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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456191/comparative-efficacy-of-low-dose-versus-standard-dose-azithromycin-for-patients-with-yaws-a-randomised-non-inferiority-trial-in-ghana-and-papua-new-guinea
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Michael Marks, Oriol Mitjà, Christian Bottomley, Cynthia Kwakye, Wendy Houinei, Mathias Bauri, Paul Adwere, Abdul A Abdulai, Fredrick Dua, Laud Boateng, James Wangi, Sally-Ann Ohene, Regina Wangnapi, Shirley V Simpson, Helen Miag, Kennedy K Addo, Laud A Basing, Damien Danavall, Kai H Chi, Allan Pillay, Ronald Ballard, Anthony W Solomon, Cheng Y Chen, Sibauk V Bieb, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, David C W Mabey, Kingsley Asiedu
BACKGROUND: A dose of 30 mg/kg of azithromycin is recommended for treatment of yaws, a disease targeted for global eradication. Treatment with 20 mg/kg of azithromycin is recommended for the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem. In some settings, these diseases are co-endemic. We aimed to determine the efficacy of 20 mg/kg of azithromycin compared with 30 mg/kg azithromycin for the treatment of active and latent yaws. METHODS: We did a non-inferiority, open-label, randomised controlled trial in children aged 6-15 years who were recruited from schools in Ghana and schools and the community in Papua New Guinea...
February 15, 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453300/school-based-lifestyle-education-involving-parents-for-reducing-subjective-psychosomatic-symptoms-in-japanese-adolescents-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Junko Watanabe, Mariko Watanabe, Kazue Yamaoka, Misa Adachi, Asuka Nemoto, Toshiro Tango
INTRODUCTION: Severe subjective psychosomatic symptoms (SPS) in adolescents are a major public health concern, and lifestyle modification interventions for reducing SPS are important topics. Recently, we developed a school-based lifestyle education involving parents for reducing SPS of adolescents (SPRAT), an improved version of the programme from our previous study Programme for adolescent of lifestyle education in Kumamoto (PADOK). This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of SPRAT in reducing SPS among adolescents...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452905/voiding-school-as-a-treatment-for-daytime-incontinence-or-enuresis-assessing-the-effectiveness-of-intervention-by-measuring-changes-in-wetting-episodes
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A Saarikoski, R Koppeli, S Taskinen, A Axelin
BACKGROUND: Most urotherapy interventions are planned for children with daytime incontinence or symptoms, and are based on individual education. This study conducted a voiding school (VS) program with groups of 4-6 children with daytime incontinence or enuresis with or without daytime symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this quasi-experimental study with a one-group pretest-posttest design was to assess the effectiveness of the VS intervention for treating children's daytime incontinence or enuresis...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452024/factors-shaping-expectations-for-complete-relief-from-symptoms-during-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-spine-pain
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Mark D Bishop, Paul Mintken, Joel E Bialosky, Joshua A Cleland
OBJECTIVE: Patient expectations are related to treatment outcome across a broad variety of patient conditions. Here we sought to examine factors associated with the expectation of complete relief from treatment for spinal pain. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data pooled from two randomized controlled trials of conservative rehabilitation interventions. PATIENTS: 252 patients (103 men, 149 women) with neck (n = 140) or back (n = 112) pain. METHODS: We used logistic regression model with backward elimination to test which patient clinical or demographic factors were most related to the expectation of complete relief...
February 16, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451662/what-clinical-functional-and-psychological-factors-before-treatment-are-predictors-of-poor-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-at-the-end-of-chemotherapy
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Ariella Sebastião Mangia, Nara Lisiane de Oliveira Coqueiro, Fernanda Cabral Azevedo, Hiago Tomaz da Silva Araujo, Elizandra de Oliveira Amorim, Cibelli Navarro Rodrigues Alves, Calvino Camargo, Allex Jardim da Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To correlate physical activity level (PAL), functional capacity and psychological state with quality of life (QoL) in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (CT). METHOD: Observational cohort study. Patients (n=121) with any primary cancer site with indications of chemotherapy with palliative or curative intent were evaluated at three moments: 1) patient admission (week 0), before chemotherapy; 2) week 8; 3) end of CT. Data were collected regarding QoL, PAL, clinical data, functional capacity (short walking distance test, sitting-rising test, isometric manual gripping force), and anxiety and depression tests...
November 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449219/interventions-to-reduce-sedentary-behaviour-in-0-5-year-olds-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Katherine L Downing, Jill A Hnatiuk, Trina Hinkley, Jo Salmon, Kylie D Hesketh
AIM OR OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural interventions that report sedentary behaviour outcomes during early childhood. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Complete, Global Health, MEDLINE Complete, PsycINFO, SPORTDiscus with Full Text and EMBASE electronic databases were searched in March 2016. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Inclusion criteria were: (1) published in a peer-reviewed English language journal; (2) sedentary behaviour outcomes reported; (3) randomised controlled trial (RCT) study design; and (4) participants were children with a mean age of ≤5...
March 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447172/knowledge-attitude-and-associated-factors-among-primary-school-teachers-regarding-refractive-error-in-school-children-in-gondar-city-northwest-ethiopia
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Abiy Maru Alemayehu, Gizchewu Tilahun Belete, Nebiyat Feleke Adimassu
INTRODUCTION: Refractive error is an important cause of correctable visual impairment in the worldwide with a global distribution of 1.75% to 20.7% among schoolchildren. Teacher's knowledge about refractive error play an important role in encouraging students to seek treatment that helps in reducing the burden of visual impairment. OBJECTIVE: To determine knowledge, attitude and associated factors among primary school teachers regarding refractive error in school children in Gondar city...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447155/prevalence-of-trachoma-in-school-children-in-the-maraj%C3%A3-archipelago-brazilian-amazon-and-the-impact-of-the-introduction-of-educational-and-preventive-measures-on-the-disease-over-eight-years
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Joana Favacho, Antonio José Ledo Alves da Cunha, Samara Tatielle Monteiro Gomes, Felipe Bonfim Freitas, Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak, Marluísa de Oliveira Guimarães Ishak
Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world and is associated with precarious living conditions in developing countries. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of trachoma in three municipalities of the Marajó Archipelago, located in the state of Pará, Brazil. In 2008, 2,054 schoolchildren from the public primary school system of the urban area of the region and their communicants were clinically examined; in 2016, 1,502 schoolchildren were examined. The positive cases seen during the clinical evaluation were confirmed by direct immunofluorescence (DIF) laboratory tests...
February 15, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446452/development-of-children-s-use-of-external-reminders-for-hard-to-remember-intentions
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Jonathan Redshaw, Johanna Vandersee, Adam Bulley, Sam J Gilbert
This study explored under what conditions young children would set reminders to aid their memory for delayed intentions. A computerized task requiring participants to carry out delayed intentions under varying levels of cognitive load was presented to 63 children (aged between 6.9 and 13.0 years old). Children of all ages demonstrated metacognitive predictions of their performance that were congruent with task difficulty. Only older children, however, set more reminders when they expected their future memory performance to be poorer...
February 15, 2018: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446439/vision-screening-for-correctable-visual-acuity-deficits-in-school-age-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Jennifer R Evans, Priya Morjaria, Christine Powell
BACKGROUND: Although the benefits of vision screening seem intuitive, the value of such programmes in junior and senior schools has been questioned. In addition there exists a lack of clarity regarding the optimum age for screening and frequency at which to carry out screening. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of vision screening programmes carried out in schools to reduce the prevalence of correctable visual acuity deficits due to refractive error in school-age children...
February 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446330/effectiveness-in-regular-practice-of-collaborative-care-for-depression-among-adolescents-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Nathan D Shippee, Angela Mattson, RoxAnne Brennan, John Huxsahl, Marcie L Billings, Mark D Williams
OBJECTIVE: Depression is common among adolescents, but many lack ready access to mental health services. Integrated models of care for depression are needed, along with evidence to support their use in regular practice. The authors examined the effectiveness of an ongoing collaborative care program for depressed adolescents embedded in a busy primary care practice. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study assessed EMERALD (Early Management and Evidence-based Recognition of Adolescents Living with Depression), a collaborative care program...
February 15, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445774/an-evaluation-of-immunization-services-using-the-reaching-every-district-criteria-in-two-districts-of-gujarat-india
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J P Montgomery, P Ganguly, B F Carlson, N Shrivastwa, M L Boulton
Background: Immunizations are considered the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions employed today. While immunization coverage in India has improved dramatically in the last decade, areas of very low coverage persist. The University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar collaborated to document strengths and weaknesses of immunization service delivery in two districts in India. Methods: This report describes a qualitative assessment of clinic level immunization service delivery in ten primary health centers (PHCs) located in two districts of Gujarat, India...
2018: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445079/seropositivity-of-hepatitis-a-in-children-aged-7-14-years-in-diyarbakir-province-center
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Ayfer Gözü Pirinççioğlu, Salih Adıgüzel, Tuncer Özekinci
BACKGROUND Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a common morbidity in society, and mortality is more common in older ages. It is important to identify the prevalence in the population, the development of primary protection methods, and vaccination policies. This study aimed to identify anti-HAV seropositivity in children in 3 different schools in Diyarbakır, Turkey, to evaluate the risk factors influencing prevalence, and thus to develop strategies to prevent infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was a prospective investigation of 600 children with a mean age of 10...
February 15, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444774/comparison-between-different-strategies-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-echocardiographic-screening-in-brazil-data-from-the-provar-rheumatic-valve-disease-screening-program-study
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Bruno R Nascimento, Craig Sable, Maria Carmo P Nunes, Adriana C Diamantino, Kaciane K B Oliveira, Cassio M Oliveira, Zilda Maria A Meira, Sandra Regina T Castilho, Júlia P A Santos, Letícia Maria M Rabelo, Karlla C A Lauriano, Gabriel A L Carmo, Allison Tompsett, Antonio Luiz P Ribeiro, Andrea Z Beaton
BACKGROUND: Considering the limited accuracy of clinical examination for early diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), echocardiography has emerged as an important epidemiological tool. The ideal setting for screening is yet to be defined. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and pattern of latent RHD in schoolchildren (aged 5-18 years) and to compare effectiveness of screening between public schools, private schools, and primary care centers in Minas Gerais, Brazil. METHODS AND RESULTS: The PROVAR (Rheumatic Valve Disease Screening Program) study uses nonexperts and portable and handheld devices for RHD echocardiographic screening, with remote interpretation by telemedicine, according to the 2012 World Heart Federation criteria...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444325/evaluation-of-the-dissemination-of-snax-a-middle-school-based-obesity-prevention-intervention-within-a-large-us-school-district
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Laura M Bogart, Chong-Min Fu, Jodi Eyraud, Burton O Cowgill, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Kimberly Uyeda, David J Klein, Marc N Elliott, Mark A Schuster
Few evidence-based school obesity-prevention programs are disseminated. We used community-based participatory research principles to disseminate an evidence-based middle-school obesity-prevention program, Students for Nutrition and eXercise (SNaX), to a large, primarily Latino, school district. In the 2014-2015 school year, we trained a district "champion" to provide training and technical assistance to schools and supplied print- and web-based materials (www.snaxinschools.org). In one district region, 18 of 26 schools agreed to participate...
February 12, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441182/pediatric-cardiac-anamnesis-prevention-of-additional-diagnostic-tests
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REVIEW
Izet Masic, Zijo Begic, Nabil Naser, Edin Begic
Pediatrics is defined as the science of a healthy and sick child from birth to end of adolescence. Diseases of the cardiovascular system are the leading causes of mortality in adults, with frequent onset in childhood. The cardiologic examination starts with anamnesis in a pleasant atmosphere, refined space, enough time and patience, detailed measurements, and preferably a noncrying child. Anamnesis, regardless of the development of diagnostic procedures, still constitutes the basis of every clinical examination...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439599/how-is-children-s-weight-status-assessed-for-early-identification-of-overweight-and-obesity-narrative-review-of-programs-for-weight-status-assessment
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Kamila Davidson, Helen Vidgen, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Lynne Daniels
Assessment of a child's weight status is the first step in the management of childhood overweight and obesity. We reviewed routine assessment programs to inform early and routine identification of childhood overweight and obesity to address this global health issue. Twelve electronic databases were searched (Scopus, Web of Science, Wiley, ScienceDirect, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycEXTRA, CINAHL, Primary Search, MEDLINE, ERIC, Academic Search Elite) for universal programs for weight status assessment of children aged 4-12 in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development - countries, which included more than one assessment and parents receiving feedback...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439306/pediatric-residents-attitudes-towards-and-experiences-with-collaboration-with-primary-and-secondary-schools-in-the-united-states
#18
Jeffrey D Shahidullah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439281/-german-prevention-programs-for-eating-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Mara Pickhardt, Luise Adametz, Felicitas Richter, Bernhard Strauß, Uwe Berger
In the past years a considerable amount of primary and secondary prevention programs for eating disorders was developed in German speaking countries. However, up to now there has been no systematic review of contents and evaluation studies. The main objective of the present systematic review is to identify and outline German prevention programs for eating disorders. This should facilitate the selection of appropriate and effective interventions for medical experts, other professionals and teachers. A systematic literature research was conducted and 22 German-language primary and secondary prevention programs were identified...
February 13, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439270/should-we-use-sentence-or-text-level-tasks-to-measure-oral-language-proficiency-in-year-one-students-following-whole-class-intervention
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Maria Lennox, Marleen F Westerveld, David Trembath
AIMS: To compare students' oral language proficiency on sentence- versus text-level tasks at school entry and following tier 1 intervention in their first year of formal schooling. METHODS: 104 students participated in this study. Participants were part of a broader longitudinal study and were enrolled at 3 low socioeconomic, linguistically diverse Australian primary schools. Tasks were administered to all students at the beginning and end of the school year. Performance on the sentence-level task, the Renfrew Action Picture Test (RAPT), was analysed for information and grammar as per the test manual...
February 13, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
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