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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430145/the-association-of-ankle-brachial-index-protein-energy-wasting-and-inflammation-status-with-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-on-chronic-hemodialysis
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Hideki Ishii, Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasuhiko Ito, Toru Aoyama, Daisuke Kamoi, Takashi Sakakibara, Norio Umemoto, Yoshitaka Kumada, Susumu Suzuki, Toyoaki Murohara
Protein-energy wasting (PEW) is highly prevalent in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We investigated the association of abnormal ankle brachial index (ABI), PEW, and chronic inflammation status with clinical prognosis in HD patients. A total of 973 HD patients were enrolled and were followed-up for 8 years. As a marker of the PEW, geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) was used. Cut-off levels were 91.2 for GNRI defined from previous studies and 1.9 mg/L for C-reactive protein (CRP) as median value, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429659/sex-differences-in-disease-specific-health-status-measures-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-data-from-the-portrait-study
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Mazen Roumia, Herbert D Aronow, Peter Soukas, Kensey Gosch, Kim G Smolderen, John A Spertus, J Dawn Abbott
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is associated with poor health status (symptoms, functioning, quality of life (QOL)). Whether sex differences exist in PAD-specific health status is unknown. In patients presenting to a specialty clinic with new-onset or recent exacerbation of PAD, we examined sex differences as assessed by the Peripheral Artery Questionnaire (PAQ). The Patient-centered Outcomes Related to TReatment Practices in Peripheral Arterial Disease: Investigating Trajectories (PORTRAIT) study is a multicenter, international prospective study of patients with new or worsening PAD symptoms...
April 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425328/the-use-of-a-smartwatch-as-a-prompting-device-for-people-with-acquired-brain-injury-a-single-case-experimental-design-study
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Matthew Jamieson, Mattia Monastra, Graeme Gillies, Rumen Manolov, Breda Cullen, Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Stephen Brewster, Jonathan Evans
Prompting-based memory compensation is a potential application for smartwatches. This study investigated the usability and efficacy of a Moto360 smartwatch as a memory aid. Four community dwelling adults with memory difficulties following acquired brain injury (ABI) were included in an A-B-A single case experimental design study. Performance of everyday memory tasks was tested over six weeks with the smartwatch and software provided during weeks three and four. Participants were asked to use their usual memory aids and strategies during the control phases (weeks 1-2, 5-6)...
April 20, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422373/longitudinal-recovery-of-local-neuronal-activity-and-consciousness-level-in-acquired-brain-injury
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Qihong Zou, Xuehai Wu, Jin Hu, Weijun Tang, Ying Mao, Jianhong Zhu, Lu Lu, Yao Zhang, Jia-Hong Gao
Decreased brain activity in the default mode network, particularly in the precuneus (PCU), has been consistently shown in acquired brain injury (ABI) patients. However, it is unclear whether resting-state brain activity recovers longitudinally in ABI patients and whether functional activity restoration is associated with improvements in consciousness level. Here, resting-state fMRI data were acquired from 23 ABI patients and 30 age- and gender-matched controls with two longitudinal observations for each participant...
April 19, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421820/characteristics-associated-with-physical-activity-capacity-and-performance-in-children-and-adolescents-with-an-acquired-brain-injury
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Emmah Baque, Lee Barber, Leanne Sakzewski, Robert Ware, Roslyn N Boyd
AIM: To examine characteristics associated with physical activity capacity and performance in children with acquired brain injury (ABI). METHODS: 58 children (32 men; age 11 years 11 months ± 2 years 6 months; Gross motor function classification system [GMFCS] equivalent I = 29, II = 29) >12 months post ABI were recruited. Physical activity capacity measures included: (i) combined score of three 30-second repetition maximum functional strength exercises; (ii) timed up and go; (iii) 6-minute walk test and (iv) high-level mobility assessment tool (HiMAT)...
April 19, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421473/personality-emotion-related-variables-and-media-pressure-predict-eating-disorders-via-disordered-eating-in-lebanese-university-students
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Maria Jose Sanchez-Ruiz, Claire El-Jor, Joelle Abi Kharma, Maya Bassil, Nadine Zeeni
PURPOSE: Disordered eating behaviors are on the rise among youth. The present study investigates psychosocial and weight-related variables as predictors of eating disorders (ED) through disordered eating (DE) dimensions (namely restrained, external, and emotional eating) in Lebanese university students. METHODS: The sample consisted of 244 undergraduates (143 female) aged from 18 to 31 years (M = 20.06; SD = 1.67). Using path analysis, two statistical models were built separately with restrained and emotional eating as dependent variables, and all possible direct and indirect pathways were tested for mediating effects...
April 18, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420282/exploring-predictors-of-treatment-outcome-in-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-sleep-disturbance-following-acquired-brain-injury
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Sylvia Nguyen, Dean McKenzie, Adam McKay, Dana Wong, Shantha M W Rajaratnam, Gershon Spitz, Gavin Williams, Darren Mansfield, Jennie Ponsford
PURPOSE: To identify predictors of treatment response to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for sleep disturbance following acquired brain injury (ABI). METHODS: Classification and regression tree (CART) analysis was conducted on individual patient data from two pilot randomized controlled trials (RCTs): one in traumatic brain injury (TBI), the other in stroke. The combined sample comprised 32 participants; 15 receiving CBT and 17 allocated to treatment as usual (TAU)...
April 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419714/young-people-s-beliefs-about-the-risk-of-bowel-cancer-and-its-link-with-physical-activity
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Katie V Newby, Chloe Cook, Susanne F Meisel, Thomas L Webb, Bernadette Fisher, Abi Fisher
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to explore young people's risk appraisals of bowel cancer, including whether they had a coherent understanding of the protective effects of physical activity (PA). A secondary objective was to examine whether the illness risk representations (IRRs) framework could be used to understand beliefs underlying bowel cancer risk appraisals. DESIGN: Qualitative. METHODS: Framework analysis of semi-structured interviews with 19 people aged 14-17 years...
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416561/requirements-for-and-current-provision-of-rehabilitation-services-for-children-after-severe-acquired-brain-injury-in-the-uk-a-population-based-study
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Louise Hayes, Simon Shaw, Mark S Pearce, Rob J Forsyth
OBJECTIVES: Survival with brain injury is an outcome of severe illness that may be becoming more common. Provision for children in this situation has received little attention. We sought to estimate rates of severe paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) requiring rehabilitation and to describe current provision of services for these children in the UK. METHODS: This study conducted an analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics data between April 2003 and March 2012, supplemented by a UK provider survey completed in 2015...
April 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414537/developing-a-caseload-classification-tool-for-community-nursing
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Helen Chapman, Margaret Kilner, Rebekah Matthews, Abi White, Angela Thompson, Sally Fowler-Davis, Lisa Farndon
Acuity and dependency in the community nursing caseload in combination with safe staffing levels are a national issue of concern. Current evidence suggests that there are no clear approaches to determining staff capacity and skill mix in these community settings. As community nursing caseloads are large with differing complexities, there is a need to allocate community nursing with the best skill mix to achieve the best patient outcomes. A city-wide service improvement initiative developed a tool to classify and categorise patient demand and this was linked to an electronic patient record system...
April 2, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412832/gondeshapur-revisited-what-historical-evidence
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Touraj Nayernouri
In recent years, in European academic circles, there has been a trend to dismiss Gondeshapur as a myth perpetrated by the Bokhtishu family in early Islamic era, despite many historiographical attestations. The writings of Islamic historians such as Al-Qifti and Ibn Abi Usaibia have been discounted as exaggerations by non-contemporary historians, and the lack of primary Pahlavi sources blamed for historical hyperbole. In this essay, I have attempted to show through primary Syriac Christian texts, that there was both a medical school and a bimarestan in Gondeshapur in pre-Islamic Sassanid era, and that Galenic medical texts had been translated and taught in that institution...
April 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409418/polymorphisms-in-cars-are-associated-with-gastric-cancer-risk-a-two-stage-case-control-study-in-the-chinese-population
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Tian Tian, Ling Xiao, Jiangbo Du, Xun Zhu, Yayun Gu, Na Qin, Caiwang Yan, Li Liu, Hongxia Ma, Yue Jiang, Jiaping Chen, Hao Yu, Juncheng Dai
BACKGROUND: The cysteinyl transfer RNA synthetase gene (CARS) is located on chromosome band 11p15.5, which is an important tumor-suppressor gene region. Mutations in CARS have been identified in many kinds of cancers; however, evidence for a relationship between genetic variants in CARS and gastric cancer at the population level is still lacking. Thus, we explored the association of variants in CARS with gastric cancer using a two-stage case-control strategy in Chinese. METHODS: We undertook a two-stage case-control study to investigate the association between polymorphisms in CARS and risk of gastric cancer with use of an Illumina Infinium(®) BeadChip and an ABI 7900 system...
April 13, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408535/unconscious-bias-must-be-tackled-to-reduce-worry-about-overseas-trained-doctors-says-bapio
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Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408416/alternative-surgical-training-model-will-be-trialled-from-2018
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Abi Rimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408081/-nondepolarizing-muscle-relaxant-improves-direct-laryngoscopy-view-with-no-effect-on-face-mask-ventilation
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Marwan S Rizk, Salah M Zeineldine, Mohamad F El-Khatib, Vanda G Yazbeck-Karam, Sophie D Ayoub, Pierre K Bou-Khalil, Elie Abi-Nader, Marc M Ghabach, Chakib M Ayoub
BACKGROUND: Difficult or impossible face mask ventilation complicated with difficult tracheal intubation during anesthesia induction occurs in 0.4% of adult anesthesia cases, possibly leading to life-threatening complications. Because of such catastrophes, muscle relaxants have been recommended to be administered after confirming adequate face mask ventilation without a solid scientific validation of this principal. METHODS: In this observational study, the ease of ventilation and the scores of direct laryngoscopy views before and after administration of cisatracurium were assessed in ninety young healthy adults, without anesthetic risks and without foreseen difficult intubation and who were scheduled for general elective surgeries...
April 10, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407260/the-value-of-nursing-care-a-concept-analysis
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Tracey K Dick, Patricia A Patrician, Lori A Loan
AIM: To report an analysis of the concept of value of nursing care. BACKGROUND: Value-based health care delivery and reimbursement models are focused on value as a product of quality and cost. Nursing care provides tangible and intangible contributions to patient and organizational outcomes. The nursing profession must be able to proactively and effectively communicate the value of nursing care. DESIGN: Concept analysis. DATA SOURCES: Thirty-five separate sources were chosen from database searches of CINAHL Complete and ABI/INFORM Complete...
April 13, 2017: Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406941/association-of-diabetes-mellitus-with-decline-in-ankle-brachial-index-among-patients-on-hemodialysis-a-6-year-follow-up-study
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Szu-Chia Chen, Mei-Yueh Lee, Jiun-Chi Huang, Hsiu-Chin Mai, Po-Lin Kuo, Jer-Ming Chang, Hung-Chun Chen, Yi-Hsin Yang
Peripheral artery occlusive disease is common among diabetes mellitus (DM) and end-stage renal disease patients, and tends to progress faster and lead to worse outcomes. This study compared the association of DM with the decline in ankle-brachial index (ABI) among patients on hemodialysis (HD). This was a longitudinal analysis of ABI in HD patients from 2009 to 2015. Medical records and yearly ABI values were obtained. A longitudinal mixed-model analysis was used to evaluate ABI changing trends while accounting for within-patients correlation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403332/influence-of-root-dentin-treatment-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-fibre-reinforced-posts
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Altair Soares Moura, Rodrigo Dantas Pereira, Fuad Jacob Abi Rached, Bruno Monguilhott Crozeta, Jardel Francisco Mazzi-Chaves, Luis Eduardo Souza-Flamini, Antonio Miranda Cruz
This study evaluates the influence of root dentin treatment with NaOCl alone and combined with EDTA, with and without ultrasound activation, on the push-out bond strength (BS) of fiber-reinforced posts in weakened roots, cemented with RelyX or Panavia. The root canals of 42 maxillary canines were instrumented with Reciproc and 2.5% NaOCl. In the coronal 12mm of all canals, experimental weakening of the roots was produced by reducing dentin thickness with 2.44mm diameter diamond burs. The roots were assigned to 3 groups (n = 14) according to root dentin treatment: 2...
April 10, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401075/repeated-remote-ischemic-conditioning-effect-on-ankle-brachial-index-in-diabetic-patients-a-randomized-control-trial
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Najmeh Shahvazian, Mansour Rafiee, Masoud Rahmanian, Seyed Kazem Razavi-Ratki, Mohammad Hadi Farahzadi
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a phenomenon where a short period of ischemia in one organ protects against further ischemia in the other organs. We hypothesized that RIPC occurring in diabetic patients with ankle brachial index (ABI) between 0.70 and 0.90 were included with peripheral arterial disease, would make the better coronary flow resulted in the increasing ABI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial study was done in the Afshar Cardiovascular Hospital in Yazd between 2013 and 2014...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400451/shattering-the-myths-of-private-practice
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Abi Berger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
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