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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346808/patient-reported-outcomes-1-year-after-immediate-breast-reconstruction-results-of-the-mastectomy-reconstruction-outcomes-consortium-study
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Andrea L Pusic, Evan Matros, Neil Fine, Edward Buchel, Gayle M Gordillo, Jennifer B Hamill, Hyungjin M Kim, Ji Qi, Claudia Albornoz, Anne F Klassen, Edwin G Wilkins
Purpose The goals of immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction are to minimize deformity and optimize quality of life as perceived by patients. We prospectively evaluated patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in women undergoing immediate implant-based or autologous reconstruction. Methods Women undergoing immediate postmastectomy reconstruction for invasive cancer and/or carcinoma in situ were enrolled at 11 sites. Women underwent implant-based or autologous tissue reconstruction. Patients completed the BREAST-Q, a condition-specific PRO measure for breast surgery patients, and Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System-29, a generic PRO measure, before and 1 year after surgery...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346002/quality-assessment-of-fluconazole-capsules-and-oral-suspensions-compounded-by-pharmacies-located-in-the-united-states
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Carine M Laporte, Crisanta Cruz-Espindola, Kamoltip Thungrat, Anthea E Schick, Thomas P Lewis, Dawn M Boothe
OBJECTIVE To evaluate pharmaceutical characteristics (strength or concentration, accuracy, and precision), physical properties, and bacterial contamination of fluconazole compounded products. SAMPLE Fluconazole compounded products (30- and 240-mg capsules; 30- and 100-mg/mL oral suspensions) from 4 US veterinary compounding pharmacies. PROCEDURES Fluconazole compounded products were ordered 3 times from each of 4 pharmacies at 7- or 10-day intervals. Generic fluconazole products (50- and 200-mg tablets; 10- and 40-mg/mL oral suspensions) served as references...
April 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345910/pycgtool-automated-generation-of-coarse-grained-molecular-dynamics-models-from-atomistic-trajectories
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James A Graham, Jonathan W Essex, Syma Khalid
Development of coarse-grained (CG) molecular dynamics models is often a laborious process which commonly relies upon approximations to similar models, rather than systematic parametrisation. PyCGTOOL automates much of the construction of CG models via calculation of both equilibrium values and force constants of internal coordinates directly from atomistic molecular dynamics simulation trajectories. The derivation of bespoke parameters from atomistic simulations improves the quality of the CG model compared to the use of generic parameters derived from other molecules, while automation greatly reduces the time required...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345084/the-importance-of-solvent-quality-on-the-modification-of-conjugated-polymer-conformation-and-thermodynamics-with-illumination
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Brian Morgan, Mark D Dadmun
Device efficiency in key organic electronic devices such as organic photovoltaics, field transistors, and light emitting diodes has long been known to be closely tied to the conformation of the conjugated polymer chains which make up the active layers. Our previous results show that light exposure can have a profound effect on the structure and assembly of these optoelectronic materials in solution. In order to advance our understanding of the role which solvent quality plays in this phenomenon, we have further studied the modulation of these illumination dependent structural changes on the key benchmark conjugated polymers P3HT and MEH-PPV as a function of solvent quality over a wide range of polymer solubilities...
March 27, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342419/incorporating-denitrification-decomposition-method-to-estimate-field-emissions-for-life-cycle-assessment
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Yelin Deng, Dimos Paraskevas, Shi-Jie Cao
This study focuses on a detailed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for flax cultivation in Northern France. Nitrogen related field emissions are derived both from a process-oriented DeNitrification-DeComposition (DNDC) method and the generic Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) method. Since the IPCC method is synthesised from field measurements at sites with various soil types, climate conditions, and crops, it contains significant uncertainties. In contrast, the outputs from the DNDC method are considered as more site specific as it is built according to complex models of soil science...
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339376/long-term-stability-of-vancomycin-hydrochloride-in-glucose-5-polyolefin-bags-the-brand-name-versus-a-generic-product
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Sophie Huvelle, Marie Godet, Jean-Daniel Hecq, Patricia Gillet, Jacques Jamart, Laurence M Galanti
The objectives of this study were to determine if the preparation of vancomycin hydrochloride in advance of infusion could improve the quality of the drug, time management of drug delivery, cost savings of drug delivery, and to investigate the long-term stability of vancomycin hydrochloride (brand name Vancocin®) infusion in glucose 5% polyolefin bags versus the generic (Vancomycine®) at 5°C ± 3°C. Five bags of each infusion 1 g/100 mL vancomycin hydrochloride in 5% glucose (Vancocin ® and Vancomycine®) were stored up to 57 days at 5°C ± 3°C...
September 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338226/exploring-and-modelling-impacts-of-third-molar-experience-on-quality-of-life-a-real-time-qualitative-study-using-twitter
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Kamal Hanna, Paul Sambrook, Jason M Armfield, David S Brennan
OBJECTIVES: This study had two objectives: (i) to explore and model domains describing the real-time impact of third molars (TMs) on quality of life (QoL); and (ii) to assess the percentage coverage, in some generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) instruments, of the TM QoL domains identified in this study. METHODOLOGY: A global cross-sectional sample of tweets containing 'wisdom tooth' over a 1-week period retrieved 3,537 tweets...
March 24, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331330/work-family-conflict-as-a-mediator-between-occupational-stress-and-psychological-health-among-mental-health-nurses-in-japan
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Norio Sugawara, Kazuma Danjo, Hanako Furukori, Yasushi Sato, Tetsu Tomita, Akira Fujii, Taku Nakagami, Kazuyo Kitaoka, Norio Yasui-Furukori
BACKGROUND: Occupational stress among mental health nurses may affect their psychological health, resulting in reduced performance. To provide high-quality, sustainable nursing care, it is necessary to identify and control the factors associated with psychological health among mental health nurses. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of work-family conflict (WFC) in the well-known relationship between occupational stress and psychological health among mental health nurses in Japan...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330932/respond-a-programme-to-prevent-secondary-falls-in-older-people-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-a-fall-protocol-for-an-economic-evaluation
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R T Morello, R L Morris, K D Hill, T P Haines, G Arendts, J Redfern, C D Etherton-Beer, J A Lowthian, C A Brand, D Liew, J J Watts, A L Barker
BACKGROUND: Falls remain common for community-dwelling older people and impose a substantial economic burden to the healthcare system. RESPOND is a novel falls prevention programme that aims to reduce secondary falls and fall injuries among older people who present to a hospital emergency department (ED) with a fall. The present protocol describes a prospective economic evaluation examining the incremental cost-effectiveness of the RESPOND programme, compared with usual care practice, from the Australian health system perspective...
April 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323622/a-quality-of-life-assessment-and-the-correlation-between-generic-and-disease-specific-questionnaires-scores-in-outpatients-with-chronic-liver-disease-pilot-study
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Milica Obradovic, Zoran Gluvic, Nina Petrovic, Milan Obradovic, Ratko Tomasevic, Predrag Dugalic, Esma R Isenovic
INTRODUCTION: Chronic liver diseases (CLD) are important cause of morbidity and mortality in general population. The aim of this study was to analyze potential differences between patients with CLD and healthy control group, and to estimate the severity of CLD by using simple questionnaires: general health questionnaire (GHQ-12) and chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ). METHODS: A cross-sectional pilot study was performed in Zemun Clinical Hospital during years 2014 and 2015...
March 20, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323488/psychometric-properties-of-a-chinese-asthma-quality-of-life-questionnaire
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Ningqun Wang, Xiaobo Huang, Wenqiang Chen, Xiaomei Zhang, Yongsheng Zhang, Yujing Chen
PURPOSE: To assess the acceptability, reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Chinese Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (C-AQLQ) in a sample of Chinese asthma patients. METHODS: The C-AQLQ and Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) scales were administered to patients at baseline and 3 months later. Asthma severity condition and lung function were evaluated. Necessary data were gathered to assess the psychometric properties such as the feasibility, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, structural validity, discriminant validity, convergent validity, and responsiveness of the C-AQLQ...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322771/computer-aided-detection-of-early-barrett-s-neoplasia-using-volumetric-laser-endomicroscopy
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A Swager, F van der Sommen, S R Klomp, S Zinger, S L Meijer, E J Schoon, J J Bergman, P H N de With, W L Curvers
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) is an advanced imaging system that provides a near-microscopic resolution scan of the esophageal wall layers up to 3 mm deep. VLE has the potential to improve detection of early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE). However, interpretation of VLE images is complex due to the large amount of data that needs to be interpreted in real-time. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a computer algorithm to identify early BE neoplasia on ex vivo VLE images...
March 16, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322760/-effects-of-exergames-on-quality-of-life-pain-and-disease-impact-in-women-with-fibromyalgia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Daniel Collado-Mateo, Francisco Javier Dominguez-Muñoz, Jose Carmelo Adsuar, Miguel Angel Garcia-Gordillo, Narcis Gusi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of an exergame-based intervention in a population sample of women with fibromyalgia. DESIGN: This study was a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial for 8-week intervention. SETTING: Fibromyalgia center. PARTICIPANTS: Participants (only women) were divided into two groups: an exercise group (n=42; mean age ± SD, 52.52 ± 9.73) and a control group (n=41; mean age ± SD, 52.47 ± 8...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322506/hand-functions-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-influence-on-clinical-variables
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Kemal Erol, Kevser Gok, Gizem Cengiz, Salih Ozgocmen
AIM: Hand joints are the main target in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and hand involvement in terms of thickening of the skin and contractures are also well known in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Assessment of hand function in SSc is generally an overlooked entity with respect to RA. Therefore the aim of this study was to compare hand functions and potential influence of functional loss on patients' overall physical functions, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and psychological status in RA and SSc...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321111/relationships-between-clinical-self-reported-and-donation-specific-outcomes-a-prospective-follow-up-study-10-years-after-kidney-donation
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Käthe B Meyer, Anders Hartmann, Geir Mjøen, Marit H Andersen
BACKGROUND Long-term consequences of donor nephrectomy might be reduced kidney function, increased risk for cardiovascular disease, impaired quality of life, and fatigue. Few studies have investigated associations between clinical and self-reported outcomes in a long-term perspective. Thus, we aimed to investigate relationships between clinical, self-reported, and donation-specific outcomes in a nationwide cohort. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a prospective follow-up study and assessed pre- and post-donation data from 202 donors who donated in 2001-2004...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319001/impact-on-psychosocial-outcomes-of-a-nationally-available-weight-management-program-tailored-for-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lauren Holland-Carter, Peter W Tuerk, Thomas A Wadden, Ken N Fujioka, Lynne E Becker, Karen Miller-Kovach, Priscilla L Hollander, W Timothy Garvey, Daniel Weiss, Domenica M Rubino, Robert F Kushner, Robert J Malcolm, William J Raum, Kathie L Hermayer, Jan L Veliko, Stephanie L Rost, Nicoleta D Sora, Jonny L Salyer, Patrick M O'Neil
AIMS: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can substantially decrease quality of life (QOL). This study examined the effects on QOL-relevant psychosocial measures of a widely available commercial weight loss program enhanced for individuals with T2DM. METHODS: A year-long multi-site randomized clinical trial compared the Weight Watchers (WW) approach, supplemented with phone and email counseling with a certified diabetes educator (CDE), to brief standard diabetes nutrition counseling and education (Standard Care; SC)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316090/impaired-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-treated-acromegaly-despite-long-term-biochemically-stable-disease-results-from-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Nikolaos Kyriakakis, Julie Lynch, Stephen G Gilbey, Susan M Webb, Robert D Murray
OBJECTIVE: Patients with acromegaly demonstrate impaired quality of life (QoL), but data on long-term QoL changes in treated acromegaly are limited. This study evaluates and identifies factors that influence QoL in patients with long-term biochemical remission. DESIGN: The study consists of a cross-sectional arm comparing QoL between patients with treated and controlled acromegaly and healthy controls; and a longitudinal arm assessing QoL changes in patients with biochemically stable disease during 5...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315542/biosimilars-considerations-for-oncology-nurses%C3%A2
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Vida Vizgirda, Ira Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Biosimilars are developed to be highly similar to and treat the same conditions as licensed biologics. As they are approved and their use becomes more widespread, oncology nurses should be aware of their development and unique considerations. OBJECTIVES: This article reviews properties of biosimilars; their regulation and approval process; the ways in which their quality, safety, and efficacy are evaluated; their postmarketing safety monitoring; and their significance to oncology nurses and oncology nursing...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299896/is-behavioural-activation-effective-in-the-treatment-of-depression-in-young-people-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lucy Tindall, Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Dean McMillan, Barry Wright, Catherine Hewitt, Samantha Gascoyne
PURPOSE: Depression is currently the leading cause of illness and disability in young people. Evidence suggests that behavioural activation (BA) is an effective treatment for depression in adults but less research focuses on its application with young people. This review therefore examined whether BA is effective in the treatment of depression in young people. METHODS: A systematic review (International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews reference: CRD42015020453), following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, was conducted to examine studies that had explored behavioural interventions for young people with depression...
March 16, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298567/omeract-quality-adjusted-life-years-qaly-working-group-do-current-qaly-measures-capture-what-matters-to-patients
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Logan Trenaman, Annelies Boonen, Francis Guillemin, Mickael Hiligsmann, Alison Hoens, Carlo Marra, Will Taylor, Jennifer Barton, Peter Tugwell, George Wells, Nick Bansback
OBJECTIVE: To understand the limitations with current patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) used to generate quality-adjusted life-years (QALY) in rheumatology, and set a research agenda. METHODS: Two activities were undertaken. The first was a scoping review of published studies that have used PROM to generate QALY in rheumatology between 2011 and 2016. The second was an interactive "eyeball test" exercise at Outcome Measures in Rheumatology 13 that compared subdomains of widely used generic PROM, as identified through the scoping review, to subdomains of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis Health Index (ASAS-HI) condition-specific PROM for ankylosing spondylitis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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