IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12240: Web-Based Personalized Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Self-Efficacy of Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based personalized intervention based on artificial intelligence instead of usual primary health care to improve the quality of life of long-term survivors of breast cancer and self-efficacy for the management of late sequelae. A randomized controlled trial will be conducted. The sample will consist of long-term breast cancer survivors recruited from primary health centers. Women will be randomly assigned to the intervention group to receive a web-based personalized intervention or to the control group to receive standard primary health care by nurses. Data on quality ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Nelia Soto-Ruiz Paula Escalada-Hern ández Leticia San Mart ín-Rodríguez Marta Ferraz-Torres Cristina Garc ía-Vivar Tags: Protocol Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12257: Applying ACE-III, M-ACE and MMSE to Diagnostic Screening Assessment of Cognitive Functions within the Polish Population
rowska-Tobis The research aims to compare the accuracy of the mini-mental state examination (MMSE), the Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination III (ACE-III) and the mini-Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination (M-ACE) within the Polish population. The model comprised several stages: the features of each test were compared; the shifts in result categorisations between the norm and below the norm were analysed; a third category—mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—was included. Additionally, particular ACE-III domains that scored below domain-specific norm thresholds were analy...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Beata Kaczmarek Zofia Ilkowska Sylwia Kropinska S ławomir Tobis Roma Krzyminska-Siemaszko Aleksandra Kaluzniak-Szymanowska Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis Tags: Article Source Type: research

The temporal association between hospital admissions, biological therapy usage and direct health  care costs in rheumatoid arthritis patients
AbstractThe  Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) has subsidised biological therapy since 2003. We investigated the association between biological therapy for RA hospitalisation rates and health-care costs.Hospital admissions for RA patients between 1995 and 2014 were identified in the Western Australia (WA) Hospital Morbidity Data Collection (ICD codes 714 and M05.00 –M06.99). State-specific dispensing data for conventional and biological therapies for RA was obtained from Statistics Australia and expressed as defined daily doses/1000 population/day (DDD) using WA population census. Principal component anal...
Source: Rheumatology International - September 26, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

Establishing behavioral health services in homeless shelters and using telehealth digital tools: best practices and guidelines
In this study, clients from a homeless shelter were provided in-shelter mental health intake and resources by predoctoral clinicians. Their pre- and postdistress scores were recorded to establish the effectiveness of the intervention. Ninety-eight guests were provided services of which 51% reported co-occurring mental health and substance use diagnoses. There was a clinically significant difference in the pre- to postsession distress levels based on the ratings at the intake session. It was noted that making services accessible increased the ability to provide triage services, help with housing options and integrate c...
Source: Advances in Dual Diagnosis - September 26, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rupa Kalahasthi Jacob Wadsworth Cory A. Crane Jonathan Toole Cassandra Berbary Caroline J. Easton Source Type: research

Machine Learning ‐Driven 3D Plasmonic Cavity‐in‐Cavity Surface‐Enhanced Raman Scattering Platform with Triple Synergistic Enhancement Toward Label‐Free Detection of Antibiotics in Milk
In this study, a machine learning-driven 3D plasmonic cavity-in-cavity (CIC) SERS platform is proposed for sensitive and quantitative detection of antibiotics. The platform is prepared by transferring truncated concave nanocubes (NCs) to an obconical-shaped template surface. Owing to the triple synergistic enhancement effect, the highly ordered 3D CIC arrays improve the simulated electromagnetic field intensity and experimental SERS activity, demonstrating a 33.1-fold enhancement compared to a typical system consisting of Au NCs deposited on a flat substrate. The integration of machine learning and Raman spectroscopy elimi...
Source: Small - September 26, 2022 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Guoqiang Fang, Xiang Lin, Xiu Liang, Jinlei Wu, Wen Xu, Wuliji Hasi, Bin Dong Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Challenge of managing hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections in resource-limited settings
World J Hepatol. 2022 Jul 27;14(7):1333-1343. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v14.i7.1333.ABSTRACTThe global burden of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and coinfection represents a major public health concern, particularly in resource-limited settings. Elimination of HCV by 2030 has become foreseeable, with effective direct-acting antiviral oral therapies and the availability of affordable generics in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). However, access to oral nucleos(t)ide therapy for HBV remains critical and is limited outside the existing global HIV program platforms despite affordable prices. Preven...
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - September 26, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Zeinab Nabil Ahmed Said Manal Hamdy El-Sayed Source Type: research

Differential distribution of gene polymorphisms associated with hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and hypoalphalipoproteinemia among Native American and Mestizo Mexicans
CONCLUSION: Gene polymorphisms and dyslipidemias showed a differential distribution. Regional primary health care strategies are required to mitigate their prevalence considering the genetic and environmental features which could have important implications for personalized medicine within the new era of precision medicine.PMID:36158920 | PMC:PMC9376766 | DOI:10.4254/wjh.v14.i7.1408 (Source: World Journal of Hepatology)
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - September 26, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rafael Torres-Valadez Sonia Roman Claudia Ojeda-Granados Karina Gonzalez-Aldaco Arturo Panduro Source Type: research

Developing Meaningful Health Care Quality Metrics: An Example From Colonoscopy and Adenoma Detection
Ann Intern Med. 2022 Sep 27. doi: 10.7326/M22-2646. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36162113 | DOI:10.7326/M22-2646 (Source: Annals of Internal Medicine)
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - September 26, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Douglas Corley Source Type: research

Correction: Update Alert 8: Masks for Prevention of Respiratory Virus Infections, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Health Care and Community Settings
Ann Intern Med. 2022 Sep 27. doi: 10.7326/L22-0373. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36162116 | DOI:10.7326/L22-0373 (Source: Annals of Internal Medicine)
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - September 26, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Engaging Stakeholders in Social Determinants of Health Quality Improvement Efforts
Conclusions Many initiatives call for integrating SDOH into health care and EHRs. Engaging diverse audiences helps guide the work. This engagement may be particularly helpful for minority-serving health systems. SDOH data collection can be stigmatizing for patients. Stakeholder engagement can mitigate that by identifying which SDOH data elements to prioritize, and how to utilize them.PMID:36154895 | DOI:10.7812/TPP/22.035 (Source: The Permanente journal)
Source: The Permanente journal - September 26, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kyle Wark R Brian Woodbury Scott LaBrie John Trainor Michele Freeman Jaedon P Avey Source Type: research

Nutrition Resources for Patients and Providers
This article serves as an overview for selecting appropriate nutrition education resources for patients, families, caregivers, and care providers. Registered Dietitians provide high-quality, evidence-based nutrition care and serve an integral role in multidisciplinary teams. However, all healthcare practitioners should be aware of the importance of providing meaningful nutrition education. Recommendations and considerations for health care practitioners providing individualized nutrition education or for providing disease and language-specific patient education materials are detailed. In addition, a brief review of insuran...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - September 26, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Melissa Townsend Nicole Kuerzi Gina DiFusco Michelle Christensen Elizabeth Miracle Source Type: research

Promising role of D-amino acids in irritable bowel syndrome
World J Gastroenterol. 2022 Aug 21;28(31):4471-4474. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v28.i31.4471.ABSTRACTIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an important health care concern. Alterations in the microbiota of the gut-brain axis may be linked to the pathophysiology of IBS. Some dietary intake could contribute to produce various metabolites including D-amino acids by the fermentation by the gut microbiota. D-amino acids are the enantiomeric counterparts of L-amino acids, in general, which could play key roles in cellular physiological processes against various oxidative stresses. Therefore, the presence of D-amino acids has been shown to be ...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology - September 26, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yuka Ikeda Kurumi Taniguchi Haruka Sawamura Ai Tsuji Satoru Matsuda Source Type: research

Tone evaluation of ling sound test in mandarin tone version
CONCLUSION: The results verify the effectiveness and feasibility of the Ling sound test in the Chinese tone version in the assessment of frequency range and tone identification for cochlear implant users.PMID:36155538 | DOI:10.3233/THC-220189 (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - September 26, 2022 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yufeng Zuo Yuxin Wang Shu Liu Hongxu Yan Lin Liu Xing Wang Source Type: research

Classification of Parkinson's disease from smartphone recording data using time-frequency analysis and convolutional neural network
CONCLUSIONS: We achieve a respectable classification performance using a generalized approach on a dataset with a large number of samples. The result emphasizes that an analysis based on one-second clip recorded on a smartphone could be a promising non-invasive and remotely available PD biomarker.PMID:36155539 | DOI:10.3233/THC-220386 (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - September 26, 2022 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Denchai Worasawate Warisara Asawaponwiput Natsue Yoshimura Apichart Intarapanich Decho Surangsrirat Source Type: research

Promising role of D-amino acids in irritable bowel syndrome
World J Gastroenterol. 2022 Aug 21;28(31):4471-4474. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v28.i31.4471.ABSTRACTIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an important health care concern. Alterations in the microbiota of the gut-brain axis may be linked to the pathophysiology of IBS. Some dietary intake could contribute to produce various metabolites including D-amino acids by the fermentation by the gut microbiota. D-amino acids are the enantiomeric counterparts of L-amino acids, in general, which could play key roles in cellular physiological processes against various oxidative stresses. Therefore, the presence of D-amino acids has been shown to be ...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - September 26, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yuka Ikeda Kurumi Taniguchi Haruka Sawamura Ai Tsuji Satoru Matsuda Source Type: research