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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933614/antiviral-agents-for-infectious-mononucleosis-glandular-fever
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Muireann De Paor, Kirsty O'Brien, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a clinical syndrome, usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EPV), characterised by lymphadenopathy, fever and sore throat. Most cases of symptomatic IM occur in older teenagers or young adults. Usually IM is a benign self-limiting illness and requires only symptomatic treatment. However, occasionally the disease course can be complicated or prolonged and lead to decreased productivity in terms of school or work. Antiviral medications have been used to treat IM, but the use of antivirals for IM is controversial...
December 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933469/telephone-based-mindfulness-therapy-intervention-for-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Vasiliki Irene Aivaliotis, Yvonne Lee, Jasmine Zia, Wahid Wassef, Mark Abramson, Walter Park
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) have substantially impaired quality of life (QOL) both physically and mentally. Mindfulness therapy is a form of treatment that has been shown to be beneficial in many medical conditions but has not been evaluated in the CP patient population. AIMS: The aims of this study were (1) to test the feasibility and usability of a novel telephone-based mindfulness therapy service for patients with CP and (2) to determine whether there was any effect on CP quality of life...
December 8, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933429/establishing-the-values-for-patient-engagement-pe-in-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-research-an-international-multiple-stakeholder-perspective
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Kirstie Haywood, Anne Lyddiatt, Samantha J Brace-McDonnell, Sophie Staniszewska, Sam Salek
PURPOSE: Active patient engagement is increasingly viewed as essential to ensuring that patient-driven perspectives are considered throughout the research process. However, guidance for patient engagement (PE) in HRQoL research does not exist, the evidence-base for practice is limited, and we know relatively little about underpinning values that can impact on PE practice. This is the first study to explore the values that should underpin PE in contemporary HRQoL research to help inform future good practice guidance...
December 8, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933428/in-6-to-8-year-old-children-cardiorespiratory-fitness-moderates-the-relationship-between-severity-of-life-events-and-health-related-quality-of-life
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Markus Gerber, Katharina Endes, Serge Brand, Christian Herrmann, Flora Colledge, Lars Donath, Oliver Faude, Henner Hanssen, Uwe Pühse, Lukas Zahner
PURPOSE: In children, the pathways by which physical activity and fitness are associated with physical and psychological wellbeing are still not fully understood. The present study examines for the first time in young children whether high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity moderate the relationship between severity of life events and health-related quality of life. METHODS: Three hundred and seventy-eight children (188 girls, 190 boys, M age = 7...
December 8, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933259/deformity-correction-and-extremity-lengthening-in-the-lower-leg-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-with-two-external-surgical-procedures
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Eugen Reitenbach, Robert Rödl, Georg Gosheger, Björn Vogt, Frank Schiedel
OBJECTIVE: Distraction osteogenesis is a method of stimulating the growth of new bone tissue in order to lengthen the extremities or bridge resected bone defects. In addition to the now-established intramedullary procedures, two different fixator systems are in use. The present study investigated the classical Ilizarov ring fixator (IRF) and a hexapod to assess the precision of lower-leg lengthening and complications classified using the Paley criteria for problems, obstacles, and complications...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932876/effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-the-rehabilitation-of-moderate-to-severe-copd-a-meta-analysis
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Rong-Chang Chen, Xiao-Ying Li, Li-Li Guan, Bing-Peng Guo, Wei-Liang Wu, Zi-Qing Zhou, Ya-Ting Huo, Xin Chen, Lu-Qian Zhou
PURPOSE: Patients with COPD often experience skeletal muscle dysfunction. For those who are unable or unwilling to undertake physical training, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may provide an alternative method of rehabilitation. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to investigate the controversial topic of whether this therapy is effective in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We pooled data from nine trials published between January 9, 2002 and January 4, 2016 across PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Google Scholar, and relevant websites for randomized controlled trials...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932870/evaluation-of-quality-of-life-in-chronic-progressing-rheumatic-diseases-based-on-the-example-of-osteoarthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Izabela Wysocka-Skurska, Matylda Sierakowska, Wojciech Kułak
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic diseases, irrespective of etiology and clinical course, influence different areas of a patient's life. Adapting to disability and limitations caused by an illness is very difficult for many patients. The main goal of a therapeutic procedure should be improvement of health-related quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the factors that influence the QoL that are conditioned by the state of health of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932665/statistical-analysis-of-a-low-cost-method-for-multiple-disease-prediction
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Mohsen Bayati, Sonia Bhaskar, Andrea Montanari
Early identification of individuals at risk for chronic diseases is of significant clinical value. Early detection provides the opportunity to slow the pace of a condition, and thus help individuals to improve or maintain their quality of life. Additionally, it can lessen the financial burden on health insurers and self-insured employers. As a solution to mitigate the rise in chronic conditions and related costs, an increasing number of employers have recently begun using wellness programs, which typically involve an annual health risk assessment...
December 8, 2016: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932335/multicentre-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-of-oral-anticoagulation-with-apixaban-in-systemic-sclerosis-related-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-the-sphinx-study-protocol
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Alicia Calderone, Wendy Stevens, David Prior, Harshal Nandurkar, Eli Gabbay, Susanna M Proudman, Trevor Williams, David Celermajer, Joanne Sahhar, Peter K K Wong, Vivek Thakkar, Nathan Dwyer, Jeremy Wrobel, Weng Chin, Danny Liew, Margaret Staples, Rachelle Buchbinder, Mandana Nikpour
INTRODUCTION: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a severe and costly multiorgan autoimmune connective tissue disease characterised by vasculopathy and fibrosis. One of the major causes of SSc-related death is pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which develops in 12-15% of patients with SSc and accounts for 30-40% of deaths. In situ thrombosis in the small calibre peripheral pulmonary vessels resulting from endothelial dysfunction and an imbalance of anticoagulant and prothrombotic mediators has been implicated in the complex pathophysiology of SSc-related PAH (SSc-PAH), with international clinical guidelines recommending the use of anticoagulants for some types of PAH, such as idiopathic PAH...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932137/quality-of-life-according-to-urgency-status-in-de-novo-heart-transplant-recipients
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B Díaz-Molina, J L Lambert, F G Vílchez, F Cadenas, M J Bernardo, E Velasco, M Martín, C Morís
INTRODUCTION: Elective heart transplantation (HTX) aims to improve physical ability, increase survival, and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic heart failure. Nevertheless, most patients who undergo urgent HTX are previously healthy, and a transplant could be perceived as a limitation. The aim of this study is to compare HRQoL between elective and urgent heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Cohort study including patients undergoing heart transplantation between January 1998 and March 2012 in a single center...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932051/functional-and-exercise-limitations-after-a-first-episode-of-pulmonary-embolism-results-of-the-elope-prospective-cohort-study
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Susan R Kahn, Andrew M Hirsch, Arash Akaberi, Paul Hernandez, David R Anderson, Philip S Wells, Marc Rodger, Susan Solymoss, Michael J Kovacs, Lawrence Rudski, Avi Shimony, Carole Dennie, Christopher Rush, William H Geerts, Shawn D Aaron, John T Granton
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the frequency and predictors of exercise limitation after pulmonary embolism (PE), and to assess its association with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and dyspnea. METHODS: 100 patients with acute PE were recruited at five Canadian hospitals from 2010-2013. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) was performed at 1 and 12 months. Quality of life, dyspnea, six-minute walk distance (6MWD), residual clot burden (perfusion (Q) scan; CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA)), cardiac function (echocardiogram) and pulmonary function tests (PFT) were measured during follow-up...
December 5, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932003/mental-health-and-related-influencing-factors-among-the-empty-nest-elderly-and-the-non-empty-nest-elderly-in-taiyuan-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Y-Q Guo, C-C Zhang, H Huang, X Zheng, X-J Pan, J-Z Zheng
OBJECTIVE: In China, elderly make up a large proportion of the society, but their mental health is often overlooked. The aim of this study is to compare mental health and related influencing factors among the empty-nest and the non-empty-nest elderly, and attain the purpose of improving their quality of life. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 488 elderly people aged 60-92 years in six districts of Taiyuan, China...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931834/treatments-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-new-focus-on-a-familiar-concept
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REVIEW
M G Zampino, E Magni, P S Ravenda, C A Cella, G Bonomo, P Della Vigna, S Galdy, F Spada, G M Varano, G Mauri, N Fazio, F Orsi
A major challenge for the management of advanced-colorectal-cancer is the multidisciplinary approach required for the treatment of liver metastases. Reducing the burden of liver metastases with liver-directed therapy has an important impact on both survival and health-related quality of life. This paper debates the rationale and current liver-directed approaches for colorectal liver metastases based on the evidence of literature and new clinical trials. Surgery is the gold standard, when feasible, and it's the main treatment goal for patients with potentially-resectable disease as a means of prolonging progression-free survival...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931254/feasibility-of-an-online-intervention-stak-d-to-promote-physical-activity-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Holly Blake, Helen Quirk, Paul Leighton, Tabitha Randell, James Greening, Boliang Guo, Cris Glazebrook
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity has important health benefits for children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), yet children and their parents face barriers to participation such as lack of self-efficacy or concerns around hypoglycaemia. Multimedia interventions are useful for educating children about their health and demonstrate potential to improve children's health-related self-efficacy, but few paediatric clinics offer web-based resources as part of routine care. The Steps to Active Kids with Diabetes (STAK-D) programme is an online intervention grounded in psychological theory (social cognitive theory) and informed by extensive preliminary research...
December 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931048/neurodevelopment-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-infants-born-with-gastroschisis-a-6-year-retrospective-french-study
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Barthelemy Tosello, Meriem Zahed, Floriane Guimond, Karine Baumstarck, Alice Faure, Fabrice Michel, Olivier Claris, Jerome Massardier, Catherine Gire, Thierry Merrot
Introduction Quantify quality of life (QoL) outcomes in gastroschisis children is little assessed. The primary objective was to describe the long-term outcome of newborns with gastroschisis treated in three tertiary care hospitals of France in terms of neurodevelopment and QoL. Materials and Methods The study reported was a cross-sectional, descriptive multicentric retrospective study assessing the outcome of newborns with gastroschisis, born between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014, treated at two large and French level III neonatal intensive care units...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930952/prevalence-and-psychosocial-correlates-of-food-addiction-in-persons-with-obesity-seeking-weight-reduction
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Ariana M Chao, Jena A Shaw, Rebecca L Pearl, Naji Alamuddin, Christina M Hopkins, Zayna M Bakizada, Robert I Berkowitz, Thomas A Wadden
INTRODUCTION: Food addiction is a controversial concept. The potential influence of food addiction on patients' psychosocial functioning and well-being has not been well established. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between psychosocial functioning (depressive symptoms and health-related quality of life [HRQOL]) and food addiction as measured by the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS). We also explored whether food addiction contributed additional variance in explaining psychosocial functioning, beyond demographic and clinical factors (e...
November 23, 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930924/effect-of-radium-223-dichloride-ra-223-on-hospitalisation-an-analysis-from-the-phase-3-randomised-alpharadin-in-symptomatic-prostate-cancer-patients-alsympca-trial
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Christopher Parker, Lin Zhan, Paul Cislo, Jonathan Reuning-Scherer, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Sten Nilsson, Oliver Sartor, Joe M O'Sullivan, Robert E Coleman
Symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) commonly occur in patients with bone metastases, often leading to hospitalisations and decreased quality-of-life. In the ALSYMPCA trial, radium-223 significantly improved overall survival (hazard ratio 0.70, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.58-0.83, P < 0.001) and prolonged time to first SSE (hazard ratio 0.66, 95% CI 0.52-0.83, P = 0.00037) and subsequent SSE (hazard ratio 0.65, 95% CI 0.51-0.83, P = 0.00039) versus placebo in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer with symptomatic bone metastases and no known visceral metastases...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930803/pulmonary-rehabilitation-following-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Milo A Puhan, Elena Gimeno-Santos, Christopher J Cates, Thierry Troosters
BACKGROUND: Guidelines have provided positive recommendations for pulmonary rehabilitation after exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but recent studies indicate that postexacerbation rehabilitation may not always be effective in patients with unstable COPD. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of pulmonary rehabilitation after COPD exacerbations on hospital admissions (primary outcome) and other patient-important outcomes (mortality, health-related quality of life (HRQL) and exercise capacity)...
December 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930779/effect-of-a-home-visit-based-low-vision-rehabilitation-intervention-on-visual-function-outcomes-an-exploratory-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jennifer H Acton, Bablin Molik, Helen Court, Tom H Margrain
Purpose: To examine the effect of a home visit-based visual rehabilitation intervention on: (1) self-reported visual function and (2) depression, wellbeing, loneliness, adjustment to visual loss, and generic health-related quality of life. Methods: In an exploratory, assessor-masked, individually randomized, single-center controlled trial, 67 participants (age: 75.22 ± 16.21 years) with low vision were allocated either to receive the home visit-based visual rehabilitation intervention (n = 35) or to a waiting list control arm (n = 32)...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930592/self-reported-psychological-development-in-cosmetic-breast-surgery-patients
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María Ángeles Pérez-San-Gregorio, Agustín Martín-Rodríguez, María Jesús Arias-Moreno, María Esther Rincón-Fernández, José Ignacio Ortega-Martínez
Cosmetic breast surgery is the only therapeutic alternative for psychological and physical complications associated with micromasty, breast ptosis, and macromasty. We analyzed the effects of 2 variables, time, and type of cosmetic breast surgery, on anxiety symptomatology and quality of life.Following a mixed 3 × 4 design, 3 groups of women with breast augmentation (n = 63), mastopexy (n = 42), and breast reduction (n = 30) were selected and evaluated using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey at 4 different times, the preoperative stage, and at 1, 6, and 12 months postoperative...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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