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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756711/smoke-free-adolescents-effectiveness-of-an-educational-intervention-controlled-before-and-after-study
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Pablo E Gulayin, Vilma Irazola, Adolfo Rubinstein, Rodrigo Bruno, André Rossi Díaz, Miguel Gulayin, María I Urrutia, Ariel Bardach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754017/reparaci%C3%A3-n-endovascular-para-aneurisma-de-aorta-revisi%C3%A3-n-panor%C3%A3-mica-sobre-su-evidencia-en-el-mundo-y-su-aplicaci%C3%A3-n-en-latinoam%C3%A3-rica
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María Calderón, Viviana Brito, Andrea Alcaraz, Lucila Rey-Ares, Federico Augustovski, Sebastián García-Martí, Ariel Bardach, Agustín Ciapponi, Analía López, Andrés Pichón-Riviere
BACKGROUND: Aortic aneurysm (AA) is a pathology with high morbidity and mortality. The management can be expectant, surgical, or through endovascular repair (EVAR). In Latin America the incidence of AA has increased and the analysis of therapeutic options, especially if they are expensive, is fundamental. OBJECTIVE: To analyze available evidence on the effectiveness, safety and coverage policies of the EVAR. METHODOLOGY: Panoramic review in the main bibliographical bases (MEDLINE, LILACS, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, DARE) and generic internet searchers, main health technology assessment (HTA) agencies and health insurance companies...
May 10, 2018: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741702/prognosis-of-metastatic-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone-in-the-pre-denosumab-era-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis
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Boris Itkin, Samanta Straminsky, Gabriela De Ronato, Daniel Lewi, Adolfo Marantz, Ariel Bardach
Background: Data on long-term prognosis of metastatic GCT (mGCT) is scant. The frequency of spontaneous regressions (SRs) is unknown. We aimed to estimate the prognosis of mGCT. Methods: We searched electronic scientific literature databases and generic Internet from January 1980 to August 2017. After identifying eligible studies we performed descriptive analyses and meta-analyses to estimate overall survival (OS), disease specific survival (DSS) and frequency of SRs in the years before the widespread use of denosumab...
May 5, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361873/potential-cognitive-benefits-from-playing-music-among-cognitively-intact-older-adults-a-scoping-review
#4
Catherine E Schneider, Elizabeth G Hunter, Shoshana H Bardach
The aging population is growing rapidly, raising rates of cognitive impairment, which makes strategies for protection against cognitive impairment increasingly important. There is little evidence indicating highly effective interventions preventing or slowing onset of cognitive impairment. Music playing influences brain and cognitive function, activating multiple brain areas and using cognitive and motor functions as well as multiple sensory systems, simultaneously. The purpose of this study was to review the current evidence related to playing a musical instrument being a potentially protective mechanism against cognitive decline among older adults...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331213/-methodology-for-the-development-of-policy-brief-in-public-health
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Emily Felt, José Miguel Carrasco, Carmen Vives-Cases
A policy brief is a document that summarizes research to inform policy. In a brief and succinct way, it defines a policy problem, presents a synthesis of relevant evidence, identifies possible courses of action and makes recommendations or key points. The objective of this note is to describe the methodology used to produce a policy brief for communicating public health research. This note is based on the model presented by Eugene Bardach in addition to the authors' own experiences. We describe six steps: 1) identifying the audience; 2) defining the problem; 3) gathering information and evidence; 4) consideration of policy alternatives; 5) projecting results and designing recommendations; and 6) telling the story...
January 10, 2018: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314393/global-cerebral-atrophy-detected-by-routine-imaging-relationship-with-age-hippocampal-atrophy-and-white-matter-hyperintensities
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Omar M Al-Janabi, Pradeep Panuganti, Erin L Abner, Ahmed A Bahrani, Ronan Murphy, Shoshana H Bardach, Allison Caban-Holt, Peter T Nelson, Brian T Gold, Charles D Smith, Donna M Wilcock, Gregory A Jicha
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Interpreting the clinical significance of moderate-to-severe global cerebral atrophy (GCA) is a conundrum for many clinicians, who visually interpret brain imaging studies in routine clinical practice. GCA may be attributed to normal aging, Alzheimer's disease (AD), or cerebrovascular disease (CVD). Understanding the relationships of GCA with aging, AD, and CVD is important for accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions for cognitive complaints. METHODS: To elucidate the relative associations of age, moderate-to-severe white matter hyperintensities (WMHs), and moderate-to-severe medial temporal lobe atrophy (MTA), with moderate-to-severe GCA, we visually rated clinical brain imaging studies of 325 participants from a community based sample...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237006/letter-to-the-editor-in-response-to-online-physician-ratings-fail-to-predict-actual-performance-on-measures-of-quality-value-and-peer-review
#7
Naomi S Bardach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221431/the-role-of-primary-care-providers-in-encouraging-older-patients-to-change-their-lifestyle-behaviors
#8
Shoshana H Bardach, Nancy E Schoenberg
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify older patients' perceptions of primary care providers' influence on their likelihood of improving diet and physical activity. METHODS: 104 adults ages 65 and older were interviewed immediately following a routine primary care visit about their plans and motivations for behavior change and how their clinic visit would influence their likelihood of making lifestyle changes. All interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed using a constant comparison approach...
September 8, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217696/raising-up-the-voices-of-the-closest-observers-of-care
#9
Naomi S Bardach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162345/postacute-care-after-pediatric-hospitalizations-for-a-primary-mental-health-condition
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James C Gay, Bonnie T Zima, Tumaini R Coker, Stephanie K Doupnik, Matthew Hall, Jonathan Rodean, Margaret O'Neill, Rustin Morse, Kris P Rehm, Jay G Berry, Naomi S Bardach
OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of US children hospitalized for a primary mental health condition who are discharged to postacute care (PAC); whether PAC discharge is associated with demographic, clinical, and hospital characteristics; and whether PAC use varies by state. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of a nationally representative sample of US acute care hospitalizations for children ages 2-20 years with a primary mental health diagnosis, using the 2009 and 2012 Kids' Inpatient Databases...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129711/double-palatal-flap-for-oro-nasal-fistula-closure
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P Pouzoulet, N Graillon, L Guyot, C Chossegros, J M Foletti
INTRODUCTION: The management of oral fistula to the nose depends on its etiology, its size and its location. Here, we describe a simple technique, inspired by the ones initially developed by Bardach for cleft palates repair. The surgical alternatives are discussed. TECHNICAL NOTE: The double palatal flap is a simple technique, allowing closure in a single session of a central or centro-lateral palate fistula. The key of this technique is the dissection between nasal and palate mucous layers, providing a sufficient amount of laxity to close the defect without tension...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100860/development-of-new-quality-measures-for-hospital-based-care-of-suicidal-youth
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Layla Parast, Naomi S Bardach, Q Burkhart, Laura P Richardson, J Michael Murphy, Courtney A Gidengil, Maria T Britto, Marc N Elliott, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVES: To develop, validate, and test the feasibility of implementation of 4 new quality measures assessing emergency department (ED) and inpatient care for suicidal youth. METHODS: Four quality measures were developed to assess hospital-based care for suicidal youth. These measures, focused on counseling caregivers about restricting access to lethal means of self-harm and benefits and risks of antidepressant medications, were operationalized into 2 caregiver surveys that assessed ED and inpatient quality, respectively...
April 2018: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906329/cleft-lip-and-palate-repair-our-experience
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Gian Luca Gatti, Nicola Freda, Alessandro Giacomina, Marina Montemagni, Andrea Sisti
INTRODUCTION: Cleft lip and palate is the most frequent congenital craniofacial deformity. In this article, the authors describe their experience with cleft lip and palate repair. METHODS: Data regarding patients presenting with primary diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate, between 2009 and 2015, were reviewed. Details including demographics, type of cleft, presence of known risk factors, surgical details, and follow-up visits were collected. Documented complications were reported...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765380/high-expenditure-pharmaceutical-use-among-children-in-medicaid
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Eyal Cohen, Matt Hall, Ruth Lopert, Brian Bruen, Lisa J Chamberlain, Naomi Bardach, Jennifer Gedney, Bonnie T Zima, Jay G Berry
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Medication use may be a target for quality improvement, cost containment, and research. We aimed to identify medication classes associated with the highest expenditures among pediatric Medicaid enrollees and to characterize the demographic, clinical, and health service use of children prescribed these medications. METHODS: Retrospective, cross-sectional study of 3 271 081 Medicaid-enrolled children. Outpatient medication spending among high-expenditure medication classes, defined as the 10 most expensive among 261 mutually exclusive medication classes, was determined by using transaction prices paid to pharmacies by Medicaid agencies and managed care plans among prescriptions filled and dispensed in 2013...
September 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731440/challenges-and-considerations-related-to-studying-dementia-in-blacks-african-americans
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Eseosa T Ighodaro, Peter T Nelson, Walter A Kukull, Frederick A Schmitt, Erin L Abner, Allison Caban-Holt, Shoshana H Bardach, Derrick C Hord, Crystal M Glover, Gregory A Jicha, Linda J Van Eldik, Alexander X Byrd, Anita Fernander
Blacks/African Americans have been reported to be ∼2-4 times more likely to develop clinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared to Whites. Unfortunately, study design challenges (e.g., recruitment bias), racism, mistrust of healthcare providers and biomedical researchers, confounders related to socioeconomic status, and other sources of bias are often ignored when interpreting differences in human subjects categorized by race. Failure to account for these factors can lead to misinterpretation of results, reification of race as biology, discrimination, and missed or delayed diagnoses...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523610/motivators-for-alzheimer-s-disease-clinical-trial-participation
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Shoshana H Bardach, Sarah D Holmes, Gregory A Jicha
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) research progress is impeded due to participant recruitment challenges. This study seeks to better understand, from the perspective of individuals engaged in clinical trials (CTs), research motivations. METHODS: Participants, or their caregivers, from AD treatment and prevention CTs were surveyed about research motivators. RESULTS: The 87 respondents had a mean age of 72.2, were predominantly Caucasian, 55...
February 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445910/influence-of-contrast-media-on-bone-mineral-density-bmd-measurements-from-routine-contrast-enhanced-mdct-datasets-using-a-phantom-less-bmd-measurement-tool
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Andrea Toelly, Constanze Bardach, Michael Weber, Rui Gong, Yanbo Lai, Pei Wang, Yulin Guo, Jan Kirschke, Thomas Baum, Michael Gruber
Aim To evaluate the differences in phantom-less bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in contrast-enhanced routine MDCT scans at different contrast phases, and to develop an algorithm for calculating a reliable BMD value. Materials and Methods 112 postmenopausal women from the age of 40 to 77 years (mean age: 57.31 years; SD 9.61) who underwent a clinically indicated MDCT scan, consisting of an unenhanced, an arterial, and a venous phase, were included. A retrospective analysis of the BMD values of the Th12 to L4 vertebrae in each phase was performed using a commercially available phantom-less measurement tool...
June 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356685/treatment-modalities-for-surgical-management-of-anterior-palatal-fistula-comparison-of-various-techniques-their-outcomes-and-the-factors-governing-treatment-plan-a-retrospective-study
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Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya, Pritham Shetty, Abhimanyu Sharma, Jyoti Ahlawat, Deepak Passi, Mahinder Singh
AIM: Aim of this retrospective study was to access the various surgical treatment options available for repair of Anterior palatal fistula depending upon their size and presenting age, and also to anticipate the treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The series include study report of forty patients with secondary anterior palatal fistula post cleft palate repair, reported in a single unit during a duration of 3 years. All the cases were managed surgically under general anesthesia...
July 2016: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327833/-burden-of-smoking-related-disease-and-potential-impact-of-cigarette-price-increase-in-peru
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Ariel E Bardach, Joaquín E Caporale, Andrea Alcaraz, Federico Augustovski, Leandro Huayanay-Falconí, Cesar Loza-Munarriz, Akram Hernández-Vásquez, Andrés Pichon-Riviere
Objectives: . To calculate the burden of smoking-related disease and evaluate the potential economic and health impact of tax-induced cigarette price increase in Peru. Materials and methods.: A microsimulation model was used to estimate smoking-attributable impact on mortality, quality of life, and costs associated with heart and cerebrovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, lung cancer, and another nine cancers. Three scenarios, involving increased taxes, were evaluated...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282416/impact-of-level-and-patterns-of-alcohol-drinking-on-coronary-heart-disease-and-stroke-burden-in-argentina
#20
Ariel Esteban Bardach, Joaquín Enzo Caporale, Adolfo Luis Rubinstein, Goodarz Danaei
BACKGROUND: Deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke are expected to increase in Latin America. Moderate and regular alcohol consumption confers cardiovascular protection, while binge drinking increases risk. We estimated the effects of alcohol use on the number of annual CHD and stroke deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Argentina. METHODS: Alcohol use data were obtained from a nationally representative survey (EnPreCosp 2011), and etiological effect sizes from meta-analyses of epidemiological studies...
2017: PloS One
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