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Elizabeth B Fauth, Mark A Jackson, Donna K Walberg, Nancy E Lee, Leisa R Easom, Gayle Alston, Angel Ramos, Kristen Felten, Asenath LaRue, Mary Mittelman
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The Administration on Aging funded six New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI) demonstration projects, a counseling/support intervention targeting dementia caregivers and families. Three sites (Georgia, Utah, Wisconsin) pooled data to inform external validity in nonresearch settings. This study (a) assesses collective changes over time, and (b) compares outcomes across sites on caregiver burden, depressive symptoms, satisfaction with social support, family conflict, and quality of life...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642162/ngs-panel-analysis-in-24-ectopia-lentis-patients-a-clinically-relevant-test-with-a-high-diagnostic-yield
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E Overwater, K Floor, D van Beek, K de Boer, T van Dijk, Y Hilhorst-Hofstee, A J M Hoogeboom, K J van Kaam, J M van de Kamp, M Kempers, I P C Krapels, H Y Kroes, B Loeys, S Salemink, C T R M Stumpel, V J M Verhoeven, E Wijnands-van den Berg, J M Cobben, J P van Tintelen, M M Weiss, A C Houweling, A Maugeri
BACKGROUND: Several genetic causes of ectopia lentis (EL), with or without systemic features, are known. The differentiation between syndromic and isolated EL is crucial for further treatment, surveillance and counseling of patients and their relatives. Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a powerful tool enabling the simultaneous, highly-sensitive analysis of multiple target genes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of our NGS panel in EL patients...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632007/what-do-medical-students-do-for-self-care-a-student-centered-approach-to-well-being
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Erin E Ayala, Aisha M Omorodion, Dennis Nmecha, Jeffrey S Winseman, Hyacinth R C Mason
Phenomenon: Despite the promotion of medical student health and wellness through recent program and curricular changes, research continues to show that medical education is associated with decreased well-being in medical students. Although many institutions have sought to more effectively assess and improve self-care in medical students, no self-care initiatives have been designed using the explicit perspectives of students themselves. APPROACH: Using concept mapping methodology, the research team created a student-generated taxonomy of self-care behaviors taken from a national sample of medical students in response to a brainstorming prompt...
February 16, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630651/improving-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-in-resource-limited-settings-at-scale-a-discussion-of-interventions-and-recommendations
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Jessica E Haberer, Lora Sabin, K Rivet Amico, Catherine Orrell, Omar Galárraga, Alexander C Tsai, Rachel C Vreeman, Ira Wilson, Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Terrence F Blaschke, Bernard Vrijens, Claude A Mellins, Robert H Remien, Sheri D Weiser, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Michael J Stirratt, Papa Salif Sow, Bruce Thomas, Nathan Ford, Edward Mills, Richard Lester, Jean B Nachega, Bosco Mwebesa Bwana, Fred Ssewamala, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Paula Munderi, Elvin Geng, David R Bangsberg
Introduction: Successful population-level antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence will be necessary to realize both the clinical and prevention benefits of antiretroviral scale-up and, ultimately, the end of AIDS. Although many people living with HIV are adhering well, others struggle and most are likely to experience challenges in adherence that may threaten virologic suppression at some point during lifelong therapy. Despite the importance of ART adherence, supportive interventions have generally not been implemented at scale...
2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616847/interactive-voice-response-calls-to-promote-smoking-cessation-after-hospital-discharge-pooled-analysis-of-two-randomized-clinical-trials
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Nancy A Rigotti, Yuchiao Chang, Lisa C Rosenfeld, Sandra J Japuntich, Elyse R Park, Hilary A Tindle, Douglas E Levy, Zachary Z Reid, Joanna Streck, Timothy Gomperts, Jennifer H K Kelley, Daniel E Singer
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization offers smokers an opportunity to quit smoking. Starting cessation treatment in hospital is effective, but sustaining treatment after discharge is a challenge. Automated telephone calls with interactive voice response (IVR) technology could support treatment continuance after discharge. OBJECTIVE: To assess smokers' use of and satisfaction with an IVR-facilitated intervention and to test the relationship between intervention dose and smoking cessation...
June 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606654/management-of-marfan-syndrome-during-pregnancy-a-real-world-experience-from-a-joint-cardiac-obstetric-service
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Joanna C E-S Lim, Matthew Cauldwell, Roshni R Patel, Anselm Uebing, Ruth A Curry, Mark R Johnson, Michael A Gatzoulis, Lorna Swan
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy in Marfan Syndrome (MFS) is associated with increased maternal risk of cardiovascular events. Given the maternal and genetic risks, pre-conception counselling is essential to facilitate informed choices. Multidisciplinary antenatal care with regular imaging is mandatory and best delivered through a Joint Cardiac Obstetric Service (JCOS). The aim of this study was to compare the care delivered in a JCOS against recognised international standards (European Society of Cardiology (ESC))...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605040/acute-hepatic-porphyrias-recommendations-for-evaluation-and-long-term-management
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Manisha Balwani, Bruce Wang, Karl E Anderson, Joseph R Bloomer, D Montgomery Bissell, Herbert L Bonkovsky, John D Phillips, Robert J Desnick
The acute hepatic porphyrias (AHPs) are a group of four inherited disorders, each resulting from the deficient activity of a specific enzyme in the heme biosynthetic pathway. They present clinically with acute neurovisceral symptoms which may be sporadic or recurrent, and which, when severe, can be life-threatening. The diagnosis is often missed or delayed as the clinical features resemble other more common medical conditions. There are four major subgroups: symptomatic patients with sporadic or recurrent acute attacks, asymptomatic high porphyrin precursor excretors, and asymptomatic latent patients without symptoms or porphyrin precursor elevations...
June 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604154/obstetrician-gynecologists-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-weight-gain-during-pregnancy
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Michael L Power, Jay Schulkin
OBJECTIVE: Assess obstetrician-gynecologists' knowledge and counseling practices regarding gestational weight gain (GWG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaire studies were conducted in 2012 and 2014 sent to practicing obstetrician-gynecologists. RESULTS: Response rates were 111/236 (47%) and 206/474 (43.5%). The majority of respondents agreed (50.0%) or strongly agreed (26.6%) that excessive GWG is a major health concern, often or always calculate the body mass index (BMI) of their patients (79...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595454/predictors-of-adults-knowledge-and-awareness-of-hpv-hpv-associated-cancers-and-the-hpv-vaccine-implications-for-health-education
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Kimberly R McBride, Shipra Singh
High human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence and low HPV vaccine uptake are significant public health concerns. Disparities in HPV-associated cancers and HPV vaccine uptake rates suggest the need for additional research examining factors associated with vaccine acceptance. This study assessed HPV awareness and knowledge and identified sociodemographic characteristics associated with HPV knowledge at the population level. Data from adult men ( n = 1,197) and women ( n = 1,906) who participated in the National Cancer Institute's 2014 Health Information National Trends Survey were analyzed...
June 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585870/accuracy-of-diagnosis-and-counseling-of-fetal-brain-anomalies-prior-to-24%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestational-age
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Rozemarijn Snoek, Marieke E W A Albers, Eduard J H Mulder, Klaske D Lichtenbelt, Linda S de Vries, Peter G J Nikkels, Inge Cuppen, Lourens R Pistorius, Gwendolyn T R Manten, Roel de Heus
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of prenatal neurosonography in diagnosing underlying causes of fetal ventriculomegaly, posterior fossa anomalies and microcephaly before 24 weeks' gestational age (GA) and to study the accuracy of prenatal counseling on postnatal prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study based on 146 cases of these fetal brain anomalies before 24 weeks' GA. Counseling on prognosis was compared with postnatal outcome. Data on genetic testing was analyzed...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585496/preoperative-tracheostomy-is-associated-with-poor-disease-free-survival-in-recurrent-laryngeal-cancer
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Andrew C Birkeland, Andrew J Rosko, Lauren Beesley, Emily Bellile, Steven B Chinn, Andrew G Shuman, Mark E Prince, Gregory T Wolf, Carol R Bradford, J Chad Brenner, Matthew E Spector
Objectives It is unknown if preoperative tracheostomy for persistent/recurrent laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) plays a role in unrecognized local disease spread and disease recurrence after salvage laryngectomy. The goals of this study were to determine the effect of preoperative tracheostomy on disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with recurrent/persistent LSCC undergoing salvage laryngectomy. Study Design Retrospective case series derived from prospectively maintained database. Setting Tertiary care academic center...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583853/lipomyelomeningocele-for-the-urologist-should-we-view-it-the-same-as-myelomeningocele
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E B Yerkes, C Halline, G Yoshiba, T A Meyer, I Rosoklija, R Bowman, D McLone, E Y Cheng
INTRODUCTION: The primary urologic objectives for lipomyelomeningocele (LMM) and myelomeningocele (MM) are preserving renal integrity and achieving continence. Due to this common ground, LMM and MM are urologically treated the same. However, unlike MM, LMM may present with no evident functional concerns. Indications for and timing of tethered cord release (TCR) in LMM are therefore controversial. Long-term urologic outcomes are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: Expectations for continence and potential for intermittent catheterization (CIC) following TCR in LMM are important for realistically counseling families regarding future needs...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581200/natural-history-of-second-biochemical-failure-following-salvage-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-a-multi-institution-study
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Vasu Tumati, William C Jackson, Ahmed E Abugharib, Ganesh Raj, Claus Roehrborn, Yair Lotan, Kevin Courtney, Aditya Bagrodia, Jeffrey C Gahan, Zachary S Zumsteg, Michael R Folkert, Aaron M Laine, Raquibul Hannan, Daniel E Spratt, Neil B Desai
OBJECTIVES: To describe the natural history of prostate cancer in men who experience a second biochemical recurrence (BCR) after salvage radiotherapy (SRT) following prostatectomy. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Following SRT at two institutions from 1986-2013, 286 patients developed second BCR, defined as two rises in PSA of ≥0.2 ng/mL above nadir. Event rates for distant metastasis (DM) or freedom from DM (FFDM), castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), prostate cancer-specific survival (PCSS), and overall survival (OS) were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method...
June 5, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576416/tools-for-predicting-clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-prostate-cancer-patients-undergoing-androgen-deprivation-therapy-a-systematic-review-of-prognostic-accuracy-and-validity
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Jared M Campbell, Michael E O'Callaghan, Elspeth Raymond, Andrew D Vincent, Kerri R Beckmann, David Roder, Sue Evans, John McNeil, Jeremy Millar, John Zalcberg, Martin Borg, Kim L Moretti
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) can result in a range of adverse symptoms that reduce patients' quality of life. Careful patient counseling on the likely clinical outcomes and adverse effects is therefore vital. The present systematic review was undertaken to identify and characterize all the tools used for the prediction of clinical and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in patients with prostate cancer undergoing ADT. PubMed and EMBASE were systematically searched from 2007 to 2016. Search terms related to the inclusion criteria were: prostate cancer, clinical outcomes, PROMs, ADT, and prognosis...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575402/factors-influencing-women-s-preferences-for-subsequent-management-in-the-event-of-incomplete-evacuation-of-the-uterus-after-misoprostol-treatment-for-miscarriage
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Judith E K R Hentzen, Marianne A Verschoor, Marike Lemmers, Willem M Ankum, Ben Willem J Mol, Madelon van Wely
STUDY QUESTION: What affects women's treatment preferences in the management of an incomplete evacuation of the uterus after misoprostol treatment for a first-trimester miscarriage? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women's treatment preferences in the management of an incomplete evacuation of the uterus after misoprostol treatment for miscarriage are most strongly influenced by 'the risk of a reduced fertility' followed by 'the probability of success'. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Available treatment options in miscarriage are surgical, medical or expectant management...
May 31, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556609/psychological-impact-of-a-genetic-diagnosis-on-hearing-impairment-an-exploratory-study
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A M M Oonk, S Ariens, H P M Kunst, R J C Admiraal, H Kremer, R J E Pennings
OBJECTIVE: Genetic testing for hereditary hearing impairment has become more routinely available as a diagnostic tool in the outpatient clinic. However, little is known about the psychological impact of a genetic diagnosis. To evaluate this impact, an exploratory study was conducted. DESIGN: Prospectively, 48 individuals who underwent genetic testing for hereditary hearing impairment were included in this study. Study participants were asked to fill out the following questionnaires: Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale, Impact of Event Scale, Self-Efficacy 24, Illness Cognition Questionnaire and the Inventory for Social Reliance...
May 29, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554604/how-online-counselling-can-support-partners-of-individuals-with-problem-alcohol-or-other-drug-use
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Samara R Wilson, Simone Rodda, Dan I Lubman, Victoria Manning, Marie B H Yap
BACKGROUND: Problematic alcohol and other drug (AOD) use impacts partners heavily, with an increased risk of experiencing domestic violence, financial stressors, health problems and relationship challenges. However, partners often do not seek help or support due to a range of barriers (e.g., shame, stigma, practical constraints). Online counselling may facilitate help-seeking by overcoming many of these barriers, however research is needed to explore what motivates partners to contact online counselling services, their experiences and needs, and how partners can be best supported online...
July 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540287/it-s-a-process-reactions-to-hiv-diagnosis-and-engagement-in-hiv-care-among-high-risk-heterosexuals
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Alexandra H Kutnick, Marya Viorst Gwadz, Charles M Cleland, Noelle R Leonard, Robert Freeman, Amanda S Ritchie, Talaya McCright-Gill, Kathy Ha, Belkis Y Martinez
After HIV diagnosis, heterosexuals in high-poverty urban areas evidence delays in linkage to care and antiretroviral therapy initiation compared to other groups. Yet barriers to/facilitators of HIV care among these high-risk heterosexuals are understudied. Under the theory of triadic influence, putative barriers to HIV care engagement include individual/attitudinal-level (e.g., fear, medical distrust), social-level (e.g., stigma), and structural-level influences (e.g., poor access). Participants were African-American/Black and Hispanic adults found newly diagnosed with HIV (N = 25) as part of a community-based HIV testing study with heterosexuals in a high-poverty, high-HIV-incidence urban area...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538468/hearing-preservation-in-pediatric-cochlear-implantation
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Matthew L Carlson, Neil S Patel, Nicole M Tombers, Melissa D DeJong, Alyce I Breneman, Brian A Neff, Colin L W Driscoll
OBJECTIVE: Currently, there is a paucity of literature evaluating hearing preservation outcomes in children following cochlear implantation. The objective of the current study is to report pediatric hearing preservation results following cochlear implantation with conventional full-length electrodes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review (2000-2016). SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All pediatric patients with a ≤ 75 dB preoperative low-frequency pure tone average (LFPTA; 250-500 Hz average), who underwent cochlear implantation with a conventional length electrode...
July 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531808/prenatal-diagnosis-of-biliary-atresia-a-case-series
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O Shen, H Y Sela, H Nagar, R Rabinowitz, E Jacobovich, D Chen, E Granot
BACKGROUND: Biliary atresia is a progressive disease presenting with jaundice, and is the most common indication for liver transplantation in the pediatric population. Prenatal series have yielded conflicting results concerning a possible association between BA and prenatal nonvisualization of the gallbladder. AIMS: This retrospective case series was performed to assess the association between biliary atresia, prenatal nonvisualization of the gallbladder and other sonographic signs...
May 19, 2017: Early Human Development
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