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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337536/functional-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-the-swanson-metacarpo-phalangeal-arthroplasty-in-the-rheumatoid-hand
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Firas K Elherik, Sean Dolan, John Antrum, Frank Unglaub, Colin R Howie, Steffen J Breusch
INTRODUCTION: Replacement of the metacarpo-phalangeal joints (MCPJ) with silastic Swanson's implants can help decrease pain, stiffness and allow for improved function in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is a lack of patient reported outcome measure (PROM) studies assessing the efficacy of this procedure in RA. The aim of this study was to report any change in function, pain, stiffness and satisfaction following the Swanson MCPJ replacement using patient reported outcomes in a rheumatoid population...
March 24, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336482/surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-different-ages-evaluation-of-11-237-patients
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Fredrik Strömqvist, Björn Strömqvist, Bo Jönsson, Magnus K Karlsson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Surgical treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) may lead to different outcome in young, middle aged and elderly. However, no study has by the same data ascertainment evaluated referral pattern, improvement and outcome in different age strata. PURPOSE: To evaluate referral pattern and outcome in patients surgically treated due to LDH in different ages. STUDY DESIGN: Register study of prospectively collected data. PATIENT SAMPLE: In SweSpine, the national Swedish register for spinal surgery, we identified 11...
March 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315178/a-systematic-review-of-measurement-properties-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-use-in-patients-with-foot-or-ankle-diseases
#3
Yuanxi Jia, Hsiaomin Huang, Joel J Gagnier
PURPOSE: To identify currently available patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) used in patients with foot or ankle diseases; and to critically appraise, compare and synthesize the psychometric evidence for the identified PROMs. METHODS: Literature searches were performed in Medline and EMBASE from their inception to January 25th, 2016. Methodological quality was evaluated using the COSMIN checklist. The final rating of the methodological quality of each study for each property was the lowest rating among the items within that property...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301854/pre-low-raising-in-japanese-pitch-accent
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Albert Lee, Santitham Prom-On, Yi Xu
Japanese has been observed to have 2 versions of the H tone, the higher of which is associated with an accented mora. However, the distinction of these 2 versions only surfaces in context but not in isolation, leading to a long-standing debate over whether there is 1 H tone or 2. This article reports evidence that the higher version may result from a pre-low raising mechanism rather than being inherently higher. The evidence is based on an analysis of F0 of words that varied in length, accent condition and syllable structure, produced by native speakers of Japanese at 2 speech rates...
March 17, 2017: Phonetica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298567/omeract-quality-adjusted-life-years-qaly-working-group-do-current-qaly-measures-capture-what-matters-to-patients
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Logan Trenaman, Annelies Boonen, Francis Guillemin, Mickael Hiligsmann, Alison Hoens, Carlo Marra, Will Taylor, Jennifer Barton, Peter Tugwell, George Wells, Nick Bansback
OBJECTIVE: To understand the limitations with current patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) used to generate quality-adjusted life-years (QALY) in rheumatology, and set a research agenda. METHODS: Two activities were undertaken. The first was a scoping review of published studies that have used PROM to generate QALY in rheumatology between 2011 and 2016. The second was an interactive "eyeball test" exercise at Outcome Measures in Rheumatology 13 that compared subdomains of widely used generic PROM, as identified through the scoping review, to subdomains of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis Health Index (ASAS-HI) condition-specific PROM for ankylosing spondylitis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296065/direct-percutaneous-transaxillary-implantation-of-a-novel-self-expandable-transcatheter-heart-valve-for-aortic-stenosis
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Florian Deuschl, Niklas Schofer, Moritz Seiffert, Samer Hakmi, Isamu Mizote, Andreas Schaefer, Johannes Schirmer, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stefan Blankenberg, Lenard Conradi, Ulrich Schäfer
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate safety, feasibility, and efficacy of transaxillary TAVI using a novel self-expandable transcatheter heart valve (THV) via a direct percutaneous technique. METHODS: The analysis comprises 12 consecutive patients with severe aortic stenosis treated with the ACURATE Neo™ THV (Symetis) by direct percutaneous transaxillary access. RESULTS: Patients presented with a mean age of 79.9 ± 6.2 years and high calculated surgical risk (logEuroSCORE I: 19...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287426/phosphorus-and-iron-deficiencies-influences-rice-shoot-growth-in-an-oxygen-dependent-manner-insight-from-upland-and-lowland-rice
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Jenjira Mongon, Nanthana Chaiwong, Nadia Bouain, Chanakan Prom-U-Thai, David Secco, Hatem Rouached
Rice is the main staple crop for one-third of the world population. To maximize yields, large quantities and constant input of fertilizers containing essential nutrients such as phosphorus (P) and iron (Fe) are added. Rice can germinate in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, but the crosstalk between oxygen (O₂) and nutrients such as P and Fe on plant growth remains obscure. The aim of this work was to test whether such interactions exist, and, if so, if they are conserved between up- and lowland rice varieties...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285555/factors-affecting-the-rates-of-caesarean-sections-in-cases-with-premature-rupture-of-membranes-prom-at-term
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Muberra Namli Kalem, Aydın Köşüş, Zeynep Kamalak, Nermin Köşüş, Ziya Kalem
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the factors affecting the rates of caesarean section in cases with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in term pregnancies. Eighty-two term PROM patients who presented to Turgut Ozal University and Erzurum Nene Hatun Hospitals between 2012 and 2014 were included. The effects of demographics, nulliparity, active-latent phase durations, presence of meconium and chorioamnionitis, requirement of oxytocin and cervical dilation at the initial examination on C/S rates were assessed...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282797/relief-of-knee-flexion-contracture-and-gait-improvement-following-adaptive-training-for-an-assist-device-in-a-transtibial-amputee-a-case-study
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Sol-Bi Kim, Chang-Yong Ko, Jinho Son, Sungjae Kang, Jeicheong Ryu, Museong Mun
BACKGROUND: Management of a knee contracture is important for regaining gait ability in transtibial amputees. However, there has been little study of prosthesis training for enhancing mobility and improving range of motion in cases of restricted knee extension. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of adaptive training for an assist device (ATAD) for a transtibial amputee with a knee flexion contracture (KFC). A male transtibial amputee with KFC performed 4 months of ATAD with a multidisciplinary team...
2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281044/using-patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-quality-improvement-in-clinical-genetics-an-exploratory-study
#10
A Costal Tirado, A M McDermott, C Thomas, D Ferrick, J Harris, A Edwards, Marion McAllister
International advocacy of patient-centred healthcare delivery has led to emphasis on the (re)design and evaluation of healthcare processes and outcomes from a patient perspective. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have significant potential to inform such attempts. However there is limited understanding of the processes by which this can be achieved. This exploratory study followed attempts to utilise two different PROMs measures to support service quality improvement in clinical genetics. PROMs used were the Genetic Counseling Outcome Scale (GCOS-24), a well-validated clinical genetics-specific PROM and Euroqol (EQ-5D), a generic PROM favoured by the UK National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280919/the-influence-of-clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-on-post-surgery-satisfaction-in-cholecystectomy-patients
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K A McLean, Z Sheng, S O'Neill, K Boyce, C Jones, S J Wigmore, E M Harrison
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) and post-operative satisfaction have become a growing focus of surgical outcome evaluation and are considered key components of the movement towards patient-centred care. The aim was to compare the association of traditional clinical outcome measures and PROMs with post-surgery satisfaction in cholecystectomy patients. METHODS: Patients who had undergone elective or emergency cholecystectomy for gallstone disease were sent validated PROM questionnaires, and telephone follow-up was performed in all cases...
March 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280293/cervicovaginal-bacteriology-and-antibiotic-sensitivity-patterns-among-women-with-premature-rupture-of-membranes-in-mulago-hospital-kampala-uganda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Milton W Musaba, Mike N Kagawa, Charles Kiggundu, Paul Kiondo, Julius Wandabwa
Background. A 2013 Cochrane review concluded that the choice of antibiotics for prophylaxis in PROM is not clear. In Uganda, a combination of oral erythromycin and amoxicillin is the 1st line for prophylaxis against ascending infection. Our aim was to establish the current cervicovaginal bacteriology and antibiotic sensitivity patterns. Methods. Liquor was collected aseptically from the endocervical canal and pool in the posterior fornix of the vagina using a pipette. Aerobic cultures were performed on blood, chocolate, and MacConkey agar and incubated at 35-37°C for 24-48 hrs...
2017: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274788/management-goals-for-type-1-gaucher-disease-an-expert-consensus-document-from-the-european-working-group-on-gaucher-disease
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M Biegstraaten, T M Cox, N Belmatoug, M G Berger, T Collin-Histed, S Vom Dahl, M Di Rocco, C Fraga, F Giona, P Giraldo, M Hasanhodzic, D A Hughes, P O Iversen, A I Kiewiet, E Lukina, M Machaczka, T Marinakis, E Mengel, G M Pastores, U Plöckinger, H Rosenbaum, C Serratrice, A Symeonidis, J Szer, J Timmerman, A Tylki-Szymańska, M Weisz Hubshman, D I Zafeiriou, A Zimran, C E M Hollak
Gaucher Disease type 1 (GD1) is a lysosomal disorder that affects many systems. Therapy improves the principal manifestations of the condition and, as a consequence, many patients show a modified phenotype which reflects manifestations of their disease that are refractory to treatment. More generally, it is increasingly recognised that information as to how a patient feels and functions [obtained by patient- reported outcome measurements (PROMs)] is critical to any comprehensive evaluation of treatment. A new set of management goals for GD1 in which both trends are reflected is needed...
October 24, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274574/a-risk-model-for-prediction-of-1-year-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-mitraclip-implantation
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Sergio Buccheri, Davide Capodanno, Marco Barbanti, Antonio Popolo Rubbio, Maria Elena Di Salvo, Salvatore Scandura, Sarah Mangiafico, Giuseppe Ronsivalle, Marta Chiarandà, Piera Capranzano, Carmelo Grasso, Corrado Tamburino
There is a lack of specific tools for risk stratification in patients who undergo MitraClip implantation. We aimed at combining preprocedural variables with prognostic impact into a specific risk model for the prediction of 1-year mortality in patients undergoing MitraClip implantation. A total of 311 consecutive patients who underwent MitraClip implantation were included. A lasso-penalized Cox-proportional hazard regression model was used to identify independent predictors of 1-year all-cause mortality. A nomogram (GRASP [Getting Reduction of mitrAl inSufficiency by Percutaneous clip implantation] nomogram) was obtained from the Cox model...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271931/relationship-between-weightbearing-ankle-dorsiflexion-passive-range-of-motion-and-ankle-kinematics-during-gait
#15
Min-Hyeok Kang, Jae-Seop Oh
BACKGROUND: Measurement of weightbearing ankle dorsiflexion (DF) passive range of motion (PROM) has been suggested as a way to estimate ankle kinematics during gait; however, no previous study has demonstrated the relationship between ankle DF during gait and ankle DF PROM with knee extension. We examine the relationship between maximum ankle DF during gait and nonweightbearing and weightbearing ankle DF PROM with knee extension. METHODS: Forty physically active individuals (mean ± SD age, 21...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265802/translation-and-adaptation-of-the-genetic-counselling-outcome-scale-gcos-24-for-use-in-denmark
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Birgitte Rode Diness, Gritt Overbeck, Tina Duelund Hjortshøj, Trine Bjørg Hammer, Susanne Timshel, Else Sørensen, Marion McAllister
Outcome measurement in clinical genetics is challenging. Robust outcome measures are needed to provide evidence to support service development within genetic counseling. The Genetic Counselling Outcome Scale (GCOS-24), a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM), was developed in English and validated with clinical genetics patients in the British NHS. This study reports the translation and adaptation of the GCOS-24 for use in Denmark. GCOS-24 was translated and back translated, supervised by an expert committee...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260601/outcomes-of-different-bearings-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-implant-survival-revision-causes-and-patient-reported-outcome
#17
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Claus Varnum
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common and successful treatment of patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis that significantly reduces pain and improves hip function and quality of life. Traditionally, the outcome of THA has been evaluated by orthopaedic surgeons and assessed in morbidity and mortality rates, and implant survival. As patients and surgeons may assess outcome after THA differently, patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) have gained much more interest and are today recognized as very important tools for evaluating the outcome and satisfaction after THA...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258176/the-patellofemoral-pain-and-osteoarthritis-subscale-of-the-koos-koos-pf-development-and-validation-using-the-cosmin-checklist
#18
Kay M Crossley, Erin M Macri, Sallie M Cowan, Natalie J Collins, Ewa M Roos
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis are prevalent and associated with substantial pain and functional impairments. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are recommended for research and clinical use, but no PROMs are specific for patellofemoral osteoarthritis, and existing PROMs for patellofemoral pain have methodological limitations. This study aimed to develop a new subscale of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score for patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis (KOOS-PF), and evaluate its measurement properties...
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253893/effect-of-suppressive-acyclovir-administered-to-hsv-2-positive-mothers-from-week-28-to-36%C3%A2-weeks-of-pregnancy-on-adverse-obstetric-outcomes-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sarah Nakubulwa, Dan K Kaye, Freddie Bwanga, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Edith Nakku-Joloba, Florence Mirembe
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir (ACV) given to HSV-2 positive women after 36 weeks reduces adverse outcomes but its benefit at lower gestation was undocumented. We determined the effect of oral acyclovir administered from 28 to 36 weeks on premature rupture of membranes (PROM) primarily and preterm delivery risk. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial among 200 HSV-2 positive pregnant women at 28 weeks of gestation at Mulago Hospital, Uganda...
March 3, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253055/the-examination-of-patient-reported-outcomes-and-postural-control-measures-in-patients-with-and-without-a-history-of-acl-reconstruction-a-case-control-study
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Johanna M Hoch, Cori W Sinnott, Kendall P Robinson, William O Perkins, Jonathan W Hartman
CONTEXT: There is a lack of literature to support the diagnostic accuracy and cut-off scores of commonly used patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and clinician-oriented outcomes such as postural-control assessments (PCAs) when treating post-ACL reconstruction (ACLR) patients. These scores could help tailor treatments, enhance patient-centered care and may identify individuals in need of additional rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: To determine if differences in 4-PROMs and 3-PCAs exist between post-ACLR and healthy participants, and to determine the diagnostic accuracy and cut-off scores of these outcomes...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
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