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Abdulbari Bener, Reem Alsulaiman, Lisa Doodson, Hanadi R El Ayoubi
Introduction: Breast cancer has been the most common cancer type that affects women worldwide and subsequent treatment is often associated with considerable psychological and quality of life (QoL). Aim: This study aimed to assess psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) general QoL questionnaire (QLQ-C30) for breast cancer patients in Qatar. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional hospital-based study conducted on 678 breast cancer patients using Arabic version of the EORTC QLQ-C30 tool...
October 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Jan T Wollenberg, Jeff Ollerhead, Gail L Chmura
Salt marshes are highly effective carbon (C) sinks and have higher rates of soil C burial (per square meter) than terrestrial ecosystems. Marsh reclamation and anthropogenic impacts, however, have resulted in extensive losses of salt marshes. Restoration of marshes drained and "reclaimed" for agriculture (referred to in Canada as dykelands) and degraded marshes can generate C credits, but only if C burial is reliably quantified. To date, studies reporting on C burial rates have been limited primarily to restored marshes which are more than 10 years old...
2018: PloS One
Oren Schwartz, Boris Kanevsky, M A J Sergey Kutikov, Cara H Olsen, Israel Dudkiewicz
Introduction: Attrition from training is associated with substantial financial and personnel loss. There is a plethora of medical literature and research of attrition rates related to initial/phase 1 training (basic combat training); however, the analysis of second phase training (commanders training, consisting of schools that qualify junior commanders and officers for infantry and non-infantry combat units) is limited. The purpose of this study is to perform a comprehensive survey regarding to medical attrition from commanders training in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) in order to present the commanders of the IDF a detailed situation report that will serve as an evidence-based platform for future policy planning and implementation...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
Rebecca Shirley, Janka Fazekas, Martin McNally, Alex Ramsden
Aim : This study aimed to define the costs of surgical management of chronic osteomyelitis where free tissue transfer was required in addition to debridement of bone, particularly the increased costs incurred by a return to theatre. We hypothesised that there would be a significantly greater cost when patients required re-exploration for vascular compromise. Method : We retrospectively analysed the costs of a consecutive series of sixty patient episodes treated at the Bone Infection Unit in Oxford from 2012 to 2015...
2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
Maria L Alva
This paper selectively reviews the economic research on individual (i.e., diabetes prevention programs and financial rewards for weight loss) and population-wide based diabetes prevention interventions (such as food taxes, nutritional labeling, and worksite wellness programs) that demonstrate a direct reduction in diabetes incidence or improvements in diabetes risk factors such as weight, glucose or glycated hemoglobin. The paper suggests a framework to guide decision makers on how to use the available evidence to determine the optimal allocation of resources across population-wide and individual-based interventions...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Francesco Plotti, Corrado Terranova, Stella Capriglione, Stefania Crispino, Alessandra Li Pomi, Carlo de Cicco Nardone, Roberto Montera, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Roberto Angioli, Giuseppe Scaletta
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term quality of life and urinary and sexual function in long-term cervical cancer survivors previously treated with radical hysterectomy (RH) type C2/type III. METHODS: All patients who presented at Campus Bio-Medico of Rome for RH type C2/type III for cervical cancer were considered eligible for this retrospective study protocol. We included exclusively patients with complete response to primary treatment with at least 36 months of follow up...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Stacy Buckingham-Howes, Katherine Holmes, J Glenn Morris, Lynn M Grattan
The economic impact of disasters is well known; however, the link between financial loss and behavioral health problems is unknown. Participants included 198 adults of ages 21 to 82, living within 10 miles of the Gulf Coast during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and were involved in the fishing, harvesting, seafood processing, or service/tourism industries. The functional impact of financial resource loss at 2.5 years post spill was measured using the 26-item Financial Life Events Checklist (FLEC). Individuals responded to financial distress by reducing social events and utility bills and changing food-shopping habits...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Christopher P Childers, Amy Showen, Teryl Nuckols, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review the risks and benefits of interventions designed to reduce intraoperative costs. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Episode-based payments shift financial risk from insurers onto hospitals and providers. The operating room (OR) is a resource dense environment and there is growing interest in identifying ways to reduce intraoperative costs while maintaining patient safety. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Cochrane, and CINAHL for articles published between 2001 and March 2017 that assessed interventions designed to reduce intraoperative costs...
March 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Teresa Seeman, Duncan Thomas, Sharon Stein Merkin, Kari Moore, Karol Watson, Arun Karlamangla
Longitudinal, individual-specific data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) provide support for the hypothesis that the 2008 to 2010 Great Recession (GR) negatively impacted the health of US adults. Results further advance understanding of the relationship by ( i ) illuminating hypothesized greater negative impacts in population subgroups exposed to more severe impacts of the GR and ( ii ) explicitly controlling for confounding by individual differences in age-related changes in health over time...
March 12, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Yu Li, Claire Margerison-Zilko, Kelly L Strutz, Claudia Holzman
BACKGROUND: Prior studies indicate associations between preconception adversities and risk of miscarriage, but few have considered type (e.g., financial, substance use, abuse) or timing (e.g., childhood, adulthood) of adversities. We examined relationships between life course adversities in multiple domains and probability of miscarriage. METHODS: Data came from women with at least one previous pregnancy in the Pregnancy Outcomes and Community Health (1998-2004) study (n = 2,106)...
March 9, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
Danya E Keene, Ann Sarnak, Caitlin Coyle
Background and Objectives: Reverse mortgages are loans that allow older homeowners to borrow from their home equity with no repayment due until the borrower dies or moves out of the home. We currently know very little about how homeowners evaluate and experience reverse mortgages as solutions to their financial and housing needs in later life. Furthermore, despite an increasingly diverse population of reverse mortgage borrowers, we know little about how social inequalities may contribute to reverse mortgage decisions and their outcomes...
March 7, 2018: Gerontologist
Alma L Saucedo-Yanez, Marlene M Perales-Quintana, David Paniagua-Vega, Concepcion Sanchez-Martinez, Paula Cordero-Perez, Noemi Waskman Minsky
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition characterized by a permanent and irreversible loss of renal function. In accordance to international guidelines, CKD clinical diagnosis methods are based on creatinine and albumin levels and glomerular filtration rate. Unfortunately, these parameters are scarcely affected in early stages, and its inherent intrinsic variability only allows for the identification of intermediate and advanced stages, when life expectancy has become shorter and treatment poses a significant financial investment...
March 6, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Francesca Palandri, Giulia Benevolo, Alessandra Iurlo, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Angelo M Carella, Chiara Paoli, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Daniela Cilloni, Alessandro Andriani, Attilio Guarini, Diamante Turri, Elena Maria Elli, Antonietta Falcone, Barbara Anaclerico, Pellegrino Musto, Nicola Di Renzo, Mario Tiribelli, Renato Zambello, Caterina Spinosa, Alessandra Ricco, Letizia Raucci, Bruno Martino, Mario Annunziata, Silvia Pascale, Anna Marina Liberati, Giorgio La Nasa, Margherita Maffioli, Massimo Breccia, Novella Pugliese, Silvia Betti, Gianfranco Giglio, Antonietta Cappuccio, Luigi Reale
PURPOSE: Myelofibrosis (MF) is a chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm characterised by an aggressive clinical course, with disabling symptoms and reduced survival. Patients experience a severely impaired quality of life and their families face the upheaval of daily routines and high disease-related financial costs. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of Italian patients and their caregivers about living with MF and the burden of illness associated with MF. METHODS: A quali-quantitative questionnaire and a prompted written narrative survey were administered to patients affected by primary or post-essential thrombocythemia/post-polycythaemia vera MF and their primary caregiver in 35 Italian haematological centres...
March 8, 2018: Quality of Life Research
Yen-Yi Juo, Usah Khrucharoen, Yijun Chen, Yas Sanaiha, Peyman Benharash, Erik Dutson
BACKGROUND: Besides rate and extent of weight loss, little is known regarding demographic factors predicting interval cholecystectomy (IC) after bariatric surgery and its incremental costs. OBJECTIVES: We aim to identify risk factors predicting IC after bariatric surgery and quantify its associated costs. SETTING: Nationally representative sampling of acute care hospitals across the United States. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed using the National Readmission Database 2010 to 2014...
March 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Quan Li, Yuhang Zhang, Du Dechao, Yu Yanfei, Wei Zhang
Streptococcus suis, an important swine pathogen and a major zoonotic agent, is responsible for severe financial losses in the global swine industry. Although a multitude of virulence factors have been reported, the pathogenesis of S. suis infections remains poorly understood. In our previous work, we identified a potential virulence-associated protein, named PnuC, unique to virulent strains of S. suis serotype 2 (S. suis 2). To investigate the functions of PnuC, the pnuC gene deletion mutant (ΔpnuC) was constructed in S...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
Catarina Moreirinha, Nádia Osório, Carla Pereira, Sara Simões, Ivonne Delgadillo, Adelaide Almeida
The occurrence of infections by pathogenic bacteria is one of the main sources of financial loss for the aquaculture industry. This problem often cannot be solved with antibiotic treatment or vaccination. Phage therapy seems to be an alternative environmentally-friendly strategy to control infections. Recognizing the cellular modifications that bacteriophage therapy may cause to the host is essential in order to confirm microbial inactivation, while understanding the mechanisms that drive the development of phage-resistant strains...
March 8, 2018: Antibiotics
Emily Koert, Judith C Daniluk
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the experience of permanent childlessness after delayed childbearing. BACKGROUND: More women are delaying childbearing while they pursue a career, gain financial stability and seek an appropriate partner. However, given that fertility declines with age, there is concern that more women will end up permanently, unintentionally childless after postponing childbearing. There is little known about this growing and invisible group...
September 2017: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Alexandre Y Dombrovski, Elizabeth Aslinger, Aidan G C Wright, Katalin Szanto
OBJECTIVE: While loss of socioeconomic status (SES) has been linked to suicidal behavior, it is unclear whether this experience is merely a downstream effect of psychopathology ("downward drift"), a sign of hardship, or an independent psychological contributor to suicide risk. We examined the association between the subjective experience of status loss and suicidal behavior and ideation in old age, while accounting for potential confounders. We were also interested in whether status loss was associated with mere thoughts of suicide vs...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Maria Angela Cerruto, Carolina D'Elia, Salvatore Siracusano, Omar Saleh, Mauro Gacci, Giovanni Cacciamani, Vincenzo De Marco, Antonio Benito Porcaro, Matteo Balzarro, Mauro Niero, Cristina Lonardi, Massimo Iafrate, Pierfrancesco Bassi, Ciro Imbimbo, Marco Racioppi, Renato Talamini, Stefano Ciciliato, Sergio Serni, Marco Carini, Paolo Verze, Walter Artibani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) outcomes in elderly patients with different type of urinary diversion (UD), ileal conduit (IC) and ileal orthotopic neobladder (IONB), after radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer, by using validated self-reported cancer-specific instruments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 77 patients who received an IC or an IONB after RC. HR-QoL was assessed with specific and validated disease questionnaires, administered at last follow-up...
March 7, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
Adiatma Y M Siregar, Pipit Pitriyan, Dylan Walters
Background: In Indonesia, 96% of children (< 24mo) are breastfed. However, only 42% of children (< 6mo) are exclusively breastfed, as per World Health Organization recommendations. Breastfeeding provides protective benefits such as reducing the risk of morbidity and mortality associated with diarrhea and pneumonia/respiratory disease (PRD). This study estimates the potential economic impact of not breastfeeding according to recommendation in Indonesia based on infants suffering from attributable diarrhea and PRD...
2018: International Breastfeeding Journal
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