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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107163/should-us-physicians-support-the-decriminalization-of-commercial-sex
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Emily F Rothman
According to the World Health Organization, "commercial sex" is the exchange of money or goods for sexual services, and this term can be applied to both consensual and nonconsensual exchanges. Some nonconsensual exchanges qualify as human trafficking. Whether the form of commercial sex that is also known as prostitution should be decriminalized is being debated contentiously around the world, in part because the percentage of commercial sex exchanges that are consensual as opposed to nonconsensual, or trafficked, is unknown...
January 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104417/the-longitudinal-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-trial-outcomes-from-months-6-12
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Michael Wall, Mark J Kupersmith, Matthew J Thurtell, Heather E Moss, Elizabeth Ann Moss, Peggy Auinger
PURPOSE: To determine whether the beneficial effects of acetazolamide (ACZ) in improving vision at 6 months continues to month 12 in participants of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT). DESIGN: non-randomized clinical study METHODS: In the IIHTT, subjects were randomly assigned to placebo-plus-diet or maximally tolerated dosage of acetazolamide-plus-diet. At 6 months subjects transitioned from study drug to ACZ. This resulted in the following groups 1) ACZ to ACZ; n = 34; 2) placebo to ACZ; n = 35; 3) ACZ to no treatment; n = 16; and 4) placebo to no treatment; n = 11...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102488/performance-and-side-effects-of-supplementation-with-n-acetylcysteine-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kate Rhodes, Andrea Braakhuis
BACKGROUND: N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is a promising antioxidant supplement with potential as an acute strategy to enhance performance in elite sport, but there are concerns about its side effects with high doses. OBJECTIVE: To review the current literature and evaluate the effects of NAC supplementation on sport performance and the risk of adverse effects. METHODS: The literature up to May 2016 was searched on MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, SPORTDiscus, Google Scholar and Scopus databases to identify all studies investigating the effects of NAC supplementation on exercise performance and/or side effects experienced...
January 19, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096027/work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-primary-health-care-nurses
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Tânia Ribeiro, Florentino Serranheira, Helena Loureiro
BACKGROUND: Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) constitute a serious occupational health problem among registered nurses (RN) all around the world. Its prevalence is mainly associated with nurses' high physical demands that still remain poorly studied in primary health care (PHC). PURPOSE: To describe nurses' self-reported symptoms of WRMSDs (mainly discomfort and pain) in PHC, featuring the main work tasks that may have risk factors for its development...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095724/reverse-hybrid-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Helge Wangen, Leif I Havelin, Anne M Fenstad, Geir Hallan, Ove Furnes, Alma B Pedersen, Søren Overgaard, Johan Kärrholm, Göran Garellick, Keijo Mäkelä, Antti Eskelinen, Lars Nordsletten
Background and purpose - The use of a cemented cup together with an uncemented stem in total hip arthroplasty (THA) has become popular in Norway and Sweden during the last decade. The results of this prosthetic concept, reverse hybrid THA, have been sparsely described. The Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA) has already published 2 papers describing results of reverse hybrid THAs in different age groups. Based on data collected over 2 additional years, we wanted to perform in depth analyses of not only the reverse hybrid concept but also of the different cup/stem combinations used...
January 18, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094865/long-term-side-effects-on-the-temporomandibular-joints-and-orofacial-function-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-treated-with-a-mandibular-advancement-device
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Sofie W Knappe, Merete Bakke, Palle Svanholt, Arne Petersson, Liselotte Sonnesen
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in long-term treatment with a mandibular advancement device (MAD) to increase the upper airway space, may develop changes in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the orofacial function due to the protruded jaw position during sleep. The aim was to investigate the influence of long-term MAD treatment on the TMJs, orofacial function and occlusion. This prospective study included 30 men and 13 women (median age 54) with OSA (Apnoea-Hypopnoea Index (AHI): 7-57). They were examined with the Nordic Orofacial Test Screening (NOT-S), the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) of the TMJs...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094015/a-nordic-multicenter-survey-of-long-term-bowel-function-after-transanal-endorectal-pull-through-in-200-patients-with-rectosigmoid-hirschsprung-disease
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Kristin Bjørnland, Mikko P Pakarinen, Pernilla Stenstrøm, Kjetil J Stensrud, Malla Neuvonen, Anna L Granström, Christina Graneli, Are H Pripp, Einar Arnbjörnsson, Ragnhild Emblem, Tomas Wester, Risto J Rintala
OBJECTIVE: Transanal endorectal pull-through (ERPT) is the most popular technique to treat Hirschsprung disease (HD). Still, there is limited knowledge on long-term bowel function. This cross-sectional, multicenter study assessed long-term bowel function in a large HD population and examined predictors of poor outcome. METHODS: Patients older than four years or their parents filled out a validated questionnaire on bowel function. Clinical details were recorded retrospectively from medical records...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091806/gout-in-immigrant-groups-a-cohort-study-in-sweden
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Per Wändell, Axel C Carlsson, Xinjun Li, Danijela Gasevic, Johan Ärnlöv, Martin J Holzmann, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
Our aim was to study the association between country of birth and incidence of gout in different immigrant groups in Sweden. The study population included the whole population of Sweden. Gout was defined as having at least one registered diagnosis in the National Patient Register. The association between incidence of gout and country of birth was assessed by Cox regression, with hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI), using Swedish-born individuals as referents. All models were conducted in both men and women, and the full model was adjusted for age, place of residence in Sweden, educational level, marital status, neighbourhood socio-economic status and co-morbidities...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079554/latest-evidence-on-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-vs-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-stenosis-in-high-and-intermediate-risk-patients
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Fabien Praz, George C M Siontis, Subodh Verma, Stephan Windecker, Peter Jüni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to summarize the current evidence supporting the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in high and intermediate-risk patients. The focus is on the five randomized controlled trials comparing TAVI with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) published to date, as well as two recent meta-analyses. RECENT FINDINGS: TAVI has profoundly transformed the treatment of elderly patients presenting with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079403/orofacial-function-and-monitoring-of-oral-care-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Birgitta Bergendal, Anita McAllister
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to assess orofacial function and monitor oral care in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to maintain oral comfort and oral health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case series of 14 patients newly diagnosed with ALS accepted to participate in a quality improvement project. After initial examinations, baseline oral conditions were obtained and the patients were seen every 3 months. Nordic Orofacial Test-Screening (NOT-S) was used for evaluation of orofacial function...
January 12, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077063/gendered-health-inequalities-in-mental-well-being-the-nordic-countries-in-a-comparative-perspective
#11
Sigrun Olafsdottir
AIMS: The aims of this study were to: (a) compare gender differences in mental well-being in the Nordic countries with gender differences in 28 other countries around the world; and (b) evaluate whether gender differences in the Nordic countries remain when other social and lifestyle factors are taken into account. METHODS: Data were obtained from 32 countries around the world that participated in the 2011 health module of the International Social Survey Programme...
January 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072707/psychosocial-effects-of-workplace-physical-exercise-among-workers-with-chronic-pain-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lars L Andersen, Roger Persson, Markus D Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup
While workplace physical exercise can help manage musculoskeletal disorders, less is known about psychosocial effects of such interventions. This aim of this study was to investigate the effect of workplace physical exercise on psychosocial factors among workers with chronic musculoskeletal pain.The trial design was a 2-armed parallel-group randomized controlled trial with allocation concealment. A total of 66 slaughterhouse workers (51 men and 15 women, mean age 45 years [standard deviation (SD) 10]) with upper limb chronic musculoskeletal pain were randomly allocated to group-based strength training (physical exercise group) or individual ergonomic training and education (reference group) for 10 weeks...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064555/a-population-based-study-on-the-impact-of-orofacial-dysfunction-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-among-brazilian-schoolchildren
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Fernanda Sardenberg, Bianca Lopes Cavalcante-Leão, Sara Regina Barancelli Todero, Fernanda Morais Ferreira, Nelson Luis Barbosa Rebellato, Fabian Calixto Fraiz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess the impact of orofacial dysfunction on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among Brazilian schoolchildren. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A population-based study was conducted with 531 children aged eight to 10 years at schools in the city of Campo Magro, Brazil. The Brazilian version of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ8-10) was the outcome variable used to measure the impact on OHRQoL. The main independent variable was orofacial function, which was diagnosed using the Nordic Orofacial Test-Screening (NOT-S)...
January 8, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060875/correlations-of-neck-shoulder-perfusion-characteristics-and-pain-symptoms-of-the-female-office-workers-with-sedentary-lifestyle
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Jian-Guo Bau, Taipau Chia, Shan-Hua Wei, Yung-Hui Li, Fun-Chie Kuo
AIM: Modern office workers are often impacted by chronic neck/shoulder pain. Most of the previous studies which investigated the relationship of the occupational factors and musculoskeletal symptoms had adopted questionnaire survey. In this study the microcirculatory characteristics and perceived symptoms in neck/shoulder region were compared among office workers with sedentary lifestyle. METHODS: Thirty-seven female office workers were recruited in this study. Microcirculatory flow in neck/shoulder region characterized by the mean blood flow (MMBF value), pulsatile blood flow (PMBF value), and the PMBF/MMBF ratio (perfusion pulsatility, PP) were investigated using Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056570/different-incidences-of-knee-arthroplasty-in-the-nordic-countries
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Mika J NiemeläInen, Keijo T MäKelä, Otto Robertsson, Annette W-Dahl, Ove Furnes, Anne M Fenstad, Alma B Pedersen, Henrik M Schrøder, Heini Huhtala, Antti Eskelinen
Background and purpose - The annual number of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) has increased worldwide in recent years. To make projections regarding future needs for primaries and revisions, additional knowledge is important. We analyzed and compared the incidences among 4 Nordic countries Patients and methods - Using Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA) data from 4 countries, we analyzed differences between age and sex groups. We included patients over 30 years of age who were operated with TKA or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) during the period 1997-2012...
January 6, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054195/innovative-power-of-health-care-organisations-affects-it-adoption-a-bi-national-health-it-benchmark-comparing-austria-and-germany
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Jens Hüsers, Ursula Hübner, Moritz Esdar, Elske Ammenwerth, Werner O Hackl, Laura Naumann, Jan David Liebe
Multinational health IT benchmarks foster cross-country learning and have been employed at various levels, e.g. OECD and Nordic countries. A bi-national benchmark study conducted in 2007 revealed a significantly higher adoption of health IT in Austria compared to Germany, two countries with comparable healthcare systems. We now investigated whether these differences still persisted. We further studied whether these differences were associated with hospital intrinsic factors, i.e. the innovative power of the organisation and hospital demographics...
February 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049735/adherence-to-a-healthy-nordic-diet-and-risk-of-stroke-a-danish-cohort-study
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Camilla Plambeck Hansen, Kim Overvad, Cecilie Kyrø, Anja Olsen, Anne Tjønneland, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Marianne Uhre Jakobsen, Christina Catherine Dahm
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Specific dietary patterns, including the Mediterranean diet, have been associated with stroke prevention. Our aim was to investigate whether adherence to a healthy Nordic diet, including fish, apples and pears, cabbages, root vegetables, rye bread, and oatmeal, was associated with risk of stroke. METHODS: Incident cases of stroke among 55 338 men and women from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health cohort were identified from the Danish National Patient Register and verified by review of records...
January 3, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049430/spread-of-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-st117-o78-h4-in-nordic-broiler-production
#18
Troels Ronco, Marc Stegger, Rikke Heidemann Olsen, Camilla Sekse, Anne Bang Nordstoga, Tarja Pohjanvirta, Berit Lilje, Ulrike Lyhs, Paal Skytt Andersen, Karl Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli infections known as colibacillosis constitute a considerable challenge to poultry farmers worldwide, in terms of decreased animal welfare and production economy. Colibacillosis is caused by avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC). APEC strains are extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli and have in general been characterized as being a genetically diverse population. In the Nordic countries, poultry farmers depend on import of Swedish broiler breeders which are part of a breeding pyramid...
January 3, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040526/the-effect-of-treatment-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-on-prevalence-of-retinal-and-choroidal-folds
#19
Mark J Kupersmith, Patrick A Sibony, Steven E Feldon, Jui-Kai Wang, Mona Garvin, Randy Kardon
PURPOSE: We described 3 types of folds in the retina and a crease in the outer retina associated with papilledema due to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) at presentation. We report the change in folds relative to treatment of IIH over the six months. Design/Study Subjects: Substudy of a randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Study eyes of subjects assigned to acetazolamide (ACZ, n=44) or placebo (PLB, n=43) had spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) images of the optic disc and macula regions at baseline, 3 and 6 months...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039078/molecular-monitoring-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-and-preemptive-rituximab-treatment-of-molecular-relapse-results-from-the-nordic-mantle-cell-lymphoma-studies-mcl2-and-mcl3-with-median-follow-up-of-8-5-years
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Arne Kolstad, Lone Bredo Pedersen, Christian W Eskelund, Simon Husby, Kirsten Grønbæk, Mats Jerkeman, Anna Laurell, Riikka Räty, Erkki Elonen, Niels Smedegaard Andersen, Peter deNully Brown, Eva Kimby, Hans Bentzen, Christer Sundström, Mats Ehinger, Marja-Liisa Karjalainen-Lindsberg, Jan Delabie, Elisabeth Ralfkiær, Unn-Merete Fagerli, Herman Nilsson-Ehle, Grete Fossum Lauritzsen, Outi Kuittinen, Carsten Niemann, Christian Hartman Geisler
The main objectives of the present study were to monitor minimal residual disease (MRD) in the bone marrow of patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) to predict clinical relapse and guide preemptive treatment with rituximab. Among the patients enrolled in 2 prospective trials by the Nordic Lymphoma Group, 183 who had completed autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) and in whom an MRD marker had been obtained were included in the our analysis. Fresh samples of bone marrow were analyzed for MRD by a combined standard nested and quantitative real-time PCR assay for Bcl-1/immunoglobulin heavy chain gene (IgH) and clonal IgH rearrangements...
December 27, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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