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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528373/the-association-between-primary-source-of-healthcare-coverage-and-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-us-veterans
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Folasade P May, Elizabeth M Yano, Dawn Provenzale, W Neil Steers, Donna L Washington
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a deadly but largely preventable disease. Screening improves outcomes, but screening rates vary across healthcare coverage models. In the Veterans Health Administration (VA), screening rates are high; however, it is unknown how CRC screening rates compare for Veterans with other types of healthcare coverage. AIMS: To determine whether Veterans with Veteran-status-related coverage (VA, military, TRICARE) have higher rates of CRC screening than Veterans with alternate sources of healthcare coverage...
May 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527534/austerity-and-the-sector-wide-approach-to-health-the-mozambique-experience
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James Pfeiffer, Sarah Gimbel, Baltazar Chilundo, Stephen Gloyd, Rachel Chapman, Kenneth Sherr
Fiscal austerity policies imposed by the IMF have reduced investments in social services, leaving post-independence nations like Mozambique struggling to recover from civil war and high disease burden. By 2000, a sector-wide approach (SWAp) was promoted to maximize aid effectiveness. 'Like-minded' bilateral donors, from Europe and Canada, promoted a unified approach to health sector support focusing on joint planning, common basket funding, and streamlined monitoring and evaluation to improve sector coordination, amplify country ownership, and build sustainable health systems...
May 4, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522162/implementing-shared-decision-making-for-diabetes-care-across-country-settings-what-really-matters-to-people
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Michela Tinelli, Panagiotis Petrou, George Samoutis, Vivie Traynor, George Olympios, Alistair McGuire
CONTEXT: Growing evidence of improved clinical outcomes and patient/professional satisfaction supports shared-decision-making (SDM) services as an effective primary care interventions for diabetes. However, only a few countries have actually adopted them (e.g. England). In other European countries (e.g. Cyprus) there is awareness that patients play a crucial role in decision-making, and SDM services could be considered as innovative strategies to promote the actual implementation of patient rights legislation and strengthen primary care...
May 10, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520807/time-from-hiv-diagnosis-to-commencement-of-antiretroviral-therapy-as-an-indicator-to-supplement-the-hiv-cascade-dramatic-fall-from-2011-to-2015
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Nicholas A Medland, Eric P F Chow, James H McMahon, Julian H Elliott, Jennifer F Hoy, Christopher K Fairley
INTRODUCTION: The HIV care cascade is increasingly used to evaluate HIV treatment programs at the population level. However, the cascade indicators lack the ability to show changes over time, which reduces their utility to guide health policy. Alternatives have been proposed but are complex or result in a delay in results. We propose a new indicator of ART uptake, the time from HIV diagnosis to commencement of ART, and compare it to the existing cascade indicator of proportion of patients on treatment and the WHO proposed cohort cascade indicator of proportion of patients on treatment within one year of diagnosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516982/colorimetric-and-electrochemical-quantification-of-global-dna-methylation-using-a-methyl-cytosine-specific-antibody
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Md Hakimul Haque, Ripon Bhattacharjee, Md Nazmul Islam, Vinod Gopalan, Nam-Trung Nguyen, Alfred K Lam, Muhammad J A Shiddiky
We report a simple colorimetric (naked-eye) and electrochemical method for the rapid, sensitive and specific quantification of global methylation levels using only 25 ng of input DNA. Our approach utilises a three-step strategy; (i) initial adsorption of the extracted, purified and denatured bisulfite-treated DNA on a screen-printed gold electrode (SPE-Au), (ii) immuno-recognition of methylated DNA using a horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-conjugated methylcytosine (HRP-5mC) antibody and (iii) subsequent colorimetric detection by the enzymatic oxidation of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidin (TMB)/H2O2 which generated a blue-coloured product in the presence of methylated DNA and HRP-5mC immunocomplex...
May 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513546/edible-plants-and-their-influence-on-the-gut-microbiome-and-acne
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Ashley K Clark, Kelly N Haas, Raja K Sivamani
Acne vulgaris affects most people at some point in their lives. Due to unclear etiology, likely with multiple factors, targeted and low-risk treatments have yet to be developed. In this review, we explore the multiple causes of acne and how plant-based foods and supplements can control these. The proposed causative factors include insulin resistance, sex hormone imbalances, inflammation and microbial dysbiosis. There is an emerging body of work on the human gut microbiome and how it mediates feedback between the foods we eat and our bodies...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512498/treatment-outcomes-of-full-pulpotomy-as-an-alternative-to-tooth-extraction-in-molars-with-hyperplastic-irreversible-pulpitis-a-case-report
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Saeed Asgary, Prashant Verma, Ali Nosrat
Root canal therapy (RCT) is a common and successful treatment for irreversible pulpitis due to carious pulp exposure in mature permanent teeth. However, it is often an expensive procedure, may require multiple appointments, and requires a high level of training and clinical skill, specifically in molars. Uninsured patients, low-income patients, and patients with limited access to specialist care often elect for extraction of restorable teeth with irreversible pulpitis. There is a need for an alternative affordable treatment option to preserve their teeth and maintain chewing function...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505241/tri-ponderal-mass-index-vs-body-mass-index-in-estimating-body-fat-during-adolescence
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Courtney M Peterson, Haiyan Su, Diana M Thomas, Moonseong Heo, Amir H Golnabi, Angelo Pietrobelli, Steven B Heymsfield
Importance: Body mass index (BMI) is used to diagnose obesity in adolescents worldwide, despite evidence that weight does not scale with height squared in adolescents. To account for this, health care providers diagnose obesity using BMI percentiles for each age (BMI z scores), but this does not ensure that BMI is accurate in adolescents. Objective: To compare the accuracy of BMI vs other body fat indices of the form body mass divided by heightn in estimating body fat levels in adolescents...
May 15, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504325/therapeutic-ultrasound-for-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Nicky Cullum, Zhenmi Liu
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are a type of chronic, recurring, complex wound that is more common in people aged over 65 years. Venous ulcers pose a significant burden to patients and healthcare systems. While compression therapy (such as bandages or stockings) is an effective first-line treatment, ultrasound may have a role to play in healing venous ulcers. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether venous leg ulcers treated with ultrasound heal more quickly than those not treated with ultrasound...
May 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502245/involuntary-psychiatric-admissions-and-development-of-psychiatric-services-as-an-alternative-to-full-time-hospitalization-in-france
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Coralie Gandré, Jeanne Gervaix, Julien Thillard, Jean-Marc Macé, Jean-Luc Roelandt, Karine Chevreul
OBJECTIVE: The development of alternatives to full-time hospitalization in psychiatry is limited because consensus about the benefits of such alternatives is lacking. This study assessed whether the development of such alternatives in French psychiatric sectors was associated with a reduction in involuntary inpatient care, taking into account other factors that are potentially associated with involuntary admission. METHODS: Data on whether a patient had at least one involuntary full-time admission in 2012 were extracted from the French national discharge database for psychiatric care...
May 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501536/multicenter-external-validation-of-risk-stratification-criteria-for-patients-with-variceal-bleeding
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Irene Conejo, Maria Anna Guardascione, Puneeta Tandon, Alba Cachero, Josep Castellote, Juan G Abraldes, Lucio Amitrano, Joan Genescà, Salvador Augustin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Early placement of a transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunts (TIPS) is considered the treatment of choice for patients with acute variceal bleeding (AVB) and cirrhosis who have a high risk of death (Child-Pugh class B with active bleeding at endoscopy or Child-Pugh class C). It has been proposed that patients of Child-Pugh class B, even with active bleeding, should not be considered high risk. Alternative criteria have been proposed for identification of high-risk patients, such as Child-Pugh class C with plasma level of creatinine of 1 mg/dl or more (ChildC-C1) and a model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score of 19 or more...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495809/comparison-of-enteral-versus-intravenous-potassium-supplementation-in-hypokalaemia-in-paediatric-patients-in-intensive-care-post-cardiac-surgery-open-label-randomised-equivalence-trial-eips
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Naveed Ur Rehman Siddiqu, Quratulain Merchant, Babar S Hasan, Arjumand Rizvi, Muneer Amanullah, Amina Rehmat, Anwarul Ul Haq
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to compare the efficacy of enteral potassium replacement (EPR) and intravenous potassium replacement (IVPR) as first-line therapy. Secondary objectives included comparison of adverse effects and number of doses required to resolve the episode of hypokalaemia. TRIAL DESIGN: The EIPS trial is designed as a randomised, equivalence trial between two treatment arms. STUDY SETTING: The study was conducted at the paediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU) at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493301/the-implementation-of-the-care-programme-approach-for-service-users-with-a-learning-disability-building-bridges-to-the-same-old-horizons
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Michael Kelly
INTRODUCTION: The Care Programme Approach was introduced in England to ensure services met the needs of people with mental health problems and a concurrent learning disability (dual diagnosis). The CPA implementation was patchy and services failed to work in partnership. AIM: This study aimed to explore the factors shaping the recent implementation of the CPA for service users with a dual diagnosis. METHOD: A single case study approach was undertaken...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493210/in-search-of-the-optimal-wound-dressing-material-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Gaurav Sharma, Sang Wook Lee, Oliver Atanacio, Javad Parvizi, Tae Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Various types of dressing materials are available for wound care following hip and knee arthroplasty. However, it is unclear if one material is more beneficial than the others in terms of wound complications and fluid handling capacity. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing alternative wound dressing materials for the post-operative management of wounds following THA and TKA with respect to (1) incidence of wound complications including infection and (2) fluid handling capacity...
May 11, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492193/effectiveness-of-two-different-behavioral-modification-techniques-among-5-7-year-old-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aruna Prashanth Vishwakarma, Prashant Arjun Bondarde, Sudha Bhimangouda Patil, Arun Suresh Dodamani, Prashanth Yachrappa Vishwakarma, Shoeb A Mujawar
BACKGROUND: Dental fear is a common, essential, and inevitable emotion that appears as a response to the stressful situation, which raises children's anxiety level, resulting in reduced demand for pediatric dental care. AIMS: (1) To compare and evaluate the effectiveness of customized tell-play-do (TPD) technique with live modeling for behavior management of children. (2) To compare the behavioral modification techniques in managing the children during their dental visits...
April 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490940/systemic-therapy-in-the-curative-treatment-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer-cancer-care-ontario-clinical-practice-guideline
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E Winquist, C Agbassi, B M Meyers, J Yoo, K K W Chan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present work was to make recommendations about the use of systemically administered drugs in combination or in sequence with radiation (rt) or surgery, or both, for cure or organ preservation, or both, in patients with locally advanced nonmetastatic (stages iii-ivb) squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (lascchn). METHODS: The Meta-analysis of Chemotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer (mach-nc) reports have, de facto, guided practice since 2000, and so we searched the literature for systematic reviews published from January 2000 to February 2015 in reference to five research questions...
April 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490655/practice-guideline-summary-reducing-brain-injury-following-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Romergryko G Geocadin, Eelco Wijdicks, Melissa J Armstrong, Maxwell Damian, Stephan A Mayer, Joseph P Ornato, Alejandro Rabinstein, José I Suarez, Michel T Torbey, Richard M Dubinsky, Jason Lazarou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence and make evidence-based recommendations for acute interventions to reduce brain injury in adult patients who are comatose after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: Published literature from 1966 to August 29, 2016, was reviewed with evidence-based classification of relevant articles. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: For patients who are comatose in whom the initial cardiac rhythm is either pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), therapeutic hypothermia (TH; 32-34°C for 24 hours) is highly likely to be effective in improving functional neurologic outcome and survival compared with non-TH and should be offered (Level A)...
May 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490620/physical-activity-evaluation-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Christine Voss, Kevin C Harris
Significant advances in the management of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) have resulted in marked improvements in survival and life expectancy. Thus, there is an increased emphasis on promoting physical activity to optimise healthy development and long-term cardiovascular health. Evaluation of physical activity levels as part of ongoing clinical care is recommended to facilitate physical activity counselling and/or exercise prescription. Physical activity is a complex health behaviour that is challenging to evaluate...
May 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482849/quality-of-life-of-depressed-and-suicidal-patients-seeking-services-from-traditional-and-faith-healers-in-rural-kenya
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Christine W Musyimi, Victoria N Mutiso, Sameera S Nayak, David M Ndetei, David C Henderson, Joske Bunders
BACKGROUND: In rural Kenya, traditional and faith healers provide an alternative pathway to health care, including mental health care. However, not much is known about the characteristics of the populations they serve. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between depression, suicidal ideation, and socio-demographic variables with Quality of Life (QoL) indicators in a sample seeking mental health services from traditional and faith healers in rural Kenya. Understanding QoL in this sample can help develop mental health policy and training to improve the well-being of this population...
May 8, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479195/relationship-between-pharmacist-density-and-adult-influenza-vaccination-after-controlling-for-individual-and-neighborhood-effects
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Yunwei Gai, Li Feng
OBJECTIVES: Since 2009, all 50 states have passed legislation to allow pharmacists to administer influenza vaccinations. Pharmacies have become the second most common place for influenza vaccination, after a doctor's office. The aim of this study was to provide nationally representative results on the relationship between pharmacist density and influenza vaccination after controlling for both individual- and county-level characteristics. DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis with the use of merged individual data from the 2008-2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and county data from the 2010 Area Health Resources Files...
May 4, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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