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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144047/evaluation-of-patient-satisfaction-in-pediatric-dermatology
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Sarah Ahmed, Jonathan Miller, James F Burrows, Ben Khallouq Bertha, Paul Rosen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There remains a lack of investigation into which factors patients and families value the most in their experience at pediatric dermatology clinics. Most of the current literature on quality improvement in dermatology does not encompass the pediatric population. To determine the drivers that are most predictive of a positive patient experience, we observed the indirect relationship between several factors of the patient experience and their role in patient satisfaction...
November 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131656/mechanical-behavior-of-a-total-chest-wall-prosthesis-with-rib-like-features
#2
A Girotti, F Rosa, M Ferrotto, P Girotti, U Pastorino
The Department of Thoracic Surgery of the National Institute of Cancer in Milan developed a new rib-cage prosthesis which tries to combine flexibility, protection and bio-compatibility. This new replacement concept has been implanted in many patients, showing cheering results in term of reconstructions simplicity, postoperative complications reduction and patients comfort. This paper investigates and discusses in detail the mechanical behavior of the innovative rib cage prosthesis. Mechanical strength and stiffness are numerically evaluated in order to asses its limits and if it is fully compatible with patients 'normal' life...
November 13, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130869/effects-of-a-museum-based-social-prescription-intervention-on-quantitative-measures-of-psychological-wellbeing-in-older-adults
#3
Linda J Thomson, Bridget Lockyer, Paul M Camic, Helen J Chatterjee
AIMS: To assess psychological wellbeing in a novel social prescription intervention for older adults called Museums on Prescription and to explore the extent of change over time in six self-rated emotions ('absorbed', 'active', 'cheerful', 'encouraged', 'enlightened' and 'inspired'). METHODS: Participants ( n = 115) aged 65-94 years were referred to museum-based programmes comprising 10 weekly sessions, by healthcare and third sector organisations using inclusion criteria (e...
November 1, 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119813/school-age-children-s-perception-of-the-hospital-experience
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Handan Boztepe, Sevil Çınar, Ayşe Ay
In order to determine the perception of hospital experiences among school-age children's (6-12 years), a descriptive and cross-sectional study was performed in 130 children hospitalized in a pediatric hospital with different diagnoses. Data were collected using a pediatric information form, questionnaire form, scale for attitudes towards hospital and healthcare personnel, and sources of anxiety generating thoughts scale (SAGTS). Children's expectations of the nurses were to be well treated (62%), to perform painless procedures (20%), to play games together (12%), to be capable of their job (10%), and to be cheerful (10%)...
June 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113456/a-systematic-review-of-cost-effectiveness-studies-of-prevention-and-treatment-for-eating-disorders
#5
Long Khanh-Dao Le, Phillipa Hay, Cathrine Mihalopoulos
BACKGROUND: Eating disorders are serious mental disorders and are associated with substantial economic and social burden. The aim of this study is to undertake a systematic review of the cost-effectiveness studies of both preventive and treatment interventions for eating disorder. METHOD: Electronic databases (including the Cochrane Controlled Trial Register, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Academic Search Complete, Global Health, CINAHL complete, Health Business Elite, Econlit, Health Policy Reference Center and ERIC) were searched for published cost-effectiveness studies of eating disorder prevention and treatment including papers published up to January 2017...
November 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103474/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-double-reading-in-digital-mammography-screening-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Margarita Posso, Teresa Puig, Misericòrdia Carles, Montserrat Rué, Carlos Canelo-Aybar, Xavier Bonfill
PURPOSE: Double reading is the strategy of choice for mammogram interpretation in screening programmes. It remains, however, unknown whether double reading is still the strategy of choice in the context of digital mammography. Our aim was to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of double reading versus single reading of digital mammograms in screening programmes. METHODS: We performed a systematic review by searching the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases up to April 2017...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052044/the-cost-effectiveness-of-exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review-of-the-characteristics-and-methodological-quality-of-published-literature
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REVIEW
Katherine Edwards, Natasha Jones, Julia Newton, Charlie Foster, Andrew Judge, Kate Jackson, Nigel K Arden, Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva
AIM: This descriptive review aimed to assess the characteristics and methodological quality of economic evaluations of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs according to updated economic guidelines for healthcare interventions. Recommendations will be made to inform future research addressing the impact of a physical exercise component on cost-effectiveness. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for economic evaluations of exercise-based CR programs published in English between 2000 and 2014...
October 19, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032493/disease-modifying-therapies-for-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-literature-review-of-cost-effectiveness-studies
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REVIEW
Sergio Iannazzo, Ange-Christelle Iliza, Louise Perrault
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. MS is considered incurable; however, disease treatment has advanced significantly over the past several decades with the introduction of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). The current study reviewed the cost-effectiveness analyses of DMTs in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search of bibliographic databases was conducted to identify economic evaluations published after 2007...
October 14, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974863/a-feasibility-study-on-the-use-of-tomotherapy-megavoltage-computed-tomography-images-for-palliative-patient-treatment-planning
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Yunfei Hu, Mikel Byrne, Ben Archibald-Heeren, Matthew Squires, Amy Teh, Kylie Seiffert, Sonja Cheers, Yang Wang
Dedicated rapid access palliative radiation therapy improves patients' access to care, allowing more timely treatment which would positively impact on quality of life. The TomoTherapy (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA) system provides megavoltage (MV) fan-beam computed tomography (FBCT) as the image guidance technique, and a module called "statRT" that allows the use of these MV FBCT images for direct planning. The possibility of using this imaging modality for palliative radiotherapy treatment planning is assessed against accepted planning CT standards by performing tests following AAPM TG 66 and an end-to-end measurement...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933921/are-you-ready-to-have-fun-the-spanish-state-form-of-the-state-trait-cheerfulness-inventory
#10
Raúl López-Benítez, Alberto Acosta, Juan Lupiáñez, Hugo Carretero-Dios
Although cheerfulness, seriousness, and bad mood as traits have been widely studied as the basis of sense of humor, data are scarce regarding the same dimensions as states. In this study, we adapted the state form of the State-Trait-Cheerfulness Inventory (STCI-S) into Spanish. At the same time, we empirically tested new predictions. We assessed 5 independent samples accounting for 1,029 participants (647 women) with ages ranging from 18 to 78 years. We confirmed the 3-dimensional structure as well as a strong measurement invariance between men and women...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925508/the-cost-effectiveness-of-oral-health-interventions-a-systematic-review-of-cost-utility-analyses
#11
Ruvini M Hettiarachchi, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Martin J Downes, Joshua Byrnes, Jeroen Kroon, Ratilal Lalloo, Newell W Johnson, Paul A Scuffham
OBJECTIVES: To assess the usage of cost-utility analysis (CUA) in oral health interventions and to evaluate the methods used and the reporting quality of CUA in publications on oral health interventions. METHODS: A systematic review was performed on literature published between 2000 and 2016 where cost-utility analyses of oral health interventions were included. The reporting quality of these oral health CUAs was assessed against the Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) checklist...
September 19, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923574/a-systematic-review-of-health-economic-evaluation-in-adjuvant-breast-radiotherapy-quality-counted-by-numbers
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Chris Monten, Liv Veldeman, Nick Verhaeghe, Yolande Lievens
BACKGROUND: Evolving practice in adjuvant breast radiotherapy inevitably impacts healthcare budgets. This is reflected in a rise of health economic evaluations (HEE) in this domain. The available HEE literature was analysed qualitatively and quantitatively, using available instruments. METHODS: HEEs published between 1/1/2000 and 31/10/2016 were retrieved through a systematic search in Medline, Cochrane and Embase. A quality-assessment using CHEERS (Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards) was translated into a quantitative score and compared with Tufts Medical Centre CEA registry and Quality of Health Economic Studies (QHES) results...
September 15, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914229/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-beta-interferon-and-glatiramer-acetate-for-treating-multiple-sclerosis-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
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G J Melendez-Torres, Peter Auguste, Xavier Armoiry, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Rachel Court, Jason Madan, Alan Kan, Stephanie Lin, Carl Counsell, Jacoby Patterson, Jeremy Rodrigues, Olga Ciccarelli, Hannah Fraser, Aileen Clarke
BACKGROUND: At the time of publication of the most recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance [technology appraisal (TA) 32] in 2002 on beta-interferon (IFN-β) and glatiramer acetate (GA) for multiple sclerosis, there was insufficient evidence of their clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVES: To undertake (1) systematic reviews of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of IFN-β and GA in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) compared with best supportive care (BSC) and each other, investigating annualised relapse rate (ARR) and time to disability progression confirmed at 3 months and 6 months and (2) cost-effectiveness assessments of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for CIS and RRMS compared with BSC and each other...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851818/rapid-expansion-of-pigmentation-genes-in-penaeid-shrimp-with-absolute-preservation-of-function
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Alyssa M Budd, Tracey M Hinton, Mark Tonks, Sue Cheers, Nicholas M Wade
Crustaceans form their distinct patterns and colors through the interaction of the carotenoid astaxanthin with a protein called crustacyanin (CRCN). Presently, the expression of just two CRCN genes is thought to provide the protein subunits that combine to form the crustacyanin complex and associated carotenoid colour change from red to blue. This study aimed to explore the genetic complexity underlying the production of pigmentation and camouflage in penaeid shrimp. We isolated 35 new CRCN genes from 12 species, and their sequence analysis indicated that this gene family has undergone significant expansion and diversification in this lineage...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806842/clowns-in-paediatric-surgery-less-anxiety-and-more-oxytocin-a-pilot-study
#15
Tabea Scheel, Dorothea Hoeppner, Anne Grotevendt, Winfried Barthlen
Background Hospital stays and medical interventions are accompanied by worries and anxiety in children and parents. Recent studies show that hospital clowns may reduce anxiety and enhance well-being. However, so far studies are based solely on subjective measures and clowns are usually not integrated in medical routine. With this pilot study, we aim to provide both psychological and physiological evidence of positive effects of clowns' interventions in hospitalized children. Patients/Method In a consecutive randomized intervention-control group design with 31 children aged 4 to 13 years, 17 patients were accompanied by a clown prior to surgery or during ward round (intervention group) and 14 were not (control group)...
September 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790947/the-high-five-associations-of-the-five-positive-factors-with-the-big-five-and-well-being
#16
Alejandro C Cosentino, Alejandro Castro Solano
The study of individual differences in positive characteristics has mainly focused on moral traits. The objectives of this research were to study individual differences in positive characteristics from the point of view of the layperson, including non-moral individual characteristics, and to generate a replicable model of positive factors. Three studies based on a lexical approach were conducted. The first study generated a corpus of words which resulted in a refined list of socially shared positive characteristics...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770641/evidence-on-the-cost-effectiveness-of-lifelong-antiretroviral-therapy-for-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-implications-for-resource-limited-countries-in-sub-saharan-africa
#17
REVIEW
Peslie G Ngambi, Aubrey C Kalungia, Michael R Law, Francis Kalemeera, IIse Truter, Brian Godman, Derick Munkombwe
The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) consolidated guideline recommends lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT). Ambiguity remains about the cost-effectiveness of this strategy in resource-limited developing countries. Areas covered: We reviewed model-based studies on the cost-effectiveness of lifelong ART (formerly Option B+) relative to previous WHO guidelines for PMTCT. Our search using PubMed, Medline and Google Scholar for articles on Option B+ resulted in the final inclusion of seven studies published between 2012 and 2016...
October 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764473/combining-the-remote-microphone-technique-with-head-tracking-for-local-active-sound-control
#18
Woomin Jung, Stephen J Elliott, Jordan Cheer
This paper describes practical integration of the remote microphone technique with a head-tracking device in a local active noise control system. The formulation is first reviewed for the optimized observation filter and nearfield pressure estimation. The attenuation performance and stability of an adaptive active headrest system combined with the remote microphone technique are then studied. The accuracy of the nearfield estimation and the effect of the head-tracking on the control performance are investigated in real-time experiments...
July 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733341/activity-limitations-and-subjective-well-being-after-stroke
#19
Darin B Zahuranec, Lesli E Skolarus, Chunyang Feng, Vicki A Freedman, James F Burke
OBJECTIVE: As limitations in activities of daily living are major components of many stroke outcome scales, we examined how well activity limitations predicted subjective well-being among stroke survivors in a nationally representative survey. METHODS: Individuals with a self-reported history of stroke were identified from the National Health and Aging Trends Study. Subjective well-being (primary outcome) was assessed with a validated 7-item measure (higher = greater well-being) assessing emotions (cheerful, bored, full of life, and upset) and self-realization (purpose in life, self-acceptance, and environmental mastery)...
August 29, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730705/-those-who-care-much-understand-much-maternal-perceptions-of-children-s-appetite-perspectives-from-urban-and-rural-caregivers-of-diverse-parenting-experience-in-bangladesh
#20
Nurun Naila, Baitun Nahar, Monica Lazarus, Gaelen Ritter, Muttaquina Hossain, Mustafa Mahfuz, Tahmeed Ahmed, Donna Denno, Judd Walson, Scott Ickes
Appetite in children is an important determinant of nutritional intake and growth. The information used by caregivers to understand children's appetite can help inform infant and young child feeding promotion and appetite assessment. We conducted a qualitative study to (a) explore maternal perceptions and responses to children's appetite and (b) to identify how these factors differ by type of caregiver, level of maternal experience, and urban versus rural context. We used purposive sampling to recruit mothers and alternate caregivers into 14 total focus group discussions (six to eight participants in each group; N = 95) in both urban and rural settings in Bangladesh...
July 21, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
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