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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334614/perceptions-of-exercise-screening-among-older-adults
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Liza Stathokostas, Andrea F M Petrella, Wendy Blunt, Robert J Petrella
BACKGROUND: Pre-physical activity screening is important for older adults' participating in physical activity. Unfortunately, many older adults face barriers to exercise participation and thus, may not complete proper physical activity screening. The purpose of this project was to conduct a thematic analysis of perceptions and experiences of community-dwelling older adults regarding pre-physical activity screening (i.e., Get Active Questionnaire (GAQ) and a standardized exercise stress test)...
January 15, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334274/an-overview-of-robotic-mechanical-devices-for-post-stroke-thumb-rehabilitation
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Marian Suarez-Escobar, Elizabeth Rendon-Velez
PURPOSE: This article aims to clarify the current state-of-the-art of robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation as well as the anatomical characteristics and motions of the thumb that are crucial for the development of any device that aims to support its motion. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted to identify robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation. Specific electronic databases and well-defined search terms and inclusion/exclusion criteria were used for such purpose...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334203/modeling-in-vitro-fertilization-data-considering-multiple-outcomes-observed-among-iranian-infertile-women
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Azadeh Ghaheri, Aliakbar Rasekhi, Reza Omani Samani, Ebrahim Hajizadeh
Background: Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles should successfully go through multiple points during the procedure (i.e., implantation, clinical pregnancy, no spontaneous abortion and delivery) to achieve live births. In this study, data from multiple cycles and multiple points during the IVF cycle are collected for each individual to model the effects of factors associated with success at different stages of IVF cycles in Iranian infertile women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This historical cohort study includes 996 assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles of 511 infertile women...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333863/principles-of-vaccine-potency-assays
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Thorsten Verch, Jeremiah J Trausch, Mary Shank-Retzlaff
Compared with biologics, vaccine potency assays represent a special challenge due to their unique compositions, multivalency, long life cycles and global distribution. Historically, vaccines were released using in vivo potency assays requiring immunization of dozens of animals. Modern vaccines use a variety of newer analytical tools including biochemical, cell-based and immunochemical methods to measure potency. The choice of analytics largely depends on the mechanism of action and ability to ensure lot-to-lot consistency...
January 15, 2018: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331657/views-of-teenage-children-about-the-effects-of-a-parent-s-mobility-disability
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Lisa I Iezzoni, Amy J Wint, Alexy Arauz Boudreau, Cheri A Blauwet, Karen A Kuhlthau
BACKGROUND: Few U.S. studies have explored how children experience a parent's mobility disability and its effects on their daily lives. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to engage youth ages 13-17 who had at least one parent with mobility disability in describing their perceptions of their parent's disability and its consequences for their daily and family life. METHODS: Participants videoed and photographed their experiences following general guidelines from the researchers about topics of interest...
December 29, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331235/antim%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-as-a-predictor-of-live-birth-following-assisted-reproduction-an-analysis-of-85-062-fresh-and-thawed-cycles-from-the-society-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-clinic-outcome-reporting-system-database-for-2012-2013
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Reshef Tal, David B Seifer, Ethan Wantman, Valerie Baker, Oded Tal
OBJECTIVE: To determine if serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) is associated with and/or predictive of live birth assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System database from 2012 to 2013. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 69,336 (81.8%) fresh and 15,458 (18.2%) frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles with AMH values...
January 11, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330073/the-association-of-clinic-based-mobility-tasks-and-measures-of-community-performance-and-risk
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M L Callisaya, J Verghese
INTRODUCTION: Gait speed is recognized as an important predictor of adverse outcomes in older people. However, it is unknown if other more complex mobility tasks are better predictors of such outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine a range of clinic-based mobility tests and determine which were most strongly associated with measures of community performance and risk (CP&R). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study SETTING: Central Control Mobility and Aging Study, Westchester County, New York PARTICIPANTS: Aged ≥ 65 years (n=424) METHODS: Clinic-based mobility measures included gait speed measured during normal and dual-task conditions, the Floor Maze Immediate and Delay tasks, and stair ascending and descending...
January 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327409/cultural-aspects-of-pain-a-study-of-indian-asian-women-in-the-uk
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Stephanie Holt, Jackie Waterfield
OBJECTIVES: Culture and ethnicity are acknowledged as important factors in the context of the biopsychosocial model. They may contribute to explaining the experience of pain, therapeutic encounters within healthcare, and the strategies that individuals use to cope with pain. The present study explored these issues in a sample of Indian Asian women in the UK. METHODS: Based on a phenomenological approach, 17 women participated in five semi-structured group interviews...
January 12, 2018: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324946/realities-and-perspectives-of-adolescent-mothers-in-their-first-pregnancy
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Rita de Cássia Andrade Neiva Santos, Raimunda Magalhães da Silva, Maria Veraci Oliveira Queiroz, Herla Maria Furtado Jorge, Aline Veras Morais Brilhante
OBJECTIVE: to understand the trajectory of adolescents regarding the first pregnancy, contemplating realities and perspectives. METHOD: qualitative study, based on the Schütz theoretical framework, with 30 adolescents assisted in an outpatient clinic for adolescents in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. From the narrative interviews carried out in the first semester of 2013, in the return for the first consultation of the puerperium, the communicative processes were identified, the central ideas and units of meanings expressed in the themes were abstracted: I was dating and became pregnant; realities and perspectives...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324596/preterm-delivery-and-low-birth-weight-among-neonates-conceived-with-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-compared-with-conventional-in-vitro-fertilization
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Sanaz Keyhan, Tracy Truong, Yi-Ju Li, Tia Jackson-Bey, Jennifer L Eaton
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of prematurity and low birth weight (LBW) among singletons conceived with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) compared with those conceived with conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Using the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcomes Reporting System, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of women undergoing a first, fresh autologous ICSI or conventional IVF cycle from 2004 to 2013. Singleton live births were included in the analysis...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324407/head-motion-and-head-gesture-based-robot-control-a-usability-study
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Anja Jackowski, Marion Gebhard, Roland Thietje
The assistive robot system adaptive head motion control for user-friendly support (AMiCUS) has been developed to increase the autonomy of motion impaired people. The six degrees of freedom robot arm with gripper is controlled with head motion and head gestures only, so especially tetraplegics benefit from collaboration with AMiCUS. In this paper, a usability study with a total number of 30 subjects was conducted to validate the AMiCUS interaction technology and design. 24 able-bodied subjects of demographically diverse groups and 6 tetraplegics participated in this paper...
January 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322965/endovascular-strategies-for-management-of-intradural-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms
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Swati D Chinchure, Vijay Jaykrishnan, B P Krishna Prasad
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular treatment of vertebral intradural dissecting aneurysms is complex and requires different strategies for each case. The current study aims to classify these aneurysms for an easy selection of optimal strategies for endovascular therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective evaluation of 10 patients harbouring a vertebral intradural dissecting aneurysm (including 6 female and 4 male patients). The clinical, procedural, and angiographic data were evaluated...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320504/evaluation-of-the-practicability-and-virological-performance-of-finger-stick-whole-blood-hiv-self-testing-in-french-speaking-sub-saharan-africa
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Serge Tonen-Wolyec, Salomon Batina-Agasa, Jérémie Muwonga, Franck Fwamba N'kulu, Ralph-Sydney Mboumba Bouassa, Laurent Bélec
BACKGROUND: Opportunities for HIV testing could be enhanced by offering HIV self-testing (HIVST) in populations that fear stigma and discrimination when accessing conventional HIV counselling and testing in health care facilities. Field experience with HIVST has not yet been reported in French-speaking African countries. METHODS: The practicability of HIVST was assessed using the prototype the Exacto® Test HIV (Biosynex, Strasbourg, France) self-test in 322 adults living in Kisangani and Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to World Health Organization's recommendations...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319740/pregnancy-complications-in-brazilian-puerperal-women-treated-in-the-public-and-private-health-systems
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Patrícia Louise Rodrigues Varela, Rosana Rosseto de Oliveira, Emiliana Cristina Melo, Thais Aidar de Freitas Mathias
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the prevalence of pregnancy complications and sociodemographic profile of puerperal patients with complications, according to the form of financing of the childbirth service. METHOD: cross-sectional study with interview of 928 puerperal women whose childbirth was financed by the Unified Health System, health plans and private sources (other sources than the Unified Health System). The sample was calculated based on the births registered in the Information System on Live Births, stratified by hospital and form of financing of the childbirth service...
January 8, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318079/the-effect-of-an-in-hospital-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-on-short-term-mortality-during-orthogeriatric-hip-fracture-program-which-patients-benefit-the-most
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Hanna M Pajulammi, Harri K Pihlajamäki, Tiina H Luukkaala, Janne J Jousmäki, Pekka H Jokipii, Maria S Nuotio
Aims: To examine the association of patient-related factors with the effect of an in-hospital comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) on hip fracture mortality. Methods: Population-based, prospective data were collected on 1425 consecutive hip fracture patients aged ≥65 in a central hospital providing orthogeriatric service. Outcome was mortality at 1 month after hip fracture associated with receiving versus not receiving CGA. Results: Of the patients receiving CGA compared to those who did not, 8...
December 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317175/premature-progesterone-rise-in-art-cycles
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B Lawrenz, L Melado, H M Fatemi
Premature rise of progesterone during the late follicular phase in stimulated IVF cycles is a frequent event and its effect on the endometrial receptivity and on the ART (Assisted Reproductive Technique) - outcome has become a matter of intense debate and research. An emerging body of evidence demonstrates that premature progesterone rise does have a negative impact on the outcome of the ART-success. Until now, the exact cause of progesterone elevation is not fully clear, however lately published studies points to the fact, that premature progesterone elevation might be caused by enhanced FSH stimulation...
January 6, 2018: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315321/inner-cell-mass-incarceration-in-8-shaped-blastocysts-does-not-increase-monozygotic-twinning-in-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-and-screening-patients
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Yi-Fan Gu, Qin-Wei Zhou, Shuo-Ping Zhang, Chang-Fu Lu, Fei Gong, Yue-Qiu Tan, Guang-Xiu Lu, Ge Lin
BACKGROUND: The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been reported to increase the incidence of monozygotic twinning (MZT) compared with the incidence following natural conception. It has been hypothesized that splitting of the inner cell mass (ICM) through a small zona hole may result in MZT. In this study, using a cohort of patients undergoing preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screening (PGD/PGS), we compared the clinical and neonatal outcomes of human 8-shaped blastocysts hatching with ICM incarceration with partially or fully hatched blastocysts, and attempted to verify whether this phenomenon increases the incidence of MZT pregnancy or negatively impact newborns...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315232/recognition-of-activities-of-daily-living-based-on-environmental-analyses-using-audio-fingerprinting-techniques-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ivan Miguel Pires, Rui Santos, Nuno Pombo, Nuno M Garcia, Francisco Flórez-Revuelta, Susanna Spinsante, Rossitza Goleva, Eftim Zdravevski
An increase in the accuracy of identification of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) is very important for different goals of Enhanced Living Environments and for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) tasks. This increase may be achieved through identification of the surrounding environment. Although this is usually used to identify the location, ADL recognition can be improved with the identification of the sound in that particular environment. This paper reviews audio fingerprinting techniques that can be used with the acoustic data acquired from mobile devices...
January 9, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313130/a-national-study-of-the-unmet-needs-of-support-persons-of-haematological-cancer-survivors-in-rural-and-urban-areas-of-australia
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Marita C Lynagh, A Williamson, K Bradstock, S Campbell, M Carey, C Paul, F Tzelepis, R Sanson-Fisher
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare support persons of haematological cancer survivors living in rural and urban areas in regard to the type, prevalence and factors associated with reporting unmet needs. METHODS: One thousand and four (792 urban and 193 rural) support persons of adults diagnosed with haematological cancer were recruited from five Australian state population-based cancer registries. Participants completed the Support Person Unmet Needs Survey (SPUNS) that assessed the level of unmet needs experienced over the past month across six domains...
January 8, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310831/inadequate-fluid-intake-in-long-term-care-residents-prevalence-and-determinants
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Ashwini M Namasivayam-MacDonald, Susan E Slaughter, Jill Morrison, Catriona M Steele, Natalie Carrier, Christina Lengyel, Heather H Keller
Dehydration is estimated to be present in half of long term care residents, as many do not consume the recommended levels of fluid intake. This study aims to describe fluid intake in long term care residents and identify the factors associated with fluid intake. Data were collected from 622 long term care residents, with a mean age of 86.8 ± 7.8. Total fluid intake was estimated over three non-consecutive days. Potential resident and unit-level variables risk factors for low fluid intake were collected, such as dementia status, activities of daily living, and eating challenges...
January 5, 2018: Geriatric Nursing
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