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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351474/treatment-of-advanced-laryngeal-cancer-and-quality-of-life-systematic-review
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Francisco Javier García-León, Raúl García-Estepa, Antonio Romero-Tabares, Jaime Gómez-Millán Borrachina
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The objective was the comparison of the quality of life in patients with advanced laryngeal cancer treated with organ preservation versus surgical treatment. METHODS: We performed a systematic review in the databases MedLine, EMBASE, and PubMed (2014 1991) and Web of Science (2012 - 2014). The search terms were: Laryngeal cancer, organ preservation, chemotherapy, laryngectomy, treatment outcomes and quality of life. Systematic reviews, meta-analysis, reports of health technology assessment and comparative studies with control group, published in Spanish, French or English were included...
March 25, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335541/effects-of-forest-therapy-on-depressive-symptoms-among-adults-a-systematic-review
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Insook Lee, Heeseung Choi, Kyung-Sook Bang, Sungjae Kim, MinKyung Song, Buhyun Lee
This study systematically reviewed forest therapy programs designed to decrease the level of depression among adults and assessed the methodological rigor and scientific evidence quality of existing research studies to guide future studies. This systematic review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. The authors independently screened full-text articles from various databases using the following criteria: (1) intervention studies assessing the effects of forest therapy on depressive symptoms in adults aged 18 years and older; (2) studies including at least one control group or condition; (3) peer-reviewed studies; and (4) been published either in English or Korean before July 2016...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284681/systematic-review-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-influenza-immunization-programs
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REVIEW
Eon E K Ting, Beate Sander, Wendy J Ungar
BACKGROUND: Seasonal influenza immunization programs vary widely across jurisdictions. In Canada, some provinces offer universal programs while others target specific population groups. However, whether targeted or universal programs provide more benefit and value-for-money is unclear. The cost-effectiveness of influenza immunization programs was systematically reviewed to inform policy. METHODS: Citation databases and the grey literature were searched for economic evaluations of influenza immunization programs...
March 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277424/comparing-performance-during-morning-vs-afternoon-training-sessions-in-intercollegiate-basketball-players
#4
Aaron D Heishman, Michael A Curtis, Ethan Saliba, Robert J Hornett, Steven K Malin, Arthur L Weltman
Time of day is a key factor that influences the optimization of athletic performance. Intercollegiate coaches oftentimes hold early morning strength training sessions for a variety of factors including convenience. However, few studies have specifically investigated the effect of early morning vs. late afternoon strength training on performance indices of fatigue. This is athletically important because circadian/ultradian rhythms and alterations in sleep patterns can impact training ability. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of morning vs...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224100/early-infant-male-circumcision-systematic-review-risk-benefit-analysis-and-progress-in-policy
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Brian J Morris, Sean E Kennedy, Alex D Wodak, Adrian Mindel, David Golovsky, Leslie Schrieber, Eugenie R Lumbers, David J Handelsman, John B Ziegler
AIM: To determine whether recent evidence-based United States policies on male circumcision (MC) apply to comparable Anglophone countries, Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: Articles in 2005 through 2015 were retrieved from PubMed using the keyword "circumcision" together with 36 relevant subtopics. A further PubMed search was performed for articles published in 2016. Searches of the EMBASE and Cochrane databases did not yield additional citable articles. Articles were assessed for quality and those rated 2+ and above according to the Scottish Intercollegiate Grading System were studied further...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199053/the-effect-of-tonsillectomy-on-the-morbidity-from-recurrent-tonsillitis
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C M Douglas, K Lang, W M Whitmer, J A Wilson, K Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Tonsillitis is a common condition with an incidence in UK general practice of 37 per 1000 population a year.(1) Recurrent tonsillitis results in significant morbidity and impacts on individuals' quality of life. This study assesses the morbidity and quality of life of adults with recurrent tonsillitis, and the impact of surgical intervention on their health state. OBJECTIVES: To describe disease-specific and global quality of life for adults with recurrent tonsillitis 6 months after tonsillectomy, using two instruments: the health impact of throat problems (HITP) and EuroQol-visual analogue scale questionnaire...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179065/women-s-dietary-changes-before-and-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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Sarah E Hillier, Ellinor K Olander
BACKGROUND: dietary intake before and during pregnancy has significant health outcomes for both mother and child, including a healthy gestational weight gain. To ensure effective interventions are successfully developed to improve dietary intake during pregnancy, it is important to understand what dietary changes pregnant women make without intervention. AIMS: to systematically identify and review studies examining women's dietary changes before and during pregnancy and to identify characteristics of the women making these changes...
January 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131800/changing-objective-structured-clinical-examinations-stations-at-lunchtime-during-all-day-postgraduate-surgery-examinations-improves-examiner-morale-and-stress
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Peter A Brennan, Duncan S Scrimgeour, Sheena Patel, Roshnee Patel, Gareth Griffiths, David T Croke, Lee Smith, Richard Arnett
BACKGROUND: Human factors are important causes of error, but little is known about their possible effect during objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE). We have previously identified stress and pressure in OSCE examiners in the postgraduate intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination. After modifying examination delivery by changing OSCE stations at lunchtime with no demonstrable effect on candidate outcome, we resurveyed examiners to ascertain whether examiner experience was improved...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118692/intercollegiate-conversations-australian-and-new-zealand-college-of-anaesthetists
#9
Victor Lee, Ian S Graham
In the first of a series of online interviews with other Australian and New Zealand Specialty Colleges about the developments and shared challenges with implementing competency-based medical education, I spoke with the current Dean of Education at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Dr Ian Graham. Dr Graham is not an anaesthetist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, educator and consultant in health management. He was appointed into the role of part-time Dean of Education at the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in August 2014...
January 24, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072795/treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-failed-back-surgery
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Jae Hwan Cho, Jae Hyup Lee, Kwang Sup Song, Jae-Young Hong, Yoon-Suk Joo, Dong-Ho Lee, Chang Ju Hwang, Choon Sung Lee
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a frequently encountered disease entity following lumbar spinal surgery. Although many plausible reasons have been investigated, the exact pathophysiology remains unknown. Various medications, reoperations, interventions such as spinal cord stimulation, epidural adhesiolysis or epidural injection, exercise therapy, and psychotherapy have been suggested treatment options. However, the evidence of the clinical outcome for each treatment has not been clearly determined...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068167/vehicle-exposure-and-spinal-musculature-fatigue-in-military-warfighters-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Roger O Kollock, Kenneth E Games, Alan E Wilson, JoEllen M Sefton
CONTEXT:  Spinal musculature fatigue from vehicle exposure may place warfighters at risk for spinal injuries and pain. Research on the relationship between vehicle exposure and spinal musculature fatigue is conflicting. A better understanding of the effect of military duty on musculoskeletal function is needed before sports medicine teams can develop injury-prevention programs. OBJECTIVE:  To determine if the literature supports a definite effect of vehicle exposure on spinal musculature fatigue...
November 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992281/analysis-of-gauntlet-test-performance-and-injury-risk-in-intercollegiate-division-i-female-soccer-football-players-a-retrospective-study
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Brandon M Ness, Kory Zimney, William E Schweinle
CONTEXT: Injury risk factors and relevant assessments have been identified in women's soccer athletes. Other tests assess fitness, e.g. the Gauntlet Test (GT). However, little empirical support exists for the utility of the GT to predict time loss injury. OBJECTIVES: To examine the GT as a predictor of injury in intercollegiate Division I female soccer athletes. DESIGN: Retrospective, non-experimental descriptive cohort study. SETTING: College athletic facilities...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927115/experiences-of-caring-for-infants-with-severe-bronchiolitis
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Background Common in children under two years, bronchiolitis is usually caused by respiratory syncytial virus (Jhawar 2003). Symptoms are usually self-limiting although some children develop respiratory distress requiring hospitalisation (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 2006). Supplemental oxygen, fluid support and ventilator assistance may also be necessary. In cases of moderately severe bronchiolitis, oxygen can be delivered through a head box, but some hospitals deliver high-flow oxygen therapy with nasal prongs to treat respiratory distress...
December 8, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926615/coronary-artery-evaluation-by-screening-echocardiogram-in-intercollegiate-athletes
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Walter J Hoyt, Peter N Dean, Daniel S Schneider, Mark R Conaway, Christopher M Kramer, Robert W Battle
INTRODUCTION: Coronary artery anomalies are the second most common congenital cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Some centers have advocated for limited transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) protocols in the screening of college athletes, which may miss important causes of sudden cardiac death. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of screening TTE to determine the origin and proximal course of the coronary arteries in intercollegiate athletes...
May 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884917/managing-barriers-to-empathy-in-the-clinical-encounter-a-qualitative-interview-study-with-gps
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Frans Awm Derksen, Tim C Olde Hartman, Jozien M Bensing, Antoine Lm Lagro-Janssen
BACKGROUND: Current daily general practice has become increasingly technical and somatically oriented (where attention to patients' feelings is decreased) due to an increase in protocol-based guidelines. Priorities in GP-patient communication have shifted from a focus on listening and empathy to task-oriented communication. AIM: To explore what barriers GPs experience when applying empathy in daily practice, and how these barriers are managed. DESIGN AND SETTING: Thirty Dutch GPs with sufficient heterogeneity in sex, age, type of practice, and rural or urban setting were interviewed...
December 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875057/national-athletic-trainers-association-position-statement-preventing-and-managing-sport-related-dental-and-oral-injuries
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Trenton E Gould, Scott G Piland, Shane V Caswell, Dennis Ranalli, Stephen Mills, Michael S Ferrara, Ron Courson
OBJECTIVE: To provide athletic trainers, health care professionals, and all those responsible for the care of athletes with clinical recommendations for preventing and managing sport-related dental and oral injuries. BACKGROUND: Participation in competitive sports continues to grow at both the interscholastic and intercollegiate levels. Therefore, exposure to, and the incidence of athletic-related injury, including orofacial injury, will also likely increase. At the time of this writing, the leading governing agencies for interscholastic (National Federation of State High School Associations) and intercollegiate (National Collegiate Athletic Association) sports require only protective orofacial equipment (eg, mouthguards) for 5 and 4, respectively, of their sanctioned sports...
October 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865945/episiotomy-in-vacuum-assisted-delivery-affects-the-risk-of-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ninna S Lund, Lisa K G Persson, Hanna Jangö, Ditte Gommesen, Hanne B Westergaard
The risk of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) is increased in vacuum-assisted delivery. However, it remains unclear whether episiotomy may protect against OASIS in this type of delivery. The objective of this study was to assess whether mediolateral or lateral episiotomy affects the risk of OASIS in vacuum-assisted delivery among primiparous women. Data were found searching The PubMed, Cochrane library and Embase databases electronically. Studies investigating the risk of OASIS in vacuum-assisted delivery with and without the use of mediolateral or lateral episiotomy were considered for inclusion...
December 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834613/patient-outcomes-utilizing-the-mulligan-concept-of-mwm-to-treat-intercollegiate-patients-diagnosed-with-lateral-ankle-sprain-an-a-priori-case-series
#18
James M May, Alan Nasypany, Julie Paolino, Russell Baker, Jeffrey Seegmiller
CONTEXT: While the incidence and re-injury rates of lateral ankle sprain (LAS) continue to persist at high rates across many sporting activities, further exploration of assessment and treatment beyond the traditional ligamentous and strength/proprioceptive model is warranted. Further, assessing and treating both arthrokinematic and osteokinematic changes associated with LAS can provide insight into a more diverse approach to treating ankle pathology. OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical use of the Mulligan Concept MWM while treating patients diagnosed with an acute grade I or II LAS through authentic patient care...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834507/graduate-assistant-athletic-trainers-perceptions-of-the-supervisor-s-role-in-professional-socialization-part-ii
#19
Ashley B Thrasher, Stacy E Walker, Dorice A Hankemeier, Thalia Mulvihill
CONTEXT: Many new athletic trainers (ATs) obtain graduate-assistant (GA) positions to gain more experience and professional development while being mentored by a veteran AT; however, GA ATs' perceptions of the supervisor's role in professional development are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To explore the supervisor's role in the professional development of GAs in the collegiate setting. DESIGN: Qualitative study. SETTING: Phone interviews...
October 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831745/graduate-assistant-athletic-trainers-perceptions-of-professional-socialization-in-the-collegiate-setting-part-i
#20
Ashley B Thrasher, Stacy E Walker, Dorice A Hankemeier, Thalia Mulvihill
CONTEXT: Many newly credentialed athletic trainers (ATs) pursue graduate assistantships, which allow them to gain experience while being supervised by an experienced AT. The graduate-assistant (GA) ATs' perception of their socialization process into the collegiate setting is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To explore the professional socialization of GAs in the collegiate setting. DESIGN: Qualitative study. SETTING: Phone interviews...
October 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
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