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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786456/what-everybody-should-know-about-postural-changes
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Benoit Dugué, Giovanni Lombardi, Giuseppe Banfi
Posture changes have been known for a long time to influence the concentration of many analytes in blood especially macromolecules. It is very clear that when someone switches from supine to sitting or standing or from sitting to standing a hemoconcentration is induced. Similarly, when someone switches from standing to sitting or lying a hemodilution occurs. In the context of clinical chemistry, rules have been issued to buffer the impact of postural changes close to the blood specimen collection (e.g. 15 min of seated rest before the blood puncture)...
May 22, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785874/-because-the-baby-asks-for-it-a-mixed-methods-study-on-local-perceptions-toward-nutrition-during-pregnancy-among-marginalised-migrant-women-along-the-myanmar-thailand-border
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Ahmar H Hashmi, Moo Kho Paw, Suphak Nosten, Mu Chae Darakamon, Mary Ellen Gilder, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Verena I Carrara, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Emma Plugge, Rose McGready
BACKGROUND: Under- and over-nutrition during pregnancy are known risk factors for pregnancy complications and adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes. Understanding perceptions around nutrition in pregnancy can create culturally appropriate interventions for improved health outcomes. OBJECTIVE: A mixed-methods study was performed to explore local perceptions and practices of diet and physical activity in pregnancy in a marginalised population along the Myanmar-Thailand border...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780812/characteristics-of-mobile-phone-access-and-usage-in-rural-and-urban-guatemala-assessing-feasibility-of-text-message-reminders-to-increase-childhood-immunizations
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Gretchen J Domek, Ingrid L Contreras-Roldan, Edwin J Asturias, Michael Bronsert, Guillermo Antonio Bolaños Ventura, Sean T O'Leary, Allison Kempe, Sheana Bull
Background: Despite efforts to promote vaccination in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), over 20 million infants remain under-immunized and at risk for unnecessary morbidity and mortality. Mobile health technologies, such as Short Message Service (SMS) texts, have tremendous and untapped potential for disease management. Patient reminder systems are an important mechanism for improving childhood vaccination coverage and can be easily adapted to SMS platforms. However, current research lacks an understanding of the barriers and facilitators to mHealth program design, implementation, and scale in LMICs...
2018: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779485/tgn-1412-and-bia-2474-trials-with-tragic-end-lessons-learnt-to-make-clinical-trials-safer
#4
Rimple Jeet Kaur, Surjit Singh, Preeti Sidhu, Pramod Kumar Sharma
BACKGROUND: Globally, there have been tremendous efforts by regulatory authorities to make clinical trials safer by making stringent clinical trial regulations. Despite this, we witnessed several tragic events. TGN1412 and BIA 10-2474 phase I trials are infamous trails in which healthy volunteers either succumbed to severe adverse effects or faced irreversible impairments of the test drug. Such afflictions in clinical trials are not only turbulent to the image of pharmaceutical industry but it also conveys dispiriting message for clinical trial participants...
May 20, 2018: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777560/the-effect-of-mobile-messaging-apps-on-cardiac-patient-knowledge-of-cad-risk-factors-and-adherence-to-a-healthy-lifestyle
#5
Yea Hung Tang, Mei Chan Chong, Yan Piaw Chua, Ping Lei Chui, Li Yoong Tang, Norsiah Rahmat
AIMS: This study aimed to determine the effect mobile messaging apps on coronary artery disease patient knowledge of and adherence to a healthy lifestyle. BACKGROUND: Due to the increasing incidence of coronary artery disease in recent years, interventions targeting coronary artery disease risk factors are urgent public priorities. The use of mobile technology in healthcare services and medical education is relatively new with promising future prospects. DESIGN: This study used a quasi-experimental design that included pre- and post-test for intervention and control groups...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776002/the-chaos-of-hospitalisation-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischaemia-approaching-major-amputation
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Susan Monaro, Sandra West, Jana Pinkova, Janice Gullick
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To illuminate the hospital experience for patients and families when major amputation has been advised for critical limb ischaemia (CLI). BACKGROUND: CLI creates significant burden to the health system and the family, particularly as the person with CLI approaches amputation. Major amputation is often offered as a late intervention for CLI in response to the marked deterioration of an ischaemic limb, and functional decline from reduced mobility, intractable pain, infection and/or toxaemia...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775092/a-prospective-multi-centre-us-clinical-trial-to-determine-accuracy-of-febridx-point-of-care-testing-for-acute-upper-respiratory-infections-with-and-without-a-confirmed-fever
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Nathan I Shapiro, Wesley H Self, Jeffrey Rosen, Stephan C Sharp, Michael R Filbin, Peter C Hou, Amisha D Parekh, Michael C Kurz, Robert Sambursky
BACKGROUND: FebriDx is a 10-minute disposable point-of-care test designed to identify clinically significant systemic host immune responses and aid in the differentiation of bacterial and viral respiratory infection by simultaneously detecting C-reactive protein (CRP) and myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) from a fingerstick blood sample. FebriDx diagnostic accuracy was evaluated in the emergency room and urgent care setting. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), with and without a confirmed fever at the time of enrolment, was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FebriDx to identify clinically significant bacterial infection with host response and acute pathogenic viral infection...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773539/effectiveness-of-text-message-based-diabetes-self-management-support-programme-sms4bg-two-arm-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rosie Dobson, Robyn Whittaker, Yannan Jiang, Ralph Maddison, Matthew Shepherd, Catherine McNamara, Richard Cutfield, Manish Khanolkar, Rinki Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a theoretically based and individually tailored, text message based, diabetes self management support intervention (SMS4BG) in adults with poorly controlled diabetes. DESIGN: Nine month, two arm, parallel randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Primary and secondary healthcare services in New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS: 366 participants aged 16 years and over with poorly controlled type 1 or type 2 diabetes (HbA1c ≥65 mmol/mol or 8%) randomised between June 2015 and November 2016 (n=183 intervention, n=183 control)...
May 17, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768417/what-are-the-implications-for-practice-that-arise-from-studies-of-medication-taking-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-research
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Mohammed Ahmed Rashid, Nadia Llanwarne, Natalie Heyns, Fiona Walter, Jonathan Mant
BACKGROUND: Despite several decades of evidence supporting the benefits of taking medications in various diseases and healthcare settings, a significant proportion of prescribed treatments are not taken. This review sought to synthesise qualitative research exploring experiences of medication taking around the world, and to determine whether there were consistent messages arising from these studies. METHODS AND FINDINGS: 5 databases (MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EMBASE, SCOPUS, CINAHL) were systematically searched to identify published research papers using qualitative methodologies, which explored medication-taking experiences in patients, citizens, carers, relatives and clinicians...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768054/assessment-and-the-journal-of-clinical-child-and-adolescent-psychology-s-evidence-base-updates-series-evaluating-the-tools-for-gathering-evidence
#10
Andres De Los Reyes, David A Langer
In 2014, Michael Southam-Gerow and Mitch Prinstein launched the Evidence Base Updates series. As invited contributors, authors of Evidence Base Updates articles offer the field an invaluable resource: regular evaluations of the latest data on tools for addressing the mental health needs of children and adolescents. Until now, authors of Evidence Base Updates articles have focused exclusively on evaluating treatment techniques. In this article, we outline how the Evidence Base Updates series will evolve to also include evaluations of assessment techniques...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763977/transforming-care-to-evidence-based-practice-with-scripted-messages-an-improvement-project-for-pain-management-in-outpatient-surgical-patients
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Lanell M Bellury, Karen Mullinax, Judi Mozingo, Berta Dantzler, Nancy McGee
BACKGROUND: Outpatient surgeries are common and most patients experience pain postoperatively requiring nursing attention to pain management. Scripting, recommended for consistent, targeted communication to improve patient satisfaction, has limited evidence to support its use. AIMS: To explore the effect of scripted messages on self-reported pain control and patient satisfaction with care in outpatient surgical patients. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review pre- and postintervention evaluated a pain management scripted message delivered at two time points (preoperatively and postoperatively)...
May 15, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762859/meta-analyses-on-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-in-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-acute-myocardial-infarction-may-provide-biased-results
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M C Acconcia, Q Caretta, F Romeo, M Borzi, M A Perrone, D Sergi, F Chiarotti, C M Calabrese, A Sili Scavalli, C Gaudio
OBJECTIVE: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is the device most commonly investigated in patients with cardiogenic shock (CS) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Recently meta-analyses on this topic showed opposite results: some complied with the actual guideline recommendations, while others did not, due to the presence of bias. We investigated the reasons for the discrepancy among meta-analyses and strategies employed to avoid the potential source of bias. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Scientific databases were searched for meta-analyses of IABP support in AMI complicated by CS...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761633/verification-of-the-qlabs-international-normalized-ratio-point-of-care-device-for-monitoring-of-patients-attending-an-anticoagulation-clinic
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N Mbokota, E Schapkaitz, S Louw
INTRODUCTION: In the developing world, point-of-care (POC) testing for international normalized ratio (INR) plays an important role in the monitoring of patients on long-term warfarin therapy with limited access to healthcare ensuring safe and effective anticoagulation. A newly developed POC device for INR measurement by healthcare workers is the handheld qLabs POC device® (Micropoint Biotechnologies Incorporated, Guangdong, China). METHODS: The qLabs POC device® was evaluated in 262 patients attending an anticoagulation clinic with regards to accuracy and precision of the INR results...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756588/toward-a-shared-care-model-of-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-role-of-the-primary-care-practitioner
#14
Jiwon Oh, Marie-Sarah Gagné-Brosseau, Melanie Guenette, Catherine Larochelle, François Lemieux, Suresh Menon, Sarah A Morrow, Laurence Poliquin-Lasnier, Chantal Roy-Hewitson, Carolina Rush, Anne-Marie Trudelle, Paul S Giacomini
The objective of this study was to develop a shared-care model to enable primary-care physicians to participate more fully in meeting the complex, multidisciplinary healthcare needs of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: The design consisted of development of consensus recommendations and a shared-care algorithm. PARTICIPANTS: A working group of 11 Canadian neurologists involved in the management of patients with MS were included in this study. MAIN MESSAGE: The clinical management of patients with multiple sclerosis is increasing in complexity as new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) become available, and ongoing safety monitoring is required...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756308/improving-adolescents-periodontal-health-evaluation-of-a-mobile-oral-health-app-associated-with-conventional-educational-methods-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Gisele Marchetti, Fabian Calixto Fraiz, Willian Muniz do Nascimento, Geisla Mary Silva Soares, Luciana Reichert da Silva Assunção
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a decisive period in the construction of new conduits. OBJECTIVE: The influence of an App associated with conventional educational methods in adolescents' oral health. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial including 291 participants (mean age = 16.1 years) in baseline. The study consisted of four phases. Interventions were evaluated through the knowledge score (KS) and oral indexes (OHI-S/GBI). KS was obtained through five affirmations about periodontal diseases applied in different moments (pre-test, post-test, and follow-up test)...
May 13, 2018: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752701/pain-agreements-and-healthcare-utilization-in-a-veterans-affairs-primary-care-population-a-retrospective-chart-review
#16
Cynthia Kay, Erica Wozniak, Alice Ching, Joanne Bernstein
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of chronic pain is enormous. In America, the management of chronic pain and opioids remains a critical focus. Guidelines recommend pain agreements as part of the management of chronic pain and opioids; however, evidence of improvement in patient outcomes is lacking. An aspect of patient outcome includes utilization of healthcare resources, such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. It remains uncertain whether the use of pain agreements lessens healthcare utilization...
May 11, 2018: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751617/cardiovascular-health-benefits-of-specific-vegetable-types-a-narrative-review
#17
REVIEW
Lauren C Blekkenhorst, Marc Sim, Catherine P Bondonno, Nicola P Bondonno, Natalie C Ward, Richard L Prince, Amanda Devine, Joshua R Lewis, Jonathan M Hodgson
Adequate vegetable consumption is one of the cornerstones of a healthy diet. The recommendation to increase vegetable intake is part of most dietary guidelines. Despite widespread and long-running public health messages to increase vegetable intake, similar to other countries worldwide, less than 1 in 10 adult Australians manage to meet target advice. Dietary guidelines are predominantly based on studies linking diets high in vegetables with lower risk of chronic diseases. Identifying vegetables with the strongest health benefits and incorporating these into dietary recommendations may enhance public health initiatives around vegetable intake...
May 11, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748174/pituitary-dysfunction-and-association-with-fatigue-in-stroke-and-other-acute-brain-injury
#18
Heleen A Booij, Wietse D C Gaykema, Kamiel A J Kuijpers, Marie-José M Pouwels, Heleen M den Hertog
BACKGROUND: Poststroke fatigue (PSF) is a highly prevalent and debilitating condition. However, the etiology remains incompletely understood. Literature suggests the co-prevalence of pituitary dysfunction (PD) with stroke, and the question raises whether this could be a contributing factor to the development of PSF. This study reviews the prevalence of PD after stroke and other acquired brain injuries and its association with fatigue. SUMMARY: We performed a bibliographic literature search of MEDLINE and Embase databases for English language studies on PD in adult patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or aneurysmatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH)...
May 10, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748165/using-mobile-health-gamification-to-facilitate-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-skills-practice-in-child-anxiety-treatment-open-clinical-trial
#19
Gede Pramana, Bambang Parmanto, James Lomas, Oliver Lindhiem, Philip C Kendall, Jennifer Silk
BACKGROUND: Cognitive behavioral therapy is an efficacious treatment for child anxiety disorders. Although efficacious, many children (40%-50%) do not show a significant reduction in symptoms or full recovery from primary anxiety diagnoses. One possibility is that they are unwilling to learn and practice cognitive behavioral therapy skills beyond therapy sessions. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including a lack of motivation, forgetfulness, and a lack of cognitive behavioral therapy skills understanding...
May 10, 2018: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743062/-we-don-t-want-our-clothes-to-smell-smoke-changing-malaria-control-practices-and-opportunities-for-integrated-community-based-management-in-baringo-kenya
#20
Jacinter A Amadi, Daniel O Olago, George O Ong'amo, Silas O Oriaso, Isaac K Nyamongo, Benson B A Estambale
BACKGROUND: The decline in global malaria cases is attributed to intensified utilization of primary vector control interventions and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). These strategies are inadequate in many rural areas, thus adopting locally appropriate integrated malaria control strategies is imperative in these heterogeneous settings. This study aimed at investigating trends and local knowledge on malaria and to develop a framework for malaria control for communities in Baringo, Kenya...
May 9, 2018: BMC Public Health
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