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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351067/do-medical-students-narrative-representations-of-the-good-doctor-change-over-time-comparing-humanism-essays-from-a-national-contest-in-1999-and-2013
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Pooja C Rutberg, Brandy King, Elizabeth Gaufberg, Pamela Brett-MacLean, Perry Dinardo, Richard M Frankel
PURPOSE: To explore medical students' conceptions of "the good doctor" at two points in time separated by 14 years. METHOD: The authors conducted qualitative analysis of narrative-based essays. Following a constant comparative method, an emergent relational coding scheme was developed which the authors used to characterize 110 essays submitted to the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest in 1999 (n = 50) and 2013 (n = 60) in response to the prompt, "Who is the good doctor?" RESULTS: The authors identified five relational themes as guiding the day-to-day work and lives of physicians: doctor-patient, doctor-self, doctor-learner, doctor-colleague, and doctor-system/society/profession...
April 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350568/reducing-length-of-stay-using-a-robotic-assisted-approach-for-retromuscular-ventral-hernia-repair-a-comparative-analysis-from-the-americas-hernia-society-quality-collaborative
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Alfredo M Carbonell, Jeremy A Warren, Ajita S Prabhu, Conrad D Ballecer, Randy J Janczyk, Javier Herrera, Li-Ching Huang, Sharon Phillips, Michael J Rosen, Benjamin K Poulose
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare length of stay (LOS) after robotic-assisted and open retromuscular ventral hernia repair (RVHR). BACKGROUND: RVHR has traditionally been performed by open techniques. Robotic-assisted surgery enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive RVHR, but with unknown benefit. Using real-world evidence, this study compared LOS after open (o-RVHR) and robotic-assisted (r-RVHR) approach. METHODS: Multi-institutional data from patients undergoing elective RVHR in the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative between 2013 and 2016 were analyzed...
March 27, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350481/a-qualitative-study-of-a-maintenance-support-program-for-women-at-risk-of-homelessness-part-2-situational-factors
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Rose McMaster, Violeta Lopez, Rachel Kornhaber, Michelle Cleary
People who are homeless tend to have a number of complex needs. A housing maintenance support program (MSP) for women from the perspectives of clients, case managers and health professionals within the program was explored in this qualitative descriptive study. Interviews were conducted, and data were analysed using thematic analysis. The overarching theme that emerged from the data was "A life-changing event: I have the power to change." This theme was supported by three sub-themes: personal, situational and societal dimensions...
March 28, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345842/bone-mineral-density-in-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Farzaneh Rohani, Khadijeh Arjmandi Rafsanjani, Gholamreza Bahoush, Mansoureh Sabzehparvar, Mohammad Ahmadi
Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) after completion of treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 103 survivors of ALL aged 13.5 ± 0.45 who completed their treatment at least one year earlier were enrolled. Among these, 49.5% and 51.5% received chemotherapy alone and chemotherapy plus cranial radiotherapy, respectively. Bone mineral content, BMD, and bone mineral apparent density in the lumbar spine (LS), femoral neck (FN) and forearm were assessed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345441/prevalence-and-cost-of-subsequent-fractures-among-u-s-patients-with-an-incident-fracture
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Jessica Weaver, Shiva Sajjan, E Michael Lewiecki, Steven T Harris, Panagiotis Marvos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and cost of subsequent fractures among patients with an incident fracture are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of, and costs associated with, subsequent fractures in the year after an incident fracture. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims database analysis using data from Humana Medicare Advantage claims (Medicare group) and Optum Insight Clinformatics Data Mart commercial claims (commercial group)...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344567/does-hunger-contribute-to-socioeconomic-gradients-in-behavior
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Daniel Nettle
Recent research has uncovered many examples of socioeconomic gradients in behavior and psychological states. As yet there is no theoretical consensus on the nature of the causal processes that produce these gradients. Here, I present the hunger hypothesis, namely the claim that part of the reason that people of lower socioeconomic position behave and feel as they do is that they are relatively often hungry. The hunger hypothesis applies in particular to impulsivity-hyperactivity, irritability-aggression, anxiety, and persistent narcotic use, all of which have been found to show socioeconomic gradients...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343116/health-and-weight-gender-specific-linkages-under-heterogeneity-interdependence-and-resilience-factors
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Olaf Hübler
Many studies have shown that obesity is a serious health problem for our society. Empirical analyses often neglect a number of methodological issues and relevant influences on health. This paper investigates empirically whether neglecting these items leads to systematically different estimates. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, this study derives the following results. (1) Many combinations of weight and height lead to the same health status. (2) The relationship between health and body mass index is nonlinear...
March 11, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339168/parental-relationship-satisfaction-in-families-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd-a-multilevel-analysis
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Emma Langley, Vasiliki Totsika, Richard P Hastings
Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been linked to a range of negative outcomes for parents but less is known about the putative impact upon the parental couple relationship. The relationship satisfaction of parents of children with ASD was investigated using multilevel modeling. Mothers and fathers (146 couples) reported on their relationship satisfaction, their own well-being, and the behavior problems of the child with ASD and a sibling. Results indicated that mothers and fathers reported similar levels of relationship satisfaction and it was significantly and negatively associated with parental depression and the behavior problems of the child with ASD...
March 24, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338807/is-orthostatic-hypotension-related-to-falling-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data-of-prospective-observational-studies
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Laura Caroline Hartog, Dennis Schrijnders, G W D Landman, Klaas Groenier, Nanne Kleefstra, Henk J G Bilo, Kornelis Johannes Jongers van Hateren
Background: orthostatic hypotension (OH) is one out of many risk factors believed to contribute to an increased fall risk in elderly subjects but it is unclear whether an independent association between OH and falling exists. Objectives: to perform an individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis of prospective observational studies investigating the relationship between OH and falling. Design: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library and the abstracts of annual meetings of selected hypertension societies were searched...
February 25, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337430/improving-access-to-use-of-and-outcomes-from-public-health-programs-the-importance-of-building-and-maintaining-trust-with-patients-clients
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Paul Russell Ward
The central argument in this paper is that "public trust" is critical for developing and maintaining the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and societies. I argue that public health practitioners and policy makers need to take "public trust" seriously if they intend to improve both the public's health and the engagement between members of the public and public health systems. Public health practitioners implement a range of services and interventions aimed at improving health but implicit a requirement for individuals to trust the practitioners and the services/interventions, before they engage with them...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337154/the-reciprocal-relationship-between-suicidality-and-stigma
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REVIEW
Bernardo Carpiniello, Federica Pinna
INTRODUCTION: Although suicidality is frequently the cause of stigma, it is conversely true that stigma may be the cause of suicidality. The present paper focuses on the complex relationships that exist between suicidal behavior and stigmatizing attitudes. METHODS: A narrative review of the topic will be presented on the basis of the relevant literature collected from an electronic search of PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, and Scopus databases, using stigma, public stigma, structural stigma, perceived stigma, self-stigma, suicide, attempted suicide, and suicidality as key words...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336789/percutaneous-therapy-for-tricuspid-regurgitation-a-new-frontier-for-interventional-cardiology
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Samir R Kapadia, Amar Krishnaswamy, E Murat Tuzcu
Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is common, whether in association with mitral or aortic valve disease or presenting as an isolated valvular disease. Several studies have shown that TR is associated with poor patient outcomes, though a cause-and-effect relationship of TR to mortality has not been proven. Similarly the impact of surgical treatment of TR on outcomes needs well-controlled randomized trials that are under planning. The current professional society guidelines for treatment of TR are based on expert opinions with a level of evidence C for all indications...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334605/new-horizons-in-diabetic-neuropathy-mechanisms-bioenergetics-and-pain
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REVIEW
Eva L Feldman, Klaus-Armin Nave, Troels S Jensen, David L H Bennett
Pre-diabetes and diabetes are a global epidemic, and the associated neuropathic complications create a substantial burden on both the afflicted patients and society as a whole. Given the enormity of the problem and the lack of effective therapies, there is a pressing need to understand the mechanisms underlying diabetic neuropathy (DN). In this review, we present the structural components of the peripheral nervous system that underlie its susceptibility to metabolic insults and then discuss the pathways that contribute to peripheral nerve injury in DN...
March 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333973/reported-reasons-for-breakdown-of-marriage-and-cohabitation-in-britain-findings-from-the-third-national-survey-of-sexual-attitudes-and-lifestyles-natsal-3
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Kirsten Gravningen, Kirstin R Mitchell, Kaye Wellings, Anne M Johnson, Rebecca Geary, Kyle G Jones, Soazig Clifton, Bob Erens, Michelle Lu, Chenchit Chayachinda, Nigel Field, Pam Sonnenberg, Catherine H Mercer
OBJECTIVES: Breakdown of marriage and cohabitation is common in Western countries and is costly for individuals and society. Most research on reasons for breakdown has focused on marriages ending in divorce and/or have used data unrepresentative of the population. We present prevalence estimates of, and differences in, reported reasons for recent breakdown of marriages and cohabitations in Britain. METHODS: Descriptive analyses of data from Britain's third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3), a probability sample survey (15,162 people aged 16-74 years) undertaken 2010-2012, using computer-assisted personal interviewing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332253/sex-and-ancestry-determine-the-free-running-circadian-period
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Charmane I Eastman, Victoria A Tomaka, Stephanie J Crowley
The endogenous, free-running circadian period (τ) determines the phase relationship that an organism assumes when entrained to the 24-h day. We found a shorter circadian period in African Americans compared to non-Hispanic European Americans (24.07 versus 24.33 h). We speculate that a short circadian period, closer to 24 h, was advantageous to humans living around the equator, but when humans migrated North out of Africa, where the photoperiod changes with seasons, natural selection favoured people with longer circadian periods...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328656/psychological-reactions-social-support-and-coping-styles-in-pakistani-female-burn-survivors
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Samreen Idrees, Fayyaz Ahmad Faize, Mubeen Akhtar
This study was aimed to explore the level of psychological distress and posttraumatic stress among female burn survivors in Pakistan. It was also intended to study the kind of social support available to these burn survivors in a society where women right violation is common. The sample consisted of 35 female burn victims selected from two hospitals. General Health Questionnaire, posttraumatic stress disorder Checklist-Specific, and Social Support Scale were used to measure study variables in addition to a short open-ended questionnaire to identify coping strategies of these burn survivors...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326606/physical-activity-sedentary-time-and-bone-strength-from-childhood-to-early-adulthood-a-mixed-longitudinal-hr-pqct-study
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Leigh Gabel, Heather M Macdonald, Lindsay Nettlefold, Heather A McKay
Bone strength is influenced by bone geometry, density, and bone microarchitecture, which adapt to increased mechanical loads during growth. Physical activity (PA) is essential for optimal bone strength accrual; however, less is known about how sedentary time influences bone strength and its determinants. Thus, our aim was to investigate the prospective associations between PA, sedentary time, and bone strength and its determinants during adolescence. We used HR-pQCT at distal tibia (8% site) and radius (7% site) in 173 girls and 136 boys (aged 9 to 20 years at baseline)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325101/-i-had-no-idea-what-a-complicated-business-eating-is%C3%A2-a-qualitative-study-of-the-impact-of-dysphagia-during-stroke-recovery
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Jennifer Moloney, Margaret Walshe
AIM: Persons with dysphagia following stroke may experience uncomfortable symptoms such as persistent coughing, choking and poor salivary management. They may also spend long periods of time unable to eat or drink or with restrictions on oral intake. Experiences of dysphagia post-stroke are richly described in unsolicited narratives such as autobiographies on the stroke event, which often include details of the author's journey through their stroke recovery. The aim of this study is to use autobiographical accounts to explore the experiences of those living with dysphagia following stroke...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322669/acculturation-and-physical-activity-among-latinas-enrolled-in-a-12-month-walking-intervention
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Rodney P Joseph, Tanya J Benitez, Barbara E Ainsworth, Michael Todd, Colleen Keller
This report evaluates the relationship between acculturation and assimilation with the physical activity (PA) outcomes of a 12-month walking intervention for postpartum Latinas ( n = 81, M age = 29.2 years, M BMI [body mass index] = 30.0). PA was measured by ActiGraph GT1M accelerometers. Acculturation and assimilation were measured by the Hazuda Acculturation and Assimilation Scales. Data were collected at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months. Results showed a trend for participants classified in the least acculturated groups to engage in more moderate-to-vigorous PA than participants classified in the higher acculturated/assimilated groups for two dimensions of acculturation (Adult Proficiency in English Versus Spanish, p = ...
February 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322431/exploring-societal-solidarity-in-the-context-of-extreme-prematurity
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Manya J Hendriks, Hans Ulrich Bucher, Sabine D Klein, Jürg C Streuli, Ruth Baumann-Hölzle, Jean-Claude Fauchère
QUESTION: Extreme prematurity can result in long-term disabilities. Its impact on society is often not taken into account and deemed controversial. Our study examined attitudes of the Swiss population regarding extreme prematurity and people's perspectives regarding the question of solidarity with disabled people. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide representative anonymous telephone survey with 1210 Swiss residents aged 18 years or older. We asked how people estimate their own personal solidarity, the solidarity of their social environment and the solidarity across the country with disabled persons...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
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