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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230530/developing-a-multi-component-immune-model-for-evaluating-the-risk-of-respiratory-illness-in-athletes
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Maree Gleeson, David B Pyne, Lisa J Elkington, Sharron T Hall, John R Attia, Christopher Oldmeadow, Lisa G Wood, Robin Callister
Clinical and laboratory identification of the underlying risk of respiratory illness in athletes has proved problematic. The aim of this study was to determine whether clinical data, combined with immune responses to standardised exercise protocols and genetic cytokine polymorphism status, could identify the risk of respiratory illness (symptoms) in a cohort of highly-trained athletes. Male endurance athletes (n=16; VO2max 66.5 ± 5.1 mL.kg-1.min-1) underwent a clinical evaluation of known risk factors by a physician and comprehensive laboratory analysis of immune responses both at rest and after two cycling ergometer tests: 60 min at 65% VO2max (LONG); and 6 x 3 min intervals at 90% VO2max (INTENSE)...
2017: Exercise Immunology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228178/the-state-of-emergency-medical-services-ems-systems-in-africa
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Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, Julia M Dixon, Nana Sefa, Arthur Yancey, Bonaventure G Hollong, Mohamed Hagahmed, Adit A Ginde, Lee A Wallis
: Introduction Little is known about the existence, distribution, and characteristics of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems in Africa, or the corresponding epidemiology of prehospital illness and injury. METHODS: A survey was conducted between 2013 and 2014 by distributing a detailed EMS system questionnaire to experts in paper and electronic versions. The questionnaire ascertained EMS systems' jurisdiction, operations, finance, clinical care, resources, and regulatory environment...
February 23, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214723/how-financial-strain-affects-health-evidence-from-the-dutch-national-bank-household-survey
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Carla Prentice, Donal McKillop, Declan French
The mechanisms by which financial strain affects health are not well understood. In this paper, we conduct a longitudinal mediation analysis of the Dutch National Bank Household Survey. To quantify the relative importance of biological and nonbiological pathways from financial strain to health, we consider smoking, heavy drinking and being overweight as plausible behavioural responses to financial strain but find that only 4.9% of the response of self-reported health to financial strain is mediated by these behaviours...
February 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212250/economic-impact-of-nonmodifiable-risk-factors-in-orthopaedic-fracture-care-is-bundled-payment-feasible
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Siddharth A Mahure, Lorraine Hutzler, Richard S Yoon, Joseph A Bosco
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether bundled payments are feasible in the orthopaedic fracture setting, and the potential economic implications of this reimbursement structure. DESIGN: Prospective. SETTING: Multicenter. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Between 2004 and 2014, a total of 23,643 operatively treated patients with fracture and 544,067 patients with total joint arthroplasty (TJA) were identified using the New York State Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202321/anxiety-and-depression-among-sexual-minority-women-and-men-in-sweden-is-the-risk-equally-spread-within-the-sexual-minority-population
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Charlotte Björkenstam, Emma Björkenstam, Gunnar Andersson, Susan Cochran, Kyriaki Kosidou
INTRODUCTION: Sexual minority individuals have a higher risk of anxiety and depression compared with heterosexuals. However, whether the higher risk is spread equally across the sexual minority population is not clear. AIM: To investigate the association between sexual orientation and self-reported current anxiety and a history of diagnosis of depression, paying particular attention to possible subgroup differences in risks within the sexual minority population, stratified by sex and to examine participants' history of medical care for anxiety disorders and depression...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182110/a-preliminary-study-of-patient-dignity-inventory-validation-among-patients-hospitalized-in-an-acute-psychiatric-ward
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Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Giulio Cabri, Eleonora Carretti, Giacomo Galli, Nina Giambalvo, Giulia Rioli, Serena Saraceni, Giulia Spiga, Cinzia Del Giovane, Paola Ferri
PURPOSE: To investigate the perception of dignity among patients hospitalized in a psychiatric setting using the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI), which had been first validated in oncologic field among terminally ill patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After having modified two items, we administered the Italian version of PDI to all patients hospitalized in a public psychiatric ward (Service of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment of a northern Italian town), who provided their consent and completed it at discharge, from October 21, 2015 to May 31, 2016...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176409/missing-life-stories-the-narratives-of-palliative-patients-parents-and-physicians-in-paediatric-oncology
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E De Clercq, B S Elger, T Wangmo
Illness narratives have become very popular. The stories of children, however, are rarely ever studied. This paper aims to provide insight into how children, parents and physicians make sense of progressive childhood cancer. It also explores how this meaning-giving process interacts with cultural dominant stories on cancer and dying. The presented data come from 16 open-ended face-to-face interviews with palliative paediatric patients, their parents and physicians. The interviews were carried out in eight paediatric oncology centres in Switzerland...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173785/hcv-screening-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-homeless-and-marginally-housed-women-in-san-francisco-california
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Kimberly Page, Michelle Yu, Jennifer Cohen, Jennifer Evans, Martha Shumway, Elise D Riley
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening has taken on new importance as a result of updated guidelines and new curative therapies. Relatively few studies have assessed HCV infection in homeless populations, and a minority include women. We assessed prevalence and correlates of HCV exposure in a cohort of homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco, and estimated the proportion undiagnosed. METHODS: A probability sample of 246 women were recruited at free meal programs, homeless shelters, and low-cost single room occupancy hotels in San Francisco; women with HIV were oversampled...
February 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167715/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-the-frequency-of-workplace-injuries-and-prevalence-of-work-related-disability
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Seth A Seabury, Sophie Terp, Leslie I Boden
Occupational injuries and illnesses lead to significant health care costs and productivity losses for millions of workers each year. This study used national survey data to test for differences between members of minority groups and non-Hispanic white workers in the risk of workplace injuries and the prevalence of work-related disabilities. Non-Hispanic black workers and foreign-born Hispanic workers worked in jobs with the highest injury risk, on average, even after adjustment for education and sex. These elevated levels of workplace injury risk led to a significant increase in the prevalence of work-related disabilities for non-Hispanic black and foreign-born Hispanic workers...
February 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167705/workforce-health-and-productivity
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Work and health are inextricably linked. Most American adults spend nearly half of their waking hours at work. Poor physical and social working conditions are associated with chronic illnesses such as hypertension, and work-related accidents and illnesses claim billions of dollars in health care costs and lost productivity annually. Racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately work in low-paying jobs and face increased risks of work-related injury or disability. Policies and benefits such as paid sick leave and unemployment compensation are associated with improved health outcomes...
February 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156602/integration-of-palliative-care-for-patients-with-solid-tumors-on-phase-i-clinical-trials
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Vincent M Chung, Marianna Koczywas, Anna Cathy Williams, Arti Hurria, Tami R Borneman, Rhonda Cooper, Louise Knight, Patricia Fischer, Denise Gallagher, Thomas J Smith
: 138 Background: Cancer patients receiving Phase I clinical trials are a population with advanced disease, high symptom burden, and with multiple QOL concerns including use of advance directives. METHODS: An NCI funded R01 is currently in progress (2014-2019) as a randomized clinical trial to test a palliative care intervention (PCI) in this population. The PCI includes comprehensive patient assessment, goals of care communication, interdisciplinary care planning and patient teaching...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156305/clinical-characteristics-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-use-in-a-large-urban-psychiatric-emergency-setting
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Marc W Manseau, Amit Rajparia, Adriana Joseph, Sarah Azarchi, Donald Goff, Ritvij Satodiya, Crystal Fuller Lewis
BACKGROUND: Increasing reports of synthetic cannabinoid (SC)-related adverse events have largely comprised case reports and analyses of calls to poison control centers. Existing studies have also mostly involved white male populations. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to systematically describe clinical characteristics of SC use in a relatively large, diverse, urban sample presenting to a psychiatric emergency setting. METHODS: SC users (n = 110) were identified by reviewing charts (n = 948) from the psychiatric emergency service of a large, urban public hospital in the United States for November 2014, which was randomly selected from the 12 months of that year...
February 3, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155207/prodrome-or-risk-syndrome-what-s-in-a-name
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Pierre Alexis Geoffroy, Jan Scott
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, an increasing number of publications have examined the precursors of bipolar disorders (BD) and attempted to clarify the early origins and illness trajectory. This is a complex task as the evolution of BD often shows greater heterogeneity than psychosis, and the first onset episode of BD may be dominated by depressive or manic features or both. To date, most of the published reviews have not clarified whether they are focused on prodromes, risk syndromes or addressing both phenomena...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153562/myoepithelial-carcinoma-of-the-salivary-gland-pathologic-and-ct-imaging-characteristics-report-of-10-cases-and-literature-review
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Dong Yue, Wen Feng, Cai Ning, Li Xiao Han, Luo YaHong
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the pathologic and computed tomography (CT) imaging characteristics of myoepithelial carcinoma in the salivary gland. STUDY DESIGN: Ten patients with myoepithelial carcinoma of the salivary gland underwent enhanced CT scanning, and the pathologic and CT imaging features were evaluated, including the pathologic type, size, margin morphology, and enhancement pattern of the lesions. RESULTS: Myoepithelial carcinoma had a multinodular or lobulated outline...
December 7, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152936/improving-transitions-of-care-through-implementation-of-a-standardized-handoff-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Mohamed Ait Aiss, Helene P Phu, Lakeisha R Day, Varkey Abraham, Karen Chen, Mejia Rodrigo, Shehla Razvi, Carmen E Gonzalez, Norman Brito-Dellan, Srinivas Banala, David Rubio, Nicole Vaughan-Adams, Debra S Ruiz, Tan Jens, Charles F Levenback, Michael M Frumovitz, Behrouz Zand, Carmelita P Escalante
: 242 Background: Communication failures cause two-thirds of sentinel events in hospitals. These adverse occurrences are often both fatal and preventable. Consequently, improving the quality of handoffs has been identified by multiple accreditation constituents as a top priority patient safety goal. This project was part of an institutional initiative to standardize handoffs among physicians, trainees, and midlevel providers. METHODS: Four subgroups were identified as pilot areas: Gynecologic Oncology (Gyn Onc) fellows to nocturnalists, Surgical Oncology fellows, Pediatric Oncology residents and fellows, and Emergency Center attending staff to inpatient hospitalists...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151940/paid-sick-days-and-stay-at-home-behavior-for-influenza
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Kaitlin Piper, Ada Youk, A Everette James, Supriya Kumar
Access to paid sick days (PSD) differs by workplace size, race/ethnicity, gender, and income in the United States. It is not known to what extent decisions to stay home from work when sick with infectious illnesses such as influenza depend on PSD access, and whether access impacts certain demographic groups more than others. We examined demographic and workplace characteristics (including access to PSD) associated with employees' decisions to stay home from work for their own or a child's illness. Linking the 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) consolidated data file to the medical conditions file, we used multivariate Poisson regression models with robust variance estimates to identify factors associated with missed work for an employee's own or a child's illness/injury, influenza-like-illness (ILI), and influenza...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146331/plasma-exchange-in-the-intensive-care-unit-technical-aspects-and-complications
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Aurélie Lemaire, Nathalie Parquet, Lionel Galicier, David Boutboul, Rémi Bertinchamp, Marion Malphettes, Guillaume Dumas, Eric Mariotte, Marie-Noëlle Peraldi, Virginie Souppart, Benoit Schlemmer, Elie Azoulay, Emmanuel Canet
BACKGROUND: Data on plasma exchange therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting are scarce. We aimed to describe the technical aspects and the adverse events associated with the procedure in critically ill patients. METHODS: All adult patients treated by plasma exchange in the medical ICU of the Saint-Louis university hospital between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015 were prospectively included. RESULTS: We report on 260 plasma exchange procedures performed in 50 patients...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144215/functional-disorders-slow-transit-constipation
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John Tillou, Vitaliy Poylin
Constipation is a very common complaint, with slow-transit constipation (STC) accounting for a significant proportion of cases. Old age, female gender, psychiatric illness, and history of sexual abuse are all associated with STC. The exact cause of STC remains elusive; however, multiple immune and cellular changes have been demonstrated. Diagnosis requires evidence of slowed colonic transit which may be achieved via numerous modalities. While a variety of medical therapies exist, these are often met with limited success and a minority of patients ultimately require operative intervention...
February 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142103/empathy-in-schizophrenia-a-meta-analysis-of-the-interpersonal-reactivity-index
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REVIEW
Kelsey A Bonfils, Paul H Lysaker, Kyle S Minor, Michelle P Salyers
Empathy is a complex construct, thought to contain multiple components. One popular measurement paradigm, the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI), has been used extensively to measure empathic tendencies in schizophrenia research across four domains: empathic concern, perspective-taking, personal distress, and fantasy. However, no recent meta-analysis has been conducted for all four factors of this scale. The goal of this meta-analysis was to examine self-reported empathic tendencies for each factor of the IRI in people with schizophrenia as compared to healthy controls...
December 27, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139947/are-people-with-severe-mental-illness-ready-for-online-interventions-access-and-use-of-the-internet-in-australian-mental-health-service-users
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Neil Thomas, Fiona Foley, Katrina Lindblom, Stuart Lee
OBJECTIVES: The Internet is increasingly used in mental health service delivery, but there are significant potential barriers to Internet access for persons with severe mental illness (SMI). There is a need to understand this group's access to, and confidence with using, the Internet, and current views on using online resources as part of mental healthcare. METHOD: A survey was conducted of 100 consumers attending a specialist mental health service in Melbourne, Australia...
January 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
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