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Implementing a Standardized Nurse-driven Rounding Protocol in a Trauma-surgical Intensive Care Unit: A Single Institution Experience.

Cureus 2018 Oct 8;10(10):e3422. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Surgery, Stanford Hospital, Stanford, USA.

Introduction Patient care in the trauma-surgical intensive care unit (SICU) requires trust and effective communication between nurses and physicians. Our SICU suffered from poor communication and trust between nurses and physicians, negatively impacting the working environment and, potentially, patient care. Methods A SICU Task Force studied communication practices and identified areas for improvement, leading to several interventions. Read More

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October 2018

Combined use of ELISA and Western blot with recombinant N protein is a powerful tool for the immunodiagnosis of avian infectious bronchitis.

Virol J 2018 Dec 12;15(1):189. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Laboratório de Imunologia Aplicada, Centro de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico - Núcleo de Biotecnologia, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Background: The avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) remains a significant source of loss in the poultry industry and early diagnosis is required to prevent the disease from spreading. This study examined the combined use of an ELISA and Western blot (WB) to detect antibodies against the nucleocapsid protein (N) of IBV. The coding sequence for N was amplified by RT-PCR and expressed in Escherichia coli. Read More

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December 2018

Mapping nonlinear gravity into General Relativity with nonlinear electrodynamics.

Eur Phys J C Part Fields 2018 27;78(10):866. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

6Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Edifício C8, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon Portugal.

We show that families of nonlinear gravity theories formulated in a metric-affine approach and coupled to a nonlinear theory of electrodynamics can be mapped into general relativity (GR) coupled to another nonlinear theory of electrodynamics. This allows to generate solutions of the former from those of the latter using purely algebraic transformations. This correspondence is explicitly illustrated with the Eddington-inspired Born-Infeld theory of gravity, for which we consider a family of nonlinear electrodynamics and show that, under the map, preserve their algebraic structure. Read More

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October 2018

Potential drug incompatibilities in the neonatal intensive care unit: a network analysis approach.

BMC Pharmacol Toxicol 2018 Dec 6;19(1):83. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Pharmacy, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Av. General Gustavo Cordeiro de Farias, s/n. Petrópolis, Natal, RN, 59012-570, Brazil.

Background: There is little information on the frequency of drug incompatibilities in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and the agents most commonly involved in them. The objective of the study was to characterize potential Drug Incompatibilities (DI) in the NICU by frequency, type and combination of drugs.

Methods: Between August 2015 and December 2016, all neonates admitted for more than 24 h and who received any drug treatment were included in this cohort study conducted in the NICU of a teaching maternity hospital in Brazil. Read More

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December 2018

A Novel Research Method for Determining Sedative Exposure in Critically Ill Patients.

Nurs Res 2019 Jan/Feb;68(1):73-79

Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, FAAN, is Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and Nurse Scientist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis. Linda Chlan, PhD, RN, ATSF, FAAN, is Associate Dean for Nursing Research and Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota. Kay Savik, MS, is Senior Statistician, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis. Debra J. Skaar, PharmD, FCCM, is Associate Professor of Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis. Craig Weinert, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.

Background: Although potent sedative and opioid drugs are some of the most commonly used medications to manage pain, anxiety, and discomfort in critically ill patients, conducting clinical trials where sedative and opioid medications are outcome variables within a longitudinal research design can be a methodological challenge.

Objectives: The purpose of this article is to provide in detail a conceptual discussion of the concept and analysis of sedative exposure: A novel research analysis method for aggregating sedative and opioid medication doses from disparate drug classes commonly administered to critically ill patients and used by our team in several clinical research studies.

Methods: Comparing the dose of each sedative and opioid administered to an individual patient (within a defined time interval) to all other patients in a research study receiving the same medications allows for ranking of dosages for each medication by quartiles. Read More

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December 2018
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Salivary Biomarkers of Parenting Stress in Mothers Under Community Criminal Justice Supervision.

Nurs Res 2019 Jan/Feb;68(1):48-56

Jenna K. Rieder, BA, is Research Assistant, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, NY. Lorie S. Goshin, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor; and D.R. Gina Sissoko, BA, is Research Assistant, Hunter College, The City University of New York, NY. Olena Kleshchova, MS, is Research Assistant, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, NY. Mariann R. Weierich, PhD, is Associate Professor, Hunter College, The City University of New York, NY.

Background: Community criminal justice supervised mothers are an underserved population who experience high rates of psychological distress and unique parenting challenges, but little is known about physiological stress system function in this population.

Objective: We tested the salivary biomarkers of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function as predictors of subjective maternal stress.

Method: We recruited 23 mothers (age: M = 35. Read More

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December 2018

Factors Predicting Adoption of the Nurses Improving Care of Healthsystem Elders Program.

Nurs Res 2019 Jan/Feb;68(1):13-21

Amy Witkoski Stimpfel, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York. Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Executive Director, NICHE, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York. At the time the research was completed, Dr. Gilmartin was a Senior Research Scientist at Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University.

Background: Registered nurses are often underprepared with the knowledge and skills to care for hospitalized older adult patients. One strategy to bridge this gap is for hospitals to adopt the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program: A nurse-led interdisciplinary organizational intervention to improve care of hospitalized older adults.

Objectives: This study aimed to identify the market, organizational and managerial, and sociotechnical factors associated with the adoption of NICHE among U. Read More

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December 2018
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Use of Assistive Devices to Lift, Transfer, and Reposition Hospital Patients.

Nurs Res 2019 Jan/Feb;68(1):3-12

Ashley Schoenfisch, PhD, MSPH, is Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, and Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Kristen L. Kucera, PhD, MSPH, ATC, LAT, is Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Director, National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hester J. Lipscomb, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Jennifer McIlvaine, PT, MSPT, CSPHA, is Physical Therapist, Safe Patient Handling Specialist, Duke Occupational and Environmental Safety Office, Durham, North Carolina. Lori Becherer, BS, is Staff Specialist, Duke Occupational and Environmental Safety Office, Durham, North Carolina, and Injury Prevention Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tamara James, MA, CPE, CSPHP, is Director, Ergonomics, Duke Occupational and Environmental Safety Office, and Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. Susan Avent, MSN, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, is Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Quality, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina.

Background: Devices to lift, transfer, and reposition patients are recommended for healthcare workers' and patients' safety, but their intended use has yet to be fully realized.

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe hospital nursing staff use of lift/transfer devices and the presence of factors at the time of lifts/transfers with potential to influence whether devices are used.

Methods: Participants were 108 US nursing staff in a university-based medical center and two community hospitals. Read More

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December 2018
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PANCREATIC CANCER IN BRAZIL: MORTALITY TRENDS AND PROJECTIONS UNTIL 2029.

Arq Gastroenterol 2018 Jul-Sep;55(3):230-236

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Departamento de Saúde Coletiva, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Natal, RN, Brasil.

Background: Pancreatic cancer is one of the main cancer-related causes of death in developed countries, and one of the most lethal malignant neoplasms. This type of cancer is classified as the ninth most frequent in the world.

Objective: Analyze temporal trends for pancreatic cancer in Brazil in the period 2000-2014 and calculate mortality projections for the period 2015-2029. Read More

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February 2018
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Living 3,4-(Co)Polymerization of Isoprene/Myrcene and One-Pot Synthesis of Polyisoprene Blend Catalyzed by Binuclear Rare Earth Complexes Bearing the Bridged Amidinate Ligand.

Chemistry 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Fudan University, Department of Chemistry, No.2005 Songhu Road, Yangpu District,, 200438, Shanghai, CHINA.

Mononuclear amidinate yttrium complex C₄H₉C(NR)₂Y(o-CH₂C₆H₄NMe₂)₂ (R = 2,6-iPr₂C₆H₃) and a series of binuclear rare-earth-metal complexes bearing a bridged amidinate ligand [(RN)₂C(CH₂)₄C(NR)₂][Ln(CH₂C₆H₄(o-NMe₂))₂]₂(R = 2,6-iPr₂C₆H₃, Ln = Y, Lu, Sc) were synthesized and fully characterized. The catalytic behavior of these complexes for (co)polymerization of conjugated dienes such as isoprene and myrcene in the presence of cocatalyst [Ph₃C][B(C₆F₅)₄] was investigated. These catalytic systems show impressive high activity and 3,4 regio-selectivity in livingness fashion. Read More

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December 2018
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Patients in medical treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Are they at risk in drug screening?

Atten Defic Hyperact Disord 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, North Denmark Regional Hospital, Bispensgade 37, Hjørring, DK-9800, Denmark.

The use of medicines to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased worldwide, including the use of amphetamine-based medicines or prodrugs that metabolise to amphetamine in vivo. At the same time, drugs-of-abuse testing by non-specific, point-of-care immunoassay methods ('quick tests') has increased. This article discusses the risk of 'false positive' results or post-analytical misinterpretations of results when immunoassays are used to analyse biological samples from ADHD patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Attitudes of Iranian Nurses Toward Spirituality and Spiritual Care.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E11-E16

Asma Abdollahyar, PhD, RN, is a nurse with more than 10 years of nursing work experience in the emergency department. She has taught overseas and worked in critical respiratory care in university-affiliated hospitals. Hamidehe Baniasadi, RN, has more than 10 years of experience working in the hospital emergency department. Mohammad M. Doustmohammadi, RN, has more than 16 years of in the emergency department and emergency medical transport services. He is the author of numerous publications. Hojjat Sheikhbardesiri, PhD(c), is a student of health in emergencies and disasters management at the Medical University of Isfahan. He has 16 years of experience in the emergency department and emergency medical transport services. He is the author of numerous publications. Mohammad H. Yarmohammadian, PhD, is a professor of health in emergencies and disasters management at the Medical University of Isfahan. He has more than 16 years of experience in the emergency department and emergency medical transport services. He has written numerous articles.

Spirituality and spiritual care play a crucial role in providing more effective treatment for patients. The purpose of this study was to determine nurses' attitudes toward spirituality and spiritual care in an educational hospital in Iran. A significant association was found between nurses' spirituality/spiritual care attitudes and age, education level, and type of hospital ward employment (noncritical vs. Read More

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December 2018

Ready to Care? Student Nurse Perceptions of Spiritual Care Education.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E5-E10

Kimberly Brown, DNP, RN, is a professor at Liberty University School of Nursing in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her primary practice has been leadership and nursing administration. Heather Humphreys, DNP, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Liberty University, teaching in residential and online settings. Elizabeth Whorley, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Liberty University. Diane Bridge, EdD, RN, is an associate professor of nursing at Liberty University. Her clinical background is in med-surg, geriatrics, and cardiac care.

This research investigated the spiritual care educational preparation that nursing students perceive they have received as they transition to practice. A survey using the Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale and interviews with senior BSN students at a Christian university demonstrated students' perceptions that their spiritual care education focused primarily on the practice of presence, emphasis on prayer, and the integration of faith in the curricula. Survey results showed a strong perception of readiness to provide spiritual care as graduate nurses. Read More

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December 2018

Navigating Nursing Transitions: Joy in the Journey?

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):E1-E4

Melissa Bouws, PhD, RN, is an associate professor of nursing at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Her research involves academic nurse leaders and role transition. Janet Weeda, MSN, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing at Hope College and is pursuing her PhD.

Novice nurses and those new to academic leadership roles may question their career choice when fulfillment and joy are elusive. Resolving these questions often means revisiting the vocation and calling that led nurses to the profession. The authors describe how support from others and gratitude, as well as spiritual awareness, contribute to job satisfaction; a case study illustrates the journey from novice to career-satisfied professional nurse. Read More

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December 2018

Do You See Patients?

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):61

Rosalinda R. Jimenez, EdD, RN, is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas. She teaches in the graduate & APRN programs and practices in psychiatry and family practice.

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December 2018

Refining Your Feedback to Students.

Authors:
Meigan Robb

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):60

Meigan Robb, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing, assistant director of nursing programs, and MSN program coordinator at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has published and presented on topics addressing nursing faculty, classroom management techniques, and educational strategies.

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December 2018

Fragile.

Authors:
Cheryl Green

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):58

Cheryl Green, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University and an off-shift nurse leader at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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December 2018

Norway's Kirkens Bymisjon Leads the Way in Care of the Vulnerable.

Authors:
Pamela H Cone

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):42-47

Pamela H. Cone, PhD, RN, is an associate professor in the Graduate Nursing Department, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. As a Fulbright Scholar in Norway, she studied spiritual care.

Caring for vulnerable persons is a global humanitarian and nursing concern. The Norwegian Kirkens Bymisjon system cares for vulnerable people groups in 40 cities, serving as a model for other countries. In 2009, church-city-mission collaborations in Bergen, Trondheim, and Tromsø were visited; follow-up data were collected in 2014. Read More

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December 2018

What Is Faith-Based Health Promotion? A Working Definition.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):31-37

Chrysanthe Patestos, MSN, RN, is a lecturer at Kean University, Union, New Jersey, a faith community nurse, and active in youth ministry. Her research focus is faith-community involvement as a protective factor against initiation of substance use among youth.

Faith-based health promotion (FBHP) is a concept utilized across multiple disciplines, including nursing, public health, government, social work, and medicine. This article presents a hybrid concept analysis of FBHP and construction of a working definition for further investigative study. Defining FBHP is especially valuable for faith community nurses (FCNs), public health nurses, and other healthcare professionals who seek to study and offer FBHP. Read More

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December 2018

Treating Chronic Nonmalignant Pain: Evidence and Faith-Based Approaches.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):22-30

Sarah Snell, DNP, CRNA, teaches in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, Florida. Tia Hughes, DrOT, is the program director for the occupational therapy program at Adventist University of Health Sciences. Carolyn Fore, PhD, RN, is a professor in the Department of Nursing at Adventist University of Health Sciences. Roy Lukman, PhD, is the director, Department of Institutional Research at Adventist University of Health Sciences. Brett Morgan, DNP, CRNA, is director of the Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina.

A significant portion of the world's population is impacted by chronic pain; in the United States, chronic pain costs billions annually in treatment and lost productivity. A needs assessment was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of chronic nonmalignant pain (CNMP) at a university occupational therapy clinic over a 3-month period; recommendations were made to improve pain management at the clinic and referring hospital system. Graded Chronic Pain Scale 2. Read More

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December 2018

2019 Directory of Christian Nursing Schools in North America.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):16-21

Virginia Wolgemuth, PhD, RN, established and serves as chief nurse administrator of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul School of Nursing, Minnesota. She believes that nursing is a spiritual calling and a rewarding career.

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December 2018

In the Beginning...There Was Nursing Ethics.

Authors:
Marsha D Fowler

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):14

Marsha D. Fowler, PhD, MDiv, MS, RN, FAAN, served as colead writer (with Col. Martha Turner, PhD, RN) and "Historian and Code Scholar" on the 2015 revision of the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. Marsha is senior fellow and professor of Ethics, Spirituality, and Faith Integration at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.

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December 2018

Student TXT.

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1):13

Helen Pallares Janiec, MSN, RN, is a certified wound, ostomy, and continence specialist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, California. She volunteers on the Diaconate Committee and serves as a Stephen Minster at First Congregational Church of Ramona, California.

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December 2018

Greetings from the PACEA Region.

Authors:
Tove Giske

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1)

Tove Giske, PhD, RN, is professor of health studies at VID Specialized University, Bergen, Norway. She serves as president of Nurses Christian Fellowship International.

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December 2018

Practicing Patience in the Midst of Chronic Pain.

Authors:
Kristen Mauk

J Christ Nurs 2019 Jan/Mar;36(1)

Kristen Mauk, PhD, RN, is a professor of nursing and graduate program director at Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado. A contributing editor to JCN, Kris has a passion for teaching rehabilitation and gerontological nursing, particularly helping developing countries in these areas.

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December 2018
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Using Simulation to Improve Care of the Critically Ill Mental Health Patient at the End of Life.

Nurs Educ Perspect 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

About the Authors Tara Mariolis, MS, RN, CNE, is an assistant professor at Fitchburg State University Department of Nursing, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing, Amherst, Massachusetts. Carol McKew, MBA, BS, RN, is clinical laboratory and simulation coordinator, Fitchburg State University Department of Nursing. For more information, contact Ms. Mariolis at

This article summarizes a pilot simulation using standardized patients that was designed to develop skills necessary to care for the critically ill mental health patient nearing the end of life. Although the simulation was found to be a valuable teaching strategy, additional research, with a rigorous design, is recommended to further develop this teaching method. The authors suggest adopting a theoretical framework for debriefing that would elicit emotions, address the emotional needs of students, and assist them to develop coping strategies and skills necessary to care for patients at the end of life. Read More

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December 2018

Reply.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):451-453

hmad E. Aboshaiqah RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing,, King Saud University,, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia, T: +966 50 315 4993 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9763-2658.

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December 2018

Work-related stress indicator surveys in UK Ministry of Defence.

J R Army Med Corps 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Human Factors Group, Institute of Naval Medicine, Gosport, Hampshire, UK.

Introduction: UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) policy and strategy recommend the use of a 'Defence MODified' version of the Health and Safety Executive Management Standards Indicator Tool to help managers identify risks of work-related stress among Defence personnel. The Defence MODified Tool ('Stress Indicator Survey') asks personnel to rate their perceptions of eight working conditions known to be significantly associated with work-related stress. MOD psychologists are developing a Defence norm group against which future survey scores can be compared. Read More

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December 2018

Elevated blood plasma levels of tissue factor-bearing extracellular vesicles in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Thromb Res 2018 Dec 2;173:141-150. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 18-22, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, Søndre Skovvej 15, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark; Aalborg AF Study Group, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 18-22, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark; EVsearch.dk, Denmark. Electronic address:

Background: The risk of thrombus formation in the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may result from blood stasis, local endocardial changes, and/or changed blood composition. Extracellular vesicles (EVs), especially subtypes exposing tissue factor (TF), have procoagulant capacity. We hypothesized that blood concentrations of TF-bearing EVs and other procoagulant biomarkers are elevated in AF patients, particularly in the LAA lumen. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of pain, functional capacity and kinesiophobia in women in the chronic stage of chikungunya virus infection: a cross-sectional study in northeastern Brazil.

Acta Trop 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Center of Mathematics, Computing, and Cognition, Federal University of ABC, São Bernardo, SP, Brazil.

Arboviral diseases have been considered a global public health problem due to their growing territorial dispersion and impact on the population around the world. Individuals affected by the chikungunya virus go through an acute febrile illness associated with severe pain and long-lasting polyarthralgia. After the initial stage, infected individuals may progress to the chronic stage, which has an epidemic character and a high rate of disability and reduced mobility, impacting negatively on their quality of life. Read More

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December 2018

Virtual reality simulator versus box-trainer to teach minimally invasive procedures: a meta-analysis.

Int J Surg 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

General Surgery Department, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Carvalho Aguiar Street, Number 255, São Paulo, SP, 05422-090, Brazil.

Background: To evaluate the effectiveness of virtual reality simulator (VRS) training compared to box-trainer training (BT) for learning outcomes in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques.

Materials And Methods: A systematic review of the literature was performed using CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, CINAHL, LILACS. The primary outcomes were time to perform MIS and performance score in MIS. Read More

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December 2018

Salivary gland tumors in a Brazilian population: A 20-year retrospective and multicentric study of 2292 cases.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018 Dec 26;46(12):2227-2233. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Postgraduate Program in Oral Pathology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte-UFRN, Av. Senador Salgado Filho, 1787-Lagoa Nova, Natal, RN, 59056-000, Brazil. Electronic address:

Purpose: Neoplasms of the salivary glands comprise more than thirty subtypes of lesions with various clinical behaviors. The present study aimed to describe the incidence and main features of salivary gland tumors in Brazil.

Material And Methods: A retrospective descriptive cross-sectional study was performed (1997-2017). Read More

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December 2018

Trends in the treatment of clinical T1 renal cell carcinoma for octogenarians: Analysis of the National Cancer Database.

J Geriatr Oncol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, United States. Electronic address:

Objective: Treatment of renal cell carcinoma has evolved with emphasis on nephron preservation for small renal masses. Our objective was to evaluate the proportions of treatment types for octogenarians with clinical stage 1 renal cell carcinoma.

Materials And Methods: The National Cancer Database was analyzed from 2004 to 2015. Read More

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December 2018

The effect of registered nurses on nursing home residents' outcomes, controlling for organizational and health care market factors.

Geriatr Nurs 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Education, Jeonju University, South Korea.

Despite cumulative and integrative evidence of registered nurse (RN) staffing on nursing home residents' outcomes worldwide, few studies integrate the effects of residents' case mix, healthcare markets, and nurse staffing on psychotropic-medication use and weight loss in Korea. This article examined the relationship between nurse staffing and residents' quality-of-care outcomes, controlling for long-term healthcare market characteristics in Korea. Using a multilevel cross-sectional design, a disproportionate stratified random sampling was used. Read More

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December 2018

Leave forever or return home? The case of the whitemouth croaker Micropogonias furnieri in coastal systems of southeastern Brazil indicated by otolith microchemistry.

Mar Environ Res 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Laboratório de Ecologia de Peixes, 23897-030, Seropédica, RJ, Brazil. Electronic address:

Movements of coastal fish species between estuarine systems (rearing grounds) and adjacent platforms (spawning grounds) are complex and can be influenced by multiple biotic and abiotic factors associated with the life cycle of each species. Understanding fish movement patterns between these habitats is crucial for sustainable management of these resources. We aimed to identify movement patterns of the whitemouth croaker Micropogonias furnieri, an important fishery resource along the southeastern Brazilian coast, through characterization of elemental concentration profiles in otoliths. Read More

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November 2018

Oxygenation targets in acutely ill patients: still a matter of debate.

Lancet 2018 Dec;392(10163):2436-2437

Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg DK-9100, Denmark.

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December 2018

Method for Quantification of Ribonucleotides and Deoxyribonucleotides in Human Cells Using (Trimethylsilyl)diazomethane Derivatization Followed by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

Anal Chem 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicines, Macau Institute for Applied Research in Medicine and Health , Macau University of Science and Technology , Taipa , Macau , China.

Investigation into intracellular ribonucleotides (RNs) and deoxyribonucleotides (dRNs) is important for studies of the mechanism of many biological processes, such as RNA and DNA synthesis and DNA repair, as well as metabolic and therapeutic efficacy of nucleoside analogues. However, current methods are still unsatisfactory for determination of nucleotides in complex matrixes. Here we describe a novel method for the determination of RN and dRN pools in cells based on fast derivatization with (trimethylsilyl)diazomethane (TMSD) followed by quantification using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Read More

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December 2018

Patient readiness for hospital discharge and its relationship to discharge preparation and structural factors: A cross-sectional study.

Int J Nurs Stud 2018 Nov 19;90:13-20. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Bernoullistrasse 28, 4056 Basel, Switzerland; Inselspital Bern University Hospital, Nursing Research Unit, 3010 Bern, Switzerland.

Background: Nursing discharge preparation is vital to successful hospital-to-home transitions. However, despite a wealth of evidence on its effectiveness, little is known of the structure- and process-related factors that facilitate or impede its use in clinical practice. Specifically, the associations between unit size and type, leadership support, skill mix, staffing, nurse and patient characteristics, discharge teaching and patient readiness for discharge have rarely been studied. Read More

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November 2018
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Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Liaison Report.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):9-10

Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN, FAHA Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago. Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, FAHA Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson.

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December 2018
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Nurses Are Key in Preventing Deadly Diagnostic Errors in Cardiovascular Diseases.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):6-8

Kelly T. Gleason, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS Senior Program Director, Patient Safety Services, Controlled Risk Insurance Company Strategies Boston, Massachusetts. Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN Professor, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

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December 2018
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Protecting the Evidence Base in a Predatory Environment.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):4-5

Harleah G. Buck, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa. Randy Polo, JD, MA Research & Education Librarian, Shimberg Health Sciences Library, College of Nursing Liaison, University of South Florida, Tampa. Cheryl H. Zambroski, PhD, RN Director, Undergraduate Student Success, and Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa.

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December 2018
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Widened QRS-T Angle May Be a Measure of Poor Ventricular Stretch During Exercise Among On-duty Firefighters.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Dillon J. Dzikowicz, BS, RN Doctoral (PhD) Student, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, New York. Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, New York.

Background: The spatial QRS-T angle is a measure of repolarization heterogeneity and may be a predictor of poor ventricular health. It is unknown whether a relationship exists between QRS-T angle and blood pressure (BP) during exercise.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential relationship between QRS-T angle and BP during exercise, which may be indicative of ventricular stretch. Read More

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December 2018
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Incidence and Time Trends Over Two Decades in a Population-Based Birth Cohort.

J Autism Dev Disord 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA.

We retrospectively identified autism spectrum disorder (ASD) incident cases among 31,220 individuals in a population-based birth cohort based on signs and symptoms uniformly abstracted from medical and educational records. Inclusive and narrow research definitions of ASD (ASD-R and ASD-R, respectively) were explored, along with clinical diagnoses of ASD (ASD-C) obtained from the records. The incidence of ASD-R ASD-R, and ASD-C increased significantly from 1985 to 1998, then ASD-R and ASD-R plateaued while the rate of ASD-C continued to increase during 1998-2004. Read More

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December 2018
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Invitation to Screening Colonoscopy in the Population at Familial Risk for Colorectal Cancer.

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018 Oct;115(43):715-722

Institute for General Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle; Institute for Health and Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle; Director Emeritus, Department of Medicine C, Ludwigshafen Hospital, c/o LebensBlicke Foundation, Ludwigshafen; Department of Internal Medicine I, Ulm University Hospital, Ulm; Department of Medicine I, Braunschweig Municipal Hospital, Braunschweig; Department of Gastroenterology, Celle General Hospital, Celle; Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Bremen; Faculty of Human and Health Sciences, University of Bremen; Institute for Medical Epidemiology, Biometrics, and Information Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle; Nursing Research Unit, Halle University Hospital, Halle: Madeleine Ritter-Herschbach, MScN, RN; Department for Health, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, UK.

Background: Screening colonoscopy can lower the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC), yet participation rates are low even in groups at high risk. The goal of this study was to double the rate of participation in screening colonoscopy among persons at familial risk and then to determine the frequency of neoplasia in this risk group.

Methods: In a nationwide, cluster-randomized, multicenter study, first-degree relatives (FDR) of patients with CRC across Germany received written informational materials concerning the familial risk of CRC, along with an invitation to undergo colonoscopy. Read More

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October 2018

Distance Versus On-Site Educational Strategies for Competency-Based Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Education.

J Addict Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;29(4):E1-E8

Patricia Kelly, PhD, MPH, RN, FNP, Heather J. Gotham, PhD, Sarah Knopf-Amelung, MA-R, Kendall Kohnle, MA, and Araba Kuofie, BA, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Background: Although the individual and public health consequences of alcohol and drug use are substantial, nursing education programs generally lack content on addiction. The goal of this evaluation was to compare the initial outcomes of on-site versus distance methods for training graduate nurse practitioner students in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for substance use.

Method: A nonrandomized two-group pretest-posttest design was used to compare knowledge, attitudes, and skills learning outcomes between on-site (n = 45) and distance (n = 18) family or adult/geriatric Master of Science in Nursing nurse practitioner students receiving SBIRT training. Read More

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December 2018

A Case of Belly Pain.

Authors:
Al Rundio

J Addict Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;29(4):264-265

Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, CARN-AP, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN, Drexel University, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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December 2018

Gender Differences in Smartphone Addiction Behaviors Associated With Parent-Child Bonding, Parent-Child Communication, and Parental Mediation Among Korean Elementary School Students.

J Addict Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;29(4):244-254

Eun Jee Lee, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea. Hee Sun Kim, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea.

Objective: This study investigated the gender differences in smartphone addiction (SA) behaviors associated with parent-child bonding, parent-child communication, and parental mediation among Korean elementary school students aged 11-13 years.

Method: A sample of 224 smartphone users (112 boys and 112 girls) was surveyed in a cross-sectional study. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis were conducted to investigate the predictors of SA behaviors based on gender differences using SPSS Win 23. Read More

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December 2018
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Youth Substance Use Prevention Using Disciplinary Literacy Strategies: A Pilot Study.

J Addict Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;29(4):235-243

Eunhee Park, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, New York. Bong Gee Jang, PhD, Department of Reading and Language Arts, School of Education, Syracuse University, New York.

Effective health education programs for adolescent substance use prevention need to be developed. However, the evidence supporting the use of specific instructional strategies for youth substance use prevention programs is insufficient. The purpose of this study was to develop and implement a community-based program aiming for smoking, alcohol, and substance use prevention based on multiple disciplinary literacy strategies. Read More

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December 2018

Aesthetic Medicine Nurses and Qualified Nonmedical Practitioners: Our Role and Requirements as Aesthetic Medicine Adapts to Worldwide Changes and Needs.

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;38(4):153-157

Jill K. Jones, RN, CPSN, CANS, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Owner, Aesthetics Advancement Institute, Atlanta, Georgia. Sharon Bennett, RGN, NIP, PGCert, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Director, Harrogate Aesthetics, Harrogate, UK. Marika Erlandsson, RN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse, Akademikliniken, Stockholm, Sweden. Carina Gamborg, RN, MSc, CRNA, CCRN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Beautique-Medical Skin Clinic, Gothenburg, Sweden. Susanne Hauser-Glitz, RN, QNMP, is Heilpraktiker and Clinic Owner, Praxis Susanne Hauser-Glitz, Nettetal, Germany. Isabelle Jubert, RN, CANS, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Clinique Visabelle Med, Quebec, Canada. Helen Manis, RPN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinical Director, Manis Cosmetic Consulting, Toronto, Canada. Rand Rusher, RN, CPSN, CANS, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinical Director, RR Aesthetics, Beverly Hills, California. Lou Sommereux, RNMH, INP, PGCert AesthPractice, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Director, Cosmex Clinic, Cambridge, UK. Susan Walsh, RN, GCN, NP, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse, Magnolia Mediclinic, Gold Coast, Australia. Kimberly Welch, BSN, RN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Esperance Aesthetic Wellness, Coppell, Texas. Cecilia Wiking, RN, MSc, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Klinik Wiking, Malmo, Sweden. Caroline Young, RN, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinic Owner, Metica, Sydney, Australia. Jackie Partridge, BSc (Derm), PGCert, RGN, NIP, is Aesthetic Medicine Nurse and Clinical Director, Dermal Clinic, Edinburgh, UK.

Aesthetic medicine nursing is a highly skilled specialty, which continues to evolve. A survey of 197 experienced aesthetic medicine nurses practicing in eight countries revealed shortcomings in the current approach to their education, training, and registration. Education and training are currently self-identified and self-funded and are often provided by the companies that manufacture or distribute the products used in aesthetic medicine treatments. Read More

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December 2018

Lipedema: A Commonly Misdiagnosed Fat Disorder.

Authors:
Marcelle Caruana

Plast Surg Nurs 2018 Oct/Dec;38(4):149-152

Marcelle Caruana, CANS, RN, is Medical Aesthetician and the Owner and President of Skin Medic and a Clinical Educator with Palomar, Cynosure, and Hologic.

Lipedema is a fat disorder that is often misdiagnosed. It was first identified at the Mayo Clinic in 1940, but medical schools do not include it in their curriculum and is therefore poorly understood. It presents as disproportionate and symmetrical accumulations of fat (bilateral), which is often accompanied by orthostatic edema. Read More

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December 2018