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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320158/addressing-post-stroke-care-in-rural-areas-with-peru-as-a-case-study-placing-emphasis-on-evidence-based-pragmatism
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J Jaime Miranda, Miguel G Moscoso, Lijing L Yan, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Germán Málaga, Hector H Garcia, Bruce Ovbiagele
Stroke is a major cause of death and disability, with most of its burden now affecting low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). People in rural areas of LMIC who have a stroke receive very little acute stroke care and local healthcare workers and family caregivers in these regions lack the necessary knowledge to assist them. Intriguingly, a recent rapid growth in cell-phone use and digital technology in rural areas has not yet been appropriately exploited for health care training and delivery purposes. What should be done in rural areas, at the community setting-level, where access to healthcare is limited remains a challenge...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318619/effect-on-the-lipid-parameters-of-an-intervention-to-reduce-weight-in-overweight-and-obese-patients
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M Loreto Tárraga Marcos, Josefa María Panisello Royo, Julio A Carbayo Herencia, Nuria Rosich Domenech, Josep Alins Presas, Pedro J Tárraga López
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect on lipid parameters most associated with excess weight (triglycerides [TG], cholesterol, and high density lipoprotein [HDL-C]) of an intervention to reduce weight in overweight and obese patients. METHODS: A randomised, controlled, double blind clinical trial, with three groups, and a follow-up of 12 months. Patients included in the study were randomised into three intervention groups: Obesity motivational intervention group with previously trained nurse (G1), lower intensity consultation, non-motivational group, with digital platform support (G2), and a third group that received a recommendation to lose weight and usual follow-up (G3)...
March 16, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318050/fibro-osseous-pseudotumor-of-the-digits-mimicking-pyogenic-granuloma
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Alba Gómez-Zubiaur, Laura Pericet-Fernández, María Dolores Vélez-Velázquez, Alicia Cabrera-Hernández, Ana Belen Piteiro-Bermejo, Sonia Beá-Ardebol, Susana Medina-Montalvo, Lidia Trasobares-Marugán
Fibro-osseous pseudotumor of the digits is a benign neoplasm that originates in the soft tissue adjacent to the short bones of the hands and feet. We present a case in a 13-year-old girl that was initially misdiagnosed as pyogenic granuloma. Familiarity with this entity and imaging and histologic studies are necessary to avoid incorrect diagnoses and aggressive surgical interventions.
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315201/user-characteristics-of-a-smartphone-app-to-reduce-alcohol-consumption
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Claire Garnett, David Crane, Robert West, Susan Michie, Jamie Brown, Adam Winstock
Digital interventions are available to help people reduce their alcohol consumption, but it is not known who uses these interventions and how this treatment-seeking group compares with the general population of drinkers. The study objective was to compare the socio-demographic and drinking characteristics of users of the 'Drinks Meter' smartphone app with the general population of drinkers in England and website users of the same intervention. Data were used from the Drinks Meter app and website, and a nationally representative cross-sectional survey in England (Alcohol Toolkit Study)...
March 17, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306675/hypertension-management-in-the-digital-era
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Richard V Milani, Robert M Bober, Alexander R Milani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension (HTN) is the most common chronic disease in the United States, and the standard model of office-based care delivery continues to yield suboptimal outcomes, with approximately 50% of affected patients not achieving blood pressure (BP) control. Poor population-level BP control has been primarily attributed to therapeutic inertia and low patient engagement resulting in significant and preventable morbidity and mortality. This review will highlight the rationale for a reengineered model of care delivery for populations with HTN...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306185/-i-have-nine-specialists-they-need-to-swap-notes-australian-patients-perspectives-of-medication-related-problems-following-discharge-from-hospital
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Daniela Eassey, Andrew J McLachlan, Jo-Anne Brien, Ines Krass, Lorraine Smith
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that patients are most susceptible to medication-related problems (MRPs) when transitioning from hospital to home. Currently, the literature in this area focuses on interventions, which are mainly orientated around the perspective of the health-care professional and do not take into account patient perspectives and experiences. OBJECTIVE: To capture the experiences and perceptions of Australian patients regarding MRPs following discharge from hospital...
March 17, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304305/combined-dual-task-gait-training-and%C3%A2-aerobic-exercise-to-improve-cognition-%C3%A2-mobility-and%C3%A2-vascular-health-in%C3%A2-community-dwelling-older-adults-at%C3%A2-risk-for-future-cognitive-decline1
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Michael A Gregory, Narlon C Boa Sorte Silva, Dawn P Gill, Cheri L McGowan, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, J Kevin Shoemaker, Vladimir Hachinski, Jeff Holmes, Robert J Petrella
This 6-month experimental case series study investigated the effects of a dual-task gait training and aerobic exercise intervention on cognition, mobility, and cardiovascular health in community-dwelling older adults without dementia. Participants exercised 40 min/day, 3 days/week for 26 weeks on a Biodex GaitTrainer2 treadmill. Participants were assessed at baseline (V0), interim (V1: 12-weeks), intervention endpoint (V2: 26-weeks), and study endpoint (V3: 52-weeks). The study outcomes included: cognition [executive function (EF), processing speed, verbal fluency, and memory]; mobility: usual & dual-task gait (speed, step length, and stride time variability); and vascular health: ambulatory blood pressure, carotid arterial compliance, and intima-media thickness (cIMT)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304204/changes-in-contrast-transit-times-on-digital-subtraction-angiography-post-pipeline-embolization-device-deployment
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Ahmed E Hussein, Andreas Linninger, Sophia F Shakur, Fady T Charbel, Chih-Yang Hsu, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
It is postulated that hemodynamic changes occur in the distal vascular bed post-deployment of Pipeline Embolization Devices (PEDs). In this paper, we evaluate changes in the contrast transit times (TTs) on digital subtraction angiography (DSA) post-PED interventions. DSA films were analyzed using custom-made software for the time-density relationship at baseline and compared to post-PED deployment. All analyses were performed within the middle cerebral artery (MCA) M1 segment. Analyses included TT10%-100% (time needed for the contrast to change from 10% image intensity to 100%), TT100%-10%, and TT25%-25%...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303553/overview-of-the-radiographers-practice-in-65-healthcare-centers-using-digital-mammography-systems-in-portugal
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Cláudia Sá Dos Reis, Ana Pascoal, Lucian Radu, Mário Fartaria de Oliveira, João Alves
PURPOSE: To assess current practices in digital mammography (DM) in Portuguese healthcare providers using digital systems. To investigate compliance with European standards regarding mean glandular dose and quality control practice and to identify optimisation needs. METHODS: Two questionnaires, targeted at breast radiographers and chief radiographers, were designed and applied in 65 imaging departments offering DM. Questions fielded were focused on the staff profile and technical/clinical practice...
March 16, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302314/a-new-measure-of-trip-risk-integrating-minimum-foot-clearance-and-dynamic-stability-across-the-swing-phase-of-gait
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Brian W Schulz
Minimum toe clearance (MTC) is thought to quantify the risk of the toe contacting the ground during the swing phase of gait and initiating a trip, but there are methodological issues with this measure and the risk of trip-related falls has been shown to also be associated with gait speed and dynamic stability. This paper proposes and evaluates a new measure, trip risk integral (TRI), that circumvents many issues with MTC as typically calculated at a single point by considering minimum foot clearance across the entire swing phase and taking into account dynamic stability to estimate risk of falling due to a trip rather than risk of the foot contacting the floor...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297690/-multiple-tentorial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-with-acquired-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-presented-with-unilateral-eye-symptoms-successfully-treated-by-transarterial-embolization-and-direct-surgery-a-case-report
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Hisato Minamide, Yutaka Hayashi, Naoyuki Uchiyama
A 58-year-old man presented with slowly progressive chemosis, exophthalmos, and blepharedema of the left eye. Digital subtraction angiography revealed multiple dural arteriovenous fistulas(dAVFs)involving the bilateral tentorium, superior sagittal sinus, and right frontal convexity. In addition, occlusion of the left cavernous sinus and left sigmoid sinus were observed, which could lead to venous hypertension and might be associated with the occurrence of multiple dAVFs. Along with the congestion of the left ophthalmic vein, increased intracranial pressure due to the left tentorial dAVF with cortical venous reflux could have caused the left eye symptoms; therefore, the tentorial lesion was treated first...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297271/evaluation-of-digital-radiography-practice-using-exposure-index-tracking
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Alexander W Scott, Yifang Zhou, Janet Allahverdian, Jessica L Nute, Christina Lee
Some digital radiography (DR) detectors and software allow for remote download of exam statistics, including image reject status, body part, projection, and exposure index (EI). The ability to have automated data collection from multiple DR units is conducive to a quality control (QC) program monitoring institutional radiographic exposures. We have implemented such a QC program with the goal to identify outliers in machine radiation output and opportunities for improvement in radiation dose levels. We studied the QC records of four digital detectors in greater detail on a monthly basis for one year...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296521/speech-language-pathology-intervention-in-a-youth-justice-setting-benefits-perceived-by-staff-extend-beyond-communication
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Pamela C Snow, Kerryn Bagley, Donna White
PURPOSE: Young people in youth justice (YJ) settings face high-risk for unidentified language disorder, however, speech-language pathology (SLP) services are not routinely offered in such settings. The aim of this study was to explore and describe the perceptions and experiences of YJ staff in a custodial centre of the utility of having a speech-language pathologist working with young offenders. METHOD: Following a SLP intervention trial, two staff focus groups were conducted by an independent SLP...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290908/-coronary-angioplasty-and-stenting-in-patients-older-than-80-years-immediate-and-long-term-results
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A M Babunashvili, D P Dundua, D S Kartashov, A A Bazarnova, A Yu Korenevich, M E Vetluzhskikh
AIM: to assess immediate and long-term results of coronary angioplasty and stenting in patients older than 80 years - a high risk group in view of the severity of concomitant pathology and extent of coronary atherosclerosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted retrospective analysis of data from 167 patients older than 80 years (mean age 81.43+/-2.14 years) subjected to percutaneous coronary intervention from 2006 to 2013 (3.2% from total number of patients). Multivessel involvement was present in 128 patients (76...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289621/posterior-interosseous-nerve-syndrome-resulting-from-parosteal-lipoma-of-the-proximal-radius-an-elusive-diagnosis-yet-excellent-outcome
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Muhammad Saaiq, Saad Siddiui
A 53-year old man presented with seven months history of progressive weakness of extension of the digits and the thumb of the left hand. The wrist extension was normal and sensations were also intact. The patient had also been noticing a progressively enlarging lump on the lower anterolateral aspect of the left antecubital fossa for the last three months. Physical examination andelectro diagnostic studies revealed motor deficit along the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) distribution with preservation of sensations...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285574/virtual-reality-exercise-on-a-home-based-phase-iii-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-effect-on-executive-function-quality-of-life-and-depression-anxiety-and-stress-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ágata Vieira, Cristina Melo, Jorge Machado, Joaquim Gabriel
PURPOSE: To analyse the effect of a six-month home-based phase III cardiac rehabilitation (CR) specific exercise program, performed in a virtual reality (Kinect) or conventional (booklet) environment, on executive function, quality of life and depression, anxiety and stress of subjects with coronary artery disease. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with subjects, who had completed phase II, randomly assigned to intervention group 1 (IG1), whose program encompassed the use of Kinect (n = 11); or intervention group 2 (IG2), a paper booklet (n = 11); or a control group (CG), only subjected to the usual care (n = 11)...
March 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285254/the-predictive-role-of-daily-cognitive-stimulation-on-executive-functions-in-bipolar-disorder
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Charles Cotrena, Laura Damiani Branco, André Ponsoni, Flávio Milman Shansis, Renata Kochhann, Rochele Paz Fonseca
This study aimed to estimate the predictive role of clinical and demographic variables on the three core executive functions (EF) - working memory (WM), inhibitory control (IC) and cognitive flexibility (CF) - in bipolar disorder (BD). The sample consisted of 38 patients with BD type I, 39 with BD type II, and 106 control participants with no mood disorders. Subjects completed the Hayling Test, Trail Making Test, Digit Span Backwards, Sentence Word Span Test, and Stroop Color-Word Test. Composite scores for WM, IC and CF were calculated, and their correlations with clinical and demographic variables were analyzed...
March 7, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281732/utilisation-of-three-dimensional-printed-heart-models-for-operative-planning-of-complex-congenital-heart-defects
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Peter Olejník, Matej Nosal, Tomas Havran, Adriana Furdova, Maros Cizmar, Michal Slabej, Andrej Thurzo, Pavol Vitovic, Martin Klvac, Tibor Acel, Jozef Masura
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the accuracy of the three-dimensional printing of cardiovascular structures.To explore whether utilization of three-dimensional printed heart replicas can improve surgical and catheter interventional planning in patients with complex congenital heart defects. METHODS: Between December 2014 and November 2015, we fabricated n=8 cardiovascular models based on computed tomography data in patients with complex spatial anatomical relationships of cardiovascular structures...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272378/perception-of-policy-and-environmental-action-to-promote-healthy-behaviors-in-african-american-communities
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Clifton Addison, Brenda W Campbell Jenkins, Monique White, Frances Henderson, Dorothy J McGill, Donna Antoine-LaVigne, Marinelle Payton
The present study aimed to examine the perceptions of African American communities regarding the involvement of political leaders in facilitating policy and environmental change promoting healthy eating and physical activity. We selected the Metro Jackson Area comprised of Hinds, Madison and Rankin Counties because it is a combination of urban and rural communities. The sample consisted of 70 participants from seven sites. A total of seven focus groups were asked to respond to one question to assess political leaders' involvement in healthy living: "When you think about your political leaders that you have in the Jackson, Mississippi area, do any of them promote healthy eating and physical activity?" Focus groups consisted of six to 12 participants and were asked to comment on their participation in physical activity...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272086/effectiveness-and-safety-of-surgical-excision-in-the-treatment-of-digital-mucoid-cysts
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Galina Balakirski, Christoph Loeser, Jens M Baron, Edgar Dippel, Laurenz Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Digital mucoid cysts have a tendency for recurrence after operative intervention. Several procedures are in use. OBJECTIVE: Retrospective evaluation for effectiveness, safety and patient satisfaction by using a questionnaire after treatment for digital mucoid cysts with targeted surgical excision and closure by flap-design. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients treated with surgical excision for digital mucoid cysts at the Dermatology Department of the Ludwigshafen City Hospital between 2007 and 2011 were evaluated using a specially designed questionnaire...
March 7, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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