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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431396/skeletal-muscle-measures-and-physical-function-in-older-adults-with-cancer-sarcopenia-or-myopenia
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Grant R Williams, Allison M Deal, Hyman B Muss, Marc S Weinberg, Hanna K Sanoff, Kirsten A Nyrop, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Shlomit Strulov Shachar
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle loss, commonly known as sarcopenia, is highly prevalent in older adults and linked with adverse outcomes in cancer, yet the definition and role of sarcopenia remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to examine the association of Computerized Tomography (CT) assessed skeletal muscle measures with physical function in older adults with cancer. RESULTS: CTs for 185 patients were available. Median age 73 (IQR 68-76) and 56.5% female. After controlling for sex and BMI, we found no evidence that SMI was associated with physical function impairments...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430926/the-association-between-alcohol-flavoured-non-alcoholic-beverages-and-alcohol-use-in-japanese-adolescents
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Aya Kinjo, Aya Imamoto, Maki Ikeda, Osamu Itani, Takashi Ohida, Yoshitaka Kaneita, Hideyuki Kanda, Takeo Tanihata, Susumu Higuchi, Yoneatsu Osaki
Aims: There are no legal regulations in Japan governing minors' consumption of alcohol-flavoured non-alcoholic beverages (AFNAB); therefore, we examined if their consumption could lead to increased alcohol use among adolescents in Japan. Methods: This cross-sectional study used a nonclinical, nationally representative sample of 38,494 junior (19,662 boys) and 61,556 senior (31,925 boys) high school students recruited in 2012. We measured AFNAB consumption rates and the order that adolescents first consumed AFNAB and alcohol...
May 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430713/a-national-survey-of-neonatologists-barriers-and-prerequisites-to-introduce-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-neonatal-icus
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Hussnain S Mirza, Gregory Logsdon, Anoop Pulickal, Mark Stephens, Rajan Wadhawan
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound refers to the use of portable imaging. Although POC ultrasound is widely available to the neonatologists in Australia and Europe, neonatologists in the United States report limited availability. Our objective was to seek the US neonatologists' perception of barriers and prerequisites in adopting POC ultrasound in neonatal intensive care units. An online survey link was sent via e-mail to 3000 neonatologists included in the database maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics...
April 20, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430141/who-is-using-outdoor-fitness-equipment-and-how-the-case-of-xihu-park
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Hsueh-Wen Chow, Andrew J Mowen, Guan-Lin Wu
Outdoor fitness equipment (OFE) placed in public parks has the potential to encourage physical activity. However, little is known about OFE users and use patterns. This study employed onsite and video observations of OFE usage to describe user characteristics and patterns in Xihu Park. Results indicate that OFE in this park attracted considerable use, particularly in the early morning and late afternoon. During these peak-hour observations, approximately 12 users per hour used the OFE, with the majority being females and seniors...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429562/predictors-of-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-chinese-people-with-major-neurocognitive-disorders-and-their-caregivers-the-roles-of-self-esteem-and-caregiver-s-burden
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Daniel Kim-Wan Young, Petrus Yat-Nam Ng, Timothy Kwok
AIM: The present research study aimed to identify and compare the clinical and non-clinical factors that predict the self-reported and proxy-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of people with major neurocognitive disorder (PwND) who are living at home in a Chinese society. METHODS: A total of 57 Chinese PwND-family caregiver dyads that were using the services of local senior centers were recruited through a cross-sectional survey with convenience sampling...
April 20, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428123/transvaginal-ultrasound-guided-embryo-transfer-in-ivf
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Lionel Larue, Gwenola Keromnes, Anne Massari, Clémence Roche, Julie Moulin, Héloïse Gronier, Dominique Bouret, Nino Guy Cassuto, Jean Philippe Ayel
OBJECTIVES: to determine whether transvaginal ultrasound-guided embryo transfer is a technique that can be used routinely, whether it improves IVF outcomes and whether it makes difficult transfers easier and more successful. MATERIAL AND METHOD: non-randomised retrospective study conducted between 2012 and 2016 in the Fertility Centre of the Diaconesses-Croix St Simon Hospital Group. The outcomes of 3910 transfers performed by 5 senior operators under transabdominal ultrasound guidance are compared with those of 800 transfers performed by 1 senior operator under transvaginal ultrasound guidance...
April 17, 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425611/a-simple-assessment-tool-for-evaluation-of-cadaveric-temporal-bone-dissection
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Sarah E Mowry, Erika Woodson, Samuel Gubbels, Matt Carfrae, Marlan R Hansen
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Objective metrics in skilled-based educational courses allow trainees and instructors to assess performance and monitor progress. The objective is to validate a concise, easy-to-use instrument for assessment of resident skill during a timed cadaveric temporal-bone (CTB) dissection. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. METHODS: An instrument was developed to assess resident performance on a yearly timed microdissection of CTB...
April 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425580/the-patient-safety-climate-in-healthcare-organizations-pscho-survey-short-form-development
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Justin K Benzer, Mark Meterko, Sara J Singer
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Measures of safety climate are increasingly used to guide safety improvement initiatives. However, cost and respondent burden may limit the use of safety climate surveys. The purpose of this study was to develop a 15- to 20-item safety climate survey based on the Patient Safety Climate in Healthcare Organizations survey, a well-validated 38-item measure of safety climate. METHODS: The Patient Safety Climate in Healthcare Organizations was administered to all senior managers, all physicians, and a 10% random sample of all other hospital personnel in 69 private sector hospitals and 30 Veterans Health Administration hospitals...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424918/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-among-1-772-patients-operated-on-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-multicentre-observational-registry-based-study
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Samer Habiba, Øystein P Nygaard, Jens I Brox, Christian Hellum, Ivar M Austevoll, Tore K Solberg
BACKGROUND: There are no previous studies evaluating risk factors for surgical site infections (SSIs) and the effectiveness of prophylactic antibiotic treatment (PAT), specifically for patients operated on for lumbar disc herniation. METHOD: This observational multicentre study comprises a cohort of 1,772 consecutive patients operated on for lumbar disc herniation without laminectomy or fusion at 23 different surgical units in Norway. The patients were interviewed about SSIs according to a standardised questionnaire at 3 months' follow-up...
April 20, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424804/acute-medicine-finishing-school-preparing-for-the-next-step
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Tehmeena Khan, Nicholas Murch
The transition from registrar to consultant in medicine is one that trainees feel ill prepared for and can be extremely stressful. We devised the concept of an Acute Medicine "Finishing School" for senior trainees in London training programmes and ran sessions on CV writing, a simulated consultant interview, consultant job planning, responding to complaints and an out of hospital emergency scenario. Our feedback survey indicated that our delegates' confidence levels in all of the above aspects increased following the sessions...
2017: Acute Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423821/using-healthcare-work-process-modelling-in-hospitals-to-increase-the-fit-between-the-healthcare-workflow-and-the-electronic-medical-record
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David Morquin, Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Ludivine Watbled
As with other organizations, hospitals tend to promote unrealistic expectations related to software implementaton. Quite often the real issue is a misfit between the software and organizational factors. Our paper shows how work process modelling within the hospital can reduce this misfit according to the vision developped by the ergonomics and the management of information systems. This idea is supported by two cases in two different University Hospitals in France, in which using work process modelling lead to identification of problems and their causes, and solutions...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423177/comparison-of-appendectomy-outcomes-between-senior-general-surgeons-and-general-surgery-residents
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Baha Siam, Abbas Al-Kurd, Natalia Simanovsky, Haitham Awesat, Yahav Cohn, Brigitte Helou, Ahmed Eid, Haggi Mazeh
Importance: In some centers, the presence of a senior general surgeon (SGS) is obligatory in every procedure, including appendectomy, while in others it is not. There is a relative paucity in the literature of reports comparing the outcomes of appendectomies performed by unsupervised general surgery residents (GSRs) with those performed in the presence of an SGS. Objective: To compare the outcomes of appendectomies performed by SGSs with those performed by GSRs...
April 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422856/a-cross-sectional-evaluation-of-meditation-experience-on-electroencephalography-data-by-artificial-neural-network-and-support-vector-machine-classifiers
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Yu-Hao Lee, Ya-Ju Hsieh, Yung-Jong Shiah, Yu-Huei Lin, Chiao-Yun Chen, Yu-Chang Tyan, JiaCheng GengQiu, Chung-Yao Hsu, Sharon Chia-Ju Chen
To quantitate the meditation experience is a subjective and complex issue because it is confounded by many factors such as emotional state, method of meditation, and personal physical condition. In this study, we propose a strategy with a cross-sectional analysis to evaluate the meditation experience with 2 artificial intelligence techniques: artificial neural network and support vector machine. Within this analysis system, 3 features of the electroencephalography alpha spectrum and variant normalizing scaling are manipulated as the evaluating variables for the detection of accuracy...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422833/correction-of-sagittal-imbalance-in-treatment-for-adult-degenerative-scoliosis-with-thoracic-lordosis-and-lumbar-kyphosis-a-case-report
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Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Di Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
RATIONALE: Lumbar degenerative scoliosis (LDS) is a common spinal disease for senior citizens. However, LDS accompanied with thoracic lordosis and lumbar kyphosis (LK) is rare in clinic. No reports have reported LDS with thoracic lordosis and LK. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old woman just complained about sever back pain without any radiculopathy and neurodeficit of low limb for 2 years, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for back pain was 9 points and x-ray showed adult LDS with lordosis angle of 10° from 5th thoracic to 12th thoracic (T5-T12) and LK angle of 20°...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422598/the-use-of-restorative-materials-in-primary-molars-among-pediatric-dentists-in-israel
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Sigalit Blumer, Benjamin Peretz, Tal Ratson
OBJECTIVES: To assess the current choice of various restoration materials among Israeli pediatric dentists according to seniority and specialty. STUDY DESIGN: Participating dentists completed a 23-item questionnaire on their qualifications, type of practice and preference of restorative material. RESULTS: Seventy-five dentists (average age 46.27±12.6 years, 58 females) participated. Forty-one were specialist pediatric dentists and 34 were general practitioners...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422404/the-use-of-resuscitation-plans-at-a-tertiary-australian-hospital-room-for-improvement
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Roger J Smith, John D Santamaria, Jennifer A Holmes, Espedito E Faraone, Patricia N Hurune, David A Reid
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the introduction of a document for recording the resuscitation plans of patients at a tertiary hospital. The 'Acute Resuscitation Plan' (ARP) was introduced in September 2014, superseding the 'Not for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)' form. Unlike the Not for CPR form, the ARP was relevant to patients with and without resuscitation limits. DESIGN: Retrospective audit of the records of all admissions to the hospital from January-June 2014 (Not for CPR period) and January-June 2015 (ARP period)...
April 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422341/late-pubertal-growth-spurt-in-a-girl-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-is-kaufmann-therapy-effective-in-a-girl-with-short-stature-who-responds-poorly-to-growth-hormone-therapy-and-estrogen-replacement-therapy
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Katsuhiko Yasuda
A Japanese senior high school girl aged 18 years and 5 months with growth hormone deficiency was referred for primary amenorrhea. Her height was 1.36 m, and her bodyweight was 23.5 kg. She had received daily growth hormone therapy from the age of 5 years. Growth hormone therapy was discontinued at the age of 16 years and 11 months, and estrogen-replacement therapy (ERT) was started to stimulate secondary sexual characteristics. Although ERT was performed until the age of 18 years and 11 months, genital bleeding did not occur...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421929/the-value-of-doing-your-best
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Claire Matata is lead nurse for emergency and acute clinical research at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. She completed her degree in adult nursing at the University of Liverpool in 2010, and has worked in thoracic surgery, community and prison nursing and as a specialist research nurse and senior clinician in urgent care. In 2015, she spent three months in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis.
April 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421359/the-theory-of-planned-behaviour-explains-intentions-to-use-antiresorptive-medication-after-a-fragility-fracture
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Joanna E M Sale, Cathy Cameron, Stephen Thielke, Lynn Meadows, Kevin Senior
Our objective was to ascertain whether the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) explains patient intentions to use antiresorptive medication after a fracture. A qualitative study was conducted with English-speaking members of the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN) who had sustained a fragility fracture at 50+ years of age and were not taking antiresorptive medication at the time of that fracture. Questions during a 1-h telephone interview were guided by the domains of the TPB: they addressed the antecedent constructs regarding antiresorptive medication (attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control) as well as intentions regarding antiresorptive medication use...
April 18, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420453/golden-years-or-retirement-fears-private-pension-inequality-among-canada-s-immigrants
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Josh Curtis, Naomi Lightman
Currently, many immigrants are disqualified from Canada's public pension scheme because of residency requirements. In addition, decades of low income and labour market exclusion prohibit many Canadian immigrants from building adequate private pension savings throughout their working life. Together, these factors present serious concerns for immigrant seniors' economic well-being. Using Canadian census data spanning a twenty-year period (1991-2011), we find that income from personal savings plans and investments has declined sharply for both native-born and immigrant Canadians, with recent immigrant cohorts faring worst...
April 19, 2017: Canadian Journal on Aging, la Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement
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