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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206671/surgery-for-cataracts-in-people-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Heather Casparis, Kristina Lindsley, Irene C Kuo, Shameema Sikder, Neil M Bressler
BACKGROUND: Cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are common causes of decreased vision that often occur simultaneously in people over age 50. Although cataract surgery is an effective treatment for cataract-induced visual loss, some clinicians suspect that such an intervention may increase the risk of worsening of underlying AMD and thus have deleterious effects on vision. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of cataract surgery compared with no surgery in eyes with AMD...
February 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192644/perioperative-antibiotics-for-prevention-of-acute-endophthalmitis-after-cataract-surgery
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REVIEW
Emily W Gower, Kristina Lindsley, Samantha E Tulenko, Afshan A Nanji, Ilya Leyngold, Peter J McDonnell
BACKGROUND: Endophthalmitis is a severe inflammation of the anterior or posterior (or both) chambers of the eye that may be sterile or associated with infection. It is a potentially vision-threatening complication of cataract surgery. Prophylactic measures for endophthalmitis are targeted against various sources of infection. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for endophthalmitis following cataract surgery compared with no prophylaxis or other form of prophylaxis...
February 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178770/interventions-to-improve-antibiotic-prescribing-practices-for-hospital-inpatients
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REVIEW
Peter Davey, Charis A Marwick, Claire L Scott, Esmita Charani, Kirsty McNeil, Erwin Brown, Ian M Gould, Craig R Ramsay, Susan Michie
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem. Infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria are associated with prolonged hospital stay and death compared with infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Appropriate antibiotic use in hospitals should ensure effective treatment of patients with infection and reduce unnecessary prescriptions. We updated this systematic review to evaluate the impact of interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing to hospital inpatients...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178373/modifiable-parenting-factors-associated-with-adolescent-alcohol-misuse-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-longitudinal-studies
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Marie B H Yap, Tony W K Cheong, Foivos Zaravinos-Tsakos, Dan I Lubman, Anthony F Jorm
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adolescent alcohol misuse is a growing global health concern. Substantial research suggests that parents have an important role in reducing young people's risk for early initiation of alcohol and alcohol-related harms. To facilitate research translation, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analyses of longitudinal studies examining the range of modifiable parenting factors that are associated with adolescent alcohol initiation and levels of later use/misuse...
February 8, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166069/the-prevalence-of-diabetic-retinopathy-among-known-diabetic-population-in-nepal
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S K Mishra, B P Pant, P Subedi
Background The worldwide prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) was found to be 34.6%. WHO estimates that DR is responsible for 4.8% of the 37 million cases of blindness throughout the world. In a study undertaken in urban population in Nepal, M.D. Bhattarai found the prevalence of diabetes among people aged 20 years and above to be 14.6% and the prevalence among people aged 40 years and above to be 19%. Studies on DR, to our knowledge, have mostly been hospital based in Nepal. Little information is available about prevalence of DR at the community level in Nepal...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162127/impact-of-two-policy-interventions-on-dietary-diversity-in-ecuador
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Juan Ponce, Jesus Ramos-Martin
OBJECTIVE: To differentiate the effects of food vouchers and training in health and nutrition on consumption and dietary diversity in Ecuador by using an experimental design. DESIGN: Interventions involved enrolling three groups of approximately 200 randomly selected households per group in three provinces in Ecuador. Power estimates and sample size were computed using the Optimal Design software, with a power of 80 %, at 5 % of significance and with a minimum detectable effect of 0·25 (sd)...
February 6, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161424/integration-of-data-from-a-safety-net-health-care-system-into-the-vaccine-safety-datalink
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Simon J Hambidge, Colleen Ross, Jo Ann Shoup, Kris Wain, Komal Narwaney, Kristin Breslin, Eric S Weintraub, Michael M McNeil
BACKGROUND: In 2013 the Institute of Medicine suggested that the Vaccine Safety DataLink (VSD) should broaden its population by including data of more patients from low income and racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. In response, Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) partnered with Denver Health (DH), an integrated safety net health care system, to explore the integration of DH data. METHODS: We compared three different methods (reference date of September 1, 2013): "Empanelment" (any patient who has had a primary care visit in the past 18months), "Proxy-enrollment" (two health care visits in 3years separated by 90days), and "Enrollment" in a managed care plan...
February 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153741/differences-in-health-and-social-support-between-homeless-men-and-women-entering-permanent-supportive-housing
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Hailey Winetrobe, Suzanne Wenzel, Harmony Rhoades, Benjamin Henwood, Eric Rice, Taylor Harris
BACKGROUND: Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is the leading intervention to end chronic homelessness. Little is known, however, about gender differences, including potential disparities in physical and mental health and social support, that might inform services available through PSH. METHODS: This study included 421 homeless adults, at least 39 years old, English- or Spanish-speaking, who were moving into PSH through 26 different agencies in the Los Angeles area participated...
January 30, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146271/liposomal-bupivacaine-infiltration-at-the-surgical-site-for-the-management-of-postoperative-pain
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REVIEW
Thomas W Hamilton, Vassilis Athanassoglou, Stephen Mellon, Louise H Strickland, Marialena Trivella, David Murray, Hemant G Pandit
BACKGROUND: Despite multi-modal analgesic techniques, acute postoperative pain remains an unmet health need, with up to three quarters of people undergoing surgery reporting significant pain. Liposomal bupivacaine is an analgesic consisting of bupivacaine hydrochloride encapsulated within multiple, non-concentric lipid bi-layers offering a novel method of sustained-release analgesia. OBJECTIVES: To assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of liposomal bupivacaine infiltration at the surgical site for the management of postoperative pain...
February 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144795/comparative-analysis-of-coaxial-phacoemulsification-with-2-2-and-2-8-mm-clear-corneal-incisions
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Harinder Singh Sethi, Komal Saluja, Mayuresh P Naik
PURPOSE: To compare the intraoperative efficiency and postoperative visual outcome of coaxial phacoemulsification using 2.2- and 2.8-mm clear corneal incision coaxial phacoemulsification. SETTING: The study was conducted at Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi which is a tertiary health care centre. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective, randomized, comparative interventional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 eyes of patients undergoing cataract surgery were enrolled according to the inclusion-exclusion criteria and randomly divided in two groups of 70 such that Group I-Patients underwent phacoemulsification through 2...
January 31, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128781/ergonomics-evaluation-of-school-bags-in-tehran-female-primary-school-children
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Somayeh Mohammadi, Hamidreza Mokhtarinia, Reza Nejatbakhsh, Andrew Scuffham
BACKGROUND: More than 90% of the elementary school students in the world and most of the Iranian students use backpacks. Heavy school bags, failure to apply ergonomics standards in student's backpacks, and also mismatch between anthropometrics dimensions and schoolbag size are important issues for children's health. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to gather baseline information on the average weight carried by female primary students. It also aimed to evaluate ergonomics standards for student backpacks...
January 23, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109798/adverse-events-associated-with-surgical-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-outpatient-circumcisions-at-us-children-s-hospitals
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Katherine H Chan, Benjamin M Whittam, Elizabeth A S Moser, Mark P Cain, William E Bennett
INTRODUCTION: Doctors often use surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) despite limited evidence to support its efficacy. We sought to determine the association between SAP in children undergoing circumcision and the rate of perioperative adverse events. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of males >30 days old and <18 years old who underwent circumcision from 2004 to 2014 using the Pediatric Health Information System database. We excluded inpatients and those with any concomitant procedures...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109194/family-health-strategy-and-equity-in-prenatal-care-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-minas-gerais-brazil
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Mônica Viegas Andrade, Kenya Valéria Micaela de Souza Noronha, Allan Claudius Queiroz Barbosa, Michelle Nepomuceno Souza, Júlia Almeida Calazans, Lucas Resende de Carvalho, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Núbia Cristina Silva
BACKGROUND: Prenatal care coverage is still not universal or adequately provided in many low and middle income countries. One of the main barriers regards the presence of socioeconomic inequalities in prenatal care utilization. In Brazil, prenatal care is supplied for the entire population at the community level as part of the Family Health Strategy (FHS), which is the main source of primary care provided by the public health system. Brazil has some of the greatest income inequalities in the world, and little research has been conducted to investigate prenatal care utilization of FHS across socioeconomic groups...
January 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103914/health-literacy-of-recently-hospitalised-patients-a-cross-sectional-survey-using-the-health-literacy-questionnaire-hlq
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Rebecca L Jessup, Richard H Osborne, Alison Beauchamp, Allison Bourne, Rachelle Buchbinder
BACKGROUND: Health literacy is simply defined as an individual's ability to access, understand and use information in ways that promote and maintain good health. Lower health literacy has been found to be associated with increased emergency department presentations and potentially avoidable hospitalisations. This study aimed to determine the health literacy of hospital inpatients, and to examine if associations exist between different dimensions of their health literacy, sociodemographic characteristics and hospital services use...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100192/design-and-rationale-of-a-large-international-prospective-cohort-study-to-evaluate-the-occurrence-of-malformations-and-perinatal-neonatal-death-using-insulin-detemir-in-pregnant-women-with-diabetes-in-comparison-with-other-long-acting-insulins
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Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Henning Andersen, Sofia I I Kring, Peter Damm
BACKGROUND: There are a lack of data regarding the effect of basal insulin analogues on rates of events like congenital malformation and perinatal mortality in diabetic pregnancy. METHODS: The present study is a prospective, non-interventional, multicentre cohort study conducted in seven countries, designed to assess the safety of insulin detemir during pregnancy, and to monitor the health status of resulting infants (exposed in utero) up to 1 year of age. The study population includes women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, who are pregnant and being treated with insulin...
January 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087891/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
#16
REVIEW
Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
January 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081463/analysis-of-the-results-of-recurrent-intracranial-meningiomas-treated-with-re-radiosurgery
#17
Moinay Kim, Do Hee Lee, Hyun Jung Kim Rn, Young Hyun Cho, Jeong Hoon Kim, Do Hoon Kwon
OBJECTS: Meningioma is the most common intracranial neoplasm, comprising approximately 30% of all primary intracranial tumors (Claus et al., 2005) [1]. Treatment options include observation, microsurgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT). Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is a very effective treatment for intracranial meningiomas; previous studies showed the tumor control rate at 5-10 years of follow-up as 84.3%-100% in all cases (Feigl et al...
February 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075643/transgender-population-size-in-the-united-states-a-meta-regression-of-population-based-probability-samples
#18
Esther L Meerwijk, Jae M Sevelius
BACKGROUND: Transgender individuals have a gender identity that differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. The population size of transgender individuals in the United States is not well-known, in part because official records, including the US Census, do not include data on gender identity. Population surveys today more often collect transgender-inclusive gender-identity data, and secular trends in culture and the media have created a somewhat more favorable environment for transgender people...
February 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075632/transgender-population-size-in-the-united-states-a-meta-regression-of-population-based-probability-samples
#19
Esther L Meerwijk, Jae M Sevelius
BACKGROUND: Transgender individuals have a gender identity that differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. The population size of transgender individuals in the United States is not well-known, in part because official records, including the US Census, do not include data on gender identity. Population surveys today more often collect transgender-inclusive gender-identity data, and secular trends in culture and the media have created a somewhat more favorable environment for transgender people...
February 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072586/assessing-the-quality-of-services-provided-in-the-teaching-hospitals-a-case-study-of-iran
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Ramin Ravangard, Payam Farhadi, Nasrin Shokrpour, Maryam Niyas, Zahra Sajjadnia
Service quality is the most important factor in the success of health care organizations; because of their vital and important services, even very small errors can be followed by great and irreparable harm and damage. This study aimed to assess the quality of services provided in the teaching hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2015. This is an applied, cross-sectional, and descriptive-analytical study conducted in 2015 in the teaching hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences...
January 2017: Health Care Manager
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