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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716486/the-impact-of-a-peer-support-group-for-children-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-uganda
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Amy Scheel, Andrea Beaton, Emmy Okello, Chris T Longenecker, Isaac Omara Otim, Peter Lwabi, Craig Sable, Allison R Webel, Twalib Aliku
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a peer-support group on knowledge, quality of life, and social support for children with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). METHODS: Children diagnosed with RHD and receiving 4-weekly injectable penicillin were invited to participate in a monthly support group for 6 months. Pre- and post-intervention assessments included a baseline RHD knowledge assessment, a measure of health related quality of life (HRQOL) (PedsQLTM4.0), and a measure of social support (Hawthorne Friendship Scale)...
July 11, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712976/repetitive-eating-questionnaire-rep-eat-q-enlightening-the-concept-of-grazing-and-psychometric-properties-in-a-portuguese-sample
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Eva M Conceição, James E Mitchell, Paulo P P Machado, Ana R Vaz, Ana Pinto-Bastos, Sofia Ramalho, Isabel Brandão, Joana Botelho Simões, Marta de Lourdes, Ana Catarina Freitas
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Grazing has been associated with poor weight loss or weight regain in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery, but research remains scarce and complicated by the use of different non-validated measures. The aim of this paper is to describe the validation of the Rep(eat)-Q, a self-report measure developed to assess grazing, and investigates its relationship with BMI and psychopathology. SUBJECTS/METHODS: 1223 university students and community participants (non-clinical; Study A) and 154 pre-bariatric and 84 post-bariatric patients (Study B) completed a set of self-report measures, including the Rep(eat)-Q (worded in Portuguese), to assess disordered eating, depression, anxiety, stress and impulsivity...
July 13, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712949/role-of-early-second-trimester-uterine-artery-doppler-screening-to-predict-small-for-gestational-age-babies-in-nulliparous-women
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Samuel Parry, Anthony Sciscione, David M Haas, William A Grobman, Jay D Iams, Brian M Mercer, Robert M Silver, Hyagriv N Simhan, Ronald J Wapner, Deborah A Wing, Michal A Elovitz, Frank P Schubert, Alan Peaceman, M Sean Esplin, Steve Caritis, Michael P Nageotte, Benjamin A Carper, George R Saade, Uma M Reddy, Corette B Parker
BACKGROUND: Trophoblastic invasion of the uterine spiral arteries substantially increases compliance to accommodate increased blood flow to the placenta. Failure of this process impedes uterine artery blood flow, and this may be detected by uterine artery Doppler flow studies. However, the clinical utility of uterine artery Doppler flow studies in the prediction of adverse pregnancy outcomes in a general population remains largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of early second trimester uterine artery Doppler studies as a predictor of small for gestational age (SGA) neonates...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710224/assessing-the-effectiveness-of-a-3-month-day-and-night-home-closed-loop-control-combined-with-pump-suspend-feature-compared-with-sensor-augmented-pump-therapy-in-youths-and-adults-with-suboptimally-controlled-type-1-diabetes-a-randomised-parallel-study-protocol
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Lia Bally, Hood Thabit, Martin Tauschmann, Janet M Allen, Sara Hartnell, Malgorzata E Wilinska, Jane Exall, Viki Huegel, Judy Sibayan, Sarah Borgman, Peiyao Cheng, Maxine Blackburn, Julia Lawton, Daniela Elleri, Lalantha Leelarathna, Carlo L Acerini, Fiona Campbell, Viral N Shah, Amy Criego, Mark L Evans, David B Dunger, Craig Kollman, Richard M Bergenstal, Roman Hovorka
INTRODUCTION: Despite therapeutic advances, many individuals with type 1 diabetes are unable to achieve tight glycaemic target without increasing the risk of hypoglycaemia. The objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a 3-month day-and-night home closed-loop glucose control combined with a pump suspend feature, compared with sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy in youths and adults with suboptimally controlled type 1 diabetes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The study adopts an open-label, multi-centre, multi-national (UK and USA), randomised, single-period, parallel design and aims for 84 randomised patients...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708701/self-reported-concussion-history-and-sensorimotor-tests-predict-head-neck-injuries
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Julie A Hides, Melinda M Franettovich Smith, M Dilani Mendis, Julia Treleaven, Andrew H Rotstein, Christopher T Sexton, Nancy Low Choy, Paul McCrory
PURPOSE: Sports related concussion (SRC) is a risk for players involved in high impact, collision sports. A history of SRC is a risk factor for future concussions, but the mechanisms underlying this are unknown. Despite evidence that most visible signs and symptoms associated with sports concussion resolve within 7-10 days, it has been proposed that subclinical loss of neuromuscular control and impaired motor functioning may persist and be associated with further injury. Alternatively, indicators of poor sensorimotor performance could be independent risk factors...
July 13, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703871/the-role-of-experiential-knowledge-within-attitudes-towards-genetic-carrier-screening-a-comparison-of-people-with-and-without-experience-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Felicity K Boardman, Philip J Young, Oliver Warren, Frances E Griffiths
PURPOSE: Autosomal recessive conditions, while individually rare, are a significant health burden with limited treatment options. Population carrier screening has been suggested as a means of tackling them. Little is known, however, about the attitudes of the general public towards such carrier screening and still less about the views of people living with candidate genetic diseases. Here, we focus on the role that such experience has on screening attitudes by comparing views towards screening of people with and without prior experience of the monogenetic disorder, Spinal Muscular Atrophy...
July 13, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698330/clinical-characteristics-of-importance-to-outcome-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-protocol-for-a-prospective-descriptive-and-exploratory-cohort-study
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Rikke Asmussen Andreasen, Lars Erik Kristensen, Torkell Ellingsen, Robin Christensen, Xenofon Baraliakos, Jimmi Wied, Claus Aalykke, Thomas Ulstrup, Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Hans Christian Horn, Amir Emamifar, Bent Duerlund, Lars Fischer, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen
INTRODUCTION: Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a heterogeneous spectrum of rheumatic diseases with either predominantly axial inflammatory symptoms of the spine and sacroiliac joints or predominantly peripheral arthritis. The two main entities of axial SpA (axSpA) are ankylosing spondylitis or non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA). Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors have revolutionised the treatment of patients with axSpA who failed to respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694742/clinical-validation-of-a-blood-based-classifier-for-diagnostic-evaluation-of-asymptomatic-individuals-with-pulmonary-nodules
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Charles E Birse, Jennifer L Tomic, Harvey I Pass, William N Rom, Robert J Lagier
BACKGROUND: The number of pulmonary nodules detected in the US is expected to increase substantially following recent recommendations for nationwide CT-based lung cancer screening. Given the low specificity of CT screening, non-invasive adjuvant methods are needed to differentiate cancerous lesions from benign nodules to help avoid unnecessary invasive procedures in the asymptomatic population. We have constructed a serum-based multi-biomarker panel and assessed its clinical accuracy in a retrospective analysis of samples collected from participants with suspicious radiographic findings in the Prostate, Lung, Chest and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692536/asymptomatic-anorectal-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-infections-are-associated-with-systemic-cd8-t-cell-activation
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Vinicius A Vieira, Vivian I Avelino-Silva, Natalia B Cerqueira, Dayane A Costa, Priscilla R Costa, Ricardo P Vasconcelos, Valdez R Madruga, Ronaldo Ismério Moreira, Brenda Hoagland, Valdiléa G Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Esper G Kallás
BACKGROUND: Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been established as a pivotal strategy in HIV prevention. However, bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), are also highly prevalent. Although the presence of STI-related mucosal lesions is a known risk factor for HIV acquisition, the potential increase in risk associated with asymptomatic STIs is not completely understood. Recent data demonstrated higher T cell activation is a risk factor for sexually acquired HIV-1 infection...
July 7, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689524/effects-of-supervised-structured-aerobic-exercise-training-program-on-interleukin-6-nitric-oxide-synthase-1-and-cyclooxygenase-2-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Hossein Karimi, Syed Shakil Ur Rehman, Syed Amir Gillani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of supervised structured aerobic exercise training (SSAET) program on interleukin-6 (IL-6), nitric oxide synthase 1 (NOS-1), and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Riphah Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Railways General Hospital, Rawalpindi, from January 2015 to June 2016. METHODOLOGY: Patients of either gender of minimum one year history of T2DM ranging from 40-70 years of age were included...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688789/yoga-treatment-for-chronic-non-specific-low-back-pain-2017
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Alison Whitehead, Susan Gould Fogerite
Wieland LS, Skoetz N, Pilkington K, Vempati R, D׳Adamo CR, Berman BM. Yoga treatment for chronic non-specific low back pain.Cochrane Database Syst Rev2017, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010671. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010671.pub2. BACKGROUND: Non-specific low back pain is a common, potentially disabling condition usually treated with self-care and non-prescription medication. For chronic low back pain, current guidelines state that exercise therapy may be beneficial. Yoga is a mind-body exercise sometimes used for non-specific low back pain...
April 22, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685277/ko-pamoja-the-feasibility-of-a-lay-health-educator-led-breast-and-cervical-screening-program-for-black-women-in-ontario-canada-short-report
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Aisha Lofters, Ankur Jain, Winnie Siu, Meghan Kyte, Nakia Lee-Foon, Fran Scott, Onye Nnorom
BACKGROUND: Effective strategies are needed to actively encourage Black women in Canada to adhere to breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up. In this study, we describe "Ko-Pamoja," a pilot peer education program for breast and cervical cancer screening targeted specifically at Black women in Toronto, Canada. METHODS: We used an Afrocentric lens to design the program, whose purpose was to increase awareness of cancer susceptibility and the benefits of screening for breast and cervical cancer for Black women...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681396/association-of-atopy-and-tentative-diagnosis-of-skin-cancer-results-from-occupational-skin-cancer-screenings
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I Schäfer, P Mohr, N Zander, R Fölster-Holst, M Augustin
BACKGROUND: The relationship between atopic conditions and carcinoma of the skin has been described inconsistently. Population-based data providing information on atopic diseases as well as on skin-cancer are sparse. OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between atopy and prevalence of precanceroses, nonmelanoma skin-cancer and malignant melanoma (MM), while taking into account known risk factors for skin cancer. METHODS: Data from occupational skin cancer screenings were analysed in a cross-sectional study...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681075/cost-analysis-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-with-ct-colonography-in-italy
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Paola Mantellini, Giuseppe Lippi, Lapo Sali, Grazia Grazzini, Silvia Delsanto, Beatrice Mallardi, Massimo Falchini, Guido Castiglione, Francesca Maria Carozzi, Mario Mascalchi, Stefano Milani, Leonardo Ventura, Marco Zappa
OBJECTIVE: Unit costs of screening CT colonography (CTC) can be useful for cost-effectiveness analyses and for health care decision-making. We evaluated the unit costs of CTC as a primary screening test for colorectal cancer in the setting of a randomized trial in Italy. METHODS: Data were collected within the randomized SAVE trial. Subjects were invited to screening CTC by mail and requested to have a pre-examination consultation. CTCs were performed with 64- and 128-slice CT scanners after reduced or full bowel preparation...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666370/assessment-of-hiv-screening-tests-for-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-programs
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Constance Delaugerre, Guillemette Antoni, Nadia Mahjoub, Gilles Pialoux, Eric Cua, Armelle Pasquet, Nolwenn Hall, Cécile Tremblay, Laurent Cotte, Catherine Capitant, Marie-Laure Chaix, Laurence Meyer, Jean-Michel Molina
Pre-exposure prophylaxis programs involve frequent HIV testing. We evaluated the sensitivity of HIV-diagnostic tests (two immunoassays antigen/antibody ARCHITECT and BIOPLEX and three rapid-tests VIKIA®-HIV1/2, AUTOTEST-VIH®, Determine® HIV1/2Ag/Ab Combo). Among the 31 HIV-1-infected participants in the ANRS-IPERGAY trial, 2 were detected only with HIV-1-RNA. Sensitivity of ARCHITECT and BIOPLEX was 83% (95%CI: 76-99) and 82% (95%CI: 63-94), respectively. The sensitivity of the VIKIA, AUTOTEST and ALERE tests was 54% (95%CI: 34-72), 50% (95%CI: 31-69) and 78% (95%CI: 58-91), respectively...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665511/home-based-versus-centre-based-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Lindsey Anderson, Georgina A Sharp, Rebecca J Norton, Hasnain Dalal, Sarah G Dean, Kate Jolly, Aynsley Cowie, Anna Zawada, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death globally. Traditionally, centre-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes are offered to individuals after cardiac events to aid recovery and prevent further cardiac illness. Home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes have been introduced in an attempt to widen access and participation. This is an update of a review previously published in 2009 and 2015. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of home-based and supervised centre-based cardiac rehabilitation on mortality and morbidity, exercise-capacity, health-related quality of life, and modifiable cardiac risk factors in patients with heart disease...
June 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665003/multicentre-evaluation-of-the-new-ortho-vision%C3%A2-analyser
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E Lazarova, Y Scott, A van den Bos, P Wantzin, R Atugonza, S Solkar, N Carpio
BACKGROUND: Implementation of fully automated analysers has become a crucial security step in the blood bank; it reduces human errors, allows standardisation and improves turnaround time (TAT). OBJECTIVES: We aimed at evaluating the ease of use and the efficiency of the ORTHO VISION® Analyser (VISION) in comparison to the ORTHO AutoVue® Innova System (AutoVue) in six different laboratories. METHODS: After initial training and system configuration, VISION was used in parallel to AutoVue following the daily workload, both automates being based on ORTHO BioVue® System column agglutination technology...
June 30, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654740/evaluation-of-knowledge-and-use-of-the-malaria-prevention-measures-among-the-patients-of-the-department-of-tropical-and-parasitic-diseases-university-center-of-maritime-and-tropical-medicine-gdynia-based-on-a-questionnaire-performed-in-the-years-2012-20
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Anna Kuna, Michał Gajewski, Joanna Stańczak
INTRODUCTION: Every year, approximately 125 million travelers visit areas where malaria prevails, located in over 100 countries. Over 10,000 of them suffer from malaria annually. Visitors to these areas may protect themselves against infection by using chemoprophylaxis, insect repellents, appropriate clothing, sleeping in airconditioned and well-screened quarters or using mosquito nets impregnated with insecticides. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to gather and analyze the data about knowledge and usage of pharmacological and non-pharmacological malaria prevention methods among the patients of the University Centre for Maritime and Tropical Medicine (UCMMiT), Gdynia, Poland, in 2012-2013...
2017: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653502/student-obesity-prevalence-and-behavioral-outcomes-for-the-massachusetts-childhood-obesity-research-demonstration-project
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Rebecca L Franckle, Jennifer Falbe, Steven Gortmaker, Jessica L Barrett, Catherine Giles, Claudia Ganter, Rachel E Blaine, James Buszkiewicz, Elsie M Taveras, Jo-Ann Kwass, Thomas Land, Kirsten K Davison
OBJECTIVE: To examine changes in prevalence of obesity and target health behaviors (fruit, vegetable, and beverage consumption; physical activity; screen time; sleep duration) among students from communities that participated in the Massachusetts Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (MA-CORD) project compared to controls. METHODS: MA-CORD was implemented in two low-income communities. School-level prevalence of obesity among students in first, fourth, and seventh grades was calculated for the intervention communities and nine matched control communities pre and post intervention...
July 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652217/tuberculosis-and-diabetes-in-nigerian-patients-with-and-without-hiv
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Lovett Lawson, Magdalena Muc, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Chijioke Iweha, Blessing Opoola, Saddiq T Abdurhaman, John S Bimba, Luis E Cuevas
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and HIV increase the risk of tuberculosis (TB). The frequency of DM among patients with TB with and without HIV is poorly documented in many low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional hospital-based study performed in Abuja, Nigeria. Adults with presumptive TB were screened consecutively. Sputum culture was used for TB screening and blood was used for HIV screening, as well as fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) assessment for the diagnosis of DM...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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