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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726010/robot-guidance-for-percutaneous-minimally-invasive-placement-of-pedicle-screws-for-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-is-associated-with-lower-rates-of-wound-breakdown-compared-to-conventional-fluoroscopy-guided-instrumentation
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Awad Alaid, Kajetan von Eckardstein, Nicolas Roydon Smoll, Volodymyr Solomiichuk, Veit Rohde, Ramon Martinez, Bawarjan Schatlo
Postoperative wound healing can pose a problem in patients undergoing instrumented surgery for pyogenic spondylodiscitis. Robotic guidance allows the minimally invasive placement of pedicle screws in the thoracolumbar spine. We assessed whether using this technique to perform minimally invasive surgery had an impact on wound healing in patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis when compared to conventional open fluoroscopy-guided surgery. We reviewed charts of 206 consecutive patients who underwent instrumentation for pyogenic spondylodiscitis...
July 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721459/measurement-of-lower-limb-alignment-there-are-within-person-differences-between-weight-bearing-and-non-weight-bearing-measurement-modalities
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Daphne A L Schoenmakers, Peter Z Feczko, Bert Boonen, Martijn G M Schotanus, Nanne P Kort, Pieter J Emans
PURPOSE: Previous studies have compared weight-bearing mechanical leg axis (MLA) measurements to non-weight-bearing measurement modalities. Most of these studies compared mean or median values and did not analyse within-person differences between measurements. This study evaluates the within-person agreement of MLA measurements between weight-bearing full-length radiographs (FLR) and non-weight-bearing measurement modalities (computer-assisted surgery (CAS) navigation or MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two independent observers measured the MLA on pre- and postoperative weight-bearing FLR in 168 patients...
July 18, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716902/infants-possess-an-abstract-expectation-of-ingroup-support
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Kyong-Sun Jin, Renée Baillargeon
One pervasive facet of human interactions is the tendency to favor ingroups over outgroups. Remarkably, this tendency has been observed even when individuals are assigned to minimal groups based on arbitrary markers. Why is mere categorization into a minimal group sufficient to elicit some degree of ingroup favoritism? We consider several accounts that have been proposed in answer to this question and then test one particular account, which holds that ingroup favoritism reflects in part an abstract and early-emerging sociomoral expectation of ingroup support...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715518/early-accurate-diagnosis-and-early-intervention-in-cerebral-palsy-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Iona Novak, Cathy Morgan, Lars Adde, James Blackman, Roslyn N Boyd, Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez, Giovanni Cioni, Diane Damiano, Johanna Darrah, Ann-Christin Eliasson, Linda S de Vries, Christa Einspieler, Michael Fahey, Darcy Fehlings, Donna M Ferriero, Linda Fetters, Simona Fiori, Hans Forssberg, Andrew M Gordon, Susan Greaves, Andrea Guzzetta, Mijna Hadders-Algra, Regina Harbourne, Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Petra Karlsson, Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm, Beatrice Latal, Alison Loughran-Fowlds, Nathalie Maitre, Sarah McIntyre, Garey Noritz, Lindsay Pennington, Domenico M Romeo, Roberta Shepherd, Alicia J Spittle, Marelle Thornton, Jane Valentine, Karen Walker, Robert White, Nadia Badawi
Importance: Cerebral palsy describes the most common physical disability in childhood and occurs in 1 in 500 live births. Historically, the diagnosis has been made between age 12 and 24 months but now can be made before 6 months' corrected age. Objectives: To systematically review best available evidence for early, accurate diagnosis of cerebral palsy and to summarize best available evidence about cerebral palsy-specific early intervention that should follow early diagnosis to optimize neuroplasticity and function...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711361/does-crutch-length-influence-gait-parameters-after-total-hip-replacement-surgery
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Marco Freddolini, Francesco Esposito, Massimiliano Marcucci, Andrea Corvi, Palmina Braccio, Leonardo Latella
After total hip replacement surgery, crutches are often prescribed to enable patients to walk independently. Purpose of this study was to evaluate possible crutch length influence on gait performance and symmetry, including spatiotemporal and kinetics parameters. Thirty patients were randomly assigned to elbow flexed (EF) or elbow extended (EE) crutch setup. Subjects were asked to walk on the laboratory path, instrumented with motion tracking system and force platforms. Spatiotemporal gait parameters and ground reaction force (GRF) parameters for both limbs and crutch support were evaluated...
July 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710723/observational-review-and-analysis-of-concussion-a-method-for-conducting-a-standardized-video-analysis-of-concussion-in-rugby-league
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Andrew J Gardner, Christopher R Levi, Grant L Iverson
BACKGROUND: Several professional contact and collision sports have recently introduced the use of sideline video review for club medical staff to help identify and manage concussions. As such, reviewing video footage on the sideline has become increasingly relied upon to assist with improving the identification of possible injury. However, as yet, a standardized method for reviewing such video footage in rugby league has not been published. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether independent raters reliably agreed on the injury characterization when using a standardized observational instrument to record video footage of National Rugby League (NRL) concussions...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708807/a-systematic-review-of-internet-decision-making-resources-for-patients-considering-surgery-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Daniel M Baker, Jack H Marshall, Matthew J Lee, Georgina L Jones, Steven R Brown, Alan J Lobo
BACKGROUND: Guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons advocates patient use of on-line resources to assist in decision making. Our aim was to assess the quality of on-line resources to facilitate decision making for patients considering surgery for ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: We undertook a systematic review based on PRISMA guidelines. This was registered on the PROSPERO database (CRD42016047177). We searched Google and repositories using several lay search terms for patient information discussing surgery for UC, published in English...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708751/use-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-comforting-patients-in-palliative-care-a-scoping-review
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Adriana Coelho, Vítor Parola, Daniela Cardoso, Miguel Escobar Bravo, João Apóstolo
BACKGROUND: Palliative care aims to provide the maximum possible comfort to people with advanced and incurable diseases. The use of non-pharmacological interventions to promote comfort in palliative care settings has been increasing.However, information on implemented and evaluated interventions, their characteristics, contexts of application, and population is scattered in the literature, hampering the formulation of accurate questions on the effectiveness of those interventions and, consequently, the development of a systematic review...
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706778/evaluation-of-healthy2go-a-country-store-transformation-project-to-improve-the-food-environment-and-consumer-choices-in-appalachian-kentucky
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Joshua A Rushakoff, Daniel E Zoughbie, Nancy Bui, Katerina DeVito, Leila Makarechi, Hitomi Kubo
Rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in Kentucky's Cumberland Valley region are among the highest in the United States and limited access to healthy food contributes to these epidemics. The aim of Healthy2Go (H2G), a country store transformation project launched by Spread the Health Appalachia (STHA), was to improve awareness and availability of healthy options in small, rural stores. Ten country stores participated in H2G and received training and technical assistance to increase availability and awareness of healthy foods...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704279/assessing-healthcare-professionals-experiences-of-integrated-care-do-surveys-tell-the-full-story
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Matthew D Stephenson, Jared M Campbell, Karolina Lisy, Edoardo C Aromataris
BACKGROUND: Integrated care is the combination of different healthcare services with the goal to provide comprehensive, seamless, effective and efficient patient care. Assessing the experiences of healthcare professionals (HCPs) is an important aspect when evaluating integrated care strategies. AIMS: The aim of this rapid review was to investigate if quantitative surveys used to assess HCPs' experiences with integrated care capture all the aspects highlighted as being important in qualitative research, with a view to informing future survey development...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700708/lower-extremity-emg-driven-modeling-of-walking-with-automated-adjustment-of-musculoskeletal-geometry
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Andrew J Meyer, Carolynn Patten, Benjamin J Fregly
Neuromusculoskeletal disorders affecting walking ability are often difficult to manage, in part due to limited understanding of how a patient's lower extremity muscle excitations contribute to the patient's lower extremity joint moments. To assist in the study of these disorders, researchers have developed electromyography (EMG) driven neuromusculoskeletal models utilizing scaled generic musculoskeletal geometry. While these models can predict individual muscle contributions to lower extremity joint moments during walking, the accuracy of the predictions can be hindered by errors in the scaled geometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697615/predictors-of-burnout-among-hiv-nurses-in-the-western-cape
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Rizwana Roomaney, Jeanette Steenkamp, Ashraf Kagee
BACKGROUND: Burnout has been implicated as one of the reasons for key healthcare personnel, such as nurses, leaving their profession, resulting in insufficient staff to attend to patients. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the predictors of three dimensions of burnout, namely emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and personal accomplishment, among nurses in South Africa attending to patients living with HIV. METHOD: Participants were recruited at a large tertiary hospital in the Western Cape region, with the help of the assistant director of nursing at the hospital...
June 28, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695720/work-assignments-delegation-of-tasks-and-job-satisfaction-among-danish-dental-hygienists
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M Hach, K B Aaberg, S M Lempert, B Danielsen
INTRODUCTION: Recent legislation in Denmark has made it possible for dentists to delegate their tasks to dental hygienists. Previous studies have shown that Danish dental hygienists primarily were performing assignments within their own work field. These assignments include prophylaxis or instructing patients in oral health care. However, studies have also shown that Danish dental hygienists performed dental nurse assignments such as chair-side assistance, unit cleaning and disinfection of instruments...
August 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695543/the-indonesian-eq-5d-5l-value-set
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Fredrick Dermawan Purba, Joke A M Hunfeld, Aulia Iskandarsyah, Titi Sahidah Fitriana, Sawitri Supardi Sadarjoen, Juan Manuel Ramos-Goñi, Jan Passchier, Jan J V Busschbach
BACKGROUND: The EQ-5D is one of the most used generic health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) instruments worldwide. To make the EQ-5D suitable for use in economic evaluations, a societal-based value set is needed. Indonesia does not have such a value set. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to derive an EQ-5D-5L value set from the Indonesian general population. METHODS: A representative sample aged 17 years and over was recruited from the Indonesian general population...
July 10, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695531/gain-switching-for-a-detection-system-to-accommodate-a-newly-developed-maldi-based-quantification-method
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Sung Hee Ahn, Taeghwan Hyeon, Myung Soo Kim, Jeong Hee Moon
In matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF), matrix-derived ions are routinely deflected away to avoid problems with ion detection. This, however, limits the use of a quantification method that utilizes the analyte-to-matrix ion abundance ratio. In this work, we will show that it is possible to measure this ratio by a minor instrumental modification of a simple form of MALDI-TOF. This involves detector gain switching. Graphical Abstract ᅟ.
July 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694571/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-pediatric-empyema-by-two-port-technique-a-single-center-experience-with-167-consecutive-cases
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Sandesh V Parelkar, Shalil H Patil, Beejal V Sanghvi, Rahul Kumar Gupta, Satej S Mhaskar, Rujuta S Shah, Pooja Tiwari, Arjun A Pawar
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The aim of our study is to determine efficacy, safety, and feasibility of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in childhood empyema with a technique of only two ports and open instruments at a tertiary care center in India. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients below 18 years, with empyema presenting to the Department of Pediatric Surgery of a Tertiary Care Referral Hospital in India, over a period of 9 years who underwent VATS decortication...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693870/the-impact-of-parental-reaction-to-sexual-orientation-on-depressive-symptoms-and-sexual-risk-behavior-among-hispanic-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Victoria B Mitrani, Joseph P De Santis, Brian E McCabe, Diego A Deleon, Karina A Gattamorta, Natalie M Leblanc
PURPOSE: This study examined the relationship of parent reaction to sexual orientation with depressive symptoms and safer sex among Hispanic adult men who have sex with men (MSM). We also examined men's acculturation to the U.S. (Americanism) in relation with these variables. METHOD: Cross-sectional data collected from July 2011 to December 2012, from 125 MSM with a mean age of 43.02years. Instruments included the Perceived Parent Reaction Scale, the Centers for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, the Safer Sex Behavior Questionnaire and the Bidimensional Acculturation Scale...
August 2017: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692323/identifying-inhibitors-of-inflammation-a-novel-high-throughput-maldi-tof-screening-assay-for-salt-inducible-kinases-siks
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Rachel E Heap, Anthony G Hope, Lesley-Anne Pearson, Kathleen M S E Reyskens, Stuart P McElroy, C James Hastie, David W Porter, J Simon C Arthur, David W Gray, Matthias Trost
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI TOF) mass spectrometry has become a promising alternative for high-throughput drug discovery as new instruments offer high speed, flexibility and sensitivity, and the ability to measure physiological substrates label free. Here we developed and applied high-throughput MALDI TOF mass spectrometry to identify inhibitors of the salt-inducible kinase (SIK) family, which are interesting drug targets in the field of inflammatory disease as they control production of the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10) in macrophages...
July 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689471/the-scope-pc-instrument-for-assessing-patient-safety-culture-in-primary-care-a-psychometric-evaluation
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Melissa Desmedt, Jochen Bergs, Benjamin Willaert, Annemie Vlayen, Johan Hellings, Ward Schrooten, Neree Claes, Dominique Vandijck
INTRODUCTION: Primary healthcare differs from hospitals in terms of - inter alia - organisational structure. Therefore, patient safety culture could differ between these settings. Various instruments have been developed to measure collective attitudes of personnel within a primary healthcare organisation. However, the number of valid and reliable instruments is limited. OBJECTIVES: Psychometric properties of the SCOPE-Primary Care instrument were tested to examine the instrument's applicability in home care services in Belgium...
July 9, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688033/first-case-of-robotic-laparoendoscopic-single-site-radical-prostatectomy-with-single-site-vespa-platform
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D Mattevi, L G Luciani, V Vattovani, S Chiodini, M Puglisi, G Malossini
This study aimed at reporting our first experience with robotic laparoendoscopic single-site radical prostatectomy (R-LESS-RP) with single-site VesPa platform (Intuitive Surgical Inc.). A 68-year-old-man presenting with a cT1c adenocarcinoma Gleason Score 3 + 4 = 7 in 4/12 bilateral cores underwent a transperitoneal robotic LESS-RP with a single-site Vespa platform. Initial PSA, prostate weight, and body mass index (BMI) were 4.4 ng/ml, 45 g, and 25, respectively. Instruments and camera cross within the Single-Site port; the da Vinci System software detects and reassigns the user's hands with the instruments position...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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