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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315479/biopsychosocial-influence-on-shoulder-pain-rationale-and-protocol-for-a-pre-clinical-trial
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Steven Z George, Roland Staud, Paul A Borsa, Samuel S Wu, Margaret R Wallace, Warren H Greenfield, Lauren N Mackie, Roger B Fillingim
BACKGROUND: Chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions are a prevalent and disabling problem. Preventing chronic musculoskeletal pain requires multifactorial treatment approaches that address its complex etiology. Prior cohort studies identified a high risk subgroup comprised of variation in COMT genotype and pain catastrophizing. This subgroup had increased chance of heightened pain responses (in a pre-clinical model) and higher 12month post-operatives pain intensity ratings (in a clinical model)...
March 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295773/a-study-protocol-for-the-prospective-validation-study-screening-programme-for-pre-eclampsia-spree
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Min Yi Tan, Lemonia Koutoulas, David Wright, Kypros H Nicolaides, Liona C Poon
INTRODUCTION: Pre-eclampsia (PE), which affects about 2% of pregnancies, is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Early detection of PE can improve pregnancy outcome by providing timely intervention and closer monitoring. The current guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that at the booking visit, women identified with one major risk factor or more than one moderate risk factor for PE should be advised to take low-dose aspirin daily from 12 weeks until the birth of the baby...
March 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295299/oral-findings-and-dental-behaviour-before-and-after-liver-transplantation-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-study
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Anne Kauffels, Gerhard Schmalz, Otto Kollmar, Jan E Slotta, Michael Weig, Uwe Groß, Oliver Bader, Dirk Ziebolz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this single-centre, cross-sectional study was to evaluate dental, periodontal and mycological findings, as well as oral behaviour, in patients before (pre-LTx) and after (post-LTx) liver transplantation. METHODS: A total of 47 patients pre-LTx and 119 patients post-LTx were asked to participate. Oral health behaviour was assessed using a standardised questionnaire. Oral examinations included dental [decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) index] and periodontal [papillary bleeding index (PBI), periodontal probing depth (PPD) and clinical attachment loss (CAL)] findings...
March 10, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292694/asb-clinical-biomechanics-award-winner-2016-assessment-of-gaze-stability-within-24-48hours-post-concussion
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Nicholas G Murray, Nathan R D'Amico, Douglas Powell, Megan E Mormile, Katelyn E Grimes, Barry A Munkasy, Russell K Gore, Rebecca J Reed-Jones
BACKGROUND: Approximately 90% of athletes with concussion experience a certain degree of visual system dysfunction immediately post-concussion. Of these abnormalities, gaze stability deficits are denoted as among the most common. Little research quantitatively explores these variables post-concussion. As such, the purpose of this study was to investigate and compare gaze stability between a control group of healthy non-injured athletes and a group of athletes with concussions 24-48hours post-injury...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286237/retrospectively-supervised-click-decoder-calibration-for-self-calibrating-point-and-click-brain-computer-interfaces
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Beata Jarosiewicz, Anish A Sarma, Jad Saab, Brian Franco, Sydney S Cash, Emad N Eskandar, Leigh R Hochberg
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) aim to restore independence to people with severe motor disabilities by allowing control of acursor on a computer screen or other effectors with neural activity. However, physiological and/or recording-related nonstationarities in neural signals can limit long-term decoding stability, and it would be tedious for users to pause use of the BCI whenever neural control degrades to perform decoder recalibration routines. We recently demonstrated that a kinematic decoder (i.e. a decoder that controls cursor movement) can be recalibrated using data acquired during practical point-and-click control of the BCI by retrospectively inferring users' intended movement directions based on their subsequent selections...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology, Paris
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282847/psychological-and-behavioral-impact-of-participation-in-ovarian-cancer-screening
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Michael A Andrykowski
Evaluation of costs and benefits associated with cancer screening should include consideration of any psychological and behavioral impact associated with screening participation. Research examining the psychological and behavioral impact of screening asymptomatic women for ovarian cancer (OC) was considered. Research has focused upon potential negative psychological (e.g., distress) and behavioral (e.g., reduced future screening participation) impact of false positive (FP) OC test results. Results suggest FP OC screening results are associated with greater short-term OC-specific distress...
March 8, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277407/iron-deficiency-and-anemia-among-collegiate-athletes-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Rachel B Parks, Scott J Hetzel, M Alison Brooks
PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence of anemia among incoming female college athletes and to characterize the results and expenses of iron-related testing at one NCAA Division I institution. METHODS: In this retrospective medical record review, hemoglobin (Hgb) and ferritin (Fer) lab values were obtained for student-athletes at a single institution, 2002 - 2014. Labs were collected either as part of the pre-participation exam (PPE) for female athletes, routine screening for cross country athletes, or as needed for medical evaluation...
March 8, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276872/a-comprehensive-screening-program-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia-and-other-hemoglobinopathies-in-the-hooghly-district-of-west-bengal-india-dealing-with-21%C3%A2-137-cases
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Kallol Kumar Bhattacharyya, Tridip Chatterjee, Ujjalendu Bikash Mondal
We here present a report of population screening programs (January 2012-December 2015) conducted by the Thalassemia Control Unit, Imambara Sadar Hospital, Chinsurah, Hooghly in the Hooghly District of West Bengal, India for prevention of thalassemia. We screened β-thalassemia (β-thal) heterozygotes and homozygotes, and Hb E (HBB: c.79G > A)-β-thal compound heterozygotes. Among 21 137 cases, we found 1968 heterozygotes and 192 homozygotes or compound heterozygotes. Results were evaluated with standard hematological analyses including red cell indices, hemoglobin (Hb) typing and quantification...
March 3, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274963/mri-based-comparative-study-of-different-mild-cognitive-impairment-subtypes-protocol-for-an-observational-case-control-study
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Yang Yu, Weina Zhao, Siou Li, Changhao Yin
INTRODUCTION: Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and vascular mild cognitive impairment (VaMCI) comprise the 2 main types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The first condition generally progresses to Alzheimer's disease, whereas the second is likely to develop into vascular dementia (VD). The brain structure and function of patients with MCI differ from those of normal elderly individuals. However, whether brain structures or functions differ between these 2 MCI subtypes has not been studied...
March 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274672/the-role-of-screening-expectations-in-modifying-short-term-psychological-responses-to-low-dose-computed-tomography-lung-cancer-screening-among-high-risk-individuals
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Charlotte E Dunn, Adrian Edwards, Ben Carter, John K Field, Kate Brain, Kate J Lifford
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the relationship between pre-screening expectations and psychological responses to low-dose computerised tomography (LDCT) screening among high-risk individuals in the United Kingdom Lung Cancer Screening (UKLS) pilot trial. METHODS: Prior to screening, high-risk individuals randomised into the intervention arm of the UKLS were asked about their expected screening test result. Their actual LDCT scan result was compared with their baseline screening expectation to determine the level of congruence...
February 27, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271453/effects-of-a-food-specific-inhibition-training-in-individuals-with-binge-eating-disorder-findings-from-a-randomized-controlled-proof-of-concept-study
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Katrin Elisabeth Giel, Eva Speer, Kathrin Schag, Elisabeth Johanna Leehr, Stephan Zipfel
PURPOSE: Impulsivity might contribute to the development and maintenance of obesity and eating disorders. Patients suffering from binge eating disorder (BED) show an impulsive eating pattern characterized by regular binge eating episodes. Novel behavioral interventions increasing inhibitory control could improve eating behavior in BED. We piloted a novel food-specific inhibition training in individuals with BED. METHODS: N = 22 BED patients according to SCID-I were randomly assigned to three sessions of a training or control condition...
March 7, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271389/talking-about-your-prostate-perspectives-from-providers-and-community-members
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Seul Ki Choi, Jessica S Seel, Susan E Steck, Johnny Payne, Douglas McCormick, Courtney S Schrock, Daniela B Friedman
Prostate cancer (PrCA) screening is controversial, especially for African-American (AA) men who have higher PrCA incidence and mortality than other racial/ethnic groups. Patient-provider communication is important for the PrCA screening decision process. The study purpose was to better understand the current dialogue between primary care providers (PCPs-physicians and nurse practitioners) and AA men about PrCA prevention and screening. An online survey with 46 PCPs, education sessions (including pre/post surveys) with 56 AA men, and a forum with 5 panelists and 38 AA men for open dialogue were held to examine both provider and community perspectives on PrCA communication needs and practices...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270782/temporal-preparation-for-speaking-in-question-answer-sequences
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Lilla Magyari, Jan P De Ruiter, Stephen C Levinson
In every-day conversations, the gap between turns of conversational partners is most frequently between 0 and 200 ms. We were interested how speakers achieve such fast transitions. We designed an experiment in which participants listened to pre-recorded questions about images presented on a screen and were asked to answer these questions. We tested whether speakers already prepare their answers while they listen to questions and whether they can prepare for the time of articulation by anticipating when questions end...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266685/orthodontic-treatment-need-of-austrian-schoolchildren-in-the-mixed-dentition-stage
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Otto Steinmassl, Patricia-Anca Steinmassl, Anna Schwarz, Adriano Crismani
Malocclusal traits can impair dental health and aesthetical appearance. The index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN) identifies the patients who benefit the most from orthodontic treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the malocclusion frequencies and the orthodontic treatment need among Austrian children in the mixed dentition stage, since there is no pre-existing data from Austria. In the present study, 157 children aged between 8 and 10 years were examined. Following an anamnesis questionnaire, which included a question about the parents’ perceived treatment need, the children were examined clinically and dental impressions were taken...
2017: Swiss Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265801/performing-and-declining-pgd-accounts-of-jewish-israeli-women-who-carry-a-brca1-2-mutation-or-partners-of-male-mutation-carriers
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Efrat Dagan, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Eitan Friedman, Baruch Feldman
To describe factors associated with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) decisions among Jewish Israeli BRCA1/2 carriers or spouses of a male carrier, we contacted all women who initiated PGD consultation for embryonic BRCA1/2 mutation detection at Sheba Medical Center, prior to March 2014. Applying a qualitative approach, we asked women to elaborate on the factors they considered in either opting for PGD or discontinuing the screening procedure. Participants were 18 Jewish Israeli women; 14 were carriers of one of the Ashkenazi founder mutations in BRCA1/2, and four were spouses of male mutation carriers, who underwent at least one cycle of PGD...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258290/-improving-pre-and-perioperative-hospital-care-major-elective-surgery
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Ilona M Punt, Roel van der Most, Bart C Bongers, Anouk Didden, Erik H J Hulzebos, Jaap J Dronkers, Nico L U van Meeteren
Surgery is aimed at improving a patient's health. However, surgery is plagued with a risk of negative consequences, such as perioperative complications and prolonged hospitalization. Also, achieving preoperative levels of physical functionality may be delayed. Above all, the "waiting" period before the operation and the period of hospitalisation endanger the state of health, especially in frail patients.The Better in Better out™ (BiBo™) strategy is aimed at reducing the risk of a complicated postoperative course through the optimisation and professionalisation of perioperative treatment strategies in a physiotherapy activating context...
March 3, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251440/screening-and-treatment-for-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-women-results-of-a-survey-of-obstetrician-gynecologists
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Lauren H Marcewicz, Britta L Anderson, Vanessa R Byams, Althea M Grant, Jay Schulkin
Objective To better understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of obstetrician-gynecologists with respect to screening and treatment for iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Methods A total of 1,200 Fellows and Junior Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists were invited to participate in a survey on blood disorders. Respondents completed a questionnaire regarding their patient population, screening and treatment practices for IDA, and general knowledge about IDA and its risk factors...
February 27, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249627/adult-co-morbidity-evaluation-27-scores-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-using-touch-screen-technology-patient-satisfaction-and-clinical-verification
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C Brammer, D Dawson, M Joseph, J Tipper, T Jemmet, L Liew, C Spinou, N Grew, N Pigadas, K Rehman
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess head and neck cancer patient satisfaction with the use of a touch-screen computer patient-completed questionnaire for assessing Adult Co-morbidity Evaluation 27 co-morbidity scores prior to treatment, along with its clinical reliability. METHODS: A total of 96 head and neck cancer patients were included in the audit. An accurate Adult Co-morbidity Evaluation 27 co-morbidity score was achieved via patient-completed questionnaire assessment for 97 per cent of participants...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248625/raising-awareness-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-among-women-in-new-york-city-community-and-provider-perspectives
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Kate L Collier, Lisa G Colarossi, Kim Sanders
This study explored the knowledge, attitudes, and perceived facilitators and barriers to adoption of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among black women and Latinas in the Bronx, NY. Data were collected in focus group discussions (FGDs) held separately with staff (n = 21) and black and Latina female clients aged 18 to 50 (n = 23) of four organizations providing health and social services. Participants were also asked to give feedback about four action messages regarding PrEP for a social marketing campaign...
March 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247321/predictors-of-changes-in-health-related-quality-of-life-6-and-12-months-after-a-bariatric-procedure
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Carolin Peterhänsel, Michaela Nagl, Birgit Wagner, Arne Dietrich, Anette Kersting
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is an effective method for treating morbid obesity and improving patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). As research on predictors that contribute to the amelioration of HRQoL is sparse, our prospective study was conducted to examine the predictive value of demographic, psychological and physiological variables on physical and mental HRQoL 6 and 12 months after surgery. METHODS: We surveyed 154 participants who had undergone either a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) or a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG)...
February 28, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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