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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334770/smokers-perceptions-of-sources-of-advice-about-quitting-findings-from-the-australian-arm-of-the-itc-4-country-survey
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James Balmford, Ron Borland
Smokers are exposed to advice about quitting from numerous sources. Within the 2013 ITC 4-Country Survey, 1211 Australian smokers or recent ex-smokers rated the perceived importance of eight sources of advice, categorized into evidence-based, non evidence-based, personal experience and vicarious experience (two items each), and also rated their intention to quit, nicotine dependence, use of quit medication, health concerns and harm beliefs. The eight items were all positively correlated. Respondents who placed greater importance on their experiences (either personal or vicarious) were more likely to agree that the evidence for smoking-related harm is exaggerated, and although not more likely to intend to quit overall, these responses were most strongly related to quit intention...
February 27, 2017: Health Education Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333297/effect-of-adding-a-mobile-health-intervention-to-a-multimodal-antimicrobial-stewardship-programme-across-three-teaching-hospitals-an-interrupted-time-series-study
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E Charani, M Gharbi, L S P Moore, E Castro-Sanchéz, W Lawson, M Gilchrist, A H Holmes
Objectives: To evaluate the impact of adding a mobile health (mHealth) decision support system for antibiotic prescribing to an established antimicrobial stewardship programme (ASP). Methods: In August 2011, the antimicrobial prescribing policy was converted into a mobile application (app). A segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series was used to assess the impact of the app on prescribing indicators, using data (2008-14) from a biannual point prevalence survey of medical and surgical wards...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331873/rapid-corneal-thinning-and-perforated-ulcerative-keratitis-in-a-patient-with-relapsing-polychondritis
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Tracy Hiu Ting Lai, Nikki Far, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Vishal Jhanji
BACKGROUND: To report rapid corneal thinning and perforation in a case with relapsing polychondritis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43 year-old male diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis suffered from bilateral scleritis, bilateral swelling of pinna, saddle nose and tracheal stenosis. The patient presented with right eye pain and redness for one month. Slit lamp examination of the right eye showed 80% peripheral corneal thinning between 3 and 7 o'clock. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 1...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330453/a-systematic-review-of-primary-care-models-for-non-communicable-disease-interventions-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Jennifer Kane, Megan Landes, Christopher Carroll, Amy Nolen, Sumeet Sodhi
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases, primarily cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer, are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where communicable disease prevalence still outweighs that of non-communicable disease (NCDs), rates of NCDs are rapidly rising and evidence for primary healthcare approaches for these emerging NCDs is needed. METHODS: A systematic review and evidence synthesis of primary care approaches for chronic disease in SSA...
March 23, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329916/online-support-for-transgender-people-an-analysis-of-forums-and-social-networks
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Sabrina Cipolletta, Riccardo Votadoro, Elena Faccio
Transgender people face a range of personal and social conflicts that strongly influence their well-being. In many cases, the Internet can become the main resource in terms of finding support. The aim of this study was to understand how transgender people give and receive help online. Between 2013 and 2015, 122 online community conversations were collected on Italian forums and Facebook groups involving transgender people, and online interviews were conducted with 16 users of these communities. A qualitative content analysis was conducted by using the software package, NVivo10...
March 22, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329428/the-diagnosis-and-lived-experience-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-qualitative-study
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Julie Tomlinson, Jonathan Pinkney, Linda Adams, Elizabeth Stenhouse, Alison Bendall, Oonagh Corrigan, Gayle Letherby
AIMS: To explore the impact of the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome on health/ill health identity, how women experience this diagnosis and their health beliefs. BACKGROUND: polycystic ovary syndrome is a common and heterogeneous condition, giving rise to a wide range of different health concerns. Previous research on polycystic ovary syndrome has been dominated by the medical perspective and less is known about the experiences and needs of women. DESIGN: A qualitative study of 32 premenopausal adult women with polycystic ovary syndrome (diagnosis confirmed by Rotterdam criteria), aged between 18-45 years, recruited from a primary and secondary care setting...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328303/the-role-of-pain-in-quitting-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-positive-smokers-enrolled-in-a-smoking-cessation-trial
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Carrie J Aigner, Ellen R Gritz, Irene Tamí-Maury, George P Baum, Roberto C Arduino, Damon J Vidrine
BACKGROUND: Smoking rates among people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS; PLWHA) are at least twice as high as rates in the general population. Consistent with the reciprocal model of pain and smoking, PLWHA with pain who smoke may use smoking as a means of coping with pain, thus presenting a potential barrier to quitting. The aim of this study is to better understand how pain relates to smoking cessation among 474 HIV-positive adults enrolled in a cell phone-delivered smoking cessation trial...
February 8, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327202/patients-perspective-of-disease-and-medication-adherence-for-type-2-diabetes-in-an-urban-area-in-bangladesh-a-qualitative-study
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Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Tuhin Biswas, Faiz A Bhuiyan, Kamrun Mustafa, Anwar Islam
BACKGROUND: Patients' perspective of diabetes and adherence to its prescribed medications is a significant predictor of glycemic control and overall management of the disease. However, there is a paucity of such information in Bangladesh. This study aimed to explore patients' perspective of diabetes, their experience of taking oral hypoglycemic medications and explore factors that contribute to medication adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes in Bangladesh. METHODS: We conducted in-depth face-to-face interviews with 12 type 2 diabetes patients attending a tertiary hospital in Dhaka city between February and March, 2014...
March 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326830/do-statin-users-adhere-to-a-healthy-diet-and-lifestyle-the-australian-diabetes-obesity-and-lifestyle-study
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Simran Johal, Kris M Jamsen, J Simon Bell, Kevin P Mc Namara, Dianna J Magliano, Danny Liew, Taliesin E Ryan-Atwood, Claire Anderson, Jenni Ilomäki
Background Lifestyle and dietary advice typically precedes or accompanies the prescription of statin medications. However, evidence for adherence to this advice is sparse. The objective was to compare saturated fat intake, exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking between statin users and non-users in Australia. Methods Data were analysed for 4614 participants aged ≥37 years in the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle study in 2011-2012. Statin use, smoking status and physical activity were self-reported...
April 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325449/tcontrol-a-mobile-app-to-follow-up-tobacco-quitting-patients
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Marc Pifarré, Adrián Carrera, Jordi Vilaplana, Josep Cuadrado, Sara Solsona, Francesc Abella, Francesc Solsona, Rui Alves
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for a wide range of respiratory and circulatory diseases in active and passive smokers. Well-designed campaigns are raising awareness to the problem and an increasing number of smokers seeks medical assistance to quit their habit. In this context, there is the need to develop mHealth Apps that assist and manage large smoke quitting programs in efficient and economic ways. OBJECTIVES: Our main objective is to develop an efficient and free mHealth app that facilitates the management of, and assistance to, people who want to quit smoking...
April 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323590/the-ecology-of-medical-care-among-israeli-military-aviators
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Barak Gordon, Yuval Levy, Tal Yemini, Erez Carmon, Yifat Erlich, Doron Hermoni
BACKGROUND: The ecology of medical care model has been used in various populations with varying results. We aimed to apply this model in the population of Israeli Air Force (IAF) aviators. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was presented to all Israeli Air Force aviators during their mandatory yearly check-up over 1 yr starting on November 26th, 2012. The questionnaire contained items on demographic, personal, and military details, as well as items on the presence of clinical symptoms, and various health care contacts in the previous month...
December 1, 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318518/-returning-to-work-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-when-waiting-is-wasting
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F Latil, M C Iliou, C Boileau, J X Pietri, C Lechien, P Ha-Vinh, C Guimond
BACKGROUND: Return to work (RTW) after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an important issue for the patient's future. AIMS: The study aim was to determine whether RTW practice complies with guidelines or is delayed by failure in patient management. We analysed the factors influencing RTW beyond the 90-day period recommended by guidelines. METHODS: We conducted a survey of 216 self-employed workers admitted to the hospital for ACS using self-report questionnaires and medical examination...
March 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318388/impact-of-nutritional-intervention-on-length-of-hospital-stay-and-mortality-among-hospitalized-patients-with-malnutrition-a-clinical-randomized-controlled-trial
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Edgar A Cano-Torres, Luis E Simental-Mendía, Luis A Morales-Garza, José M Ramos-Delgado, Mirthala M Reyes-Gonzalez, Victor M Sánchez-Nava, Abel de J Barragán-Berlanga, Ignacio Rangel-Rodríguez, Fernando Guerrero-Romero
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a nutritional intervention on hospital stay and mortality among hospitalized patients with malnutrition. METHODS: Hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of malnutrition were enrolled and randomly allocated to either an intervention or control group. Participants in the intervention group received an individualized nutrition plan according to energy and protein (1.0-1.5 g/kg) intake requirements as well as dietary advice based on face-to-face interviews with patients and their caregivers or family members...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316128/skewed-x-chromosome-inactivation-plays-a-crucial-role-in-the-onset-of-symptoms-in-carriers-of-becker-muscular-dystrophy
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Emanuela Viggiano, Esther Picillo, Manuela Ergoli, Alessandra Cirillo, Stefania Del Gaudio, Luisa Politano
BACKGROUND: Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is an X-linked recessive disorder affecting about 1:18,000 male births. Female carriers are usually asymptomatic, but 2.5-18% may present muscle or heart symptoms. In the present work the role of the X chromosome inactivation (XCI) on the onset of symptoms in BMD carriers was analysed and compared with the pattern observed in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) carriers. METHODS: XCI was determined on the lymphocytes of 36 BMD carriers - both symptomatic and not symptomatic - from 11 families requiring genetic advice at the Cardiomyology and Medical Genetics of the Second University of Naples, through the AR methylation-based assay...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315481/a-patient-advocate-to-facilitate-access-and-improve-communication-care-and-outcomes-in-adults-with-moderate-or-severe-asthma-rationale-design-and-methods-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrea J Apter, Knashawn H Morales, Xiaoyan Han, Luzmercy Perez, Jingru Huang, Grace Ndicu, Anna Localio, Alyssa Nardi, Heather Klusaritz, Marisa Rogers, Alexis Phillips, Zuleyha Cidav, J Sanford Schwartz
Few interventions to improve asthma outcomes have targeted low-income minority adults. Even fewer have focused on the real-world practice where care is delivered. We adapted a patient navigator, here called a Patient Advocate (PA), a term preferred by patients, to facilitate and maintain access to chronic care for adults with moderate or severe asthma and prevalent co-morbidities recruited from clinics serving low-income urban neighborhoods. We describe the planning, design, methodology (informed by patient and provider focus groups), baseline results, and challenges of an ongoing randomized controlled trial of 312 adults of a PA intervention implemented in a variety of practices...
March 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314179/online-maternity-information-seeking-among-lesbian-bisexual-and-queer-women
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Emily H Ruppel, Hannah E Karpman, Carolyn E Delk, Mallory Merryman
OBJECTIVE: recent research has concluded that barriers to maternity health care exist for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. This mixed methods study aims to understand patterns in seeking and sharing online health information for LBQ women attempting conception. DESIGN: researchers performed a qualitative content analysis of 400 discussions in lesbian-oriented Facebook groups, containing 1764 total instances of text. 400 discussions from heterosexual-oriented conception and parenting Facebook groups were examined for comparison purposes, though they will not be the focus of this analysis...
March 1, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306185/-i-have-nine-specialists-they-need-to-swap-notes-australian-patients-perspectives-of-medication-related-problems-following-discharge-from-hospital
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Daniela Eassey, Andrew J McLachlan, Jo-Anne Brien, Ines Krass, Lorraine Smith
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that patients are most susceptible to medication-related problems (MRPs) when transitioning from hospital to home. Currently, the literature in this area focuses on interventions, which are mainly orientated around the perspective of the health-care professional and do not take into account patient perspectives and experiences. OBJECTIVE: To capture the experiences and perceptions of Australian patients regarding MRPs following discharge from hospital...
March 17, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301962/overcoming-obesity
#18
Elaine Seaton Banerjee, Sharon J Herring, Katelyn E Hurley, Katherine Puskarz, Kyle Yebernetsky, Marianna LaNoue
PURPOSE: Low-income, African American women are disproportionately impacted by obesity. Little is known about the interactions between low-income, African American women who successfully lost weight and their primary care physicians (PCPs). DESIGN: Mixed methods, positive deviance study. SETTING: Urban university-based family medicine practice. PARTICIPANTS: The positive deviance group comprised low-income, African American women who were obese, lost 10% body weight, and maintained this loss for 6 months...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299789/menstrual-management-in-developmentally-delayed-adolescent-females
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Irene Chuah, Alexandra McRae, Kim Matthews, Ann M Maguire, Katharine Steinbeck
BACKGROUND: Requests for assistance in menstrual management and menstrual suppression are a common, emotive and sometimes controversial aspect of adolescent disability care. AIMS: To review the uptake and outcomes of menstrual suppression among adolescent patients with developmental delay. METHODS: A retrospective review of the medical records of adolescent females with intellectual disability referred for menstrual management to the Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology Clinic, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, for the three-year period between January 1, 2010 and January 1, 2013...
March 15, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298712/enhancing-feedback-on-case-reports-to-third-year-medical-students-on-clinical-attachment
#20
Patrick Bell, Pascal McKeown
Preparation of case reports during student attachments has the attraction of reflecting real life clinical practice, but lacks standardisation when used in summative assessment. This study examined the occurrence and nature of feedback after the introduction of a new system of formative case reports in Third Year clinical attachments. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to compare the new system to previous practice. Comparison of questionnaire responses demonstrated more and earlier feedback in the New Third Year, which was likely to be delivered at a meeting rather than as written comment...
January 2017: Ulster Medical Journal
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