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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090345/electronically-captured-patient-reported-physical-function-an-important-vital-sign-in-obesity-medicine
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J Fleming, G C Wood, C Seiler, A Cook, M R Lent, C D Still, P N Benotti, B A Irving
OBJECTIVES: Impaired physical function (i.e., inability to walk 200 feet, climb a flight of stairs or perform activities of daily living) predicts poor clinical outcomes and adversely impacts medical and surgical weight management. However, routine assessment physical function is seldom performed clinically. The PROMIS Physical Function Short Form 20a (SF-20a) is a validated questionnaire for assessing patient reported physical function, which includes published T-score percentiles adjusted for gender, age and education...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078523/simple-vs-six-branches-autologous-suburethral-sling-during-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-to-improve-early-urinary-continence-recovery-prospective-randomized-study
#2
Andrea Cestari, Matteo Ferrari, Mattia Sangalli, Matteo Zanoni, Massimo Ghezzi, Fabio Fabbri, Francesco Sozzi, Carolina Lolli, Vincenzo Dell'Acqua, Patrizio Rigatti
We have recently described the use of a retropubic suburethral autologous sling created and placed during robotic radical prostatectomy (RARP). In this study, we assess the effectiveness of newly designed six-branches compared to two-branches suburethral autologous sling in improving early urinary continence (UC) recovery. 120 patients submitted to RARP were prospectively randomized according to the intraoperative positioning of six-branches (group 1, n = 60) or two-branches autologous sling (group 2, n = 60) obtained by different configuration of a same tract of vas deferens removed...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073188/effects-of-obesity-surgery-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-technique-on-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-depression-and-quality-of-life-of-males-prospective-study
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Fatih Uruç, Serkan Akan, Bekir Aras, Çaglar Yıldırım, Aytaç Sahin, Ozgur Haki Yuksel, Mehmet Timuçin Aydın, Ayhan Verit
PURPOSE: Technically, obesity weakens the pelvic base muscles by causing an increase in the intraabdominal pressure and intravesical pressure due to increasing fat and it triggers the occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms. However it is believed that weight loss will cause recovery of these symptoms. Our purpose in this study is to research about the effects of the weight loss achieved by using especially the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) technique of bariatric surgery which is being more and more widely used today...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068983/a-comparison-of-two-psychiatric-service-approaches-findings-from-the-consultation-vs-liaison-psychiatry-study
#4
Caroline Lücke, Jürgen M Gschossmann, Alena Schmidt, Juliane Gschossmann, Alexandra Philomena Lam, Charlotte Elizabeth Schneider, Alexandra Philipsen, Helge H Müller
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric comorbidities are common in somatically ill patients. There is a lack of data that can provide clear insights into substantial comparative advantages of different Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) services. METHODS: The Consultation versus Liaison Psychiatry-Study collected and analyzed data of 890 primarily somatically ill hospital inpatients presenting with psychiatric symptoms in a prospective observational study design. One group was treated via a liaison-model (LM) with regular consultation hours, the other via an on-demand-model (ODM) with individually requested consultations...
January 10, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065949/hernioplasty-tension-free-mesh-repair-versus-mayos-repair-for-umbilical-hernias
#5
Nazir Ahmed Tunio
OBJECTIVE: To compare two different techniques of repairing umbilical hernia. METHODS: The comparative study was conducted from April 2009 to December 2011 at the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences, Gambat, Pakistan, and comprised hernia patients who were randomly allocated to group A and group B. In group A, repair was carried with tension free hernioplasty, while group B underwent Mayo's repair. All patients were operated by the same consultant surgeon. All patients were followed up for 36 months...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064172/effectiveness-of-an-intervention-to-prevent-frailty-in-pre-frail-community-dwelling-older-people-consulting-in-primary-care-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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M Serra-Prat, X Sist, R Domenich, L Jurado, A Saiz, A Roces, E Palomera, M Tarradelles, M Papiol
BACKGROUND: evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to prevent frailty is scarce. OBJECTIVE: to assess the effect of an intervention in preventing frailty progression in pre-frail older people. STUDY DESIGN: a randomised, open label, controlled trial with two parallel arms. POPULATION: community-dwelling pre-frail older people (≥70 years) consulting in primary care. INTERVENTION: nutritional assessment (and derivation to a Nutritional Unit for usual care in the event of nutritional risk) and a physical activity programme including aerobic exercise and a set of mixed strengthening, balance and coordination exercises CONTROL GROUP: patients receiving the usual care...
January 6, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059695/a-systematic-scoping-review-of-the-domains-and-innovations-in-secondary-uses-of-digitised-health-related-data
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Ann R R Robertson, Ulugbek Nurmatov, Harpreet S Sood, Kathrin Cresswell, Pam Smith, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Substantial investments are being made in health -information -technology (HIT) based on assumptions that these systems will save costs through increased quality, safety and efficiency of care provision. Whilst -short-term -benefits have often proven difficult to demonstrate, there is increasing interest in achieving benefits in the medium and long term through secondary uses of -HIT-derived data. AIMS: We aimed to describe the range of secondary uses of HIT-derived data in the international literature and identify innovative developments of particular relevance to UK policymakers and managers...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058715/body-mass-index-based-evaluation-of-6-year-outcomes-after-transobturator-tension-free-vaginal-tape-for-female-urinary-incontinence
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Ahmet Salvarcı, Recai Gurbuz
INTRODUCTION: The long-term results will be presented according to the body mass index (BMI) rates for transobturator tension-free vaginal. METHODS: Three hundred nineteen female patients were evaluated (2008-2014). Their incontinence was classified according to the Stamey classification. The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short form was filled in before and after surgery. The Pelvic Organ Prolapse quantification system was utilized. The Female Sexual Function Index and the International Index of Erectile Functions were asked to be filled in...
December 29, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053897/effects-of-a-supplement-combining-pycnogenol-%C3%A2-and-l-arginine-aspartate-on-lower-urinary-dysfunction-compared-with-saw-palmetto-extract
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Hiroshi Yagi, Ryo Sato, Kojiro Nishio, Gaku Arai, Shigehiro Soh, Hiroshi Okada
OBJECTIVES: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and sexual dysfunction (SDys) are common problems that affect quality of life (QOL) in elderly men. In addition to prescribed drugs, many over-the-counter medications including supplements are used to treat QOL diseases. Phosphodiesterase inhibitors are reported to be effective for both LUTS and SDys by increasing nitric oxide levels. French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol(®), which is a potent nitric oxide donor, is reported to be effective for SDys...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052316/training-interventions-for-improving-telephone-consultation-skills-in-clinicians
#10
REVIEW
Alberto Vaona, Yannis Pappas, Rumant S Grewal, Mubasshir Ajaz, Azeem Majeed, Josip Car
BACKGROUND: Since 1879, the year of the first documented medical telephone consultation, the ability to consult by telephone has become an integral part of modern patient-centred healthcare systems. Nowadays, upwards of a quarter of all care consultations are conducted by telephone. Studies have quantified the impact of medical telephone consultation on clinicians' workload and detected the need for quality improvement. While doctors routinely receive training in communication and consultation skills, this does not necessarily include the specificities of telephone communication and consultation...
January 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049616/three-decades-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-evidence-coming-from-different-healthcare-settings-and-specific-clinical-conditions
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REVIEW
Alberto Pilotto, Alberto Cella, Andrea Pilotto, Julia Daragjati, Nicola Veronese, Clarissa Musacchio, Anna Maria Mello, Giancarlo Logroscino, Alessandro Padovani, Camilla Prete, Francesco Panza
Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of older adults to develop a coordinated plan to maximize overall health with aging. Specific criteria used by CGA programs to evaluate patients include age, medical comorbidities, psychosocial problems, previous or predicted high healthcare utilization, change in living situation, and specific geriatric conditions. However, no universal criteria have been agreed upon to readily identify patients who are likely to benefit from CGA...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049480/effectiveness-of-sensor-monitoring-in-an-occupational-therapy-rehabilitation-program-for-older-individuals-after-hip-fracture-the-so-hip-trial-study-protocol-of-a-three-arm-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial
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Margriet C Pol, Gerben Ter Riet, Margo van Hartingsveldt, Ben Kröse, Sophia E de Rooij, Bianca M Buurman
BACKGROUND: The performance of activities of daily living (ADL) at home is important for the recovery of older individuals after hip fracture. However, 20-90% of these individuals lose ADL function and never fully recover. It is currently unknown to what extent occupational therapy (OT) with coaching based on cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) improves recovery. The same holds for sensor monitoring-based coaching in addition to OT. Here, we describe the design of a study investigating the effect of sensor monitoring embedded in an OT rehabilitation program on the recovery of ADL among older individuals after hip fracture...
January 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049010/a-rct-to-compare-two-scalable-interventions-for-luts-prevention-main-outcomes-of-the-tulip-study
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Carolyn M Sampselle, Diane K Newman, Janis M Miller, Keri Kirk, Mary Ann DiCamillo, Todd H Wagner, Trivellor E Raghunathan, Ananias C Diokno
PURPOSE: To compare two-year urinary incontinence (UI) and urgency scores of older women who attended a two-hour bladder health class (2hrClass) versus those who viewed a 20-minute abbreviated class video (20minVideo) for the purpose of UI prevention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, two-arm, parallel design tested the superiority of the 20minVideo over the 24hClass. Outcomes were scores on the International Consultation on Incontinence Short Form (questions 1-3) (ICIQ-SF) (primary outcome) and the Indevus Urgency Severity Scale (IUSS) at baseline, 3-, 12-, and 24-months...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048080/su-f-t-80-a-mobile-application-for-intra-operative-electron-radiotherapy-treatment-planning
#14
C Williams, E Crowley, J Wolfgang
PURPOSE: Intraoperative electron radiotherapy (IORT) poses a unique set of challenges for treatment planning. Planning must be performed in a busy operating room environment over a short timeframe often with little advance knowledge of the treatment depth or applicator size. Furthermore, IORT accelerators can have a large number of possible applicators, requiring extensive databooks that must be searched for the appropriate dosimetric parameters. The goal of this work is to develop a software tool to assist in the planning process that is suited to the challenges faced in the IORT environment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047803/su-f-t-552-a-one-year-evaluation-of-the-qabeamchecker-for-use-with-the-cyberknife-system
#15
J Gersh
PURPOSE: By attaching an adapter plate with fiducial markers to the QA BeamChecker+ (Standard Imaging, Inc., Middleton, WI), the output of the CyberKnife can be accurately, efficiently, and consistently evaluated. The adapter plate, known as the Cutting Board, allows for automated alignment of the QABC+ using the CK's stereoscopic kV image-based treatment localization system (TLS). Described herein is an evaluation of the system following a year of clinical utilization. METHODS: Based on a CT scan of the QABC+ and CB, a treatment plan is generated which delivers a beam to each of the 5 plane-parallel ionization chambers...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043113/long-term-outcome-of-the-retrourethral-transobturator-male-sling-after-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
#16
Alexander Kretschmer, Alexander Buchner, Benedikt Leitl, Markus Grabbert, Anne Sommer, Wael Khoder, Christian Gozzi, Christian G Stief, Ricarda M Bauer
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term outcomes of AdVance and AdVanceXP male slings in patients with persistent stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). METHODS: A total of 18 consecutive patients received AdVance (n=14) or AdVanceXP (n=4) male sling implantation between 2007 and 2013. Continence was determined by pad use, 24-hour pad testing and validated questionnaires (International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short Form, ICIQ-SF)...
December 2016: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043108/the-prevalence-of-nocturia-and-nocturnal-polyuria-can-new-cutoff-values-be-suggested-according-to-age-and-sex
#17
Ali Ersin Zumrutbas, Ali Ihsan Bozkurt, Okan Alkis, Cihan Toktas, Bulent Cetinel, Zafer Aybek
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of nocturia and nocturnal polyuria (NP) and to define new cutoff values according to age and sex for both conditions. METHODS: Data from a population-based prevalence survey conducted among a random sample of 2,128 adults were analyzed in this study. Participants were requested to fill out a questionnaire including the International Continence Society (ICS) definitions of lower urinary tract symptoms and the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Short Form...
December 2016: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042077/symptom-burden-in-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#18
Nicholas Gough, Jonathan Koffman, Joy R Ross, Julia Riley, Ian Judson
CONTEXT: There is little information on symptom prevalence and severity in advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Understanding symptom burden will aid clinical consultations, clarify which symptom interventions are needed and better define optimum timings of palliative and supportive care referrals. OBJECTIVES: To describe symptom prevalence and severity in patients undergoing different treatment options for advanced STS: [i] First-line palliative chemotherapy (FLC) [ii] Active surveillance (AS) pre and post-FLC and [iii] Palliative care (PC) alone...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040825/training-patients-with-schizophrenia-to-share-decisions-with-their-psychiatrists-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Johannes Hamann, Anna Parchmann, Nina Sassenberg, Katharina Bronner, Margot Albus, Alwin Richter, Sandra Hoppstock, Werner Kissling
PURPOSE: Many patients with schizophrenia have a desire for shared decision-making (SDM). However, in clinical practice SDM often does not take place. One cause might be that many patients behave passively in the medical encounter, therefore not facilitating SDM. It was the aim of the study to evaluate the effects of a patient directed SDM-training on patients' communicative behavior in the consultation, their attitudes towards decision-making and their long-term adherence. METHODS: Randomized-controlled trial comparing a five-session SDM-training for inpatients with schizophrenia with five sessions of non-specific group training...
December 31, 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031705/earlier-nephrology-consultation-may-not-be-associated-with-improved-short-term-survival-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-very-elderly-men
#20
Qinglin Li, Meng Zhao, Jing Du, Xiaodan Wang
OBJECTIVES: A delayed nephrology consultation (NC) may be associated with a poor prognosis in acute kidney injury (AKI) patients. The aims of this study were to compare the clinical and laboratory characteristics of elderly AKI patients evaluated and not evaluated by nephrologists and to generate a hypothesis regarding the relationship between the timing of the NC and 90-day outcomes. METHODS: From 2007 to 2015, this study explored associations among the presence and timing of NC with the non-intensive care unit stay and 90-day mortality in elderly AKI patients at the Geriatric Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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