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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334475/abandonment-of-assistive-products-assessing-abandonment-levels-and-factors-that-impact-on-it
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André T Sugawara, Vinícius D Ramos, Fábio M Alfieri, Linamara R Battistella
PURPOSE: To investigate the levels and factors that influence the abandonment of assistive products by users of a local reference rehabilitation center. METHODS: This observational study involved users who received services and assistive products provided by our center of rehabilitation. Users were identified using the records of the center and their responses about the abandonment were collected through face-to-face interviews. RESULTS: The abandonment level of assistive products was 19...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332631/treatment-utilization-and-barriers-to-treatment-among-individuals-with-olfactory-reference-syndrome-ors
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Jennifer L Greenberg, Noah C Berman, Valerie Braddick, Rachel Schwartz, Suraj S Mothi, Sabine Wilhelm
OBJECTIVE: Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) is characterized by a preoccupation that one is emitting a foul or offensive odor. Despite the profound psychosocial impact of ORS, many patients do not receive appropriate treatment, and there is no empirical research on treatment-seeking behavior in ORS. This study investigated treatment utilization patterns and barriers to treatment in individuals with ORS. METHOD: 253 subjects completed an online survey between January-March 2010...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331743/preliminary-investigation-of-human-exhaled-breath-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis-by-multidimensional-gas-chromatography-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-and-machine-learning
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Marco Beccaria, Theodore R Mellors, Jacky S Petion, Christiaan A Rees, Mavra Nasir, Hannah K Systrom, Jean W Sairistil, Marc-Antoine Jean-Juste, Vanessa Rivera, Kerline Lavoile, Patrice Severe, Jean W Pape, Peter F Wright, Jane E Hill
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global public health malady that claims almost 1.8 million lives annually. Diagnosis of TB represents perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of tuberculosis control. Gold standards for diagnosis of active TB (culture and nucleic acid amplification) are sputum-dependent, however, in up to a third of TB cases, an adequate biological sputum sample is not readily available. The analysis of exhaled breath, as an alternative to sputum-dependent tests, has the potential to provide a simple, fast, and non-invasive, and ready-available diagnostic service that could positively change TB detection...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330606/the-associations-of-poor-psychiatric-well-being-among-incarcerated-men-with-injecting-drug-use-histories-in-victoria-australia
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Reece Cossar, Mark Stoové, Stuart A Kinner, Paul Dietze, Campbell Aitken, Michael Curtis, Amy Kirwan, James R P Ogloff
BACKGROUND: Dual substance dependence and psychiatric and psychological morbidities are overrepresented in prison populations and associated with reoffending. In the context of an increasing prison population in Australia, investigating the needs of vulnerable people in prison with a dual diagnosis can help inform in-prison screening and treatment and improve prison and community service integration and continuation of care. In this study we quantified psychiatric well-being in a sample of people in prison with a history of injecting drug use in Victoria, Australia, and identified factors associated with this outcome...
January 13, 2018: Health & Justice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327339/electronic-registry-for-the-management-of-childhood-obesity-in-greece
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Penio Kassari, Panagiotis Papaioannou, Antonis Billiris, Haralampos Karanikas, Stergiani Eleftheriou, Eleftherios Thireos, Yannis Manios, George P Chrousos, Evangelia Charmandari
BACKGROUND: Obesity in childhood and adolescence represents a major health problem in our century. In Greece, more than 30-35% of children and adolescents are either overweight or obese. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using information and communication technologies, we developed a "National Registry for the Prevention and Management of Overweight and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence" for guidance and training of Pediatricians and General Practitioners. The application supports interoperability with other national infrastructures and multi-layered security spanning preventive, detective and administrative controls...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327216/dental-erosion-prevalence-and-risk-factors-among-a-group-of-adolescents-in-stockholm-county
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M Skalsky Jarkander, M Grindefjord, K Carlstedt
AIMS: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of dental erosion (DE) among a group of adolescents in Stockholm County. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross sectional cohort study was conducted at three clinics of the Public Dental Service in Stockholm County. Fifteen and 17 year old adolescents (1335) who scheduled their regular dental health examination were asked to participate. After drop-outs a sample of 1071 individuals, 547 males and 524 females were enrolled in the study...
January 11, 2018: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325552/health-care-access-for-rural-youth-on-equal-terms-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol-in-northern-sweden
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Isabel Goicolea, Dean Carson, Miguel San Sebastian, Monica Christianson, Maria Wiklund, Anna-Karin Hurtig
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this paper is to propose a protocol for researching the impact of rural youth health service strategies on health care access. There has been no published comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of youth health strategies in rural areas, and there is no clearly articulated model of how such assessments might be conducted. The protocol described here aims to gather information to; i) Assess rural youth access to health care according to their needs, ii) Identify and understand the strategies developed in rural areas to promote youth access to health care, and iii) Propose actions for further improvement...
January 11, 2018: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325520/factors-associated-with-low-patient-satisfaction-in-out-of-hours-primary-care-in-denmark-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Mette Tranberg, Peter Vedsted, Bodil Hammer Bech, Morten Bondo Christensen, Søren Birkeland, Grete Moth
BACKGROUND: Low patient satisfaction with the quality of out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) has been linked with several individual and organizational factors. However, findings have been ambiguous and may not apply to the Danish out-of-hours (OOH) setting in which general practitioners (GPs) perform the initial telephone triage. This study aimed to identify patient-related, GP-related and organizational factors associated with low patient satisfaction. METHODS: The study was based on data from a 1-year population-based survey of OOH-PC (LV-KOS) in the Central Denmark Region in 2010-2011...
January 11, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325439/quit-outcomes-and-program-utilization-by-mode-of-entry-among-clients-enrolling-in-a-quitline
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Uma S Nair, Ryan C Reikowsky, Betsy C Wertheim, Cynthia A Thomson, Judith S Gordon
PURPOSE: To investigate how mode of entry into a quitline influences program utilization and quit outcomes among clients seeking cessation services. DESIGN: This is a retrospective analysis of clients receiving quitline services from January 2011 to June 2016. SETTING: The study was conducted at the Arizona Smokers' Helpline. PARTICIPANTS: Enrolled clients completed a 7-month follow-up (N = 18 650). MEASURES: The independent variable was referral mode of entry (ie, proactive, passive, and self-referral)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325097/barriers-to-health-care-services-for-migrants-living-with-hiv-in-spain
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Patricia Ndumbi, J Del Romero, F Pulido, M Velasco Arribas, F Dronda, J Ramón Blanco Ramos, P García de Olalla, I Ocaña, J Belda-Ibañez, J Del Amo, D Álvarez-Del Arco
Background: In Spain, migrants are disproportionately affected by HIV and experience high rates of late diagnosis. We investigated barriers to health care access among migrants living with HIV (MLWH) in Spain. Methods: Cross sectional electronic survey of 765 adult HIV-positive migrants recruited within 18 health care settings between July 2013 and July 2015. We collected epidemiological, demographic, behavioral and clinical data. We estimated the prevalence and risk factors of self-reported barriers to health care using multivariable logistic regression...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324990/weight-gain-after-smoking-cessation-does-not-modify-its-protective-effect-on-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke-evidence-from-a-cohort-study-of-men
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Kyuwoong Kim, Sang Min Park, Kiheon Lee
Aims: This study aimed to investigate the association between smoking cessation, post-cessation body mass index (BMI) change and risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke in men. Methods and results: A prospective cohort study using the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) data set collected from 2002 to 2013 was implemented. Based on the first (2002-03) and second (2004-05) NHIS health check-up periods, 108 242 men aged over 40 years without previous diagnoses of MI or stroke were grouped into sustained smokers, quitters with BMI gain, quitters without BMI change, quitters with BMI loss, and non-smokers...
January 6, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324858/mapping-the-geographical-distribution-of-podoconiosis-in-cameroon-using-parasitological-serological-and-clinical-evidence-to-exclude-other-causes-of-lymphedema
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Kebede Deribe, Amuam Andrew Beng, Jorge Cano, Abdel Jelil Njouendo, Jerome Fru-Cho, Abong Raphael Awah, Mathias Esum Eyong, Patrick W Chounna Ndongmo, Emanuele Giorgi, David M Pigott, Nick Golding, Rachel L Pullan, Abdisalan M Noor, Fikre Enquselassie, Christopher J L Murray, Simon J Brooker, Simon I Hay, Peter Enyong, Melanie J Newport, Samuel Wanji, Gail Davey
BACKGROUND: Podoconiosis is a non-filarial elephantiasis, which causes massive swelling of the lower legs. It was identified as a neglected tropical disease by WHO in 2011. Understanding of the geographical distribution of the disease is incomplete. As part of a global mapping of podoconiosis, this study was conducted in Cameroon to map the distribution of the disease. This mapping work will help to generate data on the geographical distribution of podoconiosis in Cameroon and contribute to the global atlas of podoconiosis...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324066/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-effects-of-caffeine-in-fatigued-shift-workers-implications-for-emergency-medical-services-personnel
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Jennifer L Temple, David Hostler, Christian Martin-Gill, Charity G Moore, Patricia M Weiss, Denisse J Sequeira, Joseph P Condle, Eddy S Lang, J Stephen Higgins, P Daniel Patterson
BACKGROUND: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers may experience fatigue as a consequence of shift work. We reviewed the literature to determine the impact of caffeine as a countermeasure to fatigue in EMS personnel and related shift workers. METHODS: We employed the GRADE methodology to perform a systematic literature review and search multiple databases for research that examined the impact of caffeine on outcomes of interest, such as patient and EMS personnel safety...
January 11, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323988/the-role-of-the-health-service-safety-investigations-body
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John Tingle
John Tingle, Associate Professor (Teaching and Scholarship), Nottingham Trent University, discusses the draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill, which will create a new body with far-reaching legal powers.
January 11, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323780/nurses-perceptions-on-the-overuse-of-health-services-a-qualitative-study
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Moriah E Ellen, Saritte Perlman
PURPOSE: To examine whether nurses in Israel think there is overuse of health services, the reasons behind the issue, and ways to reduce the overuse. DESIGN: This was a qualitative study using semistructured interviews. A convenience sample of community care nurses from health clinics across Israel was interviewed. Interviews focused on common areas of overuse, outcomes of overuse, causes of overuse, and potential ways to address the issue. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed thematically...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323554/insights-into-breast-cancer-screening-a-computer-simulation-of-two-contemporary-screening-strategies
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Kimbroe J Carter, Frank Castro, Roy N Morcos
OBJECTIVE: The debate over the value of screening mammography is rekindled with each new published study or guideline. Central to the discussion are the uncertainties about screening benefits and harms and the criteria used to assess them. Today, the magnitude of benefits for a population is less certain, and the evolving concept of harm has come to encompass false-positives (FPs), unnecessary biopsies, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. This study uses a Monte Carlo computer simulation to study the balance of benefits and harms of mammographic breast cancer screening for average-risk women...
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322830/waiting-for-multidisciplinary-chronic-pain-services-a-prospective-study-over-2-5%C3%A2-years
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Anne Lj Burke, Jane L Mathias, Linley A Denson
Despite many patients waiting more than 2 years for treatment at publicly funded multidisciplinary chronic pain services, waitlist studies rarely examine beyond 6 months. We investigated psychological adjustment and health-care utilisation of individuals ( N = 339) waiting ≤30 months for appointments at an Australian tertiary pain unit. Outcomes were relatively stable during the first 6 months, but long-term deteriorations in pain-related interference, distress and pain acceptance were evident, albeit with sex differences...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321701/psychotherapy-playing-the-three-monkeys-in-mental-health-service-provision
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Çiğdem Dereboy, Hakan Şenel, Cennet Şafak Öztürk, Mehmet Şakiroğlu, Mehmet Eskin
Introduction: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of sociodemographic variables on the knowledge of, demand for, and reception of psychotherapy as a treatment modality among psychiatric outpatients. Methods: Participants of the study were 240 psychiatric outpatients (170 females and 70 males). Data for mental health services were collected from a subgroup of 103 "experienced" patients (42.9%) having had received psychiatric help previously...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319496/geographic-variations-in-antibiotic-prescription-for-pediatric-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-south-korea
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Youn Jung, Hyemin Cho, Eunhee Ji, Eun-Ji Park, Sunmee Jang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the geographic differences in antibiotic prescription rates in pediatric upper respiratory tract infections (URI) patients in South Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a nationwide cross-sectional study using 228 administrative districts of Korea, which are the unit of analysis. Prescription rate of antibiotics, the outcome variable, was measured as the proportion of antibiotic prescription days out of total visit days for the treatment of acute URIs using National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) claims data for 2012...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318283/screening-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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John Dunn, Nora B Henrikson, Caitlin C Morrison, Paula R Blasi, Matt Nguyen, Jennifer S Lin
Importance: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), a spinal curvature of 10° or more, is the most common form of scoliosis, with a prevalence of 1% to 3%. Curves progress in approximately two-thirds of patients with AIS before skeletal maturity, and large curves (>50°) may be associated with adverse health outcomes. Objective: To systematically review evidence on benefits and harms of AIS screening for the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Data Sources: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, ERIC, PubMed, CINAHL, and relevant systematic reviews were searched for studies published from January 1966 to October 20, 2016; studies included in a previous USPSTF report were also reviewed...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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