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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913556/how-does-age-related-macular-degeneration-affect-real-world-visual-ability-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review
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Deanna J Taylor, Angharad E Hobby, Alison M Binns, David P Crabb
OBJECTIVES: To review systematically the evidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affecting real-world visual ability and quality of life (QoL). To explore trends in specific topics within this body of the literature. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A systematic literature search was carried out using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PsychARTICLES and Health and Psychosocial Instruments for articles published up to January 2015 for studies including people diagnosed with AMD, assessing real-world visual ability or QoL as an outcome...
December 2, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912981/examining-the-association-between-surface-bioburden-and-frequently-touched-sites-in-intensive-care
#2
C E Adams, J Smith, V Watson, C Robertson, S J Dancer
BACKGROUND: Critical care patients are at increased risk of infection. Near-patient surfaces act as reservoirs of microbial soil, which may contain pathogens. AIM: To correlate soil levels with hand-touch frequency of near-patient sites in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Five sites around each bed in a 10-bed ICU were screened for total microbial soil (cfu/cm(2)) and Staphylococcus aureus every month for 10 months. Selected sites were infusion pump and cardiac monitor, left and right bedrails, and bed table...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912192/lab-based-investigation-of-enhanced-btex-attenuation-driven-by-groundwater-table-fluctuation
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Y S Yang, Panpan Li, Xi Zhang, Mingjie Li, Ying Lu, Bin Xu, Tong Yu
Groundwater fluctuation is often overlooked and lack of study in the field contaminant hydrogeology. Hydraulic force from fluctuating groundwater tables leads to dissolution and subsequent enhanced advective transport of petroleum (e.g. BTEX) in contaminated subsurface system. A laboratory investigation of effect of the groundwater table fluctuation (GTF) on BTEX transport, taking toluene as a typical compound, in a typical representative model of aquifers subjected to a daily water-table fluctuation was undertaken in this work...
November 29, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912039/table-of-contents
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911346/influence-of-pelvic-tilt-on-functional-acetabular-orientation
#5
Robert K Zahn, Sarah Grotjohann, Matthias Pumberger, Heiko Ramm, Stefan Zachow, Michael Putzier, Carsten Perka, Stephan Tohtz
BACKGROUND: Pelvic tilt influences acetabular orientation (AO). Anatomical AO can be measured in relation to the anterior pelvic plane (APP), functional AO can be calculated relative to table's plane. OBJECTIVE: To assess to what extent functional AO is determined by pelvic tilt and if APP and table plane give equal information for correct AO. METHODS: AO was evaluated by computed tomography (CT) scans of 138 patients. Pelvic tilt, anatomical and functional AO were measured, differences between the two reference planes were calculated...
November 25, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911145/table-of-contents
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910201/meal-insulin-cycle-a-visual-summary-of-the-biochemical-events-between-meals
#7
Stavros Kalogiannis
In the present article, a scheme that summarizes the biochemical events occurring in the human body after the consumption of a meal is proposed. The scheme illustrates the metabolic sequence as a series of counteracting components occupying opposite positions in a cycle, indicating their opposite actions or physiological states, such as meal versus energy consumption, increase versus decrease of blood glucose levels, and excretion of insulin versus excretion of glucagon. Furthermore, the cycle is complemented by a table indicating the acceleration or inhibition of selected metabolic pathways and actions...
December 2, 2016: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909502/combined-diagnostic-yield-of-tilt-table-test-and-implantable-loop-recorder-to-identify-patients-affected-by-severe-clinical-presentation-of-neurally-mediated-reflex-syncope-who-could-respond-to-cardiac-pacing
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Tomaino M, Unterhuber M, Sgobino P, Pescoller F, Manfrin M, Rauhe W
In this study we wanted to verify the diagnostic value of tilt table test (TTT) to predict the efficacy of cardiac pacing (PM) for preventing recurrences of neurally mediated reflex syncope (NMS) in patients with cardioinhibitory activity (CI) documented by implantable loop recorder (ILR). Among patients selected by ILR in the context of severe clinical presentation of NMS, we analysed those who underwent PM implantation. In this observational and retrospective study we wanted to verify the results of TTT in the groups of treated patients with and without recurrences...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908458/inter-rater-reliability-of-shoulder-measurements-in-middle-aged-women
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A De Groef, M Van Kampen, N Vervloesem, E Clabau, M-R Christiaens, P Neven, I Geraerts, F Struyf, N Devoogdt
OBJECTIVES: To investigate inter-rater reliability of a set of shoulder measurements including inclinometry [shoulder range of motion (ROM)], acromion-table distance and pectoralis minor muscle length (static scapular positioning), upward rotation with two inclinometers (scapular kinematics) and pain pressure thresholds (muscle tenderness) in middle-aged women. DESIGN: Observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty symptom-free middle-aged women (first cohort) were measured by two raters...
July 20, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908166/improved-targeting-accuracy-of-lung-tumor-biopsies-with-scanning-beam-digital-x-ray-tomosynthesis-image-guidance
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Geoff Nelson, Meng Wu, Cameron Hinkel, Ganesh Krishna, Tobias Funk, Jarrett Rosenberg, Rebecca Fahrig
PURPOSE: Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) provides improved targeting accuracy during transbronchial biopsies of suspicious nodules. The greatest weakness of ENB-based guidance is the registration divergence that exists between the planning CT, acquired days or weeks before the intervention, and the patient on the table on the day of the intervention. Augmenting ENB guidance with real-time tomosynthesis imaging during the intervention could mitigate the divergence and further improve the yield of ENB-guided transbronchial biopsies...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906943/fluoroscopic-sacroiliac-joint-injection-is-oblique-angulation-really-necessary
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Sandeep Khuba, Anil Agarwal, Sujeet Gautam, Sanjay Kumar
BACKGROUND: The conventional technique for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection involves aligning the anterior and posterior aspects of the SI joint under fluoroscopic guidance and then entering the SI joint in the most caudal aspect. OBJECTIVE: We wish to highlight that there is no added advantage to aligning both the anterior and posterior joint lines of the SI joint as it is time consuming, associated with additional radiation exposure, and may make the entry into the posterior SI joint technically more difficult...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906644/united-states-life-tables-2012
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Elizabeth Arias, Melonie Heron, Jiaquan Xu
Objectives-This report presents complete period life tables for the United States by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, based on agespecific death rates in 2012. Methods-Data used to prepare the 2012 life tables are 2012 final mortality statistics; July 1, 2012, population estimates based on the 2010 decennial census; and 2012 Medicare data for persons aged 66-99. The methodology used to estimate the 2012 life tables was first implemented with data year 2008. The methodology used to estimate the life tables for the Hispanic population remains unchanged from that developed for the publication of life tables by Hispanic origin for data year 2006...
November 2016: National Vital Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906024/rate-of-initial-highly-active-anti-retroviral-therapy-regimen-change-and-its-predictors-among-adult-hiv-patients-at-university-of-gondar-referral-hospital-northwest-ethiopia-a-retrospective-follow-up-study
#13
Degefaye Zelalem Anlay, Zinahbizu Abay Alemayehu, Berihun Assefa Dachew
BACKGROUND: Regimen change is a major challenge for the sustainability of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment program. In a resource limited setting where treatment options are limited, designing strategies to increase the durability of original regimen are essential. However, information's on rate of initial regimen change and its predictors is scarce in Ethiopia. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the rate of initial highly active anti retroviral therapy (HAART) regimen change and its predictors among adult HIV patients at the University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia...
February 17, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905955/future-healthy-life-expectancy-among-older-adults-in-the-us-a-forecast-based-on-cohort-smoking-and-obesity-history
#14
Bochen Cao
BACKGROUND: In the past three decades, the elderly population in the United States experienced increase in life expectancy (LE) and disability-free life expectancy (LE(ND)), but decrease in life expectancy with disability (LE(D)). Smoking and obesity are two major risk factors that had negative impacts on these trends. While smoking prevalence continues to decline in recent decades, obesity prevalence has been growing and is currently at a high level. This study aims to forecast the healthy life expectancy for older adults aged 55 to 85 in the US from 2011 to 2040, in relation to their smoking and obesity history...
July 12, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905825/saliva-volatile-biomarkers-and-profiles
#15
Maciej Milanowski, Paweł Pomastowski, Tomasz Ligor, Bogusław Buszewski
Saliva is an aqueous fluid found in the oral cavity playing fundamental role in the preservation and maintenance of oral health. Apart from higher-molecular-weight constituents it contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may origin from such sources as blood or be result of bacterial metabolism. They can also reach the oral fluid through dissolving of volatiles from breath and consumed foods. Some of them may serve as biomarkers of various diseases, such as dimethyl disulfide (halitosis), pyridine (periodontal disease) and trimethylamine (trimethylaminuria) or occupational exposure...
December 1, 2016: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905334/the-opportunistic-screening-of-refractive-errors-in-school-going-children-by-pediatrician-using-enhanced-br%C3%A3-ckner-test
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Piyush Jain, Mihir T Kothari, Vaibhav Gode
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the results of enhanced Brückner test (EBT) performed by a pediatrician and an experienced pediatric ophthalmologist. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this prospective double-masked cohort study, a pediatrician and a pediatric ophthalmologist performed the EBT in a classroom of a school in semi-dark lighting condition using a direct ophthalmoscope. The results of the test were compared using 2 × 2 Bayesian table and kappa statistics...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905190/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-non-imaging-screening-protocols-for-vestibular-schwannoma-in-patients-with-asymmetrical-hearing-loss-and-or-unilateral-audiovestibular-dysfunction-a-diagnostic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
M Hentschel, M Scholte, S Steens, H Kunst, M Rovers
BACKGROUND: Currently, all patients presenting with asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss and/or unilateral audiovestibular dysfunction (i.e. tinnitus, dizziness) undergo MRI, leading to a substantial amount of MRIs with negative findings as the incidence of vestibular schwannoma (VS) in this screening population varies between 1% and 4.7% (i.e. more than 95% of MRIs are negative for VS). OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: The aim was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of different non-imaging screening protocols that can be used prior to MRI to select patients at high risk of VS...
November 5, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904218/core-decompression-or-quadratus-femoris-muscle-pedicle-bone-grafting-for-nontraumatic-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-a-randomized-control-study
#18
Deqiang Li, Ming Li, Peilai Liu, Yuankai Zhang, Liang Ma, Fei Xu
BACKGROUND: The traditional management for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) includes core decompression (CD) and quadratus femoris muscle pedicle bone graft (QF-MPBG). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of CD and QF-MPBG on the patients with nontraumatic ONFH in an early stage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 39 patients (47 hips) with ONFH in an early stage (Ficat Stage I or II) were randomly divided into two groups according to random number table method...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903472/-endovascular-treatment-of-poplital-artery-aneurysms-a-word-of-caution-after-long-term-follow-up
#19
Cosimo Maraglino, Gianluca Canu, Renzo Ambrosi, Franco Briolini, Riccardo Gotti, Pietro Cefalì, Fabio Calliari, Paolo Ferrero, Franco Terraneo
PURPOSE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the long-term patency of endo-grafting in the treatment of popliteal artery aneurysms (Paa) and to identify which factors may be predictor of graft occlusion. METHODS: All the patients that underwent endovascular repair of Paa were analyzed from 2006 until 2014 on the basis of symptoms, comorbidities, limb salvage and long-term patency. The predictive value of the different variables was assessed in univariate analysis for primary patency and, for factors resulted significant, a multivariate analysis was performed...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902900/sensitivity-and-specificity-estimation-for-the-clinical-diagnosis-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-in-the-egyptian-participatory-disease-surveillance-program
#20
C Verdugo, I El Masry, Y Makonnen, H Hannah, F Unger, M Soliman, S Galal, J Lubroth, D Grace
Many developing countries lack sufficient resources to conduct animal disease surveillance. In recent years, participatory epidemiology has been used to increase the cover and decrease the costs of surveillance. However, few diagnostic performance assessments have been carried out on participatory methods. The objective of the present study was to estimate the diagnostic performance of practitioners working for the Community-Based Animal Health and Outreach (CAHO) program, which is a participatory disease surveillance system for the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in Egypt...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
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