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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632483/cardiovascular-disease-risk-profile-of-ncaa-division-iii-intercollegiate-football-athletes-a-pilot-study
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Cynthia J Wright, Elizabeth L Abbey, Barbara A Brandon, Edward J Reisman, Christina M Kirkpatrick
OBJECTIVES: Concerns about the long-term cardiovascular health implications of American football participation have been investigated at the professional and Division I levels, but limited research is available at the less resourced Division III level. Therefore, the objective was to assess the cardiovascular disease risk profile of NCAA Division III intercollegiate football athletes. METHODS: Eighty-nine varsity football athletes (age=19.6±1.7 years, height=1...
June 20, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622823/does-behavioral-health-integration-improve-primary-care-providers-perceptions-of-health-care-system-functioning-and-their-own-knowledge
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Leah Zallman, Robert Joseph, Colleen O'Brien, Emily Benedetto, Ellie Grossman, Lisa Arsenault, Assaad Sayah
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of behavioral health integration (BHI) on primary care providers' (PCPs') (1) perceptions of behavioral health (BH)-primary care (PC) system functioning and (2) perceptions of their own knowledge regarding how to manage, triage, and access help in caring for patients with mental health conditions and substance use disorders. METHODS: We implemented BHI based on evidence-based models consisting of seven elements: (1)Screening for mental health and substance use disorders, (2)Training of PC teams, (3)Integration of BH providers into PC teams, (4)Roll-out of unlicensed mental health care managers and establishment of a BH registry, (5)Psychiatry consult service, (6)Site-based BHI meetings, and (7)Site self assessments...
May 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621884/young-athletes-with-ventricular-premature-beats-continuing-or-not-intense-training-and-competition
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Attilio Parisi, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Leonardo Calò, Paolo Borrione, Fabio Pigozzi
INTRODUCTION: Isolated ventricular premature beats (VPBs) are commonly found during pre-participation screening in athletes. Currently the debate about the role of detraining in reducing the number of VPBs is still open. This study evaluated the arrhythmic risk in a population of young competitive athletes who showed VPBs during eligibility evaluation and that did not undergo detraining but continued practicing competitive sports. METHODS: 3746 consecutive subjects underwent pre-participation screening...
June 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619417/point-of-care-testing-for-anemia-diabetes-and-hypertension-a-pharmacy-based-model-in-lima-peru
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Enrique M Saldarriaga, Elisabeth Vodicka, Sayda La Rosa, Maria Valderrama, Patricia J Garcia
BACKGROUND: Prevention and control of chronic diseases is a high priority for many low- and middle-income countries. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of training pharmacy workers to provide point-of-care testing for 3 chronic diseases-hypertension, diabetes, and anemia-to improve disease detection and awareness through private pharmacies. METHODS: We developed a multiphase training curriculum for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to build capacity for identification of risk factors, patient education, point-of-care testing, and referral for abnormal results...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616955/niacin-for-primary-and-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events
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REVIEW
Stefan Schandelmaier, Matthias Briel, Ramon Saccilotto, Kelechi K Olu, Armon Arpagaus, Lars G Hemkens, Alain J Nordmann
BACKGROUND: Nicotinic acid (niacin) is known to decrease LDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides, and increase HDL-cholesterol levels. The evidence of benefits with niacin monotherapy or add-on to statin-based therapy is controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of niacin therapy versus placebo, administered as monotherapy or add-on to statin-based therapy in people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in terms of mortality, CVD events, and side effects...
June 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611110/the-liftmor-m-lifting-intervention-for-training-muscle-and-osteoporosis-rehabilitation-for-men-trial-protocol-for-a-semirandomised-controlled-trial-of-supervised-targeted-exercise-to-reduce-risk-of-osteoporotic-fracture-in-older-men-with-low-bone-mass
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Amy T Harding, Benjamin K Weeks, Steven L Watson, Belinda R Beck
INTRODUCTION: The primary aim of the proposed study is to examine the efficacy of an 8-month supervised, high-intensity progressive resistance training and impact loading programme in comparison with a supervised machine-based isometric exercise training programme using the bioDensity system in older men with low bone mass. We will also determine the safety and acceptability of each exercise training mode. Intervention group responses will be compared with those of a self-selected, non-randomised control sample of sex-matched and age-matched men who will follow their usual lifestyle activities for 8 months...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609308/evaluation-of-a-clinical-protocol-to-assess-and-diagnose-neuropathic-pain-during-acute-hospital-admission-results-from-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Lise M A Bélanger, Hamed S Umedaly, Vanessa K Noonan, So Eyun Park, Jennifer Prince, Nancy P Thorogood, Tian Shen, Andrea F Townson, John T Street, Marcel F Dvorak, Michael Negraeff
OBJECTIVES: A clinical protocol was developed for clinicians to routinely assess and initiate treatment for patients with neuropathic pain (NP) in an acute care setting. The objectives of this study were to: (1) determine the incidence and onset of NP in patients with traumatic SCI during acute care and (2) describe how the implementation of a clinical protocol impacts the assessment and diagnosis of NP. METHODS: The study was a cohort analysis with a pre-post-test utilizing a historical control...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605006/treating-periodontal-disease-for-preventing-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-pregnant-women
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REVIEW
Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Philippa Middleton, Marco Esposito, Anne-Marie Glenny
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease has been linked with a number of conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and adverse pregnancy outcomes, all likely through systemic inflammatory pathways. It is common in women of reproductive age and gum conditions tend to worsen during pregnancy. Some evidence from observational studies suggests that periodontal intervention may reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes. There is need for a comprehensive Cochrane review of randomised trials to assess the effect of periodontal treatment on perinatal and maternal health...
June 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600363/a-self-efficacy-education-programme-on-foot-self-care-behaviour-among-older-patients-with-diabetes-in-a-public-long-term-care-institution-malaysia-a-quasi-experimental-pilot-study
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Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni, Hejar Abdul Rahman, Halimatus Sakdiah Minhat, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Mohd Hanafi Azman Ong
OBJECTIVE: A pilot self-efficacy education programme was conducted to assess the feasibility, acceptability and potential impact of the self-efficacy education programme on improving foot self-care behaviour among older patients with diabetes in a public long-term care institution. METHOD: A prequasi-experimental and postquasi-experimental study was conducted in a public long-term care institution in Selangor, Malaysia. Patients with diabetes aged 60 years and above who fulfilled the selection criteria were invited to participate in this programme...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599796/use-of-the-electrocardiogram-in-pre-participation-screening-of-athletes-for-or-against
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Armando L Bordalo E Sá
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June 6, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599635/effects-of-peer-health-education-on-perception-and-practice-of-screening-for-cervical-cancer-among-urban-residential-women-in-south-east-nigeria-a-before-and-after-study
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Chinyere Mbachu, Cyril Dim, Uche Ezeoke
BACKGROUND: Effective female education on cervical cancer prevention has been shown to increase awareness and uptake of screening. However, sustaining increase in uptake poses a challenge to control efforts. Peer health education has been used as an effective tool for ensuring sustained behavior change. This study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of peer health education on perception, willingness to screen and uptake of cervical cancer screening by women. METHODS: A before and after intervention study was undertaken in 2 urban cities in Enugu state, Nigeria among women of reproductive age attending women's meeting in Anglican churches...
June 9, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598724/prevalence-awareness-and-factors-associated-with-hypertension-in-north-west-tanzania
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Neema R Mosha, Michael Mahande, Adinan Juma, Innocent Mboya, Rob Peck, Mark Urassa, Denna Michael, Jim Todd
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a public health problem, and yet few people are aware of it and even fewer access effective treatment. With the ongoing demographic transition in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, people are changing from rural, manual work to urban lifestyles, hence the risk of hypertension increases. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at determining the prevalence, awareness and risk factors associated with hypertension in North West Tanzania. DESIGN: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among adults in Magu District in 2013...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589548/a-pilot-study-of-community-based-self-sampling-for-hpv-testing-among-non-attenders-of-cervical-cancer-screening-programs-in-el-salvador
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Bari Laskow, Ruben Figueroa, Karla M Alfaro, Isabel C Scarinci, Elizabeth Conlisk, Mauricio Maza, Judy C Chang, Miriam Cremer
OBJECTIVE: To establish the feasibility and acceptability of home-based HPV self-sampling among women who did not attend screening appointments in rural El Salvador. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, data were collected from May 2015 to January 2016 among 60 women aged 30-59 years who were not pregnant, provided informed consent, had not been screened in 2 years, had no history of pre-cancer treatment, and did not attend a scheduled HPV screening. Participants completed questionnaires and received educational information before being given an opportunity to self-sample with the Hybrid Capture 2 High Risk HPV DNA Test...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576892/study-protocol-of-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial-clinical-effectiveness-on-smoking-cessation-of-traditional-and-complementary-medicine-interventions-including-acupuncture-and-aromatherapy-in-combination-with-nicotine-replacement-therapy
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Soobin Jang, Sunju Park, Bo-Hyoung Jang, Yu Lee Park, Ju Ah Lee, Chung-Sik Cho, Ho-Yeon Go, Yong Cheol Shin, Seong-Gyu Ko
INTRODUCTION: Nicotine dependence is a disease, and tobacco use is related to 6 million deaths annually worldwide. Recently, in many countries, there has been growing interest in the use of traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) methods, especially acupuncture, as therapeutic interventions for smoking cessation. The aim of this pilot study is to investigate the effectiveness of T&CM interventions on smoking cessation. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The STOP (Stop Tobacco Programme using traditional Korean medicine) study is designed to be a pragmatic, open-label, randomised pilot trial...
June 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576484/signs-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-patients-at-increased-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Loretta Zsuzsa Kiss, Zsolt Bagyura, Réka Vadas, Lívia Polgár, Árpád Lux, Eszter Édes, Orsolya Szenczi, Pál Soós, Zsolt Szelid, Dávid Becker, György Jermendy, Béla Merkely
AIMS: We aimed to study carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in asymptomatic patients with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and in a pre-diabetic state. METHODS: Diabetes risk assessment was performed in 2420 participants in a voluntary screening program between 2011 and 2013. The risk of T2DM was estimated by the Findrisc scoring system (FR). A FR≥12 was considered as increased risk. HbA1c% between 5.7 and 6.4% signified a pre-diabetic state...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574282/prevention-of-sudden-death-in-adolescent-athletes-incremental-diagnostic-value-and-cost-effectiveness-of-diagnostic-tests
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Gonzalo Grazioli, Maria Sanz de la Garza, Barbara Vidal, Silvia Montserrat, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Ramon Pi, Lluis Til, Josep Gutierrez, Josep Brugada, Marta Sitges
Introduction Pre-participation screening in athletes attempts to reduce the incidence of sudden death during sports by identifying susceptible individuals. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic capacity of the different pre-participation screening points in adolescent athletes and the cost effectiveness of the programme. Methods Athletes were studied between 12-18 years old. Pre-participation screening included the American Heart Association questionnaire, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and stress test...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573401/effects-of-supervised-vs-unsupervised-training-programs-on-balance-and-muscle-strength-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
André Lacroix, Tibor Hortobágyi, Rainer Beurskens, Urs Granacher
BACKGROUND: Balance and resistance training can improve healthy older adults' balance and muscle strength. Delivering such exercise programs at home without supervision may facilitate participation for older adults because they do not have to leave their homes. To date, no systematic literature analysis has been conducted to determine if supervision affects the effectiveness of these programs to improve healthy older adults' balance and muscle strength/power. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantify the effectiveness of supervised vs...
June 1, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571168/audit-alcohol-use-disorders-identification-test-to-estimate-the-pattern-and-correlates-of-alcohol-consumption-among-the-adult-population-of-west-bengal-india-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Arkaprabha Sau
INTRODUCTION: Pattern of alcohol consumption substantially changed in India with in last 20 to 25 years. Excessive alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for various morbidity and mortality. So, scientific study to identify alcohol consumption patterns and its correlates will be helpful to formulate preventive strategies. AIM: To estimate the pattern of alcohol consumption and to determine its correlates, among the adult population of the state of West Bengal in India...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569401/macrophage-inhibitory-cytokine-1-growth-differentiation-factor-15-as-a-predictor-of-colonic-neoplasia
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M Danta, D A Barber, H P Zhang, M Lee-Ng, S W L Baumgart, V W W Tsai, Y Husaini, M Saxena, C P Marquis, W Errington, S Kerr, S N Breit, D A Brown
BACKGROUND: Serum macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15) concentration has been associated with colonic adenomas and carcinoma. AIMS: To determine whether circulating MIC-1/GDF15 serum concentrations are higher in the presence of adenomas and whether the level decreases after excision. METHODS: Patients were recruited prospectively from a single centre and stratified into five groups: no polyps (NP); hyperplastic polyps (HP); sessile serrated ademona (SSA); adenomas (AP); and colorectal carcinoma (CRC)...
June 1, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560893/physical-fitness-and-frailty-syndrome-in-institutionalized-older-women
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Guilherme Furtado, Miguel Patrício, Marisa Loureiro, Ana Maria Teixeira, José Pedro Ferreira
Associations between frailty and physical-functional fitness (PFF) indicators in frail women over 65 years of age remain largely unexplored. This study analyzed the relationship between frailty syndrome (FS) and PFF indicators and assessed how the latter might predict the former. Participants were 119 elderly women (81.96 ± 7.89 years) recruited from four social and healthcare centers. PFF was assessed through muscle strength tests of upper and lower limbs, endurance, agility-dynamic balance, flexibility, and body composition...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
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