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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150522/addressing-decisional-conflict-about-fertility-preservation-helping-young-female-cancer-survivors-family-planning-decisions
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Madleina Müller, Corinne Urech, Jacky Boivin, Verena Ehrbar, Rebecca Moffat, Rosanna Zanetti Daellenbach, Christoph Rochlitz, Sibil Tschudin
BACKGROUND: Health professionals are challenged by a growing number of young long-term cancer survivors with their specific needs with regard to family planning. This study aimed at assessing decisional conflict (DC) in young female cancer patients regarding fertility preservation, identifying demographic, fertility and fertility preservation related factors, which may affect DC, and assessing the helpfulness of various decision-supports. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional, web-based survey via an online questionnaire available in three languages with specific items concerning cancer, fertility, fertility preservation and the validated Decisional Conflict Scale targeted at current or former female cancer patients aged 18-45 years, with cancer types or treatment potentially affecting reproductive function...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148324/the-impacts-of-medicaid-expansion-on-rural-low-income-adults-lessons-from-the-oregon-health-insurance-experiment
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Heidi Allen, Bill Wright, Lauren Broffman
Medicaid expansions through the Affordable Care Act began in January 2014, but we have little information about what is happening in rural areas where provider access and patient resources might be more limited. In 2008, Oregon held a lottery for restricted access to its Medicaid program for uninsured low-income adults not otherwise eligible for public coverage. The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment used this opportunity to conduct the first randomized controlled study of a public insurance expansion. This analysis builds off of previous work by comparing rural and urban survey outcomes and adds qualitative interviews with 86 rural study participants for context...
January 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148145/development-of-undergraduate-gerodontology-courses-in-austria-germany-and-switzerland-2004-2014
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I Nitschke, M Neitzel, B A J Sobotta
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: In view of the demographic shift, undergraduate dental students should be prepared for growing numbers of older people and their specific needs. The study examines changes in undergraduate dental teaching in Austria, Germany and Switzerland between 2004 and 2014. METHODS: Questionnaires were mailed in 2004, 2009 and 2014 to all deans and all department heads of Austrian (n = 4), German (n = 30) and Swiss (n = 4) dental schools. RESULTS: Response rates were 51% for deans and 47% for heads of department...
November 17, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147653/health-status-and-the-demand-for-healthcare-among-the-elderly-in-the-rural-quoc-oai-district-of-hanoi-in-vietnam
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Kyung-Sook Bang, Sunghee H Tak, Juhwan Oh, Jinseon Yi, Soo-Young Yu, Truong Quang Trung
Background: Vietnam is experiencing an unprecedented demographic transition. Its proportion of elderly people is growing rapidly. Objective: This study explored the health status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of rural elderly Vietnamese and assessed their needs for healthcare services. Design: This study used a survey with stratified proportion sampling and quota assignment. In 2016, data was collected from 713 people in the rural Quoc-Oai district of Hanoi aged 60 or older...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146958/third-repeat-microvascular-reconstruction-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-aged-65-years-and-older-a-longitudinal-and-sequential-analysis
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Jonas Löfstrand, Kai-Ping Chang, Jennifer An-Jou Lin, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Hsuan-Yu Chou, Huang-Kai Kao
Performing a sequential third free flap for reconstruction of a head and neck defect after cancer resection can be challenging, and the problem is further compounded in elderly patients. The outcomes in this clinical scenario are currently unknown and this study aims to compare the results in elderly patients with younger patients in a high-volume microsurgical unit. A retrospective review of 126 consecutive patients who had undergone three sequential free flap reconstructions after head and neck cancer was performed...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146568/health-seeking-influence-reflected-by-online-health-related-messages-received-on-social-media-cross-sectional-survey
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Rahila Iftikhar, Bahaa Abaalkhail
BACKGROUND: Major social networking platforms, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter, have become popular means through which people share health-related information, irrespective of whether messages disseminated through these channels are authentic. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the demographic characteristics of patients that may demonstrate their attitudes toward medical information shared on social media networks. Second, we address how information found through social media affects the way people deal with their health...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146387/dilemmas-in-genetic-counseling-for-low-penetrance-neuro-susceptibility-loci-detected-on-prenatal-chromosomal-microarray-analysis
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Dana Brabbing-Goldstein, Adi Reches, Ran Svirsky, Anat Bar-Shira, Yuval Yaron
BACKGROUND: Chromosomal microarray analysis is standard of care in fetuses with malformations, detecting clinically significant copy number variants in 5-7% of cases over conventional karyotyping. However, it also detects variants of uncertain significance in 1.6% - 4.2% of the cases, some of which are low-penetrance neuro-susceptibility loci. The interpretation of these variants in pregnancy is particularly challenging, because the significance is often unclear and the clinical implications may be difficult to predict...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146140/patient-experiences-of-dietary-management-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-focus-group-study
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Jaimon T Kelly, Katrina L Campbell, Tammy Hoffmann, Dianne P Reidlinger
OBJECTIVE: People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) contend with complex dietary recommendations. The challenge in practice is for clinicians to provide individualized support with the frequency and consistency required to sustain dietary changes. This study aimed to describe the experiences of patients with managing dietary recommendations, including their perspectives on the potential to use telehealth to support dietary management in CKD. DESIGN: Focus group study...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145359/racial-ethnic-health-disparities-among-rural-adults-united-states-2012-2015
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Cara V James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M Wilson-Frederick, Jeffrey E Hall, Ana Penman-Aguilar, Karen Bouye
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Rural communities often have worse health outcomes, have less access to care, and are less diverse than urban communities. Much of the research on rural health disparities examines disparities between rural and urban communities, with fewer studies on disparities within rural communities. This report provides an overview of racial/ethnic health disparities for selected indicators in rural areas of the United States. REPORTING PERIOD: 2012-2015...
November 17, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143899/headache-in-resource-limited-settings
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Yohannes W Woldeamanuel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the unmet need of headache burden and management in resource-limited settings. It provides a general overview of the nuances and peculiarities of headache disorders in resource-limited settings. The review delivers perspectives and explanations for the emerging burden of both primary and secondary headache disorders. Important discussion on demographic and epidemiologic transition pertinent to low-resource settings is included. A critical analysis of headache disorders is made within the context of growing burden non-communicable disorders in low-resource countries...
November 16, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143722/relationship-between-the-number-of-behavioral-symptoms-in-dementia-and-caregiver-distress-what-is-the-tipping-point
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Paul B Arthur, Laura N Gitlin, John A Kairalla, William C Mann
BACKGROUND: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are a primary manifestation of brain dysfunction in dementia and a great challenge in caregiving. While BPSD are historically associated with caregiver distress, it is unclear whether there is an identifiable point where BPSD number is associated with heightened caregiver distress. The purpose of this study was to determine if such a tipping point exists to assist clinicians in identifying caregiver compromise. METHODS: Analyses were performed with three datasets totaling 569 community-dwelling persons with dementia and their caregivers...
November 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143273/meningioma-recurrence-rates-following-treatment-a-systematic-analysis
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Victor Lam Shin Cheung, Albert Kim, Arjun Sahgal, Sunit Das
Recurrence rates of meningiomas have been widely reported in the literature, but it remains challenging for clinicians to predict recurrence rate depending on treatment, patient demographics and tumor characteristics. To address these needs, we performed a systematic analysis of the literature to determine the recurrence rate ranges of meningiomas following surgery or radiation. Our search yielded 13 studies that met all criteria for inclusion, allowing us to include 1539 patients in the assessment. Recurrence rates ranged from 0...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141380/-the-analysis-of-anesthetic-management-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-associated-inferior-vena-cava-tumor-thrombus
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H Zeng, X Y Rong, Y Wang, X Y Guo
Objective: To explore the key points of anesthetic management for renal cell carcinoma combined with inferior vena cava (IVC) tumor thrombus. Methods: Twenty-seven cases of renal cell carcinoma with inferior vena cava (IVC) tumor thrombus underwent radical nephrectomy and inferior caval venous thrombectomy were reviewed retrospectively during January 2014 to January 2017 in our hospital.Analyzed data includs demographics, classification of tumor, perioperative anesthetic management and monitoring approaches, IVC clamping time , vital signs during cardiopulmonary bypass(CPB), estimated blood loss (EBL), usage of blood products, hospitalization time and ICU time , as well as postoperative outcomes...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141187/factors-associated-with-final-year-nursing-students-desire-to-work-in-the-primary-health-care-setting-findings-from-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Jacqueline G Bloomfield, Christina Aggar, Tamsin H T Thomas, Christopher J Gordon
BACKGROUND: Registered nurses are under-represented in the primary health care setting both internationally and in Australia, and this shortage is predicted to worsen. To address the increasingly complex healthcare needs of an ageing population, it is vital to develop and sustain a primary health care nursing workforce, yet attracting nurses is challenging. In Australia, registered nurses graduating from university typically commence their careers in hospital-based transition to professional practice programs...
October 23, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140417/fasting-plasma-glucose-in-young-adults-free-of-diabetes-is-associated-with-cognitive-function-in-midlife
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Irit Cohen-Manheim, Ronit Sinnreich, Glen M Doniger, Ely S Simon, Ronit Pinchas-Mizrachi, Jeremy D Kark
Background: Evidence for an association of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) with cognitive function in adults free of diabetes is scarce and based on middle-aged and older adults. We examined the association of FPG, measured at age 30, and of change in FPG from age 30 to 43, with cognitive function at age 50. Methods: 505 nondiabetic participants of the population-based Jerusalem Lipid Research Clinic (LRC) cohort study had baseline FPG, 2-h post-oral challenge plasma glucose (OGTT) and insulin determined at ages 28-32, and FPG and OGTT again at ages 41-46...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138641/naturally-acquired-antibody-responses-to-a-synthetic-malaria-antigen-as202-11
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Rebeka Nazareth, Pius Horumpende, Tolbert Sonda, Arnold Ndaro, Edson Mollel, Eliakim Paul, Emmanuel Athanase, Jaffu Chilongola
Background: A major challenge to malaria vaccine development is identification of protective epitopes and respective protective immune responses. Objective: To characterize naturally acquired Immunoglobulin G (IgG) responses to the synthetic peptide AS202.11, a malaria vaccine candidate. Methodology: This community based cross-sectional study enrolled 320 participants aged 1 year and above. Demographic information was recorded through interviews...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136228/opioid-prescription-use-in-nursing-home-residents-with-advanced-dementia
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Charlotte Griffioen, Bettina S Husebo, Elisabeth Flo, Monique A A Caljouw, Wilco P Achterberg
Background: Although proper pain treatment may require opioids, discussion continues about possible undertreatment or overtreatment in persons with advanced dementia. Objective: To investigate the prevalence of pain, frequency of opioid prescription use, and factors associated with strong opioid prescription use in nursing homes. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting and Subjects: Eighteen Norwegian nursing homes; 327 persons with advanced dementia and behavioral disturbances participated...
November 9, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134314/surgery-for-primary-hyperparathyroidism-with-normal-non-suppressed-parathyroid-hormone-can-be-both-challenging-and-successful
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Lauren E Orr, Travis J McKenzie, Geoffrey B Thompson, David R Farley, Robert A Wermers, Melanie L Lyden
BACKGROUND: Criteria for diagnosing primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) include hypercalcemia in the presence of parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels that are either elevated (classic PHPT) or normal but non-suppressed. However, there is no standard definition of what constitutes normal non-suppressed levels, and data are lacking regarding the potential for surgical cure in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for sporadic PHPT between 2012 and 2014 was performed...
November 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133984/are-the-timings-and-risk-factors-changing-survival-analysis-of-timing-of-first-antenatal-care-visit-among-pregnant-women-in-nigeria-2003-2013
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Adeniyi Francis Fagbamigbe, Baitshephi Mashabe, Lornah Lepetu, Clearance Abel
Background: Child and maternal mortality and morbidity remain among the top global health challenges despite various efforts and multitude of resources directed to improving this situation over time. This study assessed trend of the timings of first antenatal care (ANC) visit in Nigeria and also identified the risk factors associated with it. Methods: The data obtained from three consecutive Nigerian Demographic and Health Surveys in 2003, 2008, and 2013 were pooled...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132626/early-hospital-mortality-prediction-of-intensive-care-unit-patients-using-an-ensemble-learning-approach
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Aya Awad, Mohamed Bader-El-Den, James McNicholas, Jim Briggs
BACKGROUND: Mortality prediction of hospitalized patients is an important problem. Over the past few decades, several severity scoring systems and machine learning mortality prediction models have been developed for predicting hospital mortality. By contrast, early mortality prediction for intensive care unit patients remains an open challenge. Most research has focused on severity of illness scoring systems or data mining (DM) models designed for risk estimation at least 24 or 48h after ICU admission...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
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