pilot study evaluated an educational curriculum focused on the medical needs of transition-age youth (TAY) with autism (ASD) for family nurse practitioner students. Fourteen out of a cohort of 16 (87.5%) nursing students consented to participate in the study and were randomly assigned to either a waitlist control group (WLC) (n = 8) or an intervention group (INT) (n = 6). Read More

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December 2018

Lung Diseases.

Exp Suppl 2018 ;108:61-84

Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, VIC, Australia.

Inflammasomes are large innate cytoplasmic complexes that play a major role in promoting inflammation in the lung in response to a range of environmental and infectious stimuli. Inflammasomes are critical for driving acute innate immune responses that resolve infection and maintain tissue homeostasis. However, dysregulated or excessive inflammasome activation can be detrimental. Read More

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January 2018

Correction to: Association of CXCR2 genotype variations with HCV clearance in a Chinese population.

Arch Virol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Key Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 211166, China.

Unfortunately, the funding statement was published with error in original publication and is corrected here. Read More

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December 2018

Acceptability, Feasibility and Uptake of HPV Self-Sampling Among Immigrant Minority Women: a Focused Literature Review.

J Immigr Minor Health 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

This review uncovers the extent to which immigrant and minority women find HPV self-sampling an acceptable and feasible alternative to PAP testing for screening for cervical cancer. A focused literature review was conducted using CINAHL, Medline, Proquest and Pubmed databases to search for content relating to acceptability or feasibility of HPV self-testing for immigrant populations or minorities. 575 prospective relevant papers were included in the final analysis and 28 selected using the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Read More

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December 2018

Integrating self-management into daily life following primary treatment: head and neck cancer survivors' perspectives.

J Cancer Surviv 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.

Background: Self-management may help cancer survivors to better deal with challenges to their physical, functional, social and psychological well-being presented by cancer and its treatment. Nonetheless, little is known about how people integrate cancer self-management practices into their daily lives. The aim of this study was to describe and characterise the processes through which head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors attempt to integrate self-management into their daily lives following primary treatment. Read More

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December 2018
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The Phenomenon of "Hearing Voices": Not Just Psychotic Hallucinations-A Psychological Literature Review and a Reflection on Clinical and Social Health.

Community Ment Health J 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Philosophy, Education, Sociology and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padova, Via Venezia 14, Padua, Italia.

The phenomenon of hearing voices is currently a much-discussed topic, both in the field of research and in the field of care services. The majority of people who report "hearing voices" do not subsequently receive services or receive a diagnosis of psychopathology. This topic raises questions for professionals in the health field about the lack of tools that can help illuminate the phenomenon. Read More

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December 2018

Influence of dronedarone (a class III antiarrhythmic drug) on the anticonvulsant potency of four classical antiepileptic drugs in the tonic-clonic seizure model in mice.

J Neural Transm (Vienna) 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.

Increasing evidence indicates that some antiarrhythmic drugs play a pivotal role in seizures, not only in vivo studies on animals, but also in clinical trials. Some of these antiarrhythmic drugs potentiate or alleviate the anticonvulsant action of the classical antiepileptic drugs. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of dronedarone (DRO-a multichannel blocker belonging to the class III of antiarrhythmic drugs) on the anticonvulsant effects of four standard antiepileptic drugs (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin and valproate) in the tonic-clonic seizure model in mice. Read More

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December 2018

"Do You Know What I Know?": How Communication Norms and Recipient Design Shape the Content and Effectiveness of Patient Handoffs.

J Gen Intern Med 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication, Roudebush VAMC, Indianapolis, USA.

Background: Poor communication during end-of-shift transfers of care (handoffs) is associated with safety risks and patient harm. Despite the common perception that handoffs are largely a one-way transfer of information, researchers have documented that they are complex interactions, guided by implicit social norms and mental frameworks.

Objectives: We investigated communication strategies that resident physicians report deploying to tailor information during face-to-face handoffs that are often based on their implicit inferences about the perceived information needs and potential harm to patients. Read More

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December 2018

Understanding the Diverse Forms of Spiritual Expression of Older People in Residential Aged Care in Australia.

J Relig Health 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA, 5001, Australia.

The ability of older people to express their spirituality is an important component of aged care. Spirituality is not specifically religiousness although, for some, religion offers a means for spiritual expression. This paper aimed to explore what constitutes spiritual life for residents in three residential aged care facilities in South Australia. Read More

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December 2018

Highly sensitive fluorescent probe based on a novel phenothiazine dye for detection of thiophenols in real water samples and living cells.

Anal Bioanal Chem 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

College of Pharmacy, Qiqihar Medical University, 333 Bukui Street, Qiqihar, 161006, Heilongjiang, China.

Based on an excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) fluorophore, a novel fluorescent off-on probe for detection of thiophenols was designed and synthesized. This probe (λ = 401 nm, λ = 527 nm) displayed high specificity for sensing thiophenols over other biologically related species. Besides, this probe possessed capabilities of monitoring thiophenols with rapid response rate (3 min), a large Stokes shift (126 nm), and high sensitivity (2. Read More

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December 2018

Predictive capability of the injury severity score versus the new injury severity score in the categorization of the severity of trauma patients: a cross-sectional observational study.

Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

University of Murcia, Faculty of Nursing. Edificio D, 3ª planta, despacho 20, Campus Universitario de Espinardo, 30100, Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Purpose: The AIS scale is a measurement tool for single injuries. The ISS is considered the gold standard for determining the severity of injured patients, and the NISS was developed to improve the ISS with respect to loss of information, as well as to facilitate its calculation. The aim of this study was to analyse what injury severity measure, calculated according to the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS), 1998 and 2005 (update 2008) versions, performs better with mortality, cost and hospital length of stay healthcare indicators. Read More

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December 2018
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MicroRNA‑363‑3p inhibits hepatocarcinogenesis by targeting HMGA2 and is associated with liver cancer stage.

Mol Med Rep 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital Airport Site, Tianjin 300308, P.R. China.

The importance of microRNAs (miRNAs) in cancer development has been widely recognized in recent decades. In the present study, the function and mechanism of miRNA‑363‑3p (miR‑363‑3p), formerly characterized as a tumor suppressor, in the hepatocarcinogenesis of liver cancer cells was investigated. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) was applied to detect the expression of miR‑363‑3p in liver cancer tissues. Read More

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November 2018

Resident Challenges With Pain and Functional Limitations in Chinese Residential Care Facilities.

Gerontologist 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, Bronx, New York.

Background And Objectives: Pain and functional limitations can severely impede older adults' quality of life. In Chinese residential care facilities, limited research suggests that residents potentially have significant unmet care needs with pain and related functional limitations. Therefore, we aimed to explore residents' challenges and self-management strategies in these two areas. Read More

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December 2018

A Cross-Sectional Survey on Cigarette Smoking in the Chinese Navy.

Mil Med 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Health Service, Naval Medical University, No.800 Xiangyin Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China.

Introduction: The military is a risk environment for cigarette smoking. This study determined the prevalence of, cessation attempts, knowledge, and attitudes regarding smoking, and factors related to it in the Chinese navy.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of military personnel on active duty in the Chinese navy, Guangdong province. Read More

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December 2018

Information visualizations of symptom information for patients and providers: a systematic review.

J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York City, New York USA.

Objective: To systematically synthesize the literature on information visualizations of symptoms included as National Institute of Nursing Research common data elements and designed for use by patients and/or healthcare providers.

Methods: We searched CINAHL, Engineering Village, PsycINFO, PubMed, ACM Digital Library, and IEEE Explore Digital Library to identify peer-reviewed studies published between 2007 and 2017. We evaluated the studies using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT) and a visualization quality score, and organized evaluation findings according to the Health Information Technology Usability Evaluation Model. Read More

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December 2018
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Is the Quality of Nursing Homes Countercyclical? Evidence From 2001 Through 2015.

Gerontologist 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Economics, Farmer School of Business.

Background And Objectives: To examine whether nursing homes (NHs) provide better quality when unemployment rates rise (countercyclical) and explore mechanisms contributing to the relationship between quality and unemployment rates.

Research Design And Methods: The study uses the data on privately owned, freestanding NHs in the continental United States that span a period from 2001 through 2015. The empirical analysis relies on panel fixed-effect regressions with the key independent variable being the county-level unemployment rate. Read More

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December 2018

Sugar taxation: a good start but not the place to finish.

Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Sep;108(3):435-436

Boden Institute and Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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September 2018

Lessons From California's Discipline of a Popular Physician for Vaccination Exemptions Without Medical Cause.

JAMA Pediatr 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, DC.

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December 2018

Reading Between the Lines: Two Takes on Book Club.

Gerontologist 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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December 2018

Engaging hospitalized patients with personalized health information: a randomized trial of an inpatient portal.

J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA.

Objective: To determine the effects of an inpatient portal intervention on patient activation, patient satisfaction, patient engagement with health information, and 30-day hospital readmissions.

Methods And Materials: From March 2014 to May 2017, we enrolled 426 English- or Spanish-speaking patients from 2 cardiac medical-surgical units at an urban academic medical center. Patients were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: 1) usual care, 2) tablet with general Internet access (tablet-only), and 3) tablet with an inpatient portal. Read More

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December 2018
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