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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649602/using-a-smartphone-based-self-management-platform-to-support-medication-adherence-and-clinical-consultation-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Rashmi Lakshminarayana, Duolao Wang, David Burn, K Ray Chaudhuri, Clare Galtrey, Natalie Valle Guzman, Bruce Hellman, Ben James, Suvankar Pal, Jon Stamford, Malcolm Steiger, R W Stott, James Teo, Roger A Barker, Emma Wang, Bastiaan R Bloem, Martijn van der Eijk, Lynn Rochester, Adrian Williams
The progressive nature of Parkinson's disease, its complex treatment regimens and the high rates of comorbid conditions make self-management and treatment adherence a challenge. Clinicians have limited face-to-face consultation time with Parkinson's disease patients, making it difficult to comprehensively address non-adherence. Here we share the results from a multi-centre (seven centres) randomised controlled trial conducted in England and Scotland to assess the impact of using a smartphone-based Parkinson's tracker app to promote patient self-management, enhance treatment adherence and quality of clinical consultation...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644206/burn-patient-acuity-demographics-scar-contractures-and-rehabilitation-treatment-time-related-to-patient-outcomes-the-act-study
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Reg Richard, Alexis R Santos-Lozada
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense funded a rehabilitation study through the American Burn Association titled "Burn patient acuity demographics, scar contractures, and rehabilitation treatment time related to patient outcomes," commonly known at the ACT study. The ACT was a multi-institutional, prospective, observational, and quasirandomized investigation of the acute hospital course of 307 patients. The ACT specifically emphasized the capture of factors that may impact the physical outcome of patients with burn injury including burn severity, daily rehabilitation interventions such as mobility and splinting, and detailed skin grafting episodes...
July 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638856/devising-a-composite-index-to-analyze-and-model-loneliness-and-related-health-risks-in-the-united-kingdom
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Laetitia Lucy, Luke Burns
Objective:This research presents a framework through which a spatial composite index is devised to determine areas of potential loneliness and associated health risks. The research is evidenced on the London borough of Southwark in the United Kingdom but is designed such that it could be applied more widely. Method: The work adopts a quantitative approach through the combination of census and accessibility variables at a small area level. The output is a scoring system whereby each area is assigned a value indicating the likely presence of loneliness and potentially corresponding health risks...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626295/restoring-effective-sleep-tranquility-rest-a-feasibility-and-pilot-study
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Aaron M Eakman, Arlene A Schmid, Kimberly L Henry, Natalie R Rolle, Catherine Schelly, Christine E Pott, Joshua E Burns
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this pilot study was to establish the feasibility of completing a future controlled trial of a multi-component cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia program for military veterans with sleep disturbance. METHOD: This was a single-arm feasibility and pilot study. Participants were United States post-9/11 veterans with service-connected injuries, university students, and had self-reported sleep disturbances. Restoring Effective Sleep Tranquility was a multi-component cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia intervention consisting of seven sessions of group therapy and eight 1:1 sessions delivered by occupational therapists...
June 2017: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625273/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-disease-modification-trials-in-mild-to-moderate-dementia-a-systematic-review-patient-and-public-consultation-and-consensus-recommendations
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Lucy Webster, Derek Groskreutz, Anna Grinbergs-Saull, Rob Howard, John T O'Brien, Gail Mountain, Sube Banerjee, Bob Woods, Robert Perneczky, Louise Lafortune, Charlotte Roberts, Jenny McCleery, James Pickett, Frances Bunn, David Challis, Georgina Charlesworth, Katie Featherstone, Chris Fox, Claire Goodman, Roy Jones, Sallie Lamb, Esme Moniz-Cook, Justine Schneider, Sasha Shepperd, Claire Surr, Jo Thompson-Coon, Clive Ballard, Carol Brayne, Orlaith Burke, Alistair Burns, Linda Clare, Peter Garrard, Patrick Kehoe, Peter Passmore, Clive Holmes, Ian Maidment, Fliss Murtagh, Louise Robinson, Gill Livingston
BACKGROUND: There is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to halt or delay the progression of the disease pathology in dementia. An agreed core set of the best-available and most appropriate outcomes for disease modification would facilitate the design of trials and ensure consistency across disease modification trials, as well as making results comparable and meta-analysable in future trials. OBJECTIVES: To agree a set of core outcomes for disease modification trials for mild to moderate dementia with the UK dementia research community and patient and public involvement (PPI)...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624761/factors-influencing-psychological-social-and-health-outcomes-after-major-burn-injuries-in-adults-cohort-study-protocol
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Martha Druery, Peter A Newcombe, Cate M Cameron, Jeffrey Lipman
INTRODUCTION: The goal of burn care is that 'the quality of the outcome must be worth the pain of survival'. More research is needed to understand how best to deliver care for patients with burns to achieve this aim. Loss of independence, function as well as loss of income for patients with burns and carers cause a significant burden at both individual and societal levels. Much is being done to advance knowledge in the clinical care field; however, there has been a paucity of research exploring psychosocial outcomes...
June 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623905/educational-standards-for-training-paramedics-in-ultrasound-a-scoping-review
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Ben Meadley, Alexander Olaussen, Ashleigh Delorenzo, Nick Roder, Caroline Martin, Toby St Clair, Andrew Burns, Emma Stam, Brett Williams
BACKGROUND: Paramedic-performed out-of-hospital ultrasound is a novel skill that has gained popularity in some services in recent years. In this setting point-of care ultrasound (POCUS) can provide additional information that can assist with management and guide transport to the most appropriate facility. We sought to explore the different educational approaches used for training paramedics in ultrasound in the out-of-hospital setting. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, EBM Reviews, The Cochrane Library, CINAHL plus, The Monash University Research Repository and the British Thesis Library were searched from the 1(st) of January 1990 to the 6(th) of April 2016...
June 17, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615817/advocacy-and-mass-education-in-plastic-surgery-efforts-and-outcomes
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Nikhil Shrikrishna Panse
BACKGROUND: Awareness of plastic surgery is lacking. Be it reconstructive surgery, or aesthetic surgery, public education and awareness regarding the spectrum is the need of the hour. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We undertook a string of activities for patient awareness and education for burn prevention, occupational hand injuries prevention, skin banking awareness and various other conditions relevant to us as plastic surgeons. Use of social media helped us for increasing the reach of our projects...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614140/a-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonias-among-burn-patients-by-diagnostic-criteria-set
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Duraid Younan, Russell Griffin, Thomas Swain, Eric Schinnerer, Jean-Francois Pittet, Bernard Camins
OBJECTIVES: The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) replaced its old definition for ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) with ventilator associated events (VAEs) in 2013. Little data is available comparing the two definitions in burn patients. METHODS: Data from 2011-2014 were collected on burn patients mechanically ventilated for at least two days. VAP was determined using two methods: (1) pneumonia as defined by the previous more clinical CDC (NHSN) definition captured in the burn registry; (2) pneumonia as defined by the recent CDC (NHSN) standard of Ventilator-Associated Events where patients meeting the criteria for possible VAP (PVAP) were considered having a pneumonia...
June 13, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609640/assessment-of-disability-related-to-femoroacetabular-impingement-syndrome-by-use-of-the-patient-reported-outcome-measure-information-system-promis-and-objective-measures-of-physical-performance
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Andrew J Sheean, Matthew R Schmitz, Catherine L Ward, Aaron E Barrow, David J Tennent, Christopher J Roach, Travis C Burns, Jason M Wilken
BACKGROUND: The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System (PROMIS) has been described as a valuable tool for characterizing outcomes among patients with specific musculoskeletal conditions. Additionally, previously proposed objective measures of physical performance among patients with nonarthritic hip abnormalities are costly and not practically incorporated into routine clinical practice. PURPOSE: (1) To determine the ability of the PROMIS to differentiate between patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and asymptomatic controls, (2) to determine the effect of FAI on subjects' completion of timed physical performance measures, and (3) to determine whether associations exist between established patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures and subjects' completion of physical performance measures...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607467/changes-in-novel-haematological-parameters-following-thermal-injury-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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R J Dinsdale, A Devi, P Hampson, C M Wearn, A L Bamford, J Hazeldine, J Bishop, S Ahmed, C Watson, J M Lord, N Moiemen, P Harrison
The mortality caused by sepsis is high following thermal injury. Diagnosis is difficult due to the ongoing systemic inflammatory response. Previous studies suggest that cellular parameters may show promise as diagnostic markers of sepsis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of thermal injury on novel haematological parameters and to study their association with clinical outcomes. Haematological analysis was performed using a Sysmex XN-1000 analyser on blood samples acquired on the day of the thermal injury to 12 months post-injury in 39 patients (15-95% TBSA)...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599966/effect-of-american-college-of-surgeons-trauma-center-designation-on-outcomes-measurable-benefit-at-the-extremes-of-age-and-injury
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Michael D Grossman, Jay A Yelon, Lisa Szydiak
BACKGROUND: ACS verification is believed to provide benefits for trauma patients but is associated with direct costs. STUDY DESIGN: One-year retrospective review of the NTDB for 2012. Patients separated into three age groups; Pediatric (PEDS) 0-14, Adult 15-65, and elderly (ELD), >65. We analyzed 2 injury severity cohorts, ISS 9-74 (ALL) and ISS 25-74 (MAJ). Multiple logistic regression to determine significance of ACS verification on mortality and major complications, controlling for age, ISS, shock, GCS, gender, age, co-morbidities and mechanism...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599171/peripubertal-blood-lead-levels-and-growth-among-russian-boys
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Jane S Burns, Paige L Williams, Mary M Lee, Boris Revich, Oleg Sergeyev, Russ Hauser, Susan A Korrick
BACKGROUND: Childhood blood lead levels (BLL) have been associated with growth impairment. OBJECTIVES: We assessed associations of peripubertal BLL with adolescent growth and near adult height in a longitudinal cohort of Russian boys. METHODS: 481 boys were enrolled at ages 8-9years and followed annually to age 18. At enrollment, BLL was measured, and height, weight, and pubertal staging were obtained annually during 10years of follow-up. Mixed effects models were used to assess the associations of BLL with longitudinal age-adjusted World Health OrganizationZ-scores for height (HT-Z) and body mass index (BMI-Z), and annual height velocity (HV)...
June 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597554/clinical-outcomes-in-a-specialist-male-genital-skin-clinic-prospective-follow-up-of-600-patients
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M Shah
It is important to assess outcomes for medical interventions in order to focus scarce resources on outcomes with a known positive benefit. An open, observational study was performed to assess the clinical outcomes of 600 male patients with a genital skin problem attending a specialist secondary care dermatology facility. Patients were mainly referred by general practitioners and genitourinary medicine physicians. Outcome was measured at 3 and 6 months, and was determined by clinical examination and assessment of patient symptoms...
June 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571639/longitudinal-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-single-ventricle-after%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-fontan%C3%A2-procedure
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Andrew M Atz, Victor Zak, Lynn Mahony, Karen Uzark, Nicholas D'agincourt, David J Goldberg, Richard V Williams, Roger E Breitbart, Steven D Colan, Kristin M Burns, Renee Margossian, Heather T Henderson, Rosalind Korsin, Bradley S Marino, Kaitlyn Daniels, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: Multicenter longitudinal objective data for survival into adulthood of patients who have undergone Fontan procedures are lacking. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe transplant-free survival and explore relationships between laboratory measures of ventricular performance and functional status over time. METHODS: Exercise testing, echocardiography, B-type natriuretic peptide, functional health assessment, and medical history abstraction were repeated 9...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571550/an-overview-of-orf-virus-infection-in-humans-and-animals
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Hayati Demiraslan, Gokcen Dinc, Mehmet Doganay
BACKGROUND: Orf virus is a DNA virus that belongs to the Parapoxvirus genus. The virus is a causative agent of orf in humans or contagious ecthyma in animals which is mostly seen in sheep, goat and cattle. DISCUSSION: Orf is an emerging zoonosis with an increasing number of worldwide outbreaks that have been reported. It is a contagious disease that tends to spread very fast among livestock. The morbidity rate is very high, particularly among young unvaccinated animals...
June 1, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551190/clinical-trial-of-local-anesthetic-protocols-for-acute-pain-associated-with-caustic-paste-disbudding-in-dairy-calves
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Charlotte B Winder, Stephen J LeBlanc, Derek B Haley, Kerry D Lissemore, M Ann Godkin, Todd F Duffield
Caustic paste disbudding is becoming more commonplace in North America. A large body of work has examined pain control for cautery disbudding and surgical dehorning, but fewer studies have evaluated pain control for caustic paste disbudding, and results conflict regarding benefits of local anesthesia. In humans, the pain associated with a caustic, chemical burn can differ in nature, duration, and intensity compared with a thermal burn. The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the effects of either a lidocaine cornual nerve block or a topical anesthetic incorporated into caustic paste on the acute pain of caustic paste disbudding...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540466/drug-utilization-evaluation-of-albumin-in-a-teaching-hospital-of-mashhad-iran-an-interventional-pre-post-design-study
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Farzaneh Zolfagharian, Saba Ghazanfari, Sepideh Elyasi, Paria Iraji, Mohammad Reza Saberi, Nasser Vahdati-Mashhadian, Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour
Background Albumin is a protein colloidal solution with limited availability and high cost. It should be used in such approved indications as paracentesis, extensive burn, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and nephrotic syndrome. Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the appropriateness of albumin usage before and after an evidence-based guideline. Setting Four wards of Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Method An interventional pre-post design study was performed on 2 groups of patients; in gGroup 1 as a preparation phase group in 6 months from February 2015 to July 2015 and Group 2 as an interventional group from September 2015 to February 2016...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537192/beauty-and-the-burn-tanning-and-other-appearance-altering-attitudes-and-behaviors
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Meghan M Gillen, Charlotte H Markey
Tanning is often prompted by appearance concerns, yet little is known about associations between tanning and other appearance-altering behaviors. In the current study, we examined potential correlates of indoor and outdoor tanning that, like tanning, may enhance appearance but present health risks. College students (N = 284; Mage = 20.14, SD = 3.39) completed a survey. The main outcome measures were indoor tanning and outdoor sunbathing. Participants also answered questions pertaining to piercings and tattoos, healthy and unhealthy dieting behaviors, cigarette smoking, and interest in cosmetic surgery and enhancements...
May 24, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528981/development-and-validation-of-a-daily-pain-catastrophizing-scale
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Beth D Darnall, John A Sturgeon, Karon F Cook, Chloe J Taub, Anuradha Roy, John W Burns, Michael Sullivan, Sean C Mackey
To date, there is no validated measure for pain catastrophizing at the daily level. The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) is widely used to measure trait pain catastrophizing. We sought to develop and validate a brief, daily version of the PCS for use in daily diary studies to facilitate research on mechanisms of catastrophizing treatment, individual differences in self-regulation, and to reveal the nuanced relationships between catastrophizing, correlates, and pain outcomes. After adapting the PCS for daily use, we evaluated the resulting 14 items using 3 rounds of cognitive interviews with 30 adults with chronic pain...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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