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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785924/preliminary-evidence-for-the-absence-of-cystic-echinococcosis-in-gabon-a-cross-sectional-pilot-survey-in-humans-and-definitive-hosts
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Felix Lötsch, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Johannes Mischlinger, Mirjam Groger, Luzia Veletzky, Ayôla Akim Adegnika, Bertrand Lell, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Marielle Bouyou-Akotet, Markus Obermüller, Marion Wassermann, Renate Schneider, Herbert Auer, Michael Ramharter
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a globally endemic zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.) complex. Although the disease is known to be highly prevalent in certain parts of North and East Africa, data on CE, both in humans and definitive hosts, are extremely scarce for Central Africa. The present study assessed the epidemiology of CE in humans and dogs in rural Gabon. An ultrasound and serologic survey was conducted in volunteers from rural villages in Gabon. A two-step approach was used for serological testing with an indirect hemagglutination assay as a screening test and Western Blot as a confirmatory test...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785553/antituberculosis-drug-induced-fixed-drug-eruption-a-case-report
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Jitendra H Vaghela, Vivek Nimbark, Manish Barvaliya, Hita Mehta, Bhavesh Chavada
Fixed drug eruption (FDE) was caused by fixed-dose combination (FDC) of antituberculosis drugs in the form of tablet Forecox® (rifampicin [rifampin] 225 mg + isoniazid 150 mg + pyrazinamide 750 mg + ethambutol 400 mg) in a 40-year-old male patient with a history of drug allergy. The patient developed FDE after taking the third dose of tablet Forecox® for pulmonary tuberculosis. Tablet Forecox® was withdrawn and the patient recovered from the reaction after 15 days of treatment for FDE. As per World Health Organization-Uppsala Monitoring Centre (WHO-UMC) and Naranjo causality assessment criteria, the association between the reaction and tablet Forecox® was possible and probable, respectively...
May 21, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785098/sarcopenia-assessment-of-disease-burden-and-strategies-to-improve-outcomes
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REVIEW
Ilaria Liguori, Gennaro Russo, Luisa Aran, Giulia Bulli, Francesco Curcio, David Della-Morte, Gaetano Gargiulo, Gianluca Testa, Francesco Cacciatore, Domenico Bonaduce, Pasquale Abete
Life expectancy is increasing worldwide, with a resultant increase in the elderly population. Aging is characterized by the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength - a phenomenon called sarcopenia. Sarcopenia has a complex multifactorial pathogenesis, which involves not only age-related changes in neuromuscular function, muscle protein turnover, and hormone levels and sensitivity, but also a chronic pro-inflammatory state, oxidative stress, and behavioral factors - in particular, nutritional status and degree of physical activity...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784373/alpha-fetoprotein-assessment-by-using-a-nano-optical-sensor-thin-film-binuclear-pt-2-aminobenzimidazole-bipyridine-for-early-diagnosis-of-liver-cancer
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M S Attia, A O Youssef, Ziya A Khan, M N Abou-Omar
A simple, precise and sensitive method in which, a nano optical sensor binuclear Pt-2-aminobenzimidazole-bipyridine, Pt(abi)(bpy) complex doped in sol gel is used for the early diagnosis of liver cancer. The idea depends on the assessment of the concentration of alpha fetoprotein (AFP) in the serum samples of different liver patients. The nano binuclear Pt(abi)(bpy) has strong emission spectrum upon excitation at 380 nm in distilled water. The assessment of alpha fetoprotein (AFP) depends on the quenching of the emission spectrum of the optical sensor at 610 nm in water by the alpha fetoprotein (AFP)...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783214/-the-formation-of-safe-behavior-among-young-people-in-the-family-conditions
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Svitlana O Bondar
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The article is dedicated to studying the readiness and ability of parents to form safe behavior of their own children with the aim to avoid school traumatism with respect to the complexity and systematic necessary for principles of prophylaxis. The author pays attention to this very aspect of the problem as for nowadays the works of studying the role of the family, the readiness of parents to form the culture of their own children's health are practically absent...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782202/extraversion-and-openness-to-experience-moderate-the-relationship-between-orthodontic-treatment-need-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study
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Cihan Aydoğan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of personality traits to moderate the relationships between orthodontic treatment need and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed that included 230 subjects (125 girls and 105 boys) aged 11-14 years. Orthodontic treatment need was measured using the Index of Complexity, Outcome and Need (ICON). The Child Perceptions Questionnaire, the Basic Personality Traits Inventory (BPTI), and the Revised Life Orientation Test were used to assess the OHRQoL, basic personality dimensions, and dispositional optimism respectively...
May 22, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781751/posology-adjustments-of-oral-antineoplastic-agents-for-special-populations-patients-with-renal-impairment-hepatic-impairment-and-hematologic-toxicities
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Julieta González, Matías Quiroga, Vicente Escudero-Vilaplana, Roberto Collado-Borrell, Ana Herranz-Alonso, María Sanjurjo Sáez
BACKGROUND: Oral antineoplastic agents (OAA) have reached 30-50% of all antineoplastic treatments. Although they seem safer than parenteral therapy, many severe problems can occur if the dose is not adequately adjusted in special situations. Our objective is to create a comprehensive guide with dosage adjustment recommendations for OAA in cases of renal and hepatic impairment and hematologic toxicities. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We analyzed all OAA approved by EMA in July 2017...
May 21, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781712/me-and-you-in-caregivinghood-dyadic-resistance-resources-and-deficits-out-of-the-informal-caregiver-s-perspective
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Mia M T Wennerberg, Solveig M Lundgren, Monica Eriksson, Ella Danielson
OBJECTIVE: To present Specific and Generalized Resistance Resources (SRRs/GRRs) and Deficits (SRDs/GRDs) described by 32 informal caregivers as originating from themselves and their older adult carerecipients as dyads. METHOD: Salutogenic interviewing was used to assemble data from caregivers. A theory-driven, memo-guided and comparative analysis using within- and across- case analysis was applied to unravel resources and deficits influencing the outcomes when they managed tension associated with caregiving...
May 21, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781257/providing-nutritional-support-for-patients-in-critical-care
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Lorraine Mutrie, Barry Hill
The provision of nutritional support for patients who are critically ill is complex and multifaceted, in part because of the variety and complexity of potential clinical presentations. This article explores the importance of providing nutritional support for patients who are critically ill and explains the pathophysiology of nutrition in altered health states. It discusses nutritional screening and assessment, the various routes of nutrition administration and the nursing considerations involved in providing nutritional support in critical care...
May 21, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779549/care-coordinators-in-integrated-care-burnout-risk-perceived-supports-and-job-satisfaction
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Melanie Au, Matthew Kehn, Henry Ireys, Crystal Blyler, Jonathan Brown
INTRODUCTION: This study examined burnout risk and job satisfaction reported by care coordinators in three programs integrating physical and behavioral health care; it also assessed the relationship between job support and burnout and the organizational supports helpful to care coordinators. METHODS: As part of an evaluation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Health Care Innovation Awards, the research team performed secondary data analysis of interviews conducted with staff (including care coordinators) in three integrated behavioral health models in 2014 and 2015 (n=88, n=69); focus groups with care coordinators in 2015 (n=3); and a survey of care coordinators in 2015 (n=231) that included the Maslach Burnout Inventory...
June 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779450/access-for-all-assessing-vertical-and-horizontal-inequities-in-healthcare-utilization-among-young-people-in-northern-sweden
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Cecilia M Wagenius, Miguel San Sebastián, Per E Gustafsson, Isabel Goicolea
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in Sweden have detected socioeconomic inequities in access to healthcare services. However, there is limited information regarding access in younger populations. The aim of this study was to explore vertical and horizontal inequities in access to healthcare services in young adults in the north of Sweden. METHODS: The study used data from the Health on Equal Terms survey (age group 16-24 years, n = 2726) for the health and healthcare variables and from national registers for the sociodemographic characteristics...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778157/airborne-bioaerosols-and-their-impact-on-human-health
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REVIEW
Ki-Hyun Kim, Ehsanul Kabir, Shamin Ara Jahan
Bioaerosols consist of aerosols originated biologically such as metabolites, toxins, or fragments of microorganisms that are present ubiquitously in the environment. International interests in bioaerosols have increased rapidly to broaden the pool of knowledge on their identification, quantification, distribution, and health impacts (e.g., infectious and respiratory diseases, allergies, and cancer). However, risk assessment of bioaerosols based on conventional culture methods has been hampered further by several factors such as: (1) the complexity of microorganisms or derivatives to be investigated; (2) the purpose, techniques, and locations of sampling; and (3) the lack of valid quantitative criteria (e...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777605/ethics-and-or-aesthetics-reflections-on-cosmetic-surgery-for-adolescents
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Gianluca Montanari Vergallo, Enrico Marinelli, Simona Napoletano, Natale Mario Di Luca, Simona Zaami
Cosmetic surgery entails various ethical issues, even more so in cases involving adolescent patients. Cosmetic surgeons need to take into account how modern societies consider physical appearance an essential component of everyday life, as well as the vulnerability of youths and adolescents. For that reason, it is imperative to thoroughly assess the psychological and emotional states, in addition to the motivations, of minor patients. That goal can be achieved through the use of the DAS-59, (the Derriford Appearance Scale)1 , an effective and dependable tool devised to evaluate the psychological difficulties and distress experienced by people living with problems of appearance...
May 2018: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777110/using-network-analysis-for-the-prediction-of-treatment-dropout-in-patients-with-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-a-methodological-proof-of-concept-study
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Wolfgang Lutz, Brian Schwartz, Stefan G Hofmann, Aaron J Fisher, Kristin Husen, Julian A Rubel
There are large health, societal, and economic costs associated with attrition from psychological services. The recently emerged, innovative statistical tool of complex network analysis was used in the present proof-of-concept study to improve the prediction of attrition. Fifty-eight patients undergoing psychological treatment for mood or anxiety disorders were assessed using Ecological Momentary Assessments four times a day for two weeks before treatment (3,248 measurements). Multilevel vector autoregressive models were employed to compute dynamic symptom networks...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776897/reach-and-acceptability-of-a-mobile-reminder-strategy-and-facebook-group-intervention-for-weight-management-in-less-advantaged-adolescents-insights-from-the-pralimap-in%C3%A3-s-trial
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Laura Saez, Johanne Langlois, Karine Legrand, Marie-Hélène Quinet, Edith Lecomte, Abdou Y Omorou, Serge Briançon
BACKGROUND: Although information and communication technology interventions appear to be a promising means of reducing the health inequality gap in overweight and obesity prevention, research on information and communication technology interventions is lacking outside the Anglo-Saxon world. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the reach and acceptability of 2 information and communication technology interventions delivered as part of a French nutritional program: an SMS text messaging (short message service, SMS) attendance-reminder for collective sessions strategy and a Facebook challenge group...
May 18, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776482/does-pain-intensity-matter-the-relation-between-coping-and-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Alexis K Yetwin, Nicole E Mahrer, Cindy John, Jeffrey I Gold
PURPOSE: Chronic pain is a complex and debilitating chronic health condition that negatively impacts a child's daily function. Previous investigations of coping behaviors in youth with chronic illness have suggested that secondary control/accommodative coping may be more adaptive than primary control/active coping or disengagement/passive coping. However, studies have not considered how pain intensity may change the effect of various coping strategies on functioning in this pediatric population...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776377/shifts-in-borrelia-burgdorferi-s-l-geno-species-infections-in-ixodes-ricinus-over-a-10-year-surveillance-period-in-the-city-of-hanover-germany-and-borrelia-miyamotoi-specific-reverse-line-blot-detection
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Katrin Blazejak, Marie-Kristin Raulf, Elisabeth Janecek, Daniela Jordan, Volker Fingerle, Christina Strube
BACKGROUND: Lyme borreliosis caused by spirochetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) complex is still the most common tick-borne disease in Europe, posing a considerable threat to public health. The predominant vector in Europe is the widespread hard tick Ixodes ricinus, which also transmits the relapsing fever spirochete B. miyamotoi as well as pathogenic Rickettsiales (Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia spp.). To assess the public health risk, a long-term monitoring of tick infection rates with the named pathogens is indispensable...
May 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775993/postnatal-psychosocial-assessment-and-clinical-decision-making-a-descriptive-study
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Deborah Sims, Cathrine Fowler
AIM: The aim of this study is to describe experienced child and family health nurses' clinical decision-making during a postnatal psychosocial assessment. BACKGROUND: Maternal emotional wellbeing in the postnatal year optimises parenting and promotes infant development. Psychosocial assessment potentially enables early intervention and reduces the risk of a mental disorder occurring during this time of change. Assessment accuracy, and the interventions used are determined by the standard of nursing decision-making...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775641/surviving-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-the-neurological-and-functional-outcome-and-health-related-quality-of-life-one-year-later
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Marjaana Tiainen, Jukka Vaahersalo, Markus B Skrifvars, Johanna Hästbacka, Juha Grönlund, Ville Pettilä
BACKGROUND: Data on long-term functional outcome and quality of life (QoL) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are limited. We assessed long-term functional outcome and health-related QoL of OHCA survivors regardless of arrest aetiology. METHODS: All adult unconscious OHCA patients treated in 21 Finnish ICUs between March 2010 and February 2011 were followed. Barthel Index (BI), activities of daily living (ADL), accommodation, help needed and received, working status, car driving and self-experienced cognitive deficits were assessed in 1-year survivors (N = 206, 40...
May 15, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774589/healthcare-cost-and-utilization-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-real-world-data-from-a-large-us-claims-database
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Alina M Allen, Holly K Van Houten, Lindsey R Sangaralingham, Jayant A Talwalkar, Rozalina G McCoy
The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing. The health care burden resulting from the multidisciplinary management of this complex disease is unknown. We assessed the total health care cost and resource utilization associated with a new NAFLD diagnosis, compared to controls with similar comorbidities. We used OptumLabs Data Warehouse, a large national administrative claims database with longitudinal health data of over 100 million individuals enrolled in private and Medicare Advantage health plans...
May 18, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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