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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893131/association-between-palliative-care-and-patient-and-caregiver-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dio Kavalieratos, Jennifer Corbelli, Di Zhang, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Natalie C Ernecoff, Janel Hanmer, Zachariah P Hoydich, Dara Z Ikejiani, Michele Klein-Fedyshin, Camilla Zimmermann, Sally C Morton, Robert M Arnold, Lucas Heller, Yael Schenker
Importance: The use of palliative care programs and the number of trials assessing their effectiveness have increased. Objective: To determine the association of palliative care with quality of life (QOL), symptom burden, survival, and other outcomes for people with life-limiting illness and for their caregivers. Data Sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane CENTRAL to July 2016. Study Selection: Randomized clinical trials of palliative care interventions in adults with life-limiting illness...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873403/does-your-pig-go-knor-medical-students-skills-in-using-animal-sounds-as-a-cross-cultural-paediatric-engagement-tool
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Jon Cornwall, Melyssa Roy
The development of verbal communication skills is an important aspect of medical education as accurate assessment in part relies on effectively obtaining information from patients. When assessing children of different cultural or ethnic backgrounds, young medics may find effective verbal communication difficult because they lack understanding about what children are really like. Animal noises are a likely tool with which to successfully engage with young children. However, these differ by culture and it is unclear whether young New Zealand medical students will be adept at effectively engaging and communicating with foreign children via this mode of communication...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853746/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-pre-procedure-simethicone-and-n-acetylcysteine-to-improve-mucosal-visibility-during-gastroscopy-nicevis
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Peter John Basford, James Brown, Lisa Gadeke, Carole Fogg, Ben Haysom-Newport, Reuben Ogollah, Rupam Bhattacharyya, Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Fergus Thursby-Pelham, James R Neale, Pradeep Bhandari
Background and study aims: Mucosal views can be impaired by residual bubbles and mucus during gastroscopy. This study aimed to determine whether a pre-gastroscopy drink containing simethicone and N-acetylcysteine improves mucosal visualisation. Patients and methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial recruiting 126 subjects undergoing routine gastroscopy. Subjects were randomized 1:1:1 to receive: A-pre-procedure drink of water, simethicone and N-acetylcysteine (NAC); B-water alone; or C-no preparation...
November 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844450/measuring-patients-priorities-using-the-analytic-hierarchy-process-in-comparison-with-best-worst-scaling-and-rating-cards-methodological-aspects-and-ranking-tasks
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Katharina Schmidt, Ana Babac, Frédéric Pauer, Kathrin Damm, J-Matthias von der Schulenburg
BACKGROUND: Identifying patient priorities and preference measurements have gained importance as patients claim a more active role in health care decision making. Due to the variety of existing methods, it is challenging to define an appropriate method for each decision problem. This study demonstrates the impact of the non-standardized Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method on priorities, and compares it with Best-Worst-Scaling (BWS) and ranking card methods. METHODS: We investigated AHP results for different Consistency Ratio (CR) thresholds, aggregation methods, and sensitivity analyses...
December 2016: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843301/examining-patient-preferences-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-a-discrete-choice-approach
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Rieke Alten, Klaus Krüger, Julian Rellecke, Julia Schiffner-Rohe, Olaf Behmer, Guido Schiffhorst, Hans-Dieter Nolting
BACKGROUND: Biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) used in second-line treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are administered parenterally. However, so-called targeted synthetic DMARDs (tsDMARDs) - developed more recently - offer alternative (ie, oral) administration forms in second-line treatment. Since bDMARDs and tsDMARDs can be regarded as equal in terms of efficacy, the present study examines whether such characteristics as route of administration drive RA patients' treatment choice...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812117/identification-and-prioritization-of-important-attributes-of-disease-modifying-drugs-in-decision-making-among-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-nominal-group-technique-and-best-worst-scaling
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Ingrid E H Kremer, Silvia M A A Evers, Peter J Jongen, Trudy van der Weijden, Ilona van de Kolk, Mickaël Hiligsmann
OBJECTIVES: Understanding the preferences of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) for disease-modifying drugs and involving these patients in clinical decision making can improve the concordance between medical decisions and patient values and may, subsequently, improve adherence to disease-modifying drugs. This study aims first to identify which characteristics-or attributes-of disease-modifying drugs influence patients´ decisions about these treatments and second to quantify the attributes' relative importance among patients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806156/reliability-and-photographic-equivalency-of-the-scar-cosmesis-assessment-and-rating-scar-scale-an-outcome-measure-for-postoperative-scars
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Jonathan Kantor
Importance: Until recently, no ideal valid, feasible, and reliable scar scale existed to effectively assess the quality of postoperative linear scars. The Scar Cosmesis Assessment and Rating (SCAR) scale was developed and validated as a tool to assess the quality of postoperative scars in clinical and research settings. Objective: To assess the reliability of using photographs in lieu of live patient scar rating assessments, and to determine the interrater and intrarater reliability of the SCAR scale...
November 2, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798814/a-latent-class-analysis-to-identify-variation-in-caregivers-preferences-for-their-child-s-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-treatment-do-stated-preferences-match-current-treatment
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Xinyi Ng, John F P Bridges, Melissa M Ross, Emily Frosch, Gloria Reeves, Charles E Cunningham, Susan dosReis
OBJECTIVES: To investigate variation in caregiver preferences for their child's attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) care and to determine if their stated preferences align with current care management. METHODS: Caregivers of a child aged 4-14 years and in care for ADHD were recruited from pediatric outpatient clinics and advocacy groups across the state of Maryland. Participants completed a survey collecting demographics, the child's treatment, and caregiver preferences-elicited using a best-worst scaling experiment (case 2)...
October 31, 2016: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790243/the-effect-of-spinal-tap-test-on-different-sensory-modalities-of-postural-stability-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Katrin Abram, Silvia Bohne, Peter Bublak, Panagiota Karvouniari, Carsten M Klingner, Otto W Witte, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, Hubertus Axer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Postural instability in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a most crucial symptom leading to falls with secondary complications. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of spinal tap on postural stability in these patients. METHODS: Seventeen patients with clinical symptoms of NPH were examined using gait scale, computerized dynamic posturography (CDP), and neuropsychological assessment. Examinations were done before and after spinal tap test...
September 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783797/quality-of-life-related-factors-for-parents-of-children-with-hearing-loss
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Cristhiene Montone Nunes Ramires, Fátima Cristina Alves Branco-Barreiro, Érica Toledo Piza Peluso
Hearing loss among children, particularly those with severe and profound hearing impairment, has an effect on their communication and development, which in turn can have a significant impact on their parents. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of life of parents of children with hearing loss and identify the associated factors. A cross-sectional study was carried out involving parents of children that went through phonoaudiological therapy at a public university clinic in the city of São Paulo. The research instruments used were: the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument, Short Form (WHOQOL-bref), the Social Support Questionnaire 6 (SSQ-6) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12)...
October 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770833/handling-missing-items-in-the-hospital-anxiety-and-depression-scale-hads-a-simulation-study
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Melanie L Bell, Diane L Fairclough, Mallorie H Fiero, Phyllis N Butow
BACKGROUND: The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a widely used questionnaire in health research, but there is little guidance on how to handle missing items. We aimed to investigate approaches to handling item non-response, varying sample size, proportion of subjects with missing items, proportion of missing items per subject, and the missingness mechanism. METHODS: We performed a simulation study based on anxiety and depression data among cancer survivors and patients...
October 22, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762599/dose-reduction-in-tomosynthesis-of-the-wrist
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Anton S Becker, Katharina Martini, Kai Higashigaito, Roman Guggenberger, Gustav Andreisek, Thomas Frauenfelder
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to quantitatively and qualitatively determine the impact of radiation dose reduction on the image noise and quality of tomosynthesis studies of the wrist. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Imaging of six cadaver wrists was performed with tomosynthesis in anteroposterior position at a tube voltage of 60 kV and tube current of 80 mA and subsequently at 60 or 50 kV with different tube currents of 80, 40, or 32 mA. Dose-area products (DAP) were obtained from the electronically logged protocol...
October 20, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733903/impaired-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-allergy-to-staple-foods
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Jennifer Lisa Penner Protudjer, Sven-Arne Jansson, Roelinde Middelveld, Eva Östblom, Sven-Erik Dahlén, Marianne Heibert Arnlind, Ulf Bengtsson, Ingrid Kallström-Bengtsson, Birgitta Marklund, Georgios Rentzos, Ann-Charlotte Sundqvist, Johanna Åkerström, Staffan Ahlstedt
BACKGROUND: Cow's milk, hen's egg and wheat are staple foods in a typical western diet. Despite the ubiquity of these foods, the impact of staple food allergy on health-related quality of life (HRQL) amongst adolescents is incompletely understood. The aims of this study were to make use of the Swedish version of EuroPrevall's disease-specific food allergy quality of life questionnaire-teenager form (FAQLQ-TF) and to investigate the association between objectively-diagnosed staple food allergy and HRQL amongst adolescents...
2016: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728987/pathophysiology-assessment-and-management-of-multiple-sclerosis-fatigue-an-update
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Mariarosa Rottoli, Sara La Gioia, Barbara Frigeni, Valeria Barcella
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, affecting almost 80% of patients with 55% of them reporting it as one of the worst symptoms experienced, often independently of the level of disability. Areas covered: We review the main pathophysiological hypothesis, fatigue assessment scales, and its management. Expert commentary: Fatigue pathophysiology is complex and is often influenced by other secondary but relevant factors (e.g. psychological disturbances, musculoskeletal problems, sleep disorders and medication side effects) which may vary over time...
October 11, 2016: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723469/asymmetric-information-and-user-orientation-in-general-practice-exploring-the-agency-relationship-in-a-best-worst-scaling-study
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Line Bjørnskov Pedersen, Stephane Hess, Trine Kjær
This study uses a best-worst scaling experiment to test whether general practitioners (GPs) act as perfect agents for the patients in the consultation; and if not, whether this is due to asymmetric information and/or other motivations than user orientation. Survey data were collected from 775 GPs and 1379 Danish citizens eliciting preferences for a consultation. Sequential models allowing for within-person preference heterogeneity and heteroskedasticity between best and worst choices were estimated. We show that GPs do not always act as perfect agents and that this non-alignment stems from GPs being both unable and unwilling to do so...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716373/real-time-point-of-care-microcirculatory-assessment-of-shock-design-rationale-and-application-of-the-point-of-care-microcirculation-poem-tool
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David N Naumann, Clare Mellis, Shamus L G Husheer, Philip Hopkins, Jon Bishop, Mark J Midwinter, Sam D Hutchings
BACKGROUND: Despite over a decade of research and technological advances, sublingual microcirculatory monitoring has not yet reached clinical utility. Offline analysis is time consuming and occurs away from the patient. A system to assess the microcirculation at the point of care is desirable. We present a novel 5-point grading system (the point of care microcirculation (POEM) scoring system) that can be used at the point of care during non-invasive sublingual microcirculatory monitoring...
September 30, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704297/a-large-survey-among-european-trainees-in-clinical-microbiology-and-infectious-disease-on-training-systems-and-training-adequacy-identifying-the-gaps-and-suggesting-improvements
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E Yusuf, D S Y Ong, A Martin-Quiros, C Skevaki, J Cortez, K Dedić, A E Maraolo, D Dušek, P J Maver, M Sanguinetti, E Tacconelli
The purpose of this investigation was to perform a survey among European clinical microbiology (CM) and infectious disease (ID) trainees on training satisfaction, training tools, and competency assessment. An online, anonymous survey in the English language was carried out between April and July 2015. There were 25 questions: seven in a 5-point Likert scale (1: worst scenario, 5: best scenario) and the remainder as closed multiple-choice questions in five areas (satisfaction, adequacy, system, mentorship, and evaluation of training)...
October 4, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678137/-simulation-based-training-and-or-apprenticeship-for-medical-students-a%C3%A2-prospective-randomized-single-blind-study-of-clinical-skills
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T Ott, I Schmidtmann, T Limbach, P F Gottschling, H Buggenhagen, S Kurz, G Pestel
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based training (SBT) has developed into an established method of medical training. Studies focusing on the education of medical students have used simulation as an evaluation tool for defined skills. A small number of studies provide evidence that SBT improves medical students' skills in the clinical setting. Moreover, they were strictly limited to a few areas, such as the diagnosis of heart murmurs or the correct application of cricoid pressure. Other studies could not prove adequate transferability from the skills gained in SBT to the patient site...
September 27, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665228/measuring-the-health-related-sustainable-development-goals-in-188-countries-a-baseline-analysis-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: In September, 2015, the UN General Assembly established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs specify 17 universal goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators leading up to 2030. We provide an analysis of 33 health-related SDG indicators based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015). METHODS: We applied statistical methods to systematically compiled data to estimate the performance of 33 health-related SDG indicators for 188 countries from 1990 to 2015...
October 8, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662576/radiation-dose-comparison-between-70-kvp-and-100-kvp-with-spectral-beam-shaping-for-non-contrast-enhanced-pediatric-chest-computed-tomography-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Meike Weis, Thomas Henzler, John W Nance, Holger Haubenreisser, Mathias Meyer, Sonja Sudarski, Stefan O Schoenberg, K Wolfgang Neff, Claudia Hagelstein
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective randomized controlled study was to compare 2 techniques for radiation dose reduction in non-contrast-enhanced pediatric chest computed tomography (CT): low peak kilovoltage imaging at 70 kVp and spectral beam shaping at 100 kVp using a dedicated tin filter (100-kVp Sn). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All chest CT examinations were performed on a third-generation dual-source CT system (SOMATOM Force; Siemens Healthineers, Germany). Fifty children (mean age, 6...
September 22, 2016: Investigative Radiology
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