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Australian emergency nurses' lumbar movement during a shift: An observational study.

Australas Emerg Care 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Monash University Nursing and Midwifery, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3800, Australia; Monash Emergency Research Collaborative, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, 3800, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Emergency nurses are at higher risk than the average worker of experiencing lumbar pain. This is the first study to undertake real time monitoring to quantify lumbar movements of nurses working in the emergency department (ED).

Methods: Emergency nurses at a single Australian ED were recruited for a prospective observational case study. Read More

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Not Part of the Job: An Analysis of Characterizations of Workplace Violence against Nurses in Canada by Unions and Professional Associations.

Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 2021 Mar;34(1):45-59

Doctoral Student, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

In the spring of 2019, Canada's House of Commons Standing Committee on Health reviewed the issue of workplace violence in healthcare and issued a report with nine recommendations. By summer that year, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions had two active campaigns on workplace violence characterized by a strong social media presence. In 2020, a private member's bill was sponsored to amend Canada's Criminal Code in cases of assault against a healthcare worker. Read More

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Working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak in Sweden: effects on 24-h time-use in office workers.

BMC Public Health 2021 03 17;21(1):528. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Department of Occupational Health Sciences and Psychology, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered national recommendations encouraging people to work from home (WFH), but the possible impact of WFH on physical behaviors is unknown. This study aimed to determine the extent to which the 24-h allocation of time to different physical behaviors changes between days working at the office (WAO) and days WFH in office workers during the pandemic.

Methods: Data were collected on 27 office workers with full-time employment at a Swedish municipal division during the COVID-19 outbreak in May-July 2020. Read More

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"Essential Not Optional": Spiritual Care in Australia during a Pandemic.

J Pastoral Care Counsel 2021 Apr;75(1_suppl):41-45

College of Science, Health and Engineering School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia.

This paper focuses on the impact of COVID19 in Australia. Three areas were investigated: professionalism, contrasting hospital and aged care services and "business as usual"? Impact was low overall, the timing being pre-second wave impact. Two areas of weakness were highlighted: depleted spiritual care teams due to standing down non-professional staff and uncertainty about the role of Chaplains in the care of other staff. Read More

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Associations of working from home with occupational physical activity and sedentary behavior under the COVID-19 pandemic.

J Occup Health 2021 Jan;63(1):e12212

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

Objectives: To compare physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) levels during work time between those who work from home (WFH) and at workplaces (no WFH), and by WFH subgroups.

Methods: This cross-sectional internet-based survey included 1239 workers (mean age [standard deviation], 44.7 [13. Read More

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January 2021

The Feasibility and Effectiveness of Wearable Sensor Technology in the Management of Elderly Diabetics with Foot Ulcer Remission: A Proof-Of-Concept Pilot Study with Six Cases.

Gerontology 2021 Mar 3:1-10. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Bioengineering College and Department of Endocrinology, Chongqing University Central Hospital, Key Laboratory for Biorheological Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China,

Aims: Using specials wearable sensors, we explored changes in gait and balance parameters, over time, in elderly patients at high risk of diabetic foot, wearing different types of footwear. This assessed the relationship between gait and balance changes in elderly diabetic patients and the development of foot ulcers, in a bid to uncover potential benefits of wearable devices in the prognosis and management of the aforementioned complication.

Methods: A wearable sensor-based monitoring system was used in middle-elderly patients with diabetes who recently recovered from neuropathic plantar foot ulcers. Read More

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Beneficial effects of choir singing on cognition and well-being of older adults: Evidence from a cross-sectional study.

PLoS One 2021 3;16(2):e0245666. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Background And Objectives: Choir singing has been associated with better mood and quality of life (QOL) in healthy older adults, but little is known about its potential cognitive benefits in aging. In this study, our aim was to compare the subjective (self-reported) and objective (test-based) cognitive functioning of senior choir singers and matched control subjects, coupled with assessment of mood, QOL, and social functioning.

Research Design And Methods: We performed a cross-sectional questionnaire study in 162 healthy older (age ≥ 60 years) adults (106 choir singers, 56 controls), including measures of cognition, mood, social engagement, QOL, and role of music in daily life. Read More

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February 2021

Patients' Preferences for Artificial Intelligence Applications Versus Clinicians in Disease Diagnosis During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in China: Discrete Choice Experiment.

J Med Internet Res 2021 02 23;23(2):e22841. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Misdiagnosis, arbitrary charges, annoying queues, and clinic waiting times among others are long-standing phenomena in the medical industry across the world. These factors can contribute to patient anxiety about misdiagnosis by clinicians. However, with the increasing growth in use of big data in biomedical and health care communities, the performance of artificial intelligence (Al) techniques of diagnosis is improving and can help avoid medical practice errors, including under the current circumstance of COVID-19. Read More

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February 2021

An Australian diagnostic microbiology surge response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2021 May 16;100(1):115309. Epub 2021 Jan 16.

Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NSW Health Pathology Nepean, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia. Electronic address:

Diagnostic microbiology services form a critical component of the response to infectious disease outbreaks. Like previous respiratory virus pandemics, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed significant strains on the standing capacity of laboratories around the world. In this case study, we describe the surge response required by our laboratory to meet the fluctuating demand for SARS-CoV-2 in our regional pathology service in Western Sydney, Australia between March and May 2020. Read More

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Investigating women's chest size, trunk muscle co-contraction and back pain during prolonged standing.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2021 Jan 5. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: Chest size is a known factor in the development of back pain for women. However, the neuromuscular mechanisms associated with chest size and back pain are poorly understood.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate chest size and its association with back pain development and muscle activity patterns during prolonged standing. Read More

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January 2021

[ASSESSMENT OF THE FINANCIAL STANDING OF SELECTED RESEARCH INSTITUTES SUPERVISED BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH IN 2014-2018].

Wiad Lek 2020 ;73(11):2403-2410

ZAKŁAD EKONOMIKI ZDROWIA I ZABEZPIECZENIA SPOŁECZNEGO, INSTYTUT ZDROWIA PUBLICZNEGO, WYDZIAŁ NAUK O ZDROWIU, UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLOŃSKI COLLEGIUM MEDICUM, KRAKÓW, POLSKA.

Objective: The aim: The purpose of this study is the analysis of the financial situation of the institutes supervised by the Minister of Health in the period 2014-2018.

Patients And Methods: Material and methods: The study group consisted of 10 institutes that conducted inpatient and / or outpatient medical activities in 2018. Data to analysis derived from financial statements of research institutes from 2014 to 2018. Read More

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January 2021

Effects of an "Active-Workstation" Cluster RCT on Daily Waking Physical Behaviors.

Med Sci Sports Exerc 2021 Jan 15. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University Boston, MA Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Purpose: Evaluate the effects of sit-to-stand and treadmill desks on sedentary behavior during a 12-month, cluster-randomized multi-component intervention with an intent-to-treat design in overweight office workers.

Methods: Sixty-six office workers were cluster-randomized into a: control (N=21; clusters=8), sit-to-stand desk (N=23; clusters=9) or treadmill desk (N=22; clusters=7) group. Participants wore an activPALTM accelerometer for 7 days at baseline, month-3, month-6 and month-12 and received periodic feedback on their physical behaviors. Read More

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January 2021

[Short-term effect of gas explosion in real roadway environment on rats' brain neural behavior].

Wei Sheng Yan Jiu 2020 Nov;49(6):889-894

Institutes of Health Central Plains, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang 453003, China.

Objective: To study the effect of gas explosion on brain nerve behavior of rats in real roadway environment.

Methods: Before the gas explosion, the real gas explosion roadway environment was simulated by using the roadway and explosion test system of gas explosion test in a large coal mine in Chongqing Research Institute of China Coal Science & Technology Group, and cage fixation and explosion parameter setting were carried out. That was to use the equivalent of 9. Read More

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November 2020

Joint associations of occupational standing and occupational exertion with musculoskeletal symptoms in a US national sample.

Occup Environ Med 2020 Dec 30. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New Yok, USA

Objective: Observational studies have linked occupational standing or walking to musculoskeletal pain. These prior studies, however, are flawed as few accounted for physical exertion; a potential confounder that accompanies many standing-based occupations. The purpose of this study was to examine the individual and joint associations of occupational standing/walking and exertion with musculoskeletal symptoms. Read More

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December 2020

Upper and Lower Limb Movement Kinematics in Aging Gene Premutation Carriers.

Brain Sci 2020 Dec 24;11(1). Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART) and Life Span Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA.

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with a premutation cytosine-guanine-guanine (CGG) trinucleotide repeat expansion of the gene. FXTAS is estimated to be the most common single-gene form of ataxia in the aging population. Gait ataxia and intention tremor are the primary behavioral symptoms of FXTAS, though clinical evaluation of these symptoms often is subjective, contributing to difficulties in reliably differentiating individuals with FXTAS and asymptomatic premutation carriers. Read More

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December 2020

The effect of wearing insoles with a toe-grip bar on occupational leg swelling and lower limb muscle activity: A randomized cross-over study.

J Occup Health 2020 Jan;62(1):e12193

ASICS Trading Company Limited, Kobe, Japan.

Objective: Sitting or standing for hours decreases the blood flow in the legs and results in increased pressure on the veins, leading to the development of chronic venous disease. This study aimed to investigate the effects of insoles with a toe-grip bar on occupational leg swelling and lower limb muscle activity.

Methods: This randomized cross-over study enrolled 12 healthy men who work in a sitting or standing position. Read More

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January 2020

Re-thinking patient stability for methadone in opioid treatment programs during a global pandemic: Provider perspectives.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2021 05 5;124:108223. Epub 2020 Dec 5.

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, United States of America; Evergreen Treatment Services, 1700 Airport Way S., Seattle, WA 98134, United States of America.

COVID-19 necessitated rapid changes in methadone take-home policies in opioid treatment programs (OTPs); these changes markedly contrast with existing, long-standing federal mandates on OTP rules about take-home methadone. OTP providers describe how these changes have affected clinical decision-making, equity in patient care, and workflow. We also discuss implications for medical ethics and patient autonomy. Read More

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The impact of data feedback on continuous quality improvement projects in Rwanda: A mixed methods analysis.

Afr J Emerg Med 2020 3;10(Suppl 1):S78-S84. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

Virginia Commonwealth University, United States of America.

Background: Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability globally. Over 90% of injury-related mortality happens in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). Rwanda's pre-hospital emergency system - Service d'Aide Medicale Urgente (SAMU) - and their partners created an electronic pre-hospital registry and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) project in 2014. Read More

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September 2020

Franjo Kogoj's facebook: a collection of photographic portraits of dermatologists from Kogoj's legacy.

Clin Dermatol 2020 Sep - Oct;38(5):584-590. Epub 2020 Apr 11.

Department for the History of Medicine, Division for the History and Philosophy of Sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, Croatia. Electronic address:

Franjo Kogoj (1894-1983) was the long-standing head of the University Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Zagreb University Hospital Centre, and head of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Zagreb University School of Medicine, in Croatia. His collection is composed of 55 framed photographic portraits of world-renowned dermatologists, sometimes dated and signed, as well as 47 acknowledgments and diplomas connected with his memberships in international dermatologic societies. Attention is focused on the collection of photographic portraits. Read More

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January 2021

An mHealth Workplace-Based "Sit Less, Move More" Program: Impact on Employees' Sedentary and Physical Activity Patterns at Work and Away from Work.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 11 28;17(23). Epub 2020 Nov 28.

Sport and Physical Activity Research Group, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia, 08500 Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Most workplace interventions that aim to reduce sedentary behaviour have 38 focused on employees' sedentary patterns at-work but less have focused on understanding the 39 impact beyond working time. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a 13-week m-40 health workplace-based 'sit less, move more' intervention (Walk@WorkApp; W@W-App) on 41 physical activity (PA) and sitting in desk-based employees at-work and away from work.

Methods: Participants ( = 141) were assigned by hospital to an intervention group (IG; used the W@W-App; = 90) or an active comparison group (A-CG; monitored occupational activity; = 51). Read More

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November 2020

The Making of a Clinical Ethicist: A Personal Tribute to Al Jonsen.

Authors:
Ruchika Mishra

J Clin Ethics 2020 ;31(4):381-382

Sutter Health's Program in Medicine and Human Values in San Francisco, CA USA.

In this account, the author shares her long-standing personal and professional relationship with her mentor, Albert R. Jonsen, PhD, a prominent figure in the history of bioethics. Read More

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January 2021

Factors influencing Australian chiropractors who choose not to join national professional associations: a qualitative study.

Chiropr Man Therap 2020 12 1;28(1):58. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire, England.

Background: Professional associations (PAs) are perceived to promote their professions and support their members. Despite these advantages, about 1 in 3 Australian chiropractors choose not to belong to either of the two PAs. Our study had two objectives: 1) to explore the views of non-member chiropractors about PAs in general; 2) seek to understand the motivations of non-member Australian chiropractors about not joining a PA. Read More

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December 2020

Cancer Information-seeking in an Age of COVID-19: Findings from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service.

Health Commun 2021 Jan 22;36(1):89-97. Epub 2020 Nov 22.

National Cancer Institute, Office of Communications and Public Liaison.

Seeking cancer information is recognized as an important, life-saving behavior under normal circumstances. However, given the significant impact of COVID-19 on society, the healthcare system, and individuals and their families, it is important to understand how the pandemic has affected cancer information needs in a crisis context and, in turn, how public health agencies have responded to meeting the information needs of various audiences. Using data from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service (CIS) - a long-standing, multi-channel resource for trusted cancer information in English and Spanish - this descriptive analysis explored differences in cancer information-seeking among cancer survivors, caregivers, tobacco users, and members of the general public during the onset and continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic (February - September 2020), specifically comparing interactions that involved a discussion of COVID-19 to those that did not. Read More

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January 2021

Teachers' Perspective on Strategies to Reduce Sedentary Behavior in Educational Institutions.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 11 13;17(22). Epub 2020 Nov 13.

Human Health in the Built Environment, InnoRenew CoE, 6310 Izola, Slovenia.

Standing desks and physical activity breaks can counteract the negative consequences of sedentarism at school. However, the implementation of these strategies should not restrict the pedagogical process. The aim of this study was to assess teachers' perspectives on strategies to reduce sedentary behavior (SB) of students in the classroom. Read More

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November 2020

Effect of Novel Remodeled Bicycle Pedal Training on Balance Performance in Athletes With Functional Ankle Instability.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2020 22;8:600187. Epub 2020 Oct 22.

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Context: Appropriate training without risk of injury is a critical concern for athletes. Remodeled bicycle pedal training with multi-directional challenges may be effective in improving the balance performance of athletes with functional ankle instability (FAI).

Objective: To evaluate the effects of 6-week modified bicycle pedal training on the balance ability and proprioception of athletes with FAI. Read More

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October 2020

Health Care Workers' Perspectives of the Influences of Disrespectful Maternity Care in Rural Kenya.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 11 6;17(21). Epub 2020 Nov 6.

Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Nairobi P.O. Box 30270-00100, Kenya.

While disrespectful treatment of pregnant women attending health care facilities occurs globally, it is more prevalent in low-resource countries. In Kenya, a large body of research studied disrespectful maternity care (DMC) from the perspective of the service users. This paper examines the perspective of health care workers (HCWs) on factors that influence DMC experienced by pregnant women at health care facilities in rural Kisii and Kilifi counties in Kenya. Read More

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November 2020

Canadian Association of Radiologists White Paper on De-identification of Medical Imaging: Part 2, Practical Considerations.

Can Assoc Radiol J 2021 Feb 3;72(1):25-34. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Department of Law and Legal Studies, 6339Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

The application of big data, radiomics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in radiology requires access to large data sets containing personal health information. Because machine learning projects often require collaboration between different sites or data transfer to a third party, precautions are required to safeguard patient privacy. Safety measures are required to prevent inadvertent access to and transfer of identifiable information. Read More

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February 2021

Canadian Association of Radiologists White Paper on De-Identification of Medical Imaging: Part 1, General Principles.

Can Assoc Radiol J 2021 Feb 3;72(1):13-24. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Department of Law and Legal Studies, 6339Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

The application of big data, radiomics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms in radiology requires access to large data sets containing personal health information. Because machine learning projects often require collaboration between different sites or data transfer to a third party, precautions are required to safeguard patient privacy. Safety measures are required to prevent inadvertent access to and transfer of identifiable information. Read More

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February 2021

Interest in Working as an Infection Prevention and Control Nurse and Perception of This Position by Nursing Students-Results of a Pilot Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 10 29;17(21). Epub 2020 Oct 29.

Department of Infection Control and Mycology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, 31121 Krakow, Poland.

The results of several studies in the area of infection control in Poland are disturbing. The situation may be shaped by many factors. However, the key factor for effective infection prevention and control is dedicated personnel, especially infection prevention and control nurses (IPCN). Read More

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October 2020

Virtual Interviews May Fall Short for Pediatric Surgery Fellowships: Lessons Learned From COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.

J Surg Res 2021 03 9;259:326-331. Epub 2020 Oct 9.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee; Children's Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Electronic address:

Background: As a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, many Pediatric Surgery Fellowship programs were forced to convert their normal in-person interviews into virtual interviews. This study sought to determine the perceived value of virtual interviews for Pediatric Surgery Fellowship.

Methods: An anonymous survey was distributed to the applicants and faculty at a university-affiliated, free-standing children's hospital with a Pediatric Surgery fellowship program that conducted one of three interview days using a virtual format. Read More

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