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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781596/conservative-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tear-in-older-patients-a-role-for-the-cycloergometer-a-randomized-study
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Bernardo Gialanella, Laura Comini, Marta Gaiani, Adriana Olivares, Simonetta Scalvini
BACKGROUND: To date, there are no published data on the use of devices in the management of rotator cuff tear (RCT). AIM: To evaluate the effect of supervised arm cycloergometer training on pain during activities and shoulder functionality in patients with symptomatic full-thickness RCT. DESIGN: This is a prospective randomized controlled pilot study. SETTING: Outpatients of our Rehabilitation Unit. POPULATION: In this pilot study, 40 elderly outpatients (>70 years) with RCT were randomized to two groups: Cycloergometer (CYC) vs...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781528/assessing-the-competency-and-acceptability-of-community-health-worker-provision-of-standard-days-method%C3%A2-in-family-planning-services-in-gisagara-district-rwanda
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Lauren VanEnk, Victoria Shelus, Catherine Mugeni, Marie Mukabatsinda, Jeannette Cachan
This study assesses the competency and acceptability of community-based provision of Standard Days Method® (SDM) to first-time users in Rwanda. The national strategy equips community health workers (CHWs) to resupply pills, injectables and condoms to existing clients. With the aim of expanding access, SDM provision to first-time users was added to the method mix in Gisagara district and assessed with a 12 month prospective, mixed methods study. Thirty percent of SDM clients had never used a method of family planning and 58 percent had not been using a method for at least three months...
May 21, 2018: Studies in Family Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781353/clinical-trials-with-multiple-endpoints-can-establish-a-correlation-but-not-yet-causality-between-dietary-supplementation-with-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca
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Roger Lee Mendoza
AIM: We review clinical evidence of therapeutic efficacy and effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) in keratoconjunctivitis sicca, colloquially known as dry eye disease. In doing so, we identify relevant literature to address the following questions: 1) What definitive guidance can clinical evidence offer eye physicians and their patients? 2) What aspects of omega-3 supplementation lack definitive evidence, and how might economic assessments help? METHODS: A targeted and systematic search strategy based on PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) was designed in this study for refereed clinical trials of omega-3s in dry eye treatment...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781100/factors-associated-with-breast-mri-use-among-women-with-a-family-history-of-breast-cancer
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Mary C White, Ashwini Soman, Clarice R Weinberg, Juan L Rodriguez, Susan A Sabatino, Lucy A Peipins, Lisa DeRoo, Hazel B Nichols, M Elizabeth Hodgson, Dale P Sandler
Although annual breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended for women at high risk for breast cancer as an adjunct to screening mammography, breast MRI use remains low. We examined factors associated with breast MRI use in a cohort of women with a family history of breast cancer but no personal cancer history. Study participants came from the Sister Study cohort, a nationwide, prospective study of women with at least 1 sister who had been diagnosed with breast cancer but who themselves had not ever had breast cancer (n = 17 894)...
May 20, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779921/challenges-of-cold-chain-quality-for-routine-epi-in-south-west-burkina-faso-an-assessment-using-automated-temperature-recording-devices
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C Sow, C Sanou, C Medah, M Schlumberger, F Mireux, I Ouédraogo, S M Ouédraogo, E Betsem
BACKGROUND: Abnormal temperatures are a major issue for vaccines within the Expanded Program of Immunization in tropical climates. Prolonged exposure to temperatures outside the standard +2 °C/+8 °C range can impact vaccine potency. METHODS: The current study used automatic temperature recording devices (Testostore 171-1©) to monitor cold chain in remote areas of Western Burkina Faso. A series of 25 randomly selected health centers representing 33% of the existing 176 EPI facilities in Western Burkina Faso were prospectively assessed for eight months in 2015...
May 17, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779906/the-relationship-between-life-satisfaction-and-healthcare-utilization-a-longitudinal-study
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Vivek Goel, Laura C Rosella, Longdi Fu, Amanda Alberga
INTRODUCTION: Studies have highlighted the importance of life satisfaction or, more generally, happiness, on health. However, there are few studies that have prospectively assessed the relationship between life satisfaction and healthcare utilization and costs. METHODS: Participants were from three national survey cycles conducted between 2005 and 2010 to future healthcare utilization up to 2015. Analysis was conducted in 2016-2017. Annual per person costs were calculated and individuals ranked...
May 17, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779819/barriers-for-nutritional-care-in-the-transition-from-hospital-to-the-community-among-older-patients
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Yulia Ginzburg, Inbar Shmilovitz, Nechama Monastyrsky, Ronit Endevelt, Danit R Shahar
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Data on the continuity of nutritional care in the transition from the hospital to the community is scarce although its impact on medical complications is highly significant. The aim of the current study is to determine level of adherence to dietary recommendations after hospitalization and identify barriers for adherence. METHODS: A prospective study among patients age ≥65 who were treated with oral nutritional supplements (ONS) during their hospitalization and discharged with dietary recommendations...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779786/apache-ii-score-for-critically-ill-patients-with-a-solid-tumor-a-reclassification-study
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F D Martos-Benítez, I Cordero-Escobar, A Soto-García, I Betancourt-Plaza, I González-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: To improve the accuracy of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II model for predicting hospital mortality in critically ill cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 522 patients admitted to ICU with a solid tumor. We developed the "APACHE II score for critically ill patients with a solid tumor" (APACHE IICCP score), in which typical variables of critically ill cancer patients were added to general APACHE II score...
May 17, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778832/glucocorticoid-metabolites-in-newborns-a-marker-for-traffic-noise-related-stress
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Manuella Lech Cantuaria, Jakob Usemann, Elena Proietti, Victoria Blanes-Vidal, Bernhard Dick, Christa E Flück, Simone Rüedi, Harris Héritier, Jean-Marc Wunderli, Philipp Latzin, Urs Frey, Martin Röösli, Danielle Vienneau
BACKGROUND: Traffic noise has been associated with an increased risk for several non-auditory health effects, which may be explained by a noise-induced release of stress hormones (e.g. glucocorticoids). Although several studies in children and adults have indicated an increased secretion of glucocorticoids after exposure to noise, information regarding newborns is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between residential exposure to road traffic noise and postnatal stress response, as assessed by the concentration of glucocorticoids at five weeks of age...
May 17, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778403/the-cf-sputum-induction-trial-cf-spit-to-assess-lower-airway-bacterial-sampling-in-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-prospective-internally-controlled-interventional-trial
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Katherine Ronchetti, Jo-Dee Tame, Christopher Paisey, Lena P Thia, Iolo Doull, Robin Howe, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Julian T Forton
BACKGROUND: Pathogen surveillance is challenging but crucial in children with cystic fibrosis-who are often non-productive of sputum even if actively coughing-because infection and lung disease begin early in life. The role of sputum induction as a diagnostic tool for infection has not previously been systematically addressed in young children with cystic fibrosis. We aimed to assess the pathogen yield from sputum induction compared with that from cough swab and single-lobe, two-lobe, and six-lobe bronchoalveolar lavage...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777655/long-term-outcomes-in-systemic-sclerosis-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-from-the-pulmonary-hypertension-assessment-and-recognition-of-outcomes-in-scleroderma-registry-pharos
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Kathleen D Kolstad, Shufeng Li, Virginia Steen, Lorinda Chung
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a leading cause of death in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The purpose of this study was to assess long-term outcomes in patients with SSc-PAH. METHODS: Pulmonary Hypertension Assessment and Recognition of Outcomes in Scleroderma is a prospective registry of SSc patients at high risk for or with incident pulmonary hypertension based on right heart catheterization (RHC). Incident World Health Organization Group I PAH patients were analyzed...
May 16, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777605/ethics-and-or-aesthetics-reflections-on-cosmetic-surgery-for-adolescents
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Gianluca Montanari Vergallo, Enrico Marinelli, Simona Napoletano, Natale Mario Di Luca, Simona Zaami
Cosmetic surgery entails various ethical issues, even more so in cases involving adolescent patients. Cosmetic surgeons need to take into account how modern societies consider physical appearance an essential component of everyday life, as well as the vulnerability of youths and adolescents. For that reason, it is imperative to thoroughly assess the psychological and emotional states, in addition to the motivations, of minor patients. That goal can be achieved through the use of the DAS-59, (the Derriford Appearance Scale)1 , an effective and dependable tool devised to evaluate the psychological difficulties and distress experienced by people living with problems of appearance...
May 2018: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777560/the-effect-of-mobile-messaging-apps-on-cardiac-patient-knowledge-of-cad-risk-factors-and-adherence-to-a-healthy-lifestyle
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Yea Hung Tang, Mei Chan Chong, Yan Piaw Chua, Ping Lei Chui, Li Yoong Tang, Norsiah Rahmat
AIMS: This study aimed to determine the effect mobile messaging apps on coronary artery disease patient knowledge of and adherence to a healthy lifestyle. BACKGROUND: Due to the increasing incidence of coronary artery disease in recent years, interventions targeting coronary artery disease risk factors are urgent public priorities. The use of mobile technology in healthcare services and medical education is relatively new with promising future prospects. DESIGN: This study used a quasi-experimental design that included pre- and post-test for intervention and control groups...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777380/investigating-the-prognostic-ability-of-health-related-quality-of-life-on-survival-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-adults-with-lung-cancer
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Laura C Pinheiro, Bryce B Reeve
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important predictor for overall survival (OS). To date, no studies compared associations between HRQOL assessed before and after a cancer diagnosis for OS. Our objectives were to (1) investigate associations between HRQOL changes and OS and (2) identify the best HRQOL assessment time point to predict OS. METHODS: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results linked with the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey data...
May 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776622/sleep-deficiency-among-native-hawaiian-pacific-islander-black-and-white-americans-and-the-association-with-cardiometabolic-diseases-analysis-of-the-national-health-interview-survey-data
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Ellyn E Matthews, Chenghui Li, Christopher R Long, Marie-Rachelle Narcisse, Bradley C Martin, Pearl Anna McElfish
PURPOSE: Examine sleep deficiency, factors, and associations with cardiometabolic diseases in United States Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders (NHPI), Blacks, and Whites. DESIGN: Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey and NHPI National Health Interview Survey household interviews of adults were analyzed. PARTICIPANTS: Of 31,724 participants, 7% were NHPI, 14% were Black, and 79% were White. METHODS: Habitual sleep duration and quality, sociodemographic/economic covariates, health behaviors, psychological distress, and chronic diseases were self-reported...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774856/hepatitis-e-in-long-term-travelers-from-the-netherlands-to-subtropical-and-tropical-countries-2008-2011
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Floortje Elfrink, Femke W Overbosch, Janke Schinkel, Gerrit Koen, Gerard J B Sonder
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a common cause of acute viral hepatitis. Virus genotypes 1 and 2 infect humans in developing countries by the fecal-oral route. To assess attack rates and disease incidence for travelers, we prospectively studied 604 long-term travelers to subtropical and tropical countries. Participants donated blood samples pretravel and posttravel and kept a diary. A total of 89/604 (15%) pretravel samples were positive for HEV IgG by ELISA, suggesting previous HEV infection. Seroconversion for HEV was found for 19/515 travelers (attack rate 3...
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774293/financial-loss-estimation-of-bovine-fasciolosis-in-slaughtered-cattle-in-south-africa
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Ishmael Festus Jaja, Borden Mushonga, Ezekiel Green, Voster Muchenje
South Africa's livestock population is rapidly evolving and consequently will require sustained epidemiological surveillance to detect and prevent diseases which contribute to a decrease in livestock productivity, public health risk and food wastage. Fasciola infection is one of the commonest diseases affecting livestock health and a significant portion of meat and offal's are declared unfit for human consumption. This study assessed the prevalence and monetary losses associated with Fasciola infection at three abattoirs in Eastern Cape Province...
November 2017: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773120/age-specific-association-between-blood-pressure-and-vascular-and-non-vascular-chronic-diseases-in-0%C3%A2-5-million-adults-in-china-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ben Lacey, Sarah Lewington, Robert Clarke, Xiang Ling Kong, Yiping Chen, Yu Guo, Ling Yang, Derrick Bennett, Fiona Bragg, Zheng Bian, Shaojie Wang, Hua Zhang, Junshi Chen, Robin G Walters, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Liming Li, Zhengming Chen
BACKGROUND: The age-specific association between blood pressure and vascular disease has been studied mostly in high-income countries, and before the widespread use of brain imaging for diagnosis of the main stroke types (ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage). We aimed to investigate this relationship among adults in China. METHODS: 512 891 adults (59% women) aged 30-79 years were recruited into a prospective study from ten areas of China between June 25, 2004, and July 15, 2008...
June 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772744/activities-of-daily-living-and-determinant-factors-among-older-adult-subjects-with-lower-body-fracture-after-discharge-from-hospital-a-prospective-study
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Nurul Izzah Ibrahim, Mohd Sharkawi Ahmad, Mohamed S Zulfarina, Sharifah Nurul Aqilah Sayed Mohd Zaris, Isa Naina Mohamed, Norazlina Mohamed, Sabarul Afian Mokhtar, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid
Fracture is a type of musculoskeletal injury that contributes to an inability to perform daily activities. The objective of this study was to evaluate activities of daily living (ADL) of older adult patients with lower body fracture and to determine factors influencing ADL. Patient's ADL was assessed at pre-fracture, ward admission and post-discharge phases using the Katz ADL questionnaire. There were 129 subjects at pre-fracture and ward phases and 89 subjects at discharge phase. There were four independent variables; age, gender, type of fracture and ability to walk before fracture...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772188/hamstring-and-ankle-flexibility-deficits-are-weak-risk-factors-for-hamstring-injury-in-professional-soccer-players-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-438-players-including-78-injuries
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Nicol van Dyk, Abdulaziz Farooq, Roald Bahr, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries remain a significant injury burden in sports such as soccer that involve high-speed running. It has repeatedly been identified as the most common noncontact injury in elite male soccer, representing 12% of all injuries. As the incidence of hamstring injuries remains high, investigations are aimed at better understanding how to prevent hamstring injuries. Stretching to improve flexibility is commonly used in elite-level sports, but risk factor studies have reported contradicting results, leading to unclear conclusions regarding flexibility as a risk factor for hamstring injuries...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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