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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429290/association-of-long-term-patterns-of-depressive-symptoms-and-attention-executive-function-among-older-men-with-and-without-human-immunodeficiency-virus
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Nicole M Armstrong, Pamela J Surkan, Glenn J Treisman, Ned C Sacktor, Michael R Irwin, Linda A Teplin, Ron Stall, Eileen M Martin, James T Becker, Cynthia Munro, Andrew J Levine, Lisa P Jacobson, Alison G Abraham
Older HIV-infected men are at higher risk for both depression and cognitive impairments, compared to HIV-uninfected men. We evaluated the association between longitudinal patterns of depressive symptoms and attention/executive function in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men aged 50+ years to understand whether HIV infection influenced the long-term effect of depression on attention/executive function. Responses to the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale and attention/executive function tests (Trail Making Test Part B and Symbol Digit Modalities Test) were collected semiannually from May 1986 to April 2015 in 1611 men...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421243/assessment-of-70-kev-virtual-monoenergetic-spectral-images-in-abdominal-ct-imaging-a-comparison-study-to-conventional-polychromatic-120-kvp-images
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Negin Rassouli, Hamid Chalian, Prabhakar Rajiah, Amar Dhanantwari, Luis Landeras
PURPOSE: To evaluate the image quality of 70-keV virtual monoenergetic (monoE) abdominal CT images compared to 120-kVp polychromatic images generated from a spectral detector CT (SDCT) scanner. METHODS: This prospective study included generation of a 120-kVp polychromatic dataset and a 70-keV virtual monoE dataset after a single contrast-enhanced CT acquisition on a SDCT scanner (Philips Healthcare) during portal venous phase. The attenuation values (HU), noise, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) were measured in the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney, aorta, portal vein, and muscle...
April 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419385/development-and-feasibility-of-a-group-based-therapeutic-yoga-program-for-women-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
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Alison J Huang, Tami S Rowen, Priscilla Abercrombie, Leslee L Subak, Michael Schembri, Traci Plaut, Maria T Chao
Objective.:  To develop a group-based therapeutic yoga program for women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and explore the effects of this program on pain severity, sexual function, and well-being. Methods.:  A yoga therapy program for CPP was developed by a multidisciplinary panel of clinicians, researchers, and yoga consultants. Women reporting moderate to severe pelvic pain for at least six months were recruited into a single-arm trial. Participants attended twice weekly group classes focusing on Iyengar-based yoga techniques and were instructed to practice yoga at home an hour a week for six weeks...
April 15, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416027/pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-treatment-preferences-of-healthcare-professionals-and-proxies-for-challenging-behaviors-in-patients-with-dementia
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Sarah I Janus, Jeannette G van Manen, Janine A van Til, Sytse U Zuidema, Maarten J IJzerman
BACKGROUND: Prescribing antipsychotics to patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms is a matter of concern. Physicians have to make treatment decisions for patients with dementia together with proxies and/or nurses. However, it is unknown whether physicians, nurses, and proxies' treatment preferences are aligned; hence this study. METHODS: Sixteen treatment attributes were selected to elicit the preferences of physicians and nurses. Ten of these attributes were used for the proxies...
April 18, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412569/a-comparison-of-the-abilities-of-the-usle-m-rusle2-and-wepp-to-model-event-erosion-from-bare-fallow-areas
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P I A Kinnell
Traditionally, the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and the revised version of it (RUSLE) have been applied to predicting the long term average soil loss produced by rainfall erosion in many parts of the world. Overtime, it has been recognized that there is a need to predict soil losses over shorter time scales and this has led to the development of WEPP and RUSLE2 which can be used to predict soil losses generated by individual rainfall events. Data currently exists that enables the RUSLE2, WEPP and the USLE-M to estimate historic soil losses from bare fallow runoff and soil loss plots recorded in the USLE database...
April 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404067/continuous-wound-infiltration-versus-epidural-analgesia-after-hepato-pancreato-biliary-surgery-pop-up-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-non-inferiority-trial
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Timothy H Mungroop, Denise P Veelo, Olivier R Busch, Susan van Dieren, Thomas M van Gulik, Tom M Karsten, Steve M de Castro, Marc B Godfried, Bram Thiel, Markus W Hollmann, Philipp Lirk, Marc G Besselink
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia is the international standard for pain treatment in abdominal surgery. Although some studies have advocated continuous wound infiltration with local anaesthetics, robust evidence is lacking, especially on patient-reported outcome measures. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of continuous wound infiltration in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. METHODS: In this randomised controlled, open label, non-inferiority trial (POP-UP), we enrolled adult patients undergoing hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery by subcostal or midline laparotomy in two Dutch hospitals...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394874/a-typology-for-charting-socioeconomic-mortality-gradients-go-south-west
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Tony Blakely, George Disney, June Atkinson, Andrea Teng, Johan P Mackenbach
BACKGROUND: Holistic depiction of time-trends in average mortality rates, and absolute and relative inequalities, is challenging. METHODS: We outline a typology for situations with falling average mortality rates (m↓; e.g. cardiovascular disease), rates stable over time (m-; e.g. some cancers), and increasing average mortality rates (m↑; e.g. suicide in some contexts). If we consider inequality trends on both the absolute (a) and relative (r) scales, there are 13 possible combination of m, a, and r trends over time...
April 5, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385173/novel-augmentation-strategies-in-major-depression
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Klaus Martiny
Hypothesis The hypotheses of all the four included studies share the common idea that it is possible to augment the effect of antidepressant drug treatment by applying different interventions and with each intervention attain a clinically meaningful better effect compared to a control condition, and with minor side effects, thus improving the short- and medium-term outcome in major depression. Procedures Study design The basic study design has been the double blind randomised controlled trial (RCT). In the light therapy study, all patients were treated with sertraline for the whole of the study duration...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373799/adaptation-to-turkish-and-reliability-study-of-the-revised-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-functional-rating-scale-alsfrs-r
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Filiz Koç, Mehmet Balal, Turgay Demir, Z Nazan Alparslan, Yakup Sarica
INTRODUCTION: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disease characterized by progressive degeneration of the motor neurons. It is difficult to define the severity of the clinical findings of this destructive disease owing to its rapid progression, which presents serious alterations in a short time even in the same patient. The present study was designed to evaulate the validity of the Turkish version of the Revised Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R), which has been used in various countries for measuring the functional status of ALS patients...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368301/downscaling-land-surface-temperature-in-complex-regions-by-using-multiple-scale-factors-with-adaptive-thresholds
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Yingbao Yang, Xiaolong Li, Xin Pan, Yong Zhang, Chen Cao
Many downscaling algorithms have been proposed to address the issue of coarse-resolution land surface temperature (LST) derived from available satellite-borne sensors. However, few studies have focused on improving LST downscaling in urban areas with several mixed surface types. In this study, LST was downscaled by a multiple linear regression model between LST and multiple scale factors in mixed areas with three or four surface types. The correlation coefficients (CCs) between LST and the scale factors were used to assess the importance of the scale factors within a moving window...
April 1, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360809/social-cognition-in-schizophrenia-patients-and-their-first-degree-relatives
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Rukiye Ay, Ömer Böke, Ozan Pazvantoğlu, Ahmet Rıfat Şahin, Gökhan Sarisoy, Ali Cezmi Arik, Hatice Güz
INTRODUCTION: Social cognition is a person's ability to configure the designs of relationships between themselves and others and to use these designs to guide social behaviors in a flexible manner. The models that are the most studied and describe social cognition are the theory of mind (ToM) and emotion recognition. This study was aimed to detect ToM and emotion recognition disorders in schizophrenia patients and their first-degree relatives. METHODS: Thirty schizophrenia patients in remission, the first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients (n=30), and 30 healthy volunteers who were paired with the patients in terms of age and duration of education were included in the study...
December 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332040/edinburgh-cognitive-and-behavioural-als-screen-ecas-italian-version-regression-based-norms-and-equivalent-scores
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Mattia Siciliano, Luigi Trojano, Francesca Trojsi, Roberta Greco, Manuela Santoro, Giuseppe Basile, Fausta Piscopo, Alfonsina D'Iorio, Manila Patrone, Cinzia Femiano, Mariarosaria Monsurrò, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Gabriella Santangelo
Cognitive assessment for individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) can be difficult because of frequent occurrence of difficulties with speech, writing, and drawing. The Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) is a recent multi-domain neuropsychological screening tool specifically devised for this purpose, and it assesses the following domains: executive functions, social cognition, verbal fluency and language (ALS-specific), but also memory and visuospatial abilities (Non-ALS specific)...
March 22, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291891/effect-of-inpatient-rehabilitation-vs-a-monitored-home-based-program-on-mobility-in-patients-with-total-knee-arthroplasty-the-hiho-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mark A Buhagiar, Justine M Naylor, Ian A Harris, Wei Xuan, Friedbert Kohler, Rachael Wright, Renee Fortunato
Importance: Formal rehabilitation programs, including inpatient programs, are often assumed to optimize recovery among patients after undergoing total knee arthroplasty. However, these programs have not been compared with any outpatient or home-based programs. Objective: To determine whether 10 days of inpatient rehabilitation followed by a monitored home-based program after total knee arthroplasty provided greater improvements than a monitored home-based program alone in mobility, function, and quality of life...
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286592/opinions-and-preferences-of-british-columbia-pharmacists-and-physicians-on-medication-management-services
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Nicole W Tsao, Amir Khakban, Louise Gastonguay, Zafar Zafari, Larry D Lynd, Carlo A Marra
BACKGROUND: Medication management (MM) services are being provided by pharmacists across Canada in various forms, but pharmacist-physician collaboration is still not a routine practice in most jurisdictions. This survey aimed to gather pharmacists' and physicians' opinions and preferences for MM provision. METHODS: Two parallel, cross-sectional online surveys, including best-worst scaling tasks, were designed for pharmacists and physicians in British Columbia to capture and compare their preferences for a number of attributes of MM...
January 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277296/botox-a-injection-of-salivary-glands-for-drooling
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Ana Alvarenga, Miguel Campos, Mariana Dias, Lina Melão, José Estevão-Costa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Drooling is a challenging entity to manage. Botulinum toxin A (BOTOX-A) infiltration of salivary glands is a promising alternative to surgical treatment. This study aims to assess the outcome of BOTOX-A salivary glands infiltration in children with drooling. METHODS: Patients treated between January 2012 and March 2015 were enrolled. BOTOX-A was injected in the parotid and submandibular glands under ultrasound control and general inhalational anesthesia...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264748/factors-associated-with-patient-reported-subjective-well-being-among-advanced-lung-or-non-colonic-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients
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Sriram Yennurajalingam, Yu Jung Kim, Yi Zhang, Jichan Park, Joseph Arthur, Gary B Chisholm, Janet L Williams, Eduardo Bruera
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with a feeling of well-being using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS)-Feeling of Well-Being item (ESAS-FWB; where 0 = best and 10 = worst) among advanced lung or non-colonic gastrointestinal cancer patients who were referred to an outpatient palliative care clinic (OPCC). We also examined the association of performance on the ESAS-FWB with overall survival (OS). METHOD: We reviewed the records of consecutive patients with incurable advanced lung cancer and non-colonic gastrointestinal cancer presenting to an OPCC from 1 January 2008 through to 31 December 2013...
March 7, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218967/representation-of-critical-natural-capital-in-china
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Yihe Lü, Liwei Zhang, Yuan Zeng, Bojie Fu, Charlotte Whitham, Shuguang Liu, Bingfang Wu
Traditional means of assessing representativeness of conservation value in protected areas depend on measures of structural biodiversity. The effectiveness of priority conservation areas at representing critical natural capital (CNC) (i.e., an essential and renewable subset of natural capital) remains largely unknown. We analyzed the representativeness of CNC-conservation priority areas in national nature reserves (i.e., nature reserves under jurisdiction of the central government with large spatial distribution across the provinces) in China with a new biophysical-based composite indicator approach...
February 20, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212954/evaluation-of-copd-treatments-a-multicriteria-decision-analysis-of-aclidinium-and-tiotropium-in-the-united-states
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Kevin Marsh, Erica Zaiser, Panagiotis Orfanos, Suzanne Salverda, Teresa Wilcox, Shawn Sun, Shailja Dixit
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of the use of aclidinium bromide and tiotropium bromide for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often concentrate on key end points (exacerbations) at the expense of other benefits and risks. Multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) can help overcome this by using stakeholder preferences to combine multiple end points into an overall value estimate. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of aclidinium bromide twice daily via Pressair™ (AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Wilmington, DE) and of tiotropium once daily via HandiHaler(®) (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc...
January 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183396/denheart-differences-in-physical-and-mental-health-across-cardiac-diagnoses-at-hospital-discharge
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Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Trine Bernholdt Rasmussen, Lars Thrysoee, Astrid Lauberg, Britt Borregaard, Anne Vinggaard Christensen, Ola Ekholm, Knud Juel, Jette Rolf Svanholm
OBJECTIVE: To describe: (i) differences in patient reported physical and mental health outcomes at hospital discharge between a) cardiac diagnostic groups and b) cardiac patients and a national representative reference population and to describe (ii) in-hospital predicting factors for patient reported outcomes. METHODS: A national cross-sectional survey combined with national register data. From April 2013 to April 2014 all patients (n=34,564) discharged or transferred from one of five Danish Heart Centres were invited to participate...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170431/bedside-or-not-bedside-evaluation-of-patient-satisfaction-in-intensive-medical-rehabilitation-wards
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Christophe Luthy, Patricia Francis Gerstel, Angela Pugliesi, Valérie Piguet, Anne-Françoise Allaz, Christine Cedraschi
BACKGROUND: Concerns that bedside presentation (BsP) rounds could make patients uncomfortable led many residency programs to move daily rounds outside the patients' room (OsPR). We performed a prospective quasi-experimental controlled study measuring the effect of these two approaches on patient satisfaction. METHODS: Patient satisfaction was measured using the Picker questionnaire (PiQ). Results are expressed in problematic percentage scores scaled from 0 = best-100 = worst...
2017: PloS One
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