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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816915/physician-awareness-of-developmental-screening-and-referral-in-the-state-of-kuwait
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Hollie Hix-Small, Khaled Alkherainej
OBJECTIVE: In the State of Kuwait, family physicians and pediatricians are responsible for identifying and referring children at risk of disability. The aims of this study were to better understand physician (1) use of developmental screening instruments, (2) referral practices for children at risk of developmental disability, (3) interpretation of screening results, and (4) anticipatory guidance topics prioritized over child screening. METHODS: A nonprobability volunteer, self-selection sample of family physicians, general practitioners, and pediatricians (n = 398) completed a 60-item paper questionnaire...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816464/influence-of-father-infant-relationship-on-infant-development-a-father-involvement-intervention-in-vietnam
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Lynn A Rempel, John K Rempel, Toan Nang Khuc, Le Thi Vui
We examined the extent to which fathers can be taught and encouraged to develop positive relationships with their children, especially in infancy, and the effects of this fathering intervention on infant development. A multifaceted relationally focused intervention was used to assist fathers in Vietnam to engage in responsive direct and indirect involvement with their infants and work together with the mother as part of a parenting team. Fathers and mothers from 13 communes in a rural and semiurban district were recruited to the intervention group...
August 17, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806861/impact-of-joint-attention-on-social-communication-skills-in-internationally-adopted-children
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Stephanie A Moberg, Rowena Ng, Dana E Johnson, Maria G Kroupina
Internationally adopted (IA) children have often experienced early adversity and are at risk for long-term deficiencies in multiple developmental domains. This study examined the association between IA children's joint attention (JA) soon after arrival and later cognitive, communicative, and socioemotional competency 6 months' postadoption. We expected a child's initial JA would positively predict later cognitive, communication, and social ability. IA children (n = 63) adopted from Eastern Europe were seen soon after their arrival into the United States to assess their JA...
August 14, 2017: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803458/neglect-and-aphasia-in-the-acute-phase-as-predictors-of-functional-outcome-seven-years-after-ischemic-stroke
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Joel Gerafi, Hans Samuelsson, Jo I Viken, Charlotte Blomgren, Lisbeth Claesson, Sakari Kallio, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand, Katarina Jood
BACKGROUND: Visuospatial inattention (VSI) and language impairment (LI) are often present early after stroke and associations with an unfavorable short-term functional outcome have been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate if a screening of VSI and of LI as indicators of cortical symptoms early after stroke could predict long-term functional outcomes. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of 375 ischemic stroke patients was assessed for the occurrence of VSI, in median, 7 days after admission (interquartile range 5 days) using Star Cancellation Test (SCT) and for LI (within the first 7 days) with the language item in the Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS)...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802365/exploring-reasons-for-late-identification-of-children-with-early-onset-hearing-loss
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Elizabeth M Fitzpatrick, Johnny Cesconetto Dos Santos, Viviane Grandpierre, JoAnne Whittingham
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have shown that early identification of childhood hearing loss leads to better language outcomes. However, delays in the confirmation of hearing loss persist even in the presence of well-established universal newborn hearing screening programs (UNHS). The objective of this population-based study was to document the proportion of children who experienced delayed confirmation of congenital and early onset hearing loss in a UNHS program in one region of Canada...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801395/the-involvement-of-early-stage-breast-cancer-patients-during-oncology-consultations-in-italy-a-multi-centred-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-question-prompt-sheet-versus-question-listing
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Alessandro Bottacini, Claudia Goss, Maria Angela Mazzi, Alberto Ghilardi, Chiara Buizza, Annamaria Molino, Elena Fiorio, Rolando Nortilli, Vito Amoroso, Lucia Vassalli, Richard F Brown
OBJECTIVES: To investigate, prior to an oncology consultation, the use of a pre-prepared list of evidence based questions, Question Prompt Sheet (QPS), compared with a Question List (QL), a patient self-generated list of questions. DESIGN: Multi-centred, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Secondary-care patients attending three outpatient oncology clinics in Northern Italy. PARTICIPANTS: 308 women completed the study...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796084/surgery-with-or-without-postoperative-radiation-therapy-for-early-stage-external-auditory-canal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Ryohei Oya, Yukinori Takenaka, Kazuya Takemura, Naoki Ashida, Kotaro Shimizu, Takahiro Kitamura, Yoshifumi Yamamoto, Atsuhiko Uno
OBJECTIVE: External auditory canal squamous cell carcinoma (EACSCC) is a rare disease with no standard treatment supported by high-level evidence. The aim of this study was to investigate EACSCC prognoses according to treatment modality and thus determine the optimal intervention for early-stage disease. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Scopus, and Ichushi-Web searches of the English and Japanese-language literature published between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2016 were performed using the key words "external auditory canal cancer" and "temporal bone cancer...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783757/improving-food-environments-and-tackling-obesity-a-realist-systematic-review-of-the-policy-success-of-regulatory-interventions-targeting-population-nutrition
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Jana Sisnowski, Jackie M Street, Tracy Merlin
BACKGROUND: This systematic review (PROSPERO: CRD42015025276) employs a realist approach to investigate the effect of "real-world" policies targeting different aspects of the food environment that shape individual and collective nutrition. OBJECTIVES: We were interested in assessing intermediate outcomes along the assumed causal pathway to "policy success", in addition to the final outcome of changed consumption patterns. DATA SOURCES: We performed a search of 16 databases through October 2015, with no initial restriction by language...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780508/population-based-study-of-cognitive-outcomes-in-congenital-heart-defects
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Johanna Calderon, Marion Willaime, Nathalie Lelong, Damien Bonnet, Lucile Houyel, Morgane Ballon, François Goffinet, Babak Khoshnood
OBJECTIVE: To characterise and compare cognitive outcomes in children with operated (open-heart surgery) and non-operated (catheter-based interventions only or no intervention) congenital heart defects (CHD) and to determine associated risk factors. DESIGN: This prospective population-based study reports outcomes of 3-year-old children with CHD with or without open-heart surgery. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Standardised cognitive scores (mean scores and proportions below normative values) were assessed with the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children II...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766373/prediction-of-the-outcome-of-children-who-had-a-language-delay-at-age-2-when-they-are-aged-4-still-a-challenge
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Audette Sylvestre, Chantal Desmarais, François Meyer, Isabelle Bairati, Jean Leblond
PURPOSE: This study investigated the role that variables related to children and their environment play in the prediction of outcomes at 4 years of age for children with a language delay at 2 years. METHOD: A longitudinal study was undertaken where 64 children (45 boys, 19 girls; mean age = 53.3 months; SD = 4.4) with language delay at age 2 years were re-evaluated at age 4 years. Three developmental trajectories were analysed. RESULT: The early stages of grammar, as estimated by mean length of utterance at 3...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765083/breast-screening-for-survivors-of-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Derek Muradali, Erin B Kennedy, Andrea Eisen, Claire M B Holloway, Courtney R Smith, Anna M Chiarelli
There is a large and growing population of women who have a personal history of breast cancer (PHBC). This systematic review was undertaken to explore the outcomes of surveillance mammography in breast cancer survivors, and to examine the evidence for screening these women within an organized population-based screening program. We searched Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL Issue 6, 2015), OVID MEDLINE and EMBASE (January 2012 to June 22, 2015) for English-language studies of surveillance of the target population...
July 29, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756618/antioxidant-vitamin-and-mineral-supplements-for-slowing-the-progression-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Jennifer R Evans, John G Lawrenson
BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that antioxidants may prevent cellular damage in the retina by reacting with free radicals that are produced in the process of light absorption. Higher dietary levels of antioxidant vitamins and minerals may reduce the risk of progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of antioxidant vitamin or mineral supplementation on the progression of AMD in people with AMD...
July 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756432/talking-to-toddlers-drawing-on-mothers-perceptions-of-using-wearable-and-mobile-technology-in-the-home
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Dawn Choo, Shani Dettman, Richard Dowell, Robert Cowan
BACKGROUND: Mother-child interactions often give rise to opportunities for early language learning in the context of everyday life. Persuasive technology has the potential to influence maternal language behaviours in the home and promote mothers' active engagement in the development of their children's communication skills. AIM: This paper explored maternal perceptions regarding the use of a language tracking wearable (Language Environment Analysis; LENA) device and a parent education smartphone application in an 8-week trial with their young children...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755877/multiple-retinal-anomalies-in-schizophrenia
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Selin A Adams, Henry A Nasrallah
INTRODUCTION: In addition to being a critical component of the visual system, the retina provides the opportunity for an accessible and noninvasive probe of brain pathology in neuropsychiatric disorders. Several studies have reported various retinal abnormalities in schizophrenia, some primary and others iatrogenic. There is now increasing evidence supporting the existence of retinal anomalies in schizophrenia across structural, neurochemical and physiological parameters. Here, we review the types of retinal pathology in schizophrenia and discuss how these findings may provide novel insights for future research into the neurodevelopmental neurobiology of this syndrome, and possibly as useful biomarkers...
July 26, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753868/outcomes-of-early-endoscopic-realignment-versus-suprapubic-cystostomy-and-delayed-urethroplasty-for-pelvic-fracture-related-posterior-urethral-injuries-a-systematic-review
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Pieter Jan Elshout, Erik Veskimae, Steven MacLennan, Yuhong Yuan, Nicolaas Lumen, Michael Gonsalves, Noam D Kitrey, Davendra M Sharma, Duncan J Summerton, Franklin E Kuehhas
CONTEXT: The evidence base for optimal acute management of pelvic fracture-related posterior urethral injuries needs to be reviewed because of evolving endoscopic techniques. The current standard of care is suprapubic cystostomy followed by delayed urethroplasty. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence base comparing early endoscopic realignment with cystostomy and delayed urethroplasty regarding stricture rate, the need for subsequent procedures, and functional outcomes...
April 6, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753435/the-contribution-of-spatial-ability-to-mathematics-achievement-in-middle-childhood
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Katie A Gilligan, Eirini Flouri, Emily K Farran
Strong spatial skills are associated with success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains. Although there is convincing evidence that spatial skills are a reliable predictor of mathematical achievement in preschool children and in university students, there is a lack of research exploring associations between spatial and mathematics achievement during the primary school years. To address this question, this study explored associations between mathematics and spatial skills in children aged 5 and 7years...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751486/profiles-of-children-s-social-emotional-health-at-school-entry-and-associated-income-gender-and-language-inequalities-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study-in-british-columbia-canada
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Kimberly C Thomson, Martin Guhn, Chris G Richardson, Tavinder K Ark, Jean Shoveller
OBJECTIVES: Early identification of distinct patterns of child social-emotional strengths and vulnerabilities has the potential to improve our understanding of child mental health and well-being; however, few studies have explored natural groupings of indicators of child vulnerability and strengths at a population level. The purpose of this study was to examine heterogeneity in the patterns of young children's social and emotional health and investigate the extent to which sociodemographic characteristics were associated...
July 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750481/aqueous-shunts-for-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Victoria L Tseng, Anne L Coleman, Melinda Y Chang, Joseph Caprioli
BACKGROUND: Aqueous shunts are employed to control intraocular pressure (IOP) for people with primary or secondary glaucomas who fail or are not candidates for standard surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of aqueous shunts for reducing IOP in glaucoma compared with standard surgery, another type of aqueous shunt, or modification to the aqueous shunt procedure. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2016, Issue 8), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to August 2016), Embase...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749101/barriers-to-cervical-cancer-and-breast-cancer-screening-uptake-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Rakibul M Islam, Baki Billah, Md Nassif Hossain, John Oldroyd
Background: Cervical cancer (CCa) and breast cancer (BCa) are the two leading cancers in women worldwide. Early detection and education to promote early diagnosis and screening of CCa and BCa greatly increases the chances for successful treatment and survival. Screening uptake for CCa and BCa in low and middle - income countries (LMICs) is low, and is consequently failing to prevent these diseases. We conducted a systematic review to identify the key barriers to CCa and BCa screening in women in LMICs. Methods: We performed a systematic literature search using Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, SCOPUS, CINHAL Plus, and Google scholar to retrieve all English language studies from inception to 2015...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748334/effect-of-omega-3-and-6-supplementation-on-language-in-preterm-toddlers-exhibiting-autism-spectrum-disorder-symptoms
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Kelly W Sheppard, Kelly M Boone, Barbara Gracious, Mark A Klebanoff, Lynette K Rogers, Joseph Rausch, Christopher Bartlett, Daniel L Coury, Sarah A Keim
Delayed language development may be an early indicator of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Early intervention is critical for children with ASD, and the present study presents pilot data on a clinical trial of omega-3 and -6 fatty acid supplementation and language development, a secondary trial outcome, in children at risk for ASD. We randomized 31 children to receive an omega-3 and -6 supplement or a placebo for 3 months, and measured their language abilities at baseline and after supplementation. Gesture use, but not word production, increased for children in the treatment group more than children in the placebo group...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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