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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749629/knowledge-attitudes-and-perceptions-of-prostate-cancer-among-male-staff-of-the-university-of-nigeria
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Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe, Deborah Oyine Aluh, Abdulmuminu Isah, Chibueze Anosike
Prostate cancer is the number one cancer in males in Africa, both in terms of incidence and mortality, accounting for 40,000 (13%) male cancers and 28,000 (11.3%) male cancer-associated deaths. In the developed world, the probability of being diagnosed with cancer is more than twice as high as in developing countries. In developing countries, most cancer victims are diagnosed at late stage, with incurable tumors, pointing to the need for education schemes and better detection programs. This study assessed knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of prostate cancer among male staff of the University of Nigeria...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749591/free-smoking-cessation-mobile-apps-available-in-australia-a-quality-review-and-content-analysis
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Louise Thornton, Catherine Quinn, Louise Birrell, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Brad Shaw, Erin Forbes, Mark Deady, Frances Kay-Lambkin
OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to identify free, high-quality, smoking cessation mobile applications (apps) that adhere to Australian smoking cessation treatment guidelines. METHODS: A systematic search of smoking cessation apps was conducted using Google. The technical quality of relevant apps was rated using the Mobile Application Rating Scale. The content of apps identified as high quality was assessed for adherence to smoking cessation treatment guidelines. RESULTS: 112 relevant apps were identified...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749587/regional-survey-supports-national-initiative-for-water-only-schools-in-new-zealand
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Osman David Mansoor, Rukhsana Ali, Ruth Richards
OBJECTIVE: To support a national initiative to remove sugary drinks from schools and limit drinks to water or unflavoured milk ('water-only'). METHODS: We emailed all 201 schools with primary school aged children in the Greater Wellington region with a survey on (1) current status of, (2) support needs for, and (3) barriers to or lessons learned from, a 'water-only' school policy. RESULTS: Only 78 (39%) of schools responded. Most supported 'water-only': 22 (28%) had implemented a policy; 10 (13%) in process of doing so; 22 (28%) were considering it; and 12 (15%) were 'water-only', but did not have a policy...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749549/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-rituximab-in-patients-with-stiff-person-syndrome
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Marinos C Dalakas, Goran Rakocevic, James M Dambrosia, Harry Alexopoulos, Beverly McElroy
Objective In Stiff-Person Syndrome (SPS), an antibody-mediated impaired GABAergic neurotransmission is believed to cause muscle stiffness and spasms. Patients improve with GABA-enhancing drugs and IVIg, but several respond poorly and remain disabled. The need for more effective therapy prompted a trial with the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab. Methods This was a placebo-controlled randomized trial of rituximab (two bi-weekly infusions of 1gr each). The primary outcome was a change in stiffness scores at 6 months...
July 27, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749524/academic-outcomes-and-cognitive-performance-in-problematic-internet-users
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María Marín Vila, José Luis Carballo Crespo, Ainhoa Coloma Carmona
Only few studies have examined the relationship between problematic Internet use (PIU) and cognitive and academic performance in adolescents. The aim of this study was to analyze the differences in academic and cognitive performance (perception, attention, memory, verbal fluency and abstract reasoning) between adolescents with and without PIU. A total of 575 students from different high schools of the region of Alicante participated. Students were divided into two groups: adolescents with and without PIU (PIU and NPIU, respectively)...
July 13, 2017: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749392/evaluation-of-evidence-for-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-based-dose-optimization-of-antimicrobials-for-treating-gram-negative-infections-in-neonates
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REVIEW
Nusrat Shafiq, Samir Malhotra, Vikas Gautam, Harpreet Kaur, Pravin Kumar, Sourabh Dutta, Pallab Ray, Nilima A Kshirsagar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Neonates present a special subgroup of population in whom optimization of antimicrobial dosing can be particularly challenging. Gram-negative infections are common in neonates, and inpatient treatment along with critical care is needed for the management of these infections. Dosing recommendations are often extrapolated from evidence generated in older patient populations. This systematic review was done to identify the knowledge gaps in the pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (PK-PD)-based optimized dosing schedule for parenteral antimicrobials for Gram-negative neonatal infections...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749369/race-ethnicity-socioeconomic-status-residential-segregation-and-spatial-variation-in-noise-exposure-in-the-contiguous-united-states
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Joan A Casey, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Daniel J Mennitt, Kurt Fristrup, Elizabeth L Ogburn, Peter James
BACKGROUND: Prior research has reported disparities in environmental exposures in the United States, but, to our knowledge, no nationwide studies have assessed inequality in noise pollution. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to a) assess racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in noise pollution in the contiguous United States; and b) consider the modifying role of metropolitan level racial residential segregation. METHODS: We used a geospatial sound model to estimate census block group-level median () nighttime and daytime noise exposure and 90th percentile () daytime noise exposure...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749192/current-review-of-the-sarqol%C3%A2-a-health-related-quality-of-life-questionnaire-specific-to-sarcopenia
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Charlotte Beaudart, Jean-Yves Reginster, Anton Geerinck, Médéa Locquet, Olivier Bruyère
Sarcopenia, defined by a progressive and generalized loss of muscle mass and muscle function, is associated with many harmful clinical consequences. Several studies have reported the impact of sarcopenia on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) using generic quality of life (QoL) questionnaires. The results of these observational studies are quite heterogenous. Indeed, generic tools may not be able to detect subtle effects of sarcopenia on QoL. Recently, a sarcopenia-specific HRQoL questionnaire was developed and validated in a population of sarcopenic subjects to more accurately assess the impact of sarcopenia on QoL...
July 27, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749175/direct-shoulder-magnetic-resonance-arthrography-for-superior-labral-anterior-to-posterior-slap-and-bankart-lesions-investigation-into-the-appropriate-dose-and-level-of-local-anesthesia
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Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Hyeon Hwan Jo, Dong Hyeon Kim, Jae Gwang Song, Yong Sung Park
OBJECTIVES: To compare contrast leakage, pain score, image quality, and diagnostic performance at different doses and levels of local anesthesia for direct shoulder magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA). METHODS: Patients (n=157) were prospectively enrolled and allocated to group 1 (no local anesthetic), group 2 (local anesthesia to subcutaneous fat level; lidocaine 1-2 mL), group 3 (to deltoid muscle level; 3-5 mL), or group 4 (to subscapularis muscle level; 6-8 mL)...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748890/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-core-antibodies-with-negative-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-in-dialysis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Nauman Tarif, Muhammad Mohsin Riaz, Omer Sabir, Rizwan Akhter, Kashif Rafique, Nabiha Rizvi
Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is a potential cause of infection transmission in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dialysis-dependant patients. It is liable to be missed since the marker for OBI, hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb), is not done routinely. We carried out a study to assess the prevalence of OBI in CKD Stage II-V or requiring renal replacement therapy. It was a cross-sectional study carried out at Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, from May 2104 to May 2015. A total of 188 patients were included in this study, 124 were dialysis dependent and 64 had acute or CKD Stage II-V...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748880/incident-elderly-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-epidemiological-characteristics-and-modality-impact-on-survival-time
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Marcia R G Franco, Marcus G Bastos, Abdul R Qureshi, Alyne Schreider, Kleyton de Andrade Bastos, Jose C Divino-Filho, Natalia M S Fernandes
Aging of the population and the increased prevalence of diseases such as diabetes and arterial hypertension result in an increasing need of dialysis treatment. Herein we describe a cohort of elderly patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and assess the influence of the modality on the long-term survival. Out of a multicenter prospective cohort of 2,144 BRAZPD PD incident patients during a period from December 2004 to October 2007, 762 elderly adults, defined as patients ≥65-year-old, were eligible for the study, 413 started on automated PD (APD) and 349 on continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748872/assessment-of-frailty-in-elderly-pre-dialysis-population-using-simple-tools
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REVIEW
Hatem Ali, Fatima Abdelaal, Jyoti Baharani
Prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing worldwide principally among the elderly population many of whom will eventually need renal replacement therapy. The relationship between frailty and CKD in the elderly population has been recognized. However, studies concentrating on frailty in pre-dialysis patients are limited. CKD predisposes to frailty through many potential mechanisms; anemia, bone mineral disease, oxidative stress, and malnutrition which in turn lead to progression of CKD culminating in a vicious cycle...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748861/current-evidences-for-the-use-of-uescope-in-airway-management
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REVIEW
Fu-Shan Xue, Ben-Quan Yang, Ya-Yang Liu, Hui-Xian Li, Gui-Zhen Yang
OBJECTIVE: UEscope is a new angulated videolaryngoscope (VL). This review aimed to describe the features of UEscope and provide clinical evidences regarding the efficacy and safety of this video device in adult tracheal intubation and its roles in airway management teaching. DATA SOURCES: The Wan Fang Data, CNKI, PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar were searched for relevant English and Chinese articles published up to January 15, 2017, using the following keywords: "HC video laryngoscope", "UE videolaryngoscope", "video laryngoscope", and "videolaryngoscopy"...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748776/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-members-of-households-actively-monitored-or-quarantined-to-prevent-transmission-of-ebola-virus-disease-margibi-county-liberia-february-march-2015
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Jason A Wilken, Paran Pordell, Brant Goode, Rachel Jarteh, Zayzay Miller, Benjamin G Saygar, Leroy Maximore, Watta M Borbor, Moses Carmue, Gregory W Walker, Adolphus Yeiah
BACKGROUND: In early 2015, a patient from a cluster of cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Monrovia, Liberia traveled to a rural village in Margibi County, potentially exposing numerous persons. The patient died in the village and post-mortem testing confirmed Ebola Virus infection. Problem The Margibi County Health Team (CHT; Kakata, Margibi, Liberia) needed to prevent further transmission of EVD within and outside of the affected villages, and they needed to better understand the factors that support or impede compliance with measures to stop the spread of EVD...
July 27, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748764/inflammatory-biomarkers-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Effimia Zacharia, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Adam Ioannou, Gerasimos Siasos, Manolis Vavuranakis, George Latsios, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Spyridon Deftereos, Rui Providência, Dimitris Tousoulis
During the last few years, a significant number of studies have attempted to clarify the underlying mechanisms that lead to the presentation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Inflammation is a key component of the pathophysiological processes that lead to the development of AF; the amplification of inflammatory pathways triggers AF, and, in tandem, AF increases the inflammatory state. Indeed, the plasma levels of several inflammatory biomarkers are elevated in patients with AF. In addition, the levels of specific inflammatory biomarkers may provide information regarding to the AF duration...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748605/management-of-chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-a-north-american-survey-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-and-pediatric-infectious-disease-physicians
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Rochelle R Maxwell, Dana Egan-Sherry, Jonathan B Gill, Michael E Roth
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia (FN) is traditionally managed with hospital admission for parenteral antibiotics until neutropenia resolves. Recent studies have explored risk stratification and the safety of managing "low-risk" patients as outpatients. Few studies have directly assessed pediatric provider preferences for managing FN. PROCEDURE: We conducted a survey of practicing US and Canadian pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) and pediatric infectious disease (PID) physicians to assess their FN management preferences using case scenarios with varying risk profiles...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748598/an-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-psychological-therapy-in-reducing-general-psychological-distress-for-adults-with-autism-spectrum-conditions-and-comorbid-mental-health-problems
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Sarah H Blainey, Freya Rumball, Louise Mercer, Lauren Jayne Evans, Alison Beck
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of psychological therapy in reducing psychological distress for adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and co-morbid mental health conditions in routine clinical practice. To explore the effect of individual characteristics and service factors on change in general distress. METHOD: In a specialist psychological therapies service for adults with ASC, the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) self-report questionnaire of psychological distress is completed by clients at start and end of therapy...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748539/miniprobe-endoscopic-sonography-for-gastrointestinal-tract-assessment-a-case-series-of-1451-procedures
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Modesto J Varas Lorenzo, Ramón Abad Belando, Elena Sánchez-Vizcaíno Mengual
Conventional endoscopic sonography has allowed precise diagnostics without disturbances, and miniprobes can be easily introduced through the biopsy channel of the endoscope. Miniprobe endoscopic sonography has many benefits compared with conventional endoscopic sonography. Although there are well-known indications for miniprobe endoscopic sonography in endoscopic digestive tract assessment, there is still a need for this method to be widely spread among physicians and commonly used by most endoscopists. The aim of this series was to describe a multicenter retrospective experience with 1451 procedures using miniprobes, presenting examples and the applicability and usefulness of this technology in the daily activities of an endoscopy department...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748536/renal-tubular-injury-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-as-assessed-by-urinary-release-of-n-acetyl-%C3%A3-d-glucosaminidase
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L Lannemyr, E Lundin, B Reinsfelt, G Bragadottir, B Redfors, J Oras, S-E Ricksten
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication with a major impact on morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The aim of the present study was to perform a detailed analysis on the release of the tubular injury biomarker N-acetyl-b-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) during and early after CPB and to describe independent predictors of maximal tubular injury. We hypothesized that renal tubular injury occurs early after the onset of CPB. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we included 61 patients undergoing open cardiac surgery with an expected CPB duration exceeding 60 min...
July 26, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748514/a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-total-glucosides-of-peony-combined-with-methotrexate-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Zhi-Tao Feng, Juan Xu, Guo-Chao He, San-Jin Cai, Juan Li, Zhi-Gang Mei
To assess the efficacy and safety of the combination of total glucoside of peony (TGP) and methotrexate (MTX) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Randomized controlled trial (RCT) data on the traditional Chinese active component TGP combined with MTX vs. MTX alone for the treatment of RA was collected by searching the Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP Journals database, and Wanfang database up to February 2017. Study selection, data extraction, data synthesis, and data analyses were performed according to the Cochrane standards...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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