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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646411/achievement-of-glycated-hemoglobin-goals-in-the-us-remains-unchanged-through-2014
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Ginger Carls, Johnny Huynh, Edward Tuttle, John Yee, Steven V Edelman
INTRODUCTION: Previous research has found that the percentage of US adults with diabetes achieving a glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) target of <7.0% with currently available treatments has been fairly constant from 2003 to 2010, remaining at just over 50% [1]. The objective of this study was to compare the most recent data (2011-2014) with earlier data to track progress on HbA1c target achievement, for both the general target of <7.0% and inferred individualized targets based on age and the presence of complications...
June 23, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645958/factors-predicting-self-reported-medication-low-adherence-in-a-large-sample-of-adults-in-the-us-general-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Michael Feehan, Margaux A Morrison, Casey Tak, Donald E Morisky, Margaret M DeAngelis, Mark A Munger
OBJECTIVES: The study objective was to determine the level and correlates of self-reported medication low adherence in the US general population. SETTING: A 30 min cross-sectional online survey was conducted with a national sample of adults. PARTICIPANTS: 9202 adults (aged 18+) who had filled at least three or more prescriptions at a community pharmacy in the past 12 months. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported medication adherence was measured with the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645891/health-app-use-among-individuals-with-symptoms-of-depression-and-anxiety-a-survey-study-with-thematic-coding
#3
Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich, David C Mohr, Stephen M Schueller
BACKGROUND: Researchers have largely turned to commercial app stores, randomized trials, and systematic reviews to make sense of the mHealth landscape. Few studies have approached understanding by collecting information from target end users. The end user perspective is critical as end user interest in and use of mHealth technologies will ultimately drive the efficacy of these tools. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to obtain information from end users of mHealth technologies to better understand the physical and mental health apps people use and for what purposes...
June 23, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645890/tailored-communication-within-mobile-apps-for-diabetes-self-management-a-systematic-review
#4
Heidi Holmen, Astrid Klopstad Wahl, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Lis Ribu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes is increasing and with the requirements for self-management and risk of late complications, it remains a challenge for the individual and society. Patients can benefit from support from health care personnel in their self-management, and the traditional communication between patients and health care personnel is changing. Smartphones and apps offer a unique platform for communication, but apps with integrated health care personnel communication based on patient data are yet to be investigated to provide evidence of possible effects...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645886/uterovaginal-anastomosis-for-cases-of-cryptomenorrhea-due-to-cervical-atresia-with-vaginal-aplasia-benefits-and-risks
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M A Zayed, R F Khalil, K A Elsetohy, A T Hashem, A A AbdAllah, A I Fathi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess short term benefits and risks of utero-vaginal anastomosis done for cases of cryptomenorrhea due to cervical atresia with vaginal aplasia. DESIGN: prospective study SETTING: Surgical operations were done between December 2013 and September 2015 at the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cairo University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Five patients who had cryptomenorrhea due to cervical atresia associated with vaginal aplasia were included...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645590/endoscopic-supracerebellar-transtentorial-approach-to-the-atrium-of-the-lateral-ventricle-preliminary-surgical-and-optical-considerations
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Tao Xie, Linjun Zhou, Xiaobiao Zhang, Wei Sun, Hailin Ding, Tengfei Liu, Ye Gu, Chongjing Sun, Fan Hu, Wei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To report the operative techniques of the endoscopic supracerebellar transtentorial approach (ESTA) to the atrium of the lateral ventricle, especially focusing on the role of the endoscope and analyzing optically related issues. METHODS: A retrospective data review was performed on five patients with lesions in the atrium of the lateral ventricle undergoing the ESTA. The patients were positioned in the three-quarters prone position, and a paramidline linear incision was used...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645227/diabetic-and-obese-patient-clinical-outcomes-improve-during-a-care-management-implementation-in-primary-care
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Jodi Summers Holtrop, Zhehui Luo, Gretchen Piatt, Lee A Green, Qiaoling Chen, John Piette
BACKGROUND: To address the increasing burden of chronic disease, many primary care practices are turning to care management and the hiring of care managers to help patients coordinate their care and self-manage their conditions. Care management is often, but not always, proving effective at improving patient outcomes, but more evidence is needed. METHODS: In this pair-matched cluster randomized trial, 5 practices implemented care management and were compared with 5 comparison practices within the same practice organization...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645119/the-application-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-fast-track-surgery-in-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jie Ding, Benlong Sun, Peng Song, Song Liu, Hong Chen, Min Feng, Wenxian Guan
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to compare the safety and effectiveness of Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) with conventional care in gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS: Search strategy from Pubmed, Embase, Web of science, Cochrane library and reference lists was performed. The collected studies were randomized controlled trials and published only in English, and undergoing ERAS in gastrectomy for gastric cancer from January 1994 to August 2016. RESULTS: A total of eight studies including 801 patients were included...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644398/a-novel-wearable-forehead-eog-measurement-system-for-human-computer-interfaces
#9
Jeong Heo, Heenam Yoon, Kwang Suk Park
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients whose voluntary muscles are paralyzed commonly communicate with the outside world using eye movement. There have been many efforts to support this method of communication by tracking or detecting eye movement. An electrooculogram (EOG), an electro-physiological signal, is generated by eye movements and can be measured with electrodes placed around the eye. In this study, we proposed a new practical electrode position on the forehead to measure EOG signals, and we developed a wearable forehead EOG measurement system for use in Human Computer/Machine interfaces (HCIs/HMIs)...
June 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643931/clinical-effectiveness-of-late-maxillary-protraction-in-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-methods-paper
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M K Lee, C Lane, F Azeredo, M Landsberger, H Kapadia, B Sheller, S L Yen
OBJECTIVES: A prospective parallel cohort trial was conducted to compare outcomes of patients treated with maxillary protraction vs LeFort 1 maxillary advancement surgery. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: The primary site for the clinical trial is Children's Hospital Los Angeles; the satellite test site is Seattle Children's Hospital. All patients have isolated cleft lip and palate and a skeletal Class III malocclusion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients, ages 11-14, will be recruited for the maxillary protraction cohort...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643530/assessment-of-local-carotid-stiffness-in-seronegative-and-seropositive-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Ayşe Nur Şirin Özcan, Şükran Erten, Yakup Alsancak, Tahir Durmaz
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. Arterial stiffness (AS) is an independent predictor of CV events. This study aimed to analyse local carotid AS parameters in seronegative and seropositive RA patients. DESIGN: Of 347 consecutive RA patients, we selected specifically those who were free of established CV diseases and risk factors. As a result, 140 patients (126 women, 52...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642994/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-myocardial-fibrosis-in-valvular-heart-disease
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Tomaz Podlesnikar, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
The left ventricular (LV) remodeling process associated with significant valvular heart disease (VHD) is characterized by an increase of myocardial interstitial space with deposition of collagen and loss of myofibers. These changes occur before LV systolic function deteriorates or the patient develops symptoms. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) permits assessment of reactive fibrosis, with the use of T1 mapping techniques, and replacement fibrosis, with the use of late gadolinium contrast enhancement...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642572/disrupted-pursuit-compensation-during-self-motion-perception-in-early-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jingru Wang, Xiaojun Guo, Xianbo Zhuang, Tuanzhi Chen, Wei Yan
Our perception of the world is remarkably stable despite of distorted retinal input due to frequent eye movements. It is considered that the brain uses corollary discharge, efference copies of signals sent from motor to visual regions, to compensate for distortions and stabilize visual perception. In this study, we tested whether patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) have impaired corollary discharge functions as evidenced by reduced compensation during the perception of optic flow that mimics self-motion in the environment...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642098/quantifying-left-atrial-structure-and-function-using-single-plane-tissue-tracking-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Susumu Tao, Luisa A Ciuffo, Joao A C Lima, Katherine C Wu, Hiroshi Ashikaga
PURPOSE: Left atrial (LA) structure and function are important markers of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Tissue-tracking cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) accurately quantifies LA volume, strain, and strain rate based on biplane long-axis imaging. We aimed to assess the accuracy of the LA indices quantification from single-plane tissue-tracking CMR. METHODS: We included 162 patients (mean age 56±15, male 70%) from a prospective cohort study whose cine CMR images in sinus rhythm were available in both four-chamber and two-chamber views...
June 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641721/effective-self-management-interventions-for-patients-with-lupus-potential-impact-of-peer-mentoring
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REVIEW
Edith M Williams, Leonard Egede, Trevor Faith, James Oates
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with significant mortality, morbidity and cost for the individual patient and society. In the United States, African Americans (AAs) have 3-4 times greater prevalence of lupus, risk of developing lupus at an earlier age and lupus-related disease activity, organ damage and mortality compared with whites. Evidence-based self-management interventions that incorporate both social support and health education have reduced pain, improved function and delayed disability among patients with lupus...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641386/the-neurosteroid-pregnenolone-reverts-microtubule-derangement-induced-by-the-loss-of-a-functional-cdkl5-iqgap1-complex
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Isabella Barbiero, Diana Peroni, Marco Tramarin, Chetan Chandola, Laura Rusconi, Nicoletta Landsberger, Charlotte Kilstrup-Nielsen
CDKL5 is a protein kinase that plays a key role for neuronal functions as testified by the onset of complex neuronal dysfunctions in patients with genetic lesions in CDKL5. Here we identify a novel interactor of CDKL5, IQGAP1, a fundamental regulator of cell migration and polarity. In accordance with a functional role of this interaction, depletion of CDKL5 impairs cell migration and impedes the localization of IQGAP1 at the leading edge. Moreover, we demonstrate that CDKL5 is required for IQGAP1 to form a functional complex with its effectors, Rac1 and the microtubule plus end tracking protein CLIP170...
June 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641243/ecurves-a-temporal-shape-encoding
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Elena Bernardis, Yong Zhang, Ender Konukoglu, Yangming Ou, Harold Javitz, Leon Axel, Dimitris N Metaxas, Benoit Desjardins, Kilian M Pohl
OBJECTIVE: This paper presents a framework for temporal shape analysis to capture the shape and changes of anatomical structures from 3D+t(ime) medical scans. METHOD: We first encode the shape of a structure at each time point with the spectral signature, i.e., the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Laplace operator. We then expand it to capture morphing shapes by tracking the eigenmodes across time according to the similarity of their eigenfunctions. The similarity metric is motivated by the fact that small shape deformations lead to minor changes in the eigenfunctions...
June 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640722/stroke-ineffective-tube-securement-reduces-nutrition-and-drug-treatment
#18
Sophie Brazier, Stephen J Taylor, Kaylee Allan, Rowan Clemente, Deirdre Toher
Stroke patients with dysphagia often depend on nutrition, hydration and medication via nasogastric (NG) feeding tubes. Securing tubes using tape is associated with repeated tube loss. In this study, the authors determined cause and effect by auditing tube placement methods, delays incurred, duration and costs. Of 202 NG tube placements in 75 patients, 67 placements occurred in 17 patients over a full course of enteral nutrition (EN) and 40 of these placements were tracked. Tubes were secured by tape in 100%, mittens 31% and special observation 5...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640706/adult-glioblastoma
#19
Brian M Alexander, Timothy F Cloughesy
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a rare tumor and one of the most challenging malignancies to treat in all of oncology. Although advances have been made in the treatment of GBM, encouraging outcomes typically are not observed; patients diagnosed with these tumors generally have a dismal prognosis and poor quality of life as the disease progresses. This review summarizes the clinical presentation of GBM, diagnostic methods, evidentiary basis for the current standards of care, and investigational approaches to treat or manage GBM...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640247/genetic-testing-impacts-the-utility-of-prospective-familial-screening-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-through-identification-of-a-nonfamilial-subgroup
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Carol Ko, Patricia Arscott, Maryann Concannon, Sara Saberi, Sharlene M Day, Beverly M Yashar, Adam S Helms
PurposeHypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is considered a hereditary autosomal dominant condition, but genetic testing is positive in only half of patients. In patients with negative genetic tests, the inheritance pattern and utility of family screening are unclear.MethodsSubjects with HCM were prospectively enrolled in a registry. A survey at a median follow-up of 4 years determined the yield of family screening.ResultsThe outcome of cardiac screening on 267 family members was reported by 120 survey respondents...
June 22, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
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