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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340011/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-physical-exercise-in-reducing-pain-in-women-undergoing-mammography-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Tadeu Cardoso de Almeida, Luane Marques de Mello, Jacó Saraiva de Castro Mattos, Anderson Soares da Silva, Altacílio Aparecido Nunes
Objective. : To evaluate the efficacy of exercise prior to mammography in reducing perceived postexamination pain. Methods. : An open, randomized, and controlled clinical trial was conducted. The interventions consisted of warm-up and stretching exercises of the upper or lower limbs of women who consulted at Barretos Cancer Hospital, São Paulo State, Brazil. The women were divided into three groups based on the intervention and its location: upper limbs (group 1), lower limbs (group 2), and no intervention (group 0)...
March 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338707/sustained-10-year-gain-in-adult-life-expectancy-following-antiretroviral-therapy-roll-out-in-rural-malawi-july-2005-to-june-2014
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Alison J Price, Judith Glynn, Menard Chihana, Ndoliwe Kayuni, Sian Floyd, Emma Slaymaker, Georges Reniers, Basia Zaba, Estelle McLean, Fredrick Kalobekamo, Olivier Koole, Moffat Nyirenda, Amelia C Crampin
Background: Improved life expectancy in high HIV prevalence populations has been observed since antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up. However, it is unclear if the benefits are sustained, and the mortality among HIV-positive individuals not (yet) on ART is not well described. We assessed temporal change in mortality over 9 years in rural Malawi. Methods: Within a demographic surveillance site in northern rural Malawi, we combined demographic, HIV and ART uptake data...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338215/delirium-during-postacute-nursing-home-admission-and-risk-for-adverse-outcomes
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Cyrus M Kosar, Kali S Thomas, Sharon K Inouye, Vincent Mor
OBJECTIVES: To identify the rate of delirium present during admission to postacute care (PAC) in the nursing home setting and to determine whether patients with delirium had higher risk for adverse outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: US Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes, 2011 to 2014. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals admitted to all US nursing homes for PAC, aged ≥65 years, and without prior history of nursing home residence (n = 5,588,702)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333963/why-don-t-urban-youth-in-zambia-use-condoms-the-influence-of-gender-and-marriage-on-non-use-of-male-condoms-among-young-adults
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Jessie Pinchoff, Christopher B Boyer, Namuunda Mutombo, Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, Thoai D Ngo
BACKGROUND: Zambia experiences high unmet need for family planning and high rates of HIV, particularly among youth. While male condoms are widely available and 95% of adults have heard of them, self-reported use in the past 12 months is low among young adults (45%). This study describes factors associated with non-use of male condoms among urban young adults in Zambia. METHODS: A household cross-sectional survey in four urban districts was conducted from November 2015 to January 2016 among sexually active young adults ages 18-24 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332704/risk-of-discontinuation-of-antipsychotic-long-acting-injections-vs-oral-antipsychotics-in-real-life-prescribing-practice-a-community-based-study
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H Verdoux, E Pambrun, M Tournier, J Bezin, A Pariente
OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of discontinuation of ambulatory antipsychotic treatment in persons treated with antipsychotic long-acting injections (LAIs) or by oral antipsychotics (OAPs). METHODS: The study was performed in a representative sample of persons newly treated with OAPs (n = 6904) affiliated to the French Insurance Healthcare system. The risk of all-cause discontinuation was compared in patients prescribed OAPs (n = 246) vs. matched patients prescribed LAIs (n = 246) using multivariate survival analyses...
March 23, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324033/effect-of-moxonidine-on-the-aldosterone-renin-ratio-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Ashraf H Ahmed, Richard D Gordon, Gregory Ward, Martin Wolley, Brett C McWhinney, Jacobus P Ungerer, Michael Stowasser
Background: The most popular screening test for primary aldosteronism (PA) is the plasma aldosterone/ renin ratio (ARR). Medications, dietary sodium, posture and time of day all affect renin and aldosterone levels, and can result in false negative or positive ARRs if not controlled. Most antihypertensive medications affect the ARR and can interfere with interpretation of results. To our knowledge, no study has been undertaken to evaluate the effects of moxonidine on the ARR. Methods: Normotensive, non-medicated male volunteers (n=20) underwent measurement (seated, midmorning) of plasma aldosterone (by HPLC-tandem mass spectrometry), direct renin concentration (DRC), renin activity (PRA), cortisol, electrolytes and creatinine and urinary aldosterone, cortisol, electrolytes and creatinine at baseline, and after one week of moxonidine at 0...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314128/depression-care-among-adults-with-co-occurring-major-depressive-episodes-and-substance-use-disorders-in-the-united-states
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Beth Han, Mark Olfson, Ramin Mojtabai
OBJECTIVE: We examined 12-month prevalence and correlates of receiving depression care and perceiving helpfulness of depression care among U.S. adults with major depressive episodes (MDE) and substance use disorders (SUD). METHOD: Data were from 325,800 adults who participated in the 2008-2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Descriptive analyses and bivariable and multivariable logistic regression models were applied. RESULTS: In the U...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304367/all-direction-random-routing-for-source-location-privacy-protecting-against-parasitic-sensor-networks
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Na Wang, Jiwen Zeng
Wireless sensor networks are deployed to monitor the surrounding physical environments and they also act as the physical environments of parasitic sensor networks, whose purpose is analyzing the contextual privacy and obtaining valuable information from the original wireless sensor networks. Recently, contextual privacy issues associated with wireless communication in open spaces have not been thoroughly addressed and one of the most important challenges is protecting the source locations of the valuable packages...
March 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294527/peripartum-type-b-aortic-dissection-in-patients-with-marfan-syndrome-who-underwent-aortic-root-replacement-a-case-series-study
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Seisuke Sayama, Norifumi Takeda, Takayuki Iriyama, Ryo Inuzuka, Sonoko Maemura, Daishi Fujita, Haruo Yamauchi, Kan Nawata, Masahiko Bougaki, Hironobu Hyodo, Rieko Shitara, Toshio Nakayama, Atsushi Komatsu, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
OBJECTIVE: To investigate pregnancy outcomes, especially the risk of pregnancy-related aortic dissection (AD), in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) after prophylactic aortic root replacement (ARR). DESIGN: Retrospective case series study. SETTING: Tertiary perinatal care center at a university hospital. POPULATION: Pregnant women fulfilling the revised Ghent nosology (2010) criteria for MFS that were managed at our institute...
March 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293914/a-late-diagnosis-of-primary-aldosteronism
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Francesco Zorzi, Oliviero Olivieri, Paolo Brazzarola, Francesca Pizzolo
We report the case of a 41-year-old male patient with juvenile onset refractory hypertension while taking four drugs including a diuretic. Fourteen years before he underwent a complete investigation for secondary hypertension (including the aldosterone to renin ratio-ARR) that was negative. Since that, hypertension control gradually worsened, hypertensive organ damage aggravated and hypokalemia developed in spite of ACE inhibitor treatment. At the re-evaluation ARR was elevated, and the further workup for primary aldosteronism demonstrated an unilateral aldosterone producing adenoma that was surgically removed, with subsequent optimal blood pressure control with two anti-hypertensive drugs...
March 14, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288792/disparities-in-the-management-of-ectopic-pregnancy
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Jennifer Y Hsu, Ling Chen, Arielle R Gumer, Ana I Tergas, June Y Hou, William M Burke, Cande V Ananth, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy is common among young women. Treatment can consist of either surgery with salpingectomy or salpingostomy or medical management with methotrexate. In addition to acute complications, treatment of ectopic pregnancy can result in long term sequelae including decreased fertility. Little is known about the patterns of care and predictors of treatment in women with ectopic pregnancy. Similarly, data on outcomes for various treatments are limited. OBJECTIVE: We examined the patterns of care and outcomes for women with ectopic pregnancy...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284260/tuberculosis-in-hiv-infected-south-african-children-with-complicated-severe-acute-malnutrition
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H Adler, M Archary, P Mahabeer, P LaRussa, R A Bobat
SETTING: Academic tertiary referral hospital in Durban, South Africa. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence and diagnostic challenges of tuberculosis (TB) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). DESIGN: Post-hoc analysis of a randomised controlled trial that enrolled antiretroviral therapy naïve, HIV-infected children with SAM. Trial records and hospital laboratory results were explored for clinical diagnoses and bacteriologically confirmed cases of TB...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283486/systematic-literature-review-and-network-meta-analysis-in-highly-active-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-and-rapidly-evolving-severe-multiple-sclerosis
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Eline Huisman, Katerina Papadimitropoulou, James Jarrett, Matthew Bending, Zoe Firth, Felicity Allen, Nick Adlard
OBJECTIVE: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurodegenerative autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system. Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) is the most common clinical form of MS and affects ∼85% of cases at onset. Highly active (HA) and rapidly evolving severe (RES) RRMS are 2 forms of RRMS amenable to disease-modifying therapies (DMT). This study explored the efficacy of fingolimod relative to other DMTs for the treatment of HA and RES RRMS. METHODS: A systematic literature review (SLR) was conducted to identify published randomised controlled trials in HA and RES RRMS...
March 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283418/urban-residence-neighborhood-poverty-race-ethnicity-and-asthma-morbidity-among-children-in-medicaid
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Corinne A Keet, Elizabeth Matsui, Meredith C McCormack, Roger Peng
BACKGROUND: Although poor-urban (inner-city) areas are thought to have high asthma prevalence and morbidity, we recently found that inner-cities do not have higher prevalent pediatric asthma. Whether asthma morbidity is higher in inner-city areas across the U.S. not known. OBJECTIVE: To examine relationships between residence in poor and urban areas, race/ethnicity, and asthma morbidity among children with asthma enrolled in Medicaid. METHODS: Children aged 5-19 enrolled in Medicaid in 2009-2010 were included...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282653/comparison-of-in-person-versus-telephone-interviews-for-early-syphilis-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-partner-services-in-king-county-washington-2010-2014
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Christine L Heumann, David A Katz, Julia C Dombrowski, Amy B Bennett, Lisa E Manhart, Matthew R Golden
BACKGROUND: The relative effectiveness of in-person versus telephone interviews for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease partner services (PS) is uncertain. METHODS: We compared outcomes of in-person versus telephone PS interviews for early syphilis (ES) and newly diagnosed HIV in King County, Washington from 2010 to 2014. We used multivariable Poisson regression to evaluate indices (number of partners per original patient [OP]) for partners named, notified, tested, diagnosed, and treated (ES only)...
April 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282574/long-term-effectiveness-and-safety-of-natalizumab-in-a-portuguese-population
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I Correia, S Batista, O Galego, I B Marques, J Jesus-Ribeiro, A I Martins, C Nunes, M C Macário, L Cunha, L Sousa
OBJECTIVES: Natalizumab long-term effectiveness data in real-world relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) is needed. Our objective is to report the long-term effectiveness and safety of natalizumab in a cohort of RRMS patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of natalizumab treatment for two years or longer in RRMS. Annualized relapse rate, Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), brain magnetic resonance imaging T2 lesion volume, JC virus antibody status, previous treatments and adverse events were analysed...
March 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280625/defining-the-distal-margin-of-rectal-cancer-for-surgical-planning
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Sumito Sato, Takashi Kato, Jun-Ichi Tanaka
Accurate measurement of the distal rectal tumor margin is essential in selecting the appropriate surgical procedure. However, there is no standard measurement method. The National Cancer Institute consensus group recommends use of the anal verge (AV) as a landmark, and the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology recommends use of the anorectal ring (ARR). In addition, whether measurements should be made on double contrast barium enema (BE) radiographs or magnetic resonance (MR) images remains controversial...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280000/increased-household-financial-strain-the-great-recession-and-child-health-findings-from-the-uk-millennium-cohort-study
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Caoimhe McKenna, Catherine Law, Anna Pearce
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of evidence associating financial strain (FS) with poor health but most of this research has been cross-sectional and adult-focused. During the 'Great Recession' many UK households experienced increased FS. The primary aim of this study was to determine the impact of increased FS on child health. METHODS: We analysed the Millennium Cohort Study, a longitudinal study of children born in the UK between 2000 and 2002. Surveys at 7 years (T1, 2008) and 11 years (T2, 2012) spanned the 'Great Recession'...
March 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279597/inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-pulmonary-embolism-a-historic-controversy
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Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez, David Rodriguez, Aline Navarrete, Carolina Parra-Cantu, Jorge Joya-Harrison, Eduardo Vazquez, Alicia Ramirez-Rivera
OBJECTIVE: Rationale for non-routine use of inferior venous cava filters (IVCF) in pulmonary embolism (PE) patients. METHODS: Thrombosis mechanisms involved with IVCF placement and removal, the blood-contacting medical device inducing clotting, and the inorganic polyphosphate in the contact activation pathway were analyzed. In addition, we analyzed clinical evidence from randomized trials, including patients with and without cancer. Furthermore, we estimated the absolute risk reduction (ARR), the relative risk reduction (RRR), and the number needed to treat (NNT) based on the results of each study using a frequency table...
March 6, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273769/infection-related-health-care-utilization-among-people-with-and-without-multiple-sclerosis
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José Ma Wijnands, Elaine Kingwell, Feng Zhu, Yinshan Zhao, John D Fisk, Charity Evans, Ruth Ann Marrie, Helen Tremlett
BACKGROUND: Little is known about infection risk in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: We examined infection-related health care utilization in people with and without MS. METHODS: Using population-based health administrative data from British Columbia, Canada, people with MS were followed from their first demyelinating claim (1996-2013) until death, emigration, or study end (2013). Infection-related hospital, physician, and prescription data of MS cases were compared with sex-, age-, and geographically matched controls using adjusted regression models...
December 1, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
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