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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321303/comparative-study-on-treatment-satisfaction-and-health-perception-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-on-multiple-daily-injection-of-insulin-insulin-pump-and-sensor-augmented-pump-therapy
#1
Tara Hussain, Mariette Akle, Nico Nagelkerke, Asma Deeb
OBJECTIVES: Diabetes management imposes considerable demands on patients. Treatment method used has an impact on treatment satisfaction. We aim to examine the relationship between treatment satisfaction and health perception with the method used for treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: We have interviewed patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus using questionnaires to assess treatment satisfaction and health perception...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293423/growth-inhibitory-activity-of-ankaferd-hemostat-on-primary-melanoma-cells-and-cell-lines
#2
Seyhan Turk, Umit Yavuz Malkan, Mehdi Ghasemi, Helin Hocaoglu, Duygu Mutlu, Gursel Gunes, Salih Aksu, Ibrahim Celalettin Haznedaroglu
OBJECTIVE: Ankaferd hemostat is the first topical hemostatic agent about the red blood cell-fibrinogen relations tested in the clinical trials. Ankaferd hemostat consists of standardized plant extracts including Alpinia officinarum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Thymus vulgaris, Urtica dioica, and Vitis vinifera. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Ankaferd hemostat on viability of melanoma cell lines. METHODS: Dissimilar melanoma cell lines and primary cells were used in this study...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255442/validity-and-test-retest-reliability-of-a-novel-simple-back-extensor-muscle-strength-test
#3
Amy T Harding, Benjamin Kurt Weeks, Sean A Horan, Andrew Little, Steven L Watson, Belinda Ruth Beck
OBJECTIVES: To develop and determine convergent validity and reliability of a simple and inexpensive clinical test to quantify back extensor muscle strength. METHODS: Two testing sessions were conducted, 7 days apart. Each session involved three trials of standing maximal isometric back extensor muscle strength using both the novel test and isokinetic dynamometry. Lumbar spine bone mineral density was examined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Validation was examined with Pearson correlations (r)...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228952/assessment-of-the-expectancy-seriousness-and-severity-of-adverse-drug-reactions-reported-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-therapy
#4
Guenka Petrova, Assena Stoimenova, Maria Dimitrova, Maria Kamusheva, Daniela Petrova, Ognian Georgiev
INTRODUCTION: Adverse drug reactions can cause increased morbidity and mortality, and therefore information needs to be studied systematically. Little is known about the adverse drug reactions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease therapy. The goal of this study is to assess the expectedness, seriousness and severity of adverse drug reactions during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease therapy based on their reporting in the national pharmacovigilance system. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, 1-year, real-life study about the pharmacotherapy of a sample of 390 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228951/are-we-cross-matching-too-much-blood-for-elective-open-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#5
Emily Lowe, John Quarmby
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify current blood transfusion requirements in elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and to compare this to an existing maximum surgical blood order schedule. METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients who underwent elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair over a 40-month period in our institution. Pre-operative number of units cross-matched and the number of units actually transfused were identified. The cross-match to transfusion ratio was then calculated...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228950/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-for-patients-with-multivessel-and-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
#6
Kyriacos Papadopoulos, Ioannis Lekakis, Evagoras Nicolaides
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous coronary intervention using second-generation drug-eluting stents with those of coronary artery bypass grafting among patients with multivessel disease and/or unprotected left main coronary artery disease in terms of mortality, myocardial infarction, repeat revascularization, and angina. BACKGROUND: Although coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death in the Western world and in many developing countries, its optimal treatment is still a matter of controversy...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228949/engaging-patients-as-partners-in-research-factors-associated-with-awareness-interest-and-engagement-as-research-partners
#7
Kristine R Hearld, Larry R Hearld, Allyson G Hall
OBJECTIVES: There is growing interest in engaging patients in healthcare research, which raises important questions about the factors that may promote such engagement. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between patient characteristics and three aspects of patient engagement in the medical research process: awareness, interest, and actual participation. METHODS: Cross-sectional, bivariate analyses were employed using the 2014 Health Information National Trends Survey...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228948/health-system-frameworks-and-performance-indicators-in-eight-countries-a-comparative-international-analysis
#8
Jeffrey Braithwaite, Peter Hibbert, Brette Blakely, Jennifer Plumb, Natalie Hannaford, Janet Cameron Long, Danielle Marks
OBJECTIVES: Performance indicators are a popular mechanism for measuring the quality of healthcare to facilitate both quality improvement and systems management. Few studies make comparative assessments of different countries' performance indicator frameworks. This study identifies and compares frameworks and performance indicators used in selected Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development health systems to measure and report on the performance of healthcare organisations and local health systems...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228947/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-diabetes-self-management-for-mexican-americans-are-there-serendipitous-health-benefits-for-supporters-of-study-participants
#9
Sharon A Brown, Alexandra A García, Philip R Orlander, Craig L Hanis
OBJECTIVES: Studies of social support in diabetes have focused on the effects of support on the person with type 2 diabetes. We explored diabetes prevention effects of a culturally tailored diabetes self-management intervention in individuals without diabetes who were supporters of intervention participants. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial that involved 256 Mexican Americans with diabetes. Each study participant designated a supporter-spouse, relative, friend-who attended intervention sessions and assisted participants in attaining effective diabetes self-management...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210490/skin-advanced-glycation-end-products-evaluation-in-infants-according-to-the-type-of-feeding-and-mother-s-smoking-habits
#10
Giovanni Federico, Martina Gori, Emioli Randazzo, Francesco Vierucci
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to assess whether formula-fed infants had increased skin advanced glycation end-products compared with breastfed ones. We also evaluated the effect of maternal smoke during pregnancy and lactation on infant skin advanced glycation end-products accumulation. METHODS: Advanced glycation end-product-linked skin autofluorescence was measured in 101 infants. RESULTS: In infants born from non-smoking mothers, advanced glycation end-products were higher in formula-fed subjects than in breastfed subjects (0...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994872/air-bubbles-are-released-by-thoracic-endograft-deployment-an-in-vitro-experimental-study
#11
Kamuran Inci, Giasemi Koutouzi, Valery Chernoray, Anders Jeppsson, Håkan Nilsson, Mårten Falkenberg
PURPOSE: Embolic stroke is a dreaded complication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair. The prevailing theory about its cause is that particulate debris from atherosclerotic lesions in the aortic wall are dislodged by endovascular instruments and embolize to the brain. An alternative source of embolism might be air trapped in the endograft delivery system. The aim of this experimental study was to determine whether air is released during deployment of a thoracic endograft. METHODS: In an experimental benchtop study, eight thoracic endografts (five Medtronic Valiant Thoracic and three Gore TAG) were deployed in a water-filled transparent container drained from air...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974969/a-novel-technique-of-needle-setting-for-curvilinear-endobronchial-ultrasound-improved-efficiency-with-no-cost
#12
Nikhil Meena, Ayoub Innabi, Bashar Alzghoul, Thaddeus Bartter
BACKGROUND: Standard instructions for biopsy using the convex curvilinear endobronchial ultrasound scope include visualization and adjustment of the sheath housing the biopsy needle before every puncture. In our practice, we pre-set this relationship before inserting the endobronchial ultrasound scope and leave it fixed for every puncture. OBJECTIVE: We postulated that this approach is more efficient than repeated re-adjustment and aimed to show that it would not increase the frequency of endobronchial ultrasound scope damage...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928502/improving-cardiovascular-outcomes-among-aboriginal-australians-lessons-from-research-for-primary-care
#13
Sandra C Thompson, Emma Haynes, John A Woods, Dawn C Bessarab, Lynette A Dimer, Marianne M Wood, Frank M Sanfilippo, Sandra J Hamilton, Judith M Katzenellenbogen
BACKGROUND: The Aboriginal people of Australia have much poorer health and social indicators and a substantial life expectancy gap compared to other Australians, with premature cardiovascular disease a major contributor to poorer health. This article draws on research undertaken to examine cardiovascular disparities and focuses on ways in which primary care practitioners can contribute to reducing cardiovascular disparities and improving Aboriginal health. METHODS: The overall research utilised mixed methods and included data analysis, interviews and group processes which included Aboriginal people, service providers and policymakers...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928501/patient-prioritization-of-comorbid-chronic-conditions-in-the-veteran-population-implications-for-patient-centered-care
#14
Lorilei M Richardson, Jennifer N Hill, Bridget M Smith, Erica Bauer, Frances M Weaver, Howard S Gordon, Kevin T Stroupe, Timothy P Hogan
OBJECTIVE: Patients with comorbid chronic conditions may prioritize some conditions over others; however, our understanding of factors influencing those prioritizations is limited. In this study, we sought to identify and elaborate a range of factors that influence how and why patients with comorbid chronic conditions prioritize their conditions. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured, one-on-one interviews with 33 patients with comorbidities recruited from a single Veterans Health Administration Medical Center...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895915/care-practices-of-older-people-with-dementia-in-the-surgical-ward-a-questionnaire-survey
#15
Nina Hynninen, Reetta Saarnio, Satu Elo
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe the care practices of nursing staff caring older people with dementia in a surgical ward. METHODS: The data were collected from nursing staff (n = 191) working in surgical wards in one district area in Finland during October to November 2015. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire and analyzed statistically. The instrument consists of a total number of 141 items and four dimensions. The dimensions were as follows: background information (12 of items), specific characteristics of older people with dementia in a surgical ward (24 of items), specific characteristics of their care in a surgical ward (66 of items) and use of physical restraints and alternative models for use of restraints for people with dementia (39 of items)...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895914/revisiting-the-internal-consistency-and-factorial-validity-of-the-8-item-morisky-medication-adherence-scale
#16
Arsène Zongo, Line Guénette, Jocelyne Moisan, Laurence Guillaumie, Sophie Lauzier, Jean-Pierre Grégoire
OBJECTIVE: To assess the internal consistency and factorial validity of the adapted French 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale in assessing adherence to noninsulin antidiabetic drug treatment. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: In a cross-sectional web survey of individuals with type 2 diabetes of the Canadian province of Quebec, self-reported adherence to the antidiabetes drug treatment was measured using the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8. We assessed the internal consistency of the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8 with Cronbach's alpha, and factorial validity was assessed by identifying the underlying factors using exploratory factor analyses...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867519/force-plate-analyses-of-balance-following-a-balance-exercise-program-during-acute-post-operative-phase-in-individuals-with-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Pankaj Jogi, Aleksandra Zecevic, Tom J Overend, Sandi J Spaulding, John F Kramer
OBJECTIVES: Typical rehabilitation programs following total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty include joint range of motion and muscle-strengthening exercises. Balance and balance exercises following total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty have not received much attention. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an intervention of balance exercises added to a typical rehabilitation program positively affects patients' balance. METHODS: A total of 63 patients were provided with outpatient physical therapy at their home...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826447/experience-of-dolutegravir-in-hiv-infected-treatment-naive-patients-from-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital-in-ireland
#18
Sarmad Waqas, Mairead O'Connor, Ciara Levey, Paddy Mallon, Gerard Sheehan, Anjali Patel, Gordana Avramovic, John S Lambert
OBJECTIVE: Dolutegravir, an HIV integrase inhibitor, is a relatively new treatment option. To assess the tolerability, side effects, and time to viral decline to non-detectable in patients newly started on dolutegravir. METHODS: Retrospective health care record of 61 consecutive HIV treatment-naive patients started on dolutegravir was reviewed and analysed on SPSS. RESULTS: The mean initial viral load was 160826.05 copies/mL (range, 79-1,126,617 copies/mL)...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826446/poorly-recognized-age-related-downward-deviation-of-the-inguinal-ligament
#19
Yassir Nawaz, Mihir Barvalia, Gurinder Rana, M Zain Khakwani, Khizr Azim, Rahul Patel, Sohira Idrees, Gail Baker, Marc Cohen, Najam Wasty
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors affecting actual inguinal ligament course in live human subjects. INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Although the expected inguinal ligament course is supposedly a straight line extending from anterior superior iliac spine to pubic tubercle, the actual inguinal ligament course is frequently depicted a priori by a downward bowing dotted line. There are no studies in a live subject supporting this assumption. We hypothesized this assumption is indeed valid and is related to among other factors a lifelong effect of gravity and lax abdominal musculature on the inguinal ligament course...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803809/experiences-of-hand-hygiene-among-acute-care-nurses-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
#20
Sheryl L Chatfield, Rachael Nolan, Hannah Crawford, Jeffrey S Hallam
OBJECTIVE: Occurrences of healthcare-associated infections are associated with substantial direct and indirect costs. Improvement in hand hygiene among acute care nurses has potential to reduce incidence of healthcare-associated infections. Findings from reviews of intervention research have not conclusively identified components that are more or less efficient or effective. Much prior qualitative research has focused on descriptive analysis of policies and practices rather than providing interpretive explorations of how individuals' perceptions of hygiene might drive practices...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
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