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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453980/virtual-reality-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-sub-acute-and-chronic-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pawel Kiper, Andrzej Szczudlik, Michela Agostini, Jozef Opara, Roman Nowobilski, Laura Ventura, Paolo Tonin, Andrea Turolla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of reinforced feedback in virtual environment (RFVE) treatment combined with conventional rehabilitation (CR) in comparison with CR alone, and to study whether changes are related to stroke aetiology (i.e. ischemic or hemorrhagic). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatients in a hospital facility for intensive rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS: 136 patients within one year from onset of a single stroke...
February 14, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453507/interprofessional-education-opportunities-and-challenges-for-psychology
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Wendy Ward, Alexandra Zagoloff, Cortney Rieck, William Robiner
This manuscript is an outgrowth of an invited panel presentation at the national Association for Psychologists in Academic Health Centers Conference in 2017 on Interprofessional Education (IPE). IPE is a structured and transformative educational strategy designed to provide active learning experiences where trainees from diverse healthcare professions gain shared content knowledge plus collaboration skills as they learn about, from, and with each other. Collaboration skills include understanding professional role distinctions and overlap, effective team-based communication, shared values/ethics and respect for each other's expertise, and teamwork dynamics...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453304/protocol-investigating-the-clinical-utility-of-an-objective-measure-of-attention-impulsivity-and-activity-qbtest-for-optimising-medication-management-in-children-and-young-people-with-adhd-qbtest-utility-for-optimising-treatment-in-adhd-quota-a-feasibility
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Charlotte L Hall, Marilyn James, Sue Brown, Jennifer L Martin, Nikki Brown, Kim Selby, Julie Clarke, Hena Vijayan, Boliang Guo, Kapil Sayal, Chris Hollis, Madeleine J Groom
INTRODUCTION: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterised by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. To improve outcomes, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ADHD guidelines recommend regular monitoring of symptoms when children commence medication. However, research suggests that routine monitoring rarely happens, and clinicians often rely on subjective information such as reports from parents and teachers to ascertain improvement...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452941/surgical-site-infection-after-gastrointestinal-surgery-in-high-income-middle-income-and-low-income-countries-a-prospective-international-multicentre-cohort-study
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BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common infections associated with health care, but its importance as a global health priority is not fully understood. We quantified the burden of SSI after gastrointestinal surgery in countries in all parts of the world. METHODS: This international, prospective, multicentre cohort study included consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency gastrointestinal resection within 2-week time periods at any health-care facility in any country...
February 13, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452874/quality-of-prostate-cancer-screening-information-on-the-websites-of-nationally-recognized-cancer-centers-and-health-organizations
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Bogdan-Alexandru Manole, Daniel V Wakefield, Austin P Dove, Caleb R Dulaney, Samuel R Marcrom, David L Schwartz, Michael R Farmer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to survey the accessibility and quality of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening information from National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center and public health organization Web sites. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We surveyed the December 1, 2016, version of all 63 NCI-designated cancer center public Web sites and 5 major online clearinghouses from allied public/private organizations (cancer.gov, cancer.org, PCF.org, USPSTF...
December 24, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452602/the-quest-for-a-framework-for-sustainable-and-institutionalised-priority-setting-for-health-research-in-a-low-resource-setting-the-case-of-zambia
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Lydia Kapiriri, Pascalina Chanda-Kapata
BACKGROUND: Priority-setting for health research in low-income countries remains a major challenge. While there have been efforts to systematise and improve the processes, most of the initiatives have ended up being a one-off exercise and are yet to be institutionalised. This could, in part, be attributed to the limited capacity for the priority-setting institutions to identify and fund their own research priorities, since most of the priority-setting initiatives are driven by experts...
February 17, 2018: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451695/decreased-early-mortality-associated-with-the-treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-at-national-cancer-institute-designated-cancer-centers-in-california
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Gwendolyn Ho, Ted Wun, Lori Muffly, Qian Li, Ann Brunson, Aaron S Rosenberg, Brian A Jonas, Theresa H M Keegan
BACKGROUND: To the authors' knowledge, few population-based studies to date have evaluated the association between location of care, complications with induction therapy, and early mortality in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: Using linked data from the California Cancer Registry and Patient Discharge Dataset (1999-2014), the authors identified adult (aged ≥18 years) patients with AML who received inpatient treatment within 30 days of diagnosis...
February 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451333/urban-rural-differences-in-aerobic-physical-activity-muscle-strengthening-exercise-and-screen-time-sedentary-behavior
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Michael C Robertson, Jaejoon Song, Wendell C Taylor, Casey P Durand, Karen M Basen-Engquist
PURPOSE: Compared to their urban counterparts, US residents in rural settings face an increased risk of premature mortality and health problems that have been linked to insufficient physical activity (PA) levels. There is limited literature regarding urban-rural differences in adherence to national guidelines for all 3 PA-related behaviors. METHODS: We investigated urban-rural differences in aerobic PA, leisure-time muscle strengthening PA, and leisure screen-time sedentary behavior in a combined data set of the 2011-2014 waves (N = 14,188) of the nationally representative National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451209/predictors-of-short-term-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-unsuitability-of-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-vascular-hyperintensity-scores
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Chan-Chan Li, Xiao-Zhu Hao, Jia-Qi Tian, Zhen-Wei Yao, Xiao-Yuan Feng, Yan-Mei Yang
Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) vascular hyperintensity (FVH) is used to assess leptomeningeal collateral circulation, but clinical outcomes of patients with FVH can be very different. The aim of the present study was to assess a FVH score and explore its relationship with clinical outcomes. Patients with acute ischemic stroke due to middle cerebral artery M1 occlusion underwent magnetic resonance imaging and were followed up at 10 days (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale) and 90 days (modified Rankin Scale) to determine short-term clinical outcomes...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451078/oncologists-perceptions-of-drug-affordability-using-nccn-evidence-blocks-results-from-a-national-survey
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Bijal Shah-Manek, William Wong, Arliene Ravelo, Marco DiBonaventura
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of cancer coupled with approvals of new drugs and technologies used in therapy have brought increased scrutiny to the cost and value of treatments in oncology. To address the rising concern about oncology drug costs, several organizations have developed value frameworks to help assess the value of oncology regimens. The objective of this study was to assess oncologists' perceptions, awareness, and knowledge of all oncology value frameworks in the United States and to understand oncologists' perceptions of affordability in the context of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Evidence Blocks...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451072/social-support-for-exercise-as-a-predictor-of-weight-and-physical-activity-status-among-puerto-rican-and-mexican-men-results-from-the-latino-men-s-health-initiative
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Meredith R Craven, Laurie Keefer, Alfred Rademaker, Amanda Dykema-Engblade, Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen
Social support is an important factor in increasing positive health outcomes and positive health behaviors across a variety of disease states including obesity. However, research examining the relationship between social support for exercise and weight and physical activity status, particularly among Latino men, is lacking. This paper examined whether social support for exercise predicted weight and physical activity status and whether the direction of these relationships differ as a function of Hispanic/Latino background (Puerto Rican/Mexican)...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450625/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-on-anticoagulation-therapy
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David Černík, Daniel Šaňák, Petra Divišová, Martin Köcher, Filip Cihlář, Jana Zapletalová, Tomáš Veverka, Andrea Prcúchová, Dušan Ospalík, Marie Černá, Petra Janoušová, Michal Král, Tomáš Dorňák, Vojtěch Prášil, David Franc, Petr Kaňovský
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for acute ischemic stroke (IS) can be performed also in patients on anticoagulation therapy (AT); however, sufficient and reliable data about safety and efficacy of MT are still missing. Thus, we aimed to compare these parameters between patients treated on AT and without AT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive IS patients treated with MT using stent retrievers were included in the retrospective analysis. Neurological deficit was scored using National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and 90-day clinical outcome using modified Rankin scale with a score 0-2 for good outcome...
February 15, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449189/adjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-versus-radiotherapy-alone-for-women-with-high-risk-endometrial-cancer-portec-3-final-results-of-an-international-open-label-multicentre-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Stephanie M de Boer, Melanie E Powell, Linda Mileshkin, Dionyssios Katsaros, Paul Bessette, Christine Haie-Meder, Petronella B Ottevanger, Jonathan A Ledermann, Pearly Khaw, Alessandro Colombo, Anthony Fyles, Marie-Helene Baron, Ina M Jürgenliemk-Schulz, Henry C Kitchener, Hans W Nijman, Godfrey Wilson, Susan Brooks, Silvestro Carinelli, Diane Provencher, Chantal Hanzen, Ludy C H W Lutgens, Vincent T H B M Smit, Naveena Singh, Viet Do, Romerai D'Amico, Remi A Nout, Amanda Feeney, Karen W Verhoeven-Adema, Hein Putter, Carien L Creutzberg
BACKGROUND: Although women with endometrial cancer generally have a favourable prognosis, those with high-risk disease features are at increased risk of recurrence. The PORTEC-3 trial was initiated to investigate the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy during and after radiotherapy (chemoradiotherapy) versus pelvic radiotherapy alone for women with high-risk endometrial cancer. METHODS: PORTEC-3 was an open-label, international, randomised, phase 3 trial involving 103 centres in six clinical trials collaborating in the Gynaecological Cancer Intergroup...
February 12, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449180/effectiveness-of-systemic-family-therapy-versus-treatment-as-usual-for-young-people-after-self-harm-a-pragmatic-phase-3-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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David J Cottrell, Alexandra Wright-Hughes, Michelle Collinson, Paula Boston, Ivan Eisler, Sarah Fortune, Elizabeth H Graham, Jonathon Green, Allan O House, Michael Kerfoot, David W Owens, Eirini-Christina Saloniki, Mima Simic, Fiona Lambert, Justine Rothwell, Sandy Tubeuf, Amanda J Farrin
BACKGROUND: Self-harm in adolescents is common and repetition occurs in a high proportion of these cases. Scarce evidence exists for effectiveness of interventions to reduce self-harm. METHODS: This pragmatic, multicentre, randomised, controlled trial of family therapy versus treatment as usual was done at 40 UK Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) centres. We recruited young people aged 11-17 years who had self-harmed at least twice and presented to CAMHS after self-harm...
February 12, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448237/the-effect-of-multimorbidity-on-the-gap-between-global-and-age-comparative-self-rated-health-scores-among-the-korean-elderly
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Namsoo Kim, Hyun-Jun Nam, Juhwan Noh, Eun-Cheol Park
Most of the behavior change models regard perceived health status as a motivation for healthy behaviors or chronic disease self-management. The aim of this study was to examine the association between the number of chronic diseases and the difference between global and age-comparative self-rated health scores (GSRH and ASRH). We used national representative survey data pertaining to the elderly in 2011 from the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs. In total, 10,003 participants (≥60 years old) were selected from those who had completed the survey in 2008...
January 3, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447589/do-student-service-members-veterans-experience-worse-mental-health-stigma-than-their-peers-a-comparative-study-in-a-national-sample
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Joseph M Currier, Ryon C McDermott, Brook M Sims
OBJECTIVES: Examine differences in mental health treatment-related stigma in student service members and veterans (SSM/Vs) and peers from 57 post-secondary institutions across the United States. METHODS: In total, 909 SSM/Vs and 1818 demographically- and institutionally-matched non-SSM/Vs completed assessments of stigma-related barriers to mental health service utilization as part of the Healthy Minds Study between 2011 and 2015. RESULTS: When compared to non-SSM/V peers, SSM/Vs reported more mental health treatment-related stigma toward help-seekers and less confidence in the helpfulness of therapy/counseling and psychotropic medications...
February 15, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447370/management-of-gout-by-uk-rheumatologists-a-british-society-for-rheumatology-national-audit
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Edward Roddy, Jon Packham, Karen Obrenovic, Ali Rivett, Joanna M Ledingham
Objectives: To assess the concordance of gout management by UK rheumatologists with evidence-based best-practice recommendations. Methods: Data were collected on patients newly referred to UK rheumatology out-patient departments over an 8-week period. Baseline data included demographics, method of diagnosis, clinical features, comorbidities, urate-lowering therapy (ULT), prophylaxis and blood tests. Twelve months later, the most recent serum uric acid level was collected...
February 13, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447091/obesity-in-pregnancy-a-comparison-of-four-national-guidelines
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Dana Vitner, Kristin Harris, Cynthia Maxwell, M D Farine
BACKGROUND: Obesity in pregnancy has become one of the most important challenges in obstetrical care given its prevalence and potential adverse impact on both mother and fetus. The primary objective of this descriptive review is to identify common themes and distinctions within the current recommendations for maternal obesity in the most updated version of four published national guidelines. METHODS: We reviewed the following guidelines for obesity in pregnancy: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2015, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RANZCOG) 2013, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG) 2010, and Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) 2010...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446439/vision-screening-for-correctable-visual-acuity-deficits-in-school-age-children-and-adolescents
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Jennifer R Evans, Priya Morjaria, Christine Powell
BACKGROUND: Although the benefits of vision screening seem intuitive, the value of such programmes in junior and senior schools has been questioned. In addition there exists a lack of clarity regarding the optimum age for screening and frequency at which to carry out screening. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of vision screening programmes carried out in schools to reduce the prevalence of correctable visual acuity deficits due to refractive error in school-age children...
February 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446316/impact-of-the-inbre-summer-student-mentored-research-program-on-undergraduate-students-in-arkansas
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Jean C McSweeney, Teresa J Hudson, Latrina Prince, Helen Beneš, Alan J Tackett, Caroline Miller Robinson, Roger Koeppe, Lawrence E Cornett
The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program, housed within the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, administers the Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) as a strategic mission to broaden the geographic distribution of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding within the United States. Undergraduate summer student mentored research programs (SSMRP) are a common feature of INBRE programs and are designed to increase undergraduate student interest in research careers in the biomedical sciences...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
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