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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759849/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-the-effects-are-more-than-skin-deep
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Carol E Muenks, Whitney C Sewell, Patrick G Hogan, Ryley M Thompson, David G Ross, Jeffrey W Wang, John J Morelli, Sarah J Gehlert, Stephanie A Fritz
OBJECTIVES: To assess the psychosocial effects of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) diagnosis on the households of children with MRSA skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI). STUDY DESIGN: We constructed and administered an interview to the primary caregiver within the home of a child with a history of MRSA SSTI. RESULTS: Seventy-six households were enrolled. Survey responses were analyzed and grouped into 4 themes: health behavior changes, disclosure, social interactions, and knowledge/awareness...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748511/implementation-of-dietary-reference-intake-standards-in-preschool-menus-in-poland
#2
Joanna Myszkowska-Ryciak, Anna Harton
Although the nutritional value of preschool menus largely determines the proper nutrition of attending children, their nutrient composition often does not meet the standards. The purpose of the study was to assess the nutritional value of menus served in preschools throughout Poland. We analyzed a sample of 10 daily menus and inventory reports reflecting foods and beverages served in 270 full-board government-sponsored preschools. Nutrient content was calculated per child per day, and compared with 70% of dietary reference intake (DRI) for children aged 1⁻3 and 4⁻6...
May 10, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744263/adherence-to-blood-pressure-measurement-guidelines-in-long-term-care-facilities-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
Sachiko Ozone, Mikiya Sato, Ayumi Takayashiki, Naoto Sakamoto, Hisashi Yoshimoto, Tetsuhiro Maeno
Objective: To assess the extent to which long-term care facilities in Japan adhere to blood pressure (BP) measurement guidelines. Design: Cross-sectional, observational survey. Setting: Japan (nationwide). Participants: Geriatric health service facilities that responded to a questionnaire among 701 facilities that provide short-time daycare rehabilitation services in Japan. Methods: A written questionnaire that asked about types of measurement devices, number of measurements used to obtain an average BP, resting time prior to measurement, and measurement methods when patients' arms were covered with thin (eg, a light shirt) or thick sleeves (eg, a sweater) was administered...
May 2018: Journal of General and Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728782/respiratory-syncytial-virus-prophylaxis-in-cystic-fibrosis-the-canadian-registry-of-palivizumab-data-2005-2016
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Ian Mitchell, S K Wong, B Paes, M Ruff, C Bjornson, A Li, K L Lanctôt
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may cause severe illness in cystic fibrosis (CF) children, but recommendations vary on prophylaxis. CARESS is a prospective registry of children who received palivizumab in 32 Canadian sites from 2005 to 2016. Demographic data were collected at enrollment and respiratory illness-related events recorded monthly. We reviewed respiratory illness hospitalization (RIH) and RSV hospitalization (RSVH) in CF children aged < 24 months versus those prophylaxed for standard indications (SI; prematurity, chronic lung disease [CLD] and congenital heart disease [CHD]), and complex medical disorders (CM)...
May 4, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714103/traffic-related-air-pollution-lung-function-and-host-vulnerability-new-insights-from-the-paris-birth-cohort
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Nicolas Bougas, Fanny Rancière, Nicole Beydon, Malika Viola, Xavier Perrot, Stephan Gabet, Guillaume Lezmi, Flore Amat, Jacques De Blic, Jocelyne Just, Isabelle Momas
RATIONALE: Although the effects of traffic-related air pollution on respiratory exacerbations have been well documented, its impact on lung function in childhood remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the associations of prenatal, early, and lifetime traffic-related air pollution exposure with lung function at 8-9 years studying possible effect modification by sex, sensitization at 8-9 years, and early lower respiratory tract infections. METHODS: We conducted this study among 788 children from the PARIS (Pollution and Asthma Risk: an Infant Study) birth cohort...
May 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693776/contributions-of-nonmaternal-caregivers-to-infant-feeding-in-a-low-income-african-american-sample
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Katherine J Barrett, Heather M Wasser, Amanda L Thompson, Margaret E Bentley
Infant feeding is a well-established topic of interest in obesity research, yet few studies have focused on contributions of nonmaternal caregivers (NMCs)-such as fathers, grandparents, and daycare providers-to infant feeding. Data from the Infant Care, Feeding and Risk of Obesity Project in North Carolina were used to investigate (a) which factors were associated with NMC feeding styles and (b) how NMCs' and mothers' feeding styles compared. Multivariate regression models utilizing random effects were used to analyse data from 108 NMCs who were identified by mothers as being heavily involved in infant feeding...
April 25, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684982/intrathecal-levobupivacaine-versus-bupivacaine-for-inguinal-hernia-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ajay Singh, Anshu Gupta, Priyankar Kumar Datta, Maitree Pandey
Background: Levobupivacaine is an attractive alternative to racemic bupivacaine for spinal anesthesia due to the lower potential for cardio-toxicity and faster recovery profile. This study was designed to compare isobaric levobupivacaine with hyperbaric racemic bupivacaine with respect to intraoperative quality of anesthesia and the postoperative recovery profile in patients undergoing inguinal hernia surgery. Methods: A total of 100 ASA 1 and 2 patients, aged 18-60 years, undergoing elective daycare unilateral inguinal hernia surgery, were randomized into two groups...
April 24, 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661692/hospital-ambulatory-medicine-a-leading-strategy-for-internal-medicine-in-europe
#8
Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barreto, Stefano Bassetti, Monica Bivol, Pietro Castellino, Evert-Jan de Kruijf, Francesco Dentali, Mine Durusu-Tanriöver, Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Thomas Hanslik, Radovan Hojs, Soňa Kiňová, Leonid Lazebnik, Evija Livčāne, Matthias Raspe, Luis Campos
Addressing the current collision course between growing healthcare demands, rising costs and limited resources is an extremely complex challenge for most healthcare systems worldwide. Given the consensus that this critical reality is unsustainable from staff, consumer, and financial perspectives, our aim was to describe the official position and approach of the Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), for encouraging internists to lead a thorough reengineering of hospital operational procedures by the implementation of innovative hospital ambulatory care strategies...
April 13, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653437/early-infectious-exposures-are-not-associated-with-increased-risk-of-pediatric-onset-multiple-sclerosis
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Leena Suleiman, Emmanuelle Waubant, Gregory Aaen, Anita Belman, Leslie Benson, Meghan Candee, Tanuja Chitnis, Mark Gorman, Manu Goyal, Benjamin Greenberg, Yolanda Harris, Janace Hart, Ilana Kahn, Lauren Krupp, Timothy Lotze, Soe Mar, Manikum Moodley, Jayne Ness, Bardia Nourbakhsh, Mary Rensel, Moses Rodriguez, John Rose, Jennifer Rubin, Teri Schreiner, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Amy Waldman, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, T Charles Casper, Michael Waltz, Jennifer S Graves
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if early infectious exposures such as daycare, early use of antibiotics, vaccinations and other germ exposures including pacifier use and playing on grass are associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) risk in children. METHODS: This was a case-control study of children with MS or clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and healthy controls enrolled at sixteen clinics participating in the US Network of Pediatric MS Centers. Parents completed a comprehensive environmental questionnaire that captured early infectious exposures, habits, and illnesses in the first five years of life...
March 26, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650867/-a-study-on-the-number-of-offices-for-home-visit-outpatient-day-long-term-care-in-noto-area-based-on-estimated-population-analysis-using-the-geographic-information-system
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Tomoya Itatani, Ryo Horiike, Hisao Nakai, Kaoru Kyota, Keiko Tsukasaki
There has been a noticeable population decline in the Noto area. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has determined the population size necessary for the establishment of daily living-related service businesses and, if the population falls below this, there is a possibility of businesses withdrawing from the area. In this research, we examine the number of home visit and daycare businesses established in the Noto area in 2025, using the geographic information system (GIS). The number of sites of businesses established was calculated using data published by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618867/nasal-reconstruction-with-pre-laminated-forehead-flap
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N S Prasanna
Loss of nasal skin as well as loss of both lateral alar cartilages and vestibular lining with exposure of septum presents a grotesque deformity by itself, with further danger of loss of nasal bones and other cartilaginous structures leading to total loss of nose. The Goal of the treatment is to restore the skin cover as well as lining and cartilage support, restoring nose while avoiding the deformity. In an elderly patient with Spiritual restrictions, with diabetes and Hypertension, the treatment was needed to be carried out under local anesthesia as a daycare procedure...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606106/social-value-of-a-nutritional-counselling-and-support-program-for-breastfeeding-in-urban-poor-settings-nairobi
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Sophie Goudet, Paula L Griffiths, Caroline W Wainaina, Teresia N Macharia, Frederick M Wekesah, Milka Wanjohi, Peter Muriuki, Elizabeth Kimani-Murage
BACKGROUND: In Kenya, poor maternal nutrition, suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices and high levels of malnutrition have been shown among the urban poor. An intervention aimed at promoting optimal maternal infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) practices in urban poor settings in Nairobi, Kenya was implemented. The intervention involved home-based counselling of pregnant and breastfeeding women and mothers of young children by community health volunteers (CHVs) on optimal MIYCN practices...
April 2, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588610/unmet-service-needs-evaluated-by-case-managers-among-disabled-patients-on-hemodialysis-in-japan
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Hidehiro Sugisawa, Toshio Shinoda, Yumiko Shimizu, Tamaki Kumagai, Hiroaki Sugisaki, Seiji Ohira
Background: This study aimed to investigate the levels of unmet needs for home and community-based services (HCBS) evaluated by case managers (CMs) among disabled patients on hemodialysis (DPHD) and to examine factors related to unmet needs. Unmet needs for HCBS were defined as situations in which patients do not use or underuse HCBS despite needing them. Candidates for the factors relating to unmet needs for HCBS included three dimensions: predisposing, enabling, and need factors. Methods: Self-administrated questionnaires were collected from 391 CMs of DPHD certified with long-term care insurance...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578198/impact-of-attendance-in-a-daycare-centre-on-depression-among-elderly-in-rural-puducherry-a-pre-post-intervention-study
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Sonali Sarkar, Shivanand Kattimani, K C Premarajan, Gautam Roy
Background & objectives: Depression is higher in the elderly and in the rural areas in India. There is a need for interventions to reduce depression among the elderly and improve their quality of life (QOL). This study was conducted to assess the impact of attendance at a community-based daycare centre in rural Puducherry, India, on depression, cognitive impairment (CI) and QOL of the elderly. Methods: This was a before and after intervention study with a daycare centre set up in the village Thondamanatham in Puducherry, India, between January 2013 and January 2014...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568337/evaluation-of-daily-time-spent-in-transportation-and-traffic-influenced-microenvironments-by-urban-canadians
#15
Carlyn J Matz, David M Stieb, Marika Egyed, Orly Brion, Markey Johnson
Exposure to traffic and traffic-related air pollution is associated with a wide array of health effects. Time spent in a vehicle, in active transportation, along roadsides, and in close proximity to traffic can substantially contribute to daily exposure to air pollutants. For this study, we evaluated daily time spent in transportation and traffic-influenced microenvironments by urban Canadians using the Canadian Human Activity Pattern Survey (CHAPS) 2 results. Approximately 4-7% of daily time was spent in on- or near-road locations, mainly associated with being in a vehicle and smaller contributions from active transportation...
2018: Air Quality, Atmosphere, & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557603/developmental-tempo-in-children-aged-0-5-years-living-under-unfavourable-environmental-conditions
#16
Horacio Lejarraga, Diana M Kelmansky, Fernando Nunes
OBJECTIVE: To describe the dynamics of development along the early years of life among children living under unfavorable socioeconomic conditions. POPULATION AND METHODS: In 5401 children younger than 6 years old living in Florencio Varela and in the Matanza-Riachuelo River Basin (Matanza, Villa 21-24, Wilde, Villa Inflamable and Acuba), areas with a high proportion of families with unmet basic needs, a logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the median age at attainment of 13 psychomotor developmental milestones; differences between these ages and median age at attainment of milestones as per the national reference were plotted on the y-axis, while the median age as per the national reference was plotted on the x-axis...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526481/proposition-of-decision-limits-for-serum-lipids-in-brazilian-children-aged-one-to-13-years
#17
Natasha Slhessarenko, Cor J F Fontes, Maria Eduarda S F Barreto, Raymundo S Azevedo, Adagmar Andriolo
OBJECTIVE: To determine decision limits (DL) for total cholesterol (TC), LDL-cholesterol (LDL-c), non-HDL cholesterol (NHDL-c), HDL-cholesterol (HDL-c), and triglycerides (TG) in healthy children and adolescents from Cuiabá, Brazil. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 1866 healthy children and adolescents randomly selected from daycare centers and public schools in Cuiabá. The desirable levels of serum lipids were defined using the classic criteria, i...
March 8, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518241/relationships-between-secondhand-smoke-incursion-and-wheeze-rhinitis-and-eczema-symptoms-in-children-living-in-homes-without-smokers-in-multi-unit-housing
#18
Jeonghoon Kim, Eunsun Lee, Kiyoung Lee, KyooSang Kim
Introduction: Secondhand smoke (SHS) incursion can occur in units of multi-unit housing (MUH). The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between SHS incursion and allergic symptoms in children living in MUH without smokers. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study from May to September 2015 in Seoul, Korea. Children were recruited from elementary schools, kindergartens, and daycare centers. In total, 16676 children between 1 and 13 years of age living in MUH without smokers were included in the analysis...
March 6, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515342/a-diminutive-t1-cancer-4-mm-in-size-resected-by-cold-snare-polypectomy
#19
Naohisa Yoshida, Yuji Naito, Takaaki Murakami, Kiyoshi Ogiso, Ryohei Hirose, Yutaka Inada, Mitsuo Kishimoto, Rafiz Abdul Rani, Yoshito Itoh
Cold snare polypectomy (CSP) should be performed for benign lesions, though an accurate diagnosis is sometimes difficult with only white light observation. Irregular findings by narrow-band imaging (NBI) are useful for differentiating malignant lesions from benign lesions, and cases with this finding are not expected for CSP. We present a diminutive T1 cancer resected by CSP as a reflection case. A 68-year-old man underwent colonoscopy for surveillance after polypectomy. A reddish polyp 4 mm in size was detected at the rectum...
January 2018: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503370/-factors-related-to-the-life-space-of-daycare-center-users
#20
Koki Kawamura, Chikako Kato, Izumi Kondo
PURPOSE: We examined the factors related to life space and changes in the care level after one year in daycare center users. METHODS: The participants were 83 older adults (age, > 65 years; mean age, 79.5±6.8 years) with MMSE scores of ≥20, who could walk independently, who needed support (1-2) or care (1), and who underwent rehabilitation at a daycare center. The life space was evaluated by the Life Space Assessment (LSA). The subjects' basic information (i...
2018: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
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