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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424453/comorbid-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-and-muscle-specific-kinase-musk-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Michael Sherpa, Ravi K Metai, Viki Kumar, Tinu Hirachan, Kawser U Ahmed, Sharon J Atkinson
BACKGROUND HIV infections with concomitant immunologically-mediated disorders have been frequently described but there has been little research on the association between HIV and myasthenia gravis. MuSK myasthenia gravis coexisting with HIV is an even a rarer entity and can occur as a part of immune restoration disease. We report the case of a patient with asymptomatic HIV infection who presented with new-onset MuSK myasthenia gravis. CASE REPORT A 44-year-old African-American woman with HIV since 2004 and on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) presented to the ED with complains of double vision and difficulty swallowing for 2 weeks...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420541/stability-of-lisfranc-injury-fixation-in-thiel-cadavers-is-routine-fixation-of-the-1st-and-3rd-tarsometatarsal-joint-necessary
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Alistair I W Mayne, Robert Lawton, Stephen Dalgleish, Fraser Harrold, George Chami
BACKGROUND: There is debate as to whether a home run screw (medial cuneiform to 2nd metatarsal base) combined with k-wire fixation of the 4th & 5th tarsometatarsal joints is sufficient to stabilise Lisfranc injuries or if fixation of the 1st and 3rd tarsometatarsal joints is also required. Unlike the 2nd, 4th and 5th tarsometatarsal joints, stabilisation of the 1st and 3rd requires either intra-articular screw or an extra-articular plate which risk causing chondrolysis and/or osteoarthritis...
April 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419343/utilizing-a-modified-care-coordination-measurement-tool-to-capture-value-for-a-pediatric-outpatient-parenteral-and-prolonged-oral-antibiotic-therapy-program
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Louise E Vaz, Cindi L Farnstrom, Kimberly K Felder, Judith Guzman-Cottrill, Hannah Rosenberg, Richard C Antonelli
Background.: Outpatient parenteral or prolonged oral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) programs reduce inpatient healthcare costs by shifting care to outpatient settings. Care coordination (CC) is a necessary component to successfully transition patients. Our objective was to assess outcomes of provider time spent on nonreimbursable CC activities in a pediatric OPAT program. Methods.: We used a qualitative feasibility pilot design and modified the Care Coordination Measurement Tool...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418685/does-a-physical-activity-program-in-the-nursing-home-impact-on-depressive-symptoms-a-generalized-linear-mixed-model-approach
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Mona Diegelmann, Carl-Philipp Jansen, Hans-Werner Wahl, Oliver K Schilling, Eva-Luisa Schnabel, Klaus Hauer
OBJECTIVES: Physical activity (PA) may counteract depressive symptoms in nursing home (NH) residents considering biological, psychological, and person-environment transactional pathways. Empirical results, however, have remained inconsistent. Addressing potential shortcomings of previous research, we examined the effect of a whole-ecology PA intervention program on NH residents' depressive symptoms using generalized linear mixed-models (GLMMs). METHOD: We used longitudinal data from residents of two German NHs who were included without any pre-selection regarding physical and mental functioning (n = 163, Mage = 83...
April 18, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418329/phoneme-error-pattern-by-heritage-speakers-of-spanish-on-an-english-word-recognition-test
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Lu-Feng Shi
BACKGROUND: Heritage speakers acquire their native language from home use in their early childhood. As the native language is typically a minority language in the society, these individuals receive their formal education in the majority language and eventually develop greater competency with the majority than their native language. To date, there have not been specific research attempts to understand word recognition by heritage speakers. It is not clear if and to what degree we may infer from evidence based on bilingual listeners in general...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418274/the-gulf-long-term-follow-up-study-gulf-study-biospecimen-collection-at-enrollment
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Lawrence S Engel, Richard K Kwok, Aubrey K Miller, Aaron Blair, Matthew D Curry, John A McGrath, Dale P Sandler, Polly Armsby, Susan Baker, Richard D Cohn, Edward E Gaunt, Audra Hodges, David Johndrow, Steven K Ramsey, Mark Stenzel, Patricia Stewart
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) explosion in the Gulf of Mexico led to the largest ever marine oil spill by volume. The GuLF STUDY is investigating possible adverse human health effects associated with oil spill activities. One objective of the study was to utilize biological specimens from study participants to examine spill-related adverse health effects. This study describes the methods for collecting, processing, shipping, and storing specimens during the enrollment phase of the study. GuLF STUDY participants living in Gulf States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and eastern Texas) were eligible to complete a home visit at enrollment, one to three years after the DWH explosion...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414102/parental-knowledge-of-trampoline-safety-in-children
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S Beno, A Ackery, K Colaco, K Boutis
OBJECTIVES: Recreational trampoline use is increasing in popularity, with a resulting increase in significant trampoline-related injuries in children. Parents are the best advocates for the safety of their children during recreational trampoline use. Our primary objective was to determine the proportion of parents who were aware of five key recommendations for safer recreational trampoline use in children. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey of parents whose children presented to a tertiary care pediatric emergency department (ED) with an extremity injury...
April 13, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414020/modifying-alcohol-consumption-to-reduce-obesity-macro-development-and-feasibility-trial-of-a-complex-community-based-intervention-for-men
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Iain K Crombie, Kathryn B Cunningham, Linda Irvine, Brian Williams, Falko F Sniehotta, John Norrie, Ambrose Melson, Claire Jones, Andrew Briggs, Peter M Rice, Marcus Achison, Andrew McKenzie, Elena Dimova, Peter W Slane
BACKGROUND: Obese men who consume alcohol are at a greatly increased risk of liver disease; those who drink > 14 units of alcohol per week have a 19-fold increased risk of dying from liver disease. OBJECTIVES: To develop an intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in obese men and to assess the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to investigate its effectiveness. DESIGN OF THE INTERVENTION: The intervention was developed using formative research, public involvement and behaviour change theory...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413805/release-of-airborne-polychlorinated-biphenyls-from-new-bedford-harbor-results-in-elevated-concentrations-in-the-surrounding-air
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Andres Martinez, Bailey N Hadnott, Andrew M Awad, Nicholas J Herkert, Kathryn Tomsho, Komal Basra, Madeleine K Scammell, Wendy Heiger-Bernays, Keri C Hornbuckle
Qualitatively and quantitatively, we have demonstrated that airborne polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations in the air surrounding New Bedford Harbor (NBH) are caused by its water PCB emissions. We measured airborne PCBs at 18 homes and businesses near NBH in 2015, with values ranging from 0.4 to 38 ng m(-3), with a very strong Aroclor 1242/1016 signal that is most pronounced closest to the harbor and reproducible over three sampling rounds. Using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) water PCB data from 2015 and local meteorology, we predicted gas-phase fluxes of PCBs from 160 to 1200 μg m(-2) day(-1)...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413628/american-society-for-enhanced-recovery-aser-and-perioperative-quality-initiative-poqi-joint-consensus-statement-on-optimal-analgesia-within-an-enhanced-recovery-pathway-for-colorectal-surgery-part-2-from-pacu-to-the-transition-home
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Michael J Scott, Matthew D McEvoy, Debra B Gordon, Stuart A Grant, Julie K M Thacker, Christopher L Wu, Tong J Gan, Monty G Mythen, Andrew D Shaw, Timothy E Miller
BACKGROUND: Within an enhanced recovery pathway (ERP), the approach to treating pain should be multifaceted and the goal should be to deliver "optimal analgesia", which we define in this paper as a technique that optimizes patient comfort and facilitates functional recovery with the fewest medication side effects. METHODS: With input from a multidisciplinary, international group of experts and through a structured review of the literature and use of a modified Delphi method, we achieved consensus surrounding the topic of optimal analgesia in the perioperative period for colorectal surgery patients...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411750/safety-of-air-travel-in-the-immediate-postoperative-period-after-anatomic-pulmonary-resection
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Stephen D Cassivi, Karlyn E Pierson, Bettie J Lechtenberg, Francis C Nichols, K Robert Shen, Mark S Allen, Dennis A Wigle
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to determine whether air travel in the immediate postoperative period after anatomic pulmonary resection is associated with increased morbidity or mortality. METHODS: All patients undergoing anatomic pulmonary resection at the Mayo Clinic (2005-2012) were identified and sent surveys querying their mode of transportation home after hospital dismissal and any complications encountered during or shortly after this travel. This included pneumonia, hospital readmission, deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, and specific pleural complications (pneumothorax, empyema, or chest tube placement)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409703/beyond-screening-a-stepped-care-pathway-for-managing-postpartum-depression-in-pediatric-settings
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Su-Chin Serene Olin, Mary McCord, Ruth E K Stein, Bonnie D Kerker, Dara Weiss, Kimberly E Hoagwood, Sarah M Horwitz
The negative consequences of untreated postpartum depression (PD) for both the woman and her infant are well established. The impact of maternal depression has led to recommendations on systematic perinatal depression screening. Unfortunately, large-scale initiatives on PD screening have found no benefit unless systems are in place to facilitate appropriate interventions for women who screen positive. Pediatric primary care has been a focus of efforts to support screening and management of PD because pediatric providers, unlike adult healthcare providers, have the most frequent contact with postpartum women through well-child visits...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406727/the-experience-of-patients-with-alcohol-misuse-after-surviving-a-critical-illness-a-qualitative-study
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Brendan J Clark, Jacqueline Jones, K Diandra Reed, Rachel Marie Hodapp, Ivor S Douglas, David Van Pelt, Ellen L Burnham, Marc Moss
RATIONALE: Alcohol misuse is common in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) but there is currently no evidence-based approach to address drinking in ICU survivors. OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the experience of ICU survivors with alcohol misuse during their hospitalization and the 3 months following hospital discharge in order to inform an alcohol specific intervention for this unique population. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive qualitative study of ICU survivors from medical ICUs in three separate hospitals with a positive screening result on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test...
April 13, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403876/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-effectiveness-trials-aimed-at-optimising-prescribing-in-older-adults-in-care-homes
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Anna N Millar, Amrit Daffu-O'Reilly, Carmel M Hughes, David P Alldred, Garry Barton, Christine M Bond, James A Desborough, Phyo K Myint, Richard Holland, Fiona M Poland, David Wright
BACKGROUND: Prescribing medicines for older adults in care homes is known to be sub-optimal. Whilst trials testing interventions to optimise prescribing in this setting have been published, heterogeneity in outcome reporting has hindered comparison of interventions, thus limiting evidence synthesis. The aim of this study was to develop a core outcome set (COS), a list of outcomes which should be measured and reported, as a minimum, for all effectiveness trials involving optimising prescribing in care homes...
April 12, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401989/cross-lagged-relations-between-teacher-and-parent-ratings-of-children-s-task-avoidance-and-different-literacy-skills
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George K Georgiou, Riikka Hirvonen, George Manolitsis, Jari-Erik Nurmi
BACKGROUND: Task avoidance is a significant predictor of literacy skills. However, it remains unclear whether the relation between the two is reciprocal and whether it is affected by the type of literacy outcome, who is rating children's task avoidance, and the children's gender. AIM: The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine the cross-lagged relations between teacher and parent ratings of children's task avoidance and different literacy skills. SAMPLE: One hundred and seventy-two Greek children (91 girls, 81 boys) were followed from Grade 1 to Grade 3...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Educational Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401142/comprehensive-survey-of-household-radon-gas-levels-and-risk-factors-in-southern-alberta
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Fintan K T Stanley, Siavash Zarezadeh, Colin D Dumais, Karin Dumais, Renata MacQueen, Fiona Clement, Aaron A Goodarzi
BACKGROUND: The inhalation of naturally occurring radon (222Rn) gas from indoor air exposes lung tissue to α-particle bombardment, a highly mutagenic form of ionizing radiation that damages DNA and increases the lifetime risk of lung cancer. We analyzed household radon concentrations and risk factors in southern Alberta, including Calgary, the third-largest Canadian metropolis. METHODS: A total of 2382 residential homes (2018 in Calgary and 364 in surrounding townships) from an area encompassing 82% of the southern Alberta population were tested for radon, per Health Canada guidelines, for at least 90 days (median 103 d) between 2013 and 2016...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400957/sociodemographic-behavioral-and-environmental-factors-of-child-mortality-in-eastern-region-of-cameroon-results-from-a-social-autopsy-study
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Alain K Koffi, Romain S Wounang, Félicitée Nguefack, Seidou Moluh, Paul-Roger Libite, Henry D Kalter
BACKGROUND: While most child deaths are caused by highly preventable and treatable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria, several sociodemographic, cultural and health system factors work against children surviving from these diseases. METHODS: A retrospective verbal/social autopsy survey was conducted in 2012 to measure the biological causes and social determinants of under-five years old deaths from 2007 to 2010 in Doume, Nguelemendouka, and Abong-Mbang health districts in the Eastern Region of Cameroon...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399489/gender-differences-in-risk-factors-for-cigarette-smoking-initiation-in-childhood
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Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Robert J Wellman, Erin K O'Loughlin, Erika N Dugas, Jennifer O'Loughlin
INTRODUCTION: We investigated whether established risk factors for initiating cigarette smoking during adolescence (parents, siblings, friends smoke; home smoking rules, smokers at home, exposure to smoking in cars, academic performance, susceptibility to smoking, depressive symptoms, self-esteem, school connectedness, use of other tobacco products) are associated with initiation in preadolescents, and whether the effects of these factors differ by gender. METHODS: In spring 2005, baseline data were collected in self-report questionnaires from 1801 5th grade students including 1553 never-smokers (mean age=10...
April 4, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398923/the-association-between-visiting-intensivists-and-icu-outcomes
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Tony Whitehouse, James Hodson, Philip Pemberton, Tonny Veenith, Catherine Snelson, Julian Bion, Gordon D Rubenfeld
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that intensivists unfamiliar with an ICU team and the context of that ICU would affect patient outcomes. We examined differences in mortality when ICU patients were admitted under intensivists routinely working in that ICU and compared with those admitted by intensivists familiar with an ICU elsewhere in the same hospital. DESIGN, SETTINGS, AND PATIENTS: A 5-year natural experimental crossover study involving patients admitted to four ICUs in a large U...
April 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392933/improved-parental-dietary-quality-is-associated-with-children-s-dietary-intake-through-the-home-environment
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K R Flórez, A S Richardson, M B Ghosh-Dastidar, R Beckman, C Huang, L Wagner, T Dubowitz
BACKGROUND: Improving access to supermarkets has been shown to improve some dietary outcomes, yet there is little evidence for such effects on children. Relatedly, there is a dearth of research assessing the impact of a structural change (i.e. supermarket in a former food desert) on the home environment and its relationship with children's diet. OBJECTIVE: Assess the relative impact of the home environment on children's diet after the introduction of a new supermarket in a food desert...
March 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
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