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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721754/a-model-of-adaptation-for-families-of-elderly-patients-with-dementia-focusing-on-family-resilience
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Geun Myun Kim, Ji Young Lim, Eun Joo Kim, Sang Suk Kim
OBJECTIVES: We constructed a model explaining families' positive adaptation in chronic crisis situations such as the problematic behavior of elderly patients with dementia and attendant caregiving stress, based on the family resilience model. Our aim was to devise an adaptation model for families of elderly patients with dementia. METHOD: A survey of problematic behavior in elderly patients with dementia, family stress, family resilience, and family adaptation was conducted with 292 consenting individuals...
July 19, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718588/-spinal-injection-risks-and-side-effects
#2
Evangelia Passia, Stéphane Genevay
The efficacy of spinal injection for chronic spinal pain is dubious for most conditions. They are however frequently prescribed. Side effects are poorly reported in the literature. In addition to benign and transient problems, serious and lethal side effects have been reported due to infection, hematoma or central and spinal cord infarctions which could be related to intravascular injection of corticoids. Although their frequency is excessively low, they should be discussed with every patient before prescription and should be mentioned in the consent form...
March 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716072/effect-of-prenatal-exposure-to-maternal-cortisol-and-psychological-distress-on-infant-development-in-bengaluru-southern-india-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anita Nath, Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, Giridhara R Babu, Gian Carlo Di Renzo
BACKGROUND: The mental health status of a pregnant woman and its consequent impact on foetal well being is not given much importance compared to the risk imposed by obstetric complications and medical conditions. Maternal psychological distress is a major public health problem and needs timely detection and intervention to prevent any adverse pregnancy outcome. There is ample evidence from literature that justifies the association of prenatal maternal mental stress and elevated cortisol with delayed infant motor and cognitive development; evidence from India being rather limited...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701184/developing-a-community-based-psycho-social-intervention-with-older-people-and-third-sector-workers-for-anxiety-and-depression-a-qualitative-study
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Tom Kingstone, Heather Burroughs, Bernadette Bartlam, Mo Ray, Janine Proctor, Thomas Shepherd, Peter Bullock, Carolyn Anne Chew-Graham
BACKGROUND: One-in-five people in the UK experience anxiety and/or depression in later life. However, anxiety and depression remain poorly detected in older people, particularly in those with chronic physical ill health. In the UK, a stepped care approach, to manage common mental health problems, is advocated which includes service provision from non-statutory organisations (including third/voluntary sector). However, evidence to support such provision, including the most effective interventions, is limited...
July 12, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698331/efficacy-of-conventional-treatment-with-composite-resin-and-atraumatic-restorative-treatment-in-posterior-primary-teeth-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Nathalia Miranda Ladewig, Cíntia Saori Sahiara, Laysa Yoshioka, Isabel Cristina Olegário, Isabela Floriano, Tamara Kerber Tedesco, Fausto Medeiros Mendes, Mariana Minatel Braga, Daniela Procida Raggio
INTRODUCTION: Despite the widespread acceptance of conventional treatment using composite resin in primary teeth, there is limited evidence that this approach is the best option in paediatric clinics. Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) using high-viscosity glass ionomer cement has gradually become more popular because it performs well in clinical studies, is easy to handle and is patient friendly. Therefore, the aim of this randomised clinical trial study is to compare the restoration longevity of conventional treatment using composite resin with that of ART in posterior primary teeth...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695548/design-of-the-swiss-atrial-fibrillation-cohort-study-swiss-af-structural-brain-damage-and-cognitive-decline-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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David Conen, Nicolas Rodondi, Andreas Mueller, Juerg Beer, Angelo Auricchio, Peter Ammann, Daniel Hayoz, Richard Kobza, Giorgio Moschovitis, Dipen Shah, Juerg Schlaepfer, Jan Novak, Marcello di Valentino, Paul Erne, Christian Sticherling, Leo Bonati, Georg Ehret, Laurent Roten, Urs Fischer, Andreas Monsch, Christoph Stippich, Jens Wuerfel, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Michael Kuehne, Stefan Osswald
BACKGROUND: Several studies found that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia over time. However, the magnitude of the problem, associated risk factors and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: This article describes the design and methodology of the Swiss Atrial Fibrillation (Swiss-AF) Cohort Study, a prospective multicentre national cohort study of 2400 patients across 13 sites in Switzerland. Eligible patients must have documented AF...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693427/selection-bias-and-subject-refusal-in-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rochelle Yang, Barry L Carter, Tyler H Gums, Brian M Gryzlak, Yinghui Xu, Barcey T Levy
BACKGROUND: Selection bias and non-participation bias are major methodological concerns which impact external validity. Cluster-randomized controlled trials are especially prone to selection bias as it is impractical to blind clusters to their allocation into intervention or control. This study assessed the impact of selection bias in a large cluster-randomized controlled trial. METHODS: The Improved Cardiovascular Risk Reduction to Enhance Rural Primary Care (ICARE) study examined the impact of a remote pharmacist-led intervention in twelve medical offices...
July 10, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689263/variation-among-consent-forms-for-clinical-whole-exome-sequencing
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Sara A Fowler, Carol J Saunders, Mark A Hoffman
The goal of this study was to explore variation among informed consent documents for clinical whole exome sequencing (WES) in order to identify the level of consistency with the recommendations from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) regarding informed consent for clinical WES. Recommendations were organized into a framework of key points for analysis. Content analysis was conducted on a sample of informed consent documents for clinical WES downloaded from 18 laboratory websites...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687563/axitinib-treatment-in-advanced-rai-resistant-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-dtc-and-refractory-medullary-thyroid-cancer-mtc
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Jaume Capdevila, Jose Manuel Trigo, Javier Aller, Jose Luis Manzano, Silvia Garcia-Adrian, Carles Zafon, Oscar Reig, Uriel Bohn, Teresa Ramon Y Cajal, Manuel Duran, Beatriz Gonzalez-Astorga, Ana Lopez-Alfonso, Javier Medina, Ignacio Porras, Juan Jose Reina, Nuria Palacios, Enrique Grande, Elena Cillan, Ignacio Matos, Juan Jose Grau
BACKGROUND: Axitinib, an antiangiogenic multikinase inhibitor (MKI) was evaluated in the compassionate-use-program in Spain (October 2012-November 2014). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 47 patients with advanced radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC, n=34) or medullary thyroid cancer (MTC, n=13) with documented disease progression were treated with axitinib 5 mg bid. The primary efficacy endpoint was overall response rate (ORR) by RECIST v1.1. Progression-free survival (PFS) and adverse events (AEs) were secondary objectives...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685911/combined-lifestyle-and-herbal-medicine-in-overweight-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Susan Arentz, Caroline A Smith, Jason Abbott, Paul Fahey, Birinder S Cheema, Alan Bensoussan
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common, complex reproductive endocrinopathy characterized by menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries. Lifestyle modification is a first-line intervention; however, there are barriers to success for this form of self-care, and women often seek adjunct therapies including herbal medicines. This pragmatic, randomized controlled trial, delivered in communities of Australia in overweight women with PCOS, compared the effectiveness and safety of a lifestyle intervention plus herbal medicine against lifestyle alone...
July 7, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682675/expression-and-influence-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-1-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Gongchi Li, Xinhua Zou, Youpeng Zhu, Jing Zhang, Lijun Zhou, Dan Wang, Binghui Li, Zhenbing Chen
A high matrix metalloproteinase-9/tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (MMP9/TIMP1) ratio is associated with poor ulcer healing, yet how the ratio of MMP9/TIMP1 changes in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with infection and how these changes may affect wound healing remain unclear. Therefore, the objective of this investigation was to explore relationships among the MMP9/TIMP1 ratio, infection, and DFUs. After being informed of the details of this study, 32 patients signed consent forms. Skin biopsies were performed for all patients...
March 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679880/exploring-oral-cancer-patients-preference-in-medical-decision-making-and-quality-of-life
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Sun-Long Cheng, Hsien-Hua Liao, Pei-Wei Shueng, Hsi-Chieh Lee, Chalong Cheewakriangkrai, Chi-Chang Chang
Little is known about the clinical effects of shared medical decision making (SMDM) associated with quality of life about oral cancer? To understand patients who occurred potential cause of SMDM and extended to explore the interrelated components of quality of life for providing patients with potential adaptation of early assessment. All consenting patients completed the SMDM questionnaire and 36-Item Short Form (SF-36). Regression analyses were conducted to find predictors of quality of life among oral cancer patients...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675566/effects-of-two-different-glutamine-containing-enteral-supplements-on-stool-frequency-and-density-in-elderly-patients-recovering-from-acute-critical-illness
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Nobutoshi Fushimi, Munenori Yamada, Hiroki Hachiya, Shun Ito, Takashi Shibuya, Noritsugu Ohashi, Akihiro Mori
AIM: Glutamine has various beneficial functions in the gastrointestinal tract. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of two different glutamine supplements on bowel movement at the start of enteral feeding in elderly inpatients. METHODS: This was a double-blind, prospective, randomized comparison study. A total of 25 patients aged >75 years recovering from a critical illness in a non-intensive care unit and scheduled for tube feeding were recruited...
July 4, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672141/patient-recall-of-the-information-on-an-informed-consent-video
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Brennen T Olsen, Connor J Sherwood, Caroline K Carrico, James H Priest, Daniel M Laskin
PURPOSE: Experience has shown that in malpractice cases patients often claim certain information was not provided during the informed consent process. The purposes of this study were to determine how much of an informed consent video patients initially remember and how much is recalled when there is a hiatus from viewing the video to the surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, patients presenting for impacted third molar removal in an academic setting (n = 50) or a private office (n = 50) viewed an informed consent video and then met with the treating doctor for further discussion and signing of an informed consent form...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664427/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-endoscopic-duodenal-jejunal-bypass-liner-prototype-in-severe-or-morbidly-obese-subjects-implanted-for-up-to-3-years
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Nicolás Quezada, Rodrigo Muñoz, Carla Morelli, Dannae Turiel, Julián Hernández, Fernando Pimentel, Alex Escalona
BACKGROUND: The duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) is an endoscopic device that mimics the duodenal-jejunal exclusion component of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Previous studies assessing the efficacy of the DJBL have shown 10-40% excess weight loss (%EWL) and improvements in obesity-associated comorbidities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new DJBL prototype over a 3-year period. METHODS: Morbidly obese subjects were enrolled in a single-arm, open-label, prospective trial...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663646/fears-and-perceptions-associated-with-regional-anesthesia-a-study-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
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Nalini Kadirehally Bheemanna, Sandya Rani Doddagavanahalli Channaiah, Pavithra K V Gowda, Virupaksha Harave Shanmugham, Nagaraj Mungasuvalli Chanappa
AIMS: To assess the patients' fears and their perception about regional anesthesia and to study the correlation between fears and perception and demographic profile. DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional survey on 150 patients scheduled for surgery under regional anesthesia (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The structured questionnaires composed of patients' demographic data and questions regarding patients' fears about RA. Questionnaires along with consent forms were sequentially distributed to patients...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663624/the-effect-of-preemptive-ankle-block-using-ropivacaine-and-dexamethasone-on-postoperative-analgesia-in-foot-surgery
#17
Ashraf Elsayed Alzeftawy, Nabil Aly Elsheikh
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve blocks have become an increasingly popular form of anesthesia. Preemptive analgesia reduces central sensitization, postoperative pain, and analgesic consumption. Different additive has been used to prolong regional blockade and improve postoperative analgesia. AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate whether preemptive ankle block using combination of ropivacaine and dexamethasone would succeed in improving the postoperative analgesia after foot surgery in patients receiving general anesthesia...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661755/the-final-rule-when-the-rubber-meets-the-road
#18
P Pearl O'Rourke
The Common Rule originally issued in 1991 and last amended in 2005 is scheduled to be replaced on January 19, 2018 by a revised Common Rule (the final rule). The goal of the revisions is to modernize and improve applicability of the rule to a research landscape that has dramatically changed since 1991. Translating these changes into action will require comprehensive understanding of the final rule and detailed implementation planning by Human Research Protection Programs. This paper presents select changes that require substantial attention; including for example: expansion of the exempt category, changes to continuing review requirements, changes to the informed consent form and the use of single IRBs for domestic multi-site research...
July 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661754/examining-provisions-related-to-consent-in-the-revised-common-rule
#19
Jeremy Sugarman
The long-standing overarching policy governing research with human subjects conducted and supported by most federal agencies and departments in the United States, known as the Common Rule, has recently been revised, with most requirements slated to become effective in 2018. Although there are multiple alterations to the current regulations, some of the most significant changes aim to enhance consent for research. While some of the particular provisions in this regard will be easy to apply and promise to help meet this goal, others may be more challenging to implement despite their intuitive appeal...
July 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658905/knowledge-and-attitude-of-parents-towards-avulsed-permanent-tooth-of-their-children-and-its-emergency-management-in-bhopal-city
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Ankur Jain, Parimala Kulkarni, Srikant Kumar, Manish Jain
INTRODUCTION: Dental avulsion is a commonly reported traumatic injury causing pain, aesthetic, functional, psychological and mental impairment. Since parents are in the immediate vicinity of children in such situations, their knowledge regarding the same is of great importance. AIM: The aim of present study was to assess the level of parental knowledge and their attitude towards dental avulsion and its emergency management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 10-stemmed questionnaire was prepared for this study which was modified form of questionnaire used by Raphael and Gregory...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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