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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415099/p594contrast-transthoracic-echocardiography-as-a-gatekeeper-for-patent-foramen-ovale-closure
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M Muratori, G Italiano, E Innocenti, L Fusini, M Mapelli, G Tamborini, S Ghulam Ali, P Gripari, A Maltagliati, F Celeste, M Pepi
Background.: The presence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been linked to many illness, including cryptogenic stroke, transient ischemic attack, migraine, platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome and decompression sickness in scuba divers. Transesophageal echocardiography is the gold standard technique for the visualization of atrial septal anatomy, but it is a secondary level exam, not always available, with additional associated costs and not completely free from procedural risks. Standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has a too low sensitivity for PFO screening...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378268/carbon-dioxide-poisoning-a-literature-review-of-an-often-forgotten-cause-of-intoxication-in-the-emergency-department
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Kris Permentier, Steven Vercammen, Sylvia Soetaert, Christian Schellemans
The goal of this article was to provide an overview of the literature available on carbon dioxide intoxication. Articles were included based on their focus on medical or physiological effects of carbon dioxide. Studies related to decompression sickness were excluded. Mechanisms of carbon dioxide poising (both as an asphyxiant and as a toxicant) were described. Our review suggested that precautions are needed when handling dry ice or while working in confined spaces. Pre-hospital responders also need to pay attention for the possible diagnosis of CO2 intoxication for their own safety...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370590/normative-data-on-the-diurnal-pattern-of-the-karolinska-sleepiness-scale-ratings-and-its-relation-to-age-sex-work-stress-sleep-quality-and-sickness-absence-illness-in-a-large-sample-of-daytime-workers
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Torbjorn Åkerstedt, David Hallvig, Göran Kecklund
Self-rated sleepiness responds to sleep loss, time of day and work schedules. There is, however, a lack of a normative reference showing the diurnal pattern during a normal working day, compared with a day off, as well as differences depending on stress, sleep quality, sex, age and being sick listed. The present study sought to provide such data for the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale. Participants were 431 individuals working in medium-sized public service units. Sleepiness (Karolinska Sleepiness Scale, scale 1-9) was rated at six times a day for a working week and 2 days off (>90...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343794/sickness-presenteeism-among-health-care-providers-in-an-academic-tertiary-care-center-in-riyadh
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Mohammed Al Nuhait, Khaled Al Harbi, Amjad Al Jarboa, Rami Bustami, Shmaylan Alharbi, Abdulkareem Albekairy, Hind Almodaimegh
The term sickness presenteeism (SP) has been described as the act of going to work despite having a state of health that may be regarded as poor enough to justify sick leave. SP has been observed to be prevalent among three-quarters of health care providers (HCPs). Working while sick not only puts patients at risk but also decreases productivity and increases the probability of medical errors. Moreover, SP has been identified as a risk factor for many negative health outcomes among the HCPs themselves, such as depression, burnout, and serious cardiac events...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293145/nursing-home-nurses-and-community-dwelling-older-adults-reported-knowledge-attitudes-and-behavior-toward-antibiotic-use
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Christine E Kistler, Anna Beeber, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Kimberly Ward, Megan Meade, Brittany Ross, Philip D Sloane
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic overuse causes antibiotic resistance, one of the most important threats to human health. Older adults, particularly those in nursing homes, often receive antibiotics when they are not indicated. METHODS: To understand knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of nursing home (NH) nurses and community-dwelling older adults towards antibiotic use, especially in clinical situations consistent with antibiotic overuse, we conducted a mixed-method survey in two NHs and one Family Medicine clinic in North Carolina, among English-speaking nurses and community-dwelling, cognitively intact adults aged 65 years or older...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273232/brazilian-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-return-to-work-self-efficacy-questionnaire
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João Silvestre Silva, Rosane Härter Griep, Suzanne E Lagerveld, Frida Marina Fischer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the translation and early stages of cross-cultural adaptation of the questionnaire Verwachtingen over werken (or "Return-to-work self-efficacy") for workers in sick leave due to mental disorders, from the original in Dutch to the Brazilian Portuguese language. METHODS: A panel gathering experts was formed to determine the questionnaire conceptual and item equivalence. For semantic equivalence, the Dutch-Portuguese Brazilian translations were consolidated and consensus meetings were held to structure versions of the instrument...
March 2, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255304/hard-physical-work-intensifies-the-occupational-consequence-of-physician-diagnosed-back-disorder-prospective-cohort-study-with-register-follow-up-among-10-000-workers
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Emil Sundstrup, Lars Louis Andersen
While musculoskeletal pain is common in the population, less is known about its labor market consequences in relation to physical activity at work. This study investigates whether hard physical work aggravates the consequences of back disorder. Using Cox regression analyses, we estimated the joint association of physical activity at work and physician-diagnosed back disorder in 2010 with the risk of register-based long-term sickness absence (LTSA) of at least 6 consecutive weeks during 2011-2012 among 9,544 employees from the general working population (Danish Work Environment Cohort Study)...
2017: International Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209429/nurses-experiences-of-what-constitutes-the-encounter-with-children-visiting-a-sick-parent-at-an-adult-icu
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Susanne Knutsson, Karin Enskär, Marie Golsäter
BACKGROUND: Despite a cultural change in visitation policies for children (0-17 years) at the intensive care unit (ICU) to a more open approach, children are still restricted from visiting for various reasons. To overcome these obstacles, it is vital to determine what is needed while encountering a child. AIM: To elucidate nurses' experiences of what constitutes the encounter with children visiting a sick parent at an adult ICU. METHOD: An explorative inductive qualitative design was used, entailing focus group interviews with 23 nurses working at a general ICU...
April 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166924/-lifestyle-recommendations-for-prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-asymptomatic-pregnant-women
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E Maisonneuve
OBJECTIVES: To establish recommendations for lifestyle of pregnant women and its impact on spontaneous preterm births. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We searched Pubmed and Cochrane databases and checked reference lists of retrieved studies. This review of the literature concerns only women who have no symptoms for the ongoing pregnancy. RESULTS: Concerning maternal occupation during pregnancy, there is a mild increase of the risk of preterm birth only for women who work more than 40hours a week or who have hard working conditions according to a fatigue score (LE2)...
December 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157587/health-and-work-in-the-family-evidence-from-spouses-cancer-diagnoses
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Sung-Hee Jeon, R Vincent Pohl
Using Canadian administrative data from multiple sources, we provide the first nationally representative estimates for the effect of spouses' cancer diagnoses on individuals' employment and earnings and on family income. Our identification strategy exploits unexpected health shocks and combines matching with individual fixed effects in a generalized difference-in-differences framework to control for observable and unobservable heterogeneity. While the effect of spousal health shocks on labor supply is theoretically ambiguous, we find strong evidence for a decline in employment and earnings of individuals whose spouses are diagnosed with cancer...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068957/psychological-social-and-mechanical-work-exposures-and-disability-retirement-a-prospective-registry-study
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Jan S Emberland, Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Stein Knardahl
BACKGROUND: Relations between several occupational psychological and social factors and disability retirement remain largely unexplored. Knowledge of which specific aspects of the work environment that affect risk of disability is a prerequisite for the success of organizational interventions aiming to prevent premature work force exit. The objective of the present study was to determine contributions to registered disability retirement by a broad range of psychological and social work exposures while taking into account effects of mechanical exposure...
January 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062832/frailty-prefrailty-and-employment-outcomes-in-health-and-employment-after-fifty-heaf-study
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Keith T Palmer, Stefania D'Angelo, E Clare Harris, Cathy Linaker, Catharine R Gale, Maria Evandrou, Holly Syddall, Tjeerd van Staa, Cyrus Cooper, Avan Aihie Sayer, David Coggon, Karen Walker-Bone
OBJECTIVES: Demographic changes are requiring people to work longer. No previous studies, however, have focused on whether the 'frailty' phenotype (which predicts adverse events in the elderly) is associated with employment difficulties. To provide information, we assessed associations in the Health and Employment After Fifty Study, a population-based cohort of 50-65-year olds. METHODS: Subjects, who were recruited from 24 English general practices, completed a baseline questionnaire on 'prefrailty' and 'frailty' (adapted Fried criteria) and several work outcomes, including health-related job loss (HRJL), prolonged sickness absence (>20 days vs less, past 12 months), having to cut down substantially at work and difficulty coping with work's demands...
January 6, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004031/caregiving-and-mental-health-among-workers-longitudinal-evidence-from-a-large-cohort-of-adults-in-thailand
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Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Liana Leach, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Hal Kendig, David Harley, Sam-Ang Seubsman, Adrian C Sleigh
BACKGROUND: As people in middle and lower income countries live longer, more people become sick, disabled, and frail and the demand for family caregiving grows. Thailand faces such challenges. This study investigates the relationship between caregiving and mental health among workers drawn from a large longitudinal cohort of Thai adults. METHODS: Participants were drawn from the Thai Health-Risk Transition Study, a cohort study since 2005 of distance-learning adult Open University students residing nationwide...
December 2016: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998265/participatory-organizational-intervention-for-improved-use-of-assistive-devices-for-patient-transfer-study-protocol-for-a-single-blinded-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Markus D Jakobsen, Birgit Aust, Johnny Dyreborg, Pete Kines, Maja B Illum, Lars L Andersen
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have shown that patient transfer is a risk factor for back pain, back injuries and long term sickness absence, whereas consistent use of assistive devices during patient transfer seems to be protective. While classical ergonomic interventions based on education and training in lifting and transferring techniques have not proven to be effective in preventing back pain, participatory ergonomics, that is meant to engage and motivate the involved parties while at the same time making the intervention maximally relevant, may represent a better solution...
December 20, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996105/a-cluster-of-group-a-streptococcal-infections-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility-the-potential-role-of-healthcare-worker-presenteeism
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Miwako Kobayashi, Meghan M Lyman, Louise K Francois Watkins, Karrie-Ann Toews, Leon Bullard, Rachel A Radcliffe, Bernard Beall, Gayle Langley, Chris Van Beneden, Nimalie D Stone
OBJECTIVES: To determine the extent of a group A streptococcus (GAS) cluster (2 residents with invasive GAS (invasive case-patients), 2 carriers) caused by a single strain (T antigen type 2 and M protein gene subtype 2.0 (T2, emm 2.0)), evaluate factors contributing to transmission, and provide recommendations for disease control. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis and retrospective review. SETTING: Skilled nursing facility (SNF). PARTICIPANTS: SNF residents and staff...
December 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927025/-whenever-i-can-i-push-myself-to-go-to-work-a-qualitative-study-of-experiences-of-sickness-presenteeism-among-workers-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Paula Holland, Alison M Collins
PURPOSE: UK government policy emphasizes the importance of continuing to work for recovery from poor health, yet sickness presenteeism (going to work whilst ill) is commonly regarded as having negative consequences for organizations and individuals. Our study explores experiences of working after onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic musculoskeletal disorder characterized by high rates of work disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An exploratory qualitative study consisting of in-depth interviews and six-month follow-up with 11 men and women with RA employed at disease onset...
December 8, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902525/going-to-work-while-sick-the-phenomenon-of-sickness-presenteeism
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Patti Rager Zuzelo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876111/the-remarkable-dr-robertson
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Tansy C Hammarton
Muriel Robertson (1883-1973) was a pioneering protozoologist who made a staggering number of important contributions to the fields of parasitology, bacteriology and immunology during her career, which spanned nearly 60 years. These contributions were all the more remarkable given the scientific and social times in which she worked. While Muriel is perhaps best known for her work on the life cycle and transmission of the African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei, which she carried out in Uganda at the height of a major Sleeping Sickness epidemic, her work on the Clostridia during the First and Second World Wars made significant contributions to the understanding of anaerobes and to the development of anti-toxoid vaccines, and her work on the immunology of Trichomonas foetus infections in cattle, carried out in collaboration with the veterinarian W...
November 23, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869247/effort-reward-imbalance-overcommitment-and-their-associations-with-all-cause-and-mental-disorder-long-term-sick-leave-a-case-control-study-of-the-swedish-working-population
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Ulrik Lidwall
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if effort-reward imbalance (ERI) and overcommitment (OC) are associated with all-cause and mental disorder long-term sick leave (LS), and to identify differences in associations between genders, private versus public sector employees and socioeconomic status groups. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study uses a cross-sectional case-control design with a sample of 3477 persons on long-term sick leave of more than 59 days and a control group of 2078 in employment...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855684/do-expectancies-of-return-to-work-and-job-satisfaction-predict-actual-return-to-work-in-workers-with-long-lasting-lbp
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Jon Opsahl, Hege R Eriksen, Torill H Tveito
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders including low back pain have major individual and socioeconomic consequences as it often leads to disability and long-term sick leave and exclusion from working life. Predictors of disability and return to work often differ, and the dominant knowledge is on predictors for prolonged sick leave and disability. Therefore it is also important to identify key predictors for return to work. The aim of the study was to assess if overall job satisfaction and expectancies of return to work predicts actual return to work after 12 months, among employees with long lasting low back pain, and to assess if there were gender differences in the predictors...
November 17, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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