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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910118/motivational-factors-associated-with-physical-activity-and-quality-of-life-in-people-with-severe-mental-illness
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Anders Farholm, Marit Sørensen, Hallgeir Halvari
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing interest for investigating the role of motivation in physical activity among people with severe mental illness (SMI). Autonomous motivation has been suggested to have a potentially important role in adoption and maintenance of physical activity. However, the knowledge about factors that facilitate autonomous motivation among people with SMI is scarce. AIM: The aim of this study was to examine factors associated with motivation for physical activity as well as the relationships between motivation, physical activity and health-related quality of life in individuals with SMI that were currently physically active...
December 2, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904626/respect-for-woman-s-decision-making-in-spontaneous-birth-a-thematic-synthesis-study
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Firoozeh MirzaeeRabor, Fattaneh Mirzaee, Khadigeh MirzaiiNajmabadi, Ali Taghipour
BACKGROUND: Participation of woman in decision-making processes is one of the key indicators of an appropriate relationship between a woman and the health care professionals. This study aimed to recognize the factors facilitating respect for woman's decision-making in spontaneous birth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This paper employed a meta-synthesis on articles published in four biomedical databases including MEDLINE, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library. All qualitative studies published after 1990 and directly or indirectly discussing the women's and the health care professional's attitudes toward respect for woman's decision-making in spontaneous birth were searched...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902504/a-password-protected-web-site-for-mothers-expressing-milk-for-their-preterm-infants
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MaryAnn Blatz, Donna Dowling, Patricia W Underwood, Amy Bieda, Gregory Graham
BACKGROUND: Research has demonstrated that breast milk significantly decreases morbidities that impact length of stay for preterm infants, but there is a need to test interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes. Since many Americans are using technologies such as the Intranet and smartphones to find health information and manage health, a Web site was developed for mothers who provide breast milk for their preterm hospitalized infants. PURPOSE: This study examined the efficacy of a Web site for mothers to educate them about breast milk expression and assist them in monitoring their breast milk supply...
November 29, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893028/out-of-pocket-spending-and-financial-burden-among-medicare-beneficiaries-with-cancer
#4
Amol K Narang, Lauren Hersch Nicholas
Importance: Medicare beneficiaries with cancer are at risk for financial hardship given increasingly expensive cancer care and significant cost sharing by beneficiaries. Objectives: To measure out-of-pocket (OOP) costs incurred by Medicare beneficiaries with cancer and identify which factors and services contribute to high OOP costs. Design, Setting, and Participants: We prospectively collected survey data from 18 166 community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries, including 1409 individuals who were diagnosed with cancer during the study period, who participated in the January 1, 2002, to December 31, 2012, waves of the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative panel study of US residents older than 50 years...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892723/optimization-and-stratification-of-multiple-sclerosis-treatment-in-fast-developing-economic-countries-a-perspective-from-qatar
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Dirk Deleu, Boulenouar Mesraoua, Hisham El Khider, Beatriz Canibano, Gayane Melikyan, Hassan Al Hail, Noha Mhjob, Anjushri Bhagat, Faiza Ibrahim, Yolande Hanssens
OBJECTIVE: The introduction of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) - with varying degrees of efficacy for reducing annual relapse rate and disability progression - has considerably transformed the therapeutic landscape of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). We aim to develop rational evidence-based treatment recommendations and algorithms for the management of clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and RRMS conform to the healthcare system in a fast-developing economic country such as Qatar...
November 28, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890486/towards-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-understand-and-manage-obesity-and-related-diseases
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Stephan C Bischoff, Yves Boirie, Tommy Cederholm, Michael Chourdakis, Cristina Cuerda, Nathalie M Delzenne, Nicolaas E Deutz, Denis Fouque, Laurence Genton, Carmen Gil, Berthold Koletzko, Miguel Leon-Sanz, Raanan Shamir, Joelle Singer, Pierre Singer, Nanette Stroebele-Benschop, Anders Thorell, Arved Weimann, Rocco Barazzoni
Overnutrition and sedentary lifestyle result in overweight or obesity defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. According to the WHO, the worldwide prevalence of obesity nearly doubled between 1980 and 2008. In 2008, over 50% of both men and women in the WHO European Region were overweight, and approximately 23% of women and 20% of men were obese. Comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approaches should include nutritional treatment to favor the best metabolic and nutritional outcome, as well as to induce potential disease-specific benefits from selected nutritional regimens...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888171/clinical-relevance-of-the-first-domomedicine-platform-securing-multidrug-chronotherapy-delivery-in-metastatic-cancer-patients-at-home-the-incasa-european-project
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Pasquale F Innominato, Sandra Komarzynski, Ali Mohammad-Djafari, Alexandre Arbaud, Ayhan Ulusakarya, Mohamed Bouchahda, Mazen Haydar, Rachel Bossevot-Desmaris, Virginie Plessis, Magali Mocquery, Davina Bouchoucha, Mehran Afshar, Jacques Beau, Abdoulaye Karaboué, Jean-François Morère, Joanna Fursse, Jordi Rovira Simon, Francis Levi
BACKGROUND: Telehealth solutions can improve the safety of ambulatory chemotherapy, contributing to the maintenance of patients at their home, hence improving their well-being, all the while reducing health care costs. There is, however, need for a practicable multilevel monitoring solution, encompassing relevant outputs involved in the pathophysiology of chemotherapy-induced toxicity. Domomedicine embraces the delivery of complex care and medical procedures at the patient's home based on modern technologies, and thus it offers an integrated approach for increasing the safety of cancer patients on chemotherapy...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882821/a-description-of-assistive-technology-sources-services-and-outcomes-of-use-in-a-number-of-african-settings
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Surona Visagie, Arne H Eide, Hasheem Mannan, Marguerite Schneider, Leslie Swartz, Gubela Mji, Alister Munthali, Mustafa Khogali, Gert van Rooy, Karl-Gerhard Hem, Malcolm MacLachlan
: Purpose statement: The article explores assistive technology sources, services and outcomes in South Africa, Namibia, Malawi and Sudan. METHODS: A survey was done in purposively selected sites of the study countries. Cluster sampling followed by random sampling served to identify 400-500 households (HHs) with members with disabilities per country. A HH questionnaire and individual questionnaire was completed. Country level analysis was limited to descriptive statistics...
November 24, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881518/study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-brief-habit-based-lifestyle-advice-for-cancer-survivors-exploring-behavioural-outcomes-for-the-advancing-survivorship-cancer-outcomes-trial-ascot
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Rebecca J Beeken, Helen Croker, Maggie Heinrich, Lee Smith, Kate Williams, Allan Hackshaw, John Hines, Michael Machesney, Madhavan Krishnaswamy, Sharon Cavanagh, Rebecca Roylance, Alison Hill, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Jane Wardle, Abigail Fisher
INTRODUCTION: Positive health behaviours such as regular physical activity and a healthy diet have significant effects on cancer outcomes. There is a need for simple but effective behaviour change interventions with the potential to be implemented within the cancer care pathway. Habit-based advice encourages repetition of a behaviour in a consistent context so that the behaviour becomes increasingly automatic in response to a specific contextual cue. This approach therefore encourages long-term behaviour change and can be delivered through printed materials...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879190/transplantation-in-africa-an-overview
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Elmi Muller
Africa is underdeveloped in terms of treatment options for patients with end-stage renal failure. Economic growth and corresponding increases in health expenditures in the African region mean that we can confidently anticipate increased demand for organ transplantation within the region over the next few years. Renal failure in Africa occurs mainly due to glomerular nephropathies, hypertension, diabetes, and HIV. For the subset of the population that might be considered medically suitable for transplantation, demand for transplantation is tightly constrained by the availability of specialist physicians and surgeons, pathology facilities, capacity to achieve acceptable graft outcomes, cultural and religious attitudes towards organ donation, trust in the health system, and the extent to which patients are able to meet the costs of surgery and ongoing immunosuppression...
2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853383/uk-specific-cost-effectiveness-of-tiotropium-olodaterol-fixed-dose-combination-versus-other-lama-laba-combinations-in-patients-with-copd
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Abigail Tebboth, Andrew Ternouth, Nuria Gonzalez-Rojas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the cost-effectiveness of other long-acting muscarinic antagonist + long-acting β2 agonist combinations in comparison with Spiolto(®) Respimat(®) (tiotropium + olodaterol fixed-dose combination [FDC]) for maintenance treatment to relieve symptoms in adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. METHODS: A previously published individual-level Markov model was adapted for the perspective of the UK health care system, in line with recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...
2016: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852357/a-multifaceted-approach-to-reduction-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-with-an-emphasis-on-stewardship-of-culturing
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Katherine M Mullin, Christopher S Kovacs, Cynthia Fatica, Colette Einloth, Elizabeth A Neuner, Jorge A Guzman, Eric Kaiser, Venu Menon, Leticia Castillo, Marc J Popovich, Edward M Manno, Steven M Gordon, Thomas G Fraser
BACKGROUND Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Reducing CAUTI rates has become a major focus of attention due to increasing public health concerns and reimbursement implications. OBJECTIVE To implement and describe a multifaceted intervention to decrease CAUTIs in our ICUs with an emphasis on indications for obtaining a urine culture. METHODS A project team composed of all critical care disciplines was assembled to address an institutional goal of decreasing CAUTIs...
November 17, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844472/patient-relevant-outcomes-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-severe-noncancer-pain-treated-with-tapentadol-prolonged-release-using-criteria-of-health-technology-assessment
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Johannes Fx Hofmann, Arun Lal, Maike Steffens, Robert Boettger
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic comparison of tapentadol prolonged release (PR) and oxycodone controlled release (CR) using patient-relevant endpoints of efficacy, safety, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) according to criteria used in health technology assessment. To derive a minimal important difference (MID) for the EQ-5D from three pivotal trials to measure patient-relevant changes in HRQoL. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo and active controlled...
September 2016: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844296/the-role-of-the-primary-romantic-relationship-in-hiv-care-engagement-outcomes-among-young-hiv-positive-black-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Judy Y Tan, Lance Pollack, Greg Rebchook, John Peterson, David Huebner, Agatha Eke, Wayne Johnson, Susan Kegeles
The primary romantic relationship plays a fundamental role in health maintenance, but little is known about its role in HIV care engagement among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV. We examined how HIV care engagement outcomes (i.e., having a primary healthcare provider, receiving HIV treatment, taking antiretroviral medication, and medication adherence) vary by partnership status (single vs. concordant-positive vs. discordant) in a sample of young Black MSM living with HIV. Results showed mixed findings...
November 14, 2016: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836232/trajectories-at-the-end-of-life-a-controlled-investigation-of-longitudinal-health-services-consumption-data
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Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Shai Brill
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of individual-level trajectories of Health Services Consumption (HSC) at End-of-Life (EoL) is scarce. Such research is needed for understanding and planning health expenditures. OBJECTIVE: To explore individual-level EoL trajectories in the Israeli population. This approach differs from past studies which aggregated across populations or disease groups. DATA SOURCES: We used HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) longitudinal data for HSC of persons ages 65-90 who died during 2010-2011 (n=35,887) and of an age by sex matched sample of persons who were alive by mid-2012 (n=48,560)...
October 1, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835926/mouthwashes-in-the-21-st-century-a-narrative-review-about-active-molecules-and-effectiveness-on-the-periodontal-outcomes
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Gianluca M Tartaglia, Santhosh Kumar, Claudia Debora Fornari, Eleonora Corti, Stephen Thaddeus Connelly
Poor oral hygiene is a major risk factor for oral diseases. Regular home-based care is essential to maintain good oral hygiene. In particular, mouthrinses can support conventional tooth brushing in reducing accumulation of oral plaque. Areas covered: The most common molecules contained in mouthrinses (chlorhexidine, essential oils, cetyl pyridinium chloride, triclosan, octeneidine, delmopinol, polyvinylpyrrolidone, hyaluronic acid, natural compounds) are discussed, together with relevant clinical and in vitro studies, focusing on their effects on periodontal health...
November 20, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830226/new-unintended-adverse-consequences-of-electronic-health-records
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D F Sittig, A Wright, J Ash, H Singh
Although the health information technology industry has made considerable progress in the design, development, implementation, and use of electronic health records (EHRs), the lofty expectations of the early pioneers have not been met. In 2006, the Provider Order Entry Team at Oregon Health & Science University described a set of unintended adverse consequences (UACs), or unpredictable, emergent problems associated with computer-based provider order entry implementation, use, and maintenance. Many of these originally identified UACs have not been completely addressed or alleviated, some have evolved over time, and some new ones have emerged as EHRs became more widely available...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829766/a-descriptive-study-on-awareness-about-oral-health-among-pediatric-practitioners-in-kanchipuram-district
#18
S Rajalingam, V Leela Rani
BACKGROUND: Pediatricians and other health-care providers could play an invaluable role in ensuring the maintenance of optimal preventive as well as curative dental health in children. This study was aimed at assessing the pediatrician's perspective on basic oral health care in children in Kanchipuram district. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire survey was carried out among Pediatricians which covered various aspects of knowledge, attitude, and role of pediatricians in preventive dental care...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829457/combined-effect-of-new-complete-dentures-and-simple-dietary-advice-on-nutritional-status-in-edentulous-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuriko Komagamine, Manabu Kanazawa, Maiko Iwaki, Ayami Jo, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Noriko Amagai, Shunsuke Minakuchi
BACKGROUND: Individuals who are edentulous have a lower intake of fruit, vegetables, fiber, and protein compared with their dentate counterparts because tooth loss is accompanied by a decrease in ability to chew. Whether or not a combination of prosthetic rehabilitation and simple dietary advice produces improvement in dietary intake among edentulous persons is unclear. We aim to investigate the effect of a simultaneous combination of simple dietary advice delivered by dentists and provision of new complete dentures on dietary intake in edentulous individuals who request new dentures...
November 9, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821411/the-treatment-of-schizophrenia-can-we-raise-the-standard-of-care
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REVIEW
Stanley Victor Catts, Brian Ignatius O'Toole
OBJECTIVE: There is evidence that over time health outcomes of people with schizophrenia are deteriorating rather than improving both in terms of mortality rate and levels of morbidity, even in Australia where service resourcing is substantial. Our objective was to examine the evidence of whether poor outcomes reflect decreases in treatment effectiveness and, if so, what are the barriers to improving standards of care. This review will argue that the confidence of clinicians to diagnose schizophrenia early, and provide assertive and long-term care, may be being undermined by a series of controversies in the published literature and discrepancies in clinical practice guidelines...
November 7, 2016: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
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