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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239919/large-multicentre-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-testing-a-low-cost-tailored-self-help-smoking-cessation-text-message-intervention-for-pregnant-smokers-miquit
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Felix Naughton, Sue Cooper, Katharine Foster, Joanne Emery, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Stephen Sutton, Matthew Jones, Michael Ussher, Rachel Whitemore, Matthew Leighton, Alan Montgomery, Steve Parrott, Tim Coleman
AIMS: To estimate the effectiveness of pregnancy smoking cessation support delivered by SMS text message and key parameters needed to plan a definitive trial. DESIGN: Multicentre, parallel-group, single-blinded, individual randomised controlled trial SETTING: 16 antenatal clinics in England. PARTICIPANTS: 407 participants were randomised to the intervention (n = 203) or usual care (n = 204). Eligible women were <25 weeks gestation, smoked at least 1 daily cigarette (>5 pre-pregnancy), were able to receive and understand English SMS texts and were not already using text-based cessation support...
February 26, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239485/protocol-for-the-evaluation-of-a-digital-storytelling-approach-to-address-stigma-and-improve-readiness-to-seek-services-among-veterans
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Brian E Bunnell, Tatiana M Davidson, Jessica L Hamblen, Danna L Cook, Anouk L Grubaugh, Brian E Lozano, Peter W Tuerk, Kenneth J Ruggiero
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that at least 10% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan meet criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their military experiences. National dissemination initiatives have increased veterans' access to best-practice interventions. However, treatment-seeking remains low among veterans with PTSD, often due to perceived stigma and other associated barriers. The National Center for PTSD recently developed and launched AboutFace, a digital storytelling (DST) resource designed to help veterans recognize PTSD and motivate them to seek evidence-based treatment...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238894/a-narrative-review-of-social-media-and-game-based-nutrition-interventions-targeted-at-young-adults
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Monica Nour, Sin Hang Yeung, Stephanie Partridge, Margaret Allman-Farinelli
The increased popularity of social media and mobile gaming among young adults provides an opportunity for innovative nutrition programs. This review evaluated the efficacy of these strategies in interventions targeted at 18- to 35-year-olds. The protocol was guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). Ten scientific databases, information technology conference proceedings, and gray literature were searched. Two reviewers conducted screening, data extraction, and quality assessments...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238540/structural-adjustment-and-health-a-conceptual-framework-and-evidence-on-pathways
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Alexander E Kentikelenis
Economic reform programs designed by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank-so-called 'structural adjustment programs'-have formed one of the most influential policy agendas of the past four decades. To gain access to financial support from these organizations, countries-often in economic crisis-have reduced public spending, limited the role of the state, and deregulated economic activity. This article identifies the multiple components of structural adjustment, and presents a conceptual framework linking them to health systems and outcomes...
February 23, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238451/public-reaction-to-the-uk-government-strategy-on-childhood-obesity-in-england-a-qualitative-and-quantitative-summary-of-online-reaction-to-media-reports
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Rebecca Gregg, Ajay Patel, Sumaiya Patel, Laura O'Connor
This work aimed to summarise public real-time reaction to the publication of the UK government childhood obesity strategy by applying a novel research design method. We used a netnographic technique to carry out thematic analysis of user-generated comments to online newspaper articles related to the strategy. We examined likes/dislikes associated with comments as a proxy of agreement of the wider community with identified themes. To examine media influence on the comments we carried out thematic analysis of online media headlines published about the strategy, and compared these themes with themes identified from comments...
February 20, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238393/preliminary-evidence-of-improved-cognitive-performance-following-vestibular-rehabilitation-in-children-with-combined-adhd-cadhd-and-concurrent-vestibular-impairment
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Younes Lotfi, Nima Rezazadeh, Abdollah Moossavi, Hojjat Allah Haghgoo, Reza Rostami, Enayatollah Bakhshi, Faride Badfar, Sedigheh Farokhi Moghadam, Vahid Sadeghi-Firoozabadi, Yousef Khodabandelou
OBJECTIVE: Balance function has been reported to be worse in ADHD children than in their normal peers. The present study hypothesized that an improvement in balance could result in better cognitive performance in children with ADHD and concurrent vestibular impairment. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of comprehensive vestibular rehabilitation therapy on the cognitive performance of children with combined ADHD and concurrent vestibular impairment. METHODS: Subject were 54 children with combined ADHD...
February 18, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238152/myocardial-infarction-in-neonates-a-review-of-an-entity-with-significant-morbidity-and-mortality
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REVIEW
Koyelle Papneja, Anthony K Chan, Tapas K Mondal, Bosco Paes
Coronary artery disease is a global problem with high mortality rates and significant residual sequelae that affect long-term quality of life. Myocardial infarction (MI) in neonates is a recognized, uncommon entity, but the incidence and broad spectrum of the disease is unknown and likely underestimated due to limited reporting which in the majority is confined to acute ischemic events. The challenges involve clinical diagnosis which masquerades in the early phase as non-specific symptoms and signs that are commonly found in a host of neonatal disorders...
February 25, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237743/geographic-regions-for-assessing-built-environmental-correlates-with-walking-trips-a-comparison-using-different-metrics-and-model-designs
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Calvin P Tribby, Harvey J Miller, Barbara B Brown, Ken R Smith, Carol M Werner
There is growing international evidence that supportive built environments encourage active travel such as walking. An unsettled question is the role of geographic regions for analyzing the relationship between the built environment and active travel. This paper examines the geographic region question by assessing walking trip models that use two different regions: walking activity spaces and self-defined neighborhoods. We also use two types of built environment metrics, perceived and audit data, and two types of study design, cross-sectional and longitudinal, to assess these regions...
February 23, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237483/phylogenetic-analysis-reveals-cryptic-species-diversity-within-minute-intestinal-fluke-stellantchasmus-falcatus-onji-and-nishio-1916-trematoda-heterophyidae
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Chalobol Wongsawad, Nattawadee Nantarat, Pheravut Wongsawad
OBJECTIVE: To examine the taxonomic boundaries in the Stellantchasmus populations in different hosts and reveal the cryptic speciation of the Stellantchasmus in Thailand based on both morphological and molecular approaches. METHODS: Stellantchasmus falcatus (S. falcatus) s.l. was collected from different hosts throughout Thailand. The worms were examined and measured. The nuclear ITS2 gene and the mitochondrial COI gene were used to investigate the S. falcatus s...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237294/automatic-planning-on-hippocampal-avoidance-whole-brain-radiotherapy
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Shuo Wang, Dandan Zheng, Chi Zhang, Rongtao Ma, Nathan R Bennion, Yu Lei, Xiaofeng Zhu, Charles A Enke, Sumin Zhou
Mounting evidence suggests that radiation-induced damage to the hippocampus plays a role in neurocognitive decline for patients receiving whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). Hippocampal avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy (HA-WBRT) has been proposed to reduce the putative neurocognitive deficits by limiting the dose to the hippocampus. However, urgency of palliation for patients as well as the complexities of the treatment planning may be barriers to protocol enrollment to accumulate further clinical evidence. This warrants expedited quality planning of HA-WBRT...
April 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237074/systematic-review-predicting-adverse-psychological-outcomes-after-hand-trauma
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Emma Ladds, Nathalie Redgrave, Matthew Hotton, Michael Lamyman
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: After traumatic hand injury, extensive physical and psychological adaptation is required following surgical reconstruction. Recovery from injury can understandably be emotionally challenging, which may result in impaired quality of life and delayed physical recovery. However, the evidence base for identifying high-risk patients is limited. METHODS: A PROSPERO-registered literature search of MEDLINE (1946-present), EMBASE (1980-present), PsychInfo, and CINAHL electronic databases identified 5156 results for studies reporting psychological outcomes after acute hand trauma...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237020/work-boot-design-affects-the-way-workers-walk-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Jessica A Dobson, Diane L Riddiford-Harland, Alison F Bell, Julie R Steele
Safety boots are compulsory in many occupations to protect the feet of workers from undesirable external stimuli, particularly in harsh work environments. The unique environmental conditions and varying tasks performed in different occupations necessitate a variety of boot designs to match each worker's occupational safety and functional requirements. Unfortunately, safety boots are often designed more for occupational safety at the expense of functionality and comfort. In fact, there is a paucity of published research investigating the influence that specific variations in work boot design have on fundamental tasks common to many occupations, such as walking...
May 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236603/computational-modelling-of-bone-fracture-healing-under-partial-weight-bearing-exercise
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Lihai Zhang, Saeed Miramini, Martin Richardson, Peter Ebeling, David Little, Yi Yang, Zhiyong Huang
A great deal of evidence suggests that partial weight-bearing exercise plays an important role in bone fracture healing. However, current physiotherapy program tends to follow the "Let's try it and see" strategy due to the lack of a fundamental understanding of in vivo mechanical environment required for the better healing outcomes. The purpose of present study is to develop an innovative framework to predict the healing outcomes as a result of post-surgical physical therapy. The raw acceleration data corresponding to a series of walking tests is firstly captured by ActiGraph accelerometers, and then used as input to theoretically estimate the peak ground reaction force (PGRF) and peak loading rate (PLR)...
February 21, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236538/understanding-variations-in-the-use-of-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-and-its-specific-indications-for-breast-cancer-a-mixed-methods-study
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Joan Prades, Manel Algara, Josep A Espinàs, Blanca Farrús, Meritxell Arenas, Victoria Reyes, Virginia García-Reglero, Maria Josep Cambra, Esther Rubio, Lluis Anglada, Arantxa Eraso, Agustí Pedro, Maria J Fuentes-Raspall, Victòria Tuset, Judit Solà, Josep M Borras
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiation oncology guidelines favour hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy (HWBRT) over more conventional schemes in the conservative treatment of breast cancer, but its adoption still varies in clinical practice. This study assessed the patterns of HWBRT adoption in Catalonia (Spain). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used a mixed-methods approach based on an explanatory sequential design, first collecting and analysing quantitative data on HWBRT use (>2...
February 21, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235686/the-effects-of-massage-therapy-in-hospitalized-preterm-neonates-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
María José Álvarez, Daniel Fernández, Juan Gómez-Salgado, Dolores Rodríguez-González, María Rosón, Santiago Lapeña
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review to identify, evaluate and summarise studies on the administration of therapeutic massage to preterm neonates during their stay in the NICU, and to assess their methodological quality. DESIGN: systematic review following PRISMA statements guidelines. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search was performed including relevant articles between January 2004 and December 2013, using the following electronic databases: Medline, PEDro, Web of Science and Scopus...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235432/why-we-need-evidence-based-community-wide-approaches-for-prevention-of-teen-pregnancy
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Wanda D Barfield, Lee Warner, Evelyn Kappeler
Teen pregnancy and childbearing have declined over the past two decades to historic lows. The most recent declines have occurred during a time of coordinated national efforts focused on teen pregnancy. This article highlights a federal partnership to reduce teen pregnancy through the implementation of innovative, evidence-based approaches in affected communities, with a focus on reaching African-American and Latino/Hispanic youth. This initiative has the potential to transform the design and implementation of future teen pregnancy prevention efforts and provide a model that can be replicated in communities across the nation...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231624/targets-and-mechanisms-in-prevention-of-parkinson-s-disease-through-immunomodulatory-treatments
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REVIEW
Marianne von Euler Chelpin, Thomas Vorup-Jensen
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world, however, there is no cure for it. Current treatments only relieve some of the symptoms, without ceasing the disease, and lose efficacy with prolonged treatment. Considerable evidence shows that persistent inflammatory responses, involving T cell infiltration and glial cell activation, are common characteristics of human patients and play a crucial role in the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Therefore, it is important to develop therapeutic strategies that can impede or halt the disease through the modulation of the peripheral immune system by aiming at controlling the existing neuroinflammation...
February 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231607/position-in-the-second-stage-of-labour-for-women-with-epidural-anaesthesia
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REVIEW
Marion Kibuka, Jim G Thornton
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia for pain relief in labour prolongs the second stage of labour and results in more instrumental deliveries. It has been suggested that a more upright position of the mother during all or part of the second stage may counteract these adverse effects. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2013. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different birthing positions (upright and recumbent) during the second stage of labour, on important maternal and fetal outcomes for women with epidural analgesia...
February 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230899/shared-care-across-the-interface-between-primary-and-specialty-care-in-management-of-long-term-conditions
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REVIEW
Susan M Smith, Gráinne Cousins, Barbara Clyne, Shane Allwright, Tom O'Dowd
BACKGROUND: Shared care has been used in the management of many chronic conditions with the assumption that it delivers better care than primary or specialty care alone; however, little is known about the effectiveness of shared care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of shared care health service interventions designed to improve the management of chronic disease across the primary/specialty care interface. This is an update of a previously published review...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230583/evaluating-the-impact-of-radio-frequency-identification-retained-surgical-instruments-tracking-on-patient-safety-literature-review
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Kumiko O Schnock, Bonnie Biggs, Anne Fladger, David W Bates, Ronen Rozenblum
BACKGROUND: Retained surgical instruments (RSI) are one of the most serious preventable complications in operating room settings, potentially leading to profound adverse effects for patients, as well as costly legal and financial consequences for hospitals. Safety measures to eliminate RSIs have been widely adopted in the United States and abroad, but despite widespread efforts, medical errors with RSI have not been eliminated. OBJECTIVE: Through a systematic review of recent studies, we aimed to identify the impact of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology on reducing RSI errors and improving patient safety...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
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