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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792992/frailty-status-as-a-predictor-of-three-month-cognitive-and-functional-recovery-following-spinal-surgery-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Robert J Rothrock, Jeremy M Steinberger, Henry Badgery, Andrew C Hecht, Samuel K Cho, John M Caridi, Stacie Deiner
Background Context As increasing numbers of elderly Americans undergo spinal surgery, it is important to identify which patients are at highest risk for poor cognitive and functional recovery. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome which has been closely linked to poor outcomes, and short form screening may be a helpful tool for preoperative identification of at risk patients. Purpose To conduct a pilot study on the usefulness of a short-form screening tool to identify elderly patients at increased risk for prolonged cognitive and functional recovery following elective spine surgery...
May 21, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792756/uterine-or-paracervical-lidocaine-application-for-pain-control-during-intrauterine-contraceptive-device-insertion-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Faustino R Perez-Lopez, Samuel J Martinez-Dominguez, Gonzalo R Perez-Roncero, Adrian V Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: Systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effects of uterine or paracervical lidocaine application on pain control during IUD insertion. METHODS: PubMed and five other electronic research databases were searched through 15 November 2017 for RCTs comparing lidocaine treatment vs. a control (placebo or no-intervention) to prevent pain during IUD insertion. Searched terms included 'IUD insertion', 'lidocaine' and 'randomised controlled trial'. RCTs evaluating lidocaine treatment before IUD insertion without restriction of language, age and IUD type...
May 24, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792290/the-use-of-mobile-health-applications-to-improve-patient-experience-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-public-hospitals
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Chuntao Lu, Yinhuan Hu, Jinzhu Xie, Qiang Fu, Isabella Leigh, Samuel Governor, Guanping Wang
BACKGROUND: The proliferation of mobile health apps has greatly changed the way society accesses the health care industry. However, despite the widespread use of mobile health apps by patients in China, there has been little research that evaluates the effect of mobile health apps on patient experience during hospital visits. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to examine whether the use of mobile health apps improves patient experience and to find out the difference in patient experience between users and nonusers and the characteristics associated with the users of these apps...
May 23, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791315/incidence-of-early-onset-sepsis-in-infants-born-to-women-with-clinical-chorioamnionitis
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Tara M Randis, Madeline Murguia Rice, Leslie Myatt, Alan T N Tita, Kenneth J Leveno, Uma M Reddy, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Brian M Mercer, Mara J Dinsmoor, Susan M Ramin, Marshall W Carpenter, Philip Samuels, Anthony Sciscione, Jorge E Tolosa, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of sepsis and other adverse neonatal outcomes in women with a clinical diagnosis of chorioamnionitis. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a multi-center placebo-controlled trial of vitamins C/E to prevent preeclampsia in low risk nulliparous women. Clinical chorioamnionitis was defined as either the "clinical diagnosis" of chorioamnionitis or antibiotic administration during labor because of an elevated temperature or uterine tenderness in the absence of another cause...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787992/reliability-and-validity-analysis-of-the-open-source-chinese-foot-and-ankle-outcome-score-faos
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Samuel K K Ling, Vincent Chan, Karen Ho, Fona Ling, T H Lui
AIM: Develop the first reliable and validated open-source outcome scoring system in the Chinese language for foot and ankle problems. METHODS: Translation of the English FAOS into Chinese following regular protocols. First, two forward-translations were created separately, these were then combined into a preliminary version by an expert committee, and was subsequently back-translated into English. The process was repeated until the original and back translations were congruent...
December 21, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787852/evaluating-the-construct-validity-of-a-pulsatile-fresh-frozen-human-cadaver-circulation-model-for-endovascular-training
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Craig Nesbitt, Samuel James Tingle, Robin Williams, James McCaslin, Roger Searle, Sebastian Mafeld, Gerard Stansby
OBJECTIVES: We recently described a pulsatile fresh frozen human cadaver model (PHCM) for training endovascular practitioners. This current study aims to assess the construct validity of PHCM; its ability to differentiate between participants of varying expertise. METHODS: 23 participants with varying endovascular experience (12 novice, 4 intermediate, 7 expert) were recruited. Each attempted catheterisation of the left renal artery on PHCM within 10 minutes under exam conditions...
May 19, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785939/exploring-an-integrative-patient-tailored-complementary-medicine-approach-for-chemotherapy-induced-taste-disorders
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Eran Ben-Arye, Ilana Doweck, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels
CONTEXT: Chemotherapy-induced taste disorder (CITD) is a common adverse effect among patients with cancer, with no effective known treatment. OBJECTIVES: Exploring the impact of a patient-tailored complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) treatment program on CITD-related severity. DESIGN: Prospective study on patients' chart. SETTING: Integrative oncology program operating within the Clalit Healthcare Oncology Service in northern Israel...
April 22, 2018: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781055/psychosocial-comorbidities-related-to-return-to-work-rates-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Eleanor R Turi, Yvette Conley, Elizabeth Crago, Paula Sherwood, Samuel M Poloyac, Dianxu Ren, Ansley G Stanfill
Purpose Ability to return to work (RTW) after stroke has been shown to have positive psychosocial benefits on survivors. Although one-fifth of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) survivors suffer from poor psychosocial outcomes, the relationship between such outcomes and RTW post-stroke is not clear. This project explores the relationship between age, gender, race, marital status, anxiety and depression and RTW 3 and 12 months post-aSAH. Methods Demographic and clinical variables were collected from the electronic medical record at the time of aSAH admission...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773451/total-hip-arthroplasty-for-posttraumatic-osteoarthritis-following-acetabular-fracture-a-systematic-review-of-characteristics-outcomes-and-complications
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Robert D Stibolt, Harshadkumar A Patel, Samuel R Huntley, Eva J Lehtonen, Ashish B Shah, Sameer M Naranje
PURPOSE: Posttraumatic arthritis (PTA) may develop years after acetabular fracture, hindering joint function and causing significant chronic musculoskeletal pain. Given the delayed onset of PTA, few studies have assessed outcomes of delayed total hip arthroplasty (THA) in acetabular fracture patients. This study systematically reviewed the literature for outcomes of THA in patients with PTA and prior acetabular fracture. METHODS: Pubmed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, and Cochrane library were searched for articles containing the keywords "acetabular", "fracture", "arthroplasty", and "post traumatic arthritis" published between 1995 and August 2017...
April 26, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772488/minnesota-impulse-disorders-interview-midi-validation-of-a-structured-diagnostic-clinical-interview-for-impulse-control-disorders-in-an-enriched-community-sample
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Samuel R Chamberlain, Jon E Grant
BACKGROUND: Disorders of impulsivity are common, functionally impairing, and highly relevant across different clinical and research settings. Few structured clinical interviews for the identification and diagnosis of impulse control disorders exist, and none have been validated in a community sample in terms of psychometric properties. METHODS: The Minnesota Impulse control disorders Interview (MIDI v2.0) was administered to an enriched sample of 293 non-treatment seeking adults aged 18-35 years, recruited using media advertisements in two large US cities...
May 8, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766309/perioperative-outcomes-and-anesthetic-considerations-of-robotic-bariatric-surgery-in-a-propensity-matched-cohort-of-super-obese-and-super-super-obese-patients
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Katherine D Gray, Alfons Pomp, Gregory Dakin, Sonia Amanat, Zachary A Turnbull, Jon Samuels, Cheguevara Afaneh
BACKGROUND: The use of the robotic platform has not been well established in patients with super obesity (SO; body mass index, BMI ≥ 50) and super-super obesity (SSO, BMI ≥ 60). We aimed to determine safety and feasibility of robotic bariatric surgery in this cohort. METHODS: Review of a prospectively maintained database was performed of consecutive patients undergoing robotic bariatric surgery between 2015 and 2017. Propensity score analysis with 1:2 nearest neighbor matching was performed to control for baseline characteristics and procedure type...
May 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766307/the-laparoscopic-inguinal-and-diaphragmatic-defect-lidd-model-a-validation-study-of-a-novel-box-trainer-model
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Damir Ljuhar, Samuel Alexander, Sarah Martin, Ramesh Nataraja
BACKGROUND: Paediatric laparoscopic procedures are now becoming routine practice. Therefore, there is a need for simulated laparoscopic models to acquire part-procedural competency prior to direct patient contact in a safe learning environment. For this reason, we chose two paediatric conditions; inguinal hernia (IH) and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), which were combined to create the laparoscopic inguinal and diaphragmatic defect (LIDD) model. Our aim was to assess this novel surgical simulation model by determining its construct and content validity...
May 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764447/efficacy-of-intra-articular-hypertonic-dextrose-prolotherapy-versus-normal-saline-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a-protocol-for-a-triple-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Regina Wing Shan Sit, Ricky Wing Keung Wu, Kenneth Dean Reeves, David Rabago, Dicken Cheong Chun Chan, Benjamin Hon Kei Yip, Vincent Chi Ho Chung, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
BACKGROUND: Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is a very common condition with prevalence rising with age. It is a major contributor to global disability and has a large socioeconomic burden worldwide. Conservative therapies have marginal effectiveness, and surgery is reserved for severe symptomatic KOA. Dextrose Prolotherapy (DPT) is an evidence-based injection-based therapy for chronic musculoskeletal conditions including KOA. The standard "whole joint" injection method includes intra-articular injection and multiple extra-articular injections at soft tissue bony attachments...
May 15, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760965/age-and-other-risk-factors-influencing-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-traumatic-cervical-spine-fracture
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Matthew Bank, Katie Gibbs, Cristina Sison, Nawshin Kutub, Angelos Paptheodorou, Samuel Lee, Adam Stein, Ona Bloom
Objective: To identify clinical or demographic variables that influence long-term mortality, as well as in-hospital mortality, with a particular focus on the effects of age. Summary and Background Data: Cervical spine fractures with or without spinal cord injury (SCI) disproportionately impact the elderly who constitute an increasing percentage of the US population. Methods: We analyzed data collected for 10 years at a state-designated level I trauma center to identify variables that influenced in-hospital and long-term mortality among elderly patients with traumatic cervical spine fracture with or without SCI...
2018: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758998/high-levels-of-soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-like-transcript-tlt-1-are-associated-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Jessica Morales-Ortíz, Matthew T Rondina, Samuel M Brown, Colin Grissom, A Valance Washington
We have previously demonstrated that elevated levels of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-like transcript 1 (sTLT-1) modulate sepsis-induced inflammation and positively correlate with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Here, we evaluate the clinical implications of plasma sTLT-1 in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is common in sepsis patients. Soluble TLT-1 levels in the plasma of ARDS patients (n = 20) were determined by slot blot analysis and were compared with clinical parameters to identify significant associations...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754167/an-extract-of-synedrella-nodiflora-l-gaertn-exhibits-antidepressant-properties-through-monoaminergic-mechanisms
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Patrick Amoateng, Kennedy Kwami Edem Kukuia, Jeffrey Amoako Mensah, Dorcas Osei-Safo, Samuel Adjei, Audrey Akyea Eklemet, Emmanuel Atsu Vinyo, Thomas K Karikari
Synedrella nodiflora (SNE) has been used traditionally for many neurological conditions and some of these neuroactive effects have been scientifically substantiated. The usefulness of SNE in depression has however not been investigated despite the availability of data in other disease models indicating it may be useful. The present study therefore examined the effect of SNE in acute murine models of depression and the possible mechanisms mediating its activities in these models. Preliminary qualitative phytochemical and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) screening were conducted on SNE...
May 12, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749661/fingolimod-s-impact-on-mri-brain-volume-measures-in-multiple-sclerosis-results-from-ms-mrius
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Robert Zivadinov, Jennie Medin, Nasreen Khan, Jonathan R Korn, Niels Bergsland, Michael G Dwyer, Tanuja Chitnis, Robert T Naismith, Enrique Alvarez, Peter Kinkel, Stanley Cohan, Samuel F Hunter, Diego Silva, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evidence is needed to understand the effect of fingolimod on slowing down brain atrophy progression in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in clinical practice. We investigated the effect of fingolimod on brain atrophy in MS patients with active disease (clinically and/or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) versus no evidence of active disease (NEAD). METHODS: MS and clinical outcome and MRI in the United States (MS-MRIUS) is a multicenter, retrospective study that included 590 relapsing-remitting MS patients, who initiated fingolimod, and were followed for a median of 16 months...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749256/an-sem-assessment-of-the-internal-structure-and-predictive-validity-of-the-abbreviated-early-adolescent-home-inventory
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Samuel B Green, Amy L Pennar, Robert H Bradley
The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Inventory is designed to assess the quality and quantity of support, stimulation, and structure provided to children in the home environment. HOME has been widely used for research and applied purposes. We focused on an abbreviated version of the Early Adolescent HOME (EA-HOME-A) that was administered to 15-year-old adolescents and their parents ( N = 958) as part of the NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development...
May 1, 2018: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741990/the-development-of-a-tournament-preparation-framework-for-competitive-golf-a-delphi-study
#19
Jarred Pilgrim, Peter Kremer, Samuel Robertson
Tournament preparation in golf is used by players to increase course knowledge, develop strategy, optimise playing conditions and facilitate self-regulation. It is not known whether specific behaviours in tournament preparation should be given priority in education and practice at different stages of competition. This study aimed to achieve consensus on the importance of specific tournament preparation behaviours or "items" to players of five competitive levels. A two-round Delphi study was used, including an expert panel of 36 coaches, high-performance staff, players and academics...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739912/early-cerebral-vein-after-endovascular-ischemic-stroke-treatment-predicts-symptomatic-reperfusion-hemorrhage
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Samuel C D Cartmell, Robyn L Ball, Rajani Kaimal, Nicholas A Telischak, Michael P Marks, Huy M Do, Robert L Dodd, Gregory W Albers, Maarten G Lansberg, Jeremy J Heit
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Parenchymal hemorrhage (PH) after endovascular mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke leads to worse outcomes. Better clinical and imaging biomarkers of symptomatic reperfusion PH are needed to identify patients at risk. We identified clinical and imaging predictors of reperfusion PH after endovascular mechanical thrombectomy with attention to early cerebral veins (ECVs) on postreperfusion digital subtraction angiography. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients undergoing endovascular mechanical thrombectomy at our neurovascular referral center...
May 8, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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