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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821018/a-cross-language-study-of-acoustic-predictors-of-speech-intelligibility-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#1
Yunjung Kim, Yaelin Choi
Purpose: The present study aimed to compare acoustic models of speech intelligibility in individuals with the same disease (Parkinson's disease [PD]) and presumably similar underlying neuropathologies but with different native languages (American English [AE] and Korean). Method: A total of 48 speakers from the 4 speaker groups (AE speakers with PD, Korean speakers with PD, healthy English speakers, and healthy Korean speakers) were asked to read a paragraph in their native languages...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820949/association-between-patient-factors-and-outcome-of-synthetic-cartilage-implant-hemiarthroplasty-vs-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-arthrodesis-in-advanced-hallux-rigidus
#2
Andy Goldberg, Dishan Singh, Mark Glazebrook, Chris M Blundell, Gwyneth De Vries, Ian L D Le, Dominic Nielsen, M Elizabeth Pedersen, Anthony Sakellariou, Matthew Solan, Alastair S E Younger, Timothy R Daniels, Judith F Baumhauer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated data from a clinical trial of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) implant hemiarthroplasty and arthrodesis to determine the association between patient factors and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Patients ≥18 years with hallux rigidus grade 2, 3, or 4 were treated with synthetic cartilage implant MTPJ1 hemiarthroplasty or arthrodesis. Pain visual analog scale (VAS), Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) sports and activities of daily living (ADL) scores, and Short Form-36 Physical Function (SF-36 PF) subscore were obtained preoperatively, and at 2, 6, 12, 24, 52, and 104 weeks postoperatively...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820793/codeine-plus-acetaminophen-for-pain-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-add-on-trial
#3
Vinicius B P Pereira, Renato Garcia, Andre A M Torricelli, Adriana Mukai, Samir J Bechara
BACKGROUND: Pain after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is significant, and the analgesic efficacy and safety of oral opioids in combination with acetaminophen has not been fully investigated in PRK trials. PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and safety of the combination of codeine plus acetaminophen (paracetamol) versus placebo as an add-on therapy for pain control after PRK. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
August 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820738/the-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-short-interval-intracortical-inhibition-and-intracortical-facilitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Mana Biabani, Maryam Aminitehrani, Maryam Zoghi, Michael Farrell, Gary Egan, Shapour Jaberzadeh
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is increasingly being used to affect the neurological conditions with deficient intracortical synaptic activities (i.e. Parkinson's disease and epilepsy). In addition, it is suggested that the lasting effects of tDCS on corticospinal excitability (CSE) have intracortical origin. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to examine whether tDCS has any effect on intracortical circuits. Eleven electronic databases were searched for the studies investigating intracortical changes induced by anodal (a) and cathodal (c) tDCS, in healthy individuals, using two paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) paradigms: short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) and intracortical facilitation (ICF)...
August 18, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820669/preliminary-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-hamilton-depression-rating-scale-in-methamphetamine-dependence
#5
Tracy Hellem, Lindsay Scholl, Hayden Ferguson, Erin McGlade, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Perry Renshaw, Laura Hildreth
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the initial psychometric properties of the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) in individuals with and without major depressive disorder who use methamphetamine. We used data from two completed studies and two ongoing clinical trials. The HAM-D has well established reliability and validity in a variety of populations. However, there are no published reports of reliability and validity of the HAM-D in a methamphetamine using population...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820616/psychometrics-of-the-child-ptsd-symptom-scale-for-dsm-5-for-trauma-exposed-children-and-adolescents
#6
Edna B Foa, Anu Asnaani, Yinyin Zang, Sandra Capaldi, Rebecca Yeh
This study evaluated psychometric properties of interview, self-report, and screening versions of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale for DSM-5 (CPSS-5), a measure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for traumatized youth based on DSM-5 criteria. Participants were 64 children and adolescents (51.6% female, 45.3% African American/Black) between 8 and 18 years of age (M = 14.1, SD = 2.5) who had experienced a DSM-5 Criterion A trauma. Participants completed test-retest procedures for the self-report and interviewer versions of the CPSS-5 in 2 visits that were up to 2 weeks apart...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820468/resveratrol-in-hepatitis-c-patients-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-and-ribavirin-reduces-sleep-disturbance
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Manuela Pennisi, Gaetano Bertino, Caterina Gagliano, Michele Malaguarnera, Rita Bella, Antonio Maria Borzì, Roberto Madeddu, Filippo Drago, Giulia Malaguarnera
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus infection and interferon treatment have shown to be risk factors for sleep disorder health-related quality of life. AIM: To determine whether the effects of resveratrol on sleep disorders were associated with different tests in subjects with chronic hepatitis C treated with Peg-IFN-α and RBV. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, placebo controlled, double blind clinical trial, 30 subjects (Group A) with chronic hepatitis received Pegylated-Interferon-α2b (1...
August 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820304/predictors-of-quality-of-life-and-survival-following-gamma-knife-surgery-for-lung-cancer-brain-metastases-a-prospective-study
#8
Sidsel Bragstad, Marianne Flatebø, Gerd Karin Natvig, Geir Egil Eide, Geir Olve Skeie, Maziar Behbahani, Paal-Henning Pedersen, Per Øyvind Enger, Bente Sandvei Skeie
OBJECTIVE Lung cancer (LC) patients who develop brain metastases (BMs) have a poor prognosis. Estimations of survival and risk of treatment-related deterioration in quality of life (QOL) are important when deciding on treatment. Although we know of several prognostic factors for LC patients with BMs, the role of QOL has not been established. Authors of this study set out to evaluate changes in QOL following Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) for BMs in LC patients and QOL as a prognostic factor for survival. METHODS Forty-four of 48 consecutive LC patients with BMs underwent GKS in the period from May 2010 to September 2011, and their QOL was prospectively assessed before and 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after GKS by using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain (FACT-BR) questionnaire...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820278/does-additional-biceps-augmentation-improve-rotator-cuff-healing-and-clinical-outcomes-in-anterior-l-shaped-rotator-cuff-tears-clinical-comparisons-with-arthroscopic-partial-repair
#9
Yoon Sang Jeon, Juyeob Lee, Rag Gyu Kim, Young-Won Ko, Sang-Jin Shin
BACKGROUND: The repair of anterior L-shaped tears is usually difficult because of the lack of anterior rotator cuff tendon to cover the footprint. The biceps tendon is usually exposed from the retracted anterolateral corner of the torn tendon and can be easily used to augment rotator cuff repair. Hypothesis/Purpose: This study compared the clinical outcomes of the biceps augmentation technique with those of partial tendon repair for the arthroscopic treatment of large anterior L-shaped rotator cuff tears to evaluate the role of additional biceps augmentation in tendon healing...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820273/psychological-distress-health-and-treatment-related-factors-among-individuals-initiating-art-in-oromia-ethiopia
#10
Angela M Parcesepe, Olga Tymejczyk, Robert Remien, Tsigereda Gadisa, Sarah Gorrell Kulkarni, Susie Hoffman, Zenebe Melaku, Batya Elul, Denis Nash
HIV diagnosis may be a source of psychological distress. Late initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and treatment-related beliefs may intensify psychological distress among those recently diagnosed. This analysis describes the prevalence of psychological distress among people living with HIV (PLWH) and examines the association of recent HIV diagnosis, late ART initiation and treatment-related beliefs with psychological distress. The sample includes 1175 PLWH aged 18 or older initiating ART at six HIV clinics in Ethiopia...
August 18, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820008/radioscapholunate-fusion-with-triquetrum-and-distal-pole-of-scaphoid-excision-long-term-follow-up
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Ngoc B Ha, Joideep Phadnis, Simon B M MacLean, Gregory I Bain
The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term outcomes of radioscapholunate fusion, with and without distal pole of scaphoid excision and excision of the triquetrum. These compromised three operative groups. Seventeen patients were identified with a minimum of 10 years follow-up, with a mean of 15 years (range 10-19). Fifteen of the 17 patients were satisfied with their outcome. Two were converted to total wrist fusion. The mean outcomes scores were; pain visual analogue scale score 2.1/10, Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand 29 and Modified Mayo Wrist score 60...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820002/applicability-of-the-arabic-version-of-vocal-tract-discomfort-scale-vtds-with-student-singers-as-professional-voice-users
#12
Wesam B Darawsheh, Yaser S Natour, Eve G Sada
AIM: This pilot study aimed to evaluate the internal consistency, convergent construct validity and criterion validity of Arabic version of the Vocal Tract Discomfort Scale (VTDS), and to investigate the correlation between the scores of the VTDS, the VHI and the acoustic measures of fundamental frequency (F0), shimmer, jitter and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study where 97 participants participated (47 males and 50 females) (mean age 20...
August 18, 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819986/knowledge-of-palliative-care-among-community-dwelling-adults
#13
Elissa Kozlov, Meghan McDarby, M Carrington Reid, Brian D Carpenter
OBJECTIVE: To identify what laypersons know about palliative care using the Palliative Care Knowledge Scale (PaCKS). A secondary aim was to establish preliminary normative data for the PaCKS. METHODS: A sample of 301 adults were recruited via Amazon's Mechanical Turk database. Participants were administered the PaCKS along with a demographic questionnaire. RESULTS: The mean score on the 13-item PaCKS was 5.25 (standard deviation = 4.77, range: 0-13), the median was 5, and the mode was 0, with a significant proportion of participants selecting "I don't know" for every item...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819894/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-dutch-version-of-the-core-outcome-measures-index-for-low-back-pain
#14
J Van Lerbeirghe, J Van Lerbeirghe, P Van Schaeybroeck, H Robijn, R Rasschaert, J Sys, T Parlevliet, G Hallaert, P Van Wambeke, B Depreitere
PURPOSE: The core outcome measures index (COMI) is a validated multidimensional instrument for assessing patient-reported outcome in patients with back problems. The aim of the present study is to translate the COMI into Dutch and validate it for use in native Dutch speakers with low back pain. METHODS: The COMI was translated into Dutch following established guidelines and avoiding region-specific terminology. A total of 89 Dutch-speaking patients with low back pain were recruited from 8 centers, located in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium...
August 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819876/measuring-recurring-stigma-in-the-lives-of-individuals-with-mental-illness
#15
Jerel M Ezell, Chien-Wen Jean Choi, Melanie M Wall, Bruce G Link
We present an exploratory factor analysis of the 8-item Daily Indignities of Mental Illness (DIMI) scale, created to measure the detection and perceptions of recurring stigma among individuals with recent psychiatric hospitalizations. Structured in-person interviews were conducted with individuals with recent psychiatric hospitalizations in metropolitan New York. The 8-item DIMI scale's internal consistency for the sample (n = 65), measured by Cronbach's alpha, was 0.869. Statistically significantly higher DIMI scale scores were observed among individuals with more than 2 psychotic episodes and those reporting seeing relatives less often after hospitalization...
August 17, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819778/impact-of-jumihaidokuto-shi-wei-bai-du-tang-on-treatment-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-randomized-controlled-study
#16
Hiroyuki Murota, Hiroaki Azukizawa, Ichiro Katayama
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of Jumihaidokuto (Shi-Wei-Bai-Du-Tang, ) in the management of chronic spontaneous urticaria. METHODS: A randomized two-arm, parallel group study was conducted to compare the effect of Jumihaidokuto (6 g daily) with a control for 8 weeks. Concomitant therapy (e.g., antihistamines) was continued. Twenty-one subjects with severe chronic urticaria were enrolled in this study. The primary treatment outcome was the severity score proposed by the Japanese Dermatological Association...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819579/dual-task-performance-in-gba-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Karin Srulijes, Kathrin Brockmann, Senait Ogbamicael, Markus A Hobert, Ann-Kathrin Hauser, Claudia Schulte, Jasmin Fritzen, Michael Schwenk, Thomas Gasser, Daniela Berg, Walter Maetzler
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease patients carrying a heterozygous mutation in the gene glucocerebrosidase (GBA-PD) show faster motor and cognitive decline than idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) patients, but the mechanisms behind this observation are not well understood. Successful dual tasking (DT) requires a smooth integration of motor and nonmotor operations. This study compared the DT performances between GBA-PD and iPD patients. METHODS: Eleven GBA-PD patients (p...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819367/short-term-effectiveness-of-inpatient-cancer-rehabilitation-a-longitudinal-controlled-cohort-study
#18
Maria Ture, Felix Angst, André Aeschlimann, Christoph Renner, Ulrich Schnyder, Nic Zerkiebel, Josef Perseus, Jürgen Barth, Marius Bredell, Chantal Martin Soelch, Heinrich Walt, Josef Jenewein
Background: Inpatient rehabilitation for cancer patients has been demonstrated to improve patients' health related quality of life (HRQoL) effectively. The purpose of this study was to compare changes in general health and HRQoL of cancer patients who were referred to inpatient rehabilitation (IR) with those in two control groups who underwent outpatient management either with advice for inpatient rehabilitation (A(+)) or without (A(-)). Methods: In this naturalistic, longitudinal, controlled cohort study, changes in general health and HRQoL were assessed at either discharge of acute hospital or start of rehabilitation (baseline) and at the follow-up 3 weeks later or end of rehabilitation...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819341/reliability-of-the-acetabular-reconstruction-technique-using-autogenous-bone-graft-from-resected-femoral-head-in-hip-dysplasia-influence-of-the-change-of-hip-joint-center-on-clinical-outcome
#19
Joo Ho Song, Tae Soo Ahn, Pil Whan Yoon, Jae Suk Chang
INTRODUCTION: The previous studies have not reached on consensus as to the outcome of acetabular reconstruction with autogenous bone graft for dysplastic hips, especially in severe cases such as Crowe type IV. The current study aimed to determine the survivorship of the arthroplasty and the grafts as well as the change of hip joint center averagely 9.8 years (range, 5-19) after cementless total hip arthroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 52 cases including 19 cases of complete hip dislocation of which acetabular defects were augmented with autogenous bone grafts taken from the resected femoral heads...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819204/prognostic-factors-and-outcomes-of-unplanned-extubation
#20
Chien-Ming Chao, Mei-I Sung, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Chih-Cheng Lai, Khee-Siang Chan, Ai-Chin Cheng, Shu-Chen Hsing, Chin-Ming Chen
This study investigated the prognostic factors and outcomes of unplanned extubation (UE) in patients in a medical center's 6 intensive care units (ICUs) and calculated their mortality risk. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adult patients in Chi Mei Medical Center who underwent UE between 2009 and 2015. During the study period, there were 305 episodes of UE in 295 ICU patients (men: 199 [67.5%]; mean age: 65.7 years; age range: 18-94 years). The mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score was 16...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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