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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177965/gastrointestinal-symptom-distress-is-associated-with-worse-mental-and-physical-health-related-quality-of-life
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Tyler J O'neill, Janet M Raboud, Jill Tinmouth, Sean B Rourke, Sergio Rueda, Trevor A Hart, Curtis Cooper, Anita Rachlis, Ann N Burchell
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of self-reported GI symptoms and distress is high, but few studies have quantified their impact on HRQOL. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of HIV patients in care in Ontario, Canada (2007-2014). General linear mixed models were used to assess the impact of GI symptoms (diarrhea/soft stool, nausea/vomiting, bloating/painful abdomen, loss of appetite, weight loss/wasting) and distress (range: 0 to 4) on physical and mental HRQOL summary scores (range: 0 to 100) measured by the Medical Outcomes Survey SF-36...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170303/trends-and-correlates-of-cigarette-smoking-and-its-impacts-on-health-related-quality-of-life-among-people-living-with-hiv-findings-from-the-ontario-hiv-treatment-network-cohort-study-2008-2014
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Tsegaye Bekele, Sergio Rueda, Sandra Gardner, Janet Raboud, Marek Smieja, Richard Kennedy, David Fletcher, Ann N Burchell, Jean Bacon, Sean B Rourke
We sought to examine the trends of cigarette smoking, identify correlates of smoking, and examine the impacts of smoking on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among people living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. Study sample included 4473 individuals receiving care and enrolled in the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study. Self-report data on cigarette smoking, HRQOL, and demographic and sociobehavioral variables were collected between 2008 and 2014 through annual face-to-face interviews. Clinical data were abstracted from participants' medical records and enhanced through linkage with a provincial public health laboratory database...
February 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152613/acclimatization-study-of-tagetes-lucida-l-in-egypt-and-the-chemical-characterization-of-its-essential-oils
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Elasyed A Omer, Saber F Hendawy, Rasha F Ismail, Giacomo L Petretto, Jonathan P Rourke, Giorgio Pintore
Seeds of Tagetes lucida were imported to Egypt from Canada and propagated under greenhouse conditions in peat moss media. Soil was sandy in texture and the irrigation system was dripping irrigation. The growth parameters were determined at five successive plant ages, fresh and dry weights of herb were determined at three successive plant ages. The yield of aerial parts after 175 days, was about 7.5 Mg/ha. The essential oil (EO) was extracted by hydro-distillation for three hours with a yield of about 0.5% (w/v)...
February 2, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065809/chordee-and-penile-shortening-rather-than-voiding-function-are-associated-with-patient-dissatisfaction-after-urethroplasty
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Conrad C Maciejewski, Trevor Haines, Keith F Rourke
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors that predict patient satisfaction after urethroplasty by prospectively examining patient-reported quality of life scores using three validated instruments. METHODS: A three-part prospective survey consisting of IPSS, IIEF, and a urethroplasty Quality of Life survey was completed by patients undergoing urethroplasty preoperatively and at 6 months postoperatively. The quality of life score included questions on genitourinary pain, urinary tract infection, post-void dribbling, chordee, shortening, overall satisfaction, and overall health...
January 5, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063375/identifying-the-barriers-to-antiepileptic-drug-adherence-among-adults-with-epilepsy
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Geraldine O' Rourke, Julie Jordan O' Brien
PURPOSE: To identify the barriers to antiepileptic drug (AED) adherence among adults with epilepsy (AWE). The impact of AED non-adherence on quality of life (QoL) was also examined. METHOD: Systematic design (SR) study. A search strategy was undertaken with no time limits, for articles published in English, in MEDLINE, CINANL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Cochrane databases and grey literature sources. Eligibility criteria included participants with epilepsy over 18 years, who were prescribed AEDs...
December 23, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061890/hpv-dna-in-saliva-from-patients-with-scc-of-the-head-and-neck-is-specific-for-p16-positive-oropharyngeal-tumours
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Jason K Wasserman, Ryan Rourke, Bibianna Purgina, Lisa Caulley, Jim Dimitroulakis, Martin Corsten, Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an important cause of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), especially in young people. These tumours overexpress p16 and respond well to treatment. The rapid detection of HPV in patients with HNSCC may expedite treatment when p16 status is not immediately available. METHODS: Saliva-based DNA collection kits and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to determine the HPV status of 62 individuals with biopsy-proven HNSCC...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040777/genome-report-identification-and-validation-of-antigenic-proteins-from-pajaroellobacter-abortibovis-using-de-novo-genome-sequence-assembly-and-reverse-vaccinology
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Bryan T Welly, Michael R Miller, Jeffrey L Stott, Myra T Blanchard, Alma D Islas-Trejo, Sean M O Rourke, Amy E Young, Juan F Medrano, Alison L Van Eenennaam
Epizootic bovine abortion (EBA), or "foothill abortion", is the leading cause of beef cattle abortion in California and has also been reported in Nevada and Oregon. In the 1970's, the soft-shelled tick Ornithodoros coriaceus, or "pajaroello tick", was confirmed as the disease-transmitting vector. In 2005, a novel Deltaproteobacterium was discovered as the etiologic agent of EBA (aoEBA), recently named Pajaroellobacter abortibovis This organism cannot be grown in culture using traditional microbiological techniques; it can only be grown in experimentally-infected severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice...
December 30, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038957/behavioral-interventions-for-improving-contraceptive-use-among-women-living-with-hiv-cochrane-nursing-care-field-cochrane-review-summary
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Sue Rourke, Lisa T Farley, Debbi Atkinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027668/social-determinants-of-health-and-retention-in-hiv-care-in-a-clinical-cohort-in-ontario-canada
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Beth Rachlis, Ann N Burchell, Sandra Gardner, Lucia Light, Janet Raboud, Tony Antoniou, Jean Bacon, Anita Benoit, Curtis Cooper, Claire Kendall, Mona Loutfy, Wendy Wobeser, Frank McGee, Anita Rachlis, Sean B Rourke
: Continuous HIV care supports antiretroviral therapy initiation and adherence, and prolongs survival. We investigated the association of social determinants of health (SDH) and subsequent retention in HIV care in a clinical cohort in Ontario, Canada. The Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study is a multi-site cohort of patients at 10 HIV clinics. Data were collected from medical charts, interviews, and via record linkage with the provincial public health laboratory for viral load tests...
December 27, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003854/one-step-grafting-of-polymers-to-graphene-oxide
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Helen R Thomas, Daniel J Phillips, Neil R Wilson, Matthew I Gibson, Jonathan P Rourke
The direct grafting of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) to the basal plane of graphene oxide has been achieved in a single step: cleavage of the terminal thiocarbonylthio group on RAFT grown poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) reveals a reactive thiol that attacks the epoxides present across the surface of graphene oxide. The new composite material was characterised by a combination of SSNMR, FTIR, Raman, EDX, XPS, TGA and contact angle measurement; it shows enhanced thermal stability and solubility in water.
December 28, 2015: Polymer Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002451/investigating-the-potential-signaling-pathways-that-regulate-activation-of-the-novel-pkc-downstream-of-serotonin-in-aplysia
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Carole A Farah, Bryan Rourke, Unkyung Shin, Larissa Ferguson, María José Luna, Wayne S Sossin
Activation of the novel PKC Apl II in sensory neurons by serotonin (5HT) underlies the ability of 5HT to reverse synaptic depression, but the pathway from 5HT to PKC Apl II activation remains unclear. Here we find no evidence for the Aplysia-specific B receptors, or for adenylate cyclase activation, to translocate fluorescently-tagged PKC Apl II. Using an anti-PKC Apl II antibody, we monitor translocation of endogenous PKC Apl II and determine the dose response for PKC Apl II translocation, both in isolated sensory neurons and sensory neurons coupled with motor neurons...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984556/a-population-based-study-of-care-at-the-end-of-life-among-people-with-hiv-in-ontario-from-2010-to-2013
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Claire E Kendall, Mathieu Chalifoux, Doug Manuel, Robert Reinhard, Gregory Robinson, Jean Bacon, Sean B Rourke, Ron Rosenes, Peter Tanuseputro
BACKGROUND: Aging and increasing comorbidity is changing the end-of-life experience of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the developed world. We quantified, at a population level, the receipt of health care services and associated costs across a comprehensive set of sectors among decedents with and without HIV. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population-level observational study of all decedents in Ontario and their receipt of health care services, captured through linked health administrative databases, between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925609/a-comparison-of-virological-suppression-and-rebound-between-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-persons-initiating-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-in-a-multisite-cohort-of-individuals-living-with-hiv-in-canada
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Anita C Benoit, Jaime Younger, Kerrigan Beaver, Randy Jackson, Mona Loutfy, Renée Masching, Tony Nobis, Earl Nowgesic, Doe O'Brien-Teengs, Wanda Whitebird, Art Zoccole, Mark Hull, Denise Jaworsky, Anita Rachlis, Sean Rourke, Ann N Burchell, Curtis Cooper, Robert Hogg, Marina B Klein, Nima Machouf, Julio Montaner, Chris Tsoukas, Janet Raboud, Building Bridges
BACKGROUND: This study compared time to virologic suppression and rebound between Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals living with HIV in Canada initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). METHODS: Data were from the Canadian Observational Cohort collaboration; 8 studies of treatment-naïve persons with HIV initiating cART after 1/1/2000. Fine and Gray models were used to estimate the effect of ethnicity on 1) time to virologic suppression (two consecutive viral loads (VLs) <50 copies/mL at least three months apart) after adjusting for the competing risk of death and 2) time until virologic rebound (two consecutive VLs >200 copies/mL at least three months apart) following suppression...
December 7, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851713/a-multi-state-model-examining-patterns-of-transitioning-among-states-of-engagement-in-care-in-hiv-positive-individuals-initiating-combination-antiretroviral-therapy
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Jennifer Gillis, Mona Loutfy, Ahmed M Bayoumi, Tony Antoniou, Ann N Burchell, Sharon Walmsley, Curtis Cooper, Marina B Klein, Nima Machouf, Julio S G Montaner, Sean B Rourke, Christos Tsoukas, Robert Hogg, Janet Raboud
BACKGROUND: Common measures of engagement in care fail to acknowledge that infrequent follow-up may occur either intentionally among patients with sustained virologic suppression or unintentionally among patients with poor clinical outcomes. METHODS: Five states of HIV care were defined within the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration following combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) initiation: (1) guidelines HIV care [suppressed viral load (VL) and CD4 >200 cells per cubic millimeter, no gaps in cART >3 months, no gaps in CD4 or VL measurement >6 months], (2) successful care with decreased frequency of follow-up (as above except no gaps in CD4 or VL measurement >12 months), (3) suboptimal care (unsuppressed VL, CD4 <200 cells per cubic millimeter on 2 consecutive visits, ≥1 gap in cART >3 months, or ≥1 gap in CD4 or VL measurement >12 months), (4) loss to follow-up (no contact for 18 months), and (5) death...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832396/erratum-to-a-neural-marker-of-medical-visual-expertise-implications-for-training
#15
Liam Rourke, Leanna C Cruikshank, Larissa Shapke, Anthony Singhal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802346/prevalence-recurrence-and-incidence-of-current-depressive-symptoms-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-ontario-canada-results-from-the-ontario-hiv-treatment-network-cohort-study
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Stephanie K Y Choi, Eleanor Boyle, John Cairney, Evan J Collins, Sandra Gardner, Jean Bacon, Sean B Rourke
INTRODUCTION: Current studies of depression among people living with HIV focus on describing its point prevalence. Given the fluctuating nature of depression and its profound impacts on clinical and quality-of-life outcomes, this study aimed to examine the prevalence, recurrence and incidence of current depressive symptoms and its underlying catalysts longitudinally and systematically among these individuals. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study between October 1, 2007 and December 31, 2012 using longitudinal linked data sources...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787290/economic-mobility-and-the-mortality-crisis-among-us-middle-aged-whites
#17
Rourke L O'Brien, Atheendar S Venkataramani, Alexander C Tsai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773873/performance-characteristics-of-the-reverse-syphilis-screening-algorithm-in-a-population-with-a-moderately-high-prevalence-of-syphilis
#18
Angela R Rourk, Frederick S Nolte, Christine M Litwin
OBJECTIVES: With the recent introduction of automated treponemal tests, a new reverse syphilis algorithm has been proposed and now used by many clinical laboratories. We analyzed the impact of instituting the reverse screening syphilis algorithm in a laboratory that serves a geographic area with a moderately high prevalence of syphilis infection. METHODS: Serum samples sent for syphilis testing were tested using a treponemal enzyme immunoassay (EIA) as the screening assay...
October 22, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713794/slower-but-safe-resident-involvement-in-urological-surgeries
#19
Keith Rourke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713790/mapping-a-competency-based-surgical-curriculum-in-urology-agreement-and-discrepancies-in-the-canadian-national-opinion
#20
Keith Francis Rourke, Andrew E MacNeily
INTRODUCTION: Urology residency training in Canada is quickly evolving from a time-based to a competency-based model. We aim to better define core surgical competencies that would comprise a surgical curriculum and assess any discrepancies in opinion nationally. METHODS: A web-based survey was validated and sent to the 536 practicing members of the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) in August and October 2014. The survey consisted of questions regarding practice demographics, fellowship training, and evaluated the 76 most common urological procedures (using a five-point Likert scale) in the context of the question, "After completion of residency training in Canada a urologist should be proficient in…" A core procedure was defined as one for which there was ≥75% agreement...
May 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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