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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456456/developing-and-evaluating-an-instrument-to-measure-recovery-after-intensive-care-the-rain-instrument
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Ingegerd Bergbom, Veronika Karlsson, Mona Ringdal
Background: Measuring and evaluating patients' recovery, following intensive care, is essential for assessing their recovery process. By using a questionnaire, which includes spiritual and existential aspects, possibilities for identifying appropriate nursing care activities may be facilitated. The study describes the development and evaluation of a recovery questionnaire and its validity and reliability. Methods: A questionnaire consisting of 30 items on a 5-point Likert scale was completed by 169 patients (103 men, 66 women), 18 years or older (m=69, SD 12...
2018: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451049/the-increase-in-bone-mineral-density-by-bisphosphonate-with-active-vitamin-d-analogue-is-associated-with-the-serum-calcium-level-within-the-reference-interval-in-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
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Mayuko Kinoshita, Muneaki Ishijima, Haruka Kaneko, Lizu Liu, Masashi Nagao, Ryo Sadatsuki, Shinnosuke Hada, Hitoshi Arita, Takako Aoki, Makoto Yamanaka, Hidetoshi Nojiri, Yuko Sakamoto, Akifumi Tokita, Kazuo Kaneko
OBJECTIVES: To examine the factors associated with increase in lumbar spine bone mineral density (LS-BMD) by bisphosphonates (BPs) with active vitamin D analogue (aVD). METHODS: Two independent postmenopausal osteoporotic patients treated by BPs with aVD for 24 months (Study1:n = 93,Study2:n = 99) were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: In Study1, LS-BMD of the patients significantly increased for 24m (5.4%,p<0.001). A multiple regression analysis among baseline characteristics revealed that serum calcium (sCa:8...
February 16, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450826/return-to-throwing-after-shoulder-or-elbow-injury
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Terrance A Sgroi, John M Zajac
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Throwing places high demands on the human body, and specific characteristics are developed over time unique to these athletes. When returning to throw after injury, it is important to follow a criterion-based progression that allows the body to be prepared appropriately for the stresses that throwing will require. There is currently a void in the literature for criteria-based progression that helps these athletes return to the highest level of play. RECENT FINDINGS: As injury rates continue to rise in baseball, there is increased evidence showing contributions of the core and lower extremity to the baseball pitch...
February 15, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450466/diagnostic-criteria-of-ulcerative-pyoderma-gangrenosum-a-delphi-consensus-of-international-experts
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Emanual Maverakis, Chelsea Ma, Kanade Shinkai, David Fiorentino, Jeffrey P Callen, Uwe Wollina, Angelo Valerio Marzano, Daniel Wallach, Kyoungmi Kim, Courtney Schadt, Anthony Ormerod, Maxwell A Fung, Andrea Steel, Forum Patel, Rosie Qin, Fiona Craig, Hywel C Williams, Frank Powell, Alexander Merleev, Michelle Y Cheng
Importance: Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare inflammatory skin condition that is difficult to diagnose. Currently, it is a "diagnosis of exclusion," a definition not compatible with clinical decision making or inclusion for clinical trials. Objective: To propose and validate diagnostic criteria for ulcerative pyoderma gangrenosum. Evidence Review: Diagnostic criteria were created following a Delphi consensus exercise using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method...
February 14, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441722/the-growing-importance-of-lesion-volume-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-multiple-brain-metastases-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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David M Routman, Shelly X Bian, Kevin Diao, Jonathan L Liu, Cheng Yu, Jason Ye, Gabriel Zada, Eric L Chang
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is considered standard of care for patients with 1-3 brain metastases (BM). Recent observational studies have shown equivalent OS in patients with 5+ BM compared to those with 2-4, suggesting SRS alone may be appropriate in these patients. We aim to review outcomes of patients treated with SRS with 2-4 versus 5+ BM. This analysis included consecutive patients from 1994 to 2015 treated with SRS. Of 1017 patients, we excluded patients with a single BM and patients without adequate survival data, resulting in 391 patients...
February 14, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425196/validation-of-the-adamo-care-watch-for-step-counting-in-older-adults
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Daniele Magistro, Paolo Riccardo Brustio, Marco Ivaldi, Dale Winfield Esliger, Massimiliano Zecca, Alberto Rainoldi, Gennaro Boccia
BACKGROUND: Accurate measurement devices are required to objectively quantify physical activity. Wearable activity monitors, such as pedometers, may serve as affordable and feasible instruments for measuring physical activity levels in older adults during their normal activities of daily living. Currently few available accelerometer-based steps counting devices have been shown to be accurate at slow walking speeds, therefore there is still lacking appropriate devices tailored for slow speed ambulation, typical of older adults...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423748/evaluation-of-the-success-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-surgery-using-criteria-based-on-long-term-symptoms-and-incident-hypertension
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Jae Hyun Lim, Pona Park, Jee Hye Wee, January E Gelera, Kundan Kumar Shrestha, Chae-Seo Rhee, Jeong-Whun Kim
OBJECTIVE: To identify appropriate success criteria, based on long-term symptoms and incident hypertension, after surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: This observational cohort study included 97 adult OSA patients (90 men) who underwent surgical treatment at our tertiary medical center. Subjective symptoms [witnessed sleep apnea and snoring, and Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) scores] were evaluated through a telephone survey, and incident hypertension was assessed from medical records...
February 8, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416325/implementing-dementia-care-mapping-as-a-practice-development-tool-in-dementia-care-services-a-systematic-review
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Claire A Surr, Alys W Griffiths, Rachael Kelley
Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is an observational tool set within a practice development process. Following training in the method, DCM is implemented via a cyclic process of briefing staff, conducting mapping observations, data analysis and report preparation, feedback to staff and action planning. Recent controlled studies of DCM's efficacy have found heterogeneous results, and variability in DCM implementation has been indicated as a potential contributing factor. This review aimed to examine the primary research evidence on the processes and the barriers and facilitators to implementing DCM as a practice development method within formal dementia care settings...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413070/an-analysis-of-the-correlates-of-aggression-in-a-social-learning-program-for-severely-and-persistently-mentally-ill-inpatients
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Susan Oehler, Ashleigh Berman, Cecilia Gay, Rose Manguso, Jessica Espinoza
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the relationship between behavioral variables and aggression among severely and chronically mentally ill inpatients in a Social Learning Program (SLP) at a state psychiatric facility. METHODS: Using archival data over a 24-month period, a total of 23 severely and chronically mentally ill inpatients comprised the sample in this study. The predictor variables included length of current hospitalization; length of stay on SLP; basic activities of daily living (ADLs); instrumental ADLs; attendance in programming; participation in programming; and the number of minor, major, and intolerable infractions received...
February 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407093/evolution-of-natriuretic-peptide-biomarkers-in-heart-failure-implications-for-clinical-care-and-clinical-trials
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Nicolas Vodovar, Alexandre Mebazaa, James L Januzzi, Gillian Murtagh, Wendy Gattis Stough, Kirkwood F Adams, Faiez Zannad
Natriuretic peptides (NPs) are recommended by international guidelines to exclude non-heart failure causes of acute dyspnea and to assess prognosis. NPs are commonly used as an entry criterion for clinical trials, to minimize enrollment of misdiagnosed patients, or to ensure enrollment of a sufficiently at-risk population. NP values used to select trial populations to date have been inconsistent across studies. Future trials should consider using standardized thresholds for NP levels, with protocol-specified adaptations appropriate for the specific study and patient population to account for factors that can influence the NP level...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397783/estimating-pressure-reactivity-index-using-non-invasive-doppler-based-systolic-flow-index
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Frederick Adam Zeiler, Peter Smieleweski, Joseph Donnelly, Marek Czosnyka, David Menon, Ari Ercole
To derive models that estimate pressure reactivity index (PRx) using non-invasive transcranial Doppler (TCD) based systolic flow index (Sx_a) and mean flow index (Mx_a), both based on mean arterial pressure, in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using a retrospective database of 347 TBI patients with ICP and TCD time series recordings we derived PRx, Sx_a and Mx_a. We first derived the autocorrelative structure of PRx based on: A. autoregressive integrative moving average (ARIMA) modelling in representative patients, and B...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392281/error-consistency-in-acquired-apraxia-of-speech-with-aphasia-effects-of-the-analysis-unit
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Katarina L Haley, Kevin T Cunningham, Catherine Torrington Eaton, Adam Jacks
Purpose: Diagnostic recommendations for acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) have been contradictory concerning whether speech sound errors are consistent or variable. Studies have reported divergent findings that, on face value, could argue either for or against error consistency as a diagnostic criterion. The purpose of this study was to explain discrepancies in error consistency results based on the unit of analysis (segment, syllable, or word) to help determine which diagnostic recommendation is most appropriate...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390710/thickness-measurement-by-two-sided-step-heating-thermal-imaging
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Xiaoli Li, Ning Tao, J G Sun, Cunlin Zhang, Yuejin Zhao
Infrared thermal imaging is a promising nondestructive technique for thickness prediction. However, it is usually thought to be only appropriate for testing the thickness of thin objects or near-surface structures. In this study, we present a new two-sided step-heating thermal imaging method which employed a low-cost portable halogen lamp as the heating source and verified it with two stainless steel step wedges with thicknesses ranging from 5 mm to 24 mm. We first derived the one-dimensional step-heating thermography theory with the consideration of warm-up time of the lamp, and then applied the nonlinear regression method to fit the experimental data by the derived function to determine the thickness...
January 2018: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390530/nonsurgical-management-of-an-extensive-spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-causing-quadriplegia-and-respiratory-distress-in-a-choledocholithiasis-patient-a-case-report
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Kyle Raasck, Jason Khoury, Ahmed Aoude, Fahad Abduljabbar, Peter Jarzem
RATIONALE: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) manifests from blood accumulating in the epidural space, compressing the spinal cord, and leading to acute neurological deficits. The disease's cloudy etiology and rarity contribute to dangerously suboptimal therapeutic principles. These neural deficits can be permanent, even fatal, if the SSEH is not treated in a timely and appropriate manner. Standard therapy is decompressive laminectomy, though nonsurgical management is a viable course of action for patients who meet a criterion that is continuously being refined...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390315/management-strategy-in-patient-with-familial-gigantiform-cementoma-a-case-report-and-analysis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Hong-Wei Wang, Chun-Yue Ma, Xing-Jun Qin, Chen-Ping Zhang
RATIONALE: Familial gigantiform cementoma (FGC) is a rare benign autosomal dominant fibrocemento-osseous lesion generally limited to the facial bones, typically in the anterior portion of the mandible; it is often associated with abnormalities of the long bones and prepubertal pathologic fractures. Owing to the small number of such patients, a uniform treatment criterion has not been established. This paper presents a patient with FGC who was treated in our department, and offers a systematic review of the patients reported in the literature...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384069/exploration-of-global-trend-on-biomedical-application-of-polyhydroxyalkanoate-pha-a-patent-survey
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Paulraj Ponnaiah, Nagiah Vnoothenei, Muruganandham Chandramohan, Mohamed Javad Pazhayakath Thevarkattil
BACKGROUND: Polyhydroxyalkanoates are bio-based, biodegradable naturally occurring polymers produced by a wide range of organisms, from bacteria to higher mammals. The properties and biocompatibility of PHA make it possible for a wide spectrum of applications. In this context, we analyze the potential applications of PHA in biomedical science by exploring the global trend through the patent survey. The survey suggests that PHA is an attractive candidate in such a way that their applications are widely distributed in the medical industry, drug delivery system, dental material, tissue engineering, packaging material as well as other useful products...
January 30, 2018: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360717/noncompliance-with-american-college-of-surgeons-committee-on-trauma-recommended-criteria-for-full-trauma-team-activation-is-associated-with-undertriage-deaths
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Christopher J Tignanelli, Wayne E Vander Kolk, Judy N Mikhail, Matthew J Delano, Mark R Hemmila
BACKGROUND: The appropriate triage of acutely injured patients within a trauma system is associated with improved rates of mortality and optimal resource utilization. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) put forward six minimum criteria (ACS-6) for full trauma team activation (TTA). We hypothesized that ACS-COT-verified trauma center compliance with these criteria is associated with low undertriage rates and improved overall mortality. METHODS: Data from a state-wide collaborative quality initiative was used...
February 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353321/energy-expenditure-of-rugby-players-during-a-14-day-in-season-period-measured-using-doubly-labelled-water
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Deborah R Smith, R F G J King, L C Duckworth, L Sutton, T Preston, J P O'Hara, B Jones
Criterion data for total energy expenditure (TEE) in elite rugby are lacking, which prediction equations may not reflect accurately. This study quantified TEE of 27 elite male rugby league (RL) and rugby union (RU) players (U16, U20, U24 age groups) during a 14-day in-season period using doubly labelled water (DLW). Measured TEE was also compared to estimated, using prediction equations. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) was measured using indirect calorimetry, and physical activity level (PAL) estimated (TEE:RMR)...
January 20, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341348/the-development-and-validation-of-the-evidence-based-practice-questionnaire-japanese-version
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Ai Tomotaki, Hiroki Fukahori, Ikuko Sakai, Kana Kurokohchi
AIM: To develop and test the validity and reliability of a Japanese version of the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire. METHODS: The Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire was translated into Japanese, and a back-translation was performed. In March 2016, the survey was conducted among 843 nurses in 2 university hospitals in Japan. After 2 weeks, the same questionnaire for test-retest reliability was distributed to 197 nurses. We evaluated construct validity by factor analysis: convergent, discriminant, criterion-based and known-group validity, and reliability (internal consistency via Cronbach' alpha and test-retest reliability)...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336285/optimal-cutoff-values-of-allergen-specific-immunoglobulin-e-to-house-dust-mites-and-animal-dander-based-on-skin-prick-test-results-analysis-in-16-209-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Sang Duk Hong, Gwanghui Ryu, Min Young Seo, Jong In Jeong, Hyo Yeol Kim, Seung-Kyu Chung, Hun-Jong Dhong
BACKGROUND: The most common tests for allergen sensitization in patients with allergic rhinitis are the skin-prick test (SPT) and an in vitro test to detect serum specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE). However, in vitro allergen test results were interpreted dichotomically as positive or negative at a threshold of 0.35 kU/L of sIgE, regardless of the patient characteristics or antigen types. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the cutoff value for sIgE in house-dust mites and animal dander, and to analyze differences in cutoff value according to age and gender...
January 25, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
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