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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522822/physical-activity-and-risk-of-comorbidities-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-cohort-study
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Tsung Yu, Gerben Ter Riet, Milo A Puhan, Anja Frei
Multi-morbidity is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and low levels of physical activity are hypothesized to be an important risk factor. The current study aimed to assess the longitudinal association between physical activity and risk of seven categories of comorbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. The study included 409 patients from primary care practice in the Netherlands and Switzerland. We assessed physical activity using the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam Physical Activity Questionnaire at baseline and followed patients for up to 5 years...
May 18, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522448/estimation-of-the-number-of-women-living-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-the-united-states
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Angela B Mariotto, Ruth Etzioni, Marc Hurlbert, Lynne Penberthy, Musa Mayer
Background: Distant metastatic breast cancer (MBC), including metastases found at diagnosis (de novo) and those occurring later (recurrence), represents the most severe form of the disease, when resource utilization is most intensive. Yet, the number of women living with MBC in the United States is unknown. The objective of this article is to use population-based data to estimate the prevalence of MBC.Methods: We used a back-calculation method to estimate MBC prevalence from U.S. breast cancer mortality and survival from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registries...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521836/are-preferences-over-health-states-informed
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M Karimi, J Brazier, S Paisley
BACKGROUND: The use of preference-elicitation tasks for valuing health states is well established, but little is known about whether these preferences are informed. Preferences may not be informed because individuals with little experience of ill health are asked to value health states. The use of uninformed preferences in cost-effectiveness can result in sub-optimal resource allocation. The aim of this study was to pilot a novel method to assess whether members of the public are informed about health states they value in preference-elicitation tasks...
May 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521791/exploring-the-role-of-socioeconomic-factors-in-the-development-and-spread-of-anti-malarial-drug-resistance-a-qualitative-study
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Philip Emeka Anyanwu, John Fulton, Etta Evans, Timothy Paget
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains a global health issue with the burden unevenly distributed to the disadvantage of the developing countries of the world. Poverty contributes to the malaria burden as it has the ability to affect integral aspects of malaria control. There have been renewed efforts in the global malaria control, resulting in reductions in the global malaria burden over the last decade. However, the development of resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy threatens the sustainability of the present success in malaria control...
May 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521377/-checklist-for-the-development-and-assessment-of-cost-of-illness-studies
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Dirk Müller, Stephanie Stock, Charalabos-Markos Dintsios, Nadja Chernyak, Andreas Gerber-Grote, Tristan Daniel Gloede, Benita Hermann, Eduard Huppertz, Fabian Jülich, Sarah Mostardt, Juliane Köberlein-Neu, Anne Prenzler, Hans-Joachim Salize, Sara Santos, Benjamin Scheckel, Astrid Seidl, Katharina Wahlers, Andrea Icks
Background Cost-of-illness (CoI) studies are important instruments for estimating the socioeconomic burden of specified diseases. CoI studies provide important information about the cost structure of a disease, the resulting research need, approaches to improve aspects of care and, monetary consequences from different perspectives. This information can be useful for healthcare research and health policy. Due to heterogeneity of available Cost-of-Illness studies, the working group 'Health Economics' of the German Network for Healthcare Research (DNVF) in accordance with the German Society for Health Economics (DGGÖ) developed an instrument for the planning, conduct and assessment of CoI studies...
May 18, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518026/outbreak-related-disease-burden-associated-with-consumption-of-unpasteurized-cow-s-milk-and-cheese-united-states-2009-2014
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Solenne Costard, Luis Espejo, Huybert Groenendaal, Francisco J Zagmutt
The growing popularity of unpasteurized milk in the United States raises public health concerns. We estimated outbreak-related illnesses and hospitalizations caused by the consumption of cow's milk and cheese contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter spp. using a model relying on publicly available outbreak data. In the United States, outbreaks associated with dairy consumption cause, on average, 760 illnesses/year and 22 hospitalizations/year, mostly from Salmonella spp...
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517041/modifying-illness-beliefs-in-recent-onset-psychosis-carers-evaluating-the-impact-of-a-cognitively-focused-brief-group-intervention-in-a-routine-service
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Juliana Onwumere, Naomi Glover, Sarah Whittaker, Shireen Rahim, Lai Chu Man, Gareth James, Sanna Khan, Roya Afsharzadegan, Saal Seneviratne, Raythe Harvey, Anna Georgiades, David Raune
AIMS: At first-episode psychosis (FEP), many patients will be routed within familial networks and supported by informal carers who are predominately close family members such as parents. Carer burden, distress and poorer coping styles are associated with different illness beliefs. The current study sought to examine the impact and acceptability of a 3 session, cognitively informed, group intervention targeting illness beliefs previously linked to distress and poorer caregiving experiences in FEP carers...
May 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516801/representations-of-mental-health-and-arts-participation-in-the-national-and-local-british-press-2007-2015
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Dimitrinka Atanasova, Nelya Koteyko, Brian Brown, Paul Crawford
We analysed news articles published in national and local British newspapers between 2007 and 2015 to understand (1) how mental health and arts participation were framed and (2) how the relationships between participants in arts initiatives were conceptualised. Using corpus-assisted qualitative frame analysis, we identified frames of recovery, stigma and economy. The recovery frame, which emphasised that mental illness can be treated similarly to physical illness, positioned arts participation as a form of therapy that can complement or substitute medication...
May 1, 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515801/effectiveness-and-usability-of-a-web-based-mindfulness-intervention-for-families-living-with-mental-illness
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Sigrid Stjernswärd, Lars Hansson
Families living with mental illness express needs of support and experiences of burden that may affect their own health detrimentally and hence also their ability to support the patient. Mindfulness-based interventions have shown beneficial health effects in both clinical and healthy populations. The aim of the current study was to explore the effectiveness and usability of a web-based mindfulness program for families living with mental illness, which was first tested in a feasibility study. The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial with an experiment group and a wait-list control group with assessments on primary and secondary outcomes at baseline, post-intervention, and at a 3-month follow-up...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515552/the-influence-of-psychosocial-dysfunctions-in-chronic-schizophrenia-patients-in-remission-a-hospital-based-study
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Sarada Prasanna Swain, Sushree Sangita Behura, Manoj Kumar Dash, Anil Kumar Nayak, Saswati Sucharita Pati
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial dysfunctions in the various psychosocial areas in chronic schizophrenic patients predict the long-term course, outcome, and quality of life of these patients, which always varies with years of treatment. OBJECTIVE: To know the influence and compare the level of psychosocial dysfunctions and severity of disability burden in chronic schizophrenic patients who are in remission with duration of 5 and 20 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample was collected from the OPD of Mental Health Institute (COE), S...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513400/role-of-nurses-in-supporting-patients-to-self-manage-chronic-conditions
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Vivien Coates
The burden of chronic illness is increasing globally as a result of increased life expectancy, unhealthy lifestyles, and advances in medical interventions and treatments. Therefore, people living with chronic conditions, and their families, will have to assume greater responsibility in managing such conditions. However, to do so they require appropriate support from healthcare services. This article explores some of the tensions that hinder the self-management of chronic conditions. It emphasises the importance of individuals and their families having the desire, and being enabled, to assume an active and decisive role in the management of chronic conditions...
May 17, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511683/acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-admitted-to-a-cardiology-vs-non-cardiology-service-variations-in-treatment-outcome
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Deirdre E O'Neill, Danielle A Southern, Colleen M Norris, Blair J O'Neill, Helen J Curran, Michelle M Graham
BACKGROUND: Specialized cardiology services have contributed to reduced mortality in acute coronary syndromes (ACS).  We sought to evaluate the outcomes of ACS patients admitted to non-cardiology services in Southern Alberta. METHODS: Retrospective chart review performed on all troponin-positive patients in the Calgary Health Region identified those diagnosed with ACS by their attending team. Patients admitted to non-cardiology and cardiology services were compared, using linked data from the Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease (APPROACH) registry and the Strategic Clinical Network for Cardiovascular Health and Stroke...
May 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511639/physical-activity-among-hospitalized-older-adults-an-observational-study
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Sigurd Evensen, Olav Sletvold, Stian Lydersen, Kristin Taraldsen
BACKGROUND: Low level of physical activity is common among hospitalized older adults and is associated with worse prognosis. The aim of this paper is to describe the pattern and level of physical activity in a group of hospitalized older adults and to identify factors associated with physical activity. METHODS: We measured physical activity on day three after admission using accelerometer based activity monitors and time in upright position as outcome measure. We collected data of physical function (Short Physical Performance Battery, SPPB...
May 16, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511414/a-community-based-study-on-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-in-postmenopausal-females-microbiological-spectrum-and-socio-demographic-correlates
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Samreen Khan, M Athar Ansari, Shaista M Vasenwala, Zehra Mohsin
INTRODUCTION: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a common and serious complication of sexually transmitted diseases in young women but is rarely diagnosed in the postmenopausal women. Very few studies have been done regarding post-menopausal PID. AIM: To determine the burden of PID, associated micro-organisms, pathophysiology and risk factors among post-menopausal women of the community. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 530 post-menopausal women in the registered field practice areas of the JN Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508545/comparison-of-joint-modeling-and-landmarking-for-dynamic-prediction-under-an-illness-death-model
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Krithika Suresh, Jeremy M G Taylor, Daniel E Spratt, Stephanie Daignault, Alexander Tsodikov
Dynamic prediction incorporates time-dependent marker information accrued during follow-up to improve personalized survival prediction probabilities. At any follow-up, or "landmark", time, the residual time distribution for an individual, conditional on their updated marker values, can be used to produce a dynamic prediction. To satisfy a consistency condition that links dynamic predictions at different time points, the residual time distribution must follow from a prediction function that models the joint distribution of the marker process and time to failure, such as a joint model...
May 16, 2017: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508460/treatment-patterns-and-outcomes-of-stage-iiib-iiic-melanoma-in-france-germany-and-the-uk-a-retrospective-and-prospective-observational-study-melabis
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Mark Harries, Peter Mohr, Florent Grange, Rainer Ehness, Laure Benjamin, Obukohwo Siakpere, Janina Barth, Ceilidh Stapelkamp, Sylvie Pfersch, Lori McLeod, Sorrel Wolowacz, James A Kaye, Ilias Kontoudis
AIM: Real-world data on treatment patterns/outcomes in patients with advanced melanoma, while scarce, are useful for health technology assessments that govern patient access in many countries. We collected retrospective data on treatment patterns among patients in France, Germany and the UK with Stage IIIB/IIIC melanoma with macroscopic lymph node involvement, whose primary melanoma and regional lymph node metastases had been completely resected. METHODS: Patients ≥18 years were diagnosed between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2011...
May 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508360/genome-to-phenome-a-systems-biology-approach-to-ptsd-using-an-animal-model
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Nabarun Chakraborty, James Meyerhoff, Marti Jett, Rasha Hammamieh
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating illness that imposes significant emotional and financial burdens on military families. The understanding of PTSD etiology remains elusive; nonetheless, it is clear that PTSD is manifested by a cluster of symptoms including hyperarousal, reexperiencing of traumatic events, and avoidance of trauma reminders. With these characteristics in mind, several rodent models have been developed eliciting PTSD-like features. Animal models with social dimensions are of particular interest, since the social context plays a major role in the development and manifestation of PTSD...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507765/asthma-epidemiology-of-disease-control-in-latin-america-short-review
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Dirceu Solé, Carolina Sanchez Aranda, Gustavo Falbo Wandalsen
Asthma is reported as one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood, impairing the quality of life of patients and their families and incurring high costs to the healthcare system and society. Despite the development of new drugs and the availability of international treatment guidelines, asthma is still poorly controlled, especially in Latin America. Original and review articles on asthma control or epidemiology with high levels of evidence have been selected for analysis among those published in PubMed referenced journals during the last 20 years, using the following keywords: "asthma control" combined with "Latin America", " epidemiology", "prevalence", "burden", "mortality", "treatment and unmet needs", "children", "adolescents", and "infants"...
2017: Asthma research and practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507625/surveillance-of-the-most-prevalent-medical-diseases-among-pediatric-age-groups-and-evaluation-of-the-control-measures-used-at-tabuk-hospitals-saudi-arabia
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Ameinah Omar Al Tabbal, Seham Sulaiman Al Humedi
BACKGROUND: During the last decades, medical recordings has increased dramatically leading to more awareness of the diseases commonly affecting paediatric age groups opening a wide entrance to the prevention of possible complications and decrease its incidence. AIM: This article aims to assess the prevalence of the commonly encountered paediatric medical diseases by affected system among admitted paediatric patients of different age groups in Tabuk and to identify their burden...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504416/characterization-and-circulation-of-seasonal-influenza-viruses-in-madrid-2010-2016
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Flavia Cecilia Chiarella, Zarife Daoud, Manuel Enrique Fuentes-Ferrer, José Tomás Ramos Amador, Juan José Picazo, Esther Culebras
Influenza virus infection is a major health care burden and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The 2009 influenza pandemic highlighted the importance of influenza surveillance. The objective of this study was to assess the epidemiology and activity of influenza A and B viruses in adults and children in the post-pandemic period with a special focus on the pediatric population. We performed a retrospective descriptive study involving adults and children with influenza-like illness at the Clinico San Carlos Hospital (Madrid, Spain) over 6 influenza seasons, between August 2010 and April 2016...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
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