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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906083/neonatal-diffusion-tensor-brain-imaging-predicts-later-motor-outcome-in-preterm-neonates-with-white-matter-abnormalities
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Do-Yeon Kim, Hyun-Kyung Park, Nam-Su Kim, Se-Jin Hwang, Hyun Ju Lee
BACKGROUND: White matter (WM) abnormalities associated with prematurity are one of the most important causes of neurological disability that involves spastic motor deficits in preterm newborns. This study aimed to evaluate regional microstructural changes in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) associated with WM abnormalities. METHODS: We prospectively studied extremely low birth weight (ELBW; <1000 g) preterm infants who were admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Hanyang University Hospital between February 2011 and February 2014...
December 1, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906080/tonic-and-burst-spinal-cord-stimulation-waveforms-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-intractable-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Konstantin V Slavin, Richard B North, Timothy R Deer, Peter Staats, Kristina Davis, Roni Diaz
BACKGROUND: Burst stimulation is a novel form of neurostimulation for the treatment of chronic pain which has demonstrated promise in small uncontrolled studies, but has not yet gained approval for use in the U.S. We report the study methods for an ongoing multicenter, randomized, controlled, cross-over study designed to gain United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for burst stimulation. METHODS: Participants who are candidates for a currently approved neurostimulation device were enrolled and screened...
December 1, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905966/rapid-assessment-of-disability-in-the-philippines-understanding-prevalence-well-being-and-access-to-the-community-for-people-with-disabilities-to-inform-the-w-dare-project
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Manjula Marella, Alexandra Devine, Graeme Ferdinand Armecin, Jerome Zayas, Ma Jesusa Marco, Cathy Vaughan
BACKGROUND: International recognition that people with disabilities were excluded from the Millennium Development Goals has led to better inclusion of people with disabilities in the recently agreed Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) 2015-2030. Given the current global agenda for disability inclusion, it is crucial to increase the understanding of the situation of people with disabilities in the Philippines. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of disability and compare the well-being and access to the community between people with and without disabilities...
August 2, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905906/discordance-between-self-reported-arthritis-and-musculoskeletal-signs-and-symptoms-in-older-women
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Tkt Lo, Lynne Parkinson, Michelle Cunich, Julie Byles
BACKGROUND: Arthritis is a gendered disease where women have a higher prevalence and more disability than men with arthritis of the same age. Health survey data is a major source of information for monitoring of the burden of arthritis. The validity of self-reported arthritis and the determinants of its accuracy among women have not been thoroughly studied. The objectives of this study were to: 1) examine the agreement between self-report diagnosed arthritis and musculoskeletal signs and symptoms in community-living older women; 2) estimate the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of self-reported arthritis; and 3) assess the factors associated with the disagreement...
December 1, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905667/the-relationship-between-intelligence-quotient-and-aspects-of-everyday-functioning-and-participation-for-people-who-have-mild-and-borderline-intellectual-disabilities
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Patrik Arvidsson, Mats Granlund
BACKGROUND: This study explored the relationship between intelligence quotient (IQ) and aspects of everyday functioning/participation in individuals (age 16-40) who have a mild/borderline intellectual disability (IQ 55-85). METHOD: Correlations were examined between IQ and (i) self-rated (n = 72) ability, participation as performance (how often an activity is performed), important participation restriction (not/seldom performing an activity perceived as important) and general well-being and (ii) proxy-rated (n = 41) ability and participation as performance...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905663/identifying-applicants-suitable-to-a-career-in-nursing-a-value-based-approach-to-undergraduate-selection
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Marian Traynor, Despina Galanouli, Martin Roberts, Lawrence Leonard, Thomas Gale
AIMS: To complement existing evidence on the suitability of Multiple Mini Interviews as potential tool for the selection of nursing candidates on to a BSc (Hons) nursing programme. BACKGROUND: This study aimed to trial the Multiple Mini Interview approach to recruitment with a group of first year nursing students (already selected using traditional interviews). DESIGN: Cross-sectional validation study. This paper reports on the evaluation of the participants' detailed scores from the Multiple Mini Interview stations; their original interview scores and their end of year results...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905576/label-free-monitoring-of-tissue-biochemistry-following-traumatic-brain-injury-using-raman-spectroscopy
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Jakub Maciej Surmacki, Laura Ansel-Bollepalli, Francesca Pischiutta, Elisa R Zanier, Ari Ercole, Sarah Elizabeth Bohndiek
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) constitutes a major cause of death and long-term disability. At present, we lack methods to non-invasively track tissue biochemistry and hence select appropriate interventions for patients. We hypothesized that detailed label-free vibrational chemical analysis of focal TBI could provide such information. We assessed the early spatial and temporal changes in tissue biochemistry that are associated with brain injury in mice. Numerous differences were observed in the spectra of the contusion core and pericontusional tissue between 2 and 7 days...
December 1, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904983/vdbp-cyp27b1-and-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-gene-polymorphism-analyses-in-a-group-of-sicilian-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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L Agnello, C Scazzone, B Lo Sasso, C Bellia, G Bivona, S Realmuto, F Brighina, R Schillaci, P Ragonese, G Salemi, Marcello Ciaccio
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of central nervous system regarded as one of the most common causes of neurological disability in young adults. The exact etiology of MS is not yet known, although epidemiological data indicate that both genetic susceptibility and environmental exposure are involved. A poor vitamin D status has been proposed as the most attractive environmental factor. Several evidence have highlighted the importance of mutations in vitamin D-regulating genes for vitamin D status...
November 30, 2016: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904798/functional-outcomes-after-distal-biceps-brachii-repair-a-case-series
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Christine L Redmond, Tim Morris, Charissa Otto, Tanisha Zerella, John G Semmler, Taaibos Human, Joideep Phadnis, Gregory I Bain
OBJECTIVES: To investigate outcomes after surgical repair of distal biceps tendon rupture and the influence of arm dominance on isokinetic flexion and supination results. BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: While relatively uncommon, rupture of the distal biceps tendon can result in significant strength deficits, for which surgical repair is recommended. The purpose of this study was to assess patient reported functional outcomes and muscle performance following surgery. METHODS: A sample of 23 participants (22 males, 1 female), who had previously undergone surgical repair of the distal biceps tendon, were re-examined at a minimum of one year after surgery...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904716/is-anterior-bridge-plating-for-mid-shaft-humeral-fractures-a-suitable-option-for-patients-predominantly-involved-in-overhead-activities-a-functional-outcome-study-in-athletes-and-manual-laborers
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Abhishek S Mahajan, Young Gun Kim, Jae Hwa Kim, Prashanth D'sa, Azhar Lakhani, Hyun Soo Ok
BACKGROUND: To assess the functional and radiological outcomes of minimally invasive anterior bridge plating (ABP) for mid-shaft humerus fractures in patients predominantly involved in overhead activities (athletes and manual laborers). METHODS: Forty-eight patients fulfilling inclusion criteria were treated with ABP at a level-I trauma center using a 4.5-mm dynamic/locking compression plate and followed for a period of 1 year. Functional outcome was assessed using the Constant, Mayo elbow, and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904424/prevalence-and-predictors-of-unmet-needs-among-the-elderly-residents-of-the-rural-field-practice-area-of-a-tertiary-care-centre-from-northern-india
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Abhishek Singh, Mohan Bairwa, Shewtank Goel, Ravi Bypareddy, Prassana Mithra
BACKGROUND: Surrogate markers simple enough to be used by primary care workers have not been closely investigated by the community experts in rural Uttar Pradesh. We assessed the physical disabilities in activities of daily living (ADL) and unmet need in physical disabilities among rural elderly. Predictors of unmet needs in physical disabilities among the elderly were also identified. METHODS: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among elderly residents of the rural field practice area of a tertiary care centre in rural Uttar Pradesh...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904236/influence-of-exercise-on-patients-with-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas Simatos Arsenault, Pierre-Olivier Vincent, Bai He Shen Yu, Robin Bastien, Aaron Sweeney
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of exercise interventions on improving physical outcomes in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Methods: The PubMed database was searched for articles published up to and including February 2015. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), case reports, and quasi-experimental and single-subject designs published in English-language, peer-reviewed journals that assessed the impact of physical exercise on patients with GBS were included; study quality was assessed using Sackett's rules of evidence...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904216/scapholunate-ligament-reconstruction-using-the-palmaris-longus-tendon-and-suture-anchor-fixation-in-chronic-scapholunate-instability
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Maulik Jagdish Gandhi, Timothy Paul Knight, Peter John Ratcliffe
BACKGROUND: Multiple reconstruction techniques have been described in the management of chronic scapholunate (SL) instability, either based on the capsulodesis or tenodesis principle. It is uncertain which surgical method produces the best patient outcomes. We describe results of a technique using palmaris longus (PL) tendon for surgical reconstruction of the SL ligament and provide functional outcomes scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We surgically reconstructed the SL ligament using a PL tendon graft secured with Mitek(®) bone anchors...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903937/identification-and-validation-of-clinically-meaningful-benchmarks-in-the-12-item-multiple-sclerosis-walking-scale
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Myla D Goldman, Melanie D Ward, Robert W Motl, David E Jones, John H Pula, Diego Cadavid
BACKGROUND: The 12-item Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale (12-MSWS) is a validated questionnaire which assessed walking function; it has been widely adopted in multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical research. OBJECTIVE: Identify and validate clinically meaningful 12-MSWS benchmarks in MS. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 159 MS patients permitted identification of clinically meaningful 12-MSWS benchmarks based on their relationship to real-life anchors...
November 30, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903933/translocator-positron-emission-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-of-brain-glial-cell-activation-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Gourab Datta, Ines R Violante, Gregory Scott, Karl Zimmerman, Andre Santos-Ribeiro, Eugenii A Rabiner, Roger N Gunn, Omar Malik, Olga Ciccarelli, Richard Nicholas, Paul M Matthews
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterised by a diffuse inflammatory response mediated by microglia and astrocytes. Brain translocator protein (TSPO) positron-emission tomography (PET) and [myo-inositol] magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) were used together to assess this. OBJECTIVE: To explore the in vivo relationships between MRS and PET [(11)C]PBR28 in MS over a range of brain inflammatory burden. METHODS: A total of 23 patients were studied...
November 30, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903810/subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-in-isolated-dystonia-a-3-year-follow-up-study
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Jill L Ostrem, Marta San Luciano, Kristen A Dodenhoff, Nathan Ziman, Leslie C Markun, Caroline A Racine, Coralie de Hemptinne, Monica M Volz, Susan L Heath, Philip A Starr
OBJECTIVE: To report long-term safety and efficacy outcomes of a large cohort of patients with medically refractory isolated dystonia treated with subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS). METHODS: Twenty patients (12 male, 8 female; mean age 49 ± 16.3 years) with medically refractory isolated dystonia were studied (14 were followed for 36 months). The primary endpoints were change in Burke-Fahn-Marsden Dystonia Rating Scale (BFMDRS) motor score and Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale (TWSTRS) total score at 36 months compared to preoperative baseline...
November 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903474/functional-assessment-and-evaluation-of-outcome-after-endovascular-therapy-with-coverage-of-the-left-subclavian-artery-in-case-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
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A Gombert, D Kotelis, U M Griepenkerl, G Fraedrich, J Klocker, B Glodny, M J Jacobs, A Greiner, J Grommes
OBJECTIVE: Patients suffering blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) can be treated by use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). In this setting, the coverage of the left subclavian artery (LSA) is frequently necessary. Nevertheless, the functionality of the upper left extremity after TEVAR had been rarely analyzed. Thus this study intends to underline the safety of TEVAR as well as to determine the functionality of the left arm after coverage of the LSA. METHODS: All patients suffering from BTAI treated by endovascular means in three centers (Aachen [Germany], Maastricht [Netherlands] and Innsbruck [Austria]) between 1996 and 2009 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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/27901522/the-effect-of-remission-status-on-work-functioning-in-employed-patients-treated-for-major-depressive-disorder
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David Sarfati, Kurtis Stewart, Cindy Woo, Sagar V Parikh, Lakshmi N Yatham, Raymond W Lam
BACKGROUND: The ability to function at work is impaired in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) but few clinical trials include occupational outcome assessments. This study examined whether symptom remission following treatment for MDD is associated with work functioning improvement. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of a 12-week randomized clinical trial comparing escitalopram with or without telephone-administered cognitive therapy in employed patients with MDD (N = 86)...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901303/diagnostic-masking-and-overshadowing-in-intellectual-disability-how-structured-evaluation-helps
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Harshini Manohar, Karthick Subramanian, Preeti Kandasamy, Venkatalakshmi Penchilaiya, Anandbabu Arun
PROBLEM: Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses tend to be underdiagnosed in patients with intellectual disability. Diagnosing anxiety disorders in such patients can pose challenges, in particular with regard to obsessive and compulsive disorder (OCD). METHODS: We present the case of an adolescent diagnosed with intellectual disability with poor expressive language skills who presented with nonspecific mood and behavioral symptoms, not improving with routine clinical evaluations and treatment...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
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