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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102697/goal-intention-reminding-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-feasibility-study-using-implementation-intentions-and-text-messaging
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Tessa Hart, Monica J Vaccaro
OBJECTIVE: To examine feasibility of participant-created implementation intentions, delivered as text message reminders, to enhance goal-related activity in persons with chronic, moderate/severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled trial on effects of 8 weeks receiving goal-related implementation intentions (GI) compared to control condition, educational review regarding goals (GR). PARTICIPANTS: Eight persons with moderate/severe TBI nearing discharge from intensive outpatient brain injury treatment...
January 19, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102108/readiness-to-change-as-a-moderator-of-therapy-outcome-in-patients-with-somatoform-disorders
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Jens Heider, Katharina Köck, Matthias Sehlbrede, Annette Schröder
OBJECTIVE: A considerable amount of patients with somatoform disorders do not benefit from psychotherapy as much as expected. Our aim was to explore whether readiness to change moderates the relationship between the intensity of symptoms and therapy outcome in the early stages of psychotherapy. METHOD: 144 patients with somatoform disorders received an outpatient cognitive-behavioural intervention. Symptom intensity was measured with the Screening for Somatoform Disorders (SOMS-7)...
January 19, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099631/associations-of-cerebrovascular-metabolism-genotypes-with-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-and-age-at-onset-of-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia
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Fabricio F de Oliveira, Elizabeth S Chen, Marilia C Smith, Paulo H Bertolucci
Objective: To study associations of cerebrovascular metabolism genotypes and haplotypes with age at Alzheimer's disease dementia (AD) onset and with neuropsychiatric symptoms according to each dementia stage. Methods: Consecutive outpatients with late-onset AD were assessed for age at dementia onset and Neuropsychiatric Inventory scores according to Clinical Dementia Rating scores, apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) haplotypes, angiotensin-converting enzyme gene (ACE) variants rs1800764 and rs4291, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol receptor gene (LDLR) variants rs11669576 and rs5930, cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene (CETP) variants I422V and TaqIB, and liver X receptor beta gene (NR1H2) polymorphism rs2695121...
January 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099278/recurrent-median-nerve-injury-in-a-weight-lifter
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Michael A Worobel, Bobby Alexander, Mark Hirsch, Vu Nguyen
Recurrent median neuropathy is an uncommon injury that can be commonly mistaken for other pathological causes. It is important to be aware of the potential causes and symptoms of injury as delay in diagnosis can lead to permanent decrease in hand function and disability. This case is a description of a 33-year-old male patient who previously presented with radicular symptoms and had complete resolution of his pain after a C7 selective nerve root block. Several months after presentation, he developed significant thenar atrophy, localized pain, and weakness associated with weight lifting activities...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094135/diabetes-prevention-program-translation-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Tannaz Moin, Laura J Damschroder, Mona AuYoung, Matthew L Maciejewski, Santanu K Datta, Jane E Weinreb, Nanette I Steinle, Charles Billington, Maria Hughes, Fatima Makki, Robert G Holleman, H Myra Kim, Amy S Jeffreys, Linda S Kinsinger, Jennifer A Burns, Caroline R Richardson
INTRODUCTION: This clinical demonstration trial compared the effectiveness of the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Prevention Program (VA-DPP) with an evidence-based usual care weight management program (MOVE!(®)) in the Veterans Health Administration health system. DESIGN: Prospective, pragmatic, non-randomized comparative effectiveness study of two behavioral weight management interventions. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Obese/overweight Veterans with prediabetes were recruited from three geographically diverse VA sites between 2012 and 2014...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092756/effects-of-assisted-outpatient-treatment-and-health-care-services-on-psychotic-symptoms
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Andres R Schneeberger, Christian G Huber, Undine E Lang, Kristina H Muenzenmaier, Dorothy Castille, Matthias Jaeger, Azizi Seixas, Julia Sowislo, Bruce G Link
RATIONALE: An ongoing debate concerns acceptability, benefits, and shortcomings of coercive treatment such as assisted outpatient treatment (AOT). The hypothesis that involuntary commitment to outpatient treatment may lead to a better clinical outcome for a subgroup of persons with severe mental illness (SMI) is controversial. Nonetheless, positive effects of AOT may be mediated by an increased availability of healthcare resources or increased service use. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the course of delusions, hallucinations, and negative symptoms among patients with SMI receiving AOT compared to patients receiving non-compulsory treatment (NCT)...
January 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091532/development-of-the-neuroimmune-modulator-ibudilast-for-the-treatment-of-alcoholism-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-human-laboratory-trial
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Lara A Ray, Spencer Bujarski, Steve Shoptaw, Daniel Jo Roche, Keith Heinzerling, Karen Miotto
Current directions in medication development for alcohol use disorder (AUD) emphasize the need to identify novel molecular targets and efficiently screen new compounds aimed at those targets. Ibudilast (IBUD) is a neuroimmune modulator that inhibits phosphodiesterases -4 and -10 and macrophage migration inhibitory factor and was recently found to reduce alcohol intake in rats by approximately 50%. To advance medications development for AUD, the present study consists of a randomized, crossover, double-blind, placebo-controlled laboratory study of IBUD in non-treatment seeking individuals with current (ie, past month) mild-to-severe AUD...
January 16, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088507/patient-reported-outcomes-and-opioid-use-in-outpatients-with-chronic-pain
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Lisa R Witkin, David Zylberger, Neel Mehta, Madeleine Hindenlang, Christopher Johnson, Jacob Kean, Susan D Horn, Charles E Inturrisi
: The Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) Pain Registry database contains patient characteristics, treatments, and outcomes for a prospective cohort of 1159 chronic pain patients who were seen at the WCMC Pain Medicine outpatient clinic from 7/08/2011 to 12/10/2014. Patients aged 45-64 comprised 43% followed by age >=65 at 37%. Fifty-eight percent were female. Average pain intensity (Brief Pain Inventory) was reported as mild by 22.3% of patients, moderate by 34.7%, and severe by 43...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087180/a-comparison-of-hfref-vs-hfpef-s-clinical-workload-and-cost-in-the-first-year-following-hospitalization-and-enrollment-in-a-disease-management-program
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T M Murphy, D F Waterhouse, S James, C Casey, E Fitzgerald, E O'Connell, C Watson, J Gallagher, M Ledwidge, K McDonald
BACKGROUND: Admission with heart failure (HF) is a milestone in the progression of the disease, often resulting in higher intensity medical care and ensuing readmissions. Whilst there is evidence supporting enrolling patients in a heart failure disease management program (HF-DMP), not all reported HF-DMPs have systematically enrolled patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and there is a scarcity of literature differentiating costs based on HF-phenotype. METHODS: 1292 consenting, consecutive patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of HF were enrolled in a hospital based HF-DMP and categorized as HFpEF (EF≥45%) or HFrEF (EF<45%)...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072801/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-an-open-label-single-arm-clinical-trial
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Babita Ghai, Dipika Bansal, Raju Kanukula, Kapil Gudala, Naresh Sachdeva, Saravdeep Singh Dhatt, Vishal Kumar
BACKGROUND: Vitamin-D deficiency may possibly be related to chronic low back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: The study is aimed to assess the impact of vitamin-D supplementation on pain intensity, functional disability, and vitamin-D levels in patients with CLBP. STUDY DESIGN: Single arm open-label study. SETTING: Outpatient pain clinic of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Sixty-eight eligible patients (CLBP for = 3 months, pain score = 50 on visual analogue scale (VAS) and plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 levels < 30 ng/mL) were enrolled...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069850/spending-on-care-after-surgery-driven-by-choice-of-care-settings-instead-of-intensity-of-services
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Lena M Chen, Edward C Norton, Mousumi Banerjee, Scott E Regenbogen, Anne H Cain-Nielsen, John D Birkmeyer
The rising popularity of episode-based payment models for surgery underscores the need to better understand the drivers of variability in spending on postacute care. Examining postacute care spending for fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries after three common surgical procedures in the period 2009-12, we found that it varied widely between hospitals in the lowest versus highest spending quintiles for postacute care, with differences of 129 percent for total hip replacement, 103 percent for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and 82 percent for colectomy...
January 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066860/is-it-possible-to-distinguish-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-constipation-from-functional-constipation
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M Bouchoucha, G Devroede, C Bon, B Bejou, F Mary, R Benamouzig
BACKGROUND: The Rome III criteria classify patients complaining of constipation into two main groups: patients with functional constipation (FC) and patients with constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C). The purpose of this study was to identify differences in the intensity of symptoms and total and segmental colonic transit time in these two types of patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective evaluation of 337 outpatients consecutively referred for chronic constipation and classified according to the Rome III criteria as FC or IBS-C...
January 9, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064542/antibiotic-treatment-patterns-costs-and-resource-utilization-among-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-us-cohort-study
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Christopher J Llop, Edward Tuttle, Glenn S Tillotson, Kerry LaPlante, Thomas M File
OBJECTIVES: The current treatment options for patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) often present a trade-off between the potential for treatment failure and safety concerns. We set out to investigate real-world outcomes associated with the use of currently available antimicrobial treatment options for CAP in both the outpatient and inpatient (non-intensive care unit [ICU]) settings. METHODS: This claims-based retrospective study included adult patients diagnosed with CAP and treated with antibiotic therapies, including any oral fluoroquinolone, macrolide, or beta-lactam monotherapy in the outpatient setting, and intravenous (IV) levofloxacin or IV azithromycin/ceftriaxone in the inpatient setting...
January 18, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063864/the-end-of-life-experience-of-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Seth A Hollander, John Dykes, Sharon Chen, Lynsey Barkoff, Barbara Sourkes, Harvey Cohen, David N Rosenthal, Daniel Bernstein, Beth D Kaufman
CONTEXT: Despite advances in therapies, many pediatric heart transplant (Htx) recipients will die prematurely. We characterized the circumstances surrounding death in this cohort, including location of death and interventions performed in the final 24 hours. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who underwent Htx at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, survived hospital discharge, and subsequently died between 7/19/2007-9/13/2015. The primary outcome studied was location of death, characterized as inpatient, outpatient, or emergency department (ED)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045065/high-diversity-of-airborne-fungi-in-the-hospital-environment-as-revealed-by-meta-sequencing-based-microbiome-analysis
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Xunliang Tong, Hongtao Xu, Lihui Zou, Meng Cai, Xuefeng Xu, Zuotao Zhao, Fei Xiao, Yanming Li
Invasive fungal infections acquired in the hospital have progressively emerged as an important cause of life-threatening infection. In particular, airborne fungi in hospitals are considered critical pathogens of hospital-associated infections. To identify the causative airborne microorganisms, high-volume air samplers were utilized for collection, and species identification was performed using a culture-based method and DNA sequencing analysis with the Illumina MiSeq and HiSeq 2000 sequencing systems. Few bacteria were grown after cultivation in blood agar...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043650/epidemiology-of-blunt-lower-urinary-tract-trauma-with-and-without-pelvic-fracture
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Niels V Johnsen, Roger R Dmochowski, Jason B Young, Oscar D Guillamondegui
OBJECTIVE: To assess the contemporary epidemiology of blunt trauma lower urinary tract injury (LUTI) and to evaluate outcomes in patients with and without associated pelvic fracture (PF). METHODS: Patients presenting to our level I trauma center with PF and/or LUTI from blunt trauma from 2000 to 2014 were identified in our institutional trauma registry. Demographics, mechanism of injury, fracture configurations, hospital course, and outpatient disposition were analyzed...
December 30, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042887/-just-not-for-me-contributing-factors-to-non-attendance-non-completion-at-phase-iii-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-a-qualitative-enquiry
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Oliver Rudolf Herber, Karen Smith, Myra White, Martyn C Jones
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore what reasons do non-attenders and non-completers give for their patterns of participation or non-participation in cardiac rehabilitation programmes and how future uptake could be enhanced. BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation is a cost effective clinical intervention designed for adults with acute coronary syndrome. Despite evidence from meta-analyses demonstrating that cardiac rehabilitation programmes facilitate physical and psychological recovery from acute coronary syndrome, only 20 to 50% of eligible patients attend Phase III outpatient programmes...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041817/combined-diabetes-renal-multifactorial-intervention-in-patients-with-advanced-diabetic-nephropathy-proof-of-concept
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Leon Fogelfeld, Peter Hart, Jadwiga Miernik, Jocelyn Ko, Donna Calvin, Bettina Tahsin, Anwar Adhami, Rajeev Mehrotra, Louis Fogg
AIMS: To evaluate efficacy of a multifactorial-multidisciplinary approach in delaying CKD 3-4 progression to ESRD. METHODS: Two-year proof-of-concept stratified randomized control trial conducted in an outpatient clinic of a large public hospital system. This intervention, led by a team of endocrinologists, nephrologists, nurse practitioners, and registered dietitians, integrated intensive diabetes-renal care with behavioral/dietary and pharmacological interventions...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041774/the-effects-of-expanded-nurse-practitioner-and-physician-assistant-scope-of-practice-on-the-cost-of-medicaid-patient-care
#19
Edward Joseph Timmons
The provision of health care to low-income Americans remains an ongoing policy challenge. In this paper, I examine how important changes to occupational licensing laws for nurse practitioners and physician assistants have affected cost and intensity of health care for Medicaid patients. The results suggest that allowing physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances is associated with a substantial (more than 11%) reduction in the dollar amount of outpatient claims per Medicaid recipient. I find little evidence that expanded scope of practice has affected proxies for care intensity such as total claims and total care days...
December 23, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030917/application-of-the-bpcq-questionnaire-to-assess-pain-management-in-selected-types-of-cancer
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Aleksandra Czerw, Urszula Religioni, Andrzej Deptała, Adam Fronczak
INTRODUCTION: Pain is one of the most prevalent unpleasant sensation in people that may significantly lower the quality of life. More than a half of cancer patients suffer from various forms of pain, which becomes more frequent and intense as disease progresses. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess the degree of pain control in patients diagnosed with breast, lung, colorectal and prostate cancer. The analysis also covered the effect of socio-economic factors on pain management in patients with the above types of cancer...
23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
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