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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747121/assessment-of-yoga-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-for-combat-related-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Linda McCarthy, Judith Fuller, Georgina Davidson, Alicia Crump, Sandro Positano, Chris Alderman
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed yoga as an adjuvant strategy for symptoms of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: Subjects had significant, combat-related PTSD. Control data were collected during an eight-week waiting period. Trauma-sensitive yoga sessions of 90 minutes duration were provided every seven days for eight weeks. Assessments included the PTSD checklist (PCL); the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS); the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI); the Adult/Adolescent Sensory Profile (AASP); the SF36 Quality of Life instrument; and a brief, structured pre-enrolment assessment of attitudes towards yoga...
August 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742755/the-lumbar-pelvic-angle-lpa-the-lumbar-component-of-the-t1-pelvic-angle-correlates-with-hrqol-pi-ll-mismatch-and-it-predicts-global-alignment
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Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Renaud Lafage, Justin S Smith, Peter G Passias, Christopher I Shaffrey, Han Jo Kim, Gregory M Mundis, Christopher P Ames, Douglas C Burton, Shay Bess, Eric Klineberg, Robert A Hart, Frank J Schwab, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multicenter analysis of Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) patients. OBJECTIVE: To introduce the lumbar pelvic angle (LPA), a novel parameter of spinopelvic alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The T1 Pelvic angle (TPA), a measure of global spinopelvic alignment, correlates with HRQOL, but it may not be measureable on all intraoperative x-rays. In patients with prior interbody fusion at L5-S1, the plane of the S1 endplate can be blurred, creating error in PI-LL measure...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741988/comparison-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia-and-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-in-southern-iran
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Sezaneh Haghpanah, Sara Vahdati, Mehran Karimi
Increased life expectancy in patients with β-thalassemia (β-thal) requires healthcare professionals to give greater attention to improving their quality of life (QoL). We aimed to evaluate health-related QoL (HRQoL) and its determinants in patients with β-thal intermedia (β-TI) compared with β-thal major (β-TM). In this cross sectional study, 118 patients with β-TI, referred to the Thalassemia Clinic of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, were investigated by convenience sampling from January to June 2014 in southern Iran...
July 25, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738962/-simplification-and-validation-of-leicester-cough-questionnaire-in-mandarin-chinese
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Rongjia Lin, Guowei Che, Zhihua Xu, Mingming Wang, Kun Zhou, Pengfei Li
BACKGROUND: Patients often have cough after lung surgery, and there is a lack of tools to specifically assess postoperative coughs. LCQ-MC (Leicester Cough Questionnaire in Mandarin-Chinese) was revised and validated to explore its value on clinical application. METHODS: A total of 250 patients undergone the lung operation of single medical team, from September 2015 to December 2016 in the Department ofThoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, were investigated...
July 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734235/characterization-of-cognitive-performance-and-evaluation-of-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-htlv-1
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Liliana Raulino Goncalves, Leopoldo Nelson Fernandes Barbosa, Paula Machado Ribeiro Magalhaes, Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cognitive alterations among patients with HTLV-1, ascertain what is associated with these alterations and evaluate these patients' quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. Patients infected by HTLV-1 who were seen at the Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital from March 2014 to June 2015 were included in the study. A semi-structured questionnaire and the Mini-Mental State Examination, Color Trails Test, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF36) were used...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717979/impact-of-age-on-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease-presentation-a-multi-center-prospective-study
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Jérôme R Lechien, Camille Finck, Kathy Huet, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
The objective is to assess the differences in the severity of symptoms, signs, voice quality, and quality of life before and after treatment according to age in suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) patients. The design used in this paper is prospective multi-center study. Eighty clinically diagnosed LPR patients with a reflux finding score (RFS) >7 and a reflux symptom index (RSI) >13 were treated with pantoprazole and diet recommendations for 3 months. Patients were subdivided into three groups according their age: group 1 (18-39 years, N = 21), group 2 (40-59 years, N = 31), and group 3 (≥60 years, N = 28)...
July 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698798/patients-expectations-and-fulfilment-of-expectations-before-and-after-treatment-for-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-assessed-with-a-newly-developed-questionnaire-in-combination-with-established-health-related-quality-of-life-questionnaires
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Annika Odell, Angela Bång, Paulin Andréll, Charlotte Widell, Henrik Fryklund, Anders Kallryd, Hans Tygesen, Lars Grip
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision-making is often based on evidence of outcome after a specific treatment. Healthcare providers and patients may, however, have different perceptions and expectations of what to achieve from a certain healthcare measure. AIMS: To evaluate patients' expectations, perceptions and health related quality of life (HRQoL) before a care process including coronary angiography for suspected coronary artery disease and to evaluate the fulfilment of these expectations in relation to established patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) 6 months later...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625909/multilevel-acdf-with-zero-profile-devices-analysis-of-safety-and-feasibility-with-a-focus-on-sagittal-alignment-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcome-a-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vincenzo Albanese, Francesco Certo, Massimiliano Visocchi, Giuseppe Mv Barbagallo
BACKGROUND: In multilevel degenerative conditions posterior approaches are often preferred, but anterior approaches provide comparable clinical results and better alignment. Anterior plating entails higher rates of soft tissue injuries and dysphagia, particularly in multilevel cases. This study evaluates efficacy and safety of zero-profile devices in three and four-level ACDF, analyzing patients' clinical and radiological long-term outcome. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 24 patients with cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy (CSM), who underwent three and four-level ACDF with Zero-P device...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591384/social-support-network-and-quality-of-life-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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David Castro Costa, Maria José Sá, José Manuel Calheiros
Objective: To analyse the relationship between the social support network (SSN) and health related quality of life (HRQOL) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Methods: The sample comprised 150 consecutive MS patients attending our MS clinic. To assess the socio-demographic data, a specifically designed questionnaire was applied. The HRQOL dimensions were measured with the Short-Form Health Survey Questionnaire-SF36 and the SSN with the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey...
May 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570437/identification-and-validation-of-clinically-relevant-clusters-of-severe-fatigue-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Neil Basu, Gareth T Jones, Gary J Macfarlane, Katie L Druce
OBJECTIVE: The considerable heterogeneity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) related fatigue is the greatest challenge to determining pathogenesis. The identification of homogenous sub-types of severe fatigue would inform the design and analysis of experiments seeking to characterise the likely numerous causal pathways which underpin the symptom. This study aimed to identify and validate such fatigue sub-types in patients with RA. METHODS: Data were obtained from patients recruited to the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics register for RA, as either receiving traditional Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARD cohort, n=522) or commencing anti-TNF therapy (anti-TNF cohort, n=3909)...
May 31, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567692/bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-on-a-low-fodmap-diet-a-pilot-study
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M Bellini, D Gambaccini, L Bazzichi, G Bassotti, M G Mumolo, B Fani, F Costa, A Ricchiuti, N De Bortoli, M Mosca, S Marchi, A Rossi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of a low fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet on the nutritional status and body composition, abdominal symptoms, quality of life, anxiety/depression and sleep quality of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS: Consecutive patients were given a low FODMAP diet for 8 weeks. At baseline and after 8 weeks, blood tests were taken to evaluate nutritional status and a bioelectrical impedance analysis was performed to assess body composition...
May 31, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555709/the-association-between-daily-walking-behavior-and-self-reported-physical-function-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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B Bogen, M K Aaslund, A H Ranhoff, K Taraldsen, R Moe-Nilssen
Many older people do not participate in organized exercise, and daily walking may be the most substantial contributor to physical activity. To investigate the association between daily walking behavior and self-reported health-related physical function, older community-dwelling volunteers wore activity-registering sensors for three days. Self-reported health-related physical functioning was measured using the SF36 10-item Physical Function subscale. Forty-six participants wore a sensor (mean age 77.6, SD 3...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545164/loss-of-appendicular-muscle-mass-in-haemodialysis-patients-is-associated-with-increased-self-reported-depression-anxiety-and-lower-general-health-scores
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Helen Alston, Aine Burns, Andrew Davenport
AIMS: Depressive symptoms are commonly reported by haemodialysis (HD) patients. Previous reports have suggested an association between depression and nutritional status. To investigate this, we measured muscle mass in HD patients screened for depression. METHODS: The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were used to screen for depression, and quality of life assessed by the short form 36 (SF36), and measured appendicular lean mass (ALM) post-dialysis with segmental bioimpedance...
May 25, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529410/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
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A E Harwood, J P Totty, E Broadbent, G E Smith, I C Chetter
BACKGROUND: Intermittent claudication (IC) is a common condition that causes pain in the lower limbs when walking and has been shown to severely impact the quality of life (QoL) of patients. The QoL is therefore often regarded as an important measure in clinical trials investigating intermittent claudication. To date, no consensus exits on the type of life questionnaire to be used. This review aims to examine the QoL questionnaires used in trials investigating peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
2017: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524457/cyclization-of-motor-cortex-stimulation-for-neuropathic-pain-a-prospective-randomized-blinded-trial
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Zurab Ivanishvili, Anujan Poologaindran, Christopher R Honey
OBJECTIVES: Programming guidelines for motor cortex stimulation (MCS) in neuropathic pain requires further investigation. After optimizing voltage as a percentage of motor threshold, we evaluated the effect of cyclizing time of stimulation on pain relief for chronic neuropathic pain. METHODS: Six patients were enrolled into this trial. In a prospective, randomized, double-blinded manner, patients were programmed to receive stimulation 100, 83.3, 66.7, or 50% of the time in 30-min intervals...
May 19, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524126/-impact-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-on-life-quality-in-elderly-and-senile-patients-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spine-stenosis
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V S Klimov, I I Vasilenko, A V Evsyukov, E V Amelina
INTRODUCTION: As the life span and proportion of people over 65 years increase, the incidence of degenerative lumbar spine stenosis grows proportionally. Various parameters of the spinopelvic relationships are used to predict surgical treatment outcomes in patients with degenerative spine diseases. There are no unified protocols for evaluation, in terms of the sagittal balance, of surgical treatment outcomes in elderly patients. PURPOSE: To study the impact of sagittal balance parameters on the life quality of elderly and senile patients after surgery for degenerative stenosis of the lumbar spine...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507887/effectiveness-of-operative-and-nonoperative-care-for-adult-spinal-deformity-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alisson R Teles, Tobias A Mattei, Orlando Righesso, Asdrubal Falavigna
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: There is a need for synthesizing data on effectiveness of treatments for patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) due to its increasing prevalence and health care costs for these patients. The objective of this review was to estimate the effectiveness of surgery versus nonoperative care in patients with ASD. METHODS: A systematic review of articles in published in English using PubMed between 2005 and 2015...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503328/phrenic-pacing-compared-with-mechanical-ventilation
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Morten Packert Andersen, Michael Laub, Fin Biering-Sørensen
STUDY DESIGN: Comparable case series. OBJECTIVES: High-cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) may disrupt the ability to breathe sufficiently. To restore respiration a phrenic nerve pacer can be implanted. The aims of this study were to describe the use of phrenic nerve pacing in tetraplegics in Denmark and compare the users with a population of ventilator dependent tetraplegics. SETTING: Clinics for Spinal Cord Injuries, and Respiratory Centre East, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492695/joint-assessment-in-von-willebrand-disease-validation-of-the-haemophilia-joint-health-score-and-haemophilia-activities-list
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Karin P M van Galen, Merel A Timmer, Piet de Kleijn, Kathelijn Fischer, Wouter Foppen, Roger E G Schutgens, Jeroen Eikenboom, Karina Meijer, Marjon H Cnossen, Karin Fijnvandraat, Johanna G van der Bom, Britta A P Laros-van Gorkom, Frank W G Leebeek, Eveline P Mauser-Bunschoten
Assessment of clinical outcome after joint bleeding is essential to identify joint damage and optimise treatment, to prevent disability. However, disease-specific tools to assess the musculoskeletal status in patients with von Willebrand disease (VWD) are lacking. We aimed to determine validity and reliability of the Haemophilia Joint Health Score (HJHS) and Haemophilia Activities List (HAL) in patients with Von Willebrand disease (VWD). Ninety-six patients with VWD were included (mean age 46 years) of whom 27 had more than five documented joint bleeds...
May 11, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491858/clinical-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-in-hemodialysis-diabetic-patients-versus-non-diabetics
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Tayebeh Soleymanian, Zeinab Kokabeh, Rozita Ramaghi, Alireza Mahjoub, Hassan Argani
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. OBJECTIVES: We compared the clinical outcomes in diabetic patients on hemodialysis (HD) with non-diabetics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adult maintenance HD patients (N= 532) from 9 HD facilities were enrolled to this prospective cohort study in September 2012. Causes of death, hospitalization, and HD exit were recorded in a median 28 months follow up period. RESULTS: Forty-one percent of patients were diabetic...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
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