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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239989/advance-male-urethral-sling-medium-term-results-in-an-australian-cohort
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Alexander Papachristos, Sarah Mann, Kay Talbot, Daniel Moon
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, the AdVance male urethral sling has emerged as a minimally invasive option for stress urinary incontinence. We aimed to evaluate the success of the AdVance sling using validated continence outcome measures. METHODS: A total of 72 patients treated with the AdVance sling completed validated questionnaires reporting on quality of life and functional outcomes. Incontinence was assessed according to pad weight, pad usage per day (PPD), International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire scores and Patient Global Impression of Improvement scores...
February 27, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239849/correlates-of-treatment-satisfaction-and-well-being-among-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes
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B Abu Sheikh, D H Arabiat, S L Holmes, Y Khader, D Hiyasat, D Collyer, S Abu-Shiekh
AIM: To examine the impact of patient characteristics, anthropometric measurement and patient clinical variables on their appraisal of treatment satisfaction and well-being. BACKGROUND: Treatment satisfaction and well-being are instrumental in achieving diabetes care goals. Nursing practices and healthcare policies may inform interventions in these areas. INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of diabetes is high in the Middle East. An understanding of relationships between clinical and socio-demographic variables and well-being and treatment satisfaction is needed to improve care and patient outcomes...
February 26, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239838/which-matters-more-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-headache-characteristics-and-diagnosis-type-in-soldiers-with-mtbi-concussion
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Alan G Finkel, Brian J Ivins, Juanita A Yerry, John S Klaric, Ann Scher, Y Sammy Choi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the diagnostic types and characteristics of headaches in soldiers with mild traumatic brain injury during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. BACKGROUND: Persistent post-traumatic headache interferes with returns to activity or duty. The most commonly cited headache diagnosis after concussion is migraine. We hypothesize that headache diagnosis type, eg, migraine, is not sufficient to predict relationships with occupational outcomes after concussion...
February 27, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239781/validation-of-the-promis-%C3%A2-measures-of-self-efficacy-for-managing-chronic-conditions
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Ann L Gruber-Baldini, Craig Velozo, Sergio Romero, Lisa M Shulman
PURPOSE: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System(®) (PROMIS(®)) was designed to develop, validate, and standardize item banks to measure key domains of physical, mental, and social health in chronic conditions. This paper reports the calibration and validation testing of the PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions measures. METHODS: PROMIS Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions item banks comprise five domains, Self-Efficacy for Managing: Daily Activities, Symptoms, Medications and Treatments, Emotions, and Social Interactions...
February 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239295/can-a-person-centred-care-intervention-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman, Ingalill Koinberg
BACKGROUND: The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it's necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provoke a variety of adverse symptoms and side effects, both during and after treatment. The objective of this study was to compare a person-centred care intervention in terms of health-related quality of life, disease-specific symptoms or problems, with traditional care as a control group for patients with head and neck cancer...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239247/bayesian-model-assessment-in-joint-modeling-of-longitudinal-and-survival-data-with-applications-to-cancer-clinical-trials
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Danjie Zhang, Ming-Hui Chen, Joseph G Ibrahim, Mark E Boye, Wei Shen
Joint models for longitudinal and survival data are routinely used in clinical trials or other studies to assess a treatment effect while accounting for longitudinal measures such as patient-reported outcomes (PROs). In the Bayesian framework, the deviance information criterion (DIC) and the logarithm of the pseudo marginal likelihood (LPML) are two well-known Bayesian criteria for comparing joint models. However, these criteria do not provide separate assessments of each component of the joint model. In this paper, we develop a novel decomposition of DIC and LPML to assess the fit of the longitudinal and survival components of the joint model, separately...
2017: Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238923/outcome-after-endovascular-repair-of-subacute-type-b-aortic-dissection-a-combined-series-from-two-greek-centers
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Nikolaos Asaloumidis, Christos D Karkos, Georgios Trellopoulos, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Ioakeim T Giagtzidis, Thomas E Kalogirou, Konstantinos O Papazoglou
AIM: To document the outcome following endovascular treatment of subacute type B aortic dissection (AD). METHODS: Between October 2000 and June 2014, 40 patients (33 men, mean age 65 [range 35-87] years) with type B AD underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) during the subacute phase (defined as 15-90 days from the onset of symptoms). Indications for intervention were acute aortic enlargement, resistant hypertension and/or intractable pain. The primary outcome was survival...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238223/glucose-lowering-agents-for-treating-pre-existing-and-new-onset-diabetes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Clement Lo, Min Jun, Sunil V Badve, Helen Pilmore, Sarah L White, Carmel Hawley, Alan Cass, Vlado Perkovic, Sophia Zoungas
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the preferred form of kidney replacement therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and is often complicated by worsening or new-onset diabetes. Management of hyperglycaemia is important to reduce post-transplant and diabetes-related complications. The safety and efficacy of glucose-lowering agents after kidney transplantation is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pharmacological interventions for lowering glucose levels in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation and have diabetes...
February 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237984/effect-of-a-quality-improvement-program-to-improve-guideline-adherence-and-attainment-of-clinical-standards-in-dialysis-care-report-of-outcomes-in-year-1
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Sajeda Youssouf, Azri Nache, Chandrakumaran Wijesekara, Rachel J Middleton, David Lewis, Aladdin E Shurrab, Edmond O'Riordan, Lesley P Lappin, Donal O'Donoghue, Philip A Kalra, Janet Hegarty
BACKGROUND: Best practice in dialysis is synthesised in clear international guidelines. However, a large gap remains between the international guidelines and the actual delivery of care. In this paper, we report outcomes for the first year of a multifaceted dialysis improvement programme in our network. METHODS: One year collaborative involving 3 haemodialysis units and a peritoneal dialysis (PD) programme involving 299 dialysis patients. Each unit addressed a different indicator (unit A - catheter-related bloodstream infection [CRBSI], unit B - pre-dialysis blood pressure [BP], unit C - dialysis dose, unit D - anaemia) with a shared aim to match the top 10% in the UK...
February 25, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237870/the-treatment-of-premenstrual-syndrome-with-preparations-of-vitex-agnus-castus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Saskia Verkaik, Astrid M Kamperman, Roos van Westrhenen, Peter F J Schulte
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to determine the efficacy, tolerability and acceptability of Vitex agnus castus (VAC) preparations for treatment of premenstrual syndrome. DATA SOURCES: All journals in the OVID software from inception to January 2016 were searched, including the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase and PsycINFO. Gray literature was searched by Google Scholar and manufacturers of VAC preparations were contacted for information about unpublished trials...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237833/stable-psychological-functioning-after-surgery-for-epilepsy-an-informant-based-perspective
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Marcie L King, Daniel Tranel
OBJECTIVE: Psychological adjustment following surgery for epilepsy has been assessed primarily with self-report measures. In the current work, we investigated pre- to postoperative changes in various dimensions of personality and behavior from the perspective of a well-known family member or friend for 27 patients operated on for medically intractable epilepsy. METHODS: For each patient, a close family member or friend ("informant") provided pre- and postoperative ratings on five dimensions of personality and behavior...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237426/the-role-of-the-human-visual-cortex-in-assessment-of-the-long-term-durability-of-retinal-gene-therapy-in-follow-on-rpe65-clinical-trial-patients
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Manzar Ashtari, Elena S Nikonova, Kathleen A Marshall, Gloria J Young, Puya Aravand, Wei Pan, Gui-Shuang Ying, Aimee E Willett, Mani Mahmoudian, Albert M Maguire, Jean Bennett
PURPOSE: Gene therapy (GT) has offered immense hope to individuals who are visually impaired because of RPE65 mutations. Although GT has shown great success in clinical trials enrolling these individuals, evidence for stability and durability of this treatment over time is still unknown. Herein we explored the value of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as an objective measure to assess independently the longevity of retinal GT. DESIGN: Individuals with RPE65 mutations who underwent GT in their worse-seeing eye in a phase 1 clinical trial received a second subretinal injection in their contralateral eye in a follow-on clinical trial...
February 22, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236806/test-treatment-rcts-are-susceptible-to-bias-a-review-of-the-methodological-quality-of-randomized-trials-that-evaluate-diagnostic-tests
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Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano, Jacqueline Dinnes, Alice J Sitch, Chris Hyde, Jonathan J Deeks
BACKGROUND: There is a growing recognition for the need to expand our evidence base for the clinical effectiveness of diagnostic tests. Many international bodies are calling for diagnostic randomized controlled trials to provide the most rigorous evidence of impact to patient health. Although these so-called test-treatment RCTs are very challenging to undertake due to their methodological complexity, they have not been subjected to a systematic appraisal of their methodological quality...
February 24, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236609/accuracy-of-teledentistry-for-diagnosing-dental-pathology-using-direct-examination-as-a-gold-standard-results-of-the-tel-e-dent-study-of-older-adults-living-in-nursing-homes
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Alain Queyroux, Bernard Saricassapian, Daniel Herzog, Karin Müller, Isabelle Herafa, Dorothée Ducoux, Benoît Marin, Thierry Dantoine, Pierre-Marie Preux, Achille Tchalla
IMPORTANCE: Dental neglect and high levels of unmet dental needs are becoming increasingly prevalent among elderly residents of long-term care facilities, although frail, elderly, and dependent populations are the most in need of professional dental care. Little is known about the validity of teledentistry for diagnosing dental pathology in nursing home residents. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy of teledentistry for diagnosing dental pathology, assessing the rehabilitation status of dental prostheses, and evaluating the chewing ability of older adults living in nursing homes (using direct examination as a gold standard)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236570/arthroscopic-ablation-of-an-osteoid-osteoma-of-the-elbow-a-case-series-with-a-minimum-of-18-months-follow-up
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Reza Shahryar Kamrani, Amirhossein Moradi, Arash Sharafat Vaziri, Mohammad Hossein Nabian, Bahareh Ghane
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic excision of an osteoid osteoma was first reported in the knee joint; since then, there have been several reports of arthroscopic excisions in the knee, shoulder, and elbow, with inconclusive outcomes because of a limited number of cases. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the medium-term functional effects of arthroscopic ablation in cases of an osteoid osteoma around the elbow. METHODS: We treated osteoid osteoma of the elbow through arthroscopic ablation in 10 patients...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236262/comparing-effects-between-music-intervention-and-aromatherapy-on-anxiety-of-patients-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chiu-Hsiang Lee, Chiung-Ling Lai, Yi-Hui Sung, Mei Yu Lai, Chung-Ying Lin, Long-Yau Lin
PURPOSE: Using patient-reported outcomes and physiological indicators to test the effects of music intervention and aromatherapy on reducing anxiety for intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. METHODS: Patients with ICU admission duration >24 h were randomly assigned to a Music intervention group (n = 41), Aromatherapy group (n = 47), or Control group (rest only; n = 44). Each patient in the Music group listened to music; each patient in the Aromatherapy group received lavender essential oil massage on his/her back for 5 min; each patient in the Control group wore noise-canceling headphones...
February 24, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236073/complications-after-percutaneous-internal-fixator-for-anterior-pelvic-ring-injuries
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Christian Fang, Hatem Alabdulrahman, Hans-Christophe Pape
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to report on the observed incidence of complications following pedicle screw and rod internal fixator (INFIX) stabilization of pelvic ring fractures. METHODS: In a retrospective review of consecutive patient series conducted in a University level 1 trauma hospital, 43 patients (21 female and eight male), mean age 64.2 (range 16-87) with OTA/AO type B or C pelvic ring fractures received percutaneous pedicle screw and rod internal fixator (INFIX) anterior stabilization of pelvic ring fractures; 29 fulfilled inclusion criteria with three months' minimal follow-up or known complication...
February 24, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231629/the-evaluation-of-physical-activity-for-community-dwelling-patients-with-hypertension
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Chunhua Ma
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate the proportion of Chinese patients with hypertension who meet the Chinese Hypertension Management Guideline recommendations for weekly physical activity and to determine possible associated factors that impact meeting the weekly physical activity recommendation. BACKGROUND: Accurate evaluation of physical activity levels for hypertensive patients is important to determine patients' health outcomes and intervention measures...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231325/cardiovascular-exercise-and-burden-of-arrhythmia-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ane Katrine Skielboe, Thomas Quaade Bandholm, Stine Hakmann, Malene Mourier, Thomas Kallemose, Ulrik Dixen
BACKGROUND: Physical activity at moderate-high intensity is recommended to prevent lifestyle diseases. Patients with atrial fibrillation are at risk of a sedentary lifestyle due to fear of exercise-induced episodes of atrial fibrillation. The burden of arrhythmia can be reduced by physical exercise. The effect of exercise intensity on burden of atrial fibrillation needs to be studied further. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a 12-week randomized controlled trial, 76 patients with paroxysmal/persistent atrial fibrillation were allocated to perform exercise at either low intensity or high intensity (50% and 80% of maximal perceived exertion, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231239/surveillance-for-health-care-access-and-health-services-use-adults-aged-18-64-years-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-united-states-2014
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Catherine A Okoro, Guixiang Zhao, Jared B Fox, Paul I Eke, Kurt J Greenlund, Machell Town
PROBLEM/CONDITION: As a result of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions of U.S. adults attained health insurance coverage. However, millions of adults remain uninsured or underinsured. Compared with adults without barriers to health care, adults who lack health insurance coverage, have coverage gaps, or skip or delay care because of limited personal finances might face increased risk for poor physical and mental health and premature mortality. PERIOD COVERED: 2014...
February 24, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
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