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Exploring the Effects of a Golf Program on Psychological and Social Wellbeing for People With Dementia, Carers, and Staff.

J Aging Phys Act 2021 Jun 13:1-13. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

There is a paucity of evidence regarding the effects of sport and physical activity on wellbeing in dementia. The present study is the first known study to involve golf with this population. People with dementia (n = 10) and carers (n = 5) participated in a 6-week golf program, facilitated by golf center staff (n = 3). Read More

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Direct 3D ultrasound fusion for transesophageal echocardiography.

Comput Biol Med 2021 May 21;134:104502. Epub 2021 May 21.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital and Laboratory of Cardiac Imaging and 3D Printing, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Background: Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) has been increasingly used in clinic for fast 3D analysis of cardiac anatomy and function. However, 3D TEE still suffers from the limited field of view (FoV). It is challenging to adopt conventional multi-view fusion methods to 3D TEE images because feature-based registration methods tend to fail in the ultrasound scenario, and conventional intensity-based methods have poor convergence properties and require an iterative coarse-to-fine strategy. Read More

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Facilitating the use of personal safety alerting device with older adults: The views, experiences and roles of relatives and health care professionals.

Geriatr Nurs 2021 Jun 11;42(4):935-942. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

School CAPHRI, Department of Health Services Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands; School CAPHRI, Department of Family Medicine, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

To explore relatives', community nurses' and general practitioners' perspectives and experiences in promoting Personal Safety Alerting Device (PSAD) use among community-dwelling older adults, we applied a qualitative study design. Altogether 15 focus groups and 11 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Data-analysis followed the Qualitative Analysis Guide of Leuven. Read More

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Prediction and Boolean logical modelling of synergistic microRNA regulatory networks during reprogramming of male germline pluripotent stem cells.

Biosystems 2021 Jun 12;207:104453. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha 769008, India. Electronic address:

Unipotent male germline stem (GS) cells can undergo spontaneous reprogramming to germline pluripotent stem (GPS) cells during in vitro culture. In our previous study, we proposed a Boolean logical model of gene regulatory network (GRN) during reprogramming of GS cells to GPS cells. This study was designed to predict and model synergistic microRNA (miRNA) regulatory network during reprogramming of GS cells into GPS cells. Read More

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Going Beyond the State Law: Investigating High School Sport-Related Concussion Protocols.

J Athl Train 2020 Jun 18. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

A.T. Still University, Athletic Training Programs, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, 5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, Arizona 85206, United States,

Context: State laws provide general guidelines for sport-related concussion (SRC) management, but do not comprehensively address the multiple layers of management for this complex injury. While high schools are encouraged to develop a SRC protocol that includes both state law tenets and additional management practices, the execution of this warrants examination.

Objective: To investigate state law compliance and practice components included in high school SRC protocols, and determine whether the degree of sports medicine coverage influenced protocol quality. Read More

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Association Between Primary Headache and Bruxism: An Updated Systematic Review.

J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2021 Spring;35(2):129-138

Aims: To answer the question: among observational studies, is there any association between primary headaches and bruxism in adults?

Materials And Methods: A systematic review of observational studies was performed. The search was performed in seven main databases and three gray literature databases. Studies in which samples were composed of adult patients were included. Read More

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Positioning the National Health Insurance for financial sustainability and Universal Health Coverage in Ghana: A qualitative study among key stakeholders.

PLoS One 2021 15;16(6):e0253109. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Health Policy Planning and Management, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.

Introduction: The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was introduced in 2003 to reduce "out-of-pocket" payments for health care in Ghana. Over a decade of its implementation, issues about the financial sustainability of this pro-poor policy remains a crippling fact despite its critical role to go towards Universal Health Coverage. We therefore conducted this study to elicit stakeholders' views on ways to improve the financial sustainability of the operations of NHIS. Read More

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Development and psychometric properties of the Nursing Student Academic Resilience Inventory (NSARI): A mixed-method study.

PLoS One 2021 15;16(6):e0252473. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Nursing Care Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.

Introduction: Resilience has been proposed as a suitable solution to better deal with nursing students in cases of challenges but the complex and multidimensional nature of resilience has made its measurement challenging. This study aimed to develop and validate a new inventory theory-driven labeled Nursing Student Academic Resilience Inventory.

Methods: This study was performed with an exploratory sequential mixed-method design. Read More

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How do patients with borderline personality disorder experience Distress Tolerance Skills in the context of dialectical behavioral therapy?-A qualitative study.

PLoS One 2021 15;16(6):e0252403. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany.

Distress Tolerance Skills (DTS) are an important component of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a therapy method frequently used for treating patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). However, little is known about how DTS-training is experienced by individuals with BPD. The aim of this study was to explore BPD patients' experiences with receiving DTS-training. Read More

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A Qualitative Study of Consumers' Experiences of the Quality of Mental Health Services in Ghana.

Issues Ment Health Nurs 2021 Jun 15:1-12. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Ghana Mental Health Authority, Ghana Health Services, Accra, Ghana.

Integrating consumers' experiences into quality mental health service assessment is relevant to improve service outcomes. Despite this, limited studies have attempted to explore consumers' experiences, particularly in developing countries, such as Ghana. This paper aims to explore consumers' subjective experiences of the quality of mental health services. Read More

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Coproducing clinical curricula in undergraduate medical education: Student and faculty experiences in longitudinal integrated clerkships.

Med Teach 2021 Jun 15:1-11. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Purpose: Educational coproduction, in which learners partner with educators to create and improve their educational experiences, can facilitate student-centered medical education. Empirical descriptions of best practices for involving students in clinical curricular coproduction are needed. We aimed to understand faculty and student perspectives on methods, perceived benefits, and common barriers and solutions to clinical curricular coproduction. Read More

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Narrative recognition and identification: a qualitative pilot study into reading literary texts with advanced cancer patients.

J Cancer Surviv 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Purpose: Patients with advanced cancer can experience their disease as a contingent life event. The sudden interruption of their life stories can obscure life goals and disrupt meaning making. In the context of the research project "In search of stories," we aim to investigate the reading and discussion of selected stories which present ways of dealing with a contingent life event. Read More

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Mobile Health in Chronic Disease Management and Patient Empowerment: Exploratory Qualitative Investigation Into Patient-Physician Consultations.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Jun 15;23(6):e26991. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Management, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus V, Denmark.

Background: Chronic diseases often present severe consequences for those affected. The management and treatment of chronic diseases largely depend on patients' lifestyle choices and how they cope with the disease in their everyday lives. Accordingly, the ability of patients to self-manage diseases is a highly relevant topic. Read More

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Preferences in digital smartphone mental health applications among adolescents: a qualitative study.

JMIR Form Res 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Health Service and Population Research Department, IOPPN, Kings' College London, UK, Centre for Research in Individual Differences, Department of Psychology, London, GB.

Background: Mental health digital applications (apps) hold promise to provide scalable solutions to individual self-care, education, and illness prevention. However, a problem with these apps is that they lack engaging user interfaces and experiences, potentially resulting in high attrition. While guidelines for new digital interventions in adults have begun to examine engagement, there is a paucity of evidence on how to best address digital interventions in adolescents. Read More

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Reliable detection of subtypes of nailfold capillary haemorrhages in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, and Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

Objectives: In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), it is necessary to obtain biomarkers that predict cardiovascular complications due to premature atherosclerosis, which is related to endothelial dysfunction. Nailfold capillary abnormalities might be a biomarker for endothelial dysfunction. In adults and children with SLE, nailfold capillary haemorrhages have shown to be significantly correlated with disease activity. Read More

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Undergraduate medical education amid COVID-19: a qualitative analysis of enablers and barriers to acquiring competencies in distant learning using focus groups.

Med Educ Online 2021 Dec;26(1):1940765

Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology, and Paediatric Cardiology, Düsseldorf University Department (UKD), Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Due to comprehensive social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical faculties worldwide have made a virtue of necessity in resorting to online teaching. Medical faculties grapple with how to convey clinical competencies to students in this context. There is a need for research not only to map but also to explain the effect of these secondary measures on students' learning and mental wellbeing. Read More

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Behavioral Health Services with Short-Stay Residents in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Qualitative Study of Clinicians and Administrators.

Clin Gerontol 2021 Jun 15:1-12. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA.

: The perspectives of professionals involved in behavioral health (BH) services with short-stay residents in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are rarely captured in the literature. This study examines the real-world experiences of BH clinicians and administrators in post-acute/subacute care units in SNFs. This qualitative study used semi-structured interviews with 18 clinicians (e. Read More

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Personal responsibility for health? A phenomenographic analysis of general practitioners' conceptions.

Scand J Prim Health Care 2021 Jun 15:1-10. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Research and Development, Region Kronoberg, Växjö, Sweden.

Objective: To analyse and describe general practitioners' perceptions of the notion of a 'personal responsibility for health'.

Design: Interview study, phenomenographic analysis.

Setting: Swedish primary health care. Read More

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Collective Nanoparticle Dynamics Associated with Bridging Network Formation in Model Polymer Nanocomposites.

ACS Nano 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-2275, United States.

The addition of nanoparticles (NPs) to polymers is a powerful method to improve the mechanical and other properties of macromolecular materials. Such hybrid polymer-particle systems are also rich in fundamental soft matter physics. Among several factors contributing to mechanical reinforcement, a polymer-mediated NP network is considered to be the most important in polymer nanocomposites (PNCs). Read More

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Robot-assisted arm therapy in neurological health conditions: rationale and methodology for the evidence synthesis in the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference.

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy.

Background: Robot-assisted Arm Therapy (RAT) has been increasingly applied in the last years for promoting functional recovery in patients with disabilities related to neurological health conditions. Evidence of a knowledge-to-action gap for applying robot-assisted technologies in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological health conditions and the difficulty to apply and tailor the knowledge to the local contexts solicited the need for a national consensus conference on these interventions.

Aim: This paper aims to explain the methodology used by the working group dedicated to synthesize evidence on the effectiveness of RAT in neurological health conditions in the context of the CICERONE Italian Consensus Conference. Read More

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The Experiences of Health Care Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea: a Qualitative Study.

J Korean Med Sci 2021 Jun 14;36(23):e170. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.

Background: During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, health care workers (HCWs) have faced multiple physical and psychological challenges while carrying out their duties. In this study, we examined the experiences of specific groups of HCWs during the pandemic.

Methods: From 18 November to 30 December 2020, we conducted a qualitative study using semi-structured, face-to-face interviews with four groups of 14 HCWs in three cities (Seoul, Daegu, and Gwangju) in South Korea. Read More

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Development of a miniature time-of-flight mass spectrometer coupled with an improved substrate-enhanced laser-induced acoustic desorption source (SE-LIAD/TOF-MS).

Analyst 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China.

A novel, compact and sensitive SE-LIAD/TOF-MS has been described. It facilitates fast sample preparation, and a full mass spectrum is acquired efficiently and sensitively. More importantly, it features the detection of non-acidic and non-basic or non-polar species, which is not suitable for determination by ESI and MALDI techniques. Read More

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Consumer perspectives of accelerated access to medicines: a qualitative study.

J Health Organ Manag 2021 Jun;ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print)

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Purpose: In this study, the authors aimed to explore consumer perspectives on accelerated access to medicines. The authors were particularly interested in how they balance competing considerations of safety, efficacy, equity and access; whether and how their views change when there are different levels of uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of new medicines; and the procedures that they think should be used to make decisions about accelerated access to new medicines.

Design/methodology/approach: This was an exploratory qualitative study. Read More

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Understanding bariatric patients' experiences of self-management post-surgery: A qualitative study.

Clin Obes 2021 Jun 14:e12473. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Institute of Medical Science, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Although most bariatric patients achieve significant weight loss and improvements in both physical and mental health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the short-term, there is wide variability in weight and long-term HRQoL outcomes. The role of bariatric patients' self-management style in explaining variability in long-term outcomes is unclear. This qualitative study examined bariatric patients' self-management experiences after bariatric surgery in relation to long-term outcomes. Read More

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Financial sustainability strategies of public primary health care centres in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Int J Health Plann Manage 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Centre for Health System Development and International Cooperation, Public Health Institute of Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Background: The literature on the functioning of public health facilities in health systems with significant arrears is limited. The growing liabilities of health facilities and the accumulating arrears have been a challenge in the Republic of Srpska. Most public primary healthcare (PHC) centres generated a gross loss in 2018. Read More

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Overcoming Historical Barriers: Enhancing Positive Perceptions of Medical Research Among African Americans Through a Conference-Based Workshop.

J Gen Intern Med 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

Background: African Americans (AAs) and other racial/ethnic minority groups continue to be underrepresented in medical research and clinical trials. Failure to create more racially diverse research cohorts can exacerbate existing health disparities among these groups.

Objective: To investigate best practices and strategies for enhancing participation of AAs in medical research among attendees of a preconference Institute at a faith-based public health conference. Read More

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The impact of COVID-19 on patients with hematological malignancies: the mixed-method analysis of an Israeli national survey.

Support Care Cancer 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Hematology Unit, Bnai Zion Medical Center, 47, Golomb Street, 31048, Haifa, Israel.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic required reevaluation of the therapeutic approach and added emotional stress for patients with hematological malignancies at high risk of contracting the virus. We aimed to evaluate how it affected such patients during the second lockdown in Israel.

Methods: This national survey included Hebrew-speaking patients with hematological malignancy. Read More

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Caregiver burden in pediatric dialysis: application of the Paediatric Renal Caregiver Burden Scale.

Pediatr Nephrol 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

Background: Caring for a child with kidney failure on dialysis profoundly impacts caregivers' lives, yet the depth of this burden is not well understood. The Paediatric Renal Caregiver Burden Scale (PR-CBS) is a recently validated instrument used to measure caregiver burden in this population.

Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study of caregiver burden for caregivers of children with kidney failure receiving dialysis at three pediatric centers. Read More

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The Role of the Rural Context in the Transition to Adulthood: A Scoping Review.

Adolesc Res Rev 2021 Jun 10:1-26. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, University of Florida, 3041 McCarty D, PO BOX 110310, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA.

Rural adolescents are transitioning to adulthood in the context of growing disparities. To advance research on the social, behavioral, and contextual factors that influence rural young adult development, this study conducted a scoping review. The review sought to identify how researchers defined rural and how/which theories guided their work; how they integrated the rural context into the research design and methods; and how they used variables, concepts, and outcomes to measure rural experiences. Read More

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Qualities of Effective Vital Anaesthesia Simulation Training Facilitators Delivering Simulation-Based Education in Resource-Limited Settings.

Anesth Analg 2021 Jul;133(1):215-225

Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Perioperative Medicine.

Background: Lack of access to safe and affordable anesthesia and surgical care is a major contributor to avoidable death and disability across the globe. Effective education initiatives are a viable mechanism to address critical skill and process gaps in perioperative teams. Vital Anaesthesia Simulation Training (VAST) aims to overcome barriers limiting widespread application of simulation-based education (SBE) in resource-limited environments, providing immersive, low-cost, multidisciplinary SBE and simulation facilitator training. Read More

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