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Mike Thomas, Anne Bruton, Paul Little, Stephen Holgate, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, Steve George, James Raftery, Jennifer Versnel, David Price, Ian Pavord, Ratko Djukanovic, Michael Moore, Sarah Kirby, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, Emily Arden-Close, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Mark Stafford-Watson, Elizabeth Dixon, Lynda Taylor
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used. OBJECTIVES: To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL and other asthma-related outcomes; to perform a health economic assessment of both interventions; and to perform a process evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933880/media-exposure-in-very-young-girls-prospective-and-cross-sectional-relationships-with-bmiz-self-esteem-and-body-size-stereotypes
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Rachel F Rodgers, Stephanie R Damiano, Eleanor H Wertheim, Susan J Paxton
Media exposure among young children has been suggested to influence self-concept and the adoption of social stereotypes regarding body weight, as well as being associated with increased weight. The aim of this study was to examine the role of TV/DVD viewing in the development of positive stereotypes toward thinness, self-esteem and body mass index standardized for child age and gender (BMIz) in very young girls. A sample of 143 girls completed interviews at ages 3, 4, and 5 years old. The interviews assessed positive stereotypes about thinness among girls, as well as age 5 dietary restraint...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924312/outcome-of-early-surgery-in-infantile-esotropia-our-experience-in-tertiary-care-hospital
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Anirudh Singh, J K S Parihar, S K Mishra, R Maggon, Anurag Badhani
BACKGROUND: Infantile esotropia is a convergent strabismus presenting before 6 months of age and is the most common strabismus disorder presenting in the ophthalmology OPD. The dilemma of whether to go for early surgery and how early has been a matter of research for the last 50 years. We describe our results of surgery in infantile esotropia at variable age groups, as well as with different reoperation rates and compare with the results in western literature. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out through a review of 113 cases operated for infantile esotropia between February 2013 and August 2014...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913131/the-significance-of-reverse-flow-in-ductus-venosus-between-sixteen-and-twenty-weeks-gestation
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Gökhan Karakoç, And Yavuz, Serenat Eriş Yalçın, Mehmet Özgür Akkurt, Nuri Danışman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between reversed a-wave in ductus venosus at 16-20 weeks' gestation and trisomy 21 and adverse perinatal outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study included 174 pregnant women who were under follow-up at a tertiary center between May and September 2010. Ductus venosus Doppler (DVD) measurements were obtained throughout the 6-month period from women who underwent amniocentesis procedures due to increased risk for trisomy 21 in terms of first or second trimester screening test results...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904215/everyday-exotropia-learning-from-the-littlest
#5
Judy L Petrunak
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early onset exodeviations in systemically and ocularly healthy young children, diagnosed at less than 1 year of age, may be of the constant, "infantile XT" type, or early X(T) type. The onset of common childhood X(T) is not clearly known. The purpose of this lecture is to discuss theories and characteristics of early onset exodeviations, and report on our observations of infantile XT and early X(T) at Children's Eye Care in Michigan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 470 cases of childhood exodeviations (ages 6 months to 15 years) were reviewed and met inclusion criteria of no prior surgical treatment, no ocular, CNS or craniofacial disease, and no significant prematurity...
January 2017: American Orthoptic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874191/internet-or-dvd-for-distance-learning-to-isolated-rural-health-professionals-what-is-the-best-approach
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Lanto Barthelemy Rakototiana, Rajabo, Serge Gottot
BACKGROUND: Distance Learning (DL) is a means to overcome the barriers that prevent health workers access to medical education and training sessions to update their knowledge. The main objective of this study is to compare the knowledge acquisition among practitioners Heads of Health Based Center (HBC) for the management of hypertension in two training modalities, one interactive, via internet (by Visio conferencing and video Conferencing), and other non-interactive, via DVD in the three regions (Miarinarivo, Moramanga and Manjakandriana) of Madagascar...
September 6, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836316/maximum-permissible-load-for-kiso-horses-trotting-over-a-short-straight-course
#7
Akihiro Matsuura, Sota Inoue, Mami Irimajiri, Koichi Hodate
This study aimed to determine the load-bearing capacity of trotting Kiso horses using gait analysis. Ten Kiso horses with a height at withers of 128 cm were included. Their riders were fitted with a marker (70 mm in diameter placed on their chest) recorded by two digital DVD cameras while trotting along a short, straight course. In total, eight tests were performed for each horse: the first with a 70 kg load; six with randomly loaded weights ranging 80-130 kg; and then a final test again with a 70 kg load...
August 24, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832179/self-care-educational-intervention-to-reduce-hospitalisations-in-heart-failure-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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M Boyde, R Peters, N New, R Hwang, T Ha, D Korczyk
BACKGROUND: A variety of educational interventions have been implemented to assist patients with heart failure to maintain their own health, develop self-care behaviours and decrease readmissions. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a multimedia educational intervention for patients with heart failure in reducing unplanned hospital readmissions. METHODS: The study, a randomised controlled trial in a large tertiary referral hospital in Australia, recruited 200 patients...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827403/targeting-anti-tgf-%C3%AE-therapy-to-fibrotic-kidneys-with-a-dual-specificity-antibody-approach
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Steve McGaraughty, Rachel A Davis-Taber, Chang Z Zhu, Todd B Cole, Arthur L Nikkel, Meha Chhaya, Kelly J Doyle, Lauren M Olson, Gregory M Preston, Christine M Grinnell, Katherine M Salte, Anthony M Giamis, Yanping Luo, Victor Sun, Andrew D Goodearl, Murali Gopalakrishnan, Susan E Lacy
Targeted delivery of a therapeutic agent to a site of pathology to ameliorate disease while limiting exposure at undesired tissues is an aspirational treatment scenario. Targeting diseased kidneys for pharmacologic treatment has had limited success. We designed an approach to target an extracellular matrix protein, the fibronectin extra domain A isoform (FnEDA), which is relatively restricted in distribution to sites of tissue injury. In a mouse unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) model of renal fibrosis, injury induced significant upregulation of FnEDA in the obstructed kidney...
August 21, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826243/a-community-academic-partnership-to-explore-informational-needs-of-african-american-women-as-a-primer-for-cancer-clinical-trial-recruitment
#10
Desiree A Rivers, Tuya Pal, Susan T Vadaparampil, Lauren A Adams, Lolita Dash-Pitts, Gwendolyn P Quinn
BACKGROUND: African Americans (AAs) are less likely to participate in cancer clinical trials (CCTs) despite experiencing disproportionately higher rates of cancer mortality. As a way to address these ongoing disparities, this study sought to qualitatively explore informational needs regarding CCTs among AA women and identify message considerations for educational information targeting AA women and their community. METHODS: Three focus groups were conducted in which AA women viewed a DVD created as a decisional tool for CCT participation and provided feedback regarding content...
August 22, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817789/teach-our-children-stroke-education-for-indigenous-children-first-nations-ontario-canada-2009-2012
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Mary Ellen Hill, Pauline Bodnar, Robert Fenton, Brenda Mason, Grace Bandoh
BACKGROUND: Because of the heightened risk for stroke among indigenous people, we conducted this multiyear community case study from 2009 through 2012 to address stroke education needs among children aged 11 to 13 years residing in northern urban, rural, and remote First Nations in Ontario, Canada. The goal was to determine what young people understand about stroke and to develop an age-appropriate and culturally appropriate educational product. COMMUNITY CONTEXT: This project responded to First Nations requests that we educate their young people about the signs and symptoms of stroke and the need for early response...
August 17, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806366/african-american-veterans-storytelling-a-multisite-randomized-trial-to-improve-hypertension
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Thomas K Houston, Gemmae M Fix, Stephanie L Shimada, Judith A Long, Howard S Gordon, Charlene Pope, Julie Volkman, Jeroan J Allison, Kathryn DeLaughter, Michelle Orner, Barbara G Bokhour
BACKGROUND: Disparities in hypertension control persist for African American Veterans. OBJECTIVE: To enhance cultural relevance of hypertension control self-management education, in a multisite, stratified randomized trial, we tested an interactive Veteran-to-Veteran storytelling digital video disk (DVD) intervention created with Veteran partners, versus an education-only DVD comparison. METHODS: At 3 VA facilities, African American Veterans with uncontrolled hypertension were randomized to storytelling DVD intervention or didactic comparison DVD and followed for 6 months...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799231/efficacy-of-daratumumab-based-therapies-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-treated-outside-of-clinical-trials
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Arjun Lakshman, Jithma P Abeykoon, Shaji K Kumar, S Vincent Rajkumar, David Dingli, Francis K Buadi, Wilson I Gonsalves, Nelson Leung, Angela Dispenzieri, Taxiarchis V Kourelis, Ronald S Go, Martha Q Lacy, Miriam A Hobbs, Yi Lin, Rahma Warsame, John Lust, Amie L Fonder, Yi L Hwa, Suzanne R Hayman, Stephen J Russell, Robert A Kyle, Morie A Gertz, Prashant Kapoor
Outside of clinical trials, experience with daratumumab-based combination therapies (DCTs) using bortezomib (V)/lenalidomide (R)/pomalidomide (P), and dexamethasone (d) in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) is limited. We reviewed the outcomes of 126 patients who received ≥ 1 cycle of any DCT. Median age at DCT initiation was 67 (range, 43-93) years. High-risk cytogenetics was present in 33% patients. Median number of prior therapies was 4 (range, 1-14) and time to first DCT from diagnosis was 4...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721310/a-pilot-study-to-determine-the-effect-of-an-educational-dvd-in-philippine-languages-on-cancer-clinical-trial-participation-among-filipinos-in-hawai-i
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Jamie Q Felicitas-Perkins, Melvin Paul Palalay, Charlene Cuaresma, Reginald Cs Ho, Moon S Chen, Julie Dang, William S Loui
We conducted an experimental pilot study in an oncology clinic in Honolulu, Hawai'i to determine the effect of a culturally-tailored educational DVD on cancer clinical trial participation among Filipino cancer patients. Thirty-seven patients participated in the study, with 17 randomized into the control group (ie, usual education) and 20 into the intervention group (ie, usual education plus educational DVD). Participants completed pre- and post-educational questionnaires with items asking about understanding of several cancer topics, behavioral outcomes, and attitudes regarding several treatment and physician related topics...
July 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716540/developmental-vitamin-d-deficiency-alters-multiple-neurotransmitter-systems-in-the-neonatal-rat-brain
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James P Kesby, Karly M Turner, Suzanne Alexander, Darryl W Eyles, John J McGrath, Thomas H J Burne
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence suggests that developmental vitamin D (DVD) deficiency is a risk factor for neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia. DVD deficiency in rats is associated with altered brain structure and adult behaviours indicating alterations in dopamine and glutamate signalling. Developmental alterations in dopamine neurotransmission have also been observed in DVD-deficient rats but a comprehensive assessment of brain neurochemistry has not been undertaken...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704915/treatment-of-diabetic-kidney-disease-current-and-future-targets
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REVIEW
Mi-Kyung Kim
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease in Korea and worldwide, and is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular complications. The conventional treatments for DKD are control of blood glucose and blood pressure levels by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system. However, the prevalence of DKD continues to increase and additional therapies are required to prevent or ameliorate the condition. Many drugs have been, or are being, developed to target the molecular mechanisms in play in DKD...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682184/-women-and-active-life-an-extended-tpb-based-multimedia-software-to-boost-and-sustain-physical-activity-and-fitness-of-iranian-women
#17
Zeinab Gholamnia-Shirvani, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Reza Gharakhanlou, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad
Inactivity is prevalent in women, although regular physical activity (PA) has significant health benefits. Health education interventions based on multimedia software and the extended theory of planned behavior (TPB) with planning may be efficacious in promoting PA. This randomized controlled trial, conducted in 2014, aimed to evaluate theory-based multimedia for increasing and maintaining PA and fitness of 130 military personnel's wives in Tehran, Iran. We randomly selected respondents by multistage cluster sampling...
July 6, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669789/self-directed-interactive-video-based-instruction-versus-instructor-led-teaching-for-myanmar-house-surgeons-a-randomized-noninferiority-trial
#18
Albert Thein Lwin, Thein Lwin, Phyu Naing, Yee Oo, David Kidd, Marcelo Cerullo, Joshua Posen, Kyaw Hlaing, Gayane Yenokyan, Kyi Kyi Thinn, Zaw Wai Soe, Kent A Stevens
OBJECTIVE: To compare self-directed interactive video-based instruction (IVBI) with instructor-led teaching in the acquisition of basic surgical skills by House Surgeons at University of Medicine 1, Yangon. DESIGN: A prospective, 1:1 randomized controlled trial was conducted. Participants were randomized into 2 teaching arms: (1) self-directed IVBI or (2) instructor-led teaching. Self-directed IVBI participants were provided with a portable DVD player that could play, fast forward, rewind, and skip through skills modules...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669433/asymptomatic-canine-degenerative-valve-disease-current-and-future-therapies
#19
REVIEW
Sonya G Gordon, Ashley B Saunders, Sonya R Wesselowski
Degenerative valve disease (DVD) is the leading cause of heart disease and congestive heart failure (CHF) in the dog. The first published consensus statement provided guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of DVD. Although treatment was not recommended in stage B1 DVD, consensus was not reached regarding evidence-based recommendations for treatment of stage B2 DVD. This article addresses the impact of new evidence on historical recommendations for stage B DVD, and gives the reader a glimpse into possible future therapies...
June 29, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655101/-efficacy-and-safety-of-dvd-and-vad-regimens-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
#20
W J Liu, W D Wang, H Wang, J H Wang, Y Lyu
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June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
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