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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086861/managing-shades-of-grey-a-focus-group-study-exploring-community-dwellers-views-on-advance-care-planning-in-older-people
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Natasha Michael, Clare O'Callaghan, Emma Sayers
BACKGROUND: Community-dwelling consumers of healthcare are increasing, many aging with life-limiting conditions and deteriorating cognition. However, few have had advance care planning discussions or completed documentation to ensure future care preferences are acted upon. This study examines the awareness, attitudes, and experiences of advance care planning amongst older people and unrelated offspring/caregivers of older people residing in the community. METHODS: Qualitative descriptive research, which included focus groups with older people (55+ years) and older people's offspring/caregivers living in an Australian city and surrounding rural region...
January 13, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077831/-effects-of-home-care-services-use-by-older-adults-on-family-caregiver-distress
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Jiyeon Kim, Hongsoo Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between utilization of home care services under the national long-term care insurance system and family caregiver distress. METHODS: A secondary data analysis was conducted in this study using data collected in 2011 and 2012 from the Korean version of International Resident Assessment Instrument (interRAI) Home Care assessment system. The study sample included 228 clients receiving community based home care and their family caregivers in Korea...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065208/mental-health-and-psychosocial-problems-in-the-aftermath-of-the-nepal-earthquakes-findings-from-a-representative-cluster-sample-survey
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J C Kane, N P Luitel, M J D Jordans, B A Kohrt, I Weissbecker, W A Tol
AIMS: Two large earthquakes in 2015 caused widespread destruction in Nepal. This study aimed to examine frequency of common mental health and psychosocial problems and their correlates following the earthquakes. METHODS: A stratified multi-stage cluster sampling design was employed to randomly select 513 participants (aged 16 and above) from three earthquake-affected districts in Nepal: Kathmandu, Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk, 4 months after the second earthquake. Outcomes were selected based on qualitative preparatory research and included symptoms of depression and anxiety (Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD Checklist-Civilian); hazardous alcohol use (AUDIT-C); symptoms indicating severe psychological distress (WHO-UNHCR Assessment Schedule of Serious Symptoms in Humanitarian Settings (WASSS)); suicidal ideation (Composite International Diagnostic Interview); perceived needs (Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs Scale (HESPER)); and functional impairment (locally developed scale)...
January 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064171/back-complaints-in-the-elders-in-brazil-and-the-netherlands-a-cross-sectional-comparison
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Fabianna R Jesus-Moraleida, Paulo H Ferreira, Manuela L Ferreira, Juscelio P Silva, Christopher G Maher, Wendy T M Enthoven, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Bart W Koes, Pim A J Luijsterburg, Leani S M Pereira
BACKGROUND: although back pain is most prevalent in older adults, there is a paucity of studies investigating back pain in older people. Our objective was to characterize and compare Brazilian and Dutch older adults presenting to primary care with a new episode of back pain. We also aimed to investigate whether socio-demographic characteristics were associated with pain severity and disability. METHODS: we sourced data on 602 Brazilian and 675 Dutch participants aged ≥55 years with a new episode of back pain from the Back Complaints in the Elders consortium...
January 6, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062701/widespread-virus-replication-in-alveoli-drives-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-aerosolized-h5n1-influenza-infection-of-macaques
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Elizabeth R Wonderlich, Zachary D Swan, Stephanie J Bissel, Amy L Hartman, Jonathan P Carney, Katherine J O'Malley, Adebimpe O Obadan, Jefferson Santos, Reagan Walker, Timothy J Sturgeon, Lonnie J Frye, Pauline Maiello, Charles A Scanga, Jennifer D Bowling, Anthea L Bouwer, Parichat A Duangkhae, Clayton A Wiley, JoAnne L Flynn, Jieru Wang, Kelly S Cole, Daniel R Perez, Douglas S Reed, Simon M Barratt-Boyes
Human infections with highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus are frequently fatal but the mechanisms of disease remain ill-defined. H5N1 infection is associated with intense production of proinflammatory cytokines, but whether this cytokine storm is the main cause of fatality or is a consequence of extensive virus replication that itself drives disease remains controversial. Conventional intratracheal inoculation of a liquid suspension of H5N1 influenza virus in nonhuman primates likely results in efficient clearance of virus within the upper respiratory tract and rarely produces severe disease...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049547/palliative-care-during-the-final-week-of-life-of-older-people-in-nursing-homes-a-register-based-study
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Jonas Smedbäck, Joakim Öhlén, Kristofer Årestedt, Anette Alvariza, Carl-Johan Fürst, Cecilia Håkanson
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore the presence of symptoms, symptom relief, and other key aspects of palliative care during the final week of life among older people residing in nursing homes. METHOD: Our study employed data from the Swedish Palliative Care Register on all registered individuals aged 60 and older who had died in nursing homes during the years 2011 and 2012. Variables pertaining to monitoring and treatment of symptoms, end-of-life discussions, circumstances around the death, and the individual characteristics of deceased individuals were explored using descriptive statistics...
January 4, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048459/we-g-204-01-building-a-career-in-academic-medical-physics-the-hardest-and-best-job-you-will-ever-have
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J Hazle
While many indicators for academic medical physics are distressing - jobs are tight, demands on clinical time are high (and getting worse) and national funding has been flat for several years (meaning less money in reality) the present is perhaps one of the most exciting times in cancer research history, and medical physicists have an opportunity to make a difference. Many of us predict the impact of medical physics on cancer research over the next decade to be more significant than ever. Why is that? First, medical imaging is used for every cancer patient in developed countries...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046839/we-g-204-02-so-you-want-to-do-research-two-approaches-to-beginning-a-career-in-medical-physics-research
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J Deasy
While many indicators for academic medical physics are distressing - jobs are tight, demands on clinical time are high (and getting worse) and national funding has been flat for several years (meaning less money in reality) the present is perhaps one of the most exciting times in cancer research history, and medical physicists have an opportunity to make a difference. Many of us predict the impact of medical physics on cancer research over the next decade to be more significant than ever. Why is that? First, medical imaging is used for every cancer patient in developed countries...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046388/we-g-204-00-post-graduate-training-of-the-next-generation-of-academic-medical-physicists
#9
John Hazle
While many indicators for academic medical physics are distressing - jobs are tight, demands on clinical time are high (and getting worse) and national funding has been flat for several years (meaning less money in reality) the present is perhaps one of the most exciting times in cancer research history, and medical physicists have an opportunity to make a difference. Many of us predict the impact of medical physics on cancer research over the next decade to be more significant than ever. Why is that? First, medical imaging is used for every cancer patient in developed countries...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036054/gendered-sources-of-distress-and-resilience-among-afghan-refugees-in-northern-california-a-cross-sectional-study
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Carl Stempel, Nilofar Sami, Patrick Marius Koga, Qais Alemi, Valerie Smith, Aida Shirazi
Recent studies have emphasized the influence of resettlement factors on the mental health of refugees resettling in developed countries. However, little research has addressed gender differences in the nature and influence of resettlement stressors and sources of resilience. We address this gap in knowledge by investigating how gender moderates and mediates the influence of several sources of distress and resilience among 259 Afghan refugees residing in Northern California (USA). Gender moderated the effects of four factors on levels of distress...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018541/feasibility-of-a-comprehensive-wellness-and-suicide-prevention-program-a-decade-of-caring-for-physicians-in-training-and-practice
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Sydney Ey, Mary Moffit, J Mark Kinzie, Patrick H Brunett
BACKGROUND : Comprehensive treatment models reduce distress and suicide risk in military, university, and community populations, but are not well studied with in medical trainees and physicians in practice. Physicians face unique internal and external barriers that limit access to psychological or psychiatric treatment, which may contribute to higher rates of burnout, depression, and suicide. OBJECTIVE : Our goal is to report on the feasibility and utilization of a wellness and suicide prevention program for residents, fellows, and faculty in an academic health center...
December 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004031/caregiving-and-mental-health-among-workers-longitudinal-evidence-from-a-large-cohort-of-adults-in-thailand
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Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Liana Leach, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Hal Kendig, David Harley, Sam-Ang Seubsman, Adrian C Sleigh
BACKGROUND: As people in middle and lower income countries live longer, more people become sick, disabled, and frail and the demand for family caregiving grows. Thailand faces such challenges. This study investigates the relationship between caregiving and mental health among workers drawn from a large longitudinal cohort of Thai adults. METHODS: Participants were drawn from the Thai Health-Risk Transition Study, a cohort study since 2005 of distance-learning adult Open University students residing nationwide...
December 2016: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999119/transgender-men-s-experiences-of-fertility-preservation-a-qualitative-study
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G Armuand, C Dhejne, J I Olofsson, K A Rodriguez-Wallberg
STUDY QUESTION: How do transgender men experience fertility preservation (FP) by cryopreservation of oocytes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The procedures required prior to oocyte cryopreservation, such as hormonal ovarian stimulation and transvaginal ultrasound (TVS), have a negative impact on gender dysphoria as they are closely linked to the men's female assigned sex at birth, which is incompatible with their current status. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Transgender persons often have high dissatisfaction with assigned sex-specific body features, such as the genital organs and androgen/oestrogen-responsive features...
December 19, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979820/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-psychosis-randomised-controlled-trial
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Frances Shawyer, John Farhall, Neil Thomas, Steven C Hayes, Robert Gallop, David Copolov, David J Castle
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in psychosis has been reported but not for medication-resistant psychosis. AIMS: To test the efficacy of ACT in a sample of community-residing patients with persisting psychotic symptoms. (Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12608000210370.) METHOD: The primary outcome was overall mental state at post-therapy (Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale - total); secondary outcomes were psychotic symptom dimensions and functioning...
December 15, 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930369/measuring-moral-distress-among-critical-care-clinicians-validation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-italian-moral-distress-scale-revised
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Giulia Lamiani, Ilaria Setti, Luca Barlascini, Elena Vegni, Piergiorgio Argentero
OBJECTIVES: Moral distress is a common experience among critical care professionals, leading to frustration, withdrawal from patient care, and job abandonment. Most of the studies on moral distress have used the Moral Distress Scale or its revised version (Moral Distress Scale-Revised). However, these scales have never been validated through factor analysis. This article aims to explore the factorial structure of the Moral Distress Scale-Revised and develop a valid and reliable scale through factor analysis...
December 7, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927268/relationship-between-long-term-flooding-and-serious-mental-illness-after-the-2011-flood-in-thailand
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Takeshi Yoda, Katsunori Yokoyama, Hiromi Suzuki, Tomohiro Hirao
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to evaluate the long-term psychological effects of the 2011 flood in Thailand on flood victims and unaffected residents, taking into account risk factors such as floodwater levels in the house, period of flooding, and disruption to essential services. METHODS: Surveys were conducted in Salaya and Nakhon Chaisri subdistrict, Nakhonpatom Province, from May to June 2012. Approximately 400 households were selected. Measures of sociodemographic variables, exposure to flooding, incidents (eg, disruption of services), and outcome variables (Kessler 10) were recorded...
December 8, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913426/depletion-of-circulating-monocytes-suppresses-il-17-and-hmgb1-expression-in-mice-with-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury
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Zhilong Jiang, Qianlin Zhou, Chenlin Gu, Dandan Li, Lei Zhu
Acute lung injury/Acute Respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) is an important cause of mortality in critically ill patients. Macrophages play an important role in the pathogenesis of ALI/ARDS. To investigate the role and underlying mechanisms of circulating monocytes and resident alveolar macrophages (AMs) in ALI/ARDS, we depleted circulating monocytes and AMs by clodronate-loaded liposome (CL) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI/ARDS mouse model. Our results indicated that depletion of circulating monocytes by intravenous (i...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890542/social-capital-and-suicidal-ideation-in-community-dwelling-older-residents-a-multilevel-analysis-of-10-094-subjects-in-japan
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Masayuki Noguchi, Tomoko Kobayashi, Toshihide Iwase, Etsuji Suzuki, Ichiro Kawachi, Soshi Takao
OBJECTIVE: Social capital, the collective resources of groups including perceptions of trust and reciprocity, is recognized as an important contributor to suicide. We examined the association of individual- and community-level social capital with suicidal ideation after adjusting for social support among older adults living in the community. METHODS: In August 2010 we sent questionnaires to all residents aged 65 years and older living in 3 rural municipalities (N = 21,232) in Okayama Prefecture, Japan; 13,919 questionnaires were returned (response rate: 65...
January 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881162/residence-related-factors-and-psychological-distress-among-evacuees-after-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-accident-a-cross-sectional-study
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Naoko Horikoshi, Hajime Iwasa, Norito Kawakami, Yuriko Suzuki, Seiji Yasumura
BACKGROUND: Relocation following a disaster can impact the psychological well-being of evacuees. This study investigated the associations between residence-related factors and psychological distress among evacuees living in temporary housing after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. METHODS: Data from 525 participants living in temporary housing were collected. Associations between residence-related factors (frequent relocation, dissatisfaction with the residence, and plan to move to permanent housing) and psychological distress were measured...
November 24, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863606/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-pregnancy-and-its-impact-on-obstetric-outcome
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Juliana Yusof, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, Rushdan Mohd Noor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in a Malaysian antenatal population and its impact on obstetric outcome. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. SETTING: Obstetric Unit, Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Women attending antenatal clinic and Patient Admission Centre (PAC) above 30 weeks gestation were given structured questionnaires to fill...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
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