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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777554/development-and-feasibility-testing-of-an-avatar-based-education-application-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Jintana Tongpeth, Hui Yun Du, Robyn A Clark
AIMS: To develop and evaluate an interactive, avatar-based education application, for improving patients' knowledge of, and response to, ACS symptoms. BACKGROUND: A patient's ability to recognise and respond to the symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is imperative for seeking timely medical intervention. Innovative patient education interventions are needed to support patient education and patient self-care. METHODS: Participatory action research methods were used to engage consumers with cardiac and IT experts to develop an avatar-based education application...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772872/spatial-analysis-for-the-epidemiological-study-of-cardiovascular-diseases-a-systematic-literature-search
#2
Carlos Mena, Cesar Sepúlveda, Eduardo Fuentes, Yony Ormazábal, Iván Palomo
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the primary cause of death and disability in de world, and the detection of populations at risk as well as localization of vulnerable areas is essential for adequate epidemiological management. Techniques developed for spatial analysis, among them geographical information systems and spatial statistics, such as cluster detection and spatial correlation, are useful for the study of the distribution of the CVDs. These techniques, enabling recognition of events at different geographical levels of study (e...
May 7, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770960/interventions-for-increasing-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-in-children-aged-five-years-and-under
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REVIEW
Rebecca K Hodder, Kate M O'Brien, Fiona G Stacey, Rebecca J Wyse, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Flora Tzelepis, Erica L James, Kate M Bartlem, Nicole K Nathan, Rachel Sutherland, Emma Robson, Sze Lin Yoong, Luke Wolfenden
BACKGROUND: Insufficient consumption of fruits and vegetables in childhood increases the risk of future non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Interventions to increase consumption of fruit and vegetables, such as those focused on specific child-feeding strategies and parent nutrition education interventions in early childhood may therefore be an effective strategy in reducing this disease burden. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and associated adverse events of interventions designed to increase the consumption of fruit, vegetables or both amongst children aged five years and under...
May 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770358/association-of-central-obesity-with-sex-hormonebinding-globulin-a-cross-sectional-study-of-1166-chinese-men
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Fangwei Liu, Xubo Shen, Ruifeng Wang, Na Yu, Yongjun Shi, Shimin Xiong, Chengliang Xiong, Yuanzhong Zhou
Background Both sex hormone-binding globulin and central obesity have been found to be associated with metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. However, the direct relation between sex hormone-binding globulin and central obesity has not been demonstrated. Methodology We performed a cross-sectional study of 1166 male participants from Zunyi, Guizhou, western China, in 2013. Each participant completed a questionnaire and had a brief clinical exam with a fasting blood sample taken. All blood samples underwent standard laboratory testing for sex hormone-binding globulin...
2018: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769020/the-prevalence-and-determinants-of-polypharmacy-at-age-69-a-british-birth-cohort-study
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Mark James Rawle, Marcus Richards, Daniel Davis, Diana Kuh
BACKGROUND: To describe the development of polypharmacy and its components in a British birth cohort in its seventh decade and to investigate socioeconomic and gender differences independent of disease burden. METHODS: Data from the MRC National Survey for Health and Development were analysed to determine the prevalence and composition of polypharmacy at age 69 and changes since ages 60 to 64. Multinomial regression was used to test associations between gender, education and occupational social class and total, cardiological and non-cardiological polypharmacy controlling for disease burden...
May 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762903/the-role-of-anatomy-computer-assisted-learning-on-spatial-abilities-of-medical-students
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Bruno Guimarães, João Firmino-Machado, Stanislav Tsisar, Benedita Viana, Marco Pinto-Sousa, Pedro Vieira-Marques, Ricardo Cruz-Correia, Maria Amélia Ferreira
Currently, medical education context poses different challenges to anatomy, contributing to the introduction of new pedagogical approaches, such as computer-assisted learning (CAL). This approach provides insight into students' learning profiles and skills that enhance anatomy knowledge acquisition. To understand the influence of anatomy CAL on spatial abilities, a study was conducted. A total of 671 medical students attending Musculoskeletal (MA) and Cardiovascular Anatomy (CA) courses, were allocated to one of three groups (MA Group, CA Group, MA + CA Group)...
May 15, 2018: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762660/quality-indicators-and-their-regular-use-in-clinical-practice-results-from-a-survey-among-users-of-two-cardiovascular-national-registries-in-sweden
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Beatrix Algurén, Boel Andersson-Gäre, Johan Thor, Ann-Christine Andersson
Objective: To examine the regular use of quality indicators from Swedish cardiovascular National Quality Registries (NQRs) by clinical staff; particularly differences in use between the two NQRs and between nurses and physicians. Design: Cross-sectional online survey study. Setting: Two Swedish cardiovascular NQRs: (a) Swedish Heart Failure Registry and (b) Swedeheart. Participants: Clinicians (n =185; 70% nurses, 26% physicians) via the NQRs' email networks...
May 14, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762084/irritable-bowel-symptoms-use-of-healthcare-costs-sickness-and-disability-pension-benefits-a-long-term-population-based-study
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Chalotte H Poulsen, Lene F Eplov, Carsten Hjorthøj, Lene H Hastrup, Marie Eliasen, Thomas M Dantoft, Andreas Schröder, Torben Jørgensen
OBJECTIVES: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with increased healthcare use and work absenteeism. We aimed to investigate long-term use of healthcare services and social benefits across IBS symptom groups. Additionally, we estimated excess healthcare costs. METHODS: A longitudinal population-based study comprising two 5-year follow-up studies: The Danish part of the Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease (Dan-MONICA) 1 (1982-1987) and Inter99 (1999-2004) recruited from the western part of Copenhagen County...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761134/mild-cognitive-impairment-in-republic-of-georgia
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Marina Janelidze, Nina Mikeladze, Nazibrola Bochorishvili, Ann Dzagnidze, Mariam Kapianidze, Nino Mikava, Irene Khatiashvili, Ekaterina Mirvelashvili, Nino Shiukashvili, John Lynch, Zurab Nadareishvili
Objective: The goal of this study was to estimate the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Georgia. Method: A population-based study was conducted using Georgian version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and its cognitive domain index score. Results: Of the initial cohort of 1,000 subjects, 851 met inclusion criteria. The prevalence of MCI was 13.3%, and it was associated with age >65 years (odds ratio [OR] = 4.51, 95% confidence interval [CI] = [3.00, 6.75]), urban residence (OR = 0...
January 2018: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760227/socioeconomic-status-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-challenges-and-interventions
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REVIEW
William M Schultz, Heval M Kelli, John C Lisko, Tina Varghese, Jia Shen, Pratik Sandesara, Arshed A Quyyumi, Herman A Taylor, Martha Gulati, John G Harold, Jennifer H Mieres, Keith C Ferdinand, George A Mensah, Laurence S Sperling
Socioeconomic status (SES) has a measurable and significant effect on cardiovascular health. Biological, behavioral, and psychosocial risk factors prevalent in disadvantaged individuals accentuate the link between SES and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Four measures have been consistently associated with CVD in high-income countries: income level, educational attainment, employment status, and neighborhood socioeconomic factors. In addition, disparities based on sex have been shown in several studies. Interventions targeting patients with low SES have predominantly focused on modification of traditional CVD risk factors...
May 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757885/maximizing-your-nutrition-minute-bridging-nutritional-gaps-across-the-life-span
#11
Wendy L Wright, Kathleen M Zelman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Poor diet quality has been associated with increased mortality and an increased risk of chronic disease. Given the shortfalls in the typical American diet and the prevalence of nutrition-related chronic disease among US adults, the need for nutrition education is paramount. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are well placed to provide basic nutrition counseling but often face challenges to making this a reality. In a typical office visit, the time available to discuss diet and nutrition can be as little as one minute or less...
March 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757315/a-multi-center-prospective-cohort-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-differential-pricing-and-health-systems-strengthening-on-access-to-medicines-and-management-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-in-ghana-a-study-protocol
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Linda Meta Mobula, Stephen Sarfo, Lynda Arthur, Gilbert Burnham, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Daniel Ansong, Edith Gavor, David Ofori-Adjei
Background: There is evidence to suggest that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in particular cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, are being recognized as forming a substantial proportion of the burden of disease among populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).  Access to treatment is likely a key barrier to the control and prevention of NCD outcomes.  Differential pricing, an approach used to price drugs based on the purchasing power of patients in different socioeconomic segments, has been shown to be beneficial and leads to improved access and affordability...
February 7, 2018: Gates open research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756523/the-effect-of-health-education-by-pharmacists-on-10-year-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-cluster-randomized-control-study-in-a-low-socioeconomic-status-javanese-population
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Rita Suhadi, Dita Maria Virginia, Christianus Heru Setiawan
BACKGROUND: Evidence from previous studies demonstrates that lifestyle modification reduces the incidence and complications of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The study aimed to investigate the effect of a lifestyle intervention provided by pharmacists on the 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk and quality of life (QoL) in a low socioeconomic status Javanese population. METHODS: This research was a cluster-randomized controlled study of 1-year duration, conducted in a lower social economic community in the Sleman District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia...
January 2018: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755605/the-prevalence-of-osteopenia-and-osteoporosis-among-malaysian-type-2-diabetic-patients-using-quantitative-ultrasound-densitometer
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Shaymaa Abdalwahed Abdulameer, Mohanad Naji Sahib, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman
Background: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and osteoporosis are both chronic conditions and the relationship between them is complex. Objective: The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of Low Bone Mineral density (LBMD, i.e ., osteopenia and osteoporosis), as well as, the difference and associations between Quantitative Ultrasound Scan (QUS) parameters with socio-demographic data and clinical related data among T2DM in Penang, Malaysia. Method: An observational, cross-sectional study with a convenient sample of 450 T2DM patients were recruited from the outpatient diabetes clinic at Hospital Pulau Pinang (HPP) to measure Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at the heel bone using QUS...
2018: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754664/investigation-of-motivational-interviewing-and-prevention-consults-to-achieve-cardiovascular-targets-impact-trial
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Eugenia Gianos, Antoinette Schoenthaler, Yu Guo, Judy Zhong, Howard Weintraub, Arthur Schwartzbard, James Underberg, Michael Schloss, Jonathan D Newman, Sean Heffron, Edward A Fisher, Jeffrey S Berger
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing cardiovascular (CV) procedures often have suboptimal CV risk factor control and may benefit from strategies targeting healthy lifestyle behaviors and education. Implementation of prevention strategies may be particularly effective at this point of heightened motivation. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, pilot study was conducted in 400 patients undergoing a nonurgent CV procedure (cardiac catheterization ± revascularization) to evaluate the impact of different prevention strategies...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754649/telemedicine-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-veterans-the-cities-trial
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Hayden B Bosworth, Maren K Olsen, Felicia McCant, Karen M Stechuchak, Susanne Danus, Matthew J Crowley, Karen M Goldstein, Leah L Zullig, Eugene Z Oddone
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive programs addressing tailored patient self-management and pharmacotherapy may reduce barriers to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction. METHODS: This is a 2-arm (clinical pharmacist specialist-delivered, telehealth intervention and education control) randomized controlled trial including Veterans with poorly controlled hypertension and/or hypercholesterolemia. Primary outcome was Framingham CVD risk score at 6 and 12 months, with systolic blood pressure; diastolic blood pressure; total cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein; high-density lipoprotein; body mass index; and, for those with diabetes, HbA1c as secondary outcomes...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754577/development-of-weight-and-height-in-norwegian-children-the-health-oriented-pedagogical-project-hopp
#17
Angelica Skår, Trine Johansen Meza, Per Morten Fredriksen
AIMS: High prevalence of overweight and obesity increases the disease burden with higher risk for an expanding set of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, certain types of cancers and an array of musculoskeletal disorders. Over the last decades, trends in children's weight have changed worldwide. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements of height and weight and calculations of body mass index (BMI) were recorded for 2297 children, aged 6-12 years...
May 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753113/cardiovascular-responses-during-resistance-exercise-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease
#18
Roberto Miyasato, Carla Silva-Batista, Tiago Peçanha, David A Low, Marco T de Mello, Maria E Piemonte, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Cláudia L M Forjaz, Hélcio Kanegusuku
BACKGROUND: Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) present cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction which impairs blood pressure control. However, cardiovascular responses during resistance exercise are unknown in these patients. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the cardiovascular responses during resistance exercise performed with different muscle masses, in patients with PD. DESIGN: Two groups, repeated-measures design. SETTING: Exercise Hemodynamic Laboratory, School of Physical Education and Sport, University of São Paulo...
May 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750056/is-age-at-menarche-associated-with-total-mortality-the-troms%C3%A3-study
#19
Marie Wasmuth Lundblad, Bjarne K Jacobsen
Purpose: Early age at menarche (AAM) has been associated with increased mortality and morbidity, including premature death from all causes, breast cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the association between AAM and all-cause mortality. Subjects and methods: A total of 12,409 women aged 25-94 years who took part in the fourth Tromsø Study in Norway during 1994-1995 were included in this prospective population-based study with a mean 18...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749577/the-various-applications-of-3d-printing-in-cardiovascular-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Abdallah El Sabbagh, Mackram F Eleid, Mohammed Al-Hijji, Nandan S Anavekar, David R Holmes, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Gustavo S Oderich, Stephen D Cassivi, Sameh M Said, Charanjit S Rihal, Jane M Matsumoto, Thomas A Foley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight the various applications of 3D printing in cardiovascular disease and discuss its limitations and future direction. RECENT FINDINGS: Use of handheld 3D printed models of cardiovascular structures has emerged as a facile modality in procedural and surgical planning as well as education and communication. Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a novel imaging modality which involves creating patient-specific models of cardiovascular structures...
May 10, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
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