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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418834/reduction-in-costs-after-treating-comorbid-panic-disorder-with-agoraphobia-and-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Vedrana Ikic, Claude Belanger, Stephane Bouchard, Patrick Gosselin, Frederic Langlois, Joane Labrecque, Michel J Dugas, Andre Marchand
BACKGROUND: Panic disorder with agoraphobia (PDA) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are impairing and costly disorders that are often misdiagnosed and left untreated despite multiple consultations. These disorders frequently co-occur, but little is known about the costs associated with their comorbidity and the impact of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on cost reduction. AIMS OF THE STUDY: The first objective of this study was to assess the mental health-related costs associated with the specific concomitance of PDA and GAD...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415046/cost-benefit-effectiveness-of-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-in-patients-with-uncomplicated-hypertension-a-comparative-analysis
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Alberto Mazza, Antonella Paola Sacco, Danyelle M Townsend, Gianni Bregola, Edgardo Contatto, Isabella Cappello, Laura Schiavon, Emilio Ramazzina, Domenico Rubello
OBJECTIVE: The treatment of hypertensive patients (HTs) requires a long-term commitment of compliance for the patient and resources by the healthcare system. This poses an economic dilemma in countries where universal healthcare is standard. The aim of this study was to evaluate the costs/health benefit and effectiveness of treatment with angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARBs) in uncomplicated essential hypertension. DESIGN AND METHODS: The daily and annual economic commitment for treating patients with ARBs was estimated using pharmacy dispensing records and the BP-lowering effects of candesartan, irbesartan, losartan, olmesartan, telmisartan and valsartan was evaluated retrospectively...
April 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414254/lifestyle-intervention-for-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury-results-of-the-usc-rlanrc-pressure-ulcer-prevention-study
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Mike Carlson, Cheryl Lp Vigen, Salah Rubayi, Erna Imperatore Blanche, Jeanine Blanchard, Michal Atkins, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Susan L Garber, Elizabeth A Pyatak, Jesus Diaz, Lucia I Florindez, Joel W Hay, Trudy Mallinson, Jennifer B Unger, Stanley Paul Azen, Michael Scott, Alison Cogan, Florence Clark
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Medically serious pressure injuries (MSPrIs), a common complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), have devastating consequences on health and well-being and are extremely expensive to treat. We aimed to test the efficacy of a lifestyle-based intervention designed to reduce incidence of MSPrIs in adults with SCI. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial (RCT), and a separate study wing involving a nonrandomized standard care control group. SETTING: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a large facility serving ethnically diverse, low income residents of Los Angeles County...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409557/randomised-controlled-trial-of-silk-therapeutic-garments-for-the-management-of-atopic-eczema-in-children-the-clothes-trial
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Kim S Thomas, Lucy E Bradshaw, Tracey H Sach, Fiona Cowdell, Jonathan M Batchelor, Sandra Lawton, Eleanor F Harrison, Rachel H Haines, Amina Ahmed, Taraneh Dean, Nigel P Burrows, Ian Pollock, Hannah K Buckley, Hywel C Williams, Joanne Llewellyn, Clare Crang, Jane D Grundy, Juliet Guiness, Andrew Gribbin, Eileen V Wake, Eleanor J Mitchell, Sara J Brown, Alan A Montgomery
BACKGROUND: Atopic eczema (AE) is a chronic, itchy, inflammatory skin condition that affects the quality of life of children and their families. The role of specialist clothing in the management of AE is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of silk garments for the management of AE in children with moderate to severe disease. DESIGN: Parallel-group, observer-blind, randomised controlled trial of 6 months' duration, followed by a 2-month observational period...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408619/data-linkage-to-improve-geriatric-oncology-research-a-feasibility-study
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Jennifer L Lund, Anne-Marie Meyer, Allison M Deal, Bong-Jin Choi, YunKyung Chang, Grant R Williams, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Emily J Guerard, Hyman B Muss, Hanna K Sanoff
Older adults (aged 65 years and older) diagnosed with cancer account for most cancer-related morbidity and mortality in the United States but are often underrepresented on clinical trials. Recent attention from a variety of professional, research, regulatory, and patient advocacy groups has centered on data linkage and data sharing as a means to capture patient information and outcomes outside of clinical trials to accelerate progress in the fight against cancer. The development of a more robust observational research data infrastructure would help to address gaps in the evidence base regarding optimal approaches to treating cancer among the growing and complex population of older adults...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408545/reducing-medical-admissions-into-hospital-through-optimising-medicines-remain-home-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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Holly Foot, Christopher Freeman, Karla Hemming, Ian Scott, Ian D Coombes, Ian D Williams, Luke Connelly, Jennifer A Whitty, Nancy Sturman, Sue Kirsa, Caroline Nicholson, Grant Russell, Carl Kirkpatrick, Neil Cottrell
INTRODUCTION: A model of general practitioner (GP) and pharmacist collaboration in primary care may be an effective strategy to reduce medication-related problems and provide better support to patients after discharge. The aim of this study is to investigate whether a model of structured pharmacist and GP care reduces hospital readmissions in high-risk patients. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This protocol details a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised trial that will recruit participants over 9 months with a 12-month follow-up...
April 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407725/experiences-of-hospital-readmission-and-receiving-formal-carer-services-following-spinal-cord-injury-a-qualitative-study-to-identify-needs
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Sandra C Braaf, Alyse Lennox, Andrew Nunn, Belinda J Gabbe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore the needs of people living with spinal cord injury, receiving formal carer and hospital services. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This exploratory qualitative study was undertaken with people living with spinal cord injury in metropolitan or regional Victoria. Participants were recruited through the Australian Quadriplegic Association. Twenty-two in-depth interviews were conducted between September and October 2015. Participants were purposely selected based on their age, gender, level of injury, and compensation status...
April 14, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406723/aspirin-use-and-colorectal-cancer-survival-according-to-tumor-cd274-programmed-cell-death-1-ligand-1-expression-status
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Tsuyoshi Hamada, Yin Cao, Zhi Rong Qian, Yohei Masugi, Jonathan A Nowak, Juhong Yang, Mingyang Song, Kosuke Mima, Keisuke Kosumi, Li Liu, Yan Shi, Annacarolina da Silva, Mancang Gu, Wanwan Li, NaNa Keum, Xuehong Zhang, Kana Wu, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Edward L Giovannucci, Marios Giannakis, Scott J Rodig, Gordon J Freeman, Daniel Nevo, Molin Wang, Andrew T Chan, Charles S Fuchs, Reiko Nishihara, Shuji Ogino
Purpose Blockade of the programmed cell death 1 (PDCD1, PD-1) immune checkpoint pathway can improve clinical outcomes in various malignancies. Evidence suggests that aspirin (a widely used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) not only prolongs colorectal cancer survival, but can also activate T cell-mediated antitumor immunity and synergize with immunotherapy through inhibition of prostaglandin E2 production. We hypothesized that the survival benefit associated with aspirin might be stronger in colorectal carcinoma with a lower CD274 (PDCD1 ligand 1, PD-L1) expression level that resulted in lower signaling of the immune checkpoint pathway...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405513/tumor-sqstm1-p62-expression-and-t-cells-in-colorectal-cancer
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Keisuke Kosumi, Yohei Masugi, Juhong Yang, Zhi Rong Qian, Sun A Kim, Wanwan Li, Yan Shi, Annacarolina da Silva, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Li Liu, Mancang Gu, Tyler S Twombly, Yin Cao, David A Barbie, Katsuhiko Nosho, Hideo Baba, Wendy S Garrett, Jeffery A Meyerhardt, Edward L Giovannucci, Andrew T Chan, Charles S Fuchs, Shuji Ogino, Reiko Nishihara
Evidence suggests that activation of autophagy in neoplastic cells potentiates antitumor immunity through cross-presentation of tumor-associated antigens to T cells and release of immune mediators. The SQSTM1 (sequestosome 1, p62) protein is degraded by activated autophagy, and might enhance immune response to tumor cells. We hypothesized that tumor SQSTM1 expression level might be inversely associated with T-cell densities in colorectal carcinoma tissue. We evaluated tumor SQSTM1 expression by immunohistochemistry in 601 rectal and colon cancer cases within the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403151/physical-activity-on-prescription-pap-in-patients-with-metabolic-risk-factors-a-6-month-follow-up-study-in-primary-health-care
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Stefan Lundqvist, Mats Börjesson, Maria E H Larsson, Lars Hagberg, Åsa Cider
There is strong evidence that inadequate physical activity (PA) leads to an increased risk of lifestyle-related diseases and premature mortality. Physical activity on prescription (PAP) is a method to increase the level of PA of patients in primary care, but needs further evaluation. The aim of this observational study was to explore the association between PAP-treatment and the PA level of patients with metabolic risk factors and the relationship between changes in the PA level and health outcomes at the 6 month follow-up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402682/ibogaine-treatment-outcomes-for-opioid-dependence-from-a-twelve-month-follow-up-observational-study
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Geoffrey E Noller, Chris M Frampton, Berra Yazar-Klosinski
BACKGROUND: The psychoactive indole alkaloid ibogaine has been associated with encouraging treatment outcomes for opioid dependence. The legal status of ibogaine in New Zealand provides a unique opportunity to evaluate durability of treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine longitudinal treatment effects over a 12-month period among individuals receiving legal ibogaine treatment for opioid dependence. METHOD: This observational study measured addiction severity as the primary outcome in 14 participants (50% female) over 12 months post-treatment using the Addiction Severity Index-Lite (ASI-Lite) following a single ibogaine treatment by either of two treatment providers...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401136/patient-family-physician-and-community-pharmacist-perspectives-on-expanded-pharmacy-scope-of-practice-a-qualitative-study
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Maoliosa Donald, Kathryn King-Shier, Ross T Tsuyuki, Yazid N Al Hamarneh, Charlotte A Jones, Braden Manns, Marcello Tonelli, Wendy Tink, Nairne Scott-Douglas, Brenda R Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND: The RxEACH trial was a randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of community pharmacy-based case finding and intervention in patients at high risk for cardiovascular (CV) events. Community-dwelling patients with poorly controlled risk factors were identified and their CV risk reduced through patient education, prescribing and follow-up by their pharmacist. Perspectives of patients, family physicians and community pharmacists were obtained regarding pharmacists' identification and management of patients at high risk for CV events, to identify strategies to facilitate implementation of the pharmacist's expanded role in routine patient care...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400984/is-technology-present-in-frailty-technology-a-back-up-tool-for-dealing-with-frailty-in-the-elderly-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Iranzu Mugueta-Aguinaga, Begonya Garcia-Zapirain
This study analyzes the technologies used in dealing with frailty within the following areas: prevention, care, diagnosis and treatment. The aim of this paper is, on the one hand, to analyze the extent to which technology is present in terms of its relationship with frailty and what technological resources are used to treat it. Its other purpose is to define new challenges and contributions made by physiotherapy using technology. Eighty documents related to research, validation and/or the ascertaining of different types of hardware, software or both were reviewed in prominent areas...
April 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399427/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-nurse-led-self-management-interventions-for-patients-with-copd-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Baker, Francis Fatoye
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is increasing in prevalence and constitutes a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. As well as contributing to a significant decline in health status in many patients, this condition creates a considerable burden on healthcare providers. Self-management interventions are frequently implemented in community settings to limit the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on everyday life of individuals and to manage pressure on health systems...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397017/influence-of-an-interdisciplinary-re-employment-programme-among-unemployed-persons-with-mental-health-problems-on-health-social-participation-and-paid-employment
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Bouwine E Carlier, Merel Schuring, Alex Burdorf
Purpose To evaluate the influence of an interdisciplinary re-employment programme on labour force participation and perceived health among unemployed persons with common mental health problems. In addition, the influence of entering paid employment on self-rated physical health and mental health was investigated. Methods In this quasi-experimental study with 2 years follow up, 869 persons were enrolled after referral to an interdisciplinary re-employment programme (n = 380) or regular re-employment programme (n = 489)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396186/-eight-days-of-nightmares-%C3%A2-octogenarian-patients-experiences-of-postoperative-delirium-after-transcatheter-or-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Irene Instenes, Eva Gjengedal, Leslie S P Eide, Karel K J Kuiper, Anette H Ranhoff, Tone M Norekvål
BACKGROUND: Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are increasingly performed in octogenarian patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), including those with high surgical risk. Postoperative delirium (PD) is a common and serious complication in older patients, characterised by reduced awareness, change in consciousness, disturbance in logical thinking and hallucinations. METHODS: To explore how octogenarian patients experienced PD, a qualitative study was conducted including five women and five men between 81 and 88 years...
March 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395068/factors-related-to-not-following-up-with-recommended-testing-in-the-diagnosis-of-newborn-hearing-loss
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Wendy Zeitlin, Charles Auerbach, Susan E Mason, Lynn G Spivak, Bena Reiter
Children's hearing is a public health concern, and universal newborn hearing screenings are the first step in detecting and treating congenital hearing loss. Despite the high rate of participation in such programs, loss to follow-up (LTF) with additional recommended diagnosis and treatment has been a persistent problem. The current research seeks to expand the knowledge base at the point of diagnosis, where there is a large drop-off in parents following through with recommended care. This research was organized around the following question: What biopsychosocial factors are associated with LTF between screenings and diagnostic evaluations? A prospective quantitative longitudinal study tracked 203 families whose newborns were referred for additional testing at discharge from the hospital after birth...
February 1, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394658/knowledge-of-breastfeeding-recommendations-and-breastfeeding-duration-a-survival-analysis-on-infant-feeding-practices-ii
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Jordyn T Wallenborn, Timothy Ihongbe, Sylvia Rozario, Saba W Masho
BACKGROUND: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life followed by breastfeeding with complementary food for up to 2 years of age or beyond. Knowledge of breastfeeding recommendations may greatly influence breastfeeding practices; however, the association between a woman's knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding recommendations and breastfeeding duration is not well explored. This study aims to examine the relationship between knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding recommendations before birth and breastfeeding duration...
April 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389219/somatic-effects-of-aas-abuse-a-30-years-follow-up-study-of-male-former-power-sports-athletes
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A S Lindqvist Bagge, T Rosén, C Fahlke, C Ehrnborg, B O Eriksson, T Moberg, I Thiblin
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between somatic health and former abuse of AAS in former elite male athletes 30 years after the end of their active sports career. DESIGN: Retrospective follow-up study. METHODS: N=996 former elite male athletes were sent a questionnaire concerning sociodemographic variables, previous and past sport activity and lifetime prevalence of seeking professional help for health problems...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387603/a-systematic-review-of-the-factors-that-influence-the-quality-and-effectiveness-of-telesupervision-for-health-professionals
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Priya Martin, Lucylynn Lizarondo, Saravana Kumar
Introduction Whilst telesupervision (clinical supervision undertaken using communication technology) is being used more frequently, there is limited information on what factors influence its effectiveness and quality. We undertook this systematic review to address this gap. Methods Eligible telesupervision studies were identified following targeted search of electronic databases and the grey literature. Data were synthesised thematically, resulting in development of core themes. Results We identified 286 papers for initial relevancy screening by title and abstract...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
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