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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340085/prevalence-of-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injury-a-multicenter-prospective-hospital-based-study
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Palma Ciaramitaro, Luca Padua, Grazia Devigili, Eugenia Rota, Stefano Tamburin, Roberto Eleopra, Giorgio Cruccu, Andrea Truini
Objective. : Prevalence and clinical characteristics of neuropathic pain due to traumatic brachial plexus injury. Design. : Observational epidemiological study. Setting. : Hospital-based multicenter study. Subjects. : One hundred seven prospectively enrolled patients with brachial plexus injury. Methods. : All the patients underwent clinical examination and neurophysiological testing for a definitive diagnosis of the brachial plexus lesion...
March 3, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334707/intravenous-iron-replacement-improves-quality-of-life-in-hypoferritinemic-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-with-and-without-anemia
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Elena Eliadou, Gregory Kini, Judy Huang, Amy Champion, Stephen James Inns
BACKGROUND: No study has compared changes in quality of life (QoL) following iron therapy between anemic and non-anemic, hypoferritinemic patients. This study compares the impact of parenteral iron replacement on QoL in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with anemia, or in those with hypoferritinemia alone. METHODS: Consecutive IBD patients diagnosed with anemia or hypoferritinemia were enrolled. IBD questionnaire (IBDQ) and 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF36) at diagnosis and 6 weeks post treatment were measured...
March 24, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317472/psychological-health-of-caregivers-and-association-with-functional-status-of-stroke-patients
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Serda Em, Mehtap Bozkurt, Mehmet Caglayan, Figen Ceylan Cevik, Cemal Kaya, Pelin Oktayoglu, Kemal Nas
OBJECTIVE: Stroke does not only affect the physical state of patients but also the emotional state of their relatives, most effectively their caregivers. The study aims to examine the mood of caregivers experienced with care for patients with stroke who are highly dependent on the assistance and also to establish the relationship between the emotional state of caregivers and the severity of disability of the patients. METHODS: This study contained a total of 76 patients with sufficient cognitive functions and severe physical disabilities with hemiplegia caused by a cerebrovascular accident and their caregivers and 94 controls...
March 20, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291652/cost-effectiveness-of-hospital-treatment-and-outcomes-of-acute-methanol-poisoning-during-the-czech-republic-mass-poisoning-outbreak
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Jan Rulisek, Martin Balik, Ferdinand Polak, Petr Waldauf, Daniela Pelclova, Jan Belohlavek, Sergey Zakharov
PURPOSE: During an outbreak of mass methanol poisoning in the Czech Republic in 2012-2014, we compared the total hospital costs and one-year medical costs in the patients treated with different antidotes (fomepizole versus ethanol) and modalities of hemodialysis (intermittent hemodialysis, IHD, versus continuous renal replacement therapy, CRRT). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in 106 patients with confirmed diagnosis treated in 30 ICU settings. For each patient, the following data were analyzed: admission laboratory data, GCS, PSS, ICU length of stay, organ failures, treatment, outcome, and total hospital costs...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284202/effects-of-integrated-chronic-care-models-on-hypertension-outcomes-and-spending-a-multi-town-clustered-randomized-trial-in-china
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Yuting Zhang, Wenxi Tang, Yan Zhang, Lulu Liu, Liang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hypertension affects one billion people globally and is one of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular and renal diseases. However, hypertension management remains poor, especially in rural China. METHODS: A clustered randomized controlled trial was conducted in six towns in China's Qianjiang county between 7/2012 and 6/2014, including 5462 hypertension patients above 35 years old. Six towns were randomly assigned to three groups: Group 1 had the integrated care model including a multidisciplinary team and continuous care coordination, Group 2 had both the integrated care model and provider-level financial incentives, and the control group had the usual care...
March 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229229/management-of-unstable-distal-third-clavicle-fractures-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-of-the-arthroscopy-assisted-conoid-ligament-reconstruction-and-fracture-cerclage-with-sutures
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Luis Natera Cisneros, Juan Sarasquete Reiriz
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment is indicated for the management of Neer type IIB fractures of the distal third of the clavicle. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes, in cases of unstable distal third clavicle fractures managed by means of an arthroscopy-assisted conoid ligament reconstruction and fracture cerclage with sutures. METHODS: Nine patients with unstable distal third clavicle fractures (Neer type IIB) managed arthroscopically by means of a conoid ligament reconstruction and fracture cerclage with sutures, between 2008 and 2012, were included...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213988/-contribution-of-mindfulness-meditation-in-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia
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H Vanhuffel, M Rey, I Lambert, D Da Fonseca, F Bat-Pitault
INTRODUCTION: Insomnia is considered to be a serious public health issue affecting approximately 10% of adults. Chronic insomnia may increase the risk of health problem, psychological vulnerability and proneness to accidents. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is recommended as the first line of treatment. Even though CBT-I is widely considered as an effective therapy, 20 to 30% of patients do not respond to this treatment. Mindfulness therapy, known to reduce rumination and stress, could be an interesting complement to enhance CBT-I...
February 14, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128908/comparative-analysis-of-short-term-functional-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-in-a-prospective-series-of-brachytherapy-and-da-vinci-robotic-prostatectomy
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Cristina García-Sánchez, Ana A Román Martín, J Manuel Conde-Sánchez, C Belén Congregado-Ruíz, Ignacio Osman-García, Rafael A Medina-López
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing interest in achieving higher survival rates with the lowest morbidity in localized prostate cancer (PC) treatment. Consequently, minimally invasive techniques such as low-dose rate brachytherapy (BT) and robotic-assisted prostatectomy (RALP) have been developed and improved. Comparative analysis of functional outcomes and quality of life in a prospective series of 51BT and 42Da Vinci prostatectomies DV Materials and Methods: Comparative analysis of functional outcomes and quality of life in a prospective series of 93 patients with low-risk localized PC diagnosed in 2011...
March 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125154/family-caregiver-burden-the-burden-of-caring-for-lung-cancer-patients-according-to-the-cancer-stage-and-patient-quality-of-life
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Eliana Lourenço Borges, Juliana Franceschini, Luiza Helena Degani Costa, Ana Luisa Godoy Fernandes, Sérgio Jamnik, Ilka Lopes Santoro
Objective: Patients with lung cancer experience different feelings and reactions, based on their family, social, cultural, and religious backgrounds, which are a source of great distress, not only for the patients but also for their family caregivers. This study aimed to evaluate the impact that lung cancer stage and quality of life (QoL) of lung cancer patients have on caregiver burden. Methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional study. Consecutive patient-caregiver dyads were selected and asked to complete the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item ShortForm Health Survey (SF-36)...
January 23, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125149/assessment-of-fatigue-using-the-identity-consequence-fatigue-scale-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Ingrid Correia Nogueira, Amanda Souza Araújo, Maria Tereza Morano, Antonio George Cavalcante, Pedro Felipe de Bruin, Johana Susan Paddison, Guilherme Pinheiro da Silva, Eanes Delgado Pereira
Objective: To evaluate the properties of the Identity-Consequence Fatigue Scale (ICFS) in patients with lung cancer (LC), assessing the intensity of fatigue and associated factors. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving LC patients, treated at a teaching hospital in Brazil, who completed the ICFS. Patients with chronic heart disease (CHD) and healthy controls, matched for age and gender, also completed the scale. Initially, a Brazilian Portuguese-language version of the ICFS was administered to 50 LC patients by two independent interviewers; to test for reproducibility, it was readministered to those same patients...
January 23, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107451/effect-of-nocturnal-hemodialysis-versus-conventional-hemodialysis-on-end-stage-renal-disease-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Fangjie Liu, Yiting Sun, Tianhua Xu, Li Sun, Linlin Liu, Wei Sun, Xin Feng, Jianfei Ma, Lining Wang, Li Yao
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of nocturnal hemodialysis on end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: We searched Medline, EmBase, and the Cochrance Central Register of Controlled Trials for studies up to January 2016. Analysis was done to compare variant outcomes of different hemodialysis schedules, including mortality, cardiovascular-associated variables, uremia-associated variables, quality of life (QOL), side-effects, and drug usage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077139/assessment-of-coping-a-new-french-four-factor-structure-of-the-brief-cope-inventory
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Karine Baumstarck, Marine Alessandrini, Zeinab Hamidou, Pascal Auquier, Tanguy Leroy, Laurent Boyer
BACKGROUND: The Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced (Brief COPE) inventory is the most usual measure to identify the nature of coping strategies implemented by individuals and explore 14 coping strategies. The availability of a structure with fewer factors rather than the initial 14-factor structure may be of interest for both healthcare professionals and researchers. We report the validation process of a 4-factor structure of the French version of the Brief COPE in a French sample of individuals facing a singular life event, such as cancer, including patients and their caregivers...
January 11, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063397/clinical-and-treatment-related-determinants-of-subjective-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis
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Vivian Wing Yan Kwong, Wing Chung Chang, Gloria Hoi Kei Chan, Olivia Tsz Ting Jim, Emily Sin Kei Lau, Christy Lai Ming Hui, Sherry Kit Wa Chan, Edwin Ho Ming Lee, Eric Yu Hai Chen
Subjective quality of life (SQoL) has been increasingly studied in first-episode psychosis (FEP). Prior research primarily examined the impact of psychiatric symptoms on SQoL. Relationship between treatment-related factors and SQoL is under-studied. In this study, 159 Chinese patients who had completed 2-year treatment from early intervention service in Hong Kong were recruited. Assessments on premorbid adjustment, clinical profiles including social anxiety measure, functioning, antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal side-effects and attitude toward medication treatment were conducted...
March 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054147/prevalence-of-remaining-horizontal-instability-in-high-grade-acromioclavicular-joint-injuries-surgically-managed
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Luis Natera Cisneros, Juan Sarasquete Reiriz
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of remaining horizontal instability in high-grade acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injuries surgically managed by means of four different surgical strategies and to assess its relation to the clinical outcomes and the quality of life. METHODS: In this multicentric non-randomized retrospective study, 53 patients with high-grade ACJ injuries surgically managed (by means of open or arthroscopic surgery) were clinically and radiographically assessed at 24 months or more after shoulder surgery...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039531/stress-and-psychopathology-and-its-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-chronic-anal-fissure-caf-patients
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Özden Arısoy, Neriman Şengül, Affan Çakir
BACKGROUND: Chronic anal fissure (CAF) onset, exacerbation, and impact on quality of life are influenced by a host of psychological, physiological, and social factors. We aimed to investigate the difference in psychopathology and stress between normal and CAF groups. METHODS: Thirty CAF patients and 20 age-sex matched healthy controls were evaluated for Axis I psychopathology, depression, anxiety, and stress with Hamilton and Hospital Depression-Anxiety Scales, Perceived Stress Scale, and SF-36...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031210/randomised-feasibility-study-of-a-novel-experience-based-internet-intervention-to-support-self-management-in-chronic-asthma
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Nikki Newhouse, Angela Martin, Sena Jawad, Ly-Mee Yu, Mina Davoudianfar, Louise Locock, Sue Ziebland, John Powell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) assessing the effects of an experience-based website as a resource for the self-management of chronic asthma. DESIGN AND SETTING: Feasibility, single-blind RCT in 2 regions of England. Randomisation used computer-generated random number sequence in a 1:1 ratio, after baseline data collection, to website access for 2 weeks. PARTICIPANTS: Adults (age ≥18 years), with clinically diagnosed asthma as coded in their primary care electronic record, prescribed inhaled corticosteroids for at least 3 months in the previous year, were recruited from 9 general practices...
December 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029063/computerized-physical-activity-training-for-persons-with-severe-mental-illness-experiences-from-a-communal-supported-housing-project
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Amanda Lundvik Gyllensten, Karl-Anton Forsberg
PURPOSE: To study the effectiveness of Exergames in communal psychiatry for persons with severe mental illness, a randomized cluster study was performed. The hypothesis was to increase physical activity habits to improve somatic health. To identify factors promoting or impeding the use of the Exergames. METHODS: Assessments of BMI, blood pressure, physical fitness, SF36, GAF and social interactions were studied at baseline and 10 months. An integrated methods design using content analysis of focus group interviews was integrated with a statistical analysis...
December 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932278/patient-perceived-flares-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-sub-analysis-of-the-strass-treatment-tapering-strategy-trial
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Agnès Portier, Laure Gossec, Florence Tubach, Toni Alfaiate, Thao Pham, Alain Saraux, Martin Soubrier, Thierry Schaeverbeke, Jean-Francis Maillefert, Xavier Mariette, David Hajage, Bruno Fautrel
OBJECTIVES: Patient's and physician's perspective can differ in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim was to define the concept of patient-reported flares. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial of a step-down strategy in RA patients treated with anti-TNF, in DAS28-remission for ≥6 months, randomized to either "spacing" or "maintaining" anti-TNF. The occurrence of patient-reported flares (PRF) was evaluated every 3 months for 18 months by: "Over the last 3 months, did you experience symptoms suggestive of disease exacerbation?"...
December 5, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904636/effect-of-cognitive-behavioral-stress-management-program-on-psychosomatic-patients-quality-of-life
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Zahra Ghazavi, Esmat Rahimi, Mohsen Yazdani, Hamid Afshar
BACKGROUND: Level of stress and its management affects the dimensions of psychosomatic patients' quality of life (QoL), which is an important psychological issue. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of cognitive behavioral stress management program on psychosomatic patients' QoL. In cognitive behavioral method, patients discover thought and behavioral mistakes and recover them. The criterion to evaluate the success of the present study was measurement of the patients' QoL and its notable improvement after intervention...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876029/home-telemonitoring-for-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrea Vianello, Massimo Fusello, Lorenzo Gubian, Claudia Rinaldo, Claudio Dario, Alessandra Concas, Claudio Saccavini, Laura Battistella, Giulia Pellizzon, Giuseppe Zanardi, Silvia Mancin
BACKGROUND: Although a number of studies have suggested that the use of Telemonitoring (TM) in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be useful and efficacious, its real utility in detecting Acute Exacerbation (AE) signaling the need for prompt treatment is not entirely clear. The current study aimed to investigate the benefits of a TM system in managing AE in advanced-stage COPD patients to improve their Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) and to reduce utilization of healthcare services...
November 22, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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