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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351672/high-treatment-success-rate-among-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-myanmar-2012-2014-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Myat K Thu, Ajay M V Kumar, Kyaw T Soe, Saw Saw, Saw Thein, Zaw Mynit, Htet M W Maung, Si T Aung
Background: Since 2011, Myanmar has adopted domiciliary care for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients and implemented several patient-support measures such as community-based directly observed treatment, nutritional support and financial incentives for patients and providers. We assessed treatment outcomes among MDR-TB patients registered for treatment in the Yangon and Mandalay Regions of Myanmar during 2012-2014 and factors associated with unfavourable treatment outcomes...
January 17, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351331/the-association-between-previous-and-future-severe-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-updating-the-literature-using-robust-statistical-methodology
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Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Hui Xie, Mahyar Etminan, Kate Johnson, J Mark FitzGerald
BACKGROUND: There is minimal evidence on the extent to which the occurrence of a severe acute exacerbation of COPD that results in hospitalization affects the subsequent disease course. Previous studies on this topic did not generate causally-interpretable estimates. Our aim was to use corrected methodology to update previously reported estimates of the associations between previous and future exacerbations in these patients. METHODS: Using administrative health data in British Columbia, Canada (1997-2012), we constructed a cohort of patients with at least one severe exacerbation, defined as an episode of inpatient care with the main diagnosis of COPD based on international classification of diseases (ICD) codes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349234/adult-health-returns-to-education-by-key-childhood-social-and-economic-indicators-results-from-representative-european-data
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Matthew A Andersson, Kenneth Vaughan
In the United States, associations between attained education and adult health typically are larger for those from disadvantaged childhood backgrounds. However, it remains unclear how specific key childhood indicators contribute to these adult health patterns, especially outside the United States. Drawing on the 2014 European Social Survey (20 countries; N=31544), we investigate the key childhood and adolescent indicators of parental education, childhood financial strain, and any serious household conflict growing up, given how these early exposures are known to correlate strongly with both educational attainment and adult health...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349232/health-and-well-being-at-work-the-key-role-of-supervisor-support
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Oliver Hämmig
This study aims to explore whether and in what way social support from different sources and domains makes an additional or different and independent contribution to various health and work-related outcomes. Cross-sectional data were used from an employee survey among the workforces of four service companies from different industries in Switzerland. The study sample covered 5,877 employees of working age. The lack of social support from a spouse, relatives, friends, direct supervisors, closest colleagues at work and other co-workers in case of problems at work and at home were assessed and studied individually and jointly as risk factors with respect to a total number of eight outcomes...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349034/arthroscopic-microfracture-of-hip-chondral-lesions
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H Atil Atilla, T David Luo, Allston J Stubbs
Microfracture of hip chondral lesions has been performed for more than a decade with modified treatment principles and techniques from knee arthroscopy. This note and accompanying video review the pertinent techniques, pearls, and pitfalls of the microfracture procedure in the treatment of hip chondral lesions. After debridement of damaged chondral tissue, the size of the lesion is approximated to determine the number of microfracture holes to create. The working portal may be adjusted based on the site of the lesion...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347849/joint-pain-within-adult-middle-aged-women-attending-a-community-clinic-in-a-peri-urban-area-in-south-africa-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Roline Barnes, Jennifer Jelsma, Romy Parker
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of joint pain in women between the ages of 40 and 64 years who attended a community clinic in the Free State to provide micro-information for health care planners. METHODS: A sample of convenience was utilized in the cross-sectional survey. Health care workers were recruited to conduct the survey. Outcome measures included the Community-Oriented-Programme-For-The-Control-Of-Rheumatic-Disease questionnaire and European Quality of Life - 5 Dimensions health related quality of life measure...
January 19, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346517/does-telomere-length-indicate-biological-physical-and-cognitive-health-among-older-adults-evidence-from-the-health-and-retirement-study
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Lauren Brown, Yuan Zhang, Colter Mitchel, Jennifer Ailshire
Telomere length (TL) has been suggested as a biomarker that can indicate individual variability in the rate of aging. Yet, it remains unclear whether TL is related to recognized indicators of health in an aging, older nationally representative sample. We examine whether TL is associated with 15 biological, physical and cognitive markers of health among older adults ages 54+. TL was assayed from saliva using quantitative PCR (T/S ratio) in the 2008 Health and Retirement Study (n=4,074). We estimated probability of high risk levels across indictors of health by TL and age-singly and jointly...
January 16, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345541/running-mechanics-and-metabolic-responses-with-water-bottles-and-bottle-belt-holders
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Heather K Vincent, Laura A Zdziarski, Kyle Fallgatter, Giorgio Negron, Cong Chen, Trevor Leavitt, MaryBeth Horodyski, Joseph G Wasser, Kevin R Vincent
PURPOSE: This study determined whether differential kinematics, kinetics, rates of energy use and cardiopulmonary responses occurred during running with water bottles and bottle belt holders compared to running only. METHODS: Trained runners (N=42; 27.2±6.4 yr) ran on an instrumented treadmill for four conditions in a randomized order: 1) control run (CON); 2) hand-held full water bottle (FULL, 16.9 fluid oz; 454 g); 3) hand-held half-full water bottle (HALF, 8...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343464/cardiorespiratory-fitness-coronary-artery-calcium-and-cardiovascular-disease-events-in-a-cohort-of-generally-healthy-middle-aged-men-results-from-the-cooper-center-longitudinal-study
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Nina B Radford, Laura F DeFina, David Leonard, Carolyn E Barlow, Benjamin L Willis, Larry W Gibbons, Susan C Gilchrist, Amit Khera, Benjamin D Levine
Background -A robust literature demonstrates that coronary artery calcification (CAC) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are independent predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. Much less is known about the joint associations of CRF and CAC with CVD risk. In the setting of high CAC, high versus low CRF has been associated with decreased CVD events. The goal of this study was to assess the impact of continuous levels of CRF on CVD risk in the setting of increasing CAC burden. Methods -We studied 8,425 men without clinical CVD who underwent preventive medicine examinations that included an objective measurement of CRF and CAC between 1998-2007...
January 17, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340855/the-relationship-between-target-joints-and-direct-resource-use-in-severe-haemophilia
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Jamie O'Hara, Shaun Walsh, Charlotte Camp, Giuseppe Mazza, Liz Carroll, Christina Hoxer, Lars Wilkinson
OBJECTIVES: Target joints are a common complication of severe haemophilia. While factor replacement therapy constitutes the majority of costs in haemophilia, the relationship between target joints and non drug-related direct costs (NDDCs) has not been studied. METHODS: Data on haemophilia patients without inhibitors was drawn from the 'Cost of Haemophilia across Europe - a Socioeconomic Survey' (CHESS) study, a cost assessment in severe haemophilia A and B across five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) in which 139 haemophilia specialists provided demographic and clinical information for 1285 adult patients...
January 16, 2018: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339844/the-risk-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-total-joint-patients-compared-to-orthopaedic-trauma-patients-need-for-new-prevention-guidelines
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Michelle Shen, Norele J Cutrera, Ashley C Dodd, Christopher Wallace, Frank R Avilucea, Craig Melbourne, Alex A Jahangir, Hassan H Mir, William T Obremskey, Manish K Sethi
Background: The development of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a major concern following orthopaedic surgery. No study has yet to compare the rate and risk factors for DVT between total joint and orthopaedic trauma patients. To evaluate if DVT prophylaxis for trauma should differ from total joints, we explored the rate and risk factors for DVT between both cohorts. Methods: Using a CPT code search from 2005 to 2013 in the ACS-NSQIP database, 150,657 orthopaedic total joint patients and 44,594 orthopaedic trauma patients were identified...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339773/postural-adaptations-to-unilateral-knee-joint-hypomobility-induced-by-orthosis-wear-during-gait-initiation
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A Delafontaine, P Fourcade, J L Honeine, S Ditcharles, E Yiou
Balance control and whole-body progression during gait initiation (GI) involve knee-joint mobility. Single knee-joint hypomobility often occurs with aging, orthopedics or neurological conditions. The goal of the present study was to investigate the capacity of the CNS to adapt GI organization to single knee-joint hypomobility induced by the wear of an orthosis. Twenty-seven healthy adults performed a GI series on a force-plate in the following conditions: without orthosis ("control"), with knee orthosis over the swing leg ("orth-swing") and with the orthosis over the contralateral stance leg ("orth-stance")...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339576/a-thermodynamics-model-for-morphology-prediction-of-aluminum-nano-crystals-fabricated-by-inert-gas-condensation-method
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Yu Wen, Dehong Xia
The purpose of this study is to provide scientific guidance for morphological control of nanoparticle synthesis by gas phase method. A universal thermodynamics model is developed to predict morphology of nanoparticles fabricated by inert gas condensation method. By the use of the model, morphologies of aluminum nanocrystals are predicted under various preparation conditions. There are two kinds of energies that determine the formation of nanoparticles morphology jointly, which are Gibbs free energy for nanoparticles and energy variation during the process...
January 17, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339129/systemic-reactions-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-standardized-allergen-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-with-and-without-seasonal-dose%C3%A2-adjustment
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Sultan Albuhairi, Tatyana Sare, Paul Lakin, Kristel El Khoury, Elena Crestani, Lynda C Schneider, Rocco Anzaldi, Al Patterson, Rima Rachid
BACKGROUND: The 2003 Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters recommended standardizing allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). Data from longitudinal surveillance survey in North America reported a systemic reaction (SR) rate of 0.1% to 0.2% of injection visits. The rate of SR to standardized SCIT in pediatric patients has not been well evaluated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate of SRs to standardized SCIT in pediatric patients aged 5 to 18 years in a single tertiary care center in the United States...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338762/predictors-of-remission-with-etanercept-methotrexate-induction-therapy-and-loss-of-remission-with-etanercept-maintenance-reduction-or-withdrawal-in-moderately-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-the-preserve-trial
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Josef S Smolen, Annette Szumski, Andrew S Koenig, Thomas V Jones, Lisa Marshall
BACKGROUND: The aim was to analyze characteristics that predict remission induction and subsequent loss of remission in patients with moderately active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who received full-dose combination etanercept plus methotrexate induction therapy followed by reduced-dose etanercept or etanercept withdrawal. METHODS: Patients with Disease Activity Score based on 28-joint count (DAS28) >3.2 and ≤5.1 received open-label etanercept 50 mg once weekly (QW) plus methotrexate for 36 weeks...
January 16, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335126/-reception-of-the-patient-in-psychiatry-overcoming-the-narcissistic-test-of-the-caregiver
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Frédéric Gelly
The theme of the encounter is addressed through the question of the reception of the patient. This encounter forces the caregiver to consider his or her own identity faced with the patient, to adjustments which can elude narcissistic doubts by resorting to the standardisation of care. Possible ways for the construction of a joint project are then considered. A 'common illusion' of care, which ensures that the encounter, a prelude to the possibility of care, is achieved.
January 2018: Soins. Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334274/an-overview-of-robotic-mechanical-devices-for-post-stroke-thumb-rehabilitation
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Marian Suarez-Escobar, Elizabeth Rendon-Velez
PURPOSE: This article aims to clarify the current state-of-the-art of robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation as well as the anatomical characteristics and motions of the thumb that are crucial for the development of any device that aims to support its motion. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation. Specific electronic databases and well-defined search terms and inclusion/exclusion criteria were used for such purpose...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333614/the-effect-of-risk-factor-misclassification-on-the-partial-population-attributable-risk
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Benedict H W Wong, Sarah B Peskoe, Donna Spiegelman
The partial population attributable risk (pPAR) is used to quantify the population-level impact of preventive interventions in a multifactorial disease setting. In this paper, we consider the effect of nondifferential risk factor misclassification on the direction and magnitude of bias of pPAR estimands and related quantities. We found that the bias in the uncorrected pPAR depends nonlinearly and nonmonotonically on the sensitivities, specificities, relative risks, and joint prevalence of the exposure of interest and background risk factors, as well as the associations between these factors...
January 15, 2018: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332230/a-cardioid-oscillator-with-asymmetric-time-ratio-for-establishing-cpg-models
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Q Fu, D H Wang, L Xu, G Yuan
Nonlinear oscillators are usually utilized by bionic scientists for establishing central pattern generator models for imitating rhythmic motions by bionic scientists. In the natural word, many rhythmic motions possess asymmetric time ratios, which means that the forward and the backward motions of an oscillating process sustain different times within one period. In order to model rhythmic motions with asymmetric time ratios, nonlinear oscillators with asymmetric forward and backward trajectories within one period should be studied...
January 13, 2018: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331230/lower-limb-articular-scaling-and-body-mass-estimation-in-pliocene-and-pleistocene-hominins
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Christopher B Ruff, M Loring Burgess, Nicole Squyres, Juho-Antti Junno, Erik Trinkaus
Previous attempts to estimate body mass in pre-Holocene hominins have relied on prediction equations derived from relatively limited extant samples. Here we derive new equations to predict body mass from femoral head breadth and proximal tibial plateau breadth based on a large and diverse sample of modern humans (avoiding the problems associated with using diaphyseal dimensions and/or cadaveric reference samples). In addition, an adjustment for the relatively small femoral heads of non-Homo taxa is developed based on observed differences in hip to knee joint scaling...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Human Evolution
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