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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656379/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-scopa-sleep-german-version
#1
Simone Goebel, Elisabeth Steinmann, Bernd Leplow, H Maximilian Mehdorn
Aim of the study was the cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the German version of the Scale for Outcomes in Parkinson's disease-Sleep Scale (SCOPA-Sleep) for assessment of night-time sleep problems (NS) and daytime sleepiness (DS). Eighty-three patients with Parkinson's disease completed the SCOPA-Sleep and a multitude of measures for assessment of validity (e.g., PSQI, ESS). Twenty patients completed the SCOPA-Sleep twice within 2 months for assessment of retest reliability. Sixty-four healthy controls were also included for validity estimation...
April 14, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656341/environmental-factors-that-influence-milk-production-of-pantaneiro-ewes-and-the-weight-gain-of-their-lambs-during-the-pre-weaning-period
#2
M L Longo, F M Vargas Junior, K Cansian, M R Souza, P C Burim, A L A Silva, C M Costa, L O Seno
The main objective of this research was to conduct an exploratory study of the lactation curve in order to characterize the productive potential of Pantaneiro ewes and lambs. Fifty ewes were bred using four rams in two different mating seasons. The ewes were kept with their lambs on pasture of Brachiaria brizantha. Ewe body score, ewe weight, and lamb weight were evaluated. Milk sampling was performed every week. In the morning for milk collections, the ewes were treated with 1 UI of oxytocin (intramuscular) for complete milking...
April 14, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655785/characterization-of-28s-rrna-sequences-of-cestoda-parasite-electrotaenia-malapteruri-fritsch-1886-from-the-electric-catfish-malapterurus-electricus-siluriformes-malapteruridae
#3
Rewaida Abdel-Gaber, Reem Alajmi, Saleh Al Quraishy, Kareem Morsy, Khaled Al Rasheid
Proteocephalids are cestoda parasites that mostly infect freshwater fish. The present study was carried out to investigate the presence of proteocephalids infecting the electric catfish Malapterurus electricus from Lake Manzala, Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, Egypt. Morphological characterization revealed the present parasite is a cestoda belonging to the genus Electrotaenia. Morphologically, the recovered worms were characterized by an elongated body measuring 100-127 (120 ± 2) mm long and 0.92-2.11 (2...
April 12, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655657/the-mindful-eating-behavior-scale-development-and-psychometric-properties-in-a-sample-of-dutch-adults-aged-55-years-and-older
#4
Laura H H Winkens, Tatjana van Strien, Juan Ramón Barrada, Ingeborg A Brouwer, Brenda W J H Penninx, Marjolein Visser
BACKGROUND: Earlier scales on mindful eating do not measure mindful eating independent from emotional or external eating, or mindful eating in common situations. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to develop a new instrument to measure the attention element of mindful eating, the Mindful Eating Behavior Scale (MEBS), and to compute the internal structure, reliabilities, and convergent validity of this scale. DESIGN: A cross-sectional ancillary study within the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam was conducted between fall 2014 and spring 2015...
April 11, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655654/factorial-structure-and-familial-aggregation-of-the-hypomania-checklist-32-hcl-32-results-of-the-nimh-family-study-of-affective-spectrum-disorders
#5
Jennifer Glaus, Anna Van Meter, Lihong Cui, Ciro Marangoni, Kathleen R Merikangas
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence that bipolar disorder (BD) manifests on a spectrum rather than as a categorical condition. Detection of people with subthreshold manifestations of BD is therefore important. The Hypomania Checklist-32 (HCL-32) was developed as a tool to identify such people. PURPOSE: The aims of this paper were to: (1) investigate the factor structure of HCL-32; (2) determine whether the HCL-32 can discriminate between mood disorder subtypes; and (3) assess the familial aggregation and cross-aggregation of hypomanic symptoms assessed on the HCL with BD...
April 3, 2018: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655592/development-of-a-blunt-chest-injury-care-bundle-an-integrative-review
#6
REVIEW
Sarah Kourouche, Thomas Buckley, Belinda Munroe, Kate Curtis
BACKGROUND: Blunt chest injuries (BCI) are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. There are many interventions for BCI which may be able to be combined as a care bundle for improved and more consistent outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To review and integrate the BCI management interventions to inform the development of a BCI care bundle. METHODS: A structured search of the literature was conducted to identify studies evaluating interventions for patients with BCI...
April 7, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655367/biologic-plating-of-unstable-distal-radial-fractures
#7
Jae-Man Kwak, Gu-Hee Jung
BACKGROUND: Volar locking plating through the flexor carpi radialis is a well-established technique for treating unstable distal radial fractures, with few reported complications. In certain circumstances, including metaphyseal comminuted fractures, bridge plating through a pronator quadratus (PQ)-sparing approach may be required to preserve the soft tissue envelope. This study describes our prospective experience with bridge plating through indirect reduction. METHODS: Thirty-three wrists (four 23A2, six 23A3, 15 23C1, and eight 23C2) underwent bridge plating through a PQ-sparing approach with indirect reduction from June 2006 to December 2010...
April 14, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653440/long-term-outcome-after-dynamic-graciloplasty-for-treatment-of-persistent-fecal-incontinence-in-patients-with-anorectal-malformations
#8
Johan Danielson, Urban Karlbom, Tomas Wester, Wilhelm Graf
PURPOSE:  Dynamic graciloplasty (DGP) has been used to treat severe fecal incontinence since the 1980s. Previous studies have shown an inferior outcome in patients with anorectal malformations (ARMs). Our experience has been that DGP has been appreciated by ARM -patients. The objective of the study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of DGP in our patients with ARM compared with patients with other underlying conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Twenty-three patients operated with DGP at our institution from 1996 to 2010 were sent validated bowel function and quality of life questionnaires...
April 13, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653108/validation-of-the-narrowing-beam-walking-test-in-lower-limb-prosthesis-users
#9
Andrew Sawers, Brian Hafner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the content, construct, and discriminant validity of the Narrowing Beam Walking Test (NBWT), a performance-based balance test for lower limb prosthesis users. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Research laboratory and prosthetics clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Forty unilateral transtibial and transfemoral prosthesis users. INTERVENTION: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Content validity was examined by quantifying the percentage of participants receiving maximum or minimum scores (i...
April 10, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652828/can-a-simple-dietary-index-derived-from-a-sub-set-of-questionnaire-items-assess-diet-quality-in-a-sample-of-australian-adults
#10
Alexia Bivoltsis, Georgina S A Trapp, Matthew Knuiman, Paula Hooper, Gina L Ambrosini
Large, longitudinal surveys often lack consistent dietary data, limiting the use of existing tools and methods that are available to measure diet quality. This study describes a method that was used to develop a simple index for ranking individuals according to their diet quality in a longitudinal study. The RESIDential Environments (RESIDE) project (2004-2011) collected dietary data in varying detail, across four time points. The most detailed dietary data were collected using a 24-item questionnaire at the final time point ( n = 555; age ≥ 25 years)...
April 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652786/long-term-results-of-surgery-compared-with-nonoperative-treatment-for-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-in-the-spine-patient-outcomes-research-trial-sport
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William A Abdu, Olivia A Sacks, Anna N A Tosteson, Wenyan Zhao, Tor D Tosteson, Tamara S Morgan, Adam Pearson, James N Weinstein, Jon D Lurie
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized trial with a concurrent observational cohort study OBJECTIVE.: To compare eight-year outcomes between surgery and nonoperative care and among different fusion techniques for symptomatic lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical treatment of DS has been shown to be more effective than nonoperative treatment out to four years. This study sought to further determine the long-term (8-year) outcomes. METHODS: Surgical candidates with DS from thirteen centers with at least twelve weeks of symptoms and confirmatory imaging were offered enrollment in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) or observational cohort study (OBS)...
April 12, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652533/facial-and-nasolabial-aesthetics-of-complete-uclp-submitted-to-2-stage-palate-repair-with-vomer-flap
#12
Terumi Okada Ozawa, Luciana Lais Savero Reis, Renata Mayumi Kato, Diógenes Laercio Rocha, Renata Sathler, Daniela Gamba Garib
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the aesthetics of nasolabial appearance and facial profile of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) submitted to 2-stage palate repair with vomerine flap. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Single center. PATIENTS: Forty patients with UCLP, mean age of 7.81 years of both sexes, rehabilitated at a single center by 1 plastic surgeon. INTERVENTIONS: Lip and anterior palate repair with nasal alar repositioning was performed at 3 to 6 months of age by Millard technique and vomer flap, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652236/validity-of-promis-in-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-preliminary-evaluation
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Brittany E Haws, Benjamin Khechen, Jordan A Guntin, Kaitlyn L Cardinal, Daniel D Bohl, Kern Singh
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcomes are commonly used to evaluate treatment efficacy. Inefficiencies in standard measurement tools often prove to be a barrier to data collection. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) was developed to overcome these limitations. This tool implements computer-adaptive testing, which enables the assessment of physical function in fewer questions than those required for "static" metrics. In spine surgery patients, moderate to strong correlations with Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and the 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36) scores have been reported for PROMIS...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652112/mucopexy-recto-anal-lifting-mu-ral-a-standardized-minimally-invasive-method-of-managing-symptomatic-hemorrhoids-with-an-innovative-suturing-technique-and-the-hemorpex-system%C3%A2
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Claudio Pagano, Contardo Vergani, Carlo Invernizzi, Massimo Bussone, Guido Benegiamo, Marco Venturi
BACKGROUND: Conservative surgery of hemorrhoidal disease is less painful than traditional hemorrhoidectomy, and mucopexy has less risk of serious postoperative complications than stapled hemorrhoidopexy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a standardized, modified hemorrhoidopexy, named Mucopexy-Recto Anal Lifting (MuRAL),with the HemorPex System (HPS) in patients with symptomatic III and IV degree hemorrhoids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were enrolled from May 2013 to Dec 2015 and operated on with the MuRAL technique, based on arterial ligation and mucopexy at 6 locations, using a standardized clockwise/anti-clockwise rotation sequence of the HPS anoscope...
April 12, 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651650/evaluation-of-options-for-presenting-health-states-from-promis%C3%A2-item-banks-for-valuation-exercises
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Janel Hanmer, David Cella, David Feeny, Baruch Fischhoff, Ron D Hays, Rachel Hess, Paul A Pilkonis, Dennis Revicki, Mark Roberts, Joel Tsevat, Lan Yu
PURPOSE: Health status descriptive systems based on item response theory (IRT), such as the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®), have item banks to measure domains of health. We developed a method to present such banks for health-state valuation. METHODS: We evaluated four different presentation approaches: a single item (1S), 2 items presented separately (2S), 2 items presented together (2T), or 5 items presented together (5T). We evaluated these four approaches in three PROMIS item banks (depression, physical function, and sleep disturbance)...
April 12, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651607/detecting-inflammation-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-how-does-ultrasound-compare-to-magnetic-resonance-enterography-using-standardised-scoring-systems
#16
Joy L Barber, Alexsandra Zambrano-Perez, Øystein E Olsen, Fevronia Kiparissi, Mila Baycheva, Daniela Knaflez, Neil Shah, Tom A Watson
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is the current gold standard for imaging in inflammatory bowel disease, but ultrasound (US) is a potential alternative. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether US is as good as MRE for the detecting inflamed bowel, using a combined consensus score as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in children and adolescents <18 years with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at a tertiary and quaternary centre...
April 13, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651396/correcting-flank-skin-laxity-and-dog-ear-plus-aggressive-liposuction-a-technique-for-classic-abdominoplasty-in-middle-eastern-obese-women
#17
Seyed Nejat Hosseini, Ali Ammari, Seyed Mehdi Mousavizadeh
BACKGROUND: Nowadays obesity is a common problem as it leads to abdominal deformation and people's dissatisfaction of their own body. This study has explored using a new surgical technique based on a different incision to reform the flank skin laxity and dog ear plus aggressive liposuction on women with abdominal deformities. METHODS: From May 2014 to February 2016 , 25 women were chosen for this study. All women had a body mass index more than 28 kg/m2 , flank folding, bulging and excess fat, abdominal and flank skin sagging and laxity...
January 2018: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651316/early-identification-of-patients-in-need-of-palliative-care-in-slovenian-general-practice
#18
Lisette Klok, Yvonne Engels, Carel Veldhoven, Danica Rotar Pavlič
Background: To help general practitioners (GPs) in early identification of patients with palliative care (PC) needs, this pilot study aimed to determine the potential of the combined original surprise question (SQ1) ('Would I be surprised if this patient died within the next 12 months?') and the second surprise question (SQ2) ('Would I be surprised if this patient was still alive after 12 months?'). We hypothesized that answering these SQs would trigger them to make a multidimensional care plan...
June 2018: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650708/outcomes-in-asymptomatic-severe-aortic-stenosis-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-undergoing-rest-and-treadmill-stress-echocardiography
#19
Chetan P Huded, Ahmad Masri, Kenya Kusunose, Andrew L Goodman, Richard A Grimm, A Marc Gillinov, Douglas R Johnston, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Zoran B Popovic, Lars G Svensson, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
BACKGROUND: In asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction, we sought to assess the incremental prognostic value of resting valvuloarterial impedence (Zva) and left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LV-GLS) to treadmill stress echocardiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 504 such patients (66±12 years, 78% men, 32% with coronary artery disease who underwent treadmill stress echocardiography between 2001 and 2012...
April 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650691/predictive-score-for-the-development-or-progression-of-graves-orbitopathy-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-graves-hyperthyroidism
#20
Wilmar M Wiersinga, Miloš Žarković, Luigi Bartalena, Simone Donati, Petros Perros, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Daniel Morris, Nicole Fichter, Juerg Lareida, Georg von Arx, Chantal Daumerie, Maria-Cristina Burlacu, George J Kahaly, Susanne Pitz, Biljana Beleslin, Jasmina Ćirić, Goksun Ayvaz, Onur Konuk, Fusun Balos Toruner, Mario Salvi, Danila Covelli, Nicola Currò, Laszlo Hegedüs, Thomas Heiberg Brix
Objective: To construct a predictive score for the development or progression of Graves' orbitopathy (GO) in Graves' hyperthyroidism (GH). Design: Prospective observational study in patients with newly diagnosed GH, treated with antithyroid drugs (ATD) for 18 months at ten participating centers from EUGOGO in 8 European countries. Methods: 348 patients were included with untreated GH but without obvious GO. Mixeded effects logistic regression was used to determine best predictors. A predictive score (called PREDIGO) was constructed...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
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