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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213769/the-patients-experience-of-a-bladder-cancer-diagnosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-qualitative-evidence
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Amanda J Edmondson, Jacqueline C Birtwistle, James W F Catto, Maureen Twiddy
PURPOSE: Bladder cancer (BC) is a common disease with disparate treatment options and variable outcomes. Despite the disease's high prevalence, little is known of the lived experience of affected patients. National patient experience surveys suggest that those with BC have poorer experiences than those with other common cancers. The aim of this review is to identify first-hand accounts of the lived experiences of diagnosis through to survivorship. METHOD: This is a systematic review of the qualitative evidence reporting first-hand accounts of the experiences of being diagnosed with, treated for and surviving bladder cancer...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202740/health-equity-considerations-for-developing-and-reporting-patient-reported-outcomes-in-clinical-trials-a-report-from-the-omeract-equity-special-interest-group
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Jennifer Petkovic, Jennifer L Barton, Caroline Flurey, Niti Goel, Christie M Bartels, Cheryl Barnabe, Maarten P T de Wit, Anne Lyddiatt, Diane Lacaille, Vivian Welch, Annelies Boonen, Beverley Shea, Robin Christensen, Lara J Maxwell, Willemina Campbell, Janet Jull, Karine Toupin-April, Jasvinder A Singh, Charles H Goldsmith, Antoine G Sreih, Christoph Pohl, Catherine Hofstetter, Dorcas E Beaton, Rachelle Buchbinder, Francis Guillemin, Peter S Tugwell
OBJECTIVE: Despite advances integrating patient-centered outcomes into rheumatologic studies, concerns remain regarding their representativeness across diverse patient groups and how this affects equity. The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Equity Working Group aims to determine whether and how to address equity issues within the core outcome sets of domains and instruments. METHODS: We surveyed current and previous OMERACT meeting attendees and members of the Campbell and Cochrane Equity Group regarding whether to address equity issues within the OMERACT Filter 2...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202500/canwalk-a-feasibility-study-with-embedded-randomised-controlled-trial-pilot-of-a-walking-intervention-for-people-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-cancer
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Vicki Tsianakas, Jenny Harris, Emma Ream, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Arnie Purushotham, Lorelei Mucci, James S A Green, Jacquetta Fewster, Jo Armes
OBJECTIVES: Walking is an adaptable, inexpensive and accessible form of physical activity. However, its impact on quality of life (QoL) and symptom severity in people with advanced cancer is unknown. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a community-based walking intervention to enhance QoL in people with recurrent/metastatic cancer. DESIGN: We used a mixed-methods design comprising a 2-centre RCT and nested qualitative interviews...
February 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197692/feasibility-of-establishing-an-australian-acl-registry-a-pilot-study-by-the-australian-orthopaedic-association-national-joint-replacement-registry-aoanjrr
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Christina Lekkas, Richard Clarnette, Stephen E Graves, Sophia Rainbird, David Parker, Michelle Lorimer, Roger Paterson, Justin Roe, Hayden Morris, Julian A Feller, Peter Annear, Ben Forster, David Hayes
PURPOSE: Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common and debilitating injury that impacts significantly on knee function and risks the development of degenerative arthritis. The outcome of ACL surgery is not monitored in Australia. The optimal treatment is unknown. Consequently, the identification of best practice in treating ACL is crucial to the development of improved outcomes. The Australian Knee Society (AKS) asked the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) to consider establishing a national ACL registry...
February 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193647/piperaquine-population-pharmacokinetics-and-cardiac-safety-in-cambodia
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Pattaraporn Vanachayangkul, Chanthap Lon, Michele Spring, Sommethy Sok, Winita Ta-Aksorn, Chanikarn Kodchakorn, Sut-Thang Pann, Soklyda Chann, Mali Ittiverakul, Sabaithip Sriwichai, Nillawan Buathong, Worachet Kuntawunginn, Mary So, Theng Youdaline, Erin Milner, Mariusz Wojnarski, Charlotte Lanteri, Jessica Manning, Satharath Prom, Mark Haigney, Louis Cantilena, David Saunders
Despite rising resistance, dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) remains a first line therapy for uncomplicated malaria in many parts of Cambodia. While generally well-tolerated as a 3-day regimen, compressed 2-day regimens were associated with treatment-limiting cardiac repolarization effects in a recent clinical trial. To better estimate the risks of piperaquine concentration on QT interval prolongation, we pooled data from 3 randomized clinical trials between 2010 and 2014 in northern Cambodia. A population pharmacokinetic model was developed to compare exposure-response relationships between 2-day (2DP) and 3-day (3DP) regimens while accounting for differences in regimen and sample collection times between studies...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184996/no-difference-in-joint-awareness-after-mobile-and-fixed-bearing-total-knee-arthroplasty-3-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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M G M Schotanus, P Pilot, R Vos, N P Kort
PURPOSE: To compare the patients ability to forget the artificial knee joint in everyday life who were randomized to be operated for mobile- or fixed-bearing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: This single-center randomized controlled trial evaluated the 3-year follow-up of the cemented mobile- and fixed-bearing TKA from the same brand in a series of 41 patients. Clinical examination was during the pre-, 6-week, 6-month, 1-, 2- and 3-year follow-up containing multiple patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) including the 12-item Forgotten Joint Score (FJS-12) at 3 years...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183828/a-qualitative-study-of-emergency-physicians-perspectives-on-proms-in-the-emergency-department
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Katie N Dainty, Bianca Seaton, Andreas Laupacis, Michael Schull, Samuel Vaillancourt
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing emphasis on including patients' perspectives on outcomes as a measure of quality care. To date, this has been challenging in the emergency department (ED) setting. To better understand the root of this challenge, we looked to ED physicians' perspectives on their role, relationships and responsibilities to inform future development and implementation of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). METHODS: ED physicians from hospitals across Canada were invited to participate in interviews using a snowballing sampling technique...
February 9, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178956/translation-and-validation-of-the-12-item-oxford-knee-score-for-use-in-finland
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Aleksi Reito, Anni Järvistö, Esa Jämsen, Eerik Skyttä, Ville Remes, Heini Huhtala, Mika Niemeläinen, Antti Eskelinen
BACKGROUND: The focus in the reporting of results after total knee replacement (TKR) has changed from surgeon/radiologist-based scores to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). The questionnaires used in subjective outcome are often originally published in English and need to be validated in different languages. The aim of our study was to investigate the feasibility, validity, reliability, and responsiveness of the Finnish language version of the Oxford Knee Score (OKS-S) questionnaire...
February 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177596/evaluating-metrics-of-responsiveness-using-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Alcina K Lidder, Kara Y Detwiller, Caroline P E Price, Robert C Kern, David B Conley, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Kevin C Welch, Rakesh K Chandra, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Li-Xing Man, Robert P Schleimer, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Responsiveness, or sensitivity to clinical change, is important when selecting patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for research and clinical applications. This study compares responsiveness of PROMs used in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) to inform the future development of a highly responsive instrument that accurately portrays CRS patients' symptom experiences. METHODS: Adult CRS patients initiating medical therapy (MT; n = 143) or undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery after failing MT (ESS; n = 123) completed the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), European Position Statement on Rhinosinusitis (EPOS) visual analog scale (VAS), and 29-item Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS-29) at baseline and 3 months after treatment...
February 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162839/a-systematic-review-of-measurement-properties-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-used-in-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Joel J Gagnier, Megan Mullins, Hsiaomin Huang, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Anna Ghambaryan, Benjamin Eloff, Faisal Mirza, Manuel Bayona
BACKGROUND: While clinical research on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes is prevalent in the literature, studies often have poor methodological and reporting quality. A high-quality patient-reported outcome instrument is reliable, valid, and responsive. Many studies evaluate these properties, but none have done so with a systematic and accepted method. The objectives of this study were to identify patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for TKA, and to critically appraise, compare, and summarize their psychometric properties using accepted methods...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161546/evaluation-of-changes-in-promoters-use-of-ucoes-and-chain-order-to-improve-the-antibody-production-in-cho-cells
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Maria Del Refugio Rocha-Pizaña, Guadalupe Ascencio-Favela, Brenda Maribell Soto-García, Margarita de la Luz Martinez-Fierro, Mario Moisés Alvarez
Therapy with biopharmaceuticals, mainly recombinant antibodies, offers patients higher life expectancy and better life quality than pharmacologic therapy. Countries with the highest scientific development are investing in this kind of therapy, and this is why the optimization of the production of these recombinant proteins would lead to their higher production and lower costs of the final product. Modifications in the use of promoters, the use of recombination regions, and the change in the order of the chains, are some of the genetic engineering changes that can increase the production of recombinant antibodies...
February 2, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160689/predictive-value-of-vaginal-il-6-and-tnf%C3%AE-bedside-tests-repeated-until-delivery-for-the-prediction-of-maternal-fetal-infection-in-cases-of-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Gilles Kayem, Frederic Batteux, Noémie Girard, Thomas Schmitz, Marion Willaime, Francoise Maillard, Pierre Henri Jarreau, Francois Goffinet
OBJECTIVE: Examine the predictive value for maternal-fetal infection of routine bedside tests detecting the proinflammatory cytokines, TNFα and IL-6, in the vaginal secretions of women with premature rupture of the membranes (PROM). STUDY DESIGN: This prospective two-center cohort study included all women hospitalized for PROM over a 2-year period. A bedside test assessed IL-6 and TNFα in vaginal secretions. Both centers routinely tested CRP and leukocytes, assaying both in maternal serum, and analyzed vaginal bacterial flora; all samples were repeated twice weekly until delivery...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152817/implementing-patient-reported-outcome-surveys-as-part-of-routine-care-lessons-from-an-academic-radiation-oncology-department
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Kelly O'Neil, Andrea Kelly, Maureen Keaty, Colleen Whitehouse, Barbara Kalinowski, Peter F Orio, Neil E Martin
: 97 Background: We sought to implement patient reported outcomes (PRO) surveys to measure the acute and late effects of radiation treatment at a multisite academic medical center. METHODS: Over the course of 18 months we addressed survey identification and implementation hurdles. Many existing validated instruments were designed for clinical research and are not ideally suited for either routine care or for the tracking of acute toxicities of radiation therapy...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152771/does-physical-function-impact-the-acceptability-of-routine-patient-reported-outcome-surveys-in-cancer-patients
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Catherine Brown, Andrea Perez-Cosio, Yvonne Leung, Mindy Liang, Gursharan Gill, Samantha Sarabia, Sabrina Yeung, Aixin Liu, Doris Howell, Geoffrey Liu
: 67 Background: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are used to collect cancer-related symptom and symptomatic toxicity data. Understanding factors that affect the acceptability of PROMs is useful for improving the participation of such routine screening practices. We investigated the association between patient's functional status on their acceptance and perception of usefulness of tablet technology to routine collection of PROM data in the clinical setting. METHODS: 279 adult cancer outpatients at Toronto's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre completed two physical function surveys, the HAQ-DI and WHODAS, using touchscreen tablet technology...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143516/important-factors-to-consider-when-treating-children-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-cfs-me-perspectives-of-health-professionals-from-specialist-services
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Roxanne M Parslow, Alison Shaw, Kirstie L Haywood, Esther Crawley
BACKGROUND: Paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is relatively common and disabling. Improving treatment requires the development of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) that enable clinicians and researchers to collect patient-centred evidence on outcomes. Health professionals are well placed to provide clinical insight into the condition, its treatment and possible outcomes. This study aimed to understand the perspectives of specialist paediatric CFS/ME health professionals and identify outcomes that are clinically important...
February 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141941/outcome-of-hip-impingement-surgery
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Florian D Naal, Aileen Müller, Viju D Varghese, Vanessa Wellauer, Franco M Impellizzeri, Michael Leunig
BACKGROUND: Generalized joint hypermobility (JH) might negatively influence the results of surgical femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) treatment, as JH has been linked to musculoskeletal pain and injury incidence in athletes. JH may also be associated with worse outcomes of FAI surgery in thin females. PURPOSE: To (1) determine the results of FAI surgery at a minimum 2-year follow-up by means of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and failure rates, (2) assess the prevalence of JH in FAI patients and its effect on outcomes, and (3) identify other risk factors associated with treatment failure...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130330/biosimilar-infliximab-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-outcomes-of-a-managed-switching-programme
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Violeta Razanskaite, Marion Bettey, Louise Downey, Julia Wright, James Callaghan, Miles Rush, Simon Whiteoak, Sarah Ker, Kim Perry, Caron Underhill, Eren Efrem, Iftikar Ahmed, Fraser Cummings
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Biosimilar infliximab CT-P13 offers the potential for large drug acquisition cost savings. However, there are limited published data regarding its efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity in inflammatory bowel disease [IBD], particularly in switching IBD patients from originator to biosimilar infliximab. We present the outcomes of a service evaluation of switching IBD patients established on originator infliximab to biosimilar, using a managed switching programme funded via a gain share agreement in a UK teaching hospital...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128915/assessment-of-satisfaction-and-quality-of-life-using-self-reported-questionnaires-after-urethroplasty-a-prospective-analysis
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Eduardo Terra Lucas, Walter José Koff, Tiago Elias Rosito, Milton Berger, Tiago Bortolini, Brasil Silva Neto
OBJECTIVES: To assess patient satisfaction and quality of life after urethroplasty using two different self-reported outcome measures and to compare it with objective clinical data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively collected data from 35 consecutive patients who underwent urethroplasty from January 2013 to September 2014. Patient demographics, International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life score, urethral stricture surgery patient-reported outcome measure (USS-PROM), maximum flow rate (Qmax) and post-void residual urine were collected before, two and eight months after surgery...
January 27, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118833/an-empirical-evaluation-of-the-sf-12-sf-6d-eq-5d-and-michigan-hand-outcome-questionnaire-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-of-the-hand
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Melina Dritsaki, Stavros Petrou, Mark Williams, Sarah E Lamb
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties, namely acceptability, validity, reliability, interpretability and responsiveness of the EuroQol EQ-5D (EQ-5D visual analogue (VAS) and EQ-5D (utility)), Short Form 12 Dimensions (SF-12), SF-6D and Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire (MHQ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of the hand. METHODS: The empirical investigation was based upon data from a randomised controlled trial of 488 adults with rheumatoid arthritis who had pain and dysfunction of the hands and/or wrists...
January 24, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114981/study-protocol-of-an-equivalence-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-three-different-approaches-to-collecting-patient-reported-outcome-measures-proms-data-using-the-prostate-cancer-outcomes-registry-victoria-pcor-vic
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Dewan Md Emdadul Hoque, Fanny Sampurno, Rasa Ruseckaite, Paula Lorgelly, Sue M Evans
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are used by clinical quality registries to assess patients' perspectives of care outcomes and quality of life. PROMs can be assessed through a self-administered survey or by a third party. Use of mixed mode approaches where PROMs are completed using a single or combination of administration method is emerging. The aim of this study is to identify the most cost-effective efficient approach to collecting PROMs among three modes (telephone, postal service/mail and email) in a population-based clinical quality registry monitoring survivorship after a diagnosis of prostate cancer...
January 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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