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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944679/risk-and-protective-factors-for-health-related-quality-of-life-among-persons-aging-with-hiv
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Annie L Nguyen, Candice J McNeil, S Duke Han, Scott D Rhodes
For persons living with HIV, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) may be threatened by physical and mental conditions but may be protected by positive psychological traits. We performed an exploratory look at the risk and protective factors for HRQOL in older adults living with HIV. Cross-sectional analyses of baseline data from the Rush Center of Excellence on Disparities in HIV and Aging (CEDHA), a community-based cohort of persons ages ≥50 living with HIV (n = 176) were performed. Analyses examined the relationship between risk/protective factors and two outcomes (i...
September 25, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944303/resveratrol-and-exercise-to-treat-functional-limitations-in-late-life-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrew S Layne, Lisa M Krehbiel, Robert T Mankowski, Stephen D Anton, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Marco Pahor, Bhanuprasad Sandesara, Samuel S Wu, Thomas W Buford
Skeletal muscle mitochondrial function declines with age and is a key factor in the maintenance of physical function among older adults. Research studies from animals and humans have consistently demonstrated that exercise improves skeletal muscle mitochondrial function in early and middle adulthood. However, mitochondrial adaptations to both acute and chronic exercise are attenuated in late life. Thus, there is an important need to identify adjuvant therapies capable of augmenting mitochondrial adaptations to exercise (e...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944131/ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-review-of-current-literature
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REVIEW
Muhammad A Mangi, Hiba Rehman, Vikas Bansal, Omer Zuberi
Pulmonary embolism continues as a very common and also presumably life-threatening disorder. For affected individuals with intermediate- as well as high-risk pulmonary embolism, catheter-based revascularization procedures have developed a possible substitute for systemic thrombolysis or for surgical embolectomy. Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis is an innovative catheter-based approach; which is the main purpose of the present review article. Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis is much more efficacious in reversing right ventricular dysfunction as well as dilatation in comparison to anticoagulation alone in individuals at intermediate risk...
July 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944084/hope-coping-and-psychosocial-adjustment-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Pat Dorsett, Timothy Geraghty, Anne Sinnott, Rick Acland
INTRODUCTION: The study was a prospective, longitudinal design. The purpose was to explore the role of hope in the coping and psychosocial adjustment process following a spinal cord injury. The study was conducted at Spinal cord injury rehabilitation units in Queensland, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a longitudinal study conducted in two SCI rehabilitation centres, one in Australia and one in New Zealand. A total of 47 participants with newly acquired traumatic SCI were administered a survey consisting of the Adult Hope Scale; the Moorong Self-Efficacy Scale; the Centre for Epidemiology Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D); Life Satisfaction, Self-Rated Adjustment and Life Problems Subscales of the Life Situation Questionnaire and selected subscales from the Spinal Cord Lesion-related Coping Strategies Questionnaire (SCL-CSQ) and the COPE scales at 6 weeks post injury and 3 months post discharge...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943983/the-impact-of-drug-related-problems-on-health-related-quality-of-life-among-hypertensive-patients-in-jordan
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Rana Abu Farha, Akram Saleh, Salah Aburuz
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a major cause of cardiovascular diseases with a high prevalence in Jordan. No previous studies have been carried out to determine the effect of the presence of drug-related problems (DRPs) on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among hypertensive patients. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of different types of DRPs on the HRQOL of hypertensive patients. METHODS: A total of 200 hypertensive patients were recruited in this cross-sectional correlation study that was conducted across the cardiac outpatient clinic at Jordan University Hospital...
July 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943912/effect-of-hospital-to-home-nutrition-management-model-on-postoperative-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-laryngeal-carcinoma
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Guihua Song, Haizhen Liu
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of a Hospital to Home (H2H) nutrition management model on the postoperative clinical outcomes of patients with laryngeal carcinoma. Eighty-six patients with laryngeal carcinoma were randomly divided into an observation (H2H nutrition management) or control group (routine nutrition management). The ratios of urine lactulose to mannitol (L/M) in serum orexin-A levels of patients in both groups on the 1st postoperative day were significantly higher than before surgery; these levels decreased from the 7th and 14th postoperative day, but remained higher than before surgery (p<0...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942704/why-people-who-inject-drugs-voluntarily-transition-off-methadone-in-ukraine
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Julia Rozanova, Ruthanne Marcus, Faye S Taxman, Martha J Bojko, Lynn Madden, Scott O Farnum, Alyona Mazhnaya, Sergii Dvoriak, Frederick L Altice
Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) treats opioid use disorder among people who inject drugs (PWID). To understand why PWID may voluntarily discontinue MMT, we analyzed data from 25 focus groups conducted in five Ukrainian cities from February to April 2013 with 199 participants who were currently, previously, or never on MMT. Using constant comparison method, we uncovered three themes explaining why PWID transition off MMT: (a) purposeful resistance to rigid social control associated with how MMT is delivered and to power asymmetries in provider-patient relationships, (b) self-management of a PWID's "wounded identity" that is common in socially stigmatized and physically sick persons-MMT serves as a reminder of their illness, and (c) the quest for a "normal life" uninterrupted by daily MMT site visits, harassment, and time inefficiencies, resources, and social capital...
September 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942491/modulation-of-type-1-diabetes-risk-by-the-intestinal-microbiome
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REVIEW
Mikael Knip, Jarno Honkanen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize potential modulations of the intestinal microbiome aimed at preventing or delaying progression to overt type 1 diabetes in the light of recently identified perturbations of the gut microbiota associated with the development of type 1 diabetes. RECENT FINDINGS: Accumulated data suggest that the gut microbiota is involved at two different steps in the evolution of type 1 diabetes. At the first step, the intestinal tract is colonized by a microbial community unable to provide an adequate education of the immune system...
September 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941657/effects-of-a-complex-rehabilitation-program-on-edema-status-physical-function-and-quality-of-life-in-lower-limb-lymphedema-after-gynecological-cancer-surgery
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Jung Hwa Do, Kyoung Hyo Choi, Jun Su Ahn, Jae Yong Jeon
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a complex rehabilitation (CR) program and complex decongestive therapy (CDT) on edema status, physical function, and quality of life in patients with unilateral lower-limb lymphedema after gynecologic cancer surgery. METHODS: In this randomized pilot study, 40 patients with secondary unilateral lymphedema, after gynecologic surgery for cervical, endometrial, or ovarian cancer, that had been diagnosed based on clinical assessment and 10% volume differences between the legs were randomly assigned to the CDT (n=20) and CDT combined with CR (CRCDT; n=20) groups...
September 20, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941212/the-impact-of-surgical-wait-time-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Ethan Newton, Arif Janjua, Ernest Lai, Guiping Liu, Trafford Crump, Jason M Sutherland
BACKGROUND: In many developed countries, wait times for elective surgery are increasing. Among these elective surgeries is endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) performed for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Little is known about the impact of wait times on patients' surgical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between patients' wait times and postoperative patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: This study was based on a prospectively recruited longitudinal cohort of patients booked for ESS for the treatment of medically-refractory CRS in Vancouver, Canada...
September 22, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940936/screening-and-support-for-emotional-burdens-of-youth-with-type-1-diabetes-strategies-for-diabetes-care-providers
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Marisa E Hilliard, Maartje De Wit, Rachel M Wasserman, Ashley M Butler, Meredyth Evans, Jill Weissberg-Benchell, Barbara J Anderson
Multiple sources of burden for youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) impact key outcomes including quality of life, self-management, and glycemic control. Professional diabetes organizations recommend diabetes care providers screen for psychosocial and behavioral challenges and implement strategies to support youth with T1D. The purpose of this article is to review the literature and recommend practical strategies medical providers can use for screening and behavioral support for youth with diabetes and their families...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939124/daily-air-quality-index-forecasting-with-hybrid-models-a-case-in-china
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Suling Zhu, Xiuyuan Lian, Haixia Liu, Jianming Hu, Yuanyuan Wang, Jinxing Che
Air quality is closely related to quality of life. Air pollution forecasting plays a vital role in air pollution warnings and controlling. However, it is difficult to attain accurate forecasts for air pollution indexes because the original data are non-stationary and chaotic. The existing forecasting methods, such as multiple linear models, autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) and support vector regression (SVR), cannot fully capture the information from series of pollution indexes. Therefore, new effective techniques need to be proposed to forecast air pollution indexes...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938901/validation-of-the-vascular-quality-of-life-questionnaire-6-for-clinical-use-in-patients-with-lower-limb-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Anne Sofie F Larsen, Anne Therese Reiersen, Morten B Jacobsen, Nils-Einar Kløw, Joakim Nordanstig, Mark Morgan, Jarlis Wesche
BACKGROUND: The VascuQoL-6 (VQ-6) health-related quality of life questionnaire, a short version of the disease-specific VascuQoL-25, was developed for clinical practice and use in vascular registries. The study purpose was to evaluate the validity and reliability of VQ-6. METHODS: VQ-6 was translated to Norwegian with linguistic validation and face value evaluation, and consecutive patients with intermittent claudication (IC) or critical limb ischemia (CLI) were included...
September 22, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938363/reconstruction-of-the-heel-middle-foot-sole-and-plantar-forefoot-with-the-medial-plantar-artery-perforator-mpap-flap-clinical-experience-with-28-cases
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Mario F Scaglioni, Daniel Rittirsch, Pietro Giovanoli
INTRODUCTION: Defects in the weight-bearing region of the foot sole can represent a substantial restriction in quality of life and pose a challenge for reconstructive plastic surgery.The purpose of this article is to report our experience with the use of medial plantar artery perforator (MPAP) flap for reconstruction of defects of the foot sole in 3 different regions: heel, middle foot sole and plantar forefoot. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2003 to May 2016, 28 patients (13 males and 15 females) with an average age of 54 years (range 12 to 84 y...
September 15, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938242/clinical-data-warehouse-an-effective-tool-to-create-intelligence-in-disease-management
#15
Mahtab Karami, Azin Rahimi
Clinical business intelligence tools such as clinical data warehouse enable health care organizations to objectively assess the disease management programs that affect the quality of patients' life and well-being in public. The purpose of these programs is to reduce disease occurrence, improve patient care, and decrease health care costs. Therefore, applying clinical data warehouse can be effective in generating useful information about aspects of patient care to facilitate budgeting, planning, research, process improvement, external reporting, benchmarking, and trend analysis, as well as to enable the decisions needed to prevent the progression or appearance of the illness aligning with maintaining the health of the population...
September 21, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936818/-measuring-grief-symptoms-in-cancer-patients-the-reliability-and-validity-study-of-the-turkish-version-of-prolonged-grief-disorder-scale
#16
Ilgın Gökler Danışman, Merve Yalçınay, Nejla Yıldız
OBJECTIVE: The need to grieve is not limited to losses due to death of significant others, but it also arises in reaction to various life events which result in a sense of loss. Grief is argued to be a universal and natural reaction also in face of life-theratening illnesses. Cancer is a phenomenon that has to be examined in terms of grief reactions since it inherits multiple losses. The aim of the current study is to test the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of Prolonged Grief Disorder Scale-Patient Form (PG-12-Patient Form), which is used to measure grief symptoms in cancer patients...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936694/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-physician-counseling-to-promote-physical-activity-in-mexico-an-effectiveness-implementation-hybrid-study
#17
Karla I Galaviz, Paul A Estabrooks, Edtna Jauregui Ulloa, Rebecca E Lee, Ian Janssen, Juan López Y Taylor, Luis Ortiz-Hernández, Lucie Lévesque
Integrating physical activity (PA) counseling in routine clinical practice remains a challenge. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of a pragmatic strategy aimed to improve physician PA counseling and patient PA. An effectiveness-implementation type-2 hybrid design was used to evaluate a 3-h training (i.e., implementation strategy-IS) to increase physician use of the 5-As (assess, advise, agree, assist, arrange) for PA counseling (i.e., clinical intervention-CI) and to determine if the CI improved patient PA...
September 21, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936558/how-do-treatment-aims-in-the-last-phase-of-life-relate-to-hospitalizations-and-hospital-mortality-a-mortality-follow-back-study-of-dutch-patients-with-five-types-of-cancer
#18
Mariska Oosterveld-Vlug, Gé Donker, Femke Atsma, Linda Brom, Yvonne de Man, Stef Groenewoud, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe and compare the relation between treatment aims, hospitalizations, and hospital mortality for Dutch patients who died from lung, colorectal, breast, prostate, or pancreatic cancer. METHODS: A mortality follow-back study was conducted within a sentinel network of Dutch general practitioners (GPs), who recorded the end-of-life care of 691 patients who died from one of the abovementioned cancer types between 2009 and 2015...
September 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936139/does-active-ageing-contribute-to-life-satisfaction-for-older-people-testing-a-new-model-of-active-ageing
#19
Sara Marsillas, Liesbeth De Donder, Tinie Kardol, Sofie van Regenmortel, Sarah Dury, Dorien Brosens, An-Sofie Smetcoren, Teresa Braña, Jesús Varela
Several debates have emerged across the literature about the conceptualisation of active ageing. The aim of this study is to develop a model of the construct that is focused on the individual, including different elements of people's lives that have the potential to be modified by intervention programs. Moreover, the paper examines the contributions of active ageing to life satisfaction, as well as the possible predictive role of coping styles on active ageing. For this purpose, a representative sample of 404 Galician (Spain) community-dwelling older adults (aged ≥60 years) were interviewed using a structured survey...
September 2017: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935131/which-research-questions-are-important-for-the-bereaved-families-of-palliative-care-cancer-patients-a-nationwide-survey
#20
Akihiro Sakashita, Tatsuya Morita, Megumi Kishino, Maho Aoyama, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita
CONTEXT: Bereaved family members are present from diagnosis to the end of life and can look back and evaluate the experience; additionally, the family itself is also an important subject in the care of the patient. Therefore, while it is essential to determine the priority research issues from the viewpoint of the patients and health care workers, it is also crucial to know the important research themes from the viewpoint of the bereaved family members. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify research priorities for palliative care in Japan, based on the viewpoint of bereaved family members...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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