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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722100/-tailored-care-for-functional-vertigo-dizziness-an-integrative-group-psychotherapy-approach
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Katharina Radziej, Gabriele Schmid-Mühlbauer, Karina Limburg, Claas Lahmann
Functional vertigo and dizziness (VD) symptoms are highly prevalent and usually accompanied by a strong impairment of quality in everyday and working life. The complaints are often associated with various psychiatric disorders, particularly phobic and other anxiety disorders, depressive or somatoform disorders. Despite this clinical relevance of VD symptoms, studies towards psychotherapeutic treatment options for patients with functional VD are still rare. Thus, the present study outlines a manual for outpatient group therapy for patients with functional VD symptoms...
June 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720676/inhaler-training-delivered-by-internet-based-home-videoconferencing-improves-technique-and-quality-of-life
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Rachel M Thomas, Emily R Locke, Deborah M Woo, Ethan H K Nguyen, Valerie G Press, Troy A Layouni, Emily H Trittschuh, Gayle E Reiber, Vincent S Fan
BACKGROUND: COPD is common, and inhaled medications can reduce the risk of exacerbations. Incorrect inhaler use is also common and may lead to worse symptoms and increased exacerbations. We examined whether inhaler training could be delivered using Internet-based home videoconferencing and its effect on inhaler technique, self-efficacy, quality of life, and adherence. METHODS: In this pre-post pilot study, participants with COPD had 3 monthly Internet-based home videoconference visits with a pharmacist who provided inhaler training using teach-to-goal methodology...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720183/g-loc-warning-algorithms-based-on-emg-features-of-the-gastrocnemius-muscle
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Sungho Kim, Taehwan Cho, Yongkyun Lee, Hyojin Koo, Booyong Choi, Dongsoo Kim
BACKGROUND: G-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) is mainly caused by failure to sustain an oxygenated blood supply to the pilot's brain because of the sudden acceleration in the direction of the +Gz axis, and is considered a critical safety issue. The purpose of this study was to develop G-LOC warning algorithms based on monitoring electromyograms (EMG) of the gastrocnemius muscle on the calf. METHODS: EMG data was retrieved from a total of 67 pilots and pilot trainees of the Korean Air Force during high-G training on a human centrifugal simulator...
August 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720029/the-effects-of-the-relaxation-response-on-nurses-level-of-anxiety-depression-well-being-work-related-stress-and-confidence-to-teach-patients
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Catherine Calder Calisi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was threefold: to teach nurses the Relaxation Response ( RR), a relaxation technique created by Benson; to measure the effects of the RR on nurses' levels of anxiety, depression, well-being, and work-related stress; and to explore nurses' confidence in teaching their patients the RR. DESIGN: A wait-list, randomized-control quantitative study design was used. METHOD: Nurses in the intervention group were trained on the benefits and the technique of the RR and were then asked to practice the RR over an 8-week period...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719707/community-triage-of-otology-patients-using-a-store-and-forward-telemedicine-device-a-feasibility-study
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Nishi Gupta, Neeraj Chawla, Digant Gupta, Nidhi Dhawan, Vidya R Janaki
Chronic otitis media is a major contributor to acquired hearing loss in developing countries. Developing countries such as India, with huge populations and poor health infrastructures, have always felt the shortage of trained specialists who can provide quality care to meet the enormous demand for treatment of this disease. This pilot study assessed the feasibility of empowering trained health workers equipped with ENTraview, a store-and-forward telemedicine device that integrates a camera- enabled smart phone with an otoscope...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719572/neuroimaging-correlates-of-post-stroke-aphasia-rehabilitation-in-a-pilot-randomized-trial-of-constraint-induced-aphasia-therapy
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Rodolphe Nenert, Jane B Allendorfer, Amber M Martin, Christi Banks, Angel Ball, Jennifer Vannest, Aimee R Dietz, Jerzy P Szaflarski
BACKGROUND Recovery from post-stroke aphasia is a long and complex process with an uncertain outcome. Various interventions have been proposed to augment the recovery, including constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT). CIAT has been applied to patients suffering from post-stroke aphasia in several unblinded studies to show mild-to-moderate linguistic gains. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the neuroimaging correlates of CIAT in patients with chronic aphasia related to left middle cerebral artery stroke...
July 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719494/hockey-fans-in-training-a-pilot-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial
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Robert J Petrella, Dawn P Gill, Guangyong Zou, Ashleigh De Cruz, Brendan Riggin, Cassandra Bartol, Karen Danylchuk, Kate Hunt, Sally Wyke, Cindy M Gray, Christopher Bunn, Merrick Zwarenstein
INTRODUCTION: Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) is a gender-sensitized weight loss and healthy lifestyle program. We investigated: 1) feasibility of recruiting and retaining overweight and obese men into a pilot pragmatic randomized controlled trial; and 2) potential for Hockey FIT to lead to weight loss and improvements in other outcomes at 12 weeks and 12 months. METHODS: Male fans of 2 ice hockey teams (35-65 years; body-mass index ≥28 kg/m) located in Ontario (Canada) were randomized to intervention (Hockey FIT) or comparator (Wait-list Control)...
July 17, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718219/barriers-to-glaucoma-case-finding-as-perceived-by-optometrists-in-ireland
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Catriona Barrett, Colm O'Brien, John S Butler, James Loughman
BACKGROUND: This research was designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the perceptions of optometrists relating to the challenges of glaucoma case finding in the Irish health-care system. METHODS: A survey was developed, piloted and distributed for anonymous completion by optometrists registered to practise in Ireland. The survey included 10 five-level Likert items exploring potential barriers to glaucoma detection and a free-text box for participants to comment more broadly...
July 17, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717760/pilot-survey-of-breast-cancer-management-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Verna D N K Vanderpuye, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dezheng Huo
PURPOSE: To understand the current state of breast cancer management in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We conducted an anonymous online survey of breast cancer management among African Organization for Research and Treatment in Cancer (AORTIC) members by using a 42-question structured questionnaire in both English and French in 2013. RESULTS: Twenty members from 19 facilities in 14 countries responded to the survey. Twelve members (60%) belonged to a multidisciplinary breast cancer team...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717628/does-combined-strength-training-and-local-vibration-improve-isometric-maximum-force-a-pilot-study
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Ruben Goebel, Monoem Haddad, Heinz Kleinöder, Zengyuan Yue, Thomas Heinen, Joachim Mester
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine whether a combination of strength training (ST) and local vibration (LV) improved the isometric maximum force of arm flexor muscles. ST was applied to the left arm of the subjects; LV was applied to the right arm of the same subjects. The main aim was to examine the effect of LV during a dumbbell biceps curl (Scott Curl) on isometric maximum force of the opposite muscle among the same subjects. It is hypothesized, that the intervention with LV produces a greater gain in isometric force of the arm flexors than ST...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717616/topical-polidocanol-application-in-combination-with-static-stretching-in-tendinopathies-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Matthias Gatz, Simone Schrading, Timm Dirrichs, Marcel Betsch, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath, Christiane Kuhl, Valentin Quack
BACKGROUND: Highly operator-based injection therapy with vasosclerosing and anesthetic polidocanol is used for tendinopathies. This pilot-study evaluates the topical application of polidocanol gel. METHODS: Prospective case series. 39 patients with tendinopathies (14 Achilles, 14 patella, 11 wrist extensors) with a symptom duration > 6 months were included. Polidocanol and static stretching were the therapy in the first 2 weeks, while static stretching was continuously performed for 6 months...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716998/extended-training-to-prepare-gps-for-future-workforce-needs-a-qualitative-investigation-of-a-1-year-fellowship-in-urgent-care
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Jeremy Dale, Rachel Russell, Frances Harkness, Veronica Wilkie, Matthew Aiello
BACKGROUND: It has been argued that UK general practice specialist training should be extended to better prepare GPs for the challenges facing 21st-century health care. Evidence is needed to inform how this should occur. AIM: To investigate the experience of recently trained GPs undertaking a 1-year full-time fellowship programme designed to provide advanced skills training in urgent care, integrated care, leadership, and academic practice; and its impact on subsequent career development...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716769/web-based-therapist-training-in-interpersonal-psychotherapy-for-depression-pilot-study
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Kenneth A Kobak, Joshua D Lipsitz, John C Markowitz, Kathryn L Bleiberg
BACKGROUND: Training mental health professionals to deliver evidence-based therapy (EBT) is now required by most academic accreditation bodies, and evaluating the effectiveness of such training is imperative. However, shortages of time, money, and trained EBT clinician teachers make these challenges daunting. New technologies may help. The authors have developed the first empirically evaluated comprehensive Internet therapist training program for interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether (1) the training protocol would increase clinicians' knowledge of IPT concepts and skills and (2) clinicians would deem the training feasible as measured by satisfaction and utility ratings...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715272/face-to-face-versus-online-behavioral-parent-training-for-young-children-at-risk-for-adhd-treatment-engagement-and-outcomes
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George J DuPaul, Lee Kern, Georgia Belk, Beth Custer, Molly Daffner, Andrea Hatfield, Daniel Peek
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with significant challenges in child functioning. Although behavioral parent training (BPT) can reduce ADHD symptoms, factors associated with traditional face-to-face (F2F) delivery results in only about half of families receiving BPT. The purpose of this pilot randomized controlled trial was to examine parent engagement and program acceptability of F2F and online BPT, as well as the efficacy of both formats relative to a waitlist control (WLC) group...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714742/application-of-the-european-quality-indicators-for-psychosocial-dementia-care-in-long-term-care-facilities-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-pilot-study
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Yun-Hee Jeon, Wai Tong Chien, Ju-Young Ha, Rahimah Ibrahim, Belinda Kirley, Lay Ling Tan, Papan Thaipisuttikul, Emmelyne Vasse, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Huali Wang, Jong-Chul Youn, Henry Brodaty
OBJECTIVES: An Asia-Pacific regional collaboration group conducted its first multi-country research project to determine whether or not European quality indicators (QIs) for psychosocial care in dementia could be implemented as a valid tool in residential aged care across seven Asia-Pacific sites (Australia, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand). METHOD: Following the European QI protocol, auditing and data extraction of medical records of consenting residents with dementia were conducted by trained auditors with relevant health care backgrounds...
July 17, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714735/effect-of-yoga-breathing-pranayama-on-exercise-tolerance-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David A Kaminsky, Kalpalatha K Guntupalli, Joan Lippmann, Stephanie M Burns, Melissa A Brock, Joan Skelly, Michael DeSarno, Heidi Pecott-Grimm, Ali Mohsin, Catherine LaRock-McMahon, Penney Warren, Martha C Whitney, Nicola A Hanania
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary rehabilitation improves exercise tolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, many patients do not have access to pulmonary rehabilitation programs. We hypothesized that an alternative to pulmonary rehabilitation to improve exercise tolerance is the practice of pranayama, or yoga breathing, which could be done independently at home. We also sought to determine whether yoga nonprofessionals could adequately teach pranayama to patients...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713235/connecting-the-brain-to-itself-through-an-emulation
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Mijail D Serruya
Pilot clinical trials of human patients implanted with devices that can chronically record and stimulate ensembles of hundreds to thousands of individual neurons offer the possibility of expanding the substrate of cognition. Parallel trains of firing rate activity can be delivered in real-time to an array of intermediate external modules that in turn can trigger parallel trains of stimulation back into the brain. These modules may be built in software, VLSI firmware, or biological tissue as in vitro culture preparations or in vivo ectopic construct organoids...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710905/administration-of-fortifier-by-finger-feeder-during-breastfeeding-in-preterm-infants
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Margarita Thanhaeuser, Alexandra Kreissl, Claudia Lindtner, Sophia Brandstetter, Angelika Berger, Nadja Haiden
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the acceptance, adherence, and feasibility of fortifier administration by finger feeder during breastfeeding and to determine weight, length, and head circumference gains after discharge for preterm infants. DESIGN: Observational pilot study. SETTING: A Level III NICU and its outpatient clinic in Vienna, Austria. PARTICIPANTS: Infants born at younger than 34 weeks gestation were included. METHODS: Mothers were screened in a tertiary NICU and trained by certified lactation consultants to administer fortifier with a finger feeder during breastfeeding...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710662/lung-real-time-three-dimensional-imaging-in-critically-ill-ventilated-patients-a-global-diagnosis-concordance-study
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Jean-Marc Le Goff, Claire Roger, Benjamin Louart, Pierre Géraud Claret, Aurélien Daurat, Stéphanie Bulyez, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Xavier Bobbia, Laurent Muller
Lung ultrasound (LUS) increases clinical diagnosis performance in intensive care unit (ICU). Real-time three-dimensional (3-D) imaging was compared with two-dimensional (2-D) LUS by assessing the global diagnosis concordance. In this single center, prospective, observational, pilot study, one trained operator performed a 3-D LUS immediately after a 2-D LUS in eight areas of interest on the same areas in 16 ventilated critically ill patients. All cine loops were recorded on a computer without visible link between 2-D and 3-D exams...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708917/vertical-osseodistraction-with-a-new-intraosseous-alveolar-distractor-prototype-for-dental-implant-rehabilitation-a-pilot-study-in-dogs
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Marco Esposito, Anna Trullenque-Eriksson, Carlos Navarro Vila, Miguel Peñarrocha, Abel García, Arturo Sánchez, Fernando Muñoz-Guzón, José Manuel Martínez Martín
PURPOSE: To evaluate in dogs a newly developed intraosseous alveolar distractor (Mozo-Grau Alveolar Distractor) for vertical bone augmentation to allow placement of dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four dogs had their posterior teeth removed, and sockets were left to heal for 20 weeks. The right and left sides of the posterior mandibles were randomly allocated, according to a split-mouth design, to receive either two distractors, distracting a 32-mm-long bone segment, or two distractors supporting one bony segment 20 mm long and one 8 mm long...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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