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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334614/perceptions-of-exercise-screening-among-older-adults
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Liza Stathokostas, Andrea F M Petrella, Wendy Blunt, Robert J Petrella
BACKGROUND: Pre-physical activity screening is important for older adults' participating in physical activity. Unfortunately, many older adults face barriers to exercise participation and thus, may not complete proper physical activity screening. The purpose of this project was to conduct a thematic analysis of perceptions and experiences of community-dwelling older adults regarding pre-physical activity screening (i.e., Get Active Questionnaire (GAQ) and a standardized exercise stress test)...
January 15, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331706/the-association-between-adherence-and-outcome-in-an-internet-intervention-for-depression
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Kristina Fuhr, Johanna Schröder, Thomas Berger, Steffen Moritz, Björn Meyer, Wolfgang Lutz, Fritz Hohagen, Martin Hautzinger, Jan Philipp Klein
BACKGROUND: Adherence to Internet interventions is often reported to be rather low and this might adversely impact the effectiveness of these interventions. We investigated if patient characteristics are associated with adherence, and if adherence is associated with treatment outcome in a large RCT of an Internet intervention for depression, the EVIDENT trial. METHODS: Patients were randomized to either care as usual (CAU) or CAU plus the Internet intervention Deprexis...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327942/efficient-selective-screening-for-heart-failure-in-elderly-men-and-women-from-the-community-a-diagnostic-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis
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Rogier F Kievit, Aisha Gohar, Arno W Hoes, Michiel L Bots, Evelien Es van Riet, Yvonne van Mourik, Loes Cm Bertens, Leandra Jm Boonman-de Winter, Hester M den Ruijter, Frans H Rutten
Background Prevalence of undetected heart failure in older individuals is high in the community, with patients being at increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to the chronic and progressive nature of this complex syndrome. An essential, yet currently unavailable, strategy to pre-select candidates eligible for echocardiography to confirm or exclude heart failure would identify patients earlier, enable targeted interventions and prevent disease progression. The aim of this study was therefore to develop and validate such a model that can be implemented clinically...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325803/coronary-artery-disease-in-athletes-an-adverse-effect-of-intense-exercise
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REVIEW
Hélder Dores, Pedro de Araújo Gonçalves, Nuno Cardim, Nuno Neuparth
Regular physical exercise is responsible for various health benefits, and is recommended for primary and secondary cardiovascular (CV) prevention. Despite these recognized benefits, various clinical events can occur in athletes, including acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death (SCD); the main cause of SCD in veteran athletes is coronary artery disease (CAD). The relationship between intense exercise training and CAD is controversial, and a U-shaped association has been hypothesized. If this is the case, screening for subclinical CAD in older athletes may be justified, and various different methodologies have been proposed...
January 8, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325548/a-pre-post-study-testing-a-lung-cancer-screening-decision-aid-in-primary-care
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Daniel S Reuland, Laura Cubillos, Alison T Brenner, Russell P Harris, Bailey Minish, Michael P Pignone
BACKGROUND: The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued recommendations for older, heavy lifetime smokers to complete annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans of the chest as screening for lung cancer. The USPSTF recommends and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require shared decision making using a decision aid for lung cancer screening with annual LDCT. Little is known about how decision aids affect screening knowledge, preferences, and behavior...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325528/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-cervical-cancer-and-screening-among-women-visiting-primary-health-care-centres-in-bahrain
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Ghufran Jassim, Alaaeddin Obeid, Huda A Al Nasheet
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, with 80% of the cases occurring in developing countries. Cervical cancer is largely preventable by effective screening programs. This has not been possible with opportunistic screening and its low use in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women attending primary care health centres for cervical cancer screening. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 300 women attending primary health care centres in Bahrain...
January 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324561/nursing-minimum-data-sets-for-documenting-nutritional-care-for-adults-in-primary-healthcare-a-scoping-review
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Sasja Jul Håkonsen, Preben Ulrich Pedersen, Merete Bjerrum, Ann Bygholm, Micah D J Peters
OBJECTIVE: To identify all published nutritional screening instruments that have been validated in the adult population in primary healthcare settings and to report on their psychometric validity. INTRODUCTION: Within health care, there is an urgent need for the systematic collection of nursing care data in order to make visible what nurses do and to facilitate comparison, quality assurance, management, research and funding of nursing care. To be effective, nursing records should accurately and comprehensively document all required information to support safe and high quality care of patients...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317418/home-polygraphic-recording-with-telemedicine-monitoring-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-sleep-apnoea-in-stroke-hopes-study-study-protocol-for-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stefan Thomas Kotzian, Angela Schwarzinger, Sandra Haider, Bernd Saletu, Josef Spatt, Michael Timothy Saletu
INTRODUCTION: Meta-analyses report that more than 50% of patients who had a stroke suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnoea (SA), with adherence rates to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy of only 30%. The primary objective of this study is to determine whether PAP adherence in patients who had a stroke with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can be improved by a PAP training strategy during inhospital rehabilitation combined with a telemedicine monitoring system after discharge. Further objectives are (1) to compare the validity of a non-attended level-III polygraphy with that of a level-II polysomnography (PSG) in the diagnosis of SA, (2) to compare the validity of an apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) yielded by the PAP device with that obtained during PSG, (3) to determine changes in nocturnal systolic blood pressure (BP) due to PAP therapy with the pulse transit time (PTT) method and (4) to assess the impact of telemonitored PAP therapy on neurorehabilitation outcome parameters...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316986/cardiovascular-pre-participation-screening-in-young-athletes-recommendations-of-the-association-of-european-paediatric-cardiology-corrigendum
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Peter Fritsch, Robert Dalla Pozza, Doris Ehringer-Schetitska, Eero Jokinen, Vesna Herceg, Erzsebet Hidvegi, Renate Oberhoffer, Andreas Petropoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311241/cessation-from-smoking-improves-innate-host-defense-and-clearance-of-experimentally-inoculated-nasal-s-aureus
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Amy L Cole, Mary Schmidt-Owens, Ashley C Beavis, Christine F Chong, Patrick M Tarwater, James Schaus, Michael G Deichen, Alexander M Cole
Staphylococcus aureus (SA) nasal carriage is transient in most humans and usually benign, but dissemination of SA to extranasal sites causes the majority of clinical infections, and SA is a major cause of serious infections in the U.S. A better understanding of innate nasal decolonization mechanisms is urgently needed, as are relevant models for studying SA clearance. Here, we screened a population of healthy smokers for nasal SA carriage, and compared participants' abilities to clear experimentally applied nasal SA before and after completion of a smoking cessation program...
January 8, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310641/health-services-research-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-camiss-prospective-study-protocol-for-an-observational-prospective-study
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Susana García-Gutierrez, Miren Orive, Cristina Sarasqueta, Maria Jose Legarreta, Nerea Gonzalez, Maximino Redondo, Amado Rivero, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, Xavier Castells, Jose Maria Quintana, Maria Sala
BACKGROUND: Though breast cancer remains a major health problem, there is a lack of information on health care provided to patients with this disease and associated costs. In addition, there is a need to update and validate risk stratification tools in Spain. Our purpose is to evaluate the health services provided for breast cancer in Spain, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and prognosis. METHODS: Prospective cohort study involving 13 hospitals in Spain with a follow-up period of up to 5 years after diagnostic biopsy...
January 8, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306867/efficacy-of-endoscopic-screening-for-esophageal-cancer-in-china-esecc-design-and-preliminary-results-of-a-population-based-randomised-controlled-trial
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Zhonghu He, Zhen Liu, Mengfei Liu, Chuanhai Guo, Ruiping Xu, Fenglei Li, Anxiang Liu, Haijun Yang, Lin Shen, Qi Wu, Liping Duan, Xiang Li, Chaoting Zhang, Yaqi Pan, Hong Cai, Yang Ke
OBJECTIVE: Description of the design and preliminary results of baseline recruitment and screening in the endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer in China (ESECC), the first randomised controlled trial (RCT) assessing efficacy and cost-effectiveness of endoscopic screening for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). DESIGN: ESECC trial is a cluster RCT, and 668 villages in rural Hua County, Henan Province, a high-incidence area of ESCC in China, were randomised into two arms at a ratio of 1:1...
January 6, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304734/effects-of-pre-notification-invitation-length-questionnaire-length-and-reminder-on-participation-rate-a-quasi-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marie Koitsalu, Martin Eklund, Jan Adolfsson, Henrik Grönberg, Yvonne Brandberg
BACKGROUND: Improving participation rates in epidemiologic studies using questionnaires and biological sampling is important for the generalizability of the outcome. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of pre-notification, invitation length, questionnaire length, and reminder on participation rate and to investigate whether some factors contributed to participants doing both the questionnaire and blood sampling as oppose to only one part. METHODS: Our study was embedded within the pilot testing of a large population-based study about prostate cancer screening...
January 5, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301531/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-glycemic-status-on-the-progression-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-asymptomatic-individuals
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Ki-Bum Won, Donghee Han, Ji Hyun Lee, Sang-Eun Lee, Ji Min Sung, Su-Yeon Choi, Eun Ju Chun, Sung Hak Park, Hae-Won Han, Jidong Sung, Hae Ok Jung, Hyuk-Jae Chang
BACKGROUND: Data on the influence of glycemic status on the progression of coronary calcification, an important marker for future adverse cardiovascular events, are limited. METHODS: Data from the Korea Initiatives on Coronary Artery Calcification (KOICA) registry on 12,441 asymptomatic Korean adults (52 ± 9 years, 84.2% males) without previous history of coronary artery disease and stroke, who underwent serial coronary artery calcification (CAC) screening examinations, were included in this study...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298693/rubella-natural-immunity-among-adolescent-girls-in-tanzania-the-need-to-vaccinate-child-bearing-aged-women
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Mariam M Mirambo, Mtebe Majigo, Seth D Scana, Martha F Mushi, Said Aboud, Uwe Groß, Benson R Kidenya, Stephen E Mshana
BACKGROUND: Rubella primary infection during early stages of pregnancy is associated with high risk of congenital Rubella syndrome (CRS). Prevention of CRS in the resource-limited countries requires multiple strategies. Here, we document the data on the magnitude of Rubella natural immunity among adolescent girls which is a crucial group in devising effective control strategies to prevent CRS. METHODS: A cross sectional study involving 397 adolescent girls was conducted in the city of Mwanza involving five secondary schools...
January 3, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297449/prevalence-of-dysglycemia-and-clinical-presentation-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-western-india
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V Mave, S Meshram, R Lokhande, D Kadam, S Dharmshale, R Bharadwaj, A Kagal, N Pradhan, S Deshmukh, S Atre, T Sahasrabudhe, M Barthwal, S Meshram, A Kakrani, V Kulkarni, S Raskar, N Suryavanshi, R Shivakoti, S Chon, E Selvin, A Gupte, A Gupta, N Gupte, J E Golub
SETTING: Pune, India. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence and risk factors of pre-diabetes mellitus (DM) and DM, and its associations with the clinical presentation of tuberculosis (TB). DESIGN: Screening for DM was conducted among adults (age  18 years) with confirmed TB between December 2013 and January 2017. We used multinomial regression to evaluate the risk factors for pre-DM (glycated hemoglobin [HbA1c]  5.7-6.5% or fasting glucose 100-125 mg/dl) and DM (HbA1c  6...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297434/combining-case-finding-methods-for-copd-in-primary-care-a-large-two-stage-design-study
#17
J B Soriano, J Molina, M Miravitlles
BACKGROUND: Underdiagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of using the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-Population Screener (COPD-PS) questionnaire with pre-bronchodilator (BD) peak expiratory flow (PEF) measurements as a case-finding strategy for COPD in primary care. METHODS: This was a two-stage, cross-sectional study comprising a population survey in a primary care population aged 35 years without previous COPD, followed by a validation study using COPD-PS 4 or PEF 2...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288122/worse-urinary-sexual-and-bowel-function-cause-emotional-distress-and-vice-versa-in-men-treated-for-prostate-cancer
#18
Heather Orom, Caitlin Biddle, Willie Underwood, Christian J Nelson
PURPOSE: Definitive therapy for prostate cancer (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy) often has side effects, including urinary, sexual, and bowel dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to test whether urinary, sexual, and bowel function contribute to emotional distress during the first two years post treatment, and whether distress may, in turn, decrease function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 1,148 men diagnosed with clinically localized disease who were treated with either surgery (63%) or radiotherapy (37%)...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287751/validation-of-a-visual-spatial-secondary-task-to-assess-automaticity-in-laparoscopic-skills
#19
Richard Castillo, Juan Alvarado, Pablo Moreno, Pablo Billeke, Carlos Martínez, Julián Varas, Nicolás Jarufe
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to assess reliability and validity of a visual-spatial secondary task (VSST) as a method to measure automaticity on a basic simulated laparoscopic skill model. In motor skill acquisition, expertise is defined by automaticity. The highest level of performance with less cognitive and attentional resources characterizes this stage, allowing experts to perform multiple tasks. Conventional validated parameters as operative time, objective assessment skills scales (OSATS), and movement economy, are insufficient to distinguish if an individual has reached the more advanced learning phases, such as automaticity...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286534/fitness-training-for-cardiorespiratory-conditioning-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Leanne Hassett, Anne M Moseley, Alison R Harmer
BACKGROUND: Reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (cardiorespiratory deconditioning) is a common consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Fitness training may be implemented to address this impairment. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this updated review was to evaluate whether fitness training improves cardiorespiratory fitness in people who have sustained a TBI. The secondary objectives were to evaluate whether fitness training improves body function and structure (physical and cognitive impairments, psychological responses resulting from the injury), activity limitations and participation restrictions in people who have sustained a TBI as well as to evaluate its safety, acceptance, feasibility and suitability...
December 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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