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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165172/cross-sectional-association-between-medical-expenses-and-intellectual-activity-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani, Hiroshi Hosoi
BACKGROUND: Little is known concerning the lifestyle habits and health conditions in community-dwelling elderly who do not get medical care. We investigated the cross-sectional association between medical expenses (ME) and intellectual activity (IA) in community-dwelling older Japanese. METHODS: Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to all residents born between 1945 and 1949 and covered by A City's medical insurance system (n = 19,354). Independent variables including health behaviors, oral health, social capital, neighborhood environment, and physical and mental functioning were included in the questionnaires...
August 25, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164595/frequency-of-leaving-the-house-and-mortality-from-age-70-to-95
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Jeremy M Jacobs, Aliza Hammerman-Rozenberg, Jochanan Stessman
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between frequency of leaving the house and mortality. DESIGN: Prospective follow-up of an age-homogenous, representative, community-dwelling birth cohort (born 1920-21) from the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study (1990-2015). SETTING: Home. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 70 (n = 593), 78 (n = 973), 85 (n = 1164), and 90 (n = 645), examined in 1990, 1998, 2005, and 2010, respectively...
November 22, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164040/regional-disparity-and-factors-influencing-unmet-medical-needs-a-study-based-on-the-sixth-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2015
#3
Ji Hye Lim
Objectives: This study aimed to determine regional differences and the factors that affect unmet medical needs. Methods: Data from the 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2015) were used, and 4,946 health survey participants who provided responses on medical utilization and health behavior were included in the study. Results: A statistically significant difference was observed in the incidence rate of unmet medical needs in terms of region...
October 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162605/changes-in-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-after-bariatric-surgery-are-procedure-dependent
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Sean P Heffron, BingXue Lin, Manish Parikh, Bianca Scolaro, Steven J Adelman, Heidi L Collins, Jeffrey S Berger, Edward A Fisher
OBJECTIVE: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) is inversely associated with incident cardiovascular events, independent of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Obesity is often characterized by impaired high-density lipoprotein function. However, the effects of different bariatric surgical techniques on CEC have not been compared. This study sought to determine the effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) on CEC. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We prospectively studied severely obese, nondiabetic, premenopausal Hispanic women not using lipid medications undergoing RYGB (n=31) or SG (n=36)...
November 21, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161956/percutaneous-repair-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-comparison-with-optimal-medical-treatment
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Nicolas Geis, Philip Raake, Markus Lewening, Derliz Mereles, Emmanuel Chorianopoulos, Lutz Frankenstein, Hugo A Katus, Raffi Bekeredjian, Sven T Pleger
BACKGROUND: Occurrence of severe mitral valve (MV) regurgitation (MR) is an independent negative predictor of mortality in patients with severe systolic heart failure (HF). This study examines clinical effects and cardiac reverse remodelling in patients with severe systolic HF receiving percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) using MitraClip in comparison to patients receiving optimal medical therapy only. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, 86 patients (Society of Thoracic Surgeons score: 10...
November 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159808/association-between-height-and-periodontitis-in-korean-adults-results-from-knhanes-iv-and-v
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S-H Shim, D-H Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Evidence shows that a short stature in adulthood is associated with chronic diseases. However, few studies have investigated the association between height and periodontitis. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between adult height and periodontitis and to assess the roles of covariates in different birth cohorts of Korea. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using the data from the 4th and 5th Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158708/medication-safety-officer-preparatory-course-outcomes-and-experiences
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Hisham Aljadhey, Salma Alkhani, Tahir Mehmood Khan
Purpose: Few hospitals employ a medication safety officer. A medication safety officer preparatory course was planned using a structured curriculum to prepare pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to start medication safety officer activities. The current study aims to assess the outcome, as change in knowledge, of a hospital medication safety officer preparatory course. Methods: We conducted a three-day course in February 2011 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was developed to provide attendees with the essential knowledge and skills to become a medication safety officer...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157890/surgical-clerkship-or-medical-clerkship-first-does-it-make-a-difference
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Andrew Adelsheimer, Russell S Berman, H Leon Pachter, Mark S Hochberg
INTRODUCTION: This study compares NBME surgical clerkship scores of students who completed their medicine clerkship before their surgical clerkship with the performance of those who had not previously completed their medical clerkship. METHODS: The study included 815 New York University School of Medicine students from the years 2014-2018 (571 students took medicine first, while 244 took surgery first). Performance on the surgical clerkship was assessed using the NBME SHELF examination...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155492/the-prevalence-of-gluten-free-diet-use-among-preschool-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Eric Rubenstein, Laura Schieve, Chyrise Bradley, Carolyn DiGuiseppi, Eric Moody, Kathleen Thomas, Julie Daniels
Our objective was to estimate prevalence of current or ever use of a gluten free diet (GFD) in children aged 30-68 months with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and population controls (POP); and to identify characteristics associated with ever having used GFD among children with ASD. We used data from the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED), a multi-site, case-control study of children with ASD. Caregivers reported GFD use by their children through structured questionnaires about diet patterns, gastrointestinal (GI) issues, and ASD-specific treatments...
November 20, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155116/the-effect-of-steroids-on-complications-readmission-and-reoperation-after-posterior-lumbar-fusion
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Michael B Cloney, Roxanna M Garcia, Zachary A Smith, Nader S Dahdaleh
BACKGROUND DATA: The effects of chronic corticosteroid therapy on complications, readmission, and reoperation after posterior lumbar fusion (PLF) remains under-investigated and was examined to determine differences in outcomes. METHODS: We analyzed patients from 2006 to 2013 using the National Surgery Quality Improvement Program database (NSQIP) undergoing PLF. Patients taking steroids for a chronic condition were compared to those not taking steroids. Multivariable regression identified factors independently associated with complications, readmission, and reoperation...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155069/antiviral-therapy-improves-survival-in-patients-with-hbv-infection-and-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-undergoing-liver-resection
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Zhengqing Lei, Yong Xia, Anfeng Si, Kui Wang, Jun Li, Zhenlin Yan, Tian Yang, Dong Wu, Xuying Wan, Weiping Zhou, Jingfeng Liu, Hongyang Wang, Wenming Cong, Mengchao Wu, Timothy M Pawlik, Wan Yee Lau, Feng Shen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To examine the impact of antiviral therapy (AVT) on survival outcomes after liver resection (LR) for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) patients with underlying HBV infection. METHODS: Data on 928 ICC patients with HBV infection who underwent LR at two medical centers between 2006 and 2011 were analyzed. Data on viral reactivation, tumor recurrence, cancer-specific survival (CSS) and overall survival (OS) were obtained. Survival rates were analyzed using the time-dependent Cox regression model adjusted for potential covariates...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153931/disturbances-in-oxygen-balance-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-risk-factor-for-postoperative-delirium
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Nina Smulter, Helena Claesson Lingehall, Yngve Gustafson, Birgitta Olofsson, Karl Gunnar Engström, Micael Appelblad, Staffan Svenmarker
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery, specifically associated with the conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Heart Centre, University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 142 patients aged 70 years and older scheduled for elective cardiac surgery with CPB. INTERVENTIONS: Risk factor analysis comprised information collected from the hospital clinical and CPB dedicated databases in addition to the medical chart...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153725/differentiating-among-attempted-completed-and-multiple-nonfatal-strangulation-in-women-experiencing-intimate-partner-violence
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Jill Theresa Messing, Michelle Patch, Janet Sullivan Wilson, Gabor D Kelen, Jacquelyn Campbell
PURPOSE: Because identification of intimate partner violence (IPV) in health care settings is low and strangulation increases lethality risk among women experiencing IPV, we examined the prevalence and correlates of nonfatal strangulation among 1,008 women survivors of IPV. METHODS: Trained researchers conducted semistructured interviews with women survivors of IPV referred by police. Multinomial logistic regression examined differential correlates of attempted, completed, and multiple strangulation...
November 16, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153679/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-from-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Luciana Lourenço Gomes Dos Santos da Silva, Cláudia Saunders, Aline Bull Ferreira Campos, Gabriella Pinto Belfort, Patricia de Carvalho Padilha, Rosangela Alves Pereira, Rita Guérios Bornia
Pregnant women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) have a greater chance of developing Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP) by the effect of insulin resistance in nitric oxide action.This study aims to describe factors associated with the development of HDP in pregnant women with GDM, assisted in a public maternity hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is a cross-sectional study including 292 pregnant adult women with GDM assisted at Maternidade Escola of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153115/prevalence-and-medical-costs-of-chronic-diseases-among-adult-medicaid-beneficiaries
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John M Chapel, Matthew D Ritchey, Donglan Zhang, Guijing Wang
INTRODUCTION: This review summarizes the current literature for the prevalence and medical costs of noncommunicable chronic diseases among adult Medicaid beneficiaries to inform future program design. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched in August 2016 using keywords, including Medicaid, health status, and healthcare cost, to identify original studies that were published during 2000-2016, examined Medicaid as an independent population group, examined prevalence or medical costs of chronic conditions, and included adults within the age group 18-64 years...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152590/introversion-the-prevalent-trait-of-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis-an-observational-study
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Elisabetta D'Agata, Judith Sánchez-Raya, Juan Bagó
Background: A large number of studies about adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis focus on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). However, only a few articles aim at evaluating the personality of these patients. Therefore, the purpose of the present research is to assess the personality traits of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and their relationship with HRQOL.Our hypothesis is that adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis present the principal personality trait of introversion, defined as self-reliance and inhibition in social relationships...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151317/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-southwest-china-a-study-of-health-examination-participants-based-on-13c-urea-breath-test
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Jie Liu, Yonghong Wang, Qinghua Zhao, Rong Luo, Mingzhao Xiao, Mingjun Zhang, Weibo Xie
Background/aim: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) has a high prevalence in developing countries. We aimed to investigate the current prevalence of H. pylori, as well as its potential serum risk factors, in a population from southwest China.Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study included 10,912 subjects who received medical examinations at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University in 2014. Data regarding physical examinations and biochemical measurements were collected, and H. pylori infection was diagnosed with a 13C-urea breath test...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150411/an-epithelial-biomarker-signature-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-analysis-from-the-multicentre-profile-cohort-study
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Toby M Maher, Eunice Oballa, Juliet K Simpson, Joanne Porte, Anthony Habgood, William A Fahy, Aiden Flynn, Philip L Molyneaux, Rebecca Braybrooke, Hrushikesh Divyateja, Helen Parfrey, Doris Rassl, Anne-Marie Russell, Gauri Saini, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Anne-Marie Duggan, Richard Hubbard, Athol U Wells, Pauline T Lukey, Richard P Marshall, R Gisli Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, fatal disorder with a variable disease trajectory. The aim of this study was to assess potential biomarkers to predict outcomes for people with IPF. METHOD: PROFILE is a large prospective longitudinal cohort of treatment-naive patients with IPF. We adopted a two-stage discovery and validation design using patients from the PROFILE cohort. For the discovery analysis, we examined 106 patients and 50 age and sex matched healthy controls from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton Hospital...
November 14, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149503/sexual-functioning-among-young-adult-cancer-patients-a-2-year-longitudinal-study
#19
Chiara Acquati, Brad J Zebrack, Anna C Faul, Leanne Embry, Christine Aguilar, Rebecca Block, Brandon Hayes-Lattin, David R Freyer, Steve Cole
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related sexual dysfunction has been reported among adolescents and young adults (AYAs); however, its prevalence over time has not been examined. This longitudinal study investigated sexual dysfunction in AYAs over the course of 2 years after the initial diagnosis. METHODS: Young adult patients (18-39 years old) completed the Medical Outcomes Study Sexual Functioning Scale within the first 4 months of their diagnosis (n = 123) and again 6 (n = 107) and 24 months later (n = 95)...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148329/the-implementation-of-performance-management-systems-in-u-s-physician-organizations
#20
Alexander F Pimperl, Hector P Rodriguez, Julie A Schmittdiel, Stephen M Shortell
Performance management systems (PMSYS) aid in improving the quality and efficiency of care, but little is known about factors that influence more robust PMSYS among physician organizations. Using a nationally representative survey of U.S. medical practices, we examined the extent to which organizational capabilities and external factors were associated with more developed PMSYS. Linear regression estimated the relative impact of these factors on PMSYS. On average, practices implemented a minority (32 points out of 100) of the PMSYS processes assessed...
March 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
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