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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458195/human-dorsal-root-ganglion-pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-modulates-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocytes-and-neuroinflammatory-markers-in-chronic-radicular-pain
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Basabjit Das, Melissa Conroy, David Moore, Joanne Lysaght, Connail McCrory
Radicular pain is a common cause of disability. Traditionally treatment has been either epidural steroid injection providing short-term relief or surgery with associated complications. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) applied to the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) is a minimally invasive day-care treatment, which is gaining significant clinical acceptance in a selective group of patients with pure radicular pain. Greater insights into the immunomodulatory effects of this procedure may help to further optimise its application and find alternative treatment options...
February 16, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457562/quality-of-life-outcomes-in-cochlear-implantation-of-children-with-profound-and-multiple-learning-disability
#2
Richard Benjamin Speaker, Jennifer Roberston, Cristina Simoes-Franklin, Fergal Glynn, Peter Walshe, Laura Viani
This study was performed to investigate the effect of cochlear implantation on the Quality of Life (QoL) of children with profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD). This cohort of children has been viewed historically as poor candidates for cochlear implantation as they generally have poor speech and hearing outcomes. The Irish National Cochlear Implant Program's prospectively maintained database was examined for all children implanted from July 1996 to July 2015. All charts of the 381 children implanted during this time were reviewed retrospectively; 16 children met criteria for being PMLD...
May 2018: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457487/dementia-management-strategies-associated-with-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-of-elderly-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
Lais Lopes Delfino, Ricardo Shoiti Komatsu, Caroline Komatsu, Anita Liberalesso Neri, Meire Cachioni
This study aims to investigate the association between management and communication strategies and the presence of neuropsychiatric symptoms presented by elderly people with Alzheimer's disease. One hundred and thirty-four family caregivers answered a questionnaire with socio-demographic data and questions regarding the care context, the Small Communication Strategies Scale, the Dementia Management Strategy Scale, and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory. Caregivers used the criticism management strategy more when the elderly presented hallucination, agitation, depression, anxiety, irritability, nighttime behavior, and appetite abnormalities...
January 1, 2018: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457471/beck-depression-inventory-as-a-screening-tool-for-depression-in-chronic-haemodialysis-patients
#4
A Bautovich, I Katz, C K Loo, S B Harvey
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Cognitive Depression Index (CDI) as a potential screening tool for major depression in haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: Forty-five HD patients completed both the BDI/CDI and diagnostic interview. The interview was conducted by two experienced clinicians and was based on DSM-IV criteria. The sensitivity, specificity and positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values were then calculated...
February 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456993/measuring-adolescent-self-awareness-and-accuracy-using-a-performance-based-assessment-and-parental-report
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Sharon Zlotnik, Joan Toglia
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess awareness of performance and performance accuracy for a task that requires executive functions (EF), among healthy adolescents and to compare their performance to their parent's ratings. Method: Participants: 109 healthy adolescents (mean age 15.2 ± 1.86 years) completed the Weekly Calendar Planning Activity (WCPA). The discrepancy between self-estimated and actual performance was used to measure the level of awareness. The participants were divided into high and low accuracy groups according to the WCPA accuracy median score...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456955/increased-atherosclerosis-correlates-with-subjective-tinnitus-severity
#6
Fatih Yüksel, Duran Karataş, Figen Tunalı Türkdoğan, Özlem Yüksel
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether increased intima media thickness was associated with the severity of subjective non-pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss. Data of the patients who came to Otorhinolaryngology Department of Isparta Government Hospital with subjective non-pulsatile tinnitus complaint, between January 2012 and June 2013, were evaluated retrospectively. A total of 215 patients were included in the present study. Hearing tests, biochemical analysis, tinnitus handicap inventory (THI), visual analogue scale (VAS) and doppler ultrasonography results of the patients were reviewed and recorded...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456939/outcomes-of-bone-anchored-hearing-aid-implant-at-universiti-kebangsaan-malaysia-medical-centre-ukmmc
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Suhana Abdul Rahim, Bee-See Goh, Safinaz Zainor, Roslenda Abdul Rahman, Asma Abdullah
The cross sectional study was conducted in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (UKMMC), Malaysia from August 2012 to December 2013. All patients implanted with in UKMMC from December 2001 until December 2012 was included. Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) questionnaires and UKMMC questionnaires were used as part of the assessment tool. The GBI is a scoring which measures the change in health status produced by surgical interventions. UKMMC questionnaires was invented by our department to assess questions related to social and life style of patients and also the cosmetic perspective Baha implant and other daily related activities...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456846/l-carnitine-supplementation-reduces-the-general-fatigue-of-cancer-patients-during-chemotherapy
#8
Hiroki Matsui, Takahiro Einama, Shunsuke Shichi, Ryo Kanazawa, Kazuaki Shibuya, Takashi Suzuki, Fumihiko Matsuzawa, Taku Hashimoto, Shigenori Homma, Junji Yamamoto, Akinobu Taketomi, Hironori Abe
L-Carnitine (LC) plays an important role in the metabolism of fatty acids, and LC deficiency is associated with a feeling of weakness or general fatigue. Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy often develop LC deficiency, which is considered to be a factor contributing to general fatigue. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of LC supplementation as a treatment for general fatigue in cancer patients during chemotherapy. A total of 11 cancer patients who were suffering from general fatigue during chemotherapy in our hospital between September 2014 and December 2015 were examined (6 cases involved adjuvant chemotherapy and 5 cases involved chemotherapy for unresectable or recurrent disease)...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456453/exploring-the-relevance-of-spatial-scale-to-life-cycle-inventory-results-using-environmentally-extended-input-output-models-of-the-united-states
#9
Yi Yang, Wesley W Ingwersen, David E Meyer
The accuracy of direct and indirect resource use and emissions of products as quantified in life cycle models depends in part upon the geographical and technological representativeness of the production models. Production conditions vary not just between nations, but also within national boundaries. Understanding the level of geographic resolution within large industrial nations needed to reach acceptable accuracy has not been well-tested across the broad spectrum of goods and services consumed. Using an aggregate 15-industryenvironmentally-extended input-output model of the US along with detailed interstate commodity flow data, we test the accuracy of regionalizing the national model into two-regions (state - rest of US) versus 51 regions (all US states + DC)...
January 1, 2018: Environmental Modelling & Software: with Environment Data News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456360/clinical-features-and-psychiatric-comorbidity-of-epicrania-fugax
#10
K Rammohan, M M Shyma, Soumitra Das, C Velayudhan Shaji
Background: Epicrania fugax (EF) is a rare newly described primary headache characterized by paroxysms of unilateral pain radiating across one hemicranium. Aim: We aimed to describe 10 new cases of EF and assess the psychiatric comorbidity. Materials and Methods: Cases of EF were identified from patients attending the neurology outpatient department of a tertiary level referral and teaching hospital by the first author during a period extending from January 1, 2015 to April 31, 2017...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456293/critical-review-of-elementary-flows-in-lca-data
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Ashley Edelen, Wesley W Ingwersen, Cristina Rodríguez, Rodrigo A F Alvarenga, Artur Ribeiro de Almeida, Gregor Wernet
Purpose: Elementary flows are essential components of data used for life cycle assessment. A standard list is not used across all sources, as data providers now manage these flows independently. Elementary flows must be consistent across a life cycle inventory for accurate inventory analysis and must correspond with impact methods for impact assessment. With the goal of achieving a global network of LCA databases, a critical review of elementary flow usage and management in LCA data sources was performed...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456124/a-multicenter-study-of-total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation-tpiat-post-prospective-observational-study-of-tpiat
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Melena D Bellin, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Katherine Morgan, David Adams, Gregory J Beilman, Srinath Chinnakotla, Darwin L Conwell, Ty B Dunn, Martin L Freeman, Timothy Gardner, Varvara A Kirchner, Luis F Lara, Leslie Long-Simpson, Jaimie D Nathan, Bashoo Naziruddin, John A Nyman, Timothy L Pruett, Sarah J Schwarzenberg, Vikesh K Singh, Kerrington Smith, Jennifer L Steel, Martin Wijkstrom, Piotr Witkowski, James S Hodges
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is considered for managing chronic pancreatitis in selected patients when medical and endoscopic interventions have not provided adequate relief from debilitating pain. Although more centers are performing TPIAT, we lack large, multi-center studies to guide decisions about selecting candidates for and timing of TPIAT. METHODS: Multiple centers across the United States (9 to date) performing TPIAT are prospectively enrolling patients undergoing TPIAT for chronic pancreatitis into the Prospective Observational Study of TPIAT (POST), a NIDDK funded study with a goal of accruing 450 TPIAT recipients...
February 6, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455923/prevalence-location-and-characteristics-of-chronic-pain-in-intensive-care-survivors
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Anne Kathrine Langerud, Tone Rustøen, Cathrine Brunborg, Ulf Kongsgaard, Audun Stubhaug
A growing number of studies have addressed the long-term consequences of intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, but few have studied the prevalence of chronic pain and pain characteristics longitudinally. The goal of the work described here was to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of chronic pain in ICU survivors 3 months and 1 year after ICU discharge and to identify risk factors for chronic pain 1 year after ICU discharge. The design used was an explorative and longitudinal study. The patients in this work had stayed >48 hours in two mixed ICUs in Oslo University Hospital, a tertiary referral hospital...
February 15, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455855/impact-of-degree-of-obesity-on-sleep-quality-of-life-and-depression-in-youth
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Brandi N Whitaker, Paige L Fisher, Supriya Jambhekar, Gulnur Com, Samiya Razzaq, Julia E Thompson, Todd G Nick, Wendy L Ward
OBJECTIVE: Obese youth are more likely to report difficulties with sleep, depression, and quality of life (QOL). This study aims to characterize sleep problems, QOL, and symptoms of depression by degree of obesity. METHOD: The cross-sectional study was conducted in a specialized obesity clinic. Obese youth and their caregivers (N = 150) were evaluated with the Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire and Pediatric Quality of Life. Youth completed the Children's Depression Inventory...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455823/sequential-melody-valve-insertion-after-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-atrioventricular-septal-defect
#15
Damien Kenny, Terence Prendiville, Kevin P Walsh, Jonathan McGuinness
Repair of tetralogy of Fallot with atrioventricular septal defect may be associated with hemodynamic challenges in the postoperative period particularly as left atrial hypertension secondary to left atrioventricular valve dysfunction may exacerbate pulmonary regurgitation and augment low cardiac output. We present a case describing hybrid strategies to treat severe left atrioventricular and pulmonary valve regurgitation with modified balloon expandable stent valves to counter low cardiac output secondary to valve dysfunction...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455687/distinct-risk-factors-for-obsessive-and-compulsive-symptoms-in-chronic-schizophrenia
#16
Emilio Fernandez-Egea, Yulia Worbe, Miguel Bernardo, Trevor W Robbins
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in clozapine-treated patients although the actual prevalence, phenomenology and risk factors remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to address the three aforementioned questions. METHODS: The electronic records of a large cohort of clozapine-medicated schizophrenia patients routinely screened for OCD were used. The Obsessive Compulsive Inventory Revised version (OCI-R) was available from 118 cases and a 21 points cut-off threshold for OCD was defined...
February 19, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455443/narcissistic-implications-in-gambling-disorder-the-mediating-role-of-emotion-dysregulation
#17
Guyonne Rogier, Patrizia Velotti
Gambling Disorder (GD) is a complex psychopathology involving a numbers of cognitive, behavioral, emotional and neurobiological determinants. Previous research suggests that GD may frequently co-occur with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. However, there is still a lack of study investigating Pathological Narcissism (PN) in both its vulnerable and grandiose facets among clinical population. Moreover, emotional dysregulation is commonly thought to underlie GD albeit research on this topic remains poor. The present study aims to investigate the role of both vulnerable and grandiose narcissism in relation to GD as well as the mediator role played by emotion dysregulation in such link...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455404/the-effect-of-pre-surgery-information-online-lecture-on-nutrition-knowledge-and-anxiety-among-bariatric-surgery-candidates
#18
Shiri Sherf-Dagan, Keren Hod, Limor Mardy-Tilbor, Shir Gliksman, Tair Ben-Porat, Nasser Sakran, Shira Zelber-Sagi, David Goitein, Asnat Raziel
INTRODUCTION: Best practices for patient education in bariatric surgery (BS) remain undefined. The aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of an online lecture on nutrition knowledge, weight loss expectations, and anxiety among BS candidates and present a new tool to assess this knowledge before BS. METHODS: An interventional non-randomized controlled trial on 200 BS candidates recruited while attending a pre-BS committee. The first 100 consecutive patients were assigned to the control group and the latter 100 consecutive patients to the intervention group and were instructed to watch an online lecture of 15-min 1-2 weeks prior to surgery...
February 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455045/impact-of-transvaginal-modified-sacrospinous-ligament-fixation-with-mesh-for-the-treatment-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-before-and-after-studies
#19
Qinyi Zhu, Huimin Shu, Guiqiang Du, Zhiyuan Dai
BACKGROUND: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common disease in women. The aim of this research was to evaluate the safety, efficacy and complication of transvaginal modified sacrospinous ligament fixation with mesh using for the treatment of vaginal vault prolapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study including information from 60 symptomatic women with anterior-apical pelvic floor prolapse. The patients underwent transvaginal modified sacrospinous ligament fixation combined with anterior vaginal wall mesh between May 2014 and Sep 2015...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455021/effect-of-dopamine-receptor-d4-drd4-haplotypes-on-general-psychopathology-in-patients-with-eating-disorders
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Guillermo Gervasini, Luz M González, Carmen Gamero-Villarroel, Sonia Mota-Zamorano, Juan Antonio Carrillo, Isalud Flores, Angustias Garcia-Herráiz
Among the many candidate genes analyzed in eating disorder (ED) patients, those involved in dopaminergic functions may be of special relevance, as dopamine is known to play a significant role in feeding behavior, the distortion of body image, hyperactivity and reward and reinforcement processes. We aimed to determine the effect of functional polymorphisms and haplotypes in the Dopamine Receptor D4 (DRD4) gene on general psychopathological symptoms in ED patients. Two-hundred-and-seventy-three ED patients [199 with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and 74 with Bulimia Nervosa (BN)] completed the SCL-90R inventory and were genotyped for four functional, clinically relevant DRD4 polymorphisms: three variants in the promoter region [120-bp tandem repeat (TR, long vs...
February 15, 2018: Gene
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