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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065212/hospital-acquired-listeriosis-linked-to-a-persistently-contaminated-milkshake-machine
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E Mazengia, V Kawakami, K Rietberg, M Kay, P Wyman, C Skilton, A Aberra, J Boonyaratanakornkit, A P Limaye, S A Pergam, E Whimbey, R J Olsen-Scribner, J S Duchin
One case of hospital-acquired listeriosis was linked to milkshakes produced in a commercial-grade shake freezer machine. This machine was found to be contaminated with a strain of Listeria monocytogenes epidemiologically and molecularly linked to a contaminated pasteurized, dairy-based ice cream product at the same hospital a year earlier, despite repeated cleaning and sanitizing. Healthcare facilities should be aware of the potential for prolonged Listeria contamination of food service equipment. In addition, healthcare providers should consider counselling persons who have an increased risk for Listeria infections regarding foods that have caused Listeria infections...
January 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062116/prior-breast-cancer-and-tamoxifen-exposure-does-not-influence-outcomes-in-women-with-uterine-papillary-serous-carcinoma
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Stuart R Pierce, Jessica E Stine, Paola A Gehrig, Laura J Havrilesky, Angeles A Secord, John Nakayama, Anna C Snavely, Dominic T Moore, Kenneth H Kim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) outcomes in women diagnosed with uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) who have had (UPSCBR+) or have not had (UPSCBR-) an antecedent history of breast cancer and to correlate their outcomes to prior tamoxifen exposure. METHODS: Data were collected for women diagnosed with UPSC at two academic institutions between January 1997 and July 2012. Patient demographics, tumor histology, stage, and treatments were recorded...
January 3, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056120/clinical-characterization-of-cngb1-related-autosomal-recessive-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Sarah Hull, Marcella Attanasio, Gavin Arno, Keren Carss, Anthony G Robson, Dorothy A Thompson, Vincent Plagnol, Michel Michaelides, Graham E Holder, Robert H Henderson, F Lucy Raymond, Anthony T Moore, Andrew R Webster
Importance: There are limited published data on the phenotype of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) related to CNGB1 variants. These data are needed both for prognostic counseling of patients and for understanding potential treatment windows. Objective: To describe the detailed clinical and molecular genetic findings in a series of patients with RP with likely pathogenic variants in CNGB1. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this case series, 10 patients from 9 families underwent full ophthalmologic examination...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045591/clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Seth R Schwartz, Anthony E Magit, Richard M Rosenfeld, Bopanna B Ballachanda, Jesse M Hackell, Helene J Krouse, Claire M Lawlor, Kenneth Lin, Kourosh Parham, David R Stutz, Sandy Walsh, Erika A Woodson, Ken Yanagisawa, Eugene R Cunningham
Objective This update of the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation cerumen impaction clinical practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on managing cerumen impaction. Cerumen impaction is defined as an accumulation of cerumen that causes symptoms, prevents assessment of the ear, or both. Changes from the prior guideline include a consumer added to the development group; new evidence (3 guidelines, 5 systematic reviews, and 6 randomized controlled trials); enhanced information on patient education and counseling; a new algorithm to clarify action statement relationships; expanded action statement profiles to explicitly state quality improvement opportunities, confidence in the evidence, intentional vagueness, and differences of opinion; an enhanced external review process to include public comment and journal peer review; and 3 new key action statements on managing cerumen impaction that focus on primary prevention, contraindicated intervention, and referral and coordination of care...
January 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039559/the-feasibility-of-a-web-intervention-for-military-and-veteran-spouses-concerned-about-their-partner-s-alcohol-misuse
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Karen Chan Osilla, Eric R Pedersen, Anagha Tolpadi, Stefanie Stern Howard, Jessica L Phillips, Kristie L Gore
Concerned partners (CPs) of military service members and veterans with alcohol misuse face significant help-seeking barriers. We adapted the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention into a 4-session web-based intervention (WBI) called Partners Connect. The program aims to help the CP increase their own well-being, teach the CP how to manage his/her behavior (e.g., communication) toward their partner, and identify ways the CP can help their partner reduce drinking and seek treatment. We recruited CPs through social media, and then tested the feasibility and acceptance of the WBI by conducting qualitative interviews and post-WBI session surveys after their WBI sessions...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029067/the-relationship-between-the-implementation-and-effectiveness-of-a-nationwide-physical-activity-telephone-counseling-service-for-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Jennifer R Tomasone, Kelly P Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Amy E Latimer-Cheung, Kathleen A Martin Ginis
PURPOSE: Get in Motion (GIM) is an evidence-based telephone counseling service that promotes leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among Canadian adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). The first phase of GIM sustained intentions for, and increased participation in, LTPA; however, it is unclear how GIM led to these outcomes. The purpose of this study was to explore the implementation correlates of change in LTPA intentions and behavior in the second phase of GIM. METHODS: The frequency, duration, and content of counseling sessions were tailored to meet clients' (N = 46; 50...
December 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028569/functional-testing-and-return-to-sport-following-stabilization-surgery-for-recurrent-lateral-patellar-instability-in-competitive-athletes
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Aaron J Krych, Michael P O'Malley, Nick R Johnson, Rohith Mohan, Timothy E Hewett, Michael J Stuart, Diane L Dahm
PURPOSE: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and tibial tubercle osteotomy are commonly used to treat recurrent lateral patellar instability, yet there are limited available data on return to sport (RTS) following these procedures. The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient factors associated with excellent functional outcomes, including successful RTS, following surgical stabilization including MPFL reconstruction in competitive athletes with recurrent lateral patellar instability...
December 27, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026069/written-information-material-and-availability-of-sexual-health-care-for-men-experiencing-sexual-dysfunction-after-prostate-cancer-treatment-an-evaluation-of-dutch-urology-and-radiotherapy-departments
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L A Grondhuis Palacios, E M Krouwel, M Duijn, B L den Oudsten, M E M den Ouden, H Putter, R C M Pelger, H W Elzevier
Objective was to investigate content of written information material and availability of sexual health care for men experiencing sexual dysfunction (SD) after prostate cancer treatment. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among Dutch urology and radiotherapy departments to evaluate information materials and availability of sexual health care. Out of 71 eligible departments, 34 urology and 15 radiotherapy departments participated in the survey (response rate 69.0%). Fifty-nine brochures corresponding to 31 urology and 11 radiotherapy departments were analysed...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026055/fertility-preservation-counselling-in-dutch-oncology-practice-are-nurses-ready-to-assist-physicians
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E M Krouwel, M P J Nicolai, A Q M J van Steijn-van Tol, H Putter, S Osanto, R C M Pelger, H W Elzevier
Cancer and its treatments may result in impaired fertility, which could cause long-term distress to cancer survivors. For eligible patients, fertility preservation (FP) is available to secure future reproductive potential. Many physicians, however, feel inhibited about discussing FP. Oncology nurses may serve as an initiator for discussing the subject and provide additional support. Our aim was to investigate their knowledge about FP, the way they apply this, and possible barriers to discussing FP with patients of reproductive age...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013098/toward-precision-smoking-cessation-treatment-i-moderator-results-from-a-factorial-experiment
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Megan E Piper, Tanya R Schlam, Jessica W Cook, Stevens S Smith, Daniel M Bolt, Wei-Yin Loh, Robin Mermelstein, Linda M Collins, Michael C Fiore, Timothy B Baker
BACKGROUND: The development of tobacco use treatments that are effective for all smokers is critical to improving clinical and public health. The Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) uses highly efficient factorial experiments to evaluate multiple intervention components for possible inclusion in an optimized tobacco use treatment. Factorial experiments permit analyses of the influence of patient characteristics on main and interaction effects of multiple, relatively discrete, intervention components...
November 25, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013097/toward-precision-smoking-cessation-treatment-ii-proximal-effects-of-smoking-cessation-intervention-components-on-putative-mechanisms-of-action
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Megan E Piper, Jessica W Cook, Tanya R Schlam, Stevens S Smith, Daniel M Bolt, Linda M Collins, Robin Mermelstein, Michael C Fiore, Timothy B Baker
BACKGROUND: Understanding how smoking cessation treatments exert their effects can inform treatment development and use. Factorial designs allow researchers to examine whether multiple intervention components affect hypothesized change mechanisms, and whether the affected mechanisms are related to cessation. METHODS: This is a secondary data analysis of smokers recruited during primary care visits (N=637, 55% women, 87% white) who were motivated to quit. Participants in this fractional factorial experiment were randomized to one level of each of six intervention factors: Prequit Nicotine Patch vs None, Prequit Nicotine Gum vs None, Preparation Counseling vs None, Intensive In-Person Counseling vs Minimal, Intensive Phone Counseling vs Minimal, and 16 vs 8 Weeks of Combination Nicotine Replacement (nicotine patch+nicotine gum)...
November 24, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002612/%C3%AE-f508-mutation-screening-of-healthy-individuals-from-two-populations-in-esp%C3%A3-rito-santo-state-brazil
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A M Lanes, L S Louro, D P Ventorim, E Stur, F M Garcia, L P Agostini, L N R Alves, R S Reis, I D Louro, R S Dettogni
The ΔF508 mutation is the most common cause of cystic fibrosis and its prevalence varies worldwide. For instance, up to 20-fold variations in its frequency have been recorded across different areas of Brazil. This study aimed to compare the distribution of ΔF508 among healthy individuals of admixed Portuguese descent from Espírito Santo (ES), a state in Southeastern Brazil, to that in a subpopulation of Pomeranian descent, considered to be an isolated group in which the European gene pool has been preserved, living in Santa Maria do Jetibá (also in ES)...
December 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002467/fetal-infant-and-maternal-outcomes-among-women-with-prolapsed-membranes-admitted-before-29-weeks-gestation
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Julie E Robertson, Sarka Lisonkova, Tang Lee, Dane A De Silva, Peter von Dadelszen, Anne R Synnes, K S Joseph, Robert M Liston, Laura A Magee
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined fetal, infant and maternal mortality and morbidity among pregnant women at very early gestation with an open cervix and prolapsed membranes. We carried out a study describing the outcomes of women hospitalized with prolapsed membranes at 22-28 weeks' gestation. METHODS: We prospectively recruited women with singleton pregnancies admitted at 22-28 weeks' gestation to tertiary hospitals of the Canadian Perinatal Network between 2005 and 2009...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002377/own-the-bone-a-system-based-intervention-improves-osteoporosis-care-after-fragility-fractures
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Andrew D Bunta, Beatrice J Edwards, William B Macaulay, Kyle J Jeray, Laura L Tosi, Clifford B Jones, Debra L Sietsema, John D Kaufman, Sarah A Murphy, Juhee Song, James A Goulet, Gary E Friedlaender, Marc F Swiontkowski, Douglas R Dirschl
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the American Orthopaedic Association's Own the Bone secondary fracture prevention program in the United States. METHODS: The objective of this quality improvement cohort study was dissemination of Own the Bone and implementation of secondary prevention (osteoporosis pharmacologic and bone mineral density [BMD] test recommendations). The main outcome measures were the number of sites implementing Own the Bone and implementation of secondary prevention, i...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997659/serologic-screening-for-genital-herpes-infection-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Karina W Davidson, John W Epling, Francisco A R García, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, William R Phillips, Maureen G Phipps, Michael P Pignone, Michael Silverstein, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Genital herpes is a prevalent sexually transmitted infection in the United States, occurring in almost 1 in 6 persons aged 14 to 49 years. Infection is caused by 2 subtypes of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), HSV-1 and HSV-2. Antiviral medications may provide symptomatic relief from outbreaks but do not cure HSV infection. Neonatal herpes infection, while uncommon, can result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Objective: To update the 2005 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for genital herpes...
20, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995520/effect-of-medications-for-gastric-acid-related-symptoms-on-total-motile-sperm-count-and-concentration-a-case-control-study-in-men-of-subfertile-couples-from-the-netherlands
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Nicole A Huijgen, Hedwig J Goijen, John M Twigt, Annemarie G M G J Mulders, Jan Lindemans, Gert R Dohle, Joop S E Laven, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen
INTRODUCTION: Gastric acid-related symptoms are highly prevalent in the general population (21-40%), and more than 11% of individuals use medication for the treatment of these symptoms. The uptake of micronutrients is dependent on the gastrointestinal potential of hydrogen (pH). OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that medication affecting gastrointestinal pH reduces the availability of B vitamins, thereby deranging one-carbon metabolism and detrimentally affecting spermatogenesis...
December 19, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993999/natural-conception-repeated-predictions-over-time
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R van Eekelen, I Scholten, R I Tjon-Kon-Fat, J W van der Steeg, P Steures, P Hompes, M van Wely, F van der Veen, B W Mol, M J Eijkemans, E R Te Velde, N van Geloven
STUDY QUESTION: How can we predict chances of natural conception at various time points in couples diagnosed with unexplained subfertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: We developed a dynamic prediction model that can make repeated predictions over time for couples with unexplained subfertility that underwent a fertility workup at a fertility clinic. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The most frequently used prediction model for natural conception (the 'Hunault model') estimates the probability of natural conception only once per couple, that is, after completion of the fertility workup...
December 18, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964962/improving-community-ambulation-after-hip-fracture-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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D Orwig, K K Mangione, M Baumgarten, M Terrin, R Fortinsky, A M Kenny, A L Gruber-Baldini, B Beamer, Ana Tosteson, M Shardell, L Magder, E Binder, K Koval, B Resnick, R L Craik, J Magaziner
INTRODUCTION: After a hip fracture in older persons, significant disability often remains; dependency in functional activities commonly persists beyond 3 months after surgery. Endurance, dynamic balance, quadriceps strength, and function are compromised, and contribute to an inability to walk independently in the community. In the United States, people aged 65 years and older are eligible to receive Medicare funding for physiotherapy for a limited time after a hip fracture. A goal of outpatient physiotherapy is independent and safe household ambulation 2 to 3 months after surgery...
January 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943234/immune-related-alopecia-areata-and-universalis-type-in-cancer-patients-receiving-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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A Zarbo, V R Belum, V Sibaud, S Oudard, M A Postow, J J Hsieh, R J Motzer, K J Busam, M E Lacouture
CTLA-4, PD-1, and PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies, commonly known as immune checkpoint inhibitors, are used for the treatment of various malignancies. The mechanism of action involves the inhibition of negative regulators of immune activation, which results in many patients developing immune-related adverse events (irAEs) including endocrinopathies, pneumonitis, colitis, hepatitis and dermatologic events. Dermatologic irAEs include maculopapular rash, pruritus, vitiligo, blistering disorders, mucocutaneous lichenoid eruptions, rosacea, and exacerbation of psoriasis...
December 11, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942254/group-treatment-for-women-gamblers-using-web-teleconference-and-workbook-effectiveness-pilot
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Roberta R Boughton, Farah Jindani, Nigel E Turner
While the past decades have seen a dramatic increase in the number of women who gamble and develop consequent problems, treatment services are being underutilized in Ontario. This pilot study explores the feasibility of using web- and phone-based group interventions to expand services available for women who might not otherwise seek or be able to access treatment. Distinct treatment considerations for working with women, such as the value of a women's group, advantages of phone counselling, and the implementation of modern web-based services, were reviewed...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
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