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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922724/antenatal-breastfeeding-education-for-increasing-breastfeeding-duration
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Pisake Lumbiganon, Ruth Martis, Malinee Laopaiboon, Mario R Festin, Jacqueline J Ho, Mohammad Hakimi
BACKGROUND: Breast milk is well recognised as the best food source for infants. The impact of antenatal breastfeeding (BF) education on the duration of BF has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of antenatal breastfeeding (BF) education for increasing BF initiation and duration. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register on 1 March 2016, CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library, 2016, Issue 3), MEDLINE (1966 to 1 March 2016) and Scopus (January 1985 to 1 March 2016)...
December 6, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922722/topiramate-versus-carbamazepine-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-an-individual-participant-data-review
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Sarah J Nolan, Maria Sudell, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition in which abnormal electrical discharges from the brain cause recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is believed that with effective drug treatment, up to 70% of individuals with active epilepsy have the potential to become seizure-free and go into long-term remission shortly after starting drug therapy, the majority of which may be able to achieve remission with a single antiepileptic drug (AED).The correct choice of first-line antiepileptic therapy for individuals with newly diagnosed seizures is of great importance...
December 6, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920503/adverse-events-and-patients-perceived-health-related-quality-of-life-at-the-end-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-treatment-in-namibia
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Evans L Sagwa, Nunurai Ruswa, Farai Mavhunga, Timothy Rennie, Hubert Gm Leufkens, Aukje K Mantel-Teeuwisse
PURPOSE: The health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients completing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment in Namibia and whether the occurrence of adverse events influenced patients' rating of their HRQoL was evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional analytic survey of patients completing or who recently completed MDR-TB treatment was conducted. The patients rated their HRQoL using the simplified Short Form-™ (SF-8) questionnaire consisting of eight Likert-type questions...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920484/psychological-effects-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-participants-vs-individuals-not-invited
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Benedicte Kirkøen, Paula Berstad, Edoardo Botteri, Linn Bernklev, Badboni El-Safadi, Geir Hoff, Thomas de Lange, Tomm Bernklev
AIM: To investigate the possible long-term psychological harm of participating in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in Norway. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized trial, 14294 participants (aged 50-74 years) were invited to either flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) screening, or a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) (1:1). In total, 4422 screening participants (32%) completed the questionnaire, which consisted of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the SF-12, a generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measurement, when invited to screening and one year after the invitation...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919392/knowledge-management-systems-success-in-healthcare-leadership-matters
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Nor'ashikin Ali, Alexei Tretiakov, Dick Whiddett, Inga Hunter
PURPOSE: To deliver high-quality healthcare doctors need to access, interpret, and share appropriate and localised medical knowledge. Information technology is widely used to facilitate the management of this knowledge in healthcare organisations. The purpose of this study is to develop a knowledge management systems success model for healthcare organisations. METHOD: A model was formulated by extending an existing generic knowledge management systems success model by including organisational and system factors relevant to healthcare...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918616/nitric-oxide-donors-for-cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labour
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Arpita Ghosh, Katherine R Lattey, Anthony J Kelly
BACKGROUND: Sometimes it is necessary to bring on labour artificially because of safety concerns for the mother or baby. This review is one of a series of reviews of methods of labour induction using a standardised protocol. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of NO donors (isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN), isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN), nitroglycerin and sodium nitroprusside) for third trimester cervical ripening or induction of labour, in comparison with placebo or no treatment or other treatments from a predefined hierarchy...
December 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917369/management-of-multiple-myeloma-and-usage-of-bortezomib-perspective-from-india-and-ukraine
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Amit Garg, Mykhaylo Morgunskyy, Yogesh Belagali, Namita Gupta, Shyam Prasad Akku
Novel treatment strategies have remarkably improved the multiple myeloma (MM) patients' survival, with associated increased costs. A joint panel meet of international experts from India and Ukraine was held in New Delhi on May 19, 2016 focusing on MM management, bortezomib role, unmet medical needs, and current challenges. The health-care system for oncology in India is majorly private vs. government-based in Ukraine. In India, electrophoresis, serum-free light chain assays, bone marrow tests, and X-rays are available modes of diagnosis...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917304/quality-of-life-of-cypriot-patients-suffering-with-huntington-s-disease
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Eleni Varda, Christiana A Demetriou, Alexandros Heraclides, Yiolanda P Christou, Eleni Zamba-Papanicolaou
INTRODUCTION: Huntington's disease (HD) has profound motor, behavioural and cognitive symptoms. Despite the enormous burden of this disease on the quality of life (QoL) of patients and their families, there is very limited evidence on this topic. Considering the severity of HD patients, and the high prevalence in Cyprus more studies are needed to assess QoL among Cypriot patients, in order to improve our knowledge about their living conditions and to assist the management of this condition...
October 25, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917187/integrating-physiology-and-architecture-in-models-of-fruit-expansion
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Mikolaj Cieslak, Ibrahim Cheddadi, Frédéric Boudon, Valentina Baldazzi, Michel Génard, Christophe Godin, Nadia Bertin
Architectural properties of a fruit, such as its shape, vascular patterns, and skin morphology, play a significant role in determining the distributions of water, carbohydrates, and nutrients inside the fruit. Understanding the impact of these properties on fruit quality is difficult because they develop over time and are highly dependent on both genetic and environmental controls. We present a 3D functional-structural fruit model that can be used to investigate effects of the principle architectural properties on fruit quality...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916919/health-related-quality-of-life-and-associated-factors-of-frontline-railway-workers-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-the-ankang-area-shaanxi-province-china
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Xiaona Zhang, Gang Chen, Feng Xu, Kaina Zhou, Guihua Zhuang
After validation of the widely used health-related quality of life (HRQOL) generic measure, the Short Form 36 version 2 (SF-36v2), we investigated the HRQOL and associated factors of frontline railway workers in China. Ground workers, conductors, and train drivers were selected from Ankang Precinct by using a stratified cluster sampling technique. A total of 784 frontline railway workers participated in the survey. The reliability and validity of SF-36v2 was satisfactory. The physical component summary (PCS) scores of three subgroups attained the average range for the USA general population, whereas the mental component summary (MCS) scores were well below the range...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913371/multiview-convolutional-neural-networks-for-multidocument-extractive-summarization
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Yong Zhang, Meng Joo Er, Rui Zhao, Mahardhika Pratama
Multidocument summarization has gained popularity in many real world applications because vital information can be extracted within a short time. Extractive summarization aims to generate a summary of a document or a set of documents by ranking sentences and the ranking results rely heavily on the quality of sentence features. However, almost all previous algorithms require hand-crafted features for sentence representation. In this paper, we leverage on word embedding to represent sentences so as to avoid the intensive labor in feature engineering...
November 28, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913126/association-between-parkinson-s-disease-and-risk-of-colorectal-cancer
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Xin Xie, Xiaoguang Luo, Mingliang Xie
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence has reported that gut microbiota is involved in pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and colorectal cancer (CRC), and the association between PD and CRC does not reach a consensus. In order to explore their correlation, herein we summarize the epidemiological evidence and included relevant studies to perform a meta-analysis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search for relevant articles published was performed in Medline, Web of Science and Embase up to June 30, 2016...
November 22, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909518/symptoms-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-contemporary-review-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Steven T Heidt Bs, Anna Kratz PhD, Kayvan Najarian PhD, Afton L Hassett PsyD, Hakan Oral Md, Richard Gonzalez PhD, Brahmajee K Nallamothu Md Mph, Daniel Clauw Md, Hamid Ghanbari Md Mph
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent arrhythmia leading to hospital admissions in the United States. The majority of patients with AF report symptoms associated with this condition that can lead to a decrease in health related quality of life (HRQOL) and functional status. Therefore, along with reducing the risk of stroke and mortality, improvements in such symptoms are important therapeutic goals in the management of patients with AF. Our current understanding of how AF and symptoms are linked is hampered by the dominant assessment paradigm, where symptoms thought to be associated with AF are measured at a single point in time (frequently at a clinic visit)...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903961/metformin-therapy-and-the-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-meta-analysis
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Yi-Chao Hou, Qiang Hu, Jiao Huang, Jing-Yuan Fang, Hua Xiong
BACKGROUND: Existing data evaluating the impact of metformin on the colorectal adenoma (CRA) risk in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes (T2D) are limited and controversial. We therefore summarized the studies currently available and assessed the relationship between metformin treatment and risk of CRA in T2D patients. METHODS: We systematically searched databases for eligible studies that explored the impact of metformin treatment on the occurrence of CRA in T2D patients from inception to June 2016...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902515/comparison-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-disability-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-following-restorative-proctocolectomy-with-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-versus-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy
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Sara van Gennep, Saloomeh Sahami, Christianne J Buskens, Gijs R van den Brink, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, André D'Hoore, Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten, Gert van Assche, Marc Ferrante, Séverine Vermeire, Willem A Bemelman, Geert R A M D'Haens, Mark Löwenberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) and disability were compared in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who underwent restorative proctocolectomy versus patients who received treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: UC patients who underwent restorative proctocolectomy or started anti-TNF treatment between January 2010 and January 2015 were included at two tertiary referral centers. A matched cohort was created using propensity score matching for the covariates disease duration, Montreal classification, age, and sex...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896646/improvement-of-health-related-quality-of-life-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-related-to-weight-loss
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Valerie M Monpellier, Evangelia E Antoniou, Edo O Aarts, Ignace M C Janssen, Anita T M Jansen
INTRODUCTION: Effect of bariatric surgery on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) varies greatly. This might be caused by the diversity in questionnaires used to assess HRQOL and the weight loss of the studied population. This study assesses the relationship between weight loss and HRQOL in primary Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients by using an obesity-specific (impact of weight on quality of life-lite, IWQOL-lite) and a generic (RAND-36) questionnaire. METHODS: HRQOL and weight parameters were assessed before and 15 and 24 months after RYGB surgery...
November 28, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894349/-when-i-saw-walking-i-just-kind-of-took-it-as-wheeling-interpretations-of-mobility-related-items-in-generic-preference-based-health-state-instruments-in-the-context-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Yvonne Anne Michel, Lidia Engel, Kim Rand-Hendriksen, Liv Ariane Augestad, David Gt Whitehurst
BACKGROUND: In health economic analyses, health states are typically valued using instruments with few items per dimension. Due to the generic (and often reductionist) nature of such instruments, certain groups of respondents may experience challenges in describing their health state. This study is concerned with generic, preference-based health state instruments that provide information for decisions about the allocation of resources in health care. Unlike physical measurement instruments, preference-based health state instruments provide health state values that are dependent on how respondents interpret the items...
November 28, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893571/a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-used-in-adult-burn-research
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Catrin Griffiths, Ella Guest, Paul White, Emma Gaskin, Nichola Rumsey, Jonathan Pleat, Diana Harcourt
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are vital for evaluating patient needs and therapeutic progress. This review aimed to identify the PROMs used in adult burn care and establish their quality. Computerized bibliographic searches of Psychinfo, Social Sciences Citation Index, Cinahl, Psycharticles, AMED, Medline, and HAPI were used to find English-language articles using English-language PROMs from January 2001 to September 2016. Psychometric quality assessment of the PROMs was conducted. A total of 117 studies achieved the entry criteria and reported using 77 different PROMs (71 generic and 6 burn-specific)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890982/towards-a-better-health-care-delivery-system-the-tamil-nadu-model
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R Parthasarathi, S P Sinha
The Tamil Nadu model of public health is renowned for its success in providing quality health services at an affordable cost especially to the rural people. Tamil Nadu is the only state with a distinctive public health cadre in the district level and also the first state to enact a Public Health Act in 1939. Tamil Nadu has gained significant ground in the various aspects of health in the last few decades largely because of the significant reforms in its health sector which dates back to 1980s which saw rigorous expansion of rural health infrastructure in the state besides deployment of thousands of multipurpose health workers as village health nurses in rural areas...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890471/rationale-and-study-design-of-motion-a-phase-4-prospective-single-arm-open-label-study-to-measure-outcomes-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-not-on-active-treatment
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Stephen C Mathai, Omar Minai, Sean D Sullivan, Debra Lerner, Deborah Levine
In clinical trials of treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), objective measures, such as 6-min walking distance (6MWD) are limited in their ability to characterize the impact of PAH therapy from a patient's perspective. Few clinical studies have evaluated the primary effects of pharmacologic treatment on patient-reported outcomes, such as symptoms, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and productivity. MOTION (NCT02191137) is a prospective, multicenter, single-arm, open-label, phase 4 trial designed to assess whether riociguat monotherapy will improve patient-reported outcomes in patients with PAH in the United States who are not currently on treatment...
November 2, 2016: Respiratory Medicine
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