Comparing Assessments of Physical Functional Independence in Older Adults With Mobility Limitations.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were (1) to assess the agreement and correlation between self-reported functional independence and observations of family caregivers in a heterogeneous population of community-dwelling older adults with disabilities and (2) to determine how self-reports and caregiver reports correlate with evaluator rated functional independence over time. DESIGN: Data were drawn from a larger, randomized controlled trial examining the effects of a caregiver-inclusive intervention on outcomes of care recipients and their family caregivers. Functional independence measures were obtain...
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Mortenson WB, Fuhrer MJ, Bilkey J, Jutai J, Alkadri J, Aziz J, Demers L Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Perceptions of Fall Circumstances, Recovery Methods, and Community Participation in Manual Wheelchair Users.
CONCLUSIONS: Falls are complex and most manual wheelchair users need assistance to recover. Comprehensive programs including education on prevention and postfall management are needed. Results may increase understanding of the circumstances associated with falls and inform the development of evidenced-based clinical practice guidelines. PMID: 31318744 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Rice LA, Peters J, Sung J, Bartlo WD, Sosnoff JJ Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Unilateral Strength Training and Mirror Therapy in Patients With Chronic Stroke: A Pilot Randomized Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot trial established the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial comparing mirror-aided cross-education with cross-education alone for poststroke upper limb recovery. Mirror therapy did not augment cross-education when training isometrically. However, results indicate that the combination of interventions should be investigated further applying an altered training protocol. PMID: 31318745 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Ehrensberger M, Simpson D, Broderick P, Blake C, Horgan F, Hickey P, OʼReilly J, Monaghan K Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Early Identification of Risk Factors for Mobility Decline Among Hospitalized Older Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: The identified risk factors should be considered to identify patients at a risk of mobility decline early and to provide targeted interventions, which can prevent mobility decline. PMID: 31318751 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Lee Y, Lee HH, Uhm KE, Jung HJ, Kim YS, Shin J, Choi J, Han SH, Lee J Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Treatment of Glenohumeral Subluxation: A Review of the Literature and Considerations for Pediatric Population.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate that the most high-quality research supports using neuromuscular electrical stimulation or manual preventive studies, although no studies used direct comparison methods to ascertain relative merits of each type of intervention when compared with others. No evidence suggested that harm was done by using neuromuscular electrical stimulation or manual preventive methods. This literature review suggests that the identified treatment strategies should be considered by clinicians as the treatment of choice for GHS. No literature was identified that reviewed treatment strategies in a pediatric...
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Cole A, Cox T Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Understanding Measures of Association: A Primer With Examples From Rehabilitation Research.
Abstract Understanding measures of associations, how they are calculated, what they mean, and how to compare them is an important part of understanding clinical and health research. The relative risk and odds ratio are the two most common used measures of association in medical research. The appropriate use of these statistics to estimate the association between treatment or risk factor and outcome in research studies depends on the methodology and design of the study. The aim of this article was to cover basics of odds ratio and relative risk as the most important measures for the association between an exposure ...
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Upadhye S, Alavinia M, Kumbhare D Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Assessment of Usability and Task Load Demand Using a Robot-Assisted Transfer Device Compared With a Hoyer Advance for Dependent Wheelchair Transfers.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with the Hoyer, participants favored Strong Arm for transfer usability and task load demand. However, further Strong Arm developments are needed. PMID: 31318755 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Greenhalgh M, Landis JM, Brown J, Kulich H, Bass S, Alqahtani S, Deepak N, Cryzter TM, Grindle GG, Koontz AM, Cooper RA Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Use of Opioid Analgesics in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain and Knee Osteoarthritis.
PMID: 31318758 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Lee SW, Patel J, Kim SY, Miranda-Comas G, Herrera J, Bartels MN Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Bicipitoradial Bursitis: A Diagnostic Dilemma.
PMID: 31318761 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Yee YC, Zhang J, Singbal SB Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Avulsion Injury Mimicking Malignancy on Imaging.
PMID: 31318762 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Aggarwal A, Hallinan JTPD, Agrawal S, Singbal SB Tags: Am J Phys Med Rehabil Source Type: research

Health physics society • 2019 affiliate members
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Health Physics Society Affiliate Members Source Type: research

THE HEALTH PHYSICS SOCIETY: An Affiliate of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Health Physics Society Prospectus Source Type: research

Radiation Protection Abstracts
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiation Protection Abstracts Source Type: research

Response to Letter by Moghissi and Calderone
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

Letter Commenting on NCRP
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research

USTUR Special Session Roundtable—US Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR): A Five-decade Follow-up of Plutonium and Uranium Workers
The US Transuranium and Uranium Registries is a human tissue program that collects tissues posthumously from former nuclear workers and radiochemically analyzes them for actinides such as plutonium, americium, and uranium. It was established in 1968 with the goal of advancing science and improving the safety of future workers. Roundtable participants recalled various aspects of this multidisciplinary research program, from establishing consistent autopsy protocols to comparing the registries’ findings to those of other programs, such as the historical beagle dog studies and the Russian Radiobiological Human Tissue Re...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: FORUM ARTICLE Source Type: research

Estimation of Total Skeletal Content of Plutonium and 241Am From Analysis of a Single Bone
The skeleton is one of the major retention sites for internally deposited actinides. Thus, an accurate estimation of the total skeleton content of these elements is important for biokinetic modeling and internal radiation dose assessment. Data from 18 whole-body donations to the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries with known plutonium intakes were used to develop a simple and reliable method for estimation of plutonium and 241Am activity in the total skeleton from single-bone analysis. A coefficient of deposition Kdep, defined as the ratio of actinide content in the patella to that in the skeleton, was calculated for 23...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

Measurements and Monte Carlo Simulations of 241Am Activities in Three Skull Phantoms: EURADOS-USTUR Collaboration
An international intercomparison was organized by Working Group 7, Internal Dosimetry, of the European Radiation Dosimetry Group in collaboration with Working Group 6, Computational Dosimetry, for measurement and Monte Carlo simulation of 241Am in three skull phantoms. The main objectives of this combined exercise were (1) comparison of the results of counting efficiency in fixed positions over each head phantom using different germanium detector systems, (2) calculation of the activity of 241Am in the skulls, (3) comparison of Monte Carlo simulations with measurements (spectrum and counting efficiency), and (4) comparison...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

A Monte Carlo t Test to Evaluate Mesothelioma and Radiation in the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries
A cluster of nine mesothelioma cases was observed among 341 registrants’ deaths in the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries. Descriptive analysis showed that mesothelioma cases had the highest average cumulative external radiation dose compared with lung cancer, other cancer, and noncancer deaths. Further analysis indicated that the mesothelioma cluster was very different demographically from lung cancer, other cancer, and noncancer deaths. Therefore, an internally matched case-control approach was applied to evaluate the differences in an average cumulative external radiation dose between mesothelioma deaths and o...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

Mapping 241Am Spatial Distribution Within Anatomical Bone Structures Using Digital Autoradiography
Digital autoradiography with the ionizing radiation quantum imaging detector is used at the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries for visualizing the microdistribution of alpha particles from 241Am and quantifying the activity. The radionuclide spatial distribution was investigated within cortical and trabecular regions of bone samples from US Transuranium and Uranium Registries case 0846. Multiple specimens from the humerus proximal end, humerus proximal shaft, and clavicle acromial end were embedded in plastic, and 100‐μm-thick sections were taken and imaged using the ionizing radiation quantum imaging detector. Th...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

USTUR Case 0846: Modeling Americium Biokinetics After Intensive Decorporation Therapy
In this study, the Coordinated Network on Radiation Dosimetry approach, which was initially developed for modeling decorporation of plutonium, was applied to model decorporation of americium using data from a former radiation worker who agreed to donate his body to the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries for research. This individual was exposed to airborne 241Am, resulting in a total-body activity of 66.6 kBq. He was treated with calcium-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid for 7 y. The time and duration of intakes are unknown as no incident reports are available. Modeling of different assumptions showed that an acute i...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

Evaluating Plutonium Intake and Radiation Dose Following Extensive Chelation Treatment
A voluntary partial-body donor (US Transuranium and Uranium Registries case 0785) was accidentally exposed to 239Pu via inhalation and wounds. This individual underwent medical treatment including wound excision and extensive chelation treatment with calcium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and calcium diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid. Approximately 2.2 kBq of 239Pu was measured in the wound site 44 y after the accident. Major soft tissues and selected bones were collected at autopsy and radiochemically analyzed for 238Pu, 239Pu, and 241Am. Postmortem systemic retention of 238Pu, 239Pu, and 241Am was estimated to be 32.0 ...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

Modeling the Skeleton Weight of an Adult Caucasian Man
The reference value for the skeleton weight of an adult male (10.5 kg) recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection in Publication 70 is based on weights of dissected skeletons from 44 individuals, including two US Transuranium and Uranium Registries whole-body donors. The International Commission on Radiological Protection analysis of anatomical data from 31 individuals with known values of body height demonstrated significant correlation between skeleton weight and body height. The corresponding regression equation, Wskel (kg) = −10.7 + 0.119 × H (cm), published in International Comm...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

The Pseudo-Pelger Huët Cell as a Retrospective Dosimeter: Analysis of a Radium Dial Painter Cohort
In this study, pseudo-Pelger Huët anomaly was examined in peripheral blood slides from a cohort of 166 former radium dial painters and ancillary personnel in the radium dial industry, 35 of whom had a marrow dose of zero above background. Members of the radium dial painter cohort ingested 226Ra and 228Ra at an early age (average age 20.6 ± 5.4 y; range 13–40 y) during the years 1914–1955. Exposure duration ranged from 1–1,820 wk with marrow dose 1.5–6,750 mGy. Pseudo-Pelger Huët anomaly expressed as a percentage of total neutrophils in this cohort rises in a sigmoidal fashion over f...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

The Importance and Quantification of Plutonium Binding in Human Lungs
Epidemiological studies have shown that the main risk arising from exposure to plutonium aerosols is lung cancer, with other detrimental effects in the bone and liver. A realistic assessment of these risks, in turn, depends on the accuracy of the dosimetric models used to calculate doses in such studies. A state-of-the-art biokinetic model for plutonium, based on the current International Commission on Radiological Protection biokinetic model, has been developed for this purpose in an epidemiological study involving the plutonium exposure of Mayak workers in Ozersk, Russia. One important consequence of this model is that t...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

The US Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR): A Five-Decade Follow-Up Of Plutonium and Uranium Workers
Dedication: The research of the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries relies heavily upon postmortem autopsy findings and radiochemical analysis of tissues. The enormous debt owed to those now-deceased registrants who unselfishly voluntarily participated in the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries program through postmortem donation of their tissues and to those still-living registrants who have volunteered to be future postmortem tissue donors is hereby acknowledged with gratitude. The scientific findings derived from postmortem analysis of these tissues have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of the acti...
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: PAPERS Source Type: research

Introduction to the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR) Special Issue
No abstract available (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

The US Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR): A Five-Decade Follow-Up Of Plutonium and Uranium Workers.
Abstract Dedication: The research of the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries relies heavily upon postmortem autopsy findings and radiochemical analysis of tissues. The enormous debt owed to those now-deceased registrants who unselfishly voluntarily participated in the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries program through postmortem donation of their tissues and to those still-living registrants who have volunteered to be future postmortem tissue donors is hereby acknowledged with gratitude. The scientific findings derived from postmortem analysis of these tissues have been instrumental in advancing our underst...
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Kathren RL, Tolmachev SY Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

A Monte Carlo t Test to Evaluate Mesothelioma and Radiation in the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries.
Abstract A cluster of nine mesothelioma cases was observed among 341 registrants' deaths in the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries. Descriptive analysis showed that mesothelioma cases had the highest average cumulative external radiation dose compared with lung cancer, other cancer, and noncancer deaths. Further analysis indicated that the mesothelioma cluster was very different demographically from lung cancer, other cancer, and noncancer deaths. Therefore, an internally matched case-control approach was applied to evaluate the differences in an average cumulative external radiation dose between mesothelioma ...
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Zhou JY, McComish SL, Tolmachev SY Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Administrative Issues and Perspective: Impairment Ratings and Disability Determinations.
Abstract When health providers become involved in impairment evaluation, they inevitably encounter administrative systems that adjudicate disability determinations. Those determinations take place in varied systems, each with its own terminology and processes, which can lead to confusion and frustration. Understanding historical and administrative context reduces potential for iatrogenic harm due tocaused by needless disability. The key to better health outcomes for patients involved in disability benefit systems is to understand the health benefits of work, advocate for the best health interests of patients rathe...
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Kertay L Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Healthcare Provider Issues and Perspective: Impairment Ratings and Disability Determinations.
This article provides a brief historical perspective of disability determination, and revisits the conceptual foundation for understanding the current models of disablement and their general application to the major US disability systems and nuances thereof. The expectations placed on the physician-expert examiner and why the physiatrist is ideally equipped to function in this role are discussed. The article is intended to provide a heightened awareness of the medicolegal framework, potential pitfalls, and other ramifications of such undertakings. PMID: 31227127 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Rondinelli RD, Eskay-Auerbach M Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Common Metrics for Impairment Ratings.
Abstract Impairment reflects a "a significant deviation, loss, or loss of use of any body structure or body function in an individual with a health condition, disorder, or disease" and is not synonymous with disability, which refers to "activity limitations and/or participation restrictions in an individual with a health condition, disorder, or disease." The American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment are the most widely used standard to assess impairment. Future research could use empirical evidence on the relationship between impairment ratings and earnings l...
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Brigham CR Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

The Work Disability Functional Assessment Battery (WD-FAB).
Abstract Accuracy in measuring function related to one's ability to work is central to public confidence in a work disability benefits system. In the United States, national disability programs are challenged to adjudicate millions of work disability claims each year in a timely and accurate manner. The Work Disability Functional Assessment Battery (WD-FAB) was developed to provide work disability agencies and other interested parties a comprehensive and efficient approach to profiling a person's function related to their ability to work. The WD-FAB is grounded by the International Classification of Functioning, D...
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Jette AM, Ni P, Rasch E, Marfeo E, McDonough C, Brandt D, Kazis L, Chan L Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Measuring Burden of Care After Catastrophic Illness or Injury.
Abstract Burden of care (BoC) is the amount of time a patient requires direct, daily assistance from another person to meet basic needs in the home; it is based on a patient's functional level, obtained using the Functional Independence Measure. Inpatient BoC is a patient's projected resource utilization during a stay at an inpatient facility, assessed using the Northwick Park Dependency Scale. At the outpatient level, function and BoC can be assessed using the LIFEware System. Measuring and monitoring outcomes of all care result in reduced health care expenditures, more streamlined patient care, and improved qual...
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Niewczyk PM Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Measuring Quality of Life Loss in Litigation.
This article discusses measuring quality of life (QOL) loss in litigation. Case examples are provided. The complexity challenge in QOL assessment is more easily addressed since the advent of computer adaptive testing, which is used by physicians and rehabilitationists in the administration of psychometric instruments to determine QOL loss. It is now possible to write algorithms to capture QOL data through text-mining. If QOL domains and their factors could be accessed through text-mining, it would make for an extraordinary opportunity for much needed doctoral level research in QOL issues for injured workers in workers' com...
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Murphy PA Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

The Independent Medical Examination: Necessary Elements and Reporting Expectations of the Physician Examiner.
Abstract The Independent Medical Examination (IME), as it is commonly referred to, is currently a mainstay of the medicolegal system. The IME is typically a one-time interview, physical examination, and supplemental record review performed by an impartial (ie, nontreating) physician at the request of a claimant's legal counsel or opposing defense attorney, in order to provide focused answers to a particular set of questions intended to help resolve a medicolegal dispute over the claimant's alleged work injury or personal injury claim. IME services provide opportunity for physicians to broaden and diversify their e...
Source: Health Physics - June 23, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Rondinelli RD, Eskay-Auerbach M Tags: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am Source Type: research

Introduction to the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR) Special Issue.
PMID: 31219901 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 22, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Worthington PR Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Estimation of Total Skeletal Content of Plutonium and 241Am From Analysis of a Single Bone.
Abstract The skeleton is one of the major retention sites for internally deposited actinides. Thus, an accurate estimation of the total skeleton content of these elements is important for biokinetic modeling and internal radiation dose assessment. Data from 18 whole-body donations to the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries with known plutonium intakes were used to develop a simple and reliable method for estimation of plutonium and Am activity in the total skeleton from single-bone analysis. A coefficient of deposition Kdep, defined as the ratio of actinide content in the patella to that in the skeleton, was ca...
Source: Health Physics - June 22, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Tolmachev SY, Avtandilashvili M, Kathren RL Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

USTUR Special Session Roundtable-US Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR): A Five-decade Follow-up of Plutonium and Uranium Workers.
Abstract The US Transuranium and Uranium Registries is a human tissue program that collects tissues posthumously from former nuclear workers and radiochemically analyzes them for actinides such as plutonium, americium, and uranium. It was established in 1968 with the goal of advancing science and improving the safety of future workers. Roundtable participants recalled various aspects of this multidisciplinary research program, from establishing consistent autopsy protocols to comparing the registries' findings to those of other programs, such as the historical beagle dog studies and the Russian Radiobiological Hum...
Source: Health Physics - June 22, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Tolmachev SY, Swint MJ, Bistline RW, McClellan RO, McInroy JF, Kathren RL, Filipy RE, Toohey RE Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Letter Commenting on NCRP.
PMID: 31219904 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 22, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Moghissi AA, Calderone RA Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Response to Letter by Moghissi and Calderone.
PMID: 31219905 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 22, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Shore RE, Beck HL, Boice JD, Caffrey EA, Davis S, Grogan HA, Mettler FA, Preston RJ, Till JE, Wakeford R, Walsh L, Dauer LT Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Health physics society • 2019 affiliate members.
HEALTH PHYSICS SOCIETY • 2019 AFFILIATE MEMBERS. Health Phys. 2019 Aug;117(2):231 Authors: PMID: 31219907 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 22, 2019 Category: Physics Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Bioinspired water collection methods to supplement water supply.
This article is part of the theme issue 'Bioinspired materials and surfaces for green science and technology (part 2)'. PMID: 31177952 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 12, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Bhushan B Tags: Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci Source Type: research

The Complexity of Managing Large Brain Metastasis.
PMID: 31162052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - June 6, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Kotecha R, Mehta MP Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research

Comments on Neufeld and Kuster, "Systematic Derivation of Safety Limits for Time-varying 5G Radiofrequency Exposure Based on Analytical Models and Thermal Dose".
Comments on Neufeld and Kuster, "Systematic Derivation of Safety Limits for Time-varying 5G Radiofrequency Exposure Based on Analytical Models and Thermal Dose". Health Phys. 2019 Jul;117(1):67-69 Authors: Foster KR PMID: 31135642 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - May 30, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Foster KR Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Response to Professor Foster's Comments.
PMID: 31135643 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - May 30, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Neufeld E, Kuster N Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Comparison of Organ and Effective Photon Dose Coefficients for Reference Phantoms in Articulated and Upright Postures in Cranial and Caudal Irradiation Geometries: Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 31135644 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - May 30, 2019 Category: Physics Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Health physics society • 2019 affiliate members.
HEALTH PHYSICS SOCIETY • 2019 AFFILIATE MEMBERS. Health Phys. 2019 Jul;117(1):115 Authors: PMID: 31135646 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - May 30, 2019 Category: Physics Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

Effect of Radiation Dose Rate on Cancer Mortality among Nuclear Workers: Reanalysis of Hanford Data.
Abstract The excess relative risk of mortality for all cancers excluding leukemia among nuclear workers was reanalyzed by taking the annual dose as the dose rate into consideration using publicly available epidemiological data from the Hanford site dedicated to the cohort study of nuclear workers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada (Three Countries Study). Values of the dose rate (cut points) were chosen at 2 mSv y intervals from 2 to 40 mSv y, and risk estimates were made for 32,988 workers, considering doses accumulated below the cut point and above the cut point to have different effects. Altho...
Source: Health Physics - May 30, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Sasaki M, Kudo S, Furuta H Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research

An Investigation of Procedural Radiation Dose Level Awareness and Personal Training Experience in Communicating Ionizing Radiation Examinations Benefits and Risks to Patients in Two European Cardiac Centers.
CONCLUSION: Benefit-risk communication training deficits and inaccurate understanding of radiation dose levels was identified. Further research and training to support clinicians using radiation on a daily basis is required. PMID: 31136364 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Health Physics)
Source: Health Physics - May 30, 2019 Category: Physics Authors: Banerjee I, McNulty JP, Catania D, Maccagni D, Masterson L, Portelli JL, Rainford L Tags: Health Phys Source Type: research