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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451618/the-association-of-vitamin-d-levels-and-the-frailty-phenotype-among-non-geriatric-dialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Demet Tekdos Demircioglu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of frailty and the association of vitamin D levels and the frailty phenotype among non-geriatric dialysis patients. METHOD: Seventy-four stable, chronic hemodialysis patients from the hemodialysis unit of the hospital were enrolled in the study. The patients' medical histories and laboratory findings were obtained from the medical records of the dialysis unit. Serum parathyroid hormone and 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels were determined using chemiluminometric immunoassays...
2018: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450701/burden-characteristics-and-process-of-care-among-the-pediatric-and-adult-trauma-patients-in-botswana-s-main-hospitals
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Michael B Mwandri, Timothy C Hardcastle
BACKGROUND: Botswana is notable among countries with high rates of Road Traffic Collisions (RTC); like many other lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), it lacks trauma systems. The World Health Organization recommends 'Essential Trauma Care' in countries with no formal trauma systems. The proportion of injuries in Emergency Departments and the care process were investigated to gain an overview for enabling the design of a relevant LMICs trauma system. METHOD: Blunt and penetrating trauma patients were included from three major hospitals, examining the proportion of injuries, patient characteristics, the care process and comparing these between pediatrics and adults...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450207/fixation-of-traumatic-chondral-only-fragments-of-the-knee-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-athletes-a-retrospective-multicenter-report
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Peter D Fabricant, Yi-Meng Yen, Dennis E Kramer, Mininder S Kocher, Lyle J Micheli, J Todd R Lawrence, Theodore J Ganley, Benton E Heyworth
Background: While traditional biological principles have suggested that fragments consisting of cartilage alone cannot be reaffixed to bone with expectable long-term healing, case reports of successful healing after fixation in younger patients indicate that this concept remains incompletely explored. Purpose: To evaluate the presenting features, techniques, healing rates, and clinical and radiological results in a cohort of pediatric and adolescent athletes who underwent fixation of traumatic chondral-only fragments in the knee...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449685/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-spinal-cord-injury-falls-concern-scale-in-the-italian-population
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Maria Auxiliadora Marquez, Rita De Santis, Viviana Ammendola, Martina Antonacci, Valter Santilli, Anna Berardi, Donatella Valente, Giovanni Galeoto
STUDY DESIGN: Psychometrics study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop an Italian version of the Spinal Cord Injury-Falls Concern Scale (SCI-FCS) and examine its reliability and validity. SETTING: Multicenter study in spinal units in Northern and Southern Italy. The scale also was administered to non-hospitalized outpatient clinic patients. METHODS: The original scale was translated from English to Italian using the "Translation and Cultural Adaptation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures" guidelines...
February 15, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448834/single-occupancy-patient-rooms-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-since-2006
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Ellen Taylor, Alan J Card, Melissa Piatkowski
AIM: Our review evaluated both the effects of single-occupancy patient rooms (SPRs) on patient outcomes for hospitalized adults and user opinion related to SPRs. BACKGROUND: In 2006, a requirement for SPRs in hospitals was instituted in the United States. This systematic literature review evaluates research published since that time to evaluate the impact of SPRs. METHODS: The review adheres to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement...
January 1, 2018: HERD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447259/medical-professionalism-of-foreign-born-and-foreign-trained-physicians-under-close-scrutiny-a-qualitative-study-with-stakeholders-in-germany
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Corinna Klingler, Fatiha Ismail, Georg Marckmann, Katja Kuehlmeyer
Hospitals in Germany employ increasing numbers of foreign-born and foreign-trained (FB&FT) physicians. Studies have investigated how FB&FT physicians experience their professional integration into the German healthcare system, however, the perspectives of stakeholders working with and shaping the work experiences of FB&FT physicians in German hospitals have so far been neglected. This study explores relevant stakeholders' opinions and attitudes towards FB&FT physicians-which likely influence how these physicians settle in-and how these opinions were formed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441191/studying-the-effects-of-primary-arthroplasty-on-post-treatment-results-among-elderly-patients-with-pertrochanteric-fracture
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Mostafa Shahrezaee, Mohammad Ali Okhovatpour, Mohammad Banasiri, Seyyed Reza Sharifzadeh
Various therapeutic methods are available to treat patients with intertrochantric fracture, which is usually caused by falling down. This complication is usually observed among the elderly, particularly old women. The choice of the proper therapeutic method depends on many factors including patient's condition, type of fracture, and the amount of movement. Hip arthroplasty is one of these therapeutic methods, which have certain advantages and disadvantages. Immediate resumption of walking with the ability of weight toleration and absence of complications such as aseptic necrosis are some advantages of this method...
January 8, 2018: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437682/david-oliver-do-bed-and-chair-sensors-really-stop-falls-in-hospital
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David Oliver
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February 6, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434387/antimicrobial-utilization-pattern-in-pediatric-patients-in-tertiary-care-hospital-eastern-ethiopia-the-need-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Samuel Girma, Mekonnen Sisay, Getnet Mengistu, Firehiwot Amare, Dumessa Edessa
Background: Antimicrobials are among the most frequently prescribed medications for pediatric patients. However, inappropriate use of them can increase morbidity, mortality, healthcare costs, and largely antimicrobial resistance. This study aims to assess the antimicrobial utilization pattern in the pediatric ward of Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital. Methods: Retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the antimicrobial utilization. In this study, 403 pediatric medical records selected by systematic random sampling were reviewed...
February 2018: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433991/changes-in-volume-clinical-practice-and-outcome-after-reorganisation-of-oesophago-gastric-cancer-care-in-england-a-longitudinal-observational-study
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M Varagunam, R Hardwick, S Riley, G Chadwick, D A Cromwell, O Groene
AIM: The centralisation of oesophago-gastric (O-G) cancer services in England was recommended in 2001, partly because of evidence for a volume-outcome effect for patients having surgery. This study investigated the changes in surgical services for O-G cancer and postoperative mortality since centralisation. METHODS: Patients with O-G cancer who had an oesophageal or gastric resection between April 2003 and March 2014 were identified in the national Hospital Episodes Statistics database...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430888/early-post-approval-experience-with-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-united-states
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Jennifer M Burg, Nora F Fino, Frederick A Tibayan, Victor Rodriguez, Jaishankar Raman, Firas Zahr, Howard K Song
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is changing the treatment of aortic stenosis. We compared cost and clinical outcomes of TAVR versus surgical aortic valve repair (SAVR) in the real-world setting since US TAVR approval in 2012. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) dataset was analyzed by quarter (Jun 2012- Dec 2014). Patients (>65yo) undergoing TAVR or SAVR were identified and risk stratified based on APR-DRG Mortality risk score...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430860/factors-associated-with-influenza-vaccination-among-health-care-workers-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-canada
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Hadia Hussain, Allison McGeer, Shelly McNeil, Kevin Katz, Mark Loeb, Andrew Simor, Jeff Powis, Joanne Langley, Matthew Muller, Brenda Coleman
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccine coverage rates among health care workers (HCWs) in acute care facilities in Canada remain below national targets. OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with influenza vaccine uptake among HCWs. METHODS: This secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study included HCWs aged 18-69 years, working ≥ 20 hours/week in a Canadian acute care hospital. Questionnaires were administered to participants in the fall of the season of participation (2011/12-2013/14) which captured demographic/household characteristics, medical histories, occupational, behavioral and risk factors for influenza...
February 11, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424149/-inversive-liss-plate-in-treating-intertrochanteric-and-subtrochanteric-fractures-combined-with-femoral-shaft-fractures
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Lei Han, Yun-Gen Hu, Wei-Li Fang, Bo Jin, Shi-Chao Xu
OBJECTIVE: To study clinical effects of inversive LISS(less invasive stabilization system, LISS) plate for the treatment of intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures combined with femoral shaft fractures. METHODS: From January 2012 to January 2015, 24 patients with intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures combined with femoral shaft fractures were treated with inversive LISS plate, included 16 males and 8 females with an average age of 62.5 years old ranged from 35 to 81 years old...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423316/spinal-cord-injury-with-central-cord-syndrome-from-surfing
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Yaniv Steinfeld, Yaniv Keren, Elias Haddad
Introduction: Central cord syndrome (CCS) is an injury to the center of the spinal cord. It is well known as a hyperextension injury, but it has never been described as a surfing injury. Our report describes this injury in detail. Case presentation: A 35-year-old male novice surfer presented to the emergency department with acute tetraplegia following falling off his surfboard and hitting sea floor at a shallow beach break. He was rescued by a fellow surfer while floating in the sea and unable to raise his head above sea level...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423312/epidemiological-profile-of-spinal-cord-injuries-at-a-tertiary-rehabilitation-center-in-kuwait
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L Prasad, S Al Kandari, U Ramachandran, D Shehab, S Alghunaim
Study design: Retrospective, descriptive study. Objective: To describe the epidemiological profile of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Kuwait. Setting: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital, Kuwait. Methods: Review of medical records of 241 adult patients with SCI admitted during the period 2010-2015. The data collected included gender, age, etiology, neurological and vertebral level of injury and American Spinal Injury Association impairment scale (AIS)...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423311/life-after-personalized-adaptive-locomotor-training-a-qualitative-follow-up-study
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Hardeep Singh, Jaya Sam, Mary C Verrier, Heather M Flett, B Catharine Craven, Kristin E Musselman
Study Design: Qualitative follow-up study. Objectives: Intensive locomotor training can improve physical and psychological functioning for individuals with spinal cord injury. Few studies have examined long-term effects of locomotor training. Specifically, there is a lack of qualitative follow-up that provide insight into participants' perceptions of the effects of locomotor training on level of function and daily life. This study aimed to gain insight into participants' perceptions of intensive locomotor training and whether participation influenced the level of function and community living 1-2 years after training...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423259/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-pilot-of-a-randomized-control-study-in-a-swedish-acute-hospital-a-feasibility-study
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Theresa Westgård, Isabelle Ottenvall Hammar, Eva Holmgren, Anna Ehrenberg, Aase Wisten, Anne W Ekdahl, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Katarina Wilhelmson
Background: Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) represent an important component of geriatric acute hospital care for frail older people, secured by a multidisciplinary team who addresses the multiple needs of physical health, functional ability, psychological state, cognition and social status. The primary objective of the pilot study was to determine feasibility for recruitment and retention rates. Secondary objectives were to establish proof of principle that CGA has the potential to increase patient safety...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422485/is-the-word-osteoporosis-a-reason-for-kinesiophobia
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Zafer Gunendi, Dilek Eker, Duygu Tecer, Belgin Karaoglan
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease that causes weakening of the bones which increases the risk of fractures. Especially hip fractures lead to substantial physical, psychological, social and economic burden both for the patients and the governments. Excercises and physically active life style are essential preventive and therapeutic approaches for osteoporosis. Kinesiophobia is an irrational fear of movement due to the belief of susceptibility to injury. It is associated with lower levels of physical activity...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422152/effects-of-hazard-perception-training-hpt-on-nursing-students-risk-sensitivity-to-patient-safety-and-developing-safety-control-confidence
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Chang Hee Kim, Sun Young Jeong, Myung Soon Kwon
PURPOSE: This study identifies the effects of hazard perception training (HPT) on nursing students' risk sensitivities and safety control confidence. METHODS: The study uses a nonequivalent control group pre-and post-test design. The participants were 107 senior nursing students, 52 in the experimental group, and 55 in the control group. The experimental group was shown 5 hospital situation pictures to determine hazard sensitivity. Students' risk sensitivity scores and safety control confidence were measured pre-HPT and post-HPT...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420771/genitourinary-injuries-among-female-u-s-service-members-during-operation-iraqi-freedom-and-operation-enduring-freedom-findings-from-the-trauma-outcomes-and-urogenital-health-tough-project
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Amy M Reed, Judson C Janak, Jean A Orman, Steven J Hudak
Introduction: Until recently, female U.S. service members (SMs) have not been permitted to serve in direct combat roles. However, during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), a large number of female SMs have been wounded while serving in combat support roles. This included an unprecedented number of women with genitourinary (GU) injuries. No previous studies have reported either the incidence or clinical picture of these injuries. The objective of this study is to describe the epidemiology of GU injuries among female U...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
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