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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916466/a-multi-centered-epidemiological-study-evaluating-the-validity-of-the-treatment-difficulty-indices-developed-by-the-japan-prosthodontic-society
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Takuo Kuboki, Tetsuo Ichikawa, Kazuyoshi Baba, Masanori Fujisawa, Hironobu Sato, Hideki Aita, Shigeto Koyama, Masayuki Hideshima, Yuji Sato, Hiroyuki Wake, Aya Kimura-Ono, Kan Nagao, Yorika Kodaira-Ueda, Katsushi Tamaki, Shinsuke Sadamori, Kazuhiro Tsuga, Yasuhiro Nishi, Takashi Sawase, Hisashi Koshino, Shin-Ichi Masumi, Kaoru Sakurai, Kanji Ishibashi, Takashi Ohyama, Yasumasa Akagawa, Toshihiro Hirai, Keiichi Sasaki, Kiyoshi Koyano, Hirofumi Yatani, Hideo Matsumura
PURPOSE: The Japan Prosthodontic Society developed a multi-axis assessment protocol to evaluate the complex variations in patients who need prosthodontic care, and to classify the level of treatment difficulty. A previous report found the protocol to be sufficiently reliable. The purpose of this multi-center cohort study was to evaluate the validity of this multi-axis assessment protocol. METHODS: The treatment difficulty was evaluated using the multi-axis assessment protocol before starting prosthodontic treatment...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906244/hearing-aid-use-and-mild-hearing-impairment-learnings-from-big-data
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Barbra H B Timmer, Louise Hickson, Stefan Launer
BACKGROUND: Previous research, mostly reliant on self-reports, has indicated that hearing aid (HA) use is related to the degree of hearing impairment (HI). No large-scale investigation of the relationship between data-logged HA use and HI has been conducted to date. PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate if objective measures of overall daily HA use and HA use in various listening environments are different for adults with mild HI compared to adults with moderate HI...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905735/surgery-in-shackles-what-are-surgeons-obligations-to-incarcerated-patients-in-the-operating-room
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Sara Scarlet, Elizabeth Dreesen
Incarcerated patients frequently require surgery outside of the correctional setting, where they can be shackled to the operating table in the presence of armed corrections officers who observe them throughout the procedure. In this circumstance, privacy protection-central to the patient-physician relationship-and the need to control the incarcerated patient for the safety of health care workers, corrections officers, and society must be balanced. Surgeons recognize the heightened need for gaining a patient's trust within the context of an operation...
September 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903383/association-between-abo-blood-types-and-sporadic-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-the-chinese-han-population
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Qiwen Ben, Jun Liu, Weiyi Wang, Fang Guo, Weiyan Yao, Jie Zhong, Yaozong Yuan
BACKGROUND: Although the relationship between non-O blood types and the risk of exocrine pancreatic cancer has been demonstrated, the association between ABO blood types and sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) has not been reported thus far. METHODS: This hospital-based, case-control study included 387 patients with PNET and 542 age- and sex-matched controls. Unconditional multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate the adjusted odds ratios (AORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901841/re-reading-homonationalism-an-israeli-spatial-perspective
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Gilly Hartal, Orna Sasson-Levy
In this paper we stress the need for specifically located understandings of the concept of homonationalism, by introducing an analysis of spatial and political power relations dissecting disparate constructions of LGBT arenas. The paper explores three spaces: Tel-Aviv - an urban space of LGBT belonging, Jerusalem - the Israeli capital where being an LGBT individual is problematic both in public and in private spaces and Kiryat-Shmona - a conservative and peripheral underprivileged town in the north of Israel...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895370/eosinophilic-esophagitis-current-evidence-based-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-children-and-adults
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Alfredo J Lucendo
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a disease caused by an immune response to food antigens in contact with the esophageal mucosa that has arisen as a common disorder in current clinical practice. Its diagnosis is defined by the combination of symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and inflammation of the esophageal mucosa predominantly by eosinophils. Its chronic course and frequent progression to subepithelial fibrosis leading to strictures and narrow-caliber esophagus indicate the need for treatment. Information provided by recent clinical trials and systematic reviews allowed for the development of new clinical guidelines, endorsed by several European scientific societies...
September 11, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895131/social-mobility-and-the-well-being-of-individuals
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Tak Wing Chan
Several papers published in recent years have revived interest in Sorokin's dissociative thesis: the view that intergenerational social mobility has detrimental effects on the social relationships and wellbeing of individuals. In this paper, I test the dissociative thesis using data from the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society. On a wide range of indicators that measure participation in civic associations, contact with parents, close personal relationships, social support, subjective wellbeing, etc...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893661/effect-of-castration-on-social-behavior-and-hormones-in-male-japanese-macaques-macaca-fuscata
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Rafaela S C Takeshita, Michael A Huffman, Kodzue Kinoshita, Fred B Bercovitch
Population control is essential for animal welfare and human safety in free-ranging or captive settings, especially when resources are limited. As an alternative to lethal control, contraceptive methods such as castration in males can be a practical solution, because the testicles are a visual cue to determine which males have been sterilized. However, careful analyses should be carried out to ensure no disruption in the social structure of the population. Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) live in a society centered around dominance rank and matrilineal kin relationships...
September 8, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892432/patient-clinician-communication-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-consensus-guideline
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Timothy Gilligan, Nessa Coyle, Richard M Frankel, Donna L Berry, Kari Bohlke, Ronald M Epstein, Esme Finlay, Vicki A Jackson, Christopher S Lathan, Charles L Loprinzi, Lynne H Nguyen, Carole Seigel, Walter F Baile
Purpose To provide guidance to oncology clinicians on how to use effective communication to optimize the patient-clinician relationship, patient and clinician well-being, and family well-being. Methods ASCO convened a multidisciplinary panel of medical oncology, psychiatry, nursing, hospice and palliative medicine, communication skills, health disparities, and advocacy experts to produce recommendations. Guideline development involved a systematic review of the literature and a formal consensus process. The systematic review focused on guidelines, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and randomized controlled trials published from 2006 through October 1, 2016...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889059/implicit-and-explicit-internalized-stigma-relationship-with-risky-behaviors-psychosocial-functioning-and-healthcare-access-among-people-who-inject-drugs
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Courtney von Hippel, Loren Brener, Robyn Horwitz
INTRODUCTION: People who inject drugs (PWID) are stigmatized by society. Over time people may begin to internalize the stigma about their group. This research examines how implicit and explicit internalized stigma among PWID relates to health care and treatment access, psychosocial functioning, and engagement in risky behaviors. METHODS: PWID were recruited from a needle and syringe program (NSP) located in Sydney, Australia. Participants completed a survey examining explicit and implicit internalized stigma, risky behaviors (e...
September 1, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888718/the-frail-fail-increased-mortality-and-post-operative-complications-in-orthopaedic-trauma-patients
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CatPhuong Cathy L Vu, Robert P Runner, William M Reisman, Mara L Schenker
OBJECTIVE: The burgeoning elderly population calls for a robust tool to identify patients with increased risk of mortality and morbidity. This paper investigates the utility of the MFI as a predictor of morbidity and mortality in orthopaedic trauma patients. DESIGN: Retrospective review of the NSQIP database to identify patients age 60 and above who underwent surgery for pelvis and lower extremity fractures between 2005 and 2014. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: For each patient, an MFI score was calculated using NSQIP variables...
August 18, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888383/developing-item-response-theory-based-short-forms-to-measure-the-social-impact-of-burn-injuries
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Molly Marino, Emily C Dore, Pengsheng Ni, Colleen M Ryan, Jeff C Schneider, Amy Acton, Alan M Jette, Lewis E Kazis
OBJECTIVE: To develop self-reported short forms for the LIBRE Profile. DESIGN: Participants were selected for inclusion in the short forms based upon the item parameters of discrimination and average difficulty. Test information function, as well as floor and ceiling effects, were evaluated for both the full item bank and the short forms. SETTING: Participants were recruited were from the Phoenix Society (a support network for burn survivors), peer support networks, social media, and mailings...
September 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887764/humanitarianism-in-surgery
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A D Schroeder, G Campanelli, M Cavalli, R Cusick, R Fitzgibbons, A Gilbert, C Lawson, J Manion, B Matthews, W Reinpold, S Roll, L-F Telemaque, J P Wagner, D C Chen, C J Filipi
PURPOSE: Humanitarianism is by definition a moral of kindness, benevolence and sympathy extended to all human beings. In our view as surgeons working in underserved countries, humanitarianism means performing the best operation in the best possible circumstances with high income country (HIC) results and training in-country surgeons to do the same. Hernia Repair for the Underserved (HRFU), a not for profit organization, is developing a long term public health initiative for hernia surgery in Western Hemisphere countries...
September 8, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885707/physical-function-metric-over-measure-an-illustration-with-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis-and-the-functional-assessment-of-cancer-therapy-fact
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Aaron J Kaat, Benjamin D Schalet, Joshua Rutsohn, Roxanne E Jensen, David Cella
BACKGROUND: Measuring patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is becoming an integral component of quality improvement initiatives, clinical care, and research studies in cancer, including comparative effectiveness research. However, the number of PROs limits comparability across studies. Herein, the authors attempted to link the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General Physical Well-Being (FACT-G PWB) subscale with the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function (PF) calibrated item bank...
September 8, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885630/from-direct-to-indirect-lithium-targets-a-comprehensive-review-of-omics-data
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Magali Roux, Anthony Dosseto
Metal ions are critical to a wide range of biological processes. Among them, lithium (Li) has been recognised for its benefit as a treatment for bipolar disorder (BD). However, we are yet to grasp the extent of its role in biological processes, despite its molecular targets having been extensively studied. Here we review a wide range of transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies in order to obtain a full picture of Li effects at various levels. Multifarious patterns of Li-regulated genes, proteins and metabolites are identified...
September 8, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885525/variables-to-predict-mortality-in-hip-fractures-in-patients-over-65-years-of-age-a-study-on-the-role-of-anticoagulation-as-a-risk-factor
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Carmen M Sarabia-Cobo, María Sáenz-Jalón, Begoña Vélez-Carrera, M Eugenia Miguel Martín, Gema Rodríguez Landeras, Elena Roscales San Bartolomé, Marta Santiago Fernández, Carmen Higuero-Piris, Patricia Artabe Pozas, Sandra Espeso Salas, Sonia Briz Casares
The objective of this research was to study the possible relationship between the consumption of dicoumarinic agents (understanding the consumption of acenocoumarol as regulated and monitored anticoagulation) and the mortality rate in people older than 65 years undergoing a hip fracture (HF) intervention. It was a retrospective, observational and descriptive study. Nine hundred fifty-seven patients were included who underwent an intervention for HF between the years 2012 and 2014 in a third-level hospital. Patients took acenocoumarol (16...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885131/applying-treatment-effects-model-to-investigate-public-amenity-effect-on-physical-activity-of-the-elderly
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Chia-Yu Yeh, Chen-Kang Chang, Feng-An Yang
The increasing elderly population puts significant health, economic, and social burdens on society. Physical activity is one of the most cost-effective ways to maintain the health of the elderly. This study adopts a Treatment Effects model to investigate the causal relationship between environment attributes and physical activity among the elderly, while taking endogeneity into account. The data were collected from 274 participants by face-to-face interviews in Taichung, Taiwan. Performing physical activity regularly in parks is the most important measure of the amount of physical activity by the elderly...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Aging & Social Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884807/co-creation-by-the-abim-geriatric-medicine-board-and-the-ags-helping-move-geriatrics-forward
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Bruce Leff, Nancy E Lundjeberg, Sharon A Brangman, Joyce Dubow, Sharon Levine, Melissa Morgan-Gouveia, Jeffrey Schlaudecker, Lorna Lynn, Furman S McDonald
The American board of internal medicine (ABIM) establishes standards for physicians. The American geriatrics society (AGS) is a not-for-profit membership organization of nearly 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. Beginning in 2013, ABIM redesigned its governance structure, including the role of the specialty boards. Specialty boards are charged with responsibilities for oversight in four main areas: (1) the assessments used in initial certification and maintenance of certification (MOC); (2) medical knowledge self-assessment and practice assessment in the specialty; (3) building relationships with relevant professional societies and other organizational stakeholders; and (4) issues related to training requirements for initial certification eligibility within the specialty...
September 7, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884802/a-female-viking-warrior-confirmed-by-genomics
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Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Anna Kjellström, Torun Zachrisson, Maja Krzewińska, Veronica Sobrado, Neil Price, Torsten Günther, Mattias Jakobsson, Anders Götherström, Jan Storå
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study has been to confirm the sex and the affinity of an individual buried in a well-furnished warrior grave (Bj 581) in the Viking Age town of Birka, Sweden. Previously, based on the material and historical records, the male sex has been associated with the gender of the warrior and such was the case with Bj 581. An earlier osteological classification of the individual as female was considered controversial in a historical and archaeological context...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883567/what-is-a-profession
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J W Aukett
Loss of autonomy should mean that dentistry may no longer be viewed as a profession. Relationships between medical professions, patients and politicians evolve as society disease patterns change. A new and more appropriately modern definition of what constitutes a profession may now be needed.
September 8, 2017: British Dental Journal
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