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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811155/assessing-changes-in-quality-of-life-and-independent-living-and-working-levels-among-agrability-farmers-and-ranchers-with-disabilities
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Robert J Fetsch, Danielle M Jackman, Christina L Collins
BACKGROUND: While emerging research has focused on quality of life (QOL) levels among farmers and ranchers with disabilities, much work is still needed on this largely understudied population. The AgrAbility Project, a USDA initiative, offers pragmatic solutions to increase farmers and ranchers with disabilities' QOL and ability to work and live independently (ILW). OBJECTIVES: To assess pretest-posttest changes in farmers and ranchers with disabilities' ILW and QOL levels after participating in AgrAbility, to identify demographic predictors of ILW and QOL (e...
August 8, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803262/topic-anaesthesia-with-a-eutectic-mixture-of-lidocaine-prilocaine-cream-after-elective-caesarean-section-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Thomas Grosse-Steffen, Malin Krämer, Benjamin Tuschy, Christel Weiss, Marc Sütterlin, Sebastian Berlit
PURPOSE: Aim of the study was to investigate the topical application of a eutectic mixture of lidocaine/prilocaine (EMLA(®)) cream after caesarean section (CS) and its effect on postoperative pain, time to mobilisation, and time to discharge. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 189 pregnant women were enrolled; full data sets were available for 139 of them, who were prospectively randomised to receive either placebo (control group) or EMLA(®) cream (study group) on the CS lesion directly as well as 24 h after surgery...
August 12, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802980/corrigendum-to-sealing-frequency-of-b104-cells-declines-exponentially-with-decreasing-transection-distance-from-the-axon-hillock-exp-neurol-279-2016-149-158
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Christopher H McGill, Solomon Raju Bhupanapadu Sunkesula, Andrew D Poon, Michelle Mikesh, George D Bittner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801001/examining-the-effects-of-a-home-based-palliative-heart-failure-program-on-quality-of-life-symptom-burden-satisfaction-with-care-and-caregiver-burden-among-patients-with-end-stage-heart-failure
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Alina Yee Man Ng, Frances Kam Yuet Wong
CONTEXT: Provision of home-based palliative care for seriously ill patients is important, yet few home-based palliative care services specifically or exclusively focus on end-stage heart failure (ESHF) patients. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the effect of a home-based palliative heart failure (HPHF) program on quality of life (QOL), symptoms burden, functional status, patient satisfaction and caregiver burden among patients with ESHF. METHODS: A two-group randomized controlled trial in three hospitals...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782021/community-level-regulation-of-temporal-trends-in-biodiversity
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Nicholas J Gotelli, Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas, Brian McGill, Faye Moyes, Anne E Magurran
Many theoretical models of community dynamics predict that species richness (S) and total abundance (N) are regulated in their temporal fluctuations. We present novel evidence for widespread regulation of biodiversity. For 59 plant and animal assemblages from around the globe monitored annually for a decade or more, the majority exhibited regulated fluctuations compared to the null hypothesis of an unconstrained random walk. However, there was little evidence for statistical artifacts, regulation driven by correlations with average annual temperature, or local-scale compensatory fluctuations in S or N...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778113/educational-and-vocational-goal-disruption-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Janine Vetsch, Claire E Wakefield, Brittany C McGill, Richard J Cohn, Sarah J Ellis, Natalie Stefanic, Susan M Sawyer, Brad Zebrack, Ursula M Sansom-Daly
OBJECTIVE: Cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) can interrupt important developmental milestones. Absence from school and time lost from work, together with the physical impacts of treatment on energy and cognition, can disrupt educational and vocational goals. The purpose of this paper is to report on AYA cancer survivors' experiences of reintegration into school and/or work and to describe perceived changes in their educational and vocational goals. METHODS: AYAs recruited from seven hospitals in Australia, aged 15-26years and ≤24months post-treatment, were interviewed using the Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale (PAIS)...
August 4, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765853/cancer-screening-concerns-controversy-and-evidence
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Sarah McGill, Stacy M Carter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Public Health Research & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761670/potential-contribution-of-lifestyle-and-socioeconomic-factors-to-healthy-user-bias-in-antihypertensives-and-lipid-lowering-drugs
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Mitsuyo Kinjo, Edward Chia-Cheng Lai, Maarit Jaana Korhonen, Rita L McGill, Soko Setoguchi
OBJECTIVES: Healthy user bias arises when users of preventive medications such as lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs), hormone replacement therapy and antihypertensive (AH) medications are healthier than non-users due to factors other than medication effects, making the medications appear more beneficial in observational studies of effectiveness and safety. The purpose of the study is to examine factors contributing to healthy user effect in patients taking AHs or LLDs. METHODS: Among patients with hypertension or hyperlipidaemia in a population-based sample from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2010), we assessed the association between socioeconomic and lifestyle factors and the use of AHs/LLDs by logistic regression with adjustment for demographics and comorbidities in a cross-sectional study...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754387/cost-of-cardiac-surgery-in-frail-compared-with-nonfrail-older-adults
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Michael Goldfarb, Melissa Bendayan, Lawrence G Rudski, Jean-Francois Morin, Yves Langlois, Felix Ma, Kevin Lachapelle, Renzo Cecere, Benoit DeVarennes, Christo I Tchervenkov, James M Brophy, Jonathan Afilalo
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a risk factor for mortality, morbidity, and prolonged length of stay after cardiac surgery, all of which are major drivers of hospitalization costs. The incremental hospitalization costs incurred in frail patients have yet to be elucidated. METHODS: Patients aged ≥ 60 years were evaluated for frailty before coronary artery bypass grafting or heart valve surgery at 2 academic centres between 2013 and 2015 as part of the McGill Frailty Registry...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752549/choice-predicts-the-feedback-negativity
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Stuart McGill, Jude Buckley, Douglas Elliffe, Paul M Corballis
Choosing the appropriate response given the circumstance is integral to all aspects of human behavior. One way of elucidating the mechanisms of choice is to relate behavior to neural correlates. Electrophysiological evidence implicates the ERP feedback-negativity (FN) and the P300 as promising neural correlates of reward processing, an integral component of learning. However, prior research has not adequately addressed how the development of a preference to select one option over another (choice preference) relates to the FN and the P300...
July 28, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749805/hazardous-terrain-and-tranquil-waters
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Rebecca McGill
Leadership development insights for nurse managers.
August 2017: Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749159/hierarchical-exploratory-factor-analyses-of-the-woodcock-johnson-iv-full-test-battery-implications-for-chc-application-in-school-psychology
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Stefan C Dombrowski, Ryan J McGill, Gary L Canivez
The Woodcock-Johnson (fourth edition; WJ IV; Schrank, McGrew, & Mather, 2014a) was recently redeveloped and retains its linkage to Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory (CHC). Independent reviews (e.g., Canivez, 2017) and investigations (Dombrowski, McGill, & Canivez, 2017) of the structure of the WJ IV full test battery and WJ IV Cognitive have suggested the need for additional factor analytic exploration. Accordingly, the present study used principal axis factoring (PAF) followed by the Schmid and Leiman (SL; Schmid & Leiman, 1957) procedure with the 2 school-aged correlation matrices from the normative sample to determine the degree to which the WJ IV total battery structure could be replicated...
July 27, 2017: School Psychology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746515/analysis-of-intensity-sensory-and-affective-aspects-of-pain-of-patients-in-immediate-postoperative-care
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Alcione Carla Meier, Fernanda Duarte Siqueira, Carolina Renz Pretto, Christiane de Fátima Colet, Joseila Sonego Gomes, Cátia Cristiane Matte Dezordi, Eniva Miladi Fernandes Stumm
Objective: To evaluate the pain of patients in the immediate postoperative period during admission, an hour after admission, and at discharge of the post-anesthesia care unit in terms of intensity, and sensory and affective aspects. Methods: Analytical, cross-sectional study with 336 patients. Data were collected using a sociodemographic and clinical form, the Numeric Pain Rating Scale, and the short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire. Data collection occurred from September to October 2015 at the post-anesthesia care unit of a general hospital in the north-west of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil...
July 20, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740427/vulvodynia-is-not-created-equally-empirical-classification-of-women-with-vulvodynia
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Meryl Alappattu, Georgine Lamvu, Jessica Feranec, Kathryn Witzeman, Michael Robinson, Andrea Rapkin
BACKGROUND: Vulvodynia classification is based on the sensory dimensions of pain and does not include psychological factors associated with the pain experience and treatment outcomes. Previous work has shown that individuals with chronic pain can be classified into subgroups based on pain sensitivity, psychological distress, mood, and symptom severity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify distinct subgroups of women with vulvodynia enrolled in the National Vulvodynia Registry...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737997/adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-experiences-of-the-healthcare-system-a-qualitative-study
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Elizabeth A May, Brittany C McGill, Eden G Robertson, Antoinette Anazodo, Claire E Wakefield, Ursula M Sansom-Daly
PURPOSE: To qualitatively examine the experiences of diagnosis and treatment, and attitudes toward ongoing healthcare of adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of AYA cancer, to determine barriers to healthcare engagement in the early survivorship period. METHODS: Forty-two participants aged between 15 and 25 years were recruited between February 2013 and October 2015 as part of a larger Australia-wide study. This study analyzed data collected through a semistructured telephone interview...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728564/comparison-of-the-protein-coding-genomes-of-three-deep-sea-sulfur-oxidising-bacteria-candidatus-ruthia-magnifica-candidatus-vesicomyosocius-okutanii-and-thiomicrospira-crunogena
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Susan E McGill, Daniel Barker
OBJECTIVE: " Candidatus Ruthia magnifica", "Candidatus Vesicomyosocius okutanii" and Thiomicrospira crunogena are all sulfur-oxidising bacteria found in deep-sea vent environments. Recent research suggests that the two symbiotic organisms, "Candidatus R. magnifica" and "Candidatus V. okutanii", may share common ancestry with the autonomously living species T. crunogena. We used comparative genomics to examine the genome-wide protein-coding content of all three species to explore their similarities...
July 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727919/comprehensive-multiphase-cmp-nmr-monitoring-of-the-structural-changes-and-molecular-flux-within-a-growing-seed
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Blythe E Fortier-McGill, Rudraksha Dutta Majumdar, Leayen Lam, Ronald Soong, Yalda Liaghati-Mobarhan, Andre Sutrisno, Ries de Visser, Myrna J Simpson, Heather L Wheeler, Malcolm Campbell, Antonie Gorissen, André J Simpson
A relatively recent technique termed comprehensive multiphase (CMP) NMR spectroscopy was used to investigate the growth and associated metabolomic changes of (13)C-labeled wheat seeds and germinated seedlings. CMP-NMR enables the study of all phases in intact samples (i.e., liquid, gel-like, semisolid, and solid), by combining all required electronics into a single NMR probe, and can be used for investigating biological processes such as seed germination. All components, from the most liquid-like (i.e., dissolved metabolites) to the most rigid or solid-like (seed coat) were monitored in situ over 4 days...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713853/factors-associated-with-acute-postoperative-pain-following-breast-reconstruction
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Anita R Kulkarni, Andrea L Pusic, Jennifer B Hamill, Hyungjin M Kim, Ji Qi, Edwin G Wilkins, Randy S Roth
INTRODUCTION: Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction has become an increasingly important component of breast cancer treatment. Unfortunately, some patients experience severe postoperative pain, placing them at risk for increased clinical morbidity and the development of disabling chronic pain. In an attempt to identify at-risk patients, we prospectively evaluated patient characteristics and medical/surgical variables associated with more severe acute post-reconstruction pain. METHODS: Women (N = 2207; one-week 82...
March 2017: JPRAS Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711468/effect-of-initiating-use-of-an-insulin-pump-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-using-multiple-daily-insulin-injections-and-continuous-glucose-monitoring-diamond-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Roy W Beck, Tonya D Riddlesworth, Katrina J Ruedy, Craig Kollman, Andrew J Ahmann, Richard M Bergenstal, Anuj Bhargava, Bruce W Bode, Stacie Haller, Davida F Kruger, Janet B McGill, William Polonsky, David Price, Elena Toschi
BACKGROUND: The benefit of initiation of insulin pump therapy (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion; CSII) in patients with type 1 diabetes using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has not been studied. We aimed to assess glycaemic outcomes when switching from multiple daily injections (MDI) to CSII in adults with type 1 diabetes using CGM. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised controlled trial, 75 adults with type 1 diabetes in the CGM group of the DIAMOND trial were randomly assigned via the study website using a computer-generated sequence to continue MDI or switch to CSII, with continuation of CGM, for 28 weeks...
July 12, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710048/long-term-results-of-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-for-neuropathic-pain
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Sandra Gj Boccard, Simon J Prangnell, Laurie Pycroft, Binith Cheeran, Liz Moir, Erlick Ac Pereira, James J Fitzgerald, Alexander L Green, Tipu Z Aziz
BACKGROUND: Deep Brain Stimulation of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex is a recent technique that has shown some promising short-term results in patients with chronic refractory neuropathic pain. Three years after the first case-series, we assessed its efficacy on a larger cohort, with longer follow-up. METHODS: 24 patients (19 males; 49.1 years) with neuropathic pain underwent bilateral ACC DBS. Patient reported outcome measures were collected pre- and post-surgery, using the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS), Short-Form 36 quality of life (SF-36), McGill pain (MPQ) and EuroQol-5D questionnaires...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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