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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677197/a-novel-statistical-method-for-assessing-effective-adherence-to-medication-and-calculating-optimal-drug-dosages
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Garrett Greene, Richard W Costello, Breda Cushen, Imran Sulaiman, Elaine Mac Hale, Ronan M Conroy, Frank Doyle
OBJECTIVE: We derive a novel model-based metric for effective adherence to medication, and validate it using data from the INhaler Compliance Assessment device (INCATM). This technique employs dose timing data to estimate the threshold drug concentration needed to maintain optimal health. METHODS: The parameters of the model are optimised against patient outcome data using maximum likelihood methods. The model is fitted and validated by secondary analysis of two independent datasets from two remote-monitoring studies of adherence, conducted through clinical research centres of 5 Irish hospitals...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677164/the-mediating-role-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-the-prospective-association-between-overall-dietary-quality-and-healthy-aging
#2
Karen E Assmann, Indunil Ruhunuhewa, Moufidath Adjibade, Zhen Li, Raphaëlle Varraso, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to quantify to what extent the association between adherence to the French nutritional recommendations at midlife, measured by the Programme National Nutrition Santé-Guideline Score (PNNS-GS), and healthy aging (HA) is mediated by body mass index (BMI) status. METHODS: We analyzed data from 2249 participants of the French 'Supplementation with Vitamins and Mineral Antioxidants' (SU.VI.MAX-'SUpplémentation en VItamines et Minéraux AntioXydants') cohort...
April 20, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677099/optimal-adherence-to-a-mediterranean-diet-and-high-muscular-fitness-are-associated-with-a-healthier-cardiometabolic-profile-in-collegiate-students
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Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Mónica Liliana Ojeda-Pardo, Carolina Sandoval-Cuellar, Antonio García-Hermoso, Hugo Alejandro Carrillo, Katherine González-Ruíz, Daniel Humberto Prieto-Benavides, Alejandra Tordecilla-Sanders, Arvydas Martinkėnas, César Agostinis-Sobrinho
The aim of the study was to investigate the combined association of adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) and muscular fitness (MF) with cardiometabolic health in collegiate students. The present cross-sectional analysis consisted of 1248 (714 females) healthy collegiate students (20.1 ± 2.7 years old). Adherence to a MedDiet was assessed by a KIDMED (Mediterranean Diet Quality Index) questionnaire. Standing broad jump, standing vertical jump, and isometric handgrip dynamometry were used as indicators of MF...
April 20, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676976/compliance-of-randomized-clinical-trials-in-noncarious-cervical-lesions-with-the-consort-statement-a-systematic-review-of-methodology
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A Reis, J L de Geus, L Wambier, M Schroeder, A D Loguercio
The literature was reviewed to evaluate the compliance of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) with the CONsolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT ) and the risk of bias of these studies through the Cochrane Collaboration risk of bias tool (CCRT). RCTs were searched at Cochrane Library, PubMed, and other electronic databases to find studies about adhesive systems for cervical lesions. The compliance of the articles with CONSORT was evaluated using the following scale: 0 = no description, 1 = poor description, and 2 = adequate description...
May 2018: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676956/high-intensity-interval-training-after-stroke-an-opportunity-to-promote-functional-recovery-cardiovascular-health-and-neuroplasticity
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Jennifer Crozier, Marc Roig, Janice J Eng, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Joyce Fung, Michelle Ploughman, Damian M Bailey, Shane N Sweet, Nicholas Giacomantonio, Alexander Thiel, Michael Trivino, Ada Tang
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability. Individuals poststroke possess less than half of the cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as their nonstroke counterparts, leading to inactivity, deconditioning, and an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Preserving cardiovascular health is critical to lower stroke risk; however, stroke rehabilitation typically provides limited opportunity for cardiovascular exercise. Optimal cardiovascular training parameters to maximize recovery in stroke survivors also remains unknown...
April 1, 2018: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676877/assessment-and-management-of-urinary-incontinence-in-women
#6
Ellie Stewart
Urinary incontinence is a common and usually hidden issue that can affect women of all ages. It is often ignored by the patient because of their misconception that incontinence is an inevitable consequence of ageing and their low expectations of successful treatment. There are various types of incontinence, with symptoms that can significantly affect patients' quality of life. This article aims to enhance nurses' understanding of the types of urinary incontinence affecting women, associated risk factors and continence assessment, as well as the initial investigations and conservative treatments that can be instigated by general nurses...
April 20, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676394/corrigendum-to-self-reported-adverse-drug-reactions-medication-adherence-and-clinical-outcomes-among-major-depressive-disorder-patients-in-ethiopia-a-prospective-hospital-based-study
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Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Lamesa Melese Sori, Hussien Nurahmed Toleha
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2018: Psychiatry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676342/audit-of-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-programme-interventions-in-hiv-exposed-children-at-national-hospital-abuja-nigeria
#8
Mariya Mukhtar-Yola, Adekunle Tolulope Otuneye, Amsa Baba Mairami, Yewande Wey, Vincent Nwatah, Lamidi Isah Audu
Background: Ninety percentage of children acquire human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the form of Mother-to-child Transmission (MTCT). In the absence of interventions, transmission rates range from 15% to 45%. This can be reduced to below 5% with effective interventions. The last published national guideline (NG) on prevention of MTCT (PMTCT) was in 2010. Clinical audits are essential in improving the quality of care delivered to patients. Objectives: The study objectives were to determine the rate of MTCT of HIV in exposed infants at a follow-up clinic between 2011 and 2014 and to determine the level of adherence to 2010 NG on the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, feeding options, antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis and the use of co-trimoxazole (CTZ)...
January 2018: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676194/dose-duration-and-cost-opportunities-to-improve-use-of-long-term-oral-antibiotics-for-people-with-rosacea
#9
Joanne S Rill, Hadar Lev-Tov, Guodong Liu, Joslyn S Kirby
BACKGROUND: Systemic antibiotics are often used to treat rosacea and tetracyclines are the most common antibiotic prescribed; however, there is ambiguity among clinical guideline suggestions. Importantly, there is an increasing call to all clinicians to curtail antibiotic use. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the utilization and cost of long-term oral antibiotic use for the treatment of rosacea, including ocular rosacea. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters database, from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2014...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676050/part-2-current-prescribing-trends-of-dental-non-antibacterial-medicines-in-australia-from-2013-to-2016
#10
L Teoh, K Stewart, R J Marino, M J McCullough
BACKGROUND: There is limited literature regarding dental prescribing preferences for medicines other than antibiotics. This study aimed to describe the prescribing trends of dispensed prescription medicines by dentists in Australia from 2013 and 2016 and assess adherence to current guidelines. METHODS: Data was accessed from the Department of Health of all dental prescriptions dispensed under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 2013 to 2016 and prescribing patterns were analysed...
April 19, 2018: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675854/social-representations-of-genetically-modified-foods-and-public-willingness-to-consume-such-foods-in-taiwan
#11
Mei-Fang Chen
This study highlighted the relevance of how social representations of genetically modified (GM) foods influence the Taiwanese public's willingness to consume GM foods. Moderated regression analysis results revealed that the social representation dimensions of adherence to technology and food as a necessity positively influenced the public's willingness to consume GM foods; however, the dimension of resistance to and suspicion of novelties had a negative influence. Food technology neophobia played a role in predicting people's willingness to consume GM foods and exerted moderating effects to enhance the negative relationship between the respondents' resistance to and suspicion of novelties and their willingness to consume GM foods...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675688/everyone-has-a-donor-contribution-of-the-chinese-experience-to-global-practice-of-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Meng Lv, Yingjun Chang, Xiaojun Huang
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donors for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) have long been scarce in China. Haploidentical (haplo) donors are available for the vast majority of patients, but toxicity has limited this approach. Three new approaches for haplo-HSCT originated from Italy, China, and USA in 1990 and have been developed to world-renowned system up to now. The Chinese approach have been greatly improved by implementing new individualized conditioning regimens, donor selection based on non-HLA systems, risk-directed strategies for graft-versus-host disease and relapse, and infection management...
April 19, 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675631/role-of-quantitative-computed-tomography-texture-analysis-in-the-prediction-of-adherent-perinephric-fat
#13
Zine-Eddine Khene, Karim Bensalah, Axel Largent, Shahrokh Shariat, Gregory Verhoest, Benoit Peyronnet, Oscar Acosta, Renaud DeCrevoisier, Romain Mathieu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of computed tomography (CT) texture analysis to predict the presence of adherent perinephric fat (APF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy patients with small renal tumors treated with robot-assisted partial nephrectomy were included. Patients were divided into two groups according to the presence of APF. We extracted 15 image features from unenhanced CT and contrast-enhanced CT corresponding to first-order and second-order Haralick textural features...
April 19, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675622/rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-indigenous-qom-population-of-rosario-argentina-aggressive-and-disabling-disease-with-inadequate-adherence-to-treatment-in-a-community-based-cohort-study
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Rosana Quintana, Mario Goñi, Nora Mathern, Marisa Jorfen, Silvana Conti, Romina Nieto, Alvaro Sanabria, Cristina Prigione, Adriana M R Silvestre, Vanina García, Guillermo Pons-Estel, Ricard Cervera, Conrado García, Ingris Peláez-Ballestas, Graciela S Alarcón, Bernardo A Pons-Estel
To describe the baseline and follow up epidemiological/clinical characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a community-based cohort of the qom population. RA (ACR criteria) patients identified (n = 40) or not (n = 25) in the previous study were included. Baseline and follow-up visits (3, 6, and 12 months) were performed. Treatment adherence and modification, disability (Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index-HAQ-DI), and Disease Activity [DAS-28 (ESR)] were ascertained. At 12 months, complete and incomplete lost to follow-up patients were identified...
April 19, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675503/factors-affecting-subjective-and-objective-outcomes-and-return-to-play-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Federica Rosso, Davide E Bonasia, Umberto Cottino, Simone Cambursano, Federico Dettoni, Roberto Rossi
Purpose  To analyze the prognostic factors influencing subjective and objective outcomes and return to play (RTP) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R). Methods  Primary ACL-Rs using a transtibial technique performed between 2008 and 2012 were included. Data regarding patients, surgery, sports, and rehabilitation, including an on-field rehabilitation (OFR) and duration of the rehabilitation program, were collected. The International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective and objective evaluation forms, and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and Lysholm questionnaires were used for the assessment of subjective and objective outcomes...
March 2018: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675492/endometrial-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-in-mature-and-immature-sheep-an-in-vitro-study
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Farnaz Ghobadi, Farhad Rahmanifar, Davood Mehrabani, Amin Tamadon, Mehdi Dianatpour, Shahrokh Zare, Iman Razeghian Jahromi
Background: Endometrial mesenchymal stem stromal cells (EnMSCs) are critical for uterine function, repair, and regeneration. Objective: This study introduced isolation technique of EnMSCs and compared the characteristics of EnMSCs in mature and immature ewes. Materials and Methods: Endometrial tissue samples from the uterus of 10 ewes were collected from the slaughterhouse. Endometrial cells were isolated from tissue using cold incubation and then chopping and treating was performed with collagenase type I...
February 2018: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675402/poor-compliance-with-sepsis-guidelines-in-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-emergency-room
#17
Benjamin Louis Moresco, Clinton Woosley, Morris Sauter, Utpal Bhalala
Objectives: This study aimed to assess factors related to adherence to the Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for severe sepsis and septic shock in an emergency room (ER) of a tertiary care children's hospital. Methods: This was a retrospective, observational study of children (0-18 years old) in The Children's Hospital of San Antonio ER over 1 year with the International Consensus Definition Codes, version-9 (ICD-9) diagnostic codes for "severe sepsis" and "shocks...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675117/adherence-to-international-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-uncomplicated-urinary-tract-infections-in-lebanon
#18
Wissam K Kabbara, Mohamad M Meski, Wijdan H Ramadan, Dina S Maaliki, Pascale Salameh
Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate antibiotic-prescribing practices and adherence to IDSA guidelines for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in Lebanon. Methods: This observational prospective study was conducted in 15 community pharmacies in Lebanon over 1 year in adult females. A regimen of nitrofurantoin 100 mg bid for 5 days or fosfomycin 3 grams single dose were considered appropriate. For the bivariate analysis, the chi-square test was used...
2018: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675005/effects-of-acetone-fraction-from-buchenavia-tomentosa-aqueous-extract-and-gallic-acid-on-candida-albicans-biofilms-and-virulence-factors
#19
Guilherme R Teodoro, Aline V L Gontijo, Marcos J Salvador, Márcia H Tanaka, Fernanda L Brighenti, Alberto C B Delbem, Ádina C B Delbem, Cristiane Y Koga-Ito
A promising anti- Candida activity of Buchenavia tomentosa extracts was recently described. In the present work, experiments were carried out to determine the fraction with higher antifungal activity from a B. tomentosa extract. Acetone fraction (AF) was obtained from the aqueous extract from dried leaves (5 min/100°C) and it was the most effective one. Gallic acid (GA) was identified by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and also chosen to perform antifungal tests due to its promising activity on Candida albicans ...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674630/early-first-trimester-maternal-high-fish-and-olive-oil-and-low-meat-dietary-pattern-is-associated-with-accelerated-human-embryonic-development
#20
Francesca Parisi, Melek Rousian, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen, Anton H J Koning, Sten P Willemsen, Jeanne H M de Vries, Irene Cetin, Eric A P Steegers
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Maternal dietary patterns were associated with embryonic growth and congenital anomalies. We aim to evaluate associations between early first trimester maternal dietary patterns and embryonic morphological development among pregnancies with non-malformed outcome. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 228 strictly dated, singleton pregnancies without congenital malformations were enrolled in a periconceptional hospital-based cohort. Principal component analysis was performed to extract early first trimester maternal dietary patterns from food frequency questionnaires...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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