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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822253/clout-or-doubt-perspectives-on-an-infant-mental-health-service-for-young-children-placed-in-foster-care-due-to-abuse-and-neglect
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Fiona Turner-Halliday, Gary Kainth, Genevieve Young-Southward, Richard Cotmore, Nicholas Watson, Lynn McMahon, Helen Minnis
Despite knowledge about the profound effects of child abuse and neglect, we know little about how best to assess whether maltreated children should return home. The effectiveness of the New Orleans Intervention Model (NIM) is being tested in a randomized controlled trial where the comparison is social work 'services as usual.' The future trial results will tell us which approach produces the best outcomes for children; meanwhile qualitative process evaluation is generating intriguing findings about the perceived impact of NIM on decision-making about childrens' futures...
August 16, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821329/cardiac-progenitor-cell-recruitment-drives-fetal-cardiac-regeneration-by-enhanced-angiogenesis
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Carlos Zgheib, Maggie M Hodges, Myron W Allukian, Junwang Xu, Kara L Spiller, Joseph H Gorman, Robert C Gorman, Kenneth W Liechty
BACKGROUND: In contrast to adults, the fetal response to myocardial infarction (MI) is regenerative, requiring the recruitment of cardiac progenitor cells to replace infarcted myocardium. Macrophage contribution to tissue repair depends on their phenotype: M1 are proinflammatory and initiate angiogenesis; M2a are profibrotic and contribute to blood vessels maturation; and M2c are proremodeling and proangiogenesis. The goal of the present study was to expand on this work by examining cardiac progenitor cells recruitment, and the role of macrophages in promoting angiogenesis and cardiac regeneration in the fetal heart after MI...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817428/interprofessional-qi-training-enhances-competency-and-qi-productivity-among-graduates-findings-from-nationwide-children-s-hospital
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Thomas Bartman, Karen Heiser, Andrew Bethune, Wallace Crandall, Richard McClead, J Terrance Davis, Richard J Brilli
PURPOSE: Significant resources are expended on quality improvement (QI) training courses. The authors sought to determine whether education provided in QI course training improves self-assessed QI content competence and QI-related productivity among course graduates. METHOD: "Quality Improvement Essentials" is a four-month didactic and experiential course designed to prepare multidisciplinary professionals to participate in and lead QI efforts at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH)...
August 16, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812175/a-prospective-non-randomized-controlled-multicenter-trial-comparing-appendectomy-and-conservative-treatment-for-patients-with-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis-the-actuaa-study
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Mauro Podda, Fernando Serventi, Lorenzo Mortola, Stefano Marini, Danilo Sirigu, Michela Piga, Marcello Pisano, Massimiliano Coppola, Ferdinando Agresta, Francesco Virdis, Salomone Di Saverio, Nicola Cillara
PURPOSE: Acute appendicitis (AA) is among the most common causes of lower abdominal pain and admissions to the emergency department. Over the past 20 years, there has been a renewed interest in the conservative management of uncomplicated AA, and several studies demonstrated that an antibiotic-first strategy is a viable treatment option for uncomplicated AA. The aim of this prospective non-randomized controlled, multicenter trial is to compare antibiotic therapy and emergency appendectomy as treatment for patients with uncomplicated AA confirmed by US and/or CT or MRI scan...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811990/clinical-outcomes-of-total-disc-replacement-versus-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-surgical-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease
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Tobias A Mattei, Jennifer Beer, Alisson R Teles, Azeem A Rehman, Jean Aldag, Dzung Dinh
STUDY DESIGN: The authors performed a retrospective controlled study of patients diagnosed with lumbar degenerative disc disease who received surgical intervention (either total disc replacement [TDR]/Activ-L or anterior lumbar interbody fusion [ALIF]) at a single tertiary-care hospital from 2007-2010. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical outcomes after TDR in comparison with ALIF for surgical treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD). METHODS: Analyzed data included intra-operative blood loss, time to return to work, and clinical outcomes as evaluated through the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain questionnaires pre-operatively and at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year postoperative follow-up...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810990/gait-and-functional-outcomes-for-young-active-males-with-traumatic-unilateral-transfemoral-limb-loss
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Caitlin E Mahon, Alison L Pruziner, Brad D Hendershot, Erik J Wolf, Benjamin J Darter, K Bo Foreman, Joseph B Webster
OBJECTIVE: Altered body structures that occur with the loss of a lower limb can impact mobility and quality of life. Specifically, biomechanical changes that result from wearing a prosthesis have been associated with an increased risk of falls or joint degeneration, as well as increased energy demands. While previous studies describing these outcomes are typically limited by number of outcome measures and/or small, diverse patient groups, recent military conflicts present a unique opportunity to collect outcomes from a relatively homogenous, active patient population with limb loss...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809630/aplikace-plazmy-obohacen%C3%A3-o-trombocyty-a-leukocyty-k-later%C3%A3-ln%C3%A3-mu-epikondylu-humeru
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P Walder, L Paša, L Pavliska
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the application of platelet- and leukocyte-rich plasma (L-PRP) in the treatment of lateral humeral epicondyle (ERH) as compared to the administration of corticosteroid therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS It was a prospective, double-blind and randomized clinical trial. It included a total of 25 cases of ERH in 23 patients aged 18 to 60 years. They were divided into two arms: L-PRP arm with 10 cases and corticosteroid arm with 15 cases...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806827/-functional-outcome-following-high-pressure-injection-injuries-of-the-hand
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Florian Neubrech, Christian A Radu, David Pauli, Berthold Bickert, Ulrich Kneser, Leila Harhaus
Background High-pressure injection injuries are devastating injuries that often lead to an amputation of the primarily affected finger. The available literature mainly focuses on amputation rates, while there is a lack of knowledge regarding functional results. Patients and Methods Between 1998 and 2016, 47 cases of high-pressure injection injuries of the hand were registered in our department. Out of these, data of 26 patients, all men with an average age of 42 (18-62) years, were included in a retrospective follow-up examination after 4 (1-12) years...
August 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805529/cognitive-behaviour-therapy-and-objective-assessments-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Graham McPhee
Most evaluations of cognitive behavioural therapy to treat people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis rely exclusively on subjective self-report outcomes to evaluate whether treatment is effective. Few studies have used measures appropriate to assessing whether cognitive behavioural therapy changes in more objective measures. A review of studies incorporating objective measures suggests that there is a lack of evidence that cognitive behavioural therapy produces any improvement in a patient's physical capabilities or other objective measures such as return to work...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805490/low-employment-and-low-willingness-of-being-reemployed-in-chinese-working-age-maintained-hemodialysis-patients
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Bihong Huang, Bihong Lai, Ling Xu, Ying Wang, Yanpei Cao, Ping Yan, Jing Chen
AIM: Returning to society plays an important role in improving the quality of life in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, and retention of employment is one of the core enablers. The study is to assess the employment status and to determine the variables for unemployment in Chinese MHD patients. METHODS: Prevalent MHD patients from four dialysis centers in Shanghai China were enrolled. We assessed patients' employment status, current social functioning, hemodialysis modality, annual income and general health condition...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805066/active-controlled-motion-in-early-rehabilitation-improves-outcome-after-ankle-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hendrik Jansen, Martin Jordan, Sönke Frey, Stefanie Hölscher-Doht, Rainer Meffert, Timo Heintel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of active controlled motion (ACM) after unstable ankle fractures needing initial partial weight-bearing. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatient and outpatient clinic. SUBJECTS: A total of 50 patients with unstable ankle fractures and the need for partial weight-bearing for six weeks. INTERVENTIONS: Randomization in two groups: physiotherapy alone or physiotherapy with an additional ACM device...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794008/long-term-employment-outcomes-following-rehabilitation-for-significant-neurological-impairment-in-uk-military-personnel-a-3-year-study
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Sardar Bahadur, J McRann, E McGilloway
BACKGROUND: Returning to employment is a major modifiable factor affecting long-term health in brain injury which neurological and vocational rehabilitation attempts to address. In military patients, little is known about long-term employability, whether employment is sustained and how they fare in civilian roles. METHODS: A telephone review was undertaken of every military patient having undergone inpatient neurorehabilitation between 2012 and 2014. This was compared to their employment outcomes one to three years post discharge...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793916/a-manual-based-vocational-rehabilitation-program-for-patients-with-an-acquired-brain-injury-study-protocol-of-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-rct
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Louise K Hoeffding, Maria Haahr Nielsen, Morten A Rasmussen, Anne Norup, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Ulrikka K Kjær, Kristoffer Sølvsten Burgdorf, Trine Schow
BACKGROUND: An acquired brain injury (ABI) is a complex injury often followed by a broad range of cognitive, physical, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. Because of these disabilities, vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a challenging task, however, of great importance, since approximately 75% of the patients with ABI are of working age. Thus, standardized clinically effective and cost-effective methodologies regarding VR for patients with ABI are highly needed. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of an individually targeted manual-based VR for patient with ABI compared to conventional VR (usual care)...
August 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782542/supported-employment-for-veterans-with-traumatic-brain-injury-patient-perspectives
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Kathleen F Carlson, Terri K Pogoda, Tess Gilbert, Sandra G Resnick, Elizabeth Twamley, Maya E O'Neil, Nina A Sayer
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the need for, and interest in, Supported Employment (SE) among recent military Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), and to examine characteristics associated with Veterans' interest in SE. DESIGN: Stratified random sample of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans confirmed to have TBI through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) screening and evaluation system. SETTING: Community-based via mailed survey. PARTICIPANTS: We recruited 1,800 Veterans with clinician-confirmed TBI (1,080 mild TBI; 720 moderate/severe TBI) through multiple mailings...
August 3, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781134/psychological-effect-of-a-mass-casualty-event-on-general-surgery-residents
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William S Havron, Karen Safcsak, Joshua Corsa, Andrew Loudon, Michael L Cheatham
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the psychological effect of a mass casualty shooting event on general surgery residents. DESIGN: Three and 7 months following the Pulse nightclub mass casualty shooting, the mental well-being of general surgery residents employed at the receiving institution was evaluated. A voluntary and anonymous screening questionnaire for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression (MD) was administered. Responses were stratified into 2 groups; residents who worked (ON-CALL) and residents who did not work (OFF-CALL) the night of the event...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777264/feasibility-acceptability-and-adherence-with-short-term-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-in-female-sexual-partners-of-migrant-miners-in-mozambique
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Maria Lahuerta, Allison Zerbe, Rachel Baggaley, Joana Falcao, Laurence Ahoua, Pietro DiMattei, Fernando Morales, Isaias Ramiro, Wafaa M El-Sadr
BACKGROUND: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) offers protection from HIV acquisition if taken as prescribed. We evaluated the feasibility, acceptability and adherence with short-term PrEP among female sexual partners of migrant miners in Mozambique. METHODS: HIV-negative female sexual partners of migrant miners were offered daily tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) for 6 weeks concurrent with miners' return home. Study visits occurred at baseline, Week 4, 6 and 8. Dried blood spots (DBS) were collected at Week 4 and 6...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767804/partial-stapled-hemorrhoidopexy-clinical-aspects-and-impact-on-anorectal-physiology
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Marllus Braga Soares, Marcos Bettini Pitombo, Francisco Lopes Paulo, Paulo Cezar de Castro, Júlia Resende Schlinz, Annibal Amorim, Karin Guterres Lohmann Hamada
Objective: to evaluate the impact of partial stapled hemorrhoidopexy on anorectal physiology, the complications related to this surgical technique, pain, postoperative bleeding and recurrence of hemorrhoidal disease one year after surgery. Methods: this is a prospective, descriptive study in consecutive patients with mixed or internal hemorrhoidal disease, the internal component being classified as grade III or IV, undergoing partial stapled hemorrhoidopexy. Results: we studied 17 patients, 82% of them with internal hemorrhoids grade III and 18% grade IV...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767593/the-mini-incision-technique-for-carpal-tunnel-release-using-nasal-instruments-in-chinese-patients
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Yanhua Chen, Wei Ji, Tao Li, Xiaobin Cong, Zhenbing Chen
Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) remains a challenge for hand surgeons. Carpal tunnel release (CTR) using nasal instruments has the advantages of both endoscopy and open surgery. In this study we aimed to explore the effectiveness of CTR using nasal instruments in Chinese patients.We present a case series of 49 cases of idiopathic CTS treated with the mini-incision technique using nasal instruments. The average recovery days before return to normal work and complications were recorded. The mean grip strength, pinch strength, and sensation were evaluated...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762456/total-hip-arthroplasty-for-acetabular-fractures-early-application
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Necmettin Salar, Muhammet Sadık Bilgen, Ömer Faruk Bilgen, Cenk Ermutlu, Gökay Eken, Kemal Durak
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional and clinical results of early total hip arthroplasty performed to treat acetabulum fracture. METHODS: Evaluation of 17 patients who were diagnosed with acetabulum fracture and treated with early total hip arthroplasty between January 2008 and October 2013 was performed. In all, 14 patients were male, and 3 were female, with mean age of 52 years (range: 29-80 years). Time elapsed between trauma and operation was mean of 13 days (range: 2-21 days)...
July 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760685/-leadership-and-management-courses-for-clinicians
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Daniel Wichelhaus, Peter Fischer
AIM: The study evaluates the benefit of Leadership and Management Courses for clinicians. We want to examine which specific leadership and management contents are beneficial for a clinicians daily work, and if these contents support their individual career. METHOD: All 543 medical doctors working ant the University Hospital at Hanover, Germany, who had taken part in a leadership and management course between June 2005 and June 2015 were invited via email to participate in this study...
July 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
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