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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937986/household-costs-of-hospitalized-dengue-illness-in-semi-rural-thailand
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Yesim Tozan, Pitcha Ratanawong, Maquines Odhiambo Sewe, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Pattamaporn Kittayapong
BACKGROUND: Dengue-related illness is a leading cause of hospitalization and death in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, imposing a major economic burden on households, health systems, and governments. This study aims to assess the economic impact of hospitalized dengue cases on households in Chachoengsao province in eastern Thailand. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cost-of-illness study of hospitalized pediatric and adult dengue patients at three public hospitals...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935221/thermal-stability-of-mafenide-and-amphotericin-b-topical-solution
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Julie A Rizzo, Angela K Martini, Kaitlin A Pruskowski, Matthew P Rowan, Krista L Niece, Kevin S Akers
OBJECTIVE: Fungal infections remain a major cause of mortality in the burned population. Mafenide acetate/amphotericin B solution (SMAT) has been used topically for prophylaxis and treatment of these infections. Current manufacturer guidelines only guarantee the stability of mafenide solution and amphotericin B at room temperature. Additionally, the recommended maximum storage time for mafenide solution is 48h, leading to significant financial and material loss when unused solutions are discarded...
September 18, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929520/a-short-report-on-tooth-replacement-in-an-older-suburban-population-in-nigeria
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Olushola Ibiyemi, Folake B Lawal
OBJECTIVES: To determine: the knowledge of the participants about removable dentures, importance of tooth replacement; prevalence of tooth loss and denture use; and factors associated with its non-use among an elderly population in Nigeria. BACKGROUND: Tooth loss without replacement can impact negatively on the quality of life of the elders, thus making use of denture a basic requirement for those with partial or complete edentulous arches in developed countries...
September 20, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927429/the-impact-of-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency-on-health-related-quality-of-life-a-detailed-structured-qualitative-study
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Sasi Neelamekam, See Kwok, Rachel Malone, Anthony S Wierzbicki, Handrean Soran
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in genes involved in the lipoprotein lipase pathway. It is characterised by chylomicronaemia, severe hypertriglyceridaemia and an increased risk of recurrent pancreatitis that often requires hospitalisation. This research aimed to improve our understanding of the debilitating impact that LPLD has on the daily lives of patients and their families. METHODS: The research comprised a 2-h interview with the patient and, where possible, a 1-h interview with a family member; a 1-week pre- and post-interview task (written and/or video diary); and a 30-45-min follow-up telephone interview...
September 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927380/financial-burden-of-survivors-of-medically-managed-myocardial-infarction-and-its-association-with-selected-social-determinants-and-quality-of-life-in-a-lower-middle-income-country
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P K B Mahesh, M W Gunathunga, S Jayasinghe, S M Arnold, D S V Mallawarachchi, S K Perera, U A D Wijesinghe
BACKGROUND: Burden from ischemic heart disease is rising in Sri Lanka due to the demographic and epidemiological transitions. Documented literature is scarce on quality of life, financial burden and its determinants in relation to myocardial infarction (MI). This study was done to describe the financial burden among the survivors of MI managed only with drugs (i.e. those who did not undergo Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) and its association with selected social determinants (SDHs) and quality of life (QOL)...
September 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926021/the-economics-of-animal-welfare
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T J Gibson, E L Jackson
This paper examines four examples of animal welfare issues, demonstrating the interactions between welfare and economic principles. Welfare issues associated with purebred companion animals are examined in terms of predicted inherited diseases, highlighting the power of supply and demand in perpetuating traits in pets that compromise their well-being. The livestock industry is presented from the point of view of pig production and the impact that a major disease (pleurisy) has on production and the animals' welfare...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926010/economic-assessment-of-an-emerging-disease-the-case-of-schmallenberg-virus-in-france
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A Waret-Szkuta, P Alarcon, B Hasler, J Rushton, F Corbière, D Raboisson
Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was first detected in 2011 in Germany and then in France in 2012. This study simulates the production of different ruminant systems in France and estimates, through partial budget analyses, the economic cost of SBV at the farm level, under two disease scenarios (a high-impact and low-impact scenario). A partial budget is used to evaluate the financial effect of incremental changes, and includes only resources or production that will be changed. In the high-impact scenario, the estimated impact of SBV ranged from €23 to €43 per cow per year and €19 to €37 per ewe per year...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925814/evaluation-of-timely-pediatric-cochlear-implant-care-throughout-europe-is-european-cochlear-implantation-care-according-to-guidelines
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Hanneke Bruijnzeel, Aren Bezdjian, Anke Lesinski-Schiedat, Angelika Illg, Konstance Tzifa, Luisa Monteiro, Antonio Della Volpe, Wilko Grolman, Vedat Topsakal
OBJECTIVES: International guidelines indicate that children with profound hearing loss should receive a cochlear implant (CI) soon after diagnosis in order to optimize speech and language rehabilitation. Although prompt rehabilitation is encouraged by current guidelines, delays in cochlear implantation are still present. This study investigated whether European countries establish timely pediatric CI care based on epidemiological, commercial, and clinical data. METHODS: An estimation of the number of pediatric CI candidates in European countries was performed and compared to epidemiological (Euro-CIU), commercial (Cochlear(®)), and clinical (institutional) age-at-implantation data...
September 19, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919118/global-regional-and-national-disability-adjusted-life-years-dalys-for-333-diseases-and-injuries-and-healthy-life-expectancy-hale-for-195-countries-and-territories-1990-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Measurement of changes in health across locations is useful to compare and contrast changing epidemiological patterns against health system performance and identify specific needs for resource allocation in research, policy development, and programme decision making. Using the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016, we drew from two widely used summary measures to monitor such changes in population health: disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) and healthy life expectancy (HALE)...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917500/economic-evaluation-of-childhood-epilepsy-in-a-resource-challenged-setting-a-preliminary-survey
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Aliyu Ibrahim, Umar Isa Umar, Umar Musa Usman, Lukman Femi Owolabi
BACKGROUND: Considerable disease variability exists between patients with epilepsy, and the societal costs for epilepsy care are overall high, because of high frequency in the general population especially in children from developing countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study where children with established diagnosis of epilepsy were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Prevalence-based costs were stratified by patients' sociodemographic characteristics and socioeconomic scores (SES)...
September 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903881/factors-affecting-the-cost-effectiveness-of-on-farm-culture-prior-to-the-treatment-of-clinical-mastitis-in-dairy-cows
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P M Down, A J Bradley, J E Breen, M J Green
The objective of this study was to use probabilistic sensitivity analysis to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of using an on-farm culture (OFC) approach to the treatment of clinical mastitis in dairy cows and compare this to a 'standard' treatment approach. A specific aim was to identify the herd circumstances under which an OFC approach would be most likely to be cost-effective. A stochastic Monte Carlo model was developed to simulate 5000 cases of clinical mastitis at the cow level and to calculate the associated costs simultaneously when treated according to 2 different treatment protocols; i) a 'conventional' approach (3 tubes of intramammary antibiotic) and ii) an OFC programme, whereby cows are treated according to the results of OFC...
September 15, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903865/economic-evaluation-of-the-eradication-program-for-bovine-viral-diarrhea-in-the-swiss-dairy-sector
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B Thomann, A Tschopp, I Magouras, M Meylan, G Schüpbach-Regula, B Häsler
Since 2008, the Swiss veterinary service has been running a mandatory eradication program for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) that is focused on detecting and eliminating persistently infected (PI) animals. Detection was initially based on antigen testing from ear tag samples of the entire cattle population, followed by antigen testing of all newborn calves until 2012. Since then, bulk milk serology (dairy herds) and blood sample serology (beef herds) have been used for the surveillance of disease-free herds. From 2008 to 2012, the proportion of newborn PI calves decreased from 1...
September 15, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888629/prevalence-of-lapine-rotavirus-astrovirus-and-hepatitis-e-virus-in-canadian-domestic-rabbit-populations
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XiaoTing Xie, Joanna Bil, Emily Shantz, Jutta Hammermueller, Eva Nagy, Patricia V Turner
Lapine rotavirus and astrovirus have been associated with disease in rabbits, and there is strong evidence of zoonotic transmission of lapine hepatitis E virus (HEV). Outbreaks of enteritis are common on commercial meat farms, resulting in poor welfare, high rabbit mortality, and significant financial losses for rabbit producers. Currently, none of these viruses are routinely tested by diagnostic laboratories. In this study, we assessed the prevalence of rotavirus, astrovirus, and HEV RNA in 205 pooled and individual fecal samples from healthy Canadian laboratory, companion, shelter and commercial meat rabbit populations...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886674/cancer-caregivers-preparedness-for-loss-and-bereavement-outcomes-do-preloss-caregiver-attributes-matter
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Michael Caserta, Rebecca Utz, Dale Lund, Katherine Supiano, Gary Donaldson
Past studies examining the relationship between preparedness for loss and bereavement outcomes among caregivers of spouses/partners with life-limiting illness did not adequately account for preloss caregiver attributes that could potentially confound the relationship. Using a sample of spouse/partner cancer caregivers ( N = 226), we examined how preloss caregiver attributes were associated with how prepared one felt for loss and their role in the relationship between preparedness and later bereavement outcomes...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880714/long-term-economic-and-employment-outcomes-among-partners-of-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Christine M Veenstra, Lauren P Wallner, Reshma Jagsi, Paul Abrahamse, Jennifer J Griggs, Cathy J Bradley, Sarah T Hawley
PURPOSE: Work loss is one of many personal costs for patients with cancer and their families. Many women with breast cancer face long-term job loss that stems from their diagnoses. However, little is known about the economic and employment outcomes of partners of women with breast cancer. METHODS: Women with nonmetastatic breast cancer identified by the Detroit and Los Angeles SEER registries between June 2005 and February 2007 were surveyed at both 9 months and 4 years after diagnosis...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877756/jigsaw-puzzles-as-cognitive-enrichment-pace-the-effect-of-solving-jigsaw-puzzles-on-global-visuospatial-cognition-in-adults-50-years-of-age-and-older-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patrick Fissler, Olivia C Küster, Laura S Loy, Daria Laptinskaya, Martin J Rosenfelder, Christine A F von Arnim, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
BACKGROUND: Neurocognitive disorders are an important societal challenge and the need for early prevention is increasingly recognized. Meta-analyses show beneficial effects of cognitive activities on cognition. However, high financial costs, low intrinsic motivation, logistic challenges of group-based activities, or the need to operate digital devices prevent their widespread application in clinical practice. Solving jigsaw puzzles is a cognitive activity without these hindering characteristics, but cognitive effects have not been investigated yet...
September 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876992/curricular-renewal-at-the-southern-tip-of-africa-the-2016-veterinary-curriculum-at-the-university-of-pretoria
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Peter C Irons, Dietmar E Holm, C Henry Annandale
Four years after the institution of a new curriculum at the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science, a second major curricular renewal was initiated as a result of several pressing drivers, many of which were unique to the national and institutional context. During the project, South African higher education was disrupted by student protests prompted by financial pressures on students, the overt colonial structure of higher education, and the need to accelerate transformation of the sector. A structured curricular renewal process was followed, including the laying down of the principles, the structuring the macro-curriculum as a story, the design of a meso- and micro-curriculum, and the mapping of the curriculum to Day One outcomes...
2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874487/high-levels-of-capitation-payments-needed-to-shift-primary-care-toward-proactive-team-and-nonvisit-care
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Sanjay Basu, Russell S Phillips, Zirui Song, Asaf Bitton, Bruce E Landon
Capitated payments in the form of fixed monthly payments to cover all of the costs associated with delivering primary care could encourage primary care practices to transform the way they deliver care. Using a microsimulation model incorporating data from 969 US practices, we sought to understand whether shifting to team- and non-visit-based care is financially sustainable for practices under traditional fee-for-service, capitated payment, or a mix of the two. Practice revenues and costs were computed for fee-for-service payments and a range of capitated payments, before and after the substitution of team- and non-visit-based services for low-complexity in-person physician visits...
September 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865858/farm-business-and-operator-variables-associated-with-bulk-tank-somatic-cell-count-from-dairy-herds-in-the-southeastern-united-states
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Karen L DeLong, Dayton M Lambert, Susan Schexnayder, Peter Krawczel, Mark Fly, Lorraine Garkovich, Steve Oliver
Mastitis is a worldwide problem in dairy cows and results in reduced milk production, the culling of cows, and other economic losses. Bulk tank somatic cell count (BTSCC) over 200,000 cells/mL often indicates underlying subclinical mastitis in dairy herds. Several preventative measures that can be implemented to help improve the incidence of mastitis exist, but surveys find these practices not fully adopted by producers. The goal of this research was to analyze the farm and operator characteristics associated with BTSCC in dairy herds by analyzing a survey of dairy producers in the southeastern United States...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864701/is-there-evidence-that-the-yearly-numbers-of-children-newly-certified-with-sight-impairment-in-england-and-wales-has-increased-between-1999-2000-and-2014-2015-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catey Bunce, Antra Zekite, Richard Wormald, Richard Bowman
OBJECTIVES: To use routine data capture from hospitals in England and Wales to identify whether there has been an increase in the annual numbers of children newly certified sight impaired in England and Wales between 1999/2000 and 2014/2015 and to examine causes of certifiable sight impairment in children certified in 2014/2015. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study including an analysis of all certificates of vision impairment completed in hospitals in England and Wales each year between 2007/2008 and 2014/2015 and all certificates completed in hospitals in England and Wales in 1999/2000...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
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