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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929381/recombinant-parathyroid-hormone-versus-usual-care-do-the-outcomes-justify-the-cost
#1
Kathryn H Chomsky-Higgins, Holly M Rochefort, Carolyn D Seib, Jessica E Gosnell, Wen T Shen, Quan-Yang Duh, Insoo Suh
BACKGROUND: Hypoparathyroidism is a potential outcome of anterior neck surgery. Commonly it is managed by calcium and vitamin D supplementation in large doses, with attendant side effects. A recombinant human parathyroid hormone (rhPTH) is now available in the USA, offering a potentially more effective treatment. No cost-effectiveness model investigating this new medication versus standard care has yet been published. METHODS: We constructed a decision analytic model comparing usual care versus rhPTH treatment for postsurgical hypoparathyroidism...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925270/-reconstruction-of-the-posterior-and-central-compartment-with-the-prolift-posterior-cohort-study-with-a-5-year-follow-up
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K Brányik, L Krofta, P Kraus, M Krčmář, O Gojiš, I Urbánková, J Feyereisl
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the results of the long-term prospective follow-up study of vaginal prolapse reconstructed using a Prolift Posterior. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, cohort study. SETTING: Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, Prague. METHODS: Over a 5-year period (I/2006 - XII/2011) we prospectively followed a cohort of patients with posterior vaginal wall defect who underwent surgical reconstruction using a monofilament polypropylene implant Prolift Posterior (Gynecare, Ethicon, Inc...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923465/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes-conceptt-a-multicentre-international-randomised-controlled-trial
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Denice S Feig, Lois E Donovan, Rosa Corcoy, Kellie E Murphy, Stephanie A Amiel, Katharine F Hunt, Elisabeth Asztalos, Jon F R Barrett, J Johanna Sanchez, Alberto de Leiva, Moshe Hod, Lois Jovanovic, Erin Keely, Ruth McManus, Eileen K Hutton, Claire L Meek, Zoe A Stewart, Tim Wysocki, Robert O'Brien, Katrina Ruedy, Craig Kollman, George Tomlinson, Helen R Murphy
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are a high-risk population who are recommended to strive for optimal glucose control, but neonatal outcomes attributed to maternal hyperglycaemia remain suboptimal. Our aim was to examine the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) on maternal glucose control and obstetric and neonatal health outcomes. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial, we recruited women aged 18-40 years with type 1 diabetes for a minimum of 12 months who were receiving intensive insulin therapy...
September 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921390/the-state-of-men-s-health-services-in-the-veterans-health-administration
#4
REVIEW
Michael Fenstermaker, Sujay Paknikar, Amarnath Rambhatla, Dana A Ohl, Ted A Skolarus, James M Dupree
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: For many diseases that place a large burden on our health care system, men often have worse health outcomes than women. As the largest single provider of health care to men in the USA, the Veterans Health Administration (VA) has the potential to serve as leader in the delivery of improved men's health care to address these disparities. RECENT FINDINGS: The VA system has made recent strides in improving benefits for aspects of men's health that are traditionally poorly covered, such as treatment for male factor infertility...
September 18, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916366/measuring-progress-and-projecting-attainment-on-the-basis-of-past-trends-of-the-health-related-sustainable-development-goals-in-188-countries-an-analysis-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are grounded in the global ambition of "leaving no one behind". Understanding today's gains and gaps for the health-related SDGs is essential for decision makers as they aim to improve the health of populations. As part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016), we measured 37 of the 50 health-related SDG indicators over the period 1990-2016 for 188 countries, and then on the basis of these past trends, we projected indicators to 2030...
September 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914121/evidence-based-recommendations-to-improve-reproductive-healthcare-for-incarcerated-women
#6
Andrea Knittel, Angeline Ti, Sarah Schear, Megan Comfort
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe standards for evidence-based reproductive healthcare for incarcerated women. Design/methodology/approach The literature on reproductive healthcare in the US criminal justice system and recommendations from professional organizations were reviewed and critical areas of concern were identified. Within these areas, studies and expert opinion were synthesized and policy recommendations were formulated through an iterative process of group discussion and document revision...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914118/universal-opt-out-screening-for-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-within-correctional-facilities-is-an-effective-intervention-to-improve-public-health
#7
Meghan D Morris, Brandon Brown, Scott A Allen
Purpose Worldwide efforts to identify individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) focus almost exclusively on community healthcare systems, thereby failing to reach high-risk populations and those with poor access to primary care. In the USA, community-based HCV testing policies and guidelines overlook correctional facilities, where HCV rates are believed to be as high as 40 percent. This is a missed opportunity: more than ten million Americans move through correctional facilities each year. Herein, the purpose of this paper is to examine HCV testing practices in the US correctional system, California and describe how universal opt-out HCV testing could expand early HCV detection, improve public health in correctional facilities and communities, and prove cost-effective over time...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905259/unintended-pregnancy-induced-abortion-and-mental-health
#8
REVIEW
Sarah Horvath, Courtney A Schreiber
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The early medical literature on mental health outcomes following abortion is fraught with methodological flaws that can improperly influence clinical practice. Our goal is to review the current medical literature on depression and other mental health outcomes for women obtaining abortions. RECENT FINDINGS: The Turnaway Study prospectively enrolled 956 women seeking abortion in the USA and followed their mental health outcomes for 5 years. The control group was comprised of women denied abortions based on gestational age limits, thereby circumventing the major methodological flaw that had plagued earlier studies on the topic...
September 14, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900587/prevalence-and-predictors-of-depression-amongst-hypertensive-individuals-in-karachi-pakistan
#9
Samar Mahmood, Syeda Z Hassan, Muqadus Tabraze, Mohammad O Khan, Iqra Javed, Ameer Ahmed, Omer M Siddiqui, Mehek Narmeen, Maham J Ahmed, Afreen Tariq, Mustafa S Patel, Kaneez Fatima
OBJECTIVE: While studies evaluating the prevalence of depression and hypertension have been extensively carried out in high income countries, there is a paucity of information assessing the prevalence of depression within hypertensive patients in low income nations. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of undiagnosed depression in hypertensive patients within a tertiary care facility in Karachi, Pakistan. The secondary objective was to assess factors associated with undiagnosed depression in this group...
June 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899995/hiv-seroconversion-among-baltimore-city-residents-tested-at-a-mobile-van-programme
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Sarah Puryear, Phyllis Burnett, Kathleen R Page, Ravikiran Muvva, Patrick Chaulk, Khalil G Ghanem, Anne Monroe
BACKGROUND: Many individuals with HIV in the USA are unaware of their diagnosis, and therefore cannot be engaged in treatment services, have worse clinical outcomes and are more likely to transmit HIV to others. Mobile van testing may increase HIV testing and diagnosis. Our objective was to characterise risk factors for HIV seroconversion among individuals using mobile van testing. METHODS: A case cohort study (n=543) was conducted within an HIV surveillance dataset of mobile van testing users with at least two HIV tests between September 2004 and August 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland...
September 12, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898965/late-boosting-phenomenon-in-tst-conversion-among-health-care-workers
#11
W H Farah, L E Breeher, R D Newcomb, M H Murad, A I S Vaughn, P T Hagen, R G Molella
Background: Available information is insufficient to guide determination of whether tuberculin skin test (TST) conversions of health care workers (HCWs) within 2 years of two-step testing are related to occupational exposures or to other causes, including late boosting. Aims: To describe the epidemiologic factors of TST conversion in HCWs, comparing early TST conversion (≤2 years after two-step testing) with late conversion to possibly distinguish late boosting phenomenon from occupational TST conversion...
August 1, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894075/-the-effect-of-dongchimi-juice-containing-kimchi-lactobacillus-on-the-oral-health-of-patients-at-a-long-term-care-hospital-comparison-with-chlorhexidine-solution
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Seung Ah Lee, Dongsuk Lee
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify the effect of Dongchimi juice containing kimchi Lactobacillus as an oral hygiene agent and to compare it with that of chlorhexidine solution (0.12% dilution). METHODS: This study employed a pretest-posttest experimental design in which a single group of patients was exposed to two different treatments over a period of time. The study included 32 patients hospitalized at a long-term care hospital in Korea. Data were collected between August 12, 2016 and September 28, 2016...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893743/an-analysis-of-redactions-in-canada-s-common-drug-review-clinical-review-reports-and-how-they-relate-to-the-patients-voice
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Allison Soprovich, Sylvia El Kurdi, Dean T Eurich
IMPORTANCE: Canada's Common Drug Review (CDR) evaluates drug data from published and unpublished research, as well as input from patient groups, to recommend provincial coverage. Currently, the CDR process gives manufacturers the opportunity to redact information in the final publicly available report. Patients often have strong feelings regarding the efficacy, harms, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and cost associated with the drugs under review and their redacted data. Highlighting Canada's approach will hopefully build on the growing international concern regarding transparency of clinical study data...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888151/evaluation-of-the-ac-ok-mental-health-and-substance-abuse-screening-measure-in-an-international-sample-of-latino-immigrants
#14
Ligia M Chavez, Patrick E Shrout, Ye Wang, Francisco Collazos, Rodrigo Carmona, Margarita Alegría
BACKGROUND: Early detection and intervention in primary care is integral to behavioral health. Valid, practical screening assessments are scarce, particularly for non-English speaking populations. We address this need by evaluating the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the AC-OK Screen for Co-occurring Disorders for first and second generation immigrant Latinos in Massachusetts, USA, and Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. METHODS: 567 Latino participants were recruited in waiting areas of clinics or by referral from Primary Care, Mental Health, Substance Use, and HIV Treatment Clinics, as well as Community Agencies...
August 24, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882923/-reframing-healthcare-services-through-the-lens-of-co-production-rhelaunch-a-study-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-mechanisms-by-which-healthcare-and-social-services-impact-the-health-and-well-being-of-patients-with-copd-and-chf-in-the-usa-and-the
#15
Gijs Hesselink, Julie Johnson, Paul Batalden, Michelle Carlson, Wytske Geense, Stef Groenewoud, Sylvester Jones, Brita Roy, Christina Sansone, Judith R L M Wolf, Bradley Bart, Hub Wollersheim
INTRODUCTION: The USA lags behind other high-income countries in many health indicators. Outcome differences are associated with differences in the relative spending between healthcare and social services at the national level. The impact of the ratio and delivery of social and healthcare services on the individual patient's health is however unknown. 'Reframing Healthcare Services through the Lens of Co-Production' (RheLaunCh) will be a cross-Atlantic comparative study of the mechanisms by which healthcare and social service delivery may impact patient health with chronic conditions...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877761/phenotypic-prevalence-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases-among-enterobacteriaceae-isolated-at-mulago-national-referral-hospital-uganda
#16
Lucas Ampaire, Emmanuel Nduhura, Izale Wewedru
OBJECTIVE: Enterobacteriaceae, common causes of health care associated and community acquired infections are mainly treated with beta-lactam agents. Our study objective was to determine the prevalence and common enterobacteriaceae pathogen producing extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs). The isolates were recovered from various clinical specimens. This was cross sectional study conducted between July 2016 and September 2016 at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda. We used ChromID™ ESBL agar (Biomerieux SA, Lyon, France) and Vitek2 compact system GN83 card (BioMerieux Inc, Hazelwood, Missouri, USA) to detect and confirm presence of phenotypic extended spectrum beta lactamases producing pathogens respectively...
September 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875414/legal-status-time-in-the-usa-and-the-well-being-of-latinos-in-los-angeles
#17
Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young, Anne R Pebley
In the USA, undocumented Latino immigrants may have poorer health because of barriers to health care, stressors, and detrimental effects of immigration enforcement. Previous immigrant health research, however, suggests that recently arrived Latino immigrants have better health than US-born Latinos and their health deteriorates over time. Given the current environments that undocumented immigrants face, legal status is a structural factor that likely influences the patterns of immigrant health. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the extent to which physical and mental health differed by legal status and duration in the USA for the Latino population in Los Angeles County, California...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868845/tehran-survey-of-potential-risk-factors-for-multiple-births
#18
Reza Omani Samani, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Samira Vesali, Fatemeh Shokri, Rezvaneh Cheraghi, Farahnaz Torkestani, Mahdi Sepidarkish
Background: The multiple pregnancy incidence is increasing worldwide. This increased incidence is concerning to the health care system. This study aims to determine the frequency of multiple pregnancy and identify factors that affect this frequency in Tehran, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 5170 mothers in labor between July 6-21, 2015 from 103 hospitals with Obstetrics and Gynecology Wards. The questionnaire used in this study consisted of five parts: demographic characteristics; information related to pregnancy; information related to the infant; information regarding the multiple pregnancy; and information associated with infertility...
October 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860723/self-care-management-strategies-used-by-black-women-who-self-report-consistent-adherence-to-antihypertensive-medication
#19
Willie M Abel, Jessica S Joyner, Judith B Cornelius, Danice B Greer
BACKGROUND: Black women in the USA have the highest prevalence rate of hypertension (HTN) contributing to a higher risk of organ damage and death. Research has focused primarily on poorly controlled HTN, negative belief systems, and nonadherence factors that hinder blood pressure control. No known research studies underscore predominantly Black women who report consistent adherence to their antihypertensive medication-taking. The purpose of this study was to describe self-care management strategies used by Black women who self-report consistent adherence to their antihypertensive medication and to determine the existence of further participation in lifestyle modifications, such as eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856459/the-criteria-of-thickened-liquid-for-dysphagia-management-in-japan
#20
Emi Watanabe, Yoshie Yamagata, Junko Fujitani, Ichiro Fujishima, Koji Takahashi, Risa Uyama, Hiro Ogoshi, Akiko Kojo, Hiroshi Maeda, Koichiro Ueda, Jun Kayashita
In Japan, the viscosity of thickened liquids is different among hospitals and nursing homes. In order to standardize viscosity of thickened liquids, the dysphagia diet committee of the Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation developed the Japanese Dysphagia Diet 2013 (JDD2013). To decide on a definition of thickened liquids, the committee reviewed categories from other countries. Especially, the criteria of the USA and Australia were used as references. The definition had three levels: mildly thick, moderately thick, and extremely thick...
August 30, 2017: Dysphagia
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