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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934778/the-effect-of-early-use-of-supplemental-therapy-on-preventing-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiu-Fang Xing, Zhen-Feng Zhou, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common and refractory complication of herpes zoster (HZ). Aggressive treatment of acute pain in HZ has the potential to prevent the development of PHN, but the preventive efficacy of supplemental therapy commonly used in clinical practice is controversial. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to examine the efficacy of supplemental therapy in preventing PHN. STUDY DESIGN: A meta-analysis. SETTING: All of the selected studies are randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929934/call-for-papers-special-issue-on-mental-health-in-the-nordic-countries
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925583/decreasing-incidence-of-cancer-after-liver-transplantation-a-nordic-population-based-study-over-three-decades
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A Nordin, F Åberg, E Pukkala, C R Pedersen, H H Storm, A Rasmussen, W Bennet, M Olausson, H Wilczek, B-G Ericzon, S Tretli, P-D Line, T H Karlsen, K M Boberg, H Isoniemi
Cancer remains one of the most serious long-term complications after liver transplantation (LT). Data for all adult LT patients between 1982 and 2013 was extracted from the Nordic Liver Transplant Registry. Through linkage with respective national cancer-registry data, we calculated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) based on country, sex, calendar time, and age-specific incidence rates. Altogether 461 cancers were observed in 424 individuals out the 4246 LT patients during a mean 6.6-year follow-up. The overall SIR was 2...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921518/high-birth-rates-despite-easy-access-to-contraception-and-abortion-a-cross-sectional-study
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Helena Hognert, Finn Egil Skjeldestad, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Oskari Heikinheimo, Ian Milsom, Øjvind Lidegaard, Ingela Lindh
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to describe and compare contraceptive use, fertility, birth and abortion rates in the Nordic countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: National data on births, abortions, fertility rate (1975-2013), redeemed prescriptions of hormonal contraceptives and sales figures of copper intrauterine devices (2008-2013) among women 15-49 years of age in the Nordic countries were collected and analysed. RESULTS: Use of hormonal contraceptives and copper intrauterine devices varied between 31-44%...
September 16, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920458/nordic-walking-increases-circulating-vegf-more-than-traditional-walking-training-in-postmenopause
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P Izzicupo, M A D'Amico, A Di Blasio, G Napolitano, A Di Baldassarre, B Ghinassi
OBJECTIVES: Nordic walking (NW) is widely practiced by postmenopausal women. Its effects are peculiar owing to the involvement of more muscle groups than in traditional walking training (WT). Since mechanical load promotes secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) from both skeletal muscle and muscle endothelium, the aim of the study was to compare the effect of NW and WT on VEGF levels. METHOD: Thirty postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to NW or WT...
September 17, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919930/effects-of-12-weeks-of-nordic-walking-and-xco-walking-training-on-the-endurance-capacity-of-older-adults
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Tobias Morat, Jenny Krueger, Angus Gaedtke, Manuela Preuss, Joachim Latsch, Hans-Georg Predel
BACKGROUND: Several studies have already examined the positive effects of various forms of endurance training in patient groups and in healthy adults up to 60 years old. The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of Nordic Walking (NW) and XCO Walking (XCO) training on endurance capacity in healthy older adults, aged 60 years and older. METHODS: Twenty-three older participants (mean age: 69.9 ± 5.4 years) were randomly assigned to either the NW group or the XCO group...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917320/vector-borne-parasitic-infections-in-dogs-in-the-baltic-and-nordic-countries-a-questionnaire-study-to-veterinarians-on-canine-babesiosis-and-infections-with-dirofilaria-immitis-and-dirofilaria-repens
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Valentina Tiškina, Pikka Jokelainen
Canine vector-borne diseases have been spreading northwards in Europe, and canine babesiosis and infections with Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) and Dirofilaria repens have been diagnosed also in the Baltic and the Nordic countries. We used an online questionnaire to survey how large a proportion of veterinarians in the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) saw canine babesiosis cases and dogs infected with D. immitis and D. repens in 2016...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915529/centralized-pediatric-surgery-in-the-nordic-countries-a-role-model-for-europe
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Mikko Pakarinen, Kristin Bjørland, Niels Qvist, Tomas Wester
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914116/defining-a-core-outcome-set-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-with-a-spinal-deformity
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Marinus de Kleuver, Sayf S A Faraj, Roderick M Holewijn, Niccole M Germscheid, Raphael D Adobor, Mikkel Andersen, Hans Tropp, Benny Dahl, Heli Keskinen, Anders Olai, David W Polly, Miranda L van Hooff, Tsjitske M Haanstra
Background and purpose - Routine outcome measurement has been shown to improve performance in several fields of healthcare. National spine surgery registries have been initiated in 5 Nordic countries. However, there is no agreement on which outcomes are essential to measure for adolescent and young adult patients with a spinal deformity. The aim of this study was to develop a core outcome set (COS) that will facilitate benchmarking within and between the 5 countries of the Nordic Spinal Deformity Society (NSDS) and other registries worldwide...
September 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912650/the-effects-combining-cryocompression-therapy-following-an-acute-bout-of-resistance-exercise-on-performance-and-recovery
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William H DuPont, Brek J Meuris, Vincent H Hardesty, Emily C Barnhart, Landon H Tompkins, Morricia J P Golden, Clayton J Usher, Paul A Spence, Lydia K Caldwell, Emily M Post, Matthew K Beeler, William J Kraemer
Compression and cold therapy used separately have shown to reduce negative effects of tissue damage. The combining compression and cold therapy (cryocompression) as a single recovery modality has yet to be fully examined. To examine the effects of cryocompression on recovery following a bout of heavy resistance exercise, recreationally resistance trained men (n =16) were recruited, matched, and randomly assigned to either a cryocompression group (CRC) or control group (CON). Testing was performed before and then immediately after exercise, 60 minutes, 24 hours, and 48 hours after a heavy resistance exercise workout (barbell back squats for 4 sets of 6 reps at 80% 1RM, 90 sec rest between sets, stiff legged deadlifts for 4 sets of 8 reps at 1...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902698/effect-of-educational-and-support-interventions-on-long-term-breastfeeding-rates-in-primiparous-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shahla Meedya, Ritin Fernandez, Kathleen Fahy
BACKGROUND: Long-term breastfeeding, including exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continuation of breastfeeding with complementary food until two years of age, has been recommended by the World Health Organization. However, despite the clear benefits of long-term breastfeeding (six months and beyond), the rates of breastfeeding still continue to remain low. Although there are some individual interventional studies that aimed to increase prolonged breastfeeding rates among both multiparous and primiparous women, there is no systematic review or meta-analysis to examine the effectiveness of those interventions among primiparous women who had no previous breastfeeding experience...
September 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901656/the-effects-of-seasonal-affective-disorder-and-alcohol-abuse-on-sleep-and-snoring-functions-in-a-population-based-study-in-finland
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Isabel Morales-Muñoz, Seppo Koskinen, Timo Partonen
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a recurrent depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern. In addition to some specific symptoms such as sad mood, low energy or carbohydrate craving, this mood disorder is also characterized by the presence of sleeping problems and alcohol disorders. Interestingly, there is a strong link between alcohol use and sleeping deficits. Although previous studies have focused extensively on the sleep patterns in SAD patients and patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD), no research has yet been conducted on subjects with comorbid SAD and AUD...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901333/a-paleolithic-type-diet-results-in-iodine-deficiency-a-2-year-randomized-trial-in-postmenopausal-obese-women
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S Manousou, M Stål, C Larsson, C Mellberg, B Lindahl, R Eggertsen, L Hulthén, T Olsson, M Ryberg, S Sandberg, H F Nyström
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Different diets are used for weight loss. A Paleolithic-type diet (PD) has beneficial metabolic effects, but two of the largest iodine sources, table salt and dairy products, are excluded. The objectives of this study were to compare 24-h urinary iodine concentration (24-UIC) in subjects on PD with 24-UIC in subjects on a diet according to the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) and to study if PD results in a higher risk of developing iodine deficiency (ID), than NNR diet...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895982/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-low-back-pain-among-healthcare-workers-in-denizli
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Şule Şimşek, Nesrin Yağcı, Hande Şenol
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine personal, occupational, and psychosocial risk factors affecting prevalence of low back pain in healthcare workers. METHODS: Study included total of 1682 participants (1010 female, 672 male) working at Denizli State Hospital. Low back pain section of Standardized Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (SNMA) was used to evaluate recent occurrence, pain experienced within previous year, and over lifetime. Perceived Stress Scale and Job Satisfaction Scale were also administered...
April 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893722/parental-occupational-exposure-to-organic-solvents-and-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-in-their-offspring-nord-test-study
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Charlotte Le Cornet, Béatrice Fervers, Eero Pukkala, Tore Tynes, Maria Feychting, Johnni Hansen, Kayo Togawa, Karl-Christian Nordby, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Sanni Uuksulainen, Pernilla Wiebert, Torill Woldbæk, Niels E Skakkebæk, Ann Olsson, Joachim Schüz
BACKGROUND: Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) were suggested to have a prenatal environmentally related origin. The potential endocrine disrupting properties of certain solvents may interfere with the male genital development in utero. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the association between maternal and paternal occupational exposures to organic solvents during the prenatal period and TGCT risk in their offspring. METHODS: This registry-based case control study included TGCT cases aged 14-49 y (n=8,112) diagnosed from 1978 to 2012 in Finland, Norway, and Sweden...
June 30, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886473/strategies-for-injury-prevention-in-brazilian-football-perceptions-of-physiotherapists-and-practices-of-premier-league-teams
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Maurício Couto Meurer, Marcelo Faria Silva, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
OBJECTIVES: To describe the physiotherapists perceptions and the current practices for injury prevention in elite football (soccer) clubs in Brazil. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Group of Science in Sports & Exercise, Federal University of Healthy Sciences of Porto Alegre (Brazil). PARTICIPANTS: 16 of the 20 football clubs involved in the Brazilian premier league 2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physiotherapists answered a structured questionnaire...
July 25, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883543/pre-treatment-microbial-prevotella-to-bacteroides-ratio-determines-body-fat-loss-success-during-a-6-month-randomized-controlled-diet-intervention
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M F Hjorth, H M Roager, T M Larsen, S K Poulsen, T R Licht, M I Bahl, Y Zohar, A Astrup
Based on the abundance of specific bacterial genera, the human gut microbiota can be divided into two relatively stable groups that might play a role in personalized nutrition. We studied these simplified enterotypes as prognostic markers for successful body fat loss on two different diets. A total of 62 participants with increased waist circumference were randomly assigned to receive an ad libitum New Nordic Diet (NND) high in fiber/wholegrain or an Average Danish Diet (ADD) for 26 weeks. Participants were grouped into two discrete enterotypes by their relative abundance of Prevotella spp...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882271/association-between-safety-leading-indicators-and-safety-climate-levels
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Saeed Givehchi, Ehsan Hemmativaghef, Hassan Hoveidi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of leading indicators for occupational health and safety, particularly safety inspections and non-compliances, with safety climate levels. METHODS: Nordic Occupational Safety Climate Assessment Questionnaire was employed to evaluate safety climate in cross-sectional design. The geographically diverse population of the inspection body made it possible to conduct the survey across 10 provinces in Iran...
September 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882132/hospital-volume-and-the-risk-of-revision-in-oxford-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-in-the-nordic-countries-an-observational-study-of-14-496-cases
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Mona Badawy, Anne M Fenstad, Christoffer A Bartz-Johannessen, Kari Indrekvam, Leif I Havelin, Otto Robertsson, Annette W-Dahl, Antti Eskelinen, Keijo Mäkelä, Alma B Pedersen, Henrik M Schrøder, Ove Furnes
BACKGROUND: High procedure volume and dedication to unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has been suggested to improve revision rates. This study aimed to quantify the annual hospital volume effect on revision risk in Oxfordu nicompartmental knee arthroplasty in the Nordic countries. METHODS: 14,496 cases of cemented medial Oxford III UKA were identified in 126 hospitals in the four countries included in the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA) database from 2000 to 2012...
September 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880434/a-bayesian-cusum-plot-diagnosing-quality-of-treatment
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Steen Rosthøj, Rikke-Line Jacobsen
OBJECTIVES: To present a CUSUM plot based on Bayesian diagnostic reasoning displaying evidence in favour of "healthy" rather than "sick" quality of treatment (QOT), and to demonstrate a technique using Kaplan-Meier survival curves permitting application to case series with ongoing follow-up. METHODS: For a case series with known final outcomes: Consider each case a diagnostic test of good versus poor QOT (expected vs. increased failure rates), determine the likelihood ratio (LR) of the observed outcome, convert LR to weight taking log to base 2, and add up weights sequentially in a plot showing how many times odds in favour of good QOT have been doubled...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
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