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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445982/serum-uric-acid-level-as-a-cardio-cerebrovascular-event-risk-factor-in-middle-aged-and-non-obese-chinese-men
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Zhi-Jun Li, Chen-Ju Yi, Jing Li, Na Tang
AIM: The role of uric acid as a risk factor for cardio-cerebrovascular diseases is controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum uric acid level and the risk of cardio-cerebrovascular events in middle-aged and non-obese Chinese men. METHODS: We included 3152 participants from the health examination center of Tongji Hospital from June 2007 to June 2010. Clinical examination and medical records were collected at the annual health examination...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445684/patient-staffing-and-health-centre-factors-associated-with-annual-testing-for-sexually-transmissible-infections-in-remote-primary-health-centres
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Belinda Hengel, Handan Wand, James Ward, Alice Rumbold, Linda Garton, Debbie Taylor-Thomson, Bronwyn Silver, Skye McGregor, Amalie Dyda, Jacqueline Mein, Janet Knox, Lisa Maher, John Kaldor, Rebecca Guy
Background: In high-incidence Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) settings, annual re-testing is an important public health strategy. Using baseline laboratory data (2009-10) from a cluster randomised trial in 67 remote Aboriginal communities, the extent of re-testing was determined, along with the associated patient, staffing and health centre factors. Methods: Annual testing was defined as re-testing in 9-15 months (guideline recommendation) and a broader time period of 5-15 months following an initial negative CT/NG test...
April 27, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445624/the-role-of-publicly-funded-family-planning-sites-in-health-insurance-enrollment
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Jennifer Yarger, Sara Daniel, M Antonia Biggs, Jan Malvin, Claire D Brindis
CONTEXT: Publicly funded family planning providers are well positioned to help uninsured individuals learn about health insurance coverage options and effectively navigate the enrollment process. Understanding how these providers are engaged in enrollment assistance and the challenges they face in providing assistance is important for maximizing their role in health insurance outreach and enrollment. METHODS: In 2014, some 684 sites participating in California's family planning program were surveyed about their involvement in helping clients enroll in health insurance...
April 26, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445558/clinical-characteristics-of-connective-tissue-nevi-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-with-special-emphasis-on-shagreen-patches
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Michelle A Bongiorno, Neera Nathan, Oyetewa Oyerinde, Ji-An Wang, Chyi-Chia Richard Lee, G Thomas Brown, Joel Moss, Thomas N Darling
Importance: Patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) frequently develop collagenous connective tissue nevi. The prototypical lesion is a large shagreen patch located on the lower back, but some patients only manifest small collagenomas or have lesions elsewhere on the body. The ability to recognize these variable presentations can be important for the diagnosis of TSC. Objective: To describe the clinical characteristics of connective tissue nevi on the trunk and extremities of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445530/computation-of-adherence-to-medication-and-visualization-of-medication-histories-in-r-with-adherer-towards-transparent-and-reproducible-use-of-electronic-healthcare-data
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Alexandra Lelia Dima, Dan Dediu
Adherence to medications is an important indicator of the quality of medication management and impacts on health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Electronic healthcare data (EHD) are increasingly used to estimate adherence in research and clinical practice, yet standardization and transparency of data processing are still a concern. Comprehensive and flexible open-source algorithms can facilitate the development of high-quality, consistent, and reproducible evidence in this field. Some EHD-based clinical decision support systems (CDSS) include visualization of medication histories, but this is rarely integrated in adherence analyses and not easily accessible for data exploration or implementation in new clinical settings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445277/cancer-studies-based-on-secondary-data-analysis-of-the-taiwan-s-national-health-insurance-research-database-a-computational-text-analysis-and-visualization-study
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Jui-Kun Chiang, Chih-Wen Lin, Chun-Lung Wang, Malcolm Koo, Yee-Hsin Kao
There has been a surge in the academic publication output based on secondary analyses of the data from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance claim records. It has become a challenge to comprehend such a rapid expansion of the literature. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the conceptual content of National Health Insurance Research Database-based cancer research, using the abstract of articles extracted from PubMed between 2002 and 2015. Search terms including "National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) AND Taiwan," "Taiwan AND population-based," and "Taiwan AND nationwide" were used to search in PubMed with the publication date limited to between 1997 and 2015...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445250/enteric-fever-in-children-in-western-sydney-australia-2003-2015
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Ameneh Khatami, Fouzia Khan, Kristine K Macartney
BACKGROUND: Enteric fever is a vaccine-preventable disease with cases in Australia predominantly acquired overseas. The aim of this study was to define the burden of enteric fever in children presenting to a pediatric hospital in Western Sydney between 2003 and 2015. METHODS: Cases between January 2003 and December 2013 were ascertained through medical records using ICD-coded discharge diagnoses, cross-referenced with microbiology laboratory data for all isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444884/novel-urinary-alkylresorcinol-metabolites-as-biomarkers-of-whole-grain-intake-in-free-living-swedish-adults
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Roksana Wierzbicka, Galia Zamaratskaia, Afaf Kamal-Eldin, Rikard Landberg
SCOPE: Most studies on the role of whole grain for health rely on self-reported intake data, which are prone to measurement errors. There is a need for dietary biomarkers that can provide an objective measure of intake. Alkylresorcinols (AR) and their main metabolites 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHBA) and 3-(3,5-dihydroxyphenyl)-propanoic acid (DHPPA) have been proposed as biomarkers for whole grain (WG) wheat and rye intake. METHODS AND RESULTS: The medium-term reproducibility and relative validity of four putative urinary AR metabolites (3,5-dihydroxycinnamic acid (DHCA), 5-(3,5-dihydroxyphenyl) pentanoic acid (DHPPTA), 2-(3,5-dihydroxybenzamido)acetic acid (DHBA-glycine) and 3,5-dihydroxycinnamic acid amide (DHCA-amide)) as biomarkers for WG intake were investigated...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444760/vancomycin-levels-are-frequently-subtherapeutic-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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V Bakke, H Sporsem, E Von der Lippe, I Nordøy, Y Lao, H C Nyrerød, L Sandvik, K R Hårvig, J F Bugge, E Helset
BACKGROUND: Appropriate utilization of vancomycin is important to attain therapeutic targets while avoiding clinical failure and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Our aim was to observe the use of vancomycin in an intensive care population, with the main focus on achievement of therapeutic serum concentrations (15-20 mg/l) and to evaluate how this was influenced by dose regimens, use of guidelines and therapeutic drug monitoring. METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in the intensive care units at two tertiary hospitals in Norway...
April 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444652/-establishment-of-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care-in-the-medical-valley-of-the-european-metropolitan-area-nuremberg
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Steven Hébert, Chara Gravou-Apostolatou, Wolfgang Rascher
Background As part of the 2007 health reform in Germany the structure of outpatient palliative care for children and adolescents was adopted for the first time and then implemented in Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2009. Methods The introduction of Pediatric Palliative Home Care (PPHC) at the Hospital for Children and Adolescents at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was retrospectively analyzed between the years 2009 to 2014. Referring medical records (paper-based and electronic) were evaluated systematically. Results Considering 69 patients within this study, 44 (63...
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444600/antibiotic-sensitivity-pattern-of-indigenous-lactobacilli-isolated-from-curd-and-human-milk-samples
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Chetan Sharma, Sachin Gulati, Nishchal Thakur, Brij Pal Singh, Sanjolly Gupta, Simranpreet Kaur, Santosh Kumar Mishra, Anil Kumar Puniya, Jatinder Pal Singh Gill, Harsh Panwar
The gut microbiota plays a vital role in host well-being and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have gained an overwhelming attention as health promoter. This perception has evolved from traditional dairy products to a money-spinning market of probiotics. The safety of probiotics is coupled to their intended use and LAB may act as pool of antimicrobial resistance genes that could be transferred to pathogens, either in food matrix or in gastrointestinal tract, which could be detrimental to host. This study evaluated the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of LAB isolated from curd (20) and human milk (11) samples...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444574/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-effectiveness-of-a-psychoeducational-intervention-on-family-caregivers-of-patients-with-mental-disorders
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Viviane Tabeleão, Elaine Tomasi, Luciana de Avila Quevedo
The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a psychoeducational intervention on caregivers of patients assisted by the Center for Psychosocial Health Care (CPHC) focusing on the patient's psychopathology. This was a randomized clinical trial with 130 caregivers with higher mean burden scores assessed using the Zarit Burden Interview Scale (ZBI) (66 caregivers in the intervention group and 64 in the control group). The intervention included six home visits of psychoeducational interventions according to each mental disorder identified in the CPHC records...
April 25, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444432/childhood-growth-predicts-higher-bone-mass-and-greater-bone-area-in-early-old-age-findings-among-a-subgroup-of-women-from-the-helsinki-birth-cohort-study
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T M Mikkola, M B von Bonsdorff, C Osmond, M K Salonen, E Kajantie, C Cooper, M J Välimäki, J G Eriksson
We examined the associations between childhood growth and bone properties among women at early old age. Early growth in height predicted greater bone area and higher bone mineral mass. However, information on growth did not improve prediction of bone properties beyond that predicted by body size at early old age. INTRODUCTION: We examined the associations between body size at birth and childhood growth with bone area, bone mineral content (BMC), and areal bone mineral density (aBMD) in early old age...
April 25, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444383/optimizing-drug-dose-alerts-using-commercial-software-throughout-an-integrated-health-care-system
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Salim M Saiyed, Peter J Greco, Glenn Fernandes, David C Kaelber
All default electronic health record and drug reference database vendor drug-dose alerting recommendations (single dose, daily dose, dose frequency, and dose duration) were silently turned on in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department areas for pediatric-only and nonpediatric-only populations. Drug-dose alerts were evaluated during a 3-month period. Drug-dose alerts fired on 12% of orders (104 098/834 911). System-level and drug-specific strategies to decrease drug-dose alerts were analyzed. System-level strategies included: (1) turning off all minimum drug-dosing alerts, (2) turning off all incomplete information drug-dosing alerts, (3) increasing the maximum single-dose drug-dose alert threshold to 125%, (4) increasing the daily dose maximum drug-dose alert threshold to 125%, and (5) increasing the dose frequency drug-dose alert threshold to more than 2 doses per day above initial threshold...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444213/representation-of-occupational-information-across-resources-and-validation-of-the-occupational-data-for-health-model
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Sripriya Rajamani, Elizabeth S Chen, Elizabeth Lindemann, Ranyah Aldekhyyel, Yan Wang, Genevieve B Melton
Reports by the National Academy of Medicine and leading public health organizations advocate including occupational information as part of an individual's social context. Given recent National Academy of Medicine recommendations on occupation-related data in the electronic health record, there is a critical need for improved representation. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has developed an Occupational Data for Health (ODH) model, currently in draft format. This study aimed to validate the ODH model by mapping occupation-related elements from resources representing recommendations, standards, public health reports and surveys, and research measures, along with preliminary evaluation of associated value sets...
April 22, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444155/hospitalization-rates-among-people-with-hiv-aids-in-new-york-city-2013
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Rachael Lazar, Laura Kersanske, Qiang Xia, Demetre Daskalakis, Sarah L Braunstein
Background: Hospitalizations are an important indicator of health care quality and access for people with HIV/AIDS. This study assesses hospitalization rates among people with HIV/AIDS in New York City. Methods: We performed a deterministic match between people in the New York City HIV surveillance registry alive as of 1/1/2013 and diagnosed with HIV as of 12/31/2013 and patient-level inpatient hospitalization records during 2013. Event-level data were analyzed to determine characteristics of and reasons for hospitalizations...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444009/-antituberculosis-drug-resistance-in-the-border-of-brazil-with-paraguay-and-bolivia
#17
Marli Marques, Eunice Atsuko Totumi Cunha, Maria do Socorro Nantua Evangelista, Paulo Cesar Basta, Ana Maria Campos Marques, Julio Croda, Sonia Maria Oliveira de Andrade
Objective: To estimate the rate of drug resistance among pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and specifically in the border areas with Paraguay and Bolivia, as well as to identify associated risk factors. Method: The present cross-sectional, epidemiological study focused on PTB cases recorded between January 2007 and December 2010 in the State Reportable Disease Information System with results of susceptibility tests to rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol, and streptomycin...
April 20, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443790/do-pilates-based-exercises-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-improve-postural-control-and-quality-of-life
#18
Aysenur Karaman, Inci Yuksel, Gizem Irem Kinikli, Omur Caglar
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective, randomized, controlled study was to investigate the effects of the addition of Pilates-based exercises to standard exercise programs performed after total knee arthroplasty on quality of life and balance. METHOD: Forty-six volunteers were divided into two groups. The control group (n = 17) was assigned a standard exercise program after discharge; the study group (n = 17) was assigned Pilates-based exercises along with the standard exercise program...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443406/eredbook
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The NHS recently launched a digital version of the personal child health record, 'the red book'. It aims to replace the physical book given to new parents to manage their child's health between 0-5 years.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443264/cancer-incidence-attributable-to-alcohol-consumption-in-alberta-in-2012
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Anne Grundy, Abbey E Poirier, Farah Khandwala, Alison McFadden, Christine M Friedenreich, Darren R Brenner
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption has been associated with risk of oral cavity/pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal, liver, colorectal and breast cancers. The purpose of this study was to estimate the proportion and total number of these cancers in Alberta in 2012 attributable to alcohol consumption. METHODS: We estimated cancers attributable to alcohol consumption in adults in Alberta using population attributable risk calculations. Relative risks were obtained from recent meta-analyses, and alcohol consumption in Alberta was quantified with the use of data from the Canadian Community Health Survey...
July 2016: CMAJ Open
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